There are many women of GOD who have taken the leap of faith into celibacy. These rare jewels continue to battle it out with their flesh so that they could receive the husband who GOD has willed to them. After all, a will denotes an inheritance; therefore, GOD'S will isn't just HIS permissions; GOD'S will is HIS inheritance for HIS children.
These remarkable women deal with criticism from the people who don't understand them; they deal with temptations like any other woman, and they put up with the hurts of watching their sinful friends walk down the aisles faster than they do. It goes without saying that they feel robbed; they feel lonely and they oftentimes feel betrayed when they witness sinners enjoying the perks of their sin.
There is something you need to know; something sin won't tell you and the enemy will do his best to make sure that you don't see. The will of GOD will never produce an inheritance for a person indulging in sin; instead, sin has its own wages, and we know what they are. When we hear that the wages of sin is death, we often think of someone passing away; nevertheless, death comes in so many forms. Death means that something will never live again in its natural or spiritual state. Therefore, death refers to the following:
- The departure of the spirit man from the flesh; one's inability to live on the planet earth because of the destruction of their earth suit.
- The second death refers to those who have died in the flesh and has rose again to be judged by GOD and thrown into hell.
- And then, there is destruction. Google defines destruction as: the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired.
Destruction means to destroy something. When something is destroyed, it can never be restored. For example, anything thrown into fire will be destroyed; it could never be restored to its original self. Anything thrown in fire would have to be recreated using new materials because fire consumes anything or anyone that enters it.
When an individual engages in fornication, they are in the same hour welcoming destruction into their body. They have opened the door to death! “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body” (1 Corinthians 6:18). What does it mean to sin against one's own body? To understand this, you must first understand what sin is and what sin does. Sin is opposite of the nature of GOD; it opposes who HE is; it is everything that HE is not. GOD gave us an inheritance through HIS Son, CHRIST JESUS. JESUS is the living WORD of GOD. HE is the WORD of GOD made manifest. Remember the scriptures tell us that the WORD would never return to GOD void? Isaiah 55:11 reads, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Every Word that departs from the mouth of GOD is established and shall not return to GOD without having accomplished what GOD sent it out to accomplish. JESUS CHRIST is the living WORD of GOD, and HE accomplished what HE was sent out to accomplish. That's why HE said, “It is finished” before HE gave up the ghost while on the cross. HIS works in the earth had been accomplished. Again, what is sin? Sin is opposite of GOD'S will for you; it is a doctrine that opposes who GOD is. Sin does not welcome the blessings of GOD. The inheritance from sin is death, while the inheritance of GOD is that we have life and have it more abundantly. Sin is the door to hell; the very doctrine of Lucifer. That's why fornication is not accepted by GOD; fornication means to oppose GOD by welcoming death into your body. Fornication means to engage the body in the doctrine of Satan; it is a form of worship to Lucifer; a unifying with darkness and the dark one! It means to offer yourself up as a sacrificial offering to the enemy!
Satan makes sin look great because it is his will for you and me. Satan invites you to embrace the carnal cravings of your flesh. He wants you to see how beautiful some sinners are; he wants you to feel how good some sinners feel; he wants you to taste the sweetness in the doctrine of sin; he wants you to hear and believe lies because they oppose the GOD who cannot tell a lie. He douses sin with a sweet aroma so that you won't smell the death it's masking. Make no mistake about it; Satan wants you to suffer eternal damnation with him because, unlike you, he cannot repent. Even when we are saved, Satan still entices us with sin because when you indulge in sin, you welcome the wages of sin into your life.
But what does GOD want for you and me?
- HE wants us to taste and see that the LORD is good.
- HE wants us to lift up our hands to HIM in worship to receive HIS almighty touch.
- HE wants us to get faith, and to do so, we must hear the WORD of GOD.
- HE wants to offer your body as a living sacrifice to HIM, holy and acceptable. The WORD reminds us that an offering accepted by GOD has a sweet aroma to HIM.
