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Eve; The Life Giving Bride

(The following portion is in chapter four, A Spirit Of Deep Sleep, in my book The Resurrected Bride.)


Removing The Bride To Be


There is another event, a hidden one of great joy that is taking place during the deep sleep that has blanketed the Body of Christ in America. The Bible reveals it for us in Genesis when God formed Eve, the first bride. It says;


“The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The Lord God fashioned [“to build, establish, construct, rebuild”] into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man.”

(Genesis 2:20-22/NASU)


While the Body of the second Adam, who is Christ, is in a deep sleep that has been induced by the Lord Himself, He has removed His chosen ones who, because of their love and devotion to Him, will be established as His Bride. Like Eve, they are in the process of being built up in Him and will be presented back to Him as His beloved. They will be His perfected Bride, the pure children of the One who bore them (Song of Solomon 6:9). Her unveiling to the [church and the] world will be for the glory of her Heavenly Bridegroom.


God’s Life-givers


The Bible tells us that Adam gave his newly presented bride the name Eve which means “life-giver.” She would be the one who, once implanted with the seed of her husband, would be used to bring forth, through labor and hardship, new life on earth in the image of her husband (Genesis 3:16). This new birth is being painfully continued on earth through those who are also known by the second Adam [i.e. Jesus Christ; 1 Cor. 15:45-49] as His life-givers.

John declares that Jesus’ life is the light of men;


“In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light. There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.”

(John 1:4-9/NASU)


This life-giving light does not originate from man, but from God. Jesus said;


“I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

(John 8:12/NASU)


His light-bearing followers are sent into the darkness of the world to testify about His Son so that those living in darkness may see that Jesus Christ is the Messiah that was sent to all mankind for our salvation.

When we walk in disobedience, His light remains hidden from those who do not yet possess Him. This is why Jesus exhorts His followers, saying;


“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16/NASU)


Indeed, church, WE are His light for the world that must not be hidden through careless neglect and spiritual laziness of heart. LET your light shine before mankind before the deep darkness engulfs them in the great and terrible Day of the Lord’s vengeance on all wickedness. They must see and understand through His witnesses that the Savior of the world gave Himself at Calvary for their salvation.



Fashioning The Hidden One(s)


Genesis 2:21-24See the note below.

21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep [8639- “a lethargy or (by implication) trance”] to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took one [259] of his ribs [6763- def. in v.22] and closed up [5462- “to shut, close, shut up or imprison”] the flesh at that place.

22 The Lord God fashioned [1129- “to build, to rebuild, to establish, to cause to continue”] into a woman [802- “a woman, a wife, betrothed one, bride”] the rib [6763- “a side, a rib, a beam”] which He had taken from the man, and brought [935- “to be introduced”] her to the man.

23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman [802], because she was taken out of Man."

24 For this reason a man shall leave [5800- “to leave, to loose, to forsake, to let go”] his father and his mother, and be joined [1692- “to cling, be joined together, to keep close, to overtake, to catch”] to his wife; and they shall become one [259] flesh [1320- “flesh, body, kindred”].

NASU


OT:259 'echad (ekh-awd')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

a numeral from OT:258; properly, united, i.e. one; or (as an ordinal) first:

KJV - a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any (-thing), apiece, a certain, [daily-], each (one), eleven, every, few, first, highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together

Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon)

one (number)

a) one (number)

b) each, every

c) a certain

d) an (indefinite article)

e) only, once, once for all

f) one...another, the one...the other, one after another, one by one

g) first

h) eleven (in combination), eleventh (or dinal)


In the first two verses we see the Lord removing a rib from Adam’s body, and then closing up the flesh at that place. After creating Adam and placing him in the Garden of Eden, the Lord said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). He then caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep and removed “one” of his ribs (see S.O.S. 6:9). It wasn’t all of the ribs from within his body, but a certain one of them, the united ones in Him, chosen by God. (See the section One Select Rib below and Esther 2:5 in the NKJV in the Bible study The Mordecai Ministry; “a certain Jew.”)

Up to that point, Eve had been hidden within his body. She would now be separated from Adam and go through a process of transformation in order to be reintroduced to him as his bride. The Lord had removed her, the certain united one(s), in order to transform her into a new thing of His choosing (see the Bible study Spiritual Metamorphosis). This means she was the first re-formation to occur in history.

