The Civil Servant Husband Part 3

“Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant”

Do you think that women who are being served by men in the capacity of a servile servant (“gentleman”) really think of these men as being their “Chief”? The only way a husband can still be considered “the chief” over his wife and yet still serve his wife is if he serves her in the capacity of a civil servant—simple and plain!

Matthew 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.”

The scripture above is one of the main things that Jesus said in which modern preachers take out of context concerning superiors (husbands) toward their subordinates (wives). What Jesus said above shouldn’t be taken in the context of him telling his disciples that they should be servile servants to their subordinates.

It is written that IT IS EVIL for princes (chiefs) to be walking as servants (subordinates) upon the earth.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 There is [an evil] which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”

So, it couldn’t be that Jesus was telling his disciples TO DO EVIL and be servile servants (princes walking as servants upon the earth) for the people whom he was going to set them over. The disciples had to exercise some ecclesiastical authority in some way to show that they were in authority. It is reasonable to believe that Jesus knew that. What Jesus was trying to do was teach his disciples [not] to be despots and tyrants over people like the secular authorities in their day (and in this day) were to people. Jesus rather his disciples be servants to the people who he was going to set them over. Specifically, Jesus wanted his disciples to be civil servants to the people he was going to set them over.

Jesus first taught his disciples the virtue of serving when they were at variance against each other on who was “the greatest” among them. At this moment of the disciples’ lack of humility, Jesus taught them that he came to serve or minister to the people who God the Father had put him over. He didn’t come to exercise oppressive dominion over people like a despot or tyrant.

Matthew 20:27-28 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man (Jesus) came not to be ministered unto, but to minister (minster means “to serve”), and to give his life a ransom for many.”

Luke 22:24-27 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.”

Although Jesus said he came to serve (or minister), that didn’t mean Jesus passed up being served himself by people. Jesus commanded that those who wanted to be one of his disciples were to serve him, in so much that they had to hate (neglect) their own flesh and blood if they had to for his sake and to take care of his business.

Luke 14:25-27 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple (servant). And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”

Furthermore, Jesus was so adamant on being served by his followers and being served FIRST by them (before he was to serve them), that he gave a brief but substantive example to them to let them know that they weren’t doing him any favors by serving him and serving him FIRST. Since he was their superior as he told them he was.

Matthew 23:8-11 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.”                                                                                                                       

Luke 17:7-10 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, [and serve me], till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”

Jesus’ followers serving him (their superior) was nothing more than what was expected of them to do for him (i.e. Colossians 1:13-16) as them being his subordinates or servants.

Once again, Jesus didn’t pass up on people serving him as servile servants. He didn’t tell people “Oh, it’s alright, you don’t have to serve me, I am the one who came to serve & minister and to give my life for a ransom for many.” Instead, Jesus sat down and relaxed so to speak and allowed his [men] followers to serve him as a superior supposed to do. First, Jesus didn’t get his hands dirty “like a servile servant” because he didn’t baptize anyone, he had his [men] disciples do all the baptizing on his behalf.

John 4:1-2 When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples.”

Jesus toward his [men] servants acted like “a Prince upon a horse as a Prince” (cf. Eccl 10:5-7). Nevertheless, when it was Jesus turn to get “his hands dirty” and serve as a civil servant, he did it and thus was beaten and crucified on the behalf of many.

Matthew 26:26-28 “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”                                                                                 

Matthew 27:26-31 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had [scourged Jesus], he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.”

Secondly, Jesus wasn’t a “gentleman” unto women “like a servile servant.” Jesus toward his [women] servants acted like “a Prince upon horse as a Prince.” The women who followed Jesus served him as servile servants, in so much that one penitent woman washed his feet with her hair and afterward she kissed his feet. While this penitent woman was doing this humble act Jesus didn’t tell her “Stop, kissing my feet, I am your servant, since I am FIRST (i.e. adult male), I should be last of all and servant of all (Mark 9:34-35).” Again, Jesus sat down and relaxed so to speak and allowed the penitent woman to wash his feet with her hair and kiss his feet. And Jesus allowed his other [women] followers to serve him in similar menial ways as he was supposed to, being that he was their superior and they were women.

Luke 7:36-38 “And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, [and kissed his feet], and anointed them with the ointment.”

Matthew 26:6-13 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him [a woman] having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye [the woman]? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that [this woman] hath done, be told for a memorial of her.”

Matthew 27:46, 50-51, 55-56 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; [And many women] were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him (serving him): Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedees children.”

Nevertheless, when it was Jesus turn to serve in a menial way [like women] he did it. In accordance with what we read that Abigail said she would do—wash feet!

I Samuel 25:40-42 And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife. And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be [a servant] to [wash the feet] of the servants of my lord. And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.”

Jesus washed his disciples’ feet “like a servile servant.” With this sentimental servile act, Jesus was teaching a lesson to his disciples of the good virtue of serving (which is showing someone that you truly love them when you serve them). As I said already in this post, servile service is the prerequisite of civil service, that is why Jesus taught his disciples the virtue of serving in this servile way of washing their feet. That his disciples may learn the virtue of serving and become good civil servants (not servile servants) to the people he would put them over. Jesus’ disciples wouldn’t understand this sentimental act of service to latter on when they would start their own ministries. Cause in many cases the disciples learned as they went.

John 13:3-17 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to [Simon Peter]: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. [For I have given you an example], that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.”

Peter, who Jesus told while he was serving Peter in washing his feet “what I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter,” eventually learned the virtue of serving those who you are over (as Jesus said he would), instead of being a despot or tyrant over them.

I Peter 5:1-4 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed (serve) the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords (despots or tyrants) over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.”

But again, the elders of the church, or male heads of households, are to serve the people in whom they are over as civil servants not as servile servants (or “gentlemen”).

Jesus, like he taught Peter, tried to teach a Pharisee who invited him over to his house the virtue of serving. Which again is showing someone that you love them. But the Pharisee at first rebuked Jesus from letting “a sinner” wash his feet with her hair. Afterwards Jesus rebuked the Pharisee from not being humble and showing him the “same love” by serving him, like the penitent woman was doing unto him.

Luke 7:36-48 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, [and kissed his feet], and anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to [kiss my feet]. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much (for she “served” much): but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.”

Hopefully the Pharisee learned this lesson of “love” as Peter did, and learned the virtue of serving the people he was over instead of being a despot and a “judge” over them. Cause a “prince upon a horse as a prince” should be upon “the horse” (pedestal) as a civil servant, not a despot. As a “servant walking upon the earth as a servant” should be “walking” (walking in God’s Law) as a servile servant not a usurper of ordain authority.

Far as Peter again, the Lord really focused on inculcating him on the virtue of serving more than any other of his disciples because Peter was going to be the head of the church under the new covenant. So, when the Lord asked Peter thrice “do he love him,” and Peter thrice responded “yes,” than the Lord after each one of the three times told Peter to “feed his sheeps/lambs” to show the Lord that Peter loved him. In other words, Peter must serve the Lord as a servile servant by being a civil servant to the Lord’s people. Thus, in both cases, Peter would be showing that he loved the Lord and the people of the Lord (who the Lord put him over), by serving both parties in the designated capacities—servile service to the Lord and civil service to the people of the Lord.

John 21:15-17 “So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that [I love thee]. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.”

Translating all I said above about the virtue of serving to a covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, if your spouse doesn’t serve you in their allotted capacity, whether that be the civil servant (husband) or servile servant (wife), then they don’t love you and you are not desirable to them—simple and plain.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

“An Obedient Wife is Old Fashion”

Since the word “Obey” for marriage vows and the “Obedient Wife” is supposedly outdated or old fashion for today’s modern society, then the word “Provide” and the “Providing Husband” must also be outdated and old fashion as well. Because a Providing Husband is what accompanies an Obedient Wife.

How come in this advance, progressive, evolved, and cerebral modern society with all these “independent women,” that these biblical writings below are not old fashion and outdated.

I Timothy 5:7-8 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

II Thessalonians 3:6-12 “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”

But somehow (watering down the bible’s doctrine on marriage and manhood), someway (legislating an unjust and unbalance marriage and parental system that favors women), and for some reason (tax monies for the government from prodigal spending women, and for the fact the government can be in control over people and over households for being the arbitrator over them), these biblical writings below are old fashion and outdated.

Titus 2:3-5 “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Ephesians 5:23-24, 33 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

Who do these Modern Secular Authorities think they are kidding? If an Obedient wife is old fashion and outdated for today’s society, then a providing husband and a providing father is also old fashion and outdated for today’s society. You cannot have one without the other, they are a package deal—A Providing Husband & An Obedient Wife. A man doesn’t have to provide for a disobedient wife. Nor does a man have to provide for children that a malicious mother is using against him, and taking away all of his glory of being the head parent in charge.

Again, if it isn’t old fashion for a man to have to provide for his wife and children, then it isn’t old fashion for a wife to obey her husband. But if it is truly old fashion for a wife to obey her husband, then by all reason it’s old fashion for a husband to provide for his wife and children—simple and plain.

Paul, who wrote all four of the biblical writings above, also wrote in another place that women are to be obedient to their husband as saith the Law!

I Corinthians 14:34-35 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

Paul wrote the above because of his belief in something that was written by Moses (Gen 3:16) approximately 1,450 years prior to Paul’s birth. How come Moses’ writings were not old fashion to Paul although though they were written 1,450 years prior to Paul’s birth?

Also, Paul believed in something else that was written by Solomon, which was written anywhere from 970-to-930 years prior to Paul’s birth. That, whatsoever God does, it shall be forever.

Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

So what God said (and did) to Eve—who was representing all women—in the Garden of Eden, when he told her that “her husband shall rule over her,” he meant it Forever! Forever is a long time past the 1960’s feminist movement or even present day 2017.

Paul knew that whatsoever God does, he does it Forever! That’s why Paul’s writings are full of the notion that “man, is the head of the woman.”

I Corinthians 11:1-3 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”

Moses lived in Egypt, in the Land of Midian, and then in the wilderness around 1527-1407 B.C. And Paul lived in the Roman Empire in first century A.D. But again, Paul didn’t look at Moses’ writings and advocate that An Obedient Wife was old fashion, even though Paul was living in the Roman Empire. However, concerning something else, Paul did look at Moses’ writings as old fashion for his time period in the Roman Empire. That something else was for certain men having the option to have multiple wives.

Moses wrote:

Exodus 21: 9-10 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.

Deuteronomy 21:15-17 “If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn: But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.”

But Paul wrote:

I Timothy 3:1-2, 11-13 “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

Titus 1:5-7 “For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee: If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre.”

Since Paul wrote so contrary to what Moses wrote concerning certain men having multiple wives, we see in actuality that Paul didn’t believe in all things written in the law and in the prophets as he said he did.

Acts 24:10-14 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself: Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city: Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets.”

And that was a mistake by Paul, not believing in the Polygamy of a strong man having multiple wives, which I have addressed in Book V in the Man, the Head of Woman Series which will be published in a few months.

