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The message for today is Hair in the Old and New Testament. We have been experiencing some harassment here, but we are going to preach this message anyway, and we are going to be on our ministry trip as of Saturday morning anyway despite the enemy’s harassment. Now, I have a very interesting message for you today. It is exciting me because I believe that we are publicly revealing something that, as far as I know, has never been revealed, or explained with regard to hair. I do not even know to what degree it is understood in Jewish circles, but I do believe that in the ultra-Orthodox community, which we have a ministry to, that at least the inner circle of the men who study the Zohar know the truth of the reason why they require, or why they will tell their women, that God requires them to keep their head covered at all times.
Certain sects of the ultra-Orthodox require the married women to shave all of their hair off and wear a wig. The group that I belong to was headed up by a rabbi who is now dead. He was liberal compared to other ultra-Orthodox groups. I have spoken to the rabbi's wife, and she tells me that they have other liberties that the more stringent sects do not have, like their women can wear light makeup. It is obvious to the other women in the synagogue that she wears a wig when she is outside. She told me that she does not shave her head, but that she wears this wig all the time except when she is sleeping. As soon as she wakes up in the morning she puts her wig on. Even if she is alone in the house she covers her hair the whole time. I have not pursued it strongly, but that is the only information I have been told.
This congregation, that the Lord has placed me in, the leadership is ultra-Orthodox black hat, but the people, especially the women, except for a few that attend, are very secular Jews. It is a curiosity to see how the Black hats live. Of course, the black hats are hoping that we will get the idea and be like them. In the meantime, they are tolerant of those who are not like them. The question is does the rabbi’s wife have her head shaven. She told me no, it is not, but her hair is cut short because she covers it all the time, as soon as she wakes up in the morning. Why? It is just a tradition I have been told, but the Lord showed me yesterday that it is more than a tradition. Not only is it more than a tradition, but it was important enough for Paul to have addressed it in the New Testament. We actually have a message named Hair in which I addressed what Paul had to say in 1 Corinthians. Then we have a second message called Shaven, Shorn, Or Covered. I did that in Nigeria.
I may have hit around the truth, but the real truth is the rabbinic leadership, the rabbinic hierarchy, has moved in to replace the Levitical priesthood, that is bringing down all of these laws, many of them upon women. It is in the Zohar, the reason why this bondage has been put upon physical women who seek to honor their God. Basically, they are told that their families, their children, their husband, their homes, and their families are in dire danger of severe curses if they do not do it. That is what is in the Zohar and we will take a look at it today.
I really expect to preach this message in one day. Paul addressed that issue. Even though I preached two other messages on hair from the New Testament, there were certain verses that just did not make any sense to me. But after looking at the issue in the Zohar, I now believe I understand what Paul was saying. This is a very interesting message. Now, the Lord revealed to us in a very recent message, and brought these things to our attention. It is obviously in the New Testament that many women followed Jesus, but I did not know what to make out of it until recently. Brethren, I have just learned so much after God has placed me in this Jewish community, taking Bible courses from their perspective, and seeing how they live. We have learned so much.
Brethren, we have a ministry to these Jewish people. It is a spiritual ministry. We sit here, and I preach, and we break bondages in the spirit. I do not know to what degree my actual presence in the Bible classes are doing, but the Lord is doing something. He wants to set these people free. It is noted in the Scripture that many women follow Jesus, according to the Jewish literature that I am now exposed to, because he came to set the captive free, and the captive in Judaism is the woman. She is completely captured. The bottom line is, that according to the literature, women are seen as evil. First of all, it is ultra-Orthodox Judaism. If you become an anti-Semite because of what I am teaching you, you are going to be in trouble. We are sent to set the captive free.
We are here in Jesus’ stead, preaching the same thing that Jesus preached 2000 years ago to Jewish women who are in captivity to the law. It is hardest on them. Although it is hard enough on the men, it is really hard on the women. That is why many women follow Jesus. Let me tell you what the problem is, brethren. The problem is taking a spiritual teaching and making it a natural law. We all know that, and you may have heard this. The reason that this happens is that so many people in Christianity, and Judaism, make this mistake of reading a spiritual point of view, and making it a law, and putting people under that law. Paul is talking about from a spiritual point of view.
This law, brethren, is in Christianity. There are so many denominations and ministries that will not let a woman in the pulpit. The ministry that I was raised up in would not let a woman in the pulpit. The pastor had this woman assistant, who wanted to preach, as far back as I could remember. When he finally let her preach, he moved the desk that you set your literature on, off of the platform, so that a woman should not be preaching from the platform. She had to go down, step down from the platform to preach. Although it is not said that she could not preach because her hair was not covered, but she could not preach because she is a woman. Women have been misunderstood, and really in many instances abused in the church, and in their homes, where a lot of men are not understanding how they are supposed to be treating their wives. This is the problem. There is a spiritual male and a spiritual female. The spiritual female is a dangerous spiritual entity. This female Adam that betrayed the male Adam, and married the serpent, became evil. Kabbalah calls her Lilith, Adam’s first wife. Today we know her as Satan. So the spiritual female is evil, and needs to be controlled, and contained, and monitored continuously.
I am going to be talking about Judea Christian culture right now. The second step or stage of the problem is that in Judea Christian culture, the way it used to be anyway, it is failing. Maybe I should not say in Judea Christian culture. Listen, brethren, this is the condition of fallen mankind, we are spiritually female. In most cultures, the physical males are trained up to be men. Most cultures are not deteriorating like our Judea-Christian culture today, that is plunging downward. Aside from that, in most prospering cultures there are some matriarchal societies, but they are very rare. In most cultures, the males lead the family, and the males are responsible, and therefore the heads of the family. It is not, necessarily, that men are more capable than women. It is the way the culture raises them up. If the culture is functioning, young men are trained up to take responsibility, and to lead, and to rule. The women are trained to be submissive. I am not talking about our modern culture which is in disarray. We see the natural reality following after the spiritual type in many instances. In the functioning culture, the male is the one that is responsible and wise. The female tends to be childlike, a gossip, a troublemaker, jealous, or contentious, like that.
The patriarchal leadership puts these holds on women who are trying to serve God, but God never said that. He never said that women are that way, childish and contentious, and jealous, and emotional by nature, and that men are steady and stable and responsible by nature. It is cultural. How can I say it is cultural? Because in this culture today, this is what I see happening right here, all around me, males are not being trained up to be men. They are irresponsible, and they are emotional, and they are contentious, and they are jealous. They are not taking care of their families, and they are not the reasonable ones. That is what I see all over the culture today, so the issue is spiritual manhood and the spiritual woman.
The spiritual woman is dangerous, spiritually dangerous, and dangerous to an established functioning culture, because there is great sin attached to the spiritual female. I have told you this before, the problem is with a culture that liberates the woman outside of Christ Jesus, because if you are liberated inside of Christ Jesus, you cannot have sex. The liberated male, if liberated is the right word, the physical male who is raised up to lead, can have a wife and a family. He is not supposed to be in adultery either, but somehow it does not destroy the culture. When the woman gets liberated, and she marries Christ Jesus, she is a positive force for God's people, and for the culture. But what is happening today, the liberation in the Western culture, anyway, is that liberated women began to identify liberation incorrectly. Liberation from what? Liberation from the patriarchal dominance, which says, you women must be controlled because you are a potential evil.
Brethren, right in this country, less than 100 years ago, women could not vote, and a women could not own property. Women had absolutely no rights. Their husband had all power and control over them. They were raised up where their father had all power and control over them. If their father died before they were married, their brother had all power and control over them, and then they went to their husband, who had all power and control over them. Women have fought for their rights and now it is possible to be a fully liberated woman in the Western world today. But these women equate full liberation with sexual liberty, and what they call reproductive freedom. They not only want the freedom to have sex outside of marriage, or to have sex in a dominant role, but they want the right to kill the children that are conceived as a result of their sexual freedom.
The culture is in disarray. I guess it all depends on the way you are looking at it. It might seem that it is easier to have the men raised up for leadership. That is from the man's point of view because he could have a wife and a family. From the woman's point of view, for the liberated women who want to be a dominant force in the kingdom of God, and in the business world, it is acceptable to God, but it is not copacetic with marriage. It does not work with marriage because then you have two males in the marriage, and it does not work if you are single and you are in fornication. Physical females, according to my understanding of the Scripture, have the same rights as the physical males, but everybody is supposed to be married. Either you are married to a member of the opposite sex or you are married to God.
Everyone is supposed to married. That is my understanding of the Scripture. To live an orderly life before God, everyone is supposed to be married. If you are a man, you are supposed to have a wife and a family, and you are supposed to be committed to them. It will keep you from falling into fornication, or adultery, or any kind of trouble. Family life, if it is in order, is a stabilizing force, and it is possible for a woman to have a lot of liberty in a marriage today, if her husband is hearing what God is saying, but she cannot be an equal. This equal partner business does not work. There has to be a head of the family. So women, if you are married to a physical man, and you have your family, you must understand that as much liberty as you have, ultimately he is the head of the family. You cannot replace him as the head of the family.
You cannot marry a man who is weaker than you, who is less intelligent than you are, who makes less money than you do, and make yourself the head over him, which is what is happening today. I have seen it in multiple cases. That is not a Godly marriage. If you do not want to get married and submit to a man, because you are intelligent, and you are professional, and you are brilliant, do not get married. When it comes to the family life, if you are not willing to submit to the man, then marry God, but you cannot stay single and live in fornication. You cannot marry someone weaker than you, so that you could be the male. God does not honor it. It will bring curses into your life. It will curse you. It will curse your children, and it will curse the man that you are married to.
That is what the ZOHAR is talking about. The female spirit is absolutely dangerous to people, and to culture, and to a life of order, which orderly life brings in the blessings of God. Up until recent times there was really no option for a women to go out, and make her own way, because most societies were not set up that way. Mostly they were agrarian societies where they were farmers. Right now in the world today, a woman can become very powerful. She does not need the physical strength of the male to become very powerful. Today she just needs the strength of her mind, so everything is different in this technology age. Before this technology age, women did not have much of a choice. Society was small and you lived in small towns. The family life was just restricted as to how you could earn a living, and women living alone just was not practical. You needed children to take care of you when you got old. There was no welfare state. It was important that everyone had children. It just was not practical for women to go off on their own up until recent times. So we see that there are new problems that have arisen because of technology.
What I am trying to say is that the way of life, the mode of life, the way people survived, the way they got food, and put roofs over their heads, pretty much decided who would be in the male role and who would be in the female role. The men did the hard work, and there really was no birth control, so the women got pregnant. Everyone got married, unless you were a spinster or an old maid. It was not a good thing to be unmarried. Then you were a burden on your brother or your sister, or you were the maiden aunt that lived with the family. So the spiritual male role, more or less, defaulted to the physical male, and the spiritual female role, more or less, defaulted to the female, which means that in many instances the women were not trained up. The women did not to college. The women did not go into business. The women did not do anything that would be in a male role. They stayed home, and they had their babies, and there was so much work to be done. There were no washing machines or dryers. You had to haul water, and start a fire in a wood stove. The male and the female roles lined up with the spiritual roles. It was no problem.
