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
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
In Genesis chapter two look at verse sixteen and verse
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
I been bought with a price...