Thank you for taking time to read this and I pray you are blessed and strong in your walk with the Messiah.
It’s dawned on me that most of you who tune into this blog have repented of your sins, given your lives to Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah, have been baptized, and are currently walking out your faith journey. To all of you thank you for taking time to read these posts.
I want you to know I am planning on covering topics that will assist you in growing deeper in your faith journey with our Lord and Savior, however as I’ve been reviewing my blog it appears that I’ve been jumping from topic to topic. My heart is this: I desire people to be saved. I desire people to be born again. I desire all who become born again to grow strong in their faith and in their walk with our Lord and Savior Yeshua/Jesus.
At this time, what I’m feeling led to do is hit the reset button and start from the very beginning. So, for this week’s post let’s start from why we need a Savior.
In the beginning we were created to be with God. It was His desire to have mankind live with Him and experience His presence and love daily. We are created in His image. Yeshua/Jesus tells us in John 4:24 “that God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We are first a spiritual creation. In fact, our spirits will live on long after our fleshly bodies pass away. Our spirits will either go on to be in God’s presence or they will enter an eternity without His presence.
It seems the more time passes the more society loses its grip on what is right and wrong. How do we know the difference between what is good and what is evil?
Without the existence of God there is no way to know what is truly good. We know from scripture that God is holy. Holy means to be set apart and separate. God’s holiness means He is separate from all that is evil.
In 1 John 1:5 it reads, “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” There is no darkness in God. There is no evil in God. In fact, neither evil nor sin can come into His presence. He is pure. Pure love, pure goodness and this perfection is His standard. Putting it simply, there is no way in which we can obtain the perfection necessary to enter God’s holy presence. What keeps us from knowing our Heavenly Father and what separates us from Him? It’s our sin.
What is sin?
1 John 3:4 reads, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”
“Sin, in its broadest definition, is any lack of conformity to the character of God as is revealed in the living and written word.” Don Stewart from the Blue Letter Bible website.
In the very beginning, going back to Adam and Eve, we find that our original sin was desiring to be like God. And to this day we only want to do what we want and be the god of our own lives. So, our original sin is blasphemy. We want to be equal with God.
We know from Romans 3:23 it reads, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Everyone is guilty of sinning against God.
What is God’s required payment for sin?
In Hebrews 9:22 we read, “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”
The blood must come from a sinless sacrifice. That being known, there is no way we can pay for our own sins, not even with our own blood. We by nature are sinful and have no way of making ourselves holy before God.
The bottom line is we need a Savior.
We are spiritual creatures. Our spirits will go on long after our flesh has died. We are rebellious. It’s because of our rebellion and desire to be our own god that we fell from grace and are now imperfect and sinful. We seek to be our own gods on a consistent basis. If left to our own vices we would all die and be separated from the only One who has loved us for our entire existence. The required payment for our sin is sinless blood. Once our physical lives are over on the earth we will either go to be in the presence of our all loving Heavenly Father or we will be separated from Him and His love forever.
All of us need a Savior.
This concludes this week in the word. Next week, God willing, I’ll share the first step that’s necessary in becoming born again and entering a new life with God. The first step is repentance.
Till then, may the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make His face shine on you and be gracious to you, may He turn His face toward you and give you His shalom.