SPIRITUAL KRYPTONITE – Our Achilles Heel
What everyone woman should know about a believer’s Achilles Heel
(the numbers corresponding to the words are for your further study in the Strong’s Concordance if you would like to develop a broader understanding of the passage)
Gen3:1 Now the serpent 5175 was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea , hath God said , Ye shall not eat 398 of every tree of the garden ?
Gen3:2 And the woman 802 said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit 6529 of the trees 6086 of the garden 1588:
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden , God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch 5060 it, lest ye die 4191.
Gen3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman 802, Ye shall not surely 4191 die 4191.
2Cr11:3 But I (Paul) fear, lest by any means as the serpent 3789 beguiled 1818 Eve through his subtlety 3834, so your minds 3540 should be corrupted 5351 from the simplicity 572 that is in Christ 5547.
1. What is the single greatest tool God gave us that the enemy approaches for attack? ______________________________________________________________________
WHY does he attack us? _______________________________________________________________________
Is vulnerability a bad thing? _________________________________________________
2. WHAT does he use to tempt the woman in this passage and HOW?
3. What areas are women generally vulnerable in?
What has “happened to us in the past” often becomes the Hallmark/Trademark of our lives and WHY we do some many things we do. We act in pain, we push forward not realizing that it’s a numbing defense or habit that is set in our behavior that we are in bondage to . . . Our tempers, our eating habits, perpetual abuse, depression, defensiveness, etc.
Soon enough, those coping mechanisms become an idol, only to replace true God glorifying healing.
When we forgive our offenders and ourselves, just as Christ forgave us, and see everyone from His perspective as well as our own sin for just what it is- then and only then can we be free . . .
4. I often see that as we grow in Christ, we often have to watch that we protect ourselves from mistakes by avoiding temptation, second guessing God’s Word, and making hasty moves before we think out the consequences.
In the areas that Satan and his “influencers “ watch for attack – I call it “spiritual kryptonite”. When Superman was exposed to the rock of his home planet Krypton, he was weakened, so too when we expose ourselves to areas that we know are not beneficial to our walk and growth . . . we become soft, compliant, and susceptible to error.
Think of your life, and areas that you have an Achilles Heal and are vulnerable … fresh wounds, old wounds, unforgiveness, places we are naive, places where we deliberately close our eyes, our coping mechanisms, etc. How can these areas influence our decisions?
5. How can the full armor of God help us in our weakness?
What are we being armed with that is so critical to protect ourselves when we are being approached by something that is not necessarily the best for us? Even if it’s good thing, but not BEST, do we need to take our time to consider making a move ahead?
It’s critical that we are one with our Bibles – we must know God’s Word intimately.
6. Decision making is the key – whether we are being tempted in anger, sex, money, pride, etc. . . . Name the steps that we should incorporate when making steps to do or not to do something.
Do not make decisions when . . . (H-A-L-T) – Hungry/Hurt, Angry, Lonely, Tired –
a) Be quick to hear, slow to speak, . . . James1:19 This you know , my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.
b) Test the spirits – against the Word of God, … 1 John4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God , because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
c) Seek wise counsel not only in His Word, but with the counsel of many
d) Don’t go alone without the Lord, pray for prudence, wisdom and savvy such as Solomon.
Pro1:5 A wise 2450 man 2450 will hear 8085 and increase 3254 in learning 3948, And a man of understanding 995 will acquire 7069 wise 8458 counsel 8458,
Pro15:22 Without 369 consultation 5475, plans 4284 are frustrated 6565, But with many 7230 counselors 3289 they succeed 6965.
Lexicon Results Strong’s for Wisdom
– H2451 – chokmah ????
Part of Speech
feminine noun Root Word (Etymology)
Outline of Biblical Usage
a) skill (in war)
b) wisdom (in administration)
c) shrewdness, wisdom
d) wisdom, prudence (in religious affairs)
e) wisdom (ethical and religious)
Lexicon Results Strong’s for Devil
– G1228 – diabolos d??ß????
Part of Speech
adjective Root Word (Etymology)
Outline of Biblical Usage
1) prone to slander, slanderous, accusing falsely
a) a calumniator, false accuser, slanderer,
2) metaph. applied to a man who, by opposing the cause of God, may be said to act the part of the devil or to side with him
- The truth of His Word
- Keeping accountable to others that know us
- Be willing to be healed in areas that we are wounded
Think about your prayer life . . .
1. How much time do you spend praying before acting or speaking?
2. Do you pray in the morning? Christ did – so should we and without ceasing
3. What motives do you have behind your prayers – your will or His will?
4. What is your attitude when prayers are not answered and what stands in the way of not having our prayers answered?
5. Are you willing to wait on God’s timing with prayer or do you get ahead of Him?
6. Are you willing to be healed from whatever keeps you from being able to receive His instructions and next steps to overcoming your shortcomings?
My prayer for you:
Father, for the reader who is partaking of your truth right now by reading this, I aks that you arm them with the full armour of God and an unwielding level of discernment in order to avoid errors in judgement.
I ask also that this dear one will be filled with an insatiable appetite to become one with You and Your Word so as to avoid harm.
You are our divine intervention dear sweet Jesus.