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First Born-Birthright

First Born- The Birthright Son

In Exodus, the nation of Israel was called God’s “Firstborn son”. In Psalms, David was called “son of God”, even commanded to proclaim that he is God’s “begotten son” on the day he was made king. Solomon was also called “son of God”. Angels, just and pious men, and the kings of Israel were all called “sons of God.

Three anointed people in the Bible that could also be called either son of God or people of God were; Prophets, Kings, and Priests. Many are claiming that they are the sons of God and sometimes as men of God but the work they do is nerve breaking. How can they claim such things with courage when they are only interested in making money and lead people to a wider road of destruction? They should be ashamed of themselves and not truly the sons of God.

As it is written in the book of Luke, Adam is the Son of God, the firstborn among humankind, begotten not made but created by God the Father Almighty. The father of mankind who invited the father of all lies into their lives and gave up all the perfection he had; the paradise, perfect life, and the first human being fellowshipping with the Father face to face.

They were chastised that resulted to be out of the Garden of Eden (paradise-heaven) for good and they brought with them the Sin into the world we call earth. Adam and Eve gave birth to two sons; their firstborn Cain was a farmer, and his brother Abel was a shepherd. Another son was born and named him Seth, the first human to call the name of the LORD; this is considered as the first prayer in the Bible. He replaced Abel, and the two human beings sprung the Cainites and the Sethites race.

First Adam was created of the earth while the second Adam (Jesus) came from above. The first man Adam became a living being” the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural. Without the first, there will be no second which is mathematically, logically, and philosophically true. The first Adam brought sin into the body of a man—Roman 5:12 “Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. 

As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned.” Romans 5:12, CSB: “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, in this way death spread to all people, because all sinned.” Jesus, the second and last Adam brought sin out of the body, John 1:29, and redeemed the sin of the world.  Please note that the original text says: sin not sins.

Through the first Adam, punishment came to humanity,  thus, there was a need for a second Adam to deliver the first Adam from punishment.v First Adam was created of the earth while the second Adam (Jesus) came from heaven above the earth.— 1Corinthians 15:47.

First Adam sinned and separated us from God; Second Adam (Jesus) reconciled us back to God. The body of man will die and see corruption, the Second Adam become a new life-giver born again from above, life and resurrection are the hope of life.

Jesus declares that in the world to come, “The last shall be first and the first will be the last.”

By being the firstborn son of Isaac, Esau was guaranteed to receive a great inheritance and the promise but lost it all when he sold his birthright to his brother Jacob for a bowl of pottage.

Jacob recognize the birthright of his firstborn son, Reuben’s, but gave the firstborn rights to Joseph and the same thing happened to Abraham disinheriting Ishmael in favor of his son Isaac from another woman.

In Matthew 20:1–16, Jesus says that any “laborer” who accepts the invitation to the work in the vineyard, no matter how late in the day will receive an equal reward with those who have been faithful the longest.  It is better to start life in its deepest pain and suffering and endured it because it has a reward at the end with everlasting joy.  It doesn’t matter how you walk your life in this cruel world, the important thing is how you finish the race.

Glory be to God

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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