THEME : BETWEEN GOD AND MEN
BIBLE TEXT: 1 Thimoty 2 vs 1-6
MEMORY VERSE : Act 4 vs 12
INTRODUCTION : Between God and Men is a theme to explore and open our minds to so many between we Men and Our Maker. God as the Supreme being is the Creator of Man himself and hence gave a deposit of Himself on Man and put something In- between. God is the Supreme Being, The Kings of All Kings, He is beyond what I can write. He is a spirit and those that worship Him worship Him in Spirit and truth. Can anything be Between God and Men?. Yes, surely there is.
The Divine connection of Man has created an analogy and a great connection between us and our Maker. Between God and Man are hidden Mysteries that even devil has not gotten to know yet. Man is the Combination of Spirit, Soul and Body and carries an embodiment of God. A signal of God presence is upon every Man; how failure to actualize this reality has been a major problem.
God do place a mirror upon men to see His image in them. Ignorance of Man had made us not to know that there is this strong affirnity between Us and God really made to have been suffering in the hand of Stranger called devil. An Epic center has been gotten by God to amend the Lost relationship and this was made known in the first Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy.
1 Timothy 2 vs 4-6 " Who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. For these is one God, one Mediator between God and Men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time ".
God desire is that all men come to the knowledge of the truth. The truth is Christ, that actualization of this truth is knowing Christ. Not just a man, but that All Men should know the reality of His knowledge. So you as a reader is not left out of this Canopy of God. The Bible says there is one God i.e You have a deal with God. You may feel this strange feeling, but surely there is. An unfinished business Between you and your Maker Almighty God. The world may serve as a gap between you and Him , never mind the Mediator Christ has come to draw you closer to the father and solicit on your behalf for the redemption of the old days.
God + Man = God, God - Man = God
Man + God = Image of God, Man- God = Nothing / Invisible
This reality is that God would still be God without Man. He was even God before the creation of Man . But Man without God is nothing, an invisible being. The Image of God we have carried has made God to really ever be interested in Us. Something Between you and God that really need to understand. An evorgence that Really make Us presentable to Him. Find and press to see what's still delayinh you to come yo the actualization of this reality. A hidden mystery of What Ought to Between God and Men and what has come between God and men.
The question is, what has come between God and Men ?. What could that thing be that has created a solemn bridge between Us and God? . Who gave the Access and for What Purpose to what has come between God and Men?.
1. What Has Come Between God and Men?. [ NAKEDNESS OF MAN ]
The relationship comparison is questionable. Then in the garden of Eden, God fully dwells and come to visit Man even in the cool of the day. What that really came in-betwwen Us and God and served as a barrier from God seeing us.
Gen 3 vs 8-9 "And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife his themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden". What made them hide?. Nakedness?.... The Nakedness of Man was the first entity Man saw on himself and hid away from the presence of God. What really came between God and Men here brought Nakedness. Nakedness of Man was an intruder and has created a bridge between Us and Our Maker.
Gen 3 vs 6- 7 " So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasamt to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise ,she took of its fruit and ate, She also gave to her husband with her and he ate . Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings ".
From seeing to the level of taking part of it , to the level of eating and giving her husband Adam. It was was as a result of this there eyes were opened and they knew they were Nakedness. Devil was really after the Nakedness of Man. Its a great mystery and this paved way for Satan to come in-between. The devil was not really after how many fruit they eat, but the Nakedness that should be Upon Man so that he can come In-beteeen God and Man.
Nakedness of Man is the weapon of falling that paved way for the penetration of serpent in-between God and Man. Devil did not have access to the sealed Man but he has access to the Naked Man. If you still ashamed and Naked then something biq has come in-between you and God. Nakedness is a self mirror devil placed upon man to see himself and that's where the lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and Pride of life generated from . Nakedness has brought about Wordly desire, desires of Men, the Pride of Men and influence of Satan and all these has come in- between God and Men.
