Walking in the character of YHVH means we are a unified one, with three parts of our one being, that are equally important and now we learn created with distinction. Even amongst equals there is a first, and we know that first is YHVH, the Father. The will supercedes the words we speak or the actions we take. The will is the driving force behind us, the motivation in what we do, which is why God takes it straight to the gusto with us bypassing the superficial things that mankind looks at and looks directly at the heart. It is only at the heart of the matter do you get the truth of the matter.
In our world we have magnified equality to the point that we want to completely remove the importance of distinction. It is distinction that is being attacked in the feminist movement. The feminist movement proves that Eve still suffers from the same area of deception that she suffered from in the beginning. To trust YHVH, who said that when He created us He did so in His image and likeness. What did the serpent do? He caused her to doubt God, and question her identity.
(Gen 1:27) So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
(Gen 3:5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
(Gen 2:17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
So let’s just consider the course of events, God said we were created in his image and likeness. What does the serpent convince her? That only if she eats from this tree God forbid them to eat from shall she be as god. The next point God said if you eat from this tree ye shall surely die, what does the serpent convince her? Ye shall not surely die. What is the point I am making? The enemy is very successful for helping us answer the wrong questions and consider the wrong things. For instance the question we should have been thinking is why do we want to know evil? How is eating something going to give us what we already have? So what are we doing today? We are forcefully fighting for the equal right to fight in wars, yet we don’t see men fighting for the right to carry a baby for 9 months or breastfeed one? The enemy has us fighting the wrong battle because he has successfully caused us to ask the wrong questions. Which leads to us being at war with the distinction God created within us.
Our distinction when celebrated makes us a very pivotal part of fighting any war. Every war requires healthy soldiers. We are the suppliers of those soldiers. We are the necessary part of the development process for men to learn and develop courage. He gains confidence from the security he gets from his mother’s voice. Her nourishment returns in him a courage that for her he will fight to protect. Yet, this is only half of who he is, the distinctive role of the Father is where he begins to understand his purpose. Having confidence with no aim is fruitless. While mom helps him understand why and how, it is dad who helps him know what to do and when. Together their distinction makes for an equipping team that when appreciated and respected will help a son or daughter confidently walk out their role in life. You never send a woman to do a man’s job, and a man cannot do a woman’s job. If we can learn to equally appreciate and respect our distinction then working together we can fulfill our God given purpose. It is futile for us to expect that we can achieve peace among nations when we aren’t even at peace among ourselves. Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should. In this battle that is raging against the sexes and in our zeal to prove to men that we can do their job we don’t ask ourselves what’s the end to erasing the distinction? The end is the perverted product we see before us, where men want to be women and women want to be men. Where people are offended by being recognized as a specific gender. Children being required to produce their own spiritual and physical nourishment. While we are on a quest to fulfill missions we weren’t called to our children are being sacrificed to the wolves. Confused about who they are and about who they are supposed to be.
Scripture reveals distinctions, distinctions among women and men, and between the Father and the son, and the roles we serve in the family, community, government, and world. He also gives us examples of those who forfeited the victory for not appreciating it. (Jdgs 4:9) Those of us familiar with the one woman who was a judge in scripture. When she does that which was the responsibility of the King in leadership she makes it clear that her involvement would come at a personal blow to him. Because just as a woman takes on the identity of her husband, in a war a victory is given in the name of the one who conquers. Deborah understood what this meant and though she accepted the position that was being given to her, she didn’t grasp for it. YHVH can use man or woman to achieve His goal, as we have seen He can use a donkey too, none of God’s creation is off limits as it relates to him fulfilling His will, but it does come at a personal loss to the one to whom the responsibility was given.
There is a distinction in God, there is a distinction in God’s creation, a people who don’t understand that will inevitably self destruct. So what can we do? Women, celebrate who you were created to be in Christ. Society doesn’t have to value you for you to be valuable. A society that doesn’t value wisdom, will soon experience the error of that decision. Because to oppose wisdom leads to folly as proverbs reveal. Indeed we are valuable, we are compared to wisdom, when proverbs speaks of wisdom it speaks of her and she. Our boys learn to be men, as mom’s appreciate being women. As we become comfortable in being who we are they learn to be comfortable in being who they are, and as we do so we will see them rise to the occasion of being the warriors, protectors, providers, and the conquerors they are destined to become.
Getting closer to the finish line on this book. Too many of us are losing wars against the enemy of our soul because we don’t understand the war that is being waged. We don’t understand the strategy that he is using to fight us. As in this weeks teaching we see that the serpent was more “subtil” than any beast of the field. (Gen. 3:1) Many wars in home isn’t sparked by blows to the fist, that is the reaction. It starts with what thoughts we keep. Notice, I didn’t say what thoughts you think, but the ones you keep. Adam and Eve was given every tool they needed to cast down the thought the enemy gave. But they didn’t. Many of us are losing the war today for the same reason. In this book you will learn how to use the wisdom of the serpent in achieving victory in your life. You will be able to defeat the enemy with his own artillery, and learn how to apply the wisdom of the word of God in the practical way he presents it. We can understand the invisible things of God by the things which he has made. (Rom. 1:20) It’s time we take him at his word.