Writing last post about males properly promoting females, the magnitude of the male and female issues we have in these latter times and challenge of overcoming them became inescapably clear to me.1 Sin in us and the active opposition of the powers of darkness throughout this world by way of feminism and other deceitful doctrines they have fostered among fallen mankind make the challenge appear impossible. Oh, but my Lord Jesus Christ has declared that though it may be impossible for men, it is not with God among those who are willing (Matthew 19:16-30)! Indeed, for Christ has overcome this world and enables any who trust in Him to also (John 16:33; 1 John 5:4-5)!
Let’s be real and sober about the challenge before us who want to do right by God. The deck is totally stacked and the odds are against us as the secular world and culture has succeeded in a few centuries to overthrow Christendom’s dominating influence after what took it many to gain. I will not insult my Lord and the biblical faith to suggest in any way that the former dominance of what was called Christianity over secular kingdoms and cultures counting our own here in America was His failure.2 No, Christianity the religion of men holds that distinction to itself since it is impossible that the biblically taught and true Kingdom of God should fail to stand and eternally so (Daniel 7:13-14)!
This points up the fact again the Lord has led me to declare that the biblical mission of Christ’s Church was never to rule over and dominate the world in this temporary epoch of grace before His return with the Kingdom, but to preach the Gospel and witness Him in all the nations (Psalm 145:8-13; Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:44-49; John 20:19-23; Acts 1:4-8). The temporary nature of the mission is also the reason local churches as corporate entities do not have a biblical guarantee of perpetuity; their authentic existence predicated as it is on the active assemblage and participation of mortal members who endure mounting persecution, apostasy and God’s judgment!3
This reality makes our mission as Christ’s faithful--even every aspiring strong man and great woman of God--all the more urgent. Time and opportunity are getting away from us as escalating evil makes clear. In a fallen world now, with millennia of the destructive work of sin in it including from the ostensibly hallowed brick and mortar halls of Christianity the religion of men and reaching its foretold climax (2 Timothy 3:1-5), we must intensify our proclamation and witnessing of the biblical Gospel for the salvation of as many as possible (Jude 20-23); teaching them as our Lord requires to obey all of His commandments and instruction which also incorporates biblical man and womanhood.4
Sin in us is one of the unseen operators thwarting humans from getting along together in marriages, families, communities and the world. And why is this so? Is it not because sin always has us looking out for self--its interests and desires first? Because of sin we are also natural born rebels against whoever (God and His righteousness too) will stand in the way of us having ours! The other unseen operators are Satan and his extensive network of demons that make up his kingdom and use our sin nature against us in fomenting bitter discord; pitting us against each other leading to malice, failed marriages, broken families, lawlessness, violence, murders, unrest and wars (1 John 3:4-15).
Thanks be to God that while sin is not eliminated in this mortal life, its work is mitigated in us who are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and the supernatural transforming power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 3:10-26, 6, 8:1-13, 12:1-2)! We are also able to overcome the activity of the evil one by faith in Christ, the battle provisions God has made for and the greater power of the Holy Spirit who lives in us to help us fight (Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 John 4:1-6). Thus, not for human religious reasons do we preach the Gospel, witness and teach Christ, but the very real difference believing in Him can make now, in time and eternity for individuals and mankind in overcoming the devastating work of the unseen operators of sin in us and active opposition without by the kingdom of darkness!
If you have not already, I invite you in prayer to repent of your sins and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ: that He died on the cross for your sins, was buried and rose again on the third day as Scripture teaches so you can be forgiven (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). Further, in your prayer ask the Lord to fill you with the Holy Spirit that you might be brought to spiritual birth and eternal life (John 3:1-8; Acts 2:38-40). If you do pray, begin to praise and thank the Lord for your salvation by His grace through faith! Begin also to read a Bible (I recommend a New King James Version) at the Gospel of John. Prayerfully seek out a real Christian you may know for fellowship, introduction to a Bible teaching assembly of believers and baptism by the designated male leadership (Acts 2:41-47).
