CREATION was VERY GOOD and included the TREE OF LIFE as well as the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL in the middle of the garden.
Reference: Genesis 1
As a result of their DISOBEDIENCE, God PUNISHED them and drove them out of the garden and His PRESENCE. Adam and Eve did not die immediately as God had said. Instead, out of His LOVE, God reserved JUDGEMENT on humankind till LATER…
References: Genesis 2-3
But GOD CHOSE a GODLY man called NOAH and made a COVENANT to save him, his family and representatives of all the land animals and birds. Noah had to TRUST GOD and build a LARGE BOAT or ark for his SALVATION. God cleaned the world with a flood but saved Noah and his family as he obeyed God.
References: Genesis 12,15-18, Gal 3:6-18
The commandments and laws showed us the extent of God’s GOODNESS, the PUNISHMENT and the SACRIFICE that is required to be RIGHT with GOD – the shedding of BLOOD.
References: 2 Sam 7, Isa 9:2-7
GOD spoke through Isaiah to declare that a BRIGHT LIGHT will shine. A BABY will be born to a virgin and His name will be called IMMANUEL (which means “God with us”) and He will RESCUE His people.
References: Isaiah 9:1-7; 11:1-5
Out of His LOVE, GOD HIMSELF came as JESUS - SAVIOR who paid for the SINS of the world by taking all the PUNISHMENT upon Himself. By this ALL MEN can be FORGIVEN and be RESCUED from the DEATH that Adam brought.
Just at the RIGHT TIME in the history of man, when the LIGHT from the STAR at creation appeared on earth, it was seen by the MAGI astrologers who followed it to worship JESUS, the newborn KING.
References: Matthew 2:1-12
1,000 years after God’s promise to DAVID, JESUS a DESCENDENT of King David was born and OFFICIALLY declared “King of the Jews” by Pilate.
References: Matt 1:1-25, Luke 4:1-13, Rom 5:12-21, Matt 1:1-17, Gal 3:6-18, Matt 5:17-18, Luke 16:19-31, Heb 9-10, Luke 20:41-44 ; Acts 2:22-36; John 19
On the sermon on the mount, Jesus introduces the Kingdom life - one of LOVE, INTEGRITY, PURITY, to be SALT and LIGHT of the world.
He says that we can ASK our FATHER in HEAVEN for WHATEVER we need to fulfill his orders and we are PROMISED that we will RECEIVE it in order to OBEY Him and LIVE OUT the Kingdom life.
500 years after the PROPHETS predicted the manner of His coming, JESUS came as the SUFFERING SERVANT-KING, to be born to a virgin in a stable, and to die a HUMILIATING and PAINFUL DEATH on the CROSS for our SIN. He then ROSE to LIFE on EASTER to REIGN and INTERCEDE for us.
Jesus is ALIVE and currently REIGNING and PREPARING a place FOR US in heaven.
References: Luke 24:1-8; John 21:1,14; Acts 1:1-11; Acts 2:14-41
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