The Deceiver of Life: God has Authority over Satan and Man
In the last lesson, we learned that God created all things, spiritual and physical. Man was created to have dominion over all the earth. God made woman from man’s rib. Together they lived in a beautiful Garden called Eden. God made everything in heaven and earth. He made physical beings including mankind and spiritual beings we cannot see. Angels are part of the spiritual world that are invisible.
1. God ________ everything that we can see and cannot see.
Colossians 1:15,16 – “… For by him [Jesus] were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him [Jesus}, and for him:
2. In Heaven, the most beautiful angel named Lucifer wanted to be like whom? _____________
Isaiah 14:12-14 -How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, … For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
This was very prideful of Lucifer (Satan or the Devil). God could not allow this pride and rebellion, so He cast Lucifer out of heaven. Many other angels followed Lucifer. These fallen angels are known as demons and do evil in the world today. They do not bring peace, but instead, make people afraid.
3. Lucifer also was found in the garden of God called _________. He had been perfect until ______________was found in him.
Ezekiel 28:13-15 - Thou [Lucifer] hast been in Eden the garden of God;…thou wast upon the holy mountain of God… Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity [sin] was found in thee.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve enjoyed daily fellowship with God. One day, Eve was alone by the tree of knowledge of good and evil. She knew God said not to eat from it. Lucifer, also known as Satan possessed a snake to speak to Eve.
4. What lie did he tell Eve? ________________________________
Genesis 3:1-4 - Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5. The serpent said that if they ate the fruit, they would be as _______, knowing both good and evil. This appealed to Eve’s pride, and she took the fruit.
Genesis 3:5 - For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6. After taking a bite, she shared the fruit with whom? ____________
Genesis 3:6,7 - And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Adam knew he shouldn’t take the fruit, but ate of it anyway. Immediately, Adam and Eve were ashamed of their nakedness.
7. What did Adam and Eve do when they heard God’s voice? __________________
Genesis 3:8 - And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
8. Why did Adam say he and Eve hid from God? ______________
Genesis 3:9,10 - And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
God made man to fellowship with Himself. He loves man but cannot allow sin in His presence. When we sin, we are ashamed and afraid of God. This is why many do not like to hear about their sin and avoid their Creator, the Holy God.
1. God told the serpent that he would be cursed above all animals and would have to go on its belly and eat ___________ all its life.
Genesis 3:14,15 -And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
10. The woman would have to bring forth children with much ______________.
Genesis 3:16 - Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
11. The ground was cursed and would bring forth thorns and thistles. Man would sweat to earn food, and eventually would return to __________.
Genesis 3:17-19 - And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
12. How did Adam’s sin affect all of the human race? _____________________
Romans 5:12 - Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13. What are the wages of sin? _____________
Romans 6:23 - For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Because Adam and Eve had disobeyed God’s command, everything was brought under a curse. Their sin had brought death and separation from God: their relationship would never be the same. Although Adam and Eve did not die physically on the day they ate the forbidden fruit, they experienced spiritual death. Several years later, their bodies would also die.
14. What did God make to clothe Adam and Eve? ___________ Instead of killing Adam and Eve, God killed a substitute animal.
Genesis 3:21 - Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
15. They had tried to cover themselves with aprons of __________?
Genesis 3:7 – And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
We see from the very beginning, the first man and woman had done wrong against God. They had rebelled against God’s authority. They realized their guilt and shame and attempted to cover it up. People today know they have done wrong against God, and try to hide their sin. We try to make ourselves look good and trust in our religion and good works. Many attempt to make peace with God their own way.
16. Just as God had to cast Satan out of heaven for the sin of pride, God had to cast Adam and Eve out of _________________.
Genesis 3:24 - So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
In the next lesson, we will learn how bad people became. How would a holy God judge man’s sin? Would God show mercy? What causes earthquakes? Why are fossils on the Himalaya mountains?