Posted by: judyhitson | October 11, 2016

Glory in God’s Plan

Glory in God’s Plan
by Brenda D. Flowers

Have you ever contemplated how God’s glory is embodied in His Word and His Word is alive?

The Bible begins with God speaking creation into being. God had a perfect plan and his words brought forth life.

Before He made mankind, God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (Gen. 1:26, NKJV)  In verse 31, God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.

Adam and Eve were living in the glory of God’s presence in the beautiful garden planted by the LORD. God gave mankind the opportunity to eat of all the trees except one.

There were two trees in the middle of the garden: the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first man was given the freedom to choose to eat from the tree of life.

The serpent (satan), however, was cunning and knew the power of words. He twisted the words of God to deceive the first woman. In turn, the first man responded with a sinful choice. Man chose not to speak forth truth and he followed woman’s persuasion to eat of the forbidden tree.

Notice, in Genesis 3, how the LORD God spoke to man and woman, sharing the consequences of the first sinful choice.

It is interesting that God also set forth a guard to protect the tree of life.

Yet, even then, God was setting into motion His glorious plan for restoring mankind to an intimate relationship with Him and to a place of glory. Here are the words God spoke to the serpent (satan):

And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.

These words gave the first man and woman hope.

Each book of the Old Testament points to God’s plan. Reviewing in depth Isaiah 52 and 53, one, who is sincerely searching, can see clearly the portrayal of the person who would be the perfect lamb to take away the sins of the world.

When Jesus came to earth and fulfilled the words proclaimed by this prophet, God’s perfect plan was completed.

God sent His Son purposefully! John, the beloved disciple of Jesus who heard Jesus speak while on earth and from heaven, revealed the magnificence of God’s plan.

Jesus is the One who leads the way to the tree of life and to our glorious reunion.

Ponder with me now, how Jesus, in His holy resurrected body, is in the glorious presence of Father God. By fulfilling God’s will for His life, Jesus has brought God the glory He deserves.

The Word is alive! His intercession goes forth.

Now it’s our turn.

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