Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, so death spread to all people [no one being able to stop it or escape its power], because they all sinned.
The Word of God is relevant, isn’t it?
Whether facing a Pandemic, Persecution, or Pressure-
The Word is a constant.
If you want to place a blame, which is what human nature does,
Then here you go.
One man, Adam.
Sin was [committed] in the world before the Law [was given], but sin is not charged [against anyone] when there is no law [against it].Yet death ruled [over mankind] from Adam to Moses [the Lawgiver], even over those who had not sinned as Adam did.
Just like the pandemic, through one, started a wave of death and sickness,
So did Adam’s transgression.
It affected everyone.
It came upon many whether they were good or not.
But just like the account of the Exodus, death came upon Egypt.
All of Egypt.
Children of God and non children of God alike.
What was done with the Blood.
Believed or not.
You may have noticed, but Christians and non-Christians alike, have had effects from the pandemic.
The results differ, only, according to beliefs.
But what I would ask you to look at, is the answer.
No, it’s not the latest vaccine.
I see so many, who mistaking this for their answer, still have an underlying epidemic of fear.
Fear is what comes to the surface through pressure.
That’s why the enemy uses these as his timeless and tried tactics.
So, we could also say, that hrough one man, Fear entered.
Fear is attached to sin.
It looks forward to judgement.
The feeling of a deserved response to a faulted lifestyle.
Who hasn’t been affected by this?
I know I have.
I have felt unworthy to receive directly from the Father because of my performance.
So, I settle for something that someone has to offer.
But my mind was illuminated to this solemn Truth of the vaccine, I chose.
The Life of Christ.
Look at what it says:
Adam is a type of Him (Christ) who was to come [but in reverse—Adam brought destruction, Christ brought salvation].But the free gift [of God] is not like the trespass [because the gift of grace overwhelms the fall of man]. For if many died by one man’s trespass [Adam’s sin], much more [abundantly] did God’s grace and the gift [that comes] by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, overflow to [benefit] the many.
Flesh (Adam) brings destruction.
Any time we rely on flesh, trusting in man’s ability, apart from God’s direction, that’s what it brings… destruction.
But the Spirit, brings SALVATION.
To every area.
The Spirit brings forth life.
And notice, it’s Free.
And, it’s your choice.
God does not force Himself on you.
Contrary to what flesh does, huh?
Flesh, weak and fearful, demands something of you to protect itself in its own efforts.
Jesus didn’t protect Himself, so that you could freely choose His immunity.
Through this man, KING JESUS,
We were vaccinated, or immune to sin through His Blood.
Where there is no sin accounted for, there is no fear.
Where there is no fear, there is no death!
Death is a direct result of sin.
It starts with sickness and then progresses.
Brothers and Sisters, I’m preaching from the choir!
I had to recognize these things in myself.
Praise God He delivered me.
I opened to this this morning.
I’ll share what I noted with you.
I’m boasting… OF HIM.
What He’s accomplished.
Telling my testimony, so that all who may be discouraged, could take Heart.
We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and by the Word of our testimony….
Let’s praise the Lord together.
We need each other.
As I read this, I couldn’t wait to share it with my sister.
I had found what we needed to be doing today.
As she responded, God had led her to the why, in Romans 5.
What we need to be doing, no matter, what is going on,
Is making sure praise is found on our lips.
Why, because we’ve found the CURE!
For just as through one man’s disobedience [his failure to hear, his carelessness] the many were made sinners, so through the obedience of the one Man the many will be made righteous and acceptable to God and brought into right standing with Him.But the Law came to increase and expand [the awareness of] the trespass [by defining and unmasking sin]. But where sin increased, [God’s remarkable, gracious gift of] grace [His unmerited favor] has surpassed it and increased all the more,so that, as sin reigned in death, so also grace would reign through righteousness which brings eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 5:1-21
What was unmasked….?