The Fall and Rise of Adam's Race
The first Adam
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and
let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the
air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the
fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing
that moveth upon the earth.
In the beginning " God said ", 8 times, and all of creation was born.
The waters, the grass, trees, flowers, etc, the fish, whales, sharks, shrimps
etc, the birds, sparrows, cranes, penguins, eagles, wrens etc, the stars, the
planets, the galaxies the constellations that the astrologers have down through
the ages given undue credit to ruling the lives of men which incidently is evil
in the sight of God. God just " spoke " and everything came into being
according to how God could see it in His mind. That is all except man. In
we read , And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God never "said" this time He actually bent down and took a handfull of soil or
dust and built the man muscle by muscle, bone by bone, nerve by nerve, digit by
digit, vein by vein, organ by vital organ, hair by hair and cell by living
cell. Man was created in a very personal manner by the intimate touch and
shaping of the hand of the living God. God left nothing to chance here. Then
when the physical part was done He actually breathed into the man the breath of
life and the man became alive, intelligent, clever, articulate, powerful and
clothed with the glory of the living God so much so that no other apparel was
needed to protect him from anything. One minister of recent times describes
this glory as "a shimmering forcefield " and Gods forcefields are usually made
of light, thus the model was complete. Lets try and picture the scenario for a
moment, this almighty all powerful being we call God was sat in the centre of
this beautifull setting of the garden, His hands were moving with the speed of
light at 186.000 miles a second, they would have looked like lighting. Fisrt
the skeleton was assembled and the joints were tested for correct movement and
since man is subject to gravity God may have started at the feet first then the
legs then the pelvis then the spine and ribs then the arms and lastly the
skull. Next would come the muscles to move the the whole frame, then the vital
organs with their separate funtions, then the lifeline of veins and arteries to
carry the lifeblood to every part of the body then the brain to control and
command the whole wonderful product, then God takes the face and head of the
man between both His hands and gently breathes into his mouth and nostrils and
slowly the man begins to tremble, muscles flex, the blood flows to all parts of
the body pumped by the wonderful organ of the heart, his brain is quickened,
his whole body starts to glow with light and glory, his eyes open, he is now a
full grown man full of the power and strength that God has given him and the
first thing he has to see is his creator. He is stood before the living God the
crowning glory of all God's creation made by the very hand of God in a real and
personal way. The Creator took time and thought in the building of man. The
physical design of man was no accident of evolution, take the eye for instance,
it is the very first camera, there are several parts to the eye and they all
need to be there at the same time for the eye to work. If you remove the retina
or the iris or the optical nerve it fails to operate, it is perhaps the one
part of the human form that evolutionists cannot explain or fit neatly into
their scheme of things. Incidently if man was descended from apes or monkeys
then why are there still so many of them left on the planet ?, surely they
should all have evolved and there should be none of these primates left to form
part of so many nature programs etc. One of the most useful parts of the human
construction has to be the thumb. Have you ever tried to do a job of work
without using your thumbs ? try it sometime ! and then wonder at the foresight
and design of the living God. Perhaps the only thing that Adam lacked at the
moment of his creation was knowledge, I rather think that the Lord God wanted
to teach and explain things to him on a personal basis hence the visits every
evening to commune with him, which is just like any loving father wanting to
educate and guide the the way his children grow, this quality also has to come
from our Creator.
God made man in His own image so the man at that time would in essence have
been a miniature version of God in his own right. Just look at the power and
authority he had as the only being in creation made in the image of God and
created with a status above even the angels.
