Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
This is a continuation off yesterday’s blog. If you have not read “Meaningful” please go and read it now. Without having a base to begin with, this blog will not hold any meaningful for you.
What two deaths must occur in order to actively call on the Lord? Did not Jesus tell Nicodemus that a man must be born again to see the kingdom? Well yes He did but that but one aspect, there is another. This other aspect speaks to the two deaths.
Romans 6:2-3 How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
We were dead to God in our sins. We were born spiritually dead, separated from God. Now by faith we are dead to sin, alive in Christ, no longer separated from God. When you become born again, you are born of the Spirit, dead to sin, and then and only then does Jesus Christ become your Lord.
Think of it in these terms, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is a King but not my King unless I become a citizen of Sweden. Calling him King, does not make him my King. Neither does calling Jesus Lord make Him your Lord without being a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Our citizenship is in heaven according to Philippians 3:20 ref. NIV, ESV, NASB.
If you can see this as a hidden message within the context of the framework of Genesis and the two deaths, then you have discovered a hidden richness left to you by God in His Word.
Now why would he do that?