The Forknowing Love of God
Met The Unfailing Love of God
In The Manger, on The Cross
and Rising, He left The Empty Tomb
Published By Deborah Negron M.A.
September 16, 2019
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Genesis 2:1, 4-4, 7-9, 15-18, 21-25 KJV
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Genesis 3:2-19, 22-24 KJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 1:1-5, 10-14 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
John 3:16-21 KJV
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:7-9 KJV
And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Revelation 5:1-5
Such scriptures are worthy of our long reading. Such knowledge is worthy of our attention.
The gospel of Jesus is so clearly seen from the beginning.
In a nutshell,
He loved us from the beginning.
He was involved wholeheartedly with the work of his hands. God was so distinct in all he did. He created mankind. He created a beautiful place where mankind could dwell. He had made eternal provision in that Garden of Eden.
The Tree of Life was there. Eternal security was present in the Garden with Adam and Eve.
Yet, doubt, Instability, Lies, fear and turmoil were all introduced by the enemy.
On that one day when Adam and Eve ate of the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil, they were doomed to remain in that state of unrest.
Yet God in his mercy,
Removed them from the garden of Eden before they took of the Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life represents here, Immortality.
God refused to have us remain in a state of perpetual sin. So, He removed Adam from being in a state where there would be no hope for his future.
In Mercy God removed humanity from the Garden where there was the possibility of having mankind continue forever in a lost state.
Yet the promise was made. When God said to Eve in Revelation 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Here in this verse God foretold mankind of the one who would come to bruise the enemy on the head.
Jesus was put on a tree. On a cross he bore the sin of all mankind. He was the light of the world. He who had created all we see and know. He who was the Word of God. He was the man on the Cross of Calvary.
He bore the sin that had been plaguing humanity since the days in the Garden of Eden.
That old serpent ‘ the devil ‘ thought it was over on that cross. He was sure that humanity had no hope since Jesus was hung on that tree.
But on The Third Day Jesus arose from the Grave. He alone conquered the Grave. He paid the sin debt. He bruised Satan on the head as God had foretold us in Genesis.
Then He himself is for us the Tree of Life. He is the Life Restorer and the One who gives us Eternal Life free from the punishment of Sin.
In the Garden mankind Fell from God’s protection. On the Cross Jesus paid for our Redemption. In His death our sins were nailed to that tree. Upon His Resurrection we have been afforded Eternal Salvation.
Jesus is that light of the world. He is the Life Gived, The Creator. He is the one who gave Himself for us.
Jesus is the Lamb of God that had all sin imputed to Him. So that we could be delivered and rescued from our fall.
He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He is the long awaited Messiah, the Root of David. He is Yeshua Hamashiah, He is the long awaited King. The Restorer of our Lives.
He was made sin for us. So that in Him we could be made the Righteousness of God.
He took our place in order that we could obtain Eternal Forgiveness and Eternal life.
He is the Great I am, Made Flesh.
The one found In the Manger, On The Cfoss and Absent from the Empty Grave.
He has set the record straight.
He makes all things new.
He has given us a new name that has been written in the Book of Life.
He alone has the Authority to Eternity.
He is that Door in to Eternal life.
Jesus, Do you know Him?
Have you asked Him to forgive your sin and set you free?
Have you known His Light can bring you out of eternal darkness?
My heart’s prayer is that you would know Him today. He alone can Save, Restore and Make you a New Creation.