Questions about Bible Issues Part 1
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Covid-19 warning. Name of God. Wives submit. Drums in church. Peter a Pope. Broided hair. Circumcise heart. Women preach
- Covid 19 warns of the coming Fifth Trumpet
- The name of God as the Trinity God has no name
- Adam was unfairly created as the ruler of Eve
- Drums in the church
- Peter as the first Pope
- Broided hair and modest apparel
- Circumcision of the heart
- Women preachers
Covid 19 warns of the coming Fifth Trumpet
Covid-19 is almost like a preview of the 5th Trumpet in Revelation Chapter 9.
These supernatural 7 Trumpets utter in the 3.5 years of great Tribulation, after the true church has been called up to Heaven. The purpose of these disastrous events is to force all the Jews back to Israel to meet their Messiah.
The first Trumpet has hail burning with fire. That happened in the past in Egypt when Moses was preparing for the first Exodus of the Jews to go to Israel.
When hail burns with fire sometime in the future, many Jews will leave their moneymaking and head back to Israel.
Coronavirus damaged the economy to show us that salvation does not lie in money, but depends on getting back to strict Bible beliefs.
Financial loss causes grievous mental torment. The 5th Trumpet speaks of torment.
John sees destructive locusts in the 5th Trumpet that do not eat grass. Thus, these are not real locusts but are just symbols of destructive demons that will torment the people.
Covid-19 is not this actual event, but is just using a natural destructive virus as a possible preview of that future event.
Demons are tormentors that cause mental anguish. That speaks of severe financial losses in the world’s economy.
An interesting link is the fact that these demon-locusts wear crowns. Revelation 9:7
”Corona” in Latin means “crown” and is the word that is the basis of the coronation or crowning of a king.
So, the Covid-19 “crowned” virus is an advance warning of the future “crowned” demon-locusts.
But, very scary, the crowned demon-locusts have a king over them, the angel or messenger of the bottomless pit. Revelation 9:11
The only crowned church leader is the Pope, famous for wearing the triple crown since just before 1315.
This prophecy describes demonology unleashed in the church systems.
Italy is shaped like a leg and foot.
Compare that to the leg of the Gentile image that Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream.
The island of Sicily looks like a stone that will smite the foot in the toe. This is what Daniel saw when he interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.
Look at all the unscriptural Roman Catholic beliefs.
Pope, Cardinal, Archbishop, Lent, rosary, Purgatory, indulgences, Extreme unction, cathedral, basilica, monks, nuns, monasteries, relics, idols, praying to Mary, mass, Trinity, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, One-God-in-three-Persons, First, Second, and Third Persons of the Godhead, Jesus is in the Godhead, Christmas, Christmas tree, Good Friday, penance, denomination, etc.
Bold print indicates some of the Roman Catholic beliefs that have infiltrated her Protestant daughter churches.
All this unscriptural error is just religious deception that spreads spiritual death.
Nowhere were church leaders asked in the Bible to get involved in politics. The Pope is up to his neck in politics.
Nowhere were we asked to celebrate the birth of the Lord. Around AD 350 Pope Julius I copied that idea of the birthday of the Son of God from the pagan Roman birthday of the sun god on 25 December. This sun god birthday had been introduced by the pagan Emperor Aurelian in AD 274, three days after he beheaded the Bishop of Rome. Today the Roman Catholic Christ's mass has become the Protestant Christmas and it is the biggest festival in the non-Catholic churches.
Replacing the Bible with pagan ideas makes God angry.
Lockdown closed the churches and gave individuals a brief window to discover Bible truth on the internet, away from the regular propaganda of the church.
Coming up in the future is a flood tide of demonology that will drive people to the edge of insanity. Evidence of God’s anger against the churches that copy so many unscriptural ideas from paganism.
REVELATION 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
DANIEL 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:
The 3.5 years of great Tribulation will launch a wave of brutal violence like a tsunami of horror, terror, and dread across the earth.
This is designed to shake the brain-washed church-goers out of their complacent acceptance of pagan and church errors.
There are 45000 different types of churches and denominations today. They all claim to be right but all their differences simply reveal that there is a huge amount of error in the churches.
Church leadership was helpless in the face of Covid-19 when God closed down the churches in 2020. Church leadership will be equally helpless in the face of this floodtide of future demonology. Saved church-goers will wake up in horror that being saved is not enough to miss the awful time of great Tribulation. They will die in terror before they get to Heaven but miss the 1000 years of peace.
