So Who is This Jesus

And Why Does He Matter to My Story


 

God takes the initiative. Nature and all of creation is God’s handiwork.

Consider how you and I ended up on the one planet that supports life. Surely, that is no coincidence.

The Book of Genesis, records how God deliberately designed mankind to have a personal relationship with Him. So the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is our story. 

 

This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. – Genesis 2:4-5 NKJV

 

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 

The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. – Genesis 2:7-9 NIV

 

Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” – Genesis 2:15-17 NKJV

 

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Jesus is the embodiment of the same God who created the earth and all the heavens. 

 

 

 


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We were not created to be robots. God designed us to have a free will, giving us the ability to choose Him or not.

Adam’s choice was catastrophic in scope as we inherited all of its consequences. It caused everything that’s wrong with the world we live in.

 

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

– Genesis 3:1-7 NIV

 

And to the man he said, “Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I  commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” Then the man – Adam – named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live.

– Genesis 3:17-20 NLT

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We have become his poetry, a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One.

Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works we would do to fulfill it!

– Ephesians 2:10 TPT

You didn’t choose me, but I’ve chosen and commissioned
you to go into the world to bear fruit.
And your fruit will last, because whatever you ask
of my Father, for my sake, he will give it to you!
– John 15:16 TPT

 

Inspite of Adam’s failure, God made a way of escape for us through Jesus Christ. This is THE good news!

The cross was God’s plan to take away all that was wrong and broken in the fall and make it right and whole again. 

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

– John 1:1-5,14,18 NIV

 

The gospel shows us that God is actively involved in His original design for our lives, bringing us back onto His original plan of an abundantly rich and extraordinary life.

This is why the gospel story of Jesus Christ is for us today. 

Jesus is the embodiment of the same God who created the earth and all the heavens. 

So it is important to understand that by wrapping Himself in flesh as Jesus the Christ, God emptied Himself of all His gloriousness.

He did that for you and I.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear friends, let me give you clearly the heart of the gospel that I’ve preached to you – the good news that you have heartily received and on which you stand. 

For it is through the revelation of the gospel that you are being saved, if you fasten your life firmly to the message I’ve taught you, unless you have believed in vain.

For I have shared with you what I have received and what is of utmost importance:

The Messiah died for our sins, fulfilling the prophecies of the Scriptures. He was buried in a tomb and was raised from the dead after three days, as foretold in the Scriptures. 

– 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 TPT