Be Encouraged to Be YOU in GOD!

You Can’t Get A Double Blessing Doing the Same Thing You Did Before Your Suffering.

Tell your Testimony and Activate your New Vision!

You are not Babylon’s Brickmaking Cookie Cutter.

Do your Unique Assignment.

Give YAH the Firstfruits, and Let Him Bless the Work of Your Own Hands.

Leave your Thumbprints on the Earth!

Chase Humility not Pride

One of my goals in life is to be humble and to be with humble people.
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The Fear of God doesn’t chase the cool kids, status, and big names, but it finds itself with the obedient people and those of low estate.

Chase Humility not Pride.

ENOCH, JASHER, AND JUBILEES? #TOLD

ENOCH, JASHER, AND JUBILEES?
#TOLD
TRUTH OVER LIES DAILY

Q: I read the ‘extra book’ Q&A [https://sospression.com/2018/06/08/truth-or-lie-thursdays-6-7-2018/] of the sospression article you posted which was very insightful. I realize, however, it doesn’t mention the three books I feel should be read if they are real: Enoch, Jasper, and Jubilees. Which I want to read but I’m still working on reading the Scriptures; and don’t want to read them before I complete the Inspired Word of God. What are your thoughts on those three books?

A: There are two main reasons I’m not into those extra books. Even though they are mentioned in the Bible, the current versions of them are not real.

The first reason is a problem called PSEUDEPIGRAPHY.

Pseudepigraphy is writing something under someone else’s name and claiming that they did it. It’s like forging a book instead of a signature.

As Greco Roman culture conquered Hebrew culture, many people (Jews included) took the opportunity to “re-write” books that had already disappeared and say that they were authentic.

There is evidence that Jubilees was written near 135 BCE. That’s after Malachi and Before John the Baptist.
There is also evidence that shows Enoch was also written in the 2nd century before Christ.

There is evidence that the book of Jasher that we have was written around 1625. It was literally made up.

The number two reason that we cannot trust AS ANOINTED SCRIPTURES books that were written after Malachi and before John the Baptist is because there was a 400 YEAR FAMINE of hearing the Word of the Lord between Malachi and John the Baptist.

That means that even though JEWS were still talking and writing – YAHUAH Himself was not.

This is the prophecy of the 400 year prophetic silence between Malachi and John the Baptist/Jesus:

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it.

This is the new testament confirmation of the 400 year prophetic silence between Malachi and John the Baptist/Jesus Christ the Messiah:

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

“It is fascinating that there is one phrase that occurs 3,808 times in the Old Testament but not once in the Apocrypha. It is the simple phrase “Thus Saith YAHWEH”… That phrase does not occur for 400 years, nor do any miracles occur for 400 years.” – David Pawson, De-Greecing the Church

During the 400 year famine, not only did Socrates, Aristototle, Plato, and Greek Arts & Entertainment culture take over the world… but a lot of Apocryphal books were written during this time. They simply are not Scripture. They are information and maybe some knowledge that Yahuah did not anoint.

So Yah stopped speaking after Malachi approximately 445 BC.

Socrates invented Western Philosophy approximately 470 BC.

Socrates taught Plato who came approximately 428 BC.

Plato taught Aristotle who came approximately 385 BC.

Aristotle tutored Alexander the Greater who came approximately 356 BC.

Alexander the Great became the Conquerer (Greece was 3rd Beast of Daniel 7).

Rome added Systemic Military Domination to Greek Cultural Philosophy, Arts & Enterainment and became the Final Beast Empire of the World, and source of The Vatican aka Roman Catholic Church.

Jude 14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jude does quote from Enoch in Jude 14-15. However it didn’t say the Enoch “wrote” it said Enoch “prophesied.” The Scriptures are usually very clear about the things that are “written.”

The phrases: “It is written” “it was written” “is it not written” are very common phrases all over the New Testament Scriptures.

Jude quoting Enoch doesn’t mean he was quoting the “book of Enoch.” Just because it was common knowledge (oral tradition) that the REAL Enoch had made that statement does not validate that the Pseudepigraphical “book of Enoch” is authentic.

