“And as we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly” – 1Corinthians 15:49

LIGHT FOR NOW: A living soul is different from the quickening spirit (life-giving spirit).

The scripture above clearly gives us the difference between Jesus and Adam. Adam is not Christ and Christ is not Adam; Adam came from dust and is earthly-minded. He is dead, doomed and cannot function in heavenly things; he is dead to the things of God in Christ. To be heavenly means that you are of heaven; it means that you are heavenly minded and dead to earthly things because you possess the image of the heavenly and have the DNA of God at work in you. In Adam, we have a dead nature; in Christ, we have eternal life. Adam became a living soul but Christ is a life-giving spirit (1Corinthians 15:45). The last Adam which is Christ came to switch things for the benefit of mankind (Romans 5:17). Jesus brought righteousness to the believers that we might reign in life. Your reigning in life is connected to the gift of righteousness. Eternal life swallows all evil. The arrival of eternal life in you is the exit of all bad life around you. Reigning in life is not possible without righteousness. To be born in Christ is to be born in righteousness. You come to God through the righteousness of one, Jesus Christ. Christ reversed whatever Adam did. Through redemption, Jesus had complete victory over Satan. Through his blood which signifies His life, Jesus legally brought man back to God. 2Corinthians 5:21 says “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”. Righteousness means having a right standing with God. Anyone who believes in the redemptive work of Christ is declared righteous. Righteousness is not obtained by observance of the law but by faith in the finished work on the cross of Calvary. Anyone who believes in Christ Jesus and accepts Him as the Lord and Saviour has eternal life. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Live in God’s plan for your life.

CONFESSION: I receive divine understanding to operate in the realm you have ordained for me, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: Man in Christ is defined in Christ and Christ alone.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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