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Family Headship

The purpose of this study is to understand what it means to be under authority, be in a position of authority, the hieratical order, and its operation. This is pivotal to the theocratic institution that Elohim has established, both the tangible and intangible. We will answer the following questions.

  • What is the Elohim ordained order of headship?
  • Who is under headship or someone else's authority?
  • What was Yahshua's purpose prophetically?
  • How is the divine hierarchy similar to the one in the family?
  • How is sin defined in scripture?
  • What commands have we been given through our divine authority?
  • What authority has been given to man?
  • What is the hierarchy of authority in the household?
  • What should be the focus of the family unit?

The hieratical authority in the family was first established in the garden of Eden when Chavah was created for Adam. The divine hierarchy was set forth at the very beginning of things.

    Be imitators of me, even as I also am of the Anointed. Now I praise you, brothers, that you remember me in all things, and hold firm the traditions, even as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know that the head of every man is the Anointed, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of the Anointed is Elohim. (1 Corinthians 11:1-3 RNWEB)

The head denotes leadership, the first in rank or the one in charge.

    Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. (1 Corinthians 11:4 RNWEB)

The father is the head, Yahshua the Anointed is subordinate to the father, and man is subordinate to Yahshua, he's the head and has authority over man.

The order of headship is as follows:

 

YAH -> Yahshua the Anointed -> Man -> Woman -> Children.

Lets look at what it means to have a head or person in authority over us.

    Yahshua therefore answered them, "My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from Elohim, or if I am speaking from myself. (John 7:16-17 RNWEB)
    Yahshua cried out and said, "Whoever believes in me, believes not in me, but in him who sent me. He who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. If anyone listens to my sayings, and doesn't believe, I don't judge him. For I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me, and doesn't receive my sayings, has one who judges him. The word that I spoke, the same will judge him in the last day. For I spoke not from myself, but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. I know that his commandment is eternal life. The things therefore which I speak, even as the Father has said to me, so I speak." (John 12:44-50 RNWEB)

Yahshua doesn't speak in his own authority, he's in subjection to the father.

    YAH your Elohim will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me; to him you shall listen; according to all that you desired of YAH your Elohim in Chorev in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of YAH my Elohim, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I not die. YAH said to me, They have well said that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a prophet from among their brothers, like you; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. (Deuteronomy 18:15-18 RNWEB)

A leader follows instructions, he's in subjection to a head, we are all under headship, which starts with YAH, then Yahshua, man, women, and finally children. Were going to look closely at this hierarchy in scripture and the controversy going on in some circles about a woman keeping her head covered and the purpose behind it.

In this scripture we know the prophet that's being spoken about is Yahshua. He didn't come to introduce anything new, everything that he did was directly related to the fulfillment of prophecy.

    It shall happen, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. (Deuteronomy 18:19 RNWEB)
    He who doesn't love me doesn't keep my words. THE WORD WHICH YOU HEAR ISN'T MINE, BUT THE FATHER'S WHO SENT ME. (John 14:24 RNWEB)
    But that the world may know that I love the Father, and AS THE FATHER COMMANDED ME, EVEN SO I DO. Arise, let us go from here. (John 14:31 RNWEB)
    If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I HAVE KEPT MY FATHER'S COMMANDMENTS, and remain in his love. (John 15:10 RNWEB)

Yahshua didn't come to give us new commandments, he always kept and gave his fathers commandments as they were written in the Law.

    Yahshua therefore said to them, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM he, and I do nothing of myself, BUT AS MY FATHER TAUGHT ME, I SAY THESE THINGS. He who sent me is with me. The Father hasn't left me alone, FOR I ALWAYS DO THE THINGS THAT ARE PLEASING TO HIM." (John 8:28-29 RNWEB)

Yahshua never taught or did anything that was not mandated by the Father. Lets look at what the requirement is for the man in scripture.

