BONE of my BONES, AND FLESH of my FLESH
BY: KEVIN C. BLACKER, SR.
Genesis 2:23-25 (KJV) 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. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
I wish to make an attempt to express what I’m seeing. I ask that you open your heart to Father and ask Him to open the eyes of your understanding.
When the first Adam was formed, he was alone. God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Gen. 2:18) The last Adam, Jesus Christ, was also the first of His kind and He also didn’t have a helpmate. He was all alone. None could see or think like Him. He was born of the Holy Spirit of Father God (Luke 1:34-35). His nature was from above (John 8:23). As the first Adam (Gen. 2:19-20) God brought before Jesus every beast of the field (carnal nature) and fowl (spirit) of the air (Eph. 2:2-3, Luke 4:1-13, Rev. 18:2), but for Jesus there was not found a helpmate/wife. He had no where to lay His head. (Matt. 8:20). Father had the first Adam to enter into a deep sleep (Gen. 2:21-23). So Jesus also entered into the sleep of death with the same purpose, for Father to make Him a helpmate/bride out of the same Spirit-life of His Son. She would be like Him, having the same nature, born from above. John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone.
In Gen. 2:25 they were both naked…and were not ashamed. This isn’t to be seen carnally/naturally. Nothing was hidden in their relationship. In a good relationship you can bare (make nude) your deepest secrets to one another. This is the meaning of this word naked. Being one flesh, nothing was hidden or concealed. Only when they ate of the forbidden tree did they find the need to conceal their shame (fig leaves) causing them to hide from the LORD’s presence. Another kind of nakedness (shame) had entered in bringing death.
(Gen. 3:1) Now the serpent was more subtle (cunning, crafty, smooth) than any beast of the field… This word subtle is the other kind of nakedness I’m speaking about. The serpent’s subtle and smooth-talking ways appealed to the weakness in Eve’ flesh. She was swayed to consider eating of the Tree driven by the lust of her eyes, lust of her flesh, and her pride of life. Today man hides from the presence of God and each other because of their shameful nature. They try to hide what is in their hearts.
II Cor. 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon…
This is why we need to be born of the heavenly Seed of Christ Jesus so that we’ll have our minds changed (Rom. 8:6-7, Phil. 2:5). There is no hidden sin in Jesus’ nature (2 Pe. 1:4). He is without spot (Heb. 9:14) and His bride is to be without spot or wrinkle (of like mind), and nothing should be found in them that would twist the truth into darkness (Eph. 5:27). In the garden Eve was deceived when the serpent twisted the word of God. The devil attempted to do the same with Jesus (Luke 4:1-13). Sin brings shame and shame brings concealment and separation. Nothing will be hidden between our relationship with Jesus and Father. It is His mind and life we are to live and move in (Acts 17:28). All in the kingdom of God will walk in His path and upon His highway. (John 14:6). …and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass (Rev.21:21). Notice that it states the street and not many streets. No other way, but His way. Gold represents His nature and transparent declares that nothing is hidden. (Eph. 1:11, 3:11, 2 Tim 1:9, I Jn. 3:8)
John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one;
Father took from out of Christ the SEED and placed it in you (The rib-Hollow/Womb-man) Woman. You’re not of another kind (Is 42:8). You are producing after His kind.
Ephesians 5:30-32 (KJV) 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 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. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
We are created from out of Him. Our life is His life. When the scriptures talk about Him, they are also talking about His helpmate that is bone of His bones and flesh of His flesh. You can’t separate them they two shall be one flesh.
Isaiah 64:4 (KJV) For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. (I Cor. 2:9-11)
Colossians 1:18 (KJV) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Ephesians 1:10, 22-23 (KJV) That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
Hebrews 2:7-9 (KJV) Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus… (Ps 8:4-6)
Here we see Jesus having all things put under Him, but yet not all things put under His feet. We are His feet. He will not be complete until His body/Helpmate comes completely into Him, the head.
Isaiah 11:1-4 (KJV) …and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:… And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him…of wisdom and understanding,…of counsel and might,…of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;…quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4But with righteousness… judge,…reprove with equity…smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
Note that it speaks of the branch in both the singular and masculine. Some may apply these scriptures to just Jesus, but these scriptures also speak of His bride. She is being manifest with all the same nature and abilities as her Husband the Head. Can you see any of these attributes in your own life? Let us compare this to other scriptures.
