Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ME TOO THE OTHER SIDE

Praise be to God  and Father of our Lord Yahousha (Jesus Christ) who has blessed each one of us  in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ, I pray and hope that Yahousha will give to me and you the spirit of wisdom, revelation and understanding  that our eyes of our understanding being enlightened that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, to them that believe in righteousness. That said I'm all for women's rights, I have three daughters all of them very smart athletic, shapely, good looking and excellent in things that they do. Being a man I cringe and I know very well how we think, how we rib, gawk and act on our primal instincts, that's one reason I traveled everywhere they traveled because of the foolishment of men knowing first hand if anything went down the man would be believed and it would be up to the woman or my girls to prove that misapproiate conduct happened,  and you wonder women don't tell what has happened to them.

When women suffer violence in the Scriptures, we see God's own righteousness even if it off-kilter-anger.  Sometimes we see Divine outrage in the demise of the character, as in the case of King David, I'm not thinking of the way he forcibly took Bathsheba into his bed, although that story, ending in the death of the baby draws its own conclusions.  Instead, I'm thinking of his daughter Tamar, who is raped by his son Amnon (2 Sam 13) David's response is weak and because his response is so weak Absalom avenges his sisters humiliation by murder, which I would have done the same thing and would have gladly gone to jail.

Admittedly, there are too many instances in the Scriptures where the weakness of men either commit women into the hands of violence or fail to clearly execute justice when the violence is discovered: Isaac and Rebekah (Gen. 26); Jacob and Dinah (Gen. 34); the Levite and his concubine (Judges 19). These stories are crushing for women.  I ask how may times have our pastors preached on these stories or done series of these subjects. How many classes are taught in our educational system about these things or even how is Quid Pro Quo even enforced in the workplace.

 The "Me Too" movement hasn't got everything right, but it is opening up the eyes of our understanding in the subject of sexual misconduct of men against women.  In sum the Scriptures inspire trust that God's righteousness will prevail and culminates with message of the crucifixion of Yahousha (Jesus Christ) that He died and rose for our sins.  "The Cross says that no sin is incidental to God—not predatory behavior, not unwanted sexual advances, not lewd joking, not molestation, not rape, not any form of sexual abuse or aggression".  The cross is not just against God's mercy but His anger against sin.  We got to get things right and hear women's cries and learn from their stories, these our our mothers, wives and daughters.  I leave with this :  Have you not known have your not heard  that the everlasting God the Lord the Creator does not get tired or weary, He gives power to them that are weak He gives understanding, He gives strength to them that are weary and most of all He gives HOPE and the POWER to STAND my stand firm my SISTAS.






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