God asked this question after Adam had sinned.
“Adam, Where Are You?”
Obviously God knew Adams geographic location, Adam was hiding behind a tree.
“And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.” Gen 3.8
God saw Adam and Eve hiding behind those trees.
So then, what did God mean by saying, “Adam, Where are You?”
God was referring to the relationship He had with Adam before he sinned.
Did Adam Die When He Sinned?
Let’s see what God told Adam in Chapter two of the book of Genesis.
16 “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
God told Adam that in the day that you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt surely die.
So did Adam die when he disobeyed God?
Let’s skip past Genesis Chapter three where Adam and Eve sinned and see if they are still alive in chapter four.
“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.”
So they were still alive physically and started having children.
So in what way did Adam “die?”
His relationship with God died.
When we sin we are like walking dead people in Gods sight.
In Ephesians chapter two it says this.
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins”
When we are living sinful lives, we are dead in our sins. Dead to God.
When we Live in Sin, We are Dead
When Adam and Eve sinned, they died spiritually, or their relationship with God ceased. That is why God called out to Adam, “Adam, where art thou?”
Today, God is still calling Adam and saying the same thing.
“Adam, Where are you?”
Adam represents the entire human race.
Let’s take a look at Romans 5
12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”
As it says here, “and death by sin.” Sin makes us dead to God, but Jesus brings LIFE to our soul!
Jesus will Give us LIFE!
There is GOOD NEWS!
We do not have to remain in our sins! Jesus will give us life when he forgives us of all of our sins!
In John 11:25 it says this.
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live”
In Jesus we find new life in our souls!
How Can I Find This New Life Now?
It all starts with being sorry that you have sinned against God.
Are you sorry that you have offended your Creator?
I remember when I was around 20 years old God started to show me that when I sin, it hurts Him.
I was awe struck and shocked. I never knew that when I sinned I hurt God.
So, I became very sorry, and in tears I knelt down and told God I was sorry for hurting Him and wanted to stop hurting Him.
Forgiveness overwhelmed my soul and I felt free and happy!
I knew God had forgiven me of my sins for Jesus sake and peace came over my soul.
I was ALIVE now!
Do you want to have all of your sins forgiven friend?
In the Book of Acts, Peter is here preaching to the crowd, and says;
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
When we repent of our sins, meaning being sorry for them, and ask God to forgive us, we become Gods child and receive life in Jesus, and God is no longer saying to us, “Where are you?”
I pray God will save your soul and forgive you of all of your sins bringing new life in your soul today!
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