The Father gave Adam the responsibility for teaching his wife, meaning the woman, and everyone else who came after him. He was responsible for instructing them all that the Lord God had told him. Keep in mind that this same pattern is repeated with each new family. By the way, this is clearly seen in the Lord God's interactions with Abraham. “Should I hide my plan from Abraham?” the Lord asked. “For Abraham will certainly become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth will be blessed through him. I have singled him out so that he will direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just. Then I will do for Abraham all that I have promised.” We as husbands and fathers have a responsibility to take charge of the leadership of our families and instruct our wives and children and lead them in line with the Lord God's Word. Remember, the commands of the Lord God were taught by Abraham to his household and the generations after him. This is why it is so important for us to stay in the Word. If a man takes the responsibility of being the teacher and instructor in his home, he attracts the Lord God's favor and blessing in his life. The man's function as a father and teacher fulfills the Lord God's purpose for his life. Since the father is the source, everyone who comes out of him must look to him for instruction.
The evil one will try to cause you to lose focus, but keep this in mind: the Lord God teaches the father to teach the future generations. It is our responsibility to teach our wives and children the Kingdom message, not the pastor or any other religious leader. We as fathers are supposed to be filled with the Holy Spirit--our Governor--who is the ultimate teacher and instructor. “If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you." While here on this earth, King Jesus said that He would be with us and in us, meaning the Holy Spirit. By the way, He is the true teacher.
Take another look at Adam and Eve. She was taken out of Adam, not the other way around. Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.
So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and He brought her to the man.
“At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’”
This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Keep in mind, Eve was designed to be a receiver, as all women are. But she received wrong information when she listened to the wrong source. She listened to Satan, who came to her in the form of a serpent in order to deceive her. The male is the giver and the female is the receiver and incubator. That is why it is a grave sin for two men to live together as husband and wife. The same goes for two women who live together as husband and wife. It goes against the nature of the Lord God who created them male and female. Keep in mind, these are the Lord God's standards and principles, as well as His law and if you are a true citizen of the Kingdom in good standing, you will embrace them. Read what the constitution states in the book of Leviticus: “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.
“A man must not defile himself by having sex with an animal. And a woman must not offer herself to a male animal to have intercourse with it. This is a perverse act." Those are our King's words and laws and the world hates to hear it and be reminded of it. I realize that we live in a fallen world. That is why it is so important for us to be filled with His Spirit and most importantly, to allow Him to lead and guide you. I realize there are a shortage of real men in the home and even those that are there fall far short of God's Kingdom standards. However that is a topic for another time! Just because the majority don't fulfill their purpose and responsibility, doesn't change God's commands and assignments
Remember, your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is your greatest asset in the Kingdom.
Genesis 2:15-17; 18:17-19 John 14:15-17 Genesis 2:18-24
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