    While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. LISTEN TO HIM." (Matthew 17:5 RNWEB)

The Most High is telling us to listen to his son Yahshua.

    Yahshua said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER, EXCEPT THROUGH ME. (John 14:6 RNWEB)

This hierarchy will be important because the same order of headship is setup in the household.

    Whatever YOU WILL ASK IN MY NAME, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (John 14:13 RNWEB)

We should never pray to anyone but YAH, we pray to the father in the name of the son, Yahshua, this is important because the son bears the fathers name, and the father is King over all things, the giver of life.

    "In that day you will ask me no questions. Most certainly I tell you, WHATEVER YOU MAY ASK OF THE FATHER IN MY NAME, he will give it to you. (John 16:23 RNWEB)
    Elohim, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the ages. (Hebrews 1:1-2 RNWEB)

YAH has spoken to us through his son, who is the head of man on the earth, teaching us how we should serve Elohim. Lets look at mans position, role, and responsibility.

    The man knew Chavah his wife. She conceived, and gave birth to Kayin, and said, "I have gotten a man with YAH's help." Again she gave birth, to Kayin's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Kayin was a tiller of the ground. As time passed, it happened that Kayin brought an offering to YAH from the fruit of the ground. Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat of it. YAH respected Abel and his offering, but he didn't respect Kayin and his offering. Kayin was very angry, and the expression on his face fell. (Genesis 4:1-5 RNWEB)
    YAH said to Kayin, "Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, will it not be lifted up? IF YOU DON'T DO WELL, SIN CROUCHES AT THE DOOR. ITS DESIRE IS FOR YOU, BUT YOU ARE TO RULE OVER IT." (Genesis 4:6-7 RNWEB)

Sin is transgression of the law (1 John 3:4), Elohim told kayin that his ruler ship and authority should be over sin. Elohim rejected Kayin because he was not a sincere practitioner of his commandments, he was not an obedient servant, and we clearly see this after examining what took place when his offering was rejected. He murdered his brother, he was a liar, when he was asked where his brother was he said am I my brothers keeper, and finally he responded with a great deal of insolence and repugnancy. These were the reasons his offerings were rejected, he didn't just do these things for no reason, it already had to be within him, his thoughts were already corrupt, it had nothing to do with his offering being fruits and vegetables.

    He isn't greater in this house than I, neither has he kept back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against Elohim?" (Genesis 39:9 RNWEB)

Sin is transgression of the law, and this shows there were laws before the Sinaitic covenant. Joseph is acknowledging his submission to his head Elohim.

    For I have known him, to the end that he may command his children and his household after him, that they may keep the way of YAH, to do righteousness and justice; to the end that YAH may bring on Abraham that which he has spoken of him." (Genesis 18:19 RNWEB)

This is Elohim speaking about Abraham, and it's clear that he expected Abraham to command his children and household to follow Elohim's ways because he's in authority over it, and at the same time we see that he is putting himself under the authority of Elohim.

    I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and will give to your seed all these lands. In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because ABRAHAM OBEYED MY VOICE, AND KEPT MY CHARGE, MY COMMANDMENTS, MY STATUTES, AND MY LAWS." (Genesis 26:4-5 RNWEB)

Abraham obeyed and was subordinate to Elohim's commandments, statutes, and laws.

Were using these examples as representations of mankind, first with Kayin a disobedient individual, then Joseph an obedient individual who showed his level of obedience and submission by his actions and the words he spoke. Finally, we looked at Abraham who Elohim knew would command, direct, and govern his house according to the laws and precepts, he set before him.

    Know therefore this day, and lay it to your heart, that YAH he is Elohim in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is none else. You shall keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land, which YAH your Elohim gives you, forever. (Deuteronomy 4:39-40 RNWEB)

Moshe is speaking to a mixed multitude of over two million people telling them to keep Elohim's statutes, which we have also seen being done by Abraham and Joseph. Yahshua said "I keep the fathers commandments and always do the things that are pleasing to him."

