Place Of Safety For A Woman – 1 of 5

place of safetyThe last days are approaching and Yehovah is beginning to set aside His 144,000 men servants. As the sun of righteousness begins to shine boldly in them, most of this sodomic world, yes even many of those that say they are Yehovah’s, will rage against the coming of the light. And the thought that a woman needs a place of safety, a man to serve, will cause many woman to scoff because they do not understand Yehovah’s created purpose for their life.

The family unit with a father (the benai) leading it, is the structure that Yehovah created to manifest His image and kingdom in the earth.  As the father follows Yehovah and the woman and children follow their man, Yehovah’s glory is manifested for all to see. Staying under the authority of their man is the family’s appointed place of safety. But unfortunately we have fallen very far from His original instructions.

There is Only One Place of Safety For a Woman

A woman of worth needs a man (father, husband, grandfather, near of kin or even an actual “master”) for her covering. In Yehovah’s perfect system the daughter learns to serve her man by learning to serve her father first. Then when it is time for her to marry, the father gives his authority to his daughter’s new covering, her husband, her man. In this way Yehovah’s woman of worth always has a covering. This line of authority in the family is in line with Yehovah’s perfect will. I have not found any exception to this rule in Moses and the Prophets. Also in Yehovah’s system a woman of worth can never leave her man!

To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth sons; your desire shall be for your man (eesh), and he shall rule over you.” (Gen 3:16)

In a perfect world the woman’s man would follow Torah and be a loving husband; but we have not lived in a perfect world since Chavvah (Eve) took the fruit, ate it and gave it to her man. Since that time women have been in, “he shall rule over you,” subjection mode to their less than perfect men.

Even A Wicked Man Can Be A Place Of Safety

The story of Nabal and Abigail is a great story to illustrate my point. The name Nabal’s name means “foolish” and he is described as a son of belial.

נבל
to wilt; generally to fall away, fail, faint; figuratively to be foolish or (morally) wicked. (Strong’s 5034)

Sound like anyone you know or have known? I am sure that Abigail felt the same way; but we can learn much from her story. Here it is in brief.

Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel, and the man was very rich. He had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. The name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. And she was a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance; but the man was harsh and evil in his doings. He was of the house of Caleb. (1Sa 25:2-3)

Because of Nabal’s wickedness David was coming to kill him and all the men of his household. David intended to wipe out Nabal’s seed forever, and would have, except for woman of worth (Abigail) who interceded for her man, her place of safety, and saves his life.

Now one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, saying, “Look, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master; and he reviled them. … Now therefore, know and consider what you [Abigail] will do, for harm is determined against our master and against all his household. For he is such a son of belial that no one can speak to him.” Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five seahs of roasted grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded them on donkeys. And she said to her servants, “Go on before me; see, I am coming after you.” But she did not tell her husband [her man] Nabal. (1Sa 25:17-19)

Abigail gives honor to whom honor is due and bows at David’s feet and begins to plead for the life of, her place of safety, Nabal.

Now when Abigail saw David, she dismounted quickly from the donkey, fell on her face before David, and bowed down to the ground. So she fell at his feet and said: “On me, my master, on me let this iniquity be! And please let your maidservant speak in your ears, and hear the words of your maidservant. Please, let not my master regard the man of belial, Nabal. For as his name is, so is he: Nabal is his name, and folly is with him! But I, your maidservant, did not see the young men of my master whom you sent. Now therefore, my master, as Yehovah lives and as your soul lives, since Yehovah has held you back from coming to bloodshed and from avenging yourself with your own hand, now then, let your enemies and those who seek harm for my master be as Nabal. (1Sa_25:23-26)

Abigail is willing take David’s wrath, and perhaps die for her place of safety, her man/husband. She says, “On me, my master, on me let this iniquity be!

And now this present which your maidservant has brought to my master, let it be given to the young men who follow my master. Please forgive the trespass of your maidservant. For Yehovah will certainly make for my master an enduring house, because my master fights the battles of Yehovah, and evil is not found in you throughout your days. (1Sa 25:27-28)

Notice: Abigail says, “Please forgive the trespass of your maidservant.” It appears that Nabal’s trespasses are hers also since “the two have become one flesh”.

And it shall come to pass, when Yehovah has done for my master according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and has appointed you ruler over Israel, that this will be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my master, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my master has avenged himself. But when Yehovah has dealt well with my master, then remember your maidservant.” Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is Yehovah Elohim of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! (1Sa 25:30-32)

Her righteous actions saved Nabal and all the men of his house and led to further righteousness for David.

For indeed, as Yehovah Elohim of Israel lives, who has kept me [David] back from hurting you [Abigail], unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely by morning light no males would have been left to Nabal!” (1Sa 25:34)

But Abigail did not hide what she did from Nabal.

