Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – The Curse And Our Need

The Letters of Faith
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin

“But now in Messiah Yehoshua, you who were far off are brought
near by the blood of Messiah” (Ephesians 2:13 ENB).

Dear Seeker;

I pray this letter finds you encouraged, joyful and healthy in the knowledge that you are gaining.   Your response to my last letter was, as usual, refreshing and spirited.   We are rapidly approaching a crossroad in our studies though, my friend, and as we draw near to that point, I want to respond to your inquiries about forgiveness and reconciliation, and remind you to continue comparing my thoughts with Elohim’s Word, searching for His truth.   Elohim will be glorified, and you will not be disappointed.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Elohim's Forgiveness & Our Reconciliation

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Elohim’s Forgiveness & Our Reconciliation

While numerous issues litter the landscape of Elohim’s originally inspired Word, and must be researched and clarified by anyone seeking to learn about Him, the matter of His Forgiveness, and, therefore, Our Reconciliation unto Him, is perhaps the most littered pathway of all.

Additionally, the formation and perception of the Body of Messiah; the Ekklesia; the True Church, is about to change around the world, and I do not want you to be caught unaware of these matters.

These things are so, because as we approach the ‘latter days’, an understanding for the topic of reconciliation becomes increasingly vital.   And this is so, because the harvest will come through the faithful application and teaching of the FULL Gospel of Reconciliation.

As the disciples of Yehoshua separate themselves from this world and the undisciplined teachings of the religious institutions, and as people consciously determine to follow Elohim, thru Yehoshua ha Mashiach, His Son, it will be necessary for us to reconcile every aspect of our lives with Him.  Unless we understand the truth and fullness of that reconciliation, however, we will continue to spread the same watered-down message that is being heard today, and souls will remain lost!

Other Areas of Contention

Within the Word of Elohim, we can easily identify areas of contention and conflict with the world. These areas require investigation and resolution as well, though, because left unattended, they cause disruption within the Ekklesia.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Proof Point  Matters regarding female Disciples of Yehoshua, as they relate to their duties within the Ekklesia, and women in general, as relates to their equality with men, are perfect examples of contentious areas.
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Proof Point  Likewise, issues regarding male Disciples and their role as spiritual leaders (within the Ekklesia, as well as within the community), or men in general, as relates to their role within the family, must also be understood in light of Elohim’s Word.
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Proof Point  We also need to dig into issues that dominate our lives, and expose the false notions tearing at humanity under the guise of “liberalism”, “humanism”, “equal rights” and “feminism”, because the damage they are inflicting upon society is overwhelming.

More Distortions of Concern

Being submissive or having authority, as required or granted within Elohim’s Word, has been distorted throughout history.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Proof Point  Men and women have abused each other, and have been abused by each other, in their attempt to suppress, and/or humiliate, and/or dominate one another.  And all this – throughout time.
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Proof Point  And both sexes have used the Word of Elohim violently, maliciously and in an unscriptural way, in their effort to usurp Elohim’s intent.

These deceptions cannot exist within the EKKLESIA any longer though, because there must be equality, assurance and complete Reconciliation for ALL of Elohim’s children, regardless of sex or race, or whatever other barrier humanity wants to build.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - An Enormous Topic

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – An Enormous Topic

Because the topic of reconciliation is so immense, I have divided our study into four letters:

   First, we need to go back to the beginning and discuss Sin:  The Cause of our need.
  Second we will talk about The Consequence of the curse.
   Third, we will discuss The Cure.
   Finally we will consider the matter of Our Choice (Election).

These are difficult matters to teach in a society determined to destroy itself, yet they must be taught in detail, so we can grasp the fullness of what Elohim is offering us.  Hopefully, by dividing my reply to your questions into four unique letters, I can keep these lessons tolerable in length.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Much Said; Much Distorted

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Much Said; Much Distorted

So much has been said about men, women, sexual relations, relationships in general, morality, adultery, divorce, murder and abortion, for instance, that original thoughts appear impossible to draft.  I believe the Word of Elohim has much to say to humanity in these latter days though, and His Word is no less relevant, encouraging, challenging and original today, as it was when originally inspired.

