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 God’s 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
book seller and in the Strong Man Store.
The world ruled by Satan is pushing his great deception hard in these latter days; namely, that all of the social changes upending God’s order of mankind with gender roles and responsibilities in the family are going to permanently endure. Not so, according to God Almighty who long ago announced the end of all kingdoms in the eternal triumph of His own through His Son (Isaiah 2:1-4, 9:6-7; Daniel 2:31-45, 7:13-14; Micah 4:1-3; Revelation 11:15)! Now, the world in rebellion against God and His coming Kingdom can believe the lie as it wishes, but those that profess to be Christians are not supposed to standing firm in the never changing truth that is Jesus Christ (Hebrews 13:8)!
The Lord has led me to confront the lie with the truth especially from His prophetic Word in the footnotes of recent posts. They make clear He will push back against the rebel social engineers of worldly feminism among others destroying the family as He designed it even before He returns to visibly install His Kingdom on earth.1 The reality that the ostensible positive advance of worldly feminism now, at its triumphant peak is about to be turned back forever should be deeply sobering to professed Christian males and females that have banked their souls on the hope that somehow God was in it for the good even to the extent of corrupting and setting aside His Word to make it so.
However, Satan has successfully deceived these worldly minded Christians in convincing them that good can come out of his evil (Genesis 3:1-11)! Indeed, none of the relative few legitimate grievances of feminism such as pay inequity that should be fixed have justified the evil of attacking to dismantle God’s order of mankind.2 But like the Trojan gift horse the ancient Greeks used to hide in before coming out to war against and defeat Troy, so, worldly feminism has packaged itself as advocates for the positive advance of females while destroying them, their families and communities; duping many professed Christians and related entities into supporting their cause in the process.3
Their cause is ultimately Satan’s cause which means his successful temptation to lure many professed Christians and their entities into supporting worldly feminism under the pretext of advancing females is a two for one win for him since they are also aiding and abetting him in his war against God! This is spiritually unthinkable, unconscionable and a betrayal of the Lord who’s Word guilty professed Christians so easily compromise, corrupt and twist to justify their transgression and iniquity. For the implication in their departure from God’s Word is that He and it have been wrong and unfair in the treatment of females from the beginning! What, God unrighteous (Romans 9:14)?4
Even if you say, “we reject the more extreme assertions of secular feminism such as a woman’s right to murder her unborn child, but stand for the positive and progressive advancement of females into all heretofore exclusively male instances of authority and work,” it is an affront to God and His Word since the unspoken implication is again that He has been wrong! This is as arrogantly high handed as the creature can get before its Creator and expected from the unbelieving unsaved, but not those that profusely profess to know and love Him (Romans 9:20)! This is the mind of those professed Christians who have corrupted themselves still following after the world and its ways.
By God’s express will we Christians have been called out of the world; renouncing our former allegiances, worldviews and ungodly conduct for the sake of Christ, His eternal Kingdom and biblical worldview (1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Ephesians 4:17-24). But many “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie” of worldly feminism and its perpetual endurance have been so effortlessly deceived and drawn away by Satan because they have not turned their backs on the world (Romans 1:25, NKJV). They still love and revere particularly its opportunities for financial gain!5 As a result, when God and the Word are falsely portrayed as unfair toward females to them--as if this were really possible for the perfectly “Just One”--it is believed (John 1:1-5, 14-18; Acts 7:51-53; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, NKJV).
Professed Christian females are seduced by their ambitions and lust for power feminism insists is righteous since males have these. Professed Christian males are seduced by fear of appearing oppressive, sexist and misogynistic in the face of feminism’s false contention that true equality demands the removal of all forms of male leadership inherit in God’s order of mankind beginning in the family.6 Like Esau who desperately sold his birthright for some food, many males in and outside of Christianity have sold their election to lead by God to females to escape their wrath not considering His wrath is exceedingly greater and eternally devastating (Genesis 25:29-34; Revelation 21:8)! All fear being labeled “extreme” like they and the world see the Amish who generally reject modernity.
