A Purpose Filled- God Excerpt
When God decided to bring forth a help meet for Adam, He caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam (Genesis. 2:21). The Hebrew words for deep sleep in this text are tardemah (deep) and yashen (sleep) both of which figuratively means “to die”.The main point being that when God was ready to bring forth Adam’s bride Eve, Adam had to die. This is an awesome picture of what Christ did for us. When Christ was ready to bring forth his bride, the church, he had to die for it!! When Adam was sleep (dead) God took one of Adams ribs to form the woman (Gen. 2:21). God took a part of the man to make the woman and created an unbreakable bond between the two.
Regardless of the circumstances, the woman would always be related to the man. They shared their bones/flesh and were considered by God to be one body. Likewise, when Jesus died for His bride, he died so that a part of him could be placed inside of us. The very essence of God, which is his Holy Spirit, comes to live inside of us when we accept Christ as our Messiah. We become completely related to Jesus when we accept him. We become bones of his bones, flesh of his flesh, and spirit of his spirit. (Ephesians 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.) See also 1 Corinthians 12:13-14
“Adam was wounded for
Eve just as Christ was wounded for the Church”
Another shadow, although often overlooked, is the wound that Adam incurred while giving birth to his Bride. When God pierced Adam in his side, the inference is that Adam was wounded and that he shed blood for his bride. This is absolutely awesome!! We know that this was a foreshadowing of the vicious wounds that our Messiah would bear for us.
The Word tells us that Jesus was wounded so severely that his whole visage was marred. (Isaiah 52:14-15 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men)
Another prophecy explains to us that all of Jesus’ bones were out of joint. (Psalm 22:14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels).
The blood of Jesus was splattered over many places. Blood shed was prominent on that day. The beatings at Pontius Pilates headquarters, the whipping at the post, the bloody walk to Calvary, the piercing of his hands and feet, the crowning of his head with thorns, and the piercing in his side all contributed to the blood shed. It’s amazing that prophecies of Christ’s wounds had begun with Adam 4000 years before it happened!According to Isaiah 53:5, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.