When Adam sinned he broke many things:
He broke good, bringing evil
He broke his relationship with God
His broke his relationship with Eve
His broke his relationship with himself
He broke creation, bringing death and destruction
He broke the possibility of eternal life
He broke the perfection the of Eden,
bringing sin, sickness, conflict, hate,
meaninglessness and turmoil.
He broke, literally, everything in the whole of creation,
twisting all on the earth,
in the heavens
and in the sea,
Bringing death, destruction, and despair
But, praise be to God, Jesus also is a breaker, a greater breaker than Adam, In His death and resurrection, which we are celebrating today–
He broke into History as a man
He broke evil to bring good.
He broke the reign of death in His resurrection.
He broke the fear of death
He broke the power of Satan
He broke the curse and condemnation we were all under.
He broke the power of evil so we can return good for hurt
He broke hopelessness for He is the God of hope
He broke dysfunctionality so that we can live at peace with ourselves and others
so we can forgive, let go and rise above.
He broke the power of hate, cruelty, and selfishness
He broke the power of foolishness by giving us heavenly wisdom.
He broke the power of ignorance by giving us the New Testament
He broke the power of weakness by giving us the Holy Spirit.
So he broke and untwisted the creation to bring healing and restoration,
Like a broken arm that heals wrong must be rebroken to be made right
And In His breaking the power of evil and the power of the devil He made many things whole, giving us
A Restored relationship with God
A Restored relationship with ourselves
Restored relationships with others through forgiveness
Restored purpose, meaning, hope and a future.
As we remember that he has conquered death by His resurrection, let us remember how great and powerful an achievement , how wide and wonderful a work He has done for us and the whole of creation.
The conclusion? We should also be “breakers,” breaking bad habits, breaking laziness, selfishness and unbelief.
One way we can do this is to make sure we have a quiet time every day, soaking in God’s Word so we can think His thoughts, obey His truth and bring joy to His heart.
A second way is to offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving in and for all.
A third way is to under gird everything with prayer, making prayer the foundation of all we do.
As we break away from what is natural and grab hold of what is supernatural, we will be joining God in His great plans to break the old and bring in the new heaven and new earth, living out the purpose for which we were created.