It really urks me that people don’t realize why Jesus came to earth. It’s one thing for unbelievers to not get it but when born again, saved people don’t get it is a whole lot tougher. It’s like telling a university graduate or professor even, that they didn’t teach and learn what they were supposed to in school. That’s a poor example as that sometimes is true, but I’m gonna leave it.
Ok so God made Adam and Even. They were perfect – sin free. They had everything they needed in the garden and they were in fellowship with God daily. They were given the earth and were told to have dominion over it. We know the story, they sinned. In sinning they lost their benefits and by default I believe they even lost their dominion over the earth. The deceiver now had control.
But all that was not a surprise to God. He already had a plan in place for man’s failure. He had a plan which would redeem us back to perfection and allow us to recover all that we lost. The seed of the woman will crush the serpent’s head. No, I do not know why God didn’t just get rid of satan and save us all the trouble but I will be sure to ask Him when I see Him.
“For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”. John3:16. We all know it but did we take the time to understand it. Whosoever believes in Him, believes that He is who He said He is. The Son of God, yes but also The Christ (Annointed One) like Peter pointed out. Annointed what? King, Sacrifice and Priest. But not only do we have to believe who He is but we also have to believe what He taught/what He said, the two cannot be separated.
All throughout Old Testament there are signs of One who would come, The Messiah, The Saviour, A King. Finally, in the New Testament the One we have been waiting thousands of years for was born. He starts His ministry and teaches mainly on a kingdom that he says is here, at hand, within reach. He didn’t only teach of His death and resurrection or of heaven. Nope, He spent a lot of time teaching on His kingdom. He even said we shouldn’t worry about what we should eat and drink like everyone else around us because it is His Father’s good pleasure to give us this kingdom! What!!
He told Nicodemus that in order to see and enter this kingdom he needed to be born again. So born again is not the end result, it is not a free pass to heaven either but actually gives us access to something we couldn’t previously see or enter into. He says anyone in this Kingdom is greater than John the Baptist who He says is greater than anyone born of a woman Matthew 11:11, that would be all of us except Adam and Eve. This should certainly get our attention. No?