Welcome to Day 1 in our third and final week of our study ‘He Came from Heaven to Earth’.
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How could God redeem all that was lost? How could He buy back what Adam had sold out?
Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Galatians 4:4- 5
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
When Adam sinned and sold out the human race, all heaven must have asked how would He be able to save mankind. A great gulf was made between man and God. Man was sold out and needed a nearest of kin to redeem them- someone who was the closest family member. But the price for man’s redemption was an eternal price, which only God could pay.
How could God redeem man?
By sending His Son just like sinners to Redeem them.
Romans 8:3 NASB
For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,
‘A drowning man can’t save another drowning man’. This is a saying that I had heard a lot growing up. It is saying that if you find yourself in the same bad situation as someone else, you won’t be able to help that person because you both will need help.
But God sent His Son in our bad situation to save us.
But you see, even though Jesus became us as sinners, His perfect obedience to His Father kept Him from being plunged into the same helpless situation as mankind. He wasn’t drowning when he came to earth. Oh no! When he came, He came as the lifeguard, the Saviour, the Redeemer.
Finally the Mystery of how God would redeem man was revealed and that mystery would start in the form of a babe.