"This is now bone of my bones, flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of man" (Genesis 2:23).
What is a woman? Is she just a person to bear children or to clean house? Maybe to go shopping? There are so many things a woman can do. God made her a "help-mate," not to be let down.
Is a woman only good for what man thinks she is? She is described as wise, with many aspects of God. She can help bring life and carry it. She was created to persevere through life's problems. Can life go on without woman? Paul advises "that the younger widows marry, bear children, manage the house, give no opportunity to the adversary to speak reproachfully." (1 Timothy 5:14 NKJV).
You know that the serpent with the devil helps to deceive the woman. But look, we are still bringing life and taking care of all that the Father gave us to do. "She girds herself with strength, and makes her arms strong and firm (Proverbs 31:17). She is able to do with her womb what a man can't do, also make a home and work to show God's strength.
But one thing that really gives a woman a bad name or taste is her "mouth." Paul says, "Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control." (1 Timothy 2:11-15). We don't understand the power we have in silence with all submission. That's how we will have self-control. We will be able to walk in faith with all the love- what a might woman!
God gave us all gifts that we can use. He tells us in Galatians 3:28 that "there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus." We are all one in God. So we need to walk in Jesus. Eve was brought forth in Adam to help him to do the work that God needed to be done.
Well, women, the process for us has been coming for a long time. "How long will you gad about, o you backsliding daughter? For the Lord has created a new thing in the earth- a woman shall encompass a man." (Jeremiah 31:22).
The enemy has tried to keep us separated, man and woman. But the devil didn't realize that we are of one spirit. So that is why it's time for the woman to surround the man to help him to take his rightful place, his destiny as the head.
See men, we are important. We were called Eve, that woman from the beginning to help you out. We are to help you stand still in the devil's face. Amen, Amen and Amen!
- Smith is the pastor at New Life Wake Up Ministries and Sojourner Truth Ministries in Williamsport.