Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rescue Me

Before God made man, He knew we would need rescuing.

He made us with free will; after all, what good would a puppet be to Him? He wanted someone to choose to love and serve Him.

God is omniscient, so He knew Adam and Eve would mess up and pass the sin gene on to each of us.  You see, sin brings death. The first man was warned that he would die if he sinned.  No, not immediate physical death but spiritual death.  Fellowship between God and man was broken.

God is so holy, so pure, that He cannot bear to look upon anyone tainted by sin.

However, before the dilemma of what to do with sinful man happened, there was already a plan.  The bible tells us that Jesus was slain before the foundation of the world.

In other words, before God spoke creation into existence it was agreed that the Father would give the Son and the Son would willingly lay down His life as a sacrifice.

A sacrifice to redeem, or buy back, you and me from the dominion of sin.

Why?  Because God is love, and there is no greater love than that One would lay down His life for another.



Study Further:  Here are scriptures I based my post upon.  Look them up for yourselves!

  • Leviticus 19:2
  • John 1:1-5
  • John 3:16
  • John 15:13
  • Romans chapter 8
  • 1 John 4:8
  • Revelation 13:8

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2 comments:

Mia De Vries said...

Dear sweet Jerralea
I think the fact that our Pappa gave us the choice in the Garden was such a big act of unconditional love. When our first grandparents failed, He loved them so much to send them out of the Garden not wanting them to eat from the tree of Life and live forever in that tainted bodies .
Blessings XX
Mia

Joyful Reader said...

I am hearing the same message you gave today from a couple other pastors (my own included). My pastor used the exact phrase about a puppet. More confirmation on the way God works! Thank you.