Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Turning the World Upside Down - Part 4

This article has been updated and compiled into the book, "Turning the World Upside Down" The Spirit of Homosexuality and the Last Days"

This article is part of a series which might be better understood by starting at the first post.

When a Man Becomes a Woman

When tempting Jesus with all of the kingdoms of the world, Satan stated, "And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it." (Luke 4:6)

The phrase "delivered unto me" literally means "betrayed into the hands of" or "to deliver up treacherously". Notice that Jesus does not dispute whether this power was in fact delivered unto him.

When did this treacherous betrayal happen? In the Garden of Eden. God had given Adam authority over creation, and when he chose to obey Eve instead of the dictates of God, he relinquished that authority to Eve. Knowing that Eve could not lawfully hold this authority, Satan was able to usurp worldly dominion and get a stronghold in the soul of mankind.

The Scriptures define the "upright" position of mankind as having Christ as the head of the man, the man as the head of the woman, and the children in obedience (Colossians 3:18-20, I Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:22-23 and 6:1-3). If there is ANY resistance to this in your soul, know that it originates from the fallen nature of man. The inverted soul does not want to know or submit to God and by nature will rebel against what God has ordained. This is why the old man has to be crucified in order for the life of Christ to be present in man.

Too much time is spent decrying the things of the Lord and trying to water down His Word so that it is compatible with the politically correct madness of the world. This upright order is not because the woman is a lesser person or because the man is superior. It is because God is a Patriarch, a Father. In His wisdom and loving kindness, He created a world that would make knowing Him natural for us because we are made in His image and set-up in an order that reflects who He is. (For more on this, see here)

In recent history, entire social movements have been launched with the purpose of eradicating this order from society. Under a guise of "equal rights" people have sought to make women independent of men. From the bra-burning mentality of the 70's to the Cheetah Girls of the millineum, the prevailing theme is that women do not need men and can be happier on their own (or at the very least calling their own shots). Similarly, the "rights" of children have also been championed over the parental rights and responsibilities for raising the child. It has become increasingly more important to give precedence to the autonomy of the child rather than respecting the supervisory role of the parent. Not surprisingly, the Scriptures specifically addresses this upside down positioning of mankind:

"For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:8-12

Instead of proper authority and children in obedience you have unlawful authority and children out of control. This is the essence of the upside kingdom: what was created as male is inwardly female; what was created as female is inwardly male; and the resulting confusion leaves the children without proper moorings.

Please note first and foremost that this order of mankind is described as a curse by God. Not because women and children are somehow less human than or inferior to men, but because the roles of mankind (which were established so that we might know God) have been inverted. Perverting this reflection of who God is leaves man with a twisted image of God. God's objective in this is so that we might know Him and be reconciled unto Him. He has established the patriarchal order of the family not to oppress women or children, but to impress upon all who He is so that we can relate to Him. Those who challenge these roles are not being led by noble intent to liberate the masses, but are influenced by an age-old, serpentine desire to reject God as Lord. Satan knows that he can continue to operate in his false worldly dominion only as long as unlawful authority is in operation in the earth.

"Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?" Isaiah 29:15-16

It is man who has turned things upside down in his own arrogance by purporting that he can define what is acceptable to God. It is foolishness to assume that the created can dictate to the Creator or that we can question why He has created thusly. He is the potter and we are the clay. However, with an inverted soul, man can only see himself because he is cut off from the Spirit of God. Reality is then not defined by the dictates of God but by what "I" believe, "I" feel, "I" desire, "I" know... In this state, man becomes the epitome of what Satan is: selfish.

Turning the World Upside Down

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