He controlled all the animals and birds with a word. He controlled the very
earth with the power of his mind. God gave him dominion over all the beasts of
the field and instructed him to subdue the earth. The word dominion has several
definitions, some of which are :- 1 authority, 2 mastery, 3 control, 4 power, 5
rule, 6 command. The word subdue also has several definitions like :- control,
discipline, master, overpower and tame. Scientists have decided, that man, on
average uses 10 to 15 percent of his brain's capacity and power. Adam being
created totally perfect in the image of perfection as portrayed by God was
using all his brain's power which would have been awesome. To be able to tell a
lion or a tiger to come or go and see it done or to call down an eagle or a
condor and see it done, to control the magnetic fields of the earth and keep
Gods creations in order, what an awesome individual he must have been. He was
imbued with the power of the almighty, he was the first human son of God, he
talked face to face with God every day, he was a very very clever and
intelligent man after all he aptly named each and every animal in creation, he
was created with status and power above all the angels, he was next to God in
Adam was placed in the garden which must have been quite some size because Gen
2:10 says that a river flowed through the garden to water it and then split
into 4 more rivers. It is possible that Adam with all the sonship of the living
God at his disposal was able walk across the river to tend to the rest of the
we read that Peter walked on the water to go to the
Lord, he only started to sink when he became afraid and started to doubt but
Adam was perfect so to him everything was possible.
And if that was not enough God had second thoughts and decided to make it even
easier for the man so he made him a companion, a woman, (thank God for His
second thoughts) to help him administer the estate and be company for the man
when God was away on business in heaven. This man Adam was a mental and
spiritual giant by our standards and a perfect physical speciman with no
knowledge whatsoever of any ailments or sickness, stress or strain of any kind.
Virtually nothing was impossible to Adam, he could also converse and trade
ideas with angels and devils since he was able to listen and talk to the fallen
angel lucifer. The woman no doubt was created along the same lines as Adam with
the same sort of power and authority though perhaps a little weaker in
perception since she allowed herself to be conned by satan. But for all Adam
and Eve's awesome and mighty power and control and kinship to the living God,
when they were tempted only once by satan they succumbed and fell from power,
status and that daily communion with God. It is worth noting here that
temptation was within easy reach, the Word of God does not say that they had to
climb the tree or struggle in any way to take or accept the fruit, it only
states that " she took of the fruit " and from that time in the history of man
till now temptation has always been within easy reach. The man and the woman
ate the fruit and the Word of God does not mention apples, that is mans idea.
After this event straightway the light and glory of God that was their clothing
slowly extinguished itself and they were left with no protection or covering,
they also lost some of their abilities in the spiritual realm as well as their
power over Gods wonderful creation, the earth and all it's inhabitants. Now
they were very frightened and panic and fear set in, in a big way, they felt
very vulnerable. They made aprons of fig leaves hastily stitched together
perhaps using reed or grass for thread and maybe some vine as straps to fasten
them on with. Mankinds attemps at covering his own sin and wrongdoing have
always been futile and totally inadequate. The Lord God had to redress them but
something had to die to do it. Death then came into the garden for the first
time. A creature that had done no wrong was slain and stripped of it''s coat
and it's glory to replace the glory that was man's covering. God could not
recover him with his previous coat because it was lost for all time and since
sin cannot enter the presence or glory of God Adam could not be reclothed with
God's glory as it would have killed him physically as well. The first innocent
death on earth was the forerunner to display how the Lord God would eventually
rescue and reclaim mankind and restore him to his former estate but in a more
consolidated manner and without the presence of the evil one to spoil Gods
plans again. Satan must have been killing himself laughing at mankinds downfall
and the apparent screwing up of Gods wonderfull plan for creation but I'll just
bet he was sick to the pit of his stomach when he realised the Lord God had
already provided a remedy to rectify this sorry state of affairs. He'd have
been even sorrier when God turned round and cursed him as well, I don''t think
he expected that or he might not have done what he did.
