RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL TEEVO
16TH JUNE , 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
LIVE HEAVENLY ON EARTH;
(You’re A Life-Giving Spirit, Born From The Second Adam)
TO THE BIBLE 1 Corinthians 15:48 NIV
“As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven.”
In the book of Genesis, we see how God formed Adam, the first man, from the dust of the ground and breathed life into his nostrils to become a living soul. Reading further in the New Testament, it describes him as “earthly” because he was of the earth and possessed the natural human life: “The first man was of the earth, made of dust…” (1 Corinthians 15:47). In the same verse, we’re introduced to the Second and Last Adam, Jesus Christ: “…“The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45). This Second and Last Adam is the Lord from heaven, and unlike the first Adam, He’s a life-giving Spirit.
Now that you’re born again, the life in you isn’t the same as what you got from your biological parents. There’s a new paternity; you’re connected to, and born from, the Second and Last Adam, Jesus Christ. You’ve been disconnected completely and forever from the first Adam. Colossians 3:3 says, your life is hidden with Christ in God; in other words, your life is in Christ, and Christ is your life (Colossians 3:4). This means that the first life— which was natively earthy—has been replaced by the life of Christ, which is celestial (1 Corinthians 15:47).
No wonder, Jesus said, “…I am from above…” (John 8:23). Now, just as we have borne the image of the first Adam, it’s our responsibility to bear the image of the Second Adam. We’re to put on the new image of our new nature in Christ; how? By simply saying, “Yes” to God’s Word. For example, 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Your response should be, “Yes, I am a new creation in Christ, and I’ve put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Christ that created him.”
Colossians 3:9-10; 2 Corinthians 3:18
Dear Father, I thank you for the miracle of the new creation. My life is from above, therefore, I’m free from the corrupting influences of this world. I’ve put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 6:1-15, 2 Chronicles 26-28
Luke 1:67-80, Deuteronomy 14
Read and meditate on 1 Corinthians 15:35-49 in the Classic Amplified version of the Bible.