Paul’s stance against strong men having multiple wives, and him considering it to be “old fashion” in the Roman Empire puts even more affirmation on the biblical stance that “Wives have to Obey their Husbands.” And that it is a perpetual thing for “Wives to Obey their Husbands.”

Though Paul dared to contradict himself and go here “Polygamous Marriage is Old Fashion,” yet he didn’t dare to go there (like modern preachers have went) “An Obedient Wife is Old Fashion.” If Paul had gone there, he would have been blaspheming the Word of God as he wrote—Titus 2:5. Obviously, Paul knew the danger of going there “A Obedient Wife is Old Fashion,” so he didn’t go there. Though he had the audacity to go here “Polygamous Marriage is Old Fashion.”

Another thing that we read but didn’t really touch on was on how “God requires that which is past”:

Ecclesiastes 3:14-15 “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

Of-course God doesn’t require the wicked things of the past, like all the idolatries, mass murders, child sacrifice, oppression of people, etc. God requires the “good things” of the past, because how can the “good things” of the past ever become Old fashion!

Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for [the old paths], where is [the good way], and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

As we see in the scripture above, people refused to walk in the old paths wherein was the good way, when they said “We will not walk therein.” Modern westernized women, with the stamp of approval of male secular and religious authorities, refuse to walk in the old paths wherein the good way is. Nonetheless, the old path is still the good way.

Certain things of the old paths were indeed good; therefore, God want these good things to be done in the present and forevermore. What are these good things that were done in the old path and in the past, which God requires to be done forever? One of the good things from the past that is to be done forever is certainly an Obedient Wife!

Titus 2:4-5 “That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, [good], obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Also, for modern women to do the good things of the past that God requires now, modern women must look to the good women of the past for an example in goodness and righteousness. Good women of the past like Sarah.

Isaiah 51:1-2 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto [Sarah] that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.”

Sarah is a good example, of a good woman, doing the good things of the past that God requires now. The [good] thing that Sarah did in the past that God requires now is that Sarah was Obedient to her Husband Abraham. Like all the other “holy women” of old time.”

I Peter 3:1, 5-6 “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  For after this manner in the old time the [holy women] also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.”

Did you get that? Holy women are obedient to their husbands; not stupid women; not old fashion women; not weak women; and not just foreign women. But Holy Women are obedient to their husbands.

Titus 2:3-5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh [holiness], not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Women who are disobedient to their husbands are not Holy Women. They are Wicked Women who don’t trust in God. And they are wicked women who don’t follow the [good] example of the holy women like Sarah of the old days. Such holy women who were obedient to their husbands because they trusted in God. Which is the good thing of the women of the past that God requires now in women.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

Weightier Matter of Judging Against Vanity I – Eccl 8:14 (Judgment)

(This Post is an excerpt from the book The No-Fault Marriage: Book II in the Man, the Head of Woman Series. On sale now! Click here if you like to purchase this book.)

Chapter 5 – Weightier Matter of Judging Against Vanity I – Eccl 8:14 (Judgment)

[Matthew 23:23 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, (judgment), mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.”]

Ecclesiastes 8:14 “There is a [vanity] which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is [vanity].”

Isaiah 59:14-15 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.”

Ezekiel 21:3-4 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north.”

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”

Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”

The transgression of this Weightier Matter is often the answer to the age-old question “why do good people suffer”? Often times, good people suffer (like bad people) because “good people” don’t judge against vanity (Eccl 8:14).

The old saying “what you don’t know want hurt you” is a lie. And a very dangerous lie at that. What you don’t know can destroy you. But having knowledge will save your life or save you from misfortune.

Better to be unborn than untaught. For ignorance is the root of misfortune—Plato

Jesus plainly said to the Archaic Pharisees about the WML (Weightier Matters of the Law) “If you had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would have not condemned the guiltless”—Matthew 12:7.

So, the Lord prevents calamity (have mercy) from coming upon people if they have knowledge or seek after knowledge. But those who are ignorant, especially those who are ignorant on purpose, God will allow calamity to come upon them (“sacrifice them”), because they didn’t seek after knowledge.

Seeking after the knowledge of God and seeking after any other type of vital knowledge is a Weightier Matter of Judgment that supersedes the Regular Matter of being a “good person.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24 “Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy (ethics), and not sacrifice (rituals); and the knowledge of God [more than] burnt offerings.”

Good people who keep the RML (Regular Matters of the Law) of being friendly (i.e. “love thy neighbor as thyself”), forgiving, patient, giving alms, being kind, longsuffering, temperance, and being merciful, suffer because they have no knowledge. Particularly, the knowledge of God’s Weightier Matters of the Law. And for good people’s lack of knowledge, God will “sacrifice them”—allow them to suffer.

Bad people who don’t keep the RML of being friendly, forgiving, patient, giving alms, being kind, longsuffering, temperance, and being merciful, may still prosper because they have a bunch of knowledge about a myriad amount of vital things. And for all the knowledge that these particular bad people have, God might have mercy on them (give them power to prosper). Instead of “sacrificing” them, which people may expect God to do unto them since they are “bad people.” Only bad people with no knowledge about anything significant are in trouble and will be “sacrificed” (suffer). Along with the good people—who will be “sacrificed” (suffer)—from not having any knowledge about anything vital to life.

Whether you and I agree with that or not, that is how things work with God. That seeking after the knowledge of God and every other kind of knowledge vital to life, with the application of all that knowledge (and with having a lack of fear of man), is first priority. With a secondary emphasis on striving to be a “good person.” If you will like to prosper and not suffer in this world.

Matthew 6:33-34 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Since good people often suffer, proves in itself that mercy from God doesn’t always come by doing “good works” alone. Mercy from God comes by doing good works with knowledge. And also bad works with knowledge, because of the fact that “bad people” prosper.

You even supposed to do the good work of singing praise and praying unto the Lord with understanding (knowledge).

Psalm 47:6-7 “Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.”

I Corinthians 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with [the understanding] also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with [the understanding] also.”

Absolutely no work can be considered good without it being done with knowledge and understanding. And absolutely no one can really be considered a “good person” without their works being done with knowledge and understanding.

The knowledge and understanding I am about to give to you now, that you may truly and fully be considered a [good person] who does [good works] before God, who God will not sacrifice (allow to suffer continuously), is to keep God’s Regular Matters of being friendly, forgiving, etc, along with having the knowledge to judge against vanity (Eccl 8:14) when you must.

Judging against vanity (Eccl 8:14) means that at certain times, you must not keep God’s Regular Matters of being friendly, forgiving, and so on, when you are dealing with certain kinds of people and are in certain situations.

In one of the beginning scriptures of this chapter, you read in the book of Ezekiel that God will “cut off the righteous and the wicked.”

Ezekiel 21:3-4 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north.”

Which is strange when you consider the Regular Matter of judgment. That a righteous God and a righteous servant of God’s will not cut off the righteous with the wicked.

Genesis 18:22-25 “And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked (Yes—cf. Ezk 21:3-4)? Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right.”

When you have knowledge about the urgency of judging against vanity (Eccl 8:14), you will know exactly why a righteous God and a righteous servant of God’s will cut off the righteous with the wicked. Which is tantamount to saying that God sacrificed (allowed to suffer or destroyed) the righteous with the wicked. Which also means the righteous who were cut off (allowed to suffer or destroyed) with the wicked didn’t have any knowledge like the wicked—according to Matthew 12:7 “But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice…” The particular knowledge that the righteous—who were cut off with the wicked—didn’t have was the knowledge to judge against vanity (Eccl 8:14).

When you read [vanity] that Ecclesiastes 8:14 defines as “…that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous…,” it lets you know that intolerable vanity according to the Bible is simply something happening which appertains to some person or entity, yet it is happening to another person or entity.

The vanity which is defined in Ecclesiastes 8:14 is very evil! Like a servant who is given the accolades that appertains to his or her leader (prince). And the leader (prince) reducing himself to acting like a servant.

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 “There is [an evil] which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”

If such evil and vanity which is defined in Ecclesiastes 8:14 as (… “that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous…”) continues to persist, it will overcome all good. Good is consequently defined as “there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of wicked men.”

To prevent evil (vanity, Eccl 8:14) from overcoming good, judgment must be brought upon all who perpetrate evil (vanity, Eccl 8:14). Some of the perpetrators of evil (vanity, Eccl 8:14) are the righteous or the “good people” who keep God’s Regular Matters of being friendly, forgiving, and so on. Keeping God’s Regular Matters of being friendly, and forgiving, will bring misfortune upon you or destroy you (and possibly some people who are connected to you) when you are friendly and forgiving to the wrong people. The wrong people are people who will take advantage of you and misuse you, for you being friendly and forgiving to them in your dealings with them.

Say if there is someone who keeps God’s Regular Matter of forgiveness when dealing with a merciless person. The merciless person will take full advantage of them, show them blatant contempt, and do everything that they can to the forgiving person in order to benefit the merciless person own self. So many bad things will happen to the good person because the merciless person is aware that the good person “has to forgive them” no matter what they do to the good person or say about the good person. According to the good person’s Biblical injunctions:

Matthew 18:21-22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”

If the good person is to constantly forgive such a merciless person, then they will be perpetuating evil and vanity (Eccl 8:14). Plus, all their good in being forgiving and keeping God’s Regular Matters will be wiped out and inevitably wipe them out. In the fact that the wicked-merciless person receives good treatment for doing wickedness, while the righteous-forgiving person receives bad treatment for doing righteousness.

If a “good person” don’t judge against the vanity (Eccl 8:14) of such a situation as I have described above, that they stop forgiving the wicked-merciless person, and cut them off entirely out of their life, than God is going to judge the situation and cut both of them off—the righteous and the wicked.

First, God is going to let the wicked-merciless person destroy the good person or bring misfortune upon them, because of the good person’s fear of man to not judge against the evil and the vanity (i.e. “there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous”) of their own doings. Of constantly forgiving a merciless person who consistently does wickedness on purpose.  And secondly, God will judge the wicked-merciless person for his evil and his vanity (i.e. “that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked”) of taking advantage of a good person who was keeping God’s Regular Matter of forgiveness when dealing with them.

So, it’s often the case that both the righteous and the wicked will be judged and cut off (sacrificed, suffer, or literally killed) by God for their particular vanity (Eccl 8:14) that they perpetrate. Now you understand why God said in the book of Ezekiel “Seeing then that I will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked.

Understand that the Lord doesn’t cut off the righteous with the wicked for the righteous doing righteousness. The Lord cut off the righteous with the wicked (by the wicked) from doing vanity (Eccl 8:14). Which is a hidden evil that is often perpetrated by the righteous. That because of a lack of knowledge about the WML (i.e. “But if you known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice…”—Matt 12:7), the righteous mistakenly think such works of being friendly and forgiving to merciless people is righteousness in accordance with God’s Regular Matters of being at peace with everyone.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

Galatians 5:21-23 “Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, [peace], longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law (Nay, see Deut 7:1-2 & Deut 23:6).”

