the bride

Genesis 2:20-24


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.  


And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.


And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”


Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Notice how this is a foreshadow of Messiah, the second Adam (1Cor 15:45-47) and the “Bride of Christ” (Eph 5:22-33):

1) The “deep sleep” foreshadows Jesus’s death
2) There is a wound in the side
3) Out of that wound a Bride is made (rib -> Eve; blood -> the congregation of believers)
4) The Bride is brought to Adam

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