What Does 1 Corinthians 15:45 Mean?

So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being ; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:45(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

The first man Adam was created by God, from the dust of the ground, to have dominion over the earth and all God’s creatures and was not the result of some galactic accident. The first man Adam, was created in the image and likeness of God and had His very life-breathed into him – but due to man’s fall he lost his position and his kingdom, which resulted in sin and death reigning over the earth and enslaving the hearts of all mankind.

Jesus Christ became the second man – the heavenly man - the last Adam, and He was sent from above by God to exercise dominion over all that the first man had lost, due to his sin. The second man and last Adam was God incarnate – and the life of God was within Him for He Himself was God. He Himself was life and light and He came to conquer sin and death and to terminate its reign over the lives of whosoever would believe on His name.

The first man Adam became a living being when God breathed His life into Adam’s lifeless body, that He had formed from the dust of the earth. The second man and last Adam was the eternal Son of God Who became the perfect sacrificial man, Who in willingly laying down His life for humanity would break the ruling power of sin and death and become a life-giving Spirit – for whosoever will.

My Prayer

Loving Father, thank You for Jesus the last Adam, who gave His life for me and broke the terrible power of sin and death my mortal body, so that I might receive His life forever, for which I praise You now and into eternity, in Jesus name, AMEN.

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