When False Doctrine Clouds Your Understanding

Galatians 1:6-9 (NKJV) “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.

But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”

The purposes of false doctrine is multiple. But one thing is certain. False doctrine can cloud your understanding of the Scriptures.

For over 35 years, false teaching clouded my understanding of the Scriptures.

But it wasn’t an instantaneous thing.

It took time to enter my mind, because you have to convince yourself that false teachings are relatively safe and within Scriptural bounds.

But one of the things that I’ve noticed is that false doctrine centers around two things.

One, the love of money and two, physical healing.

These are the top two on the hit parade.

  1. MONEY

Let’s briefly look at money.

In Luke 12, verses 13-21, there was a man and his brother that had a dispute over their father’s inheritance. The man claimed that his brother wouldn’t split the inheritance. So he sought the Lord Jesus to become an arbiter. The Lord Jesus quickly ended the man’s request by tell him that no one made the Lord Jesus an arbiter.

The Lord quickly determined that the man was covetous.

Covetousness is at the root of false doctrine.

Exodus 20:17 (NKJV) “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

According to Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, the word “covet” means…….

“h2530. חָמַד ḥâmaḏ; a primitive root; to delight in: — beauty, greatly beloved, covet, delectable thing, (x great) delight, desire, goodly, lust, (be) pleasant (thing), precious (thing).”

The definition is enough to prohibit us from seeking out riches.

Notice what the Lord Jesus told the man.

“Take heed and beware of covetousness….”

Paul said in Colossians 3:5
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”

Covetousness is idolatry.

Millions of people have created bills or they’re going through rough times. Then comes the false teaching that bilks them for what they have left in hopes that they would get out of their financial condition. False teachers steal from the desperate and vulnerable.

They end up in more debt out of desperation.

So when a false teacher attempts to pull money from you, what you’ve done is that you’ve paid his or her bill and you still have bills to pay.

They fly off or drive off with your hard earned money and they didn’t have to work hard for it. Paul said that God loves a cheerful giver, but he also said that you can’t give what you don’t have (see 2 Corinthians chapters 8 and 9).

If you’re in a desperate situation, avoid false teachers.

Read Matthew chapter 6 and Philippians chapter 4.

If you need money, and if you’re working a legitimate job, you need a miracle.

The miracle of a budget.

Learn how to manage well what you have and stop spending beyond your means.

2. HEALING

There’s millions of people that have hidden and seen ailments. No legs, arms, eyes, hands, feet, and internal organs are failing. Riddled with cancer and other physical issues.

It’s clear that miracles do happen because God has the power but what’s happened is that the hucksters come to play you.

They stage things to get you to their arenas. You NEVER see them in hospitals or in the places on the streets where sick people are.

These healing ministries and ministers are always in nice tents or arenas, but never in the hospitals, nursing homes, or hospices.

The cameras are always in the safe confines of their houses of worship or rented halls. Then you do have hucksters and peddlers that do magicians tricks to make it appear that legs and arms grow out. Now that person has both limbs so all it is is a camera trick.

You never see them go to places where a person that had an arm or leg amputated and command that a new arm or leg grow out. Or when a person has an internal physical ailment, their doctor confirms that a healing took place. An independent doctor. Because they could have a quack claiming to be a doctor and declare a healing.

What will quiet the healing critics is when you get an independent doctor, board certified doctor to confirm a healing.

We know that there’s lots of ways to pay people to make a false declaration, but there has to be a way to truthfully confirm an authentic healing from the Lord.

Many will give the excuse that since the Lord does the healing, there’s no need for a doctor.

Well, Paul had Luke who was a physician. Right?

Wheel chairs and crutches are the easiest to fool people with because everyone’s emotions is so high. People want the Lord to move, but we’re in an age where we can’t trust anyone anymore.

I didn’t say that we don’t trust God. I said that we don’t trust anyone anymore.

We know that the Lord heals because some of us may have experienced a healing touch from God and had it confirmed by independent doctors.

And when you see so called faith healers, have you noticed that not many of them have gym memberships, and that they’re overweight?

SO if you’re going to go the healing route, get an independent doctor in your meeting.

And if you’re afraid to have an independent doctor in your meeting, then you’re scared that you will be exposed for the huckster that you are.

Also, go to a hospital. Unannounced. Covid was a good proving ground. There’s plenty of doctors in hospitals that will vouch that a healing instantaneously took place.

We could eliminate many of the hucksters and peddlers if we would challenge them to go to a hospital and prove that God gave them healing power. Or go to a run down community where drug addicts congregate and minister healing, then get it confirmed by an independent doctor.

When you’re unwilling to do this, then we know that you’re as fake as a million dollar bill.

Matthew 24:11 (NKJV) “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.”

The Value

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

It’s a valid prayer to pray because the Lord Jesus instructed His disciples to pray this and other things. We see no discontinuing of praying this prayer.

Therefore…..

“Our Father which are in heaven.

Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses.

As we forgive those who trespassed against us.

And lead us not into temptation.

But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom.

And the power and glory forever, amen.”

But the effective way that this prayer works is when we live each word. Doing His Word is the essence of this prayer.

If we pray this prayer, and not live or do His Word in this prayer, well, it’s ineffective praying.

Paul said, “Having a form of godliness, but denying its power thereof.”

Listen to the Amplified version…..

2 Timothy 3:5 (AMP) “For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].”

The form of godliness is when we show up in a church service and act a certain way. Spiritual. Then we “deny, reject, and are strangers to the power of godliness.”

Matthew 7:21-23.

