Jesus in Revelation (41)

The recreation of humankind.

The last blog asserted that humankind became utterly helpless because of the decision in the garden in Eden. The sinful humankind could not change its miserable predicament no matter how much it wanted. God and only He could replace the fallen human spirit – nature. He has accomplished the re-creation of humankind as promised in time of the sounding of the seventh trumpet. Because of His selfless love, God determined to send a Savior to the world and rescue the helpless humankind from slavery in the kingdom of sin and darkness. While the helpless humanity’s progenitor was still in the garden in Eden, God promised to send a Savior. Genesis 3:15. Here, God addressed the lucifer; however, the message was for Adam and Eve. God ensured the fallen and helpless humanity that He would do what humankind could not do. He promised to perform a radical transplant to restore humankind to Him.

God promised, unconditionally, that He will remove from humankind the sinful spirit, life, and replace it with the perfect life of the promised Savior. “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26. How did God accomplish the radical transplant? “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of the woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” Galatians 4:4 – 5.

God, at the incarnation, gave humankind the promised new human spirit, in Jesus Christ. The spirit God put in Jesus is the same order of spirit He gave to the representative of the old humankind, Adam. Therefore, Jesus is the legitimate representative of the new humankind. The spirit God put in Jesus is the same kind of spirit put in Adam at creation. However, Jesus shared the body the humankind had at the time of incarnation. The sinful humankind could not be rehabilitated or made good. It had to die an eternal death. However, because Jesus conquered temptation and his spirit, life, became perfect, the Holy Spirit sanctified his body. God, at the incarnation, began the accomplishment of his mystery announced in the sixth trumpet. Revelation 10:7.

Therefore, Jesus Christ is the Second, or Last Adam, the representative of the new humankind. We can make a logical conclusion that God informed the first Adam of the Enemy’s presence and that he will try to enlist him in rebellion against God. In like manner, God prepared Jesus for the temptation by Satan in the desert. “And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.” Luke 2:40. Jesus had to know enough to be able to choose the right and reject the wrong. Isaiah 7:14 – 16. Jesus came into the world to prepare the new and perfect life for humankind.  How did He accomplish it? Read the next blog.

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Dan Lazich

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