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Know God in a Year #2 God Puts Himself on Trial!

Introductory note: “In the beginning was God.” Literally the Hebrew Intro “Elohim”–plural–there is one God and three beings fill that position. So I call Them–Abba [aka Father], Adonai [aka Jesus], Ruach [aka Holy Spirit] in my series Love’s Playbook, the Bible with backstory. These blogs reflect that. You may find it awkward in the beginning. I hope you grow to love it as I do.

We were created in love, and for love, but free to choose against it—this was God’s blueprint for the universe, and this was our beginning.

Lucifer, in becoming Satan, had defected, had lied, had introduced doubt, and had seduced a human to choose to “…be like God and know what They know,” breaking the genetic code for the whole human race.

God could not force them back. Force is contrary to Their character and government.

Love cannot be forced; it can only be awakened by love.

But knowing our vulnerability, when God (“Elohim”) decided on our creation, Adonai* had offered a remedy since love and freedom had already been challenged. If humans failed, He would become a human and succeed. Then disadvantaged, broken, dual-natured beings could still see, experience, and choose God’s love.**

Satan’s purpose was to separate God from man. Succeeding with the first two, he worked to twist our perception of God into anger and fear, or distract us with pleasure.

However, separation from God brought suffering, and the suffering made us look for God. Even though Satan blamed it on God.

Adonai’s proposal was He becomes a man (Jesus), so He can enter our world without destroying us. Attraction to Jesus, believing that God is like Him, will reunite us with God, transforming us.

So Elohim put God on trial.*** And Adonai volunteers to become Jesus the expert witness. His life and his willingness to suffer and die will show the cause and effect of unselfishness (God’s love and true character), of selfishness (Lucifer’s true character), and of evil (sin which is separation from God) causes death.

*Exodus 6:3 (footnote in the Masoretic text) Adonai is the one of the Three “Elohim” who became our sovereign messenger and later became Jesus. **Ephesians 1:1-10 ***Romans 3:4


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