I'm All About Relationship, Not Religion | Stir Me Up Lord!
God sent Jesus so we could be reconnected with Him, so we could experience eternal salvation and restoration as rightful heirs to God's Kingdom. We lost our legal rights to God's Kingdom when one man, Adam, sinned by giving over his dominion to the devil - all for an apple. Eventually God gave us the Mosaic Law so we could redeem ourselves, but soon after man began creating their own laws and calling them religion - in doing so, they drew closer to their pious laws and further away from God."Yes," said Jesus, "what sorrow also awaits you experts in religious law! For you crush people with unbearable religious demands, and you never lift a finger to ease the burden. (Luke 11:46 NLT)Man made their own laws, the Pharisees crushed God's people with their legalism and religion. Jesus came to fulfill God's laws not man's law - that's why they crucified Jesus; they were so far away from God that they were unable to recognize God's only Son. "Don't misunderstand