Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
(1 Timothy 2:15)
The above verse of scripture is not talking about salvation with regard to being born again. The word translated “saved” is from the Greek “sozo”; an all-inclusive word, which means to save, deliver, protect or be preserved. Thus, the Christian woman at childbirth is going to be helped, delivered, saved and preserved from the pangs, trauma and complications associated with childbearing. You might want to ask, “What about the curse on the woman in Genesis 3:16?” I’ll explain, but first let’s read it: “…I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children….”
Genesis 3 tells us how Adam disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden; he committed high treason and lost his dominion to Satan. Then God cursed the ground for Adam’s sake, and made the pronouncement in Genesis 3:16 on Eve as a result of the betrayal. This “curse” on Eve is the reason for “labour,” when a woman is to give birth; it’s often characterized with varying degrees of complications, pain and hardship.
However, the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” So the woman who’s born again is not under the curse anymore; therefore she shouldn’t go through complications and hard labour in childbirth. The redemptive and finished works of Christ on our behalf have made us free from every curse.
The Christian is not under the curse; he’s the blessed of God. We were called to inherit a blessing (1Peter 3:9). When Jesus was crucified, He was cursed on your behalf; He saved and redeemed you from the curse of the Law: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Galatians 3:13-14). Therefore stand in the liberty and glory of what Christ has done for you.
Dear Father, I thank you for the blessing of the new creation that places me far above every curse. I know from your Word that I’ve been called to inherit a blessing. I pray for expectant mothers today, declaring that your Word is fulfilled in them as they deliver safely and easily, without complications, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:17
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