The Civil Servant Husband Part 4 (Final Part)

“If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day… then they will be thy servants forever.”

Jesus was doing Peter and the Pharisee a favor when he was teaching them the virtue of serving the people who they were over and not being despots over them. Cause when you are a despot and don’t serve the people, eventually the people will not serve you. With an ample opportunity, the people will overthrow you, when they figure out a way to do it without costing them their life. But when you serve the people you are over, they will serve you perpetually without you even instructing them or commanding them to do so.

Remember Jesus demanded that his followers/disciples (male and female) serve him and he accepted their servile service, but at the same time he served them and delivered them from their sins by sacrificing himself on the cross. Two thousand years later we—the spiritual progeny of men and women who followed Jesus while he was on the earth—are still serving Jesus because he so valiantly served us long ago.

Civil service is a virtue and a skill that is learned by first doing and observing some form of servile service, it isn’t some innate knowledge that people are born with or something they can only be learned out of some political science book. Nor is it something that people innately have because they are of an affluent family. People’s hearts aren’t going to continually be toward a civil servant out of the respect of where or whom he came from. Their hearts are only going to continually be toward a civil servant if he looks after their best interest and work on their behalf (even if they initially disagree with him and he ruffle their feathers).

II Samuel 15:1-6 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run before him. And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel. And Absalom said unto him, See, thy matters are good and right; but there is no man deputed of the king to hear thee. Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! And it was so, that when any man came nigh to him to do him obeisance, he put forth his hand, and took him, and kissed him. And on this manner did Absalom to all Israel that came to the king for judgment: so Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.”

Rehoboam made the mistake and thought that by him being Solomon’s son and the third king in the Davidic dynasty was going to secure his kingship over the ten northern tribes of Israel. He made the mistake of thinking that “birth” equals “power.” He also didn’t realize that his father Solomon in the latter years of his reign was starting to serve himself and not the people by taxing them grievously. For Rehoboam to remain king over all twelve tribes of Israel he had to serve them and not himself, unlike his father did in the latter years of his reign.

I Kings 12:1-5 “And Rehoboam went to Shechem: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;) That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying, Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the [grievous service] (being a despot) of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee. And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.”

Rehoboam had elder advisers who saw how good Solomon served the people in his earlier years as King and contrast that with the grievous service that Solomon did to the people in his latter years as King, and then gave Rehoboam the best advice I have ever read in anything far as admonishing someone in leadership.

I Kings 12:6-7 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, [that stood before Solomon] his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people? And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt [be a servant] unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, [then they will be thy servants] for ever.”

This advice above that these old men gave Rehoboam was very wise, most likely they picked up such wisdom by standing before Solomon in his hey-day.

I Kings 10:1, 6-8 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom.”

But Rehoboam was pompous, full of ego, and he clearly had ambitions to make a great legacy for himself that was out of his father’s shadow. So, he leaned toward the foolish and unlearned advice, in the skill of leadership, of young men he grew up with, who stood before him, instead of being humble and diplomatic and leaning toward the advice of the wise old men who stood before Solomon.

I Kings 12:8-11 “But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him: And he said unto them, What counsel give ye that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which thy father did put upon us lighter? And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins. And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.”

Because of Rehoboam’s ego, ambition, and choice to serve himself and “lobbyist” instead of serving the common people he was over, he lost the majority of his kingdom to his father’s servant Jeroboam. All because he didn’t listen to his father’s servants—how ironic is that.

I Kings 12:12-20 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him; And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. So when all Israel saw that the king [hearkened not] unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. But as for the children of Israel which dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them. Then king Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the tribute; and all Israel stoned him with stones, that he died. Therefore king Rehoboam made speed to get him up to his chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day. And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that [Jeroboam] was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.”                                                                                                               

II Kings 11:28 And the man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph.”

What happen to Rehoboam in serving himself and “lobbyist” is what happens to any public official (whether secular or ecclesiastical) that don’t serve the common people who they are over, but rather they oppress them grievously or used them to make themselves rich. Such officials will lose their position and their substance. All will be taken away by God from them, who is the authority over all authorities, because they didn’t serve the people that God placed them over, instead they served themselves.

