What you build during your courtship is very important for a time will come where it will be tested in marriage.
Strong marriages and families stand on a good foundation laid out in courtship. One does not start digging foundations for a house that they want to simultaneously occupy.
For a season, one has to occupy a different habitation (singleness), whilst digging and preparing for the house they want to reside in in the future (marriage).
This truth is not limited to relationships and marriage. So, enjoy your courtship, but don’t put off building or laying the foundation for each area of your life. These works will be tested in time and may your works stand this test when it comes.
I’ll see you soon!
The wicked one is attracted to our ignorance. The area where we lack understanding usually gives the enemy an advantage over us – making us to become barren and unfruitful.
And though we have the potential to bring forth amazing things through the power of the Word of God – this becomes impossible because we lack understanding.
This is why the Psalmist prayed ‘give me understanding and I shall live’ – life, fruitfulness and great productivity are all products of our understanding.
“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.” (Matthew13:19)
“… And in all your getting, get understanding”.
Beloved, I know its been a while since my last post but I believe we are still basking in the truth transmitted through our previous discussions.
Now lets continue to dig deep into the Word from Genesis 1: 27-28
“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
We already ascertain that the woman is created by God and in God’s image and that this is key in how she is defined. And that her true essence and code of existence comes from the Creator.
Today lets examine the empowerment of this woman.
“..Then God blessed them, and God said to them…”
As soon as God was done creating the male and the female; He powered them to full functionality! He BLESSED them! Here we see both of them were activated by a divine force. This impartation came upon them at the same time and this speaks volume when we take a moment to think of what was going on in God’s mind when He ‘BLESSED’ them both.
We must come to a realization that God knew what He was doing when He imparted Himself to the man and the woman for a common purpose and goal.
Woman, the ‘BLESSING’ is upon you. The total woman must come into the awareness that she is divinely activated for successful and victorious living here on the earth contrary to what many believed that the woman is a victim of this life and should therefore be treated as a second citizen. Not at all, we have what it takes to give God what He wants. That is, the woman was part of God’s original agenda for the earth.
To be blessed means to be empowered to succeed. It means to be resourced from a higher realm with all resources that is needed to make life worth living. And it means to be authorised to get things done as they are intended. So you see, woman, you are not a necessary evil as purported by many, neither are you a second thought. You are a very significant part of God’s own agenda for the earth in the day that He did His creations. Therefore, it is time to rise above all earthly drive and yearn for that which comes from above. It is time to pull beyond all restrictions of your humanness into the place of God’s original intent for your life. It is time to rise into the place of wholeness and completeness as a total woman.
Let us break free from all earthly motivations of the carnal mind and ascend into where we came from, because our full functionality can only proceed from there. Because nothing of this earth can release our authentic aroma and divine fragrance.
Our true essence is of HIM!
See you very soon.
Please share your thoughts as you read.
Good day friends,
I am sure you had a great time reading the Part 1 of this write up:
Today, we want to look at –
The issue of identity:
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)
God created man and this ‘Man’ is male and female. And He called this ‘Man’ – ‘Them’. Selah!
This is food for thought for those who continue to deal with women as mere objects of sexual pleasure, objects of commercial attraction and seduction and objects of domestic relief. Because, this ‘female-man’ is created in GOD’S IMAGE! She is an embodiment of divine power. There should be no controversy about this.
But come to think of it, when identity is not known, abuse is inevitable. Unless the woman come into a full realization of her TRUE IDENTITY in God, she will become a pawn in a game of chess of human definitions and designs.
Woman, you are created by God and only He can define you. Any attempt to succumb yourself to human ideologies will rob you of your glorious destiny in God. Some of this ideologies and philosophies seem to be ok but if it is not God, then it is not good.
The Woman is created in God’s IMAGE:
An image is the exact representation of an external form of a person or thing. An image is a perfect replica of something. The scripture speaks of Christ as the image of the invisible God (Col 1:15). And that as He is, so are we in this world. We make God visible! This is our identity!!!
This understanding will eliminate every form of low self esteem and destroy inaccurate definitions that has made women to become slaves of religion and society. Yes, inaccurate definitions produced identity crises for many women today. They are not sure of what to do and how to be in the world.
“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world”. (1 John 4:17)
Our confidence to stand against every judgement of man and Satan is that we are created in His image and ‘as He is, so are we in this world”.
