ANANIAS & SAPPHIRA
These two Hebrew ISRAELITES were husband and wife. Because of their greed, and reckless vows, they brought upon themselves the swift wrath of God. And the Lord killed them both.
As with all of the Lord's commands, the protocol concerning husband and wife (man and woman) comes with distinct directives and or consequences. But it should be noted, and we will show why that although the Lord made the man the head of the household, if the male goes contrary to what is written, the female (wife) will do best to stick with what is written!
Additionally, although as usual
(throughout the Bible) the Lord uses Israel (the Lord’s Priesthood nation) as his example, those consequences apply regardless of race or color or nationality!
Including directives specifically relating to how we treat our spouses and what comes out of our mouths!
(We'll show the transaction that led to the death of this couple in a sec.)
But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Matthew 12:36-37 KJV
THAT MOST CERTAINLY INCLUDES,
vow verb (1)
vowed; vowing; vows
Definition of vow (Entry 2 of 3)
1: to promise solemnly : SWEAR
2: to bind or consecrate by a vow
: to make a vow
BUT FIRST, TO START WITH, LET'S BEGIN, AT THE BEGINNING!
NOTE: THE LORD CREATED BOTH MAN AND WOMAN MARRIED OR NO, TO HAVE [(EQUAL)] ACCESS/OPPORTUNITY, TO RECEIVE THE SAME GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE!
BY ADHERING TO:
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
1 Timothy 2:1, 3-5 KJV
MAN IS A SPECIES!
MAN and WOMAN
THE WHOLE OF MANKIND HAS EQUAL ACCESS TO THE SAME ETERNAL LIFE!
YEP, THE BIBLE SAYS;
THROUGH JESUS CHRIST/
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 6:61, 63 KJV
And they are;
FATHER OF LIES!!
Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.
He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
John 8:43-44, 47 KJV
Ever heard the saying:
"You serve God your way. And I'll serve him my way?"
THAT, SISTERS AND BROTHERS, IS A (DANGEROUS) AND RECKLESS PROPOSITION!!
WE WITNESS MANKIND'S DISREGARD FOR WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE WORD OF GOD EVERY DAY!
Including from those that many of us, (with reckless abandon) chose to rule over us in the name of the Lord!
Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know,
that the head of every man is CHRIST; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is GOD.
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God:
but the woman is the glory of the man.
For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
1 Corinthians 11:2-12 KJV
MARRIED OR NO, THIS IS A PROTOCOL OF THE LORD!
BUT IF MARRIED, THAT BROTHERS AND SISTERS IS
Ok, at least two points here!
According to what we just read, in the word of God, women should not pray to the Lord, neither prophesy with their heads physically uncovered.
The WORD of God JESUS, shows when a sister walks out from under her spiritual covering (husband), Satan has direct access to her.
But in reality, if her husband is no keeper of the commandments, statutes and ordinances of God, what difference does it make anyway?
SATAN HAS ACCESS ANYWAY!
Unfortunately we are able to read and live the results of this violated protocol, every day of our lives.
And today, the most that many of us can garner from it is "somebody ate some fruit!"
(We'll get to that too in a sec!)
Furthermore, there are husbands who try to find ways to manipulate this protocol for their benefit. Even from the beginning.
Notice how this conversation went!
And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Genesis 3:1-13 KJV
Adam threw that sister right UNDER the proverbial "BUS!"
So we're going to show;
ACCORDING TO GOD'S PROTOCOL, IT IS THE HUSBAND (MALE) THAT IS THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE!
WHATEVER GOES DOWN. ESPECIALLY RELATING TO OUR CHILDREN, WHETHER IT BE GOOD OR BAD.
A protocol that Jesus exemplified, speaking of himself!
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
John 5:19 KJV
ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, LEADING, PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING YOUR FAMILY IS YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY… BROTHER!
Whether In Righteousness / COMMANDMENTS!
In WICKEDNESS / SIN!
FOR THE MALE, THE RESULTS OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE LAID TO YOUR CHARGE!
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Ephesians 6:1-4 KJV
But as well, today many women are offended by this protocol, or perhaps fed up with what they expected to find, and try to find ways to subvert the protocols of God all together.
Either way, both men and women, jeopardizing the lives, health and safety of themselves and or the family unit.
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4 KJV
WE'LL READ THE RESULTS OF BREAKING THIS, THE LORD'S PROTOCOL!
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
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 29:13-16 KJV
ALSO IN A HOUSEHOLD OF MAN AND WIFE WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN,
WHEN THE HUSBAND GOES CONTRARY TO THE COMMANDMENTS / PROTOCOLS OF GOD, THE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD SUFFERS!
(Think about that for a moment!)
A Child's behavior Is A Testament To The Father's Righteous, Or Unrighteous Behavior and that of the unity of the body!
GOD IS NOT A VAIN GOD!
Everything God does has a purpose!
What is the opposite of this, or any of the Lord's protocols?
WE SEE THE RESULTS OF BREAKING THIS PROTOCOL IN MANY HOUSEHOLDS OF THE LORD'S PRIESTHOOD NATION.
