Posted: 05/19/2010 at 6:13pm
The Union of the Creator and the Created
By Ron McGatlin
Worldwide suffering and severe disorder fueled by need and greed threaten to destroy mankind and the beautiful life-filled planet created for the glory of God.
Mankind and Planet Earth were created by God as more than a replica of Himself and heaven. God created mankind to be a counterpart and a comparable mate for God Himself. God’s design is for an actual living spiritual/natural counterpart of Himself revealing His majesty and glory in creation.
Human beings upon the earth are created to continuously interact with God as the wife of God, Bride of Christ.
Life is from God. The life of mankind and all that lives on the earth is of God. Apart from abiding in God, there is no spiritual life in mankind - only a natural existence abiding in spiritual death. Spiritual death is the absence of life in God. Separation from God is separation from life.
Being fully joined (married) to God is the ultimate fulfillment of life. Many if not most Christians have yet to discover the exciting reality of purpose and significance of living life as one with God fully connected as a counterpart companion with God. The earth and all that is on it languishes in the death caused by mankind’s separation from intimate union with God and heaven.
Creation itself is a clear message from God.
A visual discernable understanding of God and His purpose for mankind and the world is presented in creation and confirmed in revealed word from God. Natural creation and all the divinely planted instincts or patterns of life on earth are natural presentations of the spiritual realm. Natural life carries the imprint of Spirit God who created it. The creation of man in the image and likeness of God is especially rich in the revelation of God and His destiny for man.
The creation of Adam and God’s established relational family order of man and wife bearing children reveal much about God’s plan for Himself and His God Family. The relationship and purpose for man and his counterpart (woman) is a clear representation of God and His relationship with and purpose for His counterpart mate (bride/wife/redeemed mankind).
Revelation of Spirit God in the Creation of Natural Man
God created Adam and all the animals from the dust of the earth.
Only Eve, Adam’s counterpart mate, was not created from dust but from Adam himself.
Of all the animals only man had the breath of God breathed into him by God. Only Adam was made in the image and likeness of God.
Adam looked upon and named all the animals. The animals were all created with mates. In every species there was male and female. Adam obviously saw that he was different. He had no mate or counterpart. Adam surely felt the desire for a comparable counterpart mate. Yet in all of creation there was none to be found.
When God said it is not good for man to be alone, He revealed His own heart. Adam was made in the image and likeness of God. God also had no mate, no counterpart. Among all the vast creation of God there was not found a suitable mate comparable to Himself.
God’s plan is for a beautiful companion in His own image dwelling with Him in a beautiful perfect creation fully demonstrating His majesty and glory in natural creation on earth as it is in heaven.
Keep in mind that our God is One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Just as woman was created from man, God is creating His comparable counterpart mate from Himself. The Spirit of Christ Jesus is producing the God-life of Spirit God in redeemed human beings becoming the bride of God, the Lambs wife, the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:9-10). God is creating His comparable counterpart companion mate of God in His people on Planet Earth.
Mankind was created to be the counterpart mate of God – to fill the desire in the heart of God for a counterpart comparable mate to produce many sons to glory. God is to be glorified in His beautiful bride/wife and His many sons (Heb 2:10-11).
Gen 2:18: And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him."
Gen 2:19: Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
Gen 2:20: So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
Gen 2:21: And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
Gen 2:22: Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to 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."
Just as Adam’s mate was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, so it is with God and His mate. God’s bride/wife created from Him is spiritually bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh, one with God.
God’s pattern in natural life presenting the picture of the spiritual is for a man and his wife to become one flesh together. Any diversion from the pattern gives a perverted message of God and His plan.
Gen 2:24: Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
In a natural family a man must leave father and mother and cleave to his wife. The principle here is that there can be no other allegiances or unions equal to or above the union of the man and his wife. This obviously includes that all other wives or strong allegiances must be left physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the two to become one flesh. This same principle is true for the wife toward her husband.
Again this pictures the bride/wife of God relationship with God. God will never leave or forsake His wife, and His wife must leave all other gods – all other allegiances of dependency upon others.
Gen 2:25: And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Just as God’s original creation of man and his wife was complete and perfect intimacy with no hidden agendas and nothing to cause shame, so it is with God and His mate. God’s plan is perfect intimacy between He and His wife/bride.
God’s pattern for natural marriage between a man and a woman is to be one of complete intimacy with no secrets or hidden agendas nor deceptive coverings or divisive manipulation. Any other pattern is a perversion or deviation and will not produce the true picture of the spiritual relationship with God and will not be a fully successful marriage.
For more on God’s Family see “HEAVENLY FAMILY PATTERN (#019)” in “The Kingdom Growth Guides” book available for Free Download on the WWW.OpenHeaven.com site.
Also see “The Kingdom Family Pattern” in “Overcoming Life On A Small Planet” book available for Free Download on the WWW.OpenHeaven.com site.
Keep on pursuing love. It never fails
and His kingdom never ends.
Edited by News Room on 05/20/2010 at 6:51pm