The Representative Man

img_4019Welcome to Day 5 in our second week of our study ‘He Came from Heaven to Earth’.

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1 Corinthians 15:45-47 KJV
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

When Adam sinned all sinned in him because he was the representative for humanity. By his choice all huminty was sold out.

But God had always planned to buy back or redeem humanity from the  clutches of sin.

The Bible speaks of a custom called redeeming.  The story of Ruth, tells about her redemption.

Elimelech and Naomi had two sons. But, Elimelech died, leaving the two sons and Naomi. The two sons got married, but they both died before having children.

In that time and custom, woman did not have any possessions. Only a man could have an inheritance. So Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth were left without any possessions.

But, according to custom, all was not lost for Naomi and Ruth. All that was gone could be redeemed or bought back.

Ruth 2:20
And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the Lord, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen

Boaz, married Ruth and became her redeemer. All that was lost was not restored by this near kinsman.

Jesus became the second Adam. He became our near kinsman so that we could be redeemed. He is our redeemer- the One who bought back all that Adam had sold out.

All hope seemed lost, but You rescued me
And bought me back…

Those are words to a song that I wrote several years ago. They speak about redemption. Jesus is the second Adam, our Redeemer, our Saviour.

 

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