Today, I’d like to discuss something that God has brought to my understanding as He’s changing my heart on some of my own ideas and beliefs that have not been in alignment with God’s word or God’s Spirit. While God started this journey with my heart as it related to the protests that God is using to bring about true justice and change for His Kingdom’s sake following the senseless killing of our brothers and sisters of the African-American community for generations, He started drawing my attention to the area of gender division and how this injustice permeates all cultures, as well as the spiritual implications of this on our society.
Important note: Some of what will be covered today deserves a full series of articles and cannot be fully explained in this article as it would distract from the message. My prayer and request of you is that, if you disagree with what you’re about to read, that you would earnestly seek God’s direction through the Holy Spirit who will lead you into all truth, in the timing and ways that God must, for the full truth to be revealed to you on a personal level.
This is absolutely a requirement if you want to come to know the Truth. There is one Truth. While I am speaking to you from the convictions that I have been led to, I (nor any other human for that matter) should ever be your lone source of Truth. God’s Spirit and God’s Word should ALWAYS be your source of Truth. I love you, God loves you, and if you’re willing to submit fully to the Spirit of God, I am confident that God will lead you to the full truth of what is being shared here.
The Original Creation & The Split
In the beginning, God created us as spiritual beings first, in His Image. These spiritual beings were in one “body” so to speak and possessed both the male and the female.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. ‘
We know that God created us Spirit beings because, at that time, the only type of creation that had been discussed was the Spirit of God hovering over the waters (Genesis 1:2).
We know that God created us as one singular being that was both male and female because of the language used (see the interlinear):
In the first clause, Elohim (God), created a singular “him” (singular) direct object of the verb. In the second clause, male (noun, masculine, singular) AND female (noun, feminine, singular), “He created them” (them is the direct object of the verb in third-person masculine plural form.
This language determines the singular form of the dual gendered creatures that God created.
This was the creation of the Heavens and the Earth in the Spiritual realm, God (Elohim) rested on the seventh day in Genesis 2:1-3. You’ll also notice that there is never any mention of the flesh of any kind in this first creation story. There are mentions of creatures, but never any mention of the physical flesh that we see in the physical realm today.
During the creation story, starting in Genesis 2:4, when Elohim Yahweh started telling the story of creation in the physical realm:
This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. 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 being.
As can be verified throughout the rest of this creation story, there is no female mentioned until Elohim Yahweh has finished most of creation and creates the woman from Adam’s rib:
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 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.”
Now, from one Adam (both the name of the man created in the second creation, and the word used for mankind in the first creation), Elohim Yahweh creates a separate entity, the female. This points to the very truth of what we just spoke about previously that we originally were created as one spirit being that possessed both the male and female qualities.
Even science can point to this fact. An easy example to understand this is the creation of raw milk and turning it into butter. In its raw form, milk contains both the essential elements to create butter and milk, all by itself. However, when you put it through a process, you can separate these core elements of the raw being and make two separate uses for it.
Now, in the very next verse, Elohim Yahweh then makes a declarative statement that is a very important nod back to God’s original intention, but for the physical realm that we live in today:
‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.’
This split was the first split of God’s original creation from spiritual beings and turning them into separated physical beings.
Here’s further evidence of this being the truth pulled from the verse where Elohim Yahweh is giving the “breath of life” to Adam all the way back in Genesis 2:7:
The word for “breath” is also translated as “spirit”
Additionally, this is the same “breath” used in Genesis 7:22 to describe the destruction of man in the flood during Noah’s ark:
All of these things point to the fact that mankind (a-dam) was created as one spirit being, that possessed the male and the female. In the second account of creation from Elohim Yahweh, we see that the breath of life (spirit) was breathed into mankind (Adam), and from this, there was a division and separation that took place. Splitting in two, the original creation that was made by God, and separating the original spiritual being in two parts.
Implications of The Division of Male & Female
This split caused significant issues for us. You’ll notice, that while we were originally created in the image of God as one (both male and female), the story of “the fall of man” took place in a time where Adam and Eve were separated from each other physically.
Before we dive into this, please read the story of the fall that takes place in Genesis 3:1-13
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”
Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”’
A few imperative things to see here:
- Satan waited to attack and tempt mankind until they were physically separated from each other. Both in their beings and in this particular instance by real distance (Adam wasn’t around in this convo).