PHILIPPIANS 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
This is not salvation from hell, we got that when we repented and accepted Jesus as our personal Saviour.
We have to know the revealed truths of Scripture in order to avoid being fooled by unscriptural church doctrines that will drag us into great Tribulation.
DANIEL 12:10 :but the wise shall understand.
Only if we understand the revealed mysteries of Scripture can we claim to be the wise virgins who are ready for the Coming of the Lord.
But the churches are fiercely opposed to the revealed truth of Scripture.
So there will be continual opposition to stop the Bride finding the truth.
MATTHEW 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
We are not saved from hell by enduring as we cannot be saved by our own works. We are saved from hell when we originally repented.
To endure and avoid all the error and corruption in the churches is what saves us from being thrown into great Tribulation.
The foolish virgins were fooled by their unscriptural preachers and that is why they will miss the Coming of the Lord.
The foolish virgins were also clean women that represent the saved Christians. But after getting saved they were fooled by false church doctrines. They will get a re-education in the time of great Tribulation. War is a cruel teacher and they will not enjoy that lesson. They will be spared on Judgement Day because they were saved before great Tribulation started.
We are saved from hell by repenting, not by enduring as we cannot be saved by our own works. So where does our hard work to uncover the truth help us? That is how we can avoid great Tribulation as we can only be saved from great Tribulation by believing the revealed truth of Scripture. Only when truth is revealed will we discover what the errors of the churches are, and then and only then we will be able to avoid all the church errors.
ISAIAH 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
AMOS 5:20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
"No brightness" means no salvation during great Tribulation as the Lord has to get off His mercy seat before He returns to fetch His Bride.
The foolish virgins in great Tribulation had to be saved before great Tribulation ever started.
The name of God as the Trinity God has no name
Peter baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Popes baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
MATTHEW 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Popes baptize according to Matthew 28:19.
When asked about Acts 2:38, they say that Peter made a mistake.
But the Popes also claim to be infallible. So how could Peter be wrong since they say he was the first Pope?
Neither of these verses is a mistake.
The only way to reconcile these two verses is to realize that Jesus Christ is Almighty God and thus Jesus Christ is the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
As the Father He was above the Jews in the Old Testament.
As the Son He was God with us. Emmanuel.
MATTHEW 1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
COLOSSIANS 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
JOHN 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
As the Holy Spirit He is God in us.
As the Holy Spirit, a portion of God indwells each born-again believer.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost mean God manifest above, with, and in people.
In the Old Testament the Father was Jehovah which is translated Lord.
The Son is Jesus.
The Holy Ghost is the anointing. The anointed One is Christ.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost is Lord Jesus Christ.
I TIMOTHY 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit,
The Book of Revelation introduces Jesus as the Almighty.
REVELATION 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
He is to come as the Son of David in the Millennium. The great King. That is our great future.
Adam was unfairly created as the ruler of Eve
Only after Eve sinned was Adam, her husband, made her head and ruler.
Originally, she was a help that was “meet” or “suitable” for him. Her feminine viewpoint could supplement his masculine viewpoint.
GENESIS 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
They should have worked as a team.
But when the serpent, the highest and most intelligent mammal that was between man and the ape, spoke to her she made the fatal mistake of deciding on her own in opposition to what Adam had said. He has told her not to touch the tree.
God had spoken to Adam about the tree before Eve was formed into a body of flesh. Thus, she had no knowledge on this topic and should have listened to Adam. Making a crucial decision based on her ignorance of the underlying realities was not teamwork. It was selfishness based on vanity.
Shakespeare said, “Woman, thy name is vanity”.
Even more serious she accepted a criticism of God’s Word and believed an alternative version.
“Hath God said?”
This is how the Devil operates. Satan claims, through his preachers, that there are mistakes in the 1769 King James Version of the Bible. Thus, they say, it is not really God’s Word and you can change parts, ignore parts, and contradict parts.
It is commonly believed today by Christians that the Bible contradicts itself and that Genesis begins with unscientific myths. Satan’s poison has spread.
Christians still fall for that criticism of God’s Word and now use over 100 different translations of the English Bible to produce a real spiritual mess of 45000 different kinds of churches and denominations. All different, yet each claiming to have the truth.
Now Christians are saying that there is no absolute truth. Whatever you believe is true for you.
