Bone of His Bone and Flesh of His Flesh

August 30, 2016

Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30for we are members of his body. 31″For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 33However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Bone of His Bone and Flesh of His Flesh

The law of first mention in the Word is that wherever we see something first mentioned in the Word it establishes a precedent, truth and principle that guides us in the interpretation of where it is used in other places.  Genesis 2:23-25 is where this precept and principle is first used and it establishes a precedent for the mystery and the principle that Paul speaks of here in Ephesians.  It says, “The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.” 24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.”

If you can receive it, think of Adam before the fall as being like Christ in the earth.  Everything is perfect. There is no sin, decay, pestilence or strife.  It is a utopia.  The only thing Adam is lacking is companionship.  He is alone in that he is existing in a level by himself.  Above him, he has the fellowship with God and below him he has the companionship and provision of God’s creation, but there is no one to meet him where he’s at.  

I believe when God created Adam that he was created in the image of God and he was complete in one person in the male and female sense.  Both genders were already complete in him.  But God in His wisdom and divine purpose saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone, so He put Adam in a deep sleep, from his side He took a rib and formed a woman.  He separated out a gender that was a part of Adam and made it separate from him.  When Adam awoke and came to know this woman, what he spoke, is what Christ has spoken of His bride, the church, when she was taken out of His side.  Remember when Jesus hung upon the cross and after He slept in death, the soldier pierced his side and out that wound flowed blood and water.  These are the elements of birth and life.  The woman, the bride was now taken out of Him, washed in His blood and baptized into the death of the flesh that she might become alive in the spirit.  Jesus, the Christ, could now say of her, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.”  Christ might now say of His church, you are flesh of my flesh and spirit of My Spirit.  The profound mystery is that we are only complete as we are in Christ and He is complete within us.  We are two parts come together to make the whole man Christ.  Christ the head and Christ the body must become fully one.  His Word must wash us by renewing our minds and hearts in the mind and will of Christ.  Our full consummation with Him will be seen as we are presented ‘without spot or wrinkle, holy and blameless.’  When Christ left the Father it was to take unto Himself a bride.  When He comes again she will be ready and prepared for Him.  The Holy Spirit has been grooming us for Him and like Esther when she went into the king, we will be so radiant in beauty that none other can compare.  The reason Esther was so pleasing to the king is because she took the effort to find out from the eunuch what was pleasing to him.  We must find out from the Holy Spirit what is pleasing to Christ and be conformed to it.  Then we will be ready as His presence and appearance comes forth.  We will be flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone in consummate fullness.  

The Father wants us to see and know who we are in Him.  It took time and process for Esther to see herself as the queen of the great kingdom of Babylon. She had to change her thinking from who she had been to who she had become.  We must also change out thinking, being transformed in the renewing of our minds to who we now are in Christ.   We are one flesh and one spirit in Him.  He is the last Adam, without sin or fault and He is conforming us into His own image and likeness.  “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”  We must be in a place of full respect and commitment unto our Husband, who is our head in all things.  We can’t be the rebellious, self-willed and self-serving wife that lives only for her wants and desires.  Our purpose is for Him, to complete Him by allowing Him to have expression through us.   Through us, the woman, He procreates Himself in the earth.

Blessings, 

#kent

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