- Eve, who hadn’t even been created in the physical form when God gave the command to Adam, was the one that Satan chose to tempt first.
- Adam, loving his wife that was created for him more than He loved the command of God, ate of the apple too.
- God’s first question wasn’t to Eve, it was to Adam, the one who had received the command in the first place.
- Notice how Adam tried to blame the woman for his lack of responsibility in protecting his wife from that situation as well?
As Jesus says in Matthew 12:25, a Kingdom, divided against itself cannot stand:
‘But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. ‘
Satan took advantage of this division and used it to create the original sin that separated us from all of God’s promises.
How This Division Haunts Us Today
Today, we live in a world in which this same division that was created before any of us were born, is leading to spiritual death, weakening us as a society, and allowing disharmony and hatred to run amuck on God’s children.
If you look into the civilizations that existed before the modern era, many of them were not the patriarchal societies that we have come to recognize today as being the norm since the Roman empire. They operated in a mutually beneficial capacity and in many cases the females were the ones who led the society while the males served equally important but different roles than leadership.
This isn’t about elevating one over the other, which is another divisive trick that is from the evil one, to use our own pride against us, to keep us from realizing the fullness of the Spiritual power that God has given us when we work in unison together. Until we realize that all of us, at the beginning of time, we all created by the same God, to work in unison together, based on the original foundations of God’s truth, we will be divided against ourselves and therefore weakened to the power that God is bringing to this world.
Patriarchal society is predicated on the notion that men are more important than women, have the sole responsibility of making most of the decisions for women, and while the woman’s input is “listened to” in some cases, it is ultimately completely up to the men to make the decisions.
Let me tell you folks, all you need to do is take a look around you to understand that it isn’t working. Where’s the world peace we’re supposed to enjoy if men alone are rightly suited to lead? Why do we live in the wealthiest society in the history of the world, yet our children go hungry at night? Why is it that a handful of people enjoy significant wealth while most live either paycheck-to-paycheck or barely can afford to keep a roof over their family’s heads?
Folks, this isn’t about who is better than who, these divisive policies have been used against us since the beginning of this creation. There is nothing new under the sun. The question is, when are we going to allow our hearts to change so that we can get back to living the way that God intended us to live from the beginning?
A Call to Self Reflection & Action
We really need to focus on self-reflection in our own hearts first, then once we are sure that we are in alignment with God’s word, or even as we’re led by the Holy Spirit while God is working on this alignment, then and only then, will God be able to bring about the lasting change that the Bible calls for.
We have to break down the spiritual strongholds that are keeping us divided from each other and from realizing God’s truth. If you’re not sure how to get started, you can use this free tool we created to help break down strongholds.
As we’re seeing the injustices around us, we also need to take a firm stand against them. God always did this through a proper appeal process to the proper authorities and was moved to action through the prayers of his people. We must commit ourselves to actionable prayer, using the authority that God has given us to overcome these things. As receivers of the Holy Spirit, it is quite literally our duty to do this. If we don’t, we are directly allowing the advancement of the kingdom of evil.
A Call to Those Who Have Not Yet Received the Holy Spirit
If you have not yet given your life over to God, but this article has brought you to that place, I encourage you to make that decision today. The harvest is ripe but the workers are few, we need your help.
If this is a decision you’re ready to make today, all you need to do is start with this simple prayer:
“God in heaven, I need you.
I repent of doing things my own way and ask that you would forgive me today.
I believe that your son Jesus died, and he rose from the grave, for the forgiveness of my sins and I ask that you would cover me with the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins.
Today, I am committing the rest of my life to following your way, that you revealed through your son Jesus. Father please come into my life, renew my spirit, and teach me your ways so that I may walk with you in relationship. Please Father, through my repentance, I ask that you would count me worthy to receive your Holy Spirit so that I can be led fully by you.
Holy Spirit, please direct the steps of my path and lead me into all truth.
Not only for the promise of eternal salvation, but to bring your Kingdom glory on earth through my life which you have given me.
Thank you Father for creating a way, thank you for your love.
I ask this of you in Jesus’ name – Amen.”
If you prayed that prayer today, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d like to rejoice with you, pray for you, and see if there is anything that I can do to help you on your journey.