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Unleavened Bread Ministries with David Eells

Suffer Not Jezebel

(Audio)

David Eells - 10/2/22

We received this verse in our morning meeting on 9/13/22:  Rev.2:18 (in context 18-29)  And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like unto burnished brass: 19 I know thy works, and thy love and faith and ministry and patience, and that thy last works are more than the first. 20 But I have this against thee, that thou sufferest the woman Jezebel, who calleth herself a prophetess; and she teacheth and seduceth my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed to idols. (There are many churches that allow Jezebel to rule.) 21 And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication. (She is a fornicator because she receives the seed of the world and not of her Husband, Jesus.)

22 Behold, I cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except  they repent of her works. (Notice: Those who support Jezebel must repent or they will die.) 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works. 24 But to you I say, to the rest that are in Thyatira, as many as have not this teaching, who know not the deep things of Satan, as they are wont to say; I cast upon you none other burden.

25 Nevertheless that which ye have, hold fast till I come. 26 And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations: 27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father: 28 and I will give him the morning star. 29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. (I believe it is a sign that the left will come against the apostate Church now with death and destruction. Many will lose their spiritual leaders in judgment. Jezebel and her children will be judged.)


Jezebel Overcome by Christ’s Nature in Us

Claire Pienaar - 8/25/22 (David’s notes in red)

(Claire means brilliant and she represents the Bride of Rev 19 who is dressed in the lampros or “brilliant” garment, which are the righteous acts of the saints). I dreamed Riaan and I and our children were travelling through a wilderness in our silver van (The first fruits Man-child and Bride bodies are in a wilderness and their fruit is with them, maturing as they go through it). (The silver van represents the vessels of the Bride and Man-child that are being refined as silver in their wilderness trials. Mal. 3:3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness.)

We’d been travelling for days and we were in the final hour of reaching our destination. (The Man-child and Bride are in the final stages of their journey to sanctification.) We were very dusty and dirty after this trip. (The Man-child and Bride have been drug through the mud by their crucifiers in Father’s process of sanctification and death to self.)

We approached a hair salon and Riaan said, “You can go make yourself ready now”. I had some dead ends I wanted cut off of my hair. (The hair salon represents our process of learning submission to the Word. This is how we “make ourselves ready” for our heavenly husband, Jesus. The “dead ends” on the Brides hair represent our old rebellious nature that must be trimmed away so that we are in total submission to Christ.)

We walked into the hair salon and I prayed from the moment we stepped into the salon. It was packed to capacity with clients. All the waiting people were lined up in pink chairs. (Pink is the color of love. Jesus said to His disciples in, John 14:15 If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.) I thought to myself, “This isn’t going to happen. I’ve probably just got to turn around and leave”. (We know when we need to cut off the dead or unrighteousness parts of our lives, by the Holy Spirit’s prompting. We don’t always want to have patience and wait on the Lord and our flesh hates the pruning. But the Lord can do a quick work of cleaning up His elect).  

Just then the hairdresser said to me, “You can come over here”, and pointed to a chair in front of a large mirror. (We have to see Christ in the mirror in order to overcome Jezebel.)  Suddenly, an old lady got up and started fighting with me for taking her spot. She was very angry but proper, and learned. She was being so ugly to me. (This old lady represents the following spirits and fleshly behaviors: of self-will, domineering, and prideful).

I explained that I am doing as the stylist said, and then I started defending myself and I said things like, “We’ve travelled so far” and “my kids are with me, so I don’t want them in here for any longer than they need to be”. This old lady was spitting with anger now. Then she said something really derogatory about where we come from and about my children. At that point I pushed her, told her to stop, and then I walked out of the salon. (We must resist the Jezebel nature.)

As we got into the van, I was overcome with guilt and condemnation. I confessed to Riaan that I thought I was wrong, and I needed to go back to the old lady and repent for losing my temper with her. (We get in trouble if we pity the old man.) We drove to the old lady’s home and waited for her to return from the salon. (I think the fact that I knew where the old lady lived is a sign that we all know the root causes of our sin. It’s generational, passed down from Adam.) When she came, I immediately ran up to her, and apologized. I noticed that she was now milking the push I had given her for all it was worth. She’d made her face up with some acting make-up to enhance the scrape, to look like she’d been banged up. (The old man and Jezebel loves to manipulate us into letting them live.)

I listened to her wild accusations about me. As she accused me, more and more people appeared and watched us from a small amphitheater. (We are always being watched to see how we are going to handle our trials. Since Jezebel is a worldly spirit, she will have plenty of support from worldly people, so we should not let her live.)