    "You shall observe a feast to me three times a year. You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib (for in it you came out from Egypt), and no one shall appear before me empty. And the Feast of Harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you sow in the field: and the Feast of Harvest, at the end of the year, when you gather in your labors out of the field. (Exodus 23:14-16 RNWEB)

Elohim is mandating that three times per year, we need to make a presentation to him with a feast. We have been given essentially four fixed feasts by command, Unleavened bread day 1 and 7, Pentecost, Tabernacles day 1 and 8, and New Moons. These are the times males make their presentation.

    Three times in the year all your males shall appear before YAH Elohim. (Exodus 23:17 RNWEB)

Males shall appear, the females are not mentioned. Three times in the year all males must make a presentation before YAH Elohim, because they are the heads of the household.

    but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it; for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die." YAH Elohim said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." Out of the ground YAH Elohim formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him. YAH Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. He made the rib, which YAH Elohim had taken from the man, into a woman, and brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:17-22 RNWEB)

Man was made then given dominion over the earth, he had already named all the creatures and had possession of his habitat before YAH said he would make him a help mate, someone that would be a complement to him and provide support, encouragement, and carry out his instructions and duties. Man was created and designed to represent stability for the earth.

    The man said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother, and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh. (Genesis 2:23-24 RNWEB)

The male and female relationship was designed to be two acting as one, a husband and wife living in a household shouldn't be going in different directions. Scripture says, how shall two walk together unless they agree, and a divided house shall not stand? This just creates animosity, contention, and discomfort, and these are not the attributes that Elohim has endorsed and commanded us to live by, these come from Satan himself. When there is no respect for headship, the hierarchy that Elohim has created, we shouldn't expect nothing more than a corrupt society.

    Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which YAH Elohim had made. He said to the woman, "Has Elohim really said, 'You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?'" The woman said to the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, Elohim has said, 'You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" (Genesis 3:1-3 RNWEB)

Woman understood the commandment not to eat the fruit of the tree in the center of the garden, and it was most likely taught to her by the man. Elohim will test all his disciples and servants to make sure they will remain faithful. Now the serpent approached the woman not the man, the woman is the weaker vessel, and were not just referring to strength, but the entire construct of mind, will, and emotions.

    The serpent said to the woman, "You won't surely die, for Elohim knows that in the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like Elohim, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:4-5 RNWEB)

Elohim created the woman to be perfect, but now she is being told if she eats from the fruit of the tree she will be better, just like the head. This temptation plays off of the lust of the flesh and there are three specific things the Adversary can usually seduce a man with, lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life.

    When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:6 RNWEB)

Adam, the head, communicated the commandment, and he was supposed to stand firm on this position.

    The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. They heard the voice of YAH Elohim walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of YAH Elohim among the trees of the garden. YAH Elohim called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?" The man said, "I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." Elohim said, "WHO TOLD YOU THAT YOU WERE NAKED? HAVE YOU EATEN FROM THE TREE THAT I COMMANDED YOU NOT TO EAT FROM?" (Genesis 3:7-11 RNWEB)

It says, "who told you", not what told you. The idea that it was a snake speaking, which is a "what", doesn't align with scripture.

    The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate." (Genesis 3:12 RNWEB)

The man blamed it on the woman that Elohim gave him rather than taking responsibility himself, he was the one in charge. By saying this, he was literally placing the blame on Elohim because he gave him the woman.

    YAH Elohim said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." (Genesis 3:13 RNWEB)
    To Adam he said, "Because you have listened to your wife's voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the herb of the field. By the sweat of your face will you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken. For you are dust, and to dust you shall return." (Genesis 3:17-19 RNWEB)

The woman was created to be the helpmate, man should not be harkening to her voice. This does not mean the male should dominate and dictate with an iron hand, that's not what scripture tells us, it says for every man to hold his position with the authority that has been given to him.

