Satan’s lie that to call out sin is to hate the person guilty of it has kept many married Christian men from calling out a wife or daughter’s adoption of worldly feminist values. Single Christian men face the same problem as they pray, seek out and wait on God for what the wisest man on earth three thousand years ago described as “An excellent wife,” (Proverbs 12:4a, NKJV). Now, while the times in the world may have changed in just one, short generation since the hard launch in the 1960’s of what has flowered into 21st century feminism, it is not for the better for Christians seeking suitable mates! Still, there is hope for those that will be the person of God’s design and proceed His way.
Marking the one year anniversary on October 8th of the roll out of The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study,1 as the author, I can assure prospective what current users already know: the content is fully biblical as is my writing motive in love for God and women. Truly, I could not be misogynistic (hateful) toward women as the accuser would have it if I wanted to since the God of the Bible I serve charges us who love Him like Him, to also love even our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48)! 2 Thus, the slanderous accusation of being “inauthentic” in celebrating women as God designed by a Facebook content monitor during our spring promotional campaign or anyone is thoroughly satanic.
In the power of the Holy Spirit and His assignment through this Ministry’s cause to restore men, their families and communities, I have cried out in zealous love against Satan’s wicked scheme through feminism to destroy them. As I have repeatedly written, feminism of the world is diametrically opposed to God’s design of men, women and the family; negatively impacting communities as we see today in the ghastly extent of disorder, dysfunction and destruction. What God did for mankind in His original design at the beginning “was very good,” (Genesis 1:31, NKJV). Now, under fallen, proud humanity wiser than God, things have degenerated to the point of total collapse unless He intervenes.
I joyfully write instructing men and women about the great woman of God first in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics.3 She is a marvel of divine design as the potential excellent wife Solomon writes about that “is the crown of her husband,” (Proverbs 12:4a, NKJV). Indeed, because such a woman is built of the excellencies of character and dedication to her husband and family in accepting the divine order, her roles as well as responsibilities within it, she is prized to the degree later in the Proverbs that the question is asked, ‘“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies,’” (Proverbs 31:10, NKJV).4 This woman was rare millennia ago and still is today!
Conversely, Solomon pens, “But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones,” (Proverbs 12:4b, NKJV). Surely, a wife that causes shame to her husband is one that lacks a life changing relationship with the living God and the consequent inner beauty He works in her. An example of this kind of woman Solomon writes about is one that is “contentious” (Proverbs 19:13, 21:9, 25:24, NKJV). Systemic to worldly feminism is contending not to be under male headship--a non-starter in biblical marriage and a guaranteed source of strife in all but those marriages where the husband submits to the headship of his wife contrary to God’s order of mankind (1 Corinthians 11:3).5
Nevertheless, the aspiring great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ is virtuous and equipped to be that excellent wife. In the women’s group study, the Lord leads me to introduce the way to knowing Him through salvation, His will and design of woman along with His nature displayed and character He constructs in her with the resulting demeanor! To inspire and help females going through the group study see Christ’s character traits, they are presented individually as displayed in select godly women in the Bible. Naomi in the book of Ruth for example, is chosen to represent Christ’s character trait of empathy as she displayed to her widowed daughters-in-law (Ruth 1).
Not presented among those aforementioned godly women is Ruth, who easily displays all of the individual character traits of the women’s group study in composite form! She is from among the idol worshipping Moabites who are descendants of Lot (Genesis 19:30-38). After living with her Jewish husband before his death and around his mother, Naomi, some ten years, Ruth insists on returning with her to Judah, Israel. Ruth’s famous statement of devotion after Naomi bid both her daughters-in-law stay in their own land includes a clear turning from idols to the God of her mother-in-law, Israel and the Bible (Ruth 1:15-18)! From this point on, Ruth shows herself for example, humble and submissive to Naomi; so much so, all the people and one important man notice (Ruth 2).
As Naomi intuitively knew, Boaz was interested in Ruth. Through her counsel, Naomi set widowed Ruth on a path to the blessings of biblically sanctioned marriage, motherhood and eternal fame. For she bore a son to Boaz who would become the grandfather of king David and in the line of the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth, his Descendant (Ruth 3-4; Matthew 1:1-17). Who can find an excellent wife? The aspiring strong man of God in the image of Christ who like Boaz, has his eyes and ears open to see and hear her. She will be aspiring to be a great woman of God in the image of Christ in nature, character and demeanor. She will be found in His Word; studying it and seeking to live it out. She may not be a “brick house,” but she will be built right by God (Proverbs 19:14)!