Points of Conflict and Contention – with Lines in the Sand

Should you decide to progress in these studies, beyond these notes on reconciliation, we will consider the spiritual positions of elder, overseer and pastor.  I will pointedly state that these positions are reserved for men only, and I will support my position with Elohim’s Word.   Babylon will vehemently object!

If we ever hope to be faithful Disciples of Yehoshua though, we must understand the reason why any restrictions have been laid upon us, because once we comprehend the curse (The reason), we can acknowledge its affect.   Then, in acknowledging the affect, we can see, and hopefully accept, the cure that Elohim is offering.

Whether we accept these matters though, is clearly our own choice, as you will also see.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Momentary (Gender Issue) Agreement

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Momentary (Gender Issue) Agreement

If we can agree, momentarily at least, that any teaching limiting certain gifts and positions – by gender -are correct, then we can also agree that the rest of the gifts are given freely to men and women without restrictions.

Aside from the Biblical fact that women are not to mentor men, spiritually, there are no further limitations to the gifts of teaching, evangelism, prophecy, giving, mercy, languages of the nations, the interpretation of those languages (Tongues) or nearly any other gift.

In our momentary agreement on these matters, let us walk through a variety of topics, which in combination may bring about a permanent agreement; a reconciliation over this issue of gender.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Momentary (Gender Issue) Agreement  The first topic we must consider in gaining any ground toward reconciliation is predetermination; predestiny.  While you probably think this is a strange place to begin, it occurs to me that we must acknowledge the sovereignty of Elohim in all matters, before anything else, because only in bowing unto His throne will we ever achieve any reconciliation in our lives.

While many of us may be angry about our weight, height, race, sex, station in life, color of eyes, color of hair, tone of skin, or any other such matter, we must achieve a greater understanding for the broad picture of life, of which we are a part, and accept that Elohim knows what He is doing.   Elohim is in charge!

Understanding and accepting His predetermination is our first step toward acknowledging the fact that He is in charge, because,
We are exactly Who Elohim wants us to be, and precisely What He wants us to be!

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Momentary (Gender Issue) Agreement  Scripture says, “The steps of every person are established by YEHOWAH, and He delights in their way” (Psalms 37:23 ENB).   We also find Job saying, “He performs what is appointed for me” (Job 23:14 ENB).

Throughout the Bible we are told that men and women are appointed; they are predetermined.

As we examine this subject though, please allow the Word of Elohim to testify to this truth, because, just as we are Who and What He wants us to be,
We are also exactly Where and When He wants us!

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Momentary (Gender Issue) Agreement  Just as there were Old Covenant female prophets (Exodus 15:20-21; Judges 4:4-5; 2 Kings 22:12-20), there are also New Covenant female prophets (Acts 21:8-9; 1 Corinthians 11:5).

In Jeremiyeh 1:5, Elohim told the Prophet, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations” (ENB).

This verse applies to every child of Elohim, male and female, because He has appointed each in his or her time.  Every child has been known, consecrated and appointed by Elohim, and each one has a purpose.  So then, not only are we Who, What, Where and When Elohim wants us to be,
We are precisely Why He wants us to be.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Understanding Elohim, A Bit Deeper

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Understanding Elohim – A Bit Deeper

In grasping the “Who, What, Where When and Why of His predetermination, we need to also comprehend three other basic truth’s about our Elohim:
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Understanding Elohim, A Bit Deeper  Elohim is All Seeing [Omnipresent] (2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalms 33:13-14, 139; Jeremiyeh 23:23-24; Matthew 18:20).
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Understanding Elohim, A Bit Deeper  Elohim is All Knowing [Omniscient] (2 Chronicles 16:11; Psalms 44:20-21, 94:8-11, 147:5; Isaiyeh 40:14; Revelation 2:2).
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Understanding Elohim, A Bit Deeper  Elohim is All Powerful [Omnipotent] (Genesis 1(all), 17:1; Psalms 29:4-9, 115:3; Romans 4:17-24).

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Understanding Elohim, A Bit Deeper  Additionally, Elohim always was, always will be, and He will always remain the same! And, His essence, as we have already discussed, is unchangeable.

Furthermore, time does not matter to Him.  He has told us to, “Not be ignorant of this fact, that with the Master one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day” (2 Peter 3:8 ENB).

