Topic: Celebrating Womanhood
TEXT: Genesis 2:21-25
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man. 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Today we shall be discussing an important species created by God with special endowment and strength. A people called God’s last born that after creation, God never created any other thing(s) to date. Their existence is to organize every other thing God created. And these people are called ‘Women’
Our emphasis today is not just a wife but discussing ‘Womanhood’
WOMANHOOD is the distinguishing character or quality of a woman or womankind.
Women are special specie in the sense that Man was created from a Raw material as it is in Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.
But for a woman, she was made from a Glorified man as seen in
Genesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.
This totally prove that these people were not created but made and therefore you shouldn’t be expected to follow processes like the man. While men enjoy things after they have made, women enjoy things after they have been made.
Question to Ponder: Why must Adam sleep before the woman could be created?
Women are extraordinary people that you can only understand them by revelation, patient, and wisdom. While most men enter into misunderstanding or problem with their wives or women is that they just want to understand the woman immediately. No!
The Bible says ” Adam fail into a DEEP SLEEP” which means he was in a deep revelation. In 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
So for you to dwell with knowledge with a woman or your wife, you need a revelation of her. It’s the revelation that yields knowledge and builds your relationship on revelation grant the both of you understand. In proverbs 19:2, it says for a soul to be without knowledge, it’s not good. Men beat their wives because no knowledge, they quarrel because no knowledge, they divorce because of no knowledge. And the Bible says it’s not good.
Note: As a man, not every affair of a woman that you should put your eyes on. You may be lost doing that.
QUALITIES OF A WOMAN
1: Came from a man’s rib ( Gen 2:22) – it means that she is a Glorified vessel. God formed a man, breath into him, and saw that Man was good. So a woman came from that which was good.
2: Being EVE ( Gen 3:20) – Ada called her Eve not only because she was the first woman on Earth or the mother of all the living but also the evening of man. Just as Evening is the cool moment of the day, a woman is the evening of man because she possesses the quality and charisma to make a man relax and smile. She knows how and where to touch a man to cool him down no matter how stressed up he was.
3: She is God’s last born ( Gen 2:1-6) – on the seventh day, God rested and came back Into creation just for his last born( woman) while the man was created on the sixth day Gen 2:19. So before the woman was made, every other thing has been created and for God to create her, he needed extra strength with much beauty on her, and since after her creation, God never created any other thing. So women are God’s last born. Don’t joke with Her!
4: Weaker Vessels ( 1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered). merely assume that you this talks about their physical strength, NO! It talks about their emotions and that makes them catch revelation easier than men.
5: Physical strength- they handle and do a lot even at home. She can do her job outside and still carry out her duties at home.
6: They are warriors l( 1 Samuel 18:7) – tells us that one( man) will chase one thousand and two(woman) will chase ten thousand
In the book of Esther, she did a great job that her book became the only book of the Bible without the name God appearing.
7: Woman is a junior Holy Spirit in Genesis 2:20 she was the ‘ Helper’ in Roman 8:26 the Holy Spirit is the helper.
8: The growth of every church is the woman Luke 8:3 and John 20:1
Jesus needed to win the city of Samaria but couldn’t do that alone with the disciples but the conversion of one woman gave him the whole Samaria.
9: The Great Manufacturer – man has a fluid inside called Sperm, which he may carry with for several years but once it is infused into a woman, she takes it into her factory, put eyes, teeth and other parts of the body still inside her factory and deliver it back to the man in 9 Months time as a human being.
Note: Most men fail to n life because of their attitude towards women either their mother, wife, girlfriend, or women in general.
Moreso, any youth who abuse their mother forgetting the source, what she passed through to bring them forth which is an error.
BECOME A WOMAN THAT ATTRACTS GOD’S FAVOUR
– One who is legally married.
– One who knows her role and duties in the family
– One who submits to the husband
SUBMISSION=SUB + MISSION
Meaning that what you came to do is a mission to bring under the man. The man now ceases your right and you have to submit your name and finances( i.e being supportive at home)
– she is one that loves and jealousy guides her husband e.g Jezebel 1 Kings 18:4,19:1-2 and 21:1-7. All that she did was for the interest of the husband.
Note: She guided her husband that he never considered marrying a second wife like other Kings. PLS CEASE YOUR HUSBAND’S INTEREST
– She is a praying woman, every woman is a great intercessor for the husband and the entire family. Luke 18:1-5, 1kings 17:8-16
Note that every woman ( wife) is anointed to build her home but when you fail to do that, you dwell in annoyance with each other.
As a woman or wife, guild your husband and home so that you don’t lose it.
2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
Let us pray……