Sunday, May 1, 2011

Genesis 5

When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth. ... So all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. ... and he had a son ... and he died...
... and he died...
... and he died...

These verses remind me that Death had entered into the equation as Sin's escort which sends me back to Genesis 2:
But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden—except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”

God made Adam in His likeness.  Adam had a son in his own likeness.  Something had profoundly and fundamentally changed. 

By God's grace, the gift of our Messiah allows each of us, the mind of Christ. Also, we know that each of us, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. ...  . (Cor. 2:16b, 18).  

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself, (Phil 3:20-21). 

For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"(Gal. 3:26, 4:6).

God redeemed the dying, (that is every single person who has ever lived or will live on planet earth), and made them His Own.  That is really redeemed.  I hope you  know this from personal experience.  I would love to tell you more, if you are inclined. 

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