Isaiah 60:21-22 (KJV) Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
Now we see the branch has gone from singular and masculine to plural (they) and feminine (people). He can’t exclude His Helpmate/Bride/bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh from His identity. In marriage the wife takes the name of her husband. He’s getting ready to show you to creation and your going to show creation what you were created for, to glorify Him, setting creation free from all it’s bondage’s.
Jeremiah 23:5-6, (KJV) Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Notice once again the word is singular and masculine (his and he), but notice the title, “THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” We see a plural (our). This speaks of a many member body.
Jeremiah 33:15 (KJV) In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
Now we see “he” masculine and singular in verse 15, but in verse 16 he not only repeats the title from chapter 23:6 as plural, but now he identifies her as Jerusalem and “she”. Can you see how much He delights and loves His bride? She is included in everything that He is doing. His desire is to fill us with His LIFE.
Col.2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Eph. 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filledG4137 with all the fullness of God.
G4137 From G4134; to make replete, that is, (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish, satisfy,
Ephesians 4:13,15 (KJV) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Luke 5:8 (KJV) When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
As I awoke (1-1-2007), I had a vision: “I saw the face of a dam and there was a crack from top to bottom. Water was spewing forth from the crack in several places. You could see that it was under great pressure and looked as if it were about to burst.”
The unveiling of His bride, in all her splendor, is even now at the door. An out-pouring is coming and how can we comprehend what is even now at the door. The redemption that you now have can’t even be compared to what is coming. The Lord showed it to me this way; it is like you sowing fifty-cents and getting back $50,000.00. That is multiplied one hundred thousand times. How can we fathom such a thing? Just as Peter could not stand before the glory of the Son, neither will sinful flesh or fowl of the air stand before His BRIDE THAT IS BONE OF HIS BONE AND FLESH OF HIS FLESH.
Daniel 10:5-9, 12, 14, 16-17 (YLT) 5 and I lift up mine eyes, and look, and lo, a certain one clothed in linen, and his loins girt with pure gold of Uphaz, 6 and his body as a beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet as the aspect of bright brass, and the voice of his words as the voice of a multitude.7 ‘And I have seen—I, Daniel, by myself—the appearance: and the men who have been with me have not seen the appearance, but a great trembling hath fallen on them, and they flee to be hidden; 8… no power left in me, and my honor hath been turned in me to corruption, yea, I have not retained power. 9 ‘And I hear the voice of his words, and when I hear the voice of his words, then I have been in a trance on my face, and my face is to the earth; 12 And he saith unto me: Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that thou didst give thy heart to understand, and to humble thyself before thy God, thy words have been heard, and I have come because of thy words.14 and I have come to cause thee to understand that which doth happen to thy people in the latter end of the days, for yet the vision is after days.16… and say unto him who is standing over-against me: My lord, by the appearance turned have been my pangs against me, and I have retained no power. 17 And how is the servant of this my lord able to speak with this my lord? as for me, henceforth there remaineth in me no power, yea, breath hath not been left in me.
This image isn’t just Jesus, but also His body, His BRIDE. In verse six we see the image speak with the voice of a multitude. When this image is seen, nothing of the flesh can stand before it. Verse fourteen tells us what shall befall the people of God in the latter days. Are you the people of God in the latter days? If no flesh could stand before this image, without its shame being revealed, then that means no flesh was in the image. Neither will the breath (spirit) of that serpent remain either. Now you can see why you’ve been in the refiner’s fire that has been removing your dross! He’s prepared you to be filled with all of Him and emptied of the old man of sin. He isn’t complete without you. In Chapter One of A Revelation of Jesus Christ, we see yet another image like unto Daniel’s. Revelation means: 602-From G601; disclosure: 601- to take off the cover, that is, disclose. He is being disclosed in and with His bride.
Revelation 1:7 Lo, he doth come with the clouds, and see him shall every eye, even those who did pierce him, and wail because of him shall all the tribes of the land. Yes! Amen! 8 ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, beginning and end, saith the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is coming—the Almighty.’ 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s-day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, 11 ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last;’ … 12 And I did turn to see the voice that did speak with me, and having turned, I saw seven golden lamp-stands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lamp-stands, one like to a son of man, clothed to the foot, and girt round at the breast with a golden girdle, 14 and his head and hairs white, as if white wool—as snow, and his eyes as a flame of fire; 15 and his feet like to fine brass, as in a furnace having been fired, and his voice as a sound of many waters, 16 and having in his right hand seven stars, and out of his mouth a sharp two-edged sword is proceeding, and his countenance is as the sun shining in its might. 17 And when I saw him, I did fall at his feet as dead, and he placed his right hand upon me, saying to me, ‘Be not afraid; I am the First and the Last, 18 and he who is living, and I did become dead, and, lo, I am living to the ages of the ages. Amen! and I have the keys of the hades and of the death.