Truth is relative to your own personal opinion and circumstances. Thus, they now have millions of truths.
No wonder God closed the churches down in 2020 with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Church beliefs have become a real swamp of people’s rights. The church of the Laodiceans.
Laodicea means people’s rights. People even believe today that gender is not a fact and you are free to choose any type of gender that you want to be.
The church is the woman. The Bible is the Husband because the Word is God. The Husband should rule the wife.
We must become strictly Scriptural. Or else, despite being saved, we will end up in great Tribulation to get a drastic re-education on the follies of forsaking the King James Bible.
GENESIS 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;
and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
After she sinned, God said that her husband must rule her.
God never said, “Because you have done this….”.
God never told her what her sin actually was because Eve was so fooled that she did not know what she had done wrong.
The church is the same today. They believe that Eve ate an apple and God punished her in childbirth. Very illogical.
God condemned her for having sex and conceiving a child.
She really thought that she could bring forth eternal life through sex. Totally impossible.
Thanks to her, we are all born of sex and have to die.
The belly button is the mark of the beast on our bodies. An ugly scar. Our graves are an ugly scar in the earth at the end of our all-too-short lives. So much for Eve’s demand to do her own thing.
What a legacy for a woman’s right to do what she thought was her best idea. Thanks to her I have to die. That is not a great idea as her decision inflicts harm on me and everyone else.
So, God had no option but to limit her rights in His attempt to bring in damage control.
God punished her in a difficult childbirth. Painful and undignified. God’s way of reminding her that she has brought a sinner into this world
As long as childbirth is difficult, which means the woman has brought a sinner into the world, the man must rule the woman.
Eve was fooled and that is the consequence of her being fooled.
Eternal life cannot come through the sex act so every child is born a sinner.
PSALM 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Yet David was legitimate.
His mother was married to his father.
But every child they produced was a sinner that would have to die. Thanks to Eve.
God’s verdict is that the husband must rule the wife in the same way that the Bible must rule the church. A woman is the symbol of the church. The true church is the Bride of Christ Who is the Word.
Churches preaching unscriptural ideas like God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, Jesus is in the Godhead as the second Person, First Person of the Godhead, Third Person of the Godhead, Eternal Sonship, One God in three Persons, and Three Persons in the Godhead, just produce a mental muddle that is not written in Scripture. This ends up with an unscriptural Trinity God Who has got no name.
“In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” is not a name.
Then they deny Acts 2:38 which tells them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. They claim that the verse is a mistake. (Hath God said?).
Then the church claims that if Trinity is “true”, despite not being written in Scripture, then unscriptural words like Christmas, 25 December, Good Friday, and Easter Monday are also true.
The church, as a woman, just going out of the control of Scripture, like a vicious and infectious virus.
The foolish virgins were clean women, saved Christians, but totally fooled by the churches. They found themselves shut out of the Coming of the Lord. Left behind, they get thrown into the horror of great Tribulation. Then they will learn to stand up for Scripture because of the excesses of the church systems.
Thus, they will be killed.
REVELATION 13:15 … and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Drums in the church
Drums are never mentioned in the Bible. Even the pagans never had them when Nebuchadnezzar set up his image to be worshiped.
DANIEL 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
“Way back in the jungles of Africa, on safari hunters, they had to take high-powered radios to hear Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, and them guys with that rock-and-roll and twist. And the natives, trying to see them act along, jerking their head and acting like that, the natives stood and looked at him. But, you see, they're not Americans like Pat Boone, and Elvis Presley, and Ricky Nelson, and them guys are. They're not Judases of that type, but they're... See, it's a spirit. And the spirit is not only in America, it has spread itself out over the world, to bring them to the battle of Armageddon. They act like that, whether they are... Whatever nation they come from, Africa, India, wherever it is, that vulgar and stuff has spread all over the earth, by just one man starting it.”
Beat music makes people jerk their heads with the rhythm of the drumbeats.
That is a wrong spirit.
These wrong spirits smother the truth and lead us to Armageddon.
“We're as Sodom and Gomorrah, and we're living in that. Let the righteous spirit in us... These sins vex our soul daily; let the sins of the world, and the fashions of Hollywood, and all this Hollywood evangelism and nonsense, all this make-up, and beat the music, and jump up-and-down. The music stops, down you go.