Then I started praying in the Spirit and from that point on, I was completely amazed. The old lady started groveling to me but could not get the words “I am sorry” out of her mouth. It was hard to watch because even though her tone was one of being sorry, she couldn’t even mouth the words. (Jezebel cannot be reformed, she has to die.) Then she went over to a side table and pulled out her judge’s robe and a yellow sash and dressed up in it. She told me all her accomplishments and her lineage and her status. (Jezebel is proud and judgmental and cannot repent.)

As she spoke, I continued praying and she became smaller and smaller and her voice was quieter and quieter. (We must intercede and do spiritual warfare in order to defeat the Jezebel spirit.) She also became more fumbling and bumbling and right at the end she looked like she was overcome with memory loss or dementia as she didn’t now where she was or who she was. She walked out of the filled amphitheater started emptying, with the people who had congregated to hear her, downcast and embarrassed by her defeat.  ... Then I woke up.  

I listened to a teaching from David Eells called “Enduring in your faith Part 1” on YouTube. I believe the teaching is exactly what this dream is about.  


The Bondage of Jezebel

Tianna M. - 8/9/22  (David’s notes in red)

In my dream I had been traveling around to all different places in this modern time, talking about Jesus, speaking from my heart how I know Him and speaking The Word to “Christians” and unbelievers, through the power of Christ’s Spirit. I remember The Spirit saying to someone The Gospel of how Jesus bore all sin, curse, sickness and death so we wouldn’t have to and that we are 100% dead and all that is left, is Jesus in us and nothing can hold Jesus, nothing can hold us, not even death because Jesus lives in us.  

I had been moving in a medium size town and all of a sudden, I appeared (as if translated) in front of an old-fashioned train that was the size of a bus. It seemed as if I had gone back in time. I walked inside and there were all these people seated and a woman leading or conducting the train (This represents Jezebel). Which I thought was weird because the period of time I was in, men were leaders and women were in their proper place as helpers. (More so than in this modern world). I was wondering why I was here and what was going on.  

All of a sudden, a man in chains (Representing the spiritual man being in bondage to Jezebel like an Ahab.) was brought in, he only had a loin cloth on and he didn’t say anything. Someone said his name was Enoch, but I felt that he was a strong follower of God. I felt God used him for prophecy and speaking The True Word of God.

The lady in charge had the man chained to a poll with his hands tied in front and his feet tied to another pole (The cross was made of two poles). He was tied horizontally and he never said anything. I felt that he was chained up for following Jesus. I heard that if I or anyone desired to be like Jesus and preach the real Jesus then this will happen to them.  

I didn’t want to be a part of this and I was still unsure what was going on but I moved around on the train to a different seat so I wouldn’t be noticed. I was worried that this same thing was going to happen to me because I follow Jesus and had been praying to be used in all the giftings of the Spirit in full. (We shouldn’t try to hide our lamp light of Christ in us. We are set apart. Persecution will come for following Christ)

The train started driving and the lady in charge announced that this man was being sold off to slavery and then death to a rich family (Some men willingly obey Jezebel for the sake of advantage.). I was worried and wondering if this is going to happen to me too. I knew that everyone there knew that I followed Jesus and loved Father God.  

The train arrived at a small country town and the man was taken off the train, still in chains. I heard that the man (who bought the follower of Jesus) wanted to buy another  woman on the train. I was worried that the slave owner would try to buy me too because he valued white, blue eyed, blonde haired women. Everyone else had tan skin, brown eyes and dark brown hair, I was really noticeable, so I went to the back row seats to try and hide. (We can’t hide from these spirits. We must fight them with the Word or they will put us in bondage.)

Then the lady came back and with some other people tried to grab me to chain me, I instantly thought that, "It’s not I that lives but Christ living in me and I am dead to sin and alive unto God in Christ Jesus." (She stood on her faith in the power of the Word and could not be bound!). Although I was there in the physical, none of the people could touch me or grab me let alone chain me. They literally could not do anything. It was really amazing. (We are guilty if we let Jezebel rule us.)

So, I thought, “Well, I don’t need to stay on this train and felt that God wanted me to get off at this small country town. So, I got off the train and thought, "I wonder what the food is like in this past era of time?” (the Bread of Life). I was expecting it to be better than modern food. I also thought that, because I was back in time, that more people would love Jesus and talk about Jesus.

I walked over to the small country shop and spoke to a man and woman that was at the counter. I spoke about our Lord and to my shock they weren’t followers of Jesus. I went into the shop to check out all the different foods, with high expectations of it being better than the modern world, but to my surprise they had similar foods available: A wide variety of fried foods and expensive sandwiches. I couldn’t understand and was disappointed that the food was overpriced and bad quality and unhealthy like it is in the modern world.(The apostate church has been serving up spiritual junk food for centuries, so they don’t know what is right from what is wrong). I then woke up.  