Ezekiel 34:1-2, 7-10 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel [that do feed themselves]! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.”                                                                   

Ecclesiastes 5:8 “If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.”

Daniel 2:20-21 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.”

Again, the head over people supposed to serve the people as a civil servant not oppressed them as a despot like Rehoboam propose to do. As the old wise men that stood before Solomon said “If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day… then they will be thy servants for ever”—I Kings 12:7.

The old wise men weren’t advising Rehoboam to serve the people in the capacity of a servile servant. Cause how could Rehoboam “serve” the people while at the same time the people would “serve” Rehoboam forever as the old wise men said to him? If both the people and Rehoboam were servile servants to each other, you wouldn’t know the difference between the King and the subjects. It would be nothing but envy, strife, and schisms between them because they all would be jocking for position to rule over the other. Just like what goes on in the West between men and women jocking for position to rule over the other, with undefined gender roles and an undefined head of the household.

The old wise men in their wisdom were advising Rehoboam to serve the people as a civil servant and thus they will serve him as servile servants forever. Following the old wise men advice to Rehoboam, my advice to men is to serve their wife and children as civil servants, and so shall they be your servile servants forever. Also, my advice to women is to serve their husbands as servile servants and their children as civil servants, and so shall each be your servants in their allotted capacities forever. If you serve your spouse and your children in your allotted capacity and they don’t serve you back in their allotted capacity, then you judge against the vanity (Eccl 8:14) and stop serving them until they get their act together. Or put them away for good if they never get their act together

The old wise men not only told Rehoboam to be a civil servant, but they also told him how to do it, by answering the people and speaking good words unto them.

I Kings 12:7 And they spake unto him, saying, If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever.”                                                                                                                              

These good words shouldn’t be seducing words and platitude words that are Lies and Hypocrisy. The good words that the old wise men were talking about were supportive, encouraging, and edifying words. While “to answer them” plainly means to communicate and cooperate with the people rather than to ignore them and be emotionally aloof from them.

Jesus, mankind’s civil servant, speaks to us in good words. Even the Gospel, which can be short for “the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” means good news! You can’t get nothing but “good words” (supportive, encouraging, edifying) from good news.

I Timothy 6:3-4 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not [to wholesome words], even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings.”

Also, Jesus as mankind’s civil servant “answers” (cooperate with, communicate with) all those servile servants who obey his commandments by answering their prayers (if it is the father’s will) and he comfort us with the Holy Ghost (angel in this instance) who will teach us all things, and lead and guide us into all truth. That we may be at peace from worrying and be a peace from being afraid of what will happen to us in our lives.

John 14:13-18, 26-27 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do (in other words he will “answer” us instead of ignore us), that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments (but we must keep his commandments and serve him as servile servants for him to “answer” us). And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. [Peace] I leave with you, my [peace] I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”                                   

John 16:12-15 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.”

Looking at Jesus the civil servant will be a good example for all other civil servants to follow, in providing “good words” (not slanderous and abusive words) and “answering” (not oppressing or using for money for their own self) the servile servants who are under them. So that the servile servants will be at peace and free from worry and fear of what will happen to them as pertaining to carnal things in their life. Knowing that you (their civil servant) are handling things on their behalf and always looking out for their best interest.

On the flip side, the servile servant also must speak “good words” (not slanderous and abusive words) and “answer” their superior (not clamor with him) when he is trying to communicate with them. The good words are still supportive, encouraging, and edifying words but now toward the superior.  For these good words the servile servant will be blessed by that superior for their support of him and the superior will serve the servile servant forever.

Malachi 3:16-17 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.”                                                   

Job 2:9-10 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”                                                               

Job 42:7-12 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as [my servant] Job hath. Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like [my servant] Job. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job. And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold. So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.”

Bad words (slanderous and abusive words) spoken against the superior by the subordinate(s)—unwarrantedly—will extremely offend the superior and possibly get the subordinate cut off for good by the superior.

