Salt & Sonshine – April 26th, 2017
There was a time in Heaven when all was perfect peace and joy. The angels rejoiced and praised God and His Son because of their love, and holiness.
There was perfect harmony and purpose. Then Lucifer, one of the angelic beings, began to covet the praise and desire the honor given to God. He conspired with many of the angels and thought he would become like God and instead, God kicked him out of Heaven.
God created the planet Earth and then formed man out of the dust, in His own image and put man in charge of His handy-work. It would have been perfect except Lucifer, satan, showed up and quickly deceived Adam and Eve, and they fell from the wonderful relationship they had with the Father, who would come down to the Garden of Eden and fellowship with them in the cool of the evening.
God had to deal with the sin of mankind and He sent Jesus to take the form of a man and at the appointed time to give His life for man-kind. It was a man that sinned and it had to be a man that would pay the supreme sacrifice for sin. Jesus lived as a man teaching and preaching and demonstrating what God the Father was like.
The Jews rejected Jesus, and the Romans ridiculed and mocked Him. The gentiles would soon become aware of who Jesus was and many would accept Him as their Lord and Savior. Also, many of the Jews would open their heart and receive Him as well.
Jesus has returned to Heaven and occupies His seat beside the Father. He returned just like He said He would. At the end of His earthly life as a man, when Jesus died, He went to Hell and took the keys of death and of Hell and defeated satan and all his hosts. Then He returned from the dead and many saw Him before He ascended to Heaven.
Soon, just like He said He would, Jesus is going to return to earth to catch away all those that have truly put their trust in Him and they will ascend with Him to Heaven. God’s plan is coming to pass exactly like the Word of God declares it would. If you are a Christian, rejoice for soon you too will be in Heaven with Jesus. If you are not a Christian, if you are reading this, there is still time, but perhaps not much. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and forgive you your sin and He will because He said He would, and has already paid the price for you to become a child of God. Your choice.
God loves you. Heaven cannot be earned by good works and none of us, of ourselves, could ever become good enough. It is only through the grace of God, exercising your faith and the cleansing by the blood of Jesus that opens the door for you and me and everyone else.