RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 5 – What about Adam?

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God made Adam go into a deep sleep in order to create woman. He didn’t wake him up until woman was a complete and finished work.

God is waiting for you to become a finished vessel of honor – one capable of being the instrument to making that man change his ways because of your behavior.

1 PET 3: 1, 2 In like manner, you married women, be submissive to your own husbands, so that even if any do not obey the Word of God, they may be won over not by discussion but by the godly lives of their wives, when they observe the pure and modest way in which you conduct yourselves, together with your reverence for your husband; you are to feel for him all that reverence includes: to respect, defer to, revere him – to honor, esteem, appreciate, prize, and, in the human sense, to adore him, that is, to admire, praise, be devoted to, deeply love, and enjoy your husband.

Before He wakes up that man in your life, God is going to complete His work in you. He is not going to wake the man up to behold a half-baked cookie! He wants every woman to be rooted and grounded in the full understanding of who she was created to be prior to setting her before the eyes of her own Adam. She needs to be equipped to inspire that man to be the man he’s supposed to be. God knows that a complete woman is a force with which to be reckoned. This is why the enmity is between the woman and the serpent (Gen 3:15).

Satan knew that a determined woman was capable of doing great damage to the kingdom of darkness, especially if she sensed that any of her beloved was being threatened. Women are powerful.

And praying women are the most dangerous weapons on the planet in Satan’s eyes; he doesn’t toy with nor entertain them.

Ladies, let’s get back to God’s original design – then, and only then, will our men sit up and take notice and get in line. It’s up to us, ladies! Back- to-the-Garden Movement!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, we declare that we are getting back to basics to rediscover the beauty of who You created us to be; to rediscover our value in the light of the fact that in Your eyes there is neither male nor female, Greek nor Jew, for You created us all for Your good pleasure.

You’ve bought us with the price of the Blood of Your Son, Jesus, and ransomed us to be Yours – we are joint heirs with You in heavenly places and we walk in dominion in this present life because You shed Your love on us.

We are secure in knowing at all times who we are and whose we are. We have peace in knowing that our rights are all hidden in You and You are the ultimate defender of our cause. We thank You that You will finish the work that You have begun in us. You have made us worthy vessels. You have made us complete in You according to Your design.

We rest in the assurance that as we yield to being the women You long for us to be, You will honor our submission by crowning us with Your divine favor and blessing us with abundant fulfillment and joy. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Cc – Amanda Buys
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RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 4 – What is femininity?

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Soft, gentle, delicate, sensitive, modest, etc; it is also synonymous with meek: “strength under control”. Femininity is strength wrapped in a velvet glove.

It is an inner quality that flows from a woman who knows her calling and her value. Feminine women are strong women because their influence is deeply felt rather than simply seen and never static. This influence gets beneath the surface because it is invited in. It is invited in because it is attractive and non-threatening. The feminine woman knows who she is and celebrates being all woman. She lets who she is naturally do all the work for her.

I love being a woman. I love all that it encompasses. That I can be intelligent, intuitive, sharply discerning, dignified and strong, soft and warm; generous with my compassion; tender with my touch; that I can cry openly; that I can change my mind a million times because it’s a woman thing! It’s a beautiful thing.

Cc – Amanda Buys
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RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 3 – Examining Your Gifts

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Our gifts as women or females are;
– Influence
– Intuition (The ability to be spiritually sensitive, to read the one print in a given situation)
– Sexuality and reproductive abilities.

Man and woman were both created in the image of God, each was uniquely created to emphasize specific parts of God’s nature, with man leaning more toward the mind of God, and woman more toward the heart of God.
Keeping this in mind, we must realize that the man’s heart also seeks the same thing that God’s heart seeks – worship. Man’s foremost desire is for honour, which comes in the form of respect and submission.

God dwells in the midst of His praise, and it is clear that intimacy is born out of the worship experience. All barriers come down in the face of admiration. All defences are lowered as we enjoy the attributes of our beloved, and they in turn respond by drawing closer to us.

As our praises go up to God, He comes down, drawing closer and standing ready to pour out to us the desires of our hearts.
The same thing takes place in our earthly relationships. As we make men feel good about themselves, they pour more of themselves out to us.

True intimacy is birthed out of this sort of communion, and sexual intimacy is the highest form of mutual worship. It is the place of complete vulnerability and openness. Naked and unashamed; without pretence all is revealed and exchanged, and the two come away with a deeper knowing of one another, sharing a bond strong than before.

However, many of us have been made to believe that only near-nude dressing or vulgar language will evoke all these emotions from their husbands. But it’s also sad to note that sex is no longer given the value it deserves.