 

Don’t Let Jezebel Drive

Claire Pienaar - 9/4/22 (David’s notes in red)

I dreamed we were showing my parents where and how we lived. (The parents represent the apostate church and its leadership that we are born out of.) Things were going so well, even though we lived in a large city. It was night time, and we wanted to take them out for a nice meal. We had a really nice, luxury, white vehicle that Riaan drove everywhere.  

When we told them we were going out, Riaan kindly let my mom drive when she requested it. Riaan and I sat in the back of the car; my mom drove, and my dad sat next to her. Within seconds we knew this was a bad idea. She drove like a speed demon; she nearly killed us multiple times and my dad never flinched. Riaan kept on shaking his head, at one point I started crying. She took us on the strangest roads jumped on and off highways and over-ways, and even drove on tram line tracks with teams coming in the opposite direction. (Riaan: Geraldine means “spear ruler” and represents a Jezebel spirit, it was a mistake by Riaan, and probably due to an Ahab spirit, to give her any control. Jezebel is beguiling and can seem harmless, but she seeks control and will seek to destroy families/couples)

Riaan told her nicely and firmly to stop and I did too. She just ignored us. Then when she made the same mistake twice, I said, “Pull over right now. You’re done. Stop right this second”. She slowed down and said, “but there is nowhere to stop” I replied, “I don’t care if you stop in the middle of the highway, you are DONE.” As she got out, she said things like, “You’re being silly; I’ve been driving like this my whole life”. I replied, “In this country, for driving like that, you’ll get locked up. The president will have to get involved if you want to go back home. Never again. Never again”. I went on, “This is worth more than a fine. This is more than $500 worth.” (Riaan: Jezebel needs to be forcefully and with authority (in the Spirit) dealt with especially if that spirit has been in the family for a very long time. Yes, since Eve!) ...Then I woke up.  


Prophecy of What Will Happen to Jezebel

Claire Pienaar - 8/30/22 (David’s notes in red)

I dreamed I was on a big ship at night, and my mom was standing at the helm. She was completely taken over by demons, who were screeching all around her. They lifted up her hands and put big black hooks through them, and they wanted to hang her on a cross. I said, “You can’t be your own savior!” but it did not seem as though she heard me or understood me. The ship was rolling with heavy waves. I was so sad for her. (Many try to choose their own cross but our cross is already designed by God and it is obedience to His Word.)

(This is what will happen to Jezebel if she tries to come into the ark of rest with the elect of God. Riaan: All of this is currently happening, we were literally on a ship with big waves when Claire had this dream. Claire’s parents are spiritually in this boat or ark with us now, referring to household salvation. There are big spiritual waves or attacks. Claire’s mom literally struggled with her hands and even mentioned something about the nails of Jesus the other day, but she is also struggling with self-works and Jezebel spiritually. And we know about many other demons.)

I received Romans 14:8 as a verse by faith at random for this dream:  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; or whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.

Testimonies of Overcoming Jezebel:


The Discernment to Recognize Jezebel and Overcome

Lana Galchenko - 9/1/22

When I received the email last week regarding tonight’s study on Jezebel, I started reading the material right away. Not too long after I started reading, my husband, Fio, arrived home and told me that he had gone ahead and not only canceled his hair appointment but he’s cancelled all future hair appointments for myself and our family at the local salon where we went.

He said this because he has been laid off (I think it was that same day), and because of the angel’s commands regarding our finances and excess goods, in combination with other things going on in our household it’s a luxury we can do without. Immediately anger took over and I started to attack him.

Over the next few days this continued to happen over various things and with each re-occurrence the Lord gave me the grace to recognize that this was Jezebel and that I needed to squash her out of my life. I needed to recognize what was going on and call her out. It didn’t take more than about 3 of these episodes for me to start calling her out. (Out loud before my husband I confessed what was going through my mind.)

I repented on the spot for what was going on and realizing how absolutely empty my arguments were and that I was seeking things such as self pity, to lower my husband by making him apologize, to control him because he had done something without discussing it with ME and other such petty little things, trying to get me to latch onto, in order to destroy my relationship with him in that moment. (Somewhere in this process I also realized that all these things were tactics to try and bring my husband down a notch before me so that Jezebel could get a foothold and continue to repeat this in me until she could bring him to nothing.)

The Lord has been so graceful in taking me through this because I have asked for deliverance of this spirit when I first joined the UBM outreach and I know and see that the Lord has been slowly manifesting this deliverance over the years.

This last week He had been giving me deeper and deeper understanding just how subtle she is and how deeply she knows our weaknesses in order to get us to do what she wants all the while using our logic, our nature, our will, our heart’s desires, our lusts of the flesh and so on.

