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.
On a Web Site called Amish Traditions, secular psychologists in superior fashion examine and remark on the Amish in a manner that treats their way of life and practice of the Christian faith inspired by their 17th century A.D. Anabaptist origins as in need of their therapeutic treatments. They especially find the women in need of such help.7 Although the Lord in His Word does not require the extent to which the Amish physically withdraw from the modern world or some of the religious restrictions they have undertaken, neither has He sanctioned the full embrace of the world’s doctrines such as feminism in defiant rebellion against His Word plainly written by guilty non-Amish Christians!
The faithfulness of the Amish to the centuries old teachings of their Anabaptist fathers is analogous to the 6th century B.C. Rechabites God holds up to Israel (Jeremiah 35). He commends the faithful obedience of the Rechabites to their family patriarch, the way of life and practices he had instituted because Israel should have been doing the same with Him as their Head. Israel though, like guilty professed Christians today disobeyed and refused to repent; bringing His judgment upon them while He gave high honor to the Rechabites’ patriarch (Jeremiah 35:12-19). Truly, many Amish believers will be in glory rather than rebel, worldly minded Christians for God rewards obedience!
Concerning patriarchs, God has not done an about face from His written Word in these latter days as so many deceived professed Christians either assert and/or hope is true because they want it to be. Men have generally done as God designed to lead their families and build in the earth including work around themselves as its caretakers from Adam (Genesis 1:26, 2:7, 15; Psalm 8).8 He made man male and female with most earth creatures great and small for the purpose of procreation (Genesis 1:27-28)! The greatest help females give to their male husbands and all mankind is having children. If mankind as all other earth creatures and organisms do not reproduce, they die out.
Interestingly, with feminism’s insistence on a woman’s right to have sex without pregnancy and to murder any child conceived, our nation’s birthrate is declining.9 A declining birthrate is apparently an unforeseen natural outcome of rebelling against God’s design of and purposes for mankind by all holding to worldly feminism. There is also the God imposed consequence upon the world and those that profess to be His people who sell Him out for its doctrines and ways as it suits them. This world is destined for destruction! Professed Christians as His people are not supposed to follow after the world into that destruction, but will without repentance as God showed with ancient Israel.
God’s judgment of Israel’s ten northern tribes announced far in advance by His sent prophets occurred in 722 B.C. (2 Kings 17:5-23). It came after in their hardened hearts and unbelief “they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers…,” “became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them they should not do like them,” (2 Kings 17:14-15, NKJV). The Lord testified before the universe against Israel’s rebellion by one of His 8th century prophets, Isaiah, saying in part: “Alas, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children who are corrupters,” (Isaiah 1:1-4, NKJV)!
Micah “full of power by the Spirit of the Lord” was also among the prophets of God who cried out to condemn Israel’s corrupt kings, priests, false prophets assuring them of ‘“peace’” and the people feeling secure in their religion; explaining why there was no answer from God before the judgment he foretells (Micah 3, NKJV). In a scathing indictment perfectly in sync with the reality of our times and guilty professing Christianity he writes of Israel: “Her heads judge for a bribe, her priests teach for pay and her prophets divine for money. Yet they lean on the Lord, and say, ‘Is not the Lord among us? No harm can come upon us,’” (Micah 3:11, NKJV). How deceived they were!
Israel did not listen to God as is the case among guilty professed Christians today who reason being wrong on the feminism issue is not enough to send them to Hell. But if you will hear the divine charge in this post, you must realize as Judas did too late you are being a traitor to Christ and de facto apostate; willfully siding in unbelief driven sin with Satan and his world system expressed through the surrounding culture against your professed Lord and not so subtly asserting He has been unrighteousness (Matthew 26:14-25, 47-50, 27:3-10; Mark 8:34-38; Titus 1:10-16; 1 John 3:4-9)! Israel’s punishment has spanned millennia and will end; without repentance, yours will be eternal as it is warned in the Lord’s Word (Romans 1:28-2:11; Hebrews 3:7-19, 10:26-39, 12:12-17; Jude 5-15).
Therefore, until He returns, Christ’s faithful followers are to maintain God’s original design of man which is the purpose of His and His apostle’s instruction about it in the Bible. As He and they affirm, God made man male and female along with their standing order, roles and responsibilities in accord with His will for them in this present mortal age (Mark 10:2-9; 1 Corinthians 11:3; Colossians 3:18-21, NKJV). For this reason, this Ministry continues to press His cause to those who will hear! From the Scriptures to help as He has led, I have written The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics and other resources upholding the Lord’s design and will for males, females and the family that have not changed and will not change until He makes immortality the norm of human existence!10
7 See the article on Amish women at their Web Site.
8 Read the June 4, 2017 post, The Value Of Men, under the category, The Cause.
9 See the U.S.News.com article, U.S. Births See Steeper Decline In 2020.
10 The book is available at your favorite internet book seller and in the Strong Man Store. The other resources I have written to date that help serve the Lord’s cause among
His people are the Strong Man Of God Men’s Group Study and Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study also available in internet bookstores and the Strong Man
Store. Additionally, the respective Leader Guides and Participant Workbooks of the group studies are packaged together with my book and a CD-Rom containing Power
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