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - This Matter of Time

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – This Matter of Time

I do not know where I originally heard the following explanation, so I cannot give credit where due, but the following describes time, as Elohim may see it, better than anything else I have ever heard:

  Imagine time on a flat plane, with the full expanse of future history stretching forth from Elohim’s throne in a straight line. (The past stretches back).

Then, imagine each second of time stretching out as far as necessary, away from that line.

Then, and this is important, imagine that Elohim has the capacity to look at time forward and backward, second-by-second, whenever He wants.  With this capacity, He can investigate any second of any life, past, present or future; any time He chooses.

And, in His power and authority, He can make whatever alterations are necessary, to any situation, in order to bring about His desired results.

  In such an arrangement, even we can imagine how Elohim can do everything needed within each second of each minute of each hour of each day, and how He is able to plan for every event.

While we are restricted, second by second, and limited to sixty-second minutes – only moving in one direction – Elohim is not! As the Creator, all life emanates from Him, and with the ability to see and use time without restriction, we can visualize how He can know the birth and death of every soul.  Furthermore, we can also see how He planned for each of His children, before time even began.

In His sovereignty, Elohim determined who, what, where, when and why each of us would be, and to rebuke any portion of His plan for us, is to rebuke Him!

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - The Depth of His Perception

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – The Depth of His Perception

As beings created in His image, Adam and Eve were given a free will.  As their descendants, we have been given that same free will. When Elohim walked the lines of time, He KNEW what Adam and Eve (and Satan) were going to do.  And yet, even in that knowledge, He allowed for Freedom of Choice.

When Elohim walked the lines of time, He also saw the deeds (right or wrong), which we were freely and knowingly going to do. In His knowledge of us, therefore, He planned around, and in spite of those deeds.  He knew everything we would and would not do, and He also knew who would, and who would not receive His Son as their personal Master, Messiah and King.

Even before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden – in that knowledge – He prepared.  He determined the width and breadth of our walk, knowing everything that would happen to us, and He knew what our responses to those events would be.  These things He did in eternity past, before the clock even began to tick.

So what about Gender?

With His insight, Elohim predetermined which souls were to serve as men, and which were to serve as women.
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - The Depth of His Perception  He prearranged parental lineage, matching men with women, and children to parents.
Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - The Depth of His Perception  He allowed for wars, famines and plagues, as well as times of tribulation, and times of peace.

Because of sin, which He saw, He had to allow for all of these things.

He also allowed for His Son to die on a cross to redeem us.  Elohim is sovereign, and He can do these things.

Perhaps through this understanding of time, we can comprehend how the Psalmist was led to say, “How precious also are Your thoughts unto me, O El!  How great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand.  When I awake, I am still with You” (Psalms 139:17-18 ENB).

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Examples of His Predetermination

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Examples of His Predetermination

nugget When Yehoseph (Joseph) finally revealed himself to his brothers, he said, “Be not grieved or angry with yourselves, that you sold me here, for Elohim sent me before you to preserve life” (Genesis 45:5 ENB).

Furthermore, in Genesis 50:20 Yehoseph said, “As for you, you meant evil against me; Elohim meant it for good, in order to accomplish, as is this day; to save many people alive” (ENB).

Yehoseph understood the workings of Elohim, and ultimately understood predetermination.  Yehoseph’s comprehension of this matter is especially significant, especially when you consider the events that led to the conversation with his brothers.  Read about Yehoseph, his life is truly inspirational.

nugget  Naomi went to Moab with her husband and two sons, and when her husband and sons died, Naomi was left with her two daughters-in-law.  When the wife of her youngest son returned to her people, Ruth remained with her, and together Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem.

Like Yehoseph, Naomi was broken (Ruth 1:20-21).  When Ruth married Boaz though, and they had a son, Naomi was hailed for the faithfulness of Ruth (Ruth 4:14-15), and she was blessed by a plan pre-ordained by Elohim to fulfill a lineage leading to the birth of Yehoshua (Ruth 4:16-17).

The son born unto Boaz and Ruth was Obed, and Obed became the father of Jesse, and Jesse became the father of David.  Naomi came to understand predetermination.

nugget  In Acts 9:15, Ananias was told by the Master about Paul, “He is a chosen vessel of Mine”, and through a trail of passages we learn that Elohim chooses; Elohim selects (Romans 9:11, 17-18, 11:5-7, 28; Colossians 3:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:4, 3:1-3, 5:9-11).