1 This important group study for females is available with the corresponding male group study at all major internet book sellers and in the Strong Man Store. However, only
the Strong Man Store has the important accessory Power Point help for the instructor on CD-Rom. While examining the group study resources in the Strong Man Store,
be sure to click the links for more in depth information.
2 See the May 3, 2015 post, Childish Arguments, under the category, The Cause, where I make the same genuine declaration. If through his children as Satan falsely ac-
cuses (John 8:44; Revelation 12:9-10), any calling out of sin is hatred for the person(s) called out, how can parents correct their children any longer; a society its law-
breakers? Such an accusation is absurd and w ickedly childish to the extreme; another reason I through the Spirit of the living God steadfastly declare feminism to be
among the foretold latter day “doctrines of demons,” (1 Timothy 4:1, NKJV).
3 The book is also available at your favorite internet book seller and in the Strong Man Store. Read the October 4, 2020 post, The Great Woman Of God, under the cate-
gory, The Cause, to be introduced to her in this Blog.
4 See the October 11, 2020 post, The Great Woman Of God’s Character, under the category, The Cause.
5 Let every faithful Christian husband as the pastor-teacher of his house stand firm to speak “the truth in love” about feminism to his professed Christian wife and other fe-
male family members that they may hear and avert disaster (Ephesians 4:14-15, NKJV)!
Why is it so hard for folk that profess to know and love Jesus Christ to own and repent from their transgressions, sins and iniquities when confronted by Him about these from His Word? From what I have seen of myself, guilty professed Christians and humanity prominently including Israel in the Bible over the years, there are at least five key reasons I will address in this post to help anyone willing. Meanwhile, we are not to deceive ourselves as many do. “God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” leading to eternal death or life (Galatians 6:7-8, NKJV). Too, Christ returns for a “holy” bride (Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 19:7-9, NKJV). So, where does that leave you?
As the Lord led in 2020, I again announced His call to repent to professed Christians on Palm Sunday in light of His Coronavirus judgment starting to surge globally and followed it after Resurrection Sunday with a post entitled, Does Anybody Repent Anymore.1 In the latter post, I marveled at the lack of repentance among the millions that profess to be Christians in our nation as the Holy Spirit gave perception and Christian media no indication of any biblical signs of it--you know, confession like David when confronted by Nathan, brokenness over, renouncing of and turning from sin in godly sorrow (2 Samuel 12:1-15; Psalm 51:1-17; Acts 19:11-20; 2 Corinthians 7:6-12).
By the fall of 2020 various prayer and revival events (which have become the norm) were ostensibly held for the purpose of calling Christians and the nation to repentance. However, as the Lord has led me to write many times over the years, such events are a sham when some of the sins that He calls for repentance from such as defiantly allowing women as a show of worldly equality to stand with the men to lead out are put on display!2 For this reason, the Lord who has seen this movie before with Israel does not answer in the macro (Malachi 2:1-16), but only the micro among those sincere individuals who humbly come to Him as He requires (Psalm 130; Isaiah 57:15; Daniel 9:1-19).
Pride therefore, is the number one reason many smug, professed Christians refuse to humble themselves before the Lord to fully confess and turn in repentance from all that is defined by Him as sin in His holy Word (Jeremiah 6:16-17)! “Been there, done that!” However, the Lord most excellent Father that He is continues to lead me to trust Him that His forgiveness obtained through confession and repentance is better than guilt in proudly refusing to own my sin. He may not remove all the consequences, but His peace, presence and power operative in my life is more than what I deserve for the sin I was forgiven of.3 This leads to the second key reason many refuse to repent: shame.