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution,or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ". That can there be a Separation of the love of Christ as a result of the nakedness. The tenacity of this mystery is yo show how Nakedness has created a gap and for things to set in between Us and God. Nakedness is a gap giver to so many unrighteous things. It has created a pathway for Sin, gross action of the flesh, far distance from God. This Nakedness has come to create a boundary of temporary Separation
2. THE Bridge BETWEEN GOD AND MAN
There has been this bridge between God and Man. A path way to see God as a result of what happened since the creation of Man. The Only Bridge expected to be in your life should be Christ and no other bridge. What can come to take place of Bridge and Place of Christ between me and my father. There has been a disconnection of Life from Man and God. The extension of the life of God cannot no longer reach man; a need to send a need source of life to Men through this bridge.
Jesus Christ was the first project that God used to restore the affinity between Him and Us. A registered source of life that has cone trully from God to men and serve as there Mediator. The Nakedness of Man requires the urgent need of this new life and unless you accept him as the Lord over your life, you cant access to this new life. Jesus himself confirmed this :
John 14 vs 6 " I am the Way, truth and Life. No one come to the father except through me ". This is a very big entity conded in our Sentence. Jesus confirmed himself as the Way, the bridge to reach the father. The right channel to see God, and without this no affinity can be felt between Man and God. The Bridge between God and Men is made up of this Word Way . Way is the approved bridge between God and Men, though there could be other bridge but the right bridge to get to the father is Christ.
The second Strong component of his bridge is the truth Christ has come to give us. That between God and Men , a bridge has passed in between us to give us our daily meal as the truth. A compendium of data sealed with the name of Jesus. Nothing should come in-between you and God to take the place of the truth. Truth is vaccine and a strong pillar of the bridge that has come to Men through the Bridge of Christ to Us. The Truth can be divided or remolded so far the bridge between God and Men can't be divided . Once the truth is divided ,the bridge between God and Men would be divided. The strongest Entity of this Bridge is the truth Christ himself has come to give Man right from God.
The Third component of this bridge that can come between God and Men through our Lord Jesus Christ is the Life the bridge carries. This is the life of the God, communicated through this bridge. This what makes the bridge of Man visible to the receiver. This is a great Mystery of the Spirit . A bridge that has come between God and Men through our Lord Jesus Christ. The Nakedness of Man is in thirst for this new life in Christ. This can only be found between God and Man. A sealed new life from God, through our Lord Jesus Christ to Man. This is a deep mystery of the spirit that a bridge that convey life has come to Man. You have to pass through this bridge to access the new life of God.
I John 1 vs 2 " the life was manifested , and we have seen and bear witness and declare to you that eternal life which was with bghe Father and was manifested to us ,that which you have seen and heard we declare to you ,that you also may have fellowship with us and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ ". The bridge is available now, but where are the right owners if this bridge?... Let this Bridge of Life come between you and God.
3. WHO GAVE THE ACCESS AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE
The Access of Man to God has been transacted as a result of our response to the trick of the serpent. That Between God and Men, access is available to God and Man alone. The loser of this has been Man from onset. Devil do not formerly have access to Man relationship to God until we lost this access to Him.
There is an access you might have granted to anything that has come between you and God. Man granted devil access and God has granted Christ as an offer to come in-between us and Him. Which one do you like to yield to now . Will you go for the access of Christ the Mediator or the Access of devil which is the Intimidator.
Ephesians 2:18. " for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. "
This confirmation and this access to the father is now in Christ. Man has formerly loss this access to the hands of the devil through the intimidation. What Man could have lost could have been as a result of access you have given that thing. This access what win men and this access came with dominion during the creation of Man. Between God and Men, there is an access for God to see through all he has created. Man obtained this access from God to forsee and operate in some level of God. The access was first tested in Men when God ask me to give names to the animals of the garden.
The access and the image of God works together to bring out the glory of God in Man. This access is a propangada from God to help man to always see him at the time we wish.
