One Flesh

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We see that in God’s view wives adorn themselves “by submitting to their own husbands” (1 Peter 3:5). This was done by Sarah, who adorned herself in God’s eyes by submission to her husband, Abraham (1 Peter 3:6). Sarah was motivated by her “hope in the Lord”. Now, Paul states that this is the mystery (Ephesians 5:31,32). It is profound! Of course a mystery is concealed in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament. The revelation is this; that God is making for His own Word a bride who adorns herself in submission to Him.

Ephesians 5:31,32 says,   “”Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”    This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.”

The Word became flesh (John 1:14). The Word left His former Glory, became one flesh with His bride. He took her flesh, her body, and made it His own. Then, the Word “gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25). The Word purchased His Bride with his own life-giving blood. And in His death passed an inheritance on to her of eternal life (Hebrews 9:17).

Now He loves us, and we wait for Him. His return will be soon. Preparing ourselves, adorning ourselves and beautifying ourselves for Him. Our adorning is obedience. And we wait, knowing that our hope is going to be sight when we see Him.

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