James 3:1-2 AMP). I have heard sermons since I was 13 years old (a year prior to me being introduced to Jesus). There has always been this humongous issue the ministries have had with women and their role as wives, mothers, working outside of the home, older women teaching the younger, being the one that was beguiled while Adam sat idly by not doing anything. Well, dad-nab-it...enough!!!
It's time to stop all of this blame placing and take some responsibility for your own faults and misgivings. Its high time to stop trying to place women in the mix of bad decisions made by men. And its more then enough time to stop saying God told you to say this to a congregation when He had nothing to do with it!!!
I was listening to yet another sermon this morning. I look forward in listening to this man teach, but when he continued to pontificate on women being lovers of their husband, I started to get frustrated as I have in the past. Why? Because I patiently wait for the minister to please balance the message out with the role of the husband. As I wait and wait for there to be some sort of verse, a small statement, maybe it will be in the form of a hymnal, or within the devotional service...it just doesn't happen and I am still in the stage of hope as he/she says amen and dismisses the congregation until the next service later in the week. Maybe there will be a part 2...nope!
Would God give us an imbalanced meal (Revelation 3:16 AMP)? Would God give us dessert without the nutrition that the meal would offer? Would God have His Son do any of these things when He says that He is of decency and order ( 1 Corinthians 14:40 AMP)? So why would a minister being the "mouth piece of God"do such things to God's people?
Needless to write, I didn't wait to hear the entire sermon as I was driving to work. I knew the outcome would not be favorable to women...again. Instead, I got angry and began ranting to God and asking Him why? Why do the clergy think this is okay? The answer I got is the same as the work place. There is a hierarchy. If the ministers started to preach against what men have been doing and the pastor is a man, then get ready for men to leave the church. If it was on the job, get ready to have a hard time at work. But who are they serving? Isn't there more fear in what God can do than man? Yeesh! Children learn this in Sunday School.
Let's actually open the bible and see what the Word really says about the role of man and how it works for society to be whole and normal again. God created animals from the dirt...then He created man...from the dirt. God created woman from man...the only being that was NOT created from the dirt. Pause and think about that calmly (selah).
God is the head of Jesus.
Jesus is the head of the church and man.
Man is the head of the wife.
Wife is the head of the household. This is order. It began in the beginning. Adam spoke it into existence, the moment he saw the woman. So what happened (and don't skip this part. Its why ministers have been preaching craziness)?
Adam was told to care for the garden (Genesis 2:15 TLB). Is that self explanatory? What is the garden? His environment? His dwelling place? His household? Selah. Adam was told to name all that was brought to him. Did Adam do this? There are species being found today that are now being named. We can say that man is doing this, but did Adam? When did he see woman? Did he name her when he saw her or did he just claim her as his first? Alright, we have seen twice where Adam was disobedient even before woman was created and named. Was there a third time?
Honestly, the question was rhetorical. We know why this isn't preached. If it was, the preacher would have to do some deep self actualization. I am finding, man doesn't really like nor want to get that deep into himself (sigh).