UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIQUENESS
I welcome you to the month of September. I see you being outstanding in every facet of your life this month, in Jesus' name! This month, I shall be teaching on Understanding Your Uniqueness.
This week, I want to start by sharing on the Creation Of Male And Female Genders!
Men and women are unique in their own different make-up. One star is different from another in glory. God's Word says: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27). God created them male and female.
It is clearly stated in the above verse of scripture that the man and woman are unique, even from creation. That is, you are not an afterthought of God's creation. This will make you get excited, happy and joyful. Don't feel inferior about your uniqueness. If you are a man, God has a purpose for creating you the way you are. God equally has a purpose for making you the person you are, so get excited!
The purpose behind God's creation of man is to receive love. God's Word tells us that God is love (I John 4:8, 16). From this scripture, it means that God doesn't just give or show love, He is love. He desires to share His love with us, because love is His essential quality. God's Word says: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not (1 John 3:1).
When God says: Let us make man in our image, in our likeness (Genesis 1:26), He was saying, in essence, "Let us make someone to love, and call that creature ‘man'." God wanted man to be the object of His love, and that is why He made man in His own image and likeness. Therefore, in the creation of man, God drew man out of Himself, so that the essence of man would be just like Him.
Among God's creations, man is the only being that is like Him. That is to say, man is so unique. Man is a spirit and spirit has no gender. The Bible never talks about a male and female spirit, so God created the spirit-man without gender. God refers to male and female as ‘man'.
God took the spirit –man, He placed him in two physical forms and He called them male and female. God's Word says: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27). Therefore, for God to fulfill His eternal purposes, He used two physical forms, called male and female, to express the one entity of man. When God speaks to humanity, He uses the term man. He doesn't address male or female, unless He is talking to individuals.
God deals with the man inside us because God is a spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). It is important for you to know that we worship God with our spirits, not with our gender. In God's programme, therefore, neither is the spirit of the husband dependent on the wife or vice versa.
The Creation Of Male Gender!
God gave the spirit-man dominion over a physical earth. He gave him a physical body to live and to function in the world and rule over it. God's Word says: 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 (Genesis 2:7). God formed a house from the dust of the ground and made a house called male. Then God housed the spirit-man in the male. Then He put the male in the Garden of Eden, so that the man could rule over what He has created (Genesis 2:8, 15).
The Creation Of Female Gender!
Furthermore, if God created man for the purpose of having a relationship of love with Him and wants him to dominate over the world, what then motivated God to make the female? In Genesis 2:7-17, it is clearly stated that, at first, only the spirit-man in the male gender is ruling in the garden.
When God created the male, He could still give and receive love through His Spirit; however, because the man now had a physical body, he also needed someone with whom to share human and physical love. God's Word says: And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (Genesis 2:18). From this scripture, note that even though the male gender had communion with God, the male gender needed love.
So, from creation, we see that God decidedly made the woman as a complement of the man. He made her to make a difference in the life of Adam; He created her to spice up her world. Animals were created for man's enjoyment, and although they can give him some comfort, but they cannot truly fulfil his need for love (Genesis 2:19-20).
Having a full understanding of your uniqueness as an individual, comes by acknowledging the One who created you who you are. You can only effectively acknowledge the person you know and not otherwise. Thus, do you have a personal relationship with your Creator – God? If you don't, why not surrender your life to Jesus Christ today, so that you can through Him enter into a lifelong blissful relationship with God? You want to do that? Why not please say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus' Name!
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