THE FATHER-HEART OF GOD
Christians all over the world worship and acknowledge the Son of God and the Holy Spirit, but pay little attention to the third person of the godhead - the Father. This article attempts to shed a little light on the importance of knowing God the Father. Why did God call Himself a Father and not a mother? What is the spiritual difference between a father and mother?
In the Bible, we know and call God "Father." We cry, "Abba, Father." Ro. 8:15. Why does the kingdom of light emphasize and promote strong males and fathers, while the kingdom of darkness stresses female domination and weak males? We find that from the time when Adam and Eve were forced to leave the garden, Satan's kingdom has emphasized women as spiritual rulers over the males. Babylon, Egypt and other cultures around the world adopted a matriarchal society in which the females in the family inherited the family fortune and were the actual leaders, albeit behind the scenes. The ones with the money were the power behind the rulers, much like what we find today in politics. No one can become president or a leader without money and power backing him or her.
Although Baal worship was practiced in Babylon, the goddess wife of Baal, Ashera, was even more popular. (Also called Asherah and Ashtoreth) She is called the Virgin, Madonna (Latin for "Lady" found in Is. 47:5) and Queen of Heaven in the Bible. Is. 47:1; Jer. 44:17, 18, 19, 25: Jer 7:18. She claims that she is higher than God. ". . . thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me. Is. 47:10. Even today, Christians celebrate the birthday of her son, Tammuz, the Babylonian sun god, and calls it the birthday of Jesus. Tammuz was the one who was born on the winter solstice (December 23 or 24). Scholars generally agree that Jesus was not born on December 25.
The goddess rules the world incognito ("... none seeth me." ) Is. 47:10. Indeed, the world has no idea who or what she is, or even that she exists. She is a mystery to almost all Christians and the world. "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Rev. 17:5. She is a demonic power and the enemy of God's people. She represents female domination and control. She has destroyed many Christians. "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." Rev. 17:6.
On the other hand, the beast she sits on represents male submission and inferiority. The woman is the leader and headliner, arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. Rev. 17:4.
Some claim that she is the Roman Catholic Church, partly because Rome is known as the City of seven hills or mountains (Rev. 17:9) and worships the Virgin, Madonna and the Queen of Heaven. But, she is much more. She is a worldwide power and the present leader of Satan's kingdom. She began her reign from the garden of Eden.
In other cultures, she is worshipped as Mother Gaea, Kwan Yin, Mother Kali, Pele, etc. She is an abomination to God. At the end of the age, she will deceive the very elect of God, if it were possible, and rule the world. Mt. 24:24. The biblical Jezebel, queen of Israel, was filled with this powerful spirit. Her husband was King Ahab. He is the opposite side of the same coin. They complement each other. You can read all about them in 1 Kings 16:25 to 1 King 22 (the entire chapter).
This spirit of Babylon feminizes and emasculates males. She rules the family and many churches. She kills God's prophets and priests and brings division, discord and weak males. She energizers strong females that seek to dominate and control. After all, she is a queen and the titular head of Babylon, the devil's spiritual kingdom. That's why she sits on the beast. As with other demons, she can directly influence the minds of the ones she occupies. She can live in males, but mostly she controls females. She can make one beautiful and seductive (the Bible Jezebel was beautiful and known as a seductress), aggressive and intelligent. I clearly recall my first pastor sharing about a young girl, around 12 years of age, who could multiply five digits by another five digits and come up with an answer within seconds. When Jezebel was cast out of her, she could hardly multiply a two-digit number by another two-digit number. This is not to say that all beautiful or intelligent women have a Jezebel spirit in them.
On the other side of the coin, is the beast. He makes it possible for the woman to rule. He willingly submits to female domination and control. She is the headliner, the ruler and the destroyer of prophets, priests and the saints. He is a loser, non-aggressive, laid back and beastly.
But don't feel sorry for him. He has plans. He secretly seeks world domination himself but is quiet for the time being. No one knows his true intentions. He plays the dunce for now.
The seven heads and ten horns on the beast are kings that rule over powerful nations. Rev. 17:10, 12. The beast and the kings will "make war with the Lamb." Rev. 17:14. With the help of the ten kings, the beast shall rise up temporarily as the world's leader over "peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues." Rev. 17:15. Once he gets what he wants, he will turn against the woman. "And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire." Rev. 17:16. He is a betrayer and user of women.
It all started in the garden of Eden.
The serpent deceived Eve, but he was not the only one. Adam deceived her too. He was a traitor not only to God, but also to his own wife. The Bible says that he was not deceived by the serpent. 1 Ti. 2:14. "For Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression." He didn't have to be deceived. He already wanted to be as God. It was in his heart. He was just waiting for opportunity. When he overheard the serpent beguiling Eve, he never said a thing. Neither does the beast in Revelation 17:1-4. Adam saw his opportunity - if he was caught by God, he could always blame Eve. "The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat." Gen. 3:12. First, blame God for giving the woman, then blame the woman. In effect, Adam said, "Don't kill me, kill her."
Moses was innocent, but he offered his life if God would forgive His people. Ex. 32:31-32. Jesus Christ, the last Adam (1 Co. 15:45), was the only innocent one; but he said, "Father, forgive them and kill Me instead." Satan wants to make sure that the first Adam sits on the throne in your heart.
