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THE FOUR BASIC NEEDS OF MAN AND THE PROVISION OF GOD (2) 3. MAN NEEDS A PLACE TO CALL HIS OWN Genesis 2:8 (NKJV) The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.Adam needed a sense of belonging and ownership. God met those needs by designing a place for him and put him there. The Heavenly Father gave him a place - a specific place - before He gave him a wife. When the Heavenly Father created the heaven and the earth and planted a garden where He put man, God gave man the title deed for the earth. Psalm 115:16 (NKJV) The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.4. MAN NEEDS PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BYGenesis 2:17 (NKJV) but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”In God’s garden, there were rules. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was there to remind him that there were other things he could not touch. There were rules to govern Lucifer before he sinned against God. He had his rightful place and purpose when he was created. The rules defined the boundary within which he should function. But Lucifer got into pride and became ambitious. He wanted to leave his place of abode to ascend into the throne of God. He forsook the very purpose he was created for. Lucifer sinned against God. The tree of knowledge of good and evil was the tree that brought Adam and Eve down. If the tree was not there, could it be they would not have sinned against God? Actually, without the tree, they would still fall into sin. The tree was not the cause of their downfall. The tree was to remind them of the principles they must live by. God made a perfect environment with provisions to meet every of man’s needs. The Heavenly Father created man on the sixth day. There was nothing incomplete in His creation, and God rested from all His work on the seventh day.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

THE FOUR BASIC NEEDS OF MAN AND THE PROVISION OF GOD (2) 

3. MAN NEEDS A PLACE TO CALL HIS OWN 

Genesis 2:8 (NKJV) The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed.

Adam needed a sense of belonging and ownership. God met those needs by designing a place for him and put him there. The Heavenly Father gave him a place - a specific place - before He gave him a wife. When the Heavenly Father created the heaven and the earth and planted a garden where He put man, God gave man the title deed for the earth. 

Psalm 115:16 (NKJV) The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; But the earth He has given to the children of men.


4. MAN NEEDS PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY

Genesis 2:17 (NKJV) but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

In God’s garden, there were rules. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was there to remind him that there were other things he could not touch. 

There were rules to govern Lucifer before he sinned against God. He had his rightful place and purpose when he was created. The rules defined the boundary within which he should function. But Lucifer got into pride and became ambitious. He wanted to leave his place of abode to ascend into the throne of God. He forsook the very purpose he was created for. Lucifer sinned against God. 

The tree of knowledge of good and evil was the tree that brought Adam and Eve down. If the tree was not there, could it be they would not have sinned against God? Actually, without the tree, they would still fall into sin. The tree was not the cause of their downfall. The tree was to remind them of the principles they must live by. 

God made a perfect environment with provisions to meet every of man’s needs. The Heavenly Father created man on the sixth day. There was nothing incomplete in His creation, and God rested from all His work on the seventh day.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

THE FOUR BASIC NEEDS OF MAN AND THE PROVISION OF GOD (1) Why did God create man and woman on the sixth day and then rested on the seventh day from all His work? Why were the last creatures God created man and woman? The Heavenly Father knew exactly what the four basic needs of Adam and Eve were. He created everything else to make provision to meet their needs first, before creating them. When they were created, the provisions were already there, ready to fulfil their needs. The Heavenly Father’s love is perfect, and His creations are perfect. Therefore perfect provisions were made available to meet their every need. His creations were perfectly completed, hence the Heavenly Father could rest from all His work. The Father would not have left anything incomplete.As it was with Adam and Eve, so it is with mankind today. If any of these needs are not met, man will face many problems and struggles in life. The Heavenly Father knew what the four basic needs of man were; therefore, His love made provisions to meet them. The Father did not create man and then left him to fend for himself. Instead, He vested him with authority and power. Neither did the Father leave man to his own devises, with no place to call his own. Let’s find out how the Father’s unfailing love meets the four basic needs of man.1. MAN NEEDS A PURPOSE FOR LIVING Though Adam was perfect, he needed a purpose to live. The Father’s unfailing love gave Adam the responsibility of tending, guarding and keeping the garden (his home). The Heavenly Father made Adam a beautiful garden, and he was responsible for taking care of it (the Garden of Eden).Genesis 2:15 (AMP) And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.Another purpose was for Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply to fill the earth with the human race. The Heavenly Father did not create the whole human race. The Father also gave Adam and Eve the sovereign and supreme authority to have dominion over the earth. Their purpose was to subdue it, take dominion over the fowls of the air and everything that were on the earth (Genesis 1:26-28). Adam’s purpose for living was to take charge of the environment and not allow Satan to rule over it. The Heavenly Father lovingly made all the animals, and had Adam name them (Genesis 2:19). Though the Heavenly Father created a perfect environment for Adam, yet he was given the purpose for living. What is our purpose of living on this earth? We have a purpose in this world. Our purpose is to provide for our natural family. We have a purpose in the Body of Christ - our spiritual family. We are to live for the Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, to fulfil His plans and His purposes on this earth; to raise a new generation of believers for Him to carry forward His love to the next generation. If we are occupied with fulfilling the Heavenly Father’s purpose as He told us to do, we will not have time to do the things which we are not supposed to do. Therefore live life purposefully on this earth. Put the Heavenly Father’s purpose as the highest priority and life will be more meaningful. See the purpose of God unfold and by grace through faith, accomplish it for Him.2. MAN NEEDS RESOURCES FOR LIVINGGenesis 1:26 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
God vested man with His authority and power to have dominion over the earth. The power of God was released through Adam to take dominion over the earth. God did not intend for Adam to fellowship with God and God alone. Adam still needed someone else to fellowship with; hence God created a woman for him to be his helper and companion (Genesis 2:21-22). Besides the woman, God created the animals also for their companionship. God created every tree (except for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) in the garden for their food to meet their physical needs.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