Because of this catastrophe man lost all the power and control of creation
given to him by God. His Spirit and mental capacity eventually died right back
to what it is today due to one moment of weakness.
we read the words "I will ascend above the heights of the
clouds; I will be like the most High" This is what lucifer (satan) said before
God kicked him out of heaven so he figured if I can get them to make the same
mistake I made maybe I can rubbish the earthman and ruin Gods creation. So with
Eve being a little weaker than Adam and easier to talk to he figured he would
do it through her. What were some of his words again ?
says he said "ye
shall be as gods" and it worked, and right down through history mankind has
always striven to achieve power and status to which he was not entitled. Many
false religions, cults and sects have leaders who have made themselves a god or
a demigod of some sort or other. The Pharaohs and the Ceasors were also
deighified in such fashion. Caligula was a prime example of this. So because
satan and man both made the same basic mistake they fell from glory and favour
and their former estate with one all important difference, satan was only an
angel but Adam was a son of God, he was family, created in God's image, part of
God was still in Him because God had breathed into him to give him life. Adam
was still a son of God, God still loved the man and all that he was meant to
be. Incidently before Adam and Eve sinned they were only having a discussion, a
debate an exchange of ideas about the fruit, they could just have easily walked
away but since they did'nt the birth or foundation of the world as epitomised
by the babylonian concept of the trading of ideas and all it leads to took
we read that Jesus said "Ye are of your father the devil,
and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning,
and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh
a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it". Satan
interfered with God''s creation and effectively caused it's ruination with his
lies which led to the spiritual death of mankind.
The Lord God was watching this event as it was happening and straightway
decided that Jesus would in the due process of time redeem and restore the
When satan was kicked out of heaven God did not curse him as such but when man
fell it must have upset God a great deal for Him to curse satan, the man and
woman and creation as well. Closer study reveals that God did not intend for
Adam and Eve to have a big family but in that moment in time all that changed
because God said " I will greatly multiply thy conception " hence the explosion
of the population to cover the earth in such a short space of time. It seems
that Eve was not originally meant to have lots of children or any other woman
in the first place. Adam lived 930 years and had many sons and daughters if you
ever wondered where Cain got his wife from. The first Adam was the father,
leader, and firstborn of the human race created in the image of God. Adams
lifetime was nearly a millenium long, by our standards of lifetime (i.e. 70 -
80 years on average) we would class that as forever, but not God, He put Adam
out of the garden for only one reason, to prevent him from taking of the tree
of life and living forever. Adam and Eve must have thought the end of the world
had come when they were being ejected from the garden, outcast and seemingly
not wanted anymore and it was clear they were never gonna get back in cos God
put angels on guard with flaming swords to keep them out. What pain and
distress both mental and physical they must have experienced when they realised
what had now become of them. Leaving the garden forever, covered in what may
have been sheepskins still smelling of fresh blood and broken hearted in the
process, not knowing what to expect except hardship, toil and strife. I say
sheepskins because that is the animal that the Bible refers to every time when
future references are made to Jesus and that is also the animal that Able
breeds and farms later on to make more clothing with. They would not at this
time have eaten meat of any kind because man was a vegetarian still and
remained so till Noah came back out of the ark, at that time the Lord God
commanded mankind to start eating animal flesh as food.
There is no more mention of mankind encountering the 2 trees that were in the
garden and since the whole earth is explored and populated one must assume that
God eventually removed them from the earth altogether especially when the
wickedness of mankind increased and knowing the stories that Adam must have
passed down to his offspring and man being what he is would have went looking
for them. The Lord God cursed the earth with thorns and thistles. Consequently
the whole earth is strangled with weeds of every description along with briers
and poisonous plants that are harmfull to both man and beast. In the United
Kingdom the unfavourite has to be the dandelion for all gardeners since it
grows so fast and prolifically and the roots go quite deep and they appear in
the most unwanted and unusual places and it really is a curse at times. During
the time that Adam was still unblemished all the animals were tame, there were
no wild animals since all were under control and Adam and Eve had the mastery
of them from the sheep to the lion from the deer to the elephant from the dog
to the bear or any other creature you can think of. But when mankind sinned and
fell he lost control of the creatures because the power of God was gone from
him, consequently animals like the lion, bear, crocodile, snake, wolf etc
slowly became wild , agressive and dangerous. The end result of the fall of
Adam is tragedy and catastrophe on an earthwide scale, in the animal kingdom
the plant kingdom and the kingdom of man both spiritually and physically. The
results of sin are far reaching and long lasting even into eternity BUT ! the
Lord God devised a plan to redeem creations crowning glory and restore it to
it's former estate with even more glory than before.