We all die today due to Adam and Eves decision, because Eve chose to be better than she actually was, not realizing she was a princess on the earth and made perfect, it was vanity that caused her fall. Adam fell because of the lust of the flesh and not holding his role and responsibility as a man on the earth. Man and women may generally want different things, however it's Mans responsibility to make the decision if it's right for the household at that time. The woman does not have the authority to bear the responsibility or the pressures of the household, that rests on the man.

    Don't give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. (Proverbs 31:3 RNWEB)

Solomon's demise was on account of the 700 princesses and 300 concubines he had married, building them all idols and images to pacify and appease them, not minding his head, which was Elohim, who commanded us not to make graven images and bow down to them.

    Don't trust in a neighbor. Don't put confidence in a friend. With the woman lying in your embrace, be careful of the words of your mouth! (Micah 7:5 RNWEB)

We need to be careful what we say to a woman who lies in our embrace. Elohim is telling us to be very careful about revealing the secret things, and specifically warns us about telling a woman that we have become close to. This also warns about revealing information to a neighbor or friend, showing how important it is that we learn to bridle our tongue.

    The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter, (Deuteronomy 28:56 RNWEB)

If someone's eye is evil toward you, it would be foolish to tell them sensitive or secret things.

Generally, a female will subject themselves to strong male guidance as long as the male is leading. The male would be foolish not to listen to the woman's thoughts and carefully consider them before making a decision on a matter. There are things women will see that men just can't see and vice versa.

    Moshe spoke to the heads of the tribes of the children of Yisra'el, saying, This is the thing which YAH has commanded. When a man vows a vow to YAH, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth. Also when a woman vows a vow to YAH, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth, and her father hears her vow, and her bond with which she has bound her soul, and her father holds his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she has bound her soul shall stand. But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears, none of her vows, or of her bonds with which she has bound her soul, shall stand: and YAH will forgive her, because her father disallowed her. (Numbers 30:1-5 RNWEB)

The father allows or disallows his daughters vow because he's the head, the one in authority over her, and he's in subjection to his head. In the old testament this was Elohim, in this age it's Yahshua who is in subjection to Elohim. If a man makes a vow he is fully accountable and must answer to his head, however when a woman makes a vow she is accountable to the male, which is her head.

    If she be [married] to a husband, while her vows are on her, or the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul, and her husband hear it, and hold his peace at her in the day that he hears it; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds with which she has bound her soul shall stand. But if her husband disallow her in the day that he hears it, then he shall make void her vow which is on her, and the rash utterance of her lips, with which she has bound her soul: and YAH will forgive her. (Numbers 30:6-8 RNWEB)

If a married woman is purposely making vows that her husband forbids, she is rebelling against Elohim. The female cannot penalize the man for being in the position of authority that Elohim has given him, and if the male is not walking in that role he's being derelict in his duty and responsibility.

    But the vow of a widow, or of her who is divorced, [even] everything with which she has bound her soul, shall stand against her. If she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and didn't disallow her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she bound her soul shall stand. But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband has made them void; and YAH will forgive her. (Numbers 30:9-12 RNWEB)

For instance, if a woman makes a vow in the passion of the moment and pledges 100.00/month to a charity, and the husbands hears this knowing about her spiritual immaturity and the things that she tends to give more importance to, such as her hair, nails, and clothes, he can disallow the vow, so she is not put in a position of breaking it.

    Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void. But if her husband altogether holds his peace at her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows, or all her bonds, which are on her: he has established them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. But if he shall make them null and void after that he has heard them, then he shall bear her lawlessness. (Numbers 30:13-15 RNWEB)

When a man nullifies a woman's vows after hearing them, he will bear her lawlessness for breaking the vow.

The Father, YAH, is the head of us all, man is the image and the glory of him. He allows or disallows, establishes law, and sets the processes and procedures of his house.

