There is, in God’s realm, a heavenly decree against us. This decree, by God, condemns us to be separated from God forever. But there is a way to receive His heavenly pardon.
I can think of nothing worse than having a decree declared against us by Creator God Himself! What could be worse!?
But what a merciful act – for God to provide a way of escape!
Look to Jesus. He is the Way.
Jesus Himself said,
“I am the way,
and the truth,
and the life;
no one comes to the Father
except through Me.”
– John 14:5-7
The decree against us is clear in Scripture:
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
For the wages of sin is death…
The way of salvation is also clear in Scripture:
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gracious gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
After all is said and done, we are actually in God’s realm, even here on earth. He is Creator of all.
– John 3: verse 3
Jesus answered him,
“I assure you and most solemnly say to you,
unless a person is born again
[reborn from above
he cannot [ever]
see and experience the kingdom of God.”