November 14, 2019: SOAP #3633:  Psalm 149; 1Corinthians 15, 16 (reworked from March 30, 2015 #1943) Scripture:   1Corinthians (NIV) 15:21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.  22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.      Observation:   In this […]

November 14, 2019: SOAP #3633:  Psalm 149; 1Corinthians 15, 16 (reworked from March 30, 2015 #1943)

Scripture:   1Corinthians(NIV) 15:21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the deadcomes also through a man.  22 For as inAdam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.     

Observation:   Inthis we see that the Omnipotent (all powerful) and Omnipresent (everywherepresent) God is also Omniscient (all knowing and all wise).   Heknows how to be perfectly Holy and perfectly Loving at the same time!  Man was created sinless yet yielded totemptation and became sinful.  God couldnot just wipe out sin and pretend it never happened.  A proper holy payment had to be made to equalthe sinfulness of sin.  The properpayment (eternity in hell) would be required from everyone who sinned.  That is unless someone without sin would offerhimself to be sacrifice on behalf of the sinners.  The loving God sent His Son to be that verysacrifice! 

Application:   InAdam, God's holiness demands I pay for my sin by spending eternity inhell.  In Christ, my penalty has beenpaid and I will spend eternity in heaven in the Presence of a Holy and LovingGod!   It is truly amazing! 

Prayer:   Heavenly Father, I cannot wait forThanksgiving"my heart overflows with thanksgiving today!   Father, thank you for Jesus!   Jesus, thank you for dying andresurrecting!  Holy Spirit, thank you forleading me to Jesus! Amen

Pastor Leon
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