Sunday May 3, 2015
The First Garden of Eden
Satan said that if you eat the fruit of the tree you will not die, and he was right. They didn’t die.
God said that if you eat the fruit of the tree you will die and He was right too. They died.
God was referring to a spiritual death.
When they ate, they were saying “My will, not yours”
From that moment their spiritual life ended. Their relationship with God was dead. God’s response is to evict them from the perfect world into this world we know now and we have inherited this spiritual death.
The second Garden was Gethsemane.
When Jesu, the second Adam, in spite of not wanting to go to the cross, said “Never the less not my will but Your will be done.” So, as the second Adam, he reversed the curse.
As He carried out God’s will and died on the cross He made it possible for our spirit to be born again. So as we submit to His will and ask him to come in to our hearts our spirits are reborn by His spirit and a personal relationship with Him is rekindled.
“I tell you the truth” Jesus said, “no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit, flesh gives life to flesh but the spirit gives life to spirit.”
So we are back in the will of God; in His Kingdom.
As spirit filled children of God our answer to Him, when ever He calls, is,
“Never the less not my will but Thy will be done.”