Paul, the other Apostles, all of the Prophets, and every writer of the Books in the Bible, understood predetermination.

And we truly need to grasp it as well, because once accepted, we can find tremendous peace with our station in life.   The concordance is comprehensive on this matter too, because it needs to be abundantly clear that Elohim is in charge.

And perhaps even more, that Elohim has a plan – and that plan includes YOU (Acts 2:22-24).

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Grasping Some Simple Facts

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Grasping Some Simple Facts

From the very beginning Elohim planned for the division of sexes into the male and female roles.  The division was necessary for procreation, but the division has spiritual purposes as well, which exceed procreation.  I realize how simple this statement may appear, but it is vital for all of Elohim’s children to acknowledge these simple facts.

ONLY TWO!

  In the first chapter of Genesis, Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. And Elohim created man in His image, in the image of Elohim He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:26-27 ENB).

Both male and female were created equally in the image of Elohim.   Both man and woman were given dominion over the creation.   Originally, there was no division.
No Division  Genesis 1 shows an equal distribution of all things unto the man and woman.
No Division  Domination, suppression or submission did not exist.
No Division  Only unity and love were part of Elohim’s original design.

But Elohim knew His design would be interfered with, and He planned for that too.

  Genesis shows that man was created first, and in Genesis 2:18 Elohim said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make a helpmate for him” (ENB).
No Division  Though it is important to acknowledge that man was created first, it is equally important that the intent behind the creation of woman was for her to be a suitable helpmate.
No Division  Woman was meant to be man’s partner, and the account of Eve’s creation shows a genuine caring by Elohim for His creation, as well as a genuine excitement between Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:18-25).

This too was Elohim’s intent.

  In Genesis 3, however, we are given the account of “the fall” of man.   A number of things happened that day in the Garden, and a number of things were said that evening, which set the stage for the rest of history.

Personally, I believe that the confusion and animosity between the sexes exists because we have not really looked at, understood, nor believed (or accepted) what Elohim said to Adam and Eve after they sinned.   This is so, because the curse that sin brought upon us is located right here…

And, the consequences of that curse are immensely significant.   If we can grasp these matters, my friend, we can attempt to grasp the cure that Elohim has also provided, because in our understanding and comprehension of these things, tremendous freedom and liberty can be found for us all.

The Curse  The first thing to happen after Eve ate the forbidden fruit, was that Adam ate (Genesis 3:6).  As you can imagine, debate has raged for centuries over Adam’s partaking of the apple, so I’ll ask what you think as well, “Would Adam have eaten the fruit eventually, even if Eve were not present?”

Although we cannot answer that question, the fact remains that they both ate; they both sinned.  Here, however, it is significant to note that Eve did eat first, because that fact is relevant to Elohim, and it plays a monumental role throughout the remainder of history.

To that end, please note that in Genesis 3:14-21 Elohim says some pretty interesting things to Satan, Eve and Adam, and in understanding these things, we can comprehend the current state of mankind.   Briefly, this is what they were told:

nugget First, Satan was cursed “above all cattle”.  Because of his actions, the serpent was reduced to a belly crawling, dust eater, “all the days of your life” (v.14).

Spiritually, Satan was cursed to spend his life in the presence and darkness of sin.  While he may prowl about, and have the capacity to present himself as an angel of light today, he has nevertheless been placed under this curse.  Additionally, Elohim offered the first prophecy of the Messiah right here, as witnessed by Adam, Eve and Satan, in verse 15.

nugget Then Elohim turned His attention to Eve, and in His discussion with her, He did two things:
The Curse   First, Elohim said that Eve, and all her daughters to follow, would suffer pain in child bearing.   This clearly brought suffering to a process originally meant to be painless (v.16).
The Curse   Then Elohim cursed Eve and her daughters (and Adam and his sons), and it is this curse that we must understand today, because Elohim said, “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (v.16 ENB).   (I will return to this momentarily).

nugget Elohim then turned to Adam and made it clear that because it was he, Adam, who had originally received the command about not eating from the tree (v.17), (Eve obviously learned of the command through Adam), Elohim was especially upset with Adam, because he listened to his wife, instead of listening to Elohim.

