But who are you, Woman?
I’m telling you that you’ll NEVER know who you are until YOU find out Who HE is (til then, you’re just guessing).
BE YOU…BUT BE THE YOU THAT ADONAI MADE YOU TO BE – WHOLE, NOT BROKEN.
So Who are you? Does anyone know? Whose Image are you created in? Then, let’s START THERE. You can find out when you go back to the beginning.
HOW was she created? What did God call her? How was she introduced in the Text?
**open your Bibles to Genesis 2:18**
|Then the LORD||יְהוָ֣ה||Yah·weh||3068||the proper name of the God of Israel||from havah|
|God||אֱלֹהִ֔ים||e·lo·him,||430||God, god||pl. of eloah|
|said,||וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙||vai·yo·mer||559||to utter, say||a prim. root|
|“It is not good||טֹ֛וב||to·vv||2896a||pleasant, agreeable, good||from tob|
|for the man||הָֽאָדָ֖ם||ha·’a·dam||120||man, mankind||from an unused word|
|to be alone;||לְבַדֹּ֑ו||le·vad·dov;||905||separation, a part||from badad|
|I will make||אֶֽעֱשֶׂהּ־||e·’e·seh-||6213a||do, make||a prim. root|
|him a helper||עֵ֖זֶר||e·zer||5828||a help, helper||from azar|
|suitable||כְּנֶגְדֹּֽו׃||ke·neg·dov.||5048||in front of, in sight of, opposite to||from nagad|
EZER KENEGDO means ‘help, surround, protection and aid’ FOR Adam when he’s walking with the LORD and AGAINST him when he’s not, IN ORDER TO turn him back to ADONAI ELOHEINU (LORD our God).
BUT SOMETHING CRAZY HAPPENED IN GENESIS 3:1 IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN THAT DAY…
READ: Genesis 3:1-5
1 Now the serpent (Hb. nachash) was more crafty than any wild animal which Adonai, God, had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You are not to eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman answered the serpent, “We may eat from the fruit of the trees of the garden, 3 but about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden God said, ‘You are neither to eat from it nor touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “It is not true that you will surely die; 5 because God knows that on the day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Nachash means ‘to diligently observe’. That’s what the serpent did then. That’s what he does today. The thief/serpent/adversary came to circumvent THIS HOLY IMAGE WITHIN YOU – which he greatly dislikes! He doesn’t want God’s Image to BE YOU…so, his job is to ‘steal, kill & destroy’ (John 10:10).
When Adam and Eve welcomed chaos into their life and relationship with God and with one another, they became ABOUT THEIR OWN individual IMAGES. We became about our own little ‘i’ images. We are no longer one…
Genesis 3:16 – To the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in  childbirth, In pain you will bring  forth children; Yet your desire (teshuqah) will be for your husband, And he  will rule (mashal) over you.”
teshuqah: manipulate/devour as a beast
HERE’s where we humans get it all wrong. We GIRLS live our lives revolving around our own little ‘i’ image….we are about our own little ‘i’ images that are broken, flawed, despairing, comparing and wanting more but not knowing how or where MORE comes from. So, in our confusion and frustration, we look for this LOVE in ALL THE WRONG PLACES AND SPACES of this world.
The essence of who ADONAI has made us as women comes out and over not only our husbands, but also our children, and influences everything we do, every relationship we have. If we are guided/governed by His Spirit, that will come out as help, surround, protection and aid BY HIS SPIRIT’S POWER to keep our Adam’s (Ish/husband) walk tight with ADONAI (and others we influence as well). We are CLOSE to HIS Presence. If I’m walking in the Spirit…if I’m NEAR GOD (as the Temple Priesthood suggests)…I won’t have to tell you or say a single word…you’ll FEEL IT.
If, however, we are ruled by our flesh, it comes out as manipulation, devouring (as a beast – teshuqah translated as ‘desire’ in Genesis 3:16) in order to get our way (selfish gain). Is this you? (Don’t feel too badly. This can be undone by the Power of His Word and His Spirit within His people! It’s called discipleship.)
How are you using your incredible godly influence – HIS power that HE instilled within you for His purpose? Is it in HIS IMAGE/POWER (producing fruit/LIFE/shalom/unity) or is it in your own little ‘i’ image/manipultive power producing discord, division, death, chaos? ONE of these two WILL BE HAPPENING, Ezer Kenegdo.
Until you allow the Spirit of God to speak to the Image of God IN YOU…you’ll always be about your own image.
We are Ezer Kenegdo, called after Himself on purpose, with purpose. What will you do with this new found Truth?
KNOW ADONAI ELOHEINU…then you’ll understand YOU.