When a man is washed in the Blood of the Lamb, he don't need music or nothing else. The power of God just works upon him, and he can shout, scream, praise God, or do anything else, whether there's music or not. The Holy Ghost is in him, and he's identified with Jesus Christ.”
Beat music stirs people up but the emotions subside when the music subsides.
54-0512 THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES
That's the way it is when you used to go to dances. I don't believe you would go now, surely not. But if you used to go, they'd have to play up the hoop-up music, and beat the bands,
and beat the drums, and do every kind of a thing there was about it; and the women run out there, half naked and everything else, and dance on the floors, and things; get you in the spirit to dance. Well, that's right. You get in the spirit of it. It's the spirit of the devil.
Brother Branham lists various things that the Devil has fooled us with and one of them is drum beats.
54-0512 THE SEVEN CHURCH AGES
"Oh," you say, "we got It." And get up there and beat the piano as hard as it can go, and a bunch of drums, and run up-and-down the floor, and go out and fuss with your neighbor. Have you got anything? Oh, no. No, sir. The only thing we got is a lukewarm. As long as the music's running, we're running. When the music stops, we stop.
Using beat music to whip up emotions. It is all artificial.
Not gentle piano music. Music used to be based on melodies. But the rock-n-roll revolution of Elvis Presley and the Beatles in the 1950s and 1960s brought in the loud and hypnotic drum beats. The 1960s also brought in the miniskirt and women wearing pants.
With time the miniskirt, women wearing pants, and drumbeat music infiltrated the church and took over. The church is fast asleep, the Devil is not.
58-0316 DOOR TO THE HEART
I'm getting so sick and tired of this American Hollywood evangelism going across the country with diamond rings, and short haired women, and going across, just carrying on, and beating the drums somewhere, and jumping up-and-down. It's a disgrace. We need the old-time Saint Paul's revival and the Bible Holy Ghost back in the church with some real good Holy Ghost salve to open people's eyes.
Drums are part of Hollywood-style evangelism to create a noisy and impressive style.
This is just showmanship.
And you wouldn't have an old fashioned, God-sent minister; you got some little Hollywood type of a guy that likes to beat on a drum, and jump up-and-down, and holler, "Hallelujah."
The devil can do the same.
Beating on a drum can be done by any devil.
58-0617 BEHOLD I STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK
Oh, you can still play the music, and you can beat the drums, and you can join church, and fuss about your baptism, everything, "And we got the most in our congregation," and all this. Oh, you can still do all that. But that's the wrong thing.
Listing things that the church does wrong, he mentions beating drums.
59-0609 WHAT HEAREST THOU ELIJAH
But today we thought because we could make a lot of noise, or make a big denomination, or--or do something big--big and noisy... Get out here on the street and beat a band or a drum, and a lot of people will follow it, because it's making noise.
I believe Paul referred to it one time and said, "As a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal..."
Bands and drums make a lot of noise and sound impressive.
But God is not interested in show business.
Noise does not impress God.
A noisy car engine usually means that there is something wrong with the engine.
A noisy trailer being towed behind a tractor just tells us that it is empty. Load the trailer down with a burden of hay and it runs quietly. Empty vessels make the most noise.
60-1211E THE LAODICEAN CHURCH AGE
It's the same thing now! That's the same thing taken place in the... this churches here. He wants you either hot or cold. He don't want no "lukewarm." That's what Pentecost has got to, a lukewarm condition. They get on the piano once in a while, and a few drums, and bang around a little bit; and get enough music, somebody get up and kind of... you know, kind of saying, "Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!" Uh-huh. And the music goes down, "UH, Uh, uh, uh," that's it. Oh, my, just makes God sick at His stomach! See? Uh-huh. All right.
There's not much going on then, as a red-hot revival going on in them, but they had plenty of mechanical machinery in this church, you see, 'cause they was rich and, oh, my, they was getting together and making big meetings and everything. They was having a good time in this church, that's all true, but it's all mechanical machinery. But there's no warmth of the Holy Ghost. See?”
Rich churches have plenty of instruments and electronic hardware to produce fancy sound effects. But it is mechanical hype.
The music and drumbeats whip up the emotions until the music and drums stop. Then the emotions subside. It is all an outward show thanks to mechanical and electronic gadgets.
59-0628 A DECEIVED CHURCH BY THE WORLD
If there's not a great band and a lot of carrying on, and whooping and carrying on, then they don't want the old Gospel any more, that brings tears of joy to the soul, that brings Divine healing back, that restores the apostolic gifts to the church, that brings in the risen Christ, the Messiah of this day.
