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The Power of Blood

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One Blood

Acts 17:24–28 KJV 1900
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Family was God’s Idea

Genesis 1:26 KJV 1900
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Man was created
++By God
++In the image of God
++To be like him in the earth
Man was given authority
++The Power to rule
++The Position to Govern
Genesis 1:28 KJV 1900
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Man’s Authority was limited

Man was Given
++Creative Power
++Reproductive Power
++Supervisory Power
Man was not given this power alone.
++Fruitfulness
++Creativity
++Authority

Authority would be a family affair.

There is the power of “them”
++Man and His wife
++United
++One purpose
++To fill the earth
Numbers 14:21 KJV 1900
21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
Psalm 72:19 KJV 1900
19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: And let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.
God’s glory was reflected
++All that He had created
Psalm 19:1 KJV 1900
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament sheweth his handywork.
God’s glory was to be reflected
All that He had created
++Heaven, Earth and everything
++Even in the family

Unity & harmony

This First Relationship
++Was to be perfect
++Was a model
Was a picture of
++Christ and his Church
Ephesians 5:32 KJV 1900
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Was a picture of
Christ and his Church
++The right kind of relationship
Ephesians 5:23–27 KJV 1900
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Was a picture of
Christ and his Church
The right kind of relationship
++The right kind of Love
Why do we have fighting?
++In the family
++In Christian homes
How can two people with Jesus in there heart live with hell in their home?
The Simple answer

The Sin Nature

The fall of man brought a new consciousness.
Before the fall Man was conscious
++Of God
++The world around them
++One another
Genesis 2:24–25 KJV 1900
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

The High cost of Sin

Genesis 3:7 KJV 1900
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
A New perspective
++They saw things differently
++They saw their nakedness
++They covered themselves
++They became self conscious
Romans 6:23 KJV 1900
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Death is Separation

Their disobedience brought separation
++Them and God
++Then and the World
++Man and his wife
When we fail to obey
++We make excuses
++We make adjustments
++We make a sacrifice
1 Samuel 15:22 KJV 1900
22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to hearken than the fat of rams.
Acts 17:22–23 KJV 1900
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
They were religious
++They wanted to worship
++They wanted to know God
++They were passionate
++They were loss
2 Corinthians 4:3 KJV 1900
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
Our job
++Is not to convince
++Is not to change someone
++Is to reveal the activity of God
++Is to show his glory
Colossians 1:27 KJV 1900
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Acts 17:24–28 KJV 1900
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
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