Male and Female

Posted August 25, 2006

 

I pray that every one that has ears to hear will humble themselves and consider what the Spirit of God is saying, and God will give you understanding.

 

In Genesis 2:7, we find that the Lord God formed man from dust, "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." God made this statement in Genesis 2:18, "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him." We see in verse 21 that God put Adam to sleep.

 

Adam and Eve

 

Genesis 2:21-25 says, "And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; v.21

 

And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. v.22

 

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. v.23

 

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. v.24

 

And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." v.25

 

The Serpent Involves Himself in Adam and Eve's Lives

 

In Genesis 3:1-24 it states, "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? v.1

 

We see in this verse that the serpent set out to deceive Eve and that is precisely what he did, because she listened to his words.

 

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: v.2

 

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. v.3

 

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: v.4

 

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. v.5

 

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. v.6

 

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. v.7

 

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. v.8

 

And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? v.9

 

And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. v.10

 

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? v.11

 

And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. v.12

 

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. v.13

 

As we read these passages of scripture, we see that God gave certain commandments to Adam, and Adam disobeyed him. We see that when God talked to Adam about his rebellion he states in verse 12 that the woman gave him of the tree to eat. In verse 13, when God talked to the woman she said, the serpent beguiled me and I did eat. We notice here that Adam would not take responsibility for his rebellion, Eve would not take responsibility for her rebellion, and I can understand that because she was deceived.

 

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: v.14

 

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. v.15

 

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. v.16

 

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; v.17

 

Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; v.18

 

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. v.19

 

And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. v.20

 

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. v.21

 

And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: v.22

 

Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. v.23

 

So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." v.24

 

God Speaks to Abram

 

Genesis 12:1-5 says, "Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: v.1

 

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: v.2

 

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. v.3

 

So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. v.4

 

And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came." v.5

 

God Speaks to Abram in a Vision

 

In Genesis 15:1-6 it says, "After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. v.1

 

And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? v.2

 

And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. v.3

 

And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. v.4

 

And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. v.5

 

And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness." v.6

 

Sarai Speaks to Abram

 

Genesis 16:1-16 says, "Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. v.1

 

And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the Lord hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. v.2

 

And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. v.3

 

And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. v.4

 

And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the Lord judge between me and thee. v.5

 

But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face." v.6

 

Angel of the Lord Speaks to Hagar

 

"And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. v.7

 

And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. v.8

 

And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands. v.9

 

And the angel of the Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. v.10

 

And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the Lord hath heard thy affliction. v.11

 

And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. v.12

 

And she called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me? v.13

 

Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered. v.14

 

And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. v.15

 

And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram." v.16

 

The Lord Appears to Abram

 

In Genesis 17:1-8 it says, "And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. v.1

 

And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. v.2

 

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, v.3

 

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations." v.4

 

God Changes Abram's Name to Abraham

 

"Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. v.5

 

And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. v.6

 

And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. v.7

 

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." v.8

 

Sarai's Name is Changed to Sarah

 

Genesis 17:15-21 says, "And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. v.15

 

And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. v.16

 

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear? v.17

 

We see in verse 17, Abraham's unbelief is exposed.

 

And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee! v.18

 

And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. v.19

 

And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. v.20

 

But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year." v.21

 

Jesus and Two Angels Visit Abraham

 

Genesis 18:9-15 says, "And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. v.9

 

And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. v.10

 

Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. v.11

 

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? v.12

 

And the Lord said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? v.13

 

Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. v.14

 

Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh." v.15

 

The Lord Visits Sarah

 

In Genesis 21:1-21 it states, "And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoken. v.1

 

For Sarah conceived, and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. v.2

 

And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac. v.3

 

And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac being eight days old, as God had commanded him. v.4

 

And Abraham was an hundred years old, when his son Isaac was born unto him. v.5

 

And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me. v.6

 

And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age. v.7

 

And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned." v.8

 

Trouble Begins for Abraham

 

"And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. v.9

 

Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. v.10

 

And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son. v.11

 

And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called. v.12

 

And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. v.13

 

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba. v.14

 

