1 Corinthians 15:45-47 All that we looked at last week falls under the stewardship of the first man Adam. Adam was made (became) a living soul. He created nothing, but was rather created unto an incredibly glorious stewardship, given dominion over all creation
Hebrews 2:6-8 Vs 7-8a speak of God’s original intent for humanity. Created just a little lower that the angels!! Crowned with glory and honor, set over the very work (creation) of God’s Hands!!! All of this was the stewardship of the Glory of God in creation that humanity was created unto!!!
Hebrews 2:8b “But now we see not yet all things put under him (under humanities dominion).”
“Man, being made in the image of God, was fit and able to glorify Him as God.
But whereas, whatever perfection God had communicated unto our nature (in Adam), He had not united it unto Himself in a personal union, the fabric (framework) of it fell to the ground. God manifested herein, that no gracious relation between Him and our nature could be stable and permanent unless our nature was assumed into a personal union and subsistence with Himself. This is the only Rock and assured foundation of the relation of the church unto God, which now, can never utterly fail. Our nature is eternally secured in that Union (with and in Christ), and we ourselves thereby.” “IN HIM all things consist.” Colossians 1:17-18 John Owen
Romans 8:14-25 And this fall, this loss of dominion over all things, has led to the groaning of all creation, ours included!!
But Remember: Rev. 4:11 The Father created all things for His Pleasure. Hebrews 1:2 The Father created all things by His Son, Who is His Pleasure (Matt 17:5), and the Father has appointed His Beloved Son the Heir of all that He has created!!! John 3:35, John 13:3, 16:15
Colossians 1:12-21 Therefore, the reconciliation of all creation. The Work, the Re-creative Work of the Last Adam, the One Who gives Life to all of creation- the Second Man (1 Cor. 15:45-47) the Lord from heaven, Who is to inherit all things!!!
Vs 12-15a The Glorious description of our Man, the Last Adam. The King of our new Kingdom! Our Redeemer at the cost of His Own Blood. The Image Of The Invisible God. Vs 19 It pleased the Father that In Him, all fulness should dwell.(3:9)
Vs 16 By Him were all things created, ......all things were created by Him, and for Him.”
Vs 15b Now notice: He who is the Image of the invisible God is the firstborn of every creature, of all creation!!!
Vs 18 “He is the Beginning, the firstborn from the dead.” Therefore, He is the Head of the church, His Body of the “born again” ones.
Vs 20 It pleased the Father, to reconcile all things unto Himself, whether they be things in earth or in heaven. And that by the Blood of His cross.
Vs 21 And that includes us, His “sometime aliens and enemies”, He also has reconciled.
Ephesians 1:10 This is the Father’s “ingathering” in One all things in Christ expressed by Paul as the Father’s Good Pleasure. And this is the , “But we see Jesus” of Hebrews 2:9. This is the Hope of all creation as in Romans 8:23-25. And in John’s vision (Revelation 5:11-14) this is the reason for the praise and worship of all creation at the presentation of the Bloody Lamb!!!