Sin Desires To Have You

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sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you (Genesis 4:7)

Genesis 4:8

Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.

In verse 6 two verses above, Cain was very angry with God because his offering wasn’t accepted. Cain didn’t have a good relationship with the Lord because he had sin in his life that he wasn’t dealing with (see verse 7). That anger eventually turned toward his brother Abel. By Cain nurturing that anger, it produced in him a killer which cost his brother’s life. God takes that emotion very seriously because of what you can become and it opens up the door to demonic oppression like what happened to Cain. When you go to Verse 7 of the same chapter, it describes sin as crouching with a desire to dominate you. Sin here in Genesis has an imagery of having animal characteristics and the Greek meaning for “desire” is to have a longing, craving or if applied to an animal it means to devour.

According to the description of the word “sin”, it is clearly not a metaphor but a demonic presence that has a strong craving to make us sin against God and to destroy us as what happened to Cain and Abel. One of them lost their relationship with God and the other was physically destroyed. Jesus said in John 8:44, You are of your father the Devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.

Jesus is describing what Satan did in Genesis 3-4 and the lie that he told the angels in heaven before their fall and to Eve in the garden.

Anger is very dangerous. If you have something against someone, fix it today because you don’t know if you have tomorrow and with God’s strength you will kill it before and gives birth to something you will deeply regret.

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Verse of the Day Q&A: Who Is Leading You?

John 16:13

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.


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We are all like a boat in the vast ocean that gets carried by the waves to every direction with no purpose. But when we are brought into God’s presence through faith in Jesus we are made alive and anchored in Christ. The transformation that takes place within us by the truth is seen by the fruit we bear for His kingdom.

  • Which direction are you headed by the waves of life?
  • Are you headed towards Jesus or away from Him?

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (12:11-17)

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11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.

The phrase “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb”, points back to Exodus 12.

  • Vs. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
  • Vs. 22-23 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

The houses with the blood of a lamb on it were pointing to Jesus’ death on the cross that by faith in Him we would receive His blood to cover us and protect us from the wrath of God being poured out on the wicked.

1 Peter 1:2

who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.


12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

After Satan’s defeat in heaven, he will come down to earth with the resolve to destroy those who worship Jesus Christ.


13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.

The first one on his list to destroy will be Israel. The reason is given in the verse itself. Israel produced the Savior of the world.


14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.

The phrase “The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle” refers to being rescued swiftly and taken to a country that will protect the Jews that God has prepared from the Antichrist’s army in the last part of the tribulation.


15 Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.

“Water like a river” refers to a great multitude (see Revelation 17:15) or a big army to overtake the Jewish people while they are fleeing.


16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

Most likely God caused an earthquake to take place to swallow up the army who were pursuing His people.


17 Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus.

The dragon and the Antichrist were powerless to do anything to the Jewish people so they turned their focus to the number two on their list, Christians.

 

God Gets Angry When We Don’t Speak The Truth About Him

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Job 42:7-8

7 After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. 8 So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.”

Keywords: Angry, folly

Angry: To burn or be kindled with anger. Strong’s 2734

Folly: Senselessness, disgraceful. Strong’s 5039


Questions to have in mind before interpreting the Scriptures.

  1. What do you really know about Jesus?
  2. Are you tainted with someone else’s understanding of God?
  3. Do you know that a contradiction only occurs when one disagrees with what the Bible plainly says? Are you contradicting what the Bible says about a particular teaching for the one that you prefer?

Free yourself from any stumbling block that will keep you from interpreting the Bible correctly.


Below are two examples of a folly trying to explain the Scripture:

John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.

Explanation: Well, Jesus doesn’t really mean that you cannot lose your salvation because in other passages I feel that it is saying you can so John 10:28 must be reinterpreted. 

John 1:1;14, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Verse 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Explanation: Well, God wasn’t really talking to Jesus (the Word) but was thinking about Him. I know it says that the Word was with God and was God but it just means that Jesus was with God in thought. How can Jesus be God? That just doesn’t make any sense to me. So since that doesn’t make any sense, I think it is best to believe in what I just explained.


Do you see how a person can contradict what the Bible plainly says and lie about who Jesus is?

When we don’t tell the truth about who Jesus is and what He said, God burns with anger and we become a disgrace, unfit or useless for planting God’s Word in people’s heart.

Ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding when reading the Scriptures and just let it tell you what it is saying. The Bible is not a code book to decipher but it is understood through God’s Spirit. The Scripture is very plain, meaning simple. We are the ones that make it complicated. That happens when we are trying to read it through someone else’s lens and not through the lens of the Holy Spirit’s.

Jesus Wants To Save You Today

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2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.”

1 John 2:5-6

5 But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: 6 The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked.

If you are not walking with Jesus Christ through His Word, my hope is to persuade you today, to put your hope and trust in Him because without Him, you will not be able to enter into heaven (John 14:6) and will end up in hell (torment) for an eternity (Revelation 14:11; 20:15). If you claim to follow Jesus but are doing so apart from Scripture then what Jesus are you truly following?

Jesus came to earth to die in your place (Romans 4:25; 5:6,8) and take the punishment that you deserve upon Himself because He loves you so much (John 3:16-17). You were born in sin (Psalms 51:5) and it doesn’t matter how many good works you do (Isaiah 64:6), it can never erase the fact that you are stained with sin since the day you were born.

Imagine a murderer asking the judge if he can be set free from his sentence by performing good works and even saving people’s lives. His good works will never take away his bad decision in killing someone. No judge in their right mind, one who doesn’t take bribes will allow such a ridiculous request. The penalty for the crime committed must be carried out. In the same way, the human race is stained with hereditary sin which came from Adam, the first man created and passed it down to all of us (Romans 5:12).

No amount of good deeds can erase it but Jesus’ sacrificial blood (Ephesians 2:8-9) is the only detergent that can wash away your stained (sin) shirt (life) (1 John 1:7). There’s no detergent in the world that can be found like it unless you go to Him to get it. The best part is, it’s free and your stained shirt will forever be stain-free! (John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish—ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand.”)

Don’t delay to follow Jesus. Tomorrow is never guaranteed. To some people, this day might be their last and there’s no better time to put your life in order than today by putting your faith in Him and asking Him to forgive you for all your sins. He will wash it all away and give you eternal life.