by Christina Farris
1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. Jesus Christ the righteous, righteous after the cross, this is spoken of Jesus, spoken to a letter John the apostle wrote. The same John that wrote the Gospel and Revelations and two other letters. John was at the cross of Jesus, with Jesus' mother Mary as they witness the death of Christ, for the crime of man's law and not the law of God. One is righteous by the law of God, called faith. Abraham believed God and it was credit to him as righteousness. There is a difference in a sin that leads to death and a sin that leads not to death but still means trouble to you or I. What is sin that does not lead to death it is sin that is against the law of man? Jesus died to the law of man. What law is broken that can not be forgiven is the law that leads to death by man's law.
With Christ we have advocator with the Father(God) We have a someone making atonement for our sins of disbelief. There were times in history like Noah were God repented. That is a confusing choice of words for someone, if we think on it long enough, for to repent indicates a turning away from evil act.God repented he made man(Genesis 6:6)on the earth. If we stop and think where is Adam made out of clay on the earth and then placed in garden of Eden. Eve was the woman made in heaven out of the rib of man in the garden.
Right now science has robotic equipment on Mars. I sure if they could play God they would form out of Mar's earth a species of people if they did not find life on Mars through the searching and rolling on the empty planet. If the science world brought back martian made by them back to earth what kind of beings would a martian be, without knowledge of man or knowledge of woman. Only the knowledge about a robot that moved. Now imagine for a moment what was it like for Adam to be in the garden of Eden God made Adam a alien to God's garden so to speak. It didn't take long for man to fail/sin to be sent back to earth and promise that upon is death he would go back to being dust. Science as soon as the martian they brought to earth messed up they shipped him back only to make him wonder about that place of paradise called earth. What if he seen the wars on earth, like the Bible speaks of the war in heaven (Revelation 12:7). Prehaps seeing a time the devil is subdued or controlled upon the earth. The point being has a cycle occurred upon Mars with question about earth? What about the droid roaming on Mars does it feel lonely, afraid, abandoned by man. I doubt it can robots feel these things. No, yet the answer is still the same the robot is still searching for what a place called earth or the things/elements of our world in a distant land.
Man by sending that martian back to Mars has only repented not yet he made martian, but soon would as soon as little martians began to grow without laws and rules to govern it by, the robot knowing not what kind of creature martians are, can only observe and send photoes back to earth for man to decipher. With the first killing to evil actions of man, earth would soon repent they made a martian. Earth is truly searching for a place like civil human world that has laws, that they can understand. Earth is not search for the place God has design for all that believe in his Son. Faith trumping and leading to paradise build and designed by the maker God. A place He and his believers can live together, because our earth and heaven just is not that place. A place that is not heaven or earth, but paradise non the less.
God repented he made man on earth, if he made him from the garden he would been a product of the garden and not the earth. Yet we born again by God's Spirit and no long of this earth by aliens in search of a new land(Abraham is the one searching as an alien in Hebrews 11:6)Abraham desire a better city who maker was God. This yearning for a place God prepared for man to thrive on is not new. The promise land a place of hope and promise of life with God and yet life to live in happiness and peace.
What will get us into the New Jerusalem. The place coming out of heaven we hear about in regards to Christ coming. God repented for making man Gensis 6, but it did not mean he did not love man, so he decide the one righteous man and his family he would save and others he would destroy. Christ on the cross told God forgives them for they know not what they do. He became the advocator for man when he sinned. Christ went back to heaven to sit on the right handside with his Father. Equal to Father, but not capable living on earth without breaking the law of man, as man was not able to live in heaven without breaking the law of God. God's Son went down in sheol(hell) and rose up taking the key, the punishment that no longered prevented man from heaven if he or she believed. Yet Christ had to go away to prepare a place for us, a place for him and us could dwell in harmony together has one in faith has his children, because he made you and I like himself.
If you find yourself wondering if this illustration is far fetched, it is not, because with the whole synopsis of scripture, we see man no longer living with God but finding himself ready to kill Jesus upon one broken law of man. Yet we see a God not ready to give up on man, in regards to raising Jesus back up to teach the disciples, but also willing to forgive us and give us eternal life. Knowing all we got to say God Jesus couldn't live by our rules either. This new place is a place we all that believe in God will dwell. A society built with those that will worship him and place we has believers will be happy, much like the disciples were as they talked and walked with Jesus.
If I had to describe heaven perhaps this is what it will be like. The relationship we strive with God is to love him and others. To be in a place of faith,love,joy, and peace for eternity. God in turn continues to love us and show us we need a special place for both of us to dwell.
Maybe a little bit to liberal in thinking and illustration this morning, but to have a lawyer and to have faith, and to obey God, is all that is required, why because God desires us to love each other and not to war, or hate, the opposition of love. Perhaps we learn to love on the earth for this one reason, maybe that why we still hear on earth to learn to love God's and his laws, and to love others. To teach and demostrate all these things.
Dear Heavnely Father, maybe a little to poetic licensing this morning, but in truth you grace is suffient for those you created by your power and your might. To give us a place built by your hand for both of us, if we only believe in your Son and your ability to prepare a place for us to live with you through eternity. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study: Some Of Christ's words before his death and resurrection to his disciples.
John 14:1-15 KJV
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.