Leviticus 24:10-16 And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; And the Israelitish woman’s son blasphemed the name of the Lord, [and cursed]. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:) And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.”

Isaiah 8:21-22 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward. And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.”

Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment.”

Malachi 3:13-15 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.”

As also the case of the superior who speak “bad words” (slanderous and abusive words) against their subordinate(s), the superior will be cut off for good by the subordinate(s). As we saw with the ten northern tribes of Israel who cut off Rehoboam from being there King for such [bad words] as “My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions,”—I Kings 12:14. Since Rehoboam “answered” the people with the wrong choice of words, the people reciprocated and “answered” with words that he didn’t like.

I Kings 12:17, 19 So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, [the people answered the king], saying, What portion have we in David? neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.”

Both the superior and the subordinate(s) are required to have the utmost respect for each other (not contempt).

When Rehoboam (and his friends indirectly) addressed the people, he insulted them and spake “bad words” (slanderous, insulting) toward them as if he and his friends felt threatened and insecure. What Rehoboam and his friends were threatened and insecure about was living up to the great legacies and administrations of Solomon and David, Rehoboam’s father and grandfather respectively. Rehoboam and his administration were so worried about living up to Solomon’s and David’s legacy that they projected this fear onto the people with them going overboard of showing their dominance over the people.

Leaders can’t be fearful, they must be fearless, so that their subordinates might project their desires unto them and be at peace. In their subordinates removing their fear of what is going to happen in their carnal lives because they are confident in their leaders (because he is confident in himself), who will serve them as civil servants because they love the people.

I John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”                                             

Lest the leaders project a repressed feeling of incompetence and oppress the people they are over because they consciously or subconsciously feel that someone (possibly among the people who they are over) is more competent to be in the high position they are in. Or they are trying to fill the big shoes of powerful and popular men who were before them. Thus, they keep the people in fear, so the people will inevitably choose another leader who will take away the people’s own fear out of them by love (civil service).

An abusive and oppressive leader is an extreme which shows that the leader really feels inapt for the position that he or she holds. The other extreme which shows the leader really feels inapt for the position that he or she holds is them being too agreeable and dependent on their subordinates’ approval. This is what “gentlemen” are to their women. Many “gentlemen” feel inapt juxtapose to “angelic” women, so they follow the woman’s lead and directives when they supposed to be the man and the leader in the relationship. Being such a “gentleman” is displaying fear. The “gentleman” is actually afraid that his subordinate (woman) is more apt a leader than he is. A good male leader can’t have such a fear of an “angelic” woman dominating him. A good male leader must be fearless and balance between serving and leading, not serving and appeasing, so that his woman may remove her fear of male authority and project her desires unto him (Gen 3:16). Knowing that her man is always working on her behalf and looking after her best interest.

Also keep in mind that a servile servant must “answer” (cooperate with, communicate with) there superior at all times. The Lord required his servile servants to be always ready to hear him and not harden their heart when he is speaking to them or trying to get their attention. If they hear him (or answer him), he will abode with them forever as a friend and a civil servant.

Luke 12:36-37 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and [serve them].”                                                                                                        

Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door (open the door of his mind and “answer” the Lord), I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Hebrews 3:7-12 Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest. Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.”

If there are any servile servants who are stubborn and refuse to “answer” the Lord, the Lord will see to it that those servile servants go into calamity because they didn’t “answer” (communicate back) with the Lord, when the Lord was trying to communicate with him or her. In their calamity, they will try to communicate with the Lord but the Lord will be stubborn and refuse to answer-communicate with them (as they were before with the Lord).

Proverbs 1:24-33 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me (answer me) shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”

Understanding all you have learned in this post, you can conclude that a good grounded relationship between a man and his wife or between a superior and his subordinate is when both parties speak good words (supportive, encouraging, edifying) to each other, and answer (cooperate with, communicate with) each other. Then, shall both parties be happy with one another, and so shall both parties serve and love one another forever in there allocated capacities. The allocated capacity is for the husband or superior to serve their subordinate as a civil servant. While the wife or subordinate is to serve their superior as a servile servant.

