Teen Dynamite - Part 2
Abraham became the first Jew at age 99 by means of a miracle of God.
He and Sarah were past childbearing capability, but God had promised Abraham
that he would be the Father of a great nation. Abraham did not waiver in
his faith. God told Abraham to circumcise the dead skin from his phallus.
This was ritual, i.e. a demonstration to illustrate that the scar tissue
of Abraham's right lobe had been removed through suffering for blessing.
The circumcised phallus of Abraham and all male Jewish descendants was
a testimony of the grace-provision of God in reviving Abraham and Sarah's
sexuality in order to bear a son in their old age. The circumcision of
Abraham represented the removal of the dead works of the flesh in order
to receive the grace blessing of God.
God worked a miracle and a new racial species came into being. The Jewish
race began, through whom the Savior of the World would come. Isaac was
born when Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah was 90. Abraham's spiritual
heritage was passed on to Isaac, who was blessed because Abraham had been
a mature believer. However, as is typical of a child born into blessing,
Isaac was inherently lazy and did little to advance his spiritual life.
Although he never lost his blessing, the decline of Jewish spirituality
had already begun.
With each succeeding generation, Jewish spirituality declined. To Isaac
was born Jacob. To Jacob was born Dinah and the twelve sons who would become
the twelve tribes of Israel. Thus, Dinah and her redneck brothers were
the fourth generation. They had neglected Bible Doctrine until God's judgment
was approaching. God visits his judgment upon the third and fourth generations
of those who are negative to doctrine. Although that statement had not
yet been recorded in the written canon of scripture, the principle was
about to be demonstrated.
Dinah, a thirteen year old teen, was to be the spark to ignite the judgment
of God upon the Jews. Little did Dinah know when she got up that morning
that she would make history and be singled out to be cursed in such a way
as to permanently alter the course of the history of the world. Further,
her most humiliating moment would be recorded for all future generations
in the holy scripture. There are many such cases in the Bible of teens
who became the focus of human history. Among them were: Tamar and Amnon,
Bathshebah, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego, and the teens of the
death march of Psalm 119.
Dinah, who was approximately 13, had just reached adulthood. Physically,
her body was mature, and she was an adult. Whether we believe that or not
God put her in an adult role in human history. Dinah, was typical of a
fourth generation teen. She was not that keen on the scripture. She was
bored with her Jewish heritage and wanted to experience the world. She
had spiritual training and was probably a believer, but she had failed
to prepare for the approaching crisis. She was naive, lacked objectivity
regarding the devil's world, and was easy prey for a worldly boy.
As the Jewish spiritual heritage declined, Dinah used her volition one
day to go into the world to have social intercourse with some of the surrounding
worldly girls. Shechem saw her, deceived her, and sexually abused her.
It was a case of date rape by a Hivite. Shechem was a typical wild, promiscuous
teen boy - approximately 16 years old. Descended from a Hamor (Chamor),
which means donkey, he was the son of a donkey - a jackass.
Dinah's loss of her virginity at the hand of an evil teen boy represented
the next generation being cursed by the justice of God. What did God have
to do with it? The Lord Jesus Christ controls history. And, whereas this
was a terrible thing that happened to Dinah, it was only the spark that
unleashed much more evil destruction. Dinah's judgment was just the beginning
of this episode. There was more to come.
When Dinah's redneck cowboy brothers heard of the incident, they were
overcome with bitter vindictiveness and hatched an evil plot that was far
worse than what Shechem had done. Shechem fell madly in love with Dinah
and asked his father to secure her so he could marry her. Dinah's brothers
were full of deceit and negotiated a business deal with the Hivites. They
convinced the Hivites to have all the males circumcised so that they could
intermarry with the Jews.
This is typical of legalists. They prescribe a physical, man-made solution
which is of no spiritual value. God only accepts his work - not man's.
Anything the unbeliever can do is not spirituality. These Jewish rednecks
did not know the meaning of circumcision even though Jacob had surely told
them in Bible Class.
Nor did Dinah understand the meaning of male circumcision for a woman.
It meant that there was only one Right Woman who could cover the phallus
of Right Man. Dinah was raped by an uncircumcised Hivite. Without doctrine
in her soul to protect her, she suffered the wrath and indignation that
demonstrated the meaning of an uncircumcised phallus. She experienced what
she could have avoided with doctrine in her soul to protect her. She didn't
understand circumcision, and she was given a lesson in the evil of uncircumcision.
Those who fail to orient to the Plan of God
through doctrinal instruction will orient to it through experiencing the
justice of God. Those who dislike the taste of doctrine will experience
the taste of justice.
