This week I sing 'In The Garden' in the first segment and 'Oh Holy Night' in the 2nd segment. Then, because this is the CHRISTmas season, I went over to Genesis 3:1-15 where we find what made the birth of Christ a Necessity.
We see the birth of the blame game. Adam said 'she made me do it'. Eve said 'the serpent made me do it'. And sin began. "In Adam all sin, and in Christ, all are made alive".
The Problem is in vs. 1 - 7. The Promise is in vs. 15 "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
The Promise fulfilled in Isaiah 7:24 "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bear a son and shall call his name Immanuel" ('God with us'). That VIRGIN birth of Jesus Christ is what separates our salvation and Christianity from ALL OTHER RELIGIONS AND CULTS, ie Islam, Budhism, and any other religion that basis their belief on a DEAD GOD!
Isaiah 53:5 "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was BRUISED (fulfillment of Genesis 3:15) for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed."
Tune in to get the rest of the story.