God Sent

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But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5)

God Sent

At the beginning of time, the Lord God planted a garden where He placed man to enjoy all the blessings of living in the presence of his Creator. There were two trees in the midst of the garden that represented the goodness and severity of God. The tree of life would give man fullness of life without end. Adam and Eve were not permitted to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil as the wrath of God would come if they disobeyed. Through the deceitfulness of Satan, Eve was beguiled into eating the forbidden fruit and gave some to Adam. As a result of their disobedience, God sent them out of the garden. Before expelling them from Eden, the Lord promised a Seed would come and restore the garden relationship of man and God. Many centuries later an angel appeared to a maiden in Israel and told her she would have a son and shall call his name Jesus. The timing of the birth was in accordance with a divine plan when God sent His Son, born of a woman, into the world to redeem man and return the garden relationship lost in Eden. In the story of the garden, God sent the man out with no hope of saving himself. Announcing the birth of Jesus, God sent His only begotten Son into the world to bring hope to a lost man. In both cases, the grace of the Divine is found in the love of God willing to send His Creation away from him in Eden so that He could send His Son to redeem men. Without the mercy of God, there would be no joy, no redemption and no hope. Losing the tree of life condemned man to the sting of death and victory of Hades.

The early world was destroyed because all the intents and thoughts of men were evil and the Lord destroyed the world with a great flood. Through the seed of Abraham, the light of hope beamed in the heart of men seeking a Savior. This seed came about because God sent Abram away from his home promising to make his descendants as many as the stars of heaven. God sent Joseph into Egypt so that He could bring them out many years later under the leadership of Moses. Because of their disobedience, God sent the nation of Israel into a wilderness for forty years before sending them into Canaan to possess the land. The Lord sent the hand of the Israelites against the people of the land to cast them out because their sin had reached the portals of heaven and judgment had come. God sent judges among the people of Israel to judge them before sending three men to lead a unified kingdom. When the nation divided into a civil war the Lord sent the Assyrian Empire to destroy the northern ten tribes before sending the armies of Babylon against the remnant remaining in Judah and Benjamin. God sent His people into bondage for seventy years and then sent them back home to Jerusalem to await the coming Messiah. Through all these years God sent prophets and teachers to warn and instruct the people but they would not listen. Finally, an angel sent by God appeared to Joseph and Mary announcing the coming of the Divine who would save His people from their sins. At the age of thirty, God sent His Son into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. A few years later God sent His Son to Golgotha outside Jerusalem where He would die for the sins of the world. Three days later God sent his resurrected Son back to earth to testify for forty days the good news there was life after death. Jesus had conquered death and overcame the sting that beguiled the heart of men.

On the Day of Pentecost, God sent twelve men to testify to devout men gathered in Jerusalem the saving grace of Jesus Christ. From that moment on God sent His disciples throughout the world to preach a risen Christ whom God sent into the world that through His blood redemption could be found and hope realized. The day the Lord sent the man out of the garden was a day of beginnings when God would continue to send His message of hope and joy through the ages so that all men could realize the joy of knowing the grace of a divine Father. It was nothing that man could do or say that would bring his eternal hope. God sent His love from the heavenly throne as a measure of His divine love for undeserving men who constantly rebelled against His will. Because God sent His Son into the world, man can receive the garden again where he can commune and walk with the Father in peace. There is great joy in knowing that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whosoever obeys His will can enjoy the paradise of eternal life. By God sending His grace all men can be redeemed receive the adoption as sons.

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