“Not everyone that says to Me, ‘Lord Lord’ will enter the kingdom of heaven but he that does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day,

‘Lord Lord, have we not cast out many devils IN YOUR NAME,

have we not prophesied IN YOUR NAME,

have we not done many wonderful works IN YOUR NAME?”

Then I will say to them ‘Depart form Me you that practice lawlessness. I NEVER KNEW YOU.”

The form of godliness gives the appearance that you’re a “Christian,”

But…[their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession].

The value of this prayer, or any kind of praying is when we’re doing His will.

This is the distinction between tares and wheat.

We must constantly teach this about tares among wheat because there’s a constant move of the world that desire to be accepted by the true believers.

When true believers let their guard down and receive into the fellowship people that never repented of sin, and never place their full faith on Jesus ALONE, and then prove that they’re true believers by obeying His commandments, it becomes a confused mess.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (NKJV) “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial (worthless)? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols?

I’ve made the mistake of assuming that all that sin committed by people claiming to be true believers were the entire church, and that’s not true. There’s tares among wheat.

The wheat is the true kingdom of God in the earth. The tares are the ones that want to disguise themselves and pretend that they’re wheat.

In end time prophesy, the culmination of this prayer is when the Lord Jesus comes to establish His unquestioned reign on earth. No one will be able to resist His will. Of course, the devil will be loosed for a season after the 1K reign of Christ, but it’s only going to last just a few seconds.

Then the unrighteous will be judged and anyone not found in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire.

So continue to pray this prayer. It has tremendous value.

Why?

It’s in line with end time prophesy.

Sharing In Protecting A Church To Prevent Criminal Prosecution

Almost every church that has a pastor caught in a sexual scandal, they conspire to cover it up so that the reputation of the church remains intact. It does no good. How many places of worship were successful in hiding what the pastor had done?

Luke 12:2 (NKJV) “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.

In one house of worship, a pastor engaged in sexual immorality, and the church kept it hush hush. Just a few years later, the same pastor did it again, with different woman. Ultimately, he was judged by God for it.

When you cover it up once, and not deal with it the way the Lord directs it to be dealt with, it’s just a matter of time before it all comes to a head.

The effort is futile, yet they continue to try to keep it under wrap. The Lord isn’t pleased when we attempt to cover up what we know to be sin. It’s also possible that other sexual perverts are engaged in sin. That to expose one, exposes them all.

In one place, it’s rumored that many executives in the church staff engaged in sexual immorality. Sometimes, that’s why the cover up is made. To protect the sins of others.

Ezekiel 8:6-13 (NKJV) “Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.”

So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall”; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door.

And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” So I went in and saw, and there—every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls.

And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up.

Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'”

Most contemporary houses of worship put on a great big Broadway show. The music is great. The main house lights are dimmed. Light shows are flashing with smoke. You feel that God is in the house, but something just isn’t right. You can’t put your finger on it, but something or rather, Someone is missing.

We’re so protective of what’s perceived to be a move of God but we can’t determine what’s the real problem. We’re so self deceived that behind the apparent success, is lewdness, and sin. When we’re spiritually callous and dense, combined with being filled with a substitute, like great music, it’s clear that something underhanded is happening.

Hebrews 4:11-13 (NKJV) “Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

You see, when the children of Israel were about to enter the promised land, they couldn’t enter in because of unbelief. Make no mistake about it. But what’s at the root of all unbelief?

DISOBEDIENCE.

PLAIN AND SIMPLE. It wasn’t a matter of faith alone. It was a matter of disobedience. They refused to obey God.

In many places. Denominational and nondenominational, we truly don’t obey God the way that we should. As a result, we don’t believe that He’s watching us. Like in Ezekiel 8, we see that the leaders were involved in all sorts of wickedness.

So much so that they all said, He left.

How can God leave when He’s everywhere, sees everything, and knows everything?

But that’s the cavalier attitude. Because if we really believe that the Lord is here, would we do what we do? If we knew that the camera is on us 24/7/365, would we do what we do?

No. We wouldn’t.

That’s why some churches do not act on sexual immorality when a pastor is caught. We can’t lose the crowd. If we lose the crowd, we lose the money. Everything we’ve built this on would be gone.

Well, don’t engage in sexual sins and you won’t have to worry about it.

Then there’s such pastoral predation that a crime has been committed. A criminal prosecution is the least of your worries.

Hebrews 10:30-31 (NKJV) “For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The LORD will judge His people.” It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

One person said that he would rather fall on the face of the sun than to fall into the hands of the living God. Why? Because when God repays, it’s in the full strength of His wrath.

Romans 3:18 (NKJV) “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

When there’s no fear of God before our eyes, it’s very easy to sin against Him. But when we’re aware of His wrath, the full strength of His wrath is what we want to avoid.

Just like in the courtroom, a convict is fearful of the sentence that comes from the judge.

Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 (NKJV) “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him.

But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.

So when a leader instructs you to keep things “hush hush” because “love covers a multitude of sins,” when a crime has been committed, this Scripture is used to try to prevent the right thing from happening.

A crime has been committed and it must be punished.

If you choose to allow a pastor predator to remain in power, just remember….

You’re complicit.

WHEN THE FOX PROTECTS THE HEN HOUSE

Never mind the fox in a way, what about the hens that protect the fox?

A bad church and pastor reputation may not be repairable, no matter what.

Are you so protective of your “church” to allow a predator pastor to preach to you in hypocrisy?

When a church becomes a sexual prison, circumstances must change.

But the longer one waits, in some cases, statute of limitations may run out.