WAKE - UP AND GO GET YO DAMN KIDS OFF DA STREETS!
ARE YOU NAKED
Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the Lord , the rebuke of thy God.
Isaiah 51:17-20 KJV
WHEN WE BREAK THE LORD'S STATUTES, COMMANDMENTS AND PROTOCOLS, (SINNING) AGAINST GOD'S WORD, WHETHER WE KNOW OR NOT, THE CREATION SUFFERS!
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23 KJV
EVERY TIME WE SIN...SOMETHING IN GOD'S CREATION HAS TO DIE INCLUDING US!
THE LAWS OF GOD PT. 2. THE LORD’S LAW OF ANIMAL SACRIFICE..
THE LAWS OF GOD PT. 1
LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK!
THE MEANING OF LIFE
GENESIS CHAPTER 1.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, BE FRUITFUL, and MULTIPLY, and REPLENISH THE EARTH, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:27-28 KJV
GENESIS CHAPTER 2.
GOD'S PLAN EXECUTION!
And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an HELP MEET FOR HIM.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Genesis 2:5-8, 18, 21-23 KJV
"A HELP THAT'S GOOD FOR HIM!"
"For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man."
ONE MAN (HUSBAND)
ONE WOMAN (WIFE)
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Mark 10:6-8 KJV
THEY TWAIN (2) SHALL BE ONE (1) FLESH!
WHY ONE FLESH?
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed.
Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Malachi 2:15 KJV
This was the commandment given to Adam and Eve in the beginning.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:27-28 KJV
MALE AND FEMALE MARRY,
(PROCREATE), HAVE CHILDREN!
THE FAMILY OBEYS, GOD'S WORD, GROWS IN THE LORD'S WORD, LAWS, STATUTES AND ORDINANCES, DEVELOPING THE MIND OF GOD!
AT THE 1ST RESURRECTION OR WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT, THE FAMILY BECOMES JUST LIKE OUR CREATOR/SPIRITUAL PARENT... GOD!
MEMBERS OF THE ELOHIEM.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE BEHIND GOD'S CREATION HIS PROTOCOLS, LAWS STATUTES AND ORDINANCES?
God is creating more Gods, just like themselves!
God is a spirit. Spirits (do not) procreate.
HENCE THE CREATION OF MAN!
NOTICE: Every BEAST that the Lord created, was created after it's kind.
We were created after God's image, but not God's KIND!
Head, face, hands, feet and toes...
Genesis 1:1-2, 20-21, 24-27 KJV
SO HOW DO WE BECOME HIS KIND?
Through adherence to:
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God...
Philippians 2:5-6, 9-12 KJV
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:1-2 KJV
So take a look at what happens when the protocol concerning husband and wife is broken and the woman is no longer under her spiritual covering?
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Genesis 3:1-7 KJV
A HALF LIE
A HALF TRUTH
EQUALS A WHOLE LIE!
BUT DID YOU NOTICED, SATAN CAME TO EVE AND NOT ADAM?
Satan was that TREE in the middle of the Garden of Eden, that the Lord told Adam and Eve to totally avoid!
And although Eve knew all about it, Eve was not even on the scene when the Lord gave this command:
HERE'S WHAT EVE'S RESPONSE SHOULD HAVE READ LIKE!
I can't deal with you Satan, you've gotta speak to Adam about that!
AND WHAT SHOULD ADAM HAVE SAID?
DUDE, get out of my FACE!
Adam and Eve did not eat literal fruit as MAN'S CHRISTIANITY might have us think.
THEY CONSUMED SATAN'S LIES/FALSEHOODS!
Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Hosea 10:1, 13 KJV
Who were the only individuals we read were in the garden of Eden?
So when we read about ADAM and EVE, there are several fine points to be made in God's word concerning the Lord's protocol for the union of man (husband) and woman (wife).
ALTHOUGH SATAN CAME THROUGH EVE, AND SHE TOOK HIS WORDS TO ADAM, HOW DOES THE WORD OF GOD SAY THAT SIN ACTUALLY ENTERED INTO THE WORLD?
NOTE: THESE ARE THE EXPRESS REASONS WHY APOSTLE PAUL WROTE…
Where unto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
1 Timothy 2:7, 11-14 KJV
EVE BROKE THE LORD'S PROTOCOL! WALKED FROM UNDER HER COVERING!
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
1 Corinthians 14:33-35 KJV
BECAUSE HERE WE ALL SIT TODAY!
Mankind Was Not Created To Die!
SIN BROUGHT DEATH!
THROUGH A PROTOCOL THAT WAS TOTALLY DISREGARDED.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Romans 8:21-23 KJV
In an overwhelming display of how far we've "fallen" away from the True Word of GOD.
And to the unfortunate disappointment or dismay of many, when it is often pointed out that biblically, the Lord made the husband the head (covering) of his wife, most do not understand that not only is it a protocol of the Lord, it comes with a very heavy and profound prerequisite.
Husbands that only means in righteousness!
Sisters, neither does that suggest this protocol takes anything away from you.
INFACT, JUST THE OPPOSITE!
