When God created Adam, He breathed the breath of life in him. And God created a garden and placed in the midst of it The Tree of Life, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Then God took man and placed him in the Garden, and He told Adam, "Of every tree in the midst of the garden you may freely eat, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof, you shall surely die."
From the begining we had the choice of life and death.
See if you agree with me in this:
- God created life
- The opposite of life is death
- The opposite of everlasting life is everlasting death
- The only antidote to everlasting death is everlasting life
- The only one with the antidote to death is the One who has life
- God is the only cure from an eternal death.
And we were kept from the Way of the Tree of Life... until such a time as we could be redeemed from death and receive eternal life once again. That time finally came 2000 years ago when Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and rose again so that we could have everlasting life.
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:14 "And the Word wsas made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Jesus is the Word that became flesh; the same Word that in the beginning was with God and was God. Jesus is the same God that gave us life, breathing His own Spirit into us so that we could live.
So why then is the blood so important? Why Jesus' blood?
Levitucus 17:11 says, "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I [God] have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."
Only the blood of Jesus is pure enough, holy enough and righteous enough to cure us from the sin of death that infected our blood through the sin of disobedience and separation.
Our original ancestors (Adam and Eve) were exposed to the sickness of sin that imbedded death like a disease into our very DNA. Our life-giving blood needed to be purified back to its original state of life. That is why the Word had to come as Jesus - fully human and fully God - with the DNA of his earthly mother, and the DNA of his heavenly Father, so that His blood could redeem, reconcile and repurify the human race.
But God is a Spirit. And by His Spirit He breathed the breath of Life into Adam. And so by receiving that redemption and reconciliation through faith in Jesus, we too can receive the Spirit of God and the breath of Life, living eternally free from the sin of death, just as was originally intented.
John 3:16, "For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER should believe on Him, would not perish (die), but have everlasting LIFE."
Believe and receive LIFE... eternally.
Power, Love & Peace, ya'll -