Family Redemption

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God had a family. The man’s name was Adam, the woman’s name was Eve. Both were made of the same physical substance. God put Adam to sleep and the first surgery was performed. God took one of Adam’s ribs and from that made the woman and brought her to the man. Adam was asleep when it happened, but he knew she was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. God must have revealed it to him. Adam knew he was to leave all other ties, and be one with his wife. They were both naked and “unashamed”, which means in the original Hebrew, “to pale by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed or delayed” (Strong’s Concordance). In other words, they were not disappointed in each other; they had everything going their way (Genesis 2:18-25).

They both made some bad choices. Sin came into the camp. Sin always brings fear, division, confusion, and death. God prophetically initiated a blood covenant, covering the nakedness of Adam and Eve’s sin. They had two boys, Cain and Abel. Cain murdered Abel. The family unit was destroyed and divided and Cain left home. God’s family became dysfunctional, and true to that condition, it was passed down to all generations.

But God initiated a blood covenant. That covenant has been ratified by the blood that Jesus Christ voluntarily shed for us. Now, not only can we each personally receive remission, the putting away of our sins, and be made one with God, but now we have a basis on which we can believe that our whole family can also receive that release from the deceit and ravages of sin. Where we all have made bad choices that have negatively affected our families, through faith in the love of God and his faithfulness to his word, we can come boldly before God and pray with confidence, thanking him in faith for his salvation being manifested in each of our family members.

Is each family member still responsible to make good choices in order to be in that blessing of God? Absolutely! But with God all things are possible to the person who believes. We can believe for God’s best for our family, and through believing prayer and praise know that God is working his redemption in the lives of our families every day.

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