This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last site edit: June 12 2017
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Man and Woman are not equal! They were not even created equal!
WOW! Can you just hear the howls of protest?
Haven't equal and equality been taken for a ride, eh?
Equal relative to what?
Men and women are different and therefore not equal!
So what is the matter with that?
What woman wants to be a man? . . . Don’t answer that!
What man wants to be a woman? . . . Be quiet!
OK, OK, I wont go there.
A little feminism aside:
Female envy* and ambition have now come full circle with women ruling humanity in a number of ways to disenfranchise males.
From the cradle to the grave men are being reconditioned by the female into an image of herself human females are not able to fully comprehend themselves, because they are unable.
Men can, but not the variety women are creating for themselves.
Here from 1 Peter 3:1-7 to the anointed (Christian) Israel of God (Galatians 6:16) - good to read the first 6 verses to glean perspective:
7 you husbands, continue dwelling in like manner with them according to knowledge, assigning them honor as to a weaker vessel, the feminine one, since you are also heirs with them of the undeserved favor of life, in order for your prayers not to be hindered.
Israel, as the wife of her husband and Creator Jehovah God, failed to respect Him most wickedly to the point of not only failing to obey the home rules, but also became a prostitute, adulterously offering herself to anyone who desired her and, if they didn't, offered bribes.
For the whole sorry story go to and read (that's the important bit) the entire chapter of Ezekiel 16.
Wives were meant to love and respect their husbands, while husbands were to love their wives - or were they? Like many of the NT verses about who and where Jesus the sacrifice was and is now, have been deleted, changed and re-written by the early apostates who ensured a 200 year dearth of manuscripts to cover their ungodly tracks, female envy and ambition has also left an indelible mark in the inspired NT prose.
All that tribal marriage wows nonsense invented by Christianity's envious females notwithstanding, what better encouraging admonition can there be than that given to Israel in their law and emphasised in the NT: Love your neighbour as yourself?
Your closest Husband/Wife neighbours will just love that.
Barring surgical intervention, females taking control of their own bodies is a bit of a phantasy, an impossible aspiration, a freedom too far, a dream periodically interrupted by menses to remind them that they are not in control.
But to continue:
This is not a nature vs nurture issue. We are what we have become for a variety of reasons much too complex for anyone deal with, let alone little old me, to satisfy everyone.
There are layers upon layers of real and assumed contributing factors to the gender realities we have in society.
The foundation layer is of course the original DNA differentiation - the gender programming by our Maker, Creator, Designer and Manufacturer*.
* God, G-d, Jehovah, Jahveh, Yahweh, Whatevereh - my goodness, what has religion
made out of a simple noun,
the pronunciation of which is no longer known, but a viable name nonetheless to distinguish Him from all the
fictitious hordes of manmade gods who all have a name.
There is, however, complete equivalence in the humanness of man and woman.
How is that?
Here from the recipe out of the human-machine Manual at Genesis 1:26-27:
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them
have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle,
over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Because English uses man for both the male of the species and generically, it frequently requires the padding of sentences to get around the confusion that generates. German makes it a little easier where two different words are used in translation. If translated from German the passage would read, as it really should in English anyway:
Then God said, "Let Us make a human in Our image, according to Our likeness; let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over
the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
27 So God created a human in His own image; in the image of God He created him*; male and female He created them.
* In German, human (Mensch) is grammatically masculine which, for the first human,
that matches both: man generically and genderly.
Understandable why English translators did not use Human when referring to
generic man. It would have been awkward in everyday English and scripturally.
Jesus was certainly a son of man, because his mother Mary was generically man.
So, both Man and Woman are completely in the Image and Likeness of God with some components reshuffled in keeping with their design i.e.: appendages, red blood cell ratio, brain design and function, elbows and knees to name but the few that readily come to mind or perhaps ought to.
Saw a romantic Indian movie recently where the lovers serenaded each other with ‘I saw God in you’. It was beautifully romantic, touched the heart and is in fact true. Though no two people will ever be exactly the same, yet we all reflect a measure of the image of the one in whose likeness we were made.
This brings me to a very misunderstood biblical admonition:
James the half brother of Jesus points out that teachers in the congregation are under weighty responsibility to God, receiving heavier judgment. (Jas 3:1) Therefore they deserve to be heard, obeyed, and given honor.
