Some Women Are Still Like Eve: Listening to the Serpent

Have you ever wondered why Satan approached Eve and not Adam in the Garden of Eden? Why didn’t he go up to Adam and start challenging him about whether or not God really said they shouldn’t eat from the tree of wisdom? Let’s review Genesis 3:2-10 NLT:

The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

“Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’”

“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”

The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.

When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

10 He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”

When the shrewd serpent, AKA Satan, showed Eve how beautiful and delicious the fruit was, and she wouldn’t need God, Eve caved. Husbands want to please their wives. Since that day, the Devil has made it his mission to get women and men to choose evil over good, Satan’s ways, not God’s ways. Already owning the world, Satan goes after the Christians he loses who turn from their evil ways, repent from their sins, and choose to follow Jesus Christ. Not deterred, Satan still dangles that forbidden fruit in the form of lies, sin, temptations, pride . . . anything that makes us feel we don’t need God, just like when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-10).

Jesus used Scripture to fend off Satan. If we’re not grounded in God’s Word, we’re easily deceived and distracted by the Deceiver, the Ruler of this world. Mothers have a huge influence over their children’s beliefs: what they watch on television, the video games they play, the amount of time they spend on electronics, the friends they keep.  A real and present danger is the lure of the secular world on women, and thus goes the next generation.

Since November 8 when the progressive liberals lost the presidential election, they have desperately tried to delegitimatize Donald Trump’s presidency. Refusing to accept defeat, they plotted a “Women’s March” in Washington DC the day after Inauguration Day. Supposedly, these women were marching for “women’s rights,” which were never clearly defined.

The rally featured speeches from activist Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Democrat Elizabeth Warren (a fierce supporter of Hillary Clinton wearing a Planned Parenthood scarf) Madonna, actresses Ashley Judd, America Ferrara, and Scarlett Johansson, and director Michael Moore, among others.

Michael Moore . . . what does he have to do with women’s rights? Nothing! Then a group of largely women senators and other politicians took the stage.

In an article by Meghan Keneally, Good Morning America, titled “Politicians, Activists Rally Crowd at Women’s March in Washington,” Keneally noted: “With the timing and sheer number of people involved, it comes as little surprise that there are various causes attached to the march, which was largely billed as a demonstration in support of women’s rights and civil rights but for many has clear political undertones connected to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

This was obviously not a march for all women’s rights, since they barred all Pro-life groups!

This was also not a grassroots movement by a grandmother in Hawaii like the fake news media would have you believe. This was a well-planned Democrats’ attack aimed at President Donald Trump. So only Satan, the father of lies, could lure women, many bringing daughters, into marching for “women’s rights,” when it was actually political activists needing a big crowd to support their own agendas.

Even when asked why they were marching, most women quoted political election rhetoric, liberal media points, or didn’t have a clear answer. Satan’s trademark is confusion.

Women were the pawns of political interest groups, while supposedly protesting Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Ironic!

Maybe the women missed the fact that Donald Trump appointed Kellyanne Conway as the first woman presidential Campaign Manager and now Counselor and Advisor to the President? She broke a glass ceiling.

Some said they marched because of something Trump said over eleven years ago and publically asked forgiveness for and I wrote a blog about. Instead of granting him forgiveness, they knitted pink hats as idols to memorialize the vulgar word they’re protesting, and now demeaning slang words for women are freely rolling off their lips, yes including their young daughters. And Satan laughs!

So hypocritical when many at the march were yelling vulgarities, had obscenities on signs, and were listening to someone like Madonna give a profanity-laced, vulgar talk saying she thought about blowing up the White House. Does anyone see the dichotomy there? These women brought their daughters to hear Madonna who demeans women as sex symbols in her songs and costumes, has a filthy mouth, and talks of bombing the White House! She is a disgrace to womanhood and not a role model for our daughters. And the liberal anti-Trump Hollywood “stars” act in R rated movies exploiting women, participate in explicit sex scenes with other actors, and use vulgar language in movies and call it “art.”

