The Two Women of Creation
by Wayne Blank
"And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul [see Where Is Your Soul?]; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit [see The Quick and The Dead]. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [see also The Feast Of Trumpets]: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible [see "To Meet The Lord In The Air"], and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality." (1 Corinthians 15:45-53 KJV)
The Two Women Who Were Created From "Man"
The creation of Eve from a man is one of the most well-known events of Bible History. Adam was put into a deep sleep and from his side was created a woman:
"And The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which The Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:21-24 KJV)
The ultimate meaning of "she was created from the man" and "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh" is revealed in the New Testament:
"For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church." (Ephesians 5:29-32 KJV)
At the fulfillment of His ministry, God had the "second Adam" also put into a deep sleep, death (see What Happens When You Die?). And from that, another "woman" was created, the church (see What Is The Church?), also from His side, also by His blood:
"one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood [see Why Blood?] and water [see Living Waters]" (John 19:34 KJV)
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