1 Read the November 7, 2021 post, Properly Promoting Females, under the category, Biblical Worldview.
2 One of the books on my reading list this past summer was The Unsaved Christian by Dean Inserra, Copyright 2019, Moody Publishers, Chicago. He does an excellent job
of making a distinction between cultural Christianity and the real biblical deal. It matters and because it does, I highly recommend this book to anyone who does not know
the difference between Christianity of manmade cultural invention and what the Bible actually says it is. Such knowledge for example, will keep one from believing falsely
that the accepted American cultural view of males and females held as righteous by even many professed Christians and their churches is also that of Christ, His Kingdom
and biblical instruction. Truly, American held values and freedoms are not all the same as, superior to or cancel out those of Christ’s Kingdom! Pastor Inserra’s book follows
in similitude the prophetic word of warning the Lord gave me on the eve of this 21st century, The Gods Of Cultural Christianity available for free download as a single docu-
ment in the Strong Man Store.
3 See the August 23, 2015 post, Babylon Is Falling, under the category, Bible Prophecy along with Praise For The Lord God Almighty!, posted on September 13, 2015 under
the category, Glory To God! Also, the two-part, Revelation’s Seven Churches In Time, beginning January 5, 2020 under the category, Bible Prophecy followed January 19,
2020 with Doing God’s Will, under the category, The Cause and There Is Only One..., posted on April 26, 2020 as well as the two-part, The Churches Under Judgment be-
ginning August 23, 2020 both under the category, Instruction. The decline and eventual end of the organized brick and mortar local church in America and abroad makes it
all the more imperative that Christian men again be taught and encouraged in their responsibilities to lead their families and teach them at home. View this Ministry’s Men
Leading Family Worship At Home short YouTube video (https://youtu.be/PU93AenZnNQ) then, download the free document in the Strong Man Store.
4 Learn about the aspiring strong man and great woman of God as well as biblical man and womanhood in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics and its com-
panion works, The Strong Man Of God Men’s Group Study and Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study available at your favorite internet book seller as well as in the
Strong Man Store.
With the humble disclaimer that because of my many failures in the past before and after being saved as well as a less than stellar evaluation from my wife after checking in with her before sitting down to write this post, I am by no means the poster man for fulfilling everything I am writing about promoting females. Nevertheless, I aspire as in all things related to becoming a strong man of God in the image of my Lord, Jesus Christ, our example for which my wife gave me brownie points--less than perfect man that I am! Keeping it real ladies, imperfection is a major part of the problem many of you have with and want to fix in men while you revel in all of your own splendidly displayed!
Let’s start with whether there is a biblical mandate for males to be concerned about the welfare and promotion of females at all. Yes and it runs as a narrative thread throughout the Bible! The mandate with an affirmation of female importance is initiated by God’s actions at the creation to wit: “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…,” (Genesis 1:27-28a, Emphasis Mine, NKJV). Females are not an unnecessary appendage to males, but a functional part in the design of mortal man by God and vital partners to fulfilling His purposes of procreation in and ruling the earth (Genesis 1:28).
In His purposes, God made sure the first male saw the value of his female partner by initially showing him life without and no other corresponding creature like her (Genesis 2:18-20).1 Then God did something thoroughly unique in the way He had been bringing forth creatures. He put the first male, Adam, to sleep, opened up his body, took out “one of his ribs,” closed him back up and proceeded to construct a female from the rib He had taken out. When He was finished, He brought her to Adam after which he uttered his famous response: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man,” (Genesis 2:21-23, NKJV).
God’s approach to creating her and that foregoing statement of the first male about his female companion plainly assert for all time the intrinsic equality, worth and dignity she has with him! In their creature being, man the male and female are made of the same inner and outer stuff and are uniquely of the same kind. There is no other creature exactly like man--male or female. These truths scream equality, but they fall on deaf ears today because now, in their sinful, fallen state females believe they have gotten the short end of the stick since though just as capable in many respects, God in sovereignty has elected males to be the lead rulers in His order of mortal mankind.
