The Glorious Woman has Two Names

Glorious Bride Part 2

To the Virtuous Woman of God, scattered throughout the world, yet united in faith and love for the Lord, and who eagerly await the blessed appearing at His Coming, may you continue to grow in faith, hope and love, as His Spirit works in you, to sanctify you in preparation for His glorious return.

We continue today with part two of the Glorious Bride series. In these first few lessons, I want to lay a foundation of some important principles, that will help us to understand the second part of the series where I hope to present clearly the Glorious Bride, as revealed in Scripture. My reason for sharing these things are twofold. First that we may come into a greater understanding of the Bride, and therefore our own identity of who we are in Christ, and secondly that in knowing the Bride, we may understand more fully the eternal purpose of God and how future events will unfold. For I believe understanding the Bride is the key to understanding eschatology (or the doctrine of the future).

Last time, I shared the principle of dual realities, and explained how there are both primary and secondary realties. We could also say Heavenly and Earthly, or Spiritual and Natural. There are many examples of this, like the temple in Heaven, and the shadow or copy of the tabernacle upon the Earth as given to Moses. Heb 8:5, Another example is Jerusalem: for there is a Jerusalem in Heaven which Paul mentions in Gal 4:26 and a natural Jerusalem upon the earth which is the City of the Great King Ps 48:2. In each case one is primary and the other secondary, one is in Heaven the other on the Earth. But in our study of the Glorious Bride, we also identified and made comparison between the woman in Heaven, a sign of which was seen by John in Rev 12, and the woman upon the earth as in the Creation. Here’s our texts again:

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars” Rev 12:1

“And Adam 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.’” Gen 2:23

The point I made last time, was that before there was a woman upon the earth, there was a woman in Heaven! She was depicted by the stars, the sun and the moon. She represents a key for us to unlock our understanding of the bride. When Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden, the Woman in Heaven was above them, and though she was visible, she was not yet revealed.

Today, I want to continue laying a foundation for the Glorious Bride and share another key principle, which is this: When we talk about the Bride, we are actually only talking about half of the reality of the woman. When we talk about the Bride, we are, in particular, referring to the relational aspect of the woman. Of how the Bride and Bridegroom relate to each other, two persons in union becoming one, or as the Bible says, “The two shall become one flesh” Gen 2:24. This is the relationship as expressed between Husband and Wife, and this union or “becoming one flesh” is what Paul describes for us in Eph 5:31, Jesus will leave His Father’s house and be united to His Bride. But I want to point out that in Creation, Adam gave two names to the person which came from his rib. Look again at our verse in Gen 2:23. The Bible tells us that Adam said, “she shall be called Woman”. The word used here is “Ishshah”, meaning “wife, or woman”. This is the Bride. The one who comes from the man and is joined back to him. The reason Adam called her “Ishshah” was “because she was taken out of man”. Ishshah came from out of Adam, so her name was relating her back to him. Her name connected her with him. She is his, so she has his name. This was the first name that Adam gave to his wife, he called her “Ishshah”, meaning woman or wife.  But look at what happened next, for we know the story doesn’t end there, as we read in Gen 3:20

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.” Gen 3:20

Why did Adam call his wife Eve? That’s a good question, because he had already named her previously as Ishshah meaning woman. Here’s my answer: She was given her name Eve, not because she was Adam’s wife, but because she was a mother. Eve’s identity was not yet revealed at the point of marriage or of union, but her identity as Eve was revealed because she was a mother. The woman was fully revealed when she was seen as a wife and a mother, and the name given to her by her husband was the name Eve or “Chavvah” which means “life”, “to breathe”, “to give life”. The name Eve was not given because she was the bride of Adam, but because she was the mother of all living.

Eve is fertile. She is a fruitful vine. Together with her husband, they are blessed by God to “be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth and subdue it” Gen 1:28 But more specifically there is a prophetic word given by God about the seed of the woman.

“And I will put enmity, between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” Gen 3:15

Just like Eve, the Bride is also a fertile Bride. She is a fruitful vine. She has a womb, and Satan fears the seed of the Bride, as he does the Seed of Eve.

Who is the Seed of Eve that will bruise the serpent’s head? Well, we can look at the woman in Heaven, or the primary reality, for our answer, this time in Rev 12:2,5

“And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered……. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.” Rev 12:2,5

This is Jesus. The man child. Who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron.

Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Rev 19:15

So in closing, the foundation principle for us here, is that the woman is both a bride and a mother, and like Eve, she is only revealed or nameable, in her role as a mother. Next time we will see how the Bride is a fertile vine, and she shall manifest the glory of God upon the earth.

Until next time




Add Your Comment

More Recent Teaching from Mike

  • Part 4 – The Gospel According to the Bride

    Part 4 – The Gospel According to the Bride

    Dear God and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways. Help us to understand and apprehend all that you have created us to be by the working of your Spirit …
  • The Gospel According to the Bride – Part 3

    The Gospel According to the Bride – Part 3

    To the elect of God throughout the world, the glorious Bride, hidden now in Christ but soon to appear with Him when He comes again in great glory, bringing salvation …
  • The Gospel According to the Bride – Part 2

    The Gospel According to the Bride – Part 2

    Dear beloved of our Glorious Father who lives in Eternity, together in Oneness with our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, let us rejoice that our hope is steadfast …
  • The Gospel According to the Bride – Part 1

    The Gospel According to the Bride – Part 1

    To the chosen of God, the radiant wife of the Lamb, purchased by His blood, and sanctified together with Him in the Heavenly realm, may you know with increasing certainty …
  • The New Jerusalem Dressed Like A Bride

    The New Jerusalem Dressed Like A Bride

    Glorious Bride Part 10 To the elect of God, who like living stones are being fashioned and joined together to become One New Man; be joyful always, for the Lord …
  • The True Vine

    The True Vine

    Glorious Bride 9 To the fruitful woman of God, blessed to increase and multiply, to show forth the glory of God in righteousness and justice throughout the earth: abide in …
  • How Many Bride’s Does God Have?

    How Many Bride’s Does God Have?

    Glorious Bride – Part 8  To the Glorious Wife of the Lamb, though now kept hidden in Christ in God, be fervent in love for one another, accepting one another, …
  • Now You See Me Now You Don’t

    Now You See Me Now You Don’t

    Glorious Bride Part 7 To the beloved of God, who are hidden in Christ in God. Be patient as you prepare for His appearing, and joyful as you serve one …
  • For Unto Us A Child Is Born

    For Unto Us A Child Is Born

    Glorious Bride  Part 6. To the glorious Woman of God who are called by His name and sanctified by the Holy Spirit, may your light shine continuously like stars as …
  • The Unfaithful Wife

    The Unfaithful Wife

    Glorious Bride Part 5 Dear beloved and sanctified Bride of our Lord Jesus Christ, may you know His peace, mercy and joy increasingly more and more, as we see His …
  • The Story Begins – A Tale of Three Marriages and the Vine (continued)

    The Story Begins – A Tale of Three Marriages and the Vine (continued)

    Glorious Bride 4.  Dear people of God, who are united as one body through one Spirit, and called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one …
  • The Story Begins – A Tale of Three Marriages and the Vine

    The Story Begins – A Tale of Three Marriages and the Vine

    Glorious Bride Part 3 To the Glorious Woman of God, clothed in righteousness like the sun, and shining like stars in the Universe, may you know Him more and more …
  • The Glorious Bride – Dual Realities

    The Glorious Bride – Dual Realities

    Glorious Bride Part 1 Dear Glorious and wondrous Bride of our Living God, today we will begin a new series called “The Glorious Bride”. The things that I will share …
  • Come Away With Me

    Come Away With Me

    Dear radiant Bride, today is a very special day for me because it was exactly 10 years ago on Valentine’s Day 2008 when the Lord touched my heart and gave …
  • The Kingdoms of the World – Part 2

    The Kingdoms of the World – Part 2

    Dear Sanctified and Glorious Bride of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today we end our series on the Bride in the Wilderness, and in case you’ve missed any on the series …

Looking for something? Try the search facility

About the author: Dr Mike Pike

Live with my wife Jo in Cornwall UK, together we have raised five children and have served the Lord for over thirty years within the UK and in many other nations. My passion is for the coming of Jesus the Bridegroom King, and I long to see the Bride call upon Him to come.



Join our Facebook Group and become part of this growing movenet around the world. On the group you'll join the Call2Come family and have the opportunity to participate and discuss various topics and teachings all of which are available. Other features on the Facebook group include

  • Live Streaming
  • Full library of the Call2Come teaching in various formats
  • Word for the day
  • Latest news and developments



If you want to receive our newsletter, simply provide your email in the box below. You will then be sent a confirmation email immediately which you need to respond to. Thank you!