Genesis 1:27

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Genesis 1:27 states:

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.[1]


Quotes of William Branham

Now, I believe that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. And I believe that in the beginning God made man in His own image, and God is a Spirit. And God made man spirit-man. Then He made him in the dust of the earth. Now, I believe that man in the beginning, well, led the animals of the earth like the Holy Spirit ought to be leaving the—leading the Church today. There was no man to till the soil, so then He put him in five senses. Them five senses was not to contact God. That was see, taste, feel, smell, and hear. They were to contact his earthly home. But by his spirit he contacts God.[2]


Now, God made Eve from Adam's side. The woman has one more rib today in the anatomy, the make-up than man does, because a rib was taken from Adam's body. Adam had already been made and was living, and was lonesome, and then God said, "It's not good that man should live alone." 97 [3]


Now watch, we're seeing God unfold Himself. Then He said in Genesis: "Let us make man in our own image." What kind of man was he? He had to be a spirit man. And then He put him in five senses to contact his earthly home. He might've given him a foot like a bear and a hand like a monkey. I don't know what He did. [4]


Now, in the beginning they were one. God, when He made man, He made him a dual person, both male and female. He separated him in flesh and put him here on earth in flesh, and the female part was still in spirit. Look, friends. God was so careful. Oh, how this… Don't let it leave you. God never got a handful of dust and made a Eve. She'd been a different creation; and she's not a creation; she's a by-product. And God goes over in the heart of Adam, this rib right out from under his heart, and takes a rib and makes the wife; and the very part of Adam's spirit was in the woman, and they two are one. [5]


Did you ever read in the Scripture, how that the first man, God made, was a—a dual person? Adam was both Adam and Eve, spiritually speaking, but when He made the first man in His Own image. "And God is a Spirit." But, when He put them in flesh, He separated them. He taken the masculine spirit, put it into the man, and taken the feminish spirit and put it into the woman.[6]


When God made His first bridegroom, He made the bridegroom first, and he was both man and woman, in spirit; formed him in the dust of the earth, to make him material. And notice when He made Eve, from Adam, He took not another piece of clay, He took from the same piece of clay; the same Word, for Adam was a spoken Word. See? He took from him, and then taken the… He had masculine and feminish spirit. And He took the feminish spirit away from Adam, and placed it in Eve; so it's still part of Adam's spirit, it's Adam's flesh. Then, it was Adam's spirit, the dynamic, that quickened the mechanics of his body.[7]


For, when God separated Adam, he was both. We find out, Adam was spirit, to begin with. "He made man in His Own image, created He male and female." And then, Genesis 2 and on, He created man in… out of the dust of the earth. Man was created in God's image (God is a Spirit), so he's a spirit man. Then when he become flesh man, animal flesh on the earth, He is—He is showing, portraying here the Bride. He never taken and made another being, but He took part of Adam, the original creation, took from him, a rib from his side; and took the feminish spirit out of Adam, left the masculine spirit in there, and placed it in the feminish part. Therefore, part of his spirit, part of his body; flesh of his flesh, bone of his bone; Word of His Word, Life of His Life, and that's the way the Bride is to Christ![8]



Footnotes

  1. The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Ge 1:27.
  2. William Branham, 53-0509 - The Pillar Of Fire, para. 11
  3. William Branham, 53-0729 - Questions And Answers On Genesis, para. 96
  4. William Branham, 53-1111 - Preparation, para. 23
  5. William Branham, 57-0414 - Corinthians, Book Of Correction, para. 138
  6. William Branham, 62-0121E - The Marriage Of The Lamb, para. 106
  7. William Branham, 65-0418M - It Is The Rising Of The Sun, para.122
  8. William Branham, 65-0429B - The Seed Shall Not Be Heir With The Shuck, para. 51


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