THE GARDEN OF GOD
CONT., page 5
“BECAUSE YOU HAVE LISTENED
TO THE VOICE OF YOUR WIFE”
It is quite incredible, and not without great significance, that the curse of Adam was preceded by this most revealing statement – “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife.” Oh yes, this statement was followed by – “and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you” – but if the former were not entirely relevant and significant in this most important and telling event, then Yahweh could have simply said that he had eaten from the tree. But no, He began with this most significant and revealing statement as to how he came to eat from the tree in the first place – by listening to his wife. If he had not succumbed to the former, he would not have had the offense of the latter.
I have had a Christian pastor say to me that if your wife disagrees with you, then you should accept that as God’s way of speaking to you. Adam listened to his wife, and look what happened to him and all mankind – we were cursed! Solomon (with many more wives) did likewise, and look what happened to him – he lost his kingdom (it was divided)! Samson listened to Delilah, and look what happened to him – he lost his strength and his sight (which is quite relevant regarding men today who are equally blind)! And the king of whom the Bible said “there was no one like (him) who sold himself to do evil in the sight in Yahweh,” fell to such dishonor specifically “because … his wife incited him”! That notorious couple was none other than Ahab and his wife, Jezebel (1 Kings 21:25). (And as you will recall, this is the spirit that plagues the Thyatira church – Revelation 2:20-23.) So is that pastor right?
Paul said the woman is easily deceived and should thus not be allowed to teach or rule over a man (1 Timothy 2:12-14). Peter said the woman is the weaker vessel (1 Peter 3:7). And once again regarding Solomon, he with all his wisdom as he sought to gain understanding concluded – “I have found one man among a thousand, but I have not found a woman among all these” (Ecclesiastes 7:28). The problem we have with truth like this is that we have drifted so far from the standard of what is right, of what is Yahweh’s government, that it is either outright rejected, or “balanced” to a state of irrelevance. Even as the Christian pastor responded to me regarding Yahweh’s home government, these things are believed today only “in principle.” Well, how about believing them in practice!
Yahweh’s judgment is when He gives a people over to women ruling over them – “Their oppressors are children, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray, and confuse the direction of your paths.” Could anything speak more clearly to what has taken place in America since 1920 than this statement from Isaiah 3:12? Look at the social and moral path we are on, and note that our departure came in 1920 when men allowed women the equal right to rule.
In prophetic testimony, the 144,000 who have no lie found in their mouths, are quite tellingly those who equally “have not been defiled with women” (Revelation 14:3-5). And in like prophetic testimony, those who were with David when he received and ate the consecrated bread that was before Yahweh, a right afforded only to priests, were of necessity equally those who had “kept themselves from women” (1 Samuel 21:4).
So is a man, are men, never supposed to listen to the woman? Only when their Head so directs them. Though a man is wise to seek and consider all council, depending on the matter and the need, that final decision-making process must ultimately be upward, toward his Head. Yahweh told Abraham – “whatever Sarah tells you (concerning Hagar and Ishmael), listen to her” (Genesis 21:12). But Abraham’s obedience was directed upwards, and upon hearing from his Head, he listened to his wife. This was precisely what the men leading up to 1920 did not do, and this is the course most men follow today as well. The clear protection afforded by Yahweh to the woman from the original fall has been ignored – “your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you” (Genesis 3:16). If men share an equal vote with women, and an equal voice in the home, how then can this clear governmental order be followed? We have departed from the path this nation was on for 300 years.
There is certainly no reason for me to try to “balance” these statements, for the Scriptures do not do so. When it was written – “wives are to be subject to their husbands in everything” (Ephesians 5:24) – there was no attempt to “balance” that. Often, the idea of being “balanced” is little more than becoming lukewarm, worthy only of being spit out of Yahweh’s mouth. This “balanced” position is what brought the curse on America in the first place. The world and the feminine worldly church provide so much on the side of feminine misplaced mercy, that it is best to simply accept and implement the message the way it is presented in the Scriptures, which is the way it had been implemented for all the years before 1920 – believing “in practice,” not “in principle”!
