I am intrigued and staggered every time I read in God’s Word how all of what we have as history, taking place today and foretold for the future is the manifest unfolding of His sovereign purposes and plans prepared before such a thing as time--His purposeful construct for this present age and creation (Genesis 1:14-19; Joshua 10:12-15; Isaiah 38:4-8; Ephesians 1:3-14, 3:1-13; 2 Timothy 1:8-12; Titus 1:1-3). This continuum of purposes and plans originating with God the Father from eternity is all about His will to have sons after the image of God the eternal Son (Daniel 3:24-25; Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-5, 14-18, 34, 8:54-58; Romans 8:28-29; Colossians 1:13-17)!
Sent to us from Heaven by the Father with His message, God the eternal Son and Word is Himself “the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person;” “upholding all things by the word of His power,” (Hebrews 1:1-3a, NKJV). The Father’s message to mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ, is His love, grace and mercy motivated Good News of sin remission through forgiveness for all who will repent, believe in Him and His finished work of salvation on the cross (Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-47; John 3:16-18; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Hebrews 1:3b). He, as also the firstborn Son of the sons of God from among mankind stands greater than angels (Hebrews 1:4-12).
Though the holy angels were once titled sons of God for their devotion and loyalty to God (Job 1:6, 2:1), they were not created for this purpose. They were created to be servants of God in all of the divine will including ministering to His only begotten and “for those who will inherit salvation,” (Psalms 103:20-21, 104:4; Matthew 4:8-11; Luke 22:43; Acts 5:17-23, 27:22-25; Hebrews 1:13-14, NKJV). It is solely the inheritors of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God from eternity and Son of Man by incarnation that receive adoption and relationship with God the Father as eternal sons (John 1:10-13, 3:1-8, 14:6; Romans 8:14-15; Galatians 4:4-6).1
Indeed, from the dust God formed and gave life to Adam created in the divine image and likeness to be the first man and eternal “son of God” in mortal form to whom the Lord Jesus as a Man in the natural flesh is related (Genesis 1:26a, 2:7; Luke 3:23-38, NKJV). From Adam through his seed all to follow were intended to be eternal sons of God, but he sinned incurring God’s promised consequence of physical and spiritual death along with alienation from the Father upon himself and his progeny (Genesis 2:15-17, 3:6-11, 17-4:10). Now, sin was unleashed and permanently resided in mortal man’s nature. Only those with a heart for God called upon His name (Genesis 4:16-26).
This is how it was for millennia until at His perfect pre-planned moment God sent His eternal Son, Jesus Christ, into the world a second Adam to save the willing from among fallen mankind. And why? Again, is it not because of His intent in love from the beginning that man from the dust should be exalted to the glory of eternal sons of God? Yes and so, Christ came to suffer and die on the cross to atone for man’s sins and reconcile us back to God (Romans 5:6-21; 2 Corinthians 5:17-6:2). After His resurrection He brings “many sons to glory” from among those who believe to share in His (Hebrews 2:5-10, NKJV) and with Him receive God’s inheritance (Romans 8:16-17; Galatians 4:7)!
Only born again male followers of Jesus Christ have the experience of being both mortal and eternal sons of God in the image of the first Adam and Him, the second during this present age by His purposeful design.2 As I have repeatedly written, this does not make males better than our female counterparts, but all the more accountable to God for fulfilling His assigned roles and responsibilities as sons of this age. Males in the image of God the Father are His elect leaders and are to govern accordingly. This is no easy task when you are a sinner by nature and come up woefully short of His glory in character. In fact, without God’s help it would be impossible to do His will and please Him!
For this reason, I praise Him as a redeemed fallen son and aspiring strong man of God in the image of Christ I write about in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics;3 who among His tasks during His first coming was to show males how to be men and sons in His eternal image as the Son as well as help us (John 5:16-20, 8:25-30, 13:12-17, 14:12-26, 15:1-8; Ephesians 4:17-24; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 2:11-18, 4:14-16). In my journey since 1977 I have needed and repeatedly called upon the risen Lord Jesus in weakness, sin and failure for His help to be the man and carry out the roles and responsibilities our Father has assigned both for this mortal age and the endless eternal ages to come. If you profess to know Him, sir, I urge you to also do the same!
1 Read the three-part post beginning January 29, 2017, Jesus, Son Of Man, under the category, The Cause.
2 See the July 3, 2016 post, Man As God Designed Him, under the category, God’s Creatures.
3 The book is 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.
My sisters in Christ that are guilty: you cannot believe God is perfect in knowledge and wisdom and at the same time made a mistake with His design of man as male and female, their order of rank, roles and responsibilities. Unsaved rebels may think this way, but you should not indwelt as you are (if you are) by the Holy Spirit and taught by Him in truth (John 14:15-17, 26, 16:12-15).12 God does not make mistakes and you thinking so, foolishly contend with your Creator (Isaiah 29:16, 45:9)! Also, if you say God has cast aside what is written in His holy Word and doing something new, you lie according to the instruction of Christ, the living Word of God (Matthew 5:17-20, 24:35; John 1:1-2)!
Bona fide Christians do not practice lying as a work of the flesh God “hates,” condemns and which is supposedly behind us in Christ (Proverbs 6:16-19, 12:22; Ephesians 4:25; Colossians 3:9-11; Revelation 21:8, NKJV).13 Yet, the lie that God has changed His mind from what is written in His Word to accommodate the sinful ambitions of feminists has permeated professing Western Christianity and its media like yeast in bread.14 This has occurred through the well known process of repeating the lie often and long enough so, it eventually supplants the truth especially when at the same time folk no longer obey God’s Word as it is written or honor it as the faith’s final authority!15
Time is an issue in all of this. Many feminists like others of the world falsely believe they have plenty of it to accomplish their aims since in their evolution delusion, billions of years have gone by and life on planet earth will continue billions more. Not! 16 The eternal God, Maker of the heavens and earth has already foretold they have an expiration date He has set and are coming to their end (Psalm 102:25-27)! Before this though, all of the so-called progressive improvements of the world including feminism effected through rebellion against God will not endure and be completely destroyed at Christ’s Second Coming (Psalm 2:4-12; Isaiah 13:6-13, 24:1-20; Acts 17:22-31).
