In the prehistoric Angelic Conflict, Satan and his angels rebelled against God and the Elect Angels. After Satan was found guilty and sentenced to the Lake of Fire, he appealed the decision. The human race was created to resolve the case. There are two types of angels, Elect and Fallen. The Elect Angels rejected Satan and remained under the authority of God. The Fallen Angels followed Satan in his rebellion and were kicked out of Heaven. Satan is the leader of the Fallen Angels, who are also called demons. Satan attacked the first marriage in the Garden and convinced Adam and the woman to sin. He took over rulership of the world from Adam, who was then kicked out of the Garden. The Lord Jesus Christ won the victory over Satan at the cross where He paid for the sins of the world and provided the salvation solution. In His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross the Lord Jesus Christ paid for everyone's sins from Adam through all of human history.
Adam and the woman in the Garden were give a tree test. When they failed and sinned, the Lord Jesus Christ offered them the gospel. He told them about the Savior who would pay for their sins. They accepted the Lord as their savior. Jesus Christ came as the God-man and paid for the sins of the world on the cross so that mankind need not live under the power of sin and Satan any more. Every person must choose for Jesus Christ or reject him. Those who reject Jesus Christ as Savior will be condemned with Satan and the fallen angels in the Lake of Fire that burns forever and ever.
Satan's purpose is to win his appeal trial in human history. Since he has been condemned to burn in the Lake of Fire, he will do anything to win. His tactics are as evil as the multifaceted genius of his personality. He demonstrated in the Garden his genius in attacking the first marriage, and he has done the same throughout history. He also recognizes the Jews as the enemy since through them came the Savior and they are the recipients of the unconditional promises to Abraham. His strategy in war is to destroy the Jews. His strategy in love is to destroy marriage.
The extremes of Satan's organization converge from two opposite directions: Love and war. Love is handled by the queen (goddess of love) (Jeremiah 7:18), while war is handled by the king (god of war) (Revelation 9:11). Satan is the ultimate dichotomy in the combination of these opposites. It is impossible to love and hate at the same time, but Satan does this. Murder in the name of love, rape in the name of love, and evil in the name of good are all Satanic ploys. He lures with love and strangles with war (and murder). He charms and kills. He sponsors the god of war and goddess of love. He was the author of mythology in the antediluvian civilization.
Satan's organization for warfare against the Church is described in Ephesians 6:12. Through Bible Doctrine in the soul, the believer will be able to withstand the attacks of Satan's Cosmic System.
The "sons of God" were the fallen angels, not people. This terminology refers to angels in Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; Dan 3:25. These fallen angels, or demons, were later judged for this activity and locked up in tartarus, the bottom dungeon of Hades (Jude 6). These demons saw the physical attractiveness of young virgins, "daughters of men," and lusted after them. The demons married the young women. This was not simply a case of fornication or live-ins. There were actual marriages, which violated the role of angels (Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35). Apparently angels are like men, not women, because they were capable of sexual intercourse with women and capable of procreation.
Satan's plan was to control the human race by taking over marriage and procreating a superior race of gods and goddesses.
The Lord observed the wickedness on the earth and realized that if it continued the whole human race would be contaminated because procreation with demons had altered the DNA. Therefore, God established a time limit of 120 years for man to chose salvation or else he would destroy the entire human race. In the meantime, he told Noah, who was 480 years old, to start building the Ark.
The Nephilim were giants (Numbers 13:33). The word is derived from the Hebrew root lp^n*, naphal, which means to fall upon. Forms of the word are translated attackers or invaders (Job 1:15; Josh 11:7). These giants were like Goliath and were noted for being warlike and pugnacious. The children of demons and women were heroes, Hebrew, gibbor. "The heroes who were of old, men of renown," refers to the gods and goddesses of mythology. These were half-angel and half-human as well as half-angel and half-animal. Some of the demons went for women and some went for animals. The offspring were the super men and women of mythology. How much mythology is true and how much is a lie is not known, but that it happened is verified by the scripture.