I have taken a brief look at these books a few times over the past few years and seen problems… but there’s no need to reinvent the wheel so I’m going to give some links that answer these questions:

Evidence that the Current book of Jasher is not the Original: http://jasher.thebookofenoch.info/

Evidence that the Current book of Jasher is a fabrication: http://lavistachurchofchrist.org/LVanswers/2011/02-04.html

There is Much Evidence that Jubilees was written specifically to promote a Solar Calendar to calculate 49 year Jubilees instead of the Jews Lunar Calendar.
https://www.thetorah.com/article/jewish-calendar-in-jubilees-a-solar-year

There is evidence that Jubilees was a fabricated attempt to mix Greek calendar with Old Covenant Hebrew culture: https://books.google.com/books?id=6ptXKwTlfqwC&q=solar+calendar#v=onepage&q=geoge%20nickelsburg&f=false

There is evidence that book of Enoch combines Greek and Roman mythology with Hebrew Culture: http://www.refuteit.com/the-book-of-enoch-debunked.html

There is much evidence that the Book of Enoch contradicts Scriptural Doctrine.
https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/8576/why-is-the-book-of-enoch-not-regarded-as-canonical
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Wolves/book_of_enoch.htm

There is much evidence that the book of Enoch is fake and written much later than it claims. I.e, its not the original: http://www.brainout.net/EnochTest.htm

Logical Evidence that Jude quoted Enoch, but not the “Book” of Enoch: https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/stewart_don/faq/books-missing-from-old-testament/question10-old-testament-pseudepigrapha.cfm

The 3 Fingers from Heaven

:::The 3 Fingers from Heaven:::

Theres only 2 things in the Scriptures that were written with a finger directly from the Father in Heaven.

1. The 2 Tablets (10 Commandments, the Will and Testament of YAHUAH) written with His own finger.

2. Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin, (Babylon is Fallen, its Days are numbered and it will be given to the Medes and Persians) written with a hand from heaven.

The funny thing: is these are the two hardest concepts to get the Apostate Church to understand!

1. God is not playing about His 10 Commandments.

2. God is not playing about the Fall of Babylon and the Destruction of the antiChrist system.

Do you think the Son of God is actually going to go against the Written Will and Testimony of His Own Father?

NO.

When you marry into Christ, you enter into the Father’s House. This is why Jesus said: In my FATHER’S HOUSE are MANY MANSIONS, if it were not so, I wouldn’t have told you. Behold, I go to prepare a place for you!

In Hebrew culture, families stayed together. Yahuah owned the land, and property was handed down from generation to generation.

When you married into a family, you joined that families culture, and you joined the family business. When you married the son, he built you a house on the property of his own father!

The Father and the Son are ONE!

GOD is not changing His family culture for us, we are supposed to enter into His Culture thru our Covenant with His Son!

My heart is sad for those in apostate churches that walk in rebellion to any of the Fathers 10 Commandments OR refuses to depart from the Sorceries and Witchcrafts of the Babylon Empires of today (America and the Western Empire, Roman Catholicism, Roman Empire).

The Son of God made this ABUNDANTLY CLEAR when He said:

Matthew 7: 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that DOETH THE WILL OF MY FATHER which is in heaven.
22 MANY WILL SAY TO ME in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I NEVER KNEW YOU: depart from me, ye that WORK INIQUITY.

If you rebel against the WILL and TESTAMENT of His Father in Heaven (the 2 Tablets, the 10 Commandments, the Law of Liberty), and if you work the LAWLESSNESS and INIQUITY of this world system (Babylon/antiChrist), Jesus will profess to you:

“I never knew you, I never married you, we did not consummate the Covenant… I don’t even KNOW you!”

The Main Point:
When you Marry into Christ, He Brings you Into HIS FATHER’S HOUSE!

THE SON WROTE WITH HIS FINGER ALSO

When Jesus came to earth He is also recorded writing on the ground with His finger. This happened when a woman was caught in adultery.

He acted like He did not hear her accusers, and then He started writing with His finger on the ground. He told the accusers that they could stone her if they were without sin. They disappeared.

John 8: 10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? 11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: GO, and SIN NO MORE.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the LIGHT OF THE WORLD: he that followeth me shall NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, but shall have the LIGHT OF LIFE.

