(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 … Adam … is 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:
Gen 2:21 And the LORD God ~caused~ A DEEP SLEEP TO FALL UPON ADAM
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…..
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…..
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.
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!!