Genesis 2:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
Genesis 2:21-22 New King James Version (NKJV)
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 22 Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He [a]made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
God created us to be in close relationship with Him. God created us to be in close relationship with each other. When Adam and Eve sinned, it disconnected them from God. It disconnected all of us from God. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had the ability to have an intimate relationship with God. When they chose the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they got banished, having to depend on their doings to survive.
John 14:25-27 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Gift of His Peace
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. 26 But the [a]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
When Jesus left the earth, He promised to send our helper. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. It is not good for man to be alone. God knew that we could not have proper relationships without connection to Him. The only way the family dynamic and other relationships can fulfill their true purpose is through Him. Without Him, we experience a void, a disconnection in everything that we do. We have the Holy Spirit who connects us with God. Even in perilous times, we are never alone. Paul was able to encourage the church from prison, being isolated from people because he was not alone. He had a relationship with God through Jesus and help from the Holy Spirit.
Now is the time for God’s people to arise. We have to be the salt that preserves and adds flavor, and the light that illuminates direction and gives hope.
The plum-line is being revealed. It looks like a cross. It is being dropped from heaven to earth with our relationship with Him. It descends and ascends flowing with the exact measurement of perfect love with Jesus at the center. It is balanced on each end revealing the cross. We have been off balance. A wave of truth with no love that sounds like clanging cymbals, then a wave of grace without truth that leads to compromise. God is bringing balance to the Church. Relationship with God. Love that covers a multitude of sin by the blood of Jesus, truth that leads to repentance, and grace that forgives.
This is what His plum-line looks like:
Father I come to you in the name of Jesus, thanking you for not leaving us alone. I thank You for the Holy Spirit. I pray for each person that reads this to receive You into their heart today. I pray that they recognize that Jesus is their Lord and Saviour that died on the cross for their sins and was resurrected that they may have life and a relationship with You. May they repent for their sins and receive Your forgiveness. May they receive the Holy Spirit as their helper that leads them and guides them into all truth. May they confess with their own mouths that Jesus is Lord. I pray for the ones that already believe. Fill us with the help and peace that comes from the Holy Spirit so that our hearts may not be troubled nor be afraid. Give us strength and courage to be a witness to those around them that are lost. Help us live lives that mirror the image of Jesus. Let Your plumb-line be revealed in our lives. Let us be bold to tell the truth in love and humble to extend grace the way that we have received. Lord, we know that all things work together for our good because we love You and are called according to Your purpose. We are expecting revival to take place in our hearts, relationships, churches, neighborhoods, and all over the world. We believe that every knee shall bow and tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord. We want to do our part in sharing Your love and everlasting life. Send us Lord, even if for now it is through emails, texts, phone calls, and social media. Help us freely give access to what You have given us. In Jesus’ name. Amen!