God's Divine Dilemma
Solved as Only He Could

by Pastor John Hamel


The Bible says that in the beginning Almighty God created the Heavens and the Earth. (Genesis 1:1)  At that time, He also created Adam and Eve, the parents of the entire human race. (Genesis 2:7,20-23) 


By the way, there is only one human “race” and we all share the same blood, no matter what color our skin may happen to be. (Acts 17:26)  


We all get our blood from Adam.  A black man’s blood can save a white man’s life and vice versa.  The same is true with all the wonderful skin colors within the one human race.  


No animal’s blood can save a human life.  It takes human blood to save a human life.  This proves that there is only one “race” of man, the human race. 


There went that ignorant, irrelevant word "inter-racial" right down the drain!  Good riddance to it!


At the time of Almighty God creating Adam and Eve, He placed a “Garden” in the Earth as their home.  He also gave them complete authority over the Earth and all that was contained therein. (Genesis 2:8,15) 


He then placed two special trees in the Garden.  One was called the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil”.  The other was called the “Tree of Life”.  


God then gave them both one simple command, which they must obey if they wanted to be assured of His continued protection and provision.  He told them, “Do not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.”  If they disobeyed Him, they would “die” spiritually. (Genesis 2:9,16,17)  


This simply meant that they would become separated from God’s protection and provision. 


It was up to them now to obey Him.  He did not create them to be robots.  He created them to have “free will”, the power to make their own decisions, just like Him. (Genesis 1:26)  He wanted them to “choose” to love and obey Him, as a conscious act of their own free wills.  After all, who wants to be loved by a robot?  


Unfortunately, they disobeyed God and became separated from His nature, His protection and His provision.  They did indeed “die” spiritually. (Genesis 3:1-24)  What on Earth was Almighty God to do now?


Two of God’s greatest attributes are His Justice and His Mercy. (Psalm 89:14,28)  


The Justice of God said, “I must punish their sin or they’ll never take Me seriously again.”  


The Mercy of God said, “I must forgive their sin or they’ll run from Me whenever they’re in trouble.” 


What was the God of Justice and Mercy to do?  We call this “GOD’S DIVINE DILEMMA”.  This was indeed the Crisis of the Ages.  Justice said, “Punish.”  Mercy said, “Forgive.”  


It seemed as if even Almighty God Himself would never find a way out of this complex and tangled predicament.  However, the All-Wise God always makes a way, even when there seems to be no way.  Here’s what happened ...


Although the Justice of God and the Mercy of God are two of His greatest attributes, thankfully, they are not His only attributes.  He has many others of which the greatest of them all is His Love.  God not only IS Love but He POSSESSES a love for the human race that is beyond all human comprehension. (John 17:23; 1John 4:8) 


Right in the midst of the greatest crisis and jeopardy the human race will ever know, God’s Justice and Mercy actually in conflict with one another, the Love of God rose up from within Him.  


God said, “I know exactly what I’ll do.  I’ll allow My Son, Jesus, per His own request, to become a flesh and blood human being. (John 10:15-18)  I’ll supernaturally birth Him into the human race through the womb of a Virgin. (Luke 1:26-37)  He’ll grow, live and experience life amongst them.  Then as one of them, He can personally pay the penalty for man’s disobedience in the Garden. (2Corinthians 5:17-21)  That way, whenever any of them accept His punishment as their own, My Justice will be satisfied.  My Mercy will also be satisfied because I can then simply forgive all who accept His sacrifice on their behalf.  My Justice and My Mercy will both be satisfied by My Love.” 


This is exactly what the God of Justice, Mercy and Love has done.  The Bible says …


"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.” (John 3:16-18 Message Bible)


Those of you who are regular visitors to our website have no doubt made Jesus the Lord of your lives.  You can pass this study on to those with whom you've been sharing God's love.  All they'll need to do now to get right with God again is to accept His miraculous solution to His Divine Dilemma.  They can do this by simply asking Jesus Christ to become the Master of their life as the following Scripture clearly states. 


"Say the welcoming word to God -"Jesus is my Master"- embracing, body and soul, God's work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That's it. You're not "doing" anything; you're simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That's salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: "God has set everything right between him and me!"  (Romans 10:9,10 Message Bible)


They simply pray this prayer aloud letting Heaven and Hell know they are changing allegiance and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it. 


“Jesus, I choose You as my Master.  You alone are the solution to God’s Divine Dilemma.  You came to satisfy God’s Justice and Mercy with Love.  I believe You died in my place.  I believe God raised You from the dead once He was satisfied that sin’s penalty was paid.  Father God, You have set everything right between You and me.  You allowed Jesus to willingly come and pay the penalty for my sinful nature.  Show me now the one thing I can do for the rest of my life that will magnify You and I will do it.  I want to demonstrate my appreciation.  Thank You, Father, for all the trouble You went to in bailing me out of my crisis and Your Divine Dilemma, in Jesus’ Name. ”


Whenever anyone prays that prayer, all the Angels of Heaven throw a party. (Luke 15:10)  The one who prayed becomes a member of God’s Forever Family. (Ephesians 3:14,15) 


Then it's time for them to hook up with a Pastor and a Church that believes God is still in the miracle business.  (Hebrews 13:8)  


This is when things will stop happening TO them and start happening FOR them.  Now that's something to CELEBRATE!


So pass this on to someone who needs to hear about God’s Divine Dilemma and how He solved it as only He could! 


Be Blessed ... John and Barbara Hamel



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