Adam and Eve as a figure of Christ and the Church

(Another one that I was supposed to bring over from my old blog a long time again, but forgot about.)

We know that Paul saw Adam as “a figure of Christ”

Romans 5:14 … Adamis the figure of HIM that was TO COME

And that Paul used the marriage relationship (husband/wife) to demonstrate the relationship between Christ and the Church.

Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning CHRIST and THE CHURCH…..

If we go back to Genesis, we know that Adam was formed out of the dust of the ground, yet EVE WAS MADE FROM THE RIB (= side-chambers or cells of the temple structure, according to Blue Letter Bible) OF ADAM…..

So looking at some of the patterns that exist between the account in Genesis of Adam and Eve and that which is written in the NT of Christ and the church we see:

Genesis

Gen 2:21 And the LORD God ~caused~ A DEEP SLEEP TO FALL UPON ADAM

Jesus

John 19:33 But when they came to JESUS and SAW HE WAS DEAD ALREADY, they brake not his legs …

Back to Genesis

Gen 2:21b ….and HE SLEPT: and he TOOK one of his RIBS, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

 

Back to Jesus

John 19:34 But ~one of the soldiers~ with A SPEAR ~PIERCED~ HIS SIDE, and forthwith ~came there~ BLOOD and WATER.

Back to Genesis

Gen 2:22 And THE RIB, which the LORD God had taken FROM MAN, made he A WOMAN

Gen 2:23 And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called WOMAN, because she WAS TAKEN OUT OF MAN.

Concerning the church

Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

Back to Genesis

Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man…..

Jesus said

John 6:44 No man can come to me, *except* the Father which hath sent me draw him

God MADE A WOMAN FOR THE MAN in both cases.

Eve was made AN HELP MEET FOR ADAM and God has made us ABLE MINISTERS of the BETTER COVENANT, as we are LABOURERS TOGETHER WITH GOD.

Said of Eve:

Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Said of the New Jerusalem:

Gal 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Jesus was not kidding when He said:

Psalm 40:7 Then said I, LO, I COME: IN THE VOLUME OF THE BOOK IT IS WRITTEN OF ME,

No wonder we are told:

Pro 25:2 It is the glory of God TO CONCEAL **A THING** , but the honour of kings is TO
SEARCH OUT A MATTER
…..
.. ..

Luke 1:35…therefore also THAT**HOLY THING** which shall be born of thee shall be called THE SON OF GOD…..

Col…. 2:3 IN WHOM ARE HID ALL THE TREASURES OF wisdom and knowledge

The LORD says…

Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee THE TREASURES OF darkness, and HIDDEN RICHES OF SECRET PLACES, that thou mayest know that I, THE LORD, which call thee by thy name,
am the God of ….Israel…..

Paul says…

2Cr 4:7 But WE HAVE THIS TREASURE in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Again…

Col…. 1:27 To whom God would make known **what is** THE RICHES OF THE GLORY of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of glory.

John 5:39 **SEARCH** THE SCRIPTURES; for IN THEM ye think ye have eternal life: and
THEY ARE THEY WHICH TESTIFY OF ME

John 5:40 And ye will not COME TO ME, that ye might have life.….

1Cor 2:9… Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, THE THINGS which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1Cr 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD.

Just trying to show the patterns. The colors are supposed to help, hope it’s not “too busy”. Once again, I have to give credit to my friend Kim who I stole a bunch of this from. 🙂

I can’t help it if we think so much alike and she has more time on her hands than I do. LOL

All Blessings in Christ!!

 

 

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My name is Christine and since my favorite past-time, the one that I find the most fulfilling, is studying the scriptures and seeking to know and understand "the deep things of God", I have created this blog as a place to not only post my own bible studies but as a way to connect with others who are are also seeking the Lord and the Truth. I've posted some of my studies on other websites and haven't yet decided if I will post them here, as well, or if I will just post future blogs/studies here. We'll see. Thanks for stopping by and please do so again... maybe after I get something posted. :) ALL BLESSINGS IN CHRIST!!
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2 Responses to Adam and Eve as a figure of Christ and the Church

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  2. Ken Sheck says:

    Hello Again, Christine. thanks for your writing. Can we also consider this. Both male and female make up mankind. Man is not man without both the male and female. A woman, before she has a child has not “known a man”. The church is said to be the bride, but is both male and female as far as the gender of the members is concerned, physically. The spirit of a man does not know the things of the spirit of God, as 1 Corinthians 2 says. In that truth, can we not see that mankind is the spiritual WOMAN meant in scripture, because both male and female mankind have the same “lusts of the flesh”

    1Corinthians 2 also says that to know God one has to be the Spirit of God because that is the only “person or Spirit” that knows the things of the Spirit of God. ONLY the Spirit of God knows the things of the Spirit of God.

    This is a true beautiful mystery revealed. ONLY the Spirit of God knows the things of the SPIRIT of God, just as if someone was to know you, the reader of this, they would have to be exactly who you are in mind and spirit, or personality, character, etc. The only way to know God is to be who God is our self, in all things. Without peace and Holiness NO ONE shall “see” {understand and intimately know} GOD. The Peace and Holiness has to be “who we are” in order to know {see} God.