The same thing happened to John as it did to Daniel; the flesh retained no strength. Saul and the men with him experienced the same when Jesus appeared to Saul (Acts 9:1-12). Notice the image speaks with his voice as a sound of many waters (Rev. 1:15). This once again speaks of a multitude. If you’ve ever been in a group of thousands of people, you’ve heard this many waters. Get before Him my beloved that you may be slain by His presence and He’ll set you on your feet as one alive from the dead.
Ephesians 5:30-32 (KJV )… members of his body, of his flesh-4561, and of his bones. 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. 32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
In part one of this writing, we saw that the church/bride is becoming one with Christ and they two shall be one flesh. In His likeness she is being made where no carnal man will be able to hide his flesh, nor conceal his shame, nor retain his strength in her presence. The flesh of the carnal man will fall down as a dead man before her. It isn’t her presence they are standing before, but the presence of the Almighty that is revealed in her. So let us take heed to His processing and not assume that because we see the end of a matter that we’ll be a member of this first-fruit company.
Hebrews 12:9-11 (KJV) 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our fleshG4561 which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spiritsG4151, and live? 10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. 11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: but nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Submitting to His chastening is on the path of every Son that is called by His name. Many imagined that they are one with Him. Let us examine ourselves and see if we are where we need to be or if we need to re-examine our position.
There were certain things instilled in me as a young Christian that have kept me from many pitfalls. A love for the Truth; no matter the cost, knowing if I didn’t have a love for the truth, God would send a delusion causing me to believe a lie. (2Th. 2:11-12) We must discern false imaginations, beginning with our own minds. A lie is something that blinds you to the truth. Some lies are believed (trusted in, relied upon, and adhered to) because of what it might cost to believe otherwise. Our carnal minds will not even allow us to consider another thought, or even that our way of thinking might be wrong. The fear of death has a powerful hold on people (spiritually speaking). Many hold to beliefs just because most others believe that way, because it is in the nature of man to want to fit into the crowd. In fact most often the majority tends to be wrong, since most think carnally. Just because most people believe something doesn’t make it true. At one time most thought the world was flat and scoffed at those that were willing to believe it to be round. Some things never change. Coming out of carnal mindedness is like standing in a dark room and barely seeing something in the shadows and imagining what it might be. You just knew what it was, until the light of God was turned on. We only thought we knew God and His ways. As His day dawns we are seeing Him as He is and He isn’t anything like the religious image that has been portrayed. There is a cross to bare to know truth (Jesus). When He begins to shine His light into the darkness of our souls it will cost us our lives, as we know it, whether that life is beliefs, self-will, carnal thinking, or our fleshly desires. Knowing Truth sets us free, so lets judge ourselves no matter how painful that might be. Being in right relationship with truth isn’t just a belief, but truth is a person. Are we willing to open the door of our heart to the light of truth? In seeking His face, He’ll reveal more of Himself transforming our understanding and changing us into His image; thereby we grow up into Christ. We’ll be set free from the lies of the serpent and into the glorious liberty of the LIFE OF CHRIST!
Romans 8:7-12 (KJV) 7 Because the carnalG4561 mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the fleshG4561 cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the fleshG4561, but in the SpiritG4151, if so be that the SpiritG4151 of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the SpiritG4151 of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the SpiritG4151 is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the SpiritG4151 of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his SpiritG4151 that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the fleshG4561, to live after the fleshG4561.
G4561 sarx; human nature
In Romans 8, we see when referring to the flesh and carnal mind of man that they are man’s human nature. This nature is an enemy of God. God is not one with man’s sinful nature; it is a foe to God. I’ve heard it spoken by others that God is in every man. We see in verse 9, God is not aligning Himself with this man’s way of thinking. Instead separating Himself from this man that has not the Spirit of Christ. If His Spirit isn’t in you then you’re none of His. God is not in union or oneness with the flesh/carnal nature of the adamic man. It is not the carnal nature that they become one flesh in, but rather His flesh.
Ephesians 5:30 (KJV) 30 For we are members of his body, of his fleshG4561, and of his bones.
Notice that it used the same word SARX for flesh. This is speaking of His nature and not the carnal nature. This nature in Christ is not in every man, but comes by way of the Spirit of God through Christ and His nature is not yet in every man.