When God brought the flood, only eight people were left in the human race who were believers and who did not have their DNA altered. God delivered Noah and his family through the flood, which was the greatest natural disaster of history. After the flood, the demons who cohabited with women were locked up in tartarus, the dungeon of hell. The demons had violated the rules of the angelic conflict by jumping into the human race and marrying the women. Angels are no longer permitted to act like humans. However, they are allowed to influence the thinking of people and to have power over them.
After the flood, Satan had to take his mythology underground. He was no longer allowed to practice it openly. However, he has been successful in influencing the minds of people to carry on his work in religion, the arts, and every other area of life. The tower of Babel was a temple for Satan's religion in Babylon. The Renaissance was a time of enlightenment in the scripture as well as a time of demon inspiration in the arts.
Babylon was founded by the descendants of Noah's family
after the flood. Ham, the least significant of the sons, upon whom
had been placed a curse, became the father of Cush, the father of the Canaanite
and the Black races, and, according to tradition, the inventor of mathematics.
Cush became the father of Nimrod, who was a hero ("a mighty one on the
earth"), the first King of Babylon:
Nimrod was a mighty hunter, but he didn't just hunt game. He hunted men. When tribal families were scattered, Nimrod conquered them and established the first kingdom of the world in the city of Babylon.
Babel, which is also called Babylon, is derived from Baal (lord) and Bel (confounder). Bel was the god of the Babylonians and later the Chaldeans. Bel, the confounder, is the author of confusion whereby Satan deceives to gain power. At Babylon, Satan attempted to confuse the people regarding the will of God by getting them to speak one, universal language. However, God is not the God of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33).
Semiramis ascended to power in Babylon and became the
most powerful woman on earth. She was the epitome of the city which
she ruled. That city is described during the Tribulation as:
and upon her forehead a name was
written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF WHORES AND OF THE
ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” (Revelation 17:5)
After Semiramis, many goddesses of love were invented for the nations of the world. Among them were: Asherah, Ashtarte, Venus, Aphrodite, Diana, Frigga, Rhea, Sybil, and Moon goddesses. Of course, the goddess had to have a husband. Among the husbands were: Saturn, Apollo, Zeus, Jupiter, Thor, Janus, Baal, and Sun gods. And there had to be a male child, such as Cupid, Apollos, or Madonna with child. These gods and goddess are the characters of mythology, which was Satan's religion (Ecumenical Babylon). The worship of the gods and goddess was practiced openly before the Flood. After the flood the same religion with mythological gods and goddesses was practiced but Satan took it underground. It was called a "mystery" (Revelation 17:5) because it was known only to those who had been initiated into the secret doctrines of the religion.
After the Flood, Satan and his demons were prohibited from participating in Marriage. Since they could not infiltrate Marriage, they invented the goddess of love to lure people away from Marriage. Goddesses of love were sponsored in every nation on earth. Even Israel was victimized by the Queen of Heaven, Asherah, Baal, and others. These demon powers were not openly paraded around making public appearance like Santa Claus. They were invisible, but, nevertheless, real demon powers. People were not lured from Marriage by an advertisement or a commercial. They were tempted by demon power when they sinned and entered the Cosmic System.
The worship of the goddess of love included the practice of the Phallic Cult, which sponsored sex orgies. Group sex, fornication, and adultery were activities that involved demonism. Through such activities before she was saved, Mary Magdalene was possessed of seven demons. Illicit sex is still a way to contact demons. Fornication is an initiation rite into the worship of Satan. By sponsoring fornication and other forms of illicit sex, Satan attempts to destroy the divine institution of Marriage.
Everyone spoke the same language and the same dialect ("type of words") after the flood. People settled in the land of Shinar, i.e. Sumer.
The second focus was "let us make for ourselves a name." This was the desire to be a celebrity, the same as the arrogant ambition of Satan who said, "I will be like the Most High" (Isaiah 14:14). The third focus was "lest we be scattered abroad." This was fear of separation (separation anxiety or paranoia), which was regressive behavior. The people were supposed to populate the earth - not gather together in a single city.
