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Saturday, June 9, 2012

THE MOST AMAZING SCRIPTURE


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One of the most amazing scriptures in the Bible is; but before I get to that let me set the background for this scripture.

As most Bible students know or at least have some opinion about the pre-creation times when there was no earthly realm; The Holy Trinity dwelt in the heavenly abode in an eternal state.

Past creations included angels and all the other heavenly beings. A few had reached a high position like the archangels. Michael and Gabriel and some have included Lucifer in this category. Other religions have identified seven archangels as being in this group. I focus only on the three I feel certain of.

Lucifer overstepped his bounds and ultimately was demoted with the fallen angels. He and his angels were also judged and sentenced to dwell in the lake of fire in the end times.

Then GOD said, “Let us create the heavens and the earth.”

My personal feeling is that the Holy Trinity had a meeting and decided to create something that had never been before. The whole process was complicated and many issues had to be resolved.

Finally it was decided that the earth would serve a multiplicity of purposes. It would be a place of confinement for Satan and also serve a future creation which GOD called man.

Ephesians 2:2 identifies Satan as the “Prince of the power of the air,” a position he was demoted to prior to the creation of man. While he is not omnipresent he works through empowered demonic spirits.

Genesis 1:1-25 tells of the creation process and says in effect “So far so good.” Then in verse 26 the Father says; “Let us make man in our image.” What happened between the time of the creation, and the making of man I can only speculate?

I suspect it was then that Satan was cast out and took residence on earth. This is one of the complications I mention before, the fact that there had to be coexistence between this fallen angel and man.

It’s always fun to speculate about the decision as to how man was to be made.

Could the discussion go along these lines? Let’s make man where he can do no wrong, we know what happened when Lucifer and the angels were given power of choice. Or maybe let’s protect him from all evil so he will remain holy forever.

However the discussion went - - the result was made to allow man to be a decision making being, but along with that he was to be responsible for his actions.

So it was, man was made in God’s image with decision making ability and a set of instructions of what was right to do.

As it happened man failed the first test GOD set before him, but has been given a chance to be retested, and be restored to his rightful position in GOD’S kingdom if he so chooses.

What should the mind set of each and every individual be today? I submit that they should see this time on earth as a time when they are being retested and conditioned for their eternal existence.

When we accept GOD’S restoration and are ready to join all the saints who have gone on, we still must finish our course, and prove ourselves worthy of our calling.

Surely during the discourse on the creation of man the question must have arose “Will man be wise enough to accept the way of redemption should he fall?” The answer to that question is being answered each day as people are being challenged to accept GOD’S forgiveness, and be restored to their fullness.

The challenge to make the right decision is too much for some people and they try to eliminate their responsibility for by ignoring the scripture, “For we must all stand before Christ to be judged.” We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.

They will not join with Paul the Apostle in saying, “The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

So then what then is the greatest scripture in the Bible? I can only speculate but I believe it is;

Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created.

This post is Linked with Charlotte’s Spiritual Sundays

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