What I’ve also come to understand is that being submissive to our husbands is not only a command of the Lord but it’s the way He also created women to be women and men to be men (David’s book The Tongue Conquers the Curse was very helpful here). I understood that the way men’s characters are built, it’s very easy to break them, to destroy them, as their helpmeets by criticizing them, by not being on their side, by taking somebody else’s side because we logically think our husband is wrong.

We don’t have to be blind in our submission, we want to be in submission with our eyes wide open because we love them and we don’t want to criticize them, we don’t want to bring them down, we don’t want to manipulate them, instead, we want to lift them up, we want to be a blessing to them, we want to do our part in their lives.

I’ve also found that sometimes I attack him and I can’t understand why. I started to realize it’s because the enemy uses my weakness to come against my husband in order to try him in fiery trials (trials that in reality I would never wish on him) and by the grace of God he has passed the test every time. My beloved husband, Fio (I can brag on him all day).

He has been immensely blessed by the Lord with great wisdom, patience, and dedication to loving me as his wife even though he saw in me the Jezebel that I was, the Jezebel household that I was raised in, the night he first met me. He instantly discerned this and yet the Lord gave him a great love and a great desire and faith in me to take me on as his helpmeet knowing what he would face.

In our 6 years of marriage, the Lord has used him to do a great work in me. All this has been an amazing testimony to me as his spouse and such an encouragement to be an overcomer, to get rid of every last trace of that Jezebel spirit; her influence, and any traces of her in my life and my household, with whatever it takes by the grace of God.

I hope this encourages and builds up somebody’s courage to take a deep look inside to ask themselves why am I arguing? Why am I coming against my head, my beloved? Why do I need to correct him? Should I be correcting? You would never correct your boss, we’re not supposed to. And when you start digging one step at a time and being honest with yourself, you find it’s because you want control of this particular situation.

It’s because I was afraid he wouldn’t do what I want. It’s because I feel bad, pitying myself and I want him to pity me. All these little fleshly desires, and we’re destroying the man we are supposed respect and submit to and in turn are crucifying Christ. So God help us all, His grace is unlimited in these trials and He is willing to reach out a hand to deliver every one of us and give us the strength to pass the test every time because he’s done it for me. All Glory to God.

There were times when I wondered why it is that I was so hard on my husband, as my other half, as somebody whom I should love with all my heart as I love the Lord, and yet I could show more respect to other men. The thought that came to me in response as to why we women feel that we have the right to criticize and bring down, belittle or disrespect our very own husbands, the ones that we consider as our own flesh is: because Jezebel wants us to attack our own body in order that in the end we not only destroy our husband but destroy ourselves in the process.

And in that way she has the victory over the entire family. She will bring death to the entire body, since we and our husbands are one flesh, and will have accomplished her goal which is death to the family, death to the unity with God, Christ in us. I have no doubt this understanding is a revelation from God.


Deliverance from Jezebel Part:2

Lana Galchenko - 9/4/22

Hello again, Praise the Lord, we have a part 2 to the great deliverance story.

After Fio’s trip to visit the brethren at UBM in TN, he came home full of joy and a rekindled first love for me. That day I noticed that the Lord had softened my heart and I was no longer shying away from his physical touch throughout  the day unlike in the past where this would annoy me because I was too “busy”.

That night, after the outreach, we had a chance to talk about these changes and were reminiscing about the night Fio proposed to me almost 7 years ago. One topic led to another and I started to remember, out loud, our time of being an engaged couple and how those memories were still unpleasant, plagued with condemnation, guilt, rejection and fear.

During that time, my family had come against me and my passionate love and devotion to Fio. They disapproved of everything we did together and persecuted us for being too much in love. It then hit me that shortly after our wedding, my sisters shared with me how the whole family found our display of affection for one another to be an embarrassment.

I had received this curse and had been embarrassed to display or receive affection for my husband, even in private, all these years. We immediately rebuked this curse and I repented of having received it. I felt a need to take a deep breath and exhale and, in that moment, I knew that I have been delivered. All of a sudden I became overcome with a great feeling of love toward my husband and felt very free to express it to him.

We were so excited at this revelation and deliverance that we continued to talk. I then remembered that a few years back, two of my sisters and I had sat down for a “heart to heart” where they just laid it out on me: my shortcomings while growing up, corrections, and advice. I had received everything they had told me and had asked for their forgiveness at the time in attempt to help bring us sisters into unity again.

I remember that I had reflected on the conversation later and found that I didn’t agree with them at all but figured no harm done. This night I realized that Jezebel had effectively given herself access to me through these (and possibly other) ”sisterly corrections” and thus had continued to rule through me even though I had thought all along that I’ve done everything I could to repent and get rid of her.

