The Lamb and His Wife Portrayed by Adam and Eve

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New Jerusalem is the eternal wife of the redeeming Lamb, Jesus Christ.

The wife of the Lamb is one with her Redeemer, as Eve taken out of Adam and attached back to him to be one flesh, two as one in one nature and one life (Gen. 2:21-24; Eph. 5:25-27, 29-32). Eve was originally a piece of bone, a rib, taken out of Adam. This bone was taken out of Adam, builded into a woman, a wife for Adam, and attached back to Adam to be one flesh. These two, Adam and Eve, were as one in one nature and one life.

New JerusalemRomans 5:14 describes Adam as “a type of Him who was to come,” that is, a type of Christ. Adam was “the first man” and Christ is both “the second man” and “the last Adam” (1 Cor. 15:45, 47).

The marriage of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden is not merely a historical report. It is much more a spiritual picture of what has occurred and what will take place at the conclusion of this age. New Jerusalem, constituted with what flows out of Christ to us, will become the bride, the wife of the Lamb.

John 19:34 records that when Jesus died, “one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.” The water is a picture of the Spirit flowing divine life to us to regenerate us and to constitute us to be the church today and New Jerusalem as the wife of the Lamb eternally.

Much more at The Garden of Eden and New Jerusalem.

* From chapter 28, Witness LeeGod’s New Testament Economy, published by Living Stream Ministry, © Witness Lee, 1986.

Posted by Don on December 7, 2022

The Lamb and His Wife Portrayed by Adam and Eve