The Death experienced by Adam; was it literal, or was it spiritual?

I personally don’t care for the phrase “spiritual death”simply because many believe this implies the death of the spirit, and I find nothing in scripture that speaks of the death of the spirit. I believe a “Metaphorical Death” is what occurred in the Garden of Eden, and IN THAT DAY/MOMENT!

I never did like “Spiritual Death” because to many people, it sounds like the spirit died.
Every metaphor stands for something, and metaphorical death is symbolic of man being outside God’s will, grace, protection, blessing, etc…

Unfortunately, Adam and Eve tripped over the chord, and got unplugged from the source.

This likewise happens to us when we allow our carnal mind to make decisions for us.

Fortunately, Christ is the plug that reestablishes that power connection to the source.
Adam was evicted from the Garden, and Israel was expelled from the promised land……

And all of this was merely an object lesson that used a physical people; Adam, the individual, and Israel, the collective, to speak of spiritual realities that currently exist, always have, and always will, for the child of God within each of us.

The only thing we are “saved” or “delivered” from today is our own “carnal mind” which is the same thing that taught Adam and Israel that they could ever be separated from an Omnipresent God.

That is our “old man – natural man – body of death”

Nothing in time: creates, begins, perfects, or even ends, anything which is eternal.

While containing a plethora of parables, the bible is all about revealing thee most important parable that not many ever notice; the Christ in you is the sinless, perfect, and only begotten son of God, that was born from above, overcomes the world, and isn’t harmed of the second death.

Jesus of Nazareth was the outer manifestation of this inner realization, that can only be understood through his raising/resurrection in you.

Listen to the inner voice of truth and reason, which supersedes all the outer voices of confusion and chaos.

Whosoever lives and believes in me, will never die!

This isn’t something we reach for, attempt to earn, merit, or be rewarded with; this is a simple statement of fact, but as long as we look for the Jesus/answers outside of ourselves, we’ll not recognize, nor appreciate the Christ/truth within.

It is important to note scripture speaks of two types of death, and it is the biological death and resurrection of physical bodies in scripture that point to the focus of what these truly represent, or speak of; Covenantal, Spiritual, or Metaphorical death, and the ensuing Covenantal, Spiritual, or Metaphorical resurrection.

From beginning in Genesis to ending in Revelation, scriptures focus is more to Covenant Death and resurrection, rather than Biological Death and Resurrection.

This is specifically noted in Ezekiel 37: Valley of dry bones, Resurrection, Binding of two sticks, Everlasting Covenant, Sanctuary/Temple of God in their midst; and this is specifically what Revelation 21 speaks to. Compare Revelation 21:3 to Ezekiel 37:26, 27, 28.

This same message is referred by Paul in 1st Corinthians 3:16-17, and 2nd Corinthians 6:16; which clearly shows it as already being fulfilled at that time.

The no more “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” of Revelation 21:4 is what Ezekiel 37 speaks of; note Ezekiel 37:11 “Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts” as this is what this “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” is about.

These items relate to a Covenantal position, rather than modern day biological realities of the human condition.

Israel had apostatized their position with God; having forsaken God, the land, and their covenant with, and the laws and commandments of God (Deuteronomy 28:20, 29:25, Judges 10:10, 13, 1st Samuel 8:8, 12:10, 1st Kings 11:33, 18:18, 19:10, 14, 2nd Kings 22:17, 2nd Chronicles 12:5, 13:11, 21:10, 24:20, 24, 28:6, 29:6, 34:25, Ezra 9:10, Isaiah 1:4, 2:6, Jeremiah 1:16, 2:13, 17, 19, 5:7, 19, 9:13, 15:6, 16:11, 17:13, 19:4, and 22:9) and on repeated occasions, judgment from God was brought upon them; and it is this loss of their Covenantal standing with God that speaks of the “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” being removed in Revelation 21:4.

As this connection between Revelation 21:3, 1st Corinthians 3:16-17, and 2nd Corinthians 6:16 is unmistakable, we can with surety pronounce that the New/Everlasting Covenant has arrived, their Covenant with death (Isaiah 28:15) has been atoned/reconciled (Isaiah 28:18) and their “Tears-Death-Sorrow-Crying-Pain” have passed (Revelation 21:4) away.

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