The Lord came down to see the Tower of Babel. He judged the project by confusing the speech of the people, i.e. he caused them to speak different languages (Genesis 11:5-9). Thus, God confused the confuser (Bel). He also instituted nationalism to protect freedom in the human race and prevent a world dictator from seizing power. Nations would have sovereign identities and answer to the authority of God. The land was divided to form nations in the days of Peleg (Genesis 10:25).
The destruction of the Tower of Babel ended the great Satanic attack in human history after the Flood. Satan had consolidated his power in Babylon. He controlled the state department, the educational system, the military, and religion. Had he succeeded, there would have been one city government for the entire world. However, God intervened and established nationalism whereby each nation answers to the authority of God rather than a world ruler. Thus, God judges evil on a national basis rather than a world-wide basis.
However, in Babylon Satan succeeded in inspiring demonic worship of gods and goddesses based on the super heroes and heroines of the antediluvian civilization. In Babylon, Satan practiced underground the mythology that had been openly practiced before the Flood. He also introduced astrology to counter the Star Gospel.
Since the weapons of spiritual warfare are advanced in the Church Age, the Angelic Conflict is intensified. Every believer has an opportunity to have major impact for God against the Cosmic System. With the completed canon of scripture, the Church Age is the era of the common person. Every believer without regard to race, gender, or social status has equal opportunity to advance to Spiritual Maturity, become a witness for the prosecution against Satan, and glorify God to the maximum. With the Lord Jesus Christ as the head of the Church and support from the Elect Angels, powerful judgment of Satan's Cosmic System occurs when pockets of believers metabolize Bible Doctrine and advance to Spiritual Maturity.
In current history Baal has surfaced as the enemy of Israel, and Russia, the land of the north, is identified with the bear and Baal. The enemies of Israel to the south are led by the pan Arabic block. The lands to the east often support the Islamic enemies of Israel, e.g. Iraq and Iran. The USA in the west is the major supporter of Israel, although there has been much cursing in the USA because of anti-Semitic policy due to the influence of Baal.
The Lord creates a Right Woman for the Right Man and brings her to him. The couple proceed through three major phases of testing: Attraction, Compatibility Testing, and Spiritual Rapport. The Filling of the Holy Spirit and the completion of the Edification Complex of the Soul are required to pass the testing. Every time the believer sins, he or she enters the Cosmic System and becomes the victim of Satan and his demons (ref. Illustration: Paths into the Cosmic System).
The idea that demons only influence bad (immoral) people is a myth. Demons have access to Christians who have sinned and entered the Cosmic System. A course in black magic or Satanolgy is not required to be the next victim of Satan's hoard of demons. In the Demon Power Zone of the Cosmic System, demons rule the day and the night. Demons are waiting to have the sinner for lunch. The lure of the Cosmic System may appeal to any part of the Old Sin Nature, but it usually appeals to pride (or arrogance). The devil's lie appeals to pride, while his visual images are attractive and his music lures victims to slavery like the songs of sirens or Pied Pipers. People sin because they believe the devil's lie just like Eve sinned in the Garden. Pride (or arrogance) is believing a lie.
In 1 Corinthians 11:3-16, Paul sets out to answer a question about whether women should were veils in church when praying and prophesying. What prompted the question is not recorded, but Paul's answer is a blistering diatribe designed to rattle the arrogant Greeks in the Corinthian church. Paul's sophisticated analysis is exhaustive so as to leave no room for rebuttal. It contains cutting sarcasm and proof by absurdity, along with a punch line. The only thing missing is the musical accompaniment, which would be like a symphony. Yet, because Paul did this with sophistication without stooping to vulgarism, the accurate interpretation of the passage has eluded almost all of the scholars in church history and resulted in some of the church's worst apostasy.
