Lines of Distinction

By Network Minister
M. Tichi

Updated and Corrected: 7-1-2006

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Yahweh created man, and then afterwards He created woman, and each were given a specific role in the world. Large groups of modern women have long been proponents of equality, trying to erase the lines that separate the two roles. Some groups, like the National Organization for Women advocate against women being controlled by men.


Isaiah 4:1
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.


Note: "YHWH warned us all through Isaiah that women would be wanting to support themselves, have their own careers, and hide their independence by asking men to give them their last names (marriage) anyway so that they would not have to be held accountable for being unmarried and selfish. However, YHWH knows because He searches the reins of the heart, and sees what is hidden within it's chambers."


Not that I advise it, but pick up any women’s magazine these days and on the cover (you'll find) society’s picture of The Perfect Woman: beautiful, rich, and sexy in either a dominant or alluring pose. Pick up any men’s magazine and what you see is a clean shaven (boyish), handsome (actually pretty), rich, and sexy man. Men are just as oppressed as women these days. They are given an ever increasingly unattainable image to obtain just as we women are. So who is really being controlled here? We all are! Every adult male, and female living in the United States of America
(and other "Westernized" Countries) are being controlled by a perverse and worldly system that is trying to turn us all into subordinates and slaves. My sisters, there is a vast difference between oppression and subordination; subordination is a choice, oppression is not. Subordination is what is asked of us by YHWH, so the hierarchy within a family is retained, and the spiritual messages are retained as a result.


Titus 2:3-5
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of Elohim
(Yahweh) be not blasphemed.


Even those magazine companies have a hierarchy within their business. First you have the owner or CEO, his presidents, vice presidents (senior, executive, etc.), stock holders, upper level employees, mid-level employees and lower level employees. A business cannot run without a leader who makes all of the decisions, and neither can a family household. A Believer’s household requires a hierarchy too. The man has Yahweh given duties
(by design), and makes the decisions, based on Yahweh's Eternal Love (Spiritual guidance), and provides shelter, protection, basic needs, and designates duties to the rest of the family (his assistants); just like YHWH takes care of us in a spiritual way. The woman has her own Yahweh ordained responsibilities, such as bearing, feeding, nurturing, and the rearing of (their) children, and also, utilizing those provisions (whatever they may be) that are provided by her husband; just like YHWH takes care of us in a spiritual way. The children even have their role(s), established by their Eternal Father, their Earth father, and Earth mother by being obedient so that they may assist their G_d given parents, and prevail in overcoming "The World;" just like True Believers do. The Family Hierarchy not only provides clothing, shelter, comfort, food, Spiritual direction, and education, but satisfies the basic needs of Love, Trust, Companionship, Order, and a "Sense of Family," that is absolutely necessary for all family members to obtain and maintain a "Sense of Well Being."
In today's disobedient society(ies) many households now require two incomes, necessitating a shift in the list of family responsibilities; and so a full or part-time job is often another responsibility of the woman, which may require the delegation of some of her normal duties to another trusted and older family member
(the eldest child) or members.


Note: What does Titus 2:5, above, mean when it says, "Keepers at HOME"? When women selfishly enter or are forced to enter the workforce instead of keeping their home, the children are left to their own devices or are taken care of by strangers, thus the influence the mother has over the children crumbles. However, like The Holy Spirit, who is constantly (always) taking care of The Eternal's children, the mother should always there too.


Assume now
(if you will) that a woman wants to have all of the control and attempts or begins to take over her husband’s duties because of pride (as if she were taking over YHWH's duties); What happens to the family? It becomes confused and disorderly, trust and well being are now in question (as is where her loyalties lie), Husbands no longer have their G_d given (natural) family position of responsibility (The natural male mentality suffers and he become dissatisfied). The children no longer believe in "Order" and begin to follow the selfish example of the liberal woman (who cannot truly replace the man), the sense of well being virtually disappears, and the family structure falls apart. How would that big magazine company prosper if every time the president makes a decision, one of the vice presidents disagrees with him and tries to take over the company? I would say that vice president is on a fast track to unemployment.
 
By design Yahweh gave males and females their own responsibilities within His “Company,” and these responsibilities were "Set in Place" for two reasons: LOVE and HARMONY. Together these two things make a complete "uplifting" circle, or whole, of ONE THING.
 


Genesis 2:21-24
21 And the LORD Elohim (Yahweh) caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs
(DNA perhaps), and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD Elohim (Yahweh) had taken from man, made
(created) He a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


Yahweh cannot be complete without a family
(Love must be shared). Man cannot be complete without Yahweh, and a family (a woman and hopefully children); woman cannot be complete without Yahweh, and a family (a man and hopefully children). Children cannot be complete without The Eternal Father (Yahweh), an Earth father, and an Earth mother; And mankind cannot be complete without Love and Harmony. The two sexes compliment each other in a sense that, as one flesh, we are physically whole, and with Yahweh at the head we are Spiritually whole. The so called intelligent of today's society will tell you that we must overcome our ancient instincts if we are to progress as a society. They even prejudice those instincts by referring to them as animalistic in nature. These instincts are not animalistic, they are the very biological essence of who we are, and only obedience through love to Yahweh can or will bring harmony back to a physical society.
 
As covered in the sermon "Head Coverings for Women," the woman is the symbolic representative of the “Congregation of True Believers” of Messiah, or “The Bride.” Yahweh sees us as beautiful, charitable, caring, virtuous, and capable of moving mountains. As “The Bride” we are responsible for unity within our realms, keeping peace through problem solving, nurturing, and generally caring for everyone’s well-being, the exact spiritual parallel of being a mother. We are the symbol for the whole purpose of Yahweh’s teachings about love, how to love and how to be loved. This is our portion in the world and our Yahweh designated responsibility. What better job could you ask for?


Isaiah 62:5
5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy Elohim (Yahweh) rejoice over thee.


Galatians 3:26-28
26 For ye are all the children of Elohim (Yahweh) by faith in Messiah Yahshua.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Messiah have put on Messiah.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all ONE in Messiah Yahshua.


Acceptance is the key here. Women have their roles, men have theirs. The two sexes together can do amazing things, but only if we work together in unison rather than in opposition, and with the realization that we are both oppressed slaves to the worldly system. Men will be happier, women will be more satisfied and the divorce rates will drop significantly
(or even disappear), and the best part of it all is that the children will have both of their parents in the home to learn from and they will have a happier sense of well being, and will be better equipped to deal with the world (the way True Believers can and do).
 
One more thing, the way you take care of your family (an act of selfless obedience) shows Yahweh how well you regard Him, spiritually speaking, through voluntary servitude. Look at this challenge as a blessing of love rather than as a curse.


Proverbs 14:1
1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her
(own rebellious) hands.


Embrace the "
Lines of Distinction," my sisters, and you will see amazing cohesion. Try it out and be humble and subordinate to your husband and show Yahweh that you can be humble to Him; Admit it - you don’t really want man’s job do you? You like being a wife and mother, and even if you aren't married or have no children of your own, you can still be a wife and a mother to Yahweh's Greater Family (Yahweh’s Bride or Messiah's True Congregation), as Yahweh's "Virtuous Symbol of Purity, Righteousness, Harmony, and Love.


Proverbs 31:30
30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD Elohim (Yahweh), she shall be praised.


Ephesians 5:22-24
22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Messiah is the head of the assembly
(family): and he is the saviour (by Proxy) of the body.
24 Therefore as the assembly is subject unto Messiah, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 




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