The First & Second Adam

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Adam wasn’t deceived. That doesn’t mean he didn’t disobey God and sin, but how does that relate to Christ being the second Adam?

Romans 5:14
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

1 Timothy 2:14
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

A couple of things could be said from these passages from the New Testament.

  1. Adam was the figure of him that was to come, Yeshua. (1 Corinthians 15:45)
  2. Adam was not deceived; he knew what he was doing. (1 Timothy 2:14)

Romans 5:14 says Adam transgressed while 1 Timothy 2:14 says Eve was the transgressor because she was deceived. Adam was not deceived. From this we can deduce that the law that death would follow whoever ate of the tree applied literally to both and in that, all were born in sin after them, which came from their loins. However, Adam was the figure of Yeshua to come. That makes me believe that Adam ate the fruit out of love for Eve.

I think he loved her so much that he didn’t want to live without her nor for her to suffer alone, and so ate of the fruit too. This is similar to how Christ sacrificed His mortal life so that we could be together just like Adam and Eve were together until their death. This symbology is seen in scripture relating directly to this. I believe they are part of the redeemed and so they are going to be together forever with God and us.

Ephesians 5:22-30
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

This relationship between man and woman as shadows of Christ and the church was set up in Genesis. That relationship is a spiritual one, where men and women who obey Christ become one with Him as the body of Christ, the church. On a personal level, we see the principle laid out in our marriages between man and woman. There was a curse for the disobedience of Adam and Eve. However, the woman received a different curse than the man.

Genesis 3:16
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Perhaps this is behind why so many women remain in abusive relationships? While loving relationships may not see this as a negative, selfish relationships of abuse time and again show that even in these negative relationships women tend to remain connected to the man they chose to bond with. On the other side, man didn’t get by without a curse for his disobedience, but it was different.

Genesis 3:17-19
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

This is in no way to elevate men. The point is that Adam was a shadow of Christ. Adam knew God better than any of us. He walked in the garden with Him for who knows how long exactly, long enough to name the animals, etc. I bring this up not to elevate any sex, in heaven we aren’t given into marriage and are the same. Matthew 22:30 | Mark 12:25

To be offended by this message is to show that one is living with a world mindset and not a spiritual one. We are all spirits created in the image of God. We live in temples of flesh here on earth that decay away, but our spirits are eternal. At the first resurrection, we will receive new immortal and incorruptible bodies, or temples, in which our spirits will dwell. I go into this more in Thought: Voice of the Spirit Realm.

I just think this reveals the heart of Adam as a precursor to Christ, the second Adam (Yeshua) who came and gave His life to save the world. And that glorifies God! As we continue our lives living under the curse awaiting that blessed hope in the resurrection, we should keep this example of the heart of God and His selfless love for us in mind as we interact with other in the physical realm in which we live.

Even more so living out this example of love between husband and wife, one for the other as an example to others and the evidence of things not seen, our spiritual alliance with the God of Love.