The point is:

Jesus did not come to earth to condemn you,

Jesus came first to say “Go and sin no more!”

However when judgement day comes, there will be punishment for those who continue to follow Darkness instead of following the Light of the World!

Return to your First Love so He can bring you into His Father’s House!

Revelation 14:12 Here is the PATIENCE of the saints: here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and the FAITH OF JESUS.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, BABYLON THE GREAT IS FALLEN, IS FALLEN, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE, that ye be not partakers of her SINS, and that ye receive not of her PLAGUES.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

– KEEP THE FATHERS COMMANDMENTS.
– BELIEVE IN JESUS THE SON OF GOD.
– DEPART FROM THE SINS AND FORNICATIONS OF BABYLON AND THE ANTICHRIST SYSTEM.
– GO, AND SIN NO MORE!

HAVE YOU READ THE APOCRYPHA? #TOLD

HAVE YOU READ THE APOCRYPHA?

#TOLD

TRUTH OVER LIES DAILY
Q: Has anyone read the Apocrypha…you know the “hidden books”?

 

A: I’ve looked into the Apocrypha. Some of it is historical. Some of it is just Hebrew creative writing.

 

Some of it is Roman/Greek deception.

 

None of it is Scripture. There is some cultural knowledge in it though.

 

I know a lot of people think the Vatican took those books out… but to be honest the Vatican put a lot of those books in first over 1000 years before the Reformation came. The Reformation was far from pure but it did have a purpose.

 

I’ve looked at them and most don’t fit with the real Scriptures. Some of it is ok for historical information but there’s a lot of confusion in them. It’s hit & miss, it’s just not pure like the Word of God is.

 

Proverbs 30: 5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

 

I’m not saying theres no information in the Apocrypha. However when you have the Ruach Ha’Kodesh (Holy Spirit) you know that information is not equal to the Anointing that’s on pure Truth.

 

It’s ok to eat the meat and spit out the bones… but unfortunately a lot of people are ever learning but never really coming into knowledge of the Truth that only comes from being a Doer not just a hearer constantly looking for more information.

 

The reason why I don’t promote the apocrypha is because my kingdom goal is to make Disciples and Builders not complainers and entertainers. And if a spiritual writing is not anointed to reveal Christ, it probably a waste of time.

 

What people don’t realize is that the deception of adding to the Scriptures started waaay before the 1500s.

 

Greek culture was designed to destroy Hebrew culture well before Yashua even came, before Rome became an Empire and before Europe even started. Some of what was taken out was the deception that had previously been added in.

 

When I look into some of the Apocryphal books they have historical and cultural knowledge but some also have blatant contradictions to the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit.

 

What a lot of people don’t realize is that the philosophies of Greece took over the world during the 400 year famine that Yah gave on hearing His prophetic word. This famine started in Malachi, and ended when John the Baptist and Jesus Christ came.

 

Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:

 

“It is fascinating that there is one phrase that occurs 3,808 times in the Old Testament but not once in the Apocrypha. It is the simple phrase “Thus Saith YAHWEH”… That phrase does not occur for 400 years, nor do any miracles occur for 400 years.” – David Pawson, De-Greecing the Church

 

During the 400 year famine, not only did Socrates, Aristototle, Plato, and Greek Arts & Entertainment culture take over the world… but a lot of Apocryphal books were written during this time. They simply are not Scripture. They are information and maybe some knowledge that Yahuah did not anoint.

 

So Yah stopped speaking after Malachi approximately 445 BC.

 

Socrates invented Western Philosophy approximately 470 BC.

 

Socrates taught Plato who came approximately 428 BC.

 

Plato taught Aristotle who came approximately 385 BC.

 

Aristotle tutored Alexander the Greater who came approximately 356 BC.

 

Alexander the Great became the Conquerer (Greece was 3rd Beast of Daniel 7).

 

Rome added Systemic Military Domination to Greek Cultural Philosophy, Arts & Enterainment and became the Final Beast Empire of the World, and source of The Vatican aka Roman Catholic Church.