In this society the genie is out of the bottle, and society is crashing, because the physical woman has gotten out of the box, but she has done it outside of Christ Jesus. Because she has gotten out of the box, most of the moral restraints of the Scripture are being trashed. The only thing that is still illegal, as far as I know, is bestiality, and that is coming. There was an article in the newspaper a couple of years ago about a man who was having an affair with his horse. He openly interviewed with the newspaper because all of these restraints are coming down. He wants the restraint on bestiality. He is doing it, but he does not want it to be illegal anymore. So we see that the culture is going into chaos. The culture that was highly ordered in the morality of Christ Jesus is going into chaos. Nothing good can come out of it. We simply must crash. We have to crash.
I do not know the details of it, but something along these lines happened in India, probably a couple of centuries ago. Some of you may have heard of the Kama Sutra. It is a book about all different kinds of sexual positions, and how to engage in different sexual acts. There was a time that, that was common spread and then there was some kind of a moral crash in India. Today it is really not like that. It is just the Americans looking for the Kama Sutra, or the Westerners looking for the Kama Sutra. The typical Indian family I am told does not practice that. Practice what? They do not put such a premium on sexual pleasures. Is there anything wrong with sex? No. But when you make it a premium goal in your life, it is a sign that the society is crashing. It is called hedonism.
Jesus taught against it. He said, be self-sacrificing. Put yourself ahead of your brother. You have an obligation to your parents. If you say that it is a gift, you nullify the blessings that come with it. Everything in its right order and in its place. Self-aggrandizement, self-pleasure as one of your top priorities can only lead to destruction. Self-pleasure is the dessert, on the table of societal life, that is acceptable to God. Personal pleasure, the joys that you get after you fulfill your responsibilities, that is the dessert that is on the plate because you do everything right. Sometimes you do everything right, and you do not get the dessert. That is another story.
Today's message is Hair. I hope that together, as we can hear what I have to say, that something will happen in the spirit that will lead towards the liberation of thousands, if not millions of Orthodox Jewish women who are in captivity. They have to wear these wigs in the heat of the summer time, as well as in the wintertime. It is just a burden to know that you cannot wake up without putting a scarf on your head, or a wig on your head, and whatever other burdens they are under. But today we are talking about hair. I do not know how many of them know what it says in the Zohar or how many of them are told the truth. I do not believe this, but this is what they are told. You must cover your head because the female hair is evil, and if it is not contained, and controlled continuously, it will bring destruction upon your children, upon your husband, and upon your whole household, for generations to come. So humble yourself before your husband and cover your head.
Now, it is not just in Judaism and Christianity. I saw a movie that took place in some Muslim country. There was a rebellious American woman who was traveling through the countryside without her head covered. She stopped off at a mountainous place and there was a little nothing store there. There were a couple of men in there. She walked in and the man behind the counter did not want to serve her. He said to her, why is your head not covered? It is the same principle. The Muslims observe the Old Testament. I know that the Jews get it from the Zohar. I do not know where the Muslims get it from, but that is what was said to her. You women in the Arabic world, in the Muslim world, cover your head, and not only your head, cover your nose. I saw a woman in Manhattan. Her burqa was so high that it covered half of her eyeglasses. It did not come up to under her eyeglasses, it covered half of her eyeglasses. The message is women are evil. Cover yourself. Women are evil. That is the message.
Now, when it goes to an extreme, a man may think he has a right to beat his wife. In Muslim lands it is legal to physically chastise your wife. Women are bad, that is the message, but it is not the physical woman. Now there may be a bad physical woman, but women are not inherently bad. The spiritual woman is inherently bad, and that same spiritual female is in physical males as well as physical women. Now, what we see in our country today, in the Western world today, is a role reversal. Of course, everyone is an individual case. I know I am going to be misunderstood. I just cannot worry about it. This is a generality, brethren, and it is a potential, and it is happening in some areas. The women, when they get loose, they are worse than the men. Ask any law enforcement person or any cop. When people are bad, the women are worse than the man. They are more violent than the men. They are more ruthless than the men. They are more vicious than the men. So the women are out-of-the-box. The men, by and large, and that does not mean everybody, but more and more physical males are not men. They are not men. They are happy to have a woman take care of them. They are happy to stay home with the kids and let their wife work. They are happy to not have to make the decisions for the family. The culture and the country is crashing.
Today we are going to expose the truth. We are going to look at the Zohar, which is the core of this very understandable error. In the Scripture and in the Zohar, it simply cannot say that a male spirit can be evil because God is the male Spirit. God is the only male Spirit, so we cannot say a male spirit could be bad. Only the female spirit is bad. Therefore someone reading the Zohar or the Scripture without this understanding, they transfer it into the physical, and it is a disaster for the women. It is largely a disaster for the women. The Scripture cannot say there is an evil male spirit, and there is an evil female spirit, because the only true male Spirit is God. I am going to show that to you. What I found extremely interesting is the law of the Nazarite. I have sent you two exhibits giving you information about the Nazarite. There is a law of the Nazarite in the Old Testament that I have known about for years.
Samson was a Nazarite. One who is a Nazarite is not allowed to cut his hair. But what I did not know, until I looked into it further, is that you do cut your hair. When you become a Nazarite, you make a commitment. Christians would say it is like putting a fleece before God. I am going to fast for 40 days, and at the end of 40 days, I am hoping to hear something from God or get something from God. That is what a Nazarite vow is. They said, for seven days I am going to follow the law of the Nazarite. I am not going to cut my hair, and I am not going to drink anything, or eat anything that comes from grapes, and I am going to be in prayer and fasting seeking God. It says in the Scripture that both a man or a woman could take a Nazarite vow. I did not know that.
After that statement, it goes on to say, but he, the man, shall not cut his hair until the end of the designated or committed period, at which point he shall shave off his hair and burn it in the fire. He shall come to the priest with a sacrifice that is going to be put over the fire, and cut off his hair, or shave his hair. I am not sure whether it is shave or just cut very short. It is probably different opinions. The hair is thrown into the fire that is burning the sacrifice. It does not say anything about the women. Both a man and a woman can take this vow, and then the instructions are only for the man. We will get into that a little more when we get to it. God showed me this yesterday. I found out through this study the most important part, from my point of view anyway, or the liberating part of the knowledge of the Nazarite.
This whole issue with the hair is that hair signifies exposed sin in men, as well as in women. In the Bible days, in the days of national Israel, people did not cut their hair. Men and women did not cut their hair. They did not go to barbers or hair salons. They wound their hair up on top of the head. Well, women did not wear their hair loose. They would either braid it, and put it up on their head, and men would do the same. People wore hats in those days. The high priest wore a turban, an Arabic type turban, and underneath that turban he had long hair. I just found that out yesterday. Under that turban he had long hair, but it was put up. It was not shown. It is considered arrogant to show your hair. People would unbind their hair as an act of mourning. If somebody died, they would let down their hair. Brethren, we have that saying in our society today, let down your hair. It has a bad context. It has a bad connotation to it. Usually it means throw away your sexual inhibitions, and let down your hair.
They would let down their hair as a sign of mourning. Lepers were told to unbind their hair. Let it down. Uncover. The Hebrew word translated uncover can also be translated to unbind. If it is braided, unbraid it. If it is bound under your head, take your hat off, and let it down. Loosen your hair, loosen your emotions. It is okay if you are mourning, to loosen your emotions and cry. Your hair is a sign of your spirit. I have been telling you for years that hair means spirit. It is indications of your emotions, and the way we deal either sinfully or un-sinfully with emotions. So it is okay to show your emotions at a funeral or a wake, although they do not have wakes. They say shiver. In Judaism you sit for seven days after a person dies. But the high priest was not allowed to do that. There are two Scriptures that admonish Aaron. Do not remove your turban, and undo your hair for the dead, because the high priest is not allowed to have anything to do with the dead. Do not let down your hair, even for your mother or your father. But what does the Nazarite do? He let his hair grow. He let it grow and he let it loose. It was not bound under a hat.
The whole purpose of the Nazarite vow was to seek God in prayer and fasting. So as a way of humbling oneself before God, they would undo their hair, and as a type of their sin, all of their sins are open before God, as they humble themselves in prayer and fasting, seeking a particular favor from God. Then, at the end of this allotted period, which they can set for themselves, they cut off their hair, which signifies their exposed sin, and burn it in the fire. They are offering up their sins to God. To me, that is the most important part of the whole concept of the Nazarite, and is the one that you will never hear about. All you ever hear about is them growing their hair.
Now, we are looking at holy men. The only ones that we know of in the Scripture that were permanent Nazarites were Samson, Samuel and John the Baptist. They never cut their hair, but what it meant was that their sins were opened before God continually. That is what the uncovering of their hair means. I will leave that as an introduction and just follow the notes down because it is a very interesting study that I think will set a lot of Christians and secular Jews free, and hopefully in the spirit, we will liberate some of the women.
This is why the women follow Jesus. It was liberation for the women, from the law that was put upon them by the rabbis of the Sanhedrin, who took the law literally for physical women, and put them in bondage. Lockup that female spirit, brethren. It is just like saying lockup Satan. Satan in the unconscious part of the carnal mind, lock her up, and do not let her out. Deal with your fallen emotions. Any responsible preacher will tell you that. But you do not lock up the physical woman and throw away the key. I have to admit to you, I was offended, but we really cannot afford to be offended. Offense is just pride. I was temporarily offended, brethren, to hear it said that women are unclean. We are not any more unclean than any man. This is what Paul was trying to say. We are all equal in Christ Jesus. We all have to watch for that female spirit.
Let us take a look and see what it says here from the Zohar. I am going to try to read this without commenting, so that we can go back. Rabbi Hizkiyah discourse on the verse, Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine in the innermost parts of the house. In other words your wife should stay inside the house. Outside of the house is not her place. That comes from Psalms 128. I have done an alternate translation on that further on in the notes. As a vine cannot receive any graft but its own kind. I found that very interesting. I said I was not going to comment, but I am. If this is true, as a vine cannot receive any grafts but of its own kind. We know that Jesus called himself the vine, which means if this is correct, which I think it probably is, that only a cutting of a vine can graft into a vine.
That means that someone who is not truly in Christ cannot graft into Jesus. They will be rejected. As a vine cannot receive any graft, but of its own kind. So a woman in Israel, after the example of the turtledove, only accepts her own spouse. I find that so interesting, because I wondered why turtledoves sometimes are the chosen sacrifice. Perhaps that is why. It is a faithful bird. She is thus fruitful spreading her branches on all sides. And where? In the innermost parts of thy house, and not abroad in the marketplace, so as not to be false to the supreme covenant. Of the false wife, Solomon says, She forsaketh the Lord of her youth, and forgeteth the covenant of her God. That is the spiritual female, brethren. Many men forsake the Lord of their youth and forget the covenant of their God. Proverbs 2:17.