AS WE READ, THIS PROTOCOL ADDS AND COMPLETES BOTH THE HUSBAND AND WIFE.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Let love be without dissimulation.
Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Romans 12:1-5, 9-10, 16 KJV
If the body doesn't have ears it can't hear.
If the body doesn't have eyes it can't see.
Hands, feet, legs…
Well, you get the point!
SISTERS, YOUR PARTICIPATION IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS MAN'S!
AND TOGETHER MALE AND FEMALE MAKE ONE BODY / UNIT!
"BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY…!"
AS THE BODY OF CHRIST, A PART OF A MUCH LARGER PROPOSITION!
But the issues concerning ANANIAS & SAPPHIRA show us why all of these protocols are important for us to follow.
BECAUSE THE HUSBANDS RESPONSIBILITY IS TO LEAD THE FAMILY IN RIGHTEOUSNESS!
Let's take a look at a few processes involving man, woman, husband and wife in the WORD of GOD.
THE WORD OF GOD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!
THE PROTOCOL CONCERNING HUSBAND AND WIFE MOST CERTAINLY APPLIES TO MINISTERS OF THE LORD'S PRIESTHOOD AS WELL!
APOSTLE PAUL WROTE:
This is a true saying, If a ((MAN)) desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one WIFE, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1 Timothy 3:1-5 KJV
The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
Proverbs 18:15, 22 KJV
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Ephesians 5:3, 5-6, 22-33 KJV
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And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? There be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?
So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings. And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.
Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
Let not my Lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my Lord, whom thou didst send.
And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me: For in very deed, as the Lord God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.
And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. And it came to pass about ten days after, that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died.
And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee, to take thee to him to wife. And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
1 Samuel 25:10-14, 17-18, 25, 32, 34-38, 40, 42 KJV
NABAL WAS A FOOL
HIS WIFE ABIGAIL KNEW HE WAS A FOOL AND BECAUSE OF HER KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, HER VIRTUE SEPARATED HER FROM HER HUSBAND'S FOOLISHNESS. ABIGAIL SAVED HER OWN LIFE AND EVENTUALLY MARRIED THE KING!
LET'S JUST RUN THE SCRIPTS FOR A MINUTE!
AND LET THE WORD OF GOD SPEAK FOR ITSELF!
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord , and he pondereth all his goings.
Proverbs 5:18-21 KJV
"WIFE IS AN HELP MEET FOR HER HUSBAND!"
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord , she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:10-31 KJV
THERE IS A FLIP SIDE!
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways:
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Proverbs 9:13-18 KJV
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Proverbs 6:23-27 KJV
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
Proverbs 5:1-6, 8 KJV
Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What, know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body?
For two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
What, know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
1 Corinthians 6:15-20 KJV
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
Proverbs 6:23-29 KJV
THAT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT CONVERSATION FOR ANOTHER TIME.
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
ANANIAS & SAPPHIRA with other ISRAELITES, offered (vowed) to sell their property and give the money to the church, so that the gospel could be preached without the necessity or the need for the disciples to get jobs!
Before we read what happened to this couple, let's let's read Ecclesiastes 5: 4-6 one more time!
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
Ecclesiastes 5:4-6 KJV
NOW, LET'S READ THE EVENTS THAT SURROUNDED THE DEATHS OF THOSE TWO HEBREW ISRAELITES!
And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
Acts 4:1-4, 32-37 KJV
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
Acts 5:1-11 KJV
THE ANGEL OF THE LORD KILLED THEM BOTH!
GREEDY, THIS HUSBAND AND WIFE CONSPIRED TOGETHER, LIED AND RECEIVE THE SAME PUNISHMENT FOR WILLFUL SIN!
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Proverbs 6:16-23 KJV
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Philippians 2:12 KJV
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SUBVERT THE PROTOCOLS AND LAWS OF GOD WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES.
So shall my WORD be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11 KJV
AND THIS IS SOMETHING FOR ALL OF US TO CONSIDER:
And Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned to his house in peace to Jerusalem. And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord .
2 Chronicles 19:1-2 KJV
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
Ecclesiastes 8:11-13 KJV
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Proverbs 8:35-36 KJV
WHAT WOULDN'T YOU DO TO BECOME GOD?
PLEASE, READ YOUR BIBLES!
WHO AND WHAT IS AN HEBREW ISRAELITE SERIES!
Distinctively Feminine Nature...
I am more than the sum
of my body parts.
I am divine.
space and time.
My beginnings are
ever of old,
I acquired knowledge
of life’s intricate path at
King Solomon’s feet.
I am divine.
space and time.
From the hypnotic
and mesmerizing sway of
my hips, men throughout
the ages were brought
to their knees.
All nations came from
the bowels of my Mother Eve.
She was taken right from my
Father Adam’s side.
They are supreme, giving
life and form to every living
You marvel at my ancestry
while coveting my majesty;
Hating what you can’t
Hair that defies gravity
and melanin that has never
Admittedly, quite hard to
I am more than the sum
of my body parts.
I am divine.
space and time.
My father first called me
Poem Written By:
Chyrel J. Jackson