The Blood Repaired The Breach

July 12, 2002 PM
Pastor Chris Abernathy
Columbus, Georgia

If you would, turn with me in your Bibles to the book of Genesis chapter two. The book of Genesis chapter two. And when you reach Genesis chapter two, please signify by saying amen.

And would you please stand for the reading of the Word tonight? Genesis chapter two is after Genesis chapter one. Amen. I’m just trying to get some smiles in the house of God tonight. Amen.

In Genesis chapter two look at verse sixteen and verse seventeen.

16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Let us bow our heads.

Most holy and gracious heavenly Father, we thank You for who You are and for what You do. Father, hide Your son behind the cross, that Your people would see You and not me. And dear Lord, as I decrease I ask that You would increase. And Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. In Jesus’ holy and blessed Name.

And the people of God said amen. You may be seated in the house of God.

God said in verse seventeen,

17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

When we look at what the Lord said, He was developing a spiritual law. He was speaking into existence a spiritual law unto Adam, the man in the garden.

When we look at a spiritual law (glory to God), it’s meant to be kept. But when we look at Adam and we look at Eve, there was something that happened in the midst of the garden. There was a breaking of that spiritual law. In other words, there was a breach of contract.

When we look at what a breach is, it is a breaking of a law. And when we look at what a breach is in a spiritual sense, it’s the breaking of a spiritual law that should never have been broken. Glory to God.

God created man to be the foundation upon which everything would stand. But when man was there alone God said, “It’s not good for the man to be alone.” So he put the man into a deep sleep. And out of that man’s rib He created Eve, man’s wife. Glory to God.

And when they were there in that garden together, God put them together to work together. God put them together so that they would have companionship. God put them together so that they would have fellowship and relationship with one another.

In Genesis chapter one and verse twenty eight, it said,

28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish...

When we look at that word “replenish,” it means to make full. He said to make full the earth and subdue it.

And when we look at the word “subdue,” it means to bring under control.

28. ...the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God had given them dominion over everything. He gave them (glory to God) rulership. He gave them the authority in the earth.

But there was a breach that took place. There was a breaking of that spiritual law that took place. When there’s a breaking of a spiritual law, it causes separation. It causes a breaking with fellowship with Almighty God.

You see, many of us have come into covenant with God. We vow vows unto God. The Bible says don’t make a vow with God and defer not to keep it. You don’t want to talk to me tonight.

There was a breaking of the spiritual law. God wants to fellowship with him. The bottom line is that Adam broke fellowship with God and caused a breach in the Spirit.

When we look at the body of Christ today, many of us have been in fellowship with God. But we have broken covenant with God. You don’t want to talk to me tonight. And it has caused our fellowship with God to be null and void. Fellowship without relationship brings forth divorce. You don’t want to hear me.

They had fellowship with God. They had relationship with God. They had it all.

You see, we in the body of Christ, we can have it all. But our eyes are always constantly fixed on something else. We’d rather have something other than God. What do I really want? What am I really after? The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.

God created man to fellowship with Him on His level. Right there in the midst of the garden God wanted to commune with them.

You see, when we’re in a place of worship, we’re communing with God. When we’re on our knees in prayer, we’re communing with God. You see, I don’t have to see Him to know that I can commune with Him. I don’t have to feel Him to know that He is there.

There was a breach. There was a breaking of the law. There was a breaking of the covenant.

Jesus said, “My words are Spirit, and My words are life.”

There was the breaking of those spiritual words. Those spiritual words are able to produce and to bring forth. But see, when I break covenant with God, I’m not able to produce anything. Do you hear what I’m saying tonight?

You see, many people in the body of Christ, they were in fellowship with God at one time. But then they began to want to go ahead of God. You see, you can’t go ahead of God and fellowship with God at the same time. If you and I are going to fellowship with God, that means we got to walk with God.

There was a breach in the fellowship.

In order for the breach to be repaired, in order for the fellowship to be prepared, repaired, and restored, it had to be by blood.

In Hebrews nine and verse twenty-two it tells us without the shedding of blood there is no remission or forgiveness of sin. Our fellowship with God is so important to Him that only the Blood of His Son could redeem us back to Him permanently.