 

So books like Ecclesiasticus which were written after Malachi and books like Maccabees that were written to describe the cultural wars and physical wars between Greece and the Judeans are informational but cannot be considered anointed Scripture.
When Jesus came and John the Baptist came to prepare the way, that’s when God started to speak thru His Son.

 

Hebrews 1:God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

 

 

If you would like to see more commentary on each of the books in the Apocrypha, here is a blog I wrote about it that covers most of these books in some detail:

 

WHY WERE CERTAIN BOOKS TAKEN OUT OF THE BIBLE? https://sospression.com/2018/06/08/truth-or-lie-thursdays-6-7-2018/

Why Babylon is Fallen

Why Babylon is Fallen

The Most High God – Ruler of Nations – is very fair and just. God could not judge America with only HALF of the nation showing their blatant lack of concern for INNOCENT BLOODSHED (abortion) and IDOLATRY (Fornication, Homosexuality).

So God had to give the OTHER HALF of the nation 8 years to see if they could develop a concern for INNOCENT BLOODSHED (Trayvon, Ahmaud, Breonna, BLM, Kaepernick) and/or repent for their own version of IDOLATRY (Economic Success, Covetousness,).

GOD gave Chance after chance. Messenger after Messenger.

NEITHER half of the Nation would repent for their OWN iniquity, they just kept POINTING at the iniquity of the OTHER HALF!

Even the Body of Christ split itself IN HALF just to avoid HUMILITY, REPENTANCE, and OBEDIENCE. They just kept WINNING debates and POINTING their finger at the iniquity of the OTHER HALF!

So Now Judgement has been set for this Nation.

Save Yourself. Prepare Yourself. Build Yourself.

Don’t Hate Yourself. Love Yourself Enough to Change.

Investment Wisdom for Babylon’s Fall

Investment Wisdom for Babylon’s Fall

  1. Get Saved.
  2. Then Save others.
  3. Then Save your Resources with WISDOM.

As this world goes through changes – if you have a family its important to learn how to Invest with Wisdom. But what are the most important investments to make?

1. Kingdom Investment: Live and Give the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Your life will be worthless without it. Repent, Believe the Gospel, Be Baptized in Water and Filled with the Holy Ghost.

Keep the Commandments of the Father and the Son. Fellowship in New Covenant Order. Judgement is falling on EVERYTHING else.

Your safety is not really in Guns, Gold, and Goods – but in GOSHEN! Goshen was the place that was safe when the plagues were falling on Egypt.

Your safety is in close fellowship with the Saints of the Most High.

Malachi 3:16 Then THEY THAT FEARED THE LORD SPAKE OFTEN ONE TO ANOTHER: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. 17 And THEY SHALL BE MINE, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I WILL SPARE THEM, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

2. Give to others. This is actually the only way to break systematic oppression: Setup a CULTURE of Compassionate and Systematic Giving.

Luke 3:10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? 11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

3. Invest in Your Own Skills. Do what you are created to do physically and mentally, and you will always have power. Work with your hands. Work with your mind. Then you will ALWAYS be able to earn, barter, negotiate, or trade.

  • INVEST IN YOU!

4. Invest in Your Land. Create a Garden. Connect to the Free Resources given by the Most High.

  • Grow it. Grow Food! Learn as you Go!
  • If you can’t find seeds, use the seeds and roots hidden in your Groceries.
  • Use your land! Babylon cannot stop the Wisdom of Creation Law!
  • This world started in a garden! If you want to create a new world for yourself start a garden.
  • If you can’t grow food, join a food buying group that can ship organic groceries to you.
  • Get a system to use or clean water from the ground or the rain.
  • Use energy from the sun. Invest in a solar power system if you can.

Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

5. Invest in Real Wealth.

  • Stocks are good to invest in, but the Markets and currencies of men can be manipulated by men. Make sure you understand the business model and cycle of what you invest in. A wisely constructed business that will maintain integrity thru economic destruction can be profitable.
  • Stocks in the ideas of men will rise and they will fall. Don’t invest in stocks ignorantly. Always understand what type of business you are investing in!
  • Wealth created by YAHUAH (Gold, Silver, Precious metals) cannot be devalued.
  • Both Gold and Silver are AntiMicrobial, Antibacterial, and Antifungal, and good for exchanging in any culture or nation.
  • Purchase silver and gold jewelry or coins as a a form of savings.
  • Investment Jewelry: Mene.com/invite/6U7W7h

Genesis 2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

Daniel 5:24-28
Then the hand was sent from Him and this inscription was written out. “Now this is the inscription that was written out: ‘MENĒ, MENĒ, TEKĒL, UPHARSIN.’ This is the interpretation of the message: ‘MENĒ’—God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it.

