God could have created anything He wanted, without all of the wickedness of man-whatever His will it must come to pass. Had He chosen it, we would have been perfect from the beginning, but as a potter shaping a lump of clay, although it starts out as dirt from the earth: the Potter's hands shape and reshapes, until it becomes a vessel that only He could create. Spending time with His children is what God enjoys, which is why He created us-conforming to His will enables us to inhabit His presence, where we receive Joy. The fall in the garden was no surprise to God; He knew what man would do before placing him there, just as He knows what you and I will do. All of creation leads up to Jesus Christ, and His oneness with the church. Coming in the flesh as the "Son of man," allowing His flesh to be nailed to the tree, removed the curse by "...being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree" (Gal. 3:13). And His resurrection completed the building of the (New Tabernacle), where those of us who have accepted Him as Lord and Savor dwell: now permitted into the Holy of Holies. Jesus told the Jews (speaking of His time in the tomb) He would "Destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days" (Jn. 2:18-20). "But he spoke of the temple of his body" (v. 21).
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