God's Roadmap

Sharing God's roadmap of grace to avoid the pitfalls and potholes of life.

"Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart" (Proverbs 3:3).


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sin is Gone

Death entered the garden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis chapter 3) because the wages of sin is death. God  covered them in animal skins (Genesis 3:21) resulting in the first animal to be killed.

God foretold he would provide a way for man to be redeemed of his transgression (Genesis 3:15).
Until the Seed appeared people had to make an animal sacrifice to cover their sin with blood. But an animal sacrifice could never wash away the sin, it was only covered for a time (Hebrews 10:4).
God provided His own flesh to be the sacrifice on the altar (Hebrews 10:10).

Here are a few prophecies from the Old Testament about the Messiah and the New Testament fulfillment. 

           
Messiah would be born of a virgin: Prophesied in Isaiah 7:14; Fulfilled Luke 1:26-31

Heir to King David’s throne: Prophesied in Isaiah 9:7;Fulfilled Romans 1:3
Messenger would prepare the way: Prophesied in Isaiah 40:3-5; Fulfilled 
Luke 3:3-6
Be declared the Son of God: Prophesied in Psalm 2:7; Fulfilled Matthew 3:16-17
Hands and feet would be pierced: Prophesied in Psalm 22:16; Fulfilled John 20:25-27
Bones would not be broken: Prophesied in Psalm 34:20; Fulfilled John 19:33-36
Resurrect from the dead: Prophesied in Psalm 16:10; Fulfilled Matthew 28:2-7
Seated at God’s right hand: Prophesied in Psalm 68:18;Fulfilled Mark 16:19
Be a sacrifice for sin: Prophesied in Isaiah 53:5-12;Fulfilled Romans 5:6-8

There are many more scriptures to verify Jesus fulfilled all the Old Testament prophecies, but because
of space I cannot list them.

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10 NKJV).

Rejoice in Resurrection Day because your sin has been done away with.The payment has been made, but you must accept the gift for the benefit of life to be yours. If you haven’t accepted this payment into your own life, now is the time to make that decision.

Leave a comment and let us know about your decision or what Resurrection Day means to you.



Sunday, March 13, 2016

Negative Thoughts are Weeds in our Minds

by Barbara Latta


I love spring because warmer weather and flower planting are on the agenda. Usually, by the time I come out of hibernation the bulbs placed in the ground during the fall months have already started pushing through the earth with new blooms. The fresh growth calls for additional plants to fill the garden space.

However, after being dormant all winter unwelcome invaders attack my flower garden. Weeds! They not only ruin the look of the garden, these culprits can choke out the beautiful plants I love. Pulling wild growth out of the ground can become hard work, but if attacked while small, the task is easy. Those weeds started out as seeds that were dropped onto the ground or blown there by the wind.  The villains weren’t noticeable until growth appeared.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pride and Humility

by Barbara Latta

As a child, I was shy. I was never the first one to start a conversation, promote a game, volunteer to answer questions or do anything that required being in front of the class at school. Giving book reports or being called on by the teacher caused major stammering and my face reddening to a glow. I had an inferiority complex.