In church, the topic of taking authority is a common conversation, however, there is never any instruction given. Therefore, today I will share my view of what taking authority means for marriages as it pertains to women marrying and allowing the man to move in.
It is the case, that throughout text when the Hebrews would need to take land that the men handled that cause. Hence what we see are men gathering together to make plans, sending in spies to scope out the scene and take word back to the camp. Under no circumstance common to victory did the men act without seeking Yah, and neither did they send women to do what they needed. Once the way was cleared they moved in for attack and killed all the men of those attacked. Why did they kill the men? It is because of the fact that men cannot dwell with another authoritative figure. In essence, two people in the same house, different cultures, different views and so on spells trouble and symbolically this would be mixing seed; such as is seen in raising a household under another mans authority.
“When you go out to fight against your enemies, and יהוה your Elohim shall give them into your hand, and you shall take them captive, and shall see among the captives a woman fair of form, and shall delight in her and take her for your wife, then you shall bring her home to your house, and she shall shave her head and trim her nails, and put aside the mantle of her captivity, and shall dwell in your house, and mourn her father and her mother a month of days. And after that you shall go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife.” (Deuteronomy 21:10-13).
One thing in particular to mention is that today we look at our daughters 11-16 as not being ripe for marriage, however, this is not the general idea that Yah designed where we see the onset of puberty belies marriage material for some [thats another story]. More importantly, in this text get a general idea of a man taking a wife where he literally takes her from her mother and father with no introduction, no warning and then takes her to his house shaves her head and trims her nails, allows her to mourn and then goes into her and makes her his wife. Why does he do all that? Symbolically a womans hair is her covering and shows her to be in authority to someone. Hence, if the woman is in authority to her father then the hair must be shaved to come into covenant under another. Its true, see it like this if a man takes a wife and she has no covering then there is no need for that. It is the case, that scripture denotes that a womans hair is a covering unto her head, or rather her husband. (1 Corinthians 11:6). Hence, if one has not hair then a wrap is sufficient as a covering.
Let’s go deeper. A woman who is not a maiden like the one above, or who has had sex before is married to the man she had sex with [one flesh]. It is the case, this is confirmed when there are children from the union. Hence, the matter here is not the marriage but who the marriage is with. Let us say, then, that today’s marriages are not Yah’s way, that is, without convenant but with government consent. Hence, the marriage is illegal by Hebrew law. One of the reasons the government assisted marriage is illegal is that it allows for divorce. Hence, men and women; especially Hebrew are filling the courts divorcing for reasons other than adultery [whoring] and its the women who are divorcing when the man is the only one that can put the woman away. What does that mean? It means that people are being married illegally and most time other men move in with a woman who has their houses already established. Sex is an act of marriage…woman you are not divorced unless your husband has put you away.
The reason for the divorce certificate in the first place, according to Messiah is because men were abandoning their wives. How many feel deserted and are abandoned left alone with the children? Sometimes its not our faults, however, sometimes we must agree that he found out somethings about us and left..the putting away because of whoring (Matthew 5:32; Jeremiah 3:8), and is a sound reason for divorce, according to scripture. So…we married again being ignorant of what divorce is and the man has taken over another mans wife…it is adultery. “But I say to you that whoever puts away his wife, except for the matter of whoring, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a woman who has been put away commits adultery.” (Matthew 5:32).
This very fact of being under another’s authority is causing problems with the new relationship. Women left alone, especially with children are still attached to another spiritually. This is the reason for the so called ‘Baby Mama and Daddy Drama’, because he has the right and she may or might not want him to have it, or either, he has authority and does not want it and she wants him to take it. “For the eyes of יהוה diligently search throughout all the earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is perfect to Him. You have acted foolishly in this, so from now on you shall have battles.” (2 Chronicles 16:9).
Prayerfully, we can now repent and move on from this type thinking. Pray about that. Yah loves you beloved, and wishes no one to suffer.
Posted on October 7, 2014, in Children, Culture, Devotion, Education, Encouragement, Family, Life, Marriage, Men, Parents, Religion and Spirituality, Women and tagged BELIEVERS, Elohim, ENCOURAGEMENT. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.