9 Dec

I was recently on Jon Pounders program Now You See TV answering as many questions from the audience as was possible in the time we had together.  A gentlemen named
Phillip made a comment directed towards my appearance, and wrote us:”Word of advice for this guy: 1 Corinthians 11:14.”  For the benefit of others who may have been misinformed by religious upbringing and various erroneous modern biblical teachings,  here was my response to Phillip.

“This depends what you consider long hair, is it over a man’s ears, to his shoulders or his waist or to his feet? By the way the original text does not say it is a sin. The evidence of the Shroud of Turin is overwhelming for anyone who takes an honest look at the data and research. The man in the Shroud of whom artists have been influenced for over 2000 years appears to have shoulder length hair. Deal with it! Barrie M. Schwortz a Jewish man who was part of the original scientific research team in the 70’s sent to examine the evidence was quoted as saying, ” This cloth only belongs to one man in all of history!”
Often when we do not understand some verse of Scripture we need to go back to the original languages. As we are to be Berean and study to show ourselves approved. So let us proceed here and I shall offer my understanding after verse 16.
1 Corinthians 11; 1,” Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.”
The custom at this time was that a woman should wear a veil as a sign of her husbands power over her. Setting an example of humility and submission to her head – which is her husband. It was not common for a Christian women to pray and or prophesy unveiled. Or it be like she was emulating the heathen priestesses of that day who prayed and delivered the oracles bareheaded with disheveled hair. It is also natural for a women to have long hair, thus indicating she should be veiled. This is also further proof women did pray and preach in the early church. (Acts 2:16-21 Acts 21:9 Joel 2:28-32)
Her long hair could also be veil or covering if she insists on her new freedom of deliverance from old customs of always wearing a veil. Evidence supports the idea that some Corinthian women claimed for their sexual equality with men on the basis that there is no difference in the benefits in Christ. ( Galatians 3:28 Colossians 3:11)
They overstepped their authority a wee bit in the custom of the day coming forward to pray and prophesy this way and this is what the Apostle Paul disapproved of in these verses 1-16.
Paul also made it clear their were no set law or custom governing such in the churches of God.
1 Samuel 16:7 – But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for [the LORD seeth] not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
Romans 10:9 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

I reckon the Lord took an old rock and roller like me because sometimes it upsets the legalistic mind and reveals their hearts.

Best we focus on sharing the Gospel, healing the sick and casting out demons in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua then be distracted by the wind and the waves and words of those who are lack understanding.

Fight back overcomers, trust Papa God for every detail and stay in faith! Jesus said in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.’ I say hallelujah! Because “All”, things are possible with God! I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua!
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“Our Missions statement of the gospel is to become love so that wherever we go  people want what we have.”

“I am free from me so that I can be free from you.”

“If people can’t see Christ in you then they don’t want what you have.”

“Because of what Jesus did, we walk as an open heaven every where we go.”…. TODD WHITE

“Taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ is vital to your well being, because neurons that fire together, wire together.
Choose Holiness my friends. (2 Corinthians 10 3-5)  “

The more you expect good things the more good things shall happen. Psalms 62:5,” My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation [is] from him.”….PASTOR CASPAR




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