Exodus 3:22 But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

Unrepentant PREPPERS and Disobedient PROTESTERS

It’s funny to see people who can sense the SIGNS of the changing times and are excited about PREPARING – but have no idea that the JUDGEMENT is coming for their own sins or how to really REPENT.

UNREPENTANT PREPPERS are not wise. God’s Judgement will destroy your PREPARATION if you don’t make REPARATION for sin.

It’s also funny to see people who are so aware of God’s JUDGEMENT coming for what other people have done but see no SIGNS of how to PREPARE their own OBEDIENCE for the change that’s coming down for everyone.

DISOBEDIENT PROTESTERS are not wise. The same JUSTICE you ask for will fall on you if you don’t AD-JUST your life to Keep God’s Commandments.

WISE HEARTS SEE BOTH TIME AND JUDGEMENT

A Wise person’s heart can both REPENT from sins and PREPARE according to signs of the times. They can Discern both TIME and JUDGEMENT. They will feel no evil thing because they both keep GOD’S COMMANDMENTS and OBEY HIM.

Ecclesiastes 8:5 Whoso KEEPETH the COMMANDMENT shall FEEL NO EVIL THING: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both TIME and JUDGMENT.

DREAMS OF MY HUSBAND? #TOLD

DREAMS OF MY HUSBAND?
#TOLD
TRUTH OVER LIES DAILY

Q: Have you heard of a situation where the woman had visions, dreams, revelation and everyone saw the divine connection but the man was unsure of God’s will because he believed someone prophesied about another woman?

A: Most definitely I know of situations like that. It’s important not to push the man, but to wait until he’s ready. If he feels manipulated he may not do it even if its God’s will.

In our situation, God spoke to my wife through dreams, and He spoke to me thru giving me vision. My wife knew about it several years before I did. God told my wife not to say anything about the dreams and prophecies at all. I only found out after God showed me personally.

A lot of times the woman gets revelation early for the purpose of preparation only. The man may get revelation only when it’s time for action.

If the woman pushes the action early she can get out of order and mess things up. This could make the relationship difficult, or create a marriage that is out of order.

Ecclesiastes 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words there are also divers vanities: but fear thou God.

Song of Solomon 2:7
I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Song of Solomon 3:5
I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Song of Solomon 8:4
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

Some people would say that Ruth pushed the action and ended up successful. But that was a situation where she had legal right to be the next wife of Boaz because her husband died and he was next of kin.

That situation wasn’t a violation of his free will, it was a request for the economic support that comes from joining a family in a tribal culture.

The best thing to do if you think God has shown you your husband is to prepare your body, mind, and spirit to be a wife. Its also good to learn (by observation and prayer) the things that please your future husband so that if it comes to pass, you will be ready to please and obey him.

And if it doesn’t work out with him, you will still be much better prepared to be a good servant of God or a good wife to the man that God appoints to marry you.

Why I Cover My Head when in the Assembly of Saints

As a child my grandmother, Dorothy Thompson, was a God fearing woman who took me to church with her. I loved spending time with my grandmother. I remember her always wearing a hat to church. I thought it was just something she did. Other women at church would also wear hats, I thought it was just church culture, church lady fashion, haha.

As I became a young adult and read my bible more and more there were several scriptures I read and did not understand, and instead of asking questions I would just gloss over them.

I never remember these topics being covered in church, or hearing anyone discuss them, and never had an older woman explain them to me.

Also, I figured if they were to be applied literally, wouldn’t more Christians be applying them? Three in particular: graven images, women keeping silent in the churches, and women covering their heads. Let’s discuss head coverings, and save the other two topics for another day.

1 Corinthians 11 King James Version (KJV)

11 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

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; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.

