God created us because He wanted a relationship and He still does.
"Let Us make man in Our image."
What is the image of God?
God is a Trinity:
- God the Father
- God the Son
- God the Holy Spirit
A pastor once asked a little girl to explain the Trinity.
She replied, "Pastor, this is the way I see it, there is three in one and one in three and the One in the middle died for me."
God created us as a trinity - soul, body and spirit.
- With the mind/soul, man craves knowledge
- With the body, man craves food
- With the spirit, man craves God
"... Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." (Genesis 2:16-17)
"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it..."(Genesis 3:6-7)
Did they eat the fruit? Yes.
Did they die? If so, how?
Remember, we bear God's image and are created as a trinity given a Mind, Body and a Spirit.
So we died...but how?
- If we had died mentally in the garden: We'd be brain dead; we couldn't breathe.
- If we had died physically in the garden: The human race would have ceased to exist.
- The only reasonable answer is they died a spiritual death.
How does this affect us?
"Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned." (Romans 5:12)
"For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
How do we find the Missing Piece?
Nicodemus, a religious leader also wanted to know: "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him." Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. ...no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit." (John 3:2-5)
Why do we need a Spiritual birth as stated in John 3?
Because we had a Spiritual death in Genesis 3.
"The Missing Piece" is a Spiritual Birth.
God's plan started when Jesus died on the cross to bring to this world "The Missing Piece".
Our spiritual birth through Jesus cancels eternal death, and gives us the gift of eternal life. It's the missing piece that brings hope, joy and eternal peace. "Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to Him and dine with him..." (Rev. 3:20)
Where is your peace?
Jesus stands at your heart's door, invite Him in and let Him
complete your life. Please pray:
I am a sinner and that sin separates me from You. I need Your forgiveness. Come into my heart, bring the missing piece, for You died on the cross that I may live in freedom with You. Your blood pays for my sins and they are gone forever. I make You the Lord of my life; guide me. Amen.
** The tract also includes a section entitled, "The New Life" that gives a few pointers on walking with Christ.
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