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               T   he Lord Yahshua the Messiah is soon to return for His Bride; a Bride that has been
                   prepared; a Bride that is suitable for Him. The conception in the minds of much of the

               church is that this Bride will consist of all believers. It is believed by many that the Bride
               will encompass the entire Body of Christ. Is this an accurate conception? I am convinced

               that it is not.
                     One does not have to look any further than the opening chapters of Genesis to begin

               to discern the truth of who the Bride is and where she will come from. In the first chapter

               of the Bible we are told that God created man, fashioning him after His own image. God
               declared that it was not good that this first man (Adam) should remain alone, so a suitable

               helper was sought for him. This helper was to become the very first bride, and she would
               be a model, or type, of a later bride who would come forth. This later bride would be the

               Bride of Christ.
                     The second chapter of Genesis gives a very clear description of the creation of Adam’s

               bride Eve. God saw fit to tell us exactly how she was formed and where the material was

               found from which she was fashioned. We are told that Adam was formed of the dust of the
               ground, but this was not so with Adam’s bride. Adam’s bride was fashioned from a remnant

               portion of his own body. We find this described in the following scripture.

                       Genesis 2:21-23
                       So Yahweh God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He took

                       one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh at that place. And Yahweh God fashioned into

                       a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. And
                       the man 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."

                     God fashioned a bride for Adam out of a portion, a remnant, taken from his own body.
               Eve was not formed from Adam’s whole body. She was indeed bone of his bones and flesh

               of his flesh, but it was from a remnant portion of his body that she was formed. In this

               description we have been given an illustration of how a Bride will also be fashioned for the
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