So our challenge today is this—let’s take an honest look at ourselves and evaluate if we are living by Paul’s simple advice: “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
Our Heavenly Father, with His Holy Spirit planted firmly within us, fills us with His fullness. Jesus Christ lives in our hearts with a love so big that it is impossible for a human being to completely comprehend.
Each of us having tasted of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” will be eternally thankful for the work of our savior, Jesus Christ, when He nailed each of our evil lessons to that cross outside Jerusalem many years ago.
One of the phrases my pastor uses is this: “We are a ‘microwave’ society but we serve a ‘crock pot’ God.” Over the generations we have become impatient people, we have a strong desire for immediate gratification.
This is why the temple veil was torn apart at the time of Jesus crucifixion. “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” (Matthew 27:50-51)
The assuring love of God, and Jesus, along with the true presence of the Holy Spirit within our souls; is the hope to fill us with joy. The hope is this—Jesus has already defeated death! He is the first fruits of the resurrection. He has shown us that He truly is the Messiah.
When time had become “full,” God implemented His plan of redemption. Jesus Christ stepped down from heaven. This Son of our most gracious and loving Creator chose to come to earth, take on the fragile body of a human, and redeem God’s people unto Himself!