The Hebrew we interpret as rib is tsal`ah (tsal-aw'). It means “a side, a rib, a beam.” In other words, Eve came from Adam’s side. Was it his right side? The Bible doesn’t say, but I see in this a picture of the Bride of Christ who has been taken out of His body (i.e. the church), the body of the second Adam (i.e. Jesus Christ; 1 Cor. 15:45) She has been put into a Divinely induced deep sleep. Like Eve, she has been in the process of being fashioned/rebuilt (i.e. sanctification) by God in order to be re-presented back to Himself/His body as His “helper.” As the pure and exalted “queen in the gold of Ophir” (see Psalm 45:9 right below) she is seated at the right hand side of the King who has granted her His authority and power.



The Right Hand/Side Queen


Psalm 45:9See the note below, and the Bible study The Bride And The Gold Of Ophir An Unholy Alliance.

9 Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand [3225- “the right hand or side”] stands [5324] the queen in gold [3800] from Ophir [211].

NASU


OT:5324 natsab (naw-tsab')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

a prim root; to station, in various applications (literally or figuratively):

KJV - appointed, deputy, erect, establish, Huzzah [by mistake for a proper name], lay, officer, pillar, present, rear up, set (over, up), settle, sharpen, establish, (make to) stand (-ing, still, up, upright), best state.

(Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon)

to stand, to take one's stand, to stand upright, to be set (over), to establish

a) (Niphal)

1) to station oneself, to take one's stand

2) to stand, to be stationed

3) to stand, to take an upright position

4) to be stationed, to be appointed

5) deputy, prefect, appointed, deputed (substantive)

6) to stand firm

b) (Hiphil)

1) to station, to set

2) to set up, to erect

3) to cause to stand erect

4) to fix, to establish

c) (Hophal) to be fixed, to be determined, to be stationary


OT:3800 kethem (keh'-them)

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

from OT:3799; properly, something carved out, i.e. ore; hence, gold (pure as originally mined):

KJV - ([most] fine, pure) gold (-en wedge).

(Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon)

gold, pure gold


OT:211 'Owphiyr (o-feer'); or (shortened) 'Ophiyr (o-feer'); and 'Owphir (ofeer')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

of uncertain derivation; Ophir, the name of a son of Joktan, and of a gold region in the East:

KJV - Ophir.

(Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon)

Ophir = “reducing to ashes”

1) the eleventh son of Joktan

2) a land or city in southern Arabia along Solomon's trade route where gold evidently was traded for

goods

3) characteristic of fine gold

4) fine gold


This Psalm is a wedding song, describing the location and covering of the queen, the bride of the king. It is a picture of the Bride of Christ. The right hand represents the authority of God that she will reign with in the coming age. The “gold from Ophir” which was known for its purity represents the glory of God that she, “the pure child of the One who bore her” has received.

As I mentioned earlier, through Solomon she is declared by God as “my dove, my perfect [8535- “complete, perfect, sound, wholesome”] one [259- “one; properly, united”], is unique “: She is her mother's only [259] daughter; She is the pure [1249- “pure, clean, sincere”] child of the one who bore her.” (Song of Solomon 6:9/NASU) The faithful servants of God will be the perfected “one(s)” of the Lord (i.e. joined together as one in true unity of the Holy Spirit) that He has given birth to (i.e. those who have been “born again”; see James 1:18). She is the “blameless” one among God’s children with whom He is well pleased (Genesis 6:9; see the Bible studies Noah; A Sign Of The End and Well Pleased). Because they have loved righteousness and hated wickedness, the Lord has anointed them with the oil of joy above others in the body (Psalm 45:7, Jude 24). They have kept themselves pure in eager anticipation of their Lord’s appearing (1 John 3:2-3) and are therefore dressed in readiness (Luke 12:35).

Notice that the queen stands at the King’s “right hand.” This is the place Christ is now seated at near the Father. Within Scripture, the right hand represents the power and authority of God (Matthew 22:44, 26:64, 28:18). The Hebrew for this phrase can also mean “right side” which caused me to think of the “place” God removed Eve from. She is a picture of the fashioned Bride of Christ, the bride of her Husband.



