2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

Redemption is the central theme of the Bible. It’s what Jesus Christ came to bring and who He himself became. There is nothing created that redemption doesn’t change. Redemption changes you from being lost and alone, and brings you into a family. From being hated and rejected to being celebrated and accepted. From being wicked and selfish to being holy. Redemption brings enslaved people into freedom from the skeletons in the closets and transforms dead things into living things. King Jesus comes to make your life anew. 

Declaration: I’m a new creation. My past is not my future. I have been redeemed. 

What is a Woman?

It seems there is an entire faction of our society today that has lost its dad gum mind. They are actually confused over what a woman is. To me, it is pretty darn simple, but the lost lefties don’t have a clue anymore. 

To set the record straight today, let’s go back to the beginning. When God Almighty revealed Eve, who had been hidden inside of Adam as a rib to protect his heart, He stood her upright and Adam was so astounded, he said, “Whoa! Man!” and the word “woman” was created. 

OK, so that was a bad joke. It didn’t really go that way. This is what Adam said and it was deep with hidden meaning, just like the woman herself:

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.” – Genesis 2:23

As a numbers guy, I cannot help but notice the prophetic number in the verse. Two is a faithful witness and 23 is the year we’re living in and we need to be a faithful witness of what this verse reveals. 

The Hebrew word that came out of Adam’s astounded mouth was actually “Ishah.” Woman is “Ishah” and that word has three letters. Let’s dive into the original language and see what they mean. 

  • Aleph: picture of a head – authority, strong leader
  • Shin: picture of sharp teeth – vitality, passion
  • Hey: picture of open window – to behold, perspective, wisdom, insight, higher view

There it is again! Wisdom and insight are a part of woman’s faith package just like Solomon said in Proverbs dozens of times. We learned yesterday that God’s constant companion since everlasting was Wisdom, and that Wisdom is a woman. Again, God wanted the same for mankind so out of all the created beings, mankind received the gift of a helpmeet, Wisdom, to complete him. 

Before I sign off today, I also have to show you that the letters of Ishah are also numbers, and they speak a mighty word of woman’s identity. 

Aleph is the number one, which is all about unity. She is made to complete and unite those around her. She’s the glue that holds the family together.

Shin is the number 300, which is all about being a warrior. Women was made to fight for her family and what is right in God’s eyes. She’s no wimp or damsel in distress. Woman is a fighter. 

Hey is the number five, which is God’s number for grace. Woman was made to give love, comfort, protection and understanding even when those around her don’t deserve it. Grace is a gift that covers a lot of wrongs and woman was created to display and disperse it to her family as an agent of construction–not destruction. 

So, what is a woman? God knows and now so do you.