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Saturday, March 24 2012

The Birth Of The Bride

The first human was created, somewhere on Earth, by "the LORD God" (see Appearances Of The LORD God to gain the vital understanding of Who "the LORD God" was, and is):

Eden

"2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [see What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?]." (Genesis 2:4-7 KJV)

Then, the LORD God "planted a garden eastward in Eden." In that garden, "he put the man whom he had formed."

"2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden [see The Garden In Eden]; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." (Genesis 2:8-9 KJV)

Then, the second human was created, from the first. The Hebrew word, pronounced aw-dawm, from which the name "Adam" originated, meant man as a species, male and female. Eve was as much "adam" as Adam was i.e. "1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them" (Genesis 1:27 KJV). The male was created outside of the garden; the female was created inside of the garden.

"2:21 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; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

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. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (John 17:21-19 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, just as Adam was a prefigure of "the last Adam" to come, Eve was a singular prefigure of a great multitude of people, male and female, who were also created from an "Adam."

Fruit

"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)

As He did with the first "Adam," at the fulfillment of His ministry, the LORD God (see also What Does Word of God Mean To You?) had the "second Adam" also put into a deep sleep, death. 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.

5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 5:31 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.

5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." (Ephesians 5:25-33 KJV)

Just as he focused his attack on the first Eve, Satan's primary target of unfaithfulness (see Satan's Fall: From Conservative To Liberal) 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.

11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." (2 Corinthians 11:2-4 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why were the potential children of God created physical first?
See Why Were Humans Created Physical?; also From Husbands and Wives To Brothers and Sisters and No Children In Paradise


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This Day In History, March 24

1401: In his sweep through Asia and the Mediterranean, the Tatar ruler Tamerlane conquered Damascus.

1449: England captured Fougeres from the French, leading Charles VII to renew the Hundred Years War.

1603: Elizabeth I, Queen of England over 40 years, died. James VI of Scotland succeeded the throne as James I (the King James Version of the Bible is named after him), uniting the thrones of Scotland and England.

1644: Britain granted a charter to Roger Williams for the colony of Rhode Island.

1832: Mormon leader Joseph Smith was beaten, tarred and feathered in Ohio.

1904: Admiral Tojo had 7 Russian ships sunk as the Japanese strengthened their blockade of Port Arthur.

1924: Greece became a republic.

1945: Egypt declared war on Germany.

1976: Isabel Peron was deposed as president of Argentina in a bloodless military coup.

1978: The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz, aground in the English Channel since March 16, split in two, spilling the last of its 1.6 million barrels of oil.

1988: Former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu was found guilty in an Israeli court of treason for revealing Israel's nuclear secrets.

1989: The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing a massive oil spill of 240,000 barrels.

1993: Ezer Weizman was elected Israel's seventh president.

1999: NATO forces began air strikes against Yugoslavia.





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