The attitude of that pastor is consistent with and in the same blinded spirit of the Curse of 1920, wherein the men of this nation did just what Adam did and listened to the voice of the woman. This is the same blindness prophesied wherein Samson yielded to Delilah. Women could never have had equal voting rights in this nation, if the men had taken their place and refused to give those rights to the women. We have our problems today because the men of this nation gave their wills and their place in the home and in society to the woman, agreeing with and even setting up the destruction of the family – “you have listened to the voice of your wife.” And sadly, just as men 100 years ago so acted in bringing us to this place, men today continue in the same way, and even more so, as the problem has compounded.
Did you know that a whopping 85% of divorces today are filed by women, and not because the men are bad, but like never before women want their rights and their freedom. How do we know this? Because this newest all time high is a 20% increase since the Curse of 1920. But what is the price of that “freedom”? The price is very high! Fatherless homes account for 63% of youth suicides, 90% of homeless/runaway children, 85% of children with behavior problems, 71% of high school dropouts, 85% of youths in prison, and well over 50% of teen mothers. When the father is displaced from the home, these statistics reflect the ill consequences thereof! Just as Annie Wittenmyer warned, yet even far, far more impacting than she imagined – women’s suffrage struck “a fatal blow at the home”! And, it has equally struck a fatal blow at our national society! Satan knows that to destroy the home, he must strike or remove the father, the head.
There is an overwhelming spirit in America, and in other nations as well, that is leading this nation more and more towards the devastation of a matriarchal society. This is already occurring in attitudes and in homes. A common issue now being addressed in the public is “the feminization of America.” It is a topic of growing discussion, provoking articles and books on both sides of the issue. Why is this so? Because the feminization of America is a process that is indeed taking place in far more ways than even realized, being actively and passionately pursued by women feminists and men who have ascribed to this deception.
There is a very real battle occurring in America, and having noted and said all of this, frankly the man does not have the ability to reverse it unless Yahweh intercedes and does something. As a society, we have moved too far from that which we departed before 1920, in order to be able to return. Even as we read in Hebrews 12:1, this is a sin that “so easily entangles us.” Satan has effected a curse on this nation, he has deceived this nation, and there is not enough preaching in the world to reverse it. It is a constant battle, one in which men would weary of fighting before a victory could be gained.
Earlier in this writing we noted that although Abraham made it quite clear that his son was not to take a bride from the Canaanites, this he himself did, and with far-reaching and devastating results. It was stated earlier that there was another patriarch who did likewise. Let us now consider him.
Not only did Abraham give specific instruction regarding not taking a wife from the cursed Canaanites, but his son, Isaac, did likewise. In Genesis 28:1 we read his instruction to Jacob, who was about to depart from him – “So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him, and said to him, ‘You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan.’”
Of course Jacob went to his uncle’s house, Laban, and there married Leah and Rachel. From these two wives and their maids were born the twelve sons who comprised the twelve tribes. And despite the instruction of both his grandfather, Isaac, as well as his great-grandfather, Abraham, we read in Genesis 38 that the fourth son of Leah, Judah, departed from his brothers and took a Canaanite as his wife. Once again, this is the same group that bore the curse from Ham’s actions.
Judah had three sons from this marriage, and he took a wife, Tamar, for his first son, Er. In order to find Tamar’s heritage, we have to look at the Book of Jasher. Some mistakenly say she was a Canaanite, but there is no clear justification from the Bible for stating that, for it is silent in this matter. What we in fact find is that Judah was like Abraham – while he would marry a Canaanite, he would not allow his sons to do so. In Jasher 45:23 we read – “And in those days Judah went to the house of Shem and took Tamar the daughter of Elam, the son of Shem, for a wife for his first born Er.” Thus, Tamar was from the house of Shem, whom we are told in Jasher 19:11 was none other than Melchizedek – “And Adonizedek (or, Melchizedek) king of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet Abram and his people, with bread and wine, and they remained together in the valley of Melech.” Tamar was from the line of the Melchizedek priesthood.
