What Does This Mean? | August 2015
There was no sickness, pain or death in the Garden of Eden. Yet that is certainly not the case for us now! In Paul’s words, ‘creation has been subjected to futility’. Rom 8:20. This situation was triggered when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and took the whole human race into sin and independence. Every day, the world experiences ‘futility’ in the form of suffering, sickness, fear and death. God subjected mankind to futility in hope, so we could ‘be set free from its slavery into the freedom of the glory of the children of God’. Rom 8:21. His plan is not just for suffering to cease. He wants to deliver us into the kind of sonship that will never again fall. In fact, He has provided everything we need to grow to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Monday | 05 October 2015
If Adam had presented himself as a slave of righteousness, his preoccupation would have been to reveal Yahweh through his own obedience to the mandate given to him. A slave, by definition, only does what his master commands him to do. Adam was supposed to have offered himself and his work back to Yahweh. King David, a man after God’s own heart, understood this principle when he confessed, ‘All things come from You, and from Your hand we have given [back to] You’. The fellowship of Yahweh needed to be Adam’s reference point for everything that he was doing and all that was happening in the garden of Eden. Their fellowship was ‘in the Spirit’, and Adam should have set his mind on the things of the Spirit. The outcome would have been ongoing life and peace in the creation. If slavehood had been the fundamental mode of his fellowship...
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This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 1Jn 5:6-8.
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'Restoring my soul' is a monthly daily devotional guide produced by Restoration Publications. The title is taken from the well-known words of the psalmist, ´He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name´s sake´. Psa 23:3. This verse beautifully portrays a vibrant devotional life. The purpose of the devotional guide is to help individuals and families digest the word of God in daily portions.
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