What was it about “the cool of the day” that made their walks so special? With every step, every breath, and every idea that they shared, a supernatural; bond of love was eternally forged, between God and mankind. Daily as Adam and Eve walked with God in “The Garden of Eden,” (the home that God Had Made and prepared for them), together they discussed God’s Plans for man. This filled their hearts with joy and expectation! These times of communion with His Creation were priceless to God, and they still are! God would do anything within His Power to protect this Divine Holy Intimacy with man, and HE DID!
John 3:16 (AMPC);
“For God so greatly loved and clearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
Since Adam and Eve walked with God, why did He give up “His Only Begotten Son” for man?
In Genesis 3:1-13 (NKJV), we read about Adam and Eve’s “Fall of The Heart,” the reason for God’s “Sacrificial Gift” to man.
“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” “And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;” “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’” “Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.” “For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant 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 that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.” “And they heard the sound of The Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from The Presence of The Lord God among the trees of the garden.” “Then The Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” “So he said, “I heard Your Voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked and I hid myself.” “And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” “Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” “And The Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
By yielding to the serpent’s deception, Adam and Eve committed the “first sin” and lost their “Walk with God.” This loss of innocence and communion with God resulted in a “Breach of Heart,” an unspeakable void that could be felt throughout The Kingdom of Heaven! So great was this loss that in order to “Heal The Breach” created by man’s fall, God implemented His Own Redemptive, “Plan Of The Heart,” that we read earlier in John 3:16.
Ephesians 1:5-7 (TPT) gives us additional insight into this Redemptive, “Plan of The Heart”
“For it was always in His Perfect Plan to adopt us as His delightful children, through our union with Jesus, The Anointed One, so that His tremendous Love that cascades over us would Glorify His Grace-for the same Love He has for HIs Beloved One, Jesus, He Has for us. And this Unfolding Plan brings Him Great Pleasure!” “Since we are joined to Christ we have been given the Treasures of Redemption by HIS Blood-the total cancellation of our sins-all because of the cascading riches of His Grace.”
What exciting news, my friend! You and I through The Shed Blood of Jesus Christ and “The Cascading Riches of His Grace,” have been given access to Walk With God Again! We find out in the above scriptures that, “It was always in His Perfect Plan to adopt us as His delightful children, through our union with Jesus, The Anointed One.”
So let me ask you an important question:
Are you walking with God, or are you hiding from Him “In the cool of the day?”
You see my friend when you and I walk with God, there is a Brilliant Illumination of The Holy Spirits’ Presence the emanates from within us. The Resilient Eternal Glow of a Transparent Heart, that lives in total peace and harmony with “The One True God.” A peace and harmony that is so compelling that those we come in contact with are drawn to walk with God, “In the cool of the day,” as we live our lives before them.
On the other hand, when you and I decide to hide from Him “In the cool of the day,” we forfeit our “times of refreshing” as our spiritual wells run dry.
Acts 3:19-20 (TPT) is a refreshing drink from Heaven, and a cooling oasis for our parched and weary souls;
“And now you must repent and turn back to God so that your sins will be removed, and so that times of refreshing will stream from The Lord’s Presence.” “And He will send you Jesus, The Messiah, The Chosen One for you.”
Jesus Christ, “The Anointed One,” is our Personal Savior, my friend, “The Chosen One for You,”……and me!
Ever since the “fall of man” in “The Garden of Eden,” God determined to bring Redemption and Restoration to EVERY Repentant Heart, that calls upon The Name of Jesus Christ for Salvation!
Now is your time, my friend! God is longing to walk with you, “In the cool of the day!”
If you are weary, dry, and loaded down with the burden of sin and ready to repent and walk with Him,“In the cool of the day,” now and forever; please join me in praying the following prayer:
“Dear Jesus, I need you and want You in my life! Please forgive me for the sins that I have committed. I repent for them now. Come into my heart Jesus and be my Lord! I want to walk with You, “In the cool of the day,” I love you, God!
With this prayer of the heart my friend, Salvation through, “The Shed Blood of Jesus Christ” is yours! The reproach of sin has FOREVER BEEN REMOVED from your life as you are now a, “Born Again” Christian….A Christ Follower of The Most High God, Supernaturally Equipped To:
“Be Strong and Live Free…….Boldly For Him!”
2nd Corinthians 5:17 (NLT);
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
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