The Lord’s Two Wives
In the Lord, every man and woman are sister and brother according to the same flesh and blood (John 6:54-56). They have the same Father and the same Mother (Gal. 4:6, 26). If God had actually said in this precept that this was a “wicked thing” or “a shame” as translations distort it, the entire Gospel is broken and contradictory with the Law and not a fulfillment of it (Matt. 5:17-18). Jesus uncovered the nakedness of his Prostitute Sister, the Body of Death,—the iniquity incurred from it having been taken upon himself. Both are cut-off in the sight of the sons. It is not just one crucifixion, but two. Recall now that Abraham had two wives (and a third concubine),
For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born because of the promise. Galatians 4:22
This speaks prophetically to the truth that the Lord had one spiritual wife whom he divorced (“daughter” of Hagar) and has a second he is currently betrothed to (“daughter” of Sarah). One is an “older” sister, the slave woman, and one is the “younger”, the free woman. Both were immersed/baptized into one Body, the Present Body (1 Cor. 12:13) whether “Jew” or “Greek”, whether born of the slave-woman or born of the free-woman. Salvation is from the Present Body, the sister that has yet to be cut-off.
The Gospel story reveals two bodies of Christ—one present (of death) and one that is coming (of life). In other words, He has the visible Present Body, and an invisible Body of Promise yet to be revealed (it exists now in its election). The present one is a body of death which must be broken. A piece is broken off. The one coming is the Body of Promise that is broken off of the Present Body. One piece is in his right hand, the other is in his left hand.
This is prophecy: one part of the Present Body will suffer, the remaining part will be honored as Paul says, “if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it” (1 Cor. 12:26). This is the prophetic revelation shown to Abraham in Genesis 15 and in many other biblical stories. The Body of Promise yet to be revealed is brought forth from only one part of the Present Body and the prophetic metaphor of all this is powerfully revealed in the crucifixion. Christ’s hands and feet are pierced with nails. The “hands” and “feet” signify certain corporate members/tribes within the Body (1 Cor. 12:14-26). The stomach is the spiritual “tribe” that becomes useless/destroyed (1 Cor. 6:13) just as Judas burst open “at the middle” and his bowels gushed out; just as Jesus, while on the cross, refused to drink the wine mixed with myrrh and instead drunk the bitter vinegar mixed with gall; and just as the lukewarm food is vomited out of the mouth of Christ, just as lament was made, “my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth” (Lam. 2:11 KJV).
His older, Present Body must go down before being resurrected. She is a prostitute. She does not have, so she murders. What is happening and about to happen has been borne by Jesus in his body on the cross. His crucifixion was a revelation, not a free “ticket” to paradise. In the Lord’s “deep sleep” of death (as with Adam who was the type of the coming Christ) the blood and water of his rib came forth. His body afterwards resurrects back up to the ground. The “hands” and “feet” of the Church do not go to eternal torment in a lake of fire. However, they miss out on the blessing of the inheritance. This is what will happen to much of the present Church who never knew the One they professed. They were born to Hagar and into slavery, enslaved to the commandments and traditions of men. Their fear of God was misjudged. They scorned his Law inwardly rather than sought to serve it inwardly (Rom. 7:25). They are of the flesh, sons of disobedience.
Paul writes to the Corinthians in the plural you all, and he is speaking of the Body of Promise:
Have you all not known that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit in you, which you all have from God? and you all are not your own, for you all were bought with a price [bride price]; glorify, then, God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Cor. 6:19-20
Shall members of the Body of Promise be joined with a prostitute–the Present Body? May it never be! (1 Cor. 6:15). These are the two spiritual wives of Christ. The “Martha” and the “Mary”. Both had a problem with whoredom, but one is Chosen. The one repented and chose the good portion. This sets the stage for our understanding of Matthew 5:28.
This is how you know you have the Spirit and are not grieving it: you love his Law (Ps. 119:97). You meditate on it and search it out constantly. It was the Spirit himself who wrote it (2 Tim. 3:16)! Don’t make the foolish mistake of thinking you have the Spirit just because you have emotional highs, or pastor told you so, or you shake and babble like a man on hallucinogens. By keeping in step with the Spirit—via his Law—you will find your way to the holy grail of the new birth. You must be born from above, said Jesus to Nicodemus, to attain that grail (“born-again” is a mistranslation). Jesus foreshadowed this awesome thing by ascending up into a cloud to show how he would return (by coming out of a cloud). His ascension and return sets up the prophetic picture of the Body of Promise yet to be revealed. The rib of Christ is further broken down between those sons who “fall asleep” and those who remain, the Remnant Survivors. The ones who fall asleep are resurrected from below not just to the ground but all the way up to the Cloud where the Remnant, who are changed in an instant “twinkling of an eye”, meet them. Christ’s Body of Promise is the second coming. Jesus ascended into the “womb” of Heaven where he is “seated at the right hand” and awaits to be the “first born among many brothers” (Rom. 8:29), the instant birth of a new tribe of Heaven (Isa. 66:7-9). This tribe will be the Chosen Race and Royal Priesthood of bachur-men and bethulah-women.