I was praying on Wednesday when God spoke to me about Eve. How she wasn’t made from the ground like Adam. How she was different. She was made from a living being, Adam. God took her from the side of “man,” the Hebrew word for man being sounding like “Adam.” The New International Version Bible says God took a rib of Adam and from it God made a woman. (Genesis 2:21,22) Adam named her “Eve” which in Hebrew means “living,” for she would become the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:20)
Yesterday, March 8, 2019, the whole world celebrated International Women’s Day. Thus, I got loads of “Happy Woman’s Day!” greetings in my Facebook Messenger. How truly fascinating woman is, and womanhood is. I attended “Relentless,” a Global Awakening Conference at the end of this week and one of the speakers, William Wood, mentioned about how Eve got into a “debate” with the serpent in Genesis 3 and she was deceived and fell into sin, both she and Adam. We shouldn’t even be in a conversation with the Devil! That sin brought the downfall of man. Wood mentioned that “Eve sinned from deception but Adam sinned from his own will.” I also noticed that God purposely put enmity between the woman and the serpent (the Devil). (Genesis 3:13)
From my Bible reading last Wednesday, I noted that after Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden there was no evidence of Adam having an awareness or remembrance of God in the remaining Genesis 3-4 account. I’m sure he remembered Him but I am sure that memory was tied closely to his failure at losing his sonship with God. That marred His memory of God a lot. He most likely never got over his failure nor gotten round to figuring out how to get back to that relationship with God his Father, and to his former status in God’s kingdom. Whereas, Eve acknowledged God twice, despite their enstrangement from Him due to sin. Eve had an enduring understanding of God’s goodness. When she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain she said, “With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” (Genesis 4:1) “Cain” sounds like the Hebrew for “brought forth” or “acquired,” which implies that she gave her son that name as a reminder that the LORD had helped her bring him forth. When she gave birth to Seth she said, “God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.” (Genesis 4:25) The NIV footnote says “Seth” probably means “granted.” Again, Eve named her third son to another memorial of God’s act of goodness towards her. She must have terribly grieved the loss of her son Abel and the fact that he was murdered by his own brother Cain. He was a better person than Cain, too.
Seth also had a son and he named him Enosh. After Enosh was born then they started calling on the name of the LORD. (Genesis 4:26)They started praying to God! There was a revival! The Strong’s Hebrew Concordance says Enosh means “man.” That means “man” had a kind of reset in the time of Enosh!
But all that while, from the banishment from the Garden of Eden to the time of Enosh, Eve did not lose sight of the goodness of God. She acknowledged and gave glory to God. For truly, woman is the glory of man. (1 Corinthians 11:7) Eve was the glory of her husband Adam.
Going back to what I learned from William Wood at the conference I just attended, he said that just as the Enemy had redefined God’s word when he deceived Eve at the Garden, he is still redefining good and evil in our times. That set me thinking and actually, he is so right. The Enemy still whispers the same deception to our ears today: “Did God really say…?” (Genesis 3:1)
Did God really say, “You’re a boy.” and, lo and behold, “Congratulations, It’s a boy!”
Did God really make you a boy?
Does your body really say you’re a boy?
Are you really sure you’re not a girl?
Or, are you really sure you’re not a boy?
Why don’t you have the right to choose?
Why not choose your gender whenever and however you please?
Does life really start at conception?
Doesn’t it start only when there’s a heartbeat?
Doesn’t it start only when the fetus can feel pain?
Doesn’t it start only at the moment of birth?
Doesn’t it start only when the mother wants to keep the baby?
Is a fetus human? Does it have rights? Is it a person?
Is it really a baby?
Isn’t it just a tissue, a growth, a lump of cells, a blob, a non-entity?
Doesn’t a woman have rights over her body and can she not do anything she likes with it?
And did God really say, “You are your brother’s keeper”?
Whoa, today’s Eve must unscramble the multi-whammy booby-trapped morass of the seven-headed super-cunning serpent! So much deception to wade into and snares to blast through. How does a teenage girl deal with the casual sex and abortion culture? How does an adult woman live in a hypersexualized society? How does a mother protect her little children’s minds from the gender confusion and the constant bombardment on their selfworth? How does a single-mother survive and raise up a family in a brutal and merciless society dominated by man-child fatherless men?
Only the Eves who still acknowledge God and the goodness of God – despite their banishment from Eden and the apathy of their Adamic husbands – will make it through, and triumphantly! Such is the hope that Eve brings to humanity! With God the Father as her Father and the Father of her children, once again an Enosh season would come forth that would cause men to call on God! An army of Enoshes can break forth and bring seasons of revival all over the earth, preparing the second coming of the last Adam, Jesus Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 15:45-47), the ONE seed of woman who truly crushed the serpent’s head!
Happy Woman’s Day to all!
All Scripture references are from the 1984 New International Version, unless otherwise specified.
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