II Corinthians 6:2 NLT For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Bible Lesson: Prophecies And Their Fulfillment: Bible Prophecy: Messiah's Side Pierced.
Bible Lesson: Prophecies And Their Fulfillment:
Bible Prophecy: Messiah's Side Pierced.
Zechariah 12:10 KJV
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
The Spirit Of Grace And Of Supplications (Prayer-NLT/ Compassion-GNV): and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
John 19:34 KJV
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.
The scriptures we have just read, dear Christian, are a picture of the birth of The Bride Of Christ.
To begin this lesson, we must ask the question, who was the first to give life to another?
“Pastor, better start reading the bible, anyone knows that was Eve! She is the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20)”
It wasn't God who stated that, but the man who had just sinned in the garden.
If that was your answer, that is a wrong answer.
Eve was “not,” the mother of herself. Eve was not the mother of Adam!
We must, travel back in time to paradise, and to the first human being, a man named Adam.
Genesis 2:21-23 KJV
21 And The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He (The Lord) took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which The Lord God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
The first earthly life giver, was “not,” Eve, it was Adam!
For The Record:
Calvary: Sins Forgiven And The birth of The Bride Of Christ.
Pentecost: Holy Spirit infilling and enduement of power.
Now The Lord Jesus is called The Second Adam.
I Corinthians 15:45-47 NLT
45 The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But
The Last Adam—that is, Christ—is A Life-Giving Spirit.
46 What comes first is the natural body, then the spiritual body comes later.
47 Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, The Second Man, came from heaven.
What happened to Adam? He in sleep, gave life to his bride, she was taken from his side, of his flesh and blood.
What happened to The Second Adam, He in the sleep of death, gave Life to His Bride, The Church, she was taken from His side, of His flesh and blood.
I Corinthians 11:23-25 KJV
23 For I have received of The Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that
The Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread:
24 And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
25 After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in My Blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.
Adam gave physical life.
The Second Adam, gives spiritual life.
The Apostle Paul, goes on to tell us...
I Corinthians 15:48,49 NLT
48 Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like The Heavenly Man.
49 Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like The Heavenly Man.
Adam And The Second Adam:
Romans 5:12-21 NLT (Adam and Christ)
12 When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.
13 Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break.
14 Still, everyone died—from the time of Adam to the time of Moses—even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come.
15 But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s Gracious Gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and His Gift of forgiveness to many through this other Man, Jesus Christ.
16 And the result of God’s Gracious Gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free Gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins.
17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one Man, Jesus Christ.
18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new Life for everyone.
19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because One other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.
20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.
21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I Corinthians 15:20-22 KJV
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become The First fruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by Man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
Philippians 3:20,21 KJV
20 "...we look for The Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.
I John 3:2,3 KJV
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
Acts 2:21 KJV
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of The Lord shall be saved.”
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I Corinthians 3:11 KJV
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:25-27 KJV
25 "...Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;
26 That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by The Word,
27 That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
The Church's One Foundation
The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord;
She is His new creation
By water and the Word:
From heav'n He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her,
And for her life He died.
Elect from ev'ry nation,
Yet one o'er all the earth,
Her charter of salvation,
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes on holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With ev'ry grace endued.
'Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace for evermore;
Till, with vision glorious,
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.
Yet she on earth hath union
With God the Three in One,
And mystic sweet communion
with those whose rest is won:
O happy ones and holy!
Lord, give us grace that we,
Like them, the meek and lowly,
On high may dwell with Thee.
Samuel J. Stone, 1839 - 1900
Samuel S. Wesley, 1810 - 1876
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