Seeking Jesus First - July 15, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - July 15, 2023
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Death in Adam, Life in Christ

Is the evolutionist right? Is there a human race that evolved from a one celled organism? Where did that living organism come from? Who or what authored life? That is too big a question to just leave unanswered. The creationist answers it.

They might ask, “Where did God come from?” Well, by definition, a creator pre-exists his creation. When a scientist takes a sample of pond scum and places it under a microscope, there is a “living world” in that Petri dish. The scientist is unknowable to what exists on that dish. He is too big and too different - not to mention that stuff is not sentient. The scientist can study, play, introduce other substances but that stuff will not know him.

There is really only one way for something so big to interact with something so small on the same level of “life experience”. He has to somehow become like that thing and go into its world. He would face a lot of risk with his bigger understanding of their world as it relates to a bigger world. He would need to be able to communicate with someone about the differences. I mean, if he can be changed to their level and enter their world, then naturally there must be a way for them to change and enter his world. However, unless the scientist were willing to force his will on that world, they would have to believe and accept the change that would make it possible.

God pre-exists our universe. He made it. There is a God-realm. We call it heaven. To my understanding, it is a spiritual realm and there are at least two levels in that spiritual realm. One level where God, His family (Jesus and those who are saved), and His angels dwell and another level where spiritual things dwell here on earth. There may be more, I don’t know. Maybe hell is another realm. I physically dwell in a world that is separate and smaller than those realms.  Rev. 5:3 mentions beings in heaven, on earth and under the earth. Apostle Paul talks about a man entering the "second heaven" and seeing things that he was not allowed to talk about.

God pre-exists our universe in another realm, kind of like that scientist in his lab. God is The Creator. Anyone who is a creator understands that creators want to create. God thought it through and decided that He wanted to create family but in a whole new realm. What we call the universe is a physical realm that can be seen with a physical eye - neither of which already existed. God patterned them after the spiritual realm but made them out of a new substance: matter, space and energy. How much of that already existed in heaven? I don’t know. Heaven is a bigger place than our universe and has even more resources and power than we could imagine. Humans came up with a word to describe that which is too big to measure - infinite. There is probably unlimited time, space, matter and energy in heaven. At least compared to a Petri dish. Wink.

From human perspective: The invisible God created a visible world. Then the invisible God created a visible being giving him all of His invisible characteristics, (a son), and then placed this visible “son” in the visible world in a garden. Then The Invisible Creator gave His visible “son” dominion over the visible world. The visible son transgressed. He went against the invisible character given to Him be The Invisible Creator, “The Father”.

This transgression entered into all visible humanity through this visible son; the transgression, “sin”, passed on to all of his descendants. And with sin came death. The visible realm was now being reigned over by death. Humanity has a hole in their conscience where The Godly Character should be. They lament it and try to find ways to fill the hole. But it is a vacuous black hole and cannot be filled with anything but the infinite being who created us. God Himself has to placed into each man to end the dark reign of death in his life.

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—(For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)” (Romans 5:12–17, NKJV)

Adam’s sin equals death to all men. Death reigned in the world over all men.

The free gift is not comparable to Adam’s sin that allowed death to reign in the world over all men. The free gift is far greater because the free gift is God Himself.

The judgement for sin that resulted in the condemnation of all men is nothing compared to the free gift because that one free gift covered a multitude of sins - the sins of the world - and justified all who believed. God is infinite. He is enough. He is more than enough. YHVH Yireh. Jehovah Jireh. El Shaddai. The MOST HIGH GOD. He is MORE THAN ENOUGH.

If that one sin could allow death to reign over all without the agreement of those who came after, how much more will those who have received the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness by faith be able to reign as kings in life over death and sin through the one Christ Jesus. How much more are we, who have our conscience filled with God, able to live and reign in the earth as God intended for Adam to live and reign in the earth. Christ's victory, dominion, life and character pass on to us. Reigning in life is our inheritance, not sin and death.