”If God could forgive us,” she reasoned; then she’ll follow Adam to create the Church.
(1) The indices that mark the stark observable realities justify the inevitability of the eventual stability of the primordial conjugality of the pristine parents. It was the LORD’s doing and He had put everything, to give it two surest feet, in place. The LORD God made sure that He had briefed each one of them. If it did not work then the Lamb of God would have tried in vain to engender a mystical body of His own on this terra firma.
I heard a man of God preached that God is a One who performs surgical operations and a jot of life sustaining crimson fluid would not even drop (in reference to the rib involvement), and in a way that is quite correct. But certainly not in this conjugal context. It must, of necessity, be a sanguinary affair! It must flow for the earth to drink the blood of a sinless soul. He must typify his future Saviour. Amen!
The rib, as taught by the erudition of Rev. Chris Okotie, is the only anatomical organ of the human physique that resembles the rainbow of God’s eventual symbol of safe-keeping covenant He entered with man. The rib is a protective organ. It keeps very vital organs (i.e. heart, lungs and the liver) safe from external aggression. Adam must sleep while the woman was coming into creation. The Jesus he adumbrates must die in order to bring His Church, the bride, His mystical body into existence. Amen!
The scriptural purpose of Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth:” was first committed to Adam’s understanding, no doubt. God had spent some time with him to receive the responsibility of Genesis 2:7-8 “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. 8) And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed;”
Genesis 2:15 “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it;” and Genesis 2:20, “And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.” So when we read, “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man” [Gen 2:22]; it is obvious God had briefed the woman too. God had to be the sole Witness to engender the eternity of marriage. Hallelujah!
The word ‘brought’ is the Hebrew bô’ (bo): ‘to go or come (in a wide variety of applications): bring against, bring upon, to be introduced.’ It was an adult female God did bring unto the man and in the course of bringing her they did walk side by side. This walk brings to mind the righteous walk of Enoch. In Hebrew, this ‘walk’ is halak which has the connotation of ‘lifestyle.’ She had been made to see where, what, who she was being introduced, the purpose and the lifestyle of humble submission (required of her existence to actuate His divine dream of bringing Lucifer into eternal judgment). God, her Father, was her Tutor. The strictness of the adherence to God’s protocol was the guiding principle through the destiny of her sojourn.
The magnetic pulchritude that the femininity of this newly created one, in God’s hand, created an electrifying effect that turned Adam, the man, into the first rap artiste. He could not hide the euphoric ecstasy as he rapped, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” of Genesis 2:23. ‘Bone,’ in this verse is ‛etsem (eh’tsem): ‘a bone (as strong); by extension the body; figuratively the substance, that is, (as pronoun) selfsame; essence.’
Adam saw an essential part of him in this oomph of an extraordinary being. ‘Flesh’ is: bâśâr (baw-sawr’): ‘flesh (from its freshness); by extension body, person; also (by euphemism) the pudenda of a man.’ Adam saw himself afresh in this woman, which brings us to 2Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” where ‘new’ means fresh. She prefigured the Christian vessel of redemption.
The man’s heart was a frenzied palpitation in that the word ‘now’ (of Genesis 2:23), a feminine noun, is pa‛am or pa‛ămâh (pah’-am) ‘stroke, beat, foot, step, anvil, occurrence.’ He had found a good thing, a blessing from the crafting hands of the Most High. The ecstasy was heightened by the fact that this female Adam happens to be carrying, in her matrix, the divine solution to spiritual degradation, and the ownership of this breathtaking pulchritude is only for his asking! Selah!
(…to be concluded…)
read part two here