Churches today have to have a band to entertain the people.
And a key part of the band is a set of drums.
That is the way they entertain people in night clubs, discos, and theatres. The church has copied that spirit from them.
Look at the vision brother Branham had of the awful end-time church.
1964 07 26 RECOGNIZING YOUR DAY AND ITS MESSAGE
Then He turned me to the right side, and He showed me each church as they've come up out of the ages. And, oh, how vulgar! And the last one was this last-day church age, which was led by a witch. And they were so immorally dressed, so filthy-looking! And they were marching to the time of twist and rock-and-roll.
Rock-and-roll drum beat has taken over modern church music.
“The music stops, "sh, whew," a bucket of water went over everything”
People are whipped up by the music.
When the music stops, they stop.
This is fake spirituality.
65-0219 THIS DAY THIS SCRIPTURE IS FULFILLED
The Pentecostal church is in a Laodicean condition. Oh, they still jump and holler, and carry on when the music is beating. When the music stops beating, or the beatnik music some of them play and calling it Christianity, and whenever that stops, all the glory is gone. See?
If it's a real praise of God, there isn't enough whistles and enough power in the world to stop it. When it really comes from God, it don't take music to be beat up. It takes the Spirit of God to come down on it. That's what does it.
Beat music achieves nothing spiritual.
58-0130 THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL
And here we are, again, and the handwriting on the wall. All the time this just being, going on, the king couldn't understand. It was the supernatural then in Babylon. The Gentile kingdom was issued in with supernatural. The Gentile kingdom is going out with the supernatural. I'm preaching on the coming in of the Gentiles. That's when the Gentiles first was called into God's people, was in Babylon.
Notice, and when King Nebuchadnezzar, being the head of gold, the head of the Gentile power, and watch what God did. Look what kind of condition the church was, at the end of King Nebuchadnezzar, when Belshazzar took his place, then the destructions came. Look what took place: a reckless, scientific, idiotic, well-fed, self-styled, rock-and-roll gang; and the supernatural appeared, and they didn't know what it was.
56-1005 PAINTED FACE JEZEBEL
Do you realize it's insanity? Do you realize there's only one time in the Bible that anyone ever stripped their clothes off, and that was a devil-possessed person? Do you realize that all this stuff that's going on today, these rock-and-roll parties that you all are attending, up in them places, when they go so frantic and get in such a maneuver, the Presley and them, till young ladies take their underneath clothes off and throw them up on the platform for him to autograph, and call that civilization, when they send dozens of them to the insane asylum afterward? And our radio programs and everything nearly you hear is full of that chaos?
It's the devil like a roaring lion.
And they're bringing that same thing, with boogie-woogie and everything into the church.
You know this boy called Elvis Presley?
You've heard my tapes. You've heard how I don't degrade the boy, but that boy was had the opportunity that you all got. See, and what he... He found out he could sing. And watch what he did, just the same thing Judas did, Judas Iscariot, he sold out Jesus. Jesus gave that boy that good voice.
And what does he do?
Turn around and sell it out to the Devil.
See, he's got to come to the end of the road. See? He refused to walk with Jesus.
59-0412E WHAT HEAREST THOU ELIJAH
…you have to have a real classical Hollywood outfit with a lot of show.
American people want entertainment.
They don't want the true Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. So therefore, the radio and the television will give them more entertainment than the church can do it, and they stay home. All that comes out is the elect of God that's still hungering, and thirsting, and calling, and crying for the real thing of God.
Peter as the first Pope
Was Peter the first Pope? Was he crucified upside down?
It may be “common knowledge” that Peter was the first Pope, but there is no actual evidence that Peter ever went to Rome.
John W. O’Malley, S.J., author of A History of the Popes concedes (ibid):
No one piece of evidence states in straightforward and unambiguous language either that Peter either went to Rome or that he died there.
As late as about AD 95 Clement of Rome wrote (1 Clement) about the death of Peter, but does not mention him as having been crucified or of his death taking place in Rome.
The tradition that Peter was crucified in Rome seems to have begun in the second century sometime after AD 100, which is about when the apostle John died.
The spurious or false, non-canonical (not a Bible Book) Acts of Peter, written between AD 150 and AD 200 appears to have been the first document that says Peter was crucified upside down, at his own request.