(This was taken from the Bible study Spiritual Metamorphosis.)

Spiritual Metamorphosis; The Fashioning Of Eve

The Greek word interpreted in the New Testament as “transformed” and “transfigured” is metamorphoo. It’s only used three times; Matthew 17:2 (Mark 9:2), 2 Corinthians 3:18, and Romans 12:2.


3339 metamorphoo (met-am-or-fo'-o);

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

from 3326 (see def. below) and 3445 (see def. below); to transform (literally or figuratively, "metamorphose"):

KJV-- change, transfigure, transform.

(Thayer’s Greek Lexicon)

to change into another form, to transform, to transfigure; Christ's appearance was changed and was resplendent with divine brightness on the mount of transfiguration


3326 meta (met-ah')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

a primary preposition (often used adverbially); properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive case association, or accusative case succession) with which it is joined [see the Bible study Bent Double]; occupying an intermediate position between 575 or 1537 and 1519 or 4314; less intimate than 1722 and less close than 4862):

(Thayer’s Greek Lexicon)

in the midst of, amid, denoting association, union, accompaniment


3445 morphoo (mor-fo'-o)

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

from the same as 3444; to fashion (figuratively):

KJV-- form.

(Thayer’s Greek Lexicon)

to form


The Dominion Mandate


Meta [3326] and morphoo [3445] together are God’s hands fashioning/forming Eve, her transformation [3339]. The key is to remain joined together, working together in unison/union with the Lord, not fighting against Him, so that we are changed into His image.

The transgender agenda is a demonic attack on God’s creation. The devil corrupts the original intent of mankind being made into God’s image of male and female;


“Then God said, ‘Let Us make [6213- “to do or make, to fashion, to produce”] man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over [7287- “to have dominion, to dominate, to tread down”] the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ God created [1254- “to create, to shape, to form, to fashion; used of birth, something new”] man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

(Genesis 1:26-28/NASU)


It is a union with the serpent, walking in agreement with his lies that perverts and destroys mankind, God’s creation, His image on earth. We were given the dominion mandate from God to rule over the earth. The devil knows this which is why he has to stop the re-forming of mankind in order to maintain his dominion over us that he gained through deceit in the Garden of Eden. By God’s transformation through Christ we reclaim (i.e. redeem) our rule/dominion over him.


(The following insight is from the Bible study The Mordecai Ministry.)

Under Divine providence, Mordecai was used to deliver God’s people from destruction that had been plotted against them by their enemies. Esther 9:1 says, “Now in the twelfth month (that is, the month Adar), on the thirteenth day when the king's command and edict were about to be executed, on the day when the enemies of the Jews hoped to gain the mastery [7980] over them, it was turned to the contrary [“the opposite occurred”] so that the Jews themselves gained the mastery [7980] over those who hated them.”

The Hebrew for “to gain the mastery” [7980] is defined as “to dominate, to be master, to govern, have dominion or power over.” Through the decree of one raised to a place of ruling authority, the decree of judgment upon God’s people was turned about so that the exact opposite occurred. This is an Old Testament type of what will soon take place. At the end of this age, when it looks like Satan will have total world dominion, God’s government will take back dominion of this world through the authoritative decree of God’s “Mordecai’s.”


One Select Rib


The Hebrew interpreted “one” in verses 21 and 24 is defined as “one, each, every, a certain; properly, united.” It wasn’t all ribs, but a select one. It was a certain one set aside (i.e. sanctified), chosen by God for His specific purpose. She represents the one declared by God through Solomon as “my dove, my perfect [8535- “complete, perfect, sound, wholesome”] one [259], is unique “: She is her mother's only [259] daughter; She is the pure [1249- “pure, clean, sincere”] child of the one who bore her.” (Song of Solomon 6:9/NASU; see Psalm 45:9 below) I see in this the exalted “one” that is the answer of the Father to Jesus’ prayer in John 17:19-23;


“For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one [1520- “one, as opposed to many”]; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory [1391- “splendor, brightness, majesty, preeminence, dignity”] which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one [1520], just as We are one [1520]; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected [5048- “to complete, to accomplish, finish”] in unity [1520], so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

(John 17:19-23/NASU)


With man this oneness, this unity, this perfecting of the saints is impossible. The divisions among God’s people reveals just how much we, having begun by the Spirit, are trying to be perfected in the flesh (Galatians 3:3). It is only as we remain in Christ that, by the Holy Spirit, the world will see Jesus in us and know that He was sent by the Father as the Messiah of all mankind.

