Creation’s Contradiction Riddle
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So, how does all that we have seen and considered relate to us today? Of course first is the hope of the much needed flip back to what would now be the new heavens and the new earth, or the Millennial Reign. That is where we hope we are at this time, and there is evidence this is indeed upon us. But another effect of this process most importantly relates to how we live our personal lives today, which is relevant to every single individual. So, closing this writing, how does this process of nakedness affect us as men and women?
First, it is one thing to effect nakedness between a husband and his wife. In Hebrews 13:4 we read, “Marriage is honored in all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” However, it is by far another thing to effect nakedness otherwise. Remember, nakedness outside of marriage is to yield to and even repeat the sin in the Garden that brings about the curses and judgment of Yahweh God.
In this regard, how then can men effect the nakedness of a woman? First, it goes without saying that conjugal relations outside of marriage are sin. “Fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Conjugation is a covenant, and the violation of that covenant holds one accountable before God. (This video also addresses this covenant.) Yahshua clearly warned that we will be held accountable for every careless word (Matthew 12:36-37). Therefore, how much more so will we be held accountable for any careless covenant union?
How else can men effect the nakedness of a woman? They can make her naked in their own mind and thoughts. What is the outcome? Yahshua said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” This does not mean that being tempted to lust is sin, for Hebrews 4:15 tells us that Yahshua Himself was “tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.” Temptation is not sin. But, giving into that temptation is sin. Any man can be tempted with provocative thoughts, especially the way women dress (or really, do not dress) today. But it is what that man does with those thoughts that counts. There is a difference between seeing an immodestly dressed woman and being tempted and turning away, versus seeing that woman and taking it to lustful thoughts. A man must train his eyes to look away from these temptations, and even to avoid seeing them. He must continually put away the lust of the flesh. Job said it well when he stated, “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?” (Job 31:1). We have to make a covenant with our eyes not to fix our gaze upon a woman in an inappropriate manner, and thereby control our thoughts. And obviously, there must be no pornography or such.
In like testimony, Yahshua said, “The light of the body is the eye; therefore, if your eye is single, your whole body will be light. But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be dark” (Matthew 6:22-23). You are what you allow into your eyes, what you allow into your ears, and even what you allow into your mouth. So, the solution is to be MOST selective with what you allow into your temple, especially in today’s world. If you are not selective, the darkness will crowd out the light. It is bad enough just to have to go out into the public today; but, it is FAR worse to linger on what you are exposed to see. As Job declared, make a covenant with your eyes to not gaze upon women.
The sinful nature of man is to look upon the woman so as to see her nakedness. And frankly, this goes far beyond the natural body. Seeing and yielding to the weak and easily deceived nature of the woman is even more destructive. You will recall, Yahweh’s opening words to Adam before cursing him were, “Because you have listened to the voice of your woman/wife.” Looking upon the nakedness of the woman is also to yield to the deceived things that violate the ways and laws of the Father. Looking upon the nakedness of the woman is what men did in 1920 in America when they gave those rebellious women at that time the right to vote and to govern. It is yielding to compromise when compromise is not good or right or profitable. It is having misplaced mercy when right and godly principles are in order. It is yielding to the iniquity of the woman in accepting any compromise towards worldliness, making one an enemy of God (James 4:4). It is allowing women to teach or preach or govern or take any role specifically given to men. All of these are to look upon the nakedness of the woman and to therein have relations with her, defiling once again both the man and the woman.
Adultery today is committed in all manner of ways. It is the Latin word “adulterare,” which means “to corrupt,” and there are many ways in which one can be corrupted. Throughout the Scriptures, when God’s people had relations with the world, they were identified as harlots and adulterers. A man who seeks after God, is to be a man who is circumspect to walk and talk and behave himself in such manner as to be representative of Him and give pleasure and honor to Him. And any departure from this is not acceptable. As the wife is to submit to her husband in all things (Ephesians 5:24), so the man is obligated to submit to Yahshua in all things.
Does this mean all men are perfect? Hardly so! They are not only to refuse to listen to the woman in her weakness, but neither can they act out of their own feminine soul nature within themselves. That is why men must make a covenant with their eyes not to look upon evil, why they must also make a covenant with their soul to do only that which is right and good, and why they must equally make a covenant with their mouth to speak only that which is right and good and clean. Every man will be judged according to his deeds (Matthew 16:27), and he is wise to talk, walk, speak, look, and act circumspectly.
Furthermore men, if you are expecting your wife to submit to you, then you must remember that you are to submit to your Head, Yahshua. If you expect your wife to honor and obey you, then you must honor and obey your Head, Yahshua, or spiritual elders, or even a boss. You need to remember that as you judge your wife, you will be judged. If you fail to be just and right and good, then judgment will come upon you. You will reap what you sow!
Let us now consider the role of women in this matter of nakedness. When women fail to cover their physical nakedness, including their form, they cause men to lust after that nakedness. When women conceal their form in godly modest attire, the man is far less prone to fall into or struggle with sin. (And, they treat those women with godly respect.) When women fail to hide their nakedness, they are a part of causing men to sin, and are accountable before God for causing that sin. On the other hand, when women cover themselves as they are instructed, they receive a reward before God. Yahshua warned that when a man looks at a woman with lust he commits adultery in his heart. Therefore, the woman who dresses in such manner so as to provoke a man to sin, commits adultery with him. In like regard, a man once told me, “I do not want men having relations with my wife when she goes out. I want her to be preserved for me.” Therefore his wife covered herself. Husbands should not allow their wives to dress in such manner so as to provoke men to commit adultery with them.