The Curse   And because of Adam’s direct disobedience, the ground, the plants and all the animals were cursed.
The Curse   Furthermore, the relationship between men and women, between humanity and the animals, and between mankind and plants and the ground, were also cursed.

In other words, the entire creation, which Elohim had earlier proclaimed as “good”, was now cursed, because Adam and Eve disobeyed the command of Elohim. (v.17-19).

The Curse   Where Adam once tended the Garden, he was now forced to toil painfully in order to eat.
The Curse   Additionally, death entered the picture for the first time, “For you are dust, and unto dust you shall return” (v.19 ENB).
The Curse   Purity and eternal life were lost to humanity.

Thankfully, we cannot forget the promise of the Messiah in V.15, because thru Yehoshua ha Mashiach, purity and eternal life are restored.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - The Curse upon Eve affects ALL

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – The Curse upon Eve affects ALL

What many neglect to acknowledge about the curse placed upon Eve and her daughters, in verse 16, however, is that this curse also affected Adam and his sons.  It had to affect the man also!  So let’s return to this point, and discover the fullness of this matter, because we can find tremendous solace and understanding in the words uttered by Elohim.  That is, IF we choose to believe Him!

The Curse upon Eve (and her daughters)

Elohim said, “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”  While we may want to read this as a biological / sexual issue, the curse levied against Eve introduced the burden of submission and domination to the woman / man relationship, and this is a truly significant matter.

Elohim said, “she will desire…but he will rule”.

Spiritually, Elohim said that from that moment on, the curse of submission was laid upon all women, and the curse of authority and responsibility was laid upon all men.  And this applies to all things!

You see, Eve and her daughters were not meant to act submissively, just as Adam and his sons were not meant to have dominion over their “Helpmate”.  The men were not meant to be in charge! Elohim was in charge…  That is, until we decided that we wanted to, “Be like Elohim” (HUMANISM).

Elohim was in charge until we placed Satan between Elohim and us.   Once we displaced Elohim, however, it was necessary for Him to initiate new rules (until His plan for our redemption and reconciliation could come full term).

Applying This to Ourselves

Application of this teaching comes in recognizing the curse for what it truly is.  Once we acknowledge that submission and domination are unnatural to Elohim’s creation; once we see that submission and domination are uncomfortable and undesirable for both women and men, and we accept the fullness and truth of these facts, then submission and domination almost become tolerable.

Submission and Domination become tolerable, because in our new found knowledge, we can faithfully submit to Elohim’s will for us.  And, through that faithful submission unto Him, we can surrender the burden of the curse back unto Him. And He WILL HELP US!

When humanity sinned, we displaced Elohim as our King and submitted ourselves to the dominion of a new ruler.   We did this of our own free will!  When we accept Yehoshua as our Master and Messiah, however, we once again make a free will choice regarding the dominion in which we reside, and we select to return – as unto Elohim.

The return unto Elohim’s dominion is primarily spiritual right now, because as long as we remain in these bodies, even though we may individually select to submit to Elohim, the remainder of creation is still under Satan’s control – for awhile.  Yet, because we are spiritual beings, our inner person CAN have peace with Elohim now, and CAN learn to tolerate the injustices that our original sin has wrought.

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - The Curse Applied Today

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – The Curse Applied Today

For this creation today, however, the reality exists that a curse has been levied upon all of Humanity, upon Satan, and upon All of Creation.  And this is so, whether we acknowledge its existence at all.  Rebellion against the will of Elohim though, only worsens our already pathetic state.   The fact IS that Thru our sin, Elohim placed a curse upon humanity:

rd_dot  For women, Elohim’s curse placed them (ALL) in a role of submission.
Violation of His plan is seen whenever women want to rule over men in general, and that is true whether the sought-after dominion is spiritual, physical or mental.

And the violation of this curse appears considerably more often, when the over-rule is specifically applied to their mates.

rd_dot For men, Elohim’s curse placed them in a position of authority.
Violation of His plan is seen whenever men dominate in an unrighteous manner over anyone, but especially their mate; or when men capitulate; when they surrender their authority entirely.

Elohim never intended for men or women to dominate or be in subjection to each other. But, by our own free will, we elected to “know good and evil” (Genesis 3:5 ENB), and the world is stuck in the morass of this curse today.

