God has a problem. How can he allow us as sinners into heaven for all eternity? We have a problem. How could we sin when God loves us so much? His solution was to send an example of God in the form of man, Jesus Christ.Our solution is to live by that example and find grace when we fail, because we have no solutions of our own that can last even an Earthly life, let alone eternity.
Why do we try to come up with solutions on our own? Our hearts are hardened and objectionable to change. We are constantly rewarded with Earthly gifts. But these gifts and assistances only fill the glass to a point where the glass gets old, worn out and too small. This puts us in search of things that cannot satisfy ourselves on Earth. When this doesn’t work it should lead to a transformation of soul from somewhere else, but we refuse and consistently search Earth again, trying to satisfy the flesh. This is because our hearts are hardened. Again and again we are objectionable to change, inevitably looking for an Earthly solution. This is addiction. This is the obsession of self. I’ve tried it. Heck, I’ve tried it a lot, and a lot, a lot of times.
Some people think that God created man and Gods plan was to have life on Earth lived out in the Garden of Eden. Man sinned and God made a new plan. This is not truth. The heavens and Earth were created and they were different matters (if you will). For the heavens were created from God and of God. Earth was created by God, but darkness covered its surface (Genesis 1:2). Man was created in the image of God, but from the dust of the Earth. God had to breath life into man for man to become a living being (Gen 1:27 & 2:7). Therefore, being made in the image of God, but from Earthly matter, we were born into darkness and sin (was this a mistake, no, because if we were made from God, in his image and of God, well then, we would be Gods). This has been the problem from the beginning and Gods solution has never changed. This is why Jesus said to Peter and his disciples, “the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
This brings a preview of the next blog, “The suppression of Grace.” Where I explain my belief in why nations and communities that liberate and allow free will are blessed. This is Gods plan. Free will allows for finding solutions. The more free will we are given, I believe, will inevitably tie us into the opening paragraph of this letter and lead us to acknowledging an epiphany of the supernatural. This is Gods plan.
How do we get to the solution of a transformation of soul? Matthew 16:25-26 “[Jesus said] take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?” (Matthew 16:25-26). Redemption from futility is meaningless without God and a savior in Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:18, He chose to give us birth (regeneration) through the word of truth that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created. First fruits are signs of crops and harvests to come.We are made to be Gods first fruits and let everyone know that we are to grow our crops for the awaiting harvest. So why don’t we do it? Our hearts are hardened. Adam and Eve rejected Gods word (Gen 3, The Fall of Man). We are born rebels or “objectioners.” We tell ourselves we can do it on our own, but we can’t. We suppress the truth and reject Gods word all the time. That feeling in your stomach that you should do something, but identity, esteem, or reference to Earth keeps us from it. This is the darkness that covers the Earth. This is being caught up in darkness. This is the glass that never seems to be good enough and never seems to stay full.
The only thing that can break through the darkness in us is Gods Holy Spirit. This is the solution. This is heaven on Earth. John 14:9-14, explains that the Father was living in Jesus and anyone who believes in him can do even greater things than He in His name. This is partially why John the Baptist asked for Jesus to baptize him. However, for Jesus to identify with man, He had to identify Himself with sin. Since he was sinless, baptism was the only way. Through this baptism and Jesus’s recognition of sin, the gates of heaven were opened. For God by the Spirit came to be in our lives to do things we cannot do for ourselves.