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Eve by Watchman Nee

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and the twain shall become one flesh. Matthew 19:5

Eve was one and alone; and she was made absolutely for Adam. This makes her unusual, even uniquie, among the women of the Old Testament who may be felt to be types of the Church. In each of them some aspect of the Church’s redemption is depicted. We see her presented to the bridegroom (Rebekah), chosen from among the Gentiles (Asenath), passing through the wilderness (Zipporah), receiving her inheritance in the land (Achsah), altogether dependent upon her kinsman-redeemer (Ruth), and militant for her lord (Abigail). Yet none is so instructive as Eve. For they all succeed the Fall, but she, in that blessed period before sin entered, shows us the Church fulfilling all God’s desire for her in union with His Son. Eve first came forth from Adam, to be then brought back to him as his help-meet. From on there became two; from those two there was again one. This is the mystery of the Church, that in her, what is altogether from Christ returns once more to Him.

(From ‘A Table in the Wilderness’, a devotional book by Watchman Nee)

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