1 See for examples, the fourth footnote in the September 13, 2020 post, Marginalizing Men Proves Costly During Pandemic where the Antichrist is presented as a damp-
ening foil to feminism and more recently, the eighth footnote in Fathers Help Build Excellent Wives posted on October 10, 2021 showing how God will send the prophet
Elijah to restore fathers and their children in Israel even before the Antichrist appears. Both posts were made under the category, The Cause.
2 Read the April 8, 2018 post, The Second Adam Rules And Judges, under the category, Bible Prophecy.
3 See the May 6, 2018 post, The Value Of Women To Families, under the category, God’s Creatures.
4 Take a look especially at part one of the three-part post beginning April 18, 2021, Daughters Of This Age, under the category, God’s Creatures.
5 Guilty pastors, elders, and other church leaders motivated to keep churches going and solvent have heavily fallen for the lie since females predominantly fill them as
have Christian leaders of ministries and businesses (to include Christian media concerns) motivated by financial profit because females also dominate the markets for
the purchase of Christian merchandise. This tendency to rationalize away and/or jettison God’s commandments, spiritual principles, morals and ethics in the Bible for the
sake of financial gain is an evil thread running throughout Christian history clearly seen for example, in the enslavement of my forefathers. It is soon to be done by many
when the decision to “worship” and take “the mark or the name of the beast” has to be made in the face of God’s warning (Revelation 13:11-18, 14:9-13, NKJV).
6 Read the November 8, 2020 post, Why so easily Deceived?, under the category, Instruction.
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
Point presentation assistance in Leader Kits exclusively in the Strong Man Store. All sales proceeds go to help underwrite the mission and work of Strong Man Ministries.
Rather than looking down the nose at and treating God’s will for them to be wives and mothers with contempt as do many of their feminist antagonists, faithful Christian females as aspiring great women of God in the image of Jesus Christ joyfully submit! In doing so, they receive benefits and rewards from God both in this mortal life and His promised eternal destiny.1 Indeed, without apology God in His Word from Genesis to Revelation summons whoever is willing from a life of self-determination and fulfillment to one of self-denial and His purposes (not always disclosed) among males and females (Genesis 2:15-17, 5:21-24, 18:9-15; Matthew 9:9; 16:24-27; Revelation 14:9-13)!
As it is written, “...whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved,” (Acts 2:21, NKJV). Of the magnitude benefits of answering yes to God’s gracious call to salvation through faith in Christ to all on this mortal side of life is access to and fellowship with Him through the agency of the Holy Spirit (Romans 3:19-26, 5:1-11; Ephesians 2:11-18; 1 John 1:1-4). In His company, with continuing confession and repentance God’s saints enjoy forgiveness of sin (1 John 1:5-2:2). We also have help in needs, troubles, afflictions and persecutions along with power to live out the transcendent eternal principles, morals and ethics of His Kingdom in His Word (Romans 8:26-39; Colossians 1:3-14).
To both male and female Christians it is equally written: “For you are all sons of God through faith” and “all one in Christ Jesus,” (Galatians 3:26-29, NKJV). Rather than being offended that Paul speaks to mortal females in the natural flesh as he does the males calling us in the masculine “sons,” all should understand the apostle’s grasp of God’s mystery in Christ such that he speaks by faith in the physical now, of God’s eternal spiritual reality (1 Corinthians 2:6-16; Ephesians 1:3-10, 3:1-13; Colossians 1:24-29). This he does as he also commended Abraham, the man of faith and glorifies “God, who...calls those things which do not exist as though they did,” (Romans 4:13-25, NKJV)!
Therefore, accepting their teaching as if from Christ as we are supposed to (1 Thessalonians 2:13), by faith we understand Paul’s repeated reference and that of other New Testament writers to believers as “sons” is not some male translation preference or chauvinist error (how little one thinks of God to believe He would authorize this). However, they all speak the heart, mind and actions of God the Father toward redeemed man the eternal creature, who in first mortal form is physically male and female for the express purpose of procreation, but has a glorious immortal spiritual destiny God has had planned since before creation (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7; Romans 8:14-17; Hebrews 2:5-18)!