It has been addressed in the writing titled Intercession, in the section “The Church – The Priesthood of Judah,” and mentioned here already, that these three sons clearly represent the three 1,000 year periods that the church was supposed to receive. In Hebrews 7 we are told that the priesthood that the believer enters is not a priesthood from the line of Levi, but a new priesthood under a new law that is from the line of Judah. And, most significantly, if you want to know the destiny of that priesthood, if you want to know how it will begin and how it will unfold, then look at the seed, the origin, the beginning of the line of Judah and you will see. Even as the Garden was a beginning picture of what would take place in the kingdom of God, so the sons of Judah were a beginning picture of what would take place in the priesthood of Judah, the church.
When Judah gave Tamar to his first son, Er, we are told that Er “was evil in the sight of Yahweh, so Yahweh took his life.” Tamar was then given to Judah’s second son, Onan. But his second son did not want to raise up a son in his deceased brother’s name, so he spilled his seed on the ground. Yahweh was displeased with him as well and also took his life. Thus we begin to see the outcome of this curse from marrying the Canaanite.
With the death of these first two sons, Judah was understandably afraid to give Tamar to his third and final son. But, the law required him to do so, and Tamar presented herself to Judah in disguise, and he fathered twin sons through her.
Such is the fate and destiny of the Judah priesthood church. Like Er, the first 2,000 years of the church do evil in Yahweh’s sight. Like Onan, the first 2,000 years of the church cannot bring forth a son in the deceased Brother’s name, and spill their seed on the ground, and Yahweh is displeased with them. Therefore, even as the first two sons of Judah were killed by Yahweh, so the first 2,000 years of the church have equally gone to their deaths – the 2,000 demonized swine have all rushed down the steep bank into the sea of death, or as it is written in Zechariah 13:8, “two parts in (the church) will be cut off and die,” or as it is written in Hosea 6:1-2, “He has wounded us (for two days).”
So with the death of the first two parts of the church, what is the supposed destiny or purpose of the third part? We get an idea of that when we note the third son’s name – Shelah. You might notice that this name is very similar to another name – Shiloh. Rightfully so, because they are the same three Hebrew letters, just with different vowel points. In fact, Jasher once again adds some important and revealing information. In the same chapter regarding Tamar, verse 27, we read that this son’s name was indeed Shiloh – “And when Onan died, Judah said unto Tamar, ‘Remain in thy father's house until my son Shiloh shall have grown up,’ and Judah did no more delight in Tamar, to give her unto Shiloh, for he said, ‘Peradventure he will also die like his brothers.’”
First, we note in Genesis 49:10 that “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes.” “Shiloh” here is obviously Yahshua. It seems evident that given the highly prophetic nature of these three sons of Judah, the line of the priesthood of the believer, the third son, Shiloh, is a testimony of the coming of Yahshua in the third 1,000 year period of the church.
So is Yahweh going to give the church this third vital son, Shiloh, or the third 1,000 years of the church? Unquestionably not! If He gave the church the final 1,000 years to effect the coming of Shiloh, the same fate would take place as happened to the first two Canaanite sons of Judah, or as has taken place for the last 2,000 years – death! It would be three hours of darkness whereby in the end it would be said – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?” If He gave the church their final 1,000 years, then there would be no other options remaining, for they would all go to death and defeat. The promise to Tamar was – when “my son Shiloh shall have grown up.” But based on the track record of the church thus far, that maturity will never come!