Highly unlikely when you factor in new laws convicting Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and the Epstein case, as well as other high profile cases.

Sound the alarm and don’t lie or bear false witness.

One of the 7 abominations and one of the 10 commandments is to not bear false witness.

CAGED IN CHURCH

Male intimidation. Male coercion. Male sexual abuse dominance.

Male threatens to harm you if you report true sexual abuse.

Male pastors using Scripture and his spiritual position to condemn you while he’s already condemned, criminally harming you.

Using it to keep you silent.

You quickly leave or stay because you can’t afford to move.

Caged.

Thousands of women are caged in the churches they attend.

You can become un-caged when the courage comes to expose the sin of a sexual predator.

And church members that see it are complicit when they know what’s going on and refuse to say something.

Thousands of women can get the courage and stop the madness of caged in church.

Protecting a church and its predator is equally wrong.

The church predator must never have quarter.

Otherwise, if they know it’s going on, the whole house is guilty.

You get tired of hearing stories that people protect the church and pastor, but never protect the vulnerable.

Children that’s sexually abused too.

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

Ladies. I know it’s tough, but if any man, including your pastor, touch you inappropriately, text you inappropriately, speak to you inappropriately, go to a trusted female and talk about it.

Then, all of you bring it to the church.

If a crime has been committed, go to the police and fill out an under penalty of perjury affidavit, and report it.

Ladies, if you’re a liar, God will judge you.

If you’re telling the truth, God will judge the offending male and the court system will hold them accountable.

If a male pastor threatens you to keep silent about any sexual abuse that actually occurred, yes, it’s scary but it’ll only end when you report it.

Yes, if the abuse or inappropriate behavior is true, it will end his career, destroy his marriage, and destroy his life, but look at your life.

He had no business crossing the line in lust. He will bear his sin and penalty.

This must be addressed.

If a male isn’t afraid, it’s because he believes he got away with it.

Don’t lie about setting him up either because he refused to fall for your wicked ways. If you immoral women commit a crime, God will not spare you either.

Molech. King Of Abortion.

The word “crucible” means “cross, or trial by fire.”

Crucible in Latin is “crux” where we get the word “cross.”

Jesus said in Mark 8:34-35, “If any man desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”

Paul said, in Galatians 2:20 (KJV) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

Today, we will discuss, “Molech. The king of Abortion.”

THIS IS PART 1 of a 4 part series.

The origins of out of the womb abortion predates the Israeli nation. God is judging the Canaanite nations for its sins, including casting their babies in the fire in worship to Molech.

During the 1960’s and 70’s, coathangers were used to end the life of a child. With fatal results for the child and sometimes the mothers. The shame of being pregnant by fornication or adultery deceptively compelled these mothers to kill their baby so that the shame of having a child out of wedlock would disappear.

The unsafe practice of coathangers compelled the medical field to perform abortions using modern medical methods to kill thebaby, but no endanger the mother’s life. In many cases, even when using modern medical methods, the abortion facilities have had fatalities of both the child and the mother.

So much for safe, and rare. It’s appropriate to point out that 42% of women that have had abortions professed to be Christian.

Listen to the Scriptures.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” 

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

Revelation 22:12-15 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”

So the lie that abortion is healthcare, the lie that abortion is safe, rare, and legal, the lie that it’s your body, your choice is of the devil.

John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

Modern day abortion is now inside the mother’s womb.

In the United States, from 1973, 63 million lives were taken. The male and female engaged in fornication and adultery. This is a sin before God. Just because man makes it legal, it doesn’t mean that it’s moral. The Scriptures is final authority, and God will judge the secrets of men’s hearts by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Some of you may be offended, but the only reason why people are offended is because the truth from God offends. For years, has man progressed with medicine, and the means of killing have increased. Man has devised many ways to kill a person. Man has figured out how to kill a baby from inside the safest place for a child that’s conceived.

The womb.

But centuries ago, they would have to wait until the child is born, and then out right murder the child. God has put in the conscience of every person, His commandments. And man’s conscience is offended when he violates God’s commandments. So, man need to find a way to make it legal so that the truth no longer afflicts the conscience.

But no law of man could ever lessen the conviction of sin in the conscience. In the land of Canaan, they’ve devised a way to kill babies. With the depraved thinking of man, it’s easy to come up with ways to make killing acceptable. But the Canaanites were crude and cruel. Idol worship comes from devils.

1 Timothy 4:1-2 (NKJV) “Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron…” 

Deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons isn’t something that’s new. Seducing spirits and doctrines of devils came about as man refused to worship the true and living God.

The word “Deceiving” or “seduced” comes from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, planos; roving as a tramp, i.e. (by implication) an impostor or misleader; — deceiver, seducing. Any further Greek or Hebrew references will be from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words or Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, or Biblical Words. To deceive is to mislead and to take you in the wrong direction. To have an “idea or impression.”

So deceiving spirits and teachings of demons is the point. Now notice the word “doctrines.”  it means instruction (the function or the information): — learning, teaching. It may seem much, but it’s necessary to read the Scriptures to get as much Scriptural background as possible on the subject of abortion because everything has an origin.

Leviticus 18:21 (NKJV) “And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.”

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (NKJV) “When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.

For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God. For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.”

2 Kings 16:1-4 (NKJV) “In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem; and he did not do what was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his father David had done.

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel; indeed he made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel. And he sacrificed and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.”

2 Kings 17:5-24 (NKJV) “Now the king of Assyria went throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria and besieged it for three years. In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria took Samaria and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah and by the Habor, the River of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, who had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and they had feared other gods, and had walked in the statutes of the nations whom the LORD had cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.

