Mortality versus Immortality
I believe that so many of in the body of Christ today have not been delivered from slavery to "Pharaoh," who represents the carnal mind. Many, are just like the children of Israel, who had been slaves making bricks for Pharaoh for four hundred years, and yet even after they were set free, they wanted to return to slavery again. I am not sure that everyone has had enough of slavery to the law of sin and death, to really desire the truth that will make us free and restore our fellowship with God! I believe that God wants to speak to you personally today concerning freedom from all that would enslave you. John said in 1 John 1:1,
"That which was from the beginning."
Our lives have been impregnated with a sense of mortality. We have been taught that our lives began when we experienced natural birth, and that we were born into this world as a flesh and blood human being. In other words I was born and I am going to die. I came from the dust and I am going to go back to the dust. Because of his sin God told Adam in Gen. 3:19,
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Paul said in Romans 5:14,
“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.”
As a result of these scriptures the carnal mind has concluded that death is something we must look forward to and after all Heb. 9:27 says,
“It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment”
Jesus died once and for all for all men and fulfilled that scripture but because of the lack of understanding of the scriptures this deception has imprisoned us and dictated the course of our life. However, Jesus declared that we would "know the truth and the truth would make us free." We have all believed the lie that God has withdrawn his presence and fellowship from us because Adam sinned. This is the same lie that put Adam out of the Garden of Eden. Many Christians find themselves today, living in bondage to this false concept of life that is really "death."
Before you begin to read this article clear your mind from all thoughts and meditate on the presence of the Lord and ask Him to reveal to you what He is talking about in this article.