Hi, I'm Henry Reyenga. And welcome back to ministering with victory over  sexual sin. So last time, we talked about how God created male and female, and he said be fruitful and multiply and subdue the earth and put God put Adam and  Eve in a garden than it was pleasurable to create into work and it was  pleasurable to eat it, it was pleasurable to have sexual union in that beautiful  garden. Well, today we're gonna talk about the fall of humanity, and how that  changed everything in it had a huge effect on us. Satan goes after the dopamine response, I just want to have you think about that, before we get into the  passage, the dopamine response. So deep inside of us, there was a pleasurable response that goes back to the pre fall state with Adam and Eve. And in our  brain, God created it so that this dopamine release was something that we  found pleasure in, we found pleasure in life. And when God created a living  being, you know, body, and spirit, so soul, body, and spirit, all of it was  biologically and spiritually connected. Just amazing. If we can go back and study the pre fall human, and see how all of it was connected, I think there would be  dissertation after dissertation about what that would have looked like. So I'm  going to read the story of the fall from Genesis 3 and you and you'll, you may  have a different Bible translation here. But here we go. Now the serpent was  more cunning than any of the beasts of the field which the Lord God had made.  And he said to the woman, has God indeed said, you shall not eat of every tree  of the garden. And the woman said to the serpent, We may eat the fruit of the  trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the  garden, God has said, you shall not eat, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. Then the serpent said to the woman, You will not surely die, For God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be open, and you'll be like God, knowing good  and evil. Now, notice just some things going on here you see, eating, the  pleasure of eating, and Satan bringing up this problem well, are is God  prohibiting the pleasure of eating, no, no, we can eat all the trees, but there's  one tree not. Okay, and then bringing up then the serpent said to the woman,  You will not surely die for God knows and the day you eat of it, your eyes will be  open and you'll be like God knowing good and evil. It is God prohibiting one tree  from you that is more pleasurable, you will know good and evil in the joy of  knowing good and evil, the pleasure you have and in naming the animals and all that, but he's withholding one pleasure, the knowledge of good and evil. So  when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, ah pleasurable, and it  was pleasant to the eyes, it looked good too, and a tree desirable, oh, here we  go some endorphins, to make one wise to even do our work better. This work of  subduing the whole planet and developing the whole planet we'd be smarter and wiser at it. She took its fruit and ate and also gave to her husband with her and  he ate and that is interesting. Her husband with their their partners there.  There's a oneness that they share that was created in the pre fall humanity.  Then the eyes of both of them are opened. And they knew that they were naked.

And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. So  immediately, when they rebelled against God, separating themselves, that  intimacy was already affected that which was pleasurable, and without shame.  Now somehow, shame and, and separation and nakedness was created, the  eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked, and they  sewed fig leaves together and made for themselves coverings. And they heard  the sound of the Lord God in the Garden in the cool of the day. And Adam and  his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God, among the trees of  the garden. So now what occurred is the result of the fall in you know, I thought  about that for years, like, what was this the next day? You know, and I've  speculated, and so yes, it could be the next day, well, what if it was 10 years? In  their real time? You know, what, what if, when they fell into sin, they went whole  hog, at first into this fallen state, to know knowledge of good and evil and, and  who knows? If that was the next day, or if it was a long period time we're going  to know someday in heaven. But in my mind, I imagine that, that when the Lord  shows up there some time and they actually have reveled for a while in the  Fallen knowledge of good and evil that they have experience with this  knowledge of good and evil. And the reason I feel that's in the text is what  happens next. They hid themselves. And I believe that that hiding is because  they reflected and they didn't, they were angry at God. Like they were in their  fallen state. Maybe they felt God was to blame for this. And in fact, that's what  we read. Then the LORD God called Adam and Eve, where are you notice he  did not just judge them. He just asked them, Where are you? So he said, so he  said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked,  and I hid myself. And he said, Who told you that you are naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, you should not eat. Then the man  said, The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I  ate. And the Lord God said to the woman, what is this you have done? The  woman said, The serpent deceived me and I ate. So the Lord God said to the  serpent, Because you have done this, now, I find that interesting, too, is, why  was the serpent there was he hanging around with them, and in helping them  invent evil and, and yet the pleasure at first felt pleasurable, and then all of a  sudden, something was wrong, but his company is still hanging out with them.  Because of what you have done this, you are cursed among all the cattle, and  more than every beasts of the field, and on your belly, you should go and you  shall eat dust and all the days of your life, now put entity between you and the  woman, and between your seed and her seed, and he shall bruise your head  and you shall bruise his heel. To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your  sorrow and, and your conception. In pain you shall bring forth children and your  desire shall be for your husband, and he will shall rule over you. And then to  Adam he said, because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and, and have  eaten from the tree which I commanded you saying, You shall not eat of it. 

Cursed is the ground for your sake, in the toil shall you eat of it all the days of  your life, both thorns and thistles shall bring forth to you, and he shall eat them.  You shall eat their herb herbs of the field, in the sweat of your face, you shall eat bread, till you turn to the ground, for out of it you are taken for dust you are from  dust you shall return. And Adam called his wife Eve because she was the  mother of all of living. And then it goes on to talk about how they're banished out of the Garden of Eden. But, again, it's so fascinating, what eating is involved and work and work would be with thorns, the pleasure that they were given in the pre fall state was not the same anymore, and things were going to be different and  hard. They separate themselves from God. So that's what we read. So now that  we reflect on it, in our next presentation, we're gonna go just a little deeper to  talk about what happened, and why this has everything to do today with how we  can be walking a path that's glorifying God, ministering with victory over our  sexual sins.

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