THE GARDEN OF GOD
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THE SEED TESTIMONY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
In the section titled “Music,” we noted the following concerning the originators of jazz and what this seed beginning testified:
Why is it that we study these beginning figures? For the same reason we study the beginning of man in the Garden. For the same reason we study the beginning of Christianity. For the same reason we study the beginning of the tribe of Judah. (More on Judah later.) The beginning of a work is the seed that reveals its destiny. The Garden of God was a seed testimony of what takes place in the kingdom of God. The life and teachings of Yahshua were a seed of the church. And the beginnings of Judah and his wife and three sons were a like and revealing seed testimony of the priesthood that would come through the tribe of Judah. Equally, the beginnings of jazz, and as we will find, the men who began it, are a likewise clear testimony of the future impact and outcome of this vile music.
Of course when we looked at Buddy Bolden, we saw a very ominous seed. And in the previous section of this writing, we examined one of the most revealing and relevant testimonies found in the Bible regarding the church, the priesthood of Judah. It is absolutely incredible how revealing that seed account is with regard to the destiny of the church. The two Canaanite/Judah mixed sons (the first 2,000 years of the church in which the Spirit is given to carnal man) had to die, and Judah of necessity brought forth two non-mixed sons – Perez and Zerah (the two-part Remnant who enter into immortal bodies in the first resurrection). This corrupt and cursed mixed flesh man/Spirit man period must end, and Yahweh bring forth Spirit men, effecting a work entirely unique from what He has done thus far. Furthermore, remember it is Yahweh who established the principle of “you reap what you sow,” and in order for actions, for historical events such as we have examined, to be reaped, there of necessity must first be the sowing of the seed. This is precisely what we have been seeing.
In this addendum, one more item will be revealed relevant to this matter of the curse of 1920, and specifically regarding the Nineteenth Amendment – the foreshadowing seed testimony of women’s suffrage! To find the seed testimony of women’s suffrage, like the seed of the three sons of Judah, or Yahshua, or the Garden of Eden, or Buddy Bolden, or Elves Presley, or any number of like examples, we must go back to the seed beginning of women’s suffrage.
We have already noted that the women of America, and the men, as well as the black man, and women’s suffrage per se, all were integral fulfillments of the Garden of God. But if we want to get to the earliest seed testimony of women’s suffrage in America, we have to go back to when women first received the legal right to vote. There we should find the testimony. But remember, the Nineteenth Amendment was a national right to vote; and before this, there were several western states which first gave women the right to vote, and the very first state was Wyoming.
Wyoming became a territory of the United States in 1869. What began as a publicity stunt in order to attract attention, and carried out as little more than a joke at the time, even with the expectation that the Governor would veto it, the Wyoming legislators passed a bill on December 10, 1869, to grant women of Wyoming the right to vote. As a surprise to everyone, the bill became law. In fact, in 1872 the legislature even passed a bill trying to repeal the suffrage law, but the Governor vetoed it and his veto was upheld by only one vote. The right for women to vote in Wyoming was the first of its kind, and has given Wyoming the distinction of being called The Suffrage State or The Equality State. So if there is to be a beginning seed of women’s suffrage, one would most certainly expect to find that seed evidenced here where women’s suffrage first began, and so it is!
On September 6, 1870, Wyoming held the first election in which women in the United States could legally vote. And, history records that the first woman to vote in the United States under laws guaranteeing political equality, was Louisa Ann Swain. If there was ever a little seed testimony of the beginnings of women’s suffrage, here would be that seed.
What do we know about Mrs. Swain? History (His-story) has saliently preserved for us quite a bit concerning this moment of such notoriety. Mrs. Swain was the daughter of a Virginia sea captain, who died when she was a young age. Her vote was cast in the town where she resided – Laramie, Wyoming. In fact, located as the centerpiece of a new downtown plaza in Laramie, stands a statue of Louisa Swain as she was going off to vote. The bronze statue, entitled "The Franchise," uniquely shows her clutching a small pail she had brought with her. Quite significantly, this little tin pail that Mrs. Swain carried, is an inseparable and acclaimed part of the account of this event. Why? Why was it so significant that the first woman in America to vote was carrying a little pail? Why was this little obscure point even noted and recorded in the first place? Furthermore, why has it endured the annuls of time to remain with us and even stand out today? Because it is preserved by Yahweh as something significant to note, and is telling us something if we have eyes to see and ears to hear! What does it say? We will see!
Most assuredly, no one to this day has seen the dramatic and significant relevance of this little pail. It has been hidden. Women activists assign various meanings to it, but its greatest significance lies in the purpose for which the pail was being carried; for Mrs. Swain was not carrying it for just any purpose, but for a very specific and highly revealing purpose.
