And after the battle is won...He stands there, victorious, with His chosen weapon in His hand and holds it high for all to see, dripping with the enemy's blood...
He then turns and looks at the married couple and focuses His eyes on the woman. He reaches down to her and He says to her, "Here. Take this. Only woman can wield this weapon," and hands her the weapon!
What should she say?
Should she say..."What? This is SO oppressive!"
Should she say..."Buuut, I'm not using this if my husband won't!"
Should she say..."Yeah, right?! I'm too strong to use that!"
That would be...crazy...wouldn't it?
And, what do you think satan would do if he saw Jesus handing that weapon to women? Do you think he'd do whatever he could to disarm them?
Well...truth is...the most powerful weapon in all of Creation that was used by the Creator Himself to defeat sin, death, satan...has been given...not to the men...but to the women.
Not only are women the crown of God's creation...not only are we the beings thru which new life enters the world...not only are we the only "female" moral creatures spoken of in the Bible...but Jesus has given women (not men) the most powerful weapon in the Universe...
What do YOU choose to do with it? Are you truly strong and powerful? Or...have you been disarmed?
1 Peter 2
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps...
...who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously...
...and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed....
...For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word (if they are being enslaved by sin), they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
If you despise it...you're not strong and powerful...you're unarmed.