Devil came and saw something but between God and Men. He saw that he couldn't unlock the power of the Image, he went further to obtain the Access and Eve submitted this by going for the fruit. The real target of Satan was to get the Image of God that was in Man; he knew by getting this Access he can move closer to the Image. This was an impossible mystery from Satan even till today; he still purse the Image of God in till today.
Zechariah 3 vs 7 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘If you will walk in My ways and if you will perform My service, then you will also govern My house and also have charge of My courts, and I will grant you free access among these who are standing here" .
The Original Owner of this Access is God given to Man through the Image they carry. The access was a free and this purpose of this access is to help man unlock more mystery on the Image they Carry. Satan knows if he first collect this access Man can't fully actualize the complete relevance of the Image they carry. Between you and God was the Image given. This Image has come to serve a purpose of living but where is the Access to seek this mystery?.
God Commanded Man Only if they walk in His ways, Perform his Service and govern His house, have charge over court, thenhe would grant free access . Are you ready to take to this yield. Fight back for your free Access,this Is a deep key transfered Between God and Men. Its Only Your Access that can ascend you in this realm. Devil Confronted Jesus and He denied him.
For What that's Between God And Men to come into full relevance and Manifestation.
The Mediator Christ has come to deliver four Entities to Man.
2. Renewed Access
4. Ability of the Image.
The Mediator has come to deliver some important sealed Information. This is the first entity Man should seek first. There is a gap of the message between God and Men. An entity of communion that makes God pour out his Mind to Men. For there is no other means that he can pour His Mind to except for this great tool of message. The Message between God and Men is sealed with name of Christ with more details and information. You continuous dig in the truth of the word deepens your understanding of the Messsge. God has been using this message to do so many things starting from the old testament down to new testament.
Excodus 3 vs 2 " And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold the bush burned with fire, but the bush was not consumed "
The Appearance of God to Man can come in forms. He can Send the Message himself, send someone or even an angel to appear in delivering the message to Man. The Appearance of God is number one thing we must take note when we want to receive the message. Where ever the appearance of God has been seen, there follows the message. It was after this appearance that God delivered the message.
Excodus 3 vs 7 - 8" And the LORD said: "I have surely seen the oppression of My People who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmansters for I know their sorrows. So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land".
God message to a whole Nation was passed to a Single Man , a blabber to pass the message . An analogy that God does not look at the ability of Man before giving out the message; the message have to accepted my Man first before the ability follows. This Message was encoded by God for many works and set free. A propaganda that has already been finished by God .The message has several keys to unlock so many things in life. All requirements is already given in the message Sent by God to Men.
The message of God to Men is always a complete message without blemish. The very good example of Message of God to Men is the Lord Jesus Christ that has come to give us message of salvation, message of light, message of truth, message of lifting men, message of grace, message of hope, a message of impartation, a message of the Holy Spirit and many more. Our Lord Jesus carried this whole message and He himself is the direct message sent from heaven to meet Men. Its now left to Men the decoder of this messages to find answers to all what they need. Jesus Christ lift a sack of your own personal message, go to him and pick the one he has for you. Am very sure he has come to give you one message or more .
The Message of God to Men carries an embodiment of Speech , literal Talkings , Voice of God, steps to be taken and the undecoded word of God. The message itself can perform exactly like the utterance of God. That the language of God is not English, Hebrew, Greek, Spanish, Latin, neither Hindi. The language of God for the interpretation of this message is light. A mystery embedded in the message between God and Men.
1 Corinthians 1 vs 18 " For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God " . The actualization and limelight of the message Christ came with was pictured on the Cross of Calavry, there is a message signal on the cross up till Christ Ressurected, in confirmation that the message has been delivered. This message came with the power of God
2. RENEWED ACCESS :
The Mediator of Man came with a renewed access . He obtained this access and at His free will gave it to men that has come to the light of the message. The renewed access is license to the father through our Lord Jesus Christ. A cannot be to feel free and meet God in diverse dimensions. This Renewed was brought to Man through our Lord Jesus Christ.
