Saturday, March 12 2011
Where Is Eve Today?
"2:7 And the LORD God [see Christ The Creator] formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [see Where Is Your Soul?]" (Genesis 2:7 KJV)
"For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones"
The first woman, Eve, lived her life and died. She is today awaiting her resurrection (see Resurrections). But that Eve was a singular prefigure of a great multitude of people, male and female, who were also created from an "Adam" i.e. "15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit" (1 Corinthians 15:45 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?). From that, another "woman" was created, the church (see What Is The Church?), also from His side, also by His blood, for "we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones," "concerning Christ and the church":
"5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Just as he focused his attack on the first Eve, Satan's primary target of unfaithfulness today is the "Eve" that was created to be the spiritual Bride of Christ, for "as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted."
"11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
This Day In History, March 12
1470: During the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV defeated the rebel forces at the Battle of Empingham.
1496: Jews were expelled from Syria.
1609: The Bermuda Islands became an English colony.
1664: New Jersey became an English colony, named after Jersey in the Channel Islands of England.
1799: Austria declared war on France.
1814: British troops under Wellington captured Bordeaux in France (Britain put only a small fraction of its military forces into the War of 1812-14 against the U.S.; the bulk of the British army and navy was involved in fighting Napoleon's French Empire in Europe and Africa e.g. British Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French fleet at Trafalgar and Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo).
1832: Charles Cunningham Boycott, the Englishman whose name is now synonymous with protest ("boycott"), was born.
1854: Britain and France formulated an alliance with the Ottoman Empire against Russia during the Crimean War (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1879: The British-Zulu War began.
1894: Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time (as its name states, the original formula for Coca-Cola, which was created by a pharmacist for the Eagle Drug and Chemical Company in Atlanta Georgia, was cocaine and caffeine).
1913: Canberra became the capital of Australia.
1930: Canadian fighter ace Billy Barker was killed in plane crash near Ottawa, Ontario. Barker was awarded the Victoria Cross for shooting down 54 enemy aircraft during the First World War. Barker was one of the top three fighter aces of the war, which included the famous "Red Baron" of Germany, Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the "Red Baron" was shot down and killed by another Canadian fighter pilot, Arthur Brown of Carleton Place, Ontario, on April 21 1918).
1933: German President Paul von Hindenburg proclaimed that the swastika and German flag be flown together (see also Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).
1938: German troops marched in to "anschluss" ("connect") Austria, one day after Arthur Seyss-Inquart became the chancellor of Austria.
1940: A treaty ended the Russia-Finland war, with Russia's demands for Finnish territory met.
1945: Anne Frank, the Dutch-Jewish girl who kept a diary of her wartime experiences, died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany at the age of 15 (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1985: The USA and the Soviet Union began weapons of mass destruction control talks in Geneva.
1994: The Church of England ordained women as priests for the first time (ironically, with the reigning monarch being "The Supreme Governor of The Church of England, the head of the Church of England was a woman - Queen Elizabeth II).