Man / Woman, The God Design “WORTH CONSIDERING” 12/2/21 Ken<><
In Gen. 1:26-28, In the AMP it records from Moses. “Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
So it appears that Adam and Eve were understood to be in the likeness of Father, Word and Holy Spirit potentially. And in the Creation Adam and Eve were to rule the earth together as a team.
And then in the expanded record in Gen. 2:7, “then the Lord God [a] formed [that is, created the body of] man from the [b] dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being [an individual complete in body and spirit]. And in Gen. 2:20, Moses noted, “And the man gave names to all the livestock, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper [that was] suitable (a companion) for him.” So before the fall, woman was created to be a help for Adam. There was to be a team relationship where Eve was to help Adam. So we have original intent here. So in the contest of scripture where can we go with this.
OK, Now skip down to the results of Adam and Eve’s pride and rebellion in Gen.3:16-19, “To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth; In pain you will give birth to children; Yet your desire and longing will be for your husband, And he will rule [with authority] over you and be responsible for you.” 17 Then to Adam the Lord God said, “Because you have listened [attentively] to the voice of your wife, and have eaten [fruit] from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’; The ground is [now] under a curse because of you; In sorrow and toil you shall eat [the fruit] of it All the days of your life. 18 “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you shall eat the plants of the field. 19 “By the sweat of your face You will eat bread Until you return to the ground, For from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.” And remember that there was only one NO! In the Garden in order to exercise Adam’s freewill, Gen.2:17, “but [only] from the tree of the knowledge (recognition) of good and evil you shall not eat, otherwise on the day that you eat from it, you shall most certainly [a] die [because of your disobedience].” And Adam did die, John 3:6-7 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh [the physical is merely physical], and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be surprised that I have told you, ‘You must be born again [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, sanctified].’ (This is because we are all born on earth in the image of fallen Adam. But Jesus gives us the chance to change and to be made in the image of God, if we are up for it. So we now see the curse of Adam’s rebellion all around us.. But Jesus came to set us free from that curse if we will come into a True loving humility and obedience to HIM. And as we come to know HIS truth, it gives us more faith and power in HIM to live above the curse. So originally man and women were created as a team to work together in joy. The curse cased it to become work, painful and drudgery. So how about man/women present relationships
It would seem to me that we have the potential to find our way back through humility and obedience in Jesus to the original team consideration. So what does scripture have to say about this? In Proverbs 31:10-31 we are told of some beautiful teamwork. The woman is so proficient in taking care of the home property that her husband is free to be a judge in the local town.
So if you are really interested in a study on this subject and want to know what GOD thinks about it, how about you look up the scriptures?
All about husbands and wives with God’s direction for the needed team work to make it happen to become one, John 17, 1 Peter 3. Eph.4:11-16.
Hebrews 13:4, Proverbs 18:22, 2 Cor. 6:14, 1 Cor. 13:4-7, Eph. 5:21-33, Eph. 5:25-33, Prov. 21:9, 1Peter 3, Prov. 19:14, 1 Cor. 7, Mark 10:8-12, 1 Pet. 3:1-5, Mal. 2:13-16, Col. 3:18-19, Matt. 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-9, Ecc. 4:9-12, Matt.19:9, Deut. 24:5, Matt.5:32, Prov. 12:4 Isa. 62:5, 1 Cor. 7:2, 1 Cor. 7:12-15, Eph. 5:31, Heb.13:1-25, 1 Tim. 3:2, 1 Cor 11:11, 1 Cor. 7:3, Eph. 5:28, Col 3:19, Col. 3:14, Hosea 2:19, Prov. 21:19, 1 Tim.5:14, Col. 3:18, Ruth 1:16-17, Mark 12 21:25, Rom. 7:1-3, Matt. 19:4-8, Exo. 22:16, Mal.1:14-15, 1 Cor. 11:3, 1 Cor. 7:9, Prov. 5:18-19, Prov.20:6-7, Rev. 19:7-9, Matt.22:26-30, 1 Cor 11:9-12. 2 Cor. 6:14-18, 1 Cor. 6:16, 1 Cor 7:24-40, Lev. 21:7, 1 Cor.9:5,
So if you are interested in this very profound subject, take and write down these scriptures each on a 3 X 5 card and move them around until in the Context you find the God Truth on the subject.
In this age of where more Christian marriages are ending in divorce it would be good to know the God facts. The Old Testament is a good history to be considered. But the New Testament is where we find the Commandments of Jesus and HIS Disciples. Jesus came to restore the potential for us to be changed into the very image and likeness of God. But it is up to us to take God’s Grace and point our noise in HIS direction and into HIS Truth with loving humility and obedience if we really want to make the jump to light speed in the Rapture.
Do not love the world [of sin that opposes God and His precepts], nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him..’1 John 2:15. “ The one who loves his life [eventually] loses it [through death], but the one who hates his life in this world [and is concerned with pleasing God] will keep it for life eternal. John 12:25. Regardless of church teaching our Creator by HIS grace and our submitted free will is still on track to make us like HIM. Marriage in the world was to be an example of the Saints in an eternal union with GOD. Rev.21
Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy, Ken<>< www.trinity-aloha.org
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