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 if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?

14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.

16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

One day a young woman and her husband showed up at our house for worship service. When I opened the door, I was VERY surprised to see the wife had a covering on her head.

What surprised me even more was my internal reaction. Somehow, I felt challenged by her outward display of obedience to the scriptures.

I had read the scripture, but as I mentioned, I did not think the scripture applied to us today. All of these thoughts and emotions flooded my mind just from her walking in and saying hello.

She did not say anything to me about my head being uncovered, but her simple act of obedience spoke for her. I had experienced older women wearing big hats to church, and I had seen older women wearing little scarves and doilies on their heads. But never had I encountered a Christian woman, younger than I, covering their head in a worship service.

What would my response be? Was there something to this? This subtle act came at me so hard I had to know more. The excuse that this is not for our culture was not enough anymore. What did the BIBLE say?

After the service I talked with my husband about the experience and all that I felt when the woman came to worship with us with her head covered. We began to study it in the bible to understand the meaning of it. Also, as the woman continued to attend services with us, I finally asked her why she covered her head.

She said she read it in the bible and just started doing it. She said women at her previous church challenged her for doing it. But she said it was something all women were supposed to do, and she did not relent to them. So, she was the ONLY woman at her church covering her head, simply because the bible said it. The authority of the word of God was enough for her. She read it, she did it, simple.

Now, I had read the same passage she read, more than once I am sure. It is funny how when you read the bible with preconceptions, or preset ideas of what you “think” the scripture means, it is very difficult to see the meaning God intends.

The scripture did not prick my heart because I just assumed it was not for women today, it was for “that culture”. I assumed that if that was something God really wanted us to do, the Godly women around me would be doing it right? It is interesting how we decide what is for us in the bible and what is not.

As my husband studied it out, he realized that the head covering was part of a set of conduct ordinances given by Apostle Paul and written to the church at Corinth, which was in Greece. The ordinances included directions for men and women and also how the congregation should serve one another during communion. He seems to have been writing in response to a question on the matter that the church at Corinth asked him.

What is clear from the passage:

  • It is for ALL women, which is why he says EVERY woman who prays or prophesies…
  • Women should cover their heads to show that they submit to God’s order in the congregation, man submits to Christ, woman submits to man (if unmarried, a woman still submits to the same order by submitting in male elders, shepherds and apostles in Christ)
  • Men should uncover their heads (no hats in church) to show that they are submitted to God as their head and glory.
  • This is done because of the angels; the angels beheld the disorder Eve walked in when she ate the fruit and led her husband to eat.
  • The head covering is a sign, that women will follow the order God set at creation, instead of continuing in the sin of Eve, taking leadership and authority over man. It is a way to display that order in the congregation of God.
  • Instead of men focusing on their own glory (earthly status shown through what they wear on their heads), and women focusing on their glory (displaying how glorious their hair is) during the worship of God, we should focus on displaying God’s order, focusing on his glory, and showing these signs when we meet.

A few clues in the scripture tell us this ordinance is only mandatory in the congregational meeting.

  • The first clue is that he was writing to a congregation at Corinth.
  • Second, before he discusses the issue of head coverings, he reminds them to remember all the other ordinances for congregational conduct he had given them.
  • Third, after he talks about the head covering and uncovering, he gives guidelines on how to receive communion together in the congregation.

I began to cover my head in service. To show order and to focus on God’s glory as we meet to worship instead of my own glory.

It was VERY difficult for me at first. I am serious. Sometimes I wanted to cry. But I realized it was vanity and pride.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I like to dress up and adorn myself. Having to cover my head in service made me feel less attractive. I am just being honest lol.

At one point I even started wearing MORE make-up to make myself feel better when I had my head covered. I was SO FULL OF VANITY!!!!!! God shut that down too lol. That is the whole point!

Yes women are created beautiful, and that is normal and natural… but we should NOT be focused on displaying and emphasizing our beauty and glory when we come together to worship God.

We should be focused on the Most High God, and honoring HIS Glory, and HIS order! I am learning and growing, and I desire to be a gracious woman who retains honor, with a meek and quiet spirit… I have two daughters now, and I need to teach and lead by example.