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April 9, 2023

Adam and Eve Being a Type of Christ and the Church (1)

Gen 2:18 And Jehovah God said, It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper as his counterpart. Eph 5:31 For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. (32) This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church.

[Part 1 of 3] After man was created, God said of him, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his complement." Although man was perfect, he was not complete. For example, a human head is perfect, but without the body it is incomplete. This is why I frequently tell the young people to get married. If you are unmarried, though you may be a perfect person, you are incomplete. Thus, as God looked at Adam, He seemed to say, "Adam, you are perfect, but you are only a half a unit. You are too lonely. I will make a complement for you. I will make you a counterpart." Man is a type of God, the real, universal husband. Before God had secured the proper man, He was alone. It was not good for God to be alone. Although God is absolutely and eternally perfect, He is not complete. To say that God is imperfect is to speak blasphemy. Our God is eternally perfect. Nevertheless, without the church He is incomplete. Without the church He is like a husband without a wife or like a head without a body. Therefore, when God said that it was not good for Adam to be alone, it meant that God Himself was incomplete and that it was not good for Him to be alone. Adam's need for a wife typifies and portrays God's need to have a complement. [continued tomorrow]

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1984, pp. 218-219. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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