Today’s full on rebellion against God by particularly Western females and their male supporters has not improved on His order or mankind at all. It has served prosecuting females well during this time God has tolerated their acrid ascendancy, but left in its wake much individual and family ruin as well as such disorder with other social maladies like sexual immorality and systemic racism, our society is teetering on the brink of collapse. While nothing I say will sway the most rabid, hardened feminists, I appeal in the name of Jesus Christ to any professed sisters in Him to realize it is a lie from Satan that God is not concerned for your proper advancement in this life.
The key word here is “proper.” Throughout the rest of Scripture God is seen stepping in to help females whether protecting them from the treachery of sinful men (Genesis 20; Numbers 27:1-11; Malachi 2:13-16; John 8:2-12), delivering them in dire circumstances (Genesis 21:1-21; Luke 7:11-17) or highly favoring them (Micah 6:4; Luke 1:26-38). And when it suited His purposes, in one case He advanced a female to rule over men for the sake of His people (Esther 4:13-17).2 However, as the unchanging rule of His order of mankind, God has not confused the issue by being so for females that He has reversed His righteousness on display from the beginning through the male as Federal Head and leaders of mankind (Genesis 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:2-12, 15:20-23, 45-49)!
Therefore, in a biblical worldview, males do not advance females by leading them into rebellion against God’s order of mankind. All men advance females generally when we treat them with dignity and protective care; “understanding” and “honor” as the valuable partners they are as wives in God’s mortal purposes for mankind (1 Peter 3:7, NKJV)! Christian husbands love our wives “just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her;”3 loving them too, as we do our “own bodies.” Linking back to Adam’s understanding of his unique relation to his wife and famous exclamation the apostle Paul adds, “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,” (Ephesians 5:25, 28-29, NKJV).4
As I write in The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, God expects females to use the natural skills He has given them to be faithful companions as wives and helpers as mothers in the home first.5 But just like the woman written about in Proverbs 31, He does not limit her to managing the home nor should any male. God blesses the enterprising woman who fears Him as she uses her natural and acquired skills (such as are obtained through a mother’s training or formal education) outside of the home for the benefit of her husband, family and the community. Putting herself last, her ambition is to honor God and her husband; bless him and her household. Personal satisfaction, contentment and joy come in accomplishing these things, not fighting God’s order (Proverbs 31:23).
1 Read the series of four posts presenting the value of women beginning April 22, 2018 with The Value Of Women To God that continue for the rest of that month into May,
concluding after Mother’s Day on May 20th. All posts in the series are under the category, God’s Creatures.
2 See the three-part post beginning April 18, 2021, Daughters Of This Age, under the category, God’s Creatures. The sovereign Creator can absolutely make an exception
to His own rule, not the creature! Also, please note that Esther’s promotion was not the result of her fulfilling an ambition or lust for authority over men to be a queen!
3 Does any professed Christian in his or hers right mind really believe that in Christ’s sacrifice of Himself for His Church He surrenders the Headship God assigned to Him
as Lord over her as a gesture of love and equality (John 17:20-26; Ephesians 2:22-23; Colossians 1:15-18)? No way! So, why are guilty professed Christian men thinking
themselves so noble toward their wives and females they surrender their divine election to lead? Those doing so are not hearing from God, but are greatly deceived by the
evil one since envy remains an eternally damning sin in His eyes (Proverbs 14:30; Romans 13:8-14; Galatians 5:19-21; James 3:13-18)!
4 If all males were treating females and our wives as I write here, then, none could deceive themselves about the demonically stirred source in sin of their ambition for all
things male. It would clearly stand out as the evil it is!
5 The book is available along with companion works The Strong Man Of God Men’s Group Study and Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study at your favorite internet
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