Some of the reason for misunderstanding this passage lies in the distortion of history by some of the church fathers. At the time of writing of 2 Corinthians, the Greeks of Corinth usually went bareheaded. Although women did wear scarves on their heads on occasion for beauty, they didn't wear veils. The term, veil, as used in the passage in 1 Corinthians 11 should be taken as any covering of the head and not normally to a veil that covered the face also. The Romans of the day did not normally wear veils either, except for the Roman priests, who did wear veils. The Jewish women did wear veils, including face coverings, in public. However, the prayer shawls used by the Rabbis did not come in until the Third Century AD. So, what brought up the question that so incensed Paul is not apparent.
AUTHORITY - PROTOCOL
This verse establishes the principle of the authority of man over woman as per the precedent in the Garden. From this follows authority in the Right Man - Right Woman relationship and the authority in Christian Marriage. The Right Man has Spiritual authority over the right woman, and the husband has temporal authority over his wife. The divine protocol is that God is the authority of the Humanity of Christ; Christ is the authority over the Right Man; and the Right Man is the authority over the Right Woman. The word, nobleman, is a translation of the Greek ajnhvr (aner), which is used to indicate a believer here and in other cases can refer to the husband or Right Man. The Right Man is commanded to exercise his authority over the Right Woman in love (Ephesians 5:25-26). The Right Woman must be subject to her husband as to the Lord. She can only fulfill her obedience to the Lord by obeying her Right Man (Eph. 5:22; Col. 3:18). In the Space-Time Coordinate System, this means the Z-axes must be aligned in both the man and the woman.
Some clarification of Ephesians 5:22 is in order. The words "be subject to" are not actually in verse 22 but are implied from verse 21. The word in the Greek is hupotasso, which means to submit, render obedience, or obey. The word does not mean so much "to obey" as "to submit."6 This is important, since the husband is not expected to tell his wife everything to do. She is supposed to submit to him and serve him. While it is true that he does have temporal authority over the Marriage, the Spiritual relationship is more of a leader and follower. The woman must choose to follow him and respond to him without being told. The woman can only be submissive to the man by obeying the Lord. The promise in the Marriage vows to obey the husband really misses the point. The woman should be obeying the Lord and submitting to, or serving, the husband.
LONG HAIRED MALES
"Praying or prophesying" refers to the worship service. After the completion of the canon of scripture, prophesying was reduced to teaching the Bible. It did not involve telling the future because the completed canon did that. The description of the nobleman with "something down over his head" can refer to long hair (verse 14). The symbolism of hair will be thoroughly explained in the verses that follow, and the initial reference here broaches the subject. Since the head is a symbol of authority, to cover it would symbolize loss of authority, or slavery. Now this is symbolism, which matters; and that's why it is in the Bible.
The long-haired male "dishonors his head." By wearing his hair long, he looks like a sissy. He becomes effeminate and without masculinity. He looks like a woman - not a man. He must think of himself the same way or his behavior would not exhibit such a blatant contradiction. So the long-haired male is a disgrace to himself; but, in addition, he is a disgrace to Christ, who is also his head, or authority.
To get through to a confused mush-head,
specific points have to be made like the rim shots of a drummer.
So Paul begins his reprimand by pointing to the men's hair. There
were probably long-hairs in the congregation. Here are the points:
DISGRACED, BALDHEADED WOMEN
This verse addresses the authority problem in women just as the previous verse addressed the authority problem in men. The word, "uncovered" or "unveiled," is the Greek ajkatakavlupto" (akatakaluptos). It is a general term composed of: a (not) + kata (down over) + kaluptos (hidden) - meaning "unveiled." It literally means not having something that covers the head, i.e. a veil. However, the word has a double connotation and should be interpreted in the verse to mean "uncovered." The use of the word, "unveiled," is sarcasm. The bold statement here applies to the necessity for the woman being under authority and not to whether she wears a veil, but all this will be explained later.
Any woman who prays or prophesies
with "her head unveiled, dishonors her head." The head is the
symbol of authority. That is why there is only one head on the body.
However, a woman has no authority in the protocol being discussed.
