The disunion of reason (purpose) had torn the canvas of communion. Revelation, relationship, rulership and resource were now all also affected by Satan and sin’s corruption. Now that communion was lost it would have to be restored for God’s original plan to continue, and understanding how this is accomplished is a positively overwhelming revelation. When we consider the essential meaning of communion, we are provided with a foundation for realizing what is, without a doubt, the most profound manifestation of God’s love.
Remember, to have communion with God is to share His experience and emotions, particularly on a spiritual level. It means possessing a representation of His resources, so that we are able to identify with his existence and appreciate it. It means having an unhindered relationship of reciprocated communication where we know each other fully; it means having all things common. Understanding this, let’s take a closer look at the results of sin.
Two significant issues arose when Adam and Eve sinned:
- The First: Humanity lost access to God’s experience
- The Second: Sin and its consequences became part of the human experience.
If communion is essential to love, and God is committed to His work, then both of these issues resulting from sin had to be resolved. First, mankind’s access to God’s experience would, somehow, need to be lawfully reestablished by reopening His kingdom and its resources. But reconciling the second issue would be a different matter, altogether.
The curse and consequences of sin had now become a part of the human experience, and that could not be undone. If communion truly means having all things common, and God deemed it is essential for the communication of love, sin could not exist as part of the human experience, alone. Sin, too, would have to be shared and experienced by a Holy God, or communion could no longer reach perfection. As strange as it sounds, a God who has never known sin can’t empathetically communicate with people who now do. Nevertheless, in the most loving gesture imaginable, a perfect God concerned Himself with understanding the foreign and inferior communication of His own creation. Communion is not just about the Lord speaking with power. It’s also about Him listening with mercy. Jesus became the empathy of God. Scripture reveals the Lord’s incredible commitment to communion and just how much He IS love.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Galatians 3:13 13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
At the point of sin, God could have abandoned his commitment to communion and started over, but He didn’t. That is what makes communion so powerful. He could have considered sin beneath anything He was willing to experience, but instead, He surrendered to the worst of it! And because of this demonstration of love, Communion could be—would be—completely restored.
Philippians 2:5-8 “5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”