As you should well know, when the Enemy first concocted those detestable hybrids called humans, He created male and female varieties. This division of genders is quite confusing, but it can be just as confusing for the humans as for us. The problem is that the two genders are different, but similar. One typically finds that, psychologically, there are more differences within genders than between genders. The most useful way of understanding this state of affairs is to liken it to the Enemy’s claim to be “three-in-one”: one entity expressed in three distinct persons. Similarly, the human creature is expressed in two persons: male and female. If these two genders coexist and work together as one, the result is not only distasteful but also unbearably troublesome to tear down. However, the task of destroying this harmony is not impossible. You need only look as far as the example set by Our Father Below when he went about bringing down the first of the filthy vermin. As long as they know who they are in the Enemy, they will be able to put up a strong defense to your attacks. What you must do, then, is force them out of this mental/spiritual tower.
You see, Our Father Below’s first brilliant move was to approach the woman with his questions about the Enemy’s decree. Do not fall into the same intellectual pit as some of the flesh creatures and think that this has something to do with the woman being in some way inferior to the man. Rather, it had everything to do with the roles of the man and the woman in the garden. The man had been charged to be the moral and spiritual leader in the garden. It was to the man that the Enemy gave His decree not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The woman was charged with helping and supporting the man. The Enemy did not see it to be good that the man should be alone in his task. The two are given complementary roles as each would support the other. As long as the man and woman worked together as a unit, their connection to the Enemy would be as troublesome to attack as a Roman phalanx.
When Our Father Below approached the woman first, he upset the established order by addressing the woman as the spiritual and moral leader and the man as the supporter and helper. In so doing, Our Father Below moved the upcoming battle to ground of his choosing. The humans now found themselves distanced from the Enemy and from each other as the woman attempted to fill a role that she that she had not been given and the man withdrew from the situation altogether. Again, do not miss the subtle nature of this movement by thinking it has to do with the man and woman’s respective abilities. Each is equally dangerous to our designs. The goal in reversing their roles was to lead them away from the Enemy’s influence and security.
You would do well to carefully study this maneuver. It is rare that a tempter can get into a human’s head and suggest a transgression so directly. Despite the flesh creatures’ inherent disposition to sin, it takes careful preparations to get them to follow through. However, as you can see from the current example, the proper set up can get even those who have literally walked with the Enemy and known only Him to turn their backs.
With the set up complete (moving the humans away from their Enemy-given identity), all that remained to be done was to plant the seeds of doubt and the rest, as the humans so are fond of saying, is history. As you can probably tell by now, the key when tempting in the area of romance and sexuality is maneuvering the humans into a position where they are uncomfortable with themselves; to take away the security blanket the Enemy gives, as it were. Such preparation is what opens the door to further temptations.
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