Born then Born Again
1 Corinthians 15:45-47
45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. 47 The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven.
The first Adam sinned and brought sin on the whole world. When you are born you are born into sin. No matter how good you are, you are a sinner. You can’t change it. You inherit it.
The second man Adam (Jesus) brought righteousness on the whole world. When you are born again you are born into righteousness. No matter how bad you are, you are righteous. You can’t change it. You inherit it.
When you accept Jesus as your Savior He gives you an inherited gift of Righteousness to replace the inherited curse of sin. Jesus gives you eternal life to replace eternal death. Romans 5:17 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Born Again Into Righteousness
When you are Born again, into His Righteousness, the sin in the world does not disappear, only your sins disappear. Those who have not received Jesus as their savior do not receive this gift to deliver them from their inherited sins and the sins of this world. (Galatians 1:4) God sees you as righteous after you are Born Again, even when you are in the middle of a sinful act. It is not because you deserve this or can earn this, it is a free gift. You don’t get born again on your merits, you get born again on the merits of Jesus. Your faith in His sacrifice on the cross, that he took the punishment upon himself for your sins, is what moves you spiritually into His Kingdom of Righteousness. (Romans 14:17) Jesus exchanged His Righteousness for your sin and took your sin upon Himself so that you could take His Righteousness upon yourself. You are sin free…
Born Again Blessings Received By Faith
All that is written above are the blessings received by Christians thru faith in Jesus when you are Born Again. There are additional blessings Jesus has given to us, but they must be received by faith. Since Jesus qualified you for the blessing of Righteousness by eliminating your sins, as far as God is concerned you are perfect before Him because of Jesus and your faith in His gift of Righteousness qualifies you for all blessings. Jesus met all the requirements of the Old Testament since He was and is perfect and born sin free. Christians now qualify for all the blessings of the Old and New Testaments thru Jesus. All the curses in the old and new testaments they are exempt from.
14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
This scripture say that the blessings of Abraham might come upon the gentiles by faith. These blessings are earthly blessings like health, prosperity, protection, long life and anything else you can think of you might need that you saw Abraham had or see in God’s Word. These blessings are said in Galatians 3:14 to be received by faith and are additional to the eternal life blessings everyone receives when they are Born Again.
Beloved, when you receive Jesus you receive eternal life and have many benefits available for you while you are still on this earth. Begin today to step out in faith claiming the blessings of Abraham, that can be yours thru faith and let all the Born Again blessings of God flow from Him to you.