How many women realize that when we come into agreement with those of a Jezebel spirit, we are allowing her to have a foothold in our lives and thus become ruled by her? I thank you Father God for revealing this to me and setting me free of Jezebel for good. She is cast off her throne and no longer resides over our household. She is not coming with us to TN, just as the Lord had commanded. I praise our Heavenly Father for the warning and the grace to complete this deliverance. ALL GLORY TO GOD.


The Crown of Submission

Claire Pienaar - 8/26/22

Riaan and I were driving in the car on a windy, rainy day last week with my folks and he made some decisions I was not immediately in agreement with, that concerned small things like where to have lunch or where to take my folks sight-seeing. I took to praying in the spirit, as I did not want any flesh to come between us. I had slipped up the day before with a similar situation, and had repented.

As I prayed in the spirit, I closed my eyes. I received this vision from the Lord: I was kneeling down in front of Jesus, and He placed a crown on my head. He said, “this is the crown of submission”. I was in awe. Then the vision ended.

I pray it encourages every woman to put away the tendency to be disagreeable or to voice it out loud but rather cast it down and come in agreement with their head, whether it be a husband or Christ. I am thankful for the opportunities I have to grow in Christ and learn how to cast down my flesh or sin nature.

We recommend our book for both Men and Women titled: Word, Women, and Authority  


The Word is Final Authority for Women

by David Eells

The devil HATES marriage. He hates God’s ordinance of marriage so much that it was the first thing he attacked (Genesis 3:1), because he knows that if he comes between a husband and wife or perverts their roles as man and woman, he has come between their relationship with God. (Psa.11:3) If the foundations be destroyed, What can the righteous do?

It is heartbreaking to look at how successful the devil has been in corrupting society from the inside out. (Hos.4:6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I also will forget thy children.

It did not take generations to do this. Eve, was led astray in the garden. (2Co.11:3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ.

What is the answer? (1Jn.2:24) As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. The answer is to humble ourselves to the Word as originally given. Only that Word is our protection from all the lies and tricks the devil has been using against.

I want to examine a very touchy subject for a lot of people, mostly because of tradition but also because of the society that we’re in right now, which has become very different from the Bible. I want to examine the position of the Word on women and authority. Too many of God’s people have the idea that God changes with society, but He doesn’t. (1 Samuel 15:29; Psalm 55:19; Psalm 89:34; etc.) The Bible says, in Psa.119:89  For ever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven. And, in Num.23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: Hath he said, and will he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and will he not make it good?

God doesn’t change His mind, even when men do. He’s the Rock that we all stand on. His Word is never-changing and He wants to bring Christians back into submission to His Word. It’s sad that we’ve fallen a long ways from God’s Will and we have to repent and change our mind, because unless we submit to the Word, we can’t get back to God.

... We need to diligently read the Word to find out what is our particular job in our Covenant. We have to make sure that we’re someone that would be a blessing to a family, to a husband, to a wife, and not a curse. With that in mind, let’s look at what the Bible actually says about the role of women.

(Gen.2:18) And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone (Why wasn’t it good for Adam to be alone? It’s because alone, he couldn’t fulfill the command of Genesis 1:28 to be fruitful and multiply.); I will make him a help meet for him. The word translated as “help meet” is the Hebrew ezer and it means just what it says, “a help, helper”; it comes from azar, meaning “help, succor.” ... Easton’s Bible Dictionary states, “the Hebrew is ‘ezer ke-nedgo, i.e., a help as his counterpart, a help suitable to him, a wife.” You may say, “That makes it sound like a wife is only a servant!” Well, then let’s look at what the Bible has to say about servants.

Moses, the greatest prophet of the Old Testament, is referred to as (Deu.34:5) Moses the servant of God… at least 15 times in the Bible (Joshua 1:1,8:31,12:6,14:7; Revelation 15:3; etc.). And Paul, arguably the greatest of the apostles, referred to himself as (Rom.1:1) Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ… Therefore, being a servant does not make someone less valuable or important to God. Remember that Jesus Himself said, (Mat.23:10) Neither be ye called masters: for one is your master, even the Christ. (11) But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. (12) And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be humbled; and whosoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Of course, God could have divided Adam right down the middle if He wanted to show total physical equality between men and women, but He chose not to do that. (Gen.2:21) And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof: (22) and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from the man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. Why a rib? It’s the location that makes a rib so special. The ribs surround the chest and protect the heart, so to be “carried in the bosom” (Isaiah 40:11,49:22; Luke 16:22) indicates being protected and cherished, to be hidden in the heart. (Ruth 4:16) And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom (The Hebrew word cheq is translated as both “bosom” and “cherish.”), and became nurse unto it.