Also the children of Israel secretly did against the LORD their God things that were not right, and they built for themselves high places in all their cities, from watchtower to fortified city. They set up for themselves sacred pillars and wooden images on every high hill and under every green tree.

There they burned incense on all the high places, like the nations whom the LORD had carried away before them; and they did wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger, for they served idols, of which the LORD had said to them, “You shall not do this thing.” Yet the LORD testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.”

Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them that they should not do like them.

So they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.

Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made. And the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them from His sight. For He tore Israel from the house of David, and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king.

Then Jeroboam drove Israel from following the LORD, and made them commit a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they did not depart from them, until the LORD removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the prophets. So Israel was carried away from their own land to Assyria, as it is to this day.”

This is the conclusion of part one. We are laying the foundation for the origins of abortion. Part 2 is next.

Some of you are asking “Where is the compassion? Where is the love?

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, (love) is not puffed up; (love) does not behave rudely, (love) does not seek its own, (love) is not provoked, (love) thinks no evil; (love) does not rejoice in iniquity, but (love) rejoices in the truth…”

The true love of God tells the truth regardless of your feelings. The true love of God will tell you the truth of God’s Word.

John 8:31-32, 34-36 (NKJV) “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

“You Shall Not Murder”

Matthew 5:21-22 (NKJV) “You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.”

In Uvalde TX, 19 children, and 2 adults were shot and killed by an 18 year old that had a handgun, and possibly 2 rifles. The murderer was killed at the scene by law enforcement.

Let’s open the Scriptures. You know. The ones we fail to use when these kinds of events happen. As a note. Chicago has killings too and not many seem to bat an eye.

Exodus 20:13 says “You shall not murder.”

This is one of 10 commands the Lord gave to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

The Lord Jesus expounded where murder comes from.

Notice the Scripture in Matthew chapter 5.

When you’re angry with someone without a cause or even with a cause, you have committed murder in the heart.

It’s also called “blind rage.”

1 John 3:10-15 (NKJV) “In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.

Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

Murder comes from the heart when we choose to hate another person. We hate them so much that the only way in the world of evil to handle it is to kill them.

Cain was so mad at his brother because Abel’s offering to the Lord was what the Lord required and God accepted it. Cain brought what God rejected, and Cain was so filled with rage that he killed his own brother.

But the Lord told Cain what was in his heart.

Sin.

Cain got offended. After the Lord told him about what was in his heart, he did what many of us have done. We walk away, seething in anger instead of putting it away.

Colossians 3:8-10 (NKJV) “But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him…”

Proverbs 16:32 (NKJV) “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

The next day. After plotting most, if not, all night long, Cain deceived his brother and took him to a location to eliminate him. Because Abel’s offering was accepted by God. Abel brought a lamb and it’s fat. But Cain brought fruit from the ground. God rejected it (see Genesis 4:1-15).

Cain was so angry, that he was blinded. He assumed that if he killed his own brother, it would end his anger. Isn’t that true with all the murders? That the ending of their life would satisfy the anger.

Murder comes from satan.

John 8:44 (NKJV) “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

Murder comes from within sinful man but its beginning point is in the hatred of another person.

Matthew 15:18-20 (NKJV) “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

Even our Lord Jesus was murdered by man. Listen. Man murdered the Son of God.

Acts 5:30-32 (NKJV) “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”

But when Peter and the other disciples told them what the Jews did to the Lord Jesus…..

Acts 5:33 (NKJV) “When they heard this, they were furious and plotted to kill them.”

Can we see how anger could get the best of us when truth is told?

I suspect that after you tell anyone that gun control will not solve shootings, they will get angry. But what happens after “something” is done. Did it stop the next killing?

The answer is no. Even after Cain, more murders took place.

Even after the Lord God gave the command “You shall not kill,” more killings took place. Even the killing and murder of our Savior.

Before the murder of the Lord Jesus, He gave a story of His own murder.

Mark 12:6-8 (NKJV) “Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those vinedressers said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.”

What is the one solution to end the killing?

It’s not gun control laws or other restrictions.

It’s John 3:3.

Mother Apostle?

1 Timothy 4:6-7 (NKJV) “If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.”

The word “fables” from Strong’s Dictionary of Biblical Words, is……….

g3454. μῦθος mythos; perhaps from the same as 3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, i.e. fiction (“myth”): — fable.
AV (5) – fable 5;
a speech, word, saying a narrative, story a true narrative a fiction, a fable, an invention, a falsehood.

Which is where we get “myths” from.

So when you talk about old wives’ myths, it like this…..

When you talk about a fictitious saying, narrative, story, or invention of a fable, a falsehood. It sounds so real and true that without thinking, you believe it.

Like when you sneeze. Someone says “God bless you.” Because if you’ve understood the origin of this, it’s because back then, they believed that your spirit man or soul leaves the body when you sneeze.

In other places, during the Dark Ages of the Black Plague, it would be a benediction if you came down with the plague because you wouldn’t be living long.

In another place, the word “Gesundheit,” would be used. It doesn’t mean “God bless you,” it means “health.” Therefore, it would be a pronunciation of health after you’ve sneezed.

It’s not indicated that it’s an old wives’ fable, but nonetheless, it’s a fable.

Like when men can get pregnant. Well, we all know the impossibility of this. In fact, it can’t even qualify as a myth. It’s an outright lie because it’s impossible.

Men cannot menstruate, men cannot give birth, and men cannot breast feed babies.