The result of all this is that undisciplined (or undiscipled) women want to reject the authority of all men, not just their husbands.  At the same time, however, undisciplined (or undiscipled) men either want to dominate and oppress women, or chose to surrender their authority entirely.

Is this not true in the world today?

Massive Case-In-Point

Women aspire to the office of pastor, overseer and elder within the world of religion.  Why? Because they either do not comprehend the curse, or the temporary nature of their situation, or the cure.

In their desire to be the spiritual leaders in the home and ‘church’, women continue to listen to Satan – just like Eve listened to him in the Garden, and in an ever continuing ribbon of disobedience, these defiant souls live in exasperation, frustration and despair.

Sadly, what these women fail to see, is that Elohim desires greater things for us all.  While the religious institutions masquerade as the ‘church’, and while they rapidly march down the path to destruction, women are not only joining that march, they are leading the way.

In utter failure, rebellious women are acting exactly as did Eve in the Garden of Eden!  And, just like Adam, many men are following…  This is harsh, but this is also very true!

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Harsh Realities

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Harsh Realities and Truth

In recognizing the harshness of these words, I also recognize that reconciliation often requires confrontation, and this confrontation is not with women only, because men are also dismally failing in their role as spiritual and marital leaders.

Men too have abused their positions for so long that women are openly rebellious.  In the resulting confusion, husbands and fathers appear powerless; stripped of all authority.   Men are “listening & following” woman, instead of listening to & following Elohim, and society is in a tailspin.

The consequence of our original sin is violent, yet alluring, and it’s lure remains extremely enticing today.

Elohim never wanted men or women to be in subjection to one another, or to be dominated by one anyone other than Him.

Cost of Knowing “Good and Evil”

In our knowledge of good and evil, however, we placed ourselves in subjection to Satan’s kingdom, and once we subjected ourselves to Satan’s rule, it became necessary for Elohim to draw lines of authority – for our own good.

And, for our eternal good, Elohim’s plan also included our redemption.

Unfortunately, because of faithlessness, the extent of that redemption eludes many today, even in many so-called ‘christian’ circles.   Although Elohim knew about the fall beforehand, and He planned for it, His desire was for His children to serve Him only.   Satan interfered with those plans, and we fell.

We are now forced to abide by the spiritual laws that govern our day and age, and accept the laws of Elohim without complaint.   In accepting Elohim’s plan for reconciliation though, we can freely place ourselves under His subjection again, and remove the yoke of sin that ensnares us.  How wonderful is that?

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin - Closing Thoughts

Letter 7: Reconciliation & Sin – Closing Thoughts

Liberal theologians, humanists, feminists, liberal (and illogical) politicians and world leaders,  want mankind to believe that Elohim is a bigot; down on women.  Nothing is further from the truth.

Satan has been defiling women since the Garden, not Elohim, and even a brief pass through the Gospels will show the esteem with which Elohim really has for His daughters.

The teachings of Paul are not bigoted either, as the liberal theologians would have you believe.   Paul’s “inspired writings” merely clarify Elohim’s instructions.

The curse that our sin has brought upon us drives undisciplined women to rebuke male authority and seek “liberation”.  At the same time, though, the same curse drives undisciplined men to either abuse or capitulate their authority.

Additionally, as the activities of Satan increase in these latter days, the hostility that exists between men and women will rise sharply.  That is Prophetic! At the same time, however, tremendous harmony will become manifest between Elohim’s children, because His sons and daughters are about to gather in an abundant harvest through their faithful submission unto each other – and unto Elohim.

In all earnestness, an understanding for reconciliation will be fundamental to that harvest!

It is not difficult to see our dilemma stemming directly from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  In our knowledge though, we find ourselves in subjection to things that Elohim would rather have NEVER subjected us.

Nevertheless, we are in subjection, and THE CAUSE of all this is our sin.  The curse, which resulted from that sin, brings about the consequences that we will discuss in our next letter.  It is vital for anyone seeking to know Elohim though, to acknowledge His sovereign hand in all things.

We are men and women because Elohim wants us to be.  The curse came later – by our own hands!