You see, the shedding of blood of goats and of sheep could redeem us for a little while. But God was looking for something permanent.

I don’t know about you, but when I came together with my wife I was looking for something permanent. I wasn’t looking for something that was going to last for a little while. I was looking for something that was going to last for a lifetime. You don’t want to talk to me tonight.

God wants to get with you, not for a little while. You see, you stay in church for a little while. He don’t just want to be in church with you for a little while. He want to be with you when you go outside that door. Greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world.

He wants to be with me on a daily basis. Moment by moment, minute by minute. He wants to fellowship with me.

The Bible tells me in Thessalonians to pray without ceasing. That means that my attitude has got to be an attitude of fellowship with Almighty God.

But what is on my mind tonight? You see, a lot of times the only thing that consumes our mind is getting our needs met. But He said, “I’ll supply all of your needs according to My riches in glory, by My Son, Christ Jesus.” There is nothing that your God cannot supply.

There was a breach that had to be repaired by blood.

In Hebrews nine and verse twelve it said, “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own Blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

He entered in one time. Look at your neighbor and say, “Permanent.” See, what He did for me is permanent.

You see, over back in the book of Exodus He said, “Your God is a jealous God,” in Exodus twenty. And He said, “I won’t have any other gods to come before Me.”

You see, He wanted to make sure that our relationship with Him was permanent. He didn’t want us to go a whoring after other gods. He didn’t want to give us any reason to look for anybody else. Divine jealousy, Godly jealousy. He said, “Serve Me, and serve Me alone.”

That breach had to be repaired by blood, the Blood of His only begotten Son. He wanted that thing for eternity.

What is man that Thou art mindful of him? What is the son of man that You would even come and visit him? The Bible even tells us that we are like blades of grass. And eventually we’re going to wither away. But God loved us so much that He even went to the cross and endured the cross, that our relationship could and would be permanent.

Reality of fellowship with the Father. First John verse... Chapter three and chapter four. Glory to God. It talks about that which we have seen and heard, declare we unto you. This is in verse, chapter one. “That ye also may have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you that your joy may be full.”

This is the greatest honor that the Father has bestowed upon us, that we can fellowship with Him. It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to lift up holy hands without wrath and doubting and say, “Lord, here am I. I’m one of Yours.” And not, “What can You do for me?” But, “What can I do for You?”

When you really love somebody in a relationship, you’re not always seeking after your own. But you’re seeking somebody else’s good. Do you hear what I’m saying? You see, a relationship, even with God, cannot be one-sided.

You see, we get used to the bless-me prophet hand. Bless me. Bless me. Give me a house. Give me a new car. Give me a million dollars. Bless me, bless me, bless me.

But we can’t even lift up hands for thirty minutes, and say, “Lord, I thank You. Lord, I praise You. Lord, I thank You for the little Studebaker in the parking lot. Lord, I thank You for that shack that I live in. Lord, I thank You for the 5.15 an hour that I make.” You don’t want to talk to me tonight.

It’s a real fellowship. It’s a real relationship. It’s not the “give me, give me, give me, bless me, bless me, bless me. What can You do for me?”

Real fellowship and real relationship.

Now there’s a difference in relationship and fellowship. Because relationship involves intimacy. Look at your neighbor and say, “I want to be intimate with God.” See, He said, “If My Word abide in you and you abide in Me...”

You see, there’s an entering into. Do you hear what I’m saying? You see, in relationship you come to know one another. The Bible said Adam knew Eve, his wife. And Eve what? Conceived.

When you come together with Him there’s a conception that takes place. I want to bear whatever He places inside of me. I want to birth it into the earth. I don’t want it to go over term. And I don’t want it to be under term. I want it to come out at the right time. That’s the term I’m looking for. Full term.

And see, when my relationship with Him is right, my birthing is going to be right.

And when we look at fellowship, fellowship with Him is the source of our joy. It’s the source, it’s the very source of our joy. The Bible says in Nehemiah, the joy of the Lord is my strength. And that is from fellowshiping with Him.

