The Results Of Man’s Rebellion:
1. He died spiritually, bringing about a drastic change in his disposition.
A. He was no longer oriented TO God but to self and against God. He no longer
served God properly.
B. His whole nature was perverted. This effect is
called total depravity. This condition explains how/why man’s relationship
to God was broken.
2. He died physically.
A. He became subject to
bodily decay such as disease, deformity, and death. Because of rebellion and
its subsequent condition, man was denied access to the source for living
3. His ability to govern changed.
A. He lost his ability to
govern some things at all
B. What ability he retained was perverted and
was doomed to abuse the Earth.
C. Because his ruling disposition now was
“against God,” he began to rule/govern HIS way, not God’s way.
4. Tragedy came to men’s domain.
A. The production level of the soil was reduced.
B. Thorns and thistles suddenly appeared.
C. Animal nature changed
from tame and non-carnivorous to creatures wild and carnivorous. ·
In human experience, frequently the subjects of a country suffer because of
the bad decisions/choices of the ruler/ king. Because of Adam’s choice and
the out-workings of the rebellious choice, the creation of God was now
subject to vanity and corruption up to the present time. Through sin, man
lost his perfect environment and perfect ability to govern for God
Details Of The Old Testament Time-Line
Moses was the human author of the
Pentateuch…the first five books of the Old Testament. The word means “five
scrolls”. It also had an acceptable meaning among the Israelites of Torah
or Law. Here are some of the items of interest in this part of the
Genesis 3-6…after creation and original sin entered God’s
creation, many years passed but by chapter 6, God was sorry He made man, and
had Noah begin to build an ark…only eight people on earth were righteous in
Genesis 11…the people made a tower…they wanted to get up to
Heaven, not to worship but to defy God, and act in rebellion, pride and
arrogance. At this time all spoke a common language, the language God gave
for worship. At this point God gave many languages and commanded them once
again to spread out across the earth.
Genesis 12…God and Abraham…God
selected one man, and began a race of people with him. God promised Abraham
three things: A LAND…..A SEED…..A PROMISE…and He used him to establish the
Hebrew race. The Hebrews had three tasks, they were to remain pure morally
and ethically in order for God to bring the Redeemer through them, they were
to write and preserve Scripture and they were to be a testimony to His
goodness and grace.
Genesis 38 to end…Joseph, great grandson of Abraham
became second only to Pharaoh in the land of Egypt. In time, he had his
father, Jacob brought to Egypt along with all the family, eighty persons in
all. By the time the Hebrews left Egypt may generations later, they were 2
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy…Moses led the
Hebrews out of Egypt, because of unbelief and disobedience, they turned a
four day journey in to a forty year ordeal. They wandered in the wilderness
until the entire generation that came out of Egypt died. During this time,
God gave the Ten Commandments, the secondary law, laid out the Tabernacle
for them to build for His presence, and gave instruction to the tribes.
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, 1&2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah,
Esther…give us the details of the Promised Land Conquest, Israel’s failures,
12-14 cycles of sin and the consequences. When Israel had strong leadership
such as Moses and Joshua they were relatively obedient. But under the
leadership of Eli, Samuel and the Judges, they became more and more
rebellious…until finally in 1 Samuel 8, they demanded of Samuel a
King…Samuel was appalled, went to God who told him no to be unset, they (the
Israelites) were rejecting Him, not Samuel…in 1043 BC, monarchy was
established, when Samuel anointed Saul.
Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes,
Song of Solomon…books of wisdom and leading for a Godly life.
Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel…the Major Prophets, warned Israel
that judgment was coming for their many years of rebellion and disobedience.
They didn’t listen.
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum,
Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi…The Minor Prophets, who did
much the same thing, some of the Prophets prophesied in the Northern Kingdom
and some in the Southern.
Five reasons for the cycles of sin…think about it!!
Didn’t obey and drive out the Canaanites…no separation as God directed.
Idolatry…an idol is ANYTHING you put before God!
Intermarriage with heathen women…in our day, non-believers.
Nor listening and obeying leadership. Today, “every man does that which is right in his own eyes”…
Continually turning away from God to worship idols.