Before I go to the first question (where are you?), which is directed to all of us, I have to go step by step. First of all, I have to start by praying; ‘God help me here to explain the passages below. I know you have a way of using Jesus through your Holy Spirit to help us, or to get your message across’.
My blogging is about encouragement, however, I have to say it as it is! There is a phrase that comes to mind, ‘if you have something good to say, say it; especially if it is accompanied by Jesus’ wisdom’. Sometimes when you tell the truth about Jesus, you get some people who will disagree but as the Bible says, God will judge (Roman 14:11-12), and is of kindness and justice, Jeremiah 9:24. God is love, and sin separates us from him because He is HOLY.
Christianity is compared to (Eden) – a beautiful garden with full of flowers and fruits, which is based on the principles of love, kindness, righteousness and forgiveness. And if you want to have that fulfilment in life, eat the good fruits. I’m one of those people who love our God, and have Jesus not just as our saviour, but also as our best friend. He said, ‘if you love me you’ll be loved by my Father’, John 14:21. Jesus is normally portrayed in pictures as an attractive man; surprisingly he wasn’t at all, according to Isaiah 53:2, but I believe He had a very kind face.
But, it was God’s plan to stop people to be attracted to him for the wrong reasons; for some would have gone to him just to admire His looks. Oh, he is so handsome! And it could have been a distraction. Evangelism is a calling to any one who knows the truth. Christianity is about listening to God through His words (Bible) and taking in Jesus’ guidance of living a life that pleases Him. As Jesus said, ‘know the truth and it will set you free’. John 8:32
I LOVE READING THE BIBLE;
It has a way of talking to you and taking you right from the beginning all the way to Jesus and up to the end. Every time I read a chapter I feel like I’m there listening and learning. Normally before I start reading, which is an everyday routine, I have to prepare my heart. And if I don’t understand something I ask God to help me, and he normally does through the Holy Spirit.
So right now, I’m going to take you to the Land of happiness, Eden, where Adam and Eve are enjoying a perfect peaceful happy life of living forever. And they love God with all their hearts; a perfect relationship between God and man. I know most people are aware of this story, but I’m going to elaborate on it a bit more. (Genesis 3) Prior to this, I’ve never understood this scenario properly until recently when God opened my eyes to understand it even more, and then I found myself asking the why questions. I don’t know everything but I’m going to try to explain from a spiritual point of view as the Holy Spirit leads me. I hope this can help someone.
To be continued…