The second Adam
The first reference to the Lord''s plan of redemption for mankind is found in
where we read these words "And I will put enmity between thee and
the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and
thou shalt bruise his heel." Here God was telling satan that one day a man
would be born that would never be subject to the lies, deceit and power of
satan in fact the very opposite was going to be the norm and furthermore this
man was going to defeat corruption and death in all it''s forms for ever.
Notice that God said this of the woman's seed not the man's, in
we read "But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to
take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy
Ghost." which means that while women would conceive and give birth normally
there would come a time when the natural scheme of things would be suspended
for a moment in time and God would again create another Adam by the power of
the Holy Ghost making Himself the father of a man once again. Mary the still
pure, chaste and virgin wife of Joseph was chosen to bear the Holy one to
birth. She was overshadowed by the protection and power and love and care of
the living God. She had found favour with God, she was not going to fulfill
that part of scripture which says "in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children"
there would be no complications during Mary''s pregnancy it would be a perfect
confinement period as God had originally intended in the beginning, can you
imagine having the Lord God for your docter every day and providing for your
every need and making sure there was no pain or distress, what a wonderful
thought !. Notice also that Mary was married so the the Lord was born and
brought up in a normal family enviroment so there could be no wagging tongues
or vicious gossip or worse. Joseph himself was a man above reproach, a man with
a sound and God fearing character chosen to be the earthly gaurdian of this
heavenly charge and he did the will of God without question. How clever is our
God ! However this second man, this second Adam would be no ordinary mortal,
this man would have the spiritual genetic traits of the Lord God, this man born
of a woman untouched by man would not be contaminated by sin or the genetic
qualities and failings of the the human race. Since God through the Holy Spirit
would take the place of the physical earthly father this man would again be
born perfect but stronger with much more insight and knowledge than the
original Adam, this second Adam would succeed and triumph where the first Adam
failed. Man because of his contamination by sin could not give rise to his own
salvation, this had to come from the Lord God. So what God was telling satan
there and then was , one day sunshine I'm gonna send a guy that's gonna knock
the living daylights outta ya an he's gonna sort you out good an proper.
There are many wonderful prophecies in the Word of God concerning this
forthcoming world shattering and time splitting event in fact too many to
mention them all here but we will look at some of them.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto
David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute
judgment and justice in the earth.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation;
lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a
Branch shall grow out of his roots:
And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the
latter day upon the earth.
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man
came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they
brought Him near before him.
And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that
all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an
everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which
shall not be destroyed.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon His shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish
it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of
the LORD of hosts will perform this.
All these scriptures make direct reference to the Lord Jesus Christ the Son of
the living God once again born in the image of God and with all the power,
purity, authority and righteousness that can only be given by the living God.
The coming of Jesus was foretold for centuries. The victories He would achieve,
the triumphs He would achieve, the pain, the sorrow, the grief, the agony He
would also have to suffer for and on behalf of the human race which are the
children of the first Adam. In the gospels we are given a good account of the
earthly life and times of Jesus. This second Adam had much more power, strength
of character, wisdom, knowledge, righteousness, sense of duty, love, honour and
willing loyalty to the will of God the Father than the first Adam could dream
of. This man Jesus made the first Adam look small by comparison because this
man Jesus was and is the direct Son of the living God and satan had to meet him
and try out his stupid cons yet again. Some people never learn do they ?. There
are 2 separate accounts of Jesus being tempted, the first in Matthew reads as
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was
afterward an hungred.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of
God, command that these stones be made bread.
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on
a pinnacle of the temple,
And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down:
for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the
Lord thy God.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and
sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and
ministered unto him.
The Lord spent 40 days alone in the dessert with no food so He would then be at
His physical weakest and satan would have thought gotcha but he could not have
been more wronger.