Grace and peace to you, dear friend!   Consider sin.  Consider the state of the world. Consider Yehoshua ha Mashiach, The Cure.  Praise be for that Cure…

I remain faithfully yours in Yehoshua our Messiah,

larryv

Letter 7: Concordance

Letter 7 Topical Concordance:

Forgiveness/Forgiving, (See Reconciliation also):
Old Covenant: Genesis 45:1ff, 50:17-21; Psalms 25:6-7, 32:1-7, 79:8-13, 103 & 130(all); Isaiyeh 44:21-23, 65:17; Jeremiyeh (all), 31:34; Jonah (all); Zechariyeh 3 (all).

New Covenant: Matthew 6:14-15,23-24, 16:19, 18:15-35; Mark 4:24-25, 11:25-26; Luke 7:47, 17:3-10; John 5:14; Acts 7:59-60, 26:18; 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 2:6-11; Colossians 1:19-22, 2:13-15; 1 Timothy 1:12-16; Hebrews 8:12, 9:22, 10:17.

Husbands/men:
Old Covenant: Genesis 3:1-7,17-19.

New Covenant: Ephesians 5:25-33; Colossians 3:19-21; Titus 2:2-8; 1 Peter 3:7

Predetermination:
(A study of every Old Covenant Book will show the predetermined plan of Elohim unfold. Look at the people used by Elohim, (both for good and evil), and you will see His appointments. His plan has not changed!
Old Covenant: Genesis 45:7-8, 50:18-21; Ezra 1:1; Job 23:14; Psalms 37:23; Jeremiyeh 1:5.

New Covenant: Matthew 6:39, 8:34,41-44, 15:16; Acts 2:22-24, 3:18, 4:24-28, 9:15, 10:40-41, 12:40-41, 13:48, 17:26, 22:14, 26:5; Romans 8:28-30, 9:11,17-18,22-24, 11:2; 1 Corinthians 2:7, 3:12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:5; Galatians 1:15; Ephesians 1:3-12, 2:1,8-10, 4(all); Colossians 3:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 1:4, 3:1-3, 5:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; 1 Peter 1:1-2,20, 2:8; 2 Peter 3:17; Jude 1:4; Revelation 9:13-15, 17:8.

Reconciliation, (See Forgiveness also):
New Covenant: Romans 5 (all); 2 Corinthians 5:10-21; Ephesians 2:18-16.

Satan:
Old Covenant: Genesis 3:1-7; Job 1:6-7, 2:1-2; Psalms 55:20-21; Isaiyah 14:12-17, 41:21-24, 46:11, 54:16; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Daniel 7-12(all); Nahum 1:15; Zechariyeh 11:16-17.

New Covenant: Matthew 4:1-11, 13:24-30, 21:33-41; Luke 4:1-13, 10:18, 11:17-26; John 6:70, 8:44, 12:31; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4,6-12; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 1 John 3:8, 5:19-20; Revelation 12, 13, 17, 18 & 20 (all).

Sin:
Old Covenant: Genesis 3:1-7,22-24, 4:7; Job 40:1-14; Psalms 14, 32:1-7, 36:1-4, 38, 53,82, 143; Proverbs 28:13; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Isaiyeh (all); Jeremiyeh (all), 2:29; Ezekiel 18:20; Daniel 9:3-19.

New Covenant: Matthew 12:24-32, 13:24-30; Mark 3:22-30; Luke 7:40-50, 12:8-10, 8:9-14; John 5:14, 8:34-36, 9:1-3; Acts 19:18, 26:18; Romans 3:23, 5:1-5, 6(all), 8:19-22; 1 Corinthians 3:2; Galatians 3:17-20; Ephesians 2:19-22; Philippians 2:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:5; Hebrews 2:10-11,18, 3:13, 10:26-27; James 1:13-16, 3:2,6,16, 4:17, 5:19-20; 1 Peter 2:8, 4:1-2; 1 John 1:8-10, 2:2-12, 3:4-11,21-23.

Wives/women:
Old Covenant: Genesis 3:1-7,16; Proverbs 31:10-31

New Covenant: Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 12:22-32; John 17:2; Acts 9:36-42, 13:50; 1 Corinthians 11:4,5, 10,14:34-37; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 4:4-6, 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18; 1 Timothy 2:9-15, 3:11, 5:3-16; Titus 2:3-5; 1 Peter 3:1-6.

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