As we begin to understand the role of a man and the role of a woman one very important concept begins to come into focus. Yehovah never told any woman to do anything except follow her man. So it will be strange for most to hear that anything a woman does wrong is on her man. Yes, I’m saying “her sin falls on Him!”
In the New Testament commentaries (which were added to the Tanach by the Catholic church) Peter writes about the letters Paul had sent out, saying that Paul wrote things which are “hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.” And the writer of Hebrews says,
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of Elohim; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Heb 5:12-14)
[Note: This series begins here. Unequally Yoked – UY 1 – Marriage Strife]
Most folks are such babes that they do not even know what the “oracles of Elohim” are; nor do they have any idea what Yehovah, Israel’s Elohim, actually said through Moses or His other prophets. They have never even read those words, much more studied them word by word, verse by verse and chapter by chapter. It is because of the doctrines and traditions that we have received and accepted as truth that many things which I have written of late have not been received very well. In fact, I recently created a new tab on my blog called “Advanced Understandings 201” to store all these writings which run so contrary to our broad road understandings.
Her Sin Falls On Him
This article is another one of those; it will be difficult for most, because we do not understand that Yehovah has different duties and responsibilities for men than He does for women.
I have been rebuked and told to repent many times for not supporting the doctrines and traditions of men that most teachers promote as a matter of course; but I am here to teach only Yehovah’s words (His oracles) given through Moses and His other prophets.
An unjust man [אישׁ, eesh] is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked. (Pro 29:27)
Depart from me, you evildoers, for I will keep the commandments of my Elohim [my lawmaker and judge]! (Psa 119:115)
The righteous perishes, and no man [אישׁ, eesh] takes it to heart; merciful men [אנשׁ, e-nash] are taken away, while no one considers that the righteous is taken away from evil. He shall enter into peace; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his [own] uprightness. (Isa 57:1-2)
There is a way that seems right to a man [אישׁ, eesh], but its end is the way of death. (Pro 14:12)
An eesh (אישׁ), an e-nash (אנשׁ) and even an e-noosh (אנושׁ) are all words for a man, never a woman.
’iyš: A masculine noun meaning a man or an individual. It is also used to mean male or husband. This word does not indicate humankind but the male gender in particular. (WordStudy)
Yehovah’s words are given to men, not women; and all His commandments, statutes, ordinances and judgments which He gave at Sinai were to His son, Israel, not the ger (stranger who dwells with the son) or any women. We, beni Israel, the ezrach, were not even allowed to go near a woman for three days prior to our meeting with Yehovah, our Elohim, at the mountain.
Right about now you may be asking yourself why does this make any difference? Well here is the answer to that question. The good news which has been preached by all the righteous men who have known Yehovah from the beginning is, “your Elohim reigns!” Or He should. I am talking to men here!
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your Elohim reigns!” (Isa 52:7)
Yehovah created ‘the man’ to follow Him and He is supposed to be his only Elohim. In contrast, Yehovah created the woman to follow her man, and he is her elohim, her ruler. My point – the good news is not about a woman obeying or not obeying Yehovah’s commandments; she always follows her man (father, uncle, brother, husband, master, etc.)!
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 [אישׁ, eesh], and he shall rule over you.” (Gen 3:16)
A woman who follows only her man and makes his dreams, his desires, and his goals her own, is a woman of worth before Yehovah because she is doing what she was created to do; she is an aide suitable to her man. I talked about this woman of worth in Unequally Yoked 2.
As bone of a man’s bone and flesh of a man’s flesh any action which the woman performs as directed by her man is on him, her eesh.
If an ox continues to tread out the grain on the Sabbath, the ox is not in trouble, the man is because the commandment was given to him.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah, your Elohim. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your stranger [ger] who is within your gates. (Exo 20:9-10)
But this has even deeper ramifications. Yehovah, as I said, gave His commandments to His son, Israel; not the Gentile man who remained in Egypt serving Pharaoh. Until that man repents, leaves the elohim (lawmakers and judges) of his birth and joins himself (and his family) to Yehovah and His called-out people, he is in a far worse situation than the woman who is following Yehovah’s created order by following her man, the Gentile. This Gentile man, any woman who has no man in her life and any woman who is not laying down her life for the Gentile man she does have is no better off than an animal. Maybe worse, the animals at least are doing what Yehovah created them to do.
I know the thoughts I have presented in this last paragraph are difficult concepts to grasp, especially in the light (really the darkness) of what we already “think” we already understand.
This is getting long (I am already at 1100 words) so next time we will see that it is the man who is judged according to his deeds and the fruit of his doings, whether or not he continues in his harlotry by serving other elohim or has left them to serve only Yehovah.