When we don’t study the Scriptures or equally as bad, completely suppress the truth of the Scriptures, it’s amazing what we come up with to sound super spiritual.

Some of the things we come up with is so outlandishly silly, it’s amazing that we don’t catch ourselves. Ludicrous statements and sayings that sound so deep that we fail to see how deeply imbecilic we are.

But on to the subject at hand.

Has there ever been a woman apostle, much less a title in the Bible as mother apostle?

Look, I’ve done my due diligence and there’s nothing in the NT of a title mother apostle, much less, a female apostle.

Our own Biblical concordance emphatically debunks the title.

I understand that we all try to show respect for the elderly mothers in the church. In fact, elderly women do have a valid Biblical role in the church.

Titus 2:3-5 (NKJV) “…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”

But we consistently observe in Scripture that the Lord sent men to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We don’t see in any place of the NT where the Lord specifically sent (that’s what apostle means) a woman.

Could a woman share the gospel as a disciple of Christ? Absolutely. In fact, if you really believe that you’re called to preach, there’s plenty of places where the gospel has yet to be preached in the world. Prove your “calling” by picking places where Christ hasn’t been preached.

Social media isn’t a true place. YouTube, FB, Twitter, and others are supplemental places.

There’s thousands, if not, millions of people that are outside, waiting to be preached to.

There’s a place bigger than the 40K arena mega churches.

The street corners, malls, and other public places.

The mega church is filled once a week. The streets are filled everyday.

Pick a street corner on any given day.

“Mother apostle.” There’s your calling.

There’s been extra curricular teaching that permit women to preach the gospel, but Scripture shows otherwise. Let the Scriptures speak for itself. Line up what you’re doing with the Scripture and try to justify something that’s never been affirmed by the written Word of God.

It’s easy to say something and make it sound authoritative but when you can’t find it in the written Word of God, how could it be accepted? Do we bypass the written Word of God to have something that isn’t in the written Word of God?

In Baptist circles days gone by, when a women expressed the call to preach, they were automatically given the title “Evangelist” because Baptists thought it was a safe thing to do.

Baptists don’t believe that women can be pastors. In some circles, they teach Sunday school, or Bible Study classes. But we must remember that when a woman or man state that they’ve been “called to preach,” it’s a generally accepted, hard to argue against statement. Because no one wants to be the one to deny a person, male or female, a chance to ‘express their gifts.”

After a while, you begin to see questionable things and sayings that fail to line up with the Scriptures and it should be a dead giveaway that the call to the ministry was a way to get their foot in the door. This isn’t true with everyone. Just those individuals that suppressed who they really were at the beginning.

The gift of gab isn’t the call to preach.

Many people will put up a good argument but the argument ends in the Scripture.

What we’ve done is that we’ve stated many spiritual sounding excuses even when Scripture is given. If we’re a true disciple of the Word, we would look at the Word and accept it for face value. The Word is there for a reason. To protect us all from the ones that ignore the written Word of God.

So then, we know that we can’t stop people from assuming places and titles in the church.

Conclusively, the title “Mother Apostle” doesn’t exist in the Word of God. Defy me to find it in Scripture.

What are we to do?

Warn the rest of the Body that such titles doesn’t exist in the Scriptures, let alone, women called to preach the gospel. Compare what you’re doing with the written Word of God. We can’t suppress Scripture or assume that God changed but He and His Word doesn’t change (see Malachi 3:6, Psalm 119:89, Matthew 24:35, and James 1:17).

1 Corinthians 14:34-38 (NKJV) “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.

But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

That’s all we can do.

MINISTRY AND WOMEN

1 Corinthians 14:34-38 (NKJV)

Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women to speak in church.

Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached? If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

1 Timothy 2:8-15 (NKJV)

I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.

And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

1 Timothy 3 (NKJV)

This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence

(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

Qualifications of Deacons

Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

The Great Mystery

These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly; but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:

God was manifested in the flesh,

Justified in the Spirit,

Seen by angels,

Preached among the Gentiles,

Believed on in the world,

Received up in glory.

Acts 21:7-11 (NKJV)

“And when we had finished our voyage from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, greeted the brethren, and stayed with them one day. On the next day we who were Paul’s companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.

Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied.

And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'”

So we see in Scripture that it’s permitted for women to pray, lift up holy hands without wrath or doubting, it’s permitted for women to prophesy in accordance with 1 Corinthians 14:1, but when to comes to when the Word is preached, they’re to to ask questions to the preacher during a service. This practice interrupted the proper flow of ministering the Word of God. The constant interrupting was disturbing and brought confusion.

So much so that Paul said, “let them ask their husbands at home.”

But what about women that aren’t married. That don’t have a husband at home?

Well the wise thing to do is to write the question or questions down and ask them after the service is over if the pastor is available.

Galatians 3:26-29 (NKJV)

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Matthew 28:1-10 (NKJV)

“Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him.

Behold, I have told you.”

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy,

and ran to bring His disciples word.

The Women Worship the Risen Lord

And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

Acts 2:14-21 (NKJV) Quote from Joel 2:28-32

“But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

And they shall prophesy.

I will show wonders in heaven above

And signs in the earth beneath:

Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.

The sun shall be turned into darkness,

And the moon into blood,

Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.

And it shall come to pass

That whoever calls on the name of the LORD

Shall be saved.’

Acts 18:24-28 (NKJV)

“Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he desired to cross to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him; and when he arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace; for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.”

Romans 16:3-16 (NKJV)

“Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Likewise greet the church that is in their house.

Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia to Christ. Greet Mary, who labored much for us. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my countrymen and my fellow prisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.

Greet Amplias, my beloved in the Lord. Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved. Greet Apelles, approved in Christ. Greet those who are of the household of Aristobulus. Greet Herodion, my countryman. Greet those who are of the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, who have labored in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who labored much in the Lord. Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren who are with them. Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.

Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you.

Does God Call Women To Preach Or To Be Overseers?

Let’s search the Scriptures to answer this question.

The Scriptures ends the debate reasoning, and argument whether we disagree or not.

Remember. God’s Word, not our personal feelings or private interpretation is final authority.

Where God said “No” is “No” no matter what we think.

God is final authority. His Scripture is final authority.

We must remember that man is in rebellion, not God.

We must also conclude that even where God said No,

people will bypass God’s No. Women and men will cave in and ignore the final authority of Scripture.

But the ultimate place where our argument ends is when we breathe our last breath, our heart ceases to beat, and the casket is closed.

We must remember that people will use their feelings or their thoughts to strongly emphasize their position. They will never open the Bible to find where God said “Yes” God called women to preach and point to that verse or verses of Scripture.

You see. It isn’t enough to declare that women are called to preach and then go down the list of qualifications and determined that He didn’t.

They will also use OT references of God using women in an attempt to establish a false narrative that God calls women to preach today.

Another thing is that they’ll say that “If I bear fruit, that’s enough proof of my call to preach.”

False teachers can produce fruit too. Bad fruit from bad trees.

Then you compare their claim to the call to the qualifications of the office with what God said in His Word.

Remember, God is God and He established the order. It’s not about masculine dominance. It’s about what God said in His Word. Are we willing to accept what God said in His Word?

Or are we willing to ignore what God said in His Word just to have something that we’re not permitted to have?

It’s the Garden of Eden all over again. It’s about having the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, all over again.

Our perception of the will of God must line up with the final authority of Scripture.

2 Peter 1:16-21 (NKJV) “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory:

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” And we heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;

knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private (pertaining to self) interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”

2 Peter 1:20-21 (AMP) [Yet] first [you must] understand this, that no prophecy of Scripture is [a matter] of any personal or private or special interpretation (loosening, solving).

For no prophecy ever originated because some man willed it [to do so—it never came by human impulse], but men spoke from God who were borne along (moved and impelled) by the Holy Spirit.

As a note, in the OT, the Lord used women. Make no mistake about it. Men and women were used as it seemed fit to the Lord.

As a note, only two books out of 66 books were written by a women.

Esther and Ruth. The rest of the Bible were all men. Of course we don’t know the writer of Hebrews, so that’s left to debate.

Here’s another interesting note.

The Levite priests, and high priest that served the temple were never women. Yes, there were wives of the priests and high priest, but never did a woman serve as priest or high priest.

The 12 tribes of the Israel were men.

The 12 apostles of the Lamb were men.

These are unquestionable, indisputable, undeniable facts.

Deborah was the only female judge.

Titus 1:5-9 (NKJV)

For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you— if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.

For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.

Titus 2:1-8 (NKJV)

But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience;

the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.”

What happens when we permit women?

Slowly when we allow them a place of ministerial authority, it’s just a matter of time before sin is permitted in the house.

Revelation 2:12-17 (NKJV)

“And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write,

‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.

But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality.

Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent, or else I will come to you quickly and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”‘

In this passage, there’s no evidence of women leading in any capacity, but notice “sexual immorality” is active in the church.

One of the ways immoral women engage in power over men is through sexual immorality. But in this passage, it appears that men were the instigators because it follows the pattern of Numbers where Moabites were terrified that the children of Israel was about to destroy them.

To stop them, they brought out the Moabite women who were sexually immoral and cased Israel to sin against God. So in this passage, men were behind their sexual immorality and women were co conspirators.

Revelation 2:18-29 (NKJV)

“And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write,

‘These things says the Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass: “I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.

Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols.

And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

“Now to you I say, and to the rest in Thyatira, as many as do not have this doctrine, who have not known the depths of Satan, as they say, I will put on you no other burden. But hold fast what you have till I come. And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—

‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron;

They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—

as I also have received from My Father; and I will give him the morning star.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”‘

The War On Women

Genesis 3:1-6 (NKJV) “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Revelation 12:1-6 (NKJV) “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.

And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.

She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

First, notice that it starts in the book of Genesis, but the symbolic explanation is in the final book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

It would take a book to unpack the passages above, and that’s not what I will attempt to do. But what I will underscore is that from the onset, the war on women is about giving you the permission to do what you will to do with another life.

It’s the despicable act of destroying a life.

Since the Lord judged the serpent (satan), Adam, and then Even, in that order, the purpose of the “he shall rule over you,” was never intended to do harm to you. It was designed to protect you.

But first,

Genesis 3:16 (NKJV) “To the woman He said:
“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”

‘He shall rule over you’ isn’t about having dominion over you to hurt or harm you. Domestic violence is never a part of this. God is reinforcing the purpose of the husband. To protect and to provide for the woman. Not to mistreat her, manipulate her, mentally and sexually abuse her, or to turn her into a slave.

Why do women give birth with such pain and anguish?

The sin of disobeying the command of God came with consequences.

While on earth, man must work from the sweat of his brow.

Genesis 3:17-19 (NKJV) “Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:
“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.

Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.”

And the woman must give birth in pain.

These two things serves as a reminder of the sin that Adam and Eve committed in the Garden against God’s command (see Genesis 2:15-17).

