It's All Adam's FaultJuly 21, 2013
“When Adam sinned, sin entered the entire human race. His sin spread death throughout all the world, so everything began to grow old and die, for all sinned. We know that it was Adam’s sin that caused this because although, of course, people were sinning from the time of Adam until Moses, God did not in those days judge them guilty of death for breaking his laws—because he had not yet given his laws to them nor told them what he wanted them to do. So when their bodies died it was not for their own sins since they themselves had never disobeyed God’s special law against eating the forbidden fruit, as Adam had. What a contrast between Adam and Christ who was yet to come! (Romans 5:12-14 TLB)”This verse says it all when it comes to the blame game (read Genesis 3:11-19). It’s always somebody else’s fault for the problems we face or the adverse situations we find ourselves in, rather than it being of our own decision or fault. When the Father called Adam into account, he blamed the woman God gave him. She in turn blamed the serpent who deceived her. The serpent, the devil in disguise, wasn’t given a voice in the matter because the problem originated with him. And although he is the ultimate source of sin and rebellion against God, God held them (and still holds us today) accountable for their actions against Him.The devil came to them in the form of a serpent and that serpent is still around today. He is subtle, cunning, and crafty and to ignore his existence or ability to influence means trouble for the believer. Remember, he came to Eve not while she was in rebellion against God but while she, as well as Adam, had perfect harmony and fellowship with God. If we don’t have fellowship with the Father it’s because we are none of His – we don’t belong to Him. If we don’t belong to Him it’s because we belong to the devil. There is no in-between or free-to-be zone.If we have fellowship with the Father through Jesus Christ then we are His, but the devil will do all that he can to sever that relationship. His methods are still the same. He couldn’t go through Adam – type of Jesus - so he went through Eve – type of the Church. The difference is that Adam did what Jesus will not do – disobey the Father. It truly was Adam’s sin/fault that we failed but it is Jesus’ obedience/victory that we overcome. So the devil continues today to try to hold conversations with the woman/The Church in order to keep her out of the will of the Father. Don’t listen to his voice; don’t be led by his influence. Seek the will of God and DO IT! One day we all have to give an account.
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