‘… The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life]. But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then spiritual. The first man [was] from out of the earth, made of dust (earthly minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.’ – 1Corinthians 15:45-47 [AMP]
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are alive because your High Priest is a life-giving Spirit!
The old Testament was made with a carnal man. To be carnal is to be in the natural. To live in the natural is to die. In contrast, to be in the spirit is life and peace (Romans 8:6). It is the New Covenant ofLove that covers the Church absolutely.The Pauline revelation is the exposition of the New Covenant Love.
In the Old Testament, every High Priest enters the Holy of Holies for the atonement (a covering) of their sins. There were pronounced limitations as far as the earthly Priests’ atonements were concerned! First, the High Priests presented the blood of animals for the atonements. Secondly, they were sinners also; so, they atoned for their sins first and then for the sins of the people. Thirdly, the atonements served for a short period of time – one year. There was no permanent solution to the effects of sin as far as the Old Testament was concerned. The mediators in that system were carnal, natural, and dead men despite the fact that they were living. There was no real life in the Old Testament because its mediators were earthly!
The New Covenant a better one, superior to the Old Covenant!The Mediator of the New Covenant is a life-giving Spirit, the Lord, who came from heaven as shown in today’s reference text. He entered the spiritual realm with His own blood. Above all, He obtained an eternal redemption for all believers. Little wonder Brother Paul in his letter to the Hebrews clearly explains: ‘How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance’ (Hebrews 9:14-15). You should know that Christ’s redemptive sacrifice has brought eternal life to you through faith. You are alive because your High Priest and Redeemer lives eternally! Christ lives eternally; you are alive for eternity!
INSTRUCTION: Have an earnest belief in Christ.
PRAYER: The Lord Jesus Christ is my High Priest, I adore and worship Him, in Jesus name.
QUOTE:To live in the natural is to die.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LEVITICUS CHAPTER 25; EVENING: 2 CORINTHIANS. CHAPTER 5