When God was creating woman, He took one of Adam's ribs in order to form her. This small point is not insignificant. Again, God does everything for a reason.However, what happens when the ribs are broken? I mentioned in a recent comment that God has been emphasizing obedience lately. A number of women have even written this month to ask what it means to obey their husbands. Further, I have seen other women claiming to be obedient to God, but rejecting patriarchal authority and going off in rebellion against Him. They are in fact in "obedient" to a perverse demon spirit, even while claiming to be serving the Lord.
The ribs provide one main function: protection for the heart and the lungs. Both the heart and lungs are critical to the life of the body, yet the nature of their work requires that these organs be soft, delicate, and pliable (and thereby in need of protection).
The heart keeps blood flowing, ensuring that life reaches other parts of the body. It also provides a place of refreshing where the blood can get re-oxygenated or revived in order to continue its work. As such, the heart needs to be sensitive and flexible enough to the respond to the body's electrical impulses regarding contraction in order to keep the blood pumping. It is strong and is one of the largest muscles in the human body. It is an involuntary muscle meaning we do not have to consciously tell the heart to beat. It is created to anticipate the needs of the body and does so automatically.
The lungs are the place where gas exchange occurs within the human body; it collects the oxygen needed to give energy to the blood and expels toxins such as carbon dioxide. Similar to the heart, the lungs must be elastic enough to inflate/deflate as needed to support the inhaling and exhaling of air. Again, the lungs are involuntary muscles and expand/contract without willful thought by nature of their design.
The heart and lungs work around the clock, processing on average 8,000 - 9,000 liters of blood and air respectively a day. When they don't work properly, it impacts the whole body's ability to function as it should.
Understanding the functional purpose that these delicate organs serve and how vital their work is to the health of the body, it is clear to see why God - in His infinite wisdom - encased the heart and lungs under the protection of the ribs.
Take time to listen to this message. The calling of women is so evident in Scripture that you would have to want to be blind not to see it. Only those who enjoy rebellion and do not want to be cleansed from sin will turn a deaf ear. If there is any resistance in your soul to this, then that is the very thing which God is trying to deal with in you.
It is past time to get this right. We need to examine ourselves to see who - and whose - we truly are. We must lay bare our hearts before God and be desperate enough for deliverance that we are willing to deal with those things that God despises in our hearts. It is time for women to once again become life in the church by joyfully understanding and embracing who we are designed by God to be.