This should intoxicate every woman into full functionality and accurate lifestyle according to God’s original blueprint. There was nothing Jesus wanted to do that He couldn’t do because of religion, culture or traditions. He actually challenged all man-made barriers and limitations while here on the earth. I have come to discover that most religious events and programmes emanated from these evil traditions and cultures and they are made to subjugate the woman and to redefine her purpose of existence.
You are CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE, with every required resource to be all that God designed you to be. The ‘female-man’ is not disadvantaged! No one can bring a charge against you. So refuse every religious and cultural charge that is levied against you and seek to make you a less of who you truly are. The ‘fall’ messed you up, but ‘Redemption’ bought you back. Its time to celebrate your true identity! The exact representation of Jehovah God here on earth – nothing less.
Please take time to meditate on these scriptures below. It is written concerning you that:
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men”. (1Cor 7:23)
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1Co 6:20)
“Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us”. (Romans 8:33-34)
This is our ‘code of existence’. This should create a total paradigm shift in our mentality. Because you are bought with a price; therefore; do and become appropriate to this new status and stature. Live a life that corresponds to your new position. Take a different posture, reject slavery, embrace and engage actions that aligns with your current definitions. Let the Word of God change you from inside out.
Now, it is time for every woman to rise above limitations – educational, spiritual, mental, physical, marital, and social. For ‘as He is, so are YOU in this world.
So my dear friend, YOU CAN BE! ALL THAT HE CREATED YOU TO BE BECAUSE YOU ARE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE!!
See you again very soon. And don’t forget to share your godly thoughts as you read this. Be blessed.
The Total Woman is that woman who has discovered the mind of God concerning her existence here on the earth.
She is living life to the fullest and she will not stop until all of God’s purpose concerning her life is fully realised.
She is a fully functional daughter, young girl, adult woman, sister, wife and mother. Irrespective of what she may encounter at any phase of her human life, her determination to finish her race is not negotiable.
She is also not cajoled by her beauty and would not be fooled by her brain because she is conscious of her real identity in God. Poor or rich, she has made finalised commitment to live according to the blueprint of her Lord and Master – Jesus Christ.
“…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them…” (Gen 1:26-28)
Woman, the above is God’s original Blueprint for your existence here on earth:
You are created by God!
Therefore, He is your definer. Not culture, neither religion. The world did not create you, therefore it has no right to define you, for the creature has no power over the CREATOR. “But now, thus says the Lord , who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine” (Isaiah 43:1)
So if we want to know how to be and how to live, then we must yearn after ‘thus says the Lord’. His Word tells us how to and what to be.
Woman, refuse to exchange this truth of God for any lie. GOD IS YOUR CREATOR! Shun every philosophy of man, frown at every perversion of darkness and reject every satanic proposition to redesign and redefine you. Do not join those who exchange the truth of God for a lie. Everything made by man will fade away, only that which the Lord does is forever. BE A TOTAL WOMAN!
“who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” (Romans 1:25)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. (Genesis 1:1)
God is the beginning of all things. There was nothing created that was not created by God. He existed in Himself and created all things in the heavens and on the earth for Himself.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (John 1:1-3)
- The Word is God Himself
- All things came into existence through Him
- And without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being.
And just before you wonder about human inventions. Please note that every human inventions came into existence out of that which was already existing.
“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the pre-eminence.” (Colossians 1:16-18)
- The things that are now visible for us to see came out of the invisible realm – the realm of God –
- All things came through God
- All things are created for God
- All things consists in God
- God is the head of all things – the beginning and the end of everything.
Therefore, HE has final say, He has the ultimate authority and pre-eminence over all things.
The simple submission here today is that, only the manufacturer has the right to describe its products and its use. God made the heavens and the earth and all that is therein, therefore, only He has the right to define and describe the essence of everything He created including the man and the woman. Any human definition that is embraced regarding any of God’s creations will only damage and destroy.
And God in His final statement on His creation declared that all that He made is VERY GOOD!
“And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely….” (Genesis 1:31) AMPC
In order for any human not to malfunction, it is imperative that he or she consults the CREATOR’S MANUAL to discover the purpose, the principles and the ethics of his/her existence. Maximum functionality is only possible when we follow the manufacturer’s manual.
“Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” (Psalm 100:3) AMPC
We are His!