Before the fall God walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. This was what God intended, to have fellowship with mankind. But after Satan had usurped the authority of Adam, God had no legal rights on Earth. Dominion was given to Adam and Adam handed it over to Satan. Satan had been the Guardian Angel who tended the Earth before he was cast down to Earth.
God still wanted and wants a relationship with mankind. Even to the extent of offering Himself up as a blood sacrifice once and for all. But how could he do that legally. It was not because of Abraham that God was entitled to sacrifice Himself at Calvary. If you were born in Mexico you can by land it is your right. However if you are an immigrant you can lease the land for 99 years but you can’t own it.
So it is with the Earth. You must be born here to have legal rights. It is the only way to enter legally. Satan entered illegally through the back door. Hence Christ had to be born of a Virgin, not of corruptible seed of a man, but incorruptible seed of the Holy Spirit. I’m not talking about the law that came through Moses; I’m talking about God’s laws.
When we say God so loved the world that He gave Himself as a sacrifice many interpret this as Him wanting us to escape Hell and make Heaven. Never has anything taught ever been further from the truth. It is so much more than this. We say so glibly that for the Born Again believer that Eternity has begun.
But what does that mean? God is the same yesterday, today and forever the same. He wants a loving relationship and intimate fellowship with mankind. He wants “To walk with us and to talk with us”, to quote a well know song. This does not sound like any Church I have attended. This God is like no other God. What other God calls you friend, sons and daughters? What other God lays Hid life down for you? What other God when He has all power and authority because of His sinless sacrifice give it to us, The Church. “We His people, not the man made institutions.”
To have relationship we must relate, and we do through the victory of the cross for ever more. Amen.