In Genesis we read that God formed Adam from the earth. Linguistically speaking there is a connection between the Hebrew words adam and adamah, which means ‘read-brown earth’. God created Adam from the dust of the earth: ‘Yahweh God formed man (Adam) from the dust of the ground (Adamah), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul’6.
We are all children of Adam. We too are formed from dust and we will return to dust7. Through the fall of Adam sin entered the world and sin has completely permeated our adamah – our human nature: ‘Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned’ 8.
After the fall of man, sin and death became the masters of mankind. Our original divine nature has gone bad, it has changed into our current sinful nature: ‘But they have all turned away; they are all equally bad. Not one of them does what is right, not a single one’9. That is why God invites you to let yourself be sprinkled with the blood of the Lord Jesus! When you believe that Jesus gave His blood for you, the ‘blood of the Lamb’ can forgive, cleanse, redeem, heal and deliver you and reconcile you with God, so that you can receive a whole new life in Christ.
It is interesting that the Hebrew word for blood is dam. This word can be found in both adam and adamah. The dam of the Lord Jesus wants to drench your adamah seven times, so that you can receive the sevenfold wonder of the Cross. Through the wonder of the Cross God changes us from children of Adam to children of Jesus!