The first Adams of the world are still doing it. They play victim, pass the buck and refuse responsibility. Ahab men are laid back, lazy, ineffective and momma's boys. They are also opportunists. Let the women do it all. Perfect setup for cruising. Now, men can spend their time playing. No commitments, no marriage contract, no responsibilities towards raising the children or even supporting them, no worries. Now, men can play whatever games they desire - sexual conquests, gambling, making money for their own egos, making more kids. Let the women rule. Poor guys.
It doesn't mean that Ahab men are homosexuals or physically weak. The Ahabs of the world love war and violence. King Ahab loved the battle. But he was a spiritual weakling. His wife, Jezebel, ruled the kingdom while Ahab abdicated his position to Jezebel so he could go play war games. So what's new?
After all, Eve usurped Adam's authority and position. She never asked for Adam's opinion or instructions. Adam was quiet like the beast. Must be okay. He could have stopped the serpent and forbid Eve from eating the fruit. It was Adam's dirty trick and deception. Until this very day, men blame the Eves of the world for the fall of mankind. But, God knows the truth. And a few others.
Wait until Islam takes over the world. We will witness the demise of feminism.
It's Satan setup. His kingdom is based on deceived women (and tons of deceived men as well). Long ago, I was watching a TV program on exorcisms in Romania where groups of trained men would go from village to village to cleanse homes of evil spirits. The commenter remarked that for every male witch (warlock) there are ten female witches. This is true around the world. Satan will deceive the whole world. Rev. 12:9. The church doesn't know and doesn't care. It's too busy playing church.
SATAN'S ATTACKS AGAINST FATHERS
Satan is not attacking marriages as much as he is attacking fathers. He knows that in God's kingdom, the blessings and power flow from the Father in heaven to the fathers on earth and then to the wife and children. God's kingdom principles place fathers as chief providers, teachers, disciplinarians, priests and spiritual heads of their family. They are to be "rocks" or cornerstones of the family - strong, stable, Christ-like and the foundation of the family. They are the one person in the family given the authority, responsibility and duty to bless their children and guide them to God. They are the chief priests of the family and the power that comes from God passes through the fathers to their children. The chain of command from God in heaven to children on earth must pass through the fathers; otherwise, power and authority is usurped. It is a principle of the kingdom of God, know it or not, and like it or not.
In the Old Testament, the fathers laid hands on their sons and blessed them. Jacob blessed the sons of Joseph. Gen. 48:1-20. Then he blessed his twelve sons. Gen. 40:1-27. Whatever he said, came about. His words became a prophecy from God as God spoke through Jacob, the father of the nation of Israel (God later changed his name to Israel). Gen. 32:28. Until this day, the fathers of families that practice Judaism are given the authority to bless their children and special rituals and celebrations are held yearly for this purpose.
Fathers have the responsibility and duty to teach their children the ways of God and to bless them. Mothers are great, but don't have the power and authority by God to bless or pass on power and authority from the throne of God. That's why Satan strives to take fathers out of the family and put the mothers into the position the fathers were given by God. Weak fathers equal weak children and weak church. That is why women outnumber men 70-30 in most churches. As soon as the children reach the age of majority, they quit coming to church. Their roots are shallow.
Same-sex marriages, divorces, separations, shacking-up and illegitimate children are rampant today and getting worse. Mothers raise the children and fathers are nowhere to be seen. They are derelict. Wives, ex-wives or girlfriends speak of fathers or husbands in disrespectful terms. "Your stupid father," "don't listen to your father, he doesn't know what he's doing," "just don't pay attention to him," are common expressions. Satan laughs.
The fathers are separated from and many don't even care about their children. They don't provide support, financial, spiritual, or otherwise. They are looked upon by feminists as unnecessary to a family. All the children need are their mothers, so they say. Mothers are the family heads and leaders and many do a great job caring for their offspring. However, they have no authority from God to bless the children and provide spiritual covering. That's how the devil wants it.
Power and authority from the throne of God is vested in the fathers. Mothers with no male spiritual authority over them are vulnerable to attacks from the enemy. In 1 Corinthians 113-12, the apostle Paul taught that women needed a male authority figure over them to whom they had to submit and obey "because of the angels." Verse 10. What angels? Demons or dark angels.
Satan knows this. That's one of the reasons why the kingdom of darkness is ruled over by women and not men. For every warlock, there are ten witches. Female dominance has steadily made inroads into our educational system, military, politics, society, business, industry and so forth. I'm not saying that all women are evil or demon infested. Many are God-fearing and good Christians. But the church needs to wake up and strengthen their fathers so that the authority and power of God can flow to the saints.
That why Malachi 4:5-6 says, "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse." It was Elijah who challenged the worshippers of Baal and Ashera and destroyed the prophets of Baal and Jezebel. 1 Ki. 18:1-40. It was Elijah who restored true worship to the God of Israel. He is God's standard for men today.
In Revelation 2:18-25, the Lord speaks of the church of Thyatira and how He had a few things against the church there. "Because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. . . ." Rev. 2:20-21. The Lord goes on to speak of judgment and death against Jezebel and her followers. "(A)nd all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." Rev. 2:23.
These are the promises of God to those that overcome Jezebel: "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star." Rev . 2:26-28. If you cannot stand against and overcome the spirit of Jezebel, how can you rule the nations? How can one become like Jesus, the bright and morning star? Rev. 22:16.
That's why God created everything. He is looking for sons and daughters in the image of His Son, Jesus. Ro. 8:29. He is our Father in heaven.