THE GREATEST SIN OF ALL
1. The wisest, and most cunning tactic of the devil in this process of dislocating us from our mission as individuals, and as a local church, is to get us to live a Christless Christianity.
– It is to get us to where we no longer need God, except to get to heaven.
– We run our own lives, we handle our own problems, we handle our own finances, we handle our own purpose. We do not need God, except to get to heaven.
2. Gen. 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” NKJV
AN ACT OF TREASON
The greatest crime that can be committed in any nation is the act of treason.
o It is the ultimate act of betrayal.
o It carries a penalty of death.
o The fall of man was not just a personal act of disobedience, but was essentially an act of treason.
• How was what Adam did considered the act of treason?
• The act of disobedience that Adam and Eve both exercised, was that of declaring independence from the kingdom of God.
• Through the act of Independence, he severed not only his dominion as a representative of the Kingdom of God, but also severed the relationship with the Holy Spirit.
“Adam became an ambassador without portfolio, an envoy without official status, a citizen without a country, a king without a kingdom, a ruler without a dominion.” Munroe
INDEPENDENCE – Free from control; self-sufficient; self governed; self-rule; self determined.
Many Christians base their dependence on God only with their salvation, that means Jesus as their savior, but God desires also to be your Lord.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not unto your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path”
Hebrews 12:2 “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
Colossians 3:1-2 “if then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. First you set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
We are not called to be our own god!
There is only ONE! He leads, we follow.
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy