Week 5, Day 6

Message 5: The Fall of Man and Man’s Need of Salvation

II. Man’s need of salvation

B. The subjective problem within himself
1. The word “subjective” means something within us, something related to our being.
2. When man sinned against God the satanic sinful life entered into man and he became fallen—John 8:44
a. Deadened in his spirit—Eph. 2:1.
b. Ruined in his soul—Eph. 4:17–18a.
c. Corrupted in his body—Rom. 7:17–18a, 24; 6:6b.
3. In Adam we are
a. Children of the devil—John 8:44; 1 John 3:10.
b. Constituted sinners—Rom. 5:19.
c. Whenever we fail to take God as the source of life we are already fallen.

Ephesians 2:1 And you, though dead in your offenses and sins.

Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man has been crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should no longer serve sin as slaves.

Romans 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of one man the many were constituted sinners, so also through the obedience of the One the many will be constituted righteous.

Additional verses for reading:

Ephesians 4:17–18 This therefore I say and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the Gentiles also walk in the vanity of their mind, 18 Being darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance which is in them, because of the hardness of their heart.

Romans 7:17–18 Now then it is no longer I that work it out, but sin that dwells in me. 18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but to work out the good is not.

Romans 7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from the body of this death?

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks it out of his own possessions; for he is a liar and the father of it.

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest. Everyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, neither he who does not love his brother.


Read over the outline points and verses above and use these for your prayer to spend time with the Lord in the Word in the morning. After your prayer time, jot down in your notebook one or two things that the Lord touched you with.

Later, watch the following short video podcast sometime during the day.