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LESSON 1 * PART 3 * BOOK 21
OLD ADAM CRUCIFIED – ROMANS 3:19-22
Let me show you a verse in Romans Chapter 11, and this is repeated several times throughout Paul’s writings. Romans 11:13
Now let’s read this verse carefully.
Ephesians 3:1
you Gentiles.” Verse 2:
Ephesians 3:2
“If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:”
So many people read this verse but don’t see what it has to do with them. Ephesians 3:3
“How that by revelation he (the ascended risen Lord) made known unto me (Paul) the mystery (now what does the word revelation mean? Ephesians 3:4-6
“Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ (now look at verse 5). Ephesians 3:9
“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery (or secret), which from the beginning of the world (Adam) hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.”
What did Paul mean? Now let’s come back to Romans Chapter 3. Romans 3:22
“Even the righteousness of God which is (appropriated) by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:”
Between Jew and Gentiles. Hebrews 11:6
“Without faith it is impossible to please him (God),”
The other thing that the good works people do is absolutely shun the Blood. Romans 3:22b
Let’s see how that applied to Adam in Genesis Chapter 3. Genesis 3:20
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”
Eve was inside of Adam at that time. I know people don’t like that concept, but that’s what the Scriptures teach. Eve was in Adam! And after Adam had named all the animals, he must have been lonely, and God knew he was.
Genesis 2:18
Now sometime later we come to the place where Adam calls the woman Eve. Back there before they ate of the tree, what did God tell them?
Genesis 2:17
Now God told us that after we ate of the tree we are going to die. Taking God at His Word! Evidently God had told Adam that in spite of their awful dilemma, he and his wife Eve are going to be the propagators of a whole human race. Genesis 3:20
“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”
Well I thought that Adam thought Eve was going to die. God must have told him that they were going to have children. Now if God told Adam that he was going to have children, and he responds by calling her the mother of all living, then what was that? “Faith.” He took God at His Word. Now let’s look at this next verse: Remember the second imperative was “without the shedding of blood.” In Genesis 3, and verse 21 what happened? So here we have then the faith of Adam when he called his wife’s name Eve, he had fulfilled that requirement of believing God. The second requirement finds God providing the sacrificial animals. And remember it’s God who is providing them. Genesis 3:21
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins (what did God do with these coats of skins? Covered their nakedness – their physical needs. Now finish the verse, and the last three words are most important), and clothed them.”
Remember in verse 22 of Romans 3 that it was God’s righteousness that was imputed unto everyone that believeth. An imputed righteousness, it was an imputed covering. So because Adam had the ability to believe what God said, the blood has now been shed from the sacrificial animals. He not only covers their physical bodies, but He clothes them with a Spiritual garment that now hid old Adam, and he now has the imputed righteousness of the righteousness of God. The imputed righteousness of God.
Isaiah 61:10
“I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God (why is Isaiah filled with joy?); for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,”
You see the whole purpose of God giving us this Book is to bring us to the point of Salvation. Every human being has to reach that point if they’re going to escape God’s wrath. You know I’ve had people ask in my classes more than once, “How can God Who is a God of love and mercy possibly consign people someday to that awful Lake of Fire? Faith plus nothing! Reference Romans 1:16, I Corinthians 15:1-4, Romans 10:9-10 and also I Thessalonians 4:14. Isaiah 61:10 again:
Isaiah 61:10
Now back to Romans Chapter 3. So this great covering of the garments of Salvation is imputed, and that’s the word Paul will use throughout this whole Book of Romans. Oh, occasionally we will fall, we’re going to trip, but God is just like a patient young mother. Now I’m talking about people who are genuinely concerned about dealing with God on His premise. People around us will notice that we are different, and all this takes place by the power of God.

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