The Three Adams (Part Ten) - The Identification Of The Second Adam

Continued from the last episode:

Case Study Text: 

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.” 

1 Cor 15:45 – 47 (KJV) 

As stated earlier, the coming of the Second Adam is not a convoluted idea that was concocted or a fluke that is to be seen as farcical because some school of thoughts believed it doesn’t have dependable source. One thing is clear, it takes one who is spiritually inclined to comprehend the fact that it is not something hard for a loving God to take a humble decision because of love. Therefore, God decided to come out of God and take the form of man and to exist as man in order to fulfill His eternal purpose for man because He loves the world (Ps 110:1, Jn 3:16, 1Tim 3:16). This is the way He has orchestrated it before the foundation of the earth. The first Adam was not really the man created in Gen 1:26, he is the figure (not as in representation) of Him that was to come and that was why he was never called the image of God in the Scripture (Rom 5:14). 

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The first Adam was created because the Spirit who is the real image of God will definitely need a body to function on this earth (1 Cor 15:44 – 45, Col 1:15, Heb 1:3). When the time came God manifested through the body of a woman who is a descendant of the first Adam and dwells among men (Jn 1:13 – 14). The first Adam was made of the soil of the earth, but the Second Adam is the incarnate who emanate from above (1 Cor 15:44 – 45). The first Adam became the prototype of those born after the flesh and the Second Adam became the prototype of those born after the Spirit (Jn 3:5 – 8). This is the eternal purpose of God that sons will be born unto Him in Christ, those born not of the flesh but of the Spirit (Eph 1:5). 

However, at the fullness of time the Second Adam’s arrival came and He did come in a humble manner in order to avoid distractions (Gal 4:4). This is not a demonstration of weakness but as He has taken the nature of man He has to undergo the normal human development and God is not a magician. It should be recalled that a star that appeared because of His birth nearly terminated His existence. He has to grow in stature and wisdom, a process that involves learning, skill acquisition and all human strata of developments (Luke 2:52). So He grew up among men and there was nothing that makes Him look different from other men. All of these happened because He has to go through the process of humility and in it learn obedience. 

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Since His coming is a stipulation of the scripture, it implies that He must live His life according to the stipulations of the scripture and that is; His identification with what the scripture said concerning Him is important. And there is no way He would have done that if He has no knowledge of what the scripture said concerning Him. This suggests that His wisdom should be built particularly around the Scripture. So as from the age of 12 He started showcasing His attachment to the Scripture; and throughout His adolescence years became a busy period of studying and learning the Scripture though His is God wrap up in Man. This is all because God is a God of process and in this process His purposes within the intervals were made known. 

God did not leave them without a witness, He sent forth a witness that will identify Him and make Him know among the people. A man called John was that forerunner that came before the Second Adam to announce His arrival and declare among the people His purpose of coming (Jn 1:29). He made it known openly among the people that He is the Lamb of God that has come to take away the sins of the whole world. But for him to identify Him since He didn’t know Him beforehand a ministry was given to him and so by carrying out this ministry, he must be able to identify Him. The ministry of baptism was given to John in order for him to be able to identify the Second Adam and the confirmation should be as he was baptizing people if the Second Adam comes, the Holy Ghost will descend on Him like a dove (Jn 1:28 – 34). 

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It would have been wrong for the Second Adam to come into the world without an authentic witness that should assure the people of His presence among them. Also, it is not proper for Him to start bearing witness for Himself, someone should confirm Him (Jn 5:31 – 33). Also, it is interesting to know that John didn’t come of his own accord, it was stated in the prophecy that He will come and make the way straight for the messiah (Isa 40:3 – 4). The works that He did also bears witness that He is the Second Adam, because nobody could do all that He did if not the messiah as prophesied in the Scripture (Isa 11:1 – 7, Jn 5:36).

To be continued.......

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