MANY DO NOT REALIZE THAT WE ARE ALL AFFECTED BY ADAM’S DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD? YOU SEE, BECAUSE OF HIS SIN, WE WERE ALL MADE SINNERS. (Rom 5:19a) “For just as through the disobedience of the one man (Adam) the many were made sinners.”
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, WE ARE SINNERS NOT BECAUSE WE SIN; WE SIN BECAUSE WE ARE SINNERS.
THE GOOD NEWS HOWEVER, IS THAT GOD SENT HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON ALSO KNOWN AS THE LAST ADAM; HE OBEYED GOD EVEN UNTO DEATH ON THE CROSS. BECAUSE OF HIS OBEDIENCE, WE CAN BE MADE RIGHTEOUS IN GOD’S SIGHT BY FAITH IN HIM.
(Rom 5:19b) “So also through the obedience of the one man (Christ) the many will be made righteous.”
WE INHERITED FROM ADAM THE SINFUL NATURE (THE FLESH) THAT CAN NEVER PLEASE GOD.
(Rom 8:7-8) “The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.”
HOWEVER, SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE CROSS THAT CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED BY FAITH; THAT IN CHRIST, WE WERE CRUCIFIED HIM (Rom 6:6),
DIED WITH HIM (Col 3:3), WAS RAISED WITH HIM (Col 1:3) AND NOW SEATED WITH HIM THE HEAVENLY REALM (Eph 2:6-7).
FOR THIS REASON, IN CHRIST WE ARE NO LONGER IN THE FLESH BUT IN THE SPIRIT.
(Rom 8:9) “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.”
UPON RECEIVING THE GOD’S ABUNDANT PROVISION OF GRACE AND THE GIFT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH IN CHRIST, WE REIGN IN LIFE.
(Rom 5:17) For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.
IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!