2 Peter 1:4 (KJV) Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (Luke 11:13, Eph. 1:11-13, 4:30, I Th. 4:8)
Our escape from corruption is through His nature. We needn’t look for a magic wand, a blind eye, a name it and claim it, a get me out of here plan, or declare it finished at the cross. Let’s yield to a walk of faith and the work of God in our lives. He is working the peaceable fruits of righteousness in us from His abiding presence. There is but one door, one way, and that being through Jesus Christ. (John 15:3-12, 17:11-20, 20:31) Many claim that they are saved by His name, yet they will not allow His nature to work in them. They would rather hold the truth in unrighteousness. (Rom. 1:18) The word name means nature and character. Many claim Jesus’ salvation, yet they still glorify the ways of the serpent in their lives.
Ephesians 2:13, 18, 22 (KJV) 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 18 For through him we both have access by one SpiritG4151 unto the Father. 22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the SpiritG4151.
The veil has been rent and the way into the holy of holies is open to us. We are not to waltz into this place as Aaron’s sons did, presumptuously, offering up strange (adultery) fire. (Lev. 10:1) The pure in heart will see God. (Matt. 5:8) Otherwise His presence will meet us at the entrance to slay our carnal nature that has come as a thief and a liar. If you think this way you need to have a renewing of your mind. I want to see the Spirit man victorious and the imposter cast out of God’s house. You needn’t look for the son of perdition elsewhere, but search him out in your own house and shine the light of Christ upon him. (2Th. 2)
Hebrews 10:19-20 (KJV) 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his fleshG4561; (Matt. 27:51, 2 Cor. 3:13-18)
The entrance is through Jesus’ flesh (sarx-divine nature and not the carnal nature). Also, in these scriptures we see the entrance is by His blood. There is more than just claiming His blood. We are told to drink His blood. You are to take it in, becoming one with His nature and life. (John 6:54-56, Rom. 8:13, Heb. 9:14)
1 Corinthians 15:46,47, 49 (KJV) 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soulG5590; the last Adam was made a quickening spiritG4151.46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy (dusty or dirty): the second man is the Lord from heaven. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
A distinction is being made between the first Adam (soul-psuche) and the last Adam (quickening spirit-pneuma). Also, the word of God as a two-edged sword is able to separate between the two. We see a division being made between the thoughts and intents of the hearts of these two. They are not the same. They will not always abide together in the same house. There is a place in God that darkness can’t pass. It is the light of His holiness. What fellowship does light have with darkness?
Hebrews 4:12-14 (KJV) 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two–edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soulG5590 and spiritG4151, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. 14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
G5590 psuche From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animalsentient principle only;
G5594 psucho A primary verb; to breathe (voluntarily but gently; thus differing on the one hand from
G4154, which denotes properly a forcible respiration; and on the other from the base of G109, which refers properly to an inanimate breeze), that is, (by implication of reduction of temperature by evaporation) to chill (figuratively):—wax cold. (Matt. 24:12)
G4151 pneuma From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital
principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine)
God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit:—ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind.
All of these have to do with breath, but the Holy Spirit (pneuma-breath) is what Jesus was birthed from. He is one with the Spirit of Father and desires this for us. (St. John 17:22-23) We once were of the soulish breath (psuche) that was under the power of the spirit (pneuma) of Satan. (Eph.2:2) Now we have been born again from above. (St. John 3:3-8) We are no longer of the earthy, but the heavenly if the Spirit of Christ dwell in you. (Col.1:27)
A lawless person doesn’t like words such as obey, commandments, law, yield, or faith. To submit or surrender to these words would bind them to laws and covenants. A price would have to be paid. Faith requires believing, believing requires trusting in, relying upon, and adhering to. The law requires obedience, obey requires submission, and the commandments of God require love. (St. John 14:23)
Hebrews 10:16 (KJV) This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
1 John 2:3-6 (KJV) 3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
A vision in the fall of 2006 from my wife, Kathy – I saw a skyscraper, resembling the Empire State building in New York City, the color of gold. It emerged from the earth and shot straight up swiftly into the sky, through the clouds. When it grew up into the sky there was a gold capstone hanging in the air waiting for it. The skyscraper shot upwards until it reached the gold cap. It came into alignment with the cap and became one with it. Became in union with it. (End of vision)
Interpretation The body of Christ, the gold skyscraper, those that have left and forsaken the earthy realm, are growing up swiftly into Him and meeting him in the heavenlies. Amen.
BONE of MY BONES and FLESH of MY FLESH, Parts 1-2 [Kevin C. Blacker, Sr.] Feb. 2007 1