Peace unto you.
The “breath of lives” speaks of the Holy Spirit of God that was breathed into Adam who was the first man to receive His Spirit….the first to know God . There were other men at the time…natural, earthy men (the “adamah”) from which Adam was formed from.
The first Adam was to preach with the received Spirit of God to others (with the “breath of lives”…the life-giving Spirit) so that mankind might know God as well (becoming “alive” also). Adam was to breathe the Holy Spirit to others by speaking words of life and spirit so that that the "adamah"..can live also.
Adam, the Son of God, was to preach the words of the Spirit to others (the “adamah”…fleshly-minded, earthy men) as the Spirit makes others alive. The Spirit makes alive while the flesh (the words of the “adamah”) profits nothing.
John 6:63 KJV (63) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh
profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit,
and they are life.
Adam’s (the Son of God) purpose was to give the “adamah”…the natural man….an understanding so that they might know Him who is true. This is the same purpose that the “last Adam” fulfills.
1 John 5:19-20 KJV (19) And we know that we are of God, and the whole
world lieth in wickedness. (20) And we know that the Son of God is
come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is
true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ.
This is the true God, and eternal life.
The first man Adam was made a living soul, the last Adam (Jesus) was made a life-giving spirit as He fulfills the main purpose that the original Adam was supposed to do.
Adam was to preach to others with the Spirit thereby giving others the life of God in this earth. As Jesus (the last Adam) said, He came to this earth so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10).
1 Corinthians 15:45 KJV (45) And so it is written, The first man Adam
was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The LORD God formed man (Adam) from the “dust of the ground”.
The “ground” = the “adamah” which were the natural men in the beginning. The “adamah” is alienated in his empty mind from the life of God and has no understanding…no knowledge of God. The understanding is darkened as the "mist" rises up from the earth.
Adam was taken from among the earthly men as the receiving of the Spirit of God set him apart from the rest… from the natural, fleshly, unregenerate mankind of the time.
The LORD God “formed” …to mold into form as a potter….the Adam. Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? (Romans 9:21). God took the first Adam from the same lump: the worldly, natural man.
He was of the “dust” of the ground as the first Adam was a humble man among worldly men (among the “adamah” of the world). He was in a low position in this world. He was humble… "dust”.
For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh (the “adamah”), not many mighty, not many noble, are called… (1 Corinthians 1:26).
Genesis 2: (7) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a
The origins of the 2 Adams: the first man ( the first Adam) was taken from the earth…from among the earthly men (the “adamah”) while the second man (the last Adam) was sent from Heaven and made like unto earthly men.
The first Adam was taken from among the natural, earthy men in this world and received the Holy Spirit of God which elevated him above natural, fleshly-minded mankind as he knew God through the Spirit within him.
The “last Adam”…the second man…the Lord from Heaven…was not taken from among the earthly men of this world (the “adamah”) as He was sent from Heaven and was fashioned like the earthly men of this world as He partook in the flesh and blood that all do here.
1 Corinthians 15:47-49 KJV (47) The first man is of the earth,
earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. (48) As is the
earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly,
such are they also that are heavenly.
We wear the image of the earthy for we have all been a part of the “adamah” before we received the Spirit of God.
We through the receiving of His Spirit from Heaven are to also put on Jesus the Christ….the “second man” from Heaven. We are to bear the image of the heavenly Man now by putting Him on in this earthen vessel.
(49) And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear
the image of the heavenly.
He…the Lord from Heaven….the second man…the last “Adam” was sent to this world as a partaker of a flesh and blood man so that through death He might destroy him that has the power of death so that we might have life in this earth as a human being.
Jesus was not taken from among the natural men (the “adamah”) as we all have but came from Heaven and was made like unto sinful flesh.
For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh. (Rom 8:3).
This is not about “dying and going to Heaven” that is universally preached by those who continue to perish from this earth but about having His eternal life in this earth in this earthen vessel as He was sent from Heaven and made like us and so we must put Him on to live His heavenly life in this earth.
Hebrews 2:14: Since then the children are partakers of flesh and
blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through
death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the
The “first Adam” was taken from among the natural man…the “adamah” mankind.
He was a humble man (of the “dust” of the adamah) living as the rest of the world in the carnal mind (the nostrils = the wrath of man that does not do the righteousness of God) but the Spirit of God that was breathed into him made him a “living soul” which is the “spiritual body” spoken of by Paul here in 1st Corinthians. The Spirit of God gave the first Adam life and peace as the Spirit was breathed into his "nostrils"...the wrath of man...so that he could do the righteousness of God.
The first Adam was a natural body first….as we all were when we did things always in the carnal mind living as the rest…and then the “spiritual body” came as the Spirit of God was breathed into Adam and he became a living soul (by the receiving of His Spirit within the earthen vessel).
1 Corinthians 15:44-46 KJV (44) It is sown a natural body; it is
raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a
spiritual body. (45) And so it is written, The first man Adam was
made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
We are all part of the “adamah”….doing the works of the carnal mind always sowing after the flesh…until the receiving of the Spirit of God which makes us alive in this earthen vessel. The "spiritual body" comes to us by the receiving of His Spirit which can then make our mortal bodies alive.
(46) Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is
natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
The “adamah” is carnally minded. Those who are in the flesh…the adamah…. cannot please God.
Romans 8:6-14 KJV (6) For to be carnally minded is death; but to be
spiritually minded is life and peace. (7) Because the carnal mind is
enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither
indeed can be. (8) So then they that are in the flesh cannot please
We are not in the flesh (behaving like the “adamah”) any longer as we have received the Spirit of God by which we are to crucify the flesh so that our mortal bodies may live in this earth.
(9) But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of
Christ, he is none of his.
We are a “natural body” first that is dead because of sin but we can live now in this earthen vessel as the Spirit that we have received gives our mortal bodies His eternal life now. The "natural body" is made alive by the "spiritual body" of righteousness.
(10) And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but
the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
The Spirit of God that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken….make alive…our MORTAL BODIES in this earth by His Spirit that dwells in us. The "natural body" is raised by the spiritual as this mortal body is kept alive by living after the Spirit always.
(11) But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead
dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also
quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
But before this can happen, we have to deaden the deeds of the body through that Spirit that we have received. The natural body is raised by the spiritual body. If we continue to live after the flesh, our mortal bodies shall die but if through the Spirit do we deaden the deeds of the flesh, then our mortal bodies shall live.
(12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live
after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye
shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they
are the sons of God.
In the beginning (Genesis 2) , righteousness had not sprung up from the earth yet as the LORD God had not caused it to “rain” (His living words…His teaching) upon the earth. The words of Genesis 2 are metaphoric for spiritual things.
Genesis 2:4-7 KJV (4) These are the generations of the heavens and of
the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made
the earth and the heavens,
This is about the lack of His righteousness being done by earthy men in this time as man did not have an understanding as a “mist” (a fog) rose up from the earth to water all of the faces of the “adamah”. The earthly mind of men did not have any knowledge of God. The carnal mind has no understanding.
There was not a man (a “Adam”) to work the ground (the “adamah”) yet.
The “adamah” did not have an “Adam” (the Son of God) to work it yet….that is, to preach His words of life and spirit to others so that they might know God.
There was no “rain”….the teachings from above to drop from Heaven upon the earth: Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass… (Deu 32).
Upon hearing the heavenly teachings of God....the "rain" from Heaven, the earthly men (the “adamah”) then can bring forth works of His righteousness...every herb.
For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations (Isa 61:11).
(5) And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and
every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not
caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the
ground. (6) But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the
whole face of the ground. (7) And the LORD God formed man of the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and
man became a living soul.