The spirit of rebel feminism during this present age embodied in Jezebel specifically named prophetically, identified in her brazen, usurping conduct, heretical teaching in His house and given time to repent, but refuses is the object of Christ’s obliterating judgment and will be no more again forever! For this reason, I implore every professed Christian female that is also claiming to be a feminist or acting out of any unbiblical aspect of feminism to choose this day whom you will serve: Christ or demons and their doctrine of feminism because you cannot serve both (Deuteronomy 30:11-20; Joshua 24:14-15; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; Revelation 2:24-29).
Indeed, for those with eyes to see, already in His Coronavirus judgment God has checked the unbridled ambitions of feminists by sending women home in large numbers from career aspirations to their children!17 Many of these ladies lament this and the media with them. But God is sending a message He is not pleased with the status quo that is eternally destroying many of them and tearing up families. During much of the short time that is left, the Lord is going to continue disrupting the wicked status quo of this world in rebellion against Him through sending increasingly severe warning judgments science will not be able to prevent, cope with or resolve after they occur (Revelation 8-9).
Knowing these things, faithful daughters of this age are reminded from God’s prophetic Word that the rule of not just women, but children over His people He purposely brings signifies judgment! Seven hundred years before Christ, the prophet Isaiah was called by God to deliver His prophetic Word to Judah and Jerusalem that included His judgment upon them near and to come in these latter days (Isaiah 1-2). The Lord is very specific about the ways He would punish the nation and city, announcing He “takes away” their provisions and the men they relied on as leaders declaring: ‘“I will give children to be their princes and babes shall rule over them,’” (Isaiah 3:1-4, NKJV).
The results are oppression, insolence and desperation for capable male leadership because their sinful words and actions were against God to His face, while in their faces was the obstinacy and shamelessness of “Sodom.” It would go well for the faithful righteous, but the wicked brought His judgment upon themselves as “children are their oppressors and women rule over them,” (Isaiah 3:5-12, NKJV). Whether figurative or literal, God’s point is (men as or) women or children out of His order of mankind as rulers lead into error and are a sign not of favor, but judgment (Isaiah 3:13-15)! The literal “daughters of Zion” God says “are haughty” receive attention in judgment for their wicked ways that impacts their femininity and in the end, ability to fulfill their marital roles (Isaiah 3:16-4:1, NKJV).
Therefore, daughters of this age hear the Word of the Lord Jesus as He also spoke to the “Daughters of Jerusalem” weeping for Him on the way to the cross. He instructed them not to weep for Him, but themselves and their children. For as it happened in 70AD, days did come upon them where those women without children were considered “Blessed” because they had none to lose in the display of God’s wrath upon Jerusalem. Such days are drawing near again! Referring to prophecy, the Lord warns they will “say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us!’” This is all because of the wicked rejection of Christ and His Word then, and now, as apostasy spreads like wildfire (Isaiah 2:10, 19-21; Hosea 10:8c; Luke 21:20-24, 23:26-31; Revelation 6:12-17, NKJV).18
12 Read the April 11, 2021 post, The Joy Of Salvation, under the categories, The Cause and The faith for a summary of the Holy Spirit’s beneficial presence and work in
those that are truly saved!
13 Faithful daughters of this age as aspiring and developing great women of God in the image Christ are to be women of character as I have already written of Esther in the
part one footnote of this post. See and also consider the October 11, 2020 post, The Great Woman Of God’s Character, under the category, The Cause. Too, the audio
resource, The Character Of The Great Woman Of God is available in the Strong Man Store. Finally, see my afore cited April 11, 2021 post, The Joy Of Salvation, where
the Lord leads me to write about His forgiveness and mercy for professed Christians that will confess their sins; warning of the assured unpleasant consequences to
those stubbornly not willing to do so!
14 Here is where the moral cherry pickers in evangelicalism get into a hypocritical fix since while many allow place for rebel feminism that tramples upon God’s set order of
mankind so as not to offend females or shrink their donations among their chief motives, they condemn the contention by those practicing homosexuality God accepts
them in it because the Bible says it is wrong. See the November 8, 2020 post, Why So Easily Deceived?, under the category, Instruction.
15 The apostle Paul speaks of “the lie” in the context of worshipping false gods and ultimately, the Antichrist warning, “Let no one deceive you by any means,” (Romans 1:
24-25; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 9-12, NKJV). If you cannot discern and renounce the lie of feminism that advocates for abortion for whatever excuses you give yourself
as a captive, you are well set up to accept the lie of the Antichrist which is what all satanic deception in this world is finally leading to!
16 Apparently, some in the world agree out of fear of catastrophe from global warming among other calamities and refusing to repent before God, are attempting to fast track
their many forms of rebellion masked as progressivism!
17 The Lord in His Coronavirus judgment has similarly exposed and “checked” churches as feminist strongholds. See the September 13, 2020 post, Marginalizing Men
Proves Costly During Pandemic, under the category, The Cause.
18 Read the September 27, 2020 post, What Will It Profit A Woman?, under the category, The Cause and that of March 28, 2021, The Righteous Wrath Of God, under the
categories, Bible Prophecy and The Cause.
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