In this Walk of the believer, there are times when we make mistakes, endure the wrong thing, or wrestle with the Scriptures. This is why grace from Yah is vital; it’s His permission to overcome as many stumbling blocks as we can. We also must have grace to let people work through any error we believe they have and trust that He will lead them to His understanding. In their process, we may learn something we had never considered before.
My theory about Paul outgrowing his position on women teaching men was wrong. According to Zondervan’s NASB ©1995, the epistle to the Romans (and sent to other congregations) was written in 57 AD, while 1 & 2 Timothy were penned in 66 AD, during his captivity. I will play the heretic and say that was Paul’s opinion, not Father Yah’s. We tend to forget none of these people in Scripture were perfect and were from an ancient culture. The progression of people towards what Yah has wanted from the start has never stopped.
Also, we have a bunch of details missing. Where are the letters he had responded to? What did these women in Romans and Philemon do to earn Paul’s praise? What about wives whose husbands were not believers? Why did Paul say treat the older women like mothers [1 Timothy 5:2]? What did Timothy’s mother and grandmother do to instill faith in Yah into the younger man and earn Paul’s praise [2 Timothy 1:5]?
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
We should be praying for comprehension of what Yah wants, not relying on our own logic. The Bible is His Word, but He is the final authority, and the entire theme of Paul’s letters was for us to set aside the desires of flesh and soul in order to become Spirit-led [Romans 6:14, Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:18]. Or, was he wrong there as well? Who actually believes this?
I am going deepen my heresy. For the brave, take this to the Lord in prayer. To figure out what women are required to do is found in the behavior of His Most Holy Spirit. Both the words for spirit, ruach (Hebrew) and pnema (Greek) are both female nouns. The Holy Spirit is His Helper and our Guide, full of knowledge, wisdom, and gifts for us from the Father. Could this be a clue to what the Father expects from women? I do not mean trying to be the Holy Spirit; don’t twist this.
Colossians 3:2 (Literal) The [things] above, set [your] heart-minds on not on the [things] that are on the earth.
Do we really know what this means? A scant few have had the vision of the third heaven, so what should our minds be grasping here? I have read what others have interpreted, but I sense something is missing.
Hebrews 10:25 …not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
What does one do when the congregations nearby fail to have Him in their midst? At the time whomever wrote this, they still had the Holy Spirit strong, but persecution was spreading. Also, there are times when Yah wants to teach us Himself, as He did with Paul and others. These are more reasons why seeking His knowledge and wisdom is important to our spiritual health.
Job 37:24 Therefore, men fear Him, for He is not partial to the wise in heart.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Yahshua declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.”
Blessed is the man who has made YHVH his trust, who has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
To be holy is to be set apart for His purpose. Father Yah is His Own Purpose, therefore holy by nature. A component in holiness is be vulnerable, to expose yourself as He did in creating beings that could rebel against Him. Join me as I expose parts on myself by His direction. May He strengthen me in my weakness. Amen.