Wired For All Good Things
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
In the book of Matthew 26:39, at the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed passionately to His Father asking ‘Is there any other way by which we can pay for these sins?” At the fall of man, the damage was done. Man fell from grace to grass and brought upon himself sickness, disease, poverty, starvation and death. The fall brought upon us what man was not wired to carry. We were not wired for poverty, failure, confusion or disappointment. We are wired for excellence. This is what made David to say in the book of Psalms 139:14 “I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well”. But the moment man sinned, what he was not wired to have came upon him. However, God’s agenda did not change and so He required a price to be paid so that man would be restored back to what he was originally wired for. That is why Jesus came.
Hebrew 2:16-17 says “For verily He took not on Him the nature of angels; but He took on Him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” The scripture is telling us here that Jesus became a man to feel what we feel. You cannot help somebody when you do not know how he’s feeling, so Jesus had to take on human body and came down to feel what we feel and said let me repair what Adam messed up.
The great exchange took place right there and that’s why as a child of God you must not accommodate sickness and you must shut your door against barrenness, because you don’t belong there. You are alien to disease, poverty and to disappointments. Praise the Lord you have a better heritage in Christ.
Further Reading: Hebrew 4:11-16. Daily Bible Reading: Morning: Psalms 51-53; Evening Romans 2