Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo,
Wednesday, November 25th,2020;
BORN OF THE SECOND ADAM
(You’re Heavenly In Nature)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
1 C orinthians 15:48 AMP C “Now those who are made of the dust are like him who was first made of the dust (earthly-minded); and as is [the Man] from heaven, so also [are those] who are of heaven (heavenly-minded).”
▶️ LET’S TALK
“Andrew! Andrew!” Ben called out. “Looks like your dad is here!”
“My dad?” Andrew asked in surprise
“Yes, isn’t that your dad standing over there in the school parking lot?” Ben enthused.
“No, he’s not. I don’t know that man from Adam,” Andrew rebuffed.
’m sure you’ve heard such an expression before. Many people, like Andrew, unconsciously trace their lineage to the first Adam. But when you’re born again, your ancestry isn’t from the first Adam but the second Adam, Jesus Christ. God doesn’t trace your lineage to the land of your earthly nativity. Jesus said to the Jews, “…You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world” (John 8:23 NASB). He knew He was different. It’s the same with you today. You’re heavenly!
1 Corinthians 15:47 says, “The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.” Like Jesus, you’re heavenly; that means you’re not subject to this world, its elements or systems. Jesus conquered and subdued this world when He walked the earth. That’s what He expects of you too, because “…as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17). Christ Jesus, whose image and likeness you bear, is the Lord from heaven and the life-giving Spirit. He’s now your root; you’re connected to, born from, and of Him! Your ties with the first Adam have been severed entirely and forever.
However, those who aren’t born again are earthy. We call them “earthlings”; they’re of this world and are subject to its corrupting influences. This is the reason you must preach the Gospel to everyone in your sphere of contact and beyond, that they may hear the Gospel of Christ and be transformed from being earthy to being heavenly. Hallelujah!
🎯 Go Deeper
Hebrews 12:22; Colossians 3:9-10
I’m not of this world! I bear the image of the second and last Adam—Jesus Christ. Everything about my life epitomises heaven on earth, and I continually extend that environment to those in my world, and haul souls into the Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
1 Peter 4, Lamentations 1-2
John 14:22-31, 1 Chronicles 25
Read and meditate on 1 Corinthians 15:49 AMPC.