By Omegaman 3.0
The Universe is Revelation from God
There is a post here which discusses the Bible as the revelation of God. The Bible has very specific information about God Himself, and about that nature of man, and the problems created by the differences between the will of mankind (as individuals) and the will of God. Much of the Bible though, is limited as a revelation, because mankind has a limited ability to understand the Bible. Some things are spiritually understood, and are understood only by those who have God’s Spirit. In this sense then, the Bible is a revelation intended for the people of God.
The universe is different. Though it lacks a lot of the specificity that the Bible has, it has a kind of revelation that is understood (or can be) understood by those with the ability to think, and the powers of observation. This topic, explores some of that.
Rom 1:19-21 God reveals Himself through His creation, there is no excuse to reject God
Acts 17:28 Paul acknowledged Greek poets and philosophers, knew there was a Creator
Acts 14:17 God testified about Himself, as a provider to mankind
Rom 2:4 God's kindness toward us, should lead us to repentance
Rom 2:14-15 Our conscience, tells us there is right and wrong, we understand that
Rom 1:32 People know not to sin, yet even encourage others to sin also
This revelation is available to all, so we call this general revelation
Rom 1:18-3:19 God's wrath and judgement await unrepentant sinners
What scripture reveals beyond this general revelation, and this is very important, is that man is a sinner, sin separated man from God, and this separation is permanent unless God intervenes and provides a way of salvation from our sin and the effects of it. This we call special or specific revelation.
We understand that if someone is kidnapped, and this person belongs to an important, powerful, rich, person, then the kidnappers will want a ransom. (payment)
A "ransom" is a buying back, of something, or of someone.
When you became born again, when you were saved, God paid a ransom for you, and this is the Blood of Jesus.
"you are not your own, you are BOUGHT with a PRICE"....>"You are Christ's and Christ is God's".
The Blood of Jesus, is the full payment paid for your ransom, that has "blood bought" you back to God from your "lost" , "separated from God by sin", condition.
When a preacher or teacher uses the term "blood bought", they are referring to the ransom that God paid, ....a literal payment which is the cost of-for your sin debt that you owed God, that is Hell and the Lake of Fire.
So, the Blood of Jesus paid the PRICE for the eternal judgement due you, so that you would not be eternally damned, and eventually end up in Hell <> Lake of Fire after you died.
All This is the eternal consequence of the payment that God accepted on your behalf when Christ was offering Himself FOR YOU, bearing your sin, and in fact "Christ became sin".....on the Cross.
This Blood Atomentment Payment is eternally applied to you, as a free gift, the same instant that you from your heart, "called on the name of Jesus", and "received Christ as your Savior".
(Justification by Faith) = Alone.
In the present, after you are born again, there are 4 main things that you are ransomed from, based on the Blood of Christ being your accepted "payment due" to God for your LIFETIME of sinning and unbelief.
1. You are redeemed (ransomed from- delivered from) your Adamic Nature
2. You are redeemed (ransomed from-delivered from) Sin's power.
3. You are redeemed from (ransomed from-delivered from) The Curse of the Law.
4. You are redeemed (ransomed from-delivered from) The Devil.
Now there are other things that are involved in your ransom that would be counted as part of your redemption : Becoming an Heir of God and a Joint Heir with Jesus......and also, health, prosperity, abundant life, prayer's answered, etc.
Hello everyone my name is nick this is the first time I've searched for a Christian site that allows you to talk to other Christians, I want to offer my gratitude to the owners of this site, since at this moment all I need is brothers and sisters that I can listen to and can lead me the right way when I need to hear the word through someone, I am only 26 years old and I've been on and off in Christianity everytime I come back to the right path it gives me joy and makes me feel like me and my family is safe I dont go to church anymore because my church moved away very far from where I live but if I can use this site to be closer to God I'd be more than happy that I still got something other than the bible, sorry for my long message I hope I can help others in here as well. Have a bless weekend.
For those of you who don't know, I had GERD. It was so bad I was getting physically sick nearly every day. I had pain all day long, I was not able to eat or drink anything without feeling severe pain, and then having multiple panic attacks after standing or moving for prolonged periods. It HURT so bad I thought I was having a heart attack, and this has happened more than once in my life. I have always had problems with acid reflux to some extent, but the last five to seven years have been really, really bad. It was so bad if affected my ability to work and even walk. Almost a week back, I received some healing from the Lord unbeknownst to me at the time. I ate four pieces of pizza, and had a glass of pop to wash it down as a "treat." Well, it took all the rest of that day, and all into the next day that I realized that I had "forgotten" to take my acid reflux medicine and then it dawned on me...
I had pizza AND pop both. Both of which are no no's when you have severe acid reflux like what I had. Of course, everything I ate flared up my acid reflux but those two things for sure were things I was to definitely STAY away from. I was amazed, then I marveled, and then I was humbled but excited. GOD HAD HEALED MY GERD.
Praise God! I believe more healing is to come. I can't wait to see what the Lord is doing in my life. <3
If God did it for me, he can do it for YOU too!