The glorious destiny of every truly born again Christian male and female as eternal sons of God includes resurrection from the dead and if alive at His return, a transformation too, of the body from mortal physical to immortal spiritual in conformity to Christ’s own “glorious body,” (1 Corinthians 15:35-57; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 John 3:1-3, NKJV).2 The transformation from mortal flesh and blood to immortal spiritual body is the manifest signal of new existence in the eternal spiritual realm and God’s eventual “new heaven and” “new earth” where there is no more marriage, procreation, “sorrow,” “crying” or “pain” for His eternal sons (Matthew 22:23-33; Revelation 21:1-8, NKJV).3
1 As He leads, I first write about the design, submission as a character trait and destiny of the aspiring great woman of God in the image of Christ in two important chapters
of my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics. I am blessed of Him to further elaborate on her in The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study released this
past October 2020. The book and group study are available for purchase in the Strong Man Store or by order through your favorite book seller.
2 The Lord has led me to write about the eternal sons of God and coming metamorphosis of our bodies in The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics and several blog posts.
Read for example, the June 19, 2016 repost, Eternal Sons Of God, under the category, Instruction. Several posts follow through August 14, 2016 that address metamor-
phosis from mortal to immortal bodies God in His mighty power carries out!
3 For a now, mortal Christian female this means among other things in the new, immortal spiritual body, no possibility of pregnancy, its grief or the pain of childbirth ever
again as an experience, thought or even recollection!
As God’s preacher, I am compelled by His love to contend for the souls of humanity bound by Satan’s ties through preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ! I fish for men as a first priority because we are His chosen leaders in the human family as He constructed it. Among men are those for whom I am deeply burdened because of our shared experience of being born black in America. If it is true that Satan binds men with spiritual, mental and emotional ties that are common to the human experience, then why have black American males historically had such an extraordinary and disproportionately difficult ordeal in terms of dysfunction, criminality and incarceration?
Nearly two million men are presently on lockdown and just at fifty percent or more of them is black American. They are there for murdering or harming mostly one another through gang and other crime related violence along with all manner of conscience and natural self-control breaching lawless conduct. They are there not only because of a cycle of poverty, low educational attainment, unemployment, fatherless households, culturally conditioned poor choices or the very real white controlled societal apparatus still adverse to them, but also their own self-sabotage as I wrote in June 2015 blogs reflecting on the state of black Americans one hundred and fifty years after slavery.
However, even the foregoing does not get to the root ties Satan has used to bind the black male soul so tautly there is self-hatred enough not only to self-sabotage, but as well, lash out violently on our own people. Again, these root ties are common to mankind, but have been applied during the excruciating events of the black American historical experience; root ties that are the continuing mental and emotional legacies of slavery and racism. By stating this, please do not hear me to be making excuses for the evil behavior of black males as criminals--set free by Christ, I no longer embrace victimization--or somehow diminishing the pain of those hurt by them.
Nevertheless, I can testify to the fact the continuing mental and emotional legacies of slavery and racism as root ties that at some point have bound nearly every black male soul are actual, understandable and hallelujah, removable! As a result of the work of Sigmund Freud and those that have come after him since the turn of the last century, the soul business has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the West. Exploding in the middle of the last century, the troubled souls of mostly whites have paid educated persons to help them identify and cope with any number of mental and emotional maladies through counseling, therapy and drugs. It is even trendy to have a “therapist.”
If the souls of white folk cannot “just get over it” (whatever it is that leads to seeking help), why do the souls of black males have to? Because of the stigma of perceived weakness as a man that remains to this hour though, many pride filled men do not voluntarily present themselves to the soul doctors for help. For black American men, it is also the sense of final capitulation in seeking help after clinging so long to the delusion self-remedies will finally successfully handle the root ties that bind their souls. Besides, if the dismissive attitude from guilt toward the continuing mental and emotional legacies of slavery and racism by white professionals dominant in the soul business is anything like white society at large, why should a troubled black male soul bother?