Cc – Amanda Buys
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RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 2- Satan’s Victory

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Although he was also cursed, he was satisfied that the first phase of his mission had been accomplished. He had successfully caused man to forfeit his God-ordained authority upon the earth, severed the relationship between man and God, and drew battle lines between man and woman. Now he would always have the woman as an open door to get to the man, using her power of influence, her charms, her tongue and her body to penetrate the man’s exterior. We see a lot if that today – look at our dressing as females today. While we call it style and fashion, the enemy has carved a winning ploy through it.

And he would use the man against the woman to cast blame and inflict authority rather than inspire submission. He would use man’s confusion to victimise that which he should protect.

We now all stand as witnesses to the damage done in the Garden. We now have resorted to considering the idea that “men are from Mars and women are from Venus” in order to explain our differences. But, the truth is, no matter how clever the cliché, we are not from different planets. Our origin is much closer: We are part of one another with visible and invisible differences. We are made to benefit, not be at odds with one another.

Understanding and celebrating our differences instead of blaming and shaming is the first step we must take.
God did not design a man’s world but rather where man and woman work together in peaceful harmony, building one another up and promoting each other to good works – namely our God-given assignments on the earth – that others would observe the fruit of our lives and give glory to God.

We women lost it when we failed to recognise our own unique power. Instead we got locked into a power struggle that never existed from God’s vantage point. With everyone defending themselves, we are all losing ground.

It’s time to take off the boxing gloves and allow God to redistribute His first commission to us – man and woman both in power because of their status as complementary partners.

Let’s take a look at Eve again. We need to remember, in order to start feeling valuable and powerful, that man needs help. Man does not do well without woman. God has given each of us specific gifts in order to equip us to be a specific man’s helper. Your gifts may differ from that of another sister, and that’s only because she was created to assist a different type of man. This is why you must understand that not just any man will do for you, or vice versa.

Cc – Amanda Buys
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RESTORATION OF FEMININITY 1 – THE START – Satan’s Plan

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He knew God’s plan for man and he had to abort it at all costs. He knew from experience that rebellion was the one thing God would not allow in His presence. He had to cause a breach in Adam and Eve’s relationship with God.

He also knew never to underestimate the power of woman. He knew the effect she had on a man. This is why she became his target.
Instead of finding themselves like God, the only thing they really knew was that they were now ashamed of their nakedness.

Eve discovered something else: When man was ashamed, he became insecure. And when he became insecure, he became defensive and cast blame upon her. She became the enemy in the midst of his shame and failure.

Failure was a weight that Adam could not bear. It emasculated him in the presence of Eve. Because he submitted to the woman’s hand that held the fruit, he would now have to struggle for her respect and submission for the rest of his days.

The enemy, unlike what many of us have been made to believe, is very alert. His undulating moves and trickery are out to usurp us of our God given nature and ability. We need to redeem the time, save the younger generation for the times are evil.

Cc – Amanda Buys
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THE BASICS

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We need to teach our girls the Bibilical truth, not what the world calls truth.

The treats that world offers only trap us rather than free us. Let’s start from the garden of Eden:

Because of Eve’s deception, some things in the Garden of Eden changed. From that day forward she would feel the pain of childbirth, a pain that she had caused God to feel when she wrenched herself from His protective womb to become master of her own destiny.

No one’s position in the garden has changed; man was responsible for covering and leading woman from the beginning.

But now, any woman, married or single, would find herself always striving to have man bend to her will. She would seek to grasp total fulfilment from man, to receive complete a affirmation from him, but she would never achieve this fulfilment because no human being could be her completion.

The curse caused the heart of woman to say to man, “I need you to be willing to do anything for me, including disobeying God if that’s what it takes to make me feel loved, desired, worthy and ful lled.”

The fall caused the God-given desire in her heart for man to be perverted into a need for him for all the wrong reasons.

Man could never live up to the void the fall created, so woman’s exaggerated need for man became her bondage. Her desire for him would now “rule” over her and colour all of her decisions as she constantly strove to gain his love in a spot reserved for God alone.

Adam abdicated his role as protector of Eve. He chose to wilfully follow her into disobedience, and now he would get to see how it felt to have the object of his afection rebel against him.

Credits: Amanda Buys

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AS SHE BLOSSOMS

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As little Clara practiced her recital, it was like one watching a flower bloom. There was a lot about her that we had never noticed; it was refreshing not to mention eye-opening. For one that had lived most of her life in solitary confinement, her zest for life is amazing. You see, Clara’s earlier years were characterized by brutality and being locked up in a room only to receive a few meals from a mother that hated her to the core. The day she was able to taste freedom is the day that her mother breathed her last. Though it was sad that she never got to know her mum, Clara was glad that finally she would live a life worth living.

Today, as she prepares to give her first recital ever, nothing can dare spoil the mood; it’s one thing we’ve all been waiting for and we are glad that we are finally here. We are ready to watch her unfurl.
Recite, unfurl, solitary

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