This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: March 20 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Whose children are they? His or hers?
A recent news item had a mother and a couple of heavies chase her estranged husband to the Middle East to retrieve her two children he had taken. Her two children?
Islamic law caught up with them before the return flight and gave custody to the father.
Questions: Why? On what basis? Whose children are they, really?
Well, our Creator and Father of humanity Jehovah has it that children belong to the life giver, the father, as documented in the manual given to Israel, where all the legal parameters and principles pertaining to family identity and inheritance were established.
Islam is obviously aware of that and legally enforced that through the courts.
Israel most certainly was aware of that on the basis of their Law Covenant, but the disobedient leftovers from the cataclysms brought upon them by the Babylonians and Romans left little authority and almost zero prospects for attaining to their presumed to exist godly right to rule.
In consequence, they gradually ingratiated themselves into European and sundry royal families by changing their Jewish family identity line of descent through the maternal line in keeping with their global power politics agenda on the basis of a presumed right to rule through a deliberate misinterpretation of Jehovah's promises to Abraham and the fathers of Israel.
Royal progeny became Jewish by default to globalise government and finance.
A little more about the female of the species:
The almost prophetic repercussions of the whole uncooperative behaviour of the first two humans included a measure of female envy of and desire for the leading role assigned the man Genesis 3:16.
Alas, along with man's role of life giver and creator of family came his responsibility for the family before God to whom he had to answer. More about this here.
Women, the perfect complementary companion of the man, are nonetheless just the passive means for their haploid ova to receive life and a haploid from the male of the species, whatever his qualities and status from nitwit to genius.
Life is not theirs to give. Theirs is to receive, nourish and love it.
Life is simply passed on from God via the man, who did not design that for himself to brag about it.
Not man's fault. They were made that way for genetic tracing and family inheritance.
All progeny, offspring, children become integral with the father's family, occupation and tribe which gave them life, identity and generally the family surname, a practice, or custom that has survived to this day whatever their current means of garnering a living. The female bearer and feeder of the offspring likewise became integral with the father's family/tribe as well as the default change of surname for succour and protection.
Children never belong to the mother's tribe, for mothers are not the source of life.
For a little more about the Female of the species, just go here.
As for: Whose children are they? His or hers?
Now finally in praise of woman, created in God's image, genius,
good wife and mother as intended, here from Proverbs 31:10-31
via the American Standard Bible offers some good advice to Kings:
10 A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain.
12 She doeth him good and not evil All the days of her life.
13 She seeketh wool and flax, And worketh willingly with her hands.
14 She is like the merchant-ships; She bringeth her bread from afar.
15 She riseth also while it is yet night, And giveth food to her household, And their task to her maidens.
16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it; With the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, And maketh strong her arms.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is profitable: Her lamp goeth not out by night.
19 She layeth her hands to the distaff, And her hands hold the spindle.
20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; Yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household; For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She maketh for herself carpets of tapestry; Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates, When he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24 She maketh linen garments and selleth them, And delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing; And she laugheth at the time to come.
26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And the law of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, And eateth not the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her, saying:
29 Many daughters have done worthily, But thou excellest them all.
30 Grace is deceitful, and beauty is vain; But a woman that feareth Jehovah, she shall be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; And let her works praise her in the gates.
In the Authorised Version King James Bible Hebrew Old Testament and other versions, LORD refers to Jehovah, as demonstrated in the only 4 verses that render it such in the AV:
Exodus 6:3 — Psalms 83:18 — Isaiah 12:2 — Isaiah 26:4:
May all women relish their place of beauty and intent in Jehovah's universe forever, even as men need to, for fulfilment and a happiness humanity can barely perceive.
Please continue and enjoy your journey