Written by Kenneth Allan Clark., Copyright © 2013
God’s word says
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
To come short of the glory of God, is to sin by falling short of God’s standard of righteousness.
A flag would be placed in the ground 300 to 400 metres away, and a circle would be painted around it. The bowman would fire his arrow up in the air in the direction of the flag and if the arrow fell short the judge would yell back to the bowman, sin! Thus telling him the arrow had fallen short of the mark. So sin is to fall short of the mark.
Some would say if God is so loving and merciful, how can he judge and condemn sinners to eternal damnation; when so many have tried their best to live good and righteous lives?
It is not fare! It is not fare! They say. But these people fail to see that death and eternal damnation, is not so much a penalty for sin but the consequence of sin.
Let us put it this way; there is a 100 meter high cliff, with a sign written by the governor to people, warning that if anyone goes to go close to the edge they could fall to their death. But a group of people chose ignore the governor’s warning and go to the edge of the cliff. It gives way and they all fall to their death.
Do we accuse the governor of judging and condemning all these people to death? Of cause we don’t. Their physical death was a consequence of their own choice and their own actions. And it is the same in the spiritual realm; eternal death and damnation is not so much a penalty for our sin but the consequence of our sin.
Let us say you are walking by a deep ravine with vertical sides, and to you, the only way you can see to get across the ravine is by a narrow slippery plank. A hungry lion comes running towards you. You panic and you begin to run across the ravine by the narrow slippery plank, and you slip and fall to your death.
To fall short of the mark is to sin. Just as the bowman never meant for his arrow to fall short of the mark, you may never have meant to fall short of God’s standard of righteousness.
The Lion was after you. Who is the lion that is after you? The devil is the lion that is after you.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober, be watchful; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:
On this side of the ravine are the kingdoms of this world, where Satan the lion rules over fallen mankind; and he seeks to steel from you, to destroy you, to devour you and to kill you.
On the other side of the ravine is the Kingdom God.
You see Satan coming for you and you say to yourself, if I can only make it to safety on the other side of the ravine.
The goal of your faith is to reach safety on the other side of the ravine. You put your faith in a narrow slippery plank of wood, but you slip and you fall short of the mark; you sinned and fell to your death.
If you stay in the kingdoms of this world, Satan will surely destroy you and kill you. If you try and escape Satan by running across the narrow slippery plank of wood, you shall surely slip, sin and fall to your death.
It does not matter how far short of the mark you fall; regardless whether you have just stepped onto the plank or you almost have made it safely on the other side; when you slip you will fall to your death.
For we all sin and come short of the glory of God (Romans 2:23); And the wages of sin is death; but there is away to escape death; for the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Deliverer (Romans 6:23).
2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the message of Jesus Christ our Deliverer might be fully proclaimed, and that all the people of the nations might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. 18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his kingdom above: to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Satan the lion was after Paul to destroy him and kill him, but the Lord Jesus Christ our Deliverer stood with Paul against our enemy the devil. So that Paul could fully proclaim the message of Jesus Christ our Lord and Deliverer.
What was the message that Paul fully proclaimed? That there is way to cross over the ravine from Satan’s kingdom of darkness into kingdom of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the deliverance from sin:
Through the blood of Jesus Christ, poured out for the releasing of our sins and the redemption of our souls, we have been delivered from the powers of darkness, set free from the law of sin and death, and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only way to cross over from death to life.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there deliverance in any other: for there is none other name (but the name of Jesus Christ) under the sky given among men, by which we must be delivered.
We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 2:23); And the wages of sin is death; but there is away to escape death; for the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and Deliverer (Romans 6:23). For on the cross of Calvary, Jesus Christ the Lamb of God was sacrificed for the sins of all mankind.
The blood of Jesus Christ was poured out upon the cross of Calvary, thus making away for us to cross over from death to life.
