The Holy Spirit dropped a nugget in my spirit with no further insight. The nugget is; The design does not null and void or do away with the purpose. What is your insight?
From the beginning of man’s first creation there were equality. Man and woman ruled over all things together. They walked in Agape love which means to love without conditions. A love we as man do not truly understand, but we are trying to walk in, in our daily lives to please God.
This design was ordained by God and it served as an example for all men (men/women) to walk in. The serpent convinced Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in which she gave also to Adam to do of the same. This act changed the course of equality (the design), but as we read further, not the purpose of man.
Genesis Chapter 3: 1-6, 10-15
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Because of the fall and the punishment Eve received, they were not prepared for the new design and the evil that came with. To be equal, then put in a state of desiring her husband to the point of Adam ruling over her, truly opened her eyes to the consequences that came with the sin. Even though Eve did not know of sin, she reaped what she had sowed by disobeying God. The rest is where we are today inequality. The plan of equality was changed by the sin of man, but his purpose was still in place.
To be God and to see your design change because of the curiosity of woman and the love of the wife by man to disobey did not please God, but for the love of his creation he had to allow the design to change, so that his purpose could be revealed. This change lead to the destruction of the earth, pride of man to dominate and destroy, torture and abuse the women he was once equal to, killing of His Son Jesus Christ, and millions of other tragic events in history.
Though sin has brought a separation or has erected partiality between the male and the female God’s original purpose of Equality still holds firm with God. It has not wavered. Man walks in the corrupted design while God still hold faithfully to the original blueprint. Though the car’s design changes it does not do away with the car’s purpose
As a married believer I wrestle with the thought of man being the head because of the places I have traveled and the inequality and the mistreatment of women, because of man’s belief. The design was made before the fall, but sin took the design and made it into the destructive lifestyle we have today. We as U.S. men and women, Christian and non-Christian and so on, believe there is a decency or a level of equality we should live by for the love of our women. Some parts of the Middle East there is no such equality. Women are to be used as a tool for children and not seen or heard. This is not all but a standard of their religion.
The design was made before the fall, but the fall created sin, which allowed sin to corrupt the design.
Man’s logistics says “why create something that you know it will destroy, hate, abuse, etc.”. Free will is not pretty because of the sinful ways of man, but that is the answer and purpose, because it requires love and sacrifice. To love as I mentioned earlier in the writing has no face other than to love. To love your brother mean there is hate, there is being used, there is molestation, there is murder, there is betrayal, and so on. Sin is here, because of the fall; so love requires you to go through regardless. Does it hurt yes, but to change the design because of the hurt mean that you love impartially.
God loved Satan equally or maybe more, that is not for us to know only that He loved. To have a son or a creation that you walk, talk, commune with, and love does not mean you hate him or it. Love requires you to love, cry and also hurt through the punishment even though you have the means to change the outcome. Purpose means more than the design or the consequences that come with it. This is a hard pill to swallow as we walk in the flesh.
Watchman Nee stated in his writing of The Spiritual Man “that the Spirit of Man, the Soul of Man and the Body of man make up the trinity of man. From his writing the trinity of man was one before the fall, because all parts worked together as one for the good of man. With the fall of man the spirit, soul, and body separated because of each of its purpose. The spirit man is the communication of man to spirit of God. The soul of man is the decision making between the spirit and the body. The Body has fallen and sin exist through the body. His understanding is a deeper understanding and spiritually it makes sense. But to confirm all explanations ask God.
This in turn falls back into equality at least for me. The spirit walks in equality, the soul battles between the law and equality, and the body follows the law, because of the fall of man. I guess the question we must ask ourselves is are we living for the spirit of man or are we trying to walk in the body of man. To try to walk like Christ with no sin, is that where we are trying to go. You decide.