MANHOOD:

Lost in a Decaying Society

When God told the people in Isaiah 3:10-12 that the signs of a decaying society will be that, "Children are your oppressors, and women will rule over you," was He speaking of our generation?

The answer to this question can be found in Pastor Ron’s latest teaching series entitled, "Manhood." In this lesson, we are learning that this type of societal decay can only occur when there is a lack of manhood being exercised.

Pastor Ron takes us back to the basics of manhood in the Bible, beginning with just who man is.

We read in Genesis 1:26 that man was made in the image of God, and that men look like God does. Man’s mission in life is found in Genesis 1:26-31 where we read that God put Adam on the earth that he might have dominion and rulership over it. This is still man’s mission today!

This calling is so high that, Psalm 8:3 describes men in this way, "You have made him a little lower than God. You have made him to have dominion over the works of His hands, putting all things on the earth under his feet."

Since man is from the Father and Jesus, he has the right to rule in the Church; whereas women do not share that right because they are from man as described in I Corinthians 11. This hierarchy is what gives man the right to rule over the woman. Man is not to have a woman rule over him because he is made in the image and glory of God, being from God. Woman is the glory of man because she is from man (I Cor. 1:7). Verse 9 explains that woman was created for the man (this will not go over well with some women rights groups)!

Man’s job is to show forth the glory of God on earth. To exceed everything else in declaring the glory of God that the rocks not cry out.

Shame on man if the rocks or women have to cry out to God because there are no men to do it! If a man lets the woman run the spiritual aspect of the house, he is letting this happen. In just about every family in America, the woman runs the spiritual aspect of the house. This should not be.

Men and women are very different body, soul, and spirit. Recognizing these differences will help us to understand why God’s order in the universe is that it is.

We read in I Peter 3:7 that the wife is the weaker vessel, and that man is to dwell with her with understanding. Women have weaker bodies than men; weaker vessels that carry their spirits and souls. Women are constitutionally weaker as well. The ability to withstand the pressures of life is less in a woman than in a man.

Men must understand that women are different and should not be expected to carry on a full-time job and cook and clean all by herself.  Regardless that her job may not be as physically challenging as a man’s, it is just as taxing on her because she is the weaker vessel. She should not be expected to work, cook, clean, and carry on an active sex life all at the same time. She will be exhausted and unable to do it all.

 

Women are less capable of administering discipline than a man. The Father should discipline the children, especially the sons. We read in Ephesians 6:4 that fathers are to bring up their children in the nurturing and admonition of the Lord.

The man should be the head of the household, not the woman. He who has the money has the power; therefore, men should be running the finances of the household. It is out of order for a woman to be doing the finances.

There are many more differences between men and women. Women are sense-oriented; they are more finely tuned in perceiving the world around them with their senses. They have a more refined sense of smell, and they look at things differently.

This difference was the key to the downfall of mankind in the beginning. We read in Genesis 3:1-6 that the woman was led by her senses to eat of the fruit.

Women are more swayed in the affairs of life by their emotions and senses rather than by their spirit.

We read in Isaiah 3:10-12 that women will make wrong decisions and destroy their society. They are not capable of ruling because they are not suited to it. You cannot make societal decisions based upon emotions.

When their is a vacuum of manhood the female mind think will thrive. For example, guns are to protect the citizenry from a tyrannical government.

Just because criminals and other malefactors use guns in harmful ways does not mean that guns should be done away with. Women are pushing for this to happen, and they are failing to see that guns are our only means of defense against enemies defrauding us of our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Your ability to defend your rights with weapons is what keeps our rights in tact. Without the second amendment in the Constitution of the United States the Constitution is worthless because it cannot be enforced.

This exciting and timely lesson will continue in the next few weeks as we study more on the different aspects of manhood, understanding who men are and why God has given them dominion, the steps in societal decay of manhood including the feminization of mankind, and the differences between boys and men and what is required from both.