    Clearly just as anyone who would know all about me intimately would have to be me. Scripture tells us that to know God “WE” must be who God is in mind and character. ONE Spirit and ONE MIND.
    When we are one with God the Holy Spirit, we will be the Son that knows the father and is one with the father. The temple of God or, the dwelling place of God as Lord in our body \ temple FOREVER. Eternal life. Only “the” son knows the father who is the spirit that is god. Therefore, to know the Spirit that is God we must be the same spirit within our body. The temple of God in the world. Only God knows the things of God, as scripture informs us. As in, only God knows God.

    Scripture in 2 Corinthians 3:6 states that we are to minister the spirit that GIVES life, {God} and NOT the letter that kills. In other words, to understand the scripture and all things of and about GOD in a physical understanding of scripture ONLY, is death. We are still dead even though IN CHRIST when that is our condition. But to come to know ALL things both physical and Spiritual, is LIFE. They must be rightly divided by each one of us as we become the Son that sits on the mercy seat with the two Cherubs separated by the man in the middle. A picture of having the tares and the wheat divided by us as we become the Lord in creation as THE SON OF GOD.

    This is sometimes pictured as the left hand and the right hand of God, but God does not do the evil, ever.

    As Paul said, put off the bondwoman {slave to sin\physical lusts and worldliness} and her “son”, which is the natural minded literal belief system which is after the physical man’s ways. This is done by putting on the free woman {sinless} and her son. As it says, these two things or sons are pictures of the two covenants. One is about the spirit of the flesh and son or produce of natural man and the world. The belief that is “born” of natural man’s spirit who knows not God. The other is about the produce and Son of God which is Spiritual in nature and mind but understand BOTH the good and the evil, not doing the evil any longer.

    Rom_8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
    The lusts of the flesh and the carnal mind based upon those lusts, even in religious zeal, do not and can not know the things of the Spirit of God because they are NOT OF the Spirit of God. They are the things only of the spirit of the flesh which is of the created beings. This is the belief and religions of the spirit of man that does not know the things of the Spirit of God. The “beast”. nature. The spirit of the creature, mankind, is the source of all misconceptions about God, no matter how sincerely one believes them. The man of sin in the temple of our body is always derived from the carnal mind and nature of natural Adam.

    Scriptuire, in 2 Thessalonians 2:1 – 5 tells us that we can not be aghered to the truth of Christ, the light of Christ as the day of Christ, until we each see this truth and understand it properly without accusation or bittereness to any. Our personal doctines should then include the fact that we are to believe and understand that God is able to and is going to convert ALL people to Himself. In this way, we are showing that we believe God DOES forgive all people who do not know the truth as the truth is, and they are therefore still no knowing what they are doing are are forgiven. This does not mean God is unaware of the fact that evil doing is evil.

    It follows then, and to know the tings of GOD as “the Son”, we are to become ONE SPIRIT with God, as His Spirit in us as who we are. Why? Because ONLY THE SON knows the Father, and the Father is the Spirit of God in Jesus. So, as scripture says, all shall know me from the least to the greatest, it follows that to know God who is “the” Spirit, we all must become the Spirit of God as who we are. We must become the divine nature as mentioned by Peter. We are to “put on” the divine nature. We understand also that the apostles did not have a New Testament Bible in their day. They were informed of the Spirit, but only to the ability of the knowledge of man in and about the world in their time of life in the world.

    This is how we all become Spirit amd mind as the Son of God with the Father, God, within us.We become one with God as who we are in character and true knowledge that is by wisdom. The physical appearance does not matter, every vessel is named after it’s contents, as was Jesus also. The first Adam becomes the temple of God when the father is within that temple, our own body, as who the body is. We as His son that is as God is in wisdom and nature. But God our Father will always be greater than any one of us because God is in ALL, as in all in all.

    1Co_6:19 What? know ye not that ***YOUR*** body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is IN YOU, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

    Rom 8:11 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.

    2Co 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
    2Co 3:6 WHO {God} also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
    For any of “US”, to understand all scripture in a natural minded physical worldly way kills the Spiritual truth of Christ and Jesus’ witness of the Father in those of us who still believe that way only.
    .
    All violence and sorrow and killing that is written in scripture that is written as if God were doing it, causing it, or planning it, is “the lie”. They are not the truth about God, according to Jesus’ witness But, in times past, the prophets and all mankind believed God did and caused every thing that happened and it happened on purpose by God. There are many Christians today who still believe that, seeing God ruling as they would see a natural man as a dictator over all creation.
    This kind of teaching is the “man of sin”, natural Adam, in the temple of God, our body and mind, presenting things of sin as if they were of and done by God also.

    Rom_12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
    1Th_5:15 See that none render **evil for evil unto any man**; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
    1Pe_3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
    .
    Jas_1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

    2Ti_4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
    2Pe_3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
    Jud_1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.

    I am not saying these things to accuse anyone I write them to help us “see” more clearly and get rid of the Babylonian confusion that has held all mankind hostage for eons until the light of this day has arrived. We must know all about both the natural world and the Spirit of God today. In doing so, we can rightly divide the word of truth. There is a truth about evil, just as there is also a truth about good, but they are not true about each other.

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