The Lord Jesus was subsequently tempted not once not twice but three times by
the same old serpent from the garden. He did not have a lot to offer the first
Adam but boy now he thought I can try again cos this time theres kingdoms to
rule. So first off he thought the mans gorra be hungry now lets try Him with
some bread, but he underestimated the strength of the Lord, fool ! Next it was
chuck yerself off the temple and the angels will catch you, and then best one
of all, all these kingdoms will I give you if you worship me, fool ! did he not
know that the Son of God already had them one way or another and why should
Jesus bow down to him ? an evil little nobody. This satan person has to be the
prize fool of all time to think his stupid little con could work for the third
time in a row. In a triple test the Lord Jesus had faced down the crafty conman
and soundly beaten him, something the first Adam failed to do in a single test.
So the the Lord had started to bruise satan's head as stated by God in the
beginning. The main reason for the Lord's birth was yet to come. If satan
thought he'd got off light just licking his wounds then he was due for the
shock of his worthless life. Now although God did not visit man any more in the
same manner that He did in Eden, Jesus was still in direct contact with Him
through the power of prayer which He used regularly. Prayer has much more power
than a lot of people give it credit for. Every schoolboy knows that the human
brain emits radio waves which can also be measured and monitored. The power of
the human mind although in a much depleted state is still quite staggering.
Many years ago when I was a boy in my early teens I remember reading an article
in a magazine called the Prophetic News which my mother used to get every
month. The article in question was about a test some scientists were conducting
on the brain. They wanted to know what happened to the brain at the moment of
death, so 2 elderly people were found in a hospital, an old man dying of cancer
I believe who was an out and out sinner and an old woman who was a devout
christian. Both had electrodes etc taped to their heads to measure radio waves,
the scientists were in the next roon monitoring the dials and switches. Every
time the old man cursed or made a pass at the nurses the dials on the equipment
registered in the negative side of the scale. The old lady was praying
earnestly just before passing on to her reward and the scientists were so
engrossed in listening to her praying they forgot about their equipment.
Eventually a loud clicking drew their attention back to the equipment and to
their astonishment the dials were registering off the scale in the positive.
The scientists found that the lady was transmitting enough radio power in her
prayer to match a 50 kilowatt power station at least because that was the limit
of their equipment. So with that in mind we have to realise the power of the
prayers of Jesus must have been awesome. For instance in
"And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that
he may sift you as wheat:
But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou
art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Notice the surety and confidence Jesus
had about the expected result when he said to Simon "and when thou art
converted" not if . So not only was Jesus the Son of the living God He was also
in direct contact with His heavenly Father on a regular basis.
The Lord Jesus knowing the success His prayers would have also taught us how to
get on the same wavelength as Himself. In
He says "But when ye pray,
use not vain repetitions as the heathen do, for they think that they shall be
heard for their much speaking, Be not ye therefore like unto them for your
Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him, After this manner
therefore pray ye" . Then Jesus spoke what people have called the Lord's
prayer but carefull study indicates that Jesus was telling men how to pray,
what things to ask for and used the resultant prayer as an example. One can
change some of the words for instance and thus make the Lord's prayer very
personal. Notice another thing the Lord said to Simon "satan hath desired to
have thee" which indicates that satan sticks true to form and tries to ensnare
anyone that can make a difference for the purposes and will of God since he
can't do much himself without the agreement of men. It is therefore worth
praying for our spiritual leaders and those in authority that they teach and
make decisions on our behalf according to the will of God and not be blinded
and misled by the god of this world.
2 Corinthians 11:14
says And no marvel;
for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light, we have to be very
carefull when the champion deceiver is around and on form. So while the first
Adam communed with the Lord God on a 1 to 1 basis we can do the same thing
through Christ Jesus. Don't think that because you and I are only one of
millions that God will never hear us, the capacity and the ability of Almighty
God is far far beyond the comprehension and imagination of the human mind.
Jesus therefore re-established that daily link to the living God on our behalf
after the disconnection that took place in Eden, so you can see that Jesus is
slowly but surely and deliberately reforming the relationship with God for man.
The Lord Jesus has now beaten satan and re-established contact with God there
remains only death and hell to defeat in order to retore glorious supernatural
life to Adams race.
The first Adam was created in the image of God, The second Adam was part and
parcel of God. Jesus said "I and the Father are one" and " the Father is in me
and I in Him" one can never fully explain the mystery of the triune God, it is
enough to accept and believe what we read in
For God so loved the
world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life. The whole purpose of the life of
Jesus was to make restitution and atonement for the sin of man and in so doing
to restore him blameless once again before Almighty God and reinstate and mend
the broken family ties.
Says For the wages of sin is death, but the
gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. The sin of Adam and
Eve brought death to every man and woman ever born on the face of the earth.
Every person is guilty of sin and as such we all deserve death, and that
includes servants, slaves, freemen, presidents, premiers, kings, queens,
priests, ministers, bishops etc no-one is exempt because Adams sin is passed
down through the physical and spiritual genes from generation to generation so
even if you live a good life and do no wrong, speak no wrong, think no wrong,
help your fellow man all you can etc (which is impossible anyway) you are still
guilty, there is no escape. Every schoolboy today knows about genetics,
scientists are always messing with and trying to change genes in this animal or
that animal to improve the strain or make em bigger. They are also interfering
with the genetics of mankind which is Gods creation and province alone. (
Speaking personally I believe that to be bigtime sinful ) Whilst there can not
be any physical evidence as such for "spiritual genes" how many times have you
heard some-one say "he's just like his father" or " she's like her mother " or
"like father like son" etc when making reference to some spoken word or deed
which has come from some-one else and I'm not talking about physical
characteristics but rather the heart and mind of the person. If we accept this
then we can see how and why every-one is contaminated. The Bible says "all have
Matthew 27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged
Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common
hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His
head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and
mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the
And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from
Him, and put his own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name:
him they compelled to bear his cross.
And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to
say, a place of a skull,
They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had
tasted thereof, he would not drink.
And they crucified him, and parted His garments, casting lots:
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my
garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
And sitting down they watched him there;
And set up over his Head His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS
THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Then were there two thieves crucified with Him, one on the right
hand, and another on the left.
And they that passed by reviled Him, wagging their heads,
And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in
three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
Likewise also the chief priests mocking Him, with the scribes and
He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He be the King of
Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe Him.
He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now, if He will have him:
for He said, I am the Son of God.
The thieves also, which were crucified with Him, cast the same in
Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto
the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou
Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This
man calleth for Elias.
And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it
with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink.
The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the
And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the
top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which
And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into
the holy city, and appeared unto many.
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching
Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared
greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the living God came willingly to accept the
wages of sin on our behalf. He came from God to die in our place, to pay the
price demanded by God for our redemtion because we could not. If we paid the
price ourselves we would die at life's end and there would be no redemtion or
reconciliation just the prospect of eternal hell in outer darkness which will
be the lot and judgement of all those that heed not the word of God. The Lord
Jesus was tried and sentenced by men of stature in the times of the Romans 2000
years ago. They were very barbaric times then. There were many ways to die and
the Romans had the methods of execution down to a fine art. Their favourite was
crucifiction with or without nails but mostly with. The nails were not nice
little things you see today they were rough and ready iron spikes most likely
blunt as well. This then is the scenario, The Lord Jesus had been beaten up
with whips, how degrading and painful to say the least, they also rammed a
crown of thorns down on his head that would have been excruciating agony in
itself with the thorns cutting and digging into the flesh, some people even
pulled the hair from His beard, all the people mocked and took the mickey and
ridiculed Him, He had to carry His own cross at least part way, thats just like
digging your own grave at the point of a gun. Others kept digging or kicking at
him. It seems that anyone sentenced to die in those days was fair game for
every indispicable and inhuman act of barbarism that crossed their minds. But
what must have been even worse than that the Lord knew he was about to die to
save not only the world but his would be executioners as well. So the cross was
thrown on the ground then the Lord was virtually stripped and thrown on top of
the cross, then 2 or 3 soldiers passed the spikes around making funny remarks
then they started hammering then into his hands then they started on the feet,
when they were satisfied that they would hold they pulled the cross upright and
dropped it in the hole in the ground, and all this was done to an innocent man
what barbarians they were. This very public travesty of justice involving 2
nations the Jews and the Romans who were also gentiles and representative of
all mankind could not have taken place at any other time in mans history
because that is the only time all the conditions could be met. It seems then
that man was at a crossroads between barbarity and civilisation then. The Lord
Jesus hung on the cross for about 6 hours suspended between heaven and earth in
great physical pain and agony with all the weight of his body hanging on 4
nails. The blood was running out from the wounds in His hands and feet and His
brow where the thorns were. He was greatly distressed in body, soul and spirit
and now He was left on His own by His Father the Lord God, the sun had doused
her light so no earthly eyes could see Him in the darkness even satan and his
demons fled all of which means that the Lord Jesus was very very alone in the
whole world and universe and in one final act of triumph and still subjecting
Himself to the will of God He gave up the Ghost and died of His own free will.
