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DAY 17 FRIDAY: AUGUST 2018

A NEW RELATIONSHIP!

As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly (1 Corinthians 15:48).

Adam was the first man that was created by God. He was formed from the dust of the earth, and God breathed life into his nostrils to become a living being. Although, he was created in the image and likeness of God, but became corrupt as a result of his fallen nature of sin through disobedience. As Christians, we have a new relationship with the second Adam, Jesus Christ. That is the reason why the Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:45, “And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’ The last Adam became a life-given Spirit.” Jesus Christ happens to be the last Adam, a life-giving Spirit.

Your relationship with the human Adam is totally severed because of the sin and corrupting nature of the first Adam. Christians now have a new relationship with the second Adam who is Jesus Christ the hope of glory. No wonder Apostle Paul says in Colossians 3:3-4, “For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Jesus Christ who is the second Adam is from above (John 8:23).

In fact, every natural human being is from the first Adam; while every one who is born again is from the second Adam. Therefore, every Christian has a new relationship with the second Adam. That is why the Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Every Christian should be conscious of the fact that he is dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. He is above sin because he now has the nature of Jesus Christ in him.

Daily Tip: A Christian has a new relationship with Christ Jesus to live a life of victory and above the powers of Satan. Shalom!

Golden Text: And have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him (Colossians 3:10).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Lord Jesus Christ! I receive Your new nature and divine relationship into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind every sinful and corrupting nature of sin in my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For further study: John 3.                        RBT: ISAIAH 55-57.

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