In this dispensation, access are keys to open doors. A visible path way to posses things in the kingdom of God. Anything would not just come between you and God; there is access you might have given to anything that come between you and God. Jesus Christ is the Only Mediator between God and Men; a system was created to stop accept him and Acknowledge Him as the access before he start mediating between you and God. He has come with the access but still need to grab this renewed access from him.
John 6 vs 35 " And Jesus said to them , " I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never hunger, and he who believe in Me shall never thirst ".
Jesus was making this acclamitization that only those that come for this renewed access would never thirst for it again. Is what you believe you go for.It is with the help of this access that we can wallow in the system of God and practice what we want. The renewed access is sealed with the blood of Jesus, a compendium of subjection for our sake. This renewed access becomes impossible for Satan to access, he only want to deprive us of this renewed access. Don't loose your Access for the assets of this world. Devil always want to Negotiate the Assets of this world to claim your renewed access. Don't loose this access the second time. Devil cannot decode the Access or use the access; he is only after taking it away from you. That between God and Man, a system of renewed access has been created to seek the father directly. This is one of the reason why they this period moment of grace. This is because this access has come to Man at a free will. The access is the key of Men and there is value system placed on this access.
The renewed access is what that would renew you, for you can't be renewed without this renewed access. Judas Iscariot lost this access, Peter was about loosing it before Christ prayed for him . Jesus said have come to give you life and this life abundantly.
Ephesians 2 vs 16- 18 "And that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity and He came and preached peace to you who were near, For through Him we both have access by One Spirit to the Father".
This access was renewed on the cross of Calvary, a place of transmission for what belong to us. The defeat of death started from the cross and by this the access was released and renewed. This access qualify us to be part of house hold of God . The access open several doors for you as a child of God, a signal to other realms.A man that has access is a man that has defeated so many things.
Ephesian 2 vs 19 " Now ,therefore you're no longer strangers and foreigners ,but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household ".
The Renewed Access is yours,a gift from God to Men to fulfill the actualization of Gods power upon men. The Access just have to be upon man; this make it possible for man to come to the reality if the image they carry. A man that have this access have full access to the power of the Image they carry. A mystery between God and Man that need the power of Access. The Renewed Access has come to stay and dictate pace in Man's life.
3. The Covenant;
Betwen God and Man is where covenant lies. A system of communication and stimulation brought to place a value system. God was the origin of this principle. Convenant is a promise, incidental to a deed or contract. This is the binding agreement to do something or not. Covenant is one of the transmission that has occurred between God and Men. This covenant has come to stay between God and Men. The early covenant Between God and Men was broken and despised as a result of Mans disobedience. A new covenant has now come through the mediator to serve us a new binding agreement between us and our maker. Convenant is a basement to reshape things and set up things before God.The Image of God Man carries has enabled God to always set His covenant before them. A system of binding things .
Hebrew 9 vs 15 " For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.."
This new Covenant came into place by means of death , a value system that was paid. The basis of this Covenant was to give Men eternal inheritance to many that are called and receive it. This covenant is what the Mediator has come to share with Men, an everlasting promise with great gain. Men need to tap to this Covenant by playing the significance role of receiving and calling. A calling into redemption by the precious blood and those who receive it are partaker of this covenant already.
The entity of Covenant have the role of two or more actors. In this dispensation, is a covenant between God and Men. The role of God is always Ultimately played but Men has always been the failure in this realm. Christ the Mediator has come with a registered convenant with the signature of heavens to come the appearance of Men. The Almighty God has always been conveant and has not failed one.
A bridge agreement of eternal inheritance has come as a result of the inheritance that Christ has come with. We need to guard this covenant with everything it takes to keep it for its original purpose.
Deut 7 vs 9 " Therefore know that the Lord your God . He is God,the faithful God who keep covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with who love Him and keep His commandments ".