    These are the statutes, which YAH commanded Moshe, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her father's house. (Numbers 30:16 RNWEB)
    Now Sarai, Abram's wife, bore him no children. She had a handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. Sarai said to Abram, "See now, YAH has restrained me from bearing. Please go in to my handmaid. It may be that I will obtain children by her." Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. (Genesis 16:1-2 RNWEB)

Sarai stepped forward and told her husband because I cannot give you any children take my handmaiden, and Abram did as his wife said.

    Sarai, Abram's wife, took Hagar the Egyptian, her handmaid, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Kena`an, and gave her to Abram her husband to be his wife. (Genesis 16:3 RNWEB)

Abram took the hand maiden as his wife, so now he has two.

    He went in to Hagar, and she conceived. When she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. Sarai said to Abram, "This wrong is your fault. I gave my handmaid into your bosom, and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes. YAH judge between me and you." (Genesis 16:4-5 RNWEB)

This didn't work out the way Sarai wanted, so she told Abram that her mistake of giving him her maiden, is on him. Abram is the head of the household, he could have rejected the maiden that Sarai gave him as his second wife.

    Or don't you know, brothers (for I speak to men who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man for as long as he lives? (Romans 7:1 RNWEB)

The Father is the head of everyone, he represents law, which we find in the first five books of the bible, and the law is over a man, as long as he lives.

    For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband. (Romans 7:2 RNWEB)

Just as a man is in subjection to Elohim's laws, the woman is in subjection to her husbands laws while he lives. If the woman rebels against her husband she is rebelling against Elohim. The husbands laws must be in subjection to laws Elohim.

    So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man. (Romans 7:3 RNWEB)
    A wife is bound by law for as long as her husband lives; but if the husband is dead, she is free to be married to whoever she desires, only in YAH. (1 Corinthians 7:39 RNWEB)
    Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to YAH. For the husband is the head of the wife, and the Anointed also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. (Ephesians 5:22-23 RNWEB)
    Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in YAH. Husbands, love your wives, and don't be bitter against them. (Colossians 3:18-19 RNWEB)
    In like manner, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word; seeing your pure behavior in fear. (1 Peter 3:1-2 RNWEB)

When we're dealing with an unstable, emasculated, and insecure male, it's very easy to move him, and even though he may have good intentions toward Elohim's word and want to understand it, the love of the flesh as it relates to his wife as the weaker vessel will over power any sound theocratic decision that he should be making to govern his house. What generally happens is we end up with is a woman that's happy in the flesh and grieved in her heart, due to her husbands lack of leadership.

    Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of Elohim very precious. For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in Elohim also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him master, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror. You husbands, in like manner, live with your wives according to knowledge, giving honor to the woman, as to the weaker vessel, as being also joint heirs of the grace of life; that your prayers may not be hindered. Finally, be all like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous, (1 Peter 3:3-8 RNWEB)
    Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. (1 Corinthians 11:4-6 RNWEB)

It was ashamed for a woman in the days of old to shave her head, in Corinth and all Greek societies what prostitutes did was shaved their head and put on wigs to show the community what they did for a living. In the days of old Elohim told the man to shave his head, and it's a very similar concept.

    Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lakhish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Tziyon; For the transgressions of Yisra'el were found in you. Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moreshet-Gat. The houses of Akhziv will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Yisra'el. I will yet bring to you, inhabitant of Mareshah. He who is the glory of Yisra'el will come to `Adullam. Shave your heads, and cut off your hair for the children of your delight. Enlarge your baldness like the eagle; for they have gone into captivity from you! (Micah 1:13-16 RNWEB)

She went into captivity due to idolatry, she forsook the covenant. Elohim told Yisrael to shave her head, which is a sign of shame. The prostitutes in Corinth were doing the same thing.

