In this week’s Sabbath class we covered Deuteronomy chapters 20 and 21. Chapter 20 is all about Yehovah “people” going to war, and I was struck once again by the many false images we all have in our minds concerning the “the man.” and a man’s woman. I know it seems strange to talk about the role of “a man’s woman” and not the role of “a woman,” but that is because of the the many lies we have believed and accepted as true; we simply do not understand who Yehovah’s people are and who those peoples’ people are. Only His Ezrach men are the warriors of God, not their women.
Note: I do not use the word “God” in my writings or in my everyday speech because of all the preconceived religious ideas and false understanding that go along with that word. Instead I choose to use the Hebrew word “el” which means “lawmaker and judge.” But for purposes of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) I have chosen to use the words “warriors of God” in this article.
Almost daily on Facebook I see people who promote the idea of a woman warrior. I see images of “supposed Godly women” with swords, wearing armor and participating in battles with men. But women who presume that they can ever be a warriors of God are misled. This idea, this perversion, has infected the hearts and minds of many women, and men also.
We live in an age in which “women’s liberation” and the spirit of Jezebel have gained a profound foothold in the earth. We have been indoctrinated in this understanding for so long that it “seems” like the truth. But women wearing men’s clothing and taking authority over men is not the norm in Yehovah kingdom, it is the punishment for disobedience! Women and infants lead Israel when we are at our lowest.
As for My people, infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.” (Isa 3:12)
But all these are false images designed by the ignorant, or perhaps ultimately by the not so ignorant (Satan loves this idea), to lead women (especially uncovered women) in ways that Yehovah never planned for them to go.
Many of these image have seemingly good words, even verses, attached to them but they are used out of context and refer to a “people” that a woman will never be a part of without a man in her life. I know that last sentence can really offend many ladies; but ask yourself this question. “When does a woman ever appear before Yehovah?” The relationship a woman has with the creator is due to her covenant with her man who can come before Yehovah.
Warriors of God
So who are the people who are the warriors of God? The context clues in Chapter 20, and throughout all Torah, are everywhere for those who have eyes to see. In my sabbath class we have learned to watch for the context clues.
“When thou go out to battle against thy enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than thee, do not be afraid of them; for Yehovah, thy Elohim is with thee, who brought thee up from the land of Egypt. (Deu 20:1)
Who is the 2nd person, singular entity that Moses is addressing in the verse above? A man or a woman? If we understood the context clues and the word of Yehovah as a whole, we would know already. But let’s keep reading.
Now Moses speaks to the 2nd person, plural entity known as “Israel” and “the people.”
So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people. And he shall say to them, ‘Hear [shama], O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for Yehovah your Elohim is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’ (Deu 20:2-4)
Yehovah’s people is Israel, the plural “he” and the male-child. They are His Ezrach, His firstborn [bekor] men; there are no bekor women. A bekor is the firstborn male of man or beast [behemah]; the one with the seed (flesh or spiritual) that opens the matrix to future generations.
Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says Yehovah: “Israel’s seed [ישׂראל בני, beni Israel] is My firstborn [בכרי, my bekor]. (Exo 4:22)
Now we are getting more specific as to whom Moses is speaking to. He is speaking Israel, the Ezrach, His spiritually born men. They are the only ones whom Yehovah speaks to, they own the land and they each lead all their people who dwell within their gates.
Perhaps this still does not seem clear to you. If that is so then PLEASE read the links above, they will help clarify these ideas for you. But let’s keep reading.
“Then the officers shall speak to the people [העם, ha-am], saying: ‘Who is the man [האישׁ, ha-eesh] who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man [eesh] dedicate it.
Also who is the man [האישׁ, ha-eesh] who has planted a vineyard and has not eaten of it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man [eesh] eat of it.
And who is the man [האישׁ, ha-eesh] who is betrothed to a woman [אשׁה, ishshah] and has not taken [לקח, laqach] her? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man [eesh] take [לקח, laqach] her.’
“The officers shall speak further to the people [העם, ha-am], and say, ‘Who is the man [האישׁ, ha-eesh] who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest the heart of his brethren [אח, ach] faint like his heart.’ And so it shall be, when the officers have finished speaking to the people [העם, ha-am], that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people [העם, ha-am]. (Deu 20:5-9)
There is no such thing as a female eesh, and the eesh that Moses is talking to are the warriors of God, His Ezrach men who, when they go to war, take their male servants [their evedim] with them. All the females stay at home.
Deuteronomy 23 has another great example of who goes to war.
“When the army goes out against your enemies, then keep yourself from every wicked thing. If there is any man among you who becomes unclean by some occurrence in the night, then he shall go outside the camp; he shall not come inside the camp. But it shall be, when evening comes, that he shall wash with water; and when the sun sets, he may come into the camp. ” For Yehovah, your Elohim walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and give your enemies over to you; therefore your camp shall be holy, that He may see no unclean thing among you, and turn away from you. (Deu 23:9-11,14)
So if a man who has had a “wet dream” can not remain in the camp, does it really make sense that a woman in her menses would be numbered among his warriors whom Yehovah Himself dwells with? If a man even touches something that a woman in her menses touched, he is unclean and can not appear before Yehovah.
Oh, so much to learn and so little time.
In this audio I also discussed the difference between polygyny, a man having multiple woman and polygamy, a man having multiple SPOUSES. One is Yehovah way, the other is not. I also included much of our Q & A (largely about women being joined to one man) which I thought you might find interesting.
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