“Fear & Law”
The Church I was raised in taught more Fear & Law than Love & Grace. I remember my brother asking Dad if he could go to his high school football game. The Church taught that was a “Worldly Event” since it was on a Wednesday night, which was a Church night that made it especially bad. Dad ask my Brother, what if the lord comes back while you’re at the ball game? We all new what that meant. He would be left here to go through the dreaded “Seven Years Of Tribulation.” Where a man called the Anti- Christ takes over the world and if you don’t take his mark in you right hand or forehead he will torture you and cut your head off. But you get to go to heaven since you gave your body as a sacrifice. If you take his mark, Jesus comes back after Seven Years riding on a white horse and fire comes out of his mouth and burns everybody up that took the mark of the beast. Needless to say my Brother did not go to the football game. We were not allowed to go to the theater or worldly music concerts, not allowed to go swimming if girls were their in bathing suits, that might cause us to have impure thoughts, backslide and loose our Salvation. If it was fun to the world it was off limits to us. I ask Dad if I could get a High School Class Ring, he said I could but I couldn’t wear it to Church. Talk about “Sharia Law” the women in the Church really had it tough. They could not cut their hair short, could not Wear Makeup, could not Wear Pants only Dresses, could not Wear Jewelry, not even a Wedding Band. This would displease God and he would send some terrible disease on you or kill someone close to you or take all your possessions and leave you homeless. There was always the fear of the dreaded “Seven Years Of Tribulation” if we did something the Church said displeased God. Fear kept us in line. The Church Of God later changed many of their rules, after women saw that they could join “The Assembly Of God” Cut Their Hair, Wear Makeup, Jewelry, Pants, “Without Fear Of Missing Heaven.”
Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every Kingdom Divided Against Itself Is Brought To Desolation; and A House Divided Against A House Falleth.
“The devil has divided God’s army; it started in the Garden of Eden.”
Gen 5:2 Male and female created he them; and Blessed Them, and Called Their Name Adam, in The Day (The 6th Day) when they were created. (God saw no difference in Adam & Eve)(God is the father of your spirit (Heb 12:9) not the father of your flesh)
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Itself Beareth Witness With Our Spirit, that we are the children of God: (God deals with our spirit and there is no gender in the spirit.- Gal 3:28)
Gen 1:27-28 So God created Man (Mankind) in his own image, in the Image Of God (Spirit, Jo4:24=God is a Spirit:) created he him; male and female Created He Them. 28 And God Blessed Them, and God Said Unto Them, (God Spoke To Both Adam & Eve) Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and Subdue It: And Have Dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and Over Every Living Thing that moveth upon the earth. (Equal In Spiritual Authority)(Eve usurped her authority over Adam and reaped what She sowed, Adams Authority over her.)(The Curse of the Law Of Sin And Death was mans Spiritual and Physical authority over woman)
Gal 6:7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for Whatsoever A Man (Male & Female, Not Gender Related) Soweth, (Under The Law/ Curse) That Shall He Also Reap. (From The Law/Curse) 8 For he that Soweth (With His Words) To His Flesh (Agree With The Law/Curse) shall Of The Flesh (The Law/Curse) reap Corruption; (The Curse) but he that Soweth (With His Words) To The Spirit (Agreement With Grace) shall of The Spirit (The Spirit Of Grace = Heb10:29) Reap (The Benefits Of What Jesus Sowed At The Cross) Life Everlasting. (Blessings, Past Present & Future)(Mercy & Grace)
Gal 3:13 Christ Hath Redeemed Us (Male & Female) From The Curse Of The Law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Jesus Restored The Authority And Equality Of Men And Women At Calvary)
Gal 3:27-28 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, There Is Neither Male Nor Female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. (There Is No Gender In The Spirit)
Romans 2:11 For there is No Respect Of Persons with God. (God Does Not Love One More Than Another)(Men Are Not More Important To God Than Women)
James 2:9-10 But if ye have Respect To Persons, ye commit sin, and are Convinced (Convicted, Rebuked) of the law as transgressors. 10 For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, (The Mosaic Law) and Yet Offend In One Point, He Is Guilty Of All. (Every Evil Work= James 3:16)
(Paul Dealing With Church Customs) The Mechitzah is a divider separating the men’s and women’s sections of the synagogue. The fundamental principle of prayer is to establish a relationship between one’s self and G-d. The social dimension and distraction which sometimes accompanies mixed groups is therefore eliminated. In some synagogues instead of a mechitzah, there is a separate women’s balcony.