This is why Yahweh must do something so that the Tamar Melchizedek priesthood that the church has possessed, can finally bring forth offspring! That Melchizedek responsibility cannot be extended to the third 1,000 year period, so Yahweh must intercede and do something to fulfill His law regarding the required offspring, and also prevent the death of the third part. If Yahweh waits for the third 1,000 years to mature, it will be too late! So what must take place? The seed of Yahweh Himself must bring forth the two-part Remnant, the Perez, the “breach,” and the Zerah, the “light.”
Why is this brought up at this point? For two reasons. First, note the testimony that the church is under a curse! The wife whom Judah married that brought forth these three sons was a Canaanite, one who was under a curse. Such is the problem with Yahweh giving the kingdom of God to flesh men who are under the original curse. Kingdom-possessing flesh men who are under the curse do evil in the sight of Yahweh, and for 2,000 years have wasted their seed on the ground from which they came and to which they have returned, and would continue to do so for the next 1,000 years. The first 3,000 year period of the church is the cursed Canaanite three-son period of flesh kingdom men – half Judah promise and half Canaanite curse, an unacceptable mix.
Because of this fate, Yahweh must do something else in order to fulfill His laws and purposes, something that is different and unique from what He has done before. Yahweh must intervene and take responsibility for this offspring and bring forth His two-part Remnant. This is the second reason for bringing up this testimony.
Such is where we are today. All three of these curses – the one on mankind, the one on the kingdom, and the one on America – must be reversed by a work that is completely different from what we have known in the dying church for the last 2,000 years. He must deliver mankind, He must deliver the church, and He must deliver America. And, He must deliver Africa and the black man. For this deliverance, like an old Simeon or an Anna, we longingly and eagerly await Him.
Having said this, I am now going to speak from a personal standpoint regarding this, and I say this with a sense of great and even helpless inadequacy. I am a Joab. If you have not read the writing by that title (Joab), you will not understand what I mean by this. “Joab” means “Yahweh Father.” Joab’s testimony was one of being the masculine government type. This is the analytical, governmental, do what is right attitude, even as you see expressed here in this writing. The problem with this is that by itself it is inadequate. It is the Adam, the male, who is alone; and the conclusion is aptly made – “It is not good for the man to be alone.”
Personally, I woefully feel this. Seeing this governmental truth that we find here, by and of itself is nothing. It is as Paul wrote in the love chapter – “And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
As a Joab, seeking to understand mysteries and to have increased knowledge and to be able to prophesy, this alone leaves me incomplete. Corporately, knowing these truths regarding America and the black man and the woman, without love and without His Spirit poured out upon us, I/we am/are nothing. I feel this complete and even vulnerable inadequacy. But what do I do about it? The verse – “we are inadequate in ourselves” – is very real to me. This sobering reality thus presses – How can an inadequate man make himself adequate? He cannot! Inadequate means just what it says – inadequate! And that is the state wherein I find myself – inadequate and totally unable to fill the lack.
Yahshua said – “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” I have tried to be merciful and have come short, and find myself going back to the nature that I am – a Joab. I am very much aware that unless Yahweh makes me adequate, I too will be the Joab who in the end dies, holding onto the horns of the altar. I am very much aware that unless Yahweh completes the rest of the verse concerning my complete inadequacy – “but our adequacy is from God, who makes us adequate as servants of a new covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:5-6) – I can do nothing and come very short of His completeness. Even what is written here concerning the Curse of 1920 means nothing to mankind, apart from the other part of this masculine truth/knowledge or faith or prophecy.
I am very much aware that unless Yahweh brings forth an Eve for this Adam, both personally, as well as corporately for the church and the world, I am alone and entirely inadequate. I am left alone as a truth-seeking, enduring, analytical Joab, with nothing but my words. The fact is, we need a deliverer far worse than we even know, for like Balaam, we neither grasp our peril nor the extent of our plight. May Yahweh have mercy upon me. May Yahweh have mercy upon us all.
Continue to final page of The Garden of God – Today for an Addendum titled THE SEED TESTIMONY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE