Eve, Chavvah, the Bride
“But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart (mind) of man, the things which Yahweh has prepared for them that love him. But Yahweh has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of Yahweh, for what man knows the things of man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of Yahweh knows no man, but the Spirit of Yahweh.
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of Yahweh, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of Yahweh. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches, comparing Spiritual things with Spiritual.
“But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned,” 1 Corinthians 2:9-14. Verse fourteen is the key verse here: “The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of Yahweh.” The things of the Spirit sound foolish to the natural mind “because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh, for it is not subject to the law of Yahweh, neither indeed can be,” Romans 8:7.
All laws, or principles, are based on actions and reactions, or sowing and reaping. This law does not deal with the consequences as deliberate punishment or correction. Actions release force; force creates a certain reaction. If you light a flame near gasoline, you do not have to pray that it will ignite and produce an explosion. And if the explosion happens to catch you on fire, leaving half of your body severely burned, it would not be Yahweh’s fault—it would simply be action and reaction.
Yahweh’s Spirit has a principle that the carnal mind does not understand, but through the consequences of the Spirit of Life that principle (law), if practiced, will make us free from the law (principle) of death that results from sin as we act upon it.
In Romans 8:2, Paul said, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Yasha has made me free from the law of sin and death.” This could be said another way, “The principle of Life, when believing and acting upon it, has made me free from the principle of the sin that produces death, by giving me power to elevate my mind above it and then rule over it.”
Paul said, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able. For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?” 1 Corinthians 3:1-3.
But, one might say, “No, no, no. Brother Paul, you are not taking in the whole picture here; you don’t understand. I may be upsetting a few people, but I don’t dare change my course of action before I convince everyone else that I’m right. I agree with you to the letter and maybe there is a little strife and disagreement going on here, but it is a different situation. I have the truth, and I’m one of the elect, and this gives me the right to straighten these people out. You see, Brother Paul, I’m not striving. They’re striving. I’m teaching truth.”
I realize this can be the truth in certain situations. If we search our hearts and find no envy there, our sincere effort to present truth does not come under striving. But, if we are led by the Holy Spirit, it will not create division in the Body nor will it drive people away from the assembly. “Whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?”
We must come to the understanding that trying to correct an individual’s principle through the knowledge of the Word is the wrong approach to winning souls for Christ—all it does is generate strife and debate. Our job is first to be sure we love the individual with an unconditional love, and that our involvement with them is based on that love and nothing more. We must introduce them to Christ by manifesting the unconditional love we have for them through the law of the Spirit of Love. We must remember that “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails,” 1 Corinthian 13:4-8 (NKJ).
A principle, or law, is cause and effect in action—much like gravity. Flesh has one demand, reaction, or law; Spirit has the opposite. The Scripture says the law is spiritual. The carnal mind has no concept of the spiritual; therefore, the spiritual law, when lowered into the realm of flesh, produces death.
I feel embarrassed for ministers who stand in the pulpit and call the Ten Commandments the Law of Moses or the carnal commandments. Moses did not dream them up; they were written by the finger of Yahweh—the God that does not change. They are the only documents that man ever handled that were not written by the hand of man.
If we cannot understand allegories, parables, types, and shadows, we are not going to have any idea what Paul meant when he said the law is spiritual. All these natural things are given unto us so we might use them to understand the things of the Spirit.
Adam is a type or a figure of Christ. “Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure (not same as, but symbolically speaking) of him that was to come,” Romans 5:14. Some of these people were doing everything within their power to do well, but carnality (ignorance to the principle of truth) was still forcing them to miss the mark. They did not have the Holy Spirit within that they might understand his principles.
Paul instructs, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself for her, that he might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that he might present her to himself a glorious church, not having (an old age) spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the Church. For we are members of his Body, of his flesh and of his bones. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church,” Ephesians 5:25-32 (NKJ). Compare this scripture with Genesis 2:24: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
We Are Joined With Christ
The Lord does not hate his own body, but nourishes and cherishes it. For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones; for this cause, Christ stripped himself of his glory and was joined unto his wife (the Church), and they two became one flesh.
The Holy Name Bible shows that Eve was Adam’s womb. The Hebrew “tsela” is in the Bible forty-two times and only translated rib twice, both times in connection with Adam and Eve. Tsela—Hebrew meaning (Strong’s Hebrew Concordance #6763) a rib (as curved), lit. (of the body) or fig. (of an object or the sky, i.e. quarter), arch. (espec. floor or ceiling) timber or plank (single or collect, i.e. a flooring), translated into words: beam, board, chamber, corner, leaf, plank, rib, side (+chamber).
A man can survive and reproduce with one rib missing, but without a womb (chamber) to nourish and cultivate his seed, he cannot reproduce. The man is only a part of the reproduction cycle, so he must depend on the female. This is also a revelation of the creation as a whole, i.e., the Body of Christ. The Spirit of Christ (the pure truth) must impregnate the Church (his bride, wife) before she can reproduce in the Spirit-realm, i.e., bear the fruit (attributes) of the Spirit.
The Mother of Living
The conscious mind (adam, flesh, natural understanding) has the power to make judgment; it uses the five senses: touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight, to bring in data to judge and evaluate. Eve, or Chavvah (the intellect), means immortal out of mortal, or she who is capable of birthing life out of flesh. Though she came out of adam (man), Chavvah (womb) was the mother of living. Being the subconscious part of the intellect, she possesses the capacity to receive and give birth to Word, thought, or divine inspiration. Her activities are manifested, or birthed, through emotions. She expresses (births) feelings (emotions), or fruit (attributes) of the Spirit, which is masculine: love, joy, gentleness, goodness, longsuffering, faith, peace, meekness and temperance, that is, if she is under the influence of the Holy Spirit. If she is not, she is barren of life, held in bondage to death.
This allegory from the Old Testament is repeated in Galatians 4:21. It uses Abraham and his family symbolically: “For it is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and he of the freewoman through promise, which things are symbolic. For these are the two covenants: the one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to bondage, which is Hagar, for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and corresponds to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children—but the Jerusalem above is free, which is the mother of us all,” NKV.
In this allegory, Hagar (Sarah’s bondmaid) conceived and brought forth the son of bondage that symbolizes carnal understanding—the fruit unto death (strife, anger, contention, etc.). The two sons of Abraham are used to symbolize the two creations: one, the natural creation, which was Esau, and the other, Isaac, symbolizes the new creation.
When Chavvah acted upon the information of flesh’s judgment, she deceived the flesh and condemned it through the power of righteousness or truth, which was revealed in the fruit of knowledge. The truth was that flesh (earthly understanding) could not function and reproduce in the realm of pure Spirit. But when the five senses revealed the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, the intellect (Chavvah, womb) desired to feed from that truth-realm. The emotions moved upon flesh-understanding (adam) and convinced the natural mind to feed from Truth. As soon as flesh tasted of Spirit (saw perfection), it brought the demand for flesh to function in that higher realm of righteousness, but flesh could not attain to it. That knowledge created a gulf of guilt that separated man from Yahweh (Life) because man recognized the gap between perfection (Spirit) and imperfection (flesh). The realm he saw produced fear and doubt and immediately brought a deception that created condemnation.
Adam was predestined to the fullness of Yahweh as he fed from the Tree of Life— wisdom, love, joy, peace, righteousness, faith, goodness, mercy, gentleness, cleanness, etc. Being birth by the Word, Yahweh’s fruit will never condemn, but will strengthen, encourage, teach, and protect. Truth reveals and it is as solid as steel; it stands like a brick wall, unmovable, unmixed, or changed. It will condemn without mercy when it stands alone without the Holy Spirit—it offers neither wisdom nor mercy—it is just truth.
Very few people can deal in pure truth. Please stop here and meditate on the difference in Wisdom and Truth. One is not greater than the other, nor can they be compared with each other for they are not the same.
The law is Spiritual (truth); it reveals reality, and it reveals Yahweh—his attitude and essence. Yahweh is Spirit. Yahweh is Love.
Flesh is carnal, earthy, and sensual. Once the conscious mind perceived Truth and understood his lack, he felt inferior, undone. He instantly envisioned a difference between perfection and imperfection. This produced a deception; his mind told him he was lower than Yahweh. But the Word said he was not bad and that he was made complete.
In Genesis 1:31, Yahweh looked upon his creation and saw that it was good: “And Yahweh saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” Flesh did not have the wisdom to look ahead and see itself as a finished product. He envisioned himself complete in his lack, but saw no lack in Yahweh. “We are not related,” he thought, “I am undone.” And he hid himself.
We are Elohiym’s children. We are the same in substance but not in position. He is my Father; he begot me by His Word. I am not responsible for my existence. I came out of him—he is one with me. He is my true substance. Neither my natural mind nor your natural mind can believe this. Natural creation confuses themselves with their house, and they identify themselves with dead adam, which is still hanging around. But the Word declares that Yahweh is my Father. He was my Creator until I was begotten, or birthed, by receiving enough wisdom to believe the “truth.” I have now been born from above, since I accepted the truth, that is, the fact that I was created to become a replica of Yahweh. I will bear the exact image of him who begot me with a word of truth.