Hebrews 12:13-14 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Follow [peace] with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”

I Peter 3:8-12 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil (more on this later), or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek [peace], and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”

You can’t be at peace with everyone. Jesus showed us that with how he dealt with the Canaanite Woman before she showed that she had faith (Weightier Matter) in God (cf. Matt 15:21-28). There are just too many wicked people in this world who will not learn righteousness. Who will still continue to do wickedly to you and everyone else no matter how much good (favor) you show them and do unto them, in being friendly and forgiving to them.

Isaiah 26:10 “Let favour (peace, goodwill) be showed to the wicked, yet will he (or she) not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.”

The Weightier Matter of Judging against Vanity I-Eccl 8:14 pertains to all the wicked people in the world who want learn righteousness no matter how good you treat them. This Weightier Matter doesn’t pertain to the wicked people in the world who will learn righteousness by a good person showing favor unto them.

Proverbs 25:21-22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head (pangs of shame that will lead to reconciliation), and the LORD shall reward thee.”

The key to discerning whether a good person should show favor or not unto a wicked person that they may learn righteousness is that the good person must take into consideration the wicked actions of the wicked person. Were the wicked person’s actions merciless with understanding of you and your (or the) situation? Or were the wicked person’s actions coming from a misunderstanding? If the wicked person’s actions are merciless with understanding, then, it isn’t good that the good person show the wicked favor, it would be vanity (Eccl 8:14). For only those who are merciful, shall receive mercy (favor). And those who have shown no mercy, shall receive no mercy.

Matthew 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”

James 2:12-13 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath showed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.”

If the wicked person’s actions come from a misunderstanding, than it may be alright to seek peace and show “the wicked” favor that they may learn righteousness. Nevertheless, such wicked people who will learn righteousness in our contemporary times are far & few in between. So a good person must be kind of cynical when considering to show a wicked person favor, that the good person want be executing vanity (Eccl 8:14).

Executing vanity (“there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous”) like forgiving a merciless person and thinking that is the righteousness of seeking peace in accordance with God’s Regular Matters is foolishly being “righteous over much wicked.” Being “righteous over much wicked” will cause the righteous to perish (suffer, be sacrificed, or literally killed) in their righteousness. Which consequently prolongs the time that the wicked-merciless person is able to do their wickedness. While the life span of the righteous person, to be able to do their righteousness is shorten (or cut off). And that also is vanity!

Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 “All things have I seen in the days of my [vanity]: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness. Be not righteous over much (much wicked); neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time? It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.”

The just men and women in the earth who perpetrate being “righteous over much wicked” will perish in their righteousness of keeping God’s Law (Regular Matters). Just because they didn’t keep God’s Law (Weightier Matters):

Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also [perish] without law. and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law.”

The exact law that the just didn’t keep is God’s Weightier Matter of the Law of Judging Against Vanity I-Eccl 8:14.

Isn’t all this ironic? That good people can keep God’s law which indeed makes them righteous;

Deuteronomy 6:24-25 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be [our righteousness], if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.”

But at the same time such good people can perish in their righteousness (cf. Eccl 7:15) in keeping God’s law (RML), just because they didn’t keep God’s law (WML) (cf. Rom 2:12).

Also, isn’t it ironic that bad people (who don’t keep God’s law, which makes them wicked) don’t perish but their days are prolonged (cf. Eccl 7:15). When according to God’s law, wicked people supposed to perish in their wickedness. And the good people who keep God’s Law supposed to have their days prolonged.

Deuteronomy 28:19-20 “Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.”

Psalm 37:19-20 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.”

Deuteronomy 5:33 “Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess,

Proverbs 3:1-2 “MY SON, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.”

The answer to the righteous perishing and the wicked days being prolonged is that doing “good” far as the RML of seeking peace with everyone doesn’t always overcome evil. Like it’s written in the book of Romans.

Romans 12:17-21 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live [peaceably] with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

The RML of seeking peace with everyone only overcomes evil, as I just mentioned, if there is a misunderstanding. When there is a clear understanding of the wickedness someone is doing to someone else, the good of the RML of seeking peace can’t overcome such evil. Instead, such evil will overcome the good of the RML and the good person(s) who is seeking peace. Then wicked people will prolong their days in doing their wickedness, while the righteous will perish in their righteousness and their days will be cut off. Only, the good of The WML of Judging against Vanity I-Eccl 8:14 can overcome such evil of the wicked works of a merciless person who has full understanding of the harm they are doing to someone else.

It’s a mistake and a lack of knowledge to think that only good people who keep God’s RML of being friendly and forgiving are the only ones who are after God’s own heart (thoughts). What most people would call wicked people are sometimes after God’s own heart as well. Meaning, these particular wicked people think like God when it comes to the WML. Especially the Weightier Matter of Judging Against Vanity I-Eccl 8:14. Despite their wickedness of say idolatry.

It’s written in the second book of Kings that Jehu who the Bible said “… took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart…” (cf. II Kings 10:31), still did which was right in eyes of the Lord. After Jehu executed the Lord’s judgment and slaughter the progeny of King Ahab, in accordance with the prophecy of Elijah.

I Kings 21:17-22, 25-26 “And the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, which is in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to possess it. And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, O mine enemy? And he answered, I have found thee: because thou hast sold thyself to work evil in the sight of the LORD. Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off (i.e. Ezk 21:3-4) from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger, and made Israel to sin. But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work [wickedness] in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.”

II Kings 10:9-11 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these? Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah. So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.”

II Kings 10:30 “And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is [right] in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in [mine heart], thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.”

Jehu did that which was right in the eyes (heart) of the Lord even though he didn’t keep the RML which we now know is righteousness (cf. Deut 6:24-25). Jehu did right (or righteousness) in the eyes of the Lord because Jehu kept the WML of Judging against Vanity I-Eccl 8:14.

As it was in the Lord’s heart, it was in Jehu’s heart (because the Lord put it in Jehu’s heart), to judge against the wickedness of the house of Ahab. Therefore, Jehu’s heart was after God’s own heart. Meaning, for that moment, both Jehu and God thought alike to do evil against the house of Ahab for their wickedness. Although Jehu did evil in not taking heed to walk in God’s Law (cf. II Kings 10:31). And Jehu did constant evil in committing idolatry—worshiping golden calves.

II Kings 10:28-29 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel. Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.”

Jehu and his progeny were blessed by God for Jehu keeping the WML of Judging against Vanity I-Eccl 8:14. Although Jehu had judged against a man (Ahab) who was doing the very same evil as he was doing—idolatry!

I Kings 21:25-26 “But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all things as did the Amorites, whom the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.

II Kings 10:29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.”

Considering Jehu was blessed by God (in this world) for doing evil against Ahab’s progeny, who did the very same evil as Jehu did in committing idolatry, lets us know that there are different kinds of “evil,” just as there are different kinds of “the Law” (See my book on this subject “The Apostle Paul and ‘The Law’: The Misuse of Paul’s Homonymic Way of Writing to Create a False Christian Way of Life”). Specifically, there are three different kinds of “evil.”  The first evil is plain disobedience to God’s commandments (Regular or Weightier Matters, when applicable). The second evil is vanity (Eccl 8:14). And the third evil is what I call righteous punitive evil, which is judgment against vanity (Eccl 8:14). Doing the third evil supersedes their actions of doing the first evil when that person executes judgment against the second evil. And so will that person be blessed by God in this world despite them committing the first evil—even if they are an idolater (or atheist).

Executing judgment against vanity (Eccl 8:14) is serious business! Based on ten years of arduous study of scripture, I find that vanity (Eccl 8:14) is the greatest evil of them all in God’s eyes (besides blasphemy against God). Thus, if good people—though they keep God’s commandments (Regular Matters)—don’t judge against vanity (Eccl 8:14), they are indeed idolaters. They would be no different from an idolater like Ahab who committed vanity (Eccl 8:14) against Naboth (cf. II Kings 21:1-16). So an idolater like Jehu—who don’t keep God’s commandments, but who judged against vanity (Eccl 8:14), is more in line with God’s heart than the good person who keep God’s commandments (Regular Matters), but who don’t judge against vanity (Eccl 8:14).

Understand that it’s just as much righteousness to judge (esp. against vanity—Eccl 8:14) and make war against man, when applicable, as it is righteousness to seek peace with all man and love thy neighbor as thyself, when applicable.

James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of [righteousness] is sown in peace of them that make peace.”

Revelation 19:2, 11 “For true and [righteous] are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and [in righteousness] he doth judge and make war.”

 

Weightier Matter of Judging Against Vanity I – Eccl 8:14 Translated to Marriage and Manhood 

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This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

 

 

It’s Better to Obey Husband Than to Burn – Part 1

[Disobedient Wives Prayers Will Be Hindered!]

In accordance with Matthew 19:9-10:

Matthew 19:9-10 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery. His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.”

Jesus’ disciples thought, like Paul thought;

I Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”

That it wasn’t good for a man to marry a woman, considering that a man couldn’t put away a woman for “Every Cause.”

However, I am pretty sure there will be a plethora of “Christian” women saying the same thing Jesus’ disciples had said that “if the case of the woman be so with her husband, it is not good to marry.” Because after reading the books in the Man, the Head of Woman Series by the Gathering of Israel, “Christian” women will understand that if they don’t obey their husbands, they will not be forgiven by God, for blaspheming his word (cf. Titus 2:5 with Heb 3:7-12 and Matt 12:31-32).

Domestic violence from husbands against their wives (and vice versa) has always existed. It isn’t just a modern phenomenon. When domestic violence happened among God’s people, God dealt with it accordingly, not generally like modern secular authorities have affirmed to do.

God causes a man to suffer and will not answer his prayers if he does such a thing as abuse his wife without a just cause.

Malachi 2:13-16 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand. Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.”

I Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”

On the flip side, which isn’t talked about in Christian Churches today, is that God will not answer a wife’s prayers either if she is abusive to her husband. By her disobedience to him, which is passive aggressive abuse.

Just like husbands must give honor (mercy) unto their wives, wives must give honor (respect, reverence) unto their husbands that their prayers may not be hindered!

Ephesians 5:32-33 “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

The prayers of wives who are disobedient to their husbands will be hindered by God (not the Laws of the Land and western society in general) because they are not keeping God’s Law in being obedient to their husbands.

I Corinthians 14:34 “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.”

People—such as disobedient wives—who turn their ear from hearing and keeping God’s Law, and who regard iniquity in their heart, all of their prayers are an abomination to the Lord. So, God will not hear them and their prayers will not be answered.

Proverbs 28:9 “He (or she) that turneth away his ear from hearing the law (Gen 3:16), even his (or her) prayer shall be abomination.”

Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.”

Modern Preachers who advocate for modern secular authorities will be quick to teach that a man’s prayers will be hindered if he doesn’t give honor (mercy) unto his wife (cf. I Peter 3:7). Yet they never teach that a woman’s prayers will also be hindered if she doesn’t give honor (respect, reverence, obedience) to hear husband—in accordance with God’s law. This is the danger that secular and religious preachers are putting women in when they LIE to cater to them. By them not teaching that a disobedient wife’s prayers will be hindered by God.

