Jesus Lifted Me – Vol 1

Return To The Garden

Hebrews 10:16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

I submit that before the fall of mankind, while Adam and Eve were still living in the Garden of Eden, they did not possess instincts, because God was providing for all their needs, and they did not have any concerns about their own survival. Therefore, they had no need of instincts. I further submit, that after the fall, God provided them with instincts to help insure their survival outside the Garden of Eden. In other words, I suppose you could say that God gave them an instant worldview, which would allow them to get their own needs met, thereby insuring their survival. This caused them in turn to become self centered, and to adopt a me, me, me type attitude. I further submit, that this new worldview/instincts, can be thought of, as what is referred to as, our old sin nature. Throughout the Old Testament we can see the effect that Adam and Eve’s sin had/is still having on our world. I think we can all see that the result of all this has caused man to be capable of just about any and all atrocities in order to get his needs met. God had a remedy however, to once again allow mankind to enjoy having communion and fellowship with himself. This remedy involved giving his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who had no sin, to die a substitutionary death on the cross for your sins and mine. It is only when we call out to Jesus, and ask that he forgive us of our sins, and we invite him into our heart, that we receive a new worldview as indicated by the verse referenced above. In other words, we receive the mind of Christ, and we begin to think more like the way God thinks. We are told in 1 Corinthians 2:15-16, “The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, for “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” Because of Christ’ sacrifice on the cross, we all have the opportunity to once again return to the garden. Praise the holy name of Jesus!

Return To The Garden

Moses led the children of God,

Out of bondage across the desert sand.

After forty years they were allowed to pass,

On over into the promised land.

God still beckons you and me,

To step out on faith for our reward.

Unlike the exodus of Moses’ time,

We’re led across the desert by Christ our Lord.

The promised land exists today,

It lies just beyond the Sea of Doubt.

Jesus knows the way to the promised land,

In Moses’ day He was a scout.

God’s waiting for you in the promised land,

To stroll with Him through the garden.

Have no worries, fear, or shame,

Christ gave His life to secure your pardon.

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