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Tuesday, August 23 2016

Ephesians 4: Eve Was Created From Adam; What Woman Was Created From Jesus Christ?

"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh ... Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it ... For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones ... I speak concerning Christ and the church"

The first female human was created from the first male human. The name "Adam" originated from the Hebrew word, pronounced aw-dawm, that means man as a species (see Who Did God Call Adam?).

Ironically, the parents of all humans did not themselves have a physical father or mother (see also The Thinker From The Soil).

"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." (Genesis 2:21-24 KJV)

The prophetic purpose of "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" is explained in the New Testament - as the Messiah had revealed it to His disciples (see Disciples, Ministers, Apostles, Prophets):

"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." (Ephesians 5:25-32 KJV)

The Crucifixion

At the fulfillment of His Ministry (see What Really Happened At Passover? and The Day That The LORD Was Crucified), God had the "second Adam" also put into a deep sleep - death (see Rising From The Sleep Of Death). From that, another "woman" was created, the church (see What's The Expiration Date Of The Church?), also from His side, also by His blood:

"20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood." (Acts 20:28 KJV)

"1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1:22-23 KJV)

The apostle Paul (see Paul, The Apostle To The World) always taught directly and faithfully from the Biblical Truth that had been written long before. He never "preached new religion," but taught the prophecy of the religion that was established in the garden of Eden (see the collection of 6 studies for the true Church of God, beginning with The Church In The Garden).

"4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, 4:2 With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 4:8 Wherefore he saith,

When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love." (Ephesians 4:1-16 KJV)

When the time comes, each person must choose to accept or reject their part of the Body of Christ (see Why Is The Church Called The Body Of Christ?).

"4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, 4:18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: 4:19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

4:20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 4:21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 4:27 Neither give place to the devil. 4:28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:17-32 KJV)

Fact Finder: The true Church of God is referred to as a woman. When will her spiritual children be born?
See What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?


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This Day In History, August 23

79: Mount Vesuvius, a volcano located in southwestern Italy near the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea, renewed activity. The following eruption destroyed the nearby cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Vesuvius and Pompeii

476: Odoacer, a Germanic tribal chieftain, was proclaimed Rex Italiae ("King of Italy") by his army (see also The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1244: Ottoman / Turkish forces in Jerusalem (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate) expelled the Church of Rome "crusaders" under Frederick II (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1305: William Wallace, a Scottish patriot, was hung, drawn and quartered for treason by King Edward I.

1367: Gil Alvarez Carrillo de Albornoz died at age 57. A Spanish soldier and cardinal, he paved the way for the return of the papacy to Italy from Avignon, France, where the popes lived from 1309 to 1377 (see The Struggle For The Papacy; listen also to our Sermon Constantine's Papacy).

1541: French explorer Jacques Cartier landed near Quebec on his third voyage to North America (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

1572: In France, Catholics massacred thousands of Huguenots (French Protestants), under orders of Catherine de Medici, advisor to her son, Charles IX, King of France.

1711: A British attempt to invade French-held "New France" (as what is today eastern Canada was then known) by sea was repelled.

1775: King George III declared the New England colonies in open rebellion against the laws that were passed by the democratically-elected British Parliament. One of the most-famous Members of that Parliament was Edward Gibbon (Member of Parliament 1774-1780), the author of the classic ("Of recognized authority or excellence") The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - the six volumes of which were published between 1776 and 1788.

Edward Gibbon

1784: The people of an area of western North Carolina (now in eastern Tennessee) declared themselves to be an independent state, under the name of the State of Franklin. It lasted only 4 years after it wasn't accepted into the Union.

1821: Mexico was declared independent of Spain by the Treaty of Aquala.

Mexico
1833: Britain abolished slavery in its colonies, freeing 700,000 slaves. Slavery continued in the former colonies that by that time had become the independent United States.

1866: The Treaty of Prague was signed, formally ending the Seven Weeks' War between Austria and Prussian-led German states.

1914: At the start of the First World War (1914-1918), Japan declared war on Germany (30 years later, Japan and Germany were allies in the Second World War; listen also to our Sermon The European World Wars).

1914: During the First World War, German soldiers in the town of Dinant, Belgium murdered 612 civilian men, women and children, the youngest a 3 week old baby held in its mother's arms. The war criminals gave as their reason that Belgian civilians had fired on them while they were repairing a bridge.

1917: During the First World War, the Ontario cabinet passed an order-in-council that provided for the city of Berlin, Ontario to change its name to Kitchener, effective September 1.

1921: Feisal I was installed as King of Iraq.

1926: U.S. film "idol" Rudolph Valentino died, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.

1931: Adolf Hitler (see Why Does Satan Love Liars? and Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?) Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) of Germany and Joseph Stalin of Russia signed a non-aggression pact (that Hitler violated with his invasion of Russia a few years later), leaving the way open for Germany to attack Poland.

1942: The Battle of Stalingrad began. Although the city was reduced to rubble by the Germans, the Russians fought on, and after 6 months the Germans surrendered.

1952: Frederick George Kenyon died at age 89. The British archaeologist and language scholar devoted his life to discovering Biblical parallels in ancient Greek papyri, convincing critics that science does not disprove the Bible (see also Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists and Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula).

1980: The Polish communist government agreed to negotiate directly with striking Gdansk shipworkers.

1990: East and West Germany announced that they would unite on October 3, ending four decades of post-World War II division.

1991: Radical Moscow city leaders took control of the Soviet Communist Party's headquarters, seizing documents and sealing offices, as anti-communism swept the nation in the wake of a failed hardline coup.

2011: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown during the 2011 Libyan civil war. Gaddafi was later captured, beaten and summarily shot by rebels in the street (see also Libya In History And Prophecy).


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