When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden, they no longer had a way to reach Him as they did before. God communed with them in a very personal way by coming to visit them in the Garden each day. I’m sure they missed that communication terribly when they no longer had it.
They went from living in true paradise and having a wonderful relationship with their Creator, to being banned from the Garden forever and having to make a living by the sweat of their brow. Their sorrow must have been almost unbearable over what they had done. God must have given them some hope, though, that He would make things right in the future. How else could they have had the courage to go on?
When Jesus died on the cross, He bridged the gap between man and God forever. His death made it possible for every person who would acknowledge Him as the only way to Heaven, to be saved and have full access to God.
For hundreds of years, there had been no direct access from man to God. He just spoke to certain people and told them what He wanted them to do. Even great men like Moses and Abraham only heard Him speak to them a few times in their whole life. They certainly didn’t have a direct access line like we do as Christians. Most of the people in Bible times never heard a personal Word from God.
The death of Jesus changed things forever. We can now have full access to God because of what Jesus did on the cross. He died so that we might have eternal life and have a way to the Father through Him. I am so glad that He loved us that much.
Now Jesus is with the Father interceding on behalf of Christians, and the Holy Spirit lives inside us to give guidance and direction. We don’t have to be like the people in Old Testament times. We can have direct access to the Father 24 hours a day. Don’t let the death of Jesus be in vain. Let the Holy Spirit guide you into all truth and help you have a deeper relationship with your Heavenly Father. Life will never be boring or dull again.
Jesus gave His all for you.
This came from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association site. It gives a wonderful word picture of the great sacrifice Jesus made for us.
This post written by Cathy Deaton.
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