Would you like to be delivered from Satan’s kingdom, set free from the law of sin and death and translated into the kingdom of God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ? Then chose today to turn from sin to living justly and become more like Jesus Christ every day. Start now, by getting down on your knees before God. Ask Him to release you, and ask Jesus into your life as your Lord and Deliverer. Then find a Christian Church, a church that will baptize you as a public sign of your choice to turn from sin to living justly, and as sign of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Deliverer. If you do this you will be delivered and your life will never be the same again.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
We have redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ, the release from sins.
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the deliverance from sins:
We have been both redeemed and delivered through the precious blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
What does it mean to be both redeemed and delivered?
To redeem means to purchase, to buy back that which was once yours. In the beginning, Adam our forefather belonged to God. But Adam sold, not only his own soul, but the souls of all mankind as bond servants to sin. Then at the right time, Jesus Christ, by his precious blood, redeemed, brought back, the souls all mankind from their bondage to sin.
To be delivered means to be forgiven and set free.
Two thousand years ago; if you could not pay your debts, your debtor could come and take you, your wife and your children as his bond servants, until the debt was paid. Or if you had a rich relative, he could pay the debt for you. Thus you would be freed from your debtor but now a bond servant of your relative, until such time as our relative releases you, by forgiving you from the debt. Only then would you and our family be truly free indeed.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, truly, truly, I say unto you; whosoever commits sin is the bond servant of sin. 35 And the bond servant abides not in the house forever: but the Son abides forever. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
We were all created to be sons of God, but through the sin of Adam we all became bond servants of sin, and the penalty for sin is death. Or the cost of redeeming our souls from sin is death, the price which Jesus Christ paid on the cross to redeem us from the law of sin and death.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:22 For he who was bond servant when called into the Lord is a freedman of the Lord. Likewise he who was free when called is a bond servant of Christ. 23 You are bought with a price; do not become bond servants of men. 24 So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.
Because Jesus Christ has purchased us with his blood, we are now his bond servants; and we are not to sell ourselves as bond servants to another. Now I know not many of you are likely to do that. But did you know that when you choose to serve sin, you sell your soul as a bond servant to sin.
Romans 6:16 Know you not, that to whom you submit yourselves as bond servants to obey, his bond servant you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto justification? 17 But God be thanked, that you were the bond servant of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you. 18 Being then made free from sin, you became the bond servant of justification.
The Hebrew word ‘ebed’ and the Greek word ‘doulos’ often translated into English as ‘slave’ or ‘servant’ literally mean a bond servant. One could become a bond servant because of unpaid debt, or by choosing to become a bond servant of their own free will, by selling their soul into another man’s service; usually for six years; after which he was once again a free man.
Many of the Laws God gave to the children of Israel are type pictures and parables of the spiritual realm. In the King James Version it is often said that Jesus Christ spoke in parables, saying the kingdom of heaven is like. What is this kingdom of heaven that Jesus is speaking about? It is the spiritual realm in the sky and all around us. It is in the air we breathe. And in this spiritual realm God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit reign supreme over the angles and over the demons.
Exodus 21:1 Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them. 2 If you buy a Hebrew bond servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. 3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife (and his children) shall go out with him.
Leviticus 25:8 And you shall number seven sabbaths of years unto you, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto you forty and nine years. 9 Then shall you cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Day of Atonement shall you make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. 10 And you shall keep holy the fiftieth year, and proclaim freedom throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and you shall return every man unto his possession, and you shall return every man unto his family.
Our sin separates us from God. In the Old Testament, the word atonement means to cover, and the blood of their daily sacrifices covered their sins, thus enabling them to approach God. But in the New Testament, the blood of Jesus Christ doesn’t just cover our sin for a day, for it does away with our sin forever, thus reconciling us back to God for all eternity.
Just as there was a day of jubilee every fifty years, when every child of Abraham was to be set free, have all his possessions restored him, and reunited with their family; there is a day coming when our redeemer the Lord Jesus Christ shall return, and all we that are in Christ shall be redeemed, and we shall have all our possession restored to us, and all our family, our husband or wife, our children and loves ones will be returned and restored to us.
The world; that is every man, woman and child who is not a Christian is bound by the law of sin death. Under that law all mankind are a bond servant of Satan. But death sets us free from the bounds of Satan, sin and death.
Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3 Know you not, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
When we believe and accept that we are sinners, and that Jesus Christ died on the cross to set us free from our sins, and we are baptized into Christ, we are baptized into his death. And death both sets us free from the law of sin and death, and free from our bondage to Satan and sin.
Romans 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also be in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that no longer should we serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 knowing that Christ being raised from the dead will die no more; death has no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto God. 11 Likewise you are to consider yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
If you are dead unto sin, you no longer serve sin. If you are alive unto God, you serve God.
Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither submit you your members as instruments of injustice unto sin: but submit yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of justification unto God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know you not, that to whom you submit yourselves as bond servants to obey, his bond servant you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto justification?
You are a bond servant to whom you chose to obey. If you chose to obey the lusts of the flesh and sin, you are a bond servant of Satan. But if you chose to obey justice, you are a bond servant of Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the bond servant of sin, but you have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
You were a bond servant of sin, but you obeyed from the heart the doctrine of justification through Jesus Christ was delivered to you.
Romans 6:18 (Thus) Being then made free from sin, you became the bond servant of justification.
Once Satan, sin, death, sickness and disease ruled over your lives.
Now in Christ you rule over Satan, sin, death, sickness and disease.
In Ephesians chapter 1 verse 18 – 21; Paul prays that
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the sky. 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come:
When Jesus Christ died on the cross and descended into Hell, he did not remain there. Neither death nor the grave could hold him down, for on the third day the power of God, God raised him up and set him at the right hand of God, above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named.
And that same power that raised Christ from the dead is towards us who believe.
Before we meat Jesus Christ, we were dead in trespasses and sin, and Satan the prince of the air ruled over our lives. But when we heard the good news and believed; we were baptized into Christ, thus we shared in the death of Christ. Then like Christ, we to were raised from the dead to new life and set at the right hand of God above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named.
Ephesians 2:1 And you who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 In which you walked in times past according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among whom, we also in times past, all had our close associates in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, he made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are delivered;) 6 And he has raised us up together, and made us sit together in Christ Jesus in the sky. 7 That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you are delivered through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The scarlet thread of the Blood of Jesus Christ.
There is a scarlet thread of the blood of Jesus Christ that runs right through the history of mankind from Adam in the Garden of Eden to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
The Old Testament saints were delivered because they believe in a coming redeemer, the Lamb of God who would be slayed for the sin of the world, while the New Testament saints are delivered because we believe in Jesus Christ the Lamb of God who was slayed on the cross for the sin of the world.
Because of one man’s sin, Adam’s sin, the souls of all mankind are condemned to suffer eternal death and eternal damnation. But because of one man’s just living; those who by faith believe are justified through the blood of Jesus Christ, and every soul who believes has eternal life, eternal peace and eternal joy.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not put on account when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the likeness of Adam's offence, who is the type of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, abounds unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of justification shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Because of one man’s sin, Adam’s sin, the souls of all mankind are condemned to suffer eternal death and eternal damnation. But because of one man’s just living; Jesus Christ justification, every soul who believes may have eternal life, eternal peace and eternal joy.
Genesis 3:1 Now the snake was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, truly, has God said, you shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the snake; we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, you shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. 4 And the snake said unto the woman, you shall not surely die: 5 For God does know that in the day you eat from that tree, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
What is happening here?
God gave Adam all power and all authority over all the birds of air and all the beast of the fields, and the job and the responsibility of keeping and guarding the Garden of Eden. But the job was just too much for Adam to handle on his own; so God gives him Eve as his equal and his helper. So both the job and the responsibility of keeping and guarding the Garden is Adam’s; and Eve is there to help him.
Then the snake comes to tempt Eve into rejecting God’s command not to eat of the forbidden fruit. She should have just told the snake to get out of the garden; but she was tempted and took of the fruit. Then Eve turns to Adam, who is just standing there watching all this going on; and he to eats of the fruit.
Did not God leave Adam in charge as head of his wife and ruler over the garden? But now Eve has become head of her husband and Satan the snake is ruler over mankind and the garden.
To exalt one’s self above their God given position of power and authority is pride, and pride is as rebellion. And pride comes before the fall (Proverbs 16:18).
It is written, the love of money is the root of all evil (I Tim 6:10) but can I say rebellion is the seed of all evil. Adam rebelled against God by rejecting his God given position has head of his wife.
Genesis 3:6b Eve took of the fruit of it, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sowed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where are you? 10 And he said, I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Biblically speaking, to die is to be separated. On the day we choose to live in sin, our sin separates us from God. So on the day Adam chose to live in sin, mankind spiritually died. As a result of that spiritual death, now all mankind, sooner or later, physically dies. That is we, our eternal soul, will one day be separated from our physical body.
With sin comes shame, so we try to cover our shame. Adam and Eve tried to cover their shame by clothing themselves in fig leaves. But by our own efforts we can never cover our shame. Then realizing they could not cover their shame, they tried to hide from God amongst the trees. But God is everywhere, sees all things and hears all things. It is impossible for us to hide from God.
God called out to Adam; ADAM WHERE ARE YOU! Not because God couldn’t find Adam, but because as their loving Father, God wants to draw Adam and Eve back into his loving arms. But now sin separates mankind from God. So what is God, our loving Father’s answer to this sin?
He kills a lamb, and pours its blood out upon the alter; for the blood of the lamb contains the soul of the lamb, and the soul of the lamb is sacrificed to redeem the souls of Adam and his family from eternal damnation; and the skin of the lamb is used to make clothes to cover the sin and shame of Adam and his family.
Leviticus 17:10 And whatsoever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn among you, who eats any manner of blood, I will set My face against that soul who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11 For the soul of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.
The soul of the lamb is in the blood. On the evening of the first Passover feast, each father and husband, as head of his household, was to slay a lamb, and place its blood upon the door post. Thus showing God and the spiritual realm; a soul had been sacrificed to cover the sin and shame of the household.
The principle of the law demands an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a soul for a soul (Exodus 21:22-27). And God being a law abiding God must honour the law.
When God looked and saw the blood, he saw that the soul of the lamb had been given to redeem the souls of all who partaken of the lamb. God accepted the soul of the lamb, as payment for the redemption of every soul who partook of the lamb. Therefore God had mercy upon that household, and death the penalty of sin passed over all that were in that house.
Exodus 12:3 Speak unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, in the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the household of their fathers, a lamb for a household:
Exodus 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.
Just before the Children of Israel entered the Promised Land, Joshua sent two men to view the land, even Jericho. There they entered a harlot’s house named Rahab. When the kings men came looking for them, Rahab hid them upon the roof under stalks of flax. Then before Rahab helps them escape the city she asks a favour of them.
Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shown you kindness, that you will also show kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: 13 And that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.
Joshua 2:18b You shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by: and you shall bring your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all your father's household, home unto you. 19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
Rahab’s token, the sign that guaranteed not only her soul’s salvation, but the salvation of every soul of her father’s household was a red scarlet cord hanging from her window. The red cord is a type picture of the out pouring of the precious blood of Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary.
The eternal soul of man is in the blood. When the blood of Jesus Christ was poured out, it was not just the blood that poured out, but also the precious soul of Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 53:10a Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin,
Isaiah 53:12a Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul unto death:
Matthew 20:27 And whoever desires to be first among you let him be your bond servant – 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and give his soul a ransom for many.
Our eternal souls have been redeemed by out pouring of the precious soul of Jesus Christ, not because we are sinless or perfect; but because Jesus Christ was and is sinless and perfect.
Rahab was a harlot. She ran a house of ill repute, where men came for sex with prostitutes. But by faith she was washed in the blood Jesus Christ and counted as righteous, redeemed from the bondage of sin, delivered from out of the kingdom of darkness and translated into the kingdom light. Not only that, she was highly favoured and accepted into the family of God.
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us highly favoured in the beloved.
Rahab was highly favoured and accepted into God’s family; she married one of the Israelites and became the great, great, great grandmother of King David. And Jesus Christ the Son of God was born into this world as the Son David (Mat 1:5).
When you put your faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ and ask him into your life as your Lord and Deliverer, you are not only highly favoured and accepted into the family of God, you are born again into the family of God.
In the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, a lamb was slayed and its soul was poured out to redeem the souls of Adam and Eve. At the time of the first Passover, a lamb for each household was slayed, to redeem very soul of that household. Then in the fullness of time, God sent his only begotten Son Jesus Christ, the precious Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the whole world.
John 3:14 As Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, even so the Son of man must be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be delivered.
Jesus Christ the Son of God was nailed to the cross and lifted up, to pay the price of my sins and your sins. On the cross he carried all the sins of all mankind, all the guilt and shame, all the rejection, all the loneliness, all the sorrow, all injust anger, all the hate, all bitterness, very sickness, all diseases, and all the poverty and debt, and carried them all away.
Psalm 103:10 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 11 For as the sky is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.
Jesus Christ carried it all away, and then he descended into world of the dead, where he remained for three days.
With the body of Jesus now in the grave and his soul in the world of the dead, Satan thought he had won the war;
BUT!! BUT !!
On the third day Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first fruits, afterward they that are Christ's at His coming.
Because Adam our forefather sinned we are all are born in sin, and we all condemned to die because of our sin. But when we become one with Christ, because Christ died for us, descended into Sheol, and then rose from the dead; we to will be raised from the dead at His coming.
John 3:14 As Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, even so the Son of man must be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be delivered. 18 He that believes in him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Do you want to perish in your sin? Do you want to perish in your sin?
Of cause you don’t, - - - - and you don’t have to perish in your sin.
Jesus Christ has paid the price to set you free from sin. It is a free gift of God from Jesus Christ to you. All you need to do is;
1: Repent of your sin; turn from your sinful ways and turn towards righteousness.
2: Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Deliverer;
Do this and you and your household shall be delivered from sin and eternal damnation.
Although there are many occasions in the Bible where individuals where delivered, the main emphasis throughout the Bible is that he and his household shall be delivered.
Noah and his household were delivered from the flood (Heb 11:7). Lot and his household were delivered from the fire (Gen 19:-). Rahab and all her father’s household were delivered from the destruction of Jericho (Jos 6:-). Cornelius the centurion and his household were all baptized into Christ and delivered (Acts 10:44 – 47) and the jailer and his household were all baptized into Christ and delivered (Acts 16:31). None of these were delivered on the basis of their own just deeds, for there is none just other Jesus Christ who died to redeem our souls. We are not delivered because just lives, but because Christ who died for us is just. My household, your household, likewise is not delivered because I, you or they live just lives, but because Christ who died for us is just and good. Through the sin of one man, Adam, all mankind are condemned to die, but through the justification of one man, Jesus Christ all mankind may receive eternal life. All you need to do is believe, repent and accept Jesus Christ into your life as your Lord and Deliverer; and you and your household shall be delivered.
Would you like to be delivered from Satan’s kingdom, set free from the law of sin and death and translated into the kingdom of God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ? Then chose today to turn from sin to living a good just life, becoming more like Jesus Christ every day. Start now, by getting down on your knees before God. Ask Him to forgive you, and ask Jesus into your life as your Lord and Deliverer. Then find a Christian Church, a church that will baptize you as a public sign of your choice to turn from sin to just living, and a sign of your acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Lord and Deliverer. If you do this you will be delivered and your life will never be the same again.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
Prophet Ken Clark.
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