Romans 8:14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
There is something that every single human being longs for. We all long to know our identity. We long to know who we really are, and why we were created.
I learned some really interesting things that I hadn’t ever understood before.
Luke 3:38 (NIV) the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
Adam was a son of God. That could not be said, nor was it said about any of his offspring. The reason. Because after he sinned he became an orphan. He was separated from his Father. His sin wasn’t because of deception. Eve was deceived but Adam never was. He was willfully disobedient. It wasn’t about eating a piece of fruit. All the fruit of all the trees, including the *tree of life* he could have all he wanted anytime. He betrayed his Father. He wanted to be god for himself. Because of that, he spread the curse of sin and death to all his offspring.
Recently I saw a video that showed an experiment that some researchers did where they cracked open a chicken egg after it had been fertilized to see how the chick formed. They carefully put it in a plastic cup, with some plastic wrap and put it in the incubator. They thought the yoke would turn into the chick, but to their surprise it was the sperm that started to grown into chick. What they learned is what shows how important that seed that comes from the male is. It truly IS what forms the child.
When Jesus was sent to save mankind, that is exactly what He was doing !! He was SAVING mankind from the curse of sin and death. Notice what He said to Nicodemus.
John 3:5 (NIV) Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
John 3:6 (NIV) Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
Did you catch that? Flesh (Adam) gives birth to flesh(sin nature). But the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
When you are born again, your spirit comes alive, and that spirit is what is eternal, and will inherit an incorruptible body that will never die.
1 Corinthians 15:22 (NIV) For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
1 Corinthians 15:42 (NIV) So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
1 Corinthians 15:43 (NIV) it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
1 Corinthians 15:44 (NIV) it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
1 Corinthians 15:45 (NIV) So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being” ; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit.
The spirit body is INCORRUPTIBLE. It doesn’t get old, sick or die. It might be sown in dishonor (through the sin of Adam) but it is raised in glory. It might be perishable, but it is raised imperishable. Sown in weakness, raised in power.
Jesus was born of a woman, but His Father was God, not Adam. Therefore He didn’t inherit the sin nature. He reconciled us back to our Father. Now we could be adopted into the family of God with all the rights and privileges that come from being in this family. And this was the ONE NEW MAN that Paul talked about.
Ephesians 2:13 (NIV) But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:14 (NIV) For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
Ephesians 2:15 (NIV) by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,
Ephesians 2:16 (NIV) and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
Ephesians 2:19 (NIV) Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.
Since we have the spirit of God living in us, we are no longer slaves to fear, the spirit of God has brought about our adoption as the children of God. Now our genealogy could read ________ (fill in your name), son/daughter of God. Does this make more sense to you now? ❤