It is one thing for unsaved women to balk at and reject God’s design of females and rank in His established order of mankind during this present age; it is quite another thing when the females that profess to be saved Christians knowingly reject God’s design for themselves in rebellion against their Lord also. An all out rebellion against God’s design of females, their roles, responsibilities and rank in His order of mankind is a recent phenomenon of history that is worsening in its negative outcomes and now, at its peak in these latter days, nearing its end as I have written in other posts.1
Among the blasphemous planks rebel female and male feminists have in their platform of all out rebellion against God, His Word and Christ is that females are wrongly and unfairly assigned an inferior second class status in His order of mankind (Psalm 2:1-3). So seductively persuasive is this deceit and false accusation of Satan on par with his masterstroke with Eve in the garden (Genesis 3:1-5), many professed Christian females, males and pastors across social ideologies have bought into it over the past century and intensely so since the mid-1960s.2 On the surface apart from a faith enabled, intimate knowledge of God in a biblical worldview, it would seem the rebels have something.
However, those who by faith continuously fellowship with God and know His Word realize His perfect character and purposes for man would never allow Him to treat the creature of His love with such contempt (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 31:30-32:4; Psalm 8:3-8). For man the creature made in God’s image is both male and female from the beginning as Christ affirms (Genesis 1:27, 5:1-2; Matthew 19:1-6; Mark 10:1-9). Though the female was created second after, out of and for the male, God did this to indisputably establish His order of mankind, accountability and purpose of procreation (Genesis 1:28, 2:7, 15-25, 3:6-24, 5:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:2-12, 14:34-40; 1 Timothy 2:11-15).
Now, let me pause here to ensure that though in love He cares for your salvation, I am not writing these things yet again as the Lord leads to convince the unsaved hardened in rebellion. I write to the daughters of this age who profess faith in Him and are faithful because He cares that you be encouraged in the truth; that those who vacillate in or have already capitulated to rebel feminism might come to their spiritual senses and repent (2 Timothy 2:24-26)! Females are not second class to God because you do not have the same roles, responsibilities and rank in His order as males! Those professed Christian women thinking this way diminish their own value as God designed you.3
You are also proving yourselves influenced by or fully captive to the thinking of the world culture under Satan’s dominion no matter how much you attempt to falsely justify the thinking by re-interpreting the Bible to read feminism into it or onto the godly females presented therein. Since feminism as rebellion against God and His order of mankind originates from the instigation of demons that do not die, there are a few feminists in Bible history beginning with Eve in her ignorance and followed by Jezebel, Athaliah and Vashti as examples who all suffered the consequences (Genesis 3:12-13, 16a; 1 Kings 16:29-33, 18:1-4, 19:1-3, 21:1-26; 2 Kings 9:30-37, 11:1-16; Esther 1).
In contrast to the many more godly women in the Bible (including Deborah who did not lead out Israel’s army to battle or usurp God’s chosen male commander, but accompanied him at his insistence as a comforting “mother”--Judges 4:4-10, 5:7, NKJV), the foregoing named feminist rebels starting with Eve all acted in independent self-will to lead out in their actions and defiance of God’s order and/or Word (Genesis 3:17a).4 Jezebel and Athaliah typify the aggressive feminism of our day in their ambitious grab for and use of authority. Knowing the divine order of mankind and all of the cultural expectations of her as queen, wife of her husband the king, Vashti knowingly disrespected him before the whole kingdom in her defiance of his marital and royal headship (James 4:17).
Godly and humble Esther on the other hand, who had not ambitiously sought to be queen and replaced Vashti, showed her husband, the king, great respect and earned his trusting favor (Esther 2:1-18).5 Not by usurping the king, wicked scheming or the manipulative wielding of authority behind the scenes did the Jewish queen Esther prevail to save her people from genocide, but through faith in God, fasting, prayer and courage to do as the Lord providentially led her (Esther 4:1-16, 5:1-8, 7-8)! Please note that while in God’s order of mankind the man, Mordecai, who served as Esther’s father outranked her, after giving her wise and challenging counsel he submitted to her conferred authority as queen in this unique context to do as she “commanded him,” (Esther 4:17, NKJV).
1 See for example the April 8, 2018 post, The Second Adam Rules And Judges, under the categories, Bible Prophecy and Call To Repent as well as the post that followed
on April 15th, Woman As God Designed Her, under the category, God’s Creatures.
2 Read the two-part post beginning May 27, 2018, Feminism’s Entry Into The Churches, under the categories, Call To Repent and God’s Creatures.
3 This does not mean many sinful men in ignorance throughout history have not thought of and treated females as second class. Thinking of and treating females as in-
ferior is one of the many tragic consequential works of sin in mankind that only God can righteously and finally correct beginning with salvation! Carefully read the series
of four posts that begin April 22, 2018 where the Lord leads me to write about the value of women from a biblical worldview all under the category, God’s Creatures.
4 Genesis 3:17a does not mean there is never a time a man should give heed to the counsel of his wife. However, if that counsel is to disobey or defy God or the laws of
man, then, a husband must do what is right in the sight of God! All the more reason for a Christian man to marry an authentic Christian woman (and you, sister, be one)
so, he might receive godly counsel from his wife as did David from Abigail before he married her (1 Samuel 25:14-39).
5 Esther is one of twelve women that exemplify a character trait of the great woman of God in the image of Christ I write about in two chapters of my book, The Strong
Man Of God: Back To Basics and The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study drawn from it released in October 2020. The book and group study are available
for purchase in the Strong Man Store or by order through your favorite book seller.
