Thursday, June 4, 2015
For if by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. As we look at this scripture we see the power involved to change the world. By the trespass of one man, and by the abundant provision of grace of one man.
God had bestowed all His beauty and glory upon that one garden. Everything a man could want and need was there. You can have all of it, except that one tree, don’t go there God said. you see ,the trespass was already there with them ,but it was to be avoided. So the battle was on, much like todays struggles and challenges .As that forbidden fruit began to take shape and ripen, the look to the eye became very pleasurable.The serpent saw Adam and Eves weakness and began digging in his bag of deceit and lies. We as Christians know the snares before us and must be avoided. But like a bug drawn toward that bug zapper ,we start looking and veering towards what God proclaims, "Thou shalt not” That one place looked so pleasant and innocent, "we surely won’t die" "But by one man’s trespass, death reigned through him "No, Don’t Eat That Fruit Adam! CHOMP, and sin entered in and the world changed .A barrier had been put up between us and our Creator. And for thousands of years, man needed a way back to God.
Thank the Lord for a manger in Bethlehem. For the Word said 'how much more" With the birth of Christ, our provision, our way back, our Salvation had come Glory.as Jesus grew our gift of righteousness reigned in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. The one who was given all power in Heaven and earth. Our redeemer was here!
As He was beaten and spit on, I was on His mind. With a crown of thorns mashed down on His head, the blood began to flow. One man on a cross: as the veil was torn in half, the world was changing. The blood flowing down Calvary was my provision from one man for me to be saved from a lost and dying world.
Romans chapter 6 says ,"my old evil desires were nailed to the cross with Him" By being baptized in Jesus Name my old sins have died out through His blood shed on that cross. One man, my great God and Savior, changed my life forever. Sin no longer need be your master. Allow God's mercy and grace to set you free. Let’s get back to the master and be won by One.
Reverend Jeff White