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The Need for a Savior
The position God gave man over all the natural world was later abdicated to the spiritual outlaw—Satan. This resulted in the need for a savior. Since it was man who had sinned, a man had to pay the price. Yet no man qualified to fully redeem, restore and reinstate mankind. “For all [had] sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Only God could qualify, yet it had to be a man. The answer? God incarnate, in the flesh. And not just the creation of another man.

This man had to come by the same natural means as other men—the womb of a woman. Every aspect of His life had to be exact, and He could have no divine attributes other than those available to every other human being (Phil. 2:6-7). And there had to be the most miraculous transaction to ever happen in the spirit realm. He must, through no sin of His own, become one with sin and death and become the literal substitute for all mankind.

He must plumb the depths of all that hell has to offer, suffer the penalty for all sin and triumph over all of death’s domain. Then, the future must be secured so that there is never again a loss of oneness between God and man. Only resurrecting Him from the dead into a glorified body and positioning Him in the Godhead, again on behalf of all humanity, could guarantee such a glorious outcome.

Now, because Adam had given the rights to the earth over to Satan, God could no longer scoop up a handful of dirt and speak to it. The earth was under a curse.

So God began again. While man was still in the Garden, God spoke the Word toward the end result He had desired from before the foundation of the world. Speaking of woman’s offspring, He said, “He will bruise and tread your head underfoot...” (Genesis 3:15, AMP) . Since men held authority in the earth, God then spoke through chosen people, proclaiming every detail necessary to bring His plan to pass.

After several thousand years of divinely inspired speaking, the seed of the Word of God was planted in the womb of a young virgin girl named Mary and “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).

Spiritual law triumphed. Faith-filled words created a natural body for Jesus. But equally important to the plan of God is the fact that we, too, are born of that same incorruptible seed of the Word of God (1 Peter 1:23)!

When we make Jesus the Lord of our lives, our spirits are born again from death to life; we are seated with Him in His godly position and the Godhead dwells in us (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:9-10, AMP).

And someday soon, we will take on the remainder of our redemption in glorified bodies. Hallelujah!

If we think that our regeneration and resurrection are make-believe, we will have no faith to fully walk out the miraculous, glorious and joyous plan of God for our lives. It’s not make-believe, it’s Christmas!

First published in the Dec. 2013 issue of Believer's Voice of Victory Magazine
Excerpt permission granted by Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka: Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Terri Copeland Pearsons
Web site: Terri Copeland Pearsons
Terri Copeland Pearsons, eldest daughter of internationally known minister Kenneth Copeland, first discovered the adventures of prayer as a little girl praying at her grandmother’s side. Drawing on that rich heritage of faith, she connects people with the living presence of God, teaching them who they are in Christ Jesus and how to pray from that position. Terri and her husband, George Pearsons, serve as Senior Pastors of Eagle Mountain International Church (EMIC) at Kenneth Copeland Ministries, where they have pastored for over two decades. They have an international commission that takes them all over the world. Since 1995, Terri has ignited the fires of prayer at EMIC through Prayer School and through a dynamic network of prayer groups; she has brought life into the prayers of believers worldwide.

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