So what you see is Satan trying to be your god, and GOD trying to get you to understand that HE is your GOD. JEHOVAH YAHWEH has already offered you HIS saving grace; HIS only Begotten Son. Now, HE wants you to walk away from the doctrine of Satan to embrace who HE is. Embrace the Way; embrace the Truth, and embrace the Life that HE has given you in HIS will.
Because you are a woman, you are not an imparter; you are a receptor. This means that you will receive whatever a man imparts to you when he lies with you. You will receive him as your husband; you will receive his soul and the two of you will become one. But what happens when a woman fornicates with a man? It's simple; the man uncovers her body, but does not cover her head. Why should a woman's head be covered? Because GOD is the head of CHRIST; CHRIST is the head of man, and man is the head of the woman. When a woman's head (authority) is left uncovered, she opens herself to the demonic. 1 Corinthians 11:5-10 reads, “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. 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. 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. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” Of course, to cover one's head is not a natural act; after all, we left the works of the law when CHRIST died and rose again for us; therefore, we are done with the ritualistic acts of the flesh. When women did cover their heads with cloths, it was done as a reminder to them to remain submissive. Let's rightly divide 1 Corinthians 11:5-10:
“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.” What does this mean? Should we grab a rag and cover our heads when we pray or prophesy? No. It means that any woman who comes before GOD in prayer or taps into the spirit realm to prophesy MUST be in submission to her head. Who is her head? Her husband. She cannot be the authority figure in her household. If she is to come before the throne of GOD, she had better be in order; otherwise, she is not under the covering of GOD. This is why you see so much witchcraft in the church.
“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.” What does this mean? Does it mean that if a woman is unmarried, she needs to go and shave her head? No. To have a shaved (shorn) head was a shame because it caused the woman to look like a man. If you go further in 1 Corinthians, you will find that it speaks of long hair being a crown or covering for a woman, and long hair being a shame to a man. All the same, you would need to understand what was going on in that era. Many women were dressing and behaving like men, and vice versa. Deuteronomy 22:5 reminds us of how GOD feels about such an atrocity: “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
“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. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” What does this mean? How is a man the image and glory of GOD? GOD created man first; he was created in GOD'S image. Adam never went through the womb of a woman; he was custom created by GOD, but Eve was created of Adam and for Adam. A rib was taken from Adam and Eve was made of that rib. In this, GOD is telling us that a man should not cover his head as a woman does, for he is not in submission to a woman. CHRIST is the head of man; therefore, man has to submit to CHRIST. When GOD told man (and woman) to submit to the authority of their Pastors, HE was saying to us to obey those who HE has trusted to guide our souls.
“For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.” This has to be the most confusing part of the text if you read it with natural eyes. What does it mean that women need to have power ON their heads because of the angels? It means a woman's head has to be covered! Psalms 91:11-12 reads, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” GOD has assigned angels to watch over you and me. They are commanded to keep us from “dashing our feet against a stone.” In other words, they are to protect over us so that we do not fall into temptation. We are tempted indeed, but GOD won't allow us to be tempted more than what we can bear. Who tempts us? Satan and his angels, of course. Satan assigns angels (demonic spirits) to lure believers and unbelievers into sin, and if left unchecked, they would tempt us above what we could endure. That's why GOD told us what HE would do for us should the enemy try to overwhelm us. “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19).
Merriam-Webster defines authority as: something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality. This means that GOD judges Satan for trying to put too much on us. If a woman were not covered spiritually because she had gotten out of order somewhere, she leaves the angels of GOD powerless to help her since she is out of GOD'S will. GOD'S angels protect us from Satan's angels; but when you enter Satan's will, you end up in submission to devils.
Please understand that sin opposes GOD; therefore, you cannot walk with sin and have GOD or HIS angels to fight against sin with you so that you could advance further into sin. It doesn't make sense because sin opposes GOD; it walks opposite of HIM. You have to be in GOD'S will to obtain HIS inheritance for you. That's why Satan likes to seduce the believer into coming out of the will of GOD. In doing so, the believer walks directly into the already declared Word of GOD for the sin he is engaging in. The wages of sin is death....for everyone!
