We are excited to announce the release of Ron’s new book: The Merger: Two Adams – One Destiny. It is published by Seraph Creative and Feline Graphics, it can be found at www.seraphcreative.org and at www.amazon.com.
Below you will find a description of the new release.
THE MERGER: TWO ADAMS – ONE DESTINY
When man fell, it changed everything. When God became a man, it changed everything. God became a man and took on flesh to fulfill the failed destiny of the man He created – He took Adam’s place to restore and walk out man’s incomplete destiny and relationship with God. As a result, God is merging five things: God and man, heaven and earth, time and eternity, the government of heaven and the governments of earth, and the communities of heaven and the communities of earth. When God became man, He enacted the first merger, God and man, God as a man. From that point forward, believing humanity has been the focal point and central mechanism for the merger of all things heaven with all things earth. The best way for it to be on earth as it is in heaven, is to find someone who lives in both places – we live in both places. We are standing here, but seated there. When we engage from our place in the heavens, we are engaging with God, with heaven, with eternity, with the government of heaven, and with the communities of heaven. When we engage from our place in the heavens, we are partnering with God, we are partnering with heaven, we are partnering with eternity, we are partnering with the government of heaven, and we are partnering with the communities of heaven. Why do we partner with them? To merge them with life in the earth so it can be on earth as it is in heaven.
We accept that Christ came without really understanding the full meaning and impact of His coming. There are too many unanswered questions. Unanswered questions prevent us from making what Jesus did a reality in our lives. Truths unknown to us, cannot transform us. Most theology keeps us looking back at the cross and forward to the return of Christ. We live somewhere in the middle without accessing the full potential of our union with God now. This book will bring a much deeper understanding of what God has made available to believing humanity. It will free you to live the life Jesus died to give you; it will impact your life: spirit, soul and body. It is a big picture view of God’s identification with humanity and our new identity in God. We must fully engage the God in man, and man in Christ dynamic to understand what Jesus did for us.
This book explains, in detail, the impact of God’s entrance into the creation as the Last Adam – as Jesus of Nazareth. It addresses how Christ came, why Christ came, and the impact of His death, burial, and resurrection on humanity and the creation – including the genomic structures within the creation. His story is our story, His death is our death, His resurrection is our resurrection, His body is our body, His DNA is our DNA, and His ascension is our ascension.
TWO ADAMS – ONE DESTINY
The truth is, the history of creation is very simply the story of two Adams: their destinies, their actions, their blood, and their DNA. Those two Adams are: the first Adam, through whom sin and death entered the creation, and the Last Adam, Jesus, through whom redemption entered the creation. They were two Adams with one destiny. The first Adam was a son of God, the Last Adam was a Son of God. The first Adam was a man created in the image and likeness of God, the Last Adam was God born in the image and likeness of a man. The first Adam died as a willful act of disobedience, the Last Adam died as a willful act of obedience. The first Adam ate of a tree, the Last Adam died on a tree. It was a son-for-son, Adam-for Adam, item-for-item reversal of the fall of man. God started with an Adam and God said, “it is finished” through an Adam. The Last Adam succeeded where the first Adam failed.
Blood and DNA did not suddenly appear at the fall. In Acts 17:26, Paul said, “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth…” Blood is a genetic statement. One blood means God created humanity from an original genome. We must understand that DNA is the fabric of creation. Every living thing within the creation has a genetic structure. Nothing that was made was made apart from God, and since DNA exists, God created DNA. If the human genome was degraded at the fall, it was upgraded through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. We have been restored to bear the full image and likeness of God as new creations in Christ. Not just through the spirit and soul, but through the body as well.
Instead of understanding the full measure of redemption available now, most Christians apply biblical principles to control the flesh, rather than walking out its redemption through the law of the Spirit of life in Christ and its targeted impact on the genomic structures within creation.
The first Adam ate of the tree and activated the law of sin and death. His actions brought separation from God and introduced degeneration leading to death to the human genome and creation. Jesus, the Last Adam, reversed the fall through His full identification with humanity as both the Son of God and the Son of Man – the Word became flesh to redeem flesh. The fall of man took place in the earth and the redemption of man took place in the earth. If the fullness of restoration is not available in the earth, then the fall of the first Adam has greater scope and power in the earth than the redemptive work of Jesus.
We cannot say the fall of the first Adam affected the human genome and the creation, but the redemption of the Last Adam does not. That is saying God invested more authority in the first Adam than He did in Jesus. That is also saying Jesus came in the flesh to redeem humanity without including our flesh in the redemption He purchased with His flesh. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:14) “Having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace…” (Ephesians 2:15) “…by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh…” (Hebrews 3:20)
As the Last Adam, Jesus is the full, complete, and glorified expression of humanity and the creation, including the human genome and the subordinate genetic structures within creation. We are new creations in Christ Jesus with a new genetic lineage. The first Adam was the singular expression of mankind; the Last Adam is the singular expression of restored mankind. We choose which Adam we identify with.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RON JONES is a former military officer and helicopter pilot, a retired law enforcement commander and current itinerate minister who served as a senior pastor for over 10 years. Ron attended Bible College and Seminary and received a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and a Masters in Ministry.
Ron and his wife Laura travel and teach around the world to partner with believers to walk in the fullness of God’s intent for their lives.