She may have some authority over children, but children are not the issue
in this passage. This passage is establishing the basic rules of
authority. Every woman who attempts to worship God with her head
unveiled is violating authority. She dishonors her own head, which
was supposed to be under authority, and she dishonors the head of her Right
Man because she rejects his authority. She also rejects the authority
of God. Two principles are established:
When a woman violates any authority (God's or Right Man's), her prayer life will be a disaster. When a woman thinks she can preach, she is arrogant and in violation of authority. She is like her long-haired male counterpart. Women can teach. They have a natural gift for training children. They can even teach the Bible, but they have no authority to do so (1 Timothy 2:12). Women can teach children but not adults in Bible class. Whereas, they may have the ability to teach, they have no authority to be a pastor of a congregation. Women who occupy pulpits, all lack one thing - authority.
The sarcasm of Paul under the authority of the Holy Spirit increases as the verse concludes: "for it is one and the same as if she had been shaved." Women are supposed to have long hair. To have her head shaved is a symbol of disgrace for a woman. Foreign women who were taken captive in battle by the Jews were required to shave their heads (Deuteronomy 21:12). This symbolized their disgrace over having lost their homeland and family as well as sanctification. Hair never was considered clean. The priests were required to shave all their body hair once in the ceremony of sanctification for the priesthood (Numbers 8:7), and lepers were required to do the same before returning from quarantine (Leviticus 14:8).
Telling a woman she might as well
have her head shaved is strong language. It takes years to grow long
hair, and it is a part of the woman's beauty. For a woman to have
her head shaved is a symbol of shame and dishonor. The Corinthians
understood this as did people in the time of Moses. There are, however,
women who are so hardened that they have their heads shaved in arrogant
defiance. Such women are the counterparts of long-haired men.
The ritual is rooted in the Cosmic System where the baldheaded woman represents
the masculine lesbian and her long-haired female partner represents the
feminine lesbian. The masculine lesbian (dominant) is the substitute
for a man, while the feminine (submissive) lesbian portrays the goddess
of love. Lesbians, like their homosexual opposites, are under the
power of demons on their way to Satan's party. There are two sides
to this record:
The fad of long finger nails also has origins in the Cosmic System. The women captives of Deuteronomy 21:12 were required to pare their nails along with shaving their heads. Long, painted finger nails identify women with the cat goddess. The Egyptians worshipped the cat as a symbol of the goddess of love. Cats can be under demon power as well as women with long, painted finger nails. The red paint of finger nails symbolizes blood drawn by the scratching of a cat. The scratching cat symbolizes Satan as the god of war. When the goddess of love and god of war combine, it represents Satan himself, the duplicitous dichotomy.
Now, in case anyone is inclined to be legalistic, there is no dress code in the Church Age. Long hair and short hair are physical. The real person is in the soul; "for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7b). Fashion or grooming cannot make a person spiritual. Painting the face or the fingernails is not a sin; nor is wearing the hair short or long. If a woman has shaved her head because she is enslaved to the Cosmic System, her problem is not her bald head. It is her sin. If she confesses her sins, she can be spiritual whether she has any hair or not. So, is symbolism meaningless? No, symbolism is meaningful when it is considered along with everything else on the Stage of Life. However, when anyone tries to be spiritual by the use of symbolism, that is legalism. The use of symbols is not a means of spirituality.
THE WOMAN'S VEIL OF SUBMISSION
Now, this verse is an absurdity. After introducing the subject in the previous verse, this verse advocates cutting off a woman's hair or even shaving her head. This is not Christianity. It is legalism and abuse. This is outside the bounds of Christian Love as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ. This doesn't mean the Bible is false. This is Paul ranting and raving over the penalty for a woman not wearing a veil. It was legalistic to require her to wear a veil in the first place. In order to expose this, Paul proposes that the penalty for not wearing the veil should be to have her hair cut or her head shaved. Such logic requires an audience with a brain, and unfortunately, this has escaped the insensitive members of the clergy over the years. Misunderstanding this has led to requirements for nuns to have their heads shaved and wear veils.
There is also truth behind the absurdity
of the verse. The woman should always operate under authority.
