Genesis: Chapter.2 -overview

The Holy Spirit annotates the point of view of God the Father in the first chapter. In this it is from that of God, the Son. Each point of view revolves about the seventh day (Ge.2:2-3).

If we were told of several separations previously the key word now is on union. The Lord God in giving glory away to earth which was without form and void is echoed in this verse “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days (Eccl.11:1)”. It is what omnipotence does. God sent his only begotten son to the earth at appropriate time so His glory was not addressed to emptiness but fulfilled what was predicted in his Core Will. Jesus Christ in his prayer tells his Father of the glory that he had ‘before the world was (Jn.17:5)’Further down he says, “Holy Father, keep through thine own name…that they may be one, as we are (vs.11)”. The Holy Spirit introduces the significance of the Church in such union.

Heavenly reality of creation in the first chapter is contrasted with reality of the earth, which is naturally from the standpoint of the Son. “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it (Mk.8:35)” The Spirit treats creation of man and woman as a symbol: the rib is taken out of Adam. Mode of inversion places it as the means to make the union on a different footing. Its significance is clear: glory of God as demonstrated by the Son of man made Christ and the Body as one ‘as we are(Jn.17:11)’. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh (Ge.2:24)”

Principle of Association added the Church to the glory of God. Christ is the head while the Body is female to which the Spirit alludes to in this chapter.


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