So, it’s better for women to except the truth from brothers and sisters like me. We are trying to save you from God by giving you the truth. We are not trying to oppress you under men.

As I was growing up on the West side of Chicago, I heard many young women jokingly say to each other, when someone ask them where they were going “To Hell If I Don’t Pray.” But on a serious note, it doesn’t matter if they pray, God isn’t going to hear (listen to) their prayer anyway, and still they are going to hell if they don’t obey their husbands. So, it should’ve been said by them “To Hell If I Don’t OBEY”!

While these female appeasing preachers are telling men in their congregation that “it is better to marry than to burn”—I Corin 7:9, they should also be telling the women in their congregation that “it is better to OBEY than to burn.” Because disobedient wives are going directly to the Lake of Fire.

A Prayer is a sacrifice unto God.

Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”

So, for example, say a wife brings a prayer unto the man God with a wicked mind, supplicating about her marital problems with her husband. Problems which come from her attitude of “he don’t tell me what to do.” Than her prayer looking for comfort from the man God is an abomination.

Proverbs 21:27The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind.”

Because again, such a disobedient wife turns her ear from God’s Law, which states that a wife is to obey her husband.

I Corinthians 14:34 “Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.”

Proverbs 28:9 “He (or she) that turneth away his ear from hearing the law (Gen 3:16), even his (or her) prayer shall be abomination.”

Therefore, it will be better for a wife to Obey her husband as God commanded her, instead of her praying or sacrificing to God about her marital problems with a wicked mind of insubordination toward her husband.

I Samuel 15:22 “And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to [obey] is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.”

It will also be better for her to Obey her husband than for her to be a loud and stubborn wife toward him.

Proverbs 7:4-5, 11 “Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house.”

The stubbornness of being a disobedient wife—who turns her ear from hearing and doing God’s Law (Gen 3:16)—is idolatry.

I Samuel 15:23 “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and [stubbornness] is as iniquity and [idolatry]. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Hence, for that stubbornness of being a disobedient wife—which is Idolatry, such a disobedient wife will be cast into the Lake of Fire.

Revelation 21:8 “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Therefore, the saying for a wife “To Hell If I Don’t OBEY” is true.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

 

The Two Forms of Honor

You must be specific when you read honor in the Bible. Because it could mean one of two different things, since it’s clearly two different forms of honor in the Bible. The first form of Honor is mercy (or appreciation) to a subordinate. Like mercy going from God unto man, parents unto children, husband unto wife, teacher unto student, employer unto employee and able person unto disabled person. The second form of Honor is respect for a superior. Like respect from man unto God, children unto parents, wife unto husband, student unto teacher, employee unto employer. That’s why if any man is going to be a “gentleman” to a woman but still remain A KING (strong leader), and not destroy himself (emasculate himself) in the process as King Lemuel’s mother taught him in Proverbs the 31st chapter, than he must ONLY give this honor in the form of respect to his mother (an abusive mother you just avoid her, that’s the respect you give her): For God commanded that all children shall honor (respect) their mother, along with their father of-course.

Exodus 20:12 Honour (respect) thy father and [thy mother]: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

Leviticus 19:3 “Ye shall fear (respect) every man [his mother], and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour (respect) thy father [and mother]; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” 

Solomon, a great king, showed honor in the form of respect to his mother by being a “gentleman” unto her. In accordance to what western society now thinks of as being a “gentleman.”

I Kings 2:19-20 Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the[king’s mother]; and she sat on his right hand. Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay.”                                                                                                

But Solomon, the great king, destroyed himself (emasculated himself) when he showed honor in the form of respect to all his strange wives (as if they were his mother), according to the sound doctrine of King Lemuel’s mother.

Proverbs 31:1-3 “The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.”

I Kings 11:1-11But king Solomon loved (or “respected”) many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites: Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love (also in respect). And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel (Solomon RESPECTED these strange woman wishes more than he did the Lord’s), which had appeared unto him twice, And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant (Solomon destroyed himself from giving up his strength [manhood] unto these strange women by not following the commandment of the Lord as David his father taught him—I Kings 2:1-3).”

The single mothers who teach their sons to be “gentlemen” and give honor (respect) to all women, like their sons ought to be “gentlemen” to them and give honor (respect) to them, are causing their sons to leave one mother (their biological mother) for another one (a domineering woman): Ultimately, they turn their sons into a man child with that “gentlemen” doctrine that they teach them.

Men giving honor in the form of respect—as a subordinate—to some woman other than their mother or female guardian (when they are young males, not adult males), boss, or secular authority is foolish.

Since most men in western society have put women on such high pedestals and subsequently devalue their own selves, it has become difficult for men in general to obtain the God ordain respect they are entitled to get from women.

Constant pampering of the servant (women) as if they are the head (men) has caused the servant to expect the same God giving rights (respect) that is naturally entitled to their head.

Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.”

The God giving respect naturally entitled to men from women but now in western society is giving to women from men manifest itself on who gets “the glory of parenthood.” Men constant pampering of women—being “gentlemen” unto them—has caused a paradigm shift where mothers are generally venerated while fathers are generally marginalized. The most glory and the most honor of parenthood belongs to the father, not the mother, because the father is the origin of life (literally and figuratively).

Proverbs 17:6Children’s children are the crown of old men; and [the glory] of children are their fathers (not their mothers).”                                                         

But again, the pampering of women by men in western society has taken the natural glory of parenthood which belongs to the father and has now transferred it to the mother. So many fathers in western society have stabbed themselves in the back when they devalue themselves as men in general in giving all this unwarranted respect to women just for being women or mothers. Thus, they are disrespected by the mother of their children and the Laws of the Land while having no profound decision making in the rearing of their own children.

The General Barak didn’t value himself as a leader to lead ten thousand men by himself in an important battle that God ordained for him to lead certain tribes of Israel in. Barak didn’t want to go to battle without an affluent woman by his side. Although the affluent woman (Deborah) was an extraordinary woman, nonetheless Barak was a man, and the general of a huge army, so he shouldn’t have given all this unwarranted respect unto Deborah who wasn’t a military strategist, she was a prophetess and secular authority.

What was Deborah going to do for Barak? And how was her presence going to matter to the army if she wasn’t a military strategist? Therefore, God made it so that Barak will not get the glory and honor of the military victory in which God apparently had planned to give to Barak. Instead, God gave the glory and honor of the military victory unto a woman (who wasn’t Deborah) since Barak didn’t trust and value himself, and was afraid to keep the commandment of the Lord to lead an army of ten thousand men by himself. But he needed a woman along his side to lead the army.

Judges 4:4-9 And Deborah, a prophetess (not general), the wife of Lapidoth, she judged (secular authority) Israel at that time. And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedeshnaphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand. And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go: but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest [shall not be for thine honour]; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of [a woman]. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.”

The above scenario with Deborah and Barak is a micro allegory for what is going on in the present day macro of western society. Where men are giving unwarranted honor (respect) unto woman-mothers who aren’t God ordained to receive such honor, nor are they generally skilled and competent strategist in leading a household, providing sustenance, providing knowledge, providing instructions, providing physical protection, and providing discipline to adolescents. Therefore, the glory and honor that God original bestowed on men-fathers will be given to women-mothers since these men aren’t strong enough and are afraid to keep God’s commandments and be the head (leader-decision maker) of their households by themselves—not needing any leadership help from a woman.

Out of a sub-conscious fear of incompetence, many western men choose to be “gentlemen” unto their women and bestow their glory and honor that is due to them and project it unto a woman, just like Barak did.

The pampering of women is even more prevalent when a woman is pregnant. Pregnant women are beautiful and should receive honor in the form of mercy from the sower of seed. But to the point a man going out of his way to be a “gentleman” in order to please his pregnant woman from doing “her hire” is foolish. The modern pregnant woman has done nothing different or more magnificent than any of the billions of women who have existed before her, over the last six thousand years, starting with the first woman Eve. I don’t know why modern pregnant women expect to get accolades from men for doing some regular shit. They expect the sower of seed to go out of his way and go get them a pickle, a slurpy, a cheeseburger, or whatever in the middle of the night as if he is her subordinate. And the sower of seed supposed to do all this in the respect of being a “gentleman” because his woman is pregnant with his child! A pregnant woman’s mundane thirst or hunger isn’t an emergency that a man must get up in the middle of the night to fulfill. No man or woman in any position or condition is worthy of that type of honor (respect). Unless it’s in the job description of the subordinate and the subordinate is literally receiving wages for getting up in the middle of the night to feed their superior.

David, a man after God’s own heart (cf. Acts 13:22) and a man that God appointed to be King over his people Israel forever (cf. I Chron 28:4) didn’t find himself worthy of such honor (respect). He believed that such honor belong ONLY to God himself.

II Samuel 23:14-17 And David was then in an hold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then in Bethlehem. And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate! And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD. And he said, Be it far from me, O LORD, that I should do this: is not this the blood of the men that went in jeopardy of their lives? therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mighty men.”                                                                                                                             

So how awful it is that a regular pregnant woman should find herself worthy of such honor (respect) that belongs ONLY to God, especially when she is the subordinate to the sower of seed.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

Princes Walking as Servants

Prince is often used in the Bible as a nominal to distinguish a person as being a leader among the people in his environment. A “prince” isn’t necessarily a nominal used in the Bible to distinguish a son of a King. Abraham was known as a “prince” among the children of Heth, but he wasn’t the son of a King:

Genesis 23:1-6 And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a buryingplace with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty [prince] among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.”

Israel in their idolatry complained that Moses acted like a “prince” over them, and Moses wasn’t a son of a King:

Numbers 16:12-14 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether [a prince] over us? Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.”

God told Jeroboam that he made him a “prince” among Israel, but Jeroboam was the very first King of the northern Kingdom of Israel. Jeroboam was never a “prince” as being a son of a King:

I Kings 14:7-10 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee [prince] over my people Israel, And rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it thee: and yet thou hast not been as my servant David, who kept my commandments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in mine eyes; But hast done evil above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back: Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.”

Therefore, when you read prince in the Bible, you must qualify it to whether it means “leader” or the son of King.

When you read Prince in Ecclesiastes the 10th chapter, it means “leader”—a leader acting like a servant or follower. That is what a gentleman is: a male leader—who supposed to be leading his woman and women in general—acting like a servant to his servant. Solomon calls this dynamic of “princes walking as servants,” EVIL!

Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 There is [an evil] which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.”

It’s Evil that women, who are servants to their husbands, are upon “horses” (pedestals) like they are “princes” (leaders). It’s Evil that men, who are “princes” over their wives and women in general, are walking as servants upon the earth via this western “gentlemen” etiquette, that servants (women) shall rule over men.

Proverbs 19:10  Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.”

