Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
October 3, 2021
"How It All Got Started", Msg. 21

Last week I talked about the Lord directly asking Adam who told him he was naked? To remind you, Satan told the couple that if they ate from the tree, they would not die, but their eyes would be opened and they would be like God knowing good and evil. God was trying to get Adam to see how the enemy operates.

God gave Adam a wife in holy covenant. She was to be a companion and help mate; to assist Adam in civil and domestic affairs; to join him in religious acts and devotions. But Adam blamed his wife in attempts to shift the pressure off himself by telling the Lord that it was she who caused him to sin. In fact, and most importantly, he partly blamed the Creator, too. Adam alluded to the fact that he did not need the woman that God had given him. In other words, he could have done bad all by himself. We are so ready to commit sin and excuse it by placing the blame elsewhere.

When God spoke with Adam’s wife, she blamed the sin on the serpent. Like Adam, she did not admit any wrongdoing either. Neither of them accepted their responsibility in the matter of eating the fruit and attempting to hide their sin. They began pointing fingers. They both began telling God half-truths and playing the blame game.

Satan will plant a seed and cause us to war within ourselves. We ask God, “Why me?” Satan will mess up your mind and thoughts and leave you out there on a limb to fend for yourself. But when God speaks to you, he will not leave you uncertain.

God is trying to get us to ‘fess up when we mess up. The fact is, we must be honest with ourselves and with God. The old “the-devil-made-me-do-it” line will not hold water. We must surrender all to the Father.