Do you know your identity? Do you know your Name? A name defines who you are and prophesy your destiny.
Before sin, the Lord called the man Adam and said that he should eat of every tree in the Garden except the tree of good and evil. God made the animals and brought them to Adam, who gave them their names or identity.
Similarly, after God created the woman, He brought her to Adam and he called her Woman which was her name and identity. According to Adam, the meaning of Woman is “taken from man” because she is bones of his bones and flesh of his flesh. Thus, she was created with all the authority and power that man has.
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 in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to 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.” (Genesis 2:21-23)
After the couple’s downfall, Adam renamed his wife and called her Eve because she was the mother of all living (Genesis 2:20).
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all living. (Genesis 3:15, 20)
She would not only give birth to children, but she was destined to bring forth the tree of life which would return everlasting life to humanity.
Woman! You are ‘man’ of power and authority!
Woman! You originated from man and you reproduce man.
Woman! You are Eve, the giver of life.
Woman! You are his bone and flesh – strength and covering.
Woman! Your seed bruised the serpent’s head and will terminate its life.
Woman because of you, the man received redemption and grace.
Mankind has hope because of you.
You are Woman!