For a similar reason the wife should honor and respect her husband, who is charged by God with responsibility for the household and is judged by Him accordingly. (Eph 5:21-24, 33) Such respect for men placed in responsible positions by God’s arrangement is not partiality. Source: Article about impartiality in Insight on the Scriptures Vol 1 Page 1194
Here for the actual, complete and balanced text from the Bible:
Ephesians 5:21-33: Be in subjection to one another in fear of Christ. 22 Let wives be in subjection to their husbands as to the Lord, 23 because a husband is head of his wife as the Christ also is head of the congregation, he being a savior of [this] body. 24 In fact, as the congregation is in subjection to the Christ, so let wives also be to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, continue loving YOUR wives, just as the Christ also loved the congregation and delivered up himself for it, 26 that he might sanctify it, cleansing it with the bath of water by means of the word, 27 that he might present the congregation to himself in its splendor, not having a spot or a wrinkle or any of such things, but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28 In this way husbands ought to be loving their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself, 29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but he feeds and cherishes it, as the Christ also does the congregation, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave [his] father and [his] mother and he will stick to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32 This sacred secret is great. Now I am speaking with respect to Christ and the congregation. 33 Nevertheless, also, let each one of YOU individually so love his wife as he does himself; on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband.
And here to remind busy mothers NOT to forget to love their husbands, remaining by their side when the children are long gone:
Titus 2:1-5 You, however, keep on speaking what things are fitting for healthful teaching. 2 Let the aged men be moderate in habits, serious, sound in mind, healthy in faith, in love, in endurance. 3 Likewise let the aged women be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, neither enslaved to a lot of wine, teachers of what is good; 4 that they may recall the young women to their senses to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be sound in mind, chaste, workers at home, good, subjecting themselves to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively.
The relationship chain from God down to the children, is one of organizational responsibility and leadership rather than one of superiority and command.
What changed after Adam refused to yield?
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Wasn't God cruel! Poor women L! He ought to be ashamed, right?
All the pain including that of childbirth is unrelated to this one act of non-compliance with God.
He would not do that!
But its source lies in what unguided humanity has been exposed to and practiced since then: inbreeding, diet, drugs and other unmentionables not to mention bad birthing practices where the poor mother to be has to push junior against gravity, instead of allowing gravity to actually enhance the process, which it has done for thousand of years before giving birth was treated as a sickness or worse, as a disease.
Responsibility is a two-way street.
God is responsible for making us as part of His entire creation. He is also responsible for providing food, shelter, contentment and happiness relative to need and design.
In turn those who can, are responsible to Him for what they do.
That excludes plants and animals, because they can't.
That just leaves humans, because they can.
All creation naturally do what they were designed to, except humans, because they can't other than basic bodily functions. They need to learn, taught by life and others.
Down the chain of responsibility the one in the lead is responsible to teach those he is responsible for and to whom they are in turn responsible for their actions. The one in the lead needs to teach what constitutes acceptable function and behaviour in keeping with their design and their relationship with themselves and every-one -thing else outside themselves.
That has to be seen in the overall context of the unique individual personal responsibility to Jehovah by every member of the family.
The responsibility stakes are outlined in a number of verses in the Bible you can find for yourself, but summarized via one ex-Pharisee who has had a change of heart and mind: The Apostle Paul:
But I want you to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God.. . . (1 Corinthians 11:3).
The so-called punishment pronounced upon Eve in Eden was nothing of the sort. It was simply what would become the natural consequences of unguided self-rule, that's all! That would include a progressively more difficult birthing practices and an increasing tendency of women to envy and desire the authority and attendant abilities Jehovah had given the male to guide his family and future human society.
Men are equipped to be able to understand the female of the species, because of their supervisory role in the family assigned to them by God.
Women, on the other hand, will never fully understand the male of the species. The upshot is that they frequently bring up their sons in their own image, because that is the only human they can understand, or think they can. They are the ones who fashion their lovely boys into a type born of their imagination women generally do not like anyway.
Paul's often maligned advice -not law- here in 1 Timothy 2:12-14:
And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. was so designed by Jehovah solely to counter that latent envy and urge in the female breast to take over while ill-equipped to do so effectively. Yes, they were free to teach men, but neither in the family nor assembly.
What the future holds relative to these matters that are particularly close to the heart of women, is something yet to be discerned. We will be given guidance once the Kingdom commences its benign rule over the earth and its inhabitants.
Gender issues need to be understood in the context of a life that does not necessarily ever have to end, which was, and still is, God's continuing purpose, temporarily delayed by the unfortunate hiccup of non cooperation.
OK, now what was the union between man and woman to be like?
Nothing less than a complete melding of two uniquely different, autonomous, separate individuals into one perfectly functional unit, here as per these words from the anointed Jesus when discussing divorce with Jewish leaders in Matthew 19:5-6:
"and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 "So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate." NKJV
How did Jesus know this?