Not only is the western “gentleman” etiquette not delightful (as according to the proverb above), it’s erroneous. This error (as in most errors) of the western “gentleman” etiquette starts from the top—from the rulers (cf. Eccl 10:5-7). The rulers who are in error, that propagate this “gentleman” etiquette consist of a wide range of authorities, starting from secular & religious authorities, all the way down to baby boomer born men and single mothers. Every one of these rulers who propagate this “gentleman” etiquette, who propagate this error, will be punished by God sooner or later, in some way or another, for making God’s law of man, the head of woman of non-effect. And for making the evil (man created for the woman/princes walking as servants upon the earth) good, and also for making the good (woman created for the man/servants walking as servants upon the earth) evil.

Isaiah 5:20-21, 24 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight. Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away [the law] of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”

It’s good that men in general be princes (leaders) who are to be set upon horses (pedestals). Also, it’s good that women in general be servants (followers/helpmeets) who are to be walking as servants upon the earth. All according to God’s Law and nature itself.

Biblically speaking, a man isn’t desirable to women for being a prince walking as a servant (“gentleman”) upon the earth. God said out of his own mouth that well-dressed men upon horses are desirable to women. God didn’t say that docile men (“gentlemen”)—princes walking as servants upon the earth—are desirable to women.

Ezekiel 23:1-6, 12, 23 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother: And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised the teats of their virginity. And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah. And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbours, Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers (heads, leaders, PRINCES), all of them [desirable young men],[horsemen riding upon horses]. She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, [horsemen riding upon horses], all of them [desirable young men]. The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them [desirable young men], captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.”

Did you see any “desirable women” riding upon horses in the scripture above? No! All of them were young ruling men (leaders), who were well dressed, and who were riding upon horses. All of whom God called “desirable young men.”

We know God wasn’t saying that these young ruling men upon horses were “desirable young men” to other men.

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

Therefore, we know the Lord was saying that these young ruling men upon horses were “desirable young men” [to women]. This lets you know that ruling men (young or old) who are well dressed (and well-spoken, and well-read I might add), and who are “riding upon horses”—which figuratively means men who are on pedestals, stalwarts in their manhood (head of woman), and who are accomplish in life—are desirable [to women], especially if God said so. Thus, “undesirable men” [to women]—according to God—will be men who devalue their manhood, men who are subservient to women, and men who are princes walking as servants upon the earth (“gentlemen”). Even if they are men who are accomplished in life by way of making money for propagating the vanity of woman, the head of man, in a female appeasing society.

Some of these “gentlemen” who are princes walking as servants upon the earth (which is evil) may for a time be accepted by women. But, eventually they will be disrespected by these same women because they are not acting like “princes riding upon horses” which all women (with self-esteem) desire whether they admit it or not.

If well-dressed men riding upon horses are desirable to women in God’s point of view, then certainly servants (wives) walking as servants (subservient/obedient women to their husbands) upon the earth are desirable to men in God’s point of view. That’s why it’s written that a Meek and Quiet woman is a Great Price in the Sight of God:

I Peter 3:1-4 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, [which is in the sight of God of great price].”                                                                  

Anyone that is in some being’s sight “of great price” to them, by definition means that the person is desirable in that being’s sight. Therefore, meek and quiet women who are subject to their husbands (“servants walking as servants upon the earth”) are in God’s point of view “desirable,” since they are in his sight of a great price. This must mean that “undesirable women,” or women of little or no price in the sight of God, are women who are Clamorous, women who are Loud and Stubborn, and women who usurp male authority and their husband’s authority. So, don’t listen to these female appeasing preachers who covertly tell you that princes walking as servants (“gentlemen”) upon the earth, and servants upon horses as princes (woman, the head of man) are both desirable to the opposite sex—that is a Lie! Better that you ride with God’s opinion instead of these female appeasing preachers’ opinions.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

Paul’s World

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Chapter 1: “Paul’s World”

In this chapter and in other subsequent chapters, I will make it so for the first time ever in print that Paul’s confusing writings concerning “The Law” will be fully understood by everyone. But first, it must be understood that Paul’s writings were even hard to be understood by the people who he was writing to. And hard to be understood by his contemporaries who were reading his writings. Peter, a contemporary of Paul, and the head apostle of the early church under the new covenant, wrote himself that Paul’s writings are hard to be understood.

II Peter 3:15-18 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

Peter seeing that Paul’s writings were hard to be understood knew that there were going to be dishonest people who were going to wrest (twist/pervert) Paul’s writings (as they do other scripture). And make Paul’s writings whatever dogma they want them to be. The dogma that Paul’s writings are mainly used for today by dishonest Antinomian Preachers is to make void God’s Law in the favor of “Grace.” Disgracefully, Antinomians have twist Paul’s writings as they do other scripture unto the unlearned adherent making them think that God’s Law is now of non-effect.

For starters, Paul was often in “Paul’s world.” Meaning, Paul ill-advisedly wrote statements and gave advice which really was only good for Paul (or his direct companions). Paul assumed and projected his own lifestyle as being something that would be good for all God’s servants, when it wasn’t. Such as this:

I Corinthians 7:1, 7 “Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.”

Do you think that it would be good for every man not to touch a woman? As soon as every man stops touching a woman, after about 120 years or so we are not going to have a man or a woman left on the planet. In the mean while every man is going to be touching every man and every woman is going to be touching every woman (homosexuality). This is why the Lord said “it is not good for the man to be alone,” for reproduction and heterosexual purposes. What the Lord said in the Garden of Eden is the antithesis of Paul writing that it is good for a man not to touch a woman.

Genesis 2:18, 21-22 “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.”

It might have been good for Paul not to touch a woman, because of his specific service to God. However, that has nothing to do with you and I and our specific service to God. Do you see what I am saying about Paul being in “Paul’s world”? Paul being in “Paul’s world” creates obfuscation and confusion to the reader of Paul’s writings. That when the reader compares Paul’s writings to other writings in the Bible, especially the Old Testament, they don’t know what to believe—they are confused! If you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t know what to believe, “is it good for a man to touch a woman or not,” based on Paul’s writings vis-à-vis God’s own words. It is best to believe God OVER Paul in “Paul’s World,” and two or more witnesses over one witness such as Paul. For two or more witness establishes a fact.

Deuteronomy 19:15 “One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.”

Matthew 18:15-16 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”

There is no other witness in the Bible who wrote that it wasn’t good for a man to touch a woman in general, Paul is the only witness to that. Thus, the matter of it being not good for a man to touch a woman in general isn’t an established biblical fact. It’s only an opinion of a biblical writer in his “own world.”

I’m not saying that Paul lied in some of his writings. Again, it is sometimes that Paul ill-advisedly went into “Paul’s world.” And subsequently, for Paul going into “Paul’s World,” Paul caused many people to hardly understand his writings. Paul’s writings were hard to be understood because the readers of his writings couldn’t relate to them (and they still can’t). Hardly anyone can understand Paul’s writings and relate to them because again, much of Paul’s writings came from “Paul’s World.”

In “Paul’s World,” no one gets married and no one has sex (cf. I Corin 7:1,7, 36-40); strong men don’t have multiple wives (cf. I Tim 3:2, 12); preachers don’t get paid (cf. I Corin 9:1-18, ); and everyone practices full self-denial in order to conform to everyone else’s wishes (cf. Rom 14:14-23, I Corin 9:19-23).

In “Paul’s World,” everyone is just serving God and that is all they are ever doing. All that is “Paul’s World” and that isn’t the real world. In the real world, along with serving God whether genuinely or hypocritically, people get married, people have plenty of sex, strong men have plenty of sex with plenty of women, preachers get paid, everyone is about self and hardly anyone “loves thy neighbor as thyself.” So, you can’t always conform to everyone’s wishes, lest you disappear as an individual personality and consequently everyone takes advantage of you—all those who don’t “love thy neighbor as thyself,” which are many people.

Usually, great people are misunderstood because they are an aberration in their time. Yet they will be venerated for their greatness in future generations. With Paul though, this isn’t the case. I am not saying that Paul wasn’t a great man or a great apostle, but he was misunderstood because not only was he an aberration in his time, but also because he was just strange! Not strange in the sense that he was just so good at what he did that he made people feel awkward when they were around him, Paul was just strange period—a man in his “own world.” Paul having no wife (very uncommon in his day), having no children (very uncommon in his day), generally taking no tithes for his livelihood (very uncommon in this day), persecuting the church, than being persecuted for the church, absolute conformity to strangers who were non-Israelites (Gentiles), and teaching his non-Israelite students against circumcising themselves was very strange in Israel and period. Paul did all these strange things because Paul was in “Paul’s World.”

I know some readers may think I am being sarcastic, but it’s the truth. That Paul was often in “Paul’s World,” and it showed in his strange writings and in his strange writing style. Paul didn’t consider that Jesus said he didn’t want his servants to be out of the (real) world. Instead, Jesus wanted his servants to be away from the evil of the world.

John 17:14-17 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

Paul looked at the real world, and everything that pertains to it, like marriage, sex, preachers getting paid, and material & pleasure pursuits as all evil. So consequently, he went into “Paul’s World” and out of the real world. Which Jesus didn’t want his servants to do altogether. Because you have to deal with the real world, and everything that pertains in it, in order to teach the world the Word of God properly. When you go outside the real world into your “own world,” and then try to teach the Word of God in the real world, it is going to be a mixture of “worlds” which will bring forth strange doctrine that is hard to be understood. And possibly hypocritical and lying doctrine to the adherent because they are dealing with the real world, not their “own world” or somebody else’s “world.” A Preacher must deal with the real world and not be stuck in his “own world” if he is going to teach the world the Word of God properly.

Apparently, Paul didn’t understand how hard his writings were to understand to his readers, as noted by him writing that someone who prophesize shall make their words easy to be understood; as if he was leading by example.

I Corinthians 14:2-3, 9 “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.”

Again, we know from Peter’s writings that Paul didn’t even follow his own advice of making his words easy to be understood.

II Peter 3:15-16 “And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

Paul’s writings were not hard for him to understand and most likely he didn’t think his readers would find them hard to understand either, because Paul was caught up in “Paul’s world.” Which he, and he alone, perfectly understood. Whereas, the mentality of someone in their “own world” and not in the real world often goes “how can anyone not understand this,” when propagating their doctrine that comes from there “own world.”

As a Bible Teacher propagating my doctrine to the real world, I realize myself that something is odd with this man’s writings. Which will make someone who is uneducated about the writings of the entire Bible think that it is something odd about the Word of God. And consequently, the Word of God will look dubious in people’s eyes who deal with the real world. Then they will be estranged from the True and Living God.

To avoid people who are dealing with the real world from being estranged from the True and Living God, and when you aren’t under a theocracy, the Bible Teacher who teach the Word of God must do it from a centrifugal perspective. From the Word of God out into the real world. Meaning, that the teacher of God’s Word must do everything in his power to keep a balance of not falling into syncretism with the world, but at the same time have a realization about the real world that he and his students are living in and make necessary adjustments accordingly. Such adjustments might not be in accordance with what is generally considered by the world to be “what is good” or “what is right” for a servant of God to do or say.

