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May 18 – My Sins Cause Separation From God

May 18, 2012

“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” – Isa 59:2 

I am going to spend the next several days revisiting what God has done for me.  I’m talking about the scheme of redemption He put in place to save me.  I will start where it all began…

In the beginning of time as the Bible records it, God created mankind in His image (to take on a spiritual nature) as a living soul.  God desired that man have a relationship with Him, free from sin, or even the knowledge of sin.  This would leave him completely guiltless when it came to acts, or thoughts or decisions that might be made.  God, always, from the beginning wanted this to be a free-will devotion to Him.  He never intended, nor created, man to be as a robot, serving Him against His will.  This is why, I believe, that He gave man the commandment to not partake of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; allowing man to make the choice himself to serve and obey God willingly, or not.

Well, we know what happened next.  Man believed Satan instead of God; disobeyed the commandment, and ultimately was cast from the Garden of Eden.  Why?  Because God’s righteousness will not allow Him to dwell in the presence of sin.  It was truly the sins of man who caused the separation.

“Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…” Hab 1:13

If man would have stayed in the Garden, he would have partaken of the Tree of Life, and thus sin would have been in the presence of God forever.  God cast him out and would not allow him back in.  But hold on…

God’s love for man didn’t stop there or even decrease.  He unveiled His plan (which was from the beginning) to make a way for mankind to be reconciled with God; a way for man, once again, to be in fellowship and communion with his Creator (Gen. 3:15).

NOTE: God loved me.  It was not man who fixed his sin problem, it was God who determined the plan.  It is not me who can fix my sin problem, it is God.  My sins will separate me from God if something is not done by Him.

Lord willing, I will continue tomorrow the revealing of this marvelous plan by God to save me.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laurie Huntley permalink
    May 18, 2012 9:58 am

    In our daily lives, we need to ponder that “God’s righteousness will not allow Him to dwell in the presence of sin.” Ok, we get that the reference was concerning the acts in the garden. But, Do we realize that NOW, that is still true of our Father, in his heaven?

    If we act a fool and do not strive to lead a sinless life here on earth, how can he know that we, in eternal life, will be able to stay sinless. Well, we will HAVE TO. He will have to know that we will, otherwise he will not let us stay in his glory eternally. We simply will not be with HIM eternally. Is this not true, that if he sees that you cannot keep from sin, and have refused the blood of Christ, ye shall not live in the heavenly kingdom with him?

    (summary: live life here on earth as if your steps were in heaven. “God’s righteousness will not allow Him to dwell in the presence of sin,” so strive for it here, so he will know easily what decision to make about us for eternity!)


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