E V E L Y N P O I N T E R A U T H O R Victory of Life
PassoverPas s ove r i s t h e v i ct o r y o fChrist which is the victor y oflife over death. The law ofGod is immutable--whichmeans it cannot change. Thelaw of God says t hat t hewages of sin is death. What issin?Sin is the transgression ofthe law. God is not vague--t hat would be cruel andunfair. Because the wages ofsin is so high God made hisl a w c r y s t a l c l e a r. O f t e npeople speak of makingmistakes, perhaps doingwrong, more often they talkof choices of lifestyles. God’slaw does not change even guiltless? Society changes, man changes. God does notthough society changes. That change. This is why we can be confident in God. So, whatwould be unfair. How could is the unchangeable law. It is the law that was given fromone man a thousand years the beginning the only thing that was written directly byago be guilty of transgressing the hand of God. The law is the ten commandments andthe law when another man a these commandments never change.thousand years later is
In the GardenFrom the beginning, fromthe Garden man took sinto himself. And the takinghold of sin was also thetaking hold of death.Deat h is not a naturalpar t of life. Just likewickedness is not anatural part ofrighteousness. Death isalien. God did not createman to die. but made manabove t he animals andgave him a will and theability to choose good orevil. When Adam and Evesinned they made a Weeds like this thistle are just a small partchoice for all of their of the curse from the garden.
Sin and Deathfuture children. A slow they may studiously avoid the things in this world and to livemoving plague was born in old testament, they may elect righteously before God if weall of us, and as surely as the to believe that keeping the are already guilty andsun rises and sets, man is commandments are condemned to die? Thoughborn and man dies, over and unnecessar y. Even for them God’s law does not change,ove r, f r o m g e n e r a t i o n t o God does not change his law. and though god’s law isgeneration. The effect also of sharp and piercing like a twosin is that each generation And man though created edge sword, God’s mercy andappears more wic ked t han above t he animals, given God’s love triumphs over all.the last. power to subdue the earth, built great cities, manufacture It is the blood of Christ thatWhat a terrible predicament wo n d ro u s t h i n g s a n d b u i l t saved us. It is only the fatherwe are in. We did not eat the weapons of great destruction, of us, Christ that could savefruit in the garden but we even with all of man’s us, just as the father of us allwere still born with death in supposed greatness, he is not Adam condemned all of us.our flesh and subject to sin. God! He cannot make a new But we are not given a freeAnd do not think that children law, nor change an eternal pass into the kingdom ofare innocent. The law of God law. heaven. Adam is the father ofdoes not change. Before we all man based on biology. Butcame to know God we have So since we have all sinned, is Christ the father of all menalready sinned! Sin , whether we have a sentence of certain born on this earth? No! Soyou know it is a sin or not is deat h. What t hen is t here Christ came to save all of hisguilty of death. It is a death hope? Why do we continue to children and none of thesentence. Many adults may struggle? Why do we make devils’s children.choose not to read the bible, sacrif ices to give up t he
So how do you identify a child of God--what aretheir characteristics--ever y child has traits similar totheir parents. What are the c haracteristics ofChrist’s children? In order to be a child of yourparents you were born from your mother’s bodyhaving being planted their by your father. To be achild of God you must be born of God. Theresulting new person would then have the traits ofGod. So what then are God’s characteristics? Hewrote them with his own hands thousands of yearsago on two tables of stones. When Christ walkedthis earth the first time he taught us in what mannerto keep these commandments and in what a perfectway to exhibit this law of love. He taught us tokeep the peace, to be merciful and meek, to turnthe other cheek, to give to the poor ect. But mostimportantly, he did something for us that we couldnot do for ourselves. he took upon himself thedeath sentence for all of his children, and beingperfect and having the power over all things inheaven and in earth he overcame this world andthe sin in this world. He rose up in three dayshaving gotten the victor y over death. Therefore, thefirst death that each man goes through is not thesentence that we must fear. Like Christ this is only
temporar y. When Christ went down to the grave in man’s body and came back up thenman’s body was given the same opportunity. But the sentence of death that Christovercame for all of his children is the second death! This is the hope of all thegenerations of the righteous, that just as Christ overcame, we who are one with Christ,who are part of his body, will also overcome! I Corinthians 15:51-57.