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Meditation _ May 14, 2017

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EASTER MESSAGE SERIES – FIRST AND SECOND ADAM 4

JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD WHEN THEY NAILED HIS LEGS TO THE CROSS

Man suffered a great loss in the Garden of Eden after eating the forbidden fruit. The curse of God on man says “…Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food…” Genesis 3:17b-19a

After this curse, man has to perspire before he can succeed. Hard labour became the only way to succeed in life. Results could no longer be achieved effortlessly. Why? This is because God put a curse on man as regards making ends meet. Jesus came to redeem mankind from this curse by shedding His blood from his legs. By this act; man now enjoys speed in the race of life. Like someone said,

“you will no longer work as an elephant and eat like an ant.” The work of ten days can now be achieved in one day by God’s divine speed. That does not mean you will be lazy. What it says is that God will make things easy for you and bless the works of your hands.

The big question is: Are you enjoying this level of grace?

The other blessing from Jesus shedding His blood from the legs is the fact that man now has dominion over the affairs of life. When God created man, He told man to “…have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:28b-29a. Man lost the privilege of being in charge where God puts him.

On the cross, Jesus, got back this lost glory. He now put us in charge of His creation. Beloved; are you in charge of your office, marriage, family, etc and the place God placed you? Or is the devil making life difficult for you? You are to take dominion of that office, that class room, that family and every where He sends you to. Jesus has paid the price for you. You are to enjoy, and not to endure what God has given you.

Take your position and be in charge. It is your right. Jesus Christ paid the price through the shedding of His blood on the cross of Calvary from His legs.

To be continued…

Ven. Solomon O. Makun

(Chaplain)