Scriptural Passage: 1 Cor 1:30, Col 1:13-14
Welcome to another episode on the Gospel Exposition blog.
I pray that you become blessed as you read and digest this wonderful piece of Christ’s message.
Today we are taking a good look at the topic “God’s redemption plan“. Many questions may be crossing your mind as you read this. If I would take a good guess, questions like “What is God’s plan? How do I fit into this plan?”
Don’t worry. Everything will be made clear as you continue reading.
Before we delve deeper into this, I want you to know that God’s plan for man is always good. His plans are forever in our favour.
“But as it is written, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,” nor has it entered into the heart of man, “the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” – 1 Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)
When God created Adam and Eve and provided the Garden of Eden for them to live in, His plan was that they live eternally, enjoying God’s presence and glory. Gen 2:8-15. However, Adam and Eve trespassed and erred from God’s will through the deceit of the devil. They fell short of the glory of God. Gen 3:1-7, Gen 3:9-11. As a result of this trespass, they were chased out of the Garden of Eden. God also told them of their fate for disobeying Him:
“In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” – Genesis 3:19 (KJV)
From that time, man was totally separated from God. A middle wall of partition – SIN, was created because of man’s disobedience and revolt and this became the fate of all men born and unborn. Rom 5:12, Rom 5:17.
However, God was not happy with man’s sinful state. Therefore, in the fullness of time, He revealed His redemption plan for man. At this point, it is vital to note that, the purpose of man’s creation is for continuous fellowship with God, and man could not sustain that relationship with God in his state of sinfulness and death. The blood of bulls and rams could not wash away the sin of man.
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.” – Hebrews 10:4. (KJV)
God had to do something, hence, His plan of redemption. A gradual unfolding of God’s redemption plan spans through the Old Testament. Various promises of the fulfilment of God’s plan is spread across the prophets’ documentation. When the fullness of time came, God manifested His redemption plan in His only begotten Son. 1 Cor 1:30, Eph 1:17, Col 1:14.
A quick summary of God’s redemption plan – (Jesus) is seen in 1 Tim 3:16 (MSG),
“This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough: He appeared in a human body, was proved right by the invisible Spirit, was seen by angels. He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples, believed in all over the world, taken up into heavenly glory.”
The redemption plan of God is manifested in Jesus Christ. Heb 9:12. It is a great mystery that exceeds our comprehension. Jesus became the supreme conqueror of sin and death through his indelible work of salvation. 1 Cor 15:55-57. Jesus came so that man could be restored to God. He came so that man could enjoy the presence of God as it was in the Garden of Eden at the beginning. It is imperative to note that God’s original plan to give man eternal life is available to as many that believe in His Son (Jesus):
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 (KJV)
Anyone who accepts Christ as his Lord and personal saviour automatically becomes a partaker of God’s redemption plan. Such person now has eternal life, hence, the fulfilment of God’s original plan.
We enjoin you to accept this invitation of God today. We urge you to accept the manifestation of God’s redemption plan in His Son, for in Him is eternal life.
If you want to accept Him into your heart, say this prayer and we are sure you will have perfect peace,
“Father, I have sinned against you and come short of your glory, please forgive me today. I accept Jesus into my heart, I believe in His death and resurrection. Please Lord, make me a partaker of your eternal life. Thank you Father. Amen”
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