The pain of child birth didn’t come from mother nature because mother nature doesn’t exist. In sorrow, women give birth to remind her of the consequences of sin. This penalty came from God (see Romans 3:23 and Galatians 3:22).

The penalty is served by every man and woman while on earth, even after we’re born again. But the ultimate penalty is physical death, and then if you’re not saved, it’s a one way trip into hell, and then the lake of fire (see Revelation 20:11-15).

While the teaching has been that satan was after Adam, the true argument is that satan was after them both of them.

It takes the male to inseminate the woman, and the woman is to give birth, once conception takes place.

satan wanted to reproduce himself as far as his wicked evil nature is concerned. But to do this, he must deceive them into committing sin. Once sin is in them, every human being born would have the potential to be evil. Wicked. Disgusting. Depraved. Dead.

The war on women, according to the world, is about taking away the preventions necessary to protect women and get them to kill their own babies. Because if you can kill a baby, they can’t live on earth. satan hates God so much that he will get you so deceived into thinking that men are at war with women.

Or that government is preventing you from doing as you wish with the child in your womb.

Without thinking, the argument is accepted. It’s from the playbook of what took place in the Garden.

Genesis 3:1-5 (NKJV) “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

satan must be successful in getting Eve to question the Word of God. After he gets to this point, he outright lies and tells Eve that she would not die.

Because Eve must be assured that God is withholding something from Eve.

Eve must be assured that God would not follow through with His penalty of death when they ate.

Adam wanted to find out too because he was right there but he failed to protect Eve from the lie. As a result, the war began.

This war is because of the blindness of their hearts.

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NKJV) “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

Because women believe that they have rights, and that their rights are being taken from them, it’s because they’re blinded.

And you can’t help them until they see that what’s happening is that evil men and demons are working in such a way, in concert, that they’re being abused two times.

  1. The man is using her body to get off sexually.
  2. And if she gets pregnant, she could end the “pregnancy.”

So satan kills another human being in an effort to get at God, and because the man and woman chooses to end the life, two sins are committed.

  1. Fornication or adultery.
  2. Murder.

When you’re convinced that there’s no consequences of fornication or adultery, and murder, you concoct all sorts of excuses to attempt to remove the conviction digging at your heart, compelling you to repent.

Like homosexuals…..Romans 1:18-19 (NKJV) “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.”

How did God showed it to you?

Romans 2:15-16 (NKJV) “…who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”

Your heart is also called “conscience” which is a compound word.

“Con” means “with.”

“Science” means “knowledge.”

So you’re “with knowledge.”

God placed this knowledge on your hearts.

So until they come to their senses, the war on women continues.

Evidence. Provide Proof That A Man Can Give Birth.

Believe the science was the rallying cry during Covid.

But first, the Scriptures.

Jeremiah 30:6 (NKJV) “Ask now, and see,
Whether a man is ever in labor with child?
So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins
Like a woman in labor,
And all faces turned pale?”

The answer to this question is very clear. NO!!!!

This verse of Scripture is in regards to the time when Israel will experience the worst persecution ever.

Jeremiah 30:7 (NKJV) “Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.”

What’s Jacob’s trouble?

Remember when Jacob wanted Rachel? Jacob had to work for Laban for 7 years. After 7 years were completed, Laban would give Rachel to Jacob. As we know the story, Laban gave Leah, his firstborn daughter instead of Rachel. So to get Rachel, Jacob agreed to work for Laban for 7 more years.

7 years of trouble is the prophetic word.

SO what about the man going into labor like a woman giving birth?

It’s just an analogy that the tribulation period will be so painful, it will be like a woman giving birth in great labor pains.

But the question in the natural is clear.

Has anyone seen a male go into labor and give birth?

No!!!!!

Can a man menstruate?

NO!!!!

Provide proof that a man can menstruate.

The camera computer technology can make a shark look like a human.

What makes us think that a camera will be available to capture a man giving birth?

Trust or believe the science?

Biology is clear and irrefutable.

It is impossible for a male to give birth.

We see that Transgenders are offended that they’re not included by mainstream people, male and female, that men including transgenders cannot give birth.

Now the left is condemning governor Gavin Newsom of California for making an absolutely true statement while supporting abortion.

From a Fox News Headline title…..”Gavin Newsom savagely mocked as ‘disgusting transphobe’ for claiming men can’t get pregnant at abortion rally.”

This is what the governor said…..

“If men could get pregnant, this wouldn’t even be a conversation,” Newsom tweeted. “This decision isn’t about strengthening families – it’s about extremism. It’s about control. We will fight for the right to choose.”

This devastating statement from the left’s own people ends the argument.

It won’t stop the baseless argument. The left will still keep the belief that men can give birth but biology, and the science is 100% against you.

Now “believe the science” is only a convenient phrase when pushing a narrative that’s almost believable.

No matter how many times you try to tell a reasonable thinking person, science clearly states that it is IMPOSSIBLE for a man to menstruate, get pregnant, and give birth.

Period. (Pun intended).

Abortion & Mother’s Day

Where and when did Mother’s Day started?

From Britannica…. “Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had organized women’s groups to promote friendship and health, originated Mother’s Day. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial service at her late mother’s church in GraftonWest Virginia. Within five years virtually every state was observing the day, and in 1914 U.S. Pres. Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday.

Although Jarvis had promoted the wearing of a white carnation as a tribute to one’s mother, the custom developed of wearing a red or pink carnation to represent a living mother or a white carnation for a mother who was deceased.