We have noted that the curse of 1920 was two-pronged – the women’s rights movement and jazz music. (Again, this conclusion of there being two prongs was drawn in November, 2005; but subsequently, the third prong was seen as addressed in the book, The Curse of 1920—abortion and euthanasia.) These two elements of the 1920 curse have effected the moral and social deterioration of this nation. Without question, both have produced their own forms of death and rebellion. Even when jazz music began gaining popularity in the 1920’s, most Americans were calling it a disease or a virus. What is a disease? It is something that infects a body so as to afflict it with ill consequences. In the scriptures, this ill influence was identified as leprosy or even leaven. In fact, Yahshua used such pictures as leaven to forewarn the corrupt teachings and actions of others – “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees” (Matthew 16:6-12), and “beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod” (Mark 8:15). A broader testimony of this corrupting effect, yet in many ways more specific, is the stealthful addition of leaven into the kingdom of heaven – “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened” (Matthew 13:33).
So for what purpose was this historic first United States voting woman, this notable woman who was the beginning seed testimony of women’s suffrage, bearing her acclaimed little tin pail? What revealing truth do we find in that little pail? After Mrs. Swain cast the first vote under this new provision for political equality, most appropriately and most tellingly, on her way home she took her little tin pail and purchased some yeast, some leaven! The first woman to vote was the bearer of leaven on her way home, in far more ways than she could have ever known! As this little seed testimony so well reveals, such has been the outcome of women voting in America – it has leavened the home and the nation! This is the leaven we see so clearly evidenced in our nation’s moral failure, licentiousness, confusion of the sexes, abortion, and many other destructive ills since 1920.
So if you ever go to Laramie and see acclaimed Louise Swain with her little tin pail in hand, you now know what this movement has done to America and the entire world, you now know the consequence of this ill act which Yahweh foreshadowed beforehand – “The kingdom of heaven (at the nation’s level, America) is like leaven, which a woman (the women of America) took, and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened.”
Now you know the seed testimony of the women’s rights movement. It is the woman whose leaven leavens the three pecks, the three remaining one hundred year periods of America in the 1900’s, 2000’s, and 2100’s. That leaven has leavened the 1900’s, it has continued full bloom into the 2000’s, and it will run its complete destructive course all the way through the 2100’s, unless Yahweh intervenes and does something to stop it!
And most revealing from Matthew 13:24-33, there are three things that corrupt the kingdom of heaven – (1) an “enemy,” (2) “birds of the air,” and (3) “a woman.” These are (1) Satan, (2) demon spirits, and (3) women, who bear and hide leaven. This is not good company for the woman to be with, and this warning is quite revealing in itself. And most interesting, these three are in fact a repeat of the Garden of Eden – Satan, the serpent; the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in which the birds nest; and Eve, the woman, who leavened the world through her weakness. What Yahshua taught here in Matthew 13:24-33 concerning the corruption on the kingdom of heaven, is a repeat of the original Garden.
Let us briefly note another example of the influence of and consequences to the woman. When Miriam and Aaron spoke out against Moses, saying – “Has Yahweh indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well?” – quite remarkably, Yahweh smote Miriam alone with leprosy for this rebellion, but not Aaron. He smote the woman (Numbers 12).
Aaron had already demonstrated that he was a follower, one who was easily led astray, when Moses went up onto the mountain and Aaron listened to the people and made the golden calf and worshiped it (Exodus 32:1-2, 21-24). It is quite remarkable and revealing here that when both of these two spoke against Moses, and Miriam’s name was mentioned first, it was Miriam alone who was smitten. Thus, it seems rather certain that once again Aaron did precisely what he had done before and listened to the complaints of another, this time his sister, Miriam. Thus, it was Miriam who was held accountable, and she alone was smitten.
In how many churches or civic groups do you find the same situation, where the women get offended or upset over something and begin to start a problem? Or, how many men have to get involved in a situation because the wife gets her dander up and he is forced, even badgered, or coerced to say something in order to satisfy his wife? These men are nothing more than Aarons who listen to the woman.
Dare say, what would have happened if Job had listened to his wife when in the midst of his troubles she counseled him – “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!” But Job was not an Aaron, and he responded with an answer that should be embraced ever more so today – “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” And this was the same “foolish women” spirit that operated in Job’s “three friends.” And, this is the same “foolish women” spirit that operates in the three 1,000 year periods of the church, Christianity.
And what would have happened if Lot and his two daughters had followed the example of Lot’s wife? It is a good thing that Yahweh instantly turned her into salt, otherwise she would have led the others into looking back as well.
You may think that I am picking on women, but I am not. There are two things that I seek in this. First, to find the truth of the Scriptures, and to see what Yahweh is telling us through this replete message and even warning concerning the weakness and temptation of the woman, or weak feminine ideas. And second, to combat the feminism that is taking place in the church and in America, to open our eyes to the sin into which weak feminism is leading us, even as we see evidenced throughout the Bible, whether it be in the testimony of Job or Aaron or Adam or Samson or Solomon or even Ahab or in many other testimonies.
