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Why You Need Jesus To Succeed.

by sesan oguntade  
5/14/2009 / Christian Living

The Bible in Genesis chapter 1 contains the beautiful narration about the creation of heaven and the earth by God Almighty
It was a great project that was initially conceived in the mind of GOD. His plan was to create heaven and the earth all that must inhabit them. The bible says in Gen 2:1.

"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished,
and all the host of them"

He created all these with a single WEAPON-HIS WORD. Was God successful in His plan to create a beautiful heaven and the earth and all that must be in them? Let us see from this passage.

"And God saw everything that He had made and, behold
it was very good. In addition, the evening and the morning were
the sixth day"
Gen 1:31

Yes, God was very successful. From the scripture quoted above, all He created were GOOD.
Now, Let us see whether God satisfied the second condition mentioned earlier on in the definition of a successful person. We want to know whether God actually guided somebody to do what he has done.
Let us confirm this from these two Bible passages,
"And God said; Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth"
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the
Ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breadth
Of life, and man become a living soul, And the Lord
Planted a garden and there He put the man whom
He had formed"
Gen 2v7and 8.
God actually created man and gave him all he needs to act like Him-what a kind GOD!
Therefore, God satisfied the two conditions in our definition of a successful person. God was therefore Very successful at creation.

Adam's Error
Adam and Eve (the first two creations of God) committed a blunder by disobeying God.

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her and did eat"

Gen 3:6
With this mistake by the first couple, man lost the attributes placed (deposited) into him by God at creation to be a success. A great loss even made God to curse man.
(Gen 3:16-19).
Man was eventually sent out of the "garden of success" (Garden of Eden) where everything that man needs to succeed was present. With this garden out of the reach of man, the fate of man was uncertain. Success has totally eluded man.

Even though, man had lost this privilege to be a success, God knew it could not continue that way for long. He knew he must provide a WAY out for man to enjoy those privileges again.
Jesus became the WAY out for man to enjoy those attributes lost in the Garden of Eden.
"The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him, and said, behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world"
John 1:29
Jesus came, suffered, died, and resurrected taking our sins away and making us precious again in the sight of God and most importantly giving us the opportunity of enjoying those benefits from God that can make us successful people.
What a nice Jesus!
Dear reader, my success and your success is tied to Jesus
Do you want to enjoy at all times the success qualities of the Almighty? Then you need JESUS?

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