Among the root ties Satan uses to bind the black male soul as continuing mental and emotional legacies of slavery and racism I have identified in my research and from personal experience are anger, victimization, powerlessness and frustration. Examining just anger for a moment, hostile, violent and subtle oppression as a bully creates anger in its object in short order. Imagine being oppressed almost 400 years with very little relief. Now, imagine being threatened to suppress that anger short of being killed by the bully and add to the mix other sources of anger such as an absent or neglectful father. Any normal human being without any intervening positive coping mechanisms such as Christian forgiveness would be beyond angry (Matthew 6:9-15, 18:21-35)!
I bring up the issue of the continuing mental and emotional legacies of slavery and racism in a number of published works in my “Journal” on our www.fromslaverytovictory.org Web Site. The site beginning on its Home Page points the willing toward the biblical worldview and truths that can begin to bring help, healing and hope to the seeking soul. Too, I mention the legacies related to barriers to black male professing Christians aspiring to become strong men of God in the image of Jesus Christ in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics with an eye toward future elaboration.
In light of all of the trouble black males are having with the police among other white authority figures and their non-coincidental high rate of incarceration, this Black History Month I plead with my brothers by race to recognize we need help; help only God the soul’s Creator can provide through faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Genesis 2:7; Psalm 139:13-14; Luke 4:16-21; 1 John 5:4-5). He alone has the superior power to one by one break every chain as ties Satan has used to bind our souls and enable us to live victoriously as aspiring strong men of God in Him going forward!1
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Having considered the question from a personal male perspective in last week’s post,1 the Lord now, leads me to pose His question to professed Christian females that are influenced by and/or ardently hold to feminist ideology. Though many professed Christian females and cooperating males over the last half century have sought to corruptly baptize this ideology into the Bible, feminism manifestly originated from outside of it.2 At its core, feminism rebels against God; His will, way and Word as it is written in the Bible! What especially chafes die-hard feminists is patriarchy that originates with God as Father and has been practiced by most human cultures from ancient times.
Despite the willfully ignorant, corrupt and self-destructive efforts by some Bible translators and teachers to remake God over into a non-offensive Being that is gender neutral to appease feminists, from Genesis to Revelation God is revealed to be masculine in nature as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; three distinct Persons, One God (Matthew 28:19)! Except for the Son who later added a human male body to His eternally pre-existing spirit form (John 1:1-2, 14-18), God has always been masculine in nature apart from created male physiology. Truly, man derives his inner masculine make up from God who created him in the divine image and likeness (Genesis 1:26, 2:7; Zechariah 12:1)!3
Their spirits distinct from yet, intertwined with their bodies in the marvel of divine creation, human male and female bodies are designed as they are to fulfill the purposes of God on this earth made for them (Genesis 1:27-28; Psalms 8, 115:16). And having chosen males to lead beginning with the first man and his family (Genesis 2:15-25), God speaks to males as the first audience of His Word throughout the rest of the Bible unless speaking to a female. This is not because males are superior, but responsible and accountable to God for their leadership. Even so, when God speaks His Word to males of first accountability, it is also for females as Eve showed she understood (Genesis 3:1-3).
This reality of male responsibility and accountability first to God as His chosen leaders is also plainly seen in the fact sin is not charged or its pre-announced consequence asserted until God judges Adam though, Eve the female was the first and original human sinner (Genesis 3:4-6, 17-19, 22-24; Romans 5:12-14; 1 Timothy 2:13-14). God honors His set order of mankind and male election to lead as family initiators (only men through their seed can initiate, beget--father if you will, children) and patriarchs from creation to the end of this mortal age! The Bible affirmation of this truth is overwhelming from Adam (Genesis 5:1-5, 17:1-14; Exodus 3:13-17; John 8:51-59; Acts 3:11-26).
