Summary: We often teach that the church was born on the Feast of Pentecost, but every birth requires a conception moment.
A The dates I chose for Tabernacle because of the Feast of Pentecost.
1 We often teach that the church was born on the Feast of Pentecost, but every birth requires a conception moment.
a In the creation account, God created Adam out of the dust of the earth, and when God breathed into Adams nostrils he became a living, breathing, being.
b Adam being the first human was closer to God than any person in history outside of Christ.
aa They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Gen 3:8 (NASB)
Adam saw God daily, walked with Him daily in the cool of the day.
bb Cool (Ruoach) wind, breath, spirit (riding on the wind)
cc Perhaps, similar to the wind that blew into the upper room.
B Adams creation/birth is unique in three ways.
(Image, blood, communication)
1 Adam was created as a full-grown adult when God breathed into his nostrils. Created in the image of God.
26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Gen 1:26 (NASB)
a The breath caused Adam to be a living soul.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Gen 2:7 (KJV)
aa We inherit our likeness to God from Adam.
bb All future human beings have an eternal soul & spirit too.
b Jesus called the “2nd Adam” restored everything lost in the fall
aa Christ is the living, walking, image of God.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Col 1:15 (NASB)
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? John 14:9 (NASB)
bb Not just in physical appearance, miracles, powers, compassion, healing.
2 Adam’s reception of God’s breath also imparted within him a powerful life force liquid in his body called blood.
a If he only received a spirit without blood, he’d been an angel!
aa If you have no blood you die.
11 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.' Lev 17:11 (NASB)
bb Once the blood stops flowing, you return to the dust from which we came.
19 By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."Gen 3:19 (NASB)
b Christ’s blood would not be tainted with sin found in the natural seed of man.
aa 12 and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb 9:12 (NASB)
14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb 9:14 (NASB)
19 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, Heb 10:19 (NASB)
bb The 2nd Adam’s blood was & forever more free from sin.
3 Adam could at one time (before the fall) communicate in some form of language between him & God.
a They talked!
aa Adam named the animals (Alphabet, verbal form of communication between Adam & God)
bb Once the fall occurred the one-on-one communication between God & mankind enjoyed in the garden was silenced.
b Jesus restored the bridge of communication between God & man that was lost in the garden.
C 22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. John 20:22 (NASB)
Jesus appears to 10 Disciples.
(Judas had hung himself, Thomas lack of belief kept him in hiding.) And breathes on the 10 disciples to receive the Holy Spirit.
1 When Jesus breathed on them His own air from Hid own lungs, they were experiencing what Adam did at creation.
2 There are 3 interesting things about this event.
a They received the Holy Spirit but didn’t manifest tongues until days later with the arrival of Pentecost.