- June 8, 2014
- Posted by: Fola Daniel Adelesi
- Category: Bible, Religion
Interesting, God had a plan in mind from the beginning of the world. He set out to execute the plan and a few things turned out differently. Things were almost going in the different direction. The people he had created for a purpose were shifting from that purpose. As if that was not enough, they had already taken with them several generations yet to be born in that shift of purpose. God created man, gave them provisions and made them an offer.
Their first offer was to be in the Garden of Eden. They were to till the land and be blessed by the fruits in the land. You already know that they could eat everything except one thing. Let me save you that story and remind you that they ate what they were not supposed to eat. Trouble started for all the generations that came after them, including ours.
Rather than leave things that way, God decided to fix things and in trying to fix those things he came into the scene himself. All through the Bible we read about how much God loves us and how he demonstrates that love for us.
It is the love God has for us that made him to give us different offers rather than leave us in this world that he created and we messed up. He had a glorious future for us according to Jeremiah 29 verse 11. So despite the fact that we messed up the plan, he decided to create another plan just so we can make it into the glorious plan that he has for us.
Of all the great plans and offers that He made for us, I particularly love the one that says ‘for God so love the world that he gave us his only begotten son.’ That was the only one he had. There was no other option. He had nothing else to look up to after that one yet he let it go just for us. The other issue is why would he do that? The offer says, ‘that WHOSOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’
Because we were the one who messed up this world, we brought death upon ourselves. After we did that, God began to work towards making sure the death does not stand. He still wanted a way out for us just like most parents will not want even their wayward children to die. It was a huge sacrifice for him yet he did it. He released his only son to us just to make sure that we can take on his life which does not die.
What do we have to do to enjoy his offer or to activate the offer? He was generous enough to say that ‘WHOSOEVER’ believes. That means it does not matter who the person has been or what the person is at the moment. So long as you now choose to believe then you can be a part of the offer that God made for you to have everlasting life.
The offer has been made and it was through a great sacrifice. It is now left to you to make sure that you take this offer and activate it. It was for you that Jesus died. God laid down his own son on the cross so that you can live. If you take this offer, you will not have to pay for your own transgressions because it will be credited to the account of Jesus. When that is done, it will also be clear that Jesus had already paid for it and you will be absolutely free!
Please take the offer of everlasting life which God has made today. Remember it was also an offer that came through a great sacrifice. Do not let it go to waste. Activate it simply by accepting the Lord Jesus as your Lord and saviour. Believe that he died for you and begin a relationship with him here on earth. That way, you can still continue a relationship with him after this earth because your future is guaranteed!
This is God’s greatest offer. Will you let it go to waste?