God created man in the beginning to
rule the earth. And following man's creation, with a view to
this rule, God put the man to sleep, opened his side, and
took a rib from his side; and from this rib God made "a
helper" for the man, whom He called "Woman,"
because "she was taken out
The woman was bone of man's bones, and flesh
of man's flesh; and when she was presented back to the
man, he was then complete (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:21-24).
The man and the woman were to rule
together (Genesis 1:26)
— the man as king, and the woman as consort queen.
This was an unchangeable principle that God
established at this time. The man could not rule alone.
Rather, he must rule as a complete being.
Christ, the Second Man, the Last Adam,
will one day take the scepter and rule the earth. And
God's established principle concerning man's rule cannot
be violated. Christ, at the time He rules the earth, must
have a wife to rule with Him.
The Son though does not presently
possess a wife. But that is about to change. An
entire dispensation, lasting 2,000 years, has been set
aside; and God has sent the Holy Spirit into the world to
acquire a bride for His Son (seen typically in
And once the Spirit's mission has been
completed, the bride will be removed from the earth and
presented to the Son (also seen typically in
Genesis 24). Only
then can the Second Man, the Last Adam, take the scepter and
rule the earth, in complete accord with God's original
intention for man, revealed at the time of his creation.
The Father already has a wife — Israel
— acquired during the past dispensation, which allowed a
theocracy to exist during Old Testament times. And for the
Son to rule within the future theocracy, He, as well,
must possess a wife — one removed from His body, who
will be bone of His bones, and flesh of His flesh,
one who will rule as consort queen with the King
of kings, and Lord of lords (cf. Revelation 19:7-9, 16).
The basic teachings surrounding
the Son possessing a wife to rule as consort queen
with Him are set forth at the very beginning of Scripture,
in the book of Genesis.
And the various things pertaining to the Son's wife, set
forth in the book of
Genesis, are the things that form the subject
matter of this book, The Bride in Genesis