God is Faithful, even to the Fool
The bible as a whole is a book of the failure of man to honor God for who He is, and for what He has done for us. Satan was present in the Garden of Eden when Adam was there in the beginning of the book, and he is present in the book of Revelation at the conclusion of the book. From beginning to end, the Bible describes the ‘Goodness of God’ toward mankind. Everything Adam would ever need was placed in the garden with him, and he enjoyed it all, until he disobeyed God’s command to not eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Since that time God has made a way for man to be blessed, and at times man has honored God and reaped the blessings of it, but for the most part men play the fool and refuse to honor his Creator.
Then along came Jesus, the Word of God, and the Son of Man, who restored unto man the blessings Adam enjoyed in the Garden of Eden. However, most men do not understand why Jesus came and why He had to die because they do not take the time to understand God’s plan for man. Adam partook of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the garden and died because of his sin, and today, men are dying by the untold thousands because they are still eating from that same tree. But in spite of the fact that all men sin and fall short of the glory of God – He still made a way for them to regain their former glory through Jesus Christ His Son because God is faithful to His creation.
Because of man’s failure, Jesus brought God’s blessings to earth with Him, and the blessings of God are still in operation in the earth today, but so is the curse that has been here since Adam’s fall. God said in the Old Testament men continue their sinning ways because, “men love evil more than good.” The times haven’t changed all that much. People still love evil more than they love God. And there are people in this country who call themselves Christians, and by doing so they are proclaiming to the world, “This is what Christ is like.” But these people are phoneys. They do not know Him, they don’t act like Him, and they have never really understood that His greatest desire is for them to walk in the blessings He has provided for them. The truth is the world feels sorry for the church because the church which is the greatest institution ever created can’t offer them hope because the majority of its people are sick, broke, and disgusted. Frustrated with life because they don’t know enough of God’s Word to understand it breaks His heart to see His highest creation living in this way. God didn’t create men to live as paupers. He intended for men to live at the level He created them to live. God created man to be a king who would rule and reign on the earth all the days of his life. But, man allowed himself to be deceived into thinking because he has sinned, that God is against him. Nothing could be further from the truth. God hates evil, but He is not against mankind. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world, (mankind) that He gave the life of His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Jesus made it abundantly clear in this scripture that if we do as God commands; He restores us unto our original glory. Adam was created a king, but died a fool. Why? Because he refused to listen to God and did things his way. In the end it cost him dearly. He lost everything God had given him. But God didn’t give up on man and every manchild born today comes into this world a king, but as he grows people tell him what he will never be instead of telling him what God says he is, and in the end the majority of men die as fools never having come to the understanding that God will forgive them for their tresspasses against Him and restore unto them a right relationship with Him. People will tell you – you have to do all kinds of things to be pleasing to God, but most of them are not only lies, they are not scriptural. God made it easy for man to open a dialogue with Him. All we have to do to start the presses rolling is ask to be forgiven. If you meant it, you were accepted and your life and your desires will begin to change. You become God minded, whereas before, you only thought of yourself. If you didn’t mean it when you asked to be forgiven, God knows, and there will be no change, you will have to try again. If you are sincere in your request, God will not turn you away.
After all, He sent Jesus into the world to show us what a man’s life could be if he would only honor his heavenly Father. If God didn’t intend for us to have access to that kind of life, Jesus would not have been our example. But instead of honoring God for His goodness, mankind killed His Son. And to this day men continue to believe the lie that they will never amount to anything unless they are smart enough and powerful enough to take it from someone else, and because men believe such dribble, to our shame, we live way below the level of life God intended. DThrash
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