Initially from his parents who taught the scriptures to him, which was later supplemented by the teachers.
Soon he would have read them all by himself in obedience to the Law, which laid that responsibility squarely on parents, teachers and the individual.
So he remembered reading this in 1. Moses (Genesis): 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. NKJV
One flesh? Literally or is that perhaps only a sexual reference?
So it may appear from this verse:
1 Corinthians 6:16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh." NKJV
But that was not from a discourse on sexual morality.
Far more profoundly, it touches on one of the principal themes of the Bible: The integral oneness of the marriage-like union between Jehovah and his wife Israel and the condition of her spiritual purity.
All discussions about sexual fidelity in marriage in the Scriptures are to be seen in this context of the purity of that relationship which was ever so profoundly compromised by Israel's adultery with other god's and godlike entities to result in a complete breakdown, divorce and execution of the adulteress.
In His effort to enable humans to understand what happens in the greater dimension of His activities, God consistently used familiar places, arrangements and relationships in the human realm.
Oneness in marriage was the best way to illustrate the profound beauty and function of the temporary relationships between Himself as husband and the people Israel as His wife as His crowning glory and that of the heavenly bridegroom Christ and the glory of his virginal little-flock bride.
In 1 Corinthians 6:16 Paul was simply admonishing the remnant of redeemed Israel of both genders, not to realign themselves again with the continuing wickedness practiced by pre-messianic Israel under the law to again become one flesh with the old adulteress, if this bride of Christ were to maintain their spiritual purity.
This is what all that virgin and virginity talk in Revelation and the epistles are all about.
It was never about sexual intercourse on earth, in heaven or in whatever other nook or cranny the universe may contain, but first and foremost about fidelity in the relationship between Israel and their God to ultimately benefit all humans.
Israel's infidelity did not change that purpose. Jehovah's firstborn continued and was simply entrusted to another shepherd to take the flock of Jacob to their final God-purposed heavenly destiny to fulfil their role as the Seed of Abraham to become a blessing to all mankind.
More about these matters in other pages here. Suffice it to say that this is a subject of more considerable depth and conflict than I can ever do to justice to on this site, the sole purpose of which is to sanctify God's name and reputation.
Nonetheless, here is another take on that subject from an earlier essay:
On the role of women in the Christian congregation as an example of the way human society will be regulated and function under the kingdom in the future according to Jehovah’s purpose.
Women need to resist the urge to envy the authority Jehovah has given to the male
of the species accompanied by the responsibility and consequences, which envy began,
according to Jehovah's pronouncement to Eve, in consequence to Adam's refusal to
yield to and obey Jehovah.
What women fail to appreciate is that ALL as in EVERYTHING they are freely using to have their own way with, were invented by the male including that ubiquitous device known as computer and the mobile and the whole underlying infrastructures required to make it all come together and work, satellites and all.
Even the cistern that flushes the loo was invented and fashioned by the male of the species, which requires women to just press the button to rid themselves of all their unmentionables.
Primarily women get bad press like this in the Bible:
First as for the mother love delusion, here is an excerpt from Deuteronomy 28:
49 “Jehovah will raise up against you a nation far away, from the end of the earth, just as an eagle pounces, a nation whose tongue you will not understand, 50 a nation fierce in countenance, who will not be partial to an old man or show favor to a young man. 51 And they will certainly eat the fruit of your domestic animals and the fruitage of your ground until you have been annihilated, and they will let no grain, new wine or oil, no young of your cattle or progeny of your flock, remain for you until they have destroyed you. 52 And they will indeed besiege you within all your gates until your high and fortified walls in which you are trusting fall in all your land, yes, they will certainly besiege you within all your gates in all your land, which Jehovah your God has given you. 53 Then you will have to eat the fruit of your belly, the flesh of your sons and your daughters, whom Jehovah your God has given you, because of the tightness and stress with which your enemy will hem you in.
54 “As for the very delicate and dainty man among you, his eye will be evil-inclined toward his brother and his cherished wife and the remainder of his sons whom he has remaining, 55 so as not to give one of them any of the flesh of his sons that he will eat, because he has nothing at all remaining to him because of the tightness and stress with which your enemy will hem you in within all your gates. 56 As for the delicate and dainty woman among you who never attempted to set the sole of her foot upon the earth for being of dainty habit and for delicateness, her eye will be evil-inclined toward her cherished husband and her son and her daughter, 57 even toward her afterbirth that comes out from between her legs and toward her sons whom she proceeded to bear, because she will eat them in secrecy for the want of everything because of the tightness and stress with which your enemy will hem you in within your gates. (Deuteronomy 28:49-57) NWT
(Leviticus 26:29) So YOU will have to eat the flesh of YOUR sons, and YOU will eat the flesh of YOUR daughters.
