Genesis Chapter 1 God establishes His purpose for man in this statement. Genesis 1:26-28 KJV God says, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
Psalms 8:5 KJV states “For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.” What does it mean to be “a little lower than the angels”? Like angels, man has his own mind and thought processes. Like angels, man has free will. Like angels, man is a created being, yet will live eternally, either with Christ or in hell. Yet, physically, man is bound to the earth. He cannot, without mechanical aid, fly around. Man cannot go through walls. You know the superhero stuff! We may ask now, “why would God do this?” One insight might be that God created man with lesser abilities so man would be solely dependent upon Him. After all, look what many of the angels did; they rebelled against God, with Lucifer specifically thinking he could place his thrown higher than that of God, causing God to cast him out! Creation of humanity was to demonstrate God’s glory, to worship God and to advance His Kingdom through the generations to follow. God gave specific instruction to man that would keep man in right standing with God, and through the fact that man has the ability to re-produce, to grow the Kingdom of God with what God calls adopted sons and daughters.
In these scriptural texts we are given three reasons why God created male and female.
Reflection – Let us create them in our own image. An image is a reflection. You see this when you look into a mirror. By looking into the mirror you see a reflection of you – a mirror image. And when you see yourself the thoughts you have about yourself is exactly what you will manifest as your life. You see, God wanted to create man and woman and the relationship that comes out (marriage) of it to be a perfect mirror image of US in the physical realm as we are in the invisible spiritual realm. God said we want to mirror ourselves in physical history as we are in eternity. So we as men and women and we that are married are supposed to mirror the triune God. So this brings up the question then who and what is God like? If we are supposed to be a mirror image of Him, then we must understand who He is and what He is like because if we do not know we cannot be mirroring them. The biblical God is one God composed of three equal persons. The Father is not the Son, The Son is not the Spirit, and the Spirit is neither the Father nor Son. However, the three persons make up the One Family of God called the Godhead. Therefore, God wanted to image that and the way he images it is by way of creation of the FAMILY. When it came to history the trinity progressively entered time. The Father sent the Son. John 3:16 says “That God so loved the world that He sent His Son …” When it was time for the Jesus to leave, He sent the Holy Spirit – I am going to send you another comforter. So when it came to earth and His unveiling Himself God progressively manifested Him. Although He existed as the triune God. So when God created man, we should not be too terribly surprised that God did not create Adam and Eve at the same time. He created them progressively. And listen now one came out of the other – progressive creation. Let us look at this. God created man – Adam. God puts Adam to sleep and take a part of him and creates Eve. God then brings Eve to Adam and gave him her. God is His creation of Eve gave her the capacity to bring forth life from her womb. So that from Adam comes Eve and from Eve comes a child making up a family to mirror then the triune Godhead. With the exception of Jesus dying on the cross the Godhead while distinct in person acts in sync on all issues – they are operating as ONE. Because Satan could not take over the Kingdom of God through direct overthrow, it is Satan’s goal on earth to split the relationship in our families and with God in order prevent the Kingdom of God’s plan on earth to be realized. It is no wonder that Satan bombards our marriages almost continuously with demonic influences through television, radio, fake news, fake friends…you name it. The attacks are for one purpose: It is Satan’s primary purpose to have us in continued conflict so that we never see God at work in our individual lives, our homes, our communities, our churches, and our elected government. So, when God is telling us that the two (individuals), when married, shall become one flesh; this does not mean we give up our individualities. Just the opposite. Just like the Father is not the Son or the Holy Spirit, they are in unison; so shall we be in marriage. The family is to be a “mirroring” of that union or unison, drawn together as one in one shared purpose! Two individuals sharing a single purpose functioning like the trinity in all things.
Replication – go forth and multiply. When we have children, it is not just because we want something that looks like us. We want a lineage, a progeny. Its purpose is to spread throughout earth the mirror image of God – Kingdom expansion. You see, when children grow up, they get married and have more children. And so it goes. So God’s plan for humanity was to mirror image His invisible Kingdom in the physical realm on earth. The Kingdom purpose of children is the replication and multiplication of His image spreading this image throughout the earth in the growing of His Kingdom. He created marriage as a system for Kingdom foundation and a process of multiplication through intimacy for Kingdom replication – Kingdom expansion. So when we look at failed marriages today, it is the result of Satan’s disruption of the process of God expanding His Kingdom.
Ruling – God says in Genesis 1:28 (and I am paraphrasing here) “We are going to let them rule.” Here we go again, as in the previous chapters – Dominion. God created the family as the foundation of His ruler ship in society. The saga of the family is the saga of a nation in an excessively big way. It can be said that whoever own the family, owns the future. We should understand this and oppose the breakdown of the family with every ounce of strength we have. The breakdown of the family is the biggest social crisis in our communities, our nation and around the world. It is at the very root of the wickedness spreading through the earth. We need to understand the necessity for unity here; God’s Kingdom structure is built on and flows through individuals then as husband and wife and then as family. Without this, nothing else for humanity exists. God created man and woman to rule here on earth under the same authority with which God rules in the Heavens. These ruler ship terms are described in the Covenant God made with Adam.
We as humans can handle reasons 1 and 2. It is in Reason 3 we must have the relationship with God to make it work.