Considering again that servants of God are not living under a theocracy, a teacher of God’s Word can’t teach from a centripetal perspective. From the teacher’s “own world” into the real world and into the Word of God.

Ezekiel 13:1-2, 6-9 “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD saith: and the LORD hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken? Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD. And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.”

That would be dangerous and will cause the adherent servant of God to underachieve in life and will cause them some harm.

The things that are good in your “own world” for you and your companions, your age group, your ethnic group, your gender, your demographic, and your particular family, might not necessarily be good for someone else who you are teaching, who is of a different background, culture, tax-bracket, generation, ethnic group, socio-political group, gender, demographic, and so on and so forth.

Considering all things that are going on with all people in the real world, you can’t be rigid in your teaching of the Word of God. Certainly, some things are general and obvious for everyone, however, other things are specific and inconspicuous for certain people. The things that are specific and inconspicuous for certain people need to be addressed as well by the teacher of the Word of God. The teacher of God’s Word must cater his teachings to the specific needs of his students, not the specific needs and biases of himself, which he projects unto his students. All so that the teacher’s doctrine will not be strange and consist of dogma that is hard to be understood and risky for his students to follow in the real world.

It is the fault of the teacher (general) that his students misunderstand him, if his words were not clear in his instructions.

If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if his orders are clear, and the soldier disobey, then it is the fault of their officers

Sun Zu (“The Art of War”)

So many Bible Teachers give instructions from their “own world” for the teacher’s own sake. Instead of these Bible Teachers giving instructions from the Bible in accordance with the real world for their students’ sake. Once again, it is the fault of the teacher that their students misunderstand their unclear (and hypocritical) teachings. And it is the fault of the teacher on what happens to their students because their students misunderstood their teachings. The “Blood” (errors, mistakes) of the student is on the hands of the teacher whose instructions are not clear and distinct.

Therefore, it is a dangerous thing to the teacher and to the student for the teacher to teach out of his “own world.” It causes estrangement from God from would be students who are dealing with the real world. On top of the “blood” and misunderstanding it causes for the students who are dealing in their “teacher’s world,” but actually living in the real world for themselves. Let every teacher deal with the real world for the sake of their students, and leave their own world to themselves, for the sake of themselves, their companions, and their demographic. So that as many people as possible will be in harmony with themselves and with their environment. And have opportunity to achieve by gaining knowledge and true understanding of the particular world they are living in.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

The Civil Servant Husband Part 2

Moses A “Gentleman”?

With understanding the two different capacities of service (civil and servile service) as pertaining to conjugal relationships between a man and a woman, you are now better equipped to refute the erroneous doctrine and the twisted scripture Modern Preachers have used or may use to perpetrate that a man is to be a “gentleman” to his woman as a servile servant.

First, I am going to repeat that men indeed are to serve and submit to women in the same aspect as women are to do to men, by looking after the other’s best interest and working on the other’s behalf in all things. But the service and submission that men ought to do unto women is in a far different capacity than what women are biblically obligated to do to men.

For example, I remember a preacher taught to me that Moses was a “gentleman” to seven women, in Moses fighting off shepherds who apparently had always bullied these seven women and made them wait until they had finish drawing water before the seven women were able to draw water. After Moses fought off the bully shepherds on the women’s behalf, he drew water for them and also watered their flocks.

Exodus 2:16-21 “Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day? And they said, An Egyptian [delivered us] out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread. And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.”

Scripture like the above are a cornerstone for the “gentleman” and “whiteknight” doctrine which comes from Modern Preachers that all men should be “Real Men” by showing the proper respect for women. Like Moses supposedly was to the seven daughters of the Priest of Midian.

Modern Preachers don’t understand (and don’t care to) the two types of services (civil and servile service) in nuptial relationships. They don’t understand because they ignore other scripture and are partial toward women. They have ignored the fact that a woman name Rebekah in scripture did the very same thing for a stranger that Moses did for seven strangers. She drew water on a stranger’s behalf and watered the strangers flock, just out of the kindness of her heart.

Genesis 24:1-4, 10-27 And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water. And he said O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast showed kindness unto my master. And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not. And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in? And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor. She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren.”

Now should we used the scripture above and Rebekah’s kindness (like Modern Preachers will use and have used Exodus 2:16-21 and Moses’ kindness) as a cornerstone for doctrine that all women should be “Real Women” and show the proper respect for men by being “gentlewomen” to them. God forbid! Our righteousness must exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees as the Lord said:

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.”                   

We must exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees because the doctrine of Modern Pharisees (Saturday Preachers), Modern Sadducees (Sunday Preachers), and Modern Herodians (“Religious” secular authorities) all have leaven (hypocrisy—lies and a false balances) in it, especially pertaining to this gentlemen propriety.

Matthew 16:6-8, 12 “Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.”                                                                                                                                         

Mark 8:14-15 “Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.”

Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”

What we will do is compare both scriptures to make a sound and balance doctrine instead of being hypocrites like the Modern Pharisees and Modern Sadducees who say that men are the head of the household, while they also say that men are to submit to their women by being gentlemen (servile servants) to them. We also will not be hypocrites in being partial toward men as they are toward women.

Moses was acting as a civil servant toward the seven daughters of the Priest of Midian. While Rebekah was acting as a servile servant to the head servant of Abraham. Moses and Rebekah both did the same thing in drawing water and feeding the flocks of strangers in whom they were serving. But their service was in a different capacity. Moses had to fight off shepherds (plural) on the behalf of the seven women before he drew water and fed their flock. He delivered them out of the hand of the shepherds (as they said—Exodus 2:19), like all great leaders (civil servants) who deliver the people they are over and responsible for.

Exodus 18:5-12 And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God: And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her. And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent. And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD [delivered] them. And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had [delivered] out of the hand of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath [delivered] you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath [delivered] the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God.”                                                                                           

Judges 9:5-7, 16-21 And he went unto his father’s house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself. And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem. And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you. Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands; For my father fought for you (Jotham’s father Gideon or also called Jerubbaal fought on Israel’s behalf against their enemies—serving them—like a civil servant should), and adventured his life far, and [delivered] you out of the hand of Midian: And ye are risen up against my father’s house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother; If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you: But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech. And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.”                                                                                            

So Moses delivering the seven women out of the hand of the shepherds and then drawing water and feeding their flocks was more in the capacity of civil servitude, which is provision and security.

Rebekah on the other hand didn’t deliver anyone from anything. When she drew water and fed the flock of the stranger it was more in the capacity of servile servitude, which is nurturing and comfort. Rebekah’s servile service—to a stranger of the opposite sex—was after the pattern of what great followers (servile servants) do for their leaders.

Once again, Moses and Rebekah did the same things (draw water for strangers and their flocks), because they both had the same kind of humble spirit of serving their neighbor. And it sure was a hell of a coincidence that after both Moses and Rebekah served their neighbor (of the opposite sex) in their allotted capacity, according to their gender, that God immediately blessed the both of them with a spouse. Apparently, they both showed God (and man) that they were ready for marriage since they knew exactly how “to serve” the opposite sex. Therefore, God honored both of them with a spouse because of the humility of servitude they both showed toward the opposite sex.

Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.”

Exodus 2:19-22 And they said, An Egyptian [delivered] us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock. And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread. And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.”

Genesis 24:42-48, 60-67 And I came this day unto the well, and said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go: Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels (Abraham’s head servant was looking for a woman who knew HOW TO SERVE a man as a servile servant for his master’s son Issac): let the same be the woman whom the LORD hath appointed out for my master’s son. And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: so I drank, and she made the camels drink also. And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou? And she said, the daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands. And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter unto his son. And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them. And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel. For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her (Of-course Issac loved Rebekah because Rebekah knew HOW TO SERVE the opposite sex): and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.”

From the example of Moses’ and Rebekah’s service to strangers of the opposite sex, we can figure out people’s character and marriage potential or lack thereof. That the way someone generally treats strangers of the opposite sex, good or bad, serving them or abusing them, is a great indicator on how they will inevitably treat their spouse. Keep all that in mind when you are looking for a spouse.

Understand brothers that if your woman doesn’t adequately serve you in the capacity of a servile servant, then that means she isn’t adequately serving your children as a civil servant, because she doesn’t know how to serve or she refuses to serve.  ONLY a good wife/girlfriend will make a good mother because she knows how to serve. And ONLY a good husband/boyfriend will make a good father because he knows how to serve.

Lack of serving the opposite sex is why there are so many single mother households in America, single women period, and women in their 30’s and 40’s who have never been married. All because these women don’t know how to serve a man. They are so busy competing with men to be “the man” (in charge) or trying to be served by gentlemen, that they never learned how to serve a man to get a good male leader to marry them.

Remember Rebekah’s future father-in-law’s servant found her on the behalf of her future husband because he saw that she knew how to serve a man when she [willingly] drew water for him and his flock. This dynamic is why it is written that when a man finds a wife he finds a “good thing.”

Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”

The “good thing” in which a man finds when he finds a wife isn’t the wife herself per se. The “good thing” in which a man finds when he finds him a wife is that he finds a wife who knows how TO SERVE! The Service (not the sexual gratification, that is icing on the cake) the wife provides is what is “good,” not necessarily the wife in herself.

Titus 2:3-5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of [good things]; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home (serve at home),[good], obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”

Besides, Ahab found him a wife in Jezebel, now was that a good thing?

I Kings 16:30-31 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all that were before him. And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him.”

I Kings 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.”

Of-course Jezebel wasn’t a good thing although Ahab found her to be his wife. Likewise, any woman that doesn’t know how to serve or refuses to serve isn’t a good thing for that man although he found her to be his wife.

Look at the example of Abigail who was found of David to be his wife. David was a man after God’s own heart (means he thought like God) and the greatest king to ever live, so you can’t get a better example of good male leader. This high-brow man (David) married Abigail because he saw that she knew how to serve.

Abigail was beautiful and wise but she knew that HER WORKS ONLY were going to give her praise (appreciation) and not her beauty, because beauty is vanity.

Proverbs 31:29-31 “Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.”

That’s why when David sent men “to hire” Abigail to be his wife (after God killed Nabal), Abigail accepted “the job offer” and the job requirements which was TO SERVE! Cause of the job requirements of being a wife is TO SERVE is why Abigail said unto David’s men “Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.”

I Samuel 25:40-42 And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him [to wife]. And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be [a servant] to wash the feet of the servants of my lord. And Abigail hasted, and arose and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became [his wife].”

Note that Abigail above didn’t say “let David’s servants serve her,” instead Abigail said “Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord (her husband).” Not only did Abigail serve David, but she served David’s servants (officers) as well. This woman knew HOW TO SERVE! In whatever capacity, as a servile servant or a civil servant. No wonder the Bible recorded Abigail as being a woman of good understanding (cf. I Sam 25:3). ALL WHO HAVE GOOD UNDERSTANDING KNOW HOW TO SERVE!