One of the soldiers then stuck a spear in His side and the blood of the Son of
God poured out and ran down His body and legs and soaked into the ground. Such
a death should have been ours. The price was paid ! The just died for the
unjust. The sacrifice was complete. In the past when sacrifices were made for
man's sin the Bible records that God smelled a sweet savour, but not this time,
the weight of the sin of the whole world from the time of Adam to the end of
time was laid on the shoulders of Jesus thats why God could not look at Him.
When Jesus died he had beaten the enemy and an enemy in defeat runs away so no
satan hanging around. At the moment of death the innocent Jesus was classed as
being guilty for you and me Now it was up to God to finish the job and restore
His Son to life otherwise why bother with a sacrifece at all ?
In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first
day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the
Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,
and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place
where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the
dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him:
lo, I have told you.
The Lord Jesus Christ the Son of the living God had risen. God the Father had
raised Him from the dead so now the last enemy was soundly beaten. Jesus the
Son of God had accepted the death penalty demanded by God in Adam's place for
the sin of Adam which is on us all. God then restored Him to life never to die
again. Because of the ultimate sacrifice made by Jesus, God has set him far
above all other powers in earth and heaven, He was obedient to the will of God
in every way, shape and form and was totally and utterly blameless before God
and men unlke the first Adam. If we as sinners wish to be a part of that
innocence and blamelessness and stand again before God cleansed of all sin,
then we have to accept that Jesus died for us and take Him into our hearts and
lives that He may live through us. He shed His life's blood to save us from our
sin and present us clean and pure before God as the family of Adam once again
but this time it is a new Adam, a spiritual Adam in the shape and form of
Christ Jesus. We will always be the physical children of Adam but now we can be
spiritual children of the spiritual Adam cleansed both physically and
spiritually in body and soul.
Now mankind if he desires can tap into the resurrected power of the Son of
God to resist that old conman called satan and to fight the inherited evil
within ourselves untill that time when the Lord of glory comes in person to
take us back home to be with God the Father once again and renew that communion
in a much greater way than Adam ever had. The scriptures tell us that the
redeemed of the Lord shall live and reign with Him a thousand years in due
course even before the judgement day and satan is consigned to hell and
1 Corinthians 6:1
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law
before the unjust, and not before the saints?
1 Corinthians 6:2
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if
the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
1 Corinthians 6:3
Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things
that pertain to this life?
1 Corinthians 6:4
If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life,
set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.
With these things in mind it behoves us to seek the face of the Lord in all
humility that he may teach us His ways so that we are not only saved and born
again but that we be fit and worthy to reign with Jesus our Saviour according
to the Word of God. The wonderful thing about accepting the Lord's blood
bought salvation is that you have to possess the express desire deep within you
to make you want to obey the Word of the Lord and if you have that now in your
sinful state you will also have it forever in that perfect state yet to come
which means that God will be able to rely on you to do the right thing. Adam
had a choice and chose death, we have a choice also, lets choose life. May the
Lord bless whosoever takes the time to read and understand what is written here.
Written by Wilf Mossop