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel

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

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

The Civil Servant Husband Part 1

This blog first wrote about the Obedient Wife before we talk here about the Civil Servant Husband because that’s the due order. The wife obeys first, then her husband treats her well as her civil servant right after her obedience to him. That relay pattern is how it always should be, not the other way around like most modern preachers teach.

The Bible teaches this relay pattern. When you study the Bible, you read first about the Obedient Wife, then right after that you read about the Civil Servant Husband.

The Obedient Wife:

I Peter 3:1-6 “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; 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. 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.

Than Right After That, the Civil Servant Husband:

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.”

AGAIN!

The Obedient Wife:

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 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.”

Than Right After That, the Civil Servant Husband:

Ephesians 5:25-28 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.”

Remember the Relay!

Obedient Wife > Civil Servant Husband > Obedient Wife > Civil Servant Husband > and so on.

If there is a break up or break down in the relationship, then the relationship needs to start back at the beginning of the relay for the relationship to continue forward. Or go “Back at One” like the old Brian McKnight Song says.

Cause of this relay, a “no-fault” divorce is the wife’s fault for the divorce, because more than likely she didn’t start back at one (Obedient Wife), to get the husband to start back at two (Civil Servant Husband). She expected him To Be the One to start things back in the relationship as the “Obedient Husband.” That’s out of order and not the order of things.

Now, let’s talk deeply about Serving and the Civil Servant Husband.

Differentiating Civil and Servile Service

You know we have feminist thinking “Christian” women out here who know a little (very little) scripture, and they like to quote what Paul said below about service:

Ephesians 5:20-21 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.”                             

These feminist “Christian” women just happen to ignore the very next two verses that Paul wrote which say:

Ephesians 5:22-23 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 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.”

Obviously when Paul said in Ephesians 5:21 “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God,” he meant that wives ought to submit themselves unto their own husbands as unto the Lord (Eph 5:22) TO SHOW THAT THEY FEAR GOD as he wrote in the next two verses following Ephesians 5:21.

All this leads us to I Peter the 3rd chapter which states that women who trusted (feared) in God submitted themselves unto their own husbands.

I Peter 3:5 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.”

By submitting themselves unto their own husbands these [holy women] showed that they feared the Lord. So Paul was on the same page with what Peter wrote above when Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:21 “submitting yourselves (wives) one to another (husbands) IN THE FEAR OF GOD”! Paul just didn’t make it plain in Ephesians 5:21 as he did in Ephesians 5:22-23, that he was specifically teaching wives to submit to their own husbands.

But you know “Christian” feminist try to use Ephesians 5:21 to say that husbands ought to submit unto their wives like wives ought to submit to their husbands. In other words, “submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” If it’s the case that husbands ought to submit to their wives than there should be another witness to this. This “Christian” feminist supposition is just one witness, where is the other one. The scripture says there must be two or three witnesses to establish a fact, Paul is just one witness.

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 18:16 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.”                                                         

Plus, why wouldn’t the Bible just plainly say “husband submit yourselves unto your own wife,” like the Bible plainly says “wives submit yourselves to your own husbands (cf. Eph 5:22, I Peter 3:1,)” if both parties (husband and wife) supposed to submit themselves one to another.

If it was true that “husbands submit yourselves unto your own wife” it will be plainly written somewhere in the Bible to augment the ambiguous parable of “submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God” (Eph 5:21). Jesus who taught in Parables;

Matthew 13:33-36 “Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.”

Also said in another place he will [make it plain] what he had taught in parables.

John 16:25, 29-31 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs (or parables): but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, [Do ye now believe].”               

If the parable of “submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God” is true according to the context that “Christian” feminist used it, then “IT” (“husbands submit yourselves unto your own wife”) would’ve been plainly written somewhere else is in scripture. Yet to no avail for “Christian” Feminist, “it” is nowhere plainly written in the Bible. Therefore no one should believe “IT,” because it doesn’t exist since “IT” is nowhere plainly written in the Bible. Far as husbands serving (submitting to) their wives as servile servants.

