1Co 15:45 Thus it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being"; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The Last Adam; In His Presence in the Present
We have taken a long look at the significance of the destruction of the temple, Jesus enemies being put under his feet, and the full instatement of the New Covenant. At the destruction of the temple the Old Covenant, that was obsolete since the time of Jeremiah, vanished. So then, what does that mean practically? Look at the above scripture; the first Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life giving spirit. What if there is more than meets the eye to the later statement? What exactly does it mean to become a life giving Spirit? Well, for sure it means that because of the last Adam eternal life is possible for all. How do I know this you may ask? Well, look at this: 1Co 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” This explains it clearly.
Still, what if there is more? What if the old heavens and earth was the Old Covenant, and the new heavens and earth was the new covenant? David Curtis makes a powerful case for it here. But, let’s just assume for a moment that he is right. This means that we are living right now in the New Heavens and Earth. It means that the New Heaven and Earth has been available to all who would believe it since the destruction of the temple. It means that what we have learned to call church doctrine is really, the strong delusion of 2Thess 2:11.
Recently my wife has been ill; some sort of a virus or something. She was on the phone with her sisters and they prayed for her to be healed. One of her sisters, an evangelist, prophet and co-pastor quoted the passage from Isaiah which says “by his stripes we are healed.” She went on to prophetically proclaim that being healed is a place. That struck a chord with my spirit as I believe that to be the case. The place is the presence of God and it is in the present moment. It has been ever since the new heaven and earth have been with us. We simply must believe it!
The truth is that in the Last Adam we have been completely restored to relationship with the Father. We walk and talk in his presence 24/7. We are always in his presence! The reason is that in reality we live in the present, and in the present is his presence. It does not matter whether we feel it or not. It is what is true. However, we really only tap into it by faith and trust; We only benefit from his presence when we acknowledge it.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that we are always in his presence? Yes, but only if you realize that Jesus has made us righteous before the Father all the time. We can stand in that presence with a cleansed conscious because of the blood of Jesus. In Him we are the righteousness of God! Please begin to believe the truth about who you are and whose you are. This will not only bring healing… it will bring a peace that passes understanding!
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