“Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift. The results of the gift also outweigh the results of one man’s sin: for after one single fall came judgment with a verdict of condemnation, now after many falls comes grace with its verdict of acquittal.
If it is certain that death reigned over everyone as the consequence of one man’s fall, it is even more certain that one man, Jesus Christ, will cause everyone to reign in life who receives the free gift that he does not deserve, of being made righteous.” (Romans 5:14-17)
The greatest gift of all is the restoration of mankind back to an intimate relationship with their Creator. The whole purpose of the Cross was to restore dominion and fellowship that was lost when Adam fell in the Garden.
When God created mankind, He knew that he would mess up and fall into sin. Yet He created Adam anyway. Why? Because God is a Father. He wants children to fill His house! He is a good, good Father. Before He even began the creation process of man, the plan of salvation was already in place. The Word of God: Jesus Christ was ready to come to the earth as one of us to redeem us back to the Father’s heart.
The most precious and special friendship anyone can have is that of God through Jesus Christ. To dwell with Him in an intimate relationship is the most fulfilling and satisfying friendship possible. God paid a huge price for the privilege of us coming to Him through the Cross of Jesus Christ. God went all the way to the Cross to buy us back from certain destruction in the Lake of Fire that is reserved for Satan and the other fallen angels.
He could have written us off as worthless and let us all go into destruction along with Satan, but He said NO! I refuse to throw them away. So Jesus came, born of a virgin in a smelly stable in Bethlehem. He lived a perfect, sinless life before God and men. He was accused as a sinner and actually became sin. Every evil act of sin was placed on Him for payment. He paid it all.
Because He was sinless, He was not subject to stay dead, even though He died. The grave could not hold Him. The Bible says that the wages of sin is death. Sin was placed ON Him, it was not IN Him. So He was able to rise from the grave in three days. During that three days, He went and completely defeated and destroyed Satan’s reign of death in the earth. He is now reduced to a con man, who, if he can, deceive you into believing the same lie he told Eve.
You may be fortunate enough to get a great array of gifts this Christmas season, but the gift of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the greatest gift of all…
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