He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
Adam had it made. His life was set on a stellar course. The chief end of man (to worship and enjoy communion with God forever) now had a venue. What could possibly go wrong? But alas… the influence of the enemy and the necessary presence of free will changed all that. For everyone. Adam was banished from his eternal home, separated from his creator, and given no hope for reconciliation. Homeless.
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned. Romans 5:12
Do you ever come to the end of yourself and realize, “The creator of literally everything… came to this God-forsaken place (as one of us) just to purchase the life and soul of a person like me… with his own life”? That was obviously a rhetorical question. You’ve been brought to the place where you are now and the redeeming blood of Christ will get you through to your final destination. You are chosen, and because of your relationship with Jesus, you will have a home alongside the children of God!
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:3
Daily Battle Order:
The Lord himself has returned to Heaven and has set the stage for your return. Your mission here is one of pure love and devotion. Honor Him daily with your fruit, with your appreciation of his sacrifice, and with all your heart for that place prepared just for you.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Revelation 22:13-14