Also take note that Abigail didn’t dare say anything tantamount to “let my lord David serve me as a gentleman.” Therefore, no doors were going to be opened for Abigail, no chairs were going to pull out for Abigail, she wasn’t going to be the first one to eat, and definitely no jacket over a poodle of water was going to be set for her to walk on, although she was a beautiful and wise woman. Abigail’s wisdom and beauty didn’t exempt her from serving as a servile servant as God ordained women to do unto their husbands.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

Surrogate Mothers

God is a species and an occupation, and Mankind is a species and an occupation. God is the boss of mankind, who assigns duties to mankind. The first duty (commandment) that God gave unto mankind was for us procreate.

Genesis 1:26-28 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”                                                                                                

God (the species) assigned mankind (the species) the duty to procreate itself, because Gods don’t procreate, they create. Thus, God created man with the capability of procreating himself in order for God to have a help meet in creating more man. That God doesn’t have to do all the work of creating more man, one by one, himself. And so that God’s creation can also work and create, and share in the glory with God for all the work, and for all the creation that is produced.

The key point is that man shares in the glory with God for the work and for the creation (more man) that is produce, not that man usurps the authority of God and takes all the glory, even God’s due, because man is the one who is physically procreating more man.

In these contemporary times, preachers and western society’s “mother worship” give mothers the power to usurp the authority of fathers, and take all the glory for creating children (more man) away from not only human fathers, but God our father also. As if mothers are a creation that God didn’t create. And as if God didn’t create mothers from an adult male.

I Corinthians 11:8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.”

Interesting that the first mother was actually an adult male—Adam! Therefore, after God (who created everything that is made–John 1:1-3) in the array of giving glory for creating, next in line is the adult male. Whom God used to procreate the woman. In the stead of God creating a woman from nothing else, besides dust and air like he did the man.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

God decided to use a man’s womb as a surrogate in the stead of God, to create a separate being from the man, which was to become a woman. Thereafter, God used the woman’s womb—which God took from the man, mind you, and gave to the woman, as an incubator for the man’s seed to create children. That the man can have a help meet (cf. Gen 2:18) and not have to do all the work himself of procreating more man. Thus, the man became a father (instead of a mother, which he was at first)—a vessel used to create, and a surrogate creator in the stead of God (who is the first creator and father—cf. Luke 3:38), in order to create more man. Consequently, the woman became a mother and a surrogate procreator in the stead of the man (who is the first and original mother of humankind), in order to procreate more man. So again, women are [surrogate mothers] in the stead of the man or the adult male, who was the very first mother of humankind!

When I say the man or the adult male was the very first mother, I really mean the very first mother. By definition, God being a creator means he isn’t or wasn’t ever a mother in the anatomical sense. Again, God creates, he doesn’t procreate. A [mother] is a vessel used to procreate. Adam a man, and an adult male, was the very first being in the God and in the man species to procreate—EVER! Although Adam called Eve the mother of all living (cf. Gen 3:20), Adam not Eve is really the mother of all living human beings. For procreation, which by definition only comes by way of a mother, started with Adam not Eve. Once again, Eve came by way of Adam, she didn’t come entirely out of the ground like Adam did. Hence, Adam was created by God (a father), and Eve was procreated by God using Adam (a mother).

God brought Eve, Adam’s daughter, and Adam’s wife, out of the ground with Adam’s womb in her to make a point of romance to us. That a husband is also a “father” (authority) to his wife. Or you can say the husband is a “daddy” to his wife. The husband must be both husband and “father” to his wife for there to be romance between the spouses. While the wife is a “surrogate mother” (nurturer) to her husband, and to her husband’s children, in the stead of him.

The wife must be both wife and “surrogate mother” to her husband, and to her husband children, for there to be romance between the spouses.

The spouses leave their first parents in lovingkindness to cleave unto their second or surrogate parent in romance.

Genesis 2:22-25 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

With all that said, some glory of motherhood should go to adult males, for they are the first mother of human kind. Adult females are really surrogate mothers in the stead of adult males, who are now fathers in the procreation sense.

Yet, the adult male is still a mother in the abstract sense. The good shepherd, the good preacher, the good priest, the good teacher, the good husband, and the good male mentor to men and women are all “Male Mother Figures.” Who gives suck to babes looking for and needing vital knowledge from them.

These are the good men in the earth who God use, in the stead of God, to spiritually procreate more good men and women in the earth. The good adult male will always be a “mother” of some kind procreating more good men and women by his knowledge and wisdom out of his spiritual womb (his mind). While he is physically and emotionally a father now, in the stead of God, creating more men and women by “his womb” in his wife.

The great fallacy in western society’s veneration of mothers is that not only do mothers get all the glory for procreation, but they also get all the glory for creation as if they are fathers (creators). The father is the creator not the mother—who by definition is the procreator.  Life starts with the sower of seed, not the incubator of seed. Do you say when you put a cake in the oven, and when the cake raises and is fully cooked “the oven created the cake.” You say the one who puts the cake in the oven created the cake. How would you sound by saying “man, that easy bake oven created a good lemon cake”? And discount the person who mixed the cake and put it in the oven, as if they are irrelevant in the creation process. Western society sounds that way when they marginalize fathers to basically nothing but sperm donors, while they give mothers all this glory for creating. When mothers (adult females)—far as the creation process goes—are nothing but surrogate mothers in the stead of adult males and nature’s oven for incubating a man’s seed. It’s very evil not to give male fathers their due of being the creators of Life. Also, it’s even more evil to reduce them below the life they have created (children), which is a hidden evil being done by western society of giving the creature more glory than the creator (cf. Romans 1:25).

Even more evil is how western society so highly venerates mothers that it takes away the glory that is due to God our father who is the origin of all life that has been created. God is the one who sets up rulers and take away rulers.

Daniel 2:20-22 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”                                                                                                                

Since God is the one with the power to set up rulers and take away rulers, and God has the power of life & death in his hands, makes everything and everyone (including surrogate mothers, the adult female kind) as nothing in comparison to God.

Not only are surrogate mothers are as nothing in comparison with God, but they also can’t do nothing without God, including procreate children.

John 15:4-5 “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

As it is written, the planter isn’t anything, neither he that watereth, but only God who gives the increase.

I Corinthians 3:6-7 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”

The planter is tantamount to the sower of seed (father), and the waterer is tantamount to the incubator of seed (mother). Both the “planter” and the “waterer” is nothing, since God is the one who gives the increase. In other words, since God created everyone, and decides life and death, he decides alone if the fruit of the womb is going to live and live prosperous or in grief.

God decided not to let David’s first child with Bathsheba live because of the adulterous affair (cf. II Sam12:13-19). Also, it’s written in God’s Law that if one serves the Lord, they shall not cast their young (miscarry).

Exodus 23:25-27 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.”

Accordingly, it’s a big possibility if one doesn’t serve the Lord, that the Lord will cause them to cast their young because he has the power of life & death in his hands.

Hosea 9:7, 9, 12-15 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred. They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will visit their sins. Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them! Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer. Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.”

But a lot of surrogate mothers—who don’t serve the Lord—don’t need God to cause them to miscarry, they miscarry voluntarily by aborting the unborn child in their womb. That’s the evil outcome you have when you have all these secular and religious authorities making mothers “gods” over their children; “gods” who decide life & death over their children and unborn children. That is a lot of power—the decision of life & death—for a surrogate mother (in the stead of the adult male) to have, who is third in the array of glory (1-God, 2-the adult male, 3-the adult female) for creation.

Surrogate mothers aborting their unborn children in unbelief of God is tantamount to fathers in archaic times passing their children in the fire unto pagan gods. Interesting when God confronted these fathers for passing their children in the fire, that he called their children HIS CHILDREN IN WHOM THEY HAD BOURNE UNTO HIM! As if these fathers were nothing but surrogates whom God used to create God’s children.

Ezekiel 16:20-23 “Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain [my children], and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood. And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, woe, woe unto thee! saith the LORD GOD.” Ezekiel 23:36-37, 46-49 The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations; That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, [whom they bare unto me], to pass for them through the fire, to devour them. For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will bring up a company upon them, and will give them to be removed and spoiled. And the company shall stone them with stones, and dispatch them with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire. Thus will I cause lewdness to cease out of the land, that all women may be taught not to do after your lewdness. And they shall recompense your lewdness upon you, and ye shall bear the sins of your idols: and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.”

The scripture above underscores the fact that a [surrogate] father’s children and a [surrogate] mother’s children actually belong to God. God has the ultimate “copyright” for every single child bourne unto him by every [surrogate] father and by every [surrogate] mother. So being, a [surrogate] father and a [surrogate] mother are nothing but works for hire—to create and procreate children—for God. Thus, a human father and mother are nothing but surrogates, who create and procreate children, in the stead of God. Therefore, what mother can boast about carrying a child in her womb for nine months when her womb is nothing but a surrogate womb in the stead of the adult male’s womb, who thereafter became a creator (father) in the stead of God.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

“Honor Thy Son”

It’s written that everyone shall [honor and fear] their father and their mother:

Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

Leviticus 19:1, 3 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.”

It’s also written that everyone shall [honor and fear] their King:

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change.”

I Peter 2:13-14, 17 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”

The King who is to be honored and feared—according to the scriptures—is some father’s son, and some mother’s son. So, with that said, does it mean that a King’s father and a King’s mother must honor and fear the King, although the King is their child—YES!

King Solomon’s mother (Bathsheba) expected her son Solomon—her King and the King of Israel—to honor any request that she would make just because she was his mother. Even though Solomon said he would honor any of her requests because she was his mother, yet, the King’s mother made a request that was foolish to the King. SO THE KING SPOKE RUDELY TO HIS MOTHER AND CHECKED HIS OWN MOTHER FOR HER [FOLLY]. That unbeknownst to the King’s mother, she was asking the King to give up his throne to his elder brother (Adonijah), by requesting that the King’s elder brother be able to marry David’s concubine.

I Kings 2:13-25 And Adonijah the son of Haggith came to Bathsheba the mother of Solomon. And she said, Comest thou peaceably? And he said, Peaceably. He said moreover, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And she said, Say on. And he said, Thou knowest that the kingdom was mine, and that all Israel set their faces on me, that I should reign: howbeit the kingdom is turned about, and is become my brother’s: for it was his from the LORD. And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on. And he said, Speak, I pray thee, unto Solomon the king, (for he will not say thee nay,) that he give me Abishag the Shunammite to wife. And Bathsheba said, Well; I will speak for thee unto [the king]. Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right hand. Then she said, I desire one small petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay. And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife. And [king Solomon] answered and said unto [his mother], And why dost thou ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? ask for him the kingdom also; for he is mine elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah. Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken this word against his own life. Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day. And king Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him that he died.”

The King’s mother did a lot of hard work to get her son on the throne of Israel, and she saved his and her life from Solomon’s elder brother (cf. I Kings 1:11-53). But once Solomon got on the Throne of Israel, he wasn’t just Bathsheba’s child anymore, HE WAS ALSO [HER KING] AS WELL. And as her King, the King’s mother had to fear & honor her King (who just happened to be her child) accordingly. Solomon being King, put him in the position of being in charge over the King’s mother, which gave him the authority to reprimand his own mother for her folly. The King’s mother couldn’t do anything but HONOR & FEAR HER SON as her King, and say nothing else as her son, the King, reprimanded her for her folly of asking him to give up the Kingdom that she so much help him obtain.

King Jesus’ mother (Mary) expected her son—the future King of Israel (cf. John 1:49 & John 12:12-13)—to honor her request to perform a miracle before his time, just because she was his mother. But note how Jesus, the [sinless] savior, spoke so rudely to his own mother.

John 2:1-11 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, [Woman], what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.”                                 

For a moment, Jesus’ mother offended him, in the way she had approached him and asked him to do something that he wasn’t quite ready to do. Notice when Jesus mother offended him, he said [“WOMAN”] and not “mother,” “mommy,” “ma,” or “mommie.” Jesus said [“WOMAN”] to his mother (like a father would say [“BOY”] to his son who in some way is questioning his authority) as a backhanded epithet to put his own mother in her place—A WOMAN! A woman who wasn’t to give an adult man a commandment even in an indirect way. Though the adult man that Jesus’ mother was giving an indirect commandment to was her son. But this son, of this mother (Mary), was her King, her Lord, and her Savior. As she herself attested in the book of Luke.

Luke 1:30-33, 46-56 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.”                                                                                                             

Matthew 1:18-23 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall [save] his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, [God with us].”                                                                                              

Jesus’ mother Mary risked her engagement to Joseph and her own life from being stone to death to carry Jesus in her womb. Mary knew it looked like to Joseph and everyone else that she got pregnant by an adulterous affair, instead of being with child of “the holy ghost.” That is why she kept quiet to Joseph about the theophany happening to her (who would believe it) that look like adultery. All the way to the point of her belly showing in her pregnancy of “the holy ghost” (cf. Matthew 1:18-21). Nonetheless, when this child who she risked her life for was grown, this child was to be feared and honored by his mother Mary for being her King, her Lord, and her Savior. Hence, that adult child Jesus checked his own mother accordingly (“Woman”), for her brief lack of Fear and Honor for her King, her Lord, and her Savior—who she risked her life for mind you.

Notwithstanding, as generally the case when a man checks a [“WOMAN”] who he loves for given him an indirect commandment, and she accepts being checked for her folly, he obliges to her wishes if it’s nothing to arduous for him to do. Though he might have been offended by her approach or previously did not want to do it for some reason. So, did Jesus do to the [“WOMAN”] in him turning water into wine at her request.

Also, what needs to be pointed out about Jesus dealing with his mother Mary, was that he wasn’t in charge over his mother for the reasons of him being her King, her Lord, and her Savior, but he was also in charge over his mother for the reason of him being an adult man. Thus, as Jesus was dying on the cross—still thinking to care for his mother at his death, like his mother was thinking about caring for him in her womb at the risk of death (beautiful mother and son love), he gave charged of his mother over to John, one of his disciples.

John 19:25-27 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved (John), he saith unto his mother, [Woman], behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.”                                                                                                             

John wasn’t Mary’s son, let alone her King, her Lord, and her Savior. But what put John in the position to be in charge over another man’s mother was that John was an ADULT MAN—THE HEAD OF WOMAN! It’s all that simple.

If King David had to give honor to his son Jesus according to the flesh:

Romans 1:1-4Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”

Cause his son Jesus the Christ (the Messiah) was also his Lord. Than you know, Mary Jesus’ mother, wasn’t exempt from giving her son Jesus the Christ honor. Jesus pointed this out to some Pharisees in his day that David in the spirit called the Christ—which was Jesus (cf. John 4:25-26)—his Lord and not his son.

Matthew 22:41-46While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool (cf. Psalm 110:1)? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.”                                                                        

Though the Christ was David’s son according to the flesh (cf. Romans 1:3), the Christ wasn’t David’s “son” according to rank and authority. The Christ was David’s Lord according to rank and authority (cf. Psalm 110:1), although the Christ was David’s son according to the flesh. That fact was what Jesus was trying to teach the Pharisees in the above scripture, who looked at the Christ like he was David’s son according to the flesh. In other words, the Pharisees mistakenly looked at the Christ as if he was under David in rank and authority, because the Christ was David’s son according to the flesh.

Jesus teaching the Pharisees that a son according to the flesh can also be a Lord to his parent according to rank and authority, underscores that it is just as urgent for a parent to Honor their child who has more rank and authority than them (i.e. “WOMAN,” –John 2:4), as it is urgent for a child to Honor their parent who is their origin of life. And to honor their parent who [had] or have more rank and authority than them when they were or are just a child.

Luke 2:41-52 “Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years old (just a child), they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them (being just a child): but [his mother] kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”

King Asa seems to be the antithesis of some things that Paul wrote in the New Testament concerning one’s treatment of their parents. For one, Paul wrote that people with reprobated minds are haters of God, from doing such things as being disobedient to parents. And that people who are disobedient to their parents are worthy of death.

Romans 1:28-32 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”                                                                                            

Paul’s written above is in accordance with God’s commandments, that recalcitrant children are worthy of death.

Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.”                                            

However, what Paul wrote in the Book of Romans and God’s commandments against recalcitrant young children are concerning children under the rank and authority of their parents. They both are not concerning children who have higher rank and authority than their parents.

King Asa “hated” his own mother because he was a Lover of God:

Luke 14:26-27And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me, and [hate] not his father, [and mother], and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”

King Asa removed his mother (really his “grandmother” cf. II Chron 11:21-22, no Hebrew word could be Anglicized into grandmother) from being queen because she was an idolater.

I Kings 15:9-13 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel reigned Asa over Judah. And forty and one years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father. And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. And also Maachah [his mother], even her he removed from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.”

King Asa’s mother most likely thought that she could be an idolater, offend the King, and receive no repercussion from the King, based on the fact she was the King’s mother. She was wrong!

Remember again that Jesus said in the book of Luke that if one doesn’t “hate” (disobey or forsake, for God’s sake) their father or their mother, then they can’t be his disciple.

Luke 14:26-27And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me, and [hate] not his father, [and mother], and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.”

How can someone be worthy of death for “hating” their parents according to the Book of Romans (Rom 1:28-32), but at the same time be worthy to be Jesus’ disciple and teach eternal life according to the above scripture. Either we have a contradiction here, or there is an urgent necessity of one “hating” their parents for God’s sake if they must. The latter is true, and King Asa did according to the latter. Thus, King Asa was a worthy disciple of God’s, because when it was necessary, he “hated” his own mother and removed her from being queen—for God’s sake. Cause his mother was an idolater who was not to influence the people of Judah under her authority to commit idolatry with her. This thing that King Asa did in removing his idolatrous mother from being queen, was right in the eyes of the Lord (cf. I Kings 15:11).

Notwithstanding, what is right in the eyes of the Lord is also for one to obey their parents in the Lord.

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”                                                                                              

And that is the underlining meaning, that children obey their parents in the Lord; not obey their parents in idolatry.

In the Lord, as we read the words of the Lord Jesus, would be a mother subjecting herself to the authority of her adult male son (John 2:1-11), or adult males period (cf. John 19:25-27).  An adult male son obeying his mother is not in the Lord. That is in idolatry. Adult male sons can obey their mother’s good counsel (Proverbs 31:1-9), or any other woman’s good counsel. But far as adult males obeying their mother as a superior over them, or any other woman (who isn’t a secular authority or boss/supervisor,) as a superior over them, that will be in idolatry, and not in the Lord.

As a wife is an idolater because she doesn’t believe or trust in God for not submitting herself to the authority of her husband (cf. I Peter 3:5), so is a mother an idolater, when she doesn’t submit herself to the authority of her adult male son. Such an idolatrous mother who doesn’t submit herself to the authority of her adult male son, might need to be removed from being “the queen” of his life, because of her idolatry. It’s very offensive for a mother to treat her adult male son like he is still a boy under her authority. Again, such an idolatrous mother might have to be removed from being “the queen” of his life because she is an idolater, who has offended her adult male son with her idolatry. Of treating him—an adult male who acts like one—like a child under her authority. Just like King Asa removed his mother from being queen because she offended him with her idolatry, which was right in the eyes of the Lord: So will it be right in the eyes of the Lord for an adult male son to remove an idolatrous mother from being “the queen” of his life, for her idolatry of treating him like a child who is under her authority.

An adult male being treated like a child by anyone including his mother isn’t a good look. It makes him look unclean as a man of God, and as a man (head of woman) period. If a man is a chief man, meaning he is a ruler over other men in a King or High Priest position, then he definitely can’t be unclean and defile himself (look like a child) for his mother or for his father.

Leviticus 21:10-12 And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes; Neither shall he go in to any dead body, nor defile himself for his father, [or for his mother]; Neither shall he go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary of his God; for the crown of the anointing oil of his God is upon him: I am the LORD.”

Idolatry is unclean in itself. By which someone must receive the spirit (word) of God to cleanse themselves thereby, and thereafter they will have a new “heart”—which is to say, a new way of thinking.

Ezekiel 36:22-28 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then will I sprinkle clean water (the Word of God—cf. John 15:3 & Eph 5:25-26) upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your [filthiness], and from all your [idols], will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”

I hope the way I have broken down (by the scriptures) how an adult male son is in authority over his mother in the Lord, and how his mother being in authority over him is in idolatry, give mothers and adult male sons reading this post a new way of thinking. That they would cleanse themselves of this idolatry of mothers ruling over their adult male sons.

Last Note:

It doesn’t matter that mothers carry their sons in their womb for nine months, and go through hard labor pains for hours to give birth to their sons. It doesn’t matter if mothers risk their lives for their sons (like Mary for Jesus). Or even save their son’s life and help put them in a great position (like Bathsheba for Solomon). Still their sons (even if they are not going to be Kings and High Priest) are going to be adult males one day. Since these sons will be men, they will be the head of women—including their mother. Therefore, mothers need to [honor] their adult male children as their leaders and not dishonor them, by treating them like they are just their babies and their subjects. This goes also for adult female children who are co-regent with their mother in womanhood. The mother isn’t to treat her adult daughters like babies, but, [honor] her adult female children for what they intrinsically are—Adults!

It is too late in the day for all this veneration of female mothers on top of all this female appeasement in general, when you have all these single mothers abusing their children in slick ways that add insult to the injury of these children being fatherless (this blog will have a later post on this).

Mommy or Big Ma is not first (in authority), the adult male is first (in authority). If Mommy or Big Ma was first, God would’ve brought Mommy or Big Ma out of the ground first in the Garden of Eden, as a precedent to teach us that Mommy or Big Ma is first. But of-course, we know that the Lord brought up the adult male up first, and you will learn in the next post that the adult male is even the first mother. Therefore, our precedent from God’s creation is that adult males are first (in authority), since they were the first created of humankind.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel