“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith” Romans 1:16-17
LIGHT FOR NOW: It will be easy to locate salvation in the beginning the moment we are able to locate Christ in the beginning.
We have clarified in our previous study the semantic analysis of Genesis 2:7 and it is clear that the terminologies “of the dust of the ground…the breath of life…living soul” were to point to man’s physicality or better still man’s terrestrial existence; that is, man’s makeup is of the earth or man is earthy. Paul buttresses this fact in chapter 15 of his first epistle to the Corinthian church, it reads “And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven” (1Corinthians 15:45 & 47). This text already puts to light Genesis 2:7 because Genesis 2:7 is the text quoted here. Notice from Paul’s words that we have the first man (Adam) and the second man or the last Adam who is Christ Jesus. Keep the above two facts in Paul’s words in mind because it will unveil as we proceed. That said, Genesis 2:7 is clear and more so, it’s in Genesis 2:7 that man (Adam) was formed. Now the question is; where is Christ in Genesis? And where is salvation in Genesis? Now, it will be easy to locate salvation in Genesis the moment we are able to locate Christ in Genesis. It will also be easy to track out the origin of sin in Genesis if we are able to track the choice of man towards God’s offer.
Being able to identify Christ in the beginning will give us a lead to knowing the plan of God and in knowing the plan of God, we will be able to decode if this plan preceded man, sin and death or if man, sin and death preceded this plan. We will also be able to know if God reacts or if Hepro-acts and we will be able to deduce if salvation was God’s plan after man fell or God’s plan before man fell. Now, let’s start by asking the question; how does the bible open up? Let’s go back to the beginning (Genesis) to see how the bible opens up as it gives us a lead in bringing the subject of salvation to the spotlight. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: God’s word is to be studied carefully, so, carefully follow the study.
PRAYER: Revelation knowledge grows big on my inside until nothing else matter, in Jesus name, Amen.
QUOTE: Understanding God’s plan in the beginning lets you know what God’s plan is today.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 1; EVENING: GENESIS CHAPTER 2