Thus, this is just legend.
The Bishop of Rome Siricius, who died in AD 399, is the first man who began to call himself the Pope.
So being called the Pope only really began about AD 400.
Peter was dead by the year AD 68 when Nero, the great persecutor of the church, died.
Broided hair and modest apparel
Broided hair has many fine plaits.
I TIMOTHY 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Women's appearance will always be a tricky problem as women compare themselves with each other and want to do what others do.
Modest apparel means covering the body, not exposing it.
The mini-skirt never really caught on until 1963 when a model in Australia wore a miniskirt to a famous horse race in Australia. Her photograph was in the headlines and suddenly most women wanted to wear miniskirts.
Thus, it became the fashion. Sadly, fashion was more important than modesty as far as women were concerned.
In the same year, a woman had a fight with her husband and in a state of anger and rebellion went to her tailor and got him to make a man's suit for her. Thus, also in 1963, began the "women wearing pants" fashion that swept the world.
A woman-wearing-the-pants is a symbol of a dominating woman. Eve was put under submission to Adam because she sinned and then caused him to sin.
Thus, 1963 was a crucial year for women's fashion going wrong. That was Satan starting to hit back against William Branham's revelation of the Seven Seals in March 1963 that exposed the Devil's infiltration of the churches.
In 1963 an atheist woman got prayer and the Bible banned in American schools. Satan was lashing out.
"Shamefacedness" means having her face washed with tears. That means wearing no make-up as tears would cause streaks in her make-up.
"Sobriety" means no alcohol. Any alcohol can impair your judgement which means you are not fully in control of yourself. Every alcoholic started with his or her first sip.
"Gold" was a gift given to Jesus by the wise men as it symbolized God. Gold does not rust. Only God never does anything wrong.
Their gifts indicate Who they thought He was.
They thought He was God in the flesh coming to do an acceptable service. Frankincense burns in fire with a lovely smell. The stench of burning meat sacrifices becomes an acceptable service to God when frankincense was added, because the burnt sacrifice suddenly had a lovely smell.
The acceptable service that Jesus performed was to turn us stinking sinners into clean and sinless saints. He could only do this by dying for our sins. So, they gave Him myrrh which is a bitter spice that is used to embalm the dead.
Since gold speaks of God and He came to die for us, we should not use gold to glorify ourselves and draw attention to ourselves.
A pearl is the Door or gate to Heaven.
REVELATION 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
Jesus is the Door.
JOHN 10:9 I am the door:
We are not fit to stand in the shoes of Jesus.
A pearl is linked to gold and transparency which hides nothing. You get the full truth from Jesus Who tells us as much as we are able to understand.
Transparency means no guile, no hidden deception.
No embroidering the truth
by adding comments that are neither true nor accurate just to make your version more interesting or to make yourself more important.
Embroider the truth by using ornate rather than plain words and adding in fictitious details to embellish the story. So, what is heard by the hearer is not the actual truth.
Basically, it means adding in extras that were not part of the original narrative.
"Broidered hair" has a large number of very fine plaits.
This is not the way that normal hair is.
So, people who broider their hair are basically telling God that they are not happy with the way that He made them.
Embroider means adding in extras like extensions so that they can look like someone else who has longer hair.
Imitating someone else that we saw on a fashion page makes us second-hand Christians. Unhappy with what I am, I try to look like someone else.
Africa is a hot country and the people have short hair. Why?
The brain makes up 2% of our body mass but has 20% of our blood flow.
Thus, the brain is the most energy-intensive part of the body.
Running all the complex organs and body parts that we have takes a huge amount of calculating in our brains. Just standing up takes a huge number of brain calculations. That is why a baby takes a long time to learn how to walk. When a person faints or gets killed by a bullet they fall down instantly as the brain is no longer doing all those calculations.
Just to walk normally and gracefully is a miracle. The best computer programmers cannot duplicate natural walking on the TV screen unless they film someone walking and just copy that motion.
So, the brain has to do a huge amount of calculating all the time.
Thinking is hard work and very energy-intensive as the blood pushes lots of oxygen through our brains. Oxygen reacts by burning the carbon in our bodies and generating heat energy.
But the brain has to stay cool to function properly.
No computer works well unless it can keep cool. Early computers easily became erratic until they learned how to install efficient cooling fans.
So how do people in Africa keep their brains cool in order to think properly?
The brain needs to be insulated from the sun's heat.
