In Adam or in Jesus


1 Corinthians 15:45-49 And so it was written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural: and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

The last, or final Adam is Jesus.  Adam was a type, or shadow of Jesus to come. In Genesis 2 and 3, you can read about Adam from the time the Lord created him to the time he sinned. When the Lord made Adam and placed him in the garden of Eden, Adam was sinless. He is the earthy, or non-born again symbol. The Lord from heaven, Jesus, is the spiritual, or born again portrayal. When Adam sinned, he bought both physical and spiritual death for all mankind. The seed was tainted and all were born into sin after that. Until Jesus, of course.

Let’s look at a simple analogy: You make a master copy of a CD. If the master copy get’s messed up, all other copies made from it will be messed up. Since the original copy, Adam, messed up, all the copies were as well. God bypassed the seed line to create a new master copy….Jesus. When we accept Christ, we become a spiritual copy.

When the time was right, God placed His own Son, new seed, His seed, in Mary a virgin. Mary accepted Christ the Lord. She was His tabernacle. (Luke 1:26-38) A tabernacle is a container for something holy or precious.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth  for ever.

When we accept Christ as Savior, the Lord places His DNA in us, His seed! Why?! So that we could be restored to Him and be who He made us to be. So that we could be with Him forever!

Romans 8:29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed (made similar, correspond in character) to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

We have a choice: we can remain earthy, as Adam, or we can become heavenly by receiving Christ as Lord and Savior.


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