And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast the child under one of the shrubs. v.15

 

And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept. v.16

 

And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice of the lad where he is. v.17

 

Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation. v.18

 

And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink. v.19

 

And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer. v.20

 

And he dwelt in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt." v.21

 

Jesus the Son of God is Upheld

 

In Isaiah 42:1-4 it states, "Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. v.1

 

He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. v.2

 

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. v.3

 

He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law." v.4

 

Jesus Sends Forth the Twelve Apostles

 

Matthew 10:1-15 says, "And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. v.1

 

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; v.2

 

Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; v.3

 

Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. v.4

 

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: v.5

 

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. v.6

 

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. v.7

 

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. v.8

 

Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, v.9

 

Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. v.10

 

And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. v.11

 

And when ye come into an house, salute it. v.12

 

And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. v.13

 

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. v.14

 

Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city." v.15

 

The Apostle Paul's Writings

 

The Apostle Paul writes in I Corinthians 9:1-6, "Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? v.1

 

If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord. v.2

 

Mine answer to them that do examine me is this, v.3

 

Have we not power to eat and to drink? v.4

 

Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? v.5

 

Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?" v.6

 

The Head of Every Man is Christ; The Head of the Woman is the Man

 

I Corinthians 11:1-3 says, "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. v.1

 

Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. v.2

 

But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God." v.3

 

The Husband is the Head of the Wife, Even as Christ is the Head of the Church

 

In Ephesians 5:18-33 it says, "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; v.18

 

Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; v.19

 

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; v.20

 

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. v.21

 

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. v.22

 

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. v.23

 

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. v.24

 

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; v.25

 

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, v.26

 

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. v.27

 

So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. v.28

 

For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: v.29

 

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. v.30

 

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. v.31

 

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. v.32

 

Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." v.33

 

God Upholds His Servants

 

In Romans 14:1-4 it states, "Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. v.1

 

For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. v.2

 

Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. v.3

 

Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand." v.4

 

II Timothy 4:17 states, "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion."

 

Jude verse 24 says, "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,"

 

I John 2:4-6 says, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. v.4

 

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. v.5

 

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked." v.6

Verse 10 states, "He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him."

 

God gave me my first wife, Patti, on June 5, 1952. We walked together during my Navy years, my years at the University of Missouri, and my years as a practicing veterinarian. In the summer of 1970, both of us were baptized in the Holy Spirit and started obeying God.

 

In the summer of 1980, God told me to come to Plano, Texas and speak to the people of Plano, and Patti came with me. In September 1984, Patti yielded to a wrong spirit. My ministry came under great attack. At that point in time, a great division came between Patti and me, and God removed Patti from my life, as my wife. (see Deliverance from the Jezebel)

 

In August 1987, God gave me my second wife, Lisa. We walked together for seventeen years. She worked at the ministry during most of that time. We both had some understanding of what God was doing in our lives. Lisa had a problem; no man was going to be her head. When I would discuss this with her she would say to me, "Jesus is my head." This was unbelief and rebellion in her. She had no intention of submitting to me as her husband, as unto the Lord. Consequently, she rebelled and ran away with another man. I presume she is living in Plano.

 

Satan used the false anointing through Patti to try to get me to follow her, and Satan has used the rebellion in Lisa to try to get me to follow her. In Adam's situation, he listened to his wife, and the entire human race came under a curse. In Abraham's situation, he listened to Sarah, and today we have all of the descendants of Ishmael fighting against every man as God spoke they would. For many years, it has been clear to me that God upheld Jesus and the apostles. In I Corinthians 15, Jesus is called the last Adam. He was tempted in every point, but never sinned. The apostle's were also tempted, but were held up by God. You cannot find in the lives of Jesus nor the apostles the problems that Adam and Abraham experienced.

 

It is God's purpose to uphold the man as the head of the family, under the new covenant. Otherwise, we men today would be just as vulnerable to the attack of Satan as was Adam and Abraham. It is very clear to me that God has held me up and kept me from falling into Satan's temptations.

 

 

God bless you,

 

Doyle Davidson

 

 

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