NOUN: ‑Judaism pl. me·chi·tzas or me·chi·tzot (-tsôt) KEY ‑A partition erected in the seating section of an Orthodox synagogue to prevent the mixing of men and women.
1 Cor 14:32-35 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God Is Not The Author Of Confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 34 Let Your Women Keep Silence In The Churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And If They Will Learn Anything, Let Them Ask Their Husbands At Home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. = (Since Husbands & Wife’s were seated in separate areas of the church it was causing confusion for the wife to talk to their husbands during the services. Paul uses the example of how it was before Calvary when women were under The Curse Of The Law Of Sin And Death, as taught by the Mosaic Law, to be silent while prophecies were being spoken in the services and to wait till they got home to discuss what was being said and done during the services.)
“The Meaning Of The Term, “Woman / Women”
Isa 54:5-6 For Thy Maker Is Thine Husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For the Lord hath called thee as A Woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. (Israel Is Referred To As A Woman & Wife)
Romans 7:1-4 Know ye not, brethren, for I speak To Them (Jews) that know The Law, (The Mosaic Law) how that The Law (The Mosaic Law) hath dominion over a Man (Male, Gender) As Long As He Liveth? 2 For The Woman (Gender Related, Female= According To The Rules Of The Mosaic Law) which hath An Husband (Man, Male Gender) is bound by The Law (The Mosaic Law) to her Husband (Man, Male Gender) so long as He Liveth; but if The Husband (Man, Male Gender) be dead, she is loosed from The Law Of Her Husband. (Mosaic Law Pertaining to Marriage) 3 So then if, while her Husband (Man, Male Gender) liveth, she be married to another Man, (Male Gender) she shall be called an adulteress: but if her Husband (Man, Male Gender) be dead, she is free from That Law; (The Mosaic Law Pertaining to Marriage) so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another Man. (Male Gender) —–4 Wherefore,—-(Changes From A Natural Illustration To A Spiritual Illustration) my brethren, Ye Also Are (Spiritually) become dead to The Law (Mosaic Law/Curse=Law of Sin & Death) By The Body (Sacrifice) Of Christ; = (Rom 10:4 (a) For Christ is the end of the law:
Romans 7: 4 (b) That Ye Should Be Married To Another, (Born Again, His Spirit Joined To Your Spirit) even To Him (Jesus) who is raised from the dead that we should Bring Forth Fruit (Heb 13:15 Fruit Of Our Lips Giving Praise, Agreeing With Grace) unto God.
