Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
We are sinners, born in a world of sin, a world filled with lawlessness. Our minds have been altered, and our thinking has been affected by sin, the things we learned from those around us, the nature of sin. Because of sin, and its normalcy in our lives, we do not know what it’s like to serve God, and to live as a son of God. As a result, we live in sin without knowing what we do is rebellion.
However, working throughout the ages, and throughout many generations, God sent his only son Jesus to save us from our sinful lives. There was a price to pay, so he paid it; the penalty for the way we live was death, the life we live produces death, and because we could not pay the penalty, Christ paid it for us.
We develop and live our lives in sin because of Adam the first man. He was made perfect, a man without faults who knew God, and a man whose mind was right with God. Therefore, at the beginning of his life, he lived the way he was to have lived standing always with a sound mind. Nevertheless, he was told he was to obey God for “in the day he disobeyed God” He would die.
If he, Adam lived in obedience, he will continue to live, he will never have to fear death, sickness, and the evil we know today. But on that day Adam chose to disobey God, he introduces death into the world and as his children, we inherit the life of the first Adam.
God then called Abraham and made him a promise. The promise was to send his, God’s Son into the world to redeem humanity. But how will God redeem humanity from the penalty of death? God will need to create a second Adam, it was the promise made to Adam, and calling Abraham, God initiates the process of sending his son into the world.
Abraham would with the help of God give birth to Isaac, and Isaac would later give birth Jacob who became Israel, and so throughout time God brought forth his promise, Jesus the man and second Adam, the image of God, God in person the savior, so that through his perfect life we might once again take hold of life.
The first man Adam had corrupted himself; therefore, all that was to pass through his life would inherit his curse, death. And to correct this problem, God had to send a perfect and incorruptible man in the world to become the new life of humanity. That man was Jesus, salvation, and now all who will believe in him, follow him, and live his life; will obtain life.
The life we live today may seem normal, however, it is not because it’s the life of the old man who died and is dying. But if we were to take hold of Jesus, we will begin to live the new life, the resurrected life because that is of the new man, the life of the second Adam. For what God has done through Jesus was to resurrect Adam from the dead with his life, so that we who are of the old man may find resurrection in the new man.