Now Abigail went to Nabal, and there he was, holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal’s heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; therefore she told him nothing, little or much, until morning light. So it was, in the morning, when the wine had gone from Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became like a stone. Then it happened, after about ten days, that Yehovah struck Nabal, and he died. (1Sa 25:36-38)

David did not have to strike Nabal, Yehovah did! This is how it will be in the last days also.

Right about now David has to be thinking. “If Abigail was willing to die for her wicked husband, how much more would she live for a righteous one?

So when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be Yehovah, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil! For Yehovah has returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head.” And David sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife. (1Sa 25:39)

Oh ya! I want to find a woman like that! But they are few and very far between these days.

Then she arose, bowed her face to the earth, and said, “Here is your maidservant, a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my master.” So Abigail rose in haste and rode on a donkey, attended by five of her maidens; and she followed the messengers of David, and became his wife. (1Sa 25:41-42)

Hear that? Abigail is willing and ready to wash the feet of David’s servants.

Here is the moral of this story. “A woman of worth, with Yehovah’s help, found her way to a righteous man (David) by being willing to lay down her life for her place of safety, foolish and wicked Nabal.” Gotta love a woman of worth; I know Yehovah does!

All this brings us to the present condition of those women who truly desire to live according to Yehovah’s created purpose; and this I will discuss in part two of this series entitled “A Woman’s Place … Part 2”.

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20 thoughts on “Place Of Safety For A Woman – 1 of 5

  1. Hello Michael,
    What is happening? YHVH has prepared me for several weeks now for this to read. How precious we are to Him, and how He desires none to be lost. I so totally enjoy what you wrote, and look forward to the outworking what is coming forth from the hands of our beloved Father and Yeshua… Blessings, for stepping out in obedience to bring us His oracles, which are already written down for us.
    ” There is nothing new under the sun ”
    HalleluYah !!!!!

  2. This is beautiful Michael! I know that I have read this before but have never thought it out before today! I prayed and repented and told Yah I was ready to follow HIS will for me and he gave me Larry! Praise Yahweh!

    1. Me, looking for a wife? Not actively – but I will keep my options open. 😉

      “Awwah!” – That is one of the nicest things anyone has said about my appearance in a long time. Thanks Vivian.

  3. Was Eve alone when the serpent deceived her?
    Gen3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and an tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit of it, and did eat, and gave it also to her husband with her; and he did eat.
    Yes she did eat the fruit first. If Adam was there why didn’t he speak up? Even if he came later after she at the apple he also heard the commandment and is responsible for his own action as well as we all our.
    Please do not get the impression that I do not believe in the order of hierarchy as I understand the man is the covering to the woman. However, “in YHWH system a righteous woman never leaves her man!” lets leave the judgement to YHWH the only one who should be judging me whether or not I am righteous for my action of leaving my husband. Peace and YHWH blessings upon you.

    1. I think YHVH makes His feeling about a woman leaving her man very clear. In speaking the men of Israel, He compare their behavior in leaving His covering to a women who have broken wedlock or shed blood. That certainly does not but breaking wedlock in a good light.

      And I will judge you as women who break wedlock or shed blood are judged; I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy. (Eze 16:38)

      It appears that Chavvah was not with Adam at the time she was deceived. He should have been watching more carefully after her, but she too should not have left her covering. Ultimately, it was Adam that brought sin into the world, not Eve.

    2. For many women that have already left their coverings (husbands or fathers) the damage has already been done and many times is irreparable and the consequences must be endured. In Israel their were no uncovered single women running around who were not widows or orphans (either young or old); and Israel is commanded to help the window and the orphans. Put making oneself an uncover single woman was not an option. There is a reason that, in the latter days, 7 women will take hold of one man.

      And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, “We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.” (Isa 4:1)

      It appears to me that their reproach is that they are not covered, and that ought not to be.

  4. Michael,
    I generally agree with this. However, much as I wish we lived in a perfect world we do not. My wife and I have usually counselled women to stay with their husbands and will continue to.
    My wife grew up with a step-father who was a drunk who regularly threw she and her mother out of the house. sometimes only her mother. Her mother was told it was her fault and if she were a better wife this guy would be a better husband.
    This guy also held loaded pistols to my wife’s head and threatened to kill her. Tell me her mom was wrong to leave person. Oh BTW she went back after he supposedly repented and remarried him trying to follow the Word and what I consider abusive pastors’ advise. He did it again even though my wife at 8 years old was saying, “Mommy, can’t you see his demons.?”
    My point is this I cannot tell a woman whose life, or the lives of her children are in danger to stay with her husband. If I could afford it I would take them all under my own covering but I cannot. so what is the solution?
    We have a friend whose husband was raping three of their children. She had to leave. No one in the church helped except those of us who had little or nothing so she had no choice but to go to the state. Until Daddy provides for those of us men who have a heart to help women like this they will be left without a covering.
    We live in a nation where even girls are expected to leave after college and make their own way. they have no covering even if they want it. We know many young godly women who are the first believers in their families. They would love to go home except for the fact that ther is drinking or drugs or sexual abuse in the family.
    I have no where to send them and I am disabled myself so have nothing at this time. I know He is going to provide the finances for us to be a covering for these as well as widows and orphans or we would not have such a cry in our hearts for them but in the meantime I see only the man made systems since the body has never provided for any of this.
    Sorry for going on so long but I get passionate about these things because though I see scriptural solutions they take health, money and planning, two of which I do no have which makes the other seem barely worth the effort though I am doing more about the planning now than I have in a number of years.
    Blessings.