Maybe they think President Trump is a racist? Really, what has he said that’s racist? He wants to help the inner cities and protect America from terrorists and illegals invading our country. He has many black pastors advising and supporting him. Were they marching against that?

Oh maybe they were marching against possibly losing the right to murder their babies, even up to the day before delivery? Ah Satan the tempter again: Did God really say life starts at conception? Did God really say thou shalt not kill?

Abortion never was or will be a woman’s right. Sex is a right and a choice, but it is not a right or choice to kill an unborn baby for convenience, pleasure, or wealth. Only Satan would tell a woman abortion was a right. But every unborn baby does have a right to life!

Could they be marching about losing Obamacare, because they might lose free abortions or birth control while the cost is skyrocketing and strapping families, businesses, and doctors are overwhelmed with paperwork? There will be a replacement for Obamacare and there are safe clinics that help women get medical checkups and provide help with pregnancies. It’s Satan’s lie that women will lose health benefits without Planned Parenthood.

Exactly what real “rights” were they marching for?

Women love getting together for a cause and climbed on planes, buses, and vans, but listening to them shout obscenities, wave signs with vulgarities, and denounce a newly inaugurated president wasn’t unifying. It isn’t God’s way. It is Satan whispering in their ears: God’s ways don’t work in today’s culture. Your rights are more important! God’s irrelevant in 2017. You don’t need Him. It’s all about you.

And that brings me to my heartbreak: I know Christians were marching.

The liberal progressive activists, who sponsored that march, stand for everything that opposes the Bible and God.

They didn’t open or close in prayer. There was no praise music. Not one pastor spoke. They only mentioned God’s name in vain. Instead they promoted hate, creating unrest, division, disruption, disunity, and denouncing a freely elected President.

Christians don’t support abortion of precious babies, the liberal progressive agenda of same sex marriage, the demonizing of Christian values, the denial of male and female genders, the removal of God from the public square, or the denouncing of Israel  . . . so what would draw a Christian woman to a march like this?

Here’s what Christian women should grab their sneakers and their daughters and hit the streets to march against: sex trafficking, child prostitution, childhood cancer or any cancer, selling drugs to youth and drug addiction, bullying, abortion. March for Pro Life, to help single moms or for women in countries who really have no rights because American women have amazing rights!

I believe that anyone who would turn out for the liberal “Women’s March” is looking for role models and mentors in all the wrong places. They are listening to the mainstream media and following the culture. The church needs to step up and provide mentors, guidance, and the Truth from the Word of God not from the world! Why are Christian women listening to Hollywood? Madonna? Gloria Steinem? Michael Moore? The same serpent that deceived Eve?

President Trump cannot turn America back to God. It’s time for the women of the church to get involved. How many of you know a woman who marched who you could have counseled? Wake up Christian women. God is calling you to get involved!

I hope you will share this post and pray about how God is calling you to be part of a revival. The doors have opened with President Trump’s and the conservative platform’s victory. Now we must do our part because the battle has just begun.

Brandon and me

I want to close with a personal story to share with any who think abortion is a woman’s “right.” I praise God every day that the 15 year-old Hispanic birth mother of my amazing twelve-year old grandson never went into a Planned Parenthood clinic. Yes, he was her second baby, so they would have eagerly advised her to get a quick abortion and head back to school to continue with her life. But praise God, she chose to give Brandon the right to his life, and blessed a childless couple by choosing them to become the forever parents of this precious gift of God. That young girl did continue with her life knowing she chose to cherish life and will never suffer the haunting nightmares of so many women who chose to sacrifice life.

Read more of Brandon’s story in Dear God, Why Can’t I Have a Baby? A Companion Guide for Couples on the Infertility Journey

If you have had an abortion or know someone considering it please read: Prisoners of Choice.

Another confirming article written by a woman about how women were pawns in what was really a political activists march: Billionaire George Soros Has Ties to more that 50 ‘partners’ to the Women’s March on Washington.

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Comments

  1. Amen! You said it perfectly, thank you and God Bless you. ♥

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Appreciate your encouragement Terri and please share with your friends. We need to mobilize the church to reach out and mentor these women and girls.