(1Pe.3:1) In like manner, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the word be gained by the behavior of their wives; (2) beholding your chaste behavior coupled with fear. (3) Whose adorning let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel; (4) but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible apparel of a meek and quiet spirit (A woman who desires to be valuable and beautiful in the sight of God cannot be overbearing and domineering, as the spirit of this perverse age is.), which is in the sight of God of great price. That “meek and quiet spirit” was also spoken of Moses, the servant of God. (Num.12:3) Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth. And that “meek and quiet spirit” is of such great value that Jesus said of Himself, (Mat.11:29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

That means the man “carries” the woman; the woman never “carries” the man. (1Pe.3:5) For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: (6) as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose children ye now are, if ye do well, and are not put in fear by  any terror. (7) Ye husbands, in like manner, dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor unto the woman, as unto the weaker vessel, as being also joint-heirs of the grace of life; to the end that your prayers be not hindered. (Gen.2:23) And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Adam named Eve, but God called the both of them “Adam” because they were one flesh. (Gen.5:1) This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; (2) male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their (Notice this is in the plural.) name Adam, in the day when they were created.

You’ve probably noticed that very few women are named in Scripture and it seems to imply that women are a subordinate class, or even just property, however that’s not the case. When the woman is not specifically named in the Bible, it’s because she is “hid,” carried in the bosom, protected and cherished in her husband, as a type of the Church being “hid” in Christ. (Col.3:3) For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. And that means when you name the husband, then you’ve also named the wife because they are one.

Notice also that this creates a set chain of authority. (1Co.11:8) For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man: (9) for neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man: (10) for this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head…  So the Word is saying a woman has delegated authority, and that authority comes through the man. If she is married, her authority comes through her husband; if she is unmarried, her authority comes through her father (Numbers 30). In the book of Esther, since Mordecai raised Hadassah his niece after she was orphaned, her authority came through him (Esther 2:7,20-22).

...What happens when the husband is not “giving honor to the woman”? As we just read, it says that his prayers will be hindered in 1 Peter 3:7. How does that happen? It happens because the husband is supposed to be the priest of his house, but a husband and wife are supposed to be one body. If the husband has in some way cut off or mistreated his wife, if he has not honored his wife, then he has “mutilated” his body.

The Hebrew word charam translated as “blemish” in the following passage, is also translated “to mutilate, especially the face … to slit the partition between the nostrils, or the lip, or the lobe of the ear.” Prayers come forth from our lips. (Lev.21:18) For whatsoever man he be that hath a blemish, he shall not approach... (21) no man of the seed of Aaron the priest, that hath a blemish, shall come nigh to offer the offerings of the Lord made by fire… If his body is mutilated, then his prayers are going to be hindered, because it says he can’t come near to present “the offerings of the Lord made by fire,” one type of which is prayer. ...

You know, folks, unless the commandments of God are ruling in us, we are not really abiding in Christ because, as the Bible says, (1Jn.2:24) As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. (25) And this is the promise which he promised us, [even] the life eternal. (26) These things have I written unto you concerning them that would lead you astray. Why would God tell us that? He tells us that for our own protection. ... We need to understand that, what we in our self-will consider to be limitations, are there because He loves us and wants to protect us.

God has standards that don’t change with society because, as you can see, when society changes, it just goes down the tubes. It becomes totally corrupt and swallowed up by the curse. What was fitting and proper 2000 years ago is still right. (Col.3:18) Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. This is not a question of interpretation. This is in black and white and a question of our obedience and respect for God and His Word. If we look at the Greek word translated there as “fitting,” according to Strong’s, this is “anḗkō … which means to "come up to a particular standard” or expectation, i.e. to what is proper (fit, becoming) to give what ‘is due or suitable’ (Souter); doing what is appropriately acceptable.”

Isn’t this what Jesus did? (Php.2:5) Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (6) who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, (7) but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; (8) and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. And isn’t this what Jesus said? (Mat.23:11) But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Jesus is our Example; Jesus should be our Goal.

... Now I understand that there are situations where the husband just will not take the lead, and so the wife feels that she has to, but two wrongs do not make a right. We have a clear command from the Lord. If the wife will pray and believe for her husband to fill that position of authority, and then back-off so that he has to make the decisions, he will learn to take the lead. I’ve been asked, “So what about husbands who do take their position, but use it very legalistically?” That’s still no excuse before the Lord for a wife to disobey her husband. Once again, if the wife will pray and believe for her husband to have a greater understanding of Scripture, the Lord will give him the wisdom he needs. We can trust God. He will honor our prayers for our spouse.

It’s a sorry state that things are reversed in our society. We’re in great corruption right now, because if the husband and wife are not one, if they are not fulfilling their God-ordained roles, then they are a “house divided.” And when a society comes out of God’s ordained order, that society is a “house divided” and will not stand. (Mat.12:25) And knowing their thoughts he (This is Jesus speaking.) said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. America is falling apart because of this.

