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Our blessings in time glorify God, and they are greater than what Adam had in the garden.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It is our blessings in time which glorify God as well as being a source of something wonderful to us.

ISA 26:15 Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, Thou hast increased the nation, Thou art glorified;
ISA 60:21 “Then all your people will be righteous; The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.”
JOH 14:13 “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

Blessings in time for the mature believer are greater than what Adam had in the garden.

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The justice of God does something better for us than the love of God could do for Adam and the woman in the garden.

The justice of God takes the environment of the devil’s world and produces an encapsulation through the baptism of the Holy Spirit which produces a more secure and better environment for the imputation of blessing to the mature believer.

This encapsulation is what we might also call the wall of fire.

ZEC 2:5 “For I,” declares the Lord, “will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.”
ROM 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man [Adam] sin [the sin of Adam] entered into the world [the area in which it entered, the devil’s world], – and death [spiritual death] through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned – [all sinned when Adam sinned].

ROM 5:13 for until the Law
Law – nomou = the Mosaic Law or a certain period of history from Adam to the Law, including the dispensation of the Gentiles and part of the age of the Jews.

It includes man’s time of perfection in the Garden.
It includes the fall of man.

It goes from Adam to Abel to Enoch to Noah to Abraham to Isaac to Jacob to Joseph all the way to Moses and when the Law was given.

ROM 5:13  for until the Law sin [personal sin]

Nominative singular – hamartia = personal sin, defined by the Mosaic Law.

None of us are spiritually dead because of our personal sins.

We are spiritually dead because Adam’s original sin was imputed to its genetic home, the old sin nature at the point of physical birth.

From Adam to Moses spiritual death still existed even when there was no Law to follow.

We sin because we have the trends of Adam which were passed down to us from Adam to our genetically formed old sin nature in the body.

ROM 5:13 for until the Law sin [personal sin] was in the world;
Spiritual death was in the world before any laws from God were given to follow.

Man’s problem was not his personal sins, since there was no law to identify all personal sins; man’s problem was inherited sin or the fact that he has an old sin nature and he was born spiritually dead. Personal sin is the result of spiritual death not the means.

Part of the Mosaic Law’s function is to define personal sin, and the Mosaic Law as a definer of personal sin did not exist from Adam to Moses.

With or without the Mosaic Law, man is spiritually dead because personal sins are not the basis for spiritual death. We are spiritually dead without any personal sins on our part being involved. Whether personal sin is defined by the Law or not, the condemnation of spiritual death is there already.

Condemnation from the justice of God originates from the imputation of Adam’s sin to the human race and not the imputation of personal sins.

2CO 5:19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

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