Adam’s action revealed his concept; he rejected the word of truth. Through his ignorance, he revealed doubt or, unbelief. Unbelief is evil because it denies truth; it opposes or challenges the Word. It makes the truth sterile. Adam could not disconnect himself from the Word and yet produce the good that the Father was.
The sperm of Life is in the Word (truth); it is not in man until he becomes fertile through the truth. Man could not exercise control over the intellect once the knowledge of righteousness had revealed the truth to the intellect. Chavvah desired that realm, but the flesh could not produce in the Spirit-realm without the Word. Adam rejected Word when he disobeyed the commandment—do not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. He would have remained as innocent and as “unlearned” as a new born baby if he had not learned difference between good and evil.
Notice Genesis 3:4-7: “And the serpent said unto the woman, You shall not surely die: For Elohiym doth know that in the day you eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as Elohiyms, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” And Genesis 3:22-23:
“And Yahweh Elohiym said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore Yahweh Elohiym sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.”
Psychiatrists now know the subconscious mind (intellect) can produce the truth it perceives, but it has to believe it is truth. It cannot move a mountain if it does not believe it can. Chavvah knew life could not come through flesh. She could not conceive from the flesh realm after she understood Spirit (truth).
Again I repeat, when emotions through excess desire led flesh (objective mind) into rebellion against the knowledge he possessed, it produced condemnation in flesh (Adam), and he died. “But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
“For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came (the consciousness of righteousness produced a demand to be righteous), sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? Yahweh forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwells no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not,” Romans 7:8-18.
“To Adam Yahweh said, Dust thou art and unto dust you shall return, but unto Eve (or Chavvah) it was said I will greatly multiply thy labor, and thy conception in earthen vessels, you shall bring forth seed and thy desires shall be toward your husband (Adam, flesh first nature), and he (first nature) shall rule over you,” Genesis 3:19.
Yahweh said, “Man has become as one of us to know good and evil.” The moment the intellect conceived the law of the Spirit of life (understood the difference between good and evil) it slew flesh, because flesh was too weak to fulfill its demands. Flesh entered into a death realm of doubt and condemnation. It fed from death (dead letter, without the Spirit of truth) and reigned over the intellect. Flesh judges by the five senses—seeing only the material substance. The adversary, the spirit of rebellion, says, “Do not listen to the Holy Spirit, but listen to man’s reasoning; take a chance. You’ll see.”
Renewed in Christ
As flesh (adam) was influenced by the Holy Spirit, it possessed the potential to react in Holy Spirit, to become the manifestation, or the likeness of Yahweh. But instead, rebellion moved upon the intellect (Chavvah), controlled the emotions, and deceived flesh. Flesh then entered into death, and death became manifest, i.e. was brought into the conscious. Death has to be destroyed; the intellect has to be renewed. It has to be cleansed by the Word, Truth.
“Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? For the woman which has a husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he lives, but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress, but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress. Though she be married to another man.”
“Wherefore, my brethren, you also are become dead, to the law by the body of Christ, that you should be married to another even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto Yahweh, (that is Spirit fruit). For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law (truth), did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law,” Romans 7:1-6.
We are delivered from the death that law produced when we understand the truth of the law. The truth in Christ raises us above that realm that caused us to misunderstand law, or truth. Christ corrected the misconception that condemned us when we looked at ourselves and said, “I am undone, I am not connected to my Creator. He is perfect; I can never be like him.”
Christ did away with condemnation by connecting us back to the Father as birth children. Truth or law cannot condemn us because we are fulfilling a higher principle through the Spirit of truth. The Spirit of Truth penetrates the intellect of man and produces fruit. The truth is—we can produce life and all it consists of through the power in the Word.
The old man (carnal mind) is in death; he is to return to dust. Chavvah (the intellect) was in bondage with him, but she was to be resurrected into the life of Christ. No one can kill life. Chavvah is life. Life had to be willing to be crucified with flesh, to be dead to the natural (old man) that she might become loosed from the condemnation that law produced.
Christ is the Tree of Life
There is a vast difference in wisdom and knowledge. Knowledge is the revelation of truth, while wisdom teaches us how to deal in the truth. The fruit on the tree that Chavvah partook of was the knowledge of good and evil. Knowledge is good, but knowledge condemns and crucifies sinful flesh. When knowledge is gained, sin revives and slays the flesh through condemnation (Rom.7:7-23). Under condemnation, flesh withdraws itself from the presence of Yahweh, the One who is truth and light.