She should not violate the authority of God or her Right Man. She
wears hair down over her head like a veil to symbolize her submission to
authority. If she violates authority, it means the same as if she
had her hair cut off. Cutting off a woman's hair represents discipline
that produces shame. There are two words for cutting the hair in
Women with short hair represent contentiousness, whereas, women with very close cropped hair represent jaded or shamed females. Baldheaded women represent lesbian dominants and demon slaves. A woman who does not have her head covered by authority is no better than one who has been disciplined for violating authority. For example, prostitutes in the ancient world were punished by having their heads shaved. Since it is indecent for a woman to have her hair cut off (or shaved), she should be veiled (or covered). However, no church has the right to order her hair to be cut.
GLORY OF RIGHT MAN AND RIGHT WOMAN
The man should not have his head covered since he is the image and glory of God. The "image of God" refers to the invisible essence of the soul of man, which is like the invisible essence of God. God the Father cannot be seen, but He exists. The soul cannot be seen, but it exists. Further, human soul-life is sacred since it is the image, or likeness, of God (Gen. 1:26; 5:1; 9:6; James 3:9).
The word, glory (Greek dovxa,
means shining light. It refers to light production. The light
is Spiritual and cannot be seen, but the analogy is physical light that
is visible. The glory of God in the man refers to reflected light
production. Jesus Christ in the human body (Hypostatic Union)
was the glory of God (John 1:14; Heb. 1:3)
Moses wore a veil over his face after he had been in the presence of the Lord so the congregation would not see the fading glory. His face glowed after being with the Lord, and the glory would fade away afterward (2 Cor 3:7, 13). The Scar Tissue of the Soul of Jewish unbelievers corresponds to a veil, which blocks out the Light of the Gospel of Christ. However, Christians have the veil of scar tissue removed when they believe in Jesus Christ. Christians can see the Glory of the Lord as in a mirror, the mirror of the soul. The faces of believers actually glow, and some even radiate divine glory more than the face of Moses. The Holy Spirit in the Christian transforms him into the image of the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ in Hypostatic Union.
The glory that Moses had under the Law is compared to the glory of the Church Age Believer. The glory of the Church Age Believer produced by the Holy Spirit is greater (2 Cor 3:8, 11). "Just as from the source of the Lord the Spirit" is a similar comparison. This is ratio and proportion. The glory of Moses compared to the glory of the Church is just as the Lord compared to the Spirit. When the Lord went to Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to the Church (John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7). Thus, the Church Age is the age of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, which is superior to the Age of the Mosaic Law. Church Age Believers are full of the Glory of the Lord produced by the Holy Spirit.
Now in the previous illustration of the Demon Power Zone, the Right Man and Right Woman were inside the divine dynasphere in the glory of God where the Right Man receives light directly from God and his Right Woman is with him in that same light. God does give light directly to the man and the woman, but He also gives light to the man for the Right Man - Right Woman relationship and the woman reflects the light of the man. The light production is the Stage of Life in which Right Man and Right Woman are the hero and heroine of the scene along with supporting cast. There is only one play. The Right Man has the authority as the lead actor, and the Right Woman is expected to support him by being in subjection to him in the same spotlight. There are two stars in the play on the Stage of Life, but there is only one play. Both the Right Man and the Right Woman must follow the script or suffer the consequences. The consequences include divine discipline and slavery to Satan in the Demon Power Zone.
WOMAN - PURPOSE AND PROTOCOL
The human race began with Adam, who was first created. Later the Right Woman was created from one of the ribs taken out from the man. The woman was created for the man. This is the divine order of protocol. It is rational. To think otherwise is insanity. The purpose of creating the woman was because the man needed a Right Woman, a counterpart to love. The man needed to express active, aggressive love toward another; so the Lord created the woman to respond to him with respect. The man came first and had the authority. The woman was created second to respond to the man.
When a woman rejects the authority of her Right Man, she is defying the divine order of precedent from the beginning of the human race. When a woman shaves her head to assume the role of the man for a lesbian relationship, she is defying the order of creation and demonstrating ignorance and insanity. When a woman with long hair pretends to be the goddess of love to enter into a lesbian relationship, she is no better. Man and woman were not created equal. They were created different for a divine purpose. Women who reject authority have believed Satan's lie; for they presume to know more about life than God. They are, in effect, pretending to be God and saying like Satan, "I will be like the Most High" (Isaiah 14:14, KJV).
