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A Perfect Bridge
6/3/2008

A Perfect Bridge
    
    For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 1Timothy 2:5 (NKJV)
    
    Before the creation of Man, there was no time, there was just eternity, it was seamless. But with Adam and Eve and the fall of man, came a finite existence for all who were to follow. We had sinned and so we had lost our fellowship with God. No longer would we reside in the perfect Garden of Eden, and no longer would we enjoy the fellowship in the cool of the afternoons with our creator. Spiritual death occurred immediately and the process of physical death started as well, we would have limited time from now on.
    
    Man continued to spiral out of control until he was destroyed by God with the flood. Noah and his family were the only remnants of a fallen humanity that had utilized its free choice to live independently of the creator.
    
    The Mosaic Law was introduced after the Exodus and a way was made for atonement of sin through animal sacrifices and the blood provided from them, though it was only temporary. Final atonement was to be made by the Messiah who was to come and deliver them from their separation from God and their bondage to sin. Jesus was that Messiah.
    
    Jesus became the link between humanity and deity, a Perfect Bridge between Heaven and earth. He who is the Eternal Son of God became the son of man. His mission on earth was to help us cross that great impassible chasm, that canyon that was so deep between God and us, that it made the Grand Canyon seam but a small crevice.
    
    As each of His arms were stretched apart during the crucifixion; and as each of His hands were nailed upon the cross of Calvary, it provided an anchor for the bridge that would provide safe passage for the sinner to a place of sanctification. With one hand anchored in eternity, and the other anchored in time, the path was made where we now can come to the Father with confidence through our Lord and Savior, our mediator, Jesus.
    
    Jesus came for a specific purpose, and that purpose was to save us from our fallen state; to provide a bridge that we might find a way home.
    
    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of Gods one and only Son. John 3:17-18 (NIV)
    
    There are many paths in this world leading to many places, and I believe that we will all take a few during our lifetime that we never intended. Nor did we ever imagine that they would lead us to where we ended up. God uses every wrong turn, every incorrect path for something good if we allow Him to be the Lord of our life and we have a will to do His purpose (Romans 8:28).
    
    The narrow gate is the One (Jesus) that leads us over the bridge that He built, and this allows us to enter into an eternal life spent with God in His presence, just as it was with Adam and Eve prior to sin. But we must choose to enter through this gate.
    
    And we do that by believing in Jesus, by receiving Him into our hearts and letting Him be the Lord of our lives. We can freely choose to do this, or we can reject this free gift of salvation. If someone rejects it, they wont have been the first to do so, but it will be their most defining choice ever made and one that will lead them to an eternity separated from God.
    
    Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 (NIV)
    
    STUDY QUESTION: How is Salvation found?
    
    PERSONAL INVENTORY: Do you reflect daily on what God has done through His son for you? With this great gift, do you now seek to share this with others?
    
    APPLICATION: We need to continue to acknowledge what Jesus has done, we must never get jaded to the fact that we were dead in our sins, separated from God. But now we are alive in Christ. Lets share this free gift with as many as possible.
    
    Father, Thank You for building a bridge that allows us to come home to You. Thank You for the free gift of Salvation. Jesus, I place my faith in You and You alone and I just want to say thanks& Amen&
    
    Be Blessed, Scott
    
    

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