The Biblical Sorrow Meaning for Adam & Eve is part of the Genesis 3:16-24; “Curse, Covering, Cast Out BUT Created New in Jesus” Reality!
Last time I shared about the first prophecy of victory over the nachash that deceived Adam and Eve. Falling for the cunning deception of the nachash brought death through sin into the world.
Jesus is the New Adam, through his obedience and victory over Satan in the atoning work he did on the Cross, a tree. I will talk more about the tree more as you read this blog post. Look for it.
Because of Jesus, we now have eternal life in Christ Jesus-having been justified in him is the Protoevangelium of Genesis 3:15. Here is the followup to that:
First we will cut to the chase concerning Adam and Eve’s Expulsion from the Garden of Eden
God protected us from the Tree of Life. It was an act of mercy and love. In our fallen state if we could eat of it and live forever it would cause us to be separated from God forever, apart from salvation. In Christ however, when we die we will be changed in to be like him and live forever with him (1 John 3).
God knows how to protect us and give us grace to be over comers, with love in our hearts. The Cherub with light saber protected garden is much like the Temple that was made in 1 kings 6.
Biblical Sorrow Meaning for Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:16-24
My wife is a registered labor and delivery nurse where we live in Western North Carolina. Myself, and all of the husbands of her co-workers know more about labor, and the specifics of the very painful process because we are the ones who help in the study for their certification testing-and we are privy to their world of “L & D” nursing.
In Genesis 3:16 God curses Eve & reveals one aspect of the sorrow meaning
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”
God made “birth pangs” a process of sorrow that in many ways can cause doubt, fear, and inexplicable anguish and it is the promise of holding that baby she carried for 9 months that get her through it all. For a woman in the throws of delivering a baby, that is the sorrow meaning she holds on to.
It is no wonder that Jesus in Matthew 24:8 likened the conditions, events, and signs of the coming of the son of man and the End of the Age to “sorrows.”
The prophetic signs that mark for us the events leading to the End of the Age:
- Deception of false Christs, like nothing else!
- Hearing of wars and rumors of wars
- Nation rising against nation, and kingdom against kingdom
- Famines in diverse places
- Pestilences in diverse places
- Earthquakes in diverse places
“All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Then comes being delivered up to be afflicted, killed, and hated for Jesus’ namesake. We already have seen many false prophets come onto the scene that deceive many. Those wretches ride on the tails of the gospel of the kingdom being preached to the world for a witness unto all nations. Only then will the end come. In according with Jesus prophecy, we can expect to see iniquity abounding and love growing cold.
This word, “sorrows” has the real meaning of the word connected to the curse on Eve. In like manner, Strong’s Number, ‘G5604’, ōdin, the signs of the end of the age and the coming of the Son of God on the clouds really correlate to the “pangs of childbirth.”
The outline of Biblical Usage from the Strongs is:
the pain of childbirth, travail pain, birth pangs
intolerable anguish, in reference to the dire calamities precede the advent of the Messiah”
These pangs of childbirth are intense contractions that are at first slow and minor in severity. As time elapses the contractions build in intensity and frequency until they crescendo into the birthing of a baby.
Consequently, the word ōdin sounds like the Hebrew word for tree. God wants to remind us of the source of the pain-disobedience that created a paradox on Jesus could repair.
The Anti-Christ will be birthed, so to speak out of these events, and will be conquered by the birthing of the kingdom of God on earth in a pre-millenial sense.
We as “sons and daughters of God will be birthed as his co-regents as well.
Sweating, Not necessarily whistling while you work is a Curse for man’s sake as another sorrow meaning.
During one of a Kent Hovind’s Creation seminars I first heard explained that now that we struggle with sin, even as believers, we need to work hard for our “daily bread” because being the idle poor,or the idle rich alike will cause us the time we need to get ourselves in trouble. Hard work builds character, and leaves little time for idleness to be the devil’s play thing as it were.
Hard work is for our sake.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Eve comes from the verb to live. Was it faith in the promise of Jesus to make us new creations birthed of a woman?
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Here we see God giving mercy to Adam and Eve with a sacrifice of an animal to point ahead to the promise of Jesus the Messiah finishing the work of reconciliation and atonement.
22 And the Lord God 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:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
This part is hard to swallow for many congregations.
It sounds too much like Gnosticism and glory being given to the nachash. Walking with Jesus in the Garden is all the eye opening knowledge we truly ever needed. The disobedience made our eyes open to self-centered sin (remember that tree was in the midst of the garden), which leads to death.
The choice between two trees mirrors the blessings and curses pronounced to the 12 tribes of Israel in Deuteronomy 11:28-30, 27:4, 12, Joshua 8:33, and Judges 9:7. Some postulate that these are located at the same place God made his covenant with Abraham, namely in Shechem, linking all of these with the location of the Garden of Eden.
If you prepare your flock to be John 13:35 ready and 2 Timothy 2:15 enabled, then you can preach on just about any difficult passage in the bible even the incredibly involved subject of End Times Bible Prophecy.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Prepare your sheep to recognize and chase away wolves: