The Uniqueness of Woman – Part 4

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“Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your judgments…” Zephaniah 3:14-15a

6. Different Judgement

Even in judgement, God differentiated between man and woman! Unfortunately, Adam and Eve rebelled against God by listening to the serpent, the devil, and God dealt with this by pronouncing judgement on all parties involved. Apart from the generic judgement of death and separation from God which was pronounced on both man and woman, each of them was given specific descriptions of the consequences of their sin.

To the woman, God said,

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” – Genesis 3:16

However, to the man, He said,

“Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” – Genesis 3:17-19

The details God gave for the consequences of their sin were different, in accordance to their purpose and function. Thus this unfortunate situation revealed a further difference and uniqueness between man and woman.

7. The Serpent’s Judgement

One of the most defining, but most often ignored, evidences of woman’s uniqueness is found in God’s judgement to the serpent after Adam and Eve had sinned. In His sentence to the serpent, God outlined His redemptive and restoration plan for humanity, and provided a crucial indicator to the exceptional nature and essence of woman.

 “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”Genesis 3:15

God promised Satan, that the woman and her Seed would destroy him. Thus, God gave the woman an important role in the redemption, deliverance, and restoration of humanity. The woman and her Seed would be Satan’s worst enemies! The woman’s Seed would crush his head, destroying him forever. This promise has been fulfilled through Jesus Christ, the Seed of woman. Jesus, who’s human DNA carries only that of a woman, crushed the head of Satan when He defeated him on the Cross. Through Christ Jesus, the price of Sin has been paid, the enemy has been defeated, the power of death has been broke, redemption has been accomplished and humanity can be reconciled with God again! Hallelujah!

However, in that same judgement a promise was made to Satan specifically concerning the woman –

“…I will put enmity between you and the woman” – NKJV

“…I’m declaring war between you and the Woman” – The Message Bible

“…And I will cause hostility between you and the woman” – New Living Translation

There are questions to be asked:

“…Why would God say such a thing?

“…Why the woman and not the man, or both of them?”

“…What is so peculiar about woman that God would place such a responsibility upon her?”

The answer is that God created woman in His image with the inherent strength, ability and capacity to reproduce and nurture life by taking, multiplying and incubating ‘seed’, then labouring to birth the fruit of that seed. (We will talk me about this later). It is that strength which enabled Mary to respond positively to the angel Gabriel’s news that the Messiah would be birthed through her. “Be it done unto me according to your word,” she said! Mary bravely took the seed of the Word, knowing full well that her reputation, future and life may be damaged and changed forever. Mary carried, laboured and birthed our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

However, since that faithful and painful day in the Garden of Eden, the enmity between woman and Satan has continued till date. There has been nonstop attempt to destroy woman, a battle that has raged through the centuries and which transcends time and culture – rape, abuse, violence, suppression, subordination, murder and destruction. (Revelation 12)

However, God is stirring and raising up women to fight against the works of the enemy. Women, blood-bought and washed, Spirit filled and on fire for Jesus, are rising up with a God-given anger against the works of evil!

So, even in judgement, God defined our uniqueness!

8. The Mother Of All Living

 Genesis 3:20

“The man called his wife’s name Eve [life spring], because she was the mother of all the living”

The final indication of woman’s uniqueness is shown after God had passed judgement. The scripture says that the man called the woman by the name, “Eve” {Hebrew ‘Chavvah’} meaning ‘Life-Spring’. In judgement the merciful God had declared hope. Through the woman and her Offspring, Jesus Christ, humanity shall live again and recover all that was lost.

Yes, the woman had been declared the life-spring of humanity, one who nurtures life, the MOTHER OF ALL THE LIVING. Nothing else in all of creation received this title, but the woman, indicating her uniqueness!

To be continued

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An excerpt from Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace’s soon to be published book, “SONS OF GOD – Our Ultimate Identity as Women in Christ” THIS ARTICLE CAN BE USED BY PERMISSION BUT WITH REFERENCE TO AUTHOR

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2 comments on “The Uniqueness of Woman – Part 4

  1. On my way 2 work en this has really blessed me.it ignites my burden en passion which da Lord laid in my heart 2 teach women dat we r able 2 be like da proverbs 31.woman… Once more ..im waiting 4 ur book 2 be released.

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