Bound up in the pride of refusing to repent is shame at and for our sin failure. We are ashamed at the fact we were wrong--no, not me. But yes, like Nathan told David, “You are the man,” (2 Samuel 12:7a, NKJV)! Guilt and shame go together and is the reason Adam and Eve in this cause were covering up as the Lord exposed them (Genesis 3:6-11). Herein is yet a third key reason many professed Christians find it hard to repent of sin: fear. After the Lord exposed their disobedience, the first couple started the blame game out of fear of consequences. So, we fear not only the Lord’s just judgment, but the loss of status and reputation since we are not as perfect as we have put on.4
Because of the latter statement, I have sought to keep it real about myself without going into graphic detail of every flaw, fault and failure.5 I am a sinner under construction in righteousness and so are you if you are in Christ! I shamefully sin against the Lord and get it wrong sometimes and so do you! The Holy Spirit and God’s Word objectively interpreted and applied are reliable guides for making our sins known to us. Thus, our greatest fear should be of not being transparent with God who sees us as we are, what we do and judges (Psalms 32:1-5, 94:1-11, 135:13-14, 139:1-12)! Nevertheless, much of professing American Christianity refuses to repent because of the fear of man.
This brings us to a fourth key reason many professed Christians refuse to repent: love of family. The world ruled by Satan has deceitfully made standing against sin in its eyes hatred for the guilty person. So, from worldly feminism to sexual immorality in the name of loving and accepting their family members, many Christians to include even conservative evangelical leaders across the nation no longer concur with God’s Word that their ungodly behavior is sin and are unwilling to call it out it for what it clearly is because they now, permit it.6 You can and will not repent from anything you do not believe is sin! Hence, the many call to repentance events where not all sin is repented of. Here finally then, is the fifth key reason many professed Christians are refusing to repent: obstinacy.
The unwillingness at this hour to call out biblically defined sin and refusal to repent of it where guilty is leading to the natural spiritual consequence of hardened hearts (Jeremiah 5:3). I personally thought (hoped) this was still far down the road. But the doubling down and digging in to resist a need for any further talk about repentance or to be concerned about God’s continuing judgment beyond the Coronavirus pestilence I see and hear taking place among those who lead is telling. Rank obstinacy is evidence of a hard heart or did you first get saved with such a heart? I don’t think so! All God wants from the guilty in humility and fullness is five words: “I have sinned, I repent” so, He can forgive. His judgment continues as I have been warning (Proverbs 29:1; Jeremiah 14-15:9).7
1 See the April 5, 2020, God Is Speaking, followed by Does Anybody Repent Anymore? on April 19th both under the category, Call To Repent.
2 The display of self-satisfied obedience to righteousness with open sin at these events is as pitiful to the Lord as the “bleating of the sheep…and the lowing of the oxen”
Samuel heard while king Saul insisted he had done His will (1 Samuel 15:10-23, NKJV). You cannot put on some contrived, superficial event and expect God the
“great King” to be appeased (Malachi 1:6-14, NKJV). How little regard indeed, you have for Him! Read the August 17, 2014 post, The Sham Cry For Revival under
the category, Call To Repent, also cited with related commentary in the sixth footnote of 2020’s, Does Anybody Repent Anymore? In 2014 as well, see the August 31
post, Soul Deep Repentance, under the category, Call To Repent.
3 The Holy Spirit would not have me fail to mention here another great motivator to help us be dislodged from our pride: God’s judgment for it on top of the sin(s) we are
guilty of (Proverbs 3:34, 16:18-19; Jeremiah 6:18-21; James 4:1-10).
4 Here is where many pastors, elders, other church and ministry leaders live as I know from painful personal experience. What won’t sin laden, success driven, reputa-
tion protecting and face saving men in the flesh do to protect their carefully crafted image of righteousness? See the October 26, 2014 post, Saving Face, under the
5 Among the many places including years of this Blog and public articles one can see what God has been working in me as a redeemed sinner, is my book, The Strong
Man Of God: Back To Basics. It is available at your favorite internet book seller and in the Strong Man Store. Also, I commend to you the testimony of my fellow as-
piring strong man of God in the image of Christ, Larry Lugo, a Northwest Native American, you can view in this Ministry’s first Strong Man Of God Online Rally, Gospel
Reset, on its YouTube Channel.
6 They have not only permitted sin, but profited financially from it as in the case of replacing God’s order of mankind with their own to accommodate professed Christian
women in their worldly feminism (Mark 7:5-13).
7 Read the two-part post beginning August 2, 2020, Flavorless Salt Is Worthless, under the category, Call To Repent and The Churches Under Judgment in two parts that
begins August 23, 2020 under the category, Instruction.
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