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Women in the Body 04 – Male and Female Roles in the Body Part 2

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February 16th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Larry Groenewald, Mike Vinson, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments | Author:

The relationship between the husband and wife (giver and receiver):

by Larry Groenewald and Mike Vinson
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The relationship between the husband and wife (giver and receiver):

The intimate spiritual relationship between the Father and His Son is shown to us in the natural relationship between a husband and his wife:

Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

The ‘first man Adam’ received physical life from Christ, his ‘Head’ and Creator:

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man (H120: ‘âdâm) of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

As Christ was the receiver of life from the Father, so Adam became the first receiver of life from Christ. This giver-receiver relationship was further consolidated when the male was used by God to give a “rib” (or “a side”) of him to the woman – the male became the giver:

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.

The giver becomes one with the receiver and vice versa:

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.
Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

This unity is good and pleasant for all involved:

Psa 133:1 A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren [male and female] to dwell together in unity!

From this we know that “Adam” consists of both male and female:

Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

This “Adam” is the type of “the Christ” which is a ‘great mystery’:

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.

It is important to see that a Godly order was established here which should be recognised and respected for the spiritual purpose it was intended for. The spiritual roles of a giver and a receiver were established to reveal to us how the Godhead operates:

Joh 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.

Each one of us, male and female, is learning from Christ’s example how to submit (to humbly receive) before we can give. Christ prepares our hearts (our spiritual wombs) to be a receiver first and how to submit to Him as He submits to His Father:

Mat_11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

The male who can receive from Christ (the mind of Christ) will be able to be a ‘head’ and instructs his own wife and she will give life to many:

Gen 4:1 And Adam knew (or give to) Eve his wife; and she conceived (received with willingness), and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
Gen 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Gen 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Gen 5:4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters (via Eve)

The man who submits to Christ will never dominate his wife because willing submission is the condition for the joyful conception of many offspring:

2Co_1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

The female who receives willingly, will be able to “pray and prophesy” without fear of dishonouring her head because she is covered by her head (sharing the same mind of subjection):

1Co 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

We all play the role of the receiver first before we play the role of the giver ‘of good things’ to those God appoints unto us:

Tit 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Tit 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Tit 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

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