Man to Man
Genesis 5:1-2 - This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
When God created man (including woman) He made them in His image - it does not mean man looks like God but it meant the functional image of God was in man. When sin came into man this image was destroyed and also man could no longer dwell in the presence of God. The nature of man changed so much that God called all generations of Adam as adam - the first Adam (Strong number 0121) is the Hebrew word which mean Red or Reddish, for when God created him, he was full of life. The second adam (Strong number 0120) means 'man'.
My surname is DSouza, my father's surname was DSouza, so also was my grandfather's and his father's. We did not choose our surname. Since we were born in this family we automatically got our surname. Similarly we all were born from Adam, therefore we are automatically got the nature of adam. Being adam we can not come into God's presence, but God loves us and wants us to be in with Him. Therefore God needed to do something.
Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me man; and shalt call me no more lord (Baali).
As prophesied in Hosea and fulfilled in Jesus, Lord came as man. The word here used for man is not adam but Ishi.
Even in Exodus 15 the word used for Lord as man is Ishi.
Exodus 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
God wants to make us Ishi from adam. He wants us to be called by the family of Christ Jesus after delivering us from the family of Adam.
How does this happen?
If you look in the book of Exodus in the start God mostly uses the word 'adam' for the Israelites, but after the Passover and crossing of the Red Sea, He mostly refers to them by the word 'Ishi'.
Exodus 13:15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man [adam], and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
Exodus 16:16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man [ishi] according to his eating, an omer for every man [ishi], according to the number of your persons; take ye every man [ishi] for them which are in his tents.
These events were shadows of the Crucifixion of Jesus, His death and Resurrection. It is only the dying of our old nature and being born again in Jesus can be called by the surname Christ (Christian - little Christ).
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, make me like Jesus the new Adam, dead to the old man adam. Help me crucify the nature of Adam in me and put on the nature of Jesus Christ, which is your nature. I ask this prayer in Jesus Christ my Lord Amen.
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