The writer of Hebrews, while speaking to us of the dire need to enter the rest of God, says;


“Therefore, since it remains for some [5100- “someone, a certain, a certain one”] to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience.”

(Hebrews 4:6/NASU)


“A certain” just happened to be one of the definitions of the Hebrew for “one” in Genesis 2:21, 24. I believe that when the complete number of “certain ones” in the body of Christ enter into the rest of God (Hebrews, chapters 3 and 4) that the rest of the body will follow and cross over/pass over into the place of our spiritual inheritance (Joshua 3:13-17).


Separation From The Body


Adam’s name means “man” or “mankind.” In the design of God, once a person is removed from mankind through repentance and turned to Him, they are not to enter back in. You have been detached from them by Divine design and are to remain in that form of separation (i.e. sanctification) until “death do us part.” To go back into the world after turning to Christ is to commit spiritual adultery which, if unrepented of, can cause a spiritual divorce. In fact, Peter says that the last state, knowing and receiving Christ and then defecting from Him with an apostate heart, is even worse than the first state when you had never surrendered your life to Him (2 Peter 2:20-22). To whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48).

Again, in the closing of the flesh we are not to go back into the body of Adam (i.e. mankind). You have become bone of His bones, and flesh of His flesh (i.e. the Body of Christ). In this new state you will not fit back in that place. We are to remain separate from them and go forward into the next phase in the will of Christ (Philippians 3:13-14).

There is another removal that takes place after this first one from mankind. This one is from the body of Christ, the second Adam. As with the first Adam, we are not to go back into His body after being brought out per the leading of the Holy Spirit, but to come alongside Him (the body) as his helper (v.20), helping to bring Him/them to “completion” in Him.


Genesis 24:15-27Rebekah represents the willing servant of the Lord who, at the greeting of the trusted servant, responds favorably. She is the willing bride of her Master who was found at a well (i.e. already drawing from the well of salvation), with a servant’s heart, in a “sleeper” town called Nahor, which means “snorer, snorting” (v.10). There was room in her house for God’s servant to enter in (v. 23-25; see the Bible study No Room). She then left everything, like the disciples when called by Jesus (Matthew 19:27; Luke 5:11, 28), and followed the servant to her bridegroom.


Eve; The Image Bearer


In his first letter to the Corinthian Christians, Paul said the following;


“…If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: ‘The first man Adam became a living being’; the last Adam [Jesus Christ], a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. The first man was of the dust of the earth, the second man from heaven. As was the earthly man, so are those who are of the earth; and as is the man from heaven, so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.”

(1 Corinthians 15:44-49/NIV)


Through the seed of her husband gained through intimacy, Eve gave birth to that which was of his image. After giving birth to Cain, her firstborn, she said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man” (Genesis 4:1). This is God’s intent for His Bride as well. The one who has become “bone of His bones, and flesh of His flesh,” is expected to, with His Helper (i.e. the Holy Spirit) bring forth children that will, naturally, bear His image, His likeness.

Paul says in his letter to the Romans;


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose [4286- “the setting forth of a thing, placing of it in view”]. For those God foreknew he also predestined [4309- “to predetermine, decide beforehand, preordain”] to be conformed [4832- “jointly formed, having the same form as another, fashioned”] to the likeness [1504- “an image, figure, representation”] of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

(Romans 8:28-31/NIV)


This is the will of God for His called ones. The problem, though, is when we, along the way, join ourselves in an unholy alliance together with something/someone of this world, polluting the seed that should have produced His image but ends up bearing the image of another (see the Bible study The Nephilim And The End Of All Flesh).

If a woman has an affair and becomes pregnant, the child she bears will bear the image of both her and the man she was intimate with. It will not, though, bear the image of her husband. As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. The seed of intimacy determines the image that is birthed, whether that be of Christ (Galatians 3:16) or something/someone else. John refers to these illegitimate children as those born of “the will of the flesh,” and of “the will of man” (John 1:13). As in the beginning when God created all things, we produce “like kinds” (Genesis 1:11-12, 21, 24-27; 5:1-3).