Practically God is ready to keep this covenant between Him and Men for several thousand years but for those who agree the terms and conditions of it . It says in that bible verse that for those who love Him and keep His commandments. That is ,the first condition to be kept is to love Him , a regard for this covenant is to love Him. Between God and Man there should a constant show of Love to Him always to make this covenant last. God has loved us with an Agape and Everlasting love. We as a role player in this realm need to love Him to obtain the merit of the covenant. The second protocol to follow in maintaining this covenant is the keeping of His commandments. We can't claim to have this covenant without keeping the commandments. That there is a cordial relationship between the covenant and the Commandments of God. An everlasting bedrock to keep this covenant between God and Men is to Love Him and Keep His commandments.
Hebrew 8 vs 6 " But bow He has obtained a more excellent ministry, is as much as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises ". There is a covenant of love , covenant of peace and others but Christ has come to give us a covenant with better promises. This covenant that the mediator come with is called the Covenant of eternal inheritance. A foundational covenant that was finished through Christ and set come into Manifestation between God and Men. Mans portion is to adhere to their role of the covenant.
4. Ability of the Image :
Man need to cone to the sensation that the Image if God we carry exhibit some abilities. This is secret mystery given to Man by God. This has been in existence since the creation of Man. The Image of God that man bear is a evidence that God would be forever interested in Men. The Ability of this Image is greatly felt between God and Men. The Image of God Man carries has a special Ability of God to do so many things. The Ability of this image has set Man on the limelight to be productive in their doings. This is a special ability of God given to Man through His image.
Genesis 1:26 " And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
The Image of God was a likeness that subject Man to be always loved by God. This is an identity that the devil always clamour to have. A sealed mystery between God and Men to make man actualize in the senses of God. A special design by God and he placed this mystery between Him and Us. The Mediator has come to fully show us the ability of this image , the ability we have not fully manifested. God really want us to manifest this ability for His glory to a full extent. The serpent, devil is aware of how we can fully wallow in this abilities but he can't have the abilities.
Moreover, this is a reality that the Mediator Christ has come t give us unused abilities of this image. This is the attraction between God and Men that make Man to fall into the place of God. One of the Ability of this image is to fall into the position of God; a mystery that makes Map to always crave about God
Colossians 1:15 " He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation ".
Man bears this portion of God and makes us to know that we far above Satan. The Ability is an edge again certain. Satan want to blindfold many about this ability of God. The great power and Ability of God resides in His Image we carry. Image always carry a reflection of the owner, a side or full view of the person they tend to represent. Between God and Men resides this Ability and not to be shown to any other person than Men. As a partaker of this Ability, man need to come to factual use of this Ability because it has a lot of creative abilities.
What part of the Image have you made use of?. Are you Even aware of the power in His image you carry?. You carry a portion of God and yet you don't realize this great mystery. This is a sealed entity that has been place between God and Man
Colossians 3:10 " and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him".
One of this greatest Ability of this Image of God is the ability of true knowledge to create things and be positive in thinking. The Mediator came to unlock this great ability to Man.
CONCLUSION : Between God and Men is a linen sourced from God with several linkages. This Linen Is what connect Man to God. There is a sealed mystery divided into different entities just for the actualization . God himself planted something great between Him and the likeness of His image. The question is what have God not planted in you that has come between you and Him. The Standard has been given and God still want that connection back. Have Jesus today and he would link you ultimately back to your Maker with loaded benefits. With Jesus Christ you can uproot anything that Satan has planted between you and God. Value what's between you and God and never move away from this standard
Deuteronomy 4:3 “Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it? ".
Your conversation with God hasn't ended, with Jesus Christ as the Mediator he can draw you back to where you got it wrong. The Mediator have come to show us this great mystery of the precious things between Us and God. Give Him an access to enable you to Heaven assets. God Bless you bless as you look forth what between You and God.
ARASI KEHINDE ABIOLA