“The Church Is Called Wife, Woman, Bride“
Rev 22:17 And The Spirit And The Bride Say, Come. (The Divine Partnership) And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (The Church Is Referred To As The Bride)
Col 1:18 And He (Jesus) is the head Of The Body, The Church: (The Woman, Wife, Bride) Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
1 Cor 12:12 For as The Body (The Church) Is One, (Woman, Wife, Bride) and hath Many Members, (Plural= Women, Individuals, Brides) and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: So Also Is Christ. =(Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
2 Cor 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, The Care Of All The Churches.(Paul in (1 Tim 2:1-15) is addressing the problems in the church. He is using natural illustrations of scripture by addressing the church as a woman, wife, bride, more than one church in the plural since of women, Paul refers to Jesus as head of the woman (The Church) as THE MAN CHRIST JESUS = (1 Tim 2:5)
**** (1 Tim 2:1-15) I exhort therefore, that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for All Men; =“All Humanity” ”Mankind” Context Not Gender Related.) 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1 Tim 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God Our Saviour; = (Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.)= (Titus 3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through “Jesus Christ our Saviour”
1 Tim 2:4 Who will have All Men “All Humanity” ”Mankind” to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is One God, (Deity, Spirit) and one mediator between God and men, The Man (Last Adam = 1 Cor 15:45) Christ Jesus; 6 Who (Jesus) gave himself a Ransom For All, (Mankind) to be testified in due time. 7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not; a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 8 I will therefore That Men (Every Human Being) (Context Not Gender Related) pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 9 In Like Manner Also, (Changing From The Natural To A Spiritual Concept) that Women (The Churches) Adorn Themselves In Modest Apparel, With Shamefacedness And Sobriety; (Fruit Of The Spirit) not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; (Not concerned with outward appearance, trying to impress people)(Like It Was Under The Law)= (1 Sam 16:7 (b) for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.) = (Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
1 Tim 2:10 But which becometh Women (The Churches) professing godliness with Good Works.(Obedience Under Grace) 11 Let The Woman (The Church) learn In Silence With All Subjection. (Reverence to the Holy Spirit, Our Teacher, 1John2:27) 12 But I suffer not a Woman (The Church) to teach, nor to usurp authority over The Man, (Jesus) but to be in silence. = (Vr5)-For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, The Man Christ Jesus;) 13 For Adam (The First Adam) was first formed, then Eve.(The First Adams Wife)
“Paul is making the point to the Jews that like Adam was before Eve so Jesus The Last Adam, was before Israel”
Col 1:17-18 And He Is Before All Things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
(1 Cor 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; The Last Adam (Jesus) was made a quickening spirit.)
(Heb 10:5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but A Body Hast Thou Prepared Me: (John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham Was, I Am.)
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, Which Deceiveth The Whole World: (Except The Last Adam= Jesus Was Not Deceived) he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
1 Tim 2:14 And Adam (The Last Adam= Jesus) Was Not Deceived, but The Woman (Isreal, Isa 54:6) being deceived was in the transgression. = (Matt 21:42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?)
1 Tim 2:15 Notwithstanding She (Isreal) shall be saved in Childbearing, (Through The Birth Of Jesus) if they Continue In Faith And Charity And Holiness With Sobriety. (Receive The Teachings Of Jesus, The New Covenant Of Grace)=(Col 1:22-23 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If Ye Continue In The Faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Rev 12:5 And She (Israel/The Woman) brought forth A Man Child,(Jesus) who was To Rule All Nations (Angels) with A Rod Of Iron: (The Word) and Her Child (Jesus) Was Caught Up (Resurrection Of Jesus) unto God, and to his throne.)
Isaiah 9:6 For Unto Us (Israel) A Child Is Born (Jesus) unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
1 Peter3:7 Like wise, ye husbands, dwell with them According To Knowledge, (Of Calvary’s Restoration From The Curse) giving Honour Unto The Wife, (As Having Been Redeemed From The Curse Spiritually) as unto the Weaker Vessel, (In The Physical) and as being Heirs Together Of The Grace Of Life; (Spiritually Equal) That Your Prayers Be Not Hindered. (Don’t Agree With Bondage Of The Law Agree With The Liberty Of Grace)
Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them:
God always uses natural illustrations to represent spiritual concepts, a picture of the spiritual in the natural. The relationship of God and Israel under the old covenant was illustrated in the husband and wife relationship, the wife being under the curse of the law could not be an heir to her husband’s property since she was considered to be property herself. The relationship of Jesus and the church under the new covenant of Grace is illustrated as the husband and wife relationship, the wife being redeemed from the curse of the law, no longer considered to be property but a Wife Equal and Joint Heirs with Christ her Husband.
The devil does not want this illustration of the relationship between Humanity and God to be understood. How it was under the old covenant of the Law and now the new covenant of Grace. Homosexuality, Man with man, as husband and wife distorts and destroys the illustration. The picture God used in the bible to show his Love relationship with Humanity.