Over time the day was expanded to include others, such as grandmothers and aunts, who played mothering roles. What had originally been primarily a day of honour became associated with the sending of cards and the giving of gifts, however, and, in protest against its commercialization, Jarvis spent the last years of her life trying to abolish the holiday she had brought into being.

Festivals honouring mothers and mother goddesses date to ancient times. The Phrygians held a festival for Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods, as did the Greeks for the goddess Rhea. Likewise, the Romans adapted the practice to their own pantheon. Some countries have continued to observe ancient festivals; for example, Durga-puja, honouring the goddess Durga, remains an important festival in India.”

I am not saying that Mother’s Day has demonic connections to the gods of this world, however, we can see that man will pervert anything he gets his hands on. Just like when satan wanted to “…exalt my throne above the stars of God.” When he wanted to “be like the Most High” (see Isaiah 14:12-17).

Nonetheless. We see that the leaked memo hit the hornet’s nest.

On Mother’s Day, abortion groups will protest at Catholic Churches. They will protest at all of the conservative justices homes. On Mother’s Day.

This indicated that the decision to leak the memo was well thought out. The timing was well thought out because the usual proponents of abortion organized themselves almost seamlessly.

The person was deliberate, thoughtful, and allegedly thorough. This was well planned but now the justices must prove that they’re not intimidated and they must expose this person or persons, and refer it to the left winged DOJ.

Imagine the audacity to do this just before Mother’s Day.

  1. LIFE

Life comes from God.

Genesis 1:26-28 (NKJV) “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

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

Genesis 2:20-25 (NKJV) “So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.

And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

2. ORDER

In the order of the Lord, the male was made first, then the female.

1 Timothy 2:13 (NKJV) “For Adam was formed first, then Eve.”

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 19:4-6 (NKJV) “And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

It’s not surprising that Mother’s Day comes before Father’s Day.

It’s crosswise of the order that the Lord set.

Romans 1:24-27 (NKJV) “Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”

You see. Whenever there’s disorder, there’s confusion.

3. PROTECTION

1 Corinthians 11:3-4 (NKJV) “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”

This includes that the head of the wife is the husband.

It may be a very difficult saying to handle, but when we reason against God’s order, we run afoul of God. Remember. He is God. He holds our breath in His hand and He owns all of our ways.

Genesis 3:16 (NKJV) “To the woman He said:
“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”

This doesn’t give the husband permission to treat a wife like a slave. To abuse her. To mistreat her. To viciously rule her like property. It doesn’t give man permission for domestic violence or sexual abuse. Evil and wickedness isn’t the point of ruling over her.

The word “rule” means “to have dominion.”

To have dominion includes to establish boundaries. The boundaries are not meant to destroy her will. It’s meant to protect her from things that will destroy the nucleus of the family. In other words, not to let things get beyond control.

What took place in the Garden, took place because Adam allowed Eve to exceed the boundary established by God. It was up to Adam to keep Eve safe from going beyond the boundary.

As long as Adam kept the command of God, death would stay far from them.

Fences are there for a reason. It’s a boundary. As long as you stay on the other side of the fence, there’s no issues. The moment you climb the fence, there’s an issue.

As long as rule is established, the wife should feel safe and secure. Confident that her husband has your best interest in mind, and that he would never do or say anything to disrupt the family.

His love for the wife is to be the same as Christ loved the church, and gave Himself for her.

4. PROVISION

Ephesians 5:22-33 (NKJV) “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.

“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

When a husband gives himself, his job is very clear. To make provision. You see. That’s why we say “grace” because God provided. The man doesn’t provide apart from God, whether saved or unsaved. God provides for even the cruelest of sinners.

However, with sinners, unthankfulness and pride always comes to an end.

But for the saved, we recognize that all things come from God, and without Him, we would never make it.

So the husband proves his love for his wife by two things.

Protection and provision.

So we’ve established 4 things.

1. Life comes from God. 2. Order comes from God. 3. Protection comes from God. and 4. Provision comes from God.

So when we get married, God will take care of us.

He takes care of the birds. He takes care of the flowers (see Matthew 6:25-34).

When another life comes as a result of marriage, we must never take it upon ourselves that we can’t keep a child. To murder a child deprives the child of life. It’s a battle that came from satan. We were made in God’s image and to take a life is heinous.

This Mother’s Day, though out of order in terms of the fact that man was created first, then Eve, remember that we were conceived. We have no right to violently take the life of another because of inconvenience.

In your judgment, you had no “inconvenience” in having sex.

So why is it “inconvenient” to keep a life?

You’ve fornicated or committed adultery. Sex wasn’t an “inconvenience.” So a child was conceived. The child pays with his or her life for your convenience of sin? The child is an “inconvenience?” We all know that the possibility of pregnancy is there when we engage in sex.

See how depraved the excuse of “inconvenience” is?

Why should a child pay with his or her life because of your declaration of “inconvenience?”

The male is supposed to protect and provide. Once another life is produced, he must step in and do what God has designed him to do.

And Eve must do what she’s designed by God to do.

Genesis 3:17-20 (NKJV) “Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:
“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.

Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.”
And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

Finally, in the verses above, we see that Adam is to work and Eve is to give birth.

Eve is the “mother of all living.” Not killing.

That’s why even in abortion, she will feel that something is missing. Postpartum.

Yes, because Adam listened to her wife to eat of the tree, his penalty is to work with sweat. Her penalty is to give birth in great pain, sorrow multiplied.

These two things reminds us of the command that God gave to Adam. And the penalty is to return to the dust from which we came.

Earth to earth. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

But thank God for the Second Adam.

The Lord Jesus Christ.