Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The First Dimension "Mirror, Mirror On The Wall"

Back to the story of Snow White and her wicked Stepmother-Queen. When the magic mirror answered the queen suggesting that she was no longer the MOST beautiful - her need for affirmation ignited into jealous rage. Hatred took control and she began to plot against her beautiful stepdaughter. She connived a plan to kill Snow White and remove her competition.
Newsflash: Lucifer and the wicked queen have a LOT in common! He despises femininity and his assault against beauty has a long history.
Read Ezekiel 28:13-17
13. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created .
14. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth ; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created , till iniquity was found in thee.
16. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned : therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

Can you read this and comprehend how beautiful Lucifer was? He was covered in precious jewels; he was anointed perfection and he loved how his body glistened in the light. But wait! He forgot that his brightness did not come from within! It was a reaction that happened only when he was in the presence of the "Light"! He allowed his beauty to corrupt him and God cast him out forever!
Satan fell because of his beauty and his eternal revenge is to assault beauty… 
His hatred for women is rooted in the curse he received in the garden… 
“I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise His heel.” Gen 3:15
He hates beauty – especially Eve (woman) – because she embodies the glory of God. God's purpose for creating Eve was to attract the world to Himself. 
So Satan jealously tries to destroy her. He starts in the mirror. 
Now, the mirror has 3 dimensions…
First Dimension:
"The Girl Everybody Sees"
         Remember girls, your purpose is to attract the world to God.
         We need to make sure we are: Modest. Clean. Groomed.
Men by and large look and dress similar. The guy in the suit could be a doctor, lawyer, plumber or politician. The girl in the modest dress is a rarity. Her clothes are not too tight, too short or too revealing. Her outfit is flattering and tasteful. She saves her tennis shoes and jean skirt for cleaning and softball, so when she arrives at the grocery store or the restaurant...
                  Godly women stand out!
This image is a reflection of how you feel about yourself. Think about how you looked in Walmart earlier. The "girl everybody sees" is the first dimension of your purpose. Are you attracting the world to God?
Satan hates your beauty, and he tries to distort and pervert your purpose. He is the one responsible for causing that "girl everybody sees" to dress with the desire to attract attention to her body. The temptation to show off her shape; compliment her curves; draw attention to her cleavage... This desire creates the sin of lasciviousness... defined as "inciting lust". (See Galatians 5:19)
Check the mirror, girls. What message is the "girl that everybody sees" giving? Our hope is that she is saying, "Follow me as I follow Christ." Our purpose is clear and simple, ladies... we are to attract the world to Christ. 
Stay tuned for the second dimension of the mirror... "The Girl You See"...