(Eph.5:22) Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands Notice that this doesn’t say “unto some women’s ministry” or “unto the preacher.” This has broken up a lot of families because preachers thought they had a right to exercise authority over somebody else’s wife. It’s not permitted. There’s nobody more important to the wife than her husband because the Lord is going to deal with the wife through the husband.

(Eph.5:22) Wives, [be in subjection] unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. (23) For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, [being] himself the savior of the body. (24) But as the church is subject to Christ, so [let] the wives also [be] to their husbands in everything. (25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it (It’s a whole lot easier for a wife to obey her husband when he loves her, because what you sow, you reap {Galatians 6:7-8; 2 Corinthians 9:6}.) … (28) Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself: (29) for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church; (30) because we are members of his body.

(31) For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh. (32) This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church. (33) Nevertheless do ye also severally love each one his own wife even as himself; and [let] the wife [see] that she fear her husband. There it is again! There’s that chain of command.  The relationship of obedience and love that the Church should have to Christ is the same relationship of obedience and love that a woman should have to her husband. When the Church takes the lead, as she has in this day, judgment always comes. This is also true when the wife takes the lead. She is not abiding in the safety and blessing of Christ because she is not abiding in “that which ye heard from the beginning.”

Many wives disobey their husbands with the excuse that he is unspiritual or does not obey the Word in some way. Well, the Scriptures cover that situation, too. (1Pe.3:1) In like manner, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the word be gained by the behavior of their wives. This clearly makes the wife disobedient to the Lord if she is disobedient to her husband and, many times, ends in divorce rather than in winning the husband. It’s terrible that married couples are being advised by apostate leaders to divorce for reasons such as incompatibility, or mental cruelty, or weight gain, or substance abuse, etc. other than fornication. Even pastors are getting divorced for reasons other than fornication. But the whole point is that, if we will obey the Lord, God will bless us. In many cases, neither the husband nor the wife are obeying the Lord and so there’s no blessing, no favor or grace from God, in the family.

…Also, being married to an unbeliever is not grounds enough to leave them; only if they leave are you free. (1Co.7:12) But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave her. (13) And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband. (14) For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. (15) Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such [cases]: but God hath called us in peace.

There are a lot of unscriptural marriages out there, and many of them have been caused because both people were rebellious. They came together and couldn’t make it work, but they wouldn’t repent and submit to the Lord, they wouldn’t confess their sin, they wouldn’t give up their bitterness and unforgiveness, and therefore they were turned over to the tormentors. (Mat.18:34) And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due. (35) So shall also my heavenly Father do unto you, if ye forgive not every one his brother from your hearts. And when the marriage became nothing but a torment, they just split up.

You may be concerned, thinking, “What can I do if I got married before I came to the Lord?” Don’t worry about that, because everything we did before we came to the Lord was sin and we can’t go back and do anything about it. (1Co.7:12) But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave her. (13) And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband. (14) For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the brother: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. (15) Yet if the unbelieving departeth, let him depart: the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us in peace.

...[Important Note from the Author: Whether a husband is believing or unbelieving, he can still be very obnoxious, very overbearing, very sinful, and that’s very crucifying to the wife but that’s not an excuse to leave. In most cases, unless he is asking the wife to willfully sin, there can be submission on her part. However, no one should stay in a situation where their life or the lives of their children are in physical danger. We have permission in such a case to flee (Matthew 24:16; Luke 21:21; etc.) (Gen.19:17) And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the Plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.]

Remember that we read in 1Pe.3:1  In like manner, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, even if any obey not the word, they may without the word be gained by the behavior of their wives; (2) beholding your chaste behavior [coupled] with fear. The Greek word there for “fear” is phobos and it is translated in other places as “respect, reverence, sense of awe.” Why does the Lord command the wife to “fear” her husband? The wife must fear her husband, that is, she must respect, reverence, have a sense of awe toward him, because the husband has the Lord’s authority.

The wife should fear her husband just as the Church should fear Christ, Who is her Husband. (1Pe.3:3) Whose [adorning] let it not be the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on apparel; (4) but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in the incorruptible [apparel] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. (5) For after this manner aforetime the holy women also, who hoped in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: (6) as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord… The wife is not to go around the authority of the husband.

...Today people think that God has put women in positions of authority in the Church because the men won’t do their job, but in both the early Church and the Old Testament church, when women came into authority, it was considered a curse. (Isa.3:12) As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. Very much since the time of World War II, women have taken more and more authority in the Church while men have foolishly acquiesced and, proportionately, both the Church and society around them has become more and more corrupt. I was once asked, “Wasn’t there a woman judge in the Old Testament, David?” Yes, there was, but even in the Old Testament it was a shame and a rebuke in Israel for women to manipulate and domineer their husbands, so let’s take a look at that particular instance.

