The Plan of God is to restore the soul of man once
As I continue to travel through the epochs of time, through the Scriptures, the Lord God reveals components of His plan to restore the soul of man. The quantum of time from the death of Moses to the ascension of Jesus Christ reveals the complete plan of God. Prior time segments revealed the importance of various components of God’s plan of salvation, mainly faith, water and blood. However, during this period the importance of the Spirit is revealed.
From Adam to the death of Moses many prophets spoke of God’s plan to restore the soul of man to Himself. The most profound and explicit declaration concerning the operation of the Holy Ghost in this scenario came from Joel.
- “And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed. And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit,” Joel 2:27 – 29.
This was the Lord’s way to inform us of the advent of His Holy Spirit. However, many questions are unanswered. When will this prophecy of the coming of the Holy Ghost fulfill? How will God “pour out” His “spirit on all flesh”? How will humanity know this is the work of God? On whom will the Spirit of God be poured?
First King David tells us in the Book of Psalm, that “Salvation” belongs to “the LORD”, Psalm 3:8. Therefore, any restoration or saving of the soul of man must come from God. God is a Spirit. How will this happen? God knew there was no one in the earth to restore the soul of man. For the Scripture tells us:
- “And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him,” Isaiah 59:16.
Who was the man that God became to restore the soul of man?
Therefore, the “arm” of God “brought salvation” to Him. God became man to redeem, restore and to reconcile sinful man to Him. Yes, because there was no person in the earth to restore the soul of man to God, God decided to do it Himself. Therefore, God became a man.
- “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory,” 1 Timothy 3:16.
Who was the man that God became to restore the soul of humanity? From Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden God has been revealing his plan to restore the dead soul of man. Subsequently, He revealed components of His plan across the ages through His Word. Now, these components must manifest and must operate in one person, one man to achieve God’s plan for the restoration of the fallen soul of humanity.
Therefore, in the fullness of time God chose a virgin according to His Word and informed her of His plan. He sent His angel, Gabriel, to tell Mary that she has found grace in the eyes of God. Consequently, God will impregnate her and she shall carry His child.
God became man to restore the Soul of man to Himself
Gabriel informed the virtuous and compliant Mary of the God Child’s gender, father, royalty and name, Luke 1:26 – 38. Consequently, the Spirit of God impregnated Mary and she gave birth to a God Child, Jesus Christ. In him all the components of God’s plan of salvation to restore the soul of man will operate. Man will need to believe on Jesus; wash by the water of baptism; receive the outpouring of His Spirit and accept the potency of his blood to atone for his sins to accomplish the restoration of his fallen soul.
Finally, by the mercies of the Lord Jesus Christ, if he tarries, I shall continue on this topic tomorrow. To recap since the fall of Adam God revealed His plan to restore the soul of man. Since then, He has revealed components of His plan. The main components of God’s plan to restore the soul of man are faith, water, blood and the Spirit. All these components agree in Jesus Christ, God becoming man to restore the dead and fallen soul of man to Himself.