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit,” (Psalm 32:1-2, NKJV). Hallelujah! I continue to rejoice in God’s salvation as I experience the awesome reality of His forgiveness of all my past sins when I first believed the Gospel and every day since as I have obeyed His Word to “confess” and repent from them as they occurred or upon later conviction (Psalm 32:3-5; 1 John 1:5-2:2, NKJV).1 While God’s salvation begins with forgiveness, its blessed benefits do not end there. As biblical Christianity, they bountifully and gloriously expand reaching into eternity!
God’s forgiveness opens the way for sinners to be reconciled to and enjoy familial relationship with Him as well as to receive all of His promised benefits. Of the many benefits as spiritual blessings God has packaged in His salvation from sin by grace through faith in the Gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ, forgiveness of all past sins is foremost and foundational (Romans 4:5-8, 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:1-10). As David testifies, God’s forgiveness for sins committed thereafter is absolutely essential to avoid the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical issues that consequentially arise from being unwilling to confess them to Him in all repentance. Sin guilt will make you sick and destroys!2
Enjoying peace with God by His forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Christ,3 the saved in Him are also indwelt and brought to spiritual life by the Holy Spirit; having an eternal inheritance as adopted sons (John 3:1-8; Acts 2:38-39; Romans 8:14-17). The spiritual life we have by the indwelling Holy Spirit is nothing short of the very life of God dynamically and eternally flowing as “rivers of living water” in our inmost being (John 7:37-39, NKJV)! There is nothing in all of human experience to which this can be compared.4 This is uniquely of God “the fountain of life,” “everlasting” and abundant David and the Lord Jesus speak of (Psalm 36:7-9; John 4:7-14, 10:10, NKJV).
The life of God in us by the Holy Spirit is evident in the display of the divine eternal nature beginning with love, character and power (Romans 5:5; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 3:14-21, 5:9; 1 John 4:8). The presence of the Holy Spirit in believers seals us not like contents in a closed jar that cannot escape, but as a living imprint that marks us out as belonging to God. Too, He is “the guarantee” and earnest payment of the Father fulfilling all He has promised us in His great salvation! As our eternal “Helper” (Comforter) and Companion, He oversees and actualizes our regeneration as well (John 14:16-17; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 19-22, 3:17-18, 5:17; Ephesians 1:11-14; Titus 3:4-5, NKJV).
As if the foregoing were not enough, the Holy Spirit carries out the will of the Father and Christ in answering our petitions for protection and deliverance (Psalm 32:6-7). He is also our Teacher teaching us the riches of God’s way in Christ through the written Word; guiding us with His “eye” that has seen and knows all past, present and future if we will be submissive to learn (Psalm 32:8; John 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, NKJV). Believers as disciples are not to be stubborn, resistant and without understanding like an unbroken “horse” or “mule” that have to be forcefully “harnessed” and controlled or “they will not come near you” much less be teachable (Psalm 32:9, NKJV).
Submission to learn is God’s perfect will for everyone He saves! A submissive heart to learn describes Christ who is the perfect display and example of what a disciple is (Isaiah 50:4-5; John 8:28-29) and who commanded that His disciples be taught (Matthew 28:18-20). Further, being taught the Word of God leads to spiritual growth and maturity which are still more benefits of God’s salvation (Ephesians 1:15-23; 2 Peter 1:1-11)! Otherwise, any professed Christian that will not be taught walks in the way of the unbroken horse, mule and "the wicked" suffering “many sorrows” in contrast to those who submit to and obey God’s will through faith and experience His "mercy," (Psalm 32:10, NKJV).
Indeed, for those believers who submit to and obey God’s will through faith--even every aspiring strong man and great woman of God in the image of Christ--the Holy Spirit willingly serves as our Intercessor interceding for us with the Father when in weakness we have no clue (Romans 8:26-27).5 He is also our Equipper and Source of ability to serve God and fellow man through spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). In briefly addressing just some of the benefits of God’s salvation as biblical Christianity, it should be easily seen why those of us that are His “righteous” by grace through faith are “glad in the LORD” “and shout for joy,” (Psalm 32:11, NKJV)! Forgiveness of sin in Christ is only the beginning of these blessings that create the joy of salvation in us! Won’t you share in our joy?
1 It is deceit for any unsaved person or professed Christian to believe one can hide or God not notice or care about their sins no matter how small in human eyesight! There
is no possible way to deceive God so, why try? “...you have sinned against the Lord; be sure your sin will find you out,” (Numbers 32:23, NKJV). Christians are supposed
to walk before God and “worship in spirit and truth,” (John 4:23-24, NKJV). And forget the "nobody is perfect" argument--He already knows this while still expecting our
sold out heart attitude to obey His whole Word (not just the parts we agree with) out of love (John 14:15). His way freely offered in love is for us to own our rebellion,
missing of the mark of His perfect righteousness and perversion of His straight ways so that He can forgive these in Christ!
2 For the professed Christian David says particularly in Psalm 32:4a about the time he spent refusing to confess and repent from his sins: “For day and night Your hand was
heavy upon me,” (NKJV). There is no way a blood bought, Spirit-filled believer can sin without sooner or later experiencing His convicting work which may be quietly
resisted in denial and pretense nothing was done wrong, but as David is explaining, this does not turn out very well for the person doing so.
3 Peace with the living God is a blessing beyond description since it includes not having to fear the Day of His wrath!
4 Having been an abuser of drugs and alcohol and committed hedonist in my unsaved youth, I know what I am saying.
5 Read about the aspiring strong man of God and great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, published by Open
Door Communication Ministries, Inc. and available in print or digital formats at major internet booksellers. You can also purchase a print copy in the Strong Man Store.
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