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The original design

on Apr 22, 2021 in 2021, Marriage | 0 comments

The original design

by Ivan Ho    22 Apr 2021

For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
1 Timothy 2:13 KJV

 

Adam was created first then Eve was created to complete God’s creation. That is the divine order and pattern of creation. God created the woman and brought her to the man and the two became one.

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; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Genesis 2:21‭-‬24 KJV

Eve was created as a helper to help Adam fulfill his God given destiny, not the other way round.

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 KJV

 

Eve’s God given mandate was already given to Adam, she did not have to reinvent the wheel and start her own purpose. As long as Eve stood with Adam to do the will of God the Father, she would have fulfilled her purpose on earth. Her job was to find out what God has spoken to her husband and follow it. By following the word given to Adam, she would be following the word of God.

Tragedy happened when Eve began to move away from her husband and started to connect with the snake. The devil enticed her and  offered her a seemingly better package, even better than what God could offer. “The moment you eat the fruit, you will be as wise as God” said the serpent. She looked at the fruit and her soul began to desire an alternative plan outside of God’s word. She ate the fruit that God commanded Adam not to eat, and gave the fruit to her husband and he ate as well. By following the serpent’s plan,  Eve was deceived and began to move away from her destiny. Adam, on the other hand, followed his wife instead of God. By disobeying God’s command, both fell into sin. That was the beginning of the end, but God has a plan for a new beginning.

Today, the devil is doing the same thing by enticing the churches to move away from Christ and His word and begin to start their own franchise. Any church that tries to run its own business outside of Christ is false.

Thank God, despite of man’s sin due to disobedience and rebellion to God’s word, He sent His Son Jesus to redeem mankind from our sins and to restore us to God’s original design and purpose. God’s original plan hasn’t changed, only the fallen man changed. The redeemed man still has to follow God’s original plan and purpose which is to multiply and subdue the earth.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:27‭-‬28 KJV

However, some churches today only multiply for the sake of multiplication without fulfilling God’s mandate on earth.

Being saved and redeemed by the blood of Jesus is the beginning of a new life of returning to the original design and purpose of God.

 

 

 

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