FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The best thing that ever happened to man was the creation of woman. Friendship, companionship, pleasure and wisdom were wrapped up in a single package and delivered to Adam…on time!
Eve was gifted to help, compliment and encourage his authority.
However, that has changed during our time as deception has flooded the earth through pride. Adam's trusted companion now wants the authority for herself.
In her ignorance, she has seized authority not understanding neither the origin or the dynamics of authority. The purpose of authority is to uphold all that is good, point others to Christ, and to keep order.
Hence God's command to Adam to keep the garden.
Feminism started as a good thing to protect and empower broken and bruised women.
In fact, I wished my mother, a brilliant and industrious woman, who raised four boys alone, could have enjoyed some of this equality. Better clothes, school fees paid on time, and more delicious food would have been good.
Nonetheless, doing without had it's benefits as we learn discipline, patience, and gratefulness for the little we had. Virtues that are lost in our now entitled younger generation. Nonetheless, feminism has evolved into a selfish desire for worship and power for the female gender. It's no longer gender equality…they want gender superiority.
This is now the narrative of most movies, sitcoms, commercials and euphemisms: happy wife, happy life. Like Eve, who briefly stole authority, woman have embraced the same deception. They want worship for their gender.
Listen, worship belongs to God and it doesn't belong to any gender. Satan played with the weakness and insecurities of the female vessel because he couldn't confront Adam directly.
He is doing it again!
The purpose of authority is not the feeling….having a feeling of being in control.
That's a big deception!
God never…never loses any power! He permits and allows! Don't be a fool!
He is All-Powerful!
Taking authority that isn't yours may make you feel empowered, but like Eve's mistake, the first feminism experiment, went horribly wrong! It brought disease, sickness and death to the human family. It brought demotion and pain to the female. Feminism has become theft. It's taking what is not yours. The authority belongs to the man.
It will never change because God is perfect.
Unless a man is incapacitated or absent, he is the authority in the home. When a man is failing, women, pray and encourage. Like Deborah who encouraged Barak, you CAN motivate a man back in his position.
God can restore and heal. But, he will not tolerate theft! Women, listen, God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will not give his glory to another. You see, we must always live by faith and obedience. If…if we ever try to steal, fast track, or circumvent God's order, it will always end in failure and sorrow. "But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety." (1 Timothy 2:12-15)
"God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God." (Psalms 62:11)
"And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will." (Daniel 5:21)