This is part 4 and the last in a series of blogs about caring for “Widows and Orphans.”
Shame on us! We have fallen so far short of Yehovah’s plan for a righteous family that we do not even see the aberrant (deviant) behavior that has now being manifested in the world because of our rebellion to Yehovah’s word and ways. False ways now seem right and righteous ways seem wrong. Our Father says,
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! … Because they have rejected the Torah of Yehovah of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel. (Isa 5:20-21, 24)
An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked. (Pro 29:27)
We have generations of women now who have left their covering, their man, and have by the force of the gods (law makers and judges) of this worlds, made his children fatherless. Nowhere in Torah will you see a provision for a woman to leave her man, her father or her husband. When she plays the harlot or is an adulteress she is stoned in order to put away the evil from the land; and a woman who will not follow her man may be given a certificate of divorce and sent away.
Then they shall bring out the young woman [the girl just married who turns out not to be a virgin] to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done a disgraceful thing in Israel, to play the harlot in her father’s house. So you shall put away the evil from among you. “If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, then both of them shall die—the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so you shall put away the evil from Israel. (Deu 22:21-22)
“When a man takes a woman and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, … (Deu 24:1)
The sons of Israel are the bride of Yehovah.
For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall Your sons marry You; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. (Isa 62:5)
“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, the young men and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. (Jer 31:13)
But we (men) got kicked out of Yehovah’s house (with our wives and children) and lost our precious covering; because we played the harlot while betrothed to Him, and then He scattered us into all the nations of the earth.
You also committed harlotry with the Egyptians, your very fleshly neighbors, and increased your acts of harlotry to provoke Me to anger. “Behold, therefore, I stretched out My hand against you, diminished your allotment, and gave you up to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior. You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; indeed you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. Moreover you multiplied your acts of harlotry as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea [BABYLON]; and even then you were not satisfied. “How degenerate is your heart!” says my adon Yehovah, “seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot. You are an adulterous wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband. (Eze 16:26-30, 32)
This is the root of the problem. Women leaving their coverings just as men leaves Yehovah’s covering! But it even gets worse, now-days a woman can leave her man and steal his children also. Yes – I said “steal his children!” And by doing so she makes his children fatherless.
In Israel, one thing that would help keep a rebellious woman under her covering is the potential loss of the children which she has born to her man. Because she wants to maintain a relationship with her children she is more likely to stay under her husband’s, her adon’s authority. Let’s look at a few verse to determine who the children belong to in Yehovah’s kingdom. Does anyone actually believe that one of Jacob’s wives would have been allowed to take the children that she bore to him and leave? Does Yehovah change? Does His word endure forever?
These were the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Padan Aram, with his daughter Dinah. All the persons, his sons and his daughters, were thirty-three. (Gen 46:15)
These were the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban gave to Leah his daughter; and these she bore to Jacob: sixteen persons. (Gen 46:18)
These were the sons of Rachel, who were born to Jacob: fourteen persons in all. (Gen 46:22)
These were the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban gave to Rachel his daughter, and she bore these to Jacob: seven persons in all. All the persons who went with Jacob to Egypt, who came from his body, besides Jacob’s sons’ wives, were sixty-six persons in all. (Gen 46:25-26)
Notice: Zilpah, Bilhah and the Jacob’s son’s wives were not even-numbered among those that went down to Egypt.
In Torah, when a man dies who inherits his property? Our father sets the precedent with the daughters of Zelophehad in Numbers 27. A wife is part the man’s property and, it appears to me, that she (as a widow) goes where the property goes; to the near of kin.
1. On the demise of the father, the estate descends to the sons.
2. If there be no son, the daughters succeed, but they must marry within the same tribe (Numbers 36).
3. If there be no daughter, the brothers of the deceased inherit.
4. If there be no brethren, the estate goes to the uncles, brothers of his father.
5. If there be no uncles, then the nearest of kin succeeds to the inheritance.
So why have I written this series of articles? In order to have Yehovah’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven we must begin to renew our minds to Yehovah’s good and acceptable and perfect will. The best way to help uncovered women and fatherless children is to encourage them to stay with their man. Only then can Yehovah’s nation be the great nation and a light on the earth that it is meant to be. I am pro family and I always will be. The family with the man as the head is the created and ordained order for all families. Men are to follow only Yehovah, and women are to follow only their man. Men and women must learn their own duties and responsibilities in Yehovah’s kingdom and let Him work out the details. Ladies, please do everything you can to stay with your man; for your sake and the sake of your children.