Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Part 16: Jezebel vs Sarah - Headship and Divine Order

As this series of posts is brought forth, there is a stirring and shaking of what must be stirred and shaken in us. In days to come, and, even today already as judgment has begun in the church, pretenders in the Lord's kingdom will be exposed. On the other hand, those who humble themselves will be exalted. Let's accept and help each other to accept the work that is to fall willingly on The Stone.

42) Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43) Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44) And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder

Matthew 21:42-44

At this point in the series the importance of modeling should be understood, recently noting the exalted reality of Christ and His Bride and how a man and woman are intended to correctly model this relationship in marriage. The scriptures make this plain, as read soberly in the Light of Day, so to speak. There is another closely related model for a man and woman that is based upon headship and glory.

Those of us in the Kingdom of the One who is the true Light of the world (John 8:12) may take a lesson from what is manifesting as the counterfeit, letting it speak to us about the importance of earthly representations. Satan's schemes leverage modeling using falsified forms to accomplish his goals and exploit the ignorant. He mimics what the true God does but only ever in forms bent and bending, and we ourselves have been bent by conforming to the bent models and rejecting the true!

The so-called Hermetic maxim, "As above, so below," is the common pagan and mystery tradition acknowledgement of a spiritual reality that is also presented in the scriptures. "As below, so above" is the corollary unspoken proposition of the Hermetic maxim, which means more directly that what we see and hear is more than a reflection and tangible witness of the intangible reality in another realm or realms. It means that what is in the natural influentially involves what is in the supernatural. You will know, if your eyes have been opened to such, that what is presented to the physical eye in logos and visual imagery, and what is presented to the physical ear in the ringing of bells, tonal combinations and rhythms and, yes, words spoken, truly has supernatural influence. Such things are inspired to be made and done to bring forth such influence! The saturation of our environment with Satan's mimicry testifies of the evil behind it as a source, yes, and this modeling of twisted forms in the natural powerfully influences the supernatural realm and its resident angelic agencies.

If you follow me so far, you understand that what model we follow in our life conforms us to one image or another, to Christ or antichrist, Bride or Mystery Babylon, mother of harlots, to Sarah or Jezebel. The model we choose through obedience or rebellion will mold us and influence others around us. What we do and don't do in obedience, and, what we do and don't do in disobedience is behavior that manifests in the natural yet impacts in the supernatural. The marriage relationship is one very important model that we walk out in the earthly in literal shoe leather that bears a powerful testimony in heaven. Another that is also based upon headship order is head covering. These two that relate particularly to headship are primary targets of Jezebel as she leads women and men in rebellion. Friends, the devil is not stupid. He doesn't make three dollar bills and he doesn't invest his efforts where he gets no return.

Consider this revelation of divine authority from the fifth chapter of Ephesians, where the great mystery about the Bride model is set forth.

22) Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Ephesians 5:22-23

There, it's explaining why the women are to submit themselves to their own husbands. The divine order of authority is presented in the eleventh chapter of 1 Corinthians as a basis for this related model.

3) and I wish you to know that of every man the head is the Christ, and the head of a woman is the husband, and the head of Christ is God.
4) Every man praying or prophesying, having the head covered, doth dishonour his head,
5) and every woman praying or prophesying with the head uncovered, doth dishonour her own head, for it is one and the same thing with her being shaven,

1 Corinthians 11:3-5 (YLT)

Note that there are two kinds of heads. One is a superior bodily appendage that generally has hair, the other kind has the appointment of relative divine authority. The head that would be covered or not would be the kind of head with hair that may be covered with something akin to a hat. With that simple understanding, the action involved is not hard to understand. I've made a lengthy presentation on the subject already (Headcovering - a highly recommended read) so I won't be duplicating it here, but the point about this as a necessary model for the daughters of Sarah must be made.

Both models are important, submission within marriage and headcovering. These both involve men and women and the right model of headship. One is for married men and women, the other for men and women without regard to marital status. If you understand what I described as an "as below, so above" principle, you should have insight into the marriage model I've been presenting and also into the glory covering and uncovering action of the hat.

Most folk these days think such as hats, bonnets, scarves, burkahs, kippahs and tallis are as empty symbols that are devoid of power. They generally don't get that "symbols rule the world" (Confucius). They don't get that ignoring the second commandment has brought such a curse that they are easy prey when the mark of the Beast is introduced. They don't get that ignoring commands about things that appear to be of no consequence invites curses of demonic deception and possession. Most folk won't get it until too late. I pray that's not you.

Angels are specifically referenced in the passage about headcovering, yet most take no heed.

because of this the woman ought to have [a token of] authority upon the head, because of the messengers; [angels]
1 Corinthians 11:10 (YLT)

Let's make some simple observations. Our response to the Lord's commands is the basis for blessings and curses. The realm of the supernatural engages on our behalf or against us, depending upon our obedience. Jezebel is the spiritual dynamic of our culture, and that of most of the world. She is given particular authority because we most particularly in the church have adopted a "feminist" doctrine and practice that is parallel to antichrist. Husbands and wives who rebel against the Christ/Bride model and men and women who rebel against the head covering model reap unto themselves curses related to headship. These demonic curses counter the very authority of Christ as expressed through His appointed models in the earth.

If I declare that those who reject these models in favor of some variant have mutton on their breath, can any legitimate argument be made to the contrary? Does it offend you that I should even suggest such a thing? Am I your enemy because I tell you the truth? Folks, if you really want to know why Jezebel reigns and spirits of control and sexual perversity are so pervasive, here's your answer.

5) This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6) If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 1:5-7

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