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Isaiah 10 to 14
The Fall of Man is the rather poetic name given to man's first great mistake and loss of relationship with God. The fact is that God gave one rule to be obeyed - and man disobeyed.
Man listened to a story that he would be as a god himself and that he would get something out of it. Man certainly got something out of it! Every sin, evil, corruption, sickness, disaster and death. It was the exercise of a selfish spirit that brought man down – what can I get out of this?
What is God holding back on?
The only way out was a perfect man coming to join us who would be faced with the same choices and yet obey – an unselfish man.
Luke 22:42 "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." NIV
Matthew 6:10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. NIV
Jesus chose the Father's will over His own – this reversal of selfishness blazed a trail to reverse the fall in our lives and Jesus died as a substitute for you and I; setting us free from the punishment due to us.
When we approach God the same way as Jesus ("your will be done") then we are taking a contrary position to the selfish spirit of our age. God is pleased with us when we pray this way, because we are just like his firstborn son. Not only are we accepted by God, but we are reasserting His King-ship when we pray this way.