October 17, 2018 Matthew

The Prophetic Dichotomy of Sonship

I’ve talked about the spirit of sonship (Grk. pneuma huiothesia) and how this is core to Christian belief.

This means placement as sons. Women are not placed as sons.

This is where academia and the scholars of the world pick up their stones to throw at me. This is where scoffers scorn me. Stubborn Pharisees, always resisting the Holy Spirit. They think they have life in being a cognoscente of the Scriptures yet refuse to come to Jesus the one of whom the whole Scripture speaks (John 5:39). They refuse to become fools that they might learn true wisdom (1 Cor. 3:18).

Read this very carefully, you who have the ears to hear:

“Then I said, ‘How I would set you among My sons, And I said, ‘You shall call Me, My Father, And not turn away from following Me.’ Jeremiah 3:19

God is not confused about his choice of words. That is why this does not refer rebirth, salvation, redemption, grace, or forgiveness of sins which is extended to both men and women. This is meat and not milk.

Some would think that the word “sons” doesn’t mean men or have anything to do with the masculine. The basis? Why it excludes women of course! Worldly-wise people all the way up to Ph.D levels will throw reason out the window in favor of emotion and feelings when it comes anything that makes it seem that women might be excluded from anything. This double standard, hypocritical way of interpretation is never applied to the word “daughters”, “woman”, or “sisters” by these same scholars. It is not applied to the story of Job on whom God let Satan loose—twice. It is not applied to the suffering man of Elihu’s discourse. It is not applied to the story of Jacob who God physically beat the snot out of. It is not applied to Jacob and Esau, Esau being a son whom God hated. It is not applied to the countless judgments spoken directly against men throughout the book of Jeremiah and all of God’s burning wrath aimed directly at them. Only in gender-neutral translations (which are true abominations of the Word) does this happen. The hypocrisy along these lines is revealing enough. Women are given all the benefit possible through the changing of the gender and meaning of the words, men, sons, brothers, etc. while being exempt of all the wrathful things in the scripture aimed directly at men, sons, and brothers.

Inclusivity only if it benefits.

Two women grinding at a mill

This is calamity stored up for the Church. I fear for those brothers who pay no attention to the voice of God and do not tremble at his word. You must become foolish if you will become wise for the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God.

A profound pattern is found from paying attention to the gender in God’s words that reveals two kinds of sons and two kinds of daughters.

The Word spends a lot of time vision-casting two kinds of sons:

  • Cain and Abel
  • Ben-Ammi and Moab
  • Manasseh and Ephraim
  • Isaac and Ishmael
  • Jacob and Esau
  • Sons of Promise and Sons of Slavery
  • Him Born According to the Spirit and Him Born according to the Flesh
  • Sons of Light, Sons of Dark
  • Two Men in a Field
  • Jesus Parable of the Two Sons
  • The Parable of the Prodigal Son and the Angry Jealous Son
  • Brothers and False Brothers

There are additional dichotomies along the same lines:

  • Woman’s Seed and Serpents Seed
  • Christ and the Anti-Christ
  • Wheat and Tares
  • The Father of Lights and the Father of Lies

That’s the tip of the ice berg. In none of these compelling, truth-bearing words and narratives are sisters, mothers, daughters, or women found. Nor should they want to be. Why? Because they have their own narratives revealing two kinds of daughters:

  • Sarah and Hagar
  • Rachel and Leah
  • Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow
  • Lot’s two daughters
  • Hannah and Peninnah
  • Ruth and Orpah
  • Oholah and Oholibah
  • Two Harlots who appeared before Solomon
  • Two Women Grinding at a Mill

There are additional dichotomies for them as well:

  • The Mother of Heaven and the Mother of Harlots (Rev. 12 & 17)

Again, just the tip of the ice berg. No one is neutralizing the gender of these women’s narratives. Should we? Shall we deem the story of the two harlots or the two wives as being equally applicable to men? If not, then why neutralize and regard as irrelevant the gender of the stories of the sons and brothers? This is hypocrisy reaching scary heights among those who handle the Word.

One of the most compelling truths I have discovered throughout these narratives is how all these sons and daughters share the same house. They sow in the same field, or grind at the same mill, are sons of the same father, or are wives of the same husband. What are we to make of that? This requires wisdom, not the academic kind, but the spiritual kind.

This is what we are escalating toward in the Church. The Church is a household with two kinds of sons and daughters within. How do we tell the difference? Here’s a clue:

But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also. Galatians 4:29

Cain, Ishmael, Esau, Pharisees, etc. were not atheists. They were not pagans serving other gods. They were believers, followers, congregants.

Your God is a Father and he is dreaming of a clan of sons who take after him and his firstborn. He is not dreaming of being a King of peasants! The joy before him is that of being a King of Kings!! If you have a problem with God’s lack of political correctness, he has a problem with you. He will give them a special inheritance. He has done it already—signed and sealed with his blood. And thus he says, in his law, the son is the strength and to him belongs the right of the firstborn:

“If a man has two wives, the one loved and the other unloved, and both the loved and the unloved have borne him sons, if the firstborn son belongs to the unloved, then it shall be in the day he wills what he has to his sons, he cannot make the son of the loved the firstborn before the son of the unloved, who is the firstborn. “But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn. Deuteronomy 21:15-17

And at the end,

He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS; AND HE SHALL RULE THEM WITH A ROD OF IRON, AS THE VESSELS OF THE POTTER ARE BROKEN TO PIECES, as I also have received authority from My Father; and I will give him the morning star. ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ Revelation 2:26-29

This is Jesus Christ sharing his own special inheritance with his brothers the kings. It is given to him here:

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. (Psalm 2:7-11 KJV)

Wake up. Be wise O kings, serve the Lord with fear and trembling.

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