The Barter of Vision God has a great plan, a vision. And that vision includes you. Yes, it does, or you would not be here. You are special. You are different from anyone else. The great Creator God personally designed and made you that way. Therefore, you have a contribution to offer that no one else can make. God had to trade goods or services without the exchange of money to him it was sending His Son in to a world exchange it from sin to enteral life with Him. Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. You have value and are not inferior to anyone. Different. Yes, wonderfully different. Remember, you are God's idea; and He never makes a mistake. You were not made to be exactly like any other person. But each of us was made for a purpose. God had a vision about you and has a vision for you. If you don't know God's present and ultimate vision for you personally, right now, let me share it with you. "And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams" (Acts:2:17).The apostle Paul summarizes God's will and vision for all humanity in a nutshell: ". . . God our Savior . . . desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" 1 Timothy: 2:3-4John: 3:16-17John: 3:15). "They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God" (Luke: 13:29). Jesus exchange his life on earth for sin. This was the vision of God before the fall of man. It was in the plan when Adam and Eve sin then once throw out of the Garden of Eden the vision was clear that man is fallible only God could come down to exchange what was fallible because God himself was infallible. o. He created the heavens and earth and man all that is in it. All of creation is accountable to Him. Every created thing lives and breathes and has its existence because of the creative and sustaining presence of God. Sinful man answers to God; not the other way around. What we could not do for ourselves, God stepped in and did for us. We are spiritually dead in the eyes of God and remain so until we receive spiritual regeneration through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. We remain spiritually dead until we are born again. John Calvin wrote: "The only haven of safety is in the mercy of God, as manifested in Christ, in whom every part of our salvation is complete. As all mankind are, in the sight of God, lost sinners, we hold that Christ is their only righteousness, since, by His obedience, He has wiped off our transgressions, by His sacrifice appeased the divine anger, by His blood washed away our stains, by His cross borne our curse, and by His death made satisfaction for us. We maintain that in this way man is reconciled in Christ to God the Father, by no merit of his own, by no value of works, but by gratuitous mercy." God is responsible for our eternal salvation, "namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation" (2 Corinthians 5:19). God caused a double transfer to be made. Our sins were imputed to Christ, and His perfect righteousness is imputed to us. He bore our sins; we are clothed in His righteousness. All of our sins were placed on Christ. He was punished for our sins. All our guilt was placed on Him and He died in our place. Christ's righteousness was imputed to us, the believing sinners in order that we might be accepted by Him. God acquits the guilty sinner who believes in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ for his sins. It is distinguishable from gift which is enteral life. God reconciled sinful man to Himself by making His sinless Son the sin bearer and dying in the sinner's place. Jesus Christ paid the death penalty for the sinner so that God could set the sinner free and declare him righteous in His holy presence. Moreover, He did more than just forgive us our sins; He imputed the perfect righteousness of His Son to us. A great exchange took place. Christ got all our sin and guilt; we got His perfect righteousness standing before God. His righteousness was exchanged for our sin. The economies in many ways had to change to an economy of life more abundantly from poverty and the earth as it was in lack and infected with diseases and plagues. God desire is to rid man from these things by His reciprocal exchange which is immediate and not delayed in time. For one day to God is a thousand years and a thousand years is yet a day. It is usually bilateral, but may be multilateral (i.e., mediated through barter organizations) and usually exists parallel to monetary systems in most developed countries, though to a very limited extent. Barter usually replaces money as the method of exchange in times of monetary crisis, such as when the currency may be either unstable. Therefore which was once unstable man living in sin is now stable by bilateral use from the reciprocal exchange. Therefore money is not sin but to not have it is sin. Because Gods desire and purpose is in the bible for us to use as given example of his elect being able to be lenders and not borrowers. Yes we shall have the poor with us always however we as the Elect of God. Should know enough to sustain our families and help those in need. What a good Christian Barter is are like poems to make you believe in difficult time God has made us more than conquerors we cannot be defeated. Utterly it is a natural act because of the Word of God instill innate in us before the foundation of the world. Many times we can recall things in the bible that we never look at that is because we are the call according to His purpose. There are just some things in us that has already been there even before we were born. We are a nation without excuse. utterly natural act. The apostle Paul told us how God did it. "He [God] made Him [Jesus Christ] who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). The foundation for everything in our Christian life is based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and the imputation of the perfect righteousness of Christ to the believing sinner. that is God's vision prepared and outlined for mankind, including you. It is the offering of, and the way to, eternal life in the kingdom of God: "That whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (God, through His Son Jesus Christ, reveals the knowledge of truth Paul is referring to: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved" (
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Barter of Vision
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