The path of the LAST Adam

The path of the LAST Adam

The Path of the LAST Adam - On the Path blog by Cheryl Schatz

This time of year gives cause for me to reflect on the faithfulness of Jesus. While I have met “Christians” who practice unfaithfulness, Jesus has never let me down. I wrote a comparison between the FIRST Adam and the LAST Adam in 2010 and I thought it might be a blessing and an encouragement to someone today. I am reposting this from my WIM blog.

The Path of the LAST Adam

The path of the last Adam was a path that took Him from Heaven to earth, from the earth to the grave and from the grave to resurrection power on display as our Lord, Savior, and King.  But a study in contrast with the first Adam shows us the stark contrast to the faithfulness that the last Adam offers us in the place of the failure that we have experienced with our first earthly father.

1.  Sinless vs sinner

The LAST Adam was born sinless, and there was found no sin in Him.

1 John 3:5 (NASB) You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

The first Adam was created without sin, but he didn’t stay this way. The first Adam brought sin into the world through his disobedience.

Romans 5:12 (NASB) Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin…

Jesus as the LAST Adam freely chose to come to earth from Heaven and to live a sinless life by shunning evil and obeying the Father. The first Adam sinned through his free will, choosing to disobey his Father and choosing evil.

2. A witness to the truth vs silence

Jesus as the LAST Adam came to earth to testify to the truth.

John 18:37 (NASB) Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”

It was the failure of the first Adam to testify to the truth that started the process towards death and decay.  Although Adam knew the truth, and he was not deceived at all, he would not testify to that truth when his wife was being deceived by the serpent.

1 Timothy 2:14 (NASB)  And it was not Adam who was deceived…

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Last surgery for 2014

Last surgery for 2014

Last Surgery

On December 11, 2014 I had the last surgery on my right hand, the last of five surgeries this year.
I am doing well after a very painful second hand surgery. I have a rare extra muscle in my hand once again that needed to be cut, and my hand did not take the freezing properly. My surgeon had to stop the surgery twice to administer two more vials of freezing. In the end I just had to take the pain because my carpal tunnel connective tissue was so tight, the bottom part of the surgeon’s scissors kept pushing on my median nerve, and there wasn’t any way to freeze it.

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Managing side effects

Managing side effects

Side Effects - On the Path blog by Cheryl Schatz

Side Effects?

I thought I was done with side effects since I finished chemotherapy, but I am learning that anything that is strong enough to wallop cancer will likely also cause side effects. I am now waiting for surgery because of the side effects from the pill that I was prescribed to keep me from having a recurrence of cancer.

The pill is called Femara or Letrozole. This tiny little pill is a nonsterooidal aromatase inhibitor (AI) and it is used to treat advanced breast cancer. It fights breast cancer by inactivating an enzyme called aromatase and in turn this prevents the enzyme from supplying estrogen to the cancers that are dependant on estrogen to grow and survive.

At first I didn’t have any side effects from the pill but within three months of starting the treatment I developed bumps around my wrists and then it progressed to pain. Three fingers in my left hand became numb and this numbness did not go away after waking in the morning. I was referred to a nerve specialist and her tests showed that I had nerve damage in my fingers from carpal tunnel syndrome.  The nerves are already starting to die off so she recommends immediate surgery. My doctor also said that I had tendonitis in both my wrists and this is causing radiating pain up my arms. All of this is a known side effect of Femara. The nerve specialist has warned me that if I don’t have surgery soon, my thumb muscle could atrophy I could have permanent nerve damage in my hand. Lovely.

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