Adam disobeyed God in the garden that God divorced him? The Bible says God drove out the man, the word drove in Hebrew means divorce. Adam chose to be the servant of another entity and God has lost His connection with the son He created from the dust of the earth. God knew this would happen because He made Adam a free moral agent. The Bible says the Lamb was slain from the foundation of the world. In God’s mind Jesus was slain before His appointed time.
1 Corinthians 2:8 None of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.
God had a master plan before He created man to begin with but the devil couldn’t see it coming. God began with a covenant between Him and Abram and then He gave a law to Moses. God said if you take the blood of animals and sprinkle it over the people it covers their sin for a year. The devil liked this idea because it involved death, he had the power of death. God is setting the devil up for total defeat and the re-connection of Himself to the people. When Jesus began His ministry, John the Baptist saw Him and said “behold, the Lamb of God” and Jesus would become the final sacrifice under the Abrahamic covenant. The devil couldn’t see it coming.
The devil knew that if he could get Jesus hung up on a tree that the Father would have to curse Him. What he didn’t know was that curse the Father spoke over Him was the curse of the law. Jesus would bear every curse that men were subject to and redeem all men from the curse of the law. The devil had linked sin with the curse, if God cursed Jesus it was because Jesus had sinned. But the Bible says Jesus was made to be sin. He never did sin, He was made to be sin. After three days in hell the Holy Spirit went down and got Jesus’ Spirit and rejoined it to His body. Hell could not keep Jesus because He never sinned. He did nothing to earn a place in hell. Now every one who believes Jesus died and rose again become the sons of God. They are little Christs or Christians. The devil had no idea he was being set up for the greatest failure ever known.
2 Corinthians 5:19 God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespass unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
At the new birth we are reconciled to God. This means we have been restored to divine favor. Jesus has redeemed us from everything the devil put in our lives. We have been bought back, our connection with the devil has been broken. No more sickness, no disease, no poverty, no more demonic activity. There is just one last thing to do:
Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
It is important that we declare our freedom every day. From morning to night, say this truth: I am redeemed. God needs to hear you so He can contain it and the devil needs to hear it so he is reminded of his defeat. I am redeemed!
Pastor Jerry Lamping
Born and raised in Helena, MT, has been a Pastor for over 20 years.