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Journey Back To Eden: Adam and His Church
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“And he said, This is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:23
The Word of God never ceases to amaze me; for God has woven within the fabric of every letter, every adjective, verb, consonant and vowel, His hidden truth awaiting our discovery. I have always been fascinated by the first three chapters of Genesis, chapters that seem to condense the wonder and splendor of God the creator into a few simple unexplored insights, by most who read the content.
Genesis, I have found, to be more than a written account of God as The Creator, or the story of Adam and Eve. Genesis is one of the greatest parables ever written, revealing the inner workings of the Adam man, which points to all us. Adam points to us whether we live in Nigeria, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Newfoundland or the United States of America; we all have a connection to the story told in Genesis. The bible states, “Whereby, as by one man SIN ENTERED into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon ALL MEN, for that ALL HAVE SINNED:” (Romans 5:12).
Every man inherited the consequences of Adam, (ONE MAN’S DISOBEDIENCE), upon himself, being partakers of DEATH (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). No matter how good a person perceived himself to be, he inherited (BEFORE CHRIST’S REDEMPTION) the Adamic consciousness of sin and death. Some could even argue, how unfair is this to be smitten with the consequences of someone else’s actions. Why should you and I be categorized with this thoughtless Adam (ONE MAN) in particular, who took it upon himself to disobey God, and we as unsuspecting souls, be charged for his crime and treason against God?
Why should we have to submit to the processing of God, for something we did not do? In fact many of us were not even born when this act occurred, yet the scripture teaches us that IN ADAM ALL DIE.
How can this be so?
Why should you or I be punished for someone else’s wrong doing? Because we were in the loins of Adam, just as we are in the loins of the Christ.
When God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam, He took something out of Adam. During that moment of lethargy God took from the loins of Adam (Gen2:21-22), the first type of church, and she was called Woman, for she was taken out of man. Woman, as Adam called her, or the Isha (opposite of man), yet collective of all men; was the symbolic representation of Adam and his church (bride of Adam), who was just as much Adam as Adam himself was. This female representation of Adam pointed to an understanding I wish to convey; God operates in oneness.
Adam abode in the garden alone for most of what we read in Genesis, “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man (Adam) should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him’” (Genesis 2:18).
The woman or isha was to be a help meet (one who helps or aids, succors), she was to walk in unity with Adam (the man), just as Christ and His church are to walk. The woman speaks collectively of every soul that was joined to Adam as bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. I do not suggest that I have all the understanding regarding this account, however, there is one thing that seems to stick out to me when I read Genesis, the Woman is what Adam called her before the fall, and after the fall, the Woman, becomes Eve (The Mother of All Living (animal life) flesh [my emphasis]). The woman was to be Adam’s wife, which denotes marriage, or the biblical word for oneness.
Marriage, by design, requires separation from father and mother, while cleaving; in other words, there can be no cleaving without leaving. Adam and the Woman (the man with a womb) were joined or at least that was the intention; but what we learn about the woman becomes increasingly clear, when we read further along in the parable of what is at work within the woman (adulterer and adulteress) – she is given to desire.
When we look deeper into the words associated with woman or isha, she is not only wife and woman, but she is adulterer or adulteress; which shows that embedded within this symbol is the propensity of un-faithfulness. Let’s state again, you cannot cleave until you can leave.
Adam states in Genesis 2:23, “This (woman) is now bone (substance) of my bones (substance), and flesh (expression) of my flesh (expression): she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Contained within Adam was the breath of God, because God breathed into the nostrils of the first Adam (Genesis 2:7); he was an expression of God, placed in the Garden with the assignment to be 1) fruitful 2) multiply 3) replenish the earth 4) subdue the earth and 5) have dominion.
Adam was given the five-fold commission and the woman (type of church) was to be his help meet, co-laborer; however, in order to assist she had to come in line with what Adam was commanded in Genesis 2:16-17: “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (be executed or put to death).”
