EVE - THE CHURCH: THE NEW JERUSALEM, THE MOTHER OF US ALL.
The Church; “The New Jerusalem the Mother of us all.”
MOTHER’S DAY – 2023
Sunday, May 14, 2023, the Year of Our Lord
Pastor Carolyn Sissom
It has become my custom every year to honor a “Mother of the Year.” This year our church family has been blessed with babies. Mr. and Mrs. Colt Callenius gave birth to Caroline Renee, granddaughter of Mrs. Sonya West. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Knowlton gave birth to Sarah Elsie. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bunke gave birth to Valor Elwood. I salute these mothers and bless them with honor and respect as Godly women who love the LORD and their families.
I am privileged to honor the great women of this church fellowship. To every woman friend and co-laborer in Christ Jesus, I thank God for you.
When I sought the Lord as to whom I should give honor this year, as the Mother of the Year, the name I heard was Jo Ann Carpenter. I understood immediately. She has birthed forth in prayer more than the children which we birthed in the natural. While many of us were raising and praying for our families, she was praying for multiple families and the salvation of generations of children. There are many in this church fellowship who she has prayed for that you have been able to overcome and be victorious because of her prayers. With compassion and great love, this woman of God has travailed in prayer for all of us.
Break forth into singing and cry aloud… Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out, hold not back, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left and your descendants will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. (Isa. 54: 1-3).
The woman continues to be under attack by the serpent because her seed and the serpent’s seed continue to be in enmity. The woman has the authority to bruise his head. Jesus Christ, the seed of the woman bruised the serpent’s head on the Cross (Isa. 53: 10-11). The curse of the woman was broken at the Cross, just as all curses were broken through faith, the Holy Spirit and the Blood of Jesus. That is all curses, but the serpent. It cannot be broken because the serpent cannot receive the Holy Spirit, Faith in Christ Jesus and the Blood of Jesus.
The story of the first woman begins with Eve in the Garden of Eden, where she first discovered that she bore a unique relationship to God, the sovereign of the universe. The great reality is not that she came from the rib of Adam, but that God created her and brought her womanly nature into being.
Thus, Satan is attempting to corrupt that nature through transgenderism as well as lewdness and immorality of womanhood.
Genesis 1:27: God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created he them.
Here we have warranty for woman’s dominion. The fact that God did not give man dominion until he had woman standing beside him is evidence enough of her exalted place in the Creation.
God seeing the incompleteness of man standing alone, wanted a helper for him. God created this helper, Eve, whose name means “life,” “the mother of all living.”
The symbolism of the rib is that it was taken from the place nearest to Adam’s heart.
Similarly, the Church was created from the side of our Lord through the means of blood and water (Jn. 9:34).
Man and woman were created to have fellowship with God. Adam and Eve were one, dwelling together without hostility, division, inequality, or duplicity.
Satan’s strategy of attack on this sealed union was first to destroy marriages.
Genesis 2:24: Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. Marriage between a man and woman co-exist with creation, fully demonstrating that the sealed laws of morals and the sealed laws of nature coincide.
In the great epoch of Eve’s life, her marriage and motherhood unfold in the Genesis account. The family, too, with all its joys and heartaches come into being, with Eve as the center of it. In Eve all the elemental questions of life birth, and death, even sin and temptation, are shown in humanity on trial.
When Eve listened to the serpent, she followed not the will of God, but the path of evil. When she ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, she acted independent of God. On her was given a great power, she was able to lead Adam into sin. This power is still on womanhood. When womanhood of a nation becomes immoral and corrupt, a nation falls.
The curse of the woman is that man shall rule over her.
The realm of union is higher than the realm of obedience. The headship of the man over the woman was never part of God’s original order. In the heavenly realm of the Kingdom of God in Eden, man and woman walked and reigned together in the mind of Christ. Two were one. When redemption is complete, and all duplicity is swallowed up, men and women, male and female shall both be so quickened by the Spirit, that n the pure nature and holy mind of Christ, the two shall again be ONE. The principle of submission shall have been swallowed up in unity.
Gal. 3:28: There is neither Jew or Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Though Eve fell short of God’s design for womanhood, she rose to fulfill her destiny as a wife and mother of life to re-create. Paradise had been lost, but something wonderful, maternal had been born. In Eve, motherhood became a great sacrifice and became her sacred responsibility.
In the birth of her first son, Cain, and her second son, Abel, Eve experienced all the pains of childbirth. When her first son was born, Eve, like all mothers experienced great joy. Man had been re-created and she could exclaim, “I have gotten a man from the Lord” (Genesis 4:1). Eve decreed as we all know that her child came not merely from her flesh, but from God himself.
Eve gave birth to a second son, Abel. The first mother saw her sons grow to be jealous of each other. 1 John 3:15a: whosoever hates his brother is a murderer.
The jealousy ended in Cain slaying Abel, and the heartache of the first family is not unlike many divided families. Cain was a man of the soil. The serpent crawled in the dust (Gen. 3:14). There is in the earth the God-seed and the Serpent-Seed. Gen. 3:15: I will put enmity between thee (Serpent) and the woman, and between your seed and her seed… However, from Cain, came a grandchild, Enoch (H2585), who walked with God (Gen. 5:33; 4:17). He is third from Adam.
There is another grandson, Enoch, who is in the lineage of Jesus Christ. This Enoch is the seventh from Adam (Jde. 1:14). However, he is from the lineage of the third son, Seth,
Luke 3:37-38: Which was the son of Methusala, which was the son of Enoch (G1802), which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Malelee, which was the son of Cainan which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
Jude 1:14: And Enoch (G1802) also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, “Behold the Lord comes with ten thousands of his saints.
Heb. 11:5: By faith Enoch (G1802) was translated that he should not see death and was not found because God had translated him for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
The righteousness of Abel’s blood still speaks:
Hebrews 12:24: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Seth, the third son, is in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 4:26: And to Seth, to him also there was born a son, and he called his name, Enos; then men began to call upon the name of the LORD.
The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening (life-giving) spirit…the first man is of the earth, earthy, the second man is the Lord from heaven (1 Co. 15: 45;47).
Adam and Eve were a real man and a real woman in union with their Creator. Jesus Christ has again brought the family of God in union with the Father, our Creator.
Eve was the bride of Adam. New Jerusalem is the Bride of Christ, the last Adam.
Gal 4:26-29: Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, “Rejoice, O barren, You who do not bear! Break forth and shout, You who are not in labor! For the desolate has many more children than she who has a husband.” Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But, as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit even so it is now.
The God-Seed and the Serpent-Seed principle are played out in the Old Testament as two men and two women:
Two men: Abel/Cain; Abraham/Nimrod; Isaac/Ishmael; Samuel/Eli; David/Saul.
Two Women: Sarah/Hagar; Rachel/Leah; Hannah/Peninnah; Ruth/Naomi or Orphah; Esther/Vashti, etc
The serpent beguiled or seduced Eve, and he still attempts to deceive Christians away from the simplicity or singleness that is in Christ (2 Co. 11:3).
The Lord is seeking Godly men and woman who will sow righteousness and love into their families. Make your home a hearth of prayer where Jesus is always at the center. Lord let us be that Church who will bruise the head of the serpent with a rod of iron. Raise us up Oh Lord to give birth to Godly seed,
Carolyn Sissom, Pastor
Eastgate Ministries Church
Scripture from K.J.V. and N.K.J.V. – I entered the labors of P.P.T from Genesis by
Rev. Kelley Varner (1949-2009). Comments and conclusions are my own and not meant to reflect the views of Rev. Varner.