Updated: Feb 8
Every home-builder/owner would accurately tell you the cost of purchase, or the cost of building their home if asked! God, too, without hesitation, had intimated us what it had cost Him to form creation! It may not be reconcilable in cost matters, what it had demanded from the Creator-Possessor of Heaven, the heavens, the cosmos — and the Earth, to create all of these. And then to make man in His image — and place him the sole heir of ALL the works of His creation!
But when Adam and Eve had treacherously fallen captive to the whimsical caprices of the Wicked One — Satan, the Devil, Father-God had readied to disengage His all, to redeem us! His ALL had been His only begotten Son, Jesus! Romans 8:32 reads: "He Who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all — how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?" The Godhead engaged His redemptive plan, the blueprint of which would be fully restorative. This plan had entailed sending God’s "last Adam" down to the Earth to be the eternal sacrifice, consequential to the first Adam’s treachery (1 Corinthians 15:45). This blueprint-plan had contained the reconciliation terms of treasonous Adam’s redemption, restoration, and posterity! Jesus: The Indigenous, Earthly, God-Man! When NASA had planned to place the first man on the moon via the Apollo Mission of July 20, 1969, it had planned big. A whopping total sum of $25.4 billion budget had been presented before the US Congress in 1973. That sum was equivalent to the current day's $150 billion having factored in the inflationary trends over the decades. The Apollo Mission had not come cheaply! An essential part of that humongous cost had been for the design-spacesuit of the two astronauts: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. The Space Agency had mandatorily ordered a couple of custom-made space-suits that would accommodate the visitors in space. In the same token, becoming an indigene of the Earth after the order of the "first Adam" — the fallen, disgraced, disobedient, first Heaven's Ambassador — would cost He Who sits upon the Throne, all that He had! It would be the costliest mission in God’s great, unending Universe! NASA’s fees to the moon would dull as a dust-spec in comparison to the Son of God’s visit to the Earth! And this last Adam would not fail! He is God-in-the-form-of-man: Emmanuel. He is Jesus, the Anointed One. The One Who would "save His people from their sins.” He, Who would restore fallen humanity to its Creator — and God (Matthew 1:21). "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so, might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 5:19, 21). The Bible informs us that Jesus' earthly citizen had been planned to details to intercept, intervene, and negotiate with the Devil, our redemptive, "buy-back" terms. That negotiation had cost Jesus, His dear life! And you and I had walked free!
"Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:18-20).