Under Kingdom Financiers Family Of Believers we are not only going to dwell on one side of our own lives on how to be wealthy and finance the Kingdom. God wants us to understand some important information about him and our personal lives.There are some truth that God wants you and me to know and all these things you are going to get them here.
These are the basic and foundational things that will build you up in christ and lead you to know who you are and how God views you as his own son and daughter.
Let me start by looking at Sin and Salvation. And by the time you will understand this I tell you you will see yourself as a child of God.
Acts 2:3 What must I do to be saved?
The Original Sin.
Before we can understand salvation and appreciate the fact that Jesus is our saviour,we must first understand why man needs a saviour and he needs to be saved from.In short, we must understand the seriousness of sin and its eternal consequences.
The first question we need to ask ourself is that, What was God's intention for man or what was his command. Let us read from Genesis 2:16.17:And the Lord God commanded man,''You are free to eat from any tree in the garden,but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,for when you eat of it you will surely die.''
Here the command was not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Now let us see how man responded to what God commanded. Genesis 3:1-13,Here we see that Adam and Eve went ahead and did eat from the tree God has commanded them not to eat from. Here man disobeyed God's command.
The question to ask ourselves from this context is who was the temper and the moment you understand this truth, you shall be free indeed.
The tempter here was Satan the serpent which was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. They disobeyed God. They sinned. Now let's ask ourselves, How did they react after their eyes were opened and they realized they were naked?
The first thing they did, they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. V7
In v8 they hid themselves from the presence of God, this was the second thing they did. And last thing they did man was afraid,mark the word "Afraid"because he was naked and hid himself.v10
Earlier we so how man responded to God's command and now lets see God's response to man's sin..
V8,9 Here we see that God called them back to him,he tried to find them.
Notice the different responses to man's sin:
1.Man covered up and hid from God.
2.God sought man.
Since then things have not changed since the beginning.After thousands of years and countless sins,man still hides and God still seeks.This is the starting point of understanding salvation.
The Origin Of Sin.
The Bible teaches us that sin entered the world as a result of the transgression of Adam and Eve in Paradise.The first sin was occasioned by the temptation of satan in the form of a serpent,who sowed in man's heart the seeds of distrust and unbelief.Scriptures clearly indicates that the serpent,who appears as the tempter in the story of the fall,was an instrument of satan. The first sin consisted in man's eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.This eating was sinful simply because God had forbidden it.It clearly showed that man was not willing to subject his will unconditionally to the will of God, and comprimised several elements.In the intellect it revealed itself as unbelief and pride:in the will as the desire to be like God,and in the affections as unholy satisfaction in eating of the forbidden fruit. As a result of it,man lost the image of God in the restricted sense,became guilty and utterly corrupt,and fell under the sway of death.
If this teachings have helped you in one way or another please write to me about what you have learn from this lesson and how you are going to apply it in your life.
God bless you as you study his word dilligently and prayerfully.