    You shall tell them, This is the nation that has not listened to the voice of YAH their Elohim, nor received instruction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth. CUT OFF YOUR HAIR, [Yerushalayim], and cast it away, and take up a lamentation on the bare heights; for YAH has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath. (Jeremiah 7:28-29 RNWEB)
    But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved. (1 Corinthians 11:5 RNWEB)

If a woman prays or prophesies with her head uncovered, she dishonors her husband. She does not need to walk around with her head constantly covered just during ecclesiastical events.

    For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it's shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. (1 Corinthians 11:6 RNWEB)

If it's shameful for a woman to have a shaved head then let her be covered. Every woman that comes into an ecclesiastical institution with her head uncovered dishonors her husband.

    For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of Elohim, but the woman is the glory of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:7 RNWEB)

The man is the one that's accountable for the household and its spiritual direction, not the woman. The problem in many households is these roles have been reversed.

    For man is not from woman, but woman from man; for neither was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For this cause the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. (1 Corinthians 11:8-10 RNWEB)

The woman wears a covering in ecclesiastical institutions to show the divine order (angels) that she is under authority, a woman cannot come before Elohim and present herself as a man, she must present herself as a compliment and helper to man.

A righteous male head realizes he must serve Elohim in the role and position he was given in the household, which is directing the house spiritually according to the theocratic construct that Elohim established. This also includes righteously governing all matters through the established theocratic protocols, which means properly dispersing responsibility, making sure things are handled in good order, and there is peace, stability, and harmony in the household. This position in no way gives the male authority to abuse the female verbally, mentally, emotionally, or physically. The male and female both take a vow in matrimony, and they are joined as one flesh, she becomes a part of his body, and no man goes around abusing himself.

    Nevertheless, neither is the woman independent of the man, nor the man independent of the woman, in the Master. (1 Corinthians 11:11 RNWEB)

It's important we don't build relationships without having built our foundation on Elohim and his word, we must first have a love for him if we are going to follow and put in place the theocratic protocols necessary to bring peace and harmony to the family.

    For as woman came from man, so a man also comes through a woman; but all things are from Elohim. Judge for yourselves. Is it appropriate that a woman pray to Elohim unveiled? Doesn't even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him? (1 Corinthians 11:12-14 RNWEB)
    But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given to her for a covering. But if any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither do Elohim's assemblies. (1 Corinthians 11:15-16 RNWEB)

Shaul is saying this is not a law in the assemblies of Elohim, in other words it's not in the law book. He is just talking about ethics as it relates to the headship and submission to the head as ordained by the hierarchal structures established by the divine order.

    Rivka lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she dismounted from the camel. She said to the servant, "Who is the man who is walking in the field to meet us?" The servant said, "It is my master." SHE TOOK HER VEIL, AND COVERED HERSELF. (Genesis 24:64-65 RNWEB)

She took a veil and covered herself when she saw her husband coming. Remember even though they had not met at this point the marriage covenant was entered when Rivka agreed to take Isaac as her husband and gifts were received by her.

    YAH spoke to Moshe, saying, "Speak to the children of Yisra'el, and tell them: If any man's wife goes astray, and is unfaithful to him, and a man lies with her carnally, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and is kept close, and she is defiled, and there is no witness against her, and she isn't taken in the act; and the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she isn't defiled: then the man shall bring his wife to the Priest, and shall bring her offering for her: the tenth part of an efah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it, nor put frankincense on it, for it is a meal offering of jealousy, a meal offering of memorial, bringing lawlessness to memory. The Priest shall bring her near, and set her before YAH; and the Priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the Priest shall take, and put it into the water. The Priest shall set the woman before YAH, and let the hair of the woman's head go loose, and put the meal offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal offering of jealousy. The Priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that brings a curse. (Numbers 5:11-18 RNWEB)

It's written in the Hebraic Talmud, for a woman to bare her head in public was ashamed. This was part of their culture and today in the western society woman proudly display their heads and expensive hair styles.