Let's say that you have been waiting and waiting for your husband to finally show up and whisk you away, but he seems to be running behind schedule. Sin is beginning to look better and better by the day, and your biological clock isn't getting any younger. What should you do? Understand that everything in GOD starts off in seed time and completes itself in the harvest. You have to sow the seeds of obedience to receive the blessings of GOD; nevertheless, you will reap in DUE SEASON if you do not faint. To faint, in this context, means to give up. That's why GOD tells us not to get weary in well doing. You have to be mindful of the seeds you are sowing everyday because every seed that is established through your hands will bear fruit. Every seed that is established from the words you speak will bear fruit. Every seed that is established in doubt will bear fruit. All the same, seeds of obedience will bear the “yea” and “amens” of GOD. When you sow sinful seed alongside your seeds of obedience, you cause the sinful seeds to grow up and choke the life out of your seeds of obedience. “And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit” (Mark 4:7). That's why you need to ask yourself, “What thorns are growing up and choking the life out of my blessings? Is it my communications with this or that man? Is it my associations with this or that person? Am I sowing good seed into bad ground?” You have to get to the root of whatever you find growing up in your life. That way, you can denounce sin and uproot everything that is unlike GOD so that your obedience can root and produce that husband you've been asking GOD for.
When you submit your body to the wrong man, you also submit to that man and whatever he is in submission to! How can a sinful man cover you when he is not submitted to CHRIST? He can't. He can only spend time with you as long as you are submitting your body as a living sacrifice to him because you are giving him a sin offering. This means that you have chosen him as your head; your lord; the one in which you will serve and obey. He may be able to physically protect you (sometimes), but spiritually, you're on your own. All the same, he will eventually walk away, leaving you even more exposed. That's why women who have had multiple sex partners eventually become unstable. They are bearing the souls of multiple men; they are uncovered and tormented by devils. Their minds don't often rest in peace because they entered spiritual territory when they submitted their bodies as a wife, but they went into this territory exposed. This is when you will begin to see women wear many "sexy" uniforms trying to entice men to come in and act as a covering to them; nevertheless, because of the presence of the many souls in these women, they cannot properly submit to any man because they are already in submission to other men. No man can come in and cover a woman who is already covered! She has to first repent and resubmit her body and mind to the LORD, and then she has to start sowing the seeds of righteousness and obedience. Finally, she has to wait for her season of harvest to come upon her before she can be called a wife. After all, when she slept with those men, she became their wives; therefore, she has to be delivered from every “oneness” she has entered. She has to go through a process of having to be divorced from the men she has lain with, and this process is no walk in the park. When she has endured the process (long-suffering), her season of harvest will come upon her suddenly.
As a woman of GOD, it is better for you to set standards for yourself that mirror what GOD has set for you. After all, women are the crowns who set the atmosphere for the heads they will cover. If the man is not your king, you will not fit him properly; therefore, you shouldn't submit your body to a man who your head is not submitted to. Any man who wants to uncover your body without first covering your head is NOT your husband; his fruit bears witness to who he is and who he serves! Your GOD-ordained husband does not have to entice you into sin to have you; after all, GOD has already blessed him with HIS permission to cover and eventually uncover you. But a man who is not your husband is not permitted by GOD to have or touch you; therefore, he will come to you and ask you for your permission since GOD gave you free will. If you give it to him, you have just sown seeds into the doctrine of Satan (lies) and you will reap liars and everything that follows them! When you see a woman whose sin looks like it is paying off, don't believe what you see! What you are witnessing is the performance that Satan puts on while he entices her to sow more seeds of sin, but when the season of harvest comes upon her, you will then see the Truth....and HE won't return to GOD void! This means that everything GOD already said has already been done! There are no blessings in sin; only sinners!
In relation to the "destruction" we spoke of earlier: Any relationship not established in GOD and for GOD will not last; instead, it is scheduled for destruction. Of course, if you entered sin and married a sinner, GOD can reestablish your marriage in HIM should you repent and obey HIM. However, the marriage's foundation has to be destroyed because it is ungodly. Most marriages do not survive this destruction because one of both parties did not know how to stand on the WORD of GOD once their relationship's foundation of sin was destroyed, and their marriage begin to fall apart.
"Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life" (Galatians 6:8).