Submit to means “to serve,” it doesn’t necessarily mean “to agree with.” Two equal people can agree on something but that doesn’t mean either one is submitting to the other. A superior can agree with a subordinate that doesn’t mean the superior is submitting to the subordinate. God agreed with Moses on not destroying Israel entirely, which he was about to do, but Moses had changed his mind.

Numbers 14:11-20 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have showed among them? I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they. And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;) And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying, The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word.”                               

Since God agreed with Moses, and Moses changed God’s mind, did that mean God submitted to Moses? NO! If God had submitted to Moses he would have allowed Moses to enter into the promise land as Moses had asked God. But of-course we know that God didn’t allow Moses to enter into the promise land because of Moses’ rebellion. God exercised his authority as a superior over Moses at that time although he agreed with him in a lot of other things prior.

You can submit to someone and don’t agree with them like Abigail did to David and her husband Nabal. First, Abigail didn’t agree with her husband’s shunning and his turning away of the hungry men sent by David, who had asked Nabal for some food after David and his militia were in the wilderness protecting Nabal’s subsistence from robbers. Secondly, Abigail didn’t agree with David coming to avenge himself of Nabal by his own hands, for Nabal’s shunning and ingratitude. So to preserve the life of Nabal’s household (including Nabal and herself), Abigail prepared David and his men some food as they were coming to kill and pillage Nabal’s house for Nabal’s disrespect to them and his lack of gratitude for what they were doing for him.

I Samuel 25:14-26, 35 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them. But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we anything, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields: They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses. And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal. And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert on the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them. Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good. So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall. And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid. Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal. So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice and have accepted thy person.”

Like God agreed with Moses whose words prevented God from killing all of Israel, so did David agree with Abigail whose words prevented him from killing her, her husband, and all of his household. Yet David’s agreement with Abigail didn’t necessarily mean he was submitting to Abigail. Abigail—who was the subordinate in this case—was actually submitting to David by disagreeing with him, because she was looking after David’s best interest. Abigail was looking after David’s best interest when she advised him not to avenge himself with his own hands. And David had understood that, and appreciated her for that.

I Samuel 25:25-26, 32-34 Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal. And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me: [And blessed be thy advice], and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand. For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.”                                                                                                            

Moses was looking after God’s best interest when he “advised” God not to utterly destroy Israel for his name and glory’s sake among the other nations, and God agreed with Moses. As did David with Abigail for David’s name and glory’s sake, that David would not avenge himself and utterly destroy everything pertaining to Nabal.

Understand when a superior agrees with a subordinate that that doesn’t necessarily mean the superior is submitting to the subordinate. And when the subordinate disagrees with their superior, it doesn’t necessarily mean the subordinate is usurping authority—as long as it’s all in the respect of the subordinate looking after the best interest of the Superior. When a subordinate is at all times looking after the best interest of their Superior, then they are truly serving them and submitting to them even if they disagree with them. So again, submitting doesn’t mean “to agree with,” it means “to serve.”

Serving as we just found out means to ALWAYS look after the best interest of the person you are serving or submitting to. Notwithstanding, I am not saying serving (submitting) for the subordinate is letting the superior walk all over you. Serving is all about being diplomatic, fulfilling your duties according to the due order, and looking after the best interest of the superior FIRST! As Abigail did for David, and for her foolish husband Nabal whose life she was trying to preserve. Abigail didn’t keep anything back from her husband Nabal, she gave food to David, in order to give of herself to nabal, to save Nabal’s life, which of-course was in Nabal’s best interest. But Nabal being a fool didn’t even appreciate what his wife Abigail had done for him, in saving his life. He was actually mad that she gave food to David and his men [on his behalf]. So, the Lord killed Nabal for his foolishness and his lack of appreciation for both Abigail guarding his life, and for David and his men guarding his subsistence, being that Nabal didn’t want to return the favor by giving David and his men food to eat. After Nabal was killed by the Lord, David acquire of Abigail to be his wife. Abigail agreed to be his wife. So David, the man who appreciated Abigail for what she had done for him won over Nabal and “got the girl” while Nabal who lost his life and of-course “the girl” because of his lack of appreciation for what “the girl” did for him (save his life).

