Temptation In the Wilderness

Friday, 24 Aug 2007

Jesus Christ is the second Adam. He lived for us. This Adam successfully made it through his probation in the wilderness and won for us the right to eat from the tree of life, which is his own flesh. By trusting in Christ, all men are co-heirs of the promise together with Israel according to the apostle Paul.
There are three wilderness experiences that are absolutely fundamental to the understanding of redemptive history. The first is the wilderness experience of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Most of us are familiar with the story in Genesis 3; there is a provision in the wilderness that of all the trees in the garden "you are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." This was a wonderful provision, for ...

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