Order, Authority and Peace
Would you ever dare to mention that the Holy Spirit is subject to the authority and/or control of a Man? If you cannot fathom that the Holy Spirit would ever be subjected to man then you do not understand order and peace.
1 Corinthians 14:32-33 NIV
32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. 33
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the
congregations of the Lord’s people.
You see, to be subject to something does not mean that you are worth less, it does not mean that you are not equal, it does not mean that you are dishonored. God is a God of Peace, He is a God of Order.
Woman were created for men, to be their glory!
1 Corinthians 11:7-9 (NIV)
7 A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory
of God; but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man did not come from
woman, but woman from man; 9 neither was man created for woman, but
woman for man.
You see, women are the glory of man. Yes, woman were created for man. You will never see a man preaching to God, because this is not the order of it's creation. Jesus Christ was first, and from Christ came everything else after Him. This is the nature of God.
This is why no woman should have authority over man
This idea is not only in corinthians, it is spread throughout the gospel.
1 Timothy 2:12
I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man;
she must be quiet.
1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and
the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
1 Peter 3:5
For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in
God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own
Understand that woman were created to be mans, "helper", to be his companion, that a man may rely on his woman for support. This is not a dishonoring role for a woman.
Why is this a source of contention for women?
So now we ask the question, why is this even an area of debate? Why do women refuse to be the glory and support of a man, but instead wish to rule over men?
6 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with
painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be
for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
God made it clear from the beginning that a men will rule over women, but the women will desire the mans position of authority.
I feel that mans job is more difficult
God commands that women should submit to their husbands, but then turns around and tells the men that they need to love their wives like Christ loves the Church.
To love my wife as Christ loves the church is the most difficult command that I have ever received. I must be strong in my position as husband to retain the respect of my wife and of this household, but I should also be gentle, peaceful, understanding and always loving to my wife. Which is not the easiest thing to do.
Remember one thing girls, if a man did not stand firm in their position of authority, EVEN YOU would look on them with disrespect.