Deborah (Jdg.4:4) Now Deborah, a prophetess (Note that "prophetess” is not listed as an office of an elder or overseer in the New Testament {Ephesians 4:11}.), the wife of Lappidoth, (And here we see that Scripture is careful to point out she is using the delegated authority of God, which comes through her husband.), she judged Israel at that time. God prophesied through Deborah that a man, Barak, would take the lead to conquer the enemy (Judges 4:6-7). No male judge listed in the same chapters ever had to go find another man to take the lead; they conquered the enemy themselves.

Neither Othniel (Judges 3:9), or Ehud (Judges 3:15), or Shamgar (Judges 3:31), or Gideon (Judges 6:14) or Samson (Judges 13:24-25), called anybody else to do their job. And though Barak was the one who insisted that Deborah go with him to the war, he got rebuked and shamed for it. (Jdg.4:8) And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, I will not go. (9) And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding, the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honor; for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

For a woman to have been given the honor of killing Sisera was not honoring to the man. (Jdg.4:21) Then Jael Heber’s wife took a tent-pin, and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the pin into his temples, and it pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep; so he swooned and died. We can see that again in the story of Abimelech. (Jdg.9:52) And Abimelech came unto the tower, and fought against it, and drew near unto the door of the tower to burn it with fire. (53) And a certain woman cast an upper millstone upon Abimelech’s head, and brake his skull. (54) Then he called hastily unto the young man his armorbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and kill me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

In our Covenant of the New Testament, God says to us, (1Ti.2:11) Let a woman learn in quietness with all subjection. (12) But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion over a man (That’s the Greek anér meaning “a male human being; a man, husband.”), but to be in quietness. Although anything a woman speaks to a man that he does not already know could be accounted as teaching, that’s too broad an interpretation. For example, there’s no verse that says a woman cannot witness what God did for her, as here with Anna. (Luk.2:36) And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity, (37) and she had been a widow even unto fourscore and four years), who departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night and day. (38) And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. On the other hand, the woman is forbidden to hold the office of an Evangelist.

(1Ti.2:13) For Adam was first formed (Reference Genesis 2:21-23.), then Eve; (14) and Adam was not beguiled, but the woman being beguiled hath fallen into transgression. Satan knows that the woman can be more easily beguiled, and the man can be more easily tempted to follow her, just as it was with Adam. (Gen.3:12) And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. (13) And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

If you look up the Hebrew word nasha, translated there as “beguiled,” you find that the literal meaning is “to lend on interest, be a creditor.” What happened here? The woman was brought into bondage to the serpent; she became a debtor to him. (Gen.3:16) Unto the woman he (This is the Lord speaking.) said, I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire (Strong’s says this is “from shuwq in the original sense of stretching out after; a longing – desire.”) shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. The Hebrew word there for “rule” is mashal and it means “have dominion, reign, gain control, govern.” This is the command of the Lord.

(Gen.3:17) And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake. Notice the first sin that brought the curse on humanity was the man submitting to his wife instead of the Lord, and do you think it would not bring a curse today? Just as the husband should make it easy for the wife to obey, the wife should make it easy for the husband to be the head, because if he’s not, it’s going to bring a curse on the entire family. …

…The only area where women are allowed to teach is to those women who are older in the Lord. They are called to teach the younger women about things concerning the home, children, and maintaining a right relationship to their husband; no where are they called to teach doctrine. (Tit.2:1) But speak thou (Paul is still addressing Titus here.) the things which befit the sound doctrine: (3) that aged women likewise be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; (4) that they may train the young women to love their husbands … Christ, Who is our Husband, tells us that the only way we can love Him is to keep His commandments, and so it is with the woman and her husband. (Joh.14:15) If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments.

(Tit.2:4) That they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, (5) [to be] sober-minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, being in subjection to their own husbands (Notice the chain of command and delegated authority.), that the word of God be not blasphemed. Under the husband, the woman has authority over the household and the children. (Eph.6:1) Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. (2) Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise {Deuteronomy 5:16}). (1Ti.5:14) I desire therefore that the younger [widows] marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling.

...People who claim God as their Savior and Lord are going to live their lives like it was laid out in the Scriptures because God is going to restore all things. (Joe.2:23) Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first [month]. It’s going to happen twice, with the “former rain” and with the “latter rain.” God is going to pour out His Holy Spirit in order to restore all things and the true people of God are going to love to serve Him in agreement with the Word. Praise the Lord!

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