Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!!!

John Stonestreet of Breakpoint  published a great article comparing the First Adam and the Last Adam as outlined in Scripture. Consider these points that Mr. Stonestreet brought out:
  1. Jesus was “the Last Adam,” >these two men were heads of the human race. 
  2. Old Adam fell by heeding the Serpent's temptation to “take and eat,” the Last Adam NEVER sinned, told His followers, “take and eat, this is my body.”
  3. Old Adam was sentenced to the thorns he earned; BUT New Adam was punished by  thorns he did NOT earn. 
  4. The first Adam failed which let to death on all mankind. The second succeeded, leading to life through His death and resurrection.
  5. The first Adam gave in to temptation in the garden But The NEW Adam beat temptation... also in the garden, this time Gethsemane. 
  6. That first man, Adam, in pride wanted to become like a god; but that second Adam, Who already was God, became a man. 
  7. Original Adam was naked but then wanted clothing,  BUT Last Adam started with clothes but ended stripped. 
  8. The old Adam experienced death by eating from a tree; BUT New Adam experienced death on a tree. 
  9. Old Adam hid himself in shame from God, BUT Last Adam begged God not to hide His face from Him.  
And now my favorites:
 Old Adam blamed his bride; BUT New Adam took ALL blame FOR His bride. 

Old Adam gained a bride when God took her from mankind's side, BUT NEW Adam gained a Bride from God’s side. 
The first Adam brought a curse, the Second cured it for all time!
Old Adam became a curse to ALL, BUT NEW ADAM was a BLESSING to all.
Conclusion: This NEW Adam restored what the Fall of the first Adam destroyed; the NEW Adam makes it possible for us to ENJOY a restored Garden in the New Heavens and Earth.

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