Thursday, December 05, 2013

Recovering What Was Lost In The Garden

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." NASB. Luke 19:10 
What was lost when Adam and Eve sinned? To start we must realize that sin separated us from God. This means the relationship we were created to have with God was cut off (spiritual death which released death into all of creation). 
So Jesus came to recover all that was lost and to restore our relationship with God. He paid the price of redeeming that relationship with his death and resurrection. Once again we have the opportunity to have spiritual life, which is the beginning of having the full measure of Life we were created to have.

Relationship with God is our Created purpose and it is what was lost in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve rebelled and disobeyed God.

But God....
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14. 

Now we can, even as Enoch did live a life that is pleasing to God. This life is marked by Faith and Habitual fellowship with God.

Genesis 5:24 24 And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God
6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Diligently build a relationship with God as you walk [in habitual fellowship] with God; For he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him and respond in faith to His Word.
Copyright (C) Wayne Newcomb 2013

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