HOW SHALL I ENTITLE THIS?
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS?
Why do churches lord it upon their womenfolk and like their Jewish predecessors insist that women ought to remain silent and learn from their men (eg. 1 Cor 14:34-35)?
No. 1, because in their rebellion toward God they do not acknowledge that the “Old Covenant with man”, thanks to their unfaithfulness, has since become OBSOLETE. But in order that they may gain control over His people by pretending to partake of the “New Covenant with the Son of man”, they actually continue in that which was rendered obsolete – which is the old covenant.
This is the Spirits’ warning revealed in the Word of God concerning them and their ministry of the mixed wine, of the old with the new, a ministry which has robbed them of their understanding! Just as Jesus has exposed them when He uses the metaphor of ‘the New Wine in old wineskin’!
No. 2, because in spite of their remarkably inherent capacity to fail, they refuse to acknowledge their continual guilt of unfaithfulness and disobedience toward God.
This is true of each one of them, beginning with the very first man. And therefore to-date like the first man they refuse to repent and instead continue with their teachings of self-glorification!
And this is precisely the reason why the Old Covenant with man, i.e. the male (eg. Gen 2:17), came to be irreparably broken, and in its place came about the fulfillment of that which is known as the “New Covenant”.
In Truth, the New Covenant is the Everlasting Covenant with the Son of man (Gen 3:15), and which not surprisingly has forever reversed the roles BY BEGINNING WITH THE FEMALE. Eg. Isa 7:14, Jer 31:22, Mk 14:9, Jn 20:17 etc.
See the truth that emerges from the beginning. Just as the God-ordained name ‘man’ included both male and female (Gen 1:26-28), His purpose has been established since of old:
a) Did not the calling of Noah include his wife and daughters-in-law? And at the same time, let us also understand why the said calling came to be nullified. Because here again man’s persistent dependency on the broken and nullified Old Covenant is exposed as Noah and his sons are themselves exposed by their unfaithfulness one way or the other!
b) Did not Rebecca having realized that her husband did not have the answers inquire of the Lord herself and was well rewarded with His counsel for her trouble?
c) Did not the Lord send Word directly to Sarah and make it absolutely certain to all concerned that she had received them when Abraham, having repeatedly failed to acknowledge her inclusion and prominence in his calling, fails to pass on the Word to her himself?
Oh, the list is endless. The point is – The failure on man’s part to acknowledge the truth is exposed, whether Jew or Gentile! As the churches in turn have exposed themselves!!!!
Note how the churches have sought to rebel against God and corrupted His Word by adding to it their self-glorifying teachings:
Read 1 Cor 14:34a which begins, “As in all congregations of the saints, women should remain silent in the churches….”
BY OPENLY ACKNOWLEDGING THAT ALL SUCH CONGREGATIONS WHERE WOMEN ARE SILENCED ARE CONGREGATIONS OF SAINTS, THEY HAVE EXPOSED THEMSELVES BEYOND DOUBT NOT ONLY IN REBELLING AGAINST GOD AND HIS ETERNAL COVENANT BUT ALSO IN DECLARING THEIR ONENESS WITH THE REST BY FOLLOWING IN THEIR GOD-FORSAKEN WAYS!
This is the reason as long as people choose to live by their accursed pride they will continue to put their trust in mere mortals or man and his teachings (Jer 17:5). Led by their carnal spirits of immediate gratification, never mind how short-lived, theirs remain the unproductive and short-sighted vision of here and now.
Refer 2 Pet 1:5-9, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your Faith, Goodness; and to Goodness, Knowledge; and to Knowledge, Self-control; and to Self-control, Perseverance; and to Perseverance, Godliness; and to Godliness, Brotherly Kindness; and to Brotherly Kindness, Love (all fruits of the Spirits – Gal 5:22, against which there is no law!). For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive…… But if anyone does not have them, he is NEARSIGHTED and BLIND, and has FORGOTTEN THAT HE HAS BEEN CLEANSED FROM HIS PAST SINS.”
Just as Jesus exhorts and testifies, “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matt 6:22-23).
Only God is the True Light and His Word, the True Lamp (Rev 21:23, Ps 119:105). Just as it testifies with regard to the First Coming of the Son of man in Jn 1:4: “In Him was Life, and that Life was the Light of men.”
Therefore all those who live by the Word of God, walk in His Light and are called ‘children of Light’. “For the fruit of the Light consists in all Goodness, Righteousness and Truth.” (Eph 5:9). And it is them of whom Jesus declares, “You are the light of the world….” (Matt 5:14).
Yet to the fatal testimony of wicked men everywhere, even though, “Light shines in the darkness, the darkness has not understood it.” (Jn 1:5)
THIS IS THE REASON BY AND LARGE ALL PEOPLES EVERYWHERE LIKEWISE CONTINUE IN THEIR ACCURSED DARKNESS AND FOLLOW MERE MORTALS, IN WHOM THERE IS NEITHER LIFE NOR LIGHT!!!! This is by and large true of all men as we can see for ourselves – whether in Christendom or outside.
There is no question of the futility of following mere mortals (Jer 17:5). And, the more they do so, the more it exposes them.
Above all, these men who rule the roost of Christendom, forgetting that they were themselves cleansed of their past sins, by silencing the women thwart the very Word of God which was established since of old, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit.” (Zech 4:6).
Oh yes, they have only added to their accruing guilt by resisting, quenching and grieving the Spirit Who is poured out on all people irrespective of any man-enforced differences, just as was promised (Acts 2:16-21). Matt 12:32, “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”