Sin put us here…

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned -”Romans 5:12 NASB

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ”Romans 5:8 NASB

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9

Adam and Eve disobeyed God who was living with them in paradise in the Garden of Eden. That one act of disobedience caused God to banish Adam and Eve from his presence and from their beautiful relationship.

They were banished from the Garden of Eden and were not allowed to return there. Cherubim were placed at the entrance to keep them out. From paradise to ordinary life because they disobeyed God. God is a God of justice and when we break His command(s) there is a penalty.

Sin leads to physical death and that is exactly what happened, eventually, to Adam and Eve. The same outcome is waiting for us. The good news? God in His perfect plan knew our hearts and allowed us to make decisions, we chose to follow our pride. While we were still sinners, God Himself as Jesus Christ died a brutal death for us because no one on the face of earth could ever repay God for their sin.

The reason is that we are imperfect and not holy while God is perfect and holy. Can an imperfect man who is sinful repay God who is perfect and without sin? Absolutely not, therefore, God became our substitute on the cross as Jesus because Jesus is God in human form, therefore the offering was referred to as the second Adam or the perfect human being plus perfect Spirit that is God. This is the definition of LOVE. The definition of love is not Romance or Lust or whatever we may believe it is, it is Jesus.

When you receive LOVE from the holder of love, you have received the greatest gift to mankind which is MERCY. This is not getting what we deserve which is eternal separation from God. Now, we live by GRACE, which is getting what we do not deserve which is an abundant life filled with God’s blessings to those who LOVE him back and to those who OBEY his commands. These commands are easy to find right in Jesus who is known as The Word and The Truth.

He speaks to us through the Bible which is God communicating to us. These words were breathed on (meaning men were inspired by God). They were not words from mankind because mankind is not holy and everything in the Bible is HOLY. Inspired pertains to the Holy Spirit. Be inspired today by giving all your love to the holder of LOVE, Jesus!

We have been freed from the bondage to sin for eternal life. Satan was defeated when Jesus died and rose from the grave. You do not have to work or earn your salvation, it’s a free gift to those who believe In Jesus. God shows no personal favoritism to anyone, we all are equal in the eyes of God. If you had to earn your salvation Jesus died for no purpose. Jesus did not leave any sin on the cross, he took them all to the grave.

Pastor Ross

Keeping the Spirit 100%