The best insulator that stops the flow of heat energy is air.
So, God needs to cover the top of the scalp with short, curly hair because curly hair can trap more air inside itself than anything else.
The effective insulation is close to the scalp, so short hair works well.
Thus, hair that is short and curly is the best insulator a person can have to protect their brains from overheating due to the sun's heat.
That is why there is 20% of our blood in our brain which is just 2% of our body mass. This liquid blood then carries away the heat energy from our thinking brains and transfers it to our flesh where it can evaporate and cool.
God told Adam to earn a living in the "sweat of his face".
God already had the cooling mechanism in place to cool down Adam's brain so that he could think properly.
Why was Adam in trouble?
Because he did what his wife said instead of what God said.
This showed right from the beginning that the woman did not want to do what God said.
That is especially true with hair.
Women with long hair cut their hair short. Women with short hair want broided long hair added on. They are never satisfied.
Do we listen to the women, as Adam did?
Look where it got him. And eventually us.
"Costly array" is an expensive style of clothing that draws attention to self as people dress up smartly in order to draw attention to themselves. We should be dying to self and exalting Jesus, not ourselves. When American preachers dress casually, they still manage to wear $5000 shoes. A modern status symbol. The urge to show off.
Circumcision of the heart
Natural circumcision was cutting off the foreskin as that was painful and a sign that eternal life cannot come through sex.
Circumcision of the heart is far more complex as much more is involved.
One basic issue is the cutting off of the desires of the flesh where we no longer desire to do obvious worldly things like drinking, smoking, drugs, lying, stealing, swearing, etc.
A person may have an experience with God that enables them to stop doing all those things at once. Other people may struggle for a long time before they can give them up. Other people may never have got involved in those things in the first place. It will be different for each individual.
People who are getting rid of all these habits may also hit the problem of temporarily backsliding and then having to start over again to get back on track.
In that case, circumcision of the heart was not just a one-time experience but a repeatable experience.
When humans are involved, things are seldom cut-and-dried according to some neat definition. We humans can mess up along the way, but the important thing is that they didn't give up but that they persevered despite falling down.
Another basic issue concerning the circumcision of the heart is our inner motives and intentions. A very tricky area.
Paul lists certain bad actions as works of the flesh which most people can cut off from their lives but he also includes some mental attitudes which are not that easy to eliminate.
GALATIANS 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like:
"Wrath" or anger. It is very difficult not to get angry and yet stay calm and not do something wrong when people do or say very bad things.
"Heresies" or believing wrong doctrines. Getting unscriptural ideas out of our heads that we learned in the past is a very difficult process. Just getting to the stage that we can admit that one of our beliefs is wrong is perplexing. It goes against our biggest weakness, our pride. We ingeniously defend error and ignore or disregard the truth of Scripture. That is typical of being human.
"Envyings" mean we are dissatisfied with our present conditions and wish that we were more like someone else.
This causes "emulations" where we copy another by either behaving like them or believing like them. In the process, we become a second-hand person because we have taken our eyes off the Lord.
"Idolatry" easily creeps into the picture as we tend to elevate a very successful religious person. The Pope was called infallible in 1870. Only God is infallible.
His first title is Bishop of Rome. His second title is Vicarius Christi, In the place of Christ. Putting a man in the place of God is simply making an idol of him.
Protestants make the same mistake. In their self-exaltation of their leaders, they praise them to the skies and refuse to criticize the leader or the church. Yet they will criticize the King James Bible which is the only accurate Bible.
Idolatry is taking our eyes off God and the King James Bible and elevating some person or some church to be our source of truth.
This is a very subtle spirit and difficult to eliminate.
Cutting off anger, cutting off the heresy of wrong doctrines, cutting off the urge to copy a successful person, and cutting off the desire to elevate some great religious person above ourselves is an on-going process that most people struggle with on a regular basis.
In this realm, it is possibly safer to refer to the circumcision of the heart as the cutting off or the weeding out of wrong beliefs which is an endlessly ongoing process.
I cannot recall the number of wrong beliefs that I have had to throw out of my mind over the years. And this process is still going on.
Should women preachers preach? Are women called to preach?
The quick answer is, No.
Two women in history came up with bright ideas and they caused havoc way beyond what they could imagine.
Eve thought sex was the way to multiply and God punished her for her conception. Yet she was convinced that she was obeying God as that was the only way she knew how to multiply. But she had it wrong.