The discipline of God may be divided into Warning Discipline, Intensified
Discipline, and the Sin Unto Death. Fornication, rape, adultery, criminality
immediately result in Intensified Discipline. Under the Jewish Law, which
had not yet been give during the time of Dinah, the penalty for adultery,
rape, and many crimes was death. Criminals have to be removed from society
because they deprive a person of the right to live a normal life by violating
the property or person of another, both of which are sacred. The Jews have
an added protection because God told Abraham, "I will bless them that bless
you, and curse them that curse you."(Gen. 12:3)
Even though Shechem is an unbeliever, he is still subject to the discipline
of God, which is administered to get him to accept the gospel and to protect
society from criminality. Shechem at this time is in Intensified Discipline
and rapidly approaching the sin unto death. Even though Dinah was a victim,
her rape was Intensified Discipline for her. The stage has now been set
for the next Act of this tragedy.
Dinah loved the world. As a teen, she looked around her and wondered
what the other teens were doing in the world around her. Her curiosity
soon led to a much stronger desire for social intercourse. But what's wrong
with talking to people? Nothing, if the person has the capacity to handle
the relationship and that relationship is in the will of God. But life
is not just physical and soulish. It is also spiritual.
Dinah's friends were worldly, which means slaves to Satan's Cosmic System
(Cosmos Diabolicus). There are two spiritual powers that are more powerful
than the individual: God and Satan. Everyone decides every minute of the
day which to choose. But what if we don't choose? The Lord Jesus Christ
said, "He who is not with Me is against Me" (Matt 12:30; Luke 11:23). Or
regarding anyone who has not made the decision to believe in Christ:
He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does
not believe has been judged already because he has not believed in the
name of the uniquely born Son of God (John 3:18).
Dinah had been taught the doctrine of separation from the world by her
father, Jacob; but she chose of her own volition (free will) to discount
it. She pushed the doctrine out of her mind (off the cerebral cortex) and
began to listen to the yearnings of her Old Sin Nature. Everyone has an
Old Sin Nature (OSN) even after they are born again. After salvation the
believer can chose to obey the teachings of Bible Doctrine or reject them
and go with the desires of the Old Sin Nature. Dinah pushed the Bible Doctrine
out of her mind and gave her soul over to the yearnings of the Old Sin
Dinah's problem had been growing for a while. This
was not the first day that she had rejected Bible Doctrine. The next illustration
shows a simplified model of the human soul and its relationship to the
Old Sin Nature. The Old Sin Nature is in every cell of the body since the
sin of Adam is in every member of the human race per divine imputation
(1 Cor. 15:22). In the illustration, however, the OSN is illustrated functionally
in relationship to the soul. The head in the illustration is designed to
represent the thinking part of the soul. The psychologists call the soul
the psyche, which is the transliteration of the original Greek word
in the Bible (psuche). If you would like to see this in the original
Greek, then copy the following word to a word processor page, highlight
it, and select your symbol font: yuch.
Dinah's basic problem was that the OSN was controlling her soul. How
do we know? Because she loved the world. This begins with arrogance, which
is a sin. As soon as an individual sins, the OSN controls the soul. But
a smart person would say, "Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world."
Yes, He did, which means the sins are already judged and should never be
a problem for the believer. It doesn't matter that Dinah lived before Christ
because believers in the Old Testament looked forward to the cross in faith
just as those in the Church Age look back to it.
When a believer sins, he doesn't lose his salvation. The sin is merely
a rejection of fellowship with God. So for Dinah, as well as for us, God
has provided a recovery procedure so that when we sin, we can get back
in fellowship with Him again. That recovery procedure is 1 John 1:9:
If we name our sins, He is faithful and righteous
to forgive us our sins and to purify us from all wrongdoing.
We are commanded to name our sins to the Father in the privacy of our
own soul (not to anyone else). When we follow this recovery procedure,
we are restored to fellowship. That is all there is to it. But if we add
anything to this, it won't work. God honors his word. Therefore, because
sins were judged on the cross, God has provided a simple recovery procedure,
which involves no additional judgment.
Dinah didn't follow the recovery procedure; so she was in a state of
sin. Her Old Sin Nature with its lusts were controlling her soul. All the
doctrine that she had learned was nullified. The OSN had power over her
soul. She had relinquished control to it when she decided to sin. She had
left it in control when she did not follow the recovery procedure (which
we call "Rebound").
She was in denial. She did not admit to God that she had a problem. As
she continued this activity she wound up in self absorption. In self absorption
she was occupied with self and the desires of the flesh (OSN). She was
bored, restless, and frustrated in her condition of being out of fellowship
As a substitute for fellowship with God, Dinah needed an alternative
to satisfy her longing. She chose fellowship with worldly Hivite girls.
This was a further violation of God's Plan for her life. It propelled her
further into the Cosmic System under the power of Satan. The end, as we
have seen, was tragic. In the world, she met Shechem, who did not play
fair. He was deceitful, as with others in the Cosmic System, but Dinah
was totally sucked in by his fast line and good looks. In self absorption,
she probably liked talking with another teen; but she never bothered to
check out his credentials. He was a liar, deceiver, and rapist. But how
was she to know? She had turned off all opportunity for divine protection
when she decided to walk out on God's Plan and pursue the world.
July 30, 1996, Revised Sept. 25, 2013
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