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This Sermon/Note Originally Published October, 1998




A Better Covenant

Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:26.
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.

God had said, "Do NOT eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Man possessed the 'attributes' of God, He had made him 'in His likeness." He had no sickness, no want, no hunger.

No cancer, no high blood pressure, no heart trouble . . .

He had DOMINION over all these things! The germs, the viruses, the contaminations of the time!

And his dominion was COMPLETE . . .
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.

This is the "Better Covenant" now restored to us!

Adam was very 'God-like,' BUT he had ONE quality that would be his downfall . . . . CHOICE!

Without choice, God would have had a "puppet" instead of love.

Adam had only ONE situation in which to make a choice!

"Don't eat of that tree."

And Adam failed!

So The ground was cursed!
The serpent was cursed!
The trees and vines were cursed!
Adam was cursed!
Eve was cursed!

And without Christ, ALL MANKIND is under the curse!

Romans 5:12.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

And so, Adam separated man from God!

But God saw the great separation - the nakedness of man - and hated it!
And killed an animal to cover that nakedness!

God set in motion the ultimate course of action. God would have ALL men returned to Him!

He instituted the sacrifice of a Lamb in atonement . . . The animal sacrifice was only temporary, But God's PLAN was PERMANENT!!

Genesis 3:15.
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.

That Promise was Jesus of Nazareth . . .

Galatians 4:4-7
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

And our rights are all restored!
Our Covenant is restored!
Our Dominion is restored!
Our health is restored!
Our prosperity is restored!

Through Jesus Christ we are the "Righteousness of God" once again!

All things are passed away and we are made a New Creature. Once again, we are "In His Likeness!"

Jesus, the Perfect, Permanent Lamb, The Second Adam, has walked the life that the first Adam SHOULD HAVE WALKED!

BUT - We could not have the attributes of God and not still have a CHOICE!

Adam chose to die . . .

We can choose to LIVE!

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