Mt 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
Abraham is the beginning of the Spiritual seed line to Christ. It is not dealing with the fleshly fathers. It is showing the spiritual fathers. Isaac and Jacob were also spiritual, so this spiritual line passed through them. Next Judas picked up this spirit seed and passed it on to his son Phares. Now Phares had a twin brother, Zara. But see that the spiritual seed passed through Phares, just as it had through Jacob and not Esau. The spiritual seed passed into God’s second Son, Jesus and not in that first son, Adam.
Mt 1:17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
Now if you write down all the generations listed here from Abraham to Jesus and count them, you will see that there were only 41 generations. So what does this mean? It means that Jesus was a human man, and he counted as a separate generation from the generation of CHRIST.
Christ is that 42nd generation! So see then that Christ was the inner-man of Jesus? He came out of that grave as a separate generation from the Jesus who went into that grave! That is proof that Christ, the Emmanuel, was the son of the virgin, Jesus, and not the son of the virgin, Mary. Mary did NOT birth Emmanuel. She birthed the Jesus who gave spiritual birth to the Christ.
Jesus ended the generations of Adam, which started in Genesis. Christ started the Generations of Jesus Christ, which is the LAST of the generations. There will never be another one. You are either in the generations of Jesus Christ [faith] or you are in the generations of Adam [carnal flesh].
Now if you go into the genealogy in Luke, it starts at Jesus: Lu 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
Now being the ‘son of’ means in the flesh. It is not the same as the ‘begotten’. This genealogy goes all the way back to Adam, which was the son of God.
Now many suppose that because this says that Adam was the son of God, that it means that Adam stayed righteous and died righteous. But this is far from the truth. He was the son of God only by creation. He was never begotten as a son of God. He died lost. He became wicked, rebelled against God and never repented. His sins are held against him till the end. His sins are remembered by God and named all the way down into the NT, proving Adam never repented or was forgiven. Adam was lifted up in pride and haughtiness which God hates. Adam was jealous of God and wanted to be God.
The very fact that Abraham is called the father of us all, shows that Adam is not the father of the righteous. He is not counted in the genealogy in Matt because he was not in the Spiritual seed line.
There are more men named between Abraham and Jesus in Luke than there are in Matt because there were more in the fleshly line than there was in the spiritual line. Sometimes a man did not pass the spiritual seed into his son. It passed from this man into his grandson. This is proven many times with their kings. One king would be righteous and serve God. His son would be evil, but his grandson would pick back up on the spiritual seed and serve God. So this shortened the number of men in the spiritual line. But everything concerning the Spiritual life is very precise with God. It could not be by pure accident that there could be three exact divisions of this line. There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David; fourteen between David and the carrying away into Babylon and from there to Christ is another fourteen generations. This had to be for a definite purpose with God. There is no such precision in the genealogy in Luke. The flesh is not so determined as the Spirit.
Gal 4:21 Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman. 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. [Eve was the mother of all living.] See this connection here? Eve is synonymous with Holy Jerusalem. What about Adam?
God had two sons. Abraham is representing God is Gal. 4. Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. So who is this bondchild? It is Adam and all who follow the flesh as Adam did. It is law. Adam plunged the entire world into law or bondage. So Adam was God’s son in bondage. The bondchild shall not be heir with the freechild. Jesus Christ was the freechild. But notice something. Jesus before the resurrection was UNDER LAW. So the first man Adam, [his fleshly life] was in bondage. Everyone is in bondage so long as you live after the flesh, or the outer man. See then that the outer man, Jesus, could not be heir with the free child, the inner man, or Christ. Jesus, the outer man was sent into hell and done away with. But the inner man, the Christ or Emmanuel, forming inside Jesus all his life, was resurrected into eternal life. Then the bondchild was not heir with this freechild. Henceforth know we Christ no more after the flesh.
But with Adam the bondchild was never dropped. He lived after the flesh, or ate of the dust, all his life. He had no inner Christ developing inside. He was totally given over to sin, law, and flesh. He was the dust. He ate of that fleshly life all his days. He never repented and served God again. That is why God is never called the God of Adam. Adam was the god of Adam. Adam is the bondchild. If you live after the flesh you shall die as did Adam. You will never have eternal life as did Jesus.
But God did not place Adam under that bondage of law. Adam chose this himself. So does everyone else who lives in bondage to law. God had placed Adam under grace or life in the beginning. God had commanded Adam NOT to eat of that law tree, for it brings DEATH. So Adam passed from life unto death. Only in Jesus Christ, through the Holy Ghost, may we again pass from death unto life. We are all born in the bondage of this human flesh which Adam plunged us into. The body itself is a prison of bondage. We will be delivered from this bondage at our resurrection IF we have served God and left the flesh and walked in the Spirit. This is absolutely the only way back to freedom, or the Holy Jerusalem.
