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12/05/12 – “Tying up the Loose Ends of Genesis 1-11” VIII – The Curse of the Law



The Chronological Method of Bible Study


Tuesday in the Truth

December 4, 2012


Tying up the Loose Ends of Genesis 1 – 11, VIII

(The Curse of the Law)


Wednesday in the Word

December 5, 2012

Tying up the Loose Ends of Genesis 1 – 11, VIII

(The Curse of the Law)




  1. It was God’s intent that man would obey Him; but because God is omnipotent, He knew upon making man that man would sin.
  2. We cannot determine, define, or understand the scope of God based on our human experiences.  God is in another class.
  3. In eternity past, God made provisions for man to live forever.
  4. God created the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to satisfy His legal system of the right to make choices (man was created as a free moral agent).   In other words, God needed to prove man would obey Him by giving him choices.
  5. Maturity is demonstrated by making the right choices when given options.
  6. In the mind of God, timing equals maturity.  Immaturity can cause one not to inherit the purposes and promises of God.  (Galatians 4:1)
    1. We are heirs to those things God prepared in eternity past.
  7. God uses time to connect us to our season and purpose.  (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
    1. There is a season and time for everything God has pre-purposed and ordained in eternity past.
    2. Maturity determines the season and timing of our inheritance.
  8. Adam made the wrong choice therefore he could not receive the inheritance of God.  Consequently, Adam’s choice connected him to the curse of the law.


  1.          I.            The curse of the law
    1. Genesis 2:16-17
      1. Obedience connects you to good or the blessing.  Disobedience connects you to the curse of the law.  Adam disobedience connected him to the curse of the law or the opposite of the blessing.
      2. Thou shall surely die – the first death is a spiritual death.  The second death literally means the cancellation of God’s contract to bless the believer resulting in the curse of the law.
      3. The curse of the law (God’s command to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) is fourfold:
        1. Sickness
        2. Disease
        3. Poverty
        4. Death (of any and all kind) man was not to experience the other side of good.
        5. The curse of the law came about by way of two people’s sin: Adam and Eve
    2. Deuteronomy 28
      1. The Book of Deuteronomy was written by Moses by the inspiration of God
      2. Deuteronomy 28:1-14, [depicts the blessing] a behind the scenes knowledge of exactly what God was saying to Adam and what Adam was supposed to experience.
      3. Deuteronomy 28: 15-68 depicts the curse of the law and how the curse functions.
      4. The curse was a result of man’s choice to disobey God.  (Genesis 3:17-19)
      5. Jesus Christ took on fully the sin of man and abolished the curse.  (Galatians 3:13)

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries