The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.1 Corinthians 15:47(NASB)
There are two races of man. There are two types of human-kind. There are two distinct creations of humanity, two categories of people, and though we are all born into the first creation where the first man Adam was physically made from the dust of the earth, there is a second Man - the last Adam.
He is a heavenly Man Who existed as God from all eternity, but Who was also born into this world as the second Man. And although He was fully God, He remained a true, physical descendent of the first man, Adam.
The first man, who became the federal head of humanity, was a natural man made of the dust of the ground. In every sense of the word, this first man was earthbound. Adam was created innocent, and his physical form was passed on to all his earthly, yet earthbound descendants. The sin nature that was imputed to Adam because of his disobedience and rebellion has become the trade-mark of humanity. Like Adam, we have the same sin nature, since we were formed of the dust of the earth in the beautiful garden of Eden.
But praise God that the second Man is a heavenly Man with a spiritual nature, a godly character, and a life-giving Spirit. Praise God that all who are born of Him become a heavenly people - a spiritual people, a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own special possession, to the praise of His glory.
Thank You, Father, that You have given me eternal, abundant life, by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus, the second Man Who came down from heaven to die for me. Thank You that in Him, I have been forgiven of my sins and given a heavenly inheritance. All praise to His holy name, AMEN.
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