The second and last Adam

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Many people think that Christianity restored us back to what Adam and Eve used to be or had in the Garden of Eden, but that’s not it. What we have is a far greater glory (2 Corinthians 3:10).

Being born again, you are not born after the first Adam but after the second and the last Adam, which is Jesus Christ. Holy Scripture says, “...The first man, Adam, became a living person. But the last Adam, that is Christ is a life giving Spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45 NLT).

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In Romans 8:30 as we read this time from the Weymouth New Testament: “...and those whom He has pre-destined He also has called; and those that He has called, He has also declared free from guilt; and those whom He has declared free from guilt are also crowned with glory .”

In the above verse, we identify realities concerning the new creation, which are the results of Christ’s redemptive work. One of them is that you have been crowned with glory. That means you have been brought into a life of beauty and excellence.

In 1 Peter 5:10, God has called you to His own eternal glory in Christ Jesus. The same truth is highlighted in 2 Peter 1:3: “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.”

You have been glorified, not with any lesser glory, but with the same glory that is on Jesus. He said in John 17:22: “And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them....” “But doesn’t the Bible say in Romans 3:23 that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. That was before Jesus came.

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All men became separated from the glory of God because of sin, but Jesus, by His death, nailed sin to the Cross and brought us into glory; not the glory that Adam and Eve had, but His own glory. He glorified you with Himself.

Referring to Jesus, Hebrews 2:9 tells us that God crowned Him with glory and honour. Then in 1 John 4:17, we read that as He is, so are we in this world

Blessed be God! You’re crowned with glory and honour just like Jesus. Your life isn’t for reproach; it’s for glory, beauty, excellence and honour.

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