WEAK: weak point: a weak point in the structure or arrangement of something; not strong or fit: not physically fit or mentally strong; not intense: not powerful or intense; not having particular skills or abilities; easily defeated: easily overcome or defeated; lacking strength of character: not having strength of character.
First, I greet you with the ancient Hebrew word for peace, Shalom.
I have not lived as long as some of my ahks or brothers and I have not yet acquired the amount of wisdom as my Emahs or mothers, but as I sit here in the depths of solitude, not physically, but mentally in my mind, I search for words that will help to shed some light on me. Me. Me! Me? These words echo my mind and is just as much a shock to you reading this, as it is me writing this. See, I am a woman. And like most of us I search for words, actions, meanings, life experiences, that will help me to understand me, the woman. Except there are no life experiences, no words, no meanings, no actions, no verbs that can help me to understand me: The Woman. As surprising as this may sound, its true. I can’t possibly understand me unless of course I understood why I was put here, on Earth, to begin with. Unless I understood women, as a collective whole, I couldn’t possibly understand me. Unless I understood what it meant to be the weaker vessel, I could not possibly understand me.
What does it mean to be weak? I ask myself this daily at times to convince myself that it does exist naturally in me. And as many of the eyes that has found their way to these words get big, I must insist that if you are a woman reading these words, it exist in you too. However, because it exist in us does not mean that we have an excuse to let the adversary invade our hearts and take over. There are many women who feel the need to exercise and push up and may in fact believe they are “stronger” than men but before I go on allow me to make myself clear: I am not speaking of physically weakness. We are naturally, ordained by Yah our creator, to be spiritually weak. This is revealed in the word “vessel” followed after weak. Indicating that we are the recipient or embodiment of where Satan likes to go first in his attacks. Be that his desire to attack women, men, children or our nations, he goes to us first. But, like I said previously, it does not mean that we can’t fight it. Once again it is not an excuse to allow the adversary to take control over your hearts. Our hearts. We do have to accept it as apart of us, for if it wasn’t apart of us there would be no relevance in protectors. For being weak simply means one who is easily overcome and defeated. But, how did we get this way? What in our past allows me to dare believe that as a woman I am weak? Physically, spiritually? How can you dare admit to being weak? Some of these very thoughts are running through your heads, so I decided, what better way to discuss this, then to go back to the beginning……..of time.
Genesis 2:22 And the rib which Yah had taken from the man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
Genesis 2:23 And the man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. This one is called ‘woman, because she was taken out of man.”
Many of us have read this scripture many times. I myself have become enthused into the fact that I have read it, despite my lack of understanding of it. That was then. I know Yah now and so I look at things, people, places, even words in a different light then how I used to. HalleluYah, because it has nothing to do with me, but Yah.
These words have a much stronger meaning than what they used to. Yah has allowed me to see that these very words, already indicates my weakness as a woman. Without any other details, if we look at this verse real hard we can see that already we are weak. How? Well, let’s start with the fact that we weren’t made first. Man was. With being first comes many firsts. With it comes the first of our father’s treasures, the first secrets, the first insights, the first experiences. With being first comes the first punishments and the first of great responsibilities. Now, I myself am not the first born of my mother’s children, but I am the first among many of my father’s children: The great nation of Ysrayl.
Nevertheless, with being made first Adam became the first protector. He watched over the animals and everything & everyone around him became his, he became the father of many that crept over the earth, he had dominion, he was their protector. Moreover when we came along, when woman was born, we were no exception. Man was to protect us as well. And when someone or something has to be protected it means that within that something or someone exist some level of weakness. Satan knew this, how else did he know to come straight at us?
Genesis 3:1 And the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which Yah had made, and he said to the woman, “Is it true that Yah has said, ‘Do not eat of every tree of the garden?”
You see woman, he knew that because you needed to be protected, that you were to a certain extent, weak. Let’s jump ahead:
Genesis 3:16 To the woman He said, “I greatly increase your sorrow and your conception – bring forth children in pain. And your desire is for your husband, and he does rule over you.”
Powerful scripture this is. It is more proof of our need to be protected, thus, our weakness. Many times I find myself connecting the physical with the spiritual to gain a better understanding of that which surround me. Maybe if we think of this in the physical, we can better understand it. As women, when we bare children, they have to be protected. It is our job to protect them because they are physically weaker than we are. The spiritual is the same way. We, women, have to be protected by our men because we are spiritually weaker than they are. We showed this weakness as we took the bait at the beginning of genesis. And it is for this reason alone that they, men, must rule over us.
1 Corinthians 11:3 And I wish you to know that the head of every man is the Messiah, and the head of woman is the MAN, and the head of Messiah is YAH.
1 Corinthians 11:8 For man is not from woman, but WOMAN from MAN.
1 Corinthians 11:9 For MAN also was not created for the woman, but WOMAN FOR MAN
As we see, the WOMAN was made for the man because we need to be protected. Our need to be protected is because we are the weaker vessel. We are the weaker vessel because we are the recipient or embodiment of where Satan and like minded angels of demonic influence likes to attack first.
1 Corinthians 11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
But let’s go back………..
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, “You shall certainly not die.
Genesis 3:5 “For Yah knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be like gods, knowing good and evil.”