THE FOUR BASIC NEEDS OF MAN AND THE PROVISION OF GOD (1) 

Why did God create man and woman on the sixth day and then rested on the seventh day from all His work? Why were the last creatures God created man and woman? 

The Heavenly Father knew exactly what the four basic needs of Adam and Eve were. He created everything else to make provision to meet their needs first, before creating them. When they were created, the provisions were already there, ready to fulfil their needs. The Heavenly Father’s love is perfect, and His creations are perfect. Therefore perfect provisions were made available to meet their every need. His creations were perfectly completed, hence the Heavenly Father could rest from all His work. The Father would not have left anything incomplete.


As it was with Adam and Eve, so it is with mankind today. If any of these needs are not met, man will face many problems and struggles in life. The Heavenly Father knew what the four basic needs of man were; therefore, His love made provisions to meet them. The Father did not create man and then left him to fend for himself. Instead, He vested him with authority and power. Neither did the Father leave man to his own devises, with no place to call his own. Let’s find out how the Father’s unfailing love meets the four basic needs of man.

1. MAN NEEDS A PURPOSE FOR LIVING 

Though Adam was perfect, he needed a purpose to live. The Father’s unfailing love gave Adam the responsibility of tending, guarding and keeping the garden (his home). The Heavenly Father made Adam a beautiful garden, and he was responsible for taking care of it (the Garden of Eden).


Genesis 2:15 (AMP) And the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and guard and keep it.


Another purpose was for Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply to fill the earth with the human race. The Heavenly Father did not create the whole human race. The Father also gave Adam and Eve the sovereign and supreme authority to have dominion over the earth. Their purpose was to subdue it, take dominion over the fowls of the air and everything that were on the earth (Genesis 1:26-28). Adam’s purpose for living was to take charge of the environment and not allow Satan to rule over it. The Heavenly Father lovingly made all the animals, and had Adam name them (Genesis 2:19). 


Though the Heavenly Father created a perfect environment for Adam, yet he was given the purpose for living. 


What is our purpose of living on this earth? We have a purpose in this world. Our purpose is to provide for our natural family. We have a purpose in the Body of Christ - our spiritual family. We are to live for the Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, to fulfil His plans and His purposes on this earth; to raise a new generation of believers for Him to carry forward His love to the next generation. 

If we are occupied with fulfilling the Heavenly Father’s purpose as He told us to do, we will not have time to do the things which we are not supposed to do. 

Therefore live life purposefully on this earth. Put the Heavenly Father’s purpose as the highest priority and life will be more meaningful. See the purpose of God unfold and by grace through faith, accomplish it for Him.

2. MAN NEEDS RESOURCES FOR LIVING

Genesis 1:26 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”


God vested man with His authority and power to have dominion over the earth. The power of God was released through Adam to take dominion over the earth. God did not intend for Adam to fellowship with God and God alone. Adam still needed someone else to fellowship with; hence God created a woman for him to be his helper and companion (Genesis 2:21-22). Besides the woman, God created the animals also for their companionship. God created every tree (except for the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) in the garden for their food to meet their physical needs.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread
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