TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER – 5/14/2023
2 Kings 5:14 – So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
Many think of seven as a “lucky” number. However, there is no such thing as a good or bad number. Because God does speak through numbers, seven marks where God is doing something by His Spirit apart from any other source. Let the Lord invade your circumstances and get with His program.
Declaration: The Lord is speaking and I will not ignore His voice. I want to be clean.
The Mystery of Woman
I love the Hebrew language. It is so deep with hidden meaning that you just have to search out. With that said, one of the biggest mysteries in the universe is woman. Now, I’m not just saying that to be funny or rib you ladies – pun definitely intended!
Think about it. There are no females among the heavenly beings. None. The Sons of God or “Watchers”–high level angelic beings–were jealous of man because man not only had a helpmeet, a woman, but that they also had offspring. You can find that in Genesis 6, but that is a story for another day. Back to they mystery of woman.
I would argue that woman was created the day God breathed into Adam and he stood upright. She was created but not revealed. It’s right here in very first chapter of the Bible.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness … So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. – Genesis 1:26-27
Woman was no afterthought as many think. She was a mystery from the very start. But why? Let’s look at scripture.
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” – Genesis 2:18
The King James says “helpmeet.” That word is the key. It is made of two Hebrew words; “ezer” and “knegdo.” This is where is gets fun and you’ll see why.
“Ezer” is the word for help, but it is much more rich and deep than our English language can translate. Ezer is about surrounding, protecting, giving aid and bringing relief. There are three things the Jews say ezer does:
- Shields – does not expose
- Unifies – does not divide
- Encourages – does not destroy or discourage
The Hebrew word “knegdo” has a dual meaning, and this is crazy cool. First, it’s about being obvious, in your face–not hiding but boldly standing. It also means “parallel, equal or in opposition/completion of.” What’s that all about?
Think of two sides of a coin or both banks of a river. That is what knegdo is all about–that’s obvious. Yes, another pun. So woman is separate but equal to man, but hear me say this to you: being equal does not mean she is the same as man. Man and woman are not the same, but they are equal.
Equal is not about a list of physical or mental traits, which is what “same” implies. Equal denotes value. When God created Adam with the mystery of Eve yet to be revealed, He already called her “ezer knegdo”– the unifying shield of encouragement that is openly and boldly of equal worth on earth and in the Kingdom of God.
Newsflash! You will not hear that from mainstream media or the feminist movement. They tell you the lie that women are the same as men when they are not. Women do, however, hold equal value and have a dynamic purpose only they can fulfill. Mystery solved!
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