    1. I really appreciate your comment Ephraiyim.

      Most of what I write is for those who have “normal” (ha – whatever that is) broad road lives and I try to teach “general principles” I see in the scriptures that will enable each person (male or female) to guide themselves in YHVH’s word. I do not encourage any woman to leave her husband; BUT, I would have to have my head in the sand to say that there is no reason for a woman to leave her man while we are living in Babylon. That said, I believe that I need another blog which discusses when it is time for a woman to leave her covering. I can identify one reason in particular for leaving and many will be surprised to hear what I have to say. So watch for another note from me on this subject and thanks again for your comment. You have inspired me. 🙂

  5. Thank you so ,much for you time investment..This is truly a great article…I see out there is such little regard for the uncovered women….as if a dishonour unto themselves…It is a sad situation….for there are so few men who are willing to step up and be a courageous Man of YHVH…and take on the responsility that -that entails….I pray more men will read your blogs..and learn how ..and I pray for all the mature women out there..they will help teach the women who want to live committed and set apart lives unto Him and their husbands….Thank you Michael….Shalom..

  6. Shalom Michael,

    A friend directed me to this site to prove that a woman is always under the covering of a man. I read your article and have a few troubling thoughts, if I may?

    You wrote “a righteous woman never leaves her man.” How so? There are a few examples of righteous women working ‘against’ or in spite of their husbands wishes/desires. There is the time that Rebekah has Jacob lie to Isaac. The time when Sarah had Abraham cast out his son Ishmael even though it was very grevious to him, YHVH instructed Abraham to do as Sarah wished Gen21:10-11. And even righteous Abigail acted behind her husbands back and called another woman’s husband “my Lord”.

    You may argue that these women did not ‘leave’ their husbands physically, but I say they left their husbands council and acted entirely under their own, yet they are still known as righteous women….

    But here’s my biggest concern Michael, when you write that their is no exception to find with either Moses or the prophets. What of the widow and the divorced woman? Scripture clearly states that hence forward their words become binding for there is no longer a father or husband to release the vows.

    But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.
    (Num 30:9 KJV)

    I don’t have any problem with recognizing the covering of a woman being first her father and then her husband. Like you wrote, we’re far from a perfect world, but the fact remains that some women do not have a covering and it would be a shame for anyone to conclude these are therefore not righteous women.

    Shalom,

  7. Michael, Could you maybe create a blog or web site where, us women that have no covering can go to ask you questions? I want so much to do what is pleasing to YHVH, but being a woman it is so easy to follow my heart. We have been taught so many falsehoods all our life’s and it is so very hard when we have no one to turn to. I know this would be a great help for me. Bless you for all the work you are doing in YHVH’s kingdom.

    1. Yahannah – Please know that I am a phone call away and would be be very happy to talk with anyone who has a heart to go deeper into our Father’s ways. 425-242-8598

      I am now also broadcasting our Sabbath teaching from the house and welcome anyone who would like to listen in. We go from 11am – 1pm Pacific time. Currently we are going through Genesis and Jasher. Just go to this link and sigh in (no password needed at this time). http://www.gvowebcast.com/conference,31955516

      While I consider that the main thrust of responsibility which Yehovah has entrusted me with is teach men to become the set-apart ones for Yehovah to raise up in the last days, my heart is with the family and those dear sisters that have no covering at this time. Just today a received this note.

      “Hi Michael Your welcome. I know our men, fathers, brothers, husbands have failed us but they have been deceived and can’t let go. So I guess you are stuck with us hungry for words of truth women. 🙂

      I am thankful you are teaching the men and we can glean the corners of the field. I haven’t read all the Men and women articles but plan on doing it maybe this evening. I have so many of them marked to read as one follows another. Sometimes I have 3 or 4 articles open at a time when you have more than one link in them. Your blog is great. Don’t know how you do it but I’m thankful. Blessings!!!”

      Women are not the only ones that have the spirit of wanting to follow their own heart; men have the inclination (not as severe) to follow their owe hearts as well. The reason Yehovah has His sons wear tzitzit is to remind them not to follow the harlotry to which even their hearts and eyes are inclined.

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