A NOTE TO THE IMAGE OF GOD CALLED WOMAN
By: Adom Ofori-Asenso
Saturday, 24th August, 2013.
Woman! Know your place in Satan's Strategy: The Garden of Eden Scenario (Genesis 2 and 3)
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die".
23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman', for she was taken out of man."
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,
3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die'"
4 "You will not certainly die," the serpent said to the woman.
5 " For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil".
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it.
"......Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you."
I pray that your eyes will be opened to the truth that ever since satan succeeded with the woman to cause the fall of the whole human race, he has been upgrading this strategic tool with the woman throughout the generations. Once satan gets the woman, the man is already in the net; that's his master plan. (Here, the spirit of satan is in the serpent).
In our first scripture (Genesis 2:15-17), we realise that the instruction God gave was very clear and concise. There was no ambiguity; God is not the author of confusion. Every confusion comes from satan. God clearly said; "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil...."
Lets look at satan's question; "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?". Also, when God said; "You will certainly die" (Gen 2:17), satan said the exact opposite; "You will certainly not die" (Gen 3:4).
Satan, the father of all lies is always twisting the true message of God. From Gen 3:6, it is clear that the man and the woman were together.
But why did satan ignore the man and engaged the woman? Much cannot be said on that; however, from Gen 3:6, three things made the woman eat the fruit.
1. Good for food
2. Pleasing to the eye
3. Desirable for wisdom (to be like God; Gen 3:5).
Another lie satan chips in here (Gen 3:5) is "For God knows that when you eat it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God".
However, Gen 2:16, God gave only one consequence of eating the fruit; "....you will certainly die". Satan has always been a challenger of God and he continues to instil that rebellion spirit in humanity.
God's instructions are straight forward. The reasons satan gives you to disobey God are always long and winding. Sometimes when you find yourself giving too many reasons for doing something someone points out to you in the Bible as an abomination or an act of disobedence; it pays to pause and think. Satan may be feeding your thoughts with lies to sway you away from obeying the commandements of God. Now let us look at how satan places the woman in his strategies.
Satan has turned women into little gods and creators, challenging the ONE and ONLY GOD and CREATOR of the universe. Remember, the forbidden tree had the same characteristics as the rest of the trees in the garden with the only exception that it gives knowledge of good and evil and the end result is death (Gen 2:9). Out of ignorance (in most cases and also because of deception), satan is enticing women with counterfeits of the original creation of God to make them feel they have gained knowledge of how to look better.
That is reaching out for what is forbidden and God promises you of one end which is death.
A look at Gen 2:23, indicates that, the woman was the central focus of the man. Hence, whiles the woman had her attention on the forbidden tree, the man also had his attention on the woman.
Another question to ask is: why didn't the man stop the woman? Remember, the instruction was given to the man before the woman was formed (Gen 2:16-17) and he was diligently obeying the instruction. Another question you may ask; how was he able to do that and where was satan at that time? Before the woman surfaced, man had his focus on God, so he could not bear in his heart to sin against God. When he shifted his attention to the woman, he ceased to value the instruction of God. Likewise, when the woman shifted her focus from God, and preoccupied herself with the forbidden tree, she ceased to value the instruction of God. What is common with the two is that, they both replaced the CREATOR with the CREATION.
Man is distracted by woman and woman by the cravings of this world. This strategy has succeeded perfectly for satan by attracting women with wordliness and automatically making men bow to these things through his able agents; WOMEN.
These strategies were upgraded after the fall. As soon as satan heard Gen 3:16; ".....Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you", he upgraded the strategies by giving reasons for women to crave the world (the focus is on women. Men also do crave the world). Initially,it was the woman having her personal cravings and man being influenced because man craved for the woman. But after the fall, in addition to personal cravings, women also craved these things to get the attention of men ( Gen 3:16).
Hence, satan devices his seductive schemes and does not struggle with agents because women are ever ready to do anything to get the
attention of men (the target of the seduction).
So dear woman, where in satan's strategic plan do you find yourself? Or where have you signed a contract to be his agent? Satan has employed many women out of ignorance. The day you picked the counterfeit of the original is the day you signed a contract with satan and he will use you till you finally end up in hell fire with him. Anyone who thinks he is wiser that God (Satan's deceiving words of making you touch what is forbidden: to be like God Gen 3:5), will certainly die and will follow the author of rebellion in hell. Jesus loves you and calls you to repent of your ways before it is too late.
Glory be to God. Thank you Lord Jesus. Thank you precious Holy Spirit.
The first and second notes sets the stage. Remember, the Holy Spirit promised us a step by step learning process. By the God's grace, the Holy Spirit will enlighten us on the next topic with the title:
Woman! Take the speck out of your eye before you take the log out of someone's eye: When your loved ones rebuke you, you refer to them Matthew 7:1 (Don't judge Me!) but you are rather guilty of Matthew 7:1.
WHILES I TELL YOU THESE THINGS, I AM KEEPING MY OWN SELF IN THE LINE THROUGH THE SUFFICIENT GRACE AND MERCY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LEST I MYSELF MISS HEAVEN.
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