The Result Of the Fall

She gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
- GENESIS 3:6
Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh . . .
- GENESIS 6:3

I was riding with a professor of theology and asked, “Tell me, what is the main result of the fall?” He mentioned separation, death, sickness, depravity, and more. I then said, “I want to tell you something. If you receive it, it will shake your theological world and change everything—how you see God, how you see yourself, how you see others— and God will get bigger than He has ever been! The result of the fall is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

God had one Son in heaven; this Son needed a bride. God’s plan was to have many sons in heaven to make a bride for the One Son. If man had not fallen, the world would be perfect and populated with perfect people, but there would be no sons in heaven. It means that Jesus was not Plan B. God is not playing catch-up to sin, Satan, and the world. Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. The whole thing was in the mind of God from the beginning. Does this mean God is the author of sin? No, may it never be. Does it mean God knew putting man in a body of flesh would lead to sin? Yes. Think about it. Man is made in the image of God. What would make him submit to God? Therefore, God gives him what he wants: freedom to choose, freedom to have a kingdom, righteousness, and strength, and freedom to imitate God. The end result is that man, not God, messes the whole thing up. However, in messing the whole thing up, man is not willing to exercise his chooser to choose God’s kingdom, glory, strength, and righteousness. This means the defective life of man will need to be replaced, which can only happen through a new birth and Christ in man, making more sons for heaven. Wonderful! Beautiful! Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom of God.

Instead of weeping over your failure, why don’t you ask why you failed, then release yourself to God at the point of your why? The why is what He is dealing with. He knew there would be failures, and He is using them. He is not playing catch-up with Satan. If God is for us, then who can be against us?

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