Charles H. Spurgeon
There were two trees in the Garden of Eden.
There were two Adams. In Hebrew, Adam is a generic term for “man”. There was the first adam, who was an animated soul; there was the last adam who was a life-giving spirit.
Abraham had two sons produced by two women:
Abraham, remember, had two sons: one by the slave woman and one by the free woman. The son of the slave woman was born by human connivance; the son of the free woman was born by God’s promise. This illustrates the very thing we are dealing with now. The two births represent two ways of being in relationship with God. (Galatians 4:22-23)
The biblical meaning of the number two deals with separation, things that are divided, or things that bring about division. By it being the first number that can be divided, it is viewed as the fundamental number for division.
Without “two” to choose from, man created by his Creator could not engage the power of his free will. In choosing, man reveals his heart and the state of his true existence.
There are two covenants. The Old. The New.
There are two parties involved in the Covenants. Man & God.
The Old Covenant was given so that man could prove what he was and what he could do.
In the New Covenant, God would step in to prove who He was and what He could do.
In the Old Covenant, man was given the procedure to get to God.
In the New Covenant, God fully intends to get into man.
In the Old Covenant, the fulfillment depended on the faithfulness of man………..”if” you – “then”.
In the New Covenant, the fulfillment depends on God’s faithfulness. “I will give you a new heart. I will give you a new spirit. I will put My Spirit in you and it will CAUSE you to……..”
There is a genuine and living faith awaiting those believers who understand the New Covenant. To those who would seek to grasp its full meaning, the power in the New Covenant would mean the transformation of the entire life. Contained in an accurate understanding of the New Covenant is the full knowledge of what God wants to do for you, the assurance that it will be accomplished by God’s own authority/power and the natural inclination of being drawn to God Himself in personal surrender.