Genesis 3:6 And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, and she took of its fruit and ate. And she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
This same situation of circumstances, the act of which direction should we choose as our destination, stands true today. We, woman, could not understand that we were the weaker vessel. We, could not accept that spiritual weakness was apart of us. Despite our reading and explanation of these scriptures, we cannot fathom why Satan has chosen to approach us first.
When we contemplate knowledge, we see that it is a very powerful thing. People thirst to have it, to become apart of it. The person who is best able to use it in their lifetime is a strong person. A powerful person. Knowledge is something we all long or longed to possess. It is the reason university’s are set up and organizations are formed. It is something so amazing, so incredible, that the world fails to stop and recognize the forms of it. The fact that there can exist both righteous knowledge and evil knowledge, never cross our minds as individuals. The thought to step back and examine knowledge itself, never occurs to us. The thought of why the tree of knowledge was dangerous to begin with, never crosses our minds. Had Eve, or Hawwah in Hebrew, not been tempted by the desire to become stronger through knowledge, she would have never eaten from the forbidden tree. Had she never possessed the desire to become wise, as we see in our underlined statement, we’d still be in the garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made loin coverings for themselves.
As you can see, to KNOW, is dangerous. Therefore Knowledge itself, can be dangerous. It is through knowledge that women are weaker spiritually than men. As statistics will tell us, more women operate the worlds businesses than men and in colleges everywhere women out number men, 7 to 1. The world has its stereotypes, and in it, it often portrays men as being dumb, and woman as being smart. As in the common saying: “Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider, girls go to college to get more knowledge.”
Funny to some, but this saying should be taken very seriously. It is not that men are stupid or less “intelligent” than women, but that women have the biggest ambition to become knowledgeable. We long for, even to this day, that tree desirable to make one wise.
We do not believe that we are weak. We do not want to believe that we are weak. We do not believe that weakness is apart of us. So, we hunger for enough knowledge that will make us strong. It is the reason feminism & lesbianism dominate our households. Our children, our mothers, our sisters, our friends are lesbians & feminist because of knowledge. They are not feminist and lesbians because they want to be men, but because they long for that strength, that act of protecting, the act of already “knowing“, that sometimes comes with being a male. But because of our inability to think past anything fleshly, we dress in an attire that makes us appear to be men on the outside. When really, we want to take over that role of men on the inside. Or, for those women who chose not to dress as men, we still desire the companionship of women because of the famous lie, “Women can understand me better.” When the truth is: It is not that, women understand you better, but that you are trying to understand YOU better. Again, it’s spiritual, not physical. (when I use the word “we”, that is not to indicate that you, the reader is involved in this act of wanting to become spiritually (or physically) as men or that I, the writer, desire to.) I use that example because its real. It happens within our nations. It’s sinful the way we seek after knowledge. We almost, covet it.
While men are comfortable in not knowing about certain things, we wouldn’t be caught dead with our skirts down. We wouldn’t be caught dead not knowing “what it is we are talking about.” While men are building bonds, we are breaking them because of our un-willingness to admit that we were wrong. That we simply did not know. I have spent, countless times, trying to understand how men can be so close in their friendships, and we just suck at them. I could never understand why our sisterhoods don’t last. Why when we are around each other more than usual, we seem to just clash. It is because we both KNOW IT ALL. No one wants to be wrong. No one wants to be caught without that significant amount of knowledge we feel we need to survive as women. And while we have met Yah, our creator, sometimes, we still seem to base our sisterhoods on the knowledge we’ve acquired over time. The knowledge, the wisdom that has made the world applaud us, we bring it into Yah’s walk and we think that we can make it work. When truth is, no matter what words may come out of ones mouth, or what actions one may show, we’ll never know what’s going on inside someone else’s mind. But you can’t tell a woman that. One can’t tell us that. And isn’t that something? How, as women, we have gotten so obsessed with knowledge, to the point where we actually believe that we can read people. This is proven through our ability not to communicate well with one another. The fact that we would rather go to someone else about an issue we have with our sister or brother is because we seem to already “know” what the other person was thinking, will think, or what their intentions were. Or on the other hand, we fail to listen to each other because we seem to already know the outcome and or solution; Without even hearing the problem we have comprised for ourselves a solution!
We seem to assume a lot because of our inability to admit that we just didn’t know. But, this is dangerous. Have we somehow come to the belief, that we are like gods? Have we….believed Satan in his statement “…you shall be like gods, knowing good and evil.” Have we….taken the bait?
Oh please let it not be! For the only way to true knowledge is through Yah and his messiYah Yahoshua and through reproof. Once we, as women, began to understand that we are the weaker vessel; once we accept it and embrace it as a way to always guard ourselves with the protection of Yah’s words and his men who were put here to protect us; once we stop the cycle of knowing, we can then start the cycle of learning. We can learn how to love each other more thus building stronger sisterhoods. And we can learn how to love our men more, thus creating stronger marriages. Now, this can only be done through Yah, so remember to organize your thoughts as women and rebuke any act of “knowing“ that may attempt to persuade you. Because, if we know it all, where’s the room for reproof? Where’s the room for Yah?
I pray that this article has helped to improve all of our lives in some way, shape or form. Including mine. I’ll leave you in peace now, as I came to you in peace, with the ancient Hebrew word for peace, SHALOM.