    For a man indeed ought not to have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of Elohim, but the woman is the glory of the man. (1 Corinthians 11:7 RNWEB)
    Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. (1 Corinthians 11:4 RNWEB)

When a woman if praying, petitioning Elohim or prophesying, which is receiving an oracle induced by divine means, she should have her head covered.

    Let the husband render to his wife the affection owed her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife doesn't have authority over her own body, but the husband. Likewise also the husband doesn't have authority over his own body, but the wife. (1 Corinthians 7:3-4 RNWEB)
    If he takes another wife to himself, he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marital rights. (Exodus 21:10 RNWEB)

If a man marries a woman it becomes his responsibility to provide for her, the structure of the household needs to be centered on the provision and stabilization of the family, directed by the male. It's the males duty and responsibility to make sure that food, remnant, provisions, and stability is made for the household, whether it's done through him solely or through him and his wife, where the two have become one anyway, it doesn't matter just as long as he sets the direction for the household. The female is there to compliment him and in today's society none of the dictates given by Elohim for the family are generally practiced.

Every relationship should be predicated on one thing first, and that's spirituality. When a woman is interviewing a man she needs to see if he has spiritual interests, and if he does, what provisions has he made to achieve his spiritual goals. When man interviews a woman as a wife he needs to see if she is genuinely interested in a spiritual foundation and development. This is what our relationship has to be established on, if it's not were going to have problems because then our relationship is based on carnality and is flesh driven. The flesh only endures for a time, however the spirit is eternal, it's everlasting, Elohim requires us to come together in spirit, truth, and holiness to obtain a reverent seed.

    for Elohim is not a Elohim of confusion, but of peace. As in all the assemblies of the holy ones, let your wives keep silent in the assemblies, for it has not been permitted for them to speak; but let them be in subjection, as the law also says. (1 Corinthians 14:33-34 RNWEB)

Everything must be done in an orderly fashion, in accordance with the hierarchy Elohim has established.

    Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Master. For the husband is the head of the wife, and the Anointed also is the head of the assembly, being himself the savior of the body. (Ephesians 5:22-23 RNWEB)
    But I would have you know that the head of every man is the Anointed, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of the Anointed is Elohim. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman praying or prophesying with her head unveiled dishonors her head. For it is one and the same thing as if she were shaved. (1 Corinthians 11:3-5 RNWEB)

We are commanded to honor our mother and father, so when they establish laws in the house, and we don't follow them, we are dishonoring them. The very same application of the honor code applies to the female in how she honors the male, because the female was created for the male.

    For Yerushalayim is ruined, and' is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against YAH, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sedom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves. Tell the righteous "Good!" For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths. (Isaiah 3:8-12 RNWEB)

A woman should not be in a household letting the male bring things into disarray because he's not functioning as the head. The problem of the male putting himself in subjection to his wife exists because there are many males in today's society that have been raised by woman, without a proper male influence in their lives. The father of a male child should use his given authority and teach him on how to be a man based on the precepts Elohim has established. This does not apply to all males and females, but sadly a large number.

    Behold, YAH makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants. It will be as with the people, so with the Priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest. The earth will be utterly emptied and utterly laid waste; for YAH has spoken this word. The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish. THE EARTH ALSO IS POLLUTED UNDER ITS INHABITANTS, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TRANSGRESSED THE LAWS, VIOLATED THE STATUTES, AND BROKEN THE EVERLASTING COVENANT. (Isaiah 24:1-5 RNWEB)
    Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. (Isaiah 24:6 RNWEB)
    Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what communion has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14 RNWEB)

It's important that we only develop relationships with others walking in the covenant, this includes not only marriage but friends also.

