Wisdom Is ‘She’

Wisdom Is ‘She’

Hi Mike,

I was reading a letter in FAQ about wisdom being referred to as ‘she’. Great Scriptural answer, but one thing came very clear to my mind…something I hadn’t really seen or consiously noticed.

So what do “the things that are made” reveal concerning “his eternal power and godhead”? Who exactly is the head who relates to “His eternal power and Godhead”?

Eve was said to be a woman because ‘woman’ means ‘out of man’, and Eve came out from Adam, the man.

Gen 2:20 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.
Gen 2:21 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;
Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Gen 2:23 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.

Can I see this spiritually like this?

Gen 2:20 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.
Gen 2:21 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;
Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from Himself, made he Christ, and brought Him unto Himself.
Gen 2:23 And God said, This is now Spirit of My Spirit, He shall be called Immanuel, because He was taken out of Me.

I always understood that Christ came from the Father, but I never saw it so clearly that Christ actually is from the Father, like the rib was taken from Adam to create Eve.

Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

I was expecting that the Hebrew word for everlasting would be “olam”, but is is not; it is…

H5703
עד
‛ad
ad

From H5710; properly a (peremptory) terminus, that is, (by implication) duration, in the sense of perpetuity (substantially as a noun, either with or without a preposition): – eternity, ever (-lasting, -more), old, perpetually, + world without end.

I have no clue how Strong can say that it is properly a terminus and in the same sentence call it eternity. Looking up H5710 I find this:

H5710
עדה
‛âdâh
aw-daw’

A primitive root; to advance, that is, pass on or continue; causatively to remove; specifically to bedeck (that is, bring an ornament upon): – adorn, deck (self), pass by, take away.

That Christ is a “terminus” Father makes 1Co 15:28 clear…Christ is a Father to us untill “the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.”

1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

During this “terminus” Christ will make us to advance from physical to spiritual, to pass us on, make us continue from physical to spiritual, to bedeck us, to bring an ornament (Himself) upon us…I see a clear process in H5702 and 5710…a proces with a terminus…a duration.

The word “everlasting” is as a cloud blocking the Sun.

Is this making sense to you?

Your brother in Christ,

R____

Hi R____,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I am very blessed to be on the receiving end of the revelations God is giving to so many.

Eph 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Eph 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

The answer to your question is a definite, yes, you can say that about Christ in a spiritual sense eventually all that are in Christ:

Gen 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from Himself, made he Christ, and brought Him unto Himself.
Gen 2:23 And God said, This is now Spirit of My Spirit, He shall be called Immanuel, because He was taken out of Me.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

That is what is meant by this verse in Revelation 3:

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

We are to Christ what Christ is to His Father. That is what Christ meant when He made this statement:

Joh 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

It is a legitimate question to ask, How are we one with Christ? The Biblical answer is that we are one with Christ as a wife is one with her husband.

Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Eph 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

So when Christ prays for us to be kept one “as we [He and His Father] are one”, we would be less than honest to deny that Christ came out from His Father and is subject to His Father just as Eve came out from the man, Adam, and is to be subject to the man.

This is all extremely important to understand because there are many who, not understanding how Christ centric are the scriptures, deny that Christ is being referred to in Isaiah 54:6-8 where He is referred to as a wife who somehow is forsaken and shown the wrath of her husband.

Isa 54:6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
Isa 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
Isa 54:8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

It is obvious to anyone that this is referring to Israel, but then so is Hosea 11:1.

Hos 11:1 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.
Hos 11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.

Christ certainly never “sacrificed unto Baalim [nor did He] burn incense to graven images”, and yet we are told this:

Mat 2:15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

The holy spirit must grant us to see that we are God’s Israel, and that as such we are in Christ and are Christ’s own Christ because we are all one in spirit. Only then will we ever understand how the apostles understood the scriptures. Only when we are granted to understand that those who are Christ’s are the true circumcision, the true Jew, and “the Israel of God”, will we be granted to understand that all that is said of the one, refers also to the others. The apostles understood this principle, and applied it as if it were so well understood that they didn’t even need to explain it. Matthew 2:15 is but one of many examples of that.

We have been extremely blessed to see and to understand this principle. In God’s own time all of mankind will be “in Christ” spiritually and will therefore be God’s Christ. Thank you for adding your insight.

Your brother in God’s Christ,

Mike

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