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THOU SHALL NOT KILL

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBERS’ MANUAL
DATE: Sunday, 13th June 2021
LESSON: 41

TOPIC: THOU SHALL NOT KILL

MEMORY VERSE:
“Thou shalt not kill.” – Exodus 20:13

TEXTS:
Genesis 4:3-15
3 – And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4 – And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5 – But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 – And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 – If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 – And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
9 – And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper?
10 – And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground.
11 – And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand;
12 – When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
13 – And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
14 – Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from Thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.
15 – And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Luke 18:20
Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.
INTRODUCTION:
To kill means to murder. It also means to put an end to a life, to terminate life or to prevent what is living from living again. We pray that as many that are into this act of killing, today’s message shall ignite their true repentance in Jesus name. The sanctity of life is gradually being eroded by men and women who are into hired assassination, ritual killing, serial killing, kidnapping, armed robbery, occultism, banditry, terrorism, suicude bombing,cannibalism etc..
WHY DID GOD SAY THAT THOU SHALL NOT KILL?
1.- God uses this commandment to create in us the sanctify of life. – Exodus 20:13
2.- We are created in His own image and are precious in His sight. – Genesis 1:26
3.- No killer or murderer will make heaven. – 1 John 3:15
4.- God hates hands that shed innocent blood. – Proverbs 6:16-17
5.- The killer will be judged. – Leviticus 124:17, Matthew 5:21
6.- Cain was cursed by God because he killed Abel, his brother. – Genesis 4:11-12
7.- God’s weighty punishment may vary on the killers. – Genesis 4:11-12, 15, 23-24
GOD COMMANDED “THOU SHALL NOT KILL”, BUT WHY IS KILLING STILL RAMPANT?
Despite the prohibition of killing by God and humanity, man still indulges in it. Reasons are:
1.- Hatred for one another and lack of love. – 1 John 3:15
2.- Envy. – (Cain and Abel in Genesis 4:4-12)
3.- Lack of knowledge of the word of God and the fear of God. – Hosea 4:6
4.- Love of money, power and position.
5.- Addiction to alcohol and hard drugs often hardens the killers’ emotions.
CONCLUSION: Killers will be hiding from God (Genesis 4:14). Fellowship with God has ended. They shall become fugitive and vagabond. They shall become agents of the devil (John 10:10a). The devil will use them to kill and would finally waste their lives. We should forgive one another and sow mercy so that we can reap mercy. We are to love one another because our God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8
PRAYER POINTS:
1. Thank God for your salvation and for His word that daily molds us.
2. Father, restore genuine repentance to those that shed innocent blood.
3. Father, fill the world with the spirit of forgiveness and love, in Jesus name.
4. Pray for Daddy and Mummy G.O. and their family.
5. Individual prayers.
GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):
MONDAY:
He will not spare the wicked. – Exodus 23:7
TUESDAY:
The killer will not go unpunished. – Leviticus 24:17-18
WEDNESDAY:
Do not shed an innocent blood. – Proverbs 6:17-18
THURSDAY:
Do not oppress. – Jeremiah 7:6
FRIDAY:
“Do not kill” is one of God’s commandments. – Luke 18:20, Exodus 20:13
SATURDAY:
Matthew 5:21 – Remember that judgement awaits killers.
SUNDAY:
Genesis 4:11-16 – The punishment of killers is always heavy. Cain could not hide it. – Genesis 4:13

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