THE GOODNESS OF GOD REVEALED IN SALVATION (27)

 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light” Genesis 1:1-3.

LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus is God’s plan for humanity.

We have stated from a careful analysis of the Genesis scenario that God does not react but He pro-acts. Salvation, the new creation, eternal life or redemption were not reactionary but pro-actionary. So the bible opens up with the revelation of God’s love for humanity; that is, salvation, the new creation, eternal life. So the goodness of God is the message of the bible. Salvation in Christ is the crux of the message of the bible. The bible therefore, is God’s love book or God’s love story. Remember, salvation is in the saviour. So the message of salvation will be understood in Christ (the saviour). So, “soteriology” (the study of salvation) is “Christology” (the study of Christ). Back to Genesis; recall, the light of Genesis 1:3 is the tree of life of Genesis 2:16-17 which man rejects as an act of his own will. But even after man rejected God’s plan in Genesis 3:6, God again in Genesis 3:15 still announces the plan of redemption, it reads “…the seed of the woman shall bruise thy head…” This is the promise of redemption. The seed of the woman here is Christ in prophecy; this is the prophecy of the incarnation where God will become a man to save man; that is, God will execute the plan of Genesis 1:1-3 in that incarnation where God becomes a man to save man. This again is the love of God.

So, the spirit of God in Genesis 1:2B which is the light in verse 3 and the image of God in verse 26-28 which is also the tree of life in Genesis 2:16-17 is the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15. So, this is Christ communicated in different shades, in different figures of speech. Jesus therefore, is the plan of God’s love and goodness will be seen in Christ, why?

  • He is the saviour.
  • Salvation is found in Him.
  • He is the redeemer who makes redemption available.
  • He is the believer that delivers from the rule of darkness.
  • He is the life, eternal life is found in Him; outside of Jesus, you don’t have life. Hallelujah!

INSTRUCTION: You are the loved of God; acknowledge this.

PRAYER: Thank you my Lord for your unconditional love that found me; changed my state from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: Life outside Christ lifeless.

DAILY READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 3

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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