” In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3.
God spoke into creation the heavens and earth and “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalms 19:1. There is one thing God could not speak into existence and that is man’s redemption. Because of the Lord’s righteousness, He cannot fellowship with sin. The depravity of man is due to Adam’s fall. From Adam and Eve until now, the seed of man has been polluted with sin.
Sin is not stagnant because it’s lord, satan, is not stagnant. Sin will kill, steal and destroy a person. The teenagers, young adults, mothers and fathers and grandmas and grandpas; satan is out to claim them, tempt them and take them straight to the pits of hell with him. Satan has this legal right to them from birth because of sin, not their sin but Adam’s sin, and his goal is to kill, steal and destroy them sooner rather than later. I have seen many lives destroyed by sin; alcohol, drugs, pornography, homosexuality and more destroyed by the curse of sin.
Man has tried to speak into existence something that God almighty Himself could not do. He (man) has tried to overcome addictions, depression and many other oppressions of the devil by renaming them and trying to redeem them. Keep in mind, depression is caused by sin, not necessarily your sin (even though we ALL sin) but Adam’s fall.
Man’s redemption plan is called psychology. We attempt to speak into existence our redemption. We have programs, meetings and methods to redeem us to the “good life” we once knew. God wasn’t able to do it but we seem to think we can do it. Our righteousness is still filthy rags to God because of Adam’s original sin. We cannot defeat satan on our own.
God could not speak our redemption plan into existence because there was nothing to remove sin from our lives. The blood of bulls and goats restored fellowship with God but did not remove the sin and the wages of sin is death. The shedding of blood was the only way to restore fellowship with God. This was His Law made to restore fellowship with His creation…but it would not remove the sin, only atone for the sin.
God’s great redemption plan, the ONLY way to be redeemed to Him, was not and could not be spoken into existence by God or by man but was sent by God in the flesh, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. God’s redemption plan involved the ONLY Blood that would wipe away sin completely and restore fellowship with Him, the Blood of Jesus Christ. The shed Blood of Jesus Christ was the price paid to God for sin. We don’t blame God for our sin which broke our fellowship with Him but we thank God for His giving us the only Sacrifice that would restore fellowship with Him, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ and His Sacrifice on the Cross is God’s Redemption plan for whosoever will accept His plan. The debt due to God (shed Blood) for sin and the Sacrifice supplied by God (Jesus Christ) all in order to redeem us, His creation, to Him to receive His blessings, His protection and His providence for our lives. ” For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23.
There is only one Way to be redeemed to God and not even He could speak It into existence but He supplied It, the Blood of Jesus. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18. Do we, the Body of Christ, truly understand that we cannot redeem ourselves? Do we truly realize we cannot deliver ourselves? We cannot and do not have dominion over sin unless we are redeemed to God THROUGH Jesus Christ. We cannot fellowship with God unless we are redeemed to God.
If you are not redeemed to God through the Blood of Jesus Christ, God cannot fellowship with you because of your sin…no matter how “good” you are. God’s redemption plan not only redeems us but delivers us from the bondage of sin. God’s plan of redemption is not only about a man born 2000+ years ago, nor is It about a Man soon to come…it is about The Man Jesus Christ who became flesh and dwelt among us. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6. Jesus’ resurrection declared Who He truly is and what He truly did – redeemed us to God the Father. Are you redeemed by the words of man or by the Blood of Jesus? – Donna Warren