There is no difference between a woman who fails to cover her form in modesty causing men to sin, than a woman who leaves alcohol in her wake as she strolls among alcoholics. Both of these women are responsible for causing men to sin. A woman is obligated to dress in a manner so as to avoid causing men’s thoughts to follow in the ways of a tempting Eve, resulting once again in nakedness and sin. If she fails to do so, she will pay in part for that man’s sins—causing someone to stumble.
Women do not realize how much they cause men to sin by the way they dress, nor do they realize how much responsibility they themselves share in that sin and how much it piles up against them before God. When a woman covers her form, the man is not so tempted to think of her body, but rather to think of her modesty and to concentrate on her countenance and her actions. The woman who seeks after God is clearly instructed to adorn herself “with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly” (1 Timothy 2:9), and is to do so.
But women today with their tight pants and tops that advertise their form, or in wearing their skimpy clothing, are in every regard naked in public. They are doing exactly what Eve did in sinning, and thereupon directly causing men to sin in their thoughts, causing them to commit adultery in their hearts. Thus it is warned, “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him/her to have a heavy millstone hung around his/her neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).
I personally greatly RESENT the inconsiderate way women dress today (in comparison to before the Curse of 1920), placing me in a battle to control my thoughts and my eyes. Even when one tries to control their eyes, they will unsuspectingly see an image and that image is then fixed in his mind, and the man carries it with him. It has unwittingly made its way into their mind and defiles the man. Praise God for the cleansing power of time that dulls and then erases that foul and tempting image. But even so, it has made its impact on that man, and it is all because a woman dressed like a destructive Eve, even a whore, causing the man to fall in his thoughts and feelings. How many women cause men to fall every day simply by the way they immodestly and seductively dress? How many women today who make a claim to Christ shamefully violate that relationship by dressing like the world and choosing to despise and reject the clear instruction to cover their nakedness “with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly”?
I for one, put me around modestly dressed women where I do not have to struggle, but am free to enjoy the beauty of the woman in the countenance of her face and in the delights of her actions. Put me in the presence of godly women who not only reads God’s instructions, BUT LIVES THEM! And I assure you, ladies, I speak for Christ Himself in this matter. Otherwise, women are the fullness of Sodom and Gomorrah, and like Lot my soul is oppressed by the sensual conduct of these unprincipled women (2 Peter 2:7)—with which the world, including the church, is entirely saturated to their ruin!
Why is it that we emphasize the woman’s role in this nakedness? Because the Scriptures set forth that it is the woman who initiates the temptation, and she is doing the very thing that Eve did in the Garden—causing men to fail and fall. When women dress immodestly, they repeat all over again the fall in the Garden and become naked in the eyes of another man. Women thus have a choice: To dress in a way so as to glorify their earthly flesh and be a stumbling stone for others, or to dress modestly and discreetly, wholly covering their body and its form, and thereby glorifying God and attesting of Him to others. Every woman will make this choice, and thereupon receive their just consequence or reward before God.
And though this closing section is in regard to the personal, we need to note here something that is a governmental truth. Let us momentarily look at the bigger picture of the woman relative to the kingdom of heaven.
Eve evidences that the woman is the weaker vessel and first effected the corruption of the Garden, the kingdom type. And, it is most interesting and revealing that the woman is a split work, while the man is not. What is the purpose of being split? As we have repeatedly seen, something is split in order to make it clean. We see that Eve, the woman, ate from the forbidden fruit and then gave it to Adam, the man. Likewise, this is what happened in the church. As we have seen, the first Remnant ate from the forbidden fruit; and, they then passed it to the Body of Christ. Now, what has to happen to this female work? It too has to be split and flipped. Therefore, the first Remnant ends, and later the second Remnant is formed, the two being split by the Body of Christ. And, that which the first Remnant should have effected as itself being the Elijah, is not completed in them and that work is fulfilled by the second Remnant. Therefore, the latter effects what the former failed to do, and the first becomes last and the last becomes first. Yahweh thereby split them and flipped them and makes them clean. Again, this is attested in the woman as well. Testifying of her sin in Eve, she is split, which in the ways and government of God is done because the female has to be made clean.
Thus we have now seen the meaning of the contradiction riddle in the remarkable differences in the Creation accounts in Genesis 1 versus Genesis 2 and 3. It is a parable of how the Garden, the kingdom of heaven, will unfold, and the government that is behind this. All of this is revealed, and more, when we consider the details of those passages, including even this matter of nakedness and copulation. Repeatedly we see the application and fulfillment of the essential trinity pattern where first the perfect begins, but in order to bring fruitfulness must be corrupted and enter into death. After this death-and-burial planting process, only then can resurrection come about. This then brings the third part of that trinity, and that is the higher fulfillment of the initiating work. ALL of this is most wonderful to see, including the effectual waltz of life, and we are blessed of all people to see and understand these marvelous truths! Now, may Yahweh give us His Spirit in the latter rain; establish the fulfilling latter part of His split female work, the second Remnant, the Bride; prepare the way for the coming of Immanuel; and Him return to this earth to establish that which the church has failed to effect for 2,000 years. May the Millennial Reign begin.
Amen and amen! May Yahweh be praised forevermore!