I Samuel 25:36-39 And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone (means he was mad & stubborn). And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died. And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal (the Lord also pleaded the cause of the reproach of Abigail for the lack of appreciation the her husband Nabal showed her), and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife. 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.”

Abigail was an extraordinary woman, the Bible describe her as being [wise and beautiful].

II Samuel 25:2-3 And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.”                                    

What Abigail did was a great example of submitting (serving) in both capacities of subordinate and superior. She looked after the best interest of both David & Nabal (being the subordinate) and Nabal’s servants (being the superior). She preserved the lives and the name/reputation of all. She didn’t shun David and his men like her husband, especially after her servant told her that David pronounce evil and war against all who were part of Nabal’s household. Thus, Abigail also acted out of concern and for the interest of the life of her servants who will also be killed if she didn’t act fast and provide dole for David and his men. Abigail was being a true superior, acting in the best interest of her subordinates.

Nabal didn’t look after the best interest of his wife Abigail or his servile servants because along with him being a fool, he was also despot and not a good leader.

I Samuel 25:14-19 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute [our master]; and he railed on them. But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields: They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against [our master], and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him. Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses. And she said unto [her servants], Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.”

Looking at Abigail’s example, we see that the superior actually serves (submits to) the subordinate in the same aspect (not in the same capacity—more on this coming up) that the subordinate does unto the superior. By looking after the subordinate’s best interest. Even in some cases where the subordinate may disagree with what the superior is doing, the superior is still to serve or “submit to” the subordinate just as the subordinate is to serve or “submit to” the superior. Serving isn’t unilateral, only pertaining to the subordinate. Serving is universal, pertaining to both the subordinate and the superior. Both the superior and the subordinate are to look after the best interest of the other, but starting with the subordinate looking after the best interest of the superior FIRST! That is the due order. Cause everything has must be decent and in order, so that there can be peace and not confusion:

I Corinthians 14:33, 40 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let all things be done decently and in order.”                                                               

The subordinate isn’t losing out on anything by looking after the best interest of their superior FIRST because most of the time the superior’s best interest is in their best interest as well. You think Abigail trying to preserve the life of Nabal wasn’t also in her best interest in preserving her own life from a marauding band of men. You think Moses didn’t benefit himself along with the Lord when he convinced the Lord not to destroy the entire nation of Israel for the Lord’s name sake. So subordinates don’t get too mad because you have to look after your superior’s best interest FIRST and not your own. Even if the superior is a despot like Nabal, most likely you will still benefit somehow like Abigail.

A superior who doesn’t serve in their allotted capacity isn’t worthy to be served by any type of subordinate. As we saw Nabal wasn’t worthy of Abigail, so God killed him and gave her unto David (who was worthy). A subordinate who doesn’t serve in their allotted capacity isn’t worthy to be served by any type of superior. As you can read many times in the Bible with the disobedient nation of Israel toward God.

What are the allotted capacities for both the subordinate to serve (submit to) the superior and for the superior to serve (submit to) the subordinate? We just learned the aspect that they both should serve one another in, and that is to look after the best interest of the other. But again, what are their allotted capacities of their servitude? Both the superior and the subordinate can’t be “the superior.” Although they both serve each other in the same aspect their still must be some difference between the two parties which separates them one from the other, which identifies them one from the other, and which causes both parties to know their role juxtapose to the other. The Biblical answer to this is that the superior (husband) is a Civil Servant unto the subordinate while the subordinate (wife) is a Servile Servant unto the superior.

A Civil Servant is defined as one who is elected by their subordinate(s) to serve them, by looking after their best interest and always acting on their behalf in the capacity of being their leader and administrator.

