Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Oppression of Children & The Rule of Women

Whenever I log into Facebook, I am asked, "What's on your mind?" I suspect if I were to say what is really on my mind, it won't be understood by anyone on Facebook, except, perhaps, my beloved sister But today, I thought It might be helpful to some of my readers, who are not solely motivated by emotion and sentimentality, especially when it comes to the wholesome teachings of the bible, to comment on the momentous times in which we live.
The prophet Isaiah was inspired to write: "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them"(Isa.3:12). He wasn't inspired to write that as a blessing to the nation but a curse. Today, unless all people have been struck by supernatural blindness, they cannot fail to see that a generation of young people have arisen, who cannot keep their own property nor allow others to keep theirs, and who have abandon all sense of decency and good behaviour. So, children indeed have become the oppressors of the elderly, who are afraid to go out day or night.
The prophet goes on to say: "and women rule over them." That prophecy has also been fulfilled. For today, in almost every home on earth, women rule over men; and that is shockingly true even in so-called Christian homes, where the wife is commanded by God to be obedient to her husband. But when we turn to the media and politics, we see women dominating TV and radio, pontificating lots of vacuous opinions, and running for the high office of president and Prime Minister, Yet, the Apostle Paul, lovely called by his Lord and master, "A Chosen Vessel," was inspired to write:"I suffer not( that is, I permit not) a women to teach, nor usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence"(1 Tim.2:12). Then he added: "For Adam was first form, then Eve." The narrative continues thus: "And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression."
What does that mean? It means that women are more susceptible to deception than men, and therefore should not be in authority. Yet, In Pentecostal, Baptist and other false churches, women are permitted to teach and exercise authority over men, despite the fact that God forbids it. Now we have babes ruling countries or aspiring to high office. And God allowed this because the world has turned away from him.
So he says, "I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them"(Isa.3:4). In ancient times, before people were deceived by the delusion of democracy, princes were advisers to kings, who were rulers of countries. The princes were specially educated for the role of helping the kings to properly govern their respective countries. It was not an office given to children. For Paul was inspired to write about the immaturity of children thus: "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man , I put away childish things"(1Cor.13:11). Children are people who lack experience and understanding, and are often gullible, easily deceived and motivated by self interest. So they should not be advisers to rulers. The advisers to the governments of the world are called children by God.
The narrative continues, "and babes shall rule over them." Once again, the Chosen Vessel was inspired to teach, that immature Christians who lack understanding are "babes in Christ"(1 Cor.3:1). So God is saying to the nations, and Israel in particular, "I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them." Why? Because the whole world has rebelled against God. To be continued