Now I am trying to get through this, but I will do a commentary on this Proverbs 2:17 because what the writer of the Zohar made out of this is just very interesting. Of the false wife Solomon says, She forsaketh the Lord of her youth and forgeteth the covenant of her God. Proverbs 2:17, indicating the place called covenant to which she is attached. This is the meaning of the inner most parts of thy house. Now, a very common way of expressing the male organ, in the esoteric literature of the Hebrews, they will call it the place of the covenant. They are really talking about the male organ. So what Solomon says here, she forsaketh the Lord of her youth, and forgeteth the covenant of her God. The writer of the Zohar is relating that to her husband, to physical intercourse with her husband. He says, indicating the place of the covenant, meaning the male organ of her husband, to which she is attached. Does anyone not know what I just said? Of the false wife Solomon says, she forsaketh the Lord. She is bad. She forsaketh the Lord of her youth. This is the false wife. We do not hear anything about men committing adultery. It is only the woman, but the reality is that the Scripture is talking about the spiritual woman.
To be honest about this ultra-Orthodox group, I just heard last week, something I never heard before. According to the Torah they can have two wives. I have never heard that. I do not know where they get that from, but some rabbi 100 years ago said, we better line up with the laws of Western culture, so stay with one wife. But technically, they can be adulterous. I do not see that in the Scripture, certainly not from this modern age. Paul said otherwise. But anyway, this is what we are dealing with. It is almost like saying all sin is in the woman, and it is true of the spiritual woman. When Paul came, he said let each man have his own wife, trying to explain this. In the days of the patriarchs, where polygamy was practiced, it was a different culture. A woman could not survive without her husband. Someone had to take care of her. She needed to have children to take care of her when she got old. Polygamy was not to satisfy a man's lust, except maybe the kings who had great harems.
It was not so much to satisfy a man's lust as it was to take care of the women that they should be attached to someone, and be a part of society, because women could not make it alone. Solomon says the false wife, she forsaketh the Lord of her youth and forgeteth the covenant of her God. Now the writer of the Zohar relates forgetting the covenant of her God to her physical husband, to whom she is attached through the male organ of their marriage. Anybody need me to say that again? I think this is a very big leap, personally, but this is what he is saying. If you commit adultery, if you betray your husband with adultery, it is the same sin as forgetting the covenant that you made with God. I guess it is not such a big leap if you look at it that way. If you commit adultery against your husband, it means that you are violating the covenant that God gave you, because He said thou shall not commit adultery.
I do not read the Ten Commandments saying only the women shall not commit adultery. I hear the Ten Commandments saying, men and women, you shall not commit adultery, and if you commit adultery you are violating the covenant of your God. Another way to look at this, as coming from the Zohar, it is a deep spiritual truth. You have to get deep in the spirit, to even follow what he is thinking. I am going to draw a conclusion here. Whoever commits adultery is a spiritual female that has forsaken the Lord of their youth, and have forgotten the covenant, based upon the 10 Commandments. Whether you are a physical male, or a physical female, if you commit adultery you have violated the covenant that Jehovah made with Israel. That was what Jesus was trying to establish, and that is what Paul was trying to establish, that polygamy in Bible days was not for pride or lust, or for possession. It was a practical application of survival. For those of you who do not know it, Sarah was Abraham’s niece. Her father was Haran, Abraham's brother. Abraham married his niece because that was how he took care of her. People did not get married for love matches. They got married for practical purposes.
The point here of Proverbs 2:17 is the meaning of the inner most parts of the house is talking about the concept of marriage, which is the sexual intercourse between a man and his wife. That is what marriage means. It does not mean living together. It means sexual intercourse that produces offspring. That is the core of the marriage. If you are married to God, than there is spiritual intimacy of the mind and heart, which is supposed to produce the offspring of your spiritual male child. This is the meaning of the inner most parts of the house, he is saying about this phrase. It is talking about that core of intimacy that is the reality of the marriage. Everything else is fluff. Rabbi Hezekiah further said, Cursed be the man who allows his wife to let the hair of her head be seen.
I really do not think the majority of ultra-Orthodox women that cover their head know this, that the man who lets his wife's hair be seen is a cursed man. You have cursed your whole family, your husband, your children, and your whole household if you let your hair be seen. This is one of the rules of modesty in the house. A woman who exposes her hair for self adornment brings poverty on her household, renders her children of no account in their generation, and causes an evil spirit to abide on her house. But the spiritual meaning of that is the spiritual woman who exposes herself, lets her sins all hang out, whether physical male or physical female. If you do not even know enough to cover up your sins, you will bring great destruction on your family.
Brethren, I believe adultery is a sin. I believe fornication is a sin, but there was a time in this country where people did it anyway, but they knew it was a sin. Now, they are out there doing it, and they do not know that it is a sin, or they do not believe that it is a sin. They are brazenly living however they want in violation of God's rules, and they are not acknowledging that it is sin, so they are not covering their hair. We all have sin. Jesus even went so far as to say if you lust after the woman you have committed adultery, but cover it up. Today people go after married people. They have no problem with this. They are cursed people. To sin brazenly, and not even try to cover it up, to have no shame in what you are doing, but to brazenly follow after the lifestyle of the serpent, I believe it will absolutely bring poverty into your life. It will bring, not only physical poverty, but spiritual poverty, and every bad thing.
Maybe it will not happen in this generation, but it will happen in the next generation, in your children, or your grandchildren, or your great grandchildren. Depending on how far away, or how close you are to God, it may happen in your lifetime. If your parents are serving God, and you were brought up in the admonition of the Lord, and you walk away, it might happen it this lifetime, but it might not. So a woman, a physical man or a physical woman, who exposes their hair for self-adornment, if you brazenly brandish about your sins, and you think it is a good thing, you will bring poverty on your household. Your children will be of no account in their generation, and an evil spirit will abide on your house, and that is true of physical men as well physical woman. If this is so, when a woman does this in the house, how much more is it when in the open road?
Did you know that there are men living like this? I do not know, but I hear it is women too. Women know their spouses are committing adultery. They just get all dressed up and go out. This happened to someone that I know very well. The husband would just dress himself up on Saturday night, and say he was going out, and he had a date. If this is so when the woman does this in the house, how much more is it when in the open road? And ever so much more so does all this result from another kind of shamelessness. If this is so that this evil spirit will abide in her house, how much more is it when they do it in the open road, when they are bragging to people outside of the family? Because now they are not just bringing shame on themselves. They are bringing shame on their wives, and their children, and their parents, and the whole family.
And ever so much more, so does all this result from another kind of shamelessness. I am not sure what that means, another kind of shamelessness, other than it is distinguishing between the shame that you keep within the family, and then it is much worse when you brandish it outside. Said Rabbi Judah, the hair of the head of a woman being exposed leads to hair of another kind being exposed and impaired. I guess that is the other kind of shamelessness he is talking about. The hair of the head of the woman being exposed, leads to hair of another kind being exposed, and impaired. My comment is that this one phrase indicates the spiritual reality behind all of the ritual that has to do with teaching that hair is unclean, but no one even understands it. The hair of the head of the woman being exposed leads to the spiritual hair being exposed, and impaired, and the spiritual hair is spiritual sin. The truth is that when someone’s sins are openly exposed through shamelessness, then there is a spiritual damage that takes place. There is a spiritual damage that is exposed and impaired. The very spiritual core of you is impaired.
Let us just take it in the natural, if this is what happens. There is a woman or a man who exposes their sins as a bragger. Brethren, I have seen it. They say, I have a girlfriend, but my wife does not know. I have seen it, and heard it, and it is disgusting. I was at a dinner from a class that I was taking. It was not a Bible class. It was a tai chi class with other students. Everybody was there with their mate, except me, of course. I did not have one. Everyone who was married was there with their mate, and everybody at that table knew that one of the students was having an affair with one of the teachers. Everybody at that table knew, except the wife. I was very uncomfortable. It was quite disgusting to know that everybody knew her shame, except her.
The Zohar is saying there is great damage done to the spiritual core of your existence. The spiritual core, when that is damaged, it means it touches everybody that is of the same soul group. It is touching the whole extended family. You have no idea how much damage you are doing. Years ago, when families were functional, if someone was doing something like that, man or woman, the men of the family would go and set them straight. You are going to wreck the whole family. You have to stop doing it. But the family does not function like that now. As far as I know it is rare for the family to function like that today. Even in the families that are more functional than others, there is no real patriarch that is going to go call a man, his son, his grandson, his son-in-law on the carpet and say, look, you cannot do that in this family. Because if you do it you are going to have to answer to me, or at least do it, and do not let anyone see it.
The culture is collapsing, brethren, and the kids are growing up, not as they should be growing up. This one phrase indicates the spiritual reality behind all of the ritual. It has to do with teaching that hair is unclean. To walk around brazenly exposing your sins, not even to have the decency to cover them up, is doing much more than harming you, and your wife, and your children. It is way beyond that. You are hurting the whole family. You are hurting the whole extended family. You are hurting the whole community. The truth is you are hurting the whole soul of Judaism, or the whole soul of Christianity, the whole soul of Christ Jesus. If you are in Christ Jesus, it is affected by your sin. The whole community is affected.
It is unfortunate that the Zohar says all of the evil things that it says about women's hair, and not about men's hair, but it has to be that way. To say that a man's hair is unclean would be tantamount to saying that the Spirit of God is unclean. Unless somebody knows this secret, that your sexuality is spiritual, that you can be a physical man as well as a physical woman, and be a spiritual woman, unless you know that secret, you cannot even benefit from being educated by what the Zohar is saying here. So to say that a man's hair is unclean would be tantamount to saying that the Spirit of God is unclean. If you do not understand that, if you are a man, and you do not take this teaching for yourself, you are at a great disadvantage.
Now, what is the implication? I do not know how widespread it is, because I do not really know anyone that studies the Zohar. I do not have that kind of a relationship with the Rabbi, or the one or two men in the synagogue, I do not have any relationship with them at all. They basically do not even talk to me. I do not know if they have this revelation or not. If they do not have this revelation, that is how they put their women in bondage. I do not see how they can have this revelation. The mystery is that the ultra-Orthodox Jews, that I know, are good to their wives, and the women are not unhappy. They do not beat their wives. They treat them kindly. They help with the children. They take out the garbage, and they really pride themselves on how well they treat their women.
But the bottom line is that the women are still in bondage, and they may be agreeing to that bondage, but they are in bondage, and they deny it in this community. They deny that the women are second-class citizens. They deny it, but it is the truth, and what they are doing, is they are living a spiritual reality out in the physical. The spiritual male has a place closer to God than the spiritual female. That is absolutely true, but it is not true of the physical female. She can be just as close to God, but they will not let her. They will not let her read from the Torah. They will not let her in the pulpit. They call it the bema. She cannot even go on that side of the synagogue. These women live a happy life. They have beautiful children, and they have a lot of good things in their lives, but the women accept this truth about themselves, that they are just different. It is different, but not equal. They just accept it, and say it is okay, and they live up to all of these laws.
