Eve-Through Judgement, God is still with You
Tonight, I want to talk about through judgement, God is still with us.
(for the Lord your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.
When God had to judge Adam and Eve, He placed a hard judgement upon them but he still covered them while they entered into Judgement.
Last week we left off with God creating tunics for Adam and Eve to cover their bodies. They now have knowledge of Good and Evil and God is now meeting their needs in a different way. I mentioned last week that God didn’t have to do this. He didn’t have to create tunics for them. He could’ve left them to feel exposed but he didn’t do that and why do you think that is? Love…
God's Love Never Fails
The bible teaches us how love covers a multitude of sin. Adam and Eve sinned and God covered them in his love. God’s love never fails. Even through judgement, God is still with us.
1 Corinthians 13:8
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail;
Love never fails but prophecies will fail. When God spoke a blessing over Adam and Eve’s life from the beginning of time, that word was a prophecy that God wanted to come to past but their actions altered that prophecy and now they have to go in another direction.
I’ve been here before and it was not easy. I struggled through but God never left me.
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Can you imagine how Eve must’ve felt when she realized she was deceived by the enemy? That she caused Man to fall? When Adam and Eve left the Garden, they left a place which you could consider "Paradise", to a place that the ground was cursed. They now have to walk down a hard road.
God said to Adam: “Cursed is the ground for your sake;In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.18 Both thorns and thistles it shall [f]bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.
Do you know what toil means? work extremely hard or exhausting physical labor.
A life of toil means: hard work, labor, slaving, struggle, effort, exertion, blood, sweat, and tears, drudgery
For Eve, God said:
“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be [e]for your husband, And he shall rule over you.
God also put enmity between her and the enemy and the enemy’s seed against her seed.
Sorrow is grief, pain, a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others.
Genesis 4:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
In Genesis 4, they are no longer in the Garden and Adam knew his wife…
Cain Murders Abel
Now it’s possible by now Adam and Eve had other children preferably daughters but at this point, scriptures are focused in on this birth here.
It seemed as if Eve was happy that she finally got a man child who is Cain and then Able was behind him. Cain was a tiller of the ground and Abel was a shepherd.
3 And [c]in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. 4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, 5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
6 So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is [d]for you, but you should rule over it.”
Here’s what I want you to understand. A lot of people believe that Adam and Eve were rejected because they were removed out of the Garden but judgement doesn’t mean rejection. God is still with this family, he’s dealing with Cain and Abel closely, teaching them his ways, giving Cain encouragement to do better but warning him, sin is real but you can overcome it. You can rule over sin.
8 Now Cain [e]talked with Abel his [f]brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. This anger that Cain carried was born of the flesh.
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.
He was angry with his brother and God because God was pleased with Abel and not with him. His anger reached the point of committing murder against his own flesh and blood. He had a lack of respect for God, you can tell by the way he answered God when God asked Him where was his brother. For him to respond with no remorse, saying I don’t know, am I my brother’s keeper? His heart was not right, his heart was not with the Lord. Therefore, he didn’t understand God the love of God and he went against it.
1 John 4:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
When Eve had Cain, she said “I’ve got a man from the Lord, it was as if she was happy that she finally got a man child. Now, her first man child has killed her second his twin brother. You want to talk about sorrow and grief? You want to talk about deep distress to loss? I can only imagine how Eve felt when she found out this took place.
Not only does she have to deal with the death of her son, by the hands of her first son but now her first son is being driven out of the presence of God, leaving Adam and Eve to be separated from him, and being cursed. God cursed Cain for what he did.
10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”
13 And Cain said to the Lord, “My [g]punishment is greater than I can bear! 14 Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”
This shows further proof that God has been with Adam and Eve, Cain said “Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; 16 Then Cain went out from the presence of the Lord and dwelt in the land of [i]Nod on the east of Eden.
Eve having gone through all that she went through, God still remembered her and he blessed her with another man child name Seth.
A New Son
25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him [m]Seth, “For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed.” 26 And as for Seth, to him also a son was born; and he named him [n]Enosh. Then men began to call on the name of the Lord.
Psalm 103:10-14 New International Version (NIV)
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; 14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Eve had a hard life after falling into sin and being removed from the Garden of Eden but her and Adam had sons and daughters and lived a life as we do today. God was there for them, keeping them covered through trials and tribulations, teaching them and their children right from wrong and God has not changed today.
Hebrews 13:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
So though we may miss it, we know for sure that God loves us, his love never fails. We can learn from our fleshly desires, not feeding into them but fighting against them. Ask for more of His spirit to lead you and guide you.
I’ll see you next week on Daughters of the King.