But God's firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: 'The Lord knows those who are His,' and, 'Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.'
God's Graciousness Saved Mankind From His Own Depravity. The story of creation speaks to the love of Christ Jesus for me. His life is part of the plan for mine, which is His grace. But by the grace of God am I saved, saved from what, my own ways which lead me to destruction and death; always captive to the devil's wicked schemes, for he wanted his own glory, so he used lies to try to kill, steal and destroy every trace of good which God has done. In my disobedience, I was bound to all of that, rebelliously seeking my own path; as we all did. And God who is rich in mercy and grace, looked away from our treachery; instead He was tender, loving and merciful to us. He said, My Spirit will not strive against man, forever. (Genesis 6:3). Jesus became the acceptable sin offering so I could spend eternity with God; it was always His plan, nothing I did could have stopped His will. Praise God that mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13).
Through the Works of a Few Men, the Fate of Mankind is Sealed. A lot has happened since the foundation of the world, and some people will be remembered forever, for the change they made. Through the works of a few men, the course of history and mankind has been sealed. Adam brought sin and death to the enter world. Abraham brought faith and blessings to those who believe. Moses brought the law and judgement to all. Jesus brought grace, truth and eternal life to all who believe.
Jesus is the Perfect Sin Offering. The Lord instructed Aaron, through Moses, to prepare the sin offering which was to be done before the Lord in the most holy place. (Leviticus 6:24-25). But this was never going to satisfy God for he wasn't pleased with the blood of bulls and goats, So He prepared a body for Himself (Hebrews 10:4-5), so Jesus became the sin offering for us. (Romans 8:3).
Jesus Earned God's Glory. Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped (Philippians 2:6). Jesus was God and dwelt in heaven, but he chose to became lower than the angels by coming to earth to exist as a man, of flesh and bone (Hebrews 2:9; Colossians 1:15). He came to do the will of the Father, which is to give eternal life to all those called of God (John 6:38-40). The Father has given the glory to Jesus because of the suffering of death, He is the full radiance of His glory, He has given it to us so we can be one with them (John 12:23; 13:31-32; 17:21-23; Romans 11:36; Hebrews 1:3; 2:9; Colossians 1:15). Jesus is the first fruit of the resurrection of man from the dead. We are children of God, and we have to purify ourselves in this life (1 John 3:1-3). Because Jesus through suffering brought so many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting for the Father to make Him perfect (Hebrews 2:10).
Jesus Has Full Power. Because Jesus suffered death to bring us to eternal life, the Father gave Him the full radiance of His glory and gave Him full power, by putting everything under His feet. (Hebrews 2:6-8) Everything has been put in subjection to Him. Everything was created for him and by Him; everything visible and invisible on heaven and in earth; all the thrones, rules, powers, authorities, dominions. (Colossians 1:15-16).
All of that to say, Your Life is Not A Mistake! God did all of that, to be with you, there was a massive plan that began before the foundation of the world for you, so the devil is a liar to say otherwise. God didn't do all the above for Himself, He was already whole and complete, lacking nothing; He did it all for you. Your life has meaning, value and purpose. All these promises hold true for all who believe for we were born of God, for we learn in John, Who (believers) were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God (v 1:13). The Lord thought of you and wrote your name in the lamb's book of life before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8; 21:27). He opened the womb (Genesis 25:21; 29:31; 30:22-23; Ruth 4:13); He came near and visited your mother, and you were conceived (1 Samuel 2:21; Hosea 9:11). You were created by Him; He knit you together in secret places, even making your inward parts (Psalm 139:13-16; Job 31:15). He has a plan and purpose for your life; it's a plan to prosper you and not to harm you (Jeremiah 29:11; Philippians 2:12-13: Romans 8:28). He would write His law in your heart and He would personally teach you about Himself so that you would know Him (Hebrews 8:10-12). Christ has done His part, now it's time for you to do yours.
Dear heavenly Father, give us the wisdom and knowledge to know these truths, let the power and presence of the Holy Spirit wash over us to renew us and refresh us to bring us into the newness of life, in Christ Jesus. AMEN
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