Seeking God Through a Lens - Jesus Saved Us from What!?
by Deb Powell
When Jesus hung on that cross, He was saving us from something.
I sum up the message of the Bible in nine words:
God created us
Satan stole us
Jesus saved us
In Genesis 1:27a it says:
So God created man in his own image… NIV
In Genesis 3:13b it says:
…the serpent deceived me and I ate… NIV
Then in Luke 2:11 it says:
…a Savior has been born to you; NIV
Not a baby, or a king, or a prophet, but a SAVIOUR. According to the dictionary saviour means to be rescued from something. But it wasn’t from eating fruit!
First John 3:8 says:
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.NIV
What did the devil want to do?
Ruin all creation!
In John 10:10a Jesus says:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; NIV
Man was in trouble but didn’t know why.
He would be living without God’s protection.
Mans’ first sin:
‘Independence of God’
This was when God’s people first learned of GOOD and EVIL.
(Good: God’s ways – Evil: Satan’s ways
In John 10:10b Jesus says:
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. NIV
So do you see now why we need a saviour?
When we’re outside of the creator’s plan we cannot live as designed; peaceful and loving. We need protected from our human weaknesses so we won’t become victims. We shouldn’t fear the enemy though as he has been defeated!
Rom 6:9 says:
Christ rose from the dead and will never die again.
Death no longer has any power over him.LB
When Jesus defeated death, it was then that he totally defeated the enemy. Rising from the grave proved this and brought us newness of life which meant a new start with God.
Oh, by the way… If you want to know what Easter is all about it’s not the Easter Bunny, that’s a whole other story. It’s about Jesus being a sacrifice to save us from evil and to restore us back to the loving God who created us. All we have to do is ask…
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved,
Romans 10:13 NIV
You can read about the state of people’s minds in Romans 1:18-26.
And if you listen to today’s news, you will see people still just don’t get it.
WE NEED A SAVIOUR!!!
Could the world be better? It says in Titus 2:14:
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness, and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.NIV
If you don’t know the danger of living without God read this… (click to tweet)
If Jesus is called a Saviour, we must need to be saved from something… (click to tweet)
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For over 30 years Deb’s writing journey has been challenged by life’s storms. Her strong faith, experiences, and passion for writing and helping people, have been the motivation that has kept her going.
Since God has given her the gift of encouraging, Deb loves to use this to reach others face to face, and through inspirational writing. Her portfolio has been built with articles on such things as, faith, community events and school issues, as well as unique tips for making life easier, homeschooling, and healthy eating.
She also makes her own humorous greeting cards, and writes funny poems for adults, and children. She is on her second light mystery novel, and is looking to publish one of her children’s books.
Deb has always enjoyed photography, but even more since her kids bought her a digital camera for her birthday seven years ago. She loves sharing the majestic beauty of creation with others and likes to add thoughts or lessons to them. She says God shows her a scripture verse for every photo.
Deb is a member of The Word Guild and writes a regular column for Kimberley Payne’s web site ‘Healthy Eating’ called‘: ’Easy Vegan Healthy Eating on the Go!’ Deb has been a vegetarian for 15 years and a vegan for 9. She gets a kick out of people’s reactions when she tells them she lives on a beef farm. Deb lives in the Grey and Bruce area of Ontario, has 3 adult children, and last October her first grandchild.
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