Mary gave birth to Jesus, the image of God. This is why she was instructed to keep herself pure from intimacy with man(kind) until after giving birth to Him. Joseph’s seed would have tainted the child. (See the note for Luke 1:39-45 in the Bible study Greeting Of Peace… Or Not.)



The Seat Of Procreative Power


Genesis 3:6-7Adam and Eve made their own loin coverings after sinning against God. The Lord would then provide His own from an animal which was the first picture of the future sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. The loins were considered to be the seat of procreative power. It’s a picture of the Lord’s covering word of truth that man continues to replace with his own (i.e. fig leaves). Truth is the way of God to give birth (see James 1:18 below).

6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made [6213- see def. in Gen. 1:26-28 above] themselves loin coverings [2290].

NASU


OT:2290 chagowr (khag-ore'); or chagor (khag-ore'); and (feminine) chagowrah (khag-o-raw'); or chagorah (khag-o-raw')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

from OT:2296; a belt (for the waist): -apron, armour, gird (-le).

(Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon)

1) a girdle, a belt

2) a girdle, a loin-covering, a belt, a loin-cloth, armor


Ephesians 6:13-14The weapons of our warfare include the girding of our loins with truth.

13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.

14 Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS [3751] WITH TRUTH…

NASU


NT:3751 osphus (os-foos')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

of uncertain affinity; the loin (externally), i.e. the hip; intern. (by extension) procreative power:

KJV - loin.

(Thayer’s Greek Lexicon)

1. the hip (Matthew 3:4)

2. a loin (Acts 2:30)

LOINS

osphus [NT:3751] – is used (a) in the natural sense in Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6; (b) as "the seat of generative [procreative] power," (Hebrews 7:5,10); metaphorically in Acts 2:30; (c) metaphorically, (1) of girding the "loins" in readiness for active service for the Lord (Luke 12:35); (2) the same, with truth (Ephesians 6:14), i. e., bracing up oneself so as to maintain perfect sincerity and reality as the counteractive in Christian character against hypocrisy and falsehood; (3) of girding the "loins" of the mind (1 Peter 1:13), RV, "girding," suggestive of the alertness necessary for sobriety and for setting one's hope perfectly on "the grace to be brought... at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (the present participle, "girding," is introductory to the rest of the verse).

(from Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)


James 1:18God gives new birth through the word of truth.

18 He chose to give us birth [616- “to give birth to, to bring forth”] through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

NIV



As It Was In The Days Of Noah (Matthew 24:37)


Genesis 6:1-2The sons of God chose wives for themselves, “whomever they chose [977],” producing a strange offspring not of God’s purpose or design (see the Bible study The Nephilim And The End Of All Flesh). This is what happens when God’s “Eve’s” join together in an unholy alliance (see the Bible study The Bride And The Gold Of Ophir An Unholy Alliance) with those in the world, not of God. The resulting offspring from their intermingling (see the Bible study The Escaped Remnant) is of their image rather than God’s. His image comes forth in new birth only when we are joined together with Him. (See Philippians 3:10- To be conformed to the image of His resurrected life we must first be conformed to the image of His death.)

1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them,

2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose [977].

NASU


OT:977 bachar (baw-khar')

(Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance)

a primitive root; properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select:

KJV - acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.

(Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon)

to choose, elect, decide for

a) (Qal) to choose

b) (Niphal) to be chosen

c) (Pual) to be chosen, to be selected



James 1:13-15As in the Garden of Eden, when the devil desired to tempt/seduce mankind, he approaches “Eve,” the bride. He does this because he cannot tempt the second Adam, who is Christ. The enticement itself is not the sin, but the partaking of it. Joining together with it corrupts the purpose of the holy seed within if not repented of.

13 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away [1828- “to draw away, or lure forth”] and enticed [1185- “to bait, catch by a bait, allure, entice, deceive”].

15 Then, after desire has conceived [4815- “to take or receive, take part with”], it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown [658- “to bring to an end, to complete, to perfect, to accomplish”], gives birth to death.

NIV




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