What I am trying to say here is that it may be okay for the individual woman to accept it, but what is not understood is that these curses are going on these human beings. These are children of God that are walking around, whether they have been taught this truth or not, it is in the spirit that they have to cover their head, and go to the mikvah, which is the ritual bath, and do everything that they do, because they are unclean. That is some curse that is resting on them. They are unclean, and yet, they are happy in their lives. The question is what kind of a spiritual effect is this having on them? Most of them have healthy children, so God is blessing them. The question is what is the result of women being crushed like this? Yet they would never say that they are being crushed. I do not know what the long term result of it is. They seem to be very happy, but bondage cannot be good.
We know that Jesus wanted to liberate the women and Paul addresses this issue himself. God wants these women liberated as a part of the Exodus from Egypt. There is a new Exodus from Egypt that is going on. Maybe the Lord will tell me by revelation before the meeting is over. What am I not seeing that is the negative result of woman that accept that identification, that they are unclean, that their hair has to be covered, and that their husband cannot sleep in the same bed with their husband two weeks out of the month. They cannot even touch each other for two weeks out of the month, like the time before the woman menstruates, and for the time after she menstruates. Two weeks out of the month they cannot kiss each other. They cannot hold hands. They can have no physical contact, whatsoever, between husband and wife for two weeks, and they are happy. The rabbi's wife is very happy. I cannot tell you right now, but what is effect of this law on a woman who accepts it, and is happy in it, and very happy with her life. I do not know. We will see if the Lord will bring it out by the end of the evening, but the Lord wants it to stop.
What is coming to me right now is the reason the Lord wants it to stop, is that all of these women are sons of God. They are all potential sons of God. The Lord wants to possess everyone, and reveal himself through everyone that honors him. They are honoring Jehovah. They do not honor the Lord Jesus, but they cannot get close to it. They cannot do what the man can do. They think that they cannot get close to God. A close friend of mine said to me years ago, when I was studying Bill Britton, who do you think you are to call yourself a son of God? I guess that is the issue, so the Lord answered me right here. He wants everyone of his people. He wants full possession of them, and the full use of them, and it cannot happen when they walk around believing that they are unclean, and only a man can have that relationship with God. That is the bottom line.
The Lord wants them delivered because he wants the use of them. He wants a spiritual marriage with them, and this law is standing between these women, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who wants a spiritual marriage with them. He wants them. They are his. They are his bride. I have been preaching, for years, that Cain is the maidenhead that stands between Abel and the Son of God that is trying, by words, to graft the zygote of the Lord Jesus Christ to Abel in that person. Well, in this instance it is the practice of the law that stands between the grafting of the seed of the Lord Jesus Christ to this woman. The Lord wants the use of their members. He is the husband of all of humanity, but first to the Jew, and then to the Greek. The Lord is being deprived of his wife. Maybe the women are not suffering that much, but the Lord is being deprived of his wife. It is the Lord that is being robbed, and it cannot continue.
The vindication for physical women is the knowledge that all physical human beings, male and female, are spiritually female, unless they are imbued with the righteous mind of the male Adam. All human beings, physical males, physical females, are spiritually female, unless they are imbued with the righteous mind of the male Adam. Jewish boys are supposed to receive this righteous male mind when they make their bar mitzvah at 13 years of age. They start studying several years before. They start learning the Hebrew language. They learn how to pray, and they learn the Torah, and all of that. The girls go to a Hebrew school also, but they are not prepared to make a bar mitzvah. This Jewish ritual, called a bar mitzvah, is for 13 year old boys. What it means is that the boy stands up in the pulpit. They call it the bema, and he reads from the Torah scroll, which is a great honor, and only boys can do that.
Now the Rabbi's oldest child is a daughter. She is going to be 13 years old in a few months. They are going to make a bat mitzvah for the girl. Now, the areas of Judaism that are not ultra-Orthodox, they let the girls get up in the bema, and read from the Torah scroll, and do the whole thing. But I was speaking to the Rabbi's wife, and she said, Oh no, she cannot do that. She cannot even walk on that side of the synagogue. She will just stand up and say a little something. So they are not even training the girls in the Torah study that would connect them to God. I do not see anything in the Scripture that prohibits women, or young girls who may be so inclined, from studying Torah, and Kabbalah, in order to attempt to attain to that male mind. Now, they may let them study Torah, but they do not, in any way, encourage them to attempt to attain that male mind.
Some of you may have seen the movie, or the show, Fiddler On The Roof. There was a young Jewish girl who only wanted to study Torah. She only wanted to study the Scripture, and she had to dress up like a man to get into the class. They would not let her in. Brethren, there is a lot of this in the church. Do not fool yourself. It is still out there in the church. Heavily anointed women preachers are not accepted. I was in a Credflo Dollar conference once, and he had a woman preacher up there. She was heavily anointed, and she was up there, and announced to everybody that she was in submission to her husband. Well, it was God that anointed her to do that preaching.
When that anointing is on you, then you preach. Hopefully your husband would agree to it, but if that anointing is on you, and your husband does not agree to it, you still preach, because you are in submission to your spiritual husband. It is this difficult concept that both Jewish and Christian men cannot seem to get past. It is the anointing, brethren. It has nothing to do with whether a physical woman is in submission to a spiritual man. It is when she is in submission to her spiritual husband, and the proof that she is in submission to her spiritual husband is that the anointing is on her. You do not need your physical husband’s permission to preach. You need your spiritual husband's permission to preach, whether you are a physical man or a physical woman. When you do spiritual things, you need your spiritual husband’s permission. When it comes to the family or natural things, you need your physical husband's permission, and hopefully your physical husband has enough character to not interfere with what your spiritual husband is calling you to do. That goes for a physical man who is trying to hold his physical wife back, and it also goes for a physical woman who is trying to hold her physical husband back from obeying God.
We have seen that. God sent us to a conference in Indiana once. We really knew that we were sent, but we did not know why. When we got there, there was someone who was obviously called to be the pastor, and his wife was so against it. He actually went so far as to move to another state and was flying into that ministry every weekend. He thought it was until they got someone to replace him. I do not know if any of you here remember that or not, but we prayed for that man. As far as I know, he is still the pastor there. I do not know whether he is still commuting. I do not even know if he is still married. His wife was so against it, but he found his way to understand what God wanted of him, and he is still the pastor there.
We preach with the authority of our spiritual husband, not with the authority of our mate, male or female. I believe the problem is that many scriptures refer to the male only because it is true that the spiritual female, which is truly unclean, cannot approach unto God. The spiritual female cannot approach unto God without a cover because she is unclean. The spiritual female, the woman, should never be without the male, spiritually speaking. The Lord tells us in our natural lives, it is His will that all should be married. It is His will that the young women should marry. Young women does not refer to physical females only, but you need to understand, brethren, is that either you are married to a physical family, or you are married to a spiritual family. What it means is no man should be alone, as far as the family of God is concerned. Either you are married to a natural family, where everything is in order, or you are married to a spiritual family, or you could have both. I am a married woman. I am married to this ministry. I am married above to the Lord Jesus Christ, who I am female to him, and I am male to you all, but I am married to the Lord Jesus, and that you are my family. I guess, I did not say it exactly correctly.
I am a married woman with a family. I have responsibilities. No one should be in the world without responsibilities. That is what the Lord is saying. You need to be grounded or you get into trouble. You need to make a commitment somewhere. Patriarchal Jewish and Christian leadership have misunderstood this principle, to the detriment of the female population, and to their own detriment. The Scripture clearly shows Deborah as a judge of Israel. In addition, I am told by the Rabbi that I study with, that Michal, David's wife, put on tefillin. That is what he told me, meaning that she pursued God as the Jewish men pursue God. They put on tefillin. In the New Testament it is called phylacteries. It is a little black box that goes on their forehead, and one on their wrist, and it is made of leather, and they strap it on.
That is their mediator, which they claim they do not have, but they believe that when they put this on, they have communion with God, and maybe they do. Maybe God does honor that, and that is what they have to do to have communion with God. It is a device. There is nothing in a leather box that will give you communion with God. But if that is what God was requiring of you, and you do it, because that is all that you can understand, then God will come and talk to you. He said you are unclean, because you are a spiritual female, and you cannot have a relationship with me, but I want a relationship with you, so put tefillin on, and I will talk to you.
But there is nothing special about the tefillin. It is just that God has to have you. God wants you to acknowledge that you are unclean. God wants you to acknowledge that you need a mediator, that you are too unclean to approach Him directly. From that point of view it makes no difference if you have leather tefillin on, or if your mediator is Christ Jesus. You need a mediator, but all you Jews think you do not have a mediator, but you have lots of mediators. You have more than one mediator, but of course, all is one. Your tefillin is a mediator. Moses, your teacher, is a mediator. The soul of Elijah is a mediator. The whole law is a mediator. Everything that you do, that you believe puts you in right standing with God, is a mediator.
We are back to the Zohar here. That was my comment. Hence a woman should not let her hair be seen, even by the beams of her house, much less in the open. But it really means a spiritual woman, male or female, should not let their sins be seen. Everybody has sin. You should know to have enough humility, enough decency, enough shame facedness, a godly shame facedness, to not want anyone to see what you are doing. Observe that as the rule. This is still the Zohar, brethren. Observe that as the rule is most strict in the case of a man's hair. When I first started reading this, I am saying where does a man's hair come in? That is where that whole law of the Nazarite came in, from this phrase. Observe that as the rule is most strict in the case of a man's hair. The translator’s note says, the reference apparently is to the Nazarite.
That is how I wound up researching the whole thing. I was really surprised to read this. So as the rule is most strict in the case of a man's hair. What is that? You are not supposed to show your hair. If you are a priest, it is supposed to be underneath your turban. When you are a Nazarite, and you expose your hair, it is only for a limited period of time, which is a sign that you are exposing yourself before God. You are not exposing yourself to your wife to humiliate her. You are not exposing yourself to your friends to brag. You are exposing your sins to God. Then after the committed time, you cut off your hair, and burn it in the fire. The rule is very strict with regard to a man’s hair as to what we are supposed to do, so is it with a woman's. So hair signifies sin. I have known for a long time that hair signifies spirit, but I never realized that it signified sin. Certainly in the Old Testament it signifies sin. Hair signifies sin. There are rules concerning the sins of men as well as there are rules concerning the sins of women.
Consider the harm. Now this gets really bad. Consider the harm a woman's hair brings about, not talking about the physical woman, brethren. I am talking about the spiritual woman that could be in the physical man or physical woman. Consider the harm that a woman's hair brings. consider the harm that Satan can do. Satan is a spiritual woman. Consider the harm that Satan is capable of. She comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Entertaining satanic ideas can bring a curse upon her husband. It causes poverty. It causes something besides to happen to her household. It causes the inferiority of her children. I want to tell you, the women that are in this bondage, they are terrified to take that head covering off, to whatever degree they are told it will curse their children.