Furthermore concerning this testimony we see in Louisa Swain, the number 70 is always prophetic of Christianity, which is a period of captivity, deprivation, and death. Jerusalem was in captivity in Babylon for 70 years, there were 70 persons of the house of Jacob who went into Egypt and whose offspring were placed into captivity (Genesis 46:27), there were 70 sons of Ahab who lost their heads which were placed into two heaps (2,000 years) outside the gate of Jezreel (2 Kings 10:7-8), and 70 weeks were decreed to finish the transgression and make an end of sin (Daniel 9:24). Would it surprise you that this seed woman who voted and went to purchase leaven on her way home, was none other than 70 years of age?
Also, Mrs. Swain has a noteworthy relationship with the origin of the women’s rights movement as well. She was a Quaker, the very group that began the women’s rights movement in Seneca Falls in 1848. Women already voted within the Quaker church. Clearly, the spirit of the women’s rights movement was already working in the Quakers. In direct contradiction to the Scriptures, they believed that a woman should have a right to speak on an equal standing with the men in the church. When Susan B. Anthony, the primary co-founder of the women’s rights movement, who was also a Quaker, found out that the rest of society was not like her false-teaching church, she vigorously set out to change society, to its ill, even as it is an ill in the church. This is the same spirit evidenced in the fact that Louisa Swain was a Quaker.
And I find it striking that her father was a sea captain, who did not return from a fishing excursion. The sea, where Leviathan/Satan sports, always prophesies of the vast host of men who die. And like this captain, Christians are fishers of men who all go to the sea of death as well, the same sea where the equally attesting 2,000 swine all went (or, 2,000 years of Christianity).
And one final word regarding where this historic vote took place – Laramie. It seems noteworthy that at that time Laramie was one of the most lawless towns in America. In fact, Laramie was such a savage and corrupt town that it lost its charter and had to be placed under federal court jurisdiction until 1874. When the first train came to town in May of 1868, the year just before Wyoming women received the right to vote, gamblers, land sharks, harlots, and outlaws were all on board. The railroad attracted lawless ruffians and scoundrels of all sorts, which was typical of the "end of the tracks" communities along the railroad. By 1868, when the first passenger train arrived, the town already boasted 23 saloons and one hotel, but no churches. This was the notorious beginning of the first woman voter. And, this is the moral destiny which America faces: the proverbial “end of the tracks,” as we move ever so imperceptibly, gilded generation by gilded generation, toward the place from which women’s suffrage began – lawlessness. We are like the proverbial frog in the beaker, with the heat rising ever so imperceptibly that we do not know to jump out, and we cook to death!
So now we have discovered this most revealing seed testimony concerning women’s suffrage. It is the leaven that has been “hid” in the kingdom of heaven by the woman, even as this little revealing seed testimony has been hidden from us, but is now revealed. As we read in the words of Yahshua that the leaven was “hid” in the kingdom, is it no wonder that the dramatic significance of this destructive Nineteenth Amendment has been equally hidden? People have never recognized its entirely dire and destructive effects, for it is hidden leaven!
But now, we see both its destructive purpose, as well as its destructive effects. And like an early premonition or omen to a bad event to come, these effects were testified long before. To know the consequences of women’s suffrage, all one has to do is look into the little pail of the first woman voter as she returned home. On that fateful day, Louisa Swain did two things, yet the two were symbolically of one effect – she voted, and she acquired and bore leaven! These two are one and the same, for this is exactly what women have accomplished with their voting – they have leavened America, they have leavened the kingdom of heaven, and they have leavened the home. And as Yahshua said, once you add leaven, it is all leavened. Or as we read in Galatians 5:9 – “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”
Today, America is disastrously leavened by “women’s rights.” And equally, the two loaves (2,000 years) of Pentecost Christianity are disastrously leavened with weak easily deceived feminist thought and teachings and acts of lawlessness. And for this lawlessness, Yahshua will declare to Christians – “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness” (Matthew 7:21-23). Will we ever wake up; and, will we be delivered?
Deliver us from evil, Father. Open our blinded eyes like a Joseph who fled from alluring Potiphar’s wife, and deliver us from the foolish woman, deliver us from the adulteress woman whose “feet do not stay at home,” for:
With many persuasions she entices us;
With her flattering lips she seduces us.
Suddenly we follow her,
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
Until an arrow pierces through our liver,
As a bird hastens to the snare,
So we do not know that it will cost us our life (Proverbs 7).
We do not realize the extent of the sin in which we are involved through the women’s rights movement. May we not ignore or forget what Louisa Swain returned home with in her little pail after voting – leaven!