The Second Adam (Part 2)
The Word Of God - Lesson III F
The Second Adam (Part 2)
The study on the Second Adam (Part 1) dealt mainly with passages which focussed on His birth and early years.
The study on the Second Adam (Part 2) deals mainly with passages which focus on His time of ministry, especially the time of His crucifixion as we can see from:
1. Isaiah 9:1-2
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past He humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future He will honour Galilee of the Gentiles,by the way of the sea, along the Jordan - the people walking in darkness have seen a great light, on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned.
When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, He returned to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, He went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali - to fulfil what was said by the prophet Isaiah: and of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles - The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
2. Deuteronomy 18:15
The Lord your God will raise up a Prophet like me from among your brothers. You must listen to Him.
After people saw the miraculous sign that Jesus did, they began to say, Surely this is the Prophet who is to come into the world.
3. Psalm 110:4
The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind.You are a Priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
And Genesis 14:18
Then Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine. He was Priest of God Most High.
Hebrews 6:20b - Hebrews 7:3
…. He has become a High Priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. This Melchizedek was king of Salem and Priest of God Most High…. Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
4. Isaiah 53:3
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with sufferings. Like one from whom men hide their faces. He was despised and we esteemed Him not.
He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him.
5. Isaiah 11:2
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him - The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, The Spirit of Counsel and Power, The Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord.
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.
And Luke 4:16-21
He went to Nazareth, where He had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day He went into the synagogue as was His custom. And He stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. Unrolling it He found the place where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom fro the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour. Then He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on Him and He began by saying to them, Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.
6. Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See your King comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.
They took palm branches and went out to meet Him, shouting Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel! Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion, see, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.
7. Psalm 41:9
Even My close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared My bread, has lifted up his heel against Me.
Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
8. Zechariah 11:12
I told them, if you think it best, give me my pay; but if not keep it. So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.
Then one of the Twelve - the one called Judas Iscariot - went to the chief priests and asked, What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you? So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
9. Zechariah 11:13
And the Lord said to me, Throw it to the potter - the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the House of the Lord to the potter.
When Judas, who has betrayed Him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. I have sinned, he said, for I have betrayed innocent blood. What is that to us? They replied. That’s your responsibility. So Judas threw the money into the temple and left…
10. Psalm 27:12
Do not hand Me over to the desire of My foes, for false witnesses rise up against Me, breathing out violence.
The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put Him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two came forward, and declared, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the Temple of God and rebuild it in three days.
And John 2:19
Jesus answered them, Destroy this Temple and I will raise it up again in three days.The Jews replied, It has taken forty-six years to build this Temple,and You are going to raise it in three days? But the Temple He had spoken of was His body.
11. Isaiah 53:7
He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth, He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep before his shearers is silent, so He did not open His mouth.
Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, Are You not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against You? But Jesus remained silent….
12. Isaiah 50:6
I offered My back to those who beat Me, My cheeks to those who pulled out My beard, I did not hide My face from mocking and spitting.
Then some of them began to spit at Him, they blindfolded Him, struck Him with their fists and said, Prophesy! And the guards took Him and beat Him.
13. Psalm 69:4
Those who hate Me without reason, outnumber the hair of My head; Many are My enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy Me…
He who hates Me hates My Father as well. If I had not done among them what no-one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have both hated Me and My Father. But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: They hated Me without reason.
14. Isaiah 53:4-5
Surely He took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered Him stricken by God, smitten by Him afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to Him, and He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfil what was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah: He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.
15. Isaiah 53:12
Therefore I will give Him a portion among the great, and He will divide the spoils with the strong, because He poured out His life unto death and was numbered with the transgressors.
Two robbers were crucified with Him, one on His right and one on His left.
16. Psalm 22:16
Dogs have surrounded Me; a band of evil men has encircled Me, they have pierced My hands and My feet.
Then He said to Thomas, Put your finger here, see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe.
17. Psalm 22:6-8
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people. All who see Me mock Me, they hurl insults, shaking their heads. He trusts in the Lord; let the Lord rescue Him. Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him.
Those who passed by hurled insults at Him, shaking their heads and saying, You who are going to destroy the Temple and build it in three days, save Yourself. Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God.
And Matthew 27:41-43
In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the Law and the elders mocked Him. He saved others, they said, but He can’t save Himself. He is the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in Him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue Him now if He wants Him, for He said, I am the Son of God.
18. Psalm 69:21
They put gall in My food and gave Me vinegar for My thirst.
They brought Jesus to the Place called Golgotha (which means the Place of the Skull). There they offered Him wine, mixed with myrrh, but He did not take it.
And John 19:28-29
Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, I am thirsty. A jar of vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.
19. Psalm 109:4
In return for My friendship they accuse Me, but I am a man of prayer.
When they came to the Place called the Skull, there they crucified Him… Jesus said, Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.
20. Psalm 22:18
They divide My garments among them and cast lots for My clothing.
And they crucified Him. Dividing up His clothes, they cast lots to see what each would get.
21. Psalm 34:20
He protects all His bones, not one of them will be broken.
Now it was the day of preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man… But when they came to Jesus and found that He was already dead, they did not break His legs.
22. Isaiah 53:9
He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death, though He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.
As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock…
23. Psalm 16:10
Because You will not abandon Me to the grave, nor will You let Your Holy One see decay.
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell His disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. Greetings, He said. They came to Him, clasped His feet and worshipped Him.
In our next study we will look at the symbolic language used for Jesus throughout the Bible.