(Sorry about no blog last week. We were in TN visiting my little sister while Bry went to NRB)
To the mind of the Jewish people God created Adam and Eve that they would know Him and be in community with Him. How it must have broken God’s heart the day that changed and death entered His good creation.
Things are not the way God intended them to be, I think we can all agree on that.
But do you realize God Himself took the steps necessary to make it right? He provided His teaching/instruction – the Torah, Scripture. And knowing that the Torah wouldn’t accomplish its full purpose – not bc the Torah would fail but bc people fail – God set in motion a plan that must have shaken the foundation of the universe.
God Himself was going to come to earth. What a privilege for this planet. We have been visited by the Creator of the Universe. Jesus would live among His people making things right and restoring some of what was lost in the garden. Then He would die a horrific death and be raised on the 3rd day, and nothing would ever be the same again.
God could now dwell IN His people and the could now LIVE in His presence. Where people had failed, God would succeed and the relationship that had been broken was going to be restored.
And this is eternal life – knowing Jesus. Believers get the first taste of eternity now. In the age to come there will be no more night. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city of Jerusalem and the tree of life will be constantly bearing fruit. The servants of the Almighty will dwell with Him and we will see His face, never to be separated again.
In this present age things feel different and often look dark and at times we seem to be losing the war, but for those of us who know Jesus the truth is – we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. We are being held by a faithful God who has already done everything possible to be in covenant with us and He’s not going to let us slip through His fingers now.
Believer, your standing is sure
Your eternity is set
Your redemption has been bought
Your salvation is assured
BC the One who called you is faithful and His Name is Jesus