God is not unaware of the historical treachery of sinful males toward females in a fallen world caused by sin (Malachi 2:13-16; Matthew 19:1-12). However, rather than change His perfect order of mankind set like the order of the present cosmos (Genesis 1:14-19)4 as feminists have sought to do, God the Father made a way to transform the hearts of fallen males and females through the sacrifice of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 53; Romans 3:10-26; Titus 2:11-14, 3:3-8)! If any male or female will repent and believe this Good News--that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day, God will forgive and give them new birth by the Holy Spirit (John 3:1-8).
Professed Christian females are supposed to know the foregoing and that rebellion against God can never bear the fruit of righteousness (1 Samuel 15:22-23; Isaiah 1:18-20; Hebrews 3:7-19). Still, many have joined the rebellion against God and His set order of mankind anyway led out half a century ago by a Jewish woman, Betty Friedan, who also defied what she knew;5 reared as she was with other famous Jewish feminists such as just deceased Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in the biblical instruction of Judaism. This is tragic since on this Yom Kippur as all others, Jews are confronted about God’s view of sin and need for atonement (Leviticus 16:29-34)! Having suffered dispersions and so much for rebellion, this one in part led by women will not end well either.
Indeed, the majority of Jews historically until now, have rejected the once and for all atonement of Christ (Romans 9:1-5; Hebrews 9). As a result, they experience the divinely imposed spiritual blindness that gives rise to acts of rebellion and is leading to the final foretold severe judgment which unless God preserved a remnant, none would survive (Psalm 69:22-28; Isaiah 1:9, 10:20-23, 29:9-12, 65:2-12; Jeremiah 30:1-9; Romans 10:21-11)! Professed Christian females supposedly knowing the veracity of the prophetic Scriptures too, should therefore, fear since Christ’s question to you in your rebellion remains: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul,” (Mark 8:36, NKJV)? Are the realized ungodly aims of worldly feminism really worth your soul?
To you too, O Christian female, Christ declares: “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes...,” (Mark 8:38, NKJV). Will you really reject God’s unchanging Word in apostasy to hold to the latter day deceitful doctrine of demons extant in feminism who are the original rebels and not afraid to lie on or accuse Him of evil (Genesis 3:4-5; John 8:44; 1 Timothy 4:1-2)? As with the men, I urge you sisters that are guilty to repent before it is too late! Return to God’s Word as it is written and objectively understood knowing it means what it says. Your design, position in God’s order, roles and responsibilities are noble, satisfying and sufficient in Christ if you are willing to submit to Him!6
1 Read the September 20, 2020 post, What Will It Profit A Man?, under the category, The Cause.
2 See the May 6, 2018 post, The Value Of Women To Families, under the category, God’s Creatures.
3 See the June 19, 2016 post, Eternal Sons Of God, under the category, Instruction.
4 Aside from shortening days “for the elect’s sake,” for this obvious rejection and suppression of the truth about God as Creator and testimony of His orderly creation,
among the soon coming severe warning judgments will be earth-wide seen disorder in the luminaries impacting time (Matthew 24:21-22; Revelation 8:12-13, NKJV)!
I write about this and the ensuing chaos that righteously reflects the disorder of human rebellion against God’s set order of mankind in the July 27, 2014 post, God Of
Order, under the category, Instruction.
5 The Value Of Women To Families. What began as a liberation quest from the historic roles and responsibilities of females Friedan is credited with launching has now,
mushroomed into a full on revolution for independent female standing, authority and dominion that not only challenges God’s set order of mankind and patriarchy, but
6 The cause of this Ministry is to restore men as a first priority, then, their families. This means their wives and children are next in priority. To this end, the Lord has led
me to write blogs addressing women. Type “women” in the blog search engine to pull up the many posts. Also, in the context of helping men teach their wives and
daughters about God’s design of and assignment for them, the Lord led me to introduce the great woman of God in two chapters of my book, The Strong Man Of God:
Back To Basics. Now, I am pleased to announce that on October 8, 2020, The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study drawing from and expanding on the con-
tent of those book chapters will be released and available as the book and the first of our Group Study print resources, The Strong Man Of God Men’s Group Study in
the Strong Man Store as well as at all major booksellers. Learn more about the Women’s Group Study.
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