Week 3, Day 2 – Adam & Eve: A Prophetic Picture Pt1
This is Love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son…John, The Beloved.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. ”This is a profound MYSTERY—but I am talking about Christ and the church. Ephesians 5: 31-32
According to Paul, Christ (and the gospel) is the mystery of God (Col 2:2; 4:2). The above scripture is one of the 7 mysteries of God, Paul specifically talked about. Mysteries in the New Testament are knowledge of God or Gods eternal purposes/plans that were hidden in His heart throughout the ages (including Old Testament era) but have now been disclosed to His people and requires a persistent seeking on their part to gain more insight/understanding’.
During Week 1, Day 3, I briefly talked about why Adam felt alone when he had God as His companion.
The pattern or principle God used in creation was He will first create something original and then create a seed or a counterpart according to its own kind. It was like that with the all the plants. sea, land, air creatures (Gen 1). So when God created Adam; God was the Original with Adam being the counterpart. However Adam was placed in a matter (flesh and bones) and therefore, he didn’t seem to be of the same kind to God.
Adam might have felt the desire burning within him (the desire for a companion) as he names the creatures realizing they all have companions of their own kind except him.
I believe God did this intentionally to arouse the desire in Adam for him to cry out for a companion of his own kind and also to paint a picture of His eternal purpose for man and the earth.
God put Adam in a deep sleep and out of his side, He made a companion of his own kind for him. Then God brought her to Adam, and the first word out of his mouth was “WOW! Perfect! Flesh of my flesh and bone of my bone; a companion just like me. I will call her woman (i.e. wo[w]-man)”.
Paul got the revelation of this mystery and said Adam & Eve’s union (i.e. a man & a woman’s marital union) is, in fact, a picture of Christ and the Church.
Adam was a type of Christ and Eve as the church.
- Just as Adam was put into a deep sleep; so was Christ in death (deep sleep).
- Eve was created from Adam’s side; so is the church (The redeemed humans) who are re-born from Christ side (His likeness) after His resurrection (Rom 8:29)
- Adam desired for a companion of His own kind; God (Christ) also desire for a people (Church) to be of his own kind (John 17:24). Remember we are shaped into the exact image of the Son. The Son became the “New Man”, Jesus The Christ and He will remain like that forever.
- Eve was brought (married) to Adam and he gave her a name. We (Church) will also soon be given to Christ after we’ve been transformed into His exact image (flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone – 1 John 3:2) and He will give us new names. (Rev 3:12)
This is the eternal master-plan (major part) of God before the world was even created. The Father desiring for a perfect bride fit (holy & Blameless) for His Son.
REMEMBER: Eve was created from Adam’s side before they fell into sin and that type of union (marriage) is a foreshadow of Christ and His Church. Like we’ve talked several times, Jesus’ death on the cross was THE PLAN before the earth was even created; It wasn’t a secondary or contingency plan. “…the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world”. Rev 13:8
MAN’S UNION (RELATIONSHIP) WITH THE GODHEAD IS AS SONS TO THE FATHER AND A BRIDE (WIFE) TO HIS SON THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
SIDE NOTE: Have you wondered why when we enter into the life we were actually made for (the next age) the church will not marry or be given into marriage (Luk 20:34-35)? Could it be that since the reality has finally come there will be no need for the shadow (picture) as we see them today in this age?
Ephesians 5: 31-32
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