– Inyang Okutinyang
Your Family Roots Matter
Romans 5 (NKJV)
15 But the free gift is not like the [a]offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.
16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification.
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.)
We are now living in the time called the dispensation of grace; God is giving out grace to all men. That grace is more abundant than the sin or the death. The devil got Adam and condemned the whole human race. God sent Jesus as a man to come and undo all that Satan had done to mankind.
How did we all sin? Because of what one man, Adam, did. How were we made righteous? Because of what one man, Jesus, did. Don’t put stock in your Adamic or natural, human heritage. It doesn’t matter who is in your family line, what they did, or who cursed them. As a believer, you now trace your roots back to Christ. Thank God His lineage is pure, nothing but blessings all the way through! Adam was your father; every human family goes all the way back to him. But now your family roots only go back to Christ, the Second Adam, and there are no curses in His family! Your trust and confidence as a believer should only be in your Christian heritage, not in who your earthly parents are.