According to the bible Adam represents Christ, but then who does Eve represent? Let us find out the answer for this question through the teachings of Christ. 2000 years ago, Jesus said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,” and gave the new covenant of the Passover through which we would be able to receive the flesh and blood of Christ and eternal life. But there is something more in this teaching of Christ.
Matthew 13:34 Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.
A parable is a figurative language which contains hidden secrets in it. It means all the teachings of Jesus was given in the parabolic term and those teachings contain some hidden meaning in it. Then we can easily assume that there must be also some secret meaning behind this teaching of Jesus about his flesh and blood. To understand the secret hidden in the Passover, we must understand the story of Adam.
Romans 5:14 14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.
Adam was given to us as pattern to teach us about “the one who was to come.” Then who is “the one to come”? According to the prophecies of the bible, ‘the one to come’ is Christ who was to come or appear two times. It means Adam was actually given to us as type to show the Christ who was to come in the future. Therefore, by looking at Adam in the Old Testament we can actually know who the Christ would be who was to come as spiritual Adam.
Therefore, to know the meaning of Jesus’ flesh and blood we must first look at Adam. Adam represents Christ so Adam’s flesh and blood means Christ’s flesh and blood. Through Adam’s flesh and blood, we can come to know the reality of Christ’s flesh and blood. Then what is Adam’s flesh and blood? Let us take a look at the story of Adam? When God created Eve, he used Adam’s bone and flesh. Actually, “bone” represents blood because the blood is produced from the marrow inside the bones. After creating Eve with Adam’s flesh and bone (or blood), Adam testified like this:
Genesis 2:23 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.”
|Adam and Eve by Wenzel Peter
When Eve was brought to Adam, Adam testified to Eve as his flesh and blood. So through this story of Adam we can see the reality of Christ’s flesh and blood which gives eternal life to those who eat them. Just as Jesus represents Adam, Christ’s flesh and blood represents Eve, Adam’s wife who was created with Adam’s flesh and blood. Through Adam actually God was teaching us the wife of Adam who can give us the eternal life. Then when is the time for Eve to appear? Let us study the story of Adam a little bit more.
When God created Eve, first he put Adam into a deep sleep and took his flesh and blood to create Eve.
Genesis 2:21 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 then 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.
Before the creation of Eve, first Adam must be put into a deep sleep and then Eve could be revealed. In the same way, for the wife of Christ, the spiritual Adam to be revealed, first Christ must be put into a deep sleep. And the side of Christ must be opened to break the rib bone and flesh so that the spiritual Eve could be created. What does it mean that Christ must be put into a deep sleep?
John 11:11 11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.” 12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.”
To talk about the death of Lazarus, at first Jesus used a figurative language, ‘sleeping’ and then later explained to the disciples in a plain language without using a parable that he is dead. So spiritually sleeping means ‘death.’ For the creation of Eve, Adam must be put into a deep sleep and this means that for the wife of Christ to be revealed Christ must be first put to death and his side must be broken open. 2000 years ago we can clearly see how Jesus fulfilled this prophecy of Adam when he came for the first time.
John 19:33 33 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.
The spiritual Adam, Jesus was figuratively put into a deep sleep and while he was sleeping his side was broken open and his rib bone was broken producing blood. Through his death on the crows he fulfilled the prophecy of Adam to reveal Eve, his true flesh and blood. Then why should Eve be revealed? Because she is the one who was created to give “Life” to people. The name, Eve means “LIFE,” and even from the beginning God planned the life through Eve.
Genesis 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
In the meaning of Eve in the Hebrew word is “Living or Life.” Even from the beginning God created Eve to give life. Without Eve, the Mother of all the Living, there can never be any life for the living in the spiritual sense. This was also prophecy about the Christ’s wife who would be revealed as the source of life. Through the sacrifice of Christ God fulfilled the prophecy of Adam and his death so that Eve, Adam’s flesh and blood could be created. Then when would Eve appear? Since she is Adam’s wife, she would appear along with her husband Adam, that is, the Second Coming Christ who was to appear in the last days. And in the book of Revelation, the bible says that Christ, the Last Adam will appear with his wife, the Last Eve in the last days.
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
When the Lamb is coming for the second time in the last days, he is coming along with his wife, the last Eve. Then what is the purpose of Eve’s coming? To give life as the mother of all the living. 2000 years ago Jesus gave his flesh and blood through the Passover bread and wine until the reality of the flesh and blood of Christ be revealed in the last days. By revealing Eve in the last days, God is teaching that the reality of Christ’s flesh and blood that gives eternal life is actually the wife of Christ, the Last Eve, the Mother of all the living.
If we look at Revelation 21:9, the bible teaches us the bride and wife of Christ is the Heavenly Jerusalem coming down from heaven. And Paul teaches the reality of the Heavenly Jerusalem and says, “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our Mother.” The heavenly Jerusalem is our Mother or the Mother of the living. Here “Our” means God’s people who will receive eternal life and they must have spiritual Mother who can grant them eternal life. This prophecy was already fulfilled by Christ Ahnsahnghong who came as the Last Adam and Our Mother Heavenly Jerusalem who came as the bride of the Lamb, the Last Eve. Christ Ahnsahnghong taught us that Mother is the one who can give us eternal life and we must listen to Mother for the life. Thanks to heavenly Father and Mother for their great love and sacrifice!!