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In Matthew 12;38, 39, and 40 I think we have one of the most important keys of who Christ is and how He works and why His way is the right way. There is an explanation of His power and also an insight of who God is.
Matt. 12;38 Then certain of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, "Master, we would see a sign from thee." 29 But he answered and said unto them, "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Since there is no record of any time that Christ or The Son of Man was three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, we must conclude that the three days and three nights, were three days of the Lord or three thousand years as it says, a day of the Lord is a thousand years and a thousand years to the Lord is a day. Christ was the Son of God or God himself so we have to assume He was talking of three thousand years. Then He was saying He would be three thousand years in the heart of the earth.
We all understand that Christ was God's only begotten son, then, who begot Adam? Obviously God begot Adam since there seemed to be no one else to do it. If Christ was God's only begotten son, then Adam was also God's only begotten son. The two had to be one. In the second Psalm David says "I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee." Now it is obvious David is also God's son; so God has three only begotten sons. There is no misprint or mistake. It is true all three are one, Adam, David, and Christ.
When God told Adam that he would die in the day that he ate the fruit He meant a thousand years because Adam lived 930 years. God is not one to cheat a man. He said in the day, and if God could give him a full day God would of given him a full day. Adam was 70 years short of one day so God brought him back as David to finish the 70 years and that was the age of David when he died. That made one day or one thousand years exactly. The time from the birth of Adam to the birth of Christ was 4000 years. Subtract 1000 from 4000 and we get 3000 years or three days and three nights as Christ said.
Genesis 1;26 "And God said, Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness:" Genesis 5;3 "Adam begot a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth." Luke 3;38 "Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God." Notice they all seem to be the same kind of son in each case.
God dwells in Zion; Z I on, or see I on, or we are commanded to see God on through the generations. David understood this; he wrote a psalm to his son Solomon in the 127th Psalm where he says "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." David is saying that children are our tribute to God. God is in us and in our children.
God's son was Adam and he was reincarnated in David and in Christ and again in each of us. There is some of God in each of us; that is called the spirit of God or the Holy Ghost as it passes down from us; and it can be aroused or awakened; we can tap the spirit of God by contacting this memory that is already in us. We know that a son will have certain inherent traits of his father; then it is completely ridiculous to assume that the son will not have any of the mental traits of his father. Some of the memory of his father is bound to come through; As the birds fly north and south every year and don't have to be shown the route. They say some butterflies land on the same tree that their parents landed on. This instinct is part of the spirit of God; man is not the only one endowed by God. Man perhaps wastes his instinct more than Some of the animals. If we wish to contact God; He is in us, He can be contacted, but the signal is very weak and it must be amplified many many times before we can understand it. That means we can not just talk freely with God and get an answer immediately, we may ask a question and get an answer years later; we must be patient.
The third time that God brought his Son back to earth it was understood that the son already tried it his way and failed so this time he was to follow the father's instructions to the letter. As Christ He came back not as man but as the son of man. As you know, The Son of Man, was used in the Bible, hundreds of times. It was used 33 times in the book of Matthew alone. The title of son of man meant that Christ took the position on earth as the son of men. As the wages of sin are death, and your wages become your legacy to your son. The Son of Man inherits death from man. Since Adam started sin by justifying the deeds he did instead of making an atonement as Christ commanded, there are only two courses; they are to make an atonement, or alibi the deed.
The devil will help you justify it, but if you accept the devil's influence and justify it you must remember it, because if you should ever remember what you did and you forget why you did it your conscience would bother you again. You have to remember so many things that your mind becomes bogged down and eventually it becomes inefficient and you die.
As Christ came on the earth he had the assignment of reversing this trend and freeing man from the influence of the devil which he did when he died on the cross. Since the wages of sin are death and the legacy of a sinner is death and Christ is the Son of Man and he died, then we must assume that because we have sinned, Christ died. Christ died for our sins in other words. We must assume the guilt and make an atonement and we have been freed from the devil by Christ's death. We are no longer a servant of the devil but a slave of Christ. By accepting the guilt of a man's death we are accepting a mighty big load, we will never be able to make an atonement for this, but we will have to keep trying. As servants of Christ we are our own task master and it is impossible to stop driving ourselves without it driving us crazy.
Since all men are descendants of Adam, Adam is in all men. Christ being the same as Adam, Christ would be in all men. Christ is in us. Christ was also stabbed in the side with a sword or a spear. He was killed twice at the same time. The stab in the side was for a mistake that David made, and when you check it you will find how appropriate that is since Uriah died by the same weapon at the hand of David. The law says an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
Since we are partakers of all the good things of the legacy of Christ and it is certain that our sin exceeds the sin of Adam it seems rather futile to think that we can escape a large portion of the atonement Christ made. We will make an atonement also. We have a chance to make our atonement voluntary now or we can wait like Christ did. As Paul put it in First Corinthians 7:22 "For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
If God's son was Adam and Christ, then the legacy of God goes to his son. Christ will receive God's legacy; or Christ will be the new God. It appears that as a man dies, the life of him goes on in his children as his legacy and his life is preserved in his descendants. It is that way with God, He passed from his first son Adam to David and to Christ in the same manner and He is still passing through our generations. It is impossible to stop it. All men will be collected by Christ in the end if they choose life instead of death. This is a very neat way for God to sort out the faithful from the chaff, which is automatic, and foolproof. Christ also said in Revelation l:8 1:11 - 22:13 "I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last." That means he will return again and we will be in him as in our descendants. As John puts it in First John 2:24 "Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life."