In my previous post, I AMBORN AGAIN II, I dealt with the sin of Adam: Treason, which resulted in spiritual death. You may revert to that post if you have not already read it. In this post, I shall be dealing with an aspect of spiritual death in the hope that it will spark up a hunger in you to search for truth from the bible. You shall know the truth and it shall make you free.
In scrutinizing the opening Scripture, two things are worth noting: in the day and then surely die. God made it so clear to Adam that on the very day he eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he will surely die.
Interestingly, the deceiver told the woman, “… Ye shall not surely die” Genesis 3:4
Satan is a deceiver. There are several ways he employs his deceptive moves. He uses lies and even truth. He lies to deceive his victims and even when he seems to be speaking the truth, he does it in unrighteousness “… who hold the truth in unrighteousness” Romans 1:18
DID ADAM SURELY DIE THE DAY HE EAT FROM THAT TREE?
Yes! They surely died but physically walking about. That very moment, they changed. They were not again as they were before eating from that tree. What happened to them on that very day gives us a clue to what God meant when He warned them about surely dying.
GOD MEANT SPIRITUAL DEATH, AND ADAM WAS FULLY AWARE!
Spiritual death or to be spiritually dead does not mean your spirit is out of you. A spiritually dead person is still a spirit having a soul and dwelling in a body. It means that something strange has occurred in one’s spirit. Something foreign has replaced an original component within the human spirit. Man’s spirit was originally empowered or given energy from God Himself. Spiritually dead therefore means that man’s spirit has disconnected from God and has been connected to the devil. Spiritual death is also Satan’s nature that is imparted into the spirit of man.
Adam doubted God. He questioned the genuineness of the Creator’s love and care for them. All these were as a result of the conversations they started holding with the deceiver. He presented a strange and foreign ‘good news’ to them.
When Adam disobeyed God to obey Satan, he knew he was signing onto a trans-generational slavery contract on behalf of the entire human race. So on the day, Adam died spiritually, the whole human race yet unborn also died spiritually.
Can you notice that? Through one person’s sin, death, sure death or spiritual death was imparted unto all.
This spiritual death, Satan’s nature ruled and exercised full dominion over everyone without necessarily committing Adam’s sin. Each human being was born with Satan’s nature: spiritual death. This is why every human being must be born again
WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT VERY DAY
The man became a partaker of satanic nature
Man’s eyes were opened
They saw that they were naked
They became fearful of the presence of God
They activated the ageing genes
Put into motion physical death
In conclusion, when man sinned against God, HE DIED SPIRITUALLY. Man acquired a new nature, Satan’s nature.
The only cure for this condition is to acquire a new nature through the new birth. When Jesus said you must be born again, he was laying to bare the most authentic solution to man’s predicament.
Are you born again? Do you want to be born again to get rid of your condition of spiritual death?
Please pray this prayer out now:
‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I am a sinner, I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour. Thank you for saving me! Now I know, I am born again!’
If you have prayed this prayer in faith, you are born again, saved, a child of God.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name
1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
If you will spend the rest of your days listening and speaking with him by studying the Bible and praying, then your friendship with Christ shall become permanent and intimate.
Let me also encourage you to start reading the bible for yourself. Start by patiently reading the 21 chapters Gospel of John.
Kindly let me know if this the all-important decision you have made to be born again by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you also for reading and commenting on my previous posts, it gives me great encouragement. Kindly add your name to the comment so I can know. God bless you.
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