When God put enmity between the woman’s seed and the seed of the serpent, in Genesis 3, He also said, (which is most often left out of explanation by clergy) that He would put enmity between the woman and the serpent. It is the same enmity, or “hatred” (in the Hebrew) that was propagated against our Lord at every turn until His death.
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. (emphasis added) Gen. 3:15
In a piece posted here last year, (which you can find using the search box or on the Pink Apron Regiment Channel on You Tube, type “deception and the dialectic”) this writer feebly tried to explain the principle of hatred toward women that the enemy has and uses to suppress our spirit, our witness and our lives.
Everyone can and does appreciate that man will toil in the field, and we see the obvious and prophesied hatred between the Messiah and the serpent. He is the Holy One of Israel, the Son of God, the Savior. But what about the woman? Why did God pronounce the future of women with such torment?
If we read the Genesis account in the garden thoroughly we can note one thing. Eve revealed who did the deceiving.
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. (Emphasis added). Gen. 3:13
How our formidable enemy hates being exposed! Thankfully the hatred is due to something Eve did, which was different than what Adam would say to God… she told the truth! She did not deceive God. Adam on the other hand, blamed someone else. Eve clearly acknowledged what God already knew about her; it was the first true confession. Was it a confession of faith? I don’t know. I do know she understood what God could do because when she conceives, she thinks her baby was a “gift.”
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. (emphasis added). Gen. 4:1
This garden experience has shaped much of the history of the treatment of women thereafter. Without spending a lot of time on the issue, what the following article demonstrates is enmity. Make no mistake. It is about the spiritual battle of hatred toward women directly from the source… the serpent.
Look around you. Maybe you can see it in your home, work, church, community, extended family, in the medical field… it could be anywhere and is everywhere; enmity toward women. Though we face spiritual warfare of intense proportions, with God nothing is impossible. Because of our relationship to the King of Kings, we have the armor to face this kind of evil head on. We must know the Word of God and use it.
The following article is disturbing, but a good example of the diabolical forces against us. Though there are “laws” prohibiting female genital mutilation all over the world, it is still being performed.
“And I shall put enmity between you and the woman.” Gen. 3:15
Click on the link below:
100,000 British Women Mutilated