You see, if you don’t have any joy, that means that you are not fellowshiping with Hm. Do you hear what I’m saying tonight? If your joy is not full and running over, you have no fellowship with Him. It can’t be based on what He gave you today. Who am I preaching to tonight?

Nehemiah said the joy of the Lord is my strength. You see, even when Nehemiah was coming up against the obstacles, he found himself where? Back on his knees fellowshiping with his God. And then he was able to rise up in the strength that God had given him.

You see, you can’t be effective in doing anything for God without having joy. If you don’t have joy, then you will not be effective. That’s why the devil is always trying to do what? Steal your joy.

But to keep our joy we’ve got to have fellowship with Him. With the Father and with His Son, and of course the Holy Ghost.

Relationship and fellowship, they go hand in hand. But they are different. They are different. They are different.

Most people are looking for something natural to get them through. Something natural. We have our eyes set on something natural, instead of having our eyes set on something eternal. Hello, somebody.

You see, when my eyes are always on something natural, the Bible says in Ecclesiastes that the eyes are not satisfied with seeing, and the ears are not satisfied with hearing. Because if my natural senses are always set on something natural, then I’ll never be satisfied.

But the Bible tells me that He will satisfy my hunger and my thirst after righteousness. Because they that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be what? Filled. There’s satisfaction in serving, worshiping, fellowshiping, and having relationship with God. He will fill me over and over and over and over again.

In Ephesians one and seven, Jesus redeemed us through His Blood. “In whom we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Since the death and resurrection of Jesus, God must accept man as though sin never existed.

You see, while you’re steady beating yourself up about what you did yesterday, the Bible said again in First John chapter one, if you confess your sins, He’s faithful and just to forgive you of your sins, and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. You ain’t got to worry about what man said.

Now listen to that statement in the right context. Because some folks will use that and say, “Well, I can go out and slip tonight, and get back up tomorrow and say, ‘Lord, forgive me.’”

But see, the Blood of Jesus is covering you right now. You see, every time the Father looks at you, He sees His Son’s Blood covering you. That’s all He sees. That’s all He sees. That’s what He sees.

His Blood repaired the breach. His precious Blood repaired the breach.

The Bible says in Romans eight, “Now there is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh.”

You see, the spirit of condemnation has no business staying... Now, there is a conviction that will come forth because you have sinned, to get you to get it right. And once you are sincere about your repentance, then God will make sure that that spirit of condemnation cannot rest on you. Because He created you for His praise. And He doesn’t want anything to hinder your praise.

But we allow yesterday to hinder us from praising God. Yesterday. Yesterday.

For those of you who I was speaking to about going out, because of what I said and sinning tonight, the Bible says, “Shall we continue in sin, that grace my abound?” The Bible said, “God forbid. How can they that are dead to sin continue any longer therein?”

See, after while your grace is going to begin to run out. It’s going to start to run out after a while. You better watch yourself. Because judgment, if it must first begin... You don’t want to talk to me.

But when He sees you, He says, “That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine. That one’s mine.” He says, “Satan, don’t you put your hands to them. Because they belong to Me.”

We’re almost finished tonight.

But you got to remember that our mind is that battleground, isn’t it? And the Bible tells us to be renewed in our mind. In Ephesians four, twenty-three, it says be renewed in the spirit of your mind. In Romans twelve it tells us to renewed in our mind. Why? Because that’s the battleground.

You see, and a lot of times we think that God is allowing Satan just to beat on us. But if I could only get my mind together, if I could only get the Word of God that’s in my mind down into my heart... For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth is going to speak. And when I speak to that devil, I can say, “It is written.”

I can cast down every imagination and every high thing that tries to exalt itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. That’s what I can do. I can tell my mind, “Be obedient to the Word of God.” I’ve been bought with a price, the Blood of the Lamb.

The breach has been repaired. Satan, your dominion and your jurisdiction that you had over me is no longer there. Oh, hallelujah. Jesus. You have no control over me, and nothing that concerns me. I belong to God. You have nothing in me. So if you come looking for what you think you got in me, uh, uh. It ain’t there. You ain’t got nothing in me. You don’t want to talk to me tonight. Come on. He ain’t got nothing in me.

I been bought with a price...

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