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Romans 5 Part 2–The Only Workable Countermeasure

So, the reality that God’s love was shown when we were at our lowest point only tells half of the story.  The other half of the story is that God’s response was a countermeasure to the attack of the enemy.  Sin entered the world through Adam.  That had to be some salad to trade life and immortality just to learn that you are standing naked…right.  So, man’s choice to become equal to God only doomed the world to be separated from Him.

God allowed men that free choice to someday allow us to choose relationship with Him.  Therefore, while sin came in the world through the act of a man; redemption also followed suit.  Jesus came and was a man just like us.  He was tempted in all the ways we are tempted. He lived as God intended men to live and did all that He could to show us how the Father’s true character and how much God really loved us.  

Then on that fateful Passover weekend, Jesus was crucified for our sin.  He rose on the third day and just as sin was brought into the world through the acts of a man, God took sin off the table with the acts of a fully human Jesus. The only countermeasure that would suffice.  Philippians 2 says it best, “Jesus, who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped.  He therefore emptied himself of his divine nature and became a human.  Being found in Human form he became a servant and obedient even to death; a death on the cross.”  

It was the only possible countermeasure.  God did it willingly simply because He loves us.  We only need to accept the gift.   What a great gift and reminder of how much He loves us.  We need to feel the urgency to share his message of hope to anyone who will listen.  We also need to trust and follow Him through good times and bad.  We know that He has a plan for us, and our only duty is to trust the Lord and follow that plan! 

God Bless You


12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—

13 To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.

15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

20 The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, 21 so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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