Women: The Angels of Earth!
From the beginning...
Adam was indeed created first, but Adam found no kinship in any of the animals of earth. Adam desired something, and God provided for Adam! A woman, who was formed out of the imagination of the man Adam, was all that man saw as desirable and good. And so through Eve, being both the hopes of Man and created by God, Adam knew what it was like to be in the company of an angel of God! Being the loving ministers women truly are, God wanted us to set examples for each other to follow.
"But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." - 1 Corinthians chapter 11, verse 3.
But men who think themselves to be a god, subject women to their rule. Fellow men: That is not a good example to follow. In vain, men do subject women to their absolute rule in error; seeing as how they are equal with us, just as Christ is equal to God!
"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" - Ephesians chapter 5, verse 25.
Just as Jesus is God in the flesh, a representation of God on earth; the two are one flesh. Sound familiar? Indeed it should: "Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." - Jesus speaking, in Matthew chapter 19, verse 6.
This is why Satan hates us so much, that we were created in the image and likeness of God Almighty! This is why he attempts to divide us against each other: "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:" - Matthew chapter 12, verse 25.
Don't let Satan divide us, the man from woman or the woman from man. We are all equals under the laws of God. Both Adam and Eve were punished by God for their sin, and see no difference between the both of us when it comes to sin.
So women, if your man isn't treating you like the angel you are... Point it out to God and let God take care of it, because believe me, God will knock him down a level or two when the opportunity presents itself. If he doesn't humble himself then keep at it, he'll come around. (Don't let that get to your head now, because I say this in love, not to make women objects of praise and worship).
And men, if you're not treating your woman like the angel she is, love someone more than yourself for once. Do something for her, out of the love of your heart. Show her how much she means to you!
Bless God for all the beautiful people He makes, both male and female!
Andre Rieu in New York: Memories - "I Will Follow Him" with the Soweto Gospel Choir and the Radio City Music Sisters.
Amazing how when we see women as equals, we can appreciate their beauty without being overcome with lust. Lust is not love! Don't be deceived!
The Daughters of Abraham, Rejoice!
God always had (and still does have) a special place in His heart for women. Because Satan first tempted Eve, God made it absolutely clear to Satan, that Jesus would be born of a women without any earthly father way back in Genesis. It is the first prophecy recorded in the bible, straight from the mouth of God Almighty:
14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
You see, ladies, Satan is embarrassed by women. You're more powerful than you realize; and I don't mean that in any other way, other than in the power that Jesus Christ bestows upon us. Don't let Satan win by making you feel ugly or worthless, you were also made in the image and likeness of God! You have a wonderful gift through the Glory of the Holy Spirit, and you can share it with the entire world.
"And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time." - The book of Judges chapter 4, verse 4.
She definitely bruised the head of a serpent, by driving a tent nail through a wicked man's head. You see, the kings of the Canaanites, served the prophets of Baal and gave them "tribute". These kings, like Jabin who Deborah killed, were sacrificing young children and babies to their "fire god" Molech. Who's children? Not their own, but the Israelites who they went to war with so often, to sate the blood-lust of their false gods.
That is why in other places like Leviticus, you have very specific mentions of God instructing His people through Moses, to do away with these evil people. Not because God is a blood-thirsty tyrant, but because He knew what these guys were going to do to His children.
Had it not been for a woman named Deborah... The Canaanites might have sacrificed all the Israelite babies. They would've died out.
So once again, we have God giving place to a woman, to make history for all of time. Deborah was a judge of Israel, a prophetess, and picked by God Himself. The bible is unique like this with regards to women figures, being represented in a light that makes them more than just an object. These women had vibrant personalities in the bible. Deborah was powerful, and one such example of a vibrant woman. God strengthened her hand against the enemies of Israel, which preserved the story for you to hear about, even today!
And thanks to a woman, Jesus Christ was born. What else needs to be said?
I sincerely encourage you to watch the video below, and learn about how Jesus Christ lifted the woman's spirit and status upwards, with His very own loving hands.
Michael Heiser, PhD. - Gnosticism (part 4) - "Gnosticism and Women"
I could write a whole book about this stuff, but Michael Heiser goes over it very nicely. Please pay attention to what this guy is saying!
I wasn't always this way...
I am ashamed to admit that I once did not view other people, in general, as equals. Worst of all, I only saw with my eyes. I got married to a woman for the wrong reasons, and she became pregnant, giving birth to my son. After four years of trying, things just didn't work out. Needless to say, after a long and painful divorce, I got my son out of the deal. I don't want to say anything bad about my ex-wife, because I know deep down she was also only just seeing things with her eyes. We were both deceived. Satan got between us.
But that all changed one day. I kept asking God for answers and read the bible, thinking why things didn't work out. Funny how when you ask for an answer, you get one, right? Jesus has a way of changing people, from the inside out...
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." - Proverbs chapter 3, verse 5.
Finally I saw the error of my ways, and let go of my pride. I admitted to God in prayer, that I could never find a woman who would love me as much as I wanted to love her, because I was only looking with my eyes. God searches people's hearts and minds, and knows who is best paired up with who. He's the ultimate match-maker! You don't need a horoscope, or some kind of voodoo ritual to find "the one" for you! Just PRAY to God, and sincerely ask, that your yearning heart may be filled with love and joy. God wants us to be happy!
Why does God want us to be happy? Because loves us. Duh. He wants us to find that special someone, so we can share the joys of being mothers and fathers. He wants us to know what it is like to have children, and love them, just like He loves us. He wants us to know what it is like to be like God, and feel the loving embrace of mother OR father, and child. The same warm hug your mother, father, or spouse gives you out of the joy of their heart for just being near you, is the same kind of true love that God shows for all of us.
I might have been the cliché "knight in shining armor" for her, but she is my angel.