This command was given to Adam before the woman was taken out of his side; Adam had a command, a word, a truth that he was to pass on to the woman (the church) that they would function as one; “bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.” In the New Testament, Christ said it to His bride this way in John 15:1, “I am the TRUE VINE, and my Father is the husbandman (vine dresser). Every branch in me that beareth not fruit HE taketh away and every branch that beareth fruit, HE purgeth it, that it may bring froth more fruit.” There is a connection between Christ and His Church and there was a connection between Adam and His Woman.
The work of the husband outflows through his wife; however she must be connected to her husband in order for the outflow to be a work of oneness. Many years ago a movement called the feminist movement began to sweep through America, women wanted their own identity, there own wage, their own careers; a movement in the natural that made its way on the spiritual stage in the sense that the Church (the bride) seeks to do her own thing, being transformed into a harlot system, drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of martyrs of Jesus, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication (see Revelation 17:1-6). This mystery woman is pictured as a harlot, a whore, faithful neither to God nor to Christ, for she is drunk, intoxicated, under a strong delusion of self desire and self will.
WOMAN OF DESIRE
“And when THE WOMAN saw (SIGHT) that the tree was good for food (TASTE), and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired (SMELL) to make one wise, she took (FEEL) of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” (Genesis 3:6).
The serpent played a major role in bringing to fruition the fall of man; as well as every man, because the necessary element that the whisperer or enchanter feeds upon is the desire(s) within man. The enemy of our souls (the serpent) preys on desires, especially those that move us from the message of eternity. Adam was given a clear unwavering command that spelled it all out for him relating to what he could eat (consume); and I am of the opinion that this message was presented to the woman, however there is something that the woman symbolizes, showcasing something that is resident within every man…desire!
“For ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD, the LUST OF THE FLESH, and THE LUST OF THE EYES, and THE PRIDE OF LIFE is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the WORLD PASSETH AWAY (DEATH), and THE LUST THEROF: but he that DOETH THE WILL OF GOD ABIDETH FOREVER” (I John 2:16-17).
First let me say, that desire in and of itself is not a bad thing, for desire is the energizer of a man’s existence to excite something within him/her to go after something, however desire, that is not under the influential direction of the Holy Spirit has the ability to DRAW US AWAY from God and into the endless abyss of the un-covered soul. The church is not to operate independent of Christ the husband, and the woman was not to operate independent of her husband Adam!
When the woman began to engage in conversation with the whisperer, (the serpent), she opened herself up to questions and sensations that were, for the most part, un-checked by her husband (Adam). The woman represents our souls, and our soul is the seat of desire. When the woman laid eyes on the forbidden fruit after yielding her EAR GATE to the masterful cunning of the serpent she, through her EYE GATE, saw the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as a tree that was 1) GOOD FOR FOOD 2) PLEASANT TO THE EYES 3) SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED TO MAKE ONE WISE (PROSPER – HAVE SUCCESS) 4) SOMETHING THAT WAS TASTY AND TO BE SHARED
The woman or soul did what it always does; it operates in the sensory realm, which has no place in the Garden. The Woman in Genesis 3 is showing her true colors when she is not connected to her husband (a type of the spirit). The soul left unattended or unconverted has the ability to take the lead and move in a direction that looks like God, but it is not God.
Not to get ahead of myself, yet this is one reason the man and the woman had to be put out of the Garden, because to operate in soulish desire produces a marriage that is out of alignment with the Garden; for flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Therefore when we come to God, we must follow the order that He has sanctioned. We must approach God with ONE DESIRE: “One thing have I desired of the Lord (the husband), that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord of the Lord, and to inquire in HIS TEMPLE ” Psalms 27:4.
When the woman saw the tree in the manner that she did, she was in fact looking at the endless desire of the soul realm. She saw herself as good for food, pleasant to the eyes, something to be desired to make one wise/prosperous, something that was tasty and to be shared.
To be continued…
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