Shepherd's Cross Christian Helps Ministry
(1 Corinthians 12:28)

Following in the footsteps of the Acts of the Apostles, written by St. Luke, Shepherd's Cross Christian Helps Ministry exists by the grace of God to further the first century Apostolic tradition serving in the Great Commission.

(St. Matthew 28:16-20)

An Acquired Taste

“Taste and see that the Lord is good! How blessed is the one who takes shelter in Him!” Psalm 34:8

Adam walked and communed with his Creator, God. The goodness of God was pleasurable and tasteful to Adam’s spiritual palate. This was in Adam’s ante-fallen state.

Adam took and he did eat … “when the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.” Genesis 3:6

Adam did hide from God … “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard.” Genesis 3:8

God came looking for Adam … “But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” Genesis 3:9

Adam, in his fallen state, abandoned the taste for God. He hid from his maker. Likewise, we, through Adam’s action, have inherited a palate that resists the taste for the goodness of God. In order for us to recover from this fallen state, God the Holy Spirit has to create within our human spirit a new palate that may be able to absorb the vitamins and minerals of God’s grace along with the desire for the flavor and aroma of the Divine. In order to do this we must accept a Divine blood transfusion via of the cross of the Son of David, King Messiah, the Lord Jesus – the Holy One of Israel.

King Messiah says, “Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his home and share a meal with him, and he with me.” The Book of Revelation 3:22

“I even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no savior.” Isaiah 43:11

When I was, seventeen I responded to Christ… “But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of Thy salvation.” Psalm 69:13

Will you open your heart up to the Lord Jesus and ask for His forgiveness? Or will you respond to the Blessed Trinity like Adam, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid” Genesis 3:9.

“This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, that has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved.” The Book of Acts 4:11-12

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