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Why is it important to understand Marriage

Marriage is a term used in The Word of God. It means much more than united by the laws of the State of Ohio or any other Government, It means HOLY Matrimony.

The Word of God tells us this is a SPECIAL HOLY UNION, as it is also used to describe the very union we are to have with Jesus Christ when He returns for "His Bride"  In the Book of Genesis, we read God made Man as "Male and Female", But he did not have them as Husband and Wife.  These were not His Special Creation. Adam was his first Special creation.  Adam was the FIRST to have a WIFE. Notice that this Female was not called female, but was called WOMAN by Adam. God made her because He knew "It was not good for man to be alone" Our Creator had us BOND as ONE to a woman as He made her our wife. How do we know Eve was one with Adam? Notice the order of scripture.

 Our Creator made Eve from the rib of Adam for a reason. She was truly "A Part of Adam" This is also shown when Eve was with the serpent. She said God told her not to eat from the "Tree of Knowledge" However nowhere in The Bible is she told this as Eve. ADAM was told this BEFORE she was taken from his rib. So she heard this FROM God, THROUGH Adam. She heard it as a rib inside Adam. She was a part of the BODY of Adam. All these terms are also used to explain our relationship with God. So we must understand them, in order to understand our TRUE relationship with Our Father and Our Savior Jesus Christ. (If you can understand how we are one with our wife / husband, then you can understand that Our Heavenly Father, Our Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, are also ONE.)

As stated earlier, there were "Male and Female", (They were NOT called  Man and Woman) created at the same time as Adam. These humans were told to "go forth and multiply" It was with these humans that Cain found his wife. Remember, Cain feared OTHERS would kill him, and God used the term "ANYBODY" These words would not be used to describe Adam or Eve. We have covered in other messages that there is a difference between IMAGE and LIKENESS, and that we were not made in his LIKENESS at this time. (Image is what we see in a mirror, our OUTSIDE or Flesh. His Likeness is Spirit , and Jesus did that at the Cross.

Genesis 1:26-28 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."  27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him;  male and female he created them 28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."

Footnote (a)  Genesis 1:26 Hebrew; Syriac all the wild animals
 
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die." 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." 19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  he had taken out of the man, and he brought 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, '  for she was taken out of man." _cke_saved_href="> '  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.
Footnotes:
A) Genesis 2:20 Or the man
B) Genesis 2:21 Or took part of the man's side
C) Genesis 2:22 Or part
D) Genesis 2:23 The Hebrew for woman sounds like the Hebrew for man.

 

 

 

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