If God was going to tell man that he would rule over the woman, He would have said it in the Garden Before the fall, but he didn’t. In Fact, he gave THEM, Both Adam and Eve, Dominion alright, but NOT over one another. Let’s take a closer look:
In Genesis 1: 26-31, it says, Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will Reign (Rule) over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
27So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
28Then God Blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign (Rule) over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” God spoke a Blessing over them, and said they would “Reign” over the fish, sea, birds, sky and animals, BUT NOT OVER EACH OTHER)
29Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
31Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was Very Good!
Then in Genesis chapter 3 God said to the serpent, Satan, in verse 15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”
16Then he said to the woman,
“I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth.
And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.”
God Never told Adam to Rule over Eve
If you pay close attention to the above verses, you will find that God did Not instruct nor command Adam to rule over Eve. NO. But, Because of Sin, He said she would have pain in childbearing, and Because of Sin, she would desire to control her husband, and, Because of Sin, her husband would rule over her: Again, this was a Result of sin, NOT a direct command of God, also notice He spoke this to Eve and NOT to Adam.
This came as a result of sin and is connected to the “hostility” God said would be between Satan and the woman.
God NEVER told Adam Before nor After the fall (sin) that he would rule over Eve.
NOT A DIRECT COMMAND FROM GOD. Why? Because the scriptures say that after he made Adam and Eve and gave THEM (Equally, Together) Dominion over the Garden, Equally, he said that it was, “Very Good.” God created the Marriage unit, “Very Good” Meaning, they were created Equal! Both Male and Female, Made in the Image of God.
Eve Was One with Adam
Eve was NOT a separate being, she was One with Adam, bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh, Genesis 2:23. Equal.
Galatians 3:28, tells us we are also EQUAL in Christ Jesus: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus.”
Wives, it does not matter what others say! God did Not create you inferior to your husbands. You are Equal. After creating Both Adam and Eve, He said it was “very good.”
As I began to study the scriptures regarding this highly controversial subject, the Lord pointed out to me that “Before” the sin of Adam and Eve, there was No mention; No command, No instruction whatsoever to Adam that he would rule over Eve. And that it wasn’t until After they sinned that God said what would take place as a result of that sin, and it became evident right away when Adam Blamed both God and Eve for his sin, Genesis 3:12, The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” Instead of admitting his sin to God, he began to act like Satan, who is the devil, and in the Greek is: diabolos which means accuser (accusing falsely) and slanderer. Adam accused both God and Eve.
In the “Same Way” You Husbands MUST Give HONOR to Your Wives
When God created Both Adam and Eve, He created them equal. And in 1 Peter 3:7, it says, “In the same way, you husbands Must give Honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be more delicate than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”
During a Recent study I found that “IN THE SAME WAY” in the Greek is: HOMOIÓS,
(Hom-oy-oce means, **LIKEWISE, IN LIKE MANNER, SIMILARLY, “EQUALLY”
3668. homoiós ►
homoiós: likewise, in like manner
Original Word: ὁμοίως
Part of Speech: Adverb
Phonetic Spelling: (hom-oy’-oce)
Definition: likewise, in like manner
Usage: in like manner, similarly, in the same way, equally
Gods Word is Truth, as Jesus says in John 17:17, and The “Spirit of Truth” the Holy Spirit will “Lead and Guide you into All Truth.” John 16:13. His Spirit reveals the Truth of God’s Word, and in order to gain understanding of His Truths, we Must “Study” that means we must look at the entire context that surrounds a verse, or context of verses (the analogy the Lord gave me is what I call “digging for gold” it’s as though you walk into a gold mine and behind that rock is gold, you cannot see it, but it’s there, and the only way to gain access to it is, you must Dig for it! Others call it “deeper study.” And when it comes to studying the Word of God, you have to do the same, as to not be influenced by the “spirit of error” the “doctrines of man” and “doctrines of demons” and part of this digging you must study the Hebrew words as the OT was originally written in Hebrew, and the Greek, as the NT was originally written in Greek, this is Crucial if you’re going to Study the Word of God, and be very aware of what you’re hearing in the “pulpit” don’t just take “their” word for it, You do the research, You go and see if what is being said is true, Acts 17:11, “And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.
If you do not study for yourselves “rightly dividing the Word of Truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”) you run the risk of falling into the trap of believing Doctrines of Man (opinions, theories)Matthew 15:9, Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas and commands from God.”
and Doctrines of Demons, and 1 Timothy 4:1,Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. )
It is Not wisdom to take a verse out of context and turn it into what You want it to say, which is what many people do, even those standing in pulpits (or on social media) to build their case, this is where error has come into the church; this is why there are thousands of Religions.
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth has been given to us to help us understand what is Truth and what is Error.
Sin Shall Not Have Dominion Over You!
The Word of God tells us in 1 John 3:8, “For this Purpose, the Son of God was Manifested that He might Destroy the Works of the Devil. This is why we are NO LONGER SLAVES to Sin. Romans 16:14 says, “For Sin shall NOT have Dominion over you, for you are not under the law (curse of the law is sin and its affects, which are the works of the devil) but under Grace.
Let’s look at the first part of that verse again, “For SIN shall NOT HAVE DOMINION OVER YOU…” In the Garden, because of the deception of the serpent, which is Satan the Devil (See Revelation 12) sin entered after Both Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and as a result, sin entered, and part of that sin was the woman would desire to control her husband and part of that sin, the husband would rule over his wife. I pray I am making this point clear: This was NOT a direct command of God, before the fall, there was NO mention of Adam ruling over Eve. None.
And because Jesus, the second Adam, (Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15) Redeemed us from the Curse, we have been set free from the slavery of sin and it’s affects. Jesus not only paid for our sins and Healed all our diseases, (Isaiah 53:4,5, Matthew 8:17, 1Peter 2:24) He also, through His death, burial and Resurrection, brought us back into right standing with God, and Restored us back to The “Very Good” again, including the “Very Good” in our marriages, the Equality of man and woman, as He created mankind, in His Image, before the fall of Adam and Eve, where in marriage, we treat one another “In the Same Way” with Honor, Respect: Equality.
UPDATE: September 18, 2022, an article confirming what the Lord spoke to me regarding Adam and Eve in this blog, by Bob Edwards, Author and Bible Scholar working with his Wife in Canada regarding the Equality of Women in Marriage and the Church: “Why I’m an Advocate for Women’s Equality” You will be moved and astounded by his own personal story and what the Lord has led him to during his research.
If you’d like to learn more regarding the subjects of Women in the area of marriage, and as Ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, visit my YouTube channel at Nina Tidwell, and listen to recent videos titled, “Pentecost and Women,” “The War Against Women,” and “Encourage My Daughters,” and More.
You can also Read my blog, All One IN Christ Jesus.