Gal 4:28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Isaac was born after the promise. What was the promise? God promised Eve that her seed would bruise the head of that serpent. That was the promise. God kept his promise to Eve and brought that righteous seed in her down to Jesus Christ, who did indeed bruise that head of evil in the serpent. See that those born after the flesh persecute those born after the Spirit. See then that Adam and Cain were persecuting the righteous. Cain killed the righteous brother, Abel. This grieved Eve for she saw her hope of the righteous seed cut off. But when she birthed Seth she rejoiced for she now saw another righteous seed line up. So that righteous seed came from Eve into Seth. From this seed came Jesus who was the fulfillment of that promise to Eve. See also that it was the fleshly Jerusalem, which now is and is in bondage of law, which was persecuting that righteous seed in the days of Jesus and that early church. Those very religious hypocrites [serpents] of the Pharisees and the chief priests were the very ones who persecuted and killed Jesus. They then proceeded to persecute and kill the Christians. It was that same old murdering spirit from Cain on down. Satan was a murderer from the beginning. This killing of Abel is exactly where that murder was committed.
Ga l4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 4:31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
Cast OUT the bondwoman and her son. So God cast Adam out of that Garden of Eden. The serpent was the ‘son’ of Adam, or his carnal mind. It is just the same as Christ was the ‘son’ of Jesus. It is your inner man or the mind. To be carnally minded is DEATH. Adam had become carnally minded when he disobeyed God and went into law, so he could rule over Eve and be god. Adam set up the animal sacrifices, for that law demands the death of animals. Hebrews said that they are offered by the law. All of this is that carnal mind. That carnal mind is the serpent. The Christians are not children of that bondwoman, law. We are of the freewoman, grace. Law is bondage and death. To be carnally minded is death.
Mt 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Mt 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
Sitting in Moses’ seat means they were the rulers in law. The scribes and Pharisees were of law.
Mt 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, Mt 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
This identifies the pastors of the churches today. Also that they do their works [build buildings] to be seen of men.
Mt 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Mt 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Every bit of this identifies the pastors of today and of course all of it fits Adam. Whatever you read of evil in the Word shows all that Adam was and became. They will take their ‘tithes’ from widows and call it righteous. They are hypocrites. A hypocrite is the serpent. Look it up.
Mt 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Mt 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Mt 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
See that he called them BLIND. This is the blind church of today. They look so beautiful on the outside but inside those churches you will find the DEAD.
Mt 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, Mt 23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Mt 23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Mt 23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Mt 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Now you either must call this Scripture and Jesus a lie or admit that these religious hypocrites are the very same kind of serpent as was in that Garden of Eden, talking to Eve. It was that carnal, hypocrite mind of Adam, her husband, whom she trusted to tell her the truth. How can they escape the damnation of hell?
See also that he said they are the one who killed all the righteous people. They shed all the righteous blood upon this earth. So this proves that the serpent/Satan, began with Adam and Cain.
Mt 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: Mt 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Mt 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation
What generation is Jesus speaking of here? He told them they have shed all the righteous blood on earth and will yet kill all the ones He will send to them. He is speaking to that generation of ADAM, that first serpent. There are only two main generations listed in Scripture, that of Adam and Jesus Christ.
Mt 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Mt 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
Now there is full proof that the murder of Abel by Cain is included in this generation of the guilty serpents. Do you think that Jesus was only speaking to those men standing there in front of him and saying that they are guilty of killing Abel? Of course not. Is he telling them that all these things shall come upon them personally? No. He is speaking to that generation of Adam, the serpent. It has to be either the generation of Adam [Gen 5] or the Generation of Jesus Christ [Mat one]. One of these two generations is the serpent. Which one do you think it is? Did the Christians go about persecuting and killing? No, they were persecuted and killed.
Mt 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Mt 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Now that positively settles it that Jesus meant the Jerusalem, which now is and is in bondage with her children, when he called them Serpents and vipers and the murderers of all the righteous from Abel to the end. They are the desolate ones. They are those in bondage. Bondage is law. Bondage is the flesh or dust. Bondage is that carnal mind. Adam is that son of bondage. Adam is SATAN.
No message on Adam or the serpent could ever be complete without this chapter in Matthew 23.
By: Jo Smith