“Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” (Genesis 5:2)
What we see here is one name for two people. What does that say in the eye of God? What it says to me is that God viewed male (Adam) and female (Eve) as one flesh. As it is recorded in Genesis 2:21-22, Eve (Woman) came from Adam.
Notice the phrase, “their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Was God speaking of seeing them both when He created Adam? As the rib of Adam proves, Eve did not come directly from the dust, as was Adam’s case; but she came from Adam.
This speaks of God’s view of Eve in Adam; of the Church in Christ. Also concerning the wife in her husband; “they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
Later in this chapter, we learn of a man named Enoch (Genesis 5:21-24), the daddy of Methuselah (who lived longer than any man recorded, 969 years). Enoch is known for two things: his Godly walk; and he was the first man not to taste physical death, for he was raptured by God, “for God took him.”
Enoch was the great-grandfather of Noah. Much could be said about Enoch’s walk with God. This walk was more than any before him, for this is the first mention of any man who “walked with God.”
It is easy to see the two lines of Cain and Seth. The Seth line is the line that types out:
- The profitable servant;
- Those regenerated;
- Those who love God and His ways more than self.
Of course, this is all according to the Sovereign Purpose of God; to Him alone, and not the works of man. It is not that every child born in the Seth line was a Child of God. But it does show that God has a plan; and it became clear of His Plan to type out His Bride, His Body (His Eve) early in the Scriptures. God had a remnant from the very beginning.
The remnant is not who is saved, or who is an elect – but rather who would be a vessel of mercy (Romans 9:23-24). That is, those who would be regenerated, be a member of His Body, His Bride.
As one reads and studies God’s Progressive Revelation of Himself, it becomes more and more plain that God had a special people on earth, “the children of the promise” (Romans 9:8). The Promise being the Covenant as seen in Genesis 17, made with Abraham; which points to Christ and His Church, or His Body, the Bride. So the Church, those regenerated, the receivers of the Gift of the Holy Spirit, are the Children of Promise, the Seed of Christ, or are the Seed in Christ.
Praise God, we are of the Seth line – for we are receivers of the Spirit of God.