Preaching is to persuade people.
So, Eve preached by somehow persuading Adam to join her.
GENESIS 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception;
It was not so much that she had done something wrong. We all do things wrong.
It was the huge trail of devastation that she set in motion.
Sex can only bring forth sinful life and thus every single person that would be born would be a sinner. This has gone on for 6000 years.
Thus, Eve introduced the human race to the legacy of sin and hell which threatens everyone. No single person has done more harm to others than what she did.
In addition, thanks to free-will, a lot of very nasty people would be born who would plague the other people.
So, for 6000 years there has been a never-ending stream of nasties that have been added to the human race. Hitler. Stalin. Mao Tse Tung. Mussolini. Al Quaeda. Isis. Drug lords. etc.
If one woman can cause that much damage, better to stop them preaching.
No man could ever cause that amount of damage, whatever he did wrong.
The second woman preacher was Sarah who thought she was serving God by handing over her husband to another woman Hagar.
Sarah preached by convincing Abraham that he could have his promised son through Hagar. That produced Ishmael and the Arabs.
Once again, a woman produced a devastating trail of destruction.
Ishmael hated Isaac, the true son of Abraham. The Arabs still hate the Jews and this ongoing fight has been carrying on since about AD 638 when the Arabs conquered Jerusalem. To this date there is endless hatred and violence between Jews and Arabs that never seems to diminish. And Isaac was born about 2200 BC.
So, this strife, started by Sarah's bright idea, has lasted over 4000 years.
Thus, a woman once again produced an incredibly long-lived trail of disaster.
So, God wanted women to stop preaching.
They have the ability to get things wrong and make mistakes that rattle down through the ages.
I TIMOTHY 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man,
but to be in silence.
Women must not tell men what to do in the church
The purpose of preaching or teaching is to tell people how to fulfill the Will of God.
The Bible records the thoughts of God.
So, any preacher or teacher is presuming that they are telling people what God is thinking and thus they seek to persuade people that only by listening to that preacher or teacher they will be able to properly serve God.
If they tell the people the wrong ideas, then these people sincerely think that they are following God as they move off in the wrong direction. Then, try and get those wrong ideas out of their minds. That is God's real problem.
Men have produced a lot of errors and false doctrines in the churches.
Women have also produced a lot of errors and false ideas.
So, God cut the problem area in half by refusing to let women teach.
So, with men preachers messing up so badly, God saw no sense in allowing women preachers to add to the unscriptural chaos.
In the 1960s and 1970s, rock-n-roll beat music spread its dangerous and rebellious influence as groups like the Beatles glorified drugs and mocked religion. Gurus came from the East to spread their mysticism in the West. At this time the feminist movement also took off. So, what did they add to the mix of errors?
Like Eve and Sarah, much of their big influence involved sex in some way.
Thanks to feminism there was a noticeable increase in the promiscuity in women thanks to the pill that avoided contraception. Women shunned the concept of marriage. Those who married never regarded the husband as being the head of the house. In trying to get equality they kept running down men. This has a horrible side effect as many men began to fear and then use violence to re-assert themselves. Feminists demanded control over their bodies by claiming the right to destroy a foetus by abortion. Now 50 million abortions occur per year worldwide. This is an abominable slaughter of the innocents. Once again women were introducing lifestyles that were hugely destructive. To out-compete men, women left the homes where they are loved to enter the workplace where they are not loved. This is emotionally stressful.
Children going home after school to an empty house is also emotionally stressful.
If all these feminist emotional demands were preached from the pulpits it would simply add to the wave of error that male preaches have already released.
So, it is best for women to stay out of the pulpit in the interests of damage control.
Women voted against Trump in the 2016 Presidential election because of his bad behaviour towards women in the past. Yet God needed him as the only man with enough courage to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to fulfill prophecy. The women's feminine emotions were understandable but they opposed God's Will.
We need preachers who tell us God's Will. We do not need preachers who appeal to our emotions. The Scripture cannot contradict itself.
If one Scripture says that women have no authority over a man then another Scripture cannot call them to preach and tell a man what to do.
I TIMOTHY 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Paul repeats this to the Corinthians.
I CORINTHIANS 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
Paul says that what he writes are ordinances.
I CORINTHIANS 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
Here he says it is a commandment that women do not speak in church.
If a woman is not allowed to speak in church then God cannot call her to preach.