  2. Janet Your blog this morning is the most encouraging and informative blog about the women’s march that took place on Saturday. I am broken hearted that so many women went blindly following such trash and lies. Thank you for speaking out of a heart of love and for the grace you give every woman who reads this. I pray that we Christian women will come out of our homes to confront the lies and and walk along side those women who God brings into our paths. Thank you for sharing your heart. I am sending it to every woman I know and reposting it and tweeting and whatever I can to help women open their eyes to the truth. God Bless you.

  3. Janet, I’m a first time reader and new follower of your blog. This is a wonderful and comprehensive article. I would like to reblog this on my blog “Moving the Ancient Boundaries” http://dianegates.wordpress.com/ Thank you for sharing wisdom from the Word.

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Hi DiAne, I’m glad the Lord led you to my blog. How about I send you a short bio and maybe a picture for you to reblog as a guest blogger on your blog. I would love to get the message of this blog out to your followerrs. Also I often share guest blogs on my post. I see a place to email you on your blog or my email is ahw@sbcglobal.net. Let’s touch base.

  4. I share your grief and grave concern for our nation. Good points here but way too long. While I agree the march was evil, I’d like to point out you assume marchers know God’s ways. Keep in mind, most don’t. Proverbs 4- they’re blind to truth, walking in darkness they stumble.

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Kathryne, I agonized over the length and I do agree most of the marchers do not know God, BUT sadly many do. I personally know of women who took their daughters and marched on Sat and sat in church on Sunday! And how will the eyes of the blind ever be opened if we don’t try to reach them…if even one woman reads this and the blinders comes off, it’s worth it. If she wakes up in the morning and looks at how ridiculous she looked in a sea of pink knitted hats shouting vulgar names she would recoil at hearing on any other day and looks into the innocent eyes of the daughter she exposed to that filth…well only God knows. In my terrible backsliding days, I might have been in that march. Just like Paul, once I was blind, but now I see because someone didn’t give up on me. Many people shared this blog and I hope others will, and I hope you will too. And I will try to be more concise next time, but as you can see even in this comment…that’s so hard for me LOL.

  5. I like that you challenge all f us Christian women to march by stepping into ministry to those caught in sex trafficking, crisis pregnancies, single mom support, etc. They will know us by our love– in action!

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Pam this is the beat of my heart. We need to create a counter movement to what we saw on Saturday. We cannot sit back in our pews and cozy coffee houses. We pray, put our armor of God on, and then we go out into the world and help women live Titus 2 lives and raise godly families. Saturday was just a small fraction of women who have lost their way and are confused by the serpent who causes confusion. But we know the Truth. We have a window of opportunity to rise up and take Jesus to the streets literally but most importantly spiritually in whatever way God leads. Who knows how long that window will be open but God has given it to us and we must move quickly. As appalling as it was to watch the vileness let it mobilize us clear away the confusion and let the Truth shine brightly in our sphere of influence.

  6. I like that you challenge all f us Christian women to march by stepping into ministry to those caught in sex trafficking, crisis pregnancies, single mom support, etc. They will know us by our love– in action! Praying we all step out and into ministry on behalf of others.

  7. Linda Hart says:

    excellent, Janet

  8. Linda Hart says:

    Excellent commentary!

  9. Janet, God has given you wisdom and discernment to speak so clearly and hit the nail on the head!! Remarkable how you helped clarify our Christian walk on the straight and narrow path. God bless you and continue to give you His insights and share them with a confused and hurting world.

    • Janet Thompson says:

      Brenda thank you for the encouragement and I give God all the glory as I pray daily to be filled with the Holy Spirit to do His will and speak and write the words He gives me as I read His Word and pray for direction. He has given me a call and a commission to help turn a lost culture back to God. It often seems like an uphill battle and then I receive a comment like yours. Please share my posts as you feel led and I so appreciate you taking he time to comment. God uses those to speak to me to keep on going! The battle belongs to the Lord, but He has called us to be His hands, feet, and mouth while we still have breath. Bless you my friend.

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