This is the third part of a series of posts – Woman Discover Yourself – dedicated towards challenging women all over the world, who are still held down by the shackles of artificial religions, traditions, and cultures, to re-discover and embrace their original position and purpose in creation.
In case you’ve just joined the party, you may have some catching up to do. Just flip back to the very first part of the series by clicking here .
Fundamental to this series is the understanding that when you as a woman, discover yourself and experience the courage and empowerment that comes from beholding your original design and destiny:Personal success and significant achievements become inevitable and it becomes your personal responsibility to take the necessary steps to recover your rightful place in creation.
So far, I’ve shared with you the 5 reasons I believe the woman had the top leadership position in the Garden of Eden. And in the previous post, I showed you 2 out of the 4 important keys towards recovering your original and rightful status in creation.
Here are the next two keys.
#3 Understand the true nature of marriage
I want to say some important and interesting things about the institution of marriage.
First of all, it is a divine institution set up from the beginning by God.
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
and they will become one flesh.” ~ Genesis 2:24
However, and secondly, the structure of the marriage institution after the fall of the human race is a far cry from that of the original version. The marriage institution after the fall has a curse-based leadership structure and configuration – implying that it’s a marred version.
Read the statement that established the leadership role for the post-fall marriage institution:
“To the woman he said, ‘..your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.'”
~ Genesis 3:16
This statement was pronounced as a curse on the woman, meaning that the arrangement set up consequently was not the ideal configuration of that relationship. Please understand that the husband ruling over the wife was never God’s original and perfect plan – which is why, by the way, the marriage institution was abolished in the new creation!
More on that later. So stay tuned!
In the pre-fall version of the marriage institution, it was the man that left his base (father and mother – hence probably his culture and surname) to follow the woman. This clearly establishes the woman as the head of the pre-fall marriage institution. No apologies to the male gender here!
The post-fall marriage institution, on the other hand, has the following qualities:
It has a curse-based leadership structure and configuration.
It is not God’s original and perfect plan.
It is a temporary arrangement put in place to arrest further decline of the human race until true liberation and emancipation comes – and this has already taken place.
The marriage institution, as it exists today, is a marred and temporary substitute of the original version; it has certain remedial principles put in place to delay the decay and further decline of the race – one of which is the headship of the male.
I will write more on this in Part 4 of this post. For now, suffice it to say that as a woman, you do not need to get married. But if you choose to enter into marriage – which is permitted, not commanded – understand that you are voluntarily entering into an arrangement that was temporarily put in place to arrest further decline until true liberation and reversal comes; you are entering into a fundamentally and structurally marred version of the original institution.
A crystal clear understanding of the true nature and dynamics of the post-fall marriage institution is very empowering; it’s vital towards recovering your rightful position in life and in creation.
Never forget that when you, as a woman, discover yourself and experience the courage and empowerment that comes from beholding your original design and destiny in creation, it becomes your personal responsibility to take the necessary steps to recover your rightful place in creation.
And one of those steps is the one I just pointed out here, which is to understand the true nature of the post-fall marriage institution.
#4 Clearly appreciate the true nature of your innermost desires and how to satisfy them
As I mentioned in the first part of this series, the woman is the ‘latter house’ with respect to the design of the human frame and psyche. This means that she has the greater honor, glory, and a certain superiority of design with respect to spiritual realities and awareness.
Again, as I’ve already pointed out, the woman’s basic desire was never, and has never been for a man – a husband. Basic to her design is the need for spiritual interaction, for wisdom, and for God. This defines her natural instincts and passions.
Her basic design, of course, was necessitated by her purpose, which is to be a Helper.
This is a position of leadership, and a position of immense responsibility.
According to an article I read here, “In 2001, researchers discovered that certain parts of the brain were different in size in males and females. They found that parts of the frontal lobe, which is used in problem-solving and decision-making, and the limbic cortex, used for regulating emotions, were larger in women, while the parietal cortex, which is involved in space perception, and the amygdala, which regulates sexual and social behavior, were larger in men .”
If these researchers discovery is anything to go by, women are more suited for problem-solving, and decision-making – clearly leadership functions!
I believe that she abused this position in the beginning by listening to the serpent and hence misleading Adam. But bear in mind that she was deceived – someone exploited her intense passion for something to mislead her.
The very fact of the substance of the temptation reveals the innermost desires of the woman!
That which is undesirable, can never constitute a temptation. So, the fact that she was tempted by the possibility of being like God and having wisdom, exposes her innermost desires; they were for wisdom and for God, not for a husband!
As a woman, you must guard against the use of your superior intuitive powers for selfish gratifications.
Use them rather to serve God and enhance the creativity and dominance of the human family in creation; use them rather to guide man in the right path.
You must understand that your deepest and authentic need is for God, and for interactions with spiritual and supernatural realities. So build up your personal knowledge of God, and become established in the knowledge of His word and His will. Understand your destiny and purpose in creation which is the exact same purpose as that of the Holy Spirit, and wisdom.
As I’ve repeatedly stated, when you, as a woman, discover yourself and experience the courage and empowerment that comes from beholding your original design and destiny in creation, it becomes your personal responsibility to take the necessary steps to recover your rightful place in creation.
And one of those steps is the one I just pointed out here, which is to clearly appreciate the true nature of your innermost desires and how to satisfy them.
Now you have the four steps towards recovering your rightful place in destiny. What are you going to do with this discoveries? How are you going to respond to the challenge posed by these radical revelations? The choice is yours.
I have one more post in this series – ‘Woman and Marriage’. Don’t miss it!