Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | April 26, 2021

The Real Meaning of Life Explained! From Ruler to Tenant

Whether you Realize it or not, You’re Descended from a Family of Tenant Farmers!

When Adam disobeyed God, Satan became the ruler of this world and is even now, “The Prince of the Power of the Air!” Adam’s descendants were doomed to live out their lives on a world controlled by Satan and experience the impact on their lives imposed by the spiritual war Satan was waging against God!

And if that was not enough, Adam’s descendants would be born spiritually dead and with a nature to sin!

What is even more frustrating is there was absolutely nothing Adam’s descendants could do to correct that situation! No matter how good or bad any particular descendant would live their lives, their actions could not bring their dead spirits back to life.

God’s solution for this devastating problem was already in place, I believe the voice in the Garden of Eden that called out, “Where are you?” was the voice of the one who would eventually serve as mankind’s “Kinsman/Redeemer,” the Lord Jesus Christ!

Our Lord knew he would be the one to pay the price for Adam’s reckless foolishness; he would need to be the one to pay the price of redemption!

From Ruling to Recovery

The entire situation for mankind had now been changed, thanks to Adam; mankind would no longer rule God’s creation as God’s representatives but would be faced with the challenge of raising his food on sin-cursed ground!

While facing this challenge, mankind would exist on a world which had now become the scene of an age-old spiritual battle in progress since before man’s creation.

The Old Testament portion of the Bible records God’s dealing with mankind before and after Adam’s fall and prepares mankind for the Redeemer who was to be sent to pay the price of Adam’s sin and restore the earth to Adam’s descendants.

Obedience to the revealed commands of God would be the standard required for God’s approval and a system was put in place to make that possible. That system was called the “Mosaic Law” and served as the basic framework for achieving imputed righteousness from God.

In addition, the promise of a Redeemer and full restoration was made in the person of one who would come in the last days, in Job 19:25-27 it is written:

25 For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth;
26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
27 Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

The Mosaic Law was designed to provide a picture of the work that would be performed by the Redeemer; the one we now know as the Lord Jesus Christ! Christ, as our Kinsman/Redeemer, would accomplish the redemption and restoration that fallen man could never achieve.

Redemption Accomplished!

At the precise time ordained by God, our Kinsman/Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, died on the cross for mankind’s sins and rose again on the third day! The victory was won, the price had been paid once and for all!

Now, full restoration was possible by simple faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. All who received Jesus Christ as Savior would be born again to new spiritual life to become not only representatives, but children of God!

The guarantee given to every one who receives Jesus Christ as Savior is the Holy Spirit who comes into each new believer to live with them forever!

What is the Real Meaning of Life?

Considering the reality of our situation, the real meaning of life is to receive Jesus Christ as Savior, be born again into the family of God and become a child in God’s eternal family! No other decision we can ever make can compare with the critical importance of that one decision.

As born again, spiritually alive, children of God our lives now have new meaning, we have a new job which is described in Matthew 28:18-20 where it is written:

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Why is Total Success in Life so Simple?

It may be hard for some to believe that total success in life comes as a results of the new birth, of being born again by faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. The Satanic world system would have you believe anything but that; when a person is born again by faith in Jesus Christ, Satan loses another victim, one less to join him in the Lake of Fire.

Our mortal lives are nothing more than a pass/fail test with only one question; do you receive Jesus Christ as your own personal Savior? Receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and you pass the test; reject salvation in Jesus Christ and you fail the test!

The consequences of your decision are eternal and unchangeable! Salvation means participation in the First Resurrection; rejection means participation in the Second Resurrection and I promise you that is not what you want!

How can something so important as your eternal destination be so simply resolved, you might ask. Salvation is simple for mankind because the Lord Jesus Christ did the really hard part. I’m convinced the suffering endured by the Lord at the spiritual level far surpassed the physical suffering he experienced by crucifixion.

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

When Christ was made to be sin for us, I believe he was separated from the Father and the Holy Spirit for a brief period at which point he exclaimed:

“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?”

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

When the Lord Jesus Christ was made sin for us, he was totally alone as the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world! He, who had always existed in perfect harmony with the Father and the Holy Spirit was isolated with the sin of the world as his only companion!

This supreme price, which could only by paid for by the Lord Jesus Christ, was the only solution to mankind’s sin problem and if mankind was ever to be redeemed, he was the only one who could accomplish redemption for Adam’s descendants!

Eternal security as a member of God’s royal family is being offered to you as a free gift; I encourage you to receive this gift and be born-again into the family of God!

Next time, The Real Meaning of Life, Living Life as it’s Supposed to be Lived!


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