    For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? Only, as Elohim has distributed to each man, as the Master has called each, so let him walk. So I command in all the assemblies. (1 Corinthians 7:16-17 RNWEB)
    But to the married I command--not I, but the Master--that the wife not leave her husband (but if she departs, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband not leave his wife. But to the rest I--not the Master--say, if any brother has an unbelieving wife, and she is content to live with him, let him not leave her. (1 Corinthians 7:10-12 RNWEB)
    The woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he is content to live with her, let her not leave her husband. (1 Corinthians 7:13 RNWEB)

If the spouse is content to dwell and not inhibit the other as a believer there is always a possibility the non believing spouse will become a believer.

    For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in the husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. (1 Corinthians 7:14 RNWEB)

The believing spouse would sanctify the children, one reason for this would be they would teach the children the laws of sanctification, which an unbelieving parent not only wouldn't, but it's likely they will teach them the opposite.

    Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but Elohim has called us in peace. (1 Corinthians 7:15 RNWEB)

If an unbelieving spouse departs, the believing party is no longer bound by their vow of marriage.

    and that older women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderers nor enslaved to much wine, teachers of that which is good; that they may train the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sober minded, chaste, workers at home, kind, BEING IN SUBJECTION TO THEIR OWN HUSBANDS, THAT ELOHIM'S WORD MAY NOT BE BLASPHEMED. (Titus 2:3-5 RNWEB)
    Likewise, exhort the younger men to be sober minded; IN ALL THINGS SHOWING YOURSELF AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD WORKS; IN YOUR TEACHING SHOWING INTEGRITY, SERIOUSNESS, INCORRUPTIBILITY, AND SOUNDNESS OF SPEECH THAT CAN'T BE CONDEMNED; THAT HE WHO OPPOSES YOU MAY BE ASHAMED, HAVING NO EVIL THING TO SAY ABOUT US. Exhort servants to be in subjection to their own masters, and to be well-pleasing in all things; not contradicting; not stealing, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of Elohim, our Savior, in all things. (Titus 2:6-10 RNWEB)
    In like manner, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; so that, even if any don't obey the Word, they may be won by the behavior of their wives without a word; (1 Peter 3:1 RNWEB)

The wife has the responsibility to walk in subjection even if their husband doesn't obey the word of Elohim, so he may be won of by her actions. It's also her job to tell her husband what she sees and perceives, she was made to be a compliment and helper, which includes offering direction and advice even though the male gets the final word.

    seeing your pure behavior in fear. Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; BUT IN THE HIDDEN PERSON OF THE HEART, IN THE INCORRUPTIBLE ADORNMENT OF A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT, WHICH IS IN THE SIGHT OF ELOHIM VERY PRECIOUS. For this is how the holy women before, who hoped in Elohim also adorned themselves, being in subjection to their own husbands: as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him master, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror. YOU HUSBANDS, IN LIKE MANNER, LIVE WITH YOUR WIVES ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE, GIVING HONOR TO THE WOMAN, AS TO THE WEAKER VESSEL, AS BEING ALSO JOINT HEIRS OF THE GRACE OF LIFE; THAT YOUR PRAYERS MAY NOT BE HINDERED. (1 Peter 3:2-7 RNWEB)

The husband should be giving honor and respect to the wife, providing her with the things she needs, which includes listening to her, being affectionate, and putting her needs above his own. The husband and wife should work together in synergy as a team, where the needs of the other comes before their own. If the relationship between husband and wife is not operating under Elohim's established protocols of walking as joint heirs in the grace of life, prayer will be hindered and things may not go well, making it difficult to be able to move forward as a family unit.

    Finally, BE ALL LIKE-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, LOVING AS BROTHERS, TENDERHEARTED, COURTEOUS, NOT RENDERING EVIL FOR EVIL, OR REVILING FOR REVILING; BUT INSTEAD BLESSING; KNOWING THAT TO THIS WERE YOU CALLED, THAT YOU MAY INHERIT A BLESSING. For, "He who would love life, and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil, and do good. Let him seek peace, and pursue it. For the eyes of YAH are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of YAH is against those who do evil." (1 Peter 3:8-12 RNWEB)

 

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