Consider the harm that female spirit can do. It can bring a curse to you, and who is her husband? Her husband is Adam. Is that not what happened? Was Adam not cursed when the female Adam committed adultery with the serpent? Of course he was cursed. He lost his wife, and all of his potential children. He lost half of himself. So it brings a curse on her husband. It causes poverty, not only financial poverty, but spiritual and emotional poverty. It causes something besides to happen to her household. It causes the inferiority of her children. Wow, that is some threat. That is some threat for people who believe that. Cover your heads ladies or your children will be inferior.
May the merciful one deliver us from their impudence. This is still the Zohar. May the merciful one deliver us from the impudence of our women. Nothing about the men, except that the men are spiritual women. A woman thus should cover her hair in the four corners of her house. When she does this, then thy children will be like olive plants. Cover your heads ladies or your children will be destroyed. Who is going to test that? As the olive does not shed its leaves either in winter or summer, but retains its superiority over other trees. The writer of the Zohar is quoting against Psalm 128 saying; A woman should thus cover her hair in the four corners of her house. When she does this, then thy children shall be like olive plants. That is quoting Psalms 128. Then he interprets that to say; As the olive does not shed its leaves either in winter or summer, but retains its superiority over other trees, so our children will excel all other children. Her husband, moreover, will receive blessings from above and from below, and will be blessed with riches with children and children's children. Psalm 128 continues; Behold, surely thus shall the man be blessed and see thy children's children and peace will be upon Israel.
I have prepared an alternate translation of Psalms 128 for you, and we will find out what God is really saying now. Here our study begins, and I have for you Numbers 5:18; And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands. Now this is a woman who has been accused of adultery by her husband. Either he suspects that she has committed adultery, or as the Scripture says, a spirit of jealousy comes upon him. He may have no proof, or reason to believe it at all, but it is something in his spirit. He is very jealous, and he decides this because he is having a spiritual discernment that his wife has committed adultery, so he takes her to see the priest to test her. And the priest shall set the woman before the Lord and uncover the woman's head. Now that Hebrew word translated uncovered, really means to unbraid her braids, or unbraid her hairdo, however her hair is put up under the hat that she wears. Let down, or in other words, expose her sins.
I believe that the woman did that in front of the priest, but what is undoing your hair going to do? It was undoing her hair before God. In other words, it is just a symbol that your sins are open before me. And put the offering of Memorial in her hands. That is an offering that her husband had to bring to the priest, which is the jealousy offering. And the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse. Some of you may be familiar with that. Actually, there is a commentary on it in the Zohar, right at this place, but I did not think I would be able to fit it into today’s study. I am pretty sure it is just a one time message. We are told that when her husband brings her to the priest, he takes the dust from the floor of the tabernacle, and he puts it in the water, and she has to drink it. This was interesting for me though because I
have never really studied it in depth, but I always thought that if she was truly guilty of the adultery that she must die from drinking that kind of water. That was what I thought.
According to the Zohar though, she does not. It says her thigh will rot, her thigh meaning her ability to reproduce, meaning her reproductive organs. But if she is innocent, she conceives a male child. I do not know how true that is, but that is what it says. I do not know whether it means that she dies. I do not know if your reproductive organs can rot, and you could still live, but it is not a good end. Now, the first reaction to that is how horrible, and how pagan. But, you see, when National Israel was under this law of ordinances, this was a spiritual event, and God was present in this event. If the woman was innocent she was not harmed. If she was guilty, maybe she got cancer of the uterus. I do not know. I guess, eventually, she died. It is very interesting, brethren, to just think about how serious a sin that adultery was because it is so commonplace today. You just need to think about it, and see what God will say to you, or do to your spirit, when you meditate on that, how serious a sin adultery was. Even in Christendom, up until really just a few years ago, adultery was a very serious sin. If you committed adultery, no upstanding woman or man would marry you. Your life was destroyed.
Look at how far we have fallen, fornication and adultery, and forget about homosexuality; just everything. Sin is just out there. It is everything we are talking about today. It is just hanging out there for everybody to see and there is no shame. Women walk down the aisle, nine months pregnant with big bellies. There is just no shame in the culture today, in general, of course. There could be some people where that is not true, and some areas where that is not true. But in general, the culture that is visible today, just has no shame. I wonder how this is going to be resolved, when we, as the sons of God, bring the culture before the Lord like this, and say there has been adultery here. It is not only the Jews, but everyone that has been baptized a Christian.
We are all committing adultery against our spiritual husband, the Lord. So this bitter water is going to be fed to the culture, wherever Christianity is. By and large, America or Britain, but wherever you are, whatever country you are in, where you are part of a Christian community. This bitter water will be fed. Water typifies the spirit; bitter water. Water comes from Chokhmah, which is wisdom. Maybe it is this false wisdom that is coming down, or the occult wisdom that is coming down. It will destroy the true adulteresses. It will not destroy the faithful women who are faithful to God, or faithful to Jehovah through the Lord Jesus Christ. It will not destroy us. Not only will it not destroy us, but the result for us, after being tested, which may not be too pleasant, is that we will conceive the manchild. That is what we are told.
Let us take a look at this. Here is the definition of the word uncover in Strong's #6544. This word can also apply to hair as with those who are commanded not to let their hair down from their turbans. This warning was given to Aaron concerning mourning. The high priests, in general, were not to let their hair down even for mourning. In other words the high priests were not to expose their sins. They can only expose their sins to God. However, lepers were to let their hair down to call attention to their condition. So your hair being down calls attention to you. The suggestion is, generally, that it is seductive. It is interesting how most of the young women today have long hair. What do I mean by that? I mean that the Scripture says that, that is a seductive way of wearing your hair. I do not have any problem with long hair, brethren, no problem at all.
A possible unfaithful wife had her hair loosened by the priest. Loosened means it was bound up in a braid or some kind of a twist. It was loosened by the priest, in connection with the drinking of bitter water, to see if she was guilty. This word can also mean to ignore, to avoid or to lead. This is my comment. Both men and women had long hair. I did not know that. Maybe you knew that. I did not know that, but when I think about it, it makes sense, when you live, basically in tents. 2000 years ago they were not living in tents, but they certainly were not living with the ease that we live, that you just let your hair grow. You do not go to beauty parlors to get your hair cut every four or eight weeks. Both men and women had long hair. The high priest had their heads covered with turbans. I do not know what kind of coverings the women wore, but it was most likely some kind of hat.
Even in this culture, as recently as 60 or 70 years ago, a woman would not go out without a hat. My grandmother would not go out without a hat. I do not remember my mother wearing a hat, but my grandmother would not go out without her hat and gloves. We see from the above definition that letting down one's hair had a negative context. Indeed, today, it still has a negative context. Letting one's hair down today means to let go of one's inhibitions. It appears that letting one's hair down suggests the exposure of sin.
Numbers, Chapter 6:1-5 in the King James; And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD: He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. See, this is what the man has to do. It says a man and a woman can do it, but the instructions are just for the man. He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. All the days of his separation, which is purely voluntary, shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk. Until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD.
He shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. Then I skipped a couple of verses there. Skipping to verse nine. And if any man died very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.
I guess this is saying, they went out there, and there was a violent time. It was not any shock if they encountered somebody, and they had to kill them. But I think the consecration came to an end even without violence. But then they shaved their head, the day of his cleansing. Verse 18; And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall take the hair of the head of the separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings. I do not know about you, but from all the times I have read about this, I have never understood that the growing of the hair is the exposure of sin, and at the end of the growing of the hair is the burning of the sin. The burning of the hair is the destruction of the sin. For the lifetime Nazarites, the suggestion was that their sins were always before the Lord. I believe David says that in one of the Psalms, my sins are always before you. No covering up. In your relationship to God there is no covering up.
Here is Psalms 128. I did an alternate translation on this. Now keep this in mind that this vow of the Nazarite was the man. We are going to find out that Paul addresses this issue. Actually it is in the Zohar, but I did not expound on it, so maybe you did not get it, that the shaving of the head of a man is the equivalent of the covering of the hair of the woman, because a woman cannot shave her head. A woman cannot shave her head as an act of consecration to God. During this vow of the Nazarite it was a time of consecration of prayer, and sometimes fasting before God, or at least partial fasting from the grape, and products of the grape. Women cannot shave their head, because in another part of the Scripture, the shaving of a woman's head is a sign of slavery. When an Israelite man takes a woman in battle, after he kills her husband, and takes the women off the battlefield, the Scripture says the Israelite man has to give this woman time to mourn her loss, because she has lost her husband, and her family, and she is never going to see her town or her extended family again. Then she shaves her head, and pairs her nails, and she becomes the Israelite’s concubine. So the shaving of a woman's head is a sign of slavery. It is not a sign of consecration to God.
The woman cannot shave her head like the man shaves his head. That is what the Zohar is talking about. Paul expounds on it, that the covering of the woman's hair is the equivalent of the man shaving his head. We will get to it. Right now we are talking about Psalms 128. That is what is next on my notes. King James; Blessed is everyone that feareth the LORD, that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labor of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Now, this is what was quoted in the Zohar. Your wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of your house. Your children like olive plants around about your table, behold thus shall the man be blessed that fears the Lord. The Lord shall bless thee, out of Zion, and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of your life. Yea, you shall see your children's children and peace upon Israel.
Now, it does not say anything about women covering their heads, but it says blessed is the man that fears the Lord and walketh in his ways. So make sure that your wife's head is covered if you want this to happen to you. That is the whole suggestion there. Strong's #3411, that is the Hebrew word translated sides. The word translated sides also means the flank or the rear, or the recess, or the side. The word in the King James is sides. My comment is the Zohar translates it the innermost part. The divine doctrine that we study here in Christ Centered Kabbalah says the unconscious part of the mind; the rear or the access, the unconscious part of the mind. Children is Strong’s #1121. I have talked to you about this over the years. That is the generic word for child. It really just means seed. It really is talking about Abel, the seed within us, that cries out to God. When the Book of Exodus talks about the Hebrew children calling out to Jehovah, and He sent Moses, it was Abel in the Hebrew children, or maybe it was the awakened Abel.
I don't know whether the name changes in the Hebrew or not. The way I teach it here is that when the seed of the Lord Jesus grafts to Abel, he becomes Christ. I think in the Old Testament it would just be Abel, a conscious Abel. Abel becomes conscious. He is stirred up by spiritual activity. That is what was suppose to happen to the little boys when they study for their bar mitzvah. All of this study in the Scripture is suppose to wake up Abel in them. That starts a few years before he actually becomes 13 years old. Then when he turns 13, and he has his ceremony, his bar mitzvah, Abel is suppose to stand upright, according to their teaching. If I want to translate it to what I have been telling you, it would be something like the zygote of the Lord Jesus Christ joining to Abel and he becomes a man.
Exactly what happens to them now that they do not have a relationship with the Lord Jesus, I am not sure. The child or the young boy is no longer a child. He becomes a man at age 13, and Abel in him is suppose to be spiritually awakened. Does it happen to every young man? No, but I think that happens to most of them if they are raised up in a religious family. The family that I am familiar with is the rabbis family, and they live, breathe, eat, sleep, and drink the Scripture. They say the Torah. They talk about it at the dinner table. They are involved in training the children, so I believe that the father’s spirit is imbued into the son. Then when he performs his bar mitzvah, he probably does receive a spiritual awakening. There is every reason to believe that it will happen.
We are still on Verse 3. That word children, Strong's #1121, means the seed, and I believe it means Abel. Another word is plants. They are going to be like olive plants, Strong's #8363. That is very interesting because it means a sprig as if transplanted. All I could think about is the grafted seed of the Lord Jesus Christ. These plants are transplanted or grafted. They are grafted seeds. The Hebrew word translated plants is preceded by the prefix kaf, Hebrew letter kaf, which means wing. I usually translate that as spiritual. The divine doctrine translates it spiritual. Then the word table is Strong’s #7979. At some point I preached about that word table, meaning the table of the shewbread. We studied that somewhere within the last couple of years.
Strong’s #7979 is a masculine noun, meaning a table. It is most significant referring to the table of the shewbread featured in the tabernacle. I think I learned this from my Bible class at the synagogue that it literally means the personality of the bread. From that teaching, we understood that the shewbread really means the personality of the bread, and Jesus is the bread from heaven. So the showbread in the tabernacle is the symbol of Messiah, the bread from heaven that God will send to His people who can receive Him. 1 Chronicles 28:16; And by weight he gave gold for the tables of shewbread, for every table; and likewise silver for the tables of silver. That is your reference. My comment is Jesus is the shewbread. The Hebrew word translated that way means the personality of the bread, and Jesus is the bread from heaven.
Alternate Translation of Verse 3. The woman transplants the son and the daughter. The son and the daughter is a translation of children. The woman transplants the son and the daughter of her fruitful vine, in the unconscious part of the personality of the sons of Messiah. That is the sons of God, the bread from heaven, that surrounds the tree of life. The woman transplants the spiritual female. The woman transplants the son and the daughter of her fruitful vine in the unconscious part of the personality of the sons of Messiah, the bread from heaven, that surrounds the tree of life. This is what the promise of that Psalm is. That is going to happen to us.
Either a physical male, or a physical women, that transplants the son and daughter, or that has the son and daughter grafted to her, the fruitful vine of the Lord Jesus Christ, which contains the male and the female grafted to her, the spiritual woman that has the fruitful vine of the Lord Jesus Christ grafted to that part of the personality of the sons of Messiah, which we are. The bread of heaven which surrounds the tree of life. Is everybody okay? I think I have to rewrite that, but that is basically what I am saying. The woman that has the fruitful vine of the Messiah, which is both male and female, grafted to the unconscious part of the personality of Christ, the bread from heaven. I do not know. I hope you all know what I am saying. I have to rewrite that. I do not like the way it is written. I am saying the verse means the spiritual female. The blessing is that the fruitful vine of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is both male and female, will be grafted to the unconscious part of her personality, which is Abel, and that person will become a son of Messiah, who is the bread from heaven that surrounds the tree of life. Let it go for now, I need to work on it.
Alternate Translation of Verse 4. Look, Adam the male warrior that bends his knee. Knee means mind. I have been teaching that for years. Look, Adam the male warrior. The Hebrew word translated man does not mean the typical man. The word for man in the Scripture is ish. This is a different word. I think it is Gabor. It is a word that specifically means male warrior, not just man, so the male warrior, brethren, is Christ Jesus. Christ is the female. Christ Jesus is the male warrior. Look, Adam the male warrior that bends his knee, or his mind, to reverence Jehovah, shall stand upright, and be established. Abel is Adam’s foot in the earth. We will just go ahead to the alternate translation because it is not reading properly. I guess I change my mind there.
The woman shall transplant the son and the daughter of her fruitful vine, in the unconscious part of the personality of the son of Messiah, the bread from heaven, that surrounds the tree of life. The woman shall have grafted to her the son and daughter of the fruitful vine, in the unconscious part of the personality of the son of Messiah, the bread from heaven, that surrounds the tree of life. Look at what this means. That is what I am saying. When you are blessed, this is what is going to happen to you. When you are a spiritual woman that is blessed, you are going to have grafted to you the fruit, the son and daughter of the fruitful vine of the Messiah, the one who is the bread from heaven, that surrounds the tree of life.
Look at what this means. It means that Abel, the male Adam's footprint in the earth, shall respect Jehovah. I have not really talked to you about that too much, but years ago we found out that Abel is called Adam’s footprint in the earth. He is the reflection of righteous Adam, and he has the potential to grow up into the lower part of Adam, the female part of Adam, that is in the earth. Look at what this means. There is going to be transplanted into the woman, or grafted into the woman, the male and the female of the fruitful vine of the personality of the son of Messiah, which is Jesus, the bread from heaven that surrounds the tree of life. That is going to be transplanted into the unconscious part of her mind.
Look at what this means. Abel, the male Adam’s footprint in the earth shall respect Jehovah, and the male Adam shall stand him upright. Look, Abel in us is going to respect Jehovah, and the male Adam, which is really the Lord Jesus Christ, shall stand Abel upright. We say he is going to become Christ. And establish him, and the male Adam’s footprint, which is Abel, shall bend his knee to the male warrior, which is Christ Jesus. Look, when Abel submits to the Lord Jesus Christ and receives the grafted seed, Christ is going to stand upright, and be established. Then when Christ stands upright, and is established, he is going to bend his knee to Christ Jesus. He is going to admit there is one higher than him, Christ Jesus.
And the male warrior shall bend his knee or submit to Jehovah, and Adam’s footprint, and the male warrior shall abide in the holy Jerusalem. It says in the psalm the good Jerusalem. We are saying the holy Jerusalem because that is the New Testament expression. Together, Abel, Adam’s footprint, and Christ Jesus, the male warrior, shall look out from the spiritual fortress of Adam’s male mind. That is what Zion is. Mount Zion is the high place in Jerusalem and it is a spiritual fortress. The male warrior; we are saying like Christ and Christ Jesus together. Abel is standing upright, and the male warrior, shall abide in the holy Jerusalem, and look out from the spiritual fortress of Adam’s male mind all the days of their life. You shall see the male Adam’s footprint and the male warrior, the children of the son and daughter of the woman's fruitful vine, and the peace that comes from above shall rest upon Israel. That is a translation of you shall see your children's children, because the children of the Lord Jesus Christ, the male female seed of the Lord Jesus Christ, those are his children, are grafting to the unconscious part of our mind, and they will produce offspring. So we will see our children's children.
I will read it again. The woman shall have transplanted in her the son and daughter of the fruitful vine of the unconscious part of the personality of Jesus Christ, the son of Messiah, the bread from heaven that surrounds the tree of life. Look at what that means for you. Abel, the male Adam’s footprint in the earth shall respect Jehovah, and the result of that is that the male Adam shall stand up in him, or shall stand him upright. That is the Lord Jesus. Shall stand him upright and establish him, and the male Adam’s footprint. That is Christ in you and me. Shall bend his knee to Christ Jesus, the male warrior, and the male warrior, Christ Jesus, shall bend his knee to Jehovah, and Adam’s footprint and the male warrior, Christ and Christ Jesus, in us, shall abide together. They are going to be married in the holy Jerusalem, and look out from the spiritual fortress of Adam’s male mind, or have the male opinion all the days of their life. And you shall see the male Adam’s footprint, and the male warrior, Christ in you, and Christ Jesus, the children of the son and daughter of the women's fruitful vine, the children of the Lord Jesus, you shall see them, and the peace that comes from above shall rest upon Israel. That is what that means. The true interpretation is such liberty, and the patriarchal system has turned it into such bondage, the exact opposite for human physical women. It is very sad.
Here we have Proverbs 2:12 through 19. I already talked to you about that. Verse 12 is talking about women, making women look bad again. To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; Who leave the path of uprightness. This is why men are evil. They leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman. To deliver from the evil man that speaketh froward things. I am glad to hear that they are saying something about the evil man. I did not look that up, so I do not know what it says.
What we really are talking about is Verse 16. To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. Now you may remember that the writer of the Zohar related this verse 17 to adultery, saying that if you are a physical woman, and you commit adultery with the man that you are joined to. I am sorry, but the Zohar gets pretty racy. It says that when you are joined to him through your genitalia, it is the same thing as committing adultery, or as forgetting the covenant that you made with God, whose house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go onto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
This is Proverbs, Chapter 2, warning young spiritual people, young spiritual males, to deliver thee from the way of the evil man that speaketh, that is prideful. So the sin of the man here is pride. That is true. The sin of the spiritual male is pride. I have been telling you that for a long time. The big sin that we have in this ministry is pride. Most of us do not engage in any other kind of sin. It is pride, but the spiritual woman forsaketh God. The spiritual male does not forsake God. He is just full of pride. The spiritual woman forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of God, and is an adulterer.
This is a very interesting take on 1 Corinthians, Chapter 11:1-16. My comments on hair in the New Testament. 1 Corinthians 11:4, Paul tries to explain that covering the head for the purpose of hiding the hair of both men and women was a type of keeping sin underfoot. According to the vow of the Nazarite, which is for the purpose of spiritual cleansing, the hair is uncovered, and allowed to grow freely, symbolizing the exposure of sin. After the time of consecration is completed, the penitent shaves his head, thus losing himself from the exposed sin, and burns the hair, which represents the sin. The fire is burning the sacrifice that he brought to the high priest, and the penitent is fully purged. The problem here is that the vow of the Nazarite is for women also, but it is a shame for a woman to shave her head. Female slaves, taken by male Israelites as a spoil of battle, are commanded to shave their heads as an act of mourning because they will never see their parents again. After that they become the concubine of the soldier that captured them. The Scripture says that the woman should cover her head rather than shave her hair because the woman cannot shave her hair.
Wherefore the shaving of the man's head, and the covering of the woman's head, are equated as the same act of penitence. That is what Paul is talking about in verse 5; But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For years I just said what in the world does that mean. For that is even all one as if she were shaven. That is what he is talking about. If she is shaven it is the same thing as covering her head. Paul then goes on to teach that the spiritual and true reason for both shaving and covering, both of which have to do with the exposure and expunging of sin, is protection from the ungodly angels, that are always trying to latch onto the people of God, when they expose themselves, spiritually, for the purpose of seeking God.
How do we expose ourselves spiritually? We open ourselves to prayer, and we open ourselves to hearing from the spiritual plain. That is how we expose ourselves spiritually. I want to read that again. Paul then goes on to teach that the spiritual and true reason for both shaving and covering, both of which have to do with the exposure and expunging of sin, is protection from the ungodly angels that are always trying to latch on to the people of God, when they expose themselves, spiritually, through prayer and fasting. Let me read you Verse 14. Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him? Well, brethren, this came right from the Lord because I did not know what to make out of that. This is what the Lord told me last night.
The Greek word translated nature in verse 14 can also be translated lineage. Paul is telling the Hebrew men, who most likely had long hair, based on what we have heard about the men having their hair under the turbans, and all that, the men most likely had long hair. Paul is telling them that the teachings of their own heritage, not in nature, but their lineage, the teachings of their own heritage, that is in Daniel, Chapter 4:33, which teaches that long hair is a judgment that was pronounced upon Nebuchadnezzar, which judgment shamed him. Yet long hair is an acceptable covering for women. Let me give you Daniel 4:33; The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. That is what I got by revelation last night. That was what Paul was talking about. I do not see how nature tells you that long hair for men is a sin. I could never see it. How does nature tell you that a man having long hair is sin. It just made no sense to me. The Lord told me that, that Greek word translated nature also means lineage.
Paul was telling the Hebrew men, look at what your own Scripture, your own heritage, tells you. Your own Scripture, which is your heritage, tells you that part of the curse on Nebuchadnezzar was that his hairs would grow long like eagles’ feathers. Your own heritage tells you that long hair for a man is an act of shame. So what have we got here? We have got that a man can shave his head, and it is an act of penitence, but if a woman shaves her head it is an act of slavery. A woman can have long hair, and it is a good thing, but if the man has long hair, then it is an act of shame. What is good for the physical male is not good for the physical woman. A shaved head is an act of penitence for the man, but an act of slavery for the woman, so it is good for the man and bad for the woman. Long hair is bad for the man. It is a shame for the men, but it is a good thing for the woman. Paul is pointing out the contradictions here.
We read in first Corinthians 11 what Paul was telling these people, but this is only an abbreviation of what Paul was telling them. He was giving them the whole teaching that we are having here. He was explaining to them that these physical rituals are just types and shadows of the spiritual reality. He is saying, look at what the Torah is asking you to do. Look at what the Lord is asking you to do. You do it as an honor to God because it is the Torah, but if you stop to think about it, it makes no sense at all. It was what I said earlier about the tefillin. God wants to bless you. God wants to make you spiritually safe, so you do such and such, and God will protect you. But now that Messiah is present in Spirit form, and can do the protecting for us, we do not need the types and shadows anymore.
What is a type and shadow? God said you do this, and I will take care of you. Now we have the reality of the Spirit of Messiah that can, actually, spiritually protect us, so the rituals are not necessary. Paul goes on to say, look at them. You did it out of faith, and obedience, but when you look at it, it makes no sense at all. It was just an act of obedience that God honored. Now that we have the spiritual reality, you are allowed to say this makes no sense at all. I do not have to obey it anymore because the reality is here. That was what Paul was saying to them. I have a few more comments here, and then we will just go over the Scriptures.
Paul is trying to show the Corinthians that their custom makes no sense in the natural, and that they followed this custom only to be in submission to God, for so long as the type was necessary. However, now that Israel are delivered from the law ordinances, and the provision of spiritual manhood is present, neither the man nor the woman need be concerned about their physical hair. They only need to be concerned about looking for, and recognizing the spiritual males, and submitting to their authority, to protect them against unclean spirits, when they expose themselves to the spirit world by praying or prophesying. In other words, it is a form of maturity. Under the old covenant, God said you do this ritualistic thing, and I will protect you. That is really easy. Keep your hair covered, and put tefillin on. Even a child can understand to cover your hair. Now we are growing up, and it is getting hard. Now that does not work anymore. Now you have to recognize the spiritual male. You have to recognize the imperfect person who has the spiritual authority to protect you, in whom resides the spiritual authority that will protect you. Submission to covering your hair is easy. Recognizing and submitting to a Spirit is hard enough, but a spirit in an imperfect person, is very extremely difficult. Moving on in life, you see.
Now, we have the reality of spiritual protection. Covering your hair is not a reality. Covering your hair is an act of obedience, that God will either honor or not honor. There is no power in covering your hair. There is power in recognizing the Spirit of Christ, spiritual manhood in a human being, and attaching yourself to that person in a godly way. There is real power in that, even if you do not know what you are doing. Let us say you do not know anything about God, but He is moving in your heart somehow, and He leads you to someone who has a relationship with Jesus Christ, and you attach yourself to that person. You do not even know why. You just like them. You just want a relationship with them. There is power in that. There is power in the spiritual reality of the resurrected Jesus Christ.
There is no power in any physical act or ritualistic act. There is no power in it. Either God honors His Word or He does not. Of course, He is going to honor His Word. I am just making a point. What is coming to me right now, is that you could liken it to a challenge that Elijah made to Jezebel's prophets. We will see which God sends down fire from heaven. The prophets of Baal danced, and they cut themselves, and they cried out to Baal. There was no power there. They had no power. They did everything that had worked in the past, and it was revealed that all of the works of Jezebel's prophets had no power. It was an act of submission, that a true power either responded to or did not respond to.
Now if there is an Orthodox Jew listening to me now, he would take umbrage. He would have disagreed with what I just said. He would say the only true power is God . Do not be a Pharisee. I am making a point that the prophets of Baal had no power of their own. This discussion is not about whether or not a lesser God, or a false God, or whatever you want to call him, has power. That is not what this conversation is about. This conversation is about the largest challenge to the prophets of Baal. Neither one of them, in this instance, had any power. What is coming up by revelation right now is interesting, because Elijah stopped the rain, so what do you mean by none of these had any power? Either it was power that Elijah acquired later on in his walk, or he could not have done it without God telling him to do it. I do not know which it is. That is not today's discussion either.
My whole point is that the prophets of Baal had no power to influence a god, a lesser god, though he might have been Baal, to send down power when that god was being hindered by Jehovah. They had no power. In this instance, Elijah was challenging them, and he asked Jehovah to do it. Maybe Elijah did not have any power to send down fire under these circumstances, but he did have the authority to stop the rain for Israel. He might have had power in one area, but not in another area. Remember that Elijah was asking Jehovah to do something that would be above nature, to send down fire to lap up the water. That is not something that you normally see in nature, but I do not want to go there. What I am trying to tell you is that these rituals had no power, in and of themselves. Either the true power would honor the act of the person or not honor it. It had no power in and of itself.
Today there is a true power in the earth, and if you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, the power dwells in you. That power dwells in you, and loves you, and sometimes He goes before you, and sometimes He lets you wield the power on your own, depending on the degree of maturity that you have. God told Moses you have the power to split the Red Sea. God said you do it. You have the power to split the Red Sea. Paul was trying to explain to the Hebrews this knowledge that we take for granted. Paul was trying to explain it, and many of them do not understand it today.
They know that when Messiah comes there will not be any more law. They know that, but from everything that I have heard and see, they do not have any understanding about why there will not be any more need for the law. The reason we will not need the law anymore is because the spiritual reality, that the law represents, will be inside of us. You no longer have to do something so that God sends down the power. The power is in you. The power will be, in you, at your disposal. Now we read about Peter asking for permission to raise the dead, when he raised Dorcas from the dead, but I do not see Jesus asking for any kind of permission to do his miracles. Jesus wielded spiritual power.
He had the mind and the power of the Father, and he did it. He decided when to do it, and when not to do it. Of course, he did it in accordance to the inner prompting of the resurrected Adam in him, but the two were one. He did not need permission. He was married, he was merged, to the male Adam in the person of Elijah within himself. They were one. There was no other mind interfering. I am sorry that women get upset with me, but I have to preach the truth as I see it. Unless you are a female, a physical female moving in spiritual manhood, there are certain qualities that are typically female, but not with every female, and we have to live with that, brethren. We women have to live with that, and decide whether or not we want to be a woman or a man in our reactions to life situations.
I saw a movie the other day about John F. Kennedy, Jr. It was not a very good movie, but it was very interesting because I really did not know that much about him, other than that he was heavily cursed and died much too young. The part that I want to mention to you was the woman that he married, Carolyn Bessette. He fell in love with her. She had a problem which so many women have. He was a businessman, and he was working long hours. Brethren, you do not become rich on a 9-to-5 job. You just do not, whether you have more than one job, or you have a job that takes long hours. People that are very rich do not work 9 to 5. I have worked for millionaires. They do not work 9 to 5. They work long hours. Anyway he was building this magazine, and although she had a career of her own, she was in a traditional female role with the traditional female reaction. She could not deal with his being away all of those hours.
The bottom line is that he went into business with his lifetime friend. He went into business with this man to build this magazine. Because he was having trouble with his wife, and wanted to make her happy, he let her into his half of the partnership with his friend. He came to his friend and said Carolyn and I have decided something. His friend actually broke up the partnership over that. He said you are my partner, not Carolyn. She has no business sense, and she knows nothing about the publishing business. Within three months the partnership was over. It was obvious to the friend who was a businessman, that his friend that he went into business with, was being emotionally influenced by his wife, a woman who knew nothing at all about the business.
This is something that anyone in the male role has to deal with. If you are a physical male, and you are married, and you have a traditional wife, you have to deal with a woman who is not getting enough of your time to make her happy, and is going to be putting pressure on you. Is every woman doing that? No, but it is very common. That particular male, John F. Kennedy Jr., was not ruling in his own life. Someone like me, as the head of the ministry, I have people that try to influence me. I can only be influenced by God. I will listen to what you have to say, but I can only be influenced by God, or I am going to be in trouble. I have already been in trouble, and I have learned my lesson. I have been unduly influenced by people that thought they were trying to help me, but the Lord is training me to be a spiritual male.
There are generalities that are true. I do not like it, but I know that is true. Now on the other side, take Rush Limbaugh. I think he is on his third or fourth marriage. I think he learned something. Apparently, when he married this wife, they made an agreement right after the wedding. Within a few weeks after the wedding they started a business. He started a business. His wife has something to do. She has a business of her own. It is his business too, but she is running it, so they work it out. She is not putting any undue pressure on a man who must work very long hours, so in that marriage they worked it out. I am sure that she has agreed to not put undue pressure on him. That is the way it is, ladies. I do not like to say it, but it is the truth. That is the traditional female role. What we do have today is some twisted relationships where the woman is the one going out, and she is the one with the traditional male role. I worked with a female lawyer who was married to a man that did not have a professional job. Is there anything wrong with not having a professional job? Absolutely not, but he was in the female role. He was home at five o'clock. He had a 9 to 5 job, and he was calling up this female lawyer giving her a hard time at work. It does not work. It does not work.
Whoever is in that role, if you are a physical male or a physical female, that is one of the drawbacks, something that the person in the male role has to deal with. The other person in the relationship is going to be trying to influence them to do what they know is wrong, and you want peace in your home. You want peace in your relationship. You want peace in your life. So ladies, do not fulfill that role, and gentlemen, do not fulfill that role. If you are a woman, and God has called you, and you are a son of God operating under the auspices of the Lord Jesus Christ, your husband may not like it. Whether he has a 9 to 5 job, or whether he has a job that he works around the clock, if he does not like you serving God, he is now in a female role. He is trying to influence you so that you cannot put in the amount of time, to do or not do, whatever you are doing that God is calling you to do. But aside from women serving God it is usually the woman in the role that is not satisfied, and that is complaining, and that is putting pressure on the male. The only two exceptions that I have seen, when the woman is serving God, and in a very rare occasion today, although it is getting more so, where the woman is in the male role in the marriage.
Let us take a look at this, 1 Corinthians 11: 1-16; Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now, I praise you, brethren. Paul is telling them follow me, follow Christ, the law is over. There is no more law. God is not even honoring it anymore. God is not doing anything because you walk around with your hair not showing. Now we are dealing with the reality of sin, because the reality of a spiritual cover is present. We are now dealing with the reality of sin. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ. The head of every man, whether you are a physical male or a physical female, the head of every man is Christ. And the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. That is the right order. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. Every man praying, that is spiritually exposed, that has his head covered, dishonoureth his head. Why?
He is putting something between himself, and his head, who is Christ. He is putting the law between himself and Christ. Every man that is praying, or prophesying, having his head covered dishonoureth his head, but every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head. Because for the woman to uncover her head, it means that her sins are exposed. For a man to have his head covered, it means that he has made himself into a spiritual woman. Forget your physical body. If you are a spiritual male, and you cover your head, and you use that ritual, whether it is a yarmulke because you are a man, or whether it is a hat because you are a woman, if you use that ritual when you are spiritually a man, you dishonoureth Christ because you are yielding to the ritual rather than the realities. It is the same thing as taking the little cracker and grape juice for communion.
Why are you obeying the law when the spiritual reality of Christ has a relationship with you? Well, the fact that you are a spiritual male means you are in a relationship with Christ. If your head is covered, you dishonor your head, but the woman that prays, the spiritual woman, physical male or physical female, that has her head uncovered dishonoureth her head, and for that is even all as one as if she were shaven. If you are a physical female, it is as if you were shaven, and taken into slavery. If you are a physical male, and your head is covered, you are acting like a spiritual woman. You are making yourself a spiritual woman when you should be in relationship to Christ.
It is getting very confusing. That is why Paul says in verse 16, we do not have any such custom. I am just trying to show you how silly this all is. That is what he is saying. He is really trying to show them the reality of spiritual sex. That is what he is saying. Well, if you are a man, and you cover your head it is a dishonor, but if you are a woman, and you cover your head, you are honoring your head. It does not make any sense. But the woman that prays with her head uncovered, she dishonoureth her head, but we are told in another place, that if you cover your head it is the same as being shaven. So if she uncovers her head it is the same as if she were shaven. It is the same as if she was a slave. It is okay for the man to shave his head. It is not okay for a woman to shave her head. It is okay for the woman to cover her head, but it is not okay for the man to cover his head. Confusion, total confusion.
That is what he is saying. For the woman be not covered, then she might as well be shaven because it is the same thing. If you want to talk about ritual, if she is uncovered, and her hair is showing, and it means all of these bad things about her, well then, she might as well shave her hair and be a slave. But if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. It is just total confusion. That is what he is saying. She is not covered. Her sins are exposed. So if her sins are exposed she might as well be a slave and have shaven hair. But if it would be a shame for her to be shaven, then let her be covered. The two are the same. That is what he is telling them. The two are the same. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head forasmuch as he is in the image and the glory of God. For the man indeed ought not to cover his head. That is revealed in the rites of the Nazarite. When you are seeking God, your head should be uncovered. The reason is that you are in the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man. The spiritual woman is the glory of the man, so why should her head be covered? Look, if you men should not cover your head because you are the image and glory of God, well, the woman is in the image of the glory of the man, should not the same rule apply?
Look, men should not cover their head because you are the glory and the image of God who is your head. The woman, she is not the same thing. She is the glory and the image of the husband, so why should she cover her head? He is showing them how silly this all is. That is what he is talking about. Now Paul is talking spiritual. Verses 8 and 9 are spiritual. For the man is not of the woman, but the woman is of the man. And God took one of Adam’s sides. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the women to have power on her head because of the angels.
For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. The woman was a side of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man. So the man is the head of the woman. For this cause ought the women to have power on her head because of the angels. Not a physical covering. The physical covering makes no sense at all. This is the reason the woman needs to be spiritually covered, because she was taken out of the man. The spiritual woman was taken out of the man. The man is whole, and the woman is partial. Christ is the head of the man, and God is the head of Christ, but the man is the head of the women.
So there is a true reason why the spiritual woman needs to be covered by the spiritual male, and the covering is spiritual. The spiritual reality of the head covering is that the woman is out of the man, so she needs the cover of the one that she was taken out of, and Christ needs the cover of the one that he was taken out of. It is not an issue of whether or not you are shaven, or your hair is covered. That is all the same thing. So the man's hair is shaven, the woman's hair is covered. It is all the same thing. The woman cannot be shaven, because that is slavery, so instead she covers her hair. It is the same thing as being shaven. It is a ritualistic cover, which God honors, by protecting you against the angels, that can afflict you when you are spiritually exposing yourself in prayer.
It does not matter whether you shave your head, or you cover your head. The only thing that matters is that you are protected by the spiritual source that those coverings represent. Verse 11; Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man. Spiritually speaking, we are all male and female. If Christ is not making us complete, then Satan and Leviathan are making us complete. Everybody is male and female. Fallen mankind is spiritually female, but there is a pseudo male in us. Leviathan is the pseudo male, because everything is male and female, even if it is a counterfeit male. Everything is male and female.
Verse 12; For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things are of God. The woman came out of the man, but man is born from woman, but everything comes out of God. Stop this nonsense. We are all the same in relation to God. We need order in the society, and we have to deal with traditional natures, but it is possible in Christ Jesus to rise above our traditional nature. It is possible for the woman to become a spiritual male. It is also possible for the spiritual male, physical or otherwise, to fall down and become a spiritual woman. Now that Christ is glorified, and we have to live the spiritual life, you need to know who you are, and you can tell who you are by the way you react.
Are you trying to influence your husband against working longer hours, when it is his inclination to do so, when it is not ungodly? Are you trying to stop your wife from putting in longer hours to serve God? That makes you a spiritual woman. Are you trying to influence your pastor unduly? Are you trying to influence your boss unduly? What is your role in life? In every situation who are you? Are you ministering the manhood of God, or are you putting a pressure on somebody that has a legitimate authority? Are you a child? Are you a teenager, putting an undue pressure on your mother, who has already said no, three times, and does not have the strength to say if you say it one more time, you are grounded for a week? Are you trying to influence someone that has a legitimate authority? Then you are in a spiritually female role. You do not have to line up with your body anymore if you are willing to do it God's way. But all you women, you want to be in business, you want to be professionals, you want to be a lawyer, you want to be a doctor, you want to work long hours, you may have to give up being married. It depends, maybe God will give you a miracle. He will give you a man that will have his own career, and let you do what you want. You cannot have one person sitting at home, waiting and longing, and lusting for the other person. It just produces great grief in the marriage. If the woman at home does not work, and she is satisfied with her clubs, and her volunteer work, that is fine. You have to work it out as a couple. You have to work it out.
If you have a relationship where there is one person longing for the other person, brethren, that is a co-dependent relationship. You can be co-dependent in your marriage. Are you are seeking to influence someone, that you have a relationship with, because you want more from them than they are willing to give now? They may be loving you with all their heart, but they are involved in their career or whatever. Let us say they are not giving you as much as you want. Are you seeking to influence them through pressure, or through godly communication, and telling them what you need, and ask them if they are willing to give it to you? Your behavior, the way you deal with problems, determines whether you are a spiritual male or a spiritual female. It is as simple as that. Ladies, I am sorry if you are offended. I am offended at the traditional role of women. I do not like it. I do not like it anymore than you do.
Starting with Verse 11; Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. That means, spiritually speaking, we are always male and female. Then he says, Judge in yourselves: Is it comely, or is it proper, that a woman pray to God uncovered?” Then he goes on to say, does not even nature itself, or does not your own lineage, does not your own literature teach you that if a man have long hair it is a shame unto him? Why is it a shame? Because that was a judgment that fell on Nebuchadnezzar. Your own heritage should be teaching you that. Verse 15; But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering. Paul is just going back and forth between this long hair, short hair, shaven, not shaven, in an attempt to explain to the people that it does not matter whether your hair is short or long, shaven or covered.
Today there is a new dispensation, and the only thing that matters is the spiritual cover. To whatever degree God was honoring these issues, shaven, unshaven, covered, uncovered, it is in the past. Therefore he ends this by saying in verse 16, But if any man seem to be contentious. He says I am not going to fight over that. We have no such custom and neither do the churches of God. What custom? We have no custom that your hair should be long. We have no custom that your hair should be short. We have no custom that a man should be shaven or a woman should be covered. There is no more custom like that because the reality is here. I say that from time to time, and people do not understand me. I say I would not fight over that. You need to understand that there are some things I would fight over, but they have to understand what I mean by fight.
What I mean is that I would not accept you having another opinion. There are some issues that you can have another opinion on, but other issues that you cannot have another opinion on. There is one true God. I do not accept an opinion that says there are multiplicity of gods. No, you cannot have that opinion, and sit under me as my disciple. You cannot have that opinion. We could have a difference of opinion as to what Paul means by these Scriptures here. If you want to believe that Paul means that a woman should have her hair covered, I am not going to fight with you over that. You cannot tell me that Kabbalah is evil. I will not accept that opinion in this ministry because I do believe it is of God. The opinion that I will not accept is the opinion that I believe is not of God. I hope I made the distinction.
There are certain things that really are an opinion like I prefer long hair, or I prefer short hair. You can disagree. For years I had long hair, and people were telling me I look better in short hair. That is fine. You can disagree with me on that, but you cannot disagree with me if I tell you God told me to not have meetings on Saturday. You cannot disagree with what I believe God told me. I do not accept that here. There are certain things that are opinions. I think I am tired, and I do not know that I am presenting this very well, at all. But there certain things that you can disagree on. You can have a favorite color, and your favorite color can be different than mine.
You can have another interpretation of the same Scripture. That is okay. If God tells me that something is bad, you cannot have an opinion that it is good. You cannot have an opinion that something is godly when the Spirit of God, in me, tells me it is ungodly. That is the only way that I can put it. That kind of an opinion you cannot have because either God told me it is ungodly, or He did not tell me it is ungodly. Either He told me it is sin, or He did not tell me it is sin. You cannot tell me that what God told me is sin, God told you was not sin. If you are not saying that God told you that it is not sin, then why would you have a different opinion than I do?
If I am telling you that God told me such and such is a sin, and you are going to tell me God told you it is not sin, you cannot do that. You have to submit to my opinion that God told me that it is sin. I hope that I made that clear. Did I make that clear? What a heavy anointing just fell down on my eyes. It just came down and my eyes are closing on me. God bless you all, brethren.
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