A Servile Servant is defined as one who is hired by the superior to serve them, by looking after his best interest and always acting on the behalf of the superior in the capacity of being a follower and assistant (help meet) to the superior.

The dynamic of the Civil Servant and the Servile Servant applies to husband & wife, boyfriend & girlfriend, men in general & women in general, as it applies to delegate and constituents. In interpersonal or romantic relationships with some exceptions in relationships that are secular and work related, men are civil servants to women, while women are servile servants unto men. If this is in reverse where men are servile servants (“gentlemen”) to women and women are civil servants (domineering women) to men, it is vanity and will bring about evil because it isn’t natural.

A big problem that goes on in western society is that a lot of women want to be their man’s civil servant (leader, head) and wish for their man to be their servile servant (follower) as a gentleman. Not only is that unnatural but how can that be in the first place. The prerequisite of being a civil servant (leader) to someone is first learning how to be a servile servant (follower) under someone. Thereby in your servile servitude you will learn the virtue of serving. If you never learned how to serve a man or you refuse to serve a man (whether your father or husband) as a servile servant, you are kidding yourself and everyone else in thinking you can abruptly be a man’s civil servant (leader, head).

Most great male leaders who serve their women (or women in general) in the capacity of a civil servant learned the virtue of serving by first serving their mother as servile servants when they were children and adolescents. The men who first served their mothers as servile servants than their woman in the capacity of civil servant (leader, head) are the true and balance “gentlemen.” The men who serve their women in the capacity of a servile servant (follower, assistant) are imposters. They are false “gentlemen.” They are not desirable to high-brow women who have high standards and are mentally stable. They are desirable to low-brow women who are crazy, manic depressive, have a repressed fear of male authority and are of the domineering type of women.

When we contrast the maternal upbringing of male civil servants with the paternal upbringing of “female civil servants” (domineering women) we would see a great difference in the virtues that were taught. The female civil servant’s fathers was either passive, chased away by her wicked-insubordinate mother (most cases), her mother taught her to be deceptive toward men and to get what she can out of them (“don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”), or maybe her father was just negligent and wicked. In either case, these domineering women never learned the virtue of serving the opposite sex like most male civil servants. From not ever serving their father as a servile servant when they were children and adolescents. They only learned the “virtues” of how to get over on (dominate), and be deceptive (violent) to the opposite sex. How can learning the virtues of dominance and violence make someone a good civil servant to the opposite sex? Those virtues are prerequisites for being a despot or tyrant to the opposite sex. Despots and tyrants are what these domineering women are to their biological male children and their honorary male children who are “gentlemen” to them, and who serve them in the capacity of a servile servant.

What domineering women need to understand (since they have a lake of fire judgment waiting if they don’t keep God’s commandments and obey their husbands) is that it’s psychologically proving that every person however submissive he/she may be in one interpersonal relationship, may still interact with other people where he/she is the dominant one. The greater the number of the latter, the less impact any one submissive stance make on his or her personality. So ladies if you know you are one of these domineering women I am talking about, you still can feel powerful in plenty of other areas in your life outside of your relationship with your husband in whom you are commanded by God to submit to as a servile servant. You can exercise dominion over your children, in your career, with your girlfriends, in hobbies you take up, etc. But do it as a civil servant by serving those people you have the rule over, don’t do it as a grievous despot or a tyrant, that would be counter-productive.

Another thing to note is that a woman must elect a man to be her civil servant (her leader), so that he can be “Her Man.” This means that she must choose him (start the romantic wooing process), and have confidence in him that he can lead her. First the man must have confidence in himself that he is able to lead others, and when that is the case, women will have confidence in him because he has it in himself.

When a woman accepts a man as her servile servant instead of electing him to be her civil servant, know that he will not be “her man” but instead he will be “her pet.” He will be used for a “pet” for her own sexual gratification and to manifest her “girl power,” which is dominion over male authority. All that is vanity and vexation of spirit!

 

This was the Doctrine of the Gathering of Israel

 

Jehoiada Israel