(2 Kings 6:28) And the king went on to say to her: “What is the matter with you?” So she said: “This very woman said to me, ‘Give your son that we may eat him today, and my own son we shall eat tomorrow.’
(Jeremiah 19:9) And I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters; and they will eat each one the flesh of his fellowman, because of the tightness and because of the stress with which their enemies and those seeking for their soul will hem them in.”’
(Lamentations 2:20) See, O Jehovah, and do look to the one to whom you have dealt severely in this manner. Should the women keep eating their own fruitage, the children born fully formed, Or in the sanctuary of Jehovah should priest and prophet be killed?
(Lamentations 4:10) The very hands of compassionate women have boiled their own children. They have become as bread of consolation to one during the breakdown of the daughter of my people.
(Ezekiel 5:10) “‘“Therefore fathers themselves will eat sons in the midst of you, and sons themselves will eat their fathers, and I will execute in you acts of judgment and scatter all the remainder of you to every wind.”’
Humans have done horrible things.
Both have rebelled against their God-given roles and continue to in different ways.
But women ought not single out men as the evil ones.
Second, here is the frequent display of female idiosyncrasies:
(Proverbs 9:13) 13 A woman of stupidity is boisterous. She is simplemindedness itself and has come to know nothing whatever.
(Proverbs 7:11) 11 She is boisterous and stubborn. In her house her feet do not keep residing.
(Job 2:9-10) 9 Finally his wife said to him: “Are you yet holding fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” 10 But he said to her: “As one of the senseless women speaks, you speak also. Shall we accept merely what is good from the [true] God and not accept also what is bad?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
(Proverbs 21:9) 9 Better is it to dwell upon a corner of a roof than with a contentious wife, although in a house in common.
(Proverbs 19:13) A stupid son means adversities to his father, and the contentions of a wife are as a leaking roof that drives one away.
(Proverbs 27:15-16) 15 A leaking roof that drives one away in the day of a steady rain and a contentious wife are comparable. 16 Anyone sheltering her has sheltered the wind, and oil is what his right hand encounters.
(Proverbs 17:1) 17 Better is a dry piece of bread with which there is quietness than a house full of the sacrifices of quarreling.
Since the 7 congregations from Revelation 1:20 to 3:22 picture the entire Christian congregation of the little flock of 144000 to whom the father has decided to give the kingdom (Luke 12:32), the whole congregation will share a measure of all the characteristics and problems described.
This applies to those sisters* who demonstrate those of Jezebel, particularly in
this time of the nearness of the Kingdom in the global environment of women's proactive
empowerment in place of just being envious of the original position of relative authority
Jehovah had accorded Adam with Eve assigned a complementary role as helper and not
one of responsible authority in the union of man and woman.
* term used within many Christian organizations to address, or refer to, female [not gay] members or adherents.
(Revelation 2:18-23) 18 “And to the angel of the congregation in Thy·a·ti´ra write: These are the things that the Son of God says, he who has his eyes like a fiery flame, and his feet are like fine copper, 19 ‘I know your deeds, and your love and faith and ministry and endurance, and that your deeds of late are more than those formerly. 20 “‘Nevertheless, I do hold [this] against you, that you tolerate that woman Jez´e·bel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and misleads my slaves to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols. 21 And I gave her time to repent, but she is not willing to repent of her fornication. 22 Look! I am about to throw her into a sickbed, and those committing adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her deeds. 23 And her children I will kill with deadly plague, so that all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the kidneys and hearts, and I will give to YOU individually according to YOUR deeds.
Many modern women exhibit a whole host of Jezebelian traits that make both their own lives and that of their husbands and children very difficult if not impossible.
Their influence upon the Media has caused men generally to be viewed as abusive violent perpetrators and pedophiles per se, while some certainly are.
To counter that, here is a report by one of the first women who provided shelter for abused women and her experience that the women were often more aggressive and violent in a whole host of other ways that frequently leave only marks on the psyche, minds and lives of the men so abused:
One of the best Book and/or 4 part Video presentations to come to grips with the
complementary differences between men and women is
Brainsex By Anne Moir & David Jessel
The now revised Brainsex Website http://www.brainsexmatters.com no longer features this book and video, no doubt due to pressures from the women's/transgender/whatever lobbies and a measure of perceived if not actual errors in the presentation.
Are we not all still in learning mode in our apprenticeship of life?
That’s all folks!