This conclusion is a very bold assertion. The rhetoric here is ringing out like a blow to the kettle drum. Here Paul is reminding everyone of the worst episode in the human race, the story of the antediluvian civilization when women sunk to their lowest and not only were influenced by demons, but actually married them. The human race was almost destroyed when women rebelled against God and Right Man and married fallen angels to produce the gods and goddesses of mythology. The woman should stay under the authority of her Right Man because of the angels. In other words, Paul is saying, "Remember the flood!" This is like a rallying cry. What happens when women get out of line with respect to authority? They wind upon in the Demon Power Zone of the Cosmic System enslaved to demons.
Demons are waiting to pick up stragglers in the Church Age just as they were before the flood with one exception: Demons are no longer allowed to marry women. Those who did are now locked up in the dungeon (tartarus) of Hades. Demons are waiting to overpower the woman who enters the Cosmic System. She doesn't have to be a student of witchcraft, nor does she have to be an adult. Demons court children as well as adults and the moral as well as the immoral. Demons pretend to be good as well as bad. The devil plays both sides against the middle. He pretends to be an angel of light, when he is a demon of darkness.
The worst thing that can be said to a woman is: "Remember the Flood?" Women who violate the authority of God and Right Man are joining the demons today just as they did before the flood. The angels have masculine characteristics - not feminine. They married the women - not the men. Since the woman is beautiful, the fallen angels are attracted to her and seek to make her the goddess of love. They offer her power, fame, and fortune, which they can do because the devil is the ruler of the world. Does this sound like a fairy tale? It should because fairies are demons, too.
From childhood, demons court women. Once upon time, there was a beautiful woman who lived in the Garden with her handsome king. And the beautiful woman liked to talk to her animal friends. One day, her favorite animal, began to tell her lies. But he was such a pretty little creature that she didn't react and call her husband to cut his head off. Oh no. She just continued to chat with her beautiful animal friend. She was so enamored with him when he told her she could be like God that she actually believed the fairy tale. She violated God's command and ate the forbidden fruit. This was her first sin, and it caused her to die spiritually. Being spiritually dead, she could no longer love God and live in His light to reflect the glory of her Right Man. She was enslaved to darkness and on her way to the grave. But her body was still pretty; so with a deceiving smile she went to husband and told him about eating the fruit and how it was really good. He knew better. But he was devastated because his wife was spiritually dead and no longer responding to him. She was trying to lure him into sin and death. Adam didn't have the courage to tell his wife, no. So, he said, "Yes dear;" and thus, he died spiritually too. Now, to this day, women love stuffed animals. Why? Because of the woman's beautiful friend in the Garden, the serpent who said he was her friend.
The woman in the Garden believed a lie, rejected authority, and became the friend of Satan. Very little has changed. Today, the woman who rejects authority enters the Cosmic System where she believes the devil's lies and is enslaved to demons in the Demon Power Zone. She begins in childhood with fairies, which are representations of demons that are designed to appeal to children. Fairies usually have wings like dragon flies or butter flies. Dragon flies are a symbol of Satan as the Tahitian god and lord of the flies while butterflies are the symbol of the physical beauty of the female as the goddess of love identified with the flower and drinking the nectar of the gods.
Children are courted by demons. The fairy tales of Disney and others are more than the imagination. The stories were inspired. There are only two sources of inspiration: God or Satan. Man is not an original thinker. So, who inspired Walt Disney and his coworkers, God or Satan? The Brownies, a branch of the Girl Scouts, are named after wood elves. Brownies are demons that live in the forest. The Brownies are not a Christ centered organization. They are not only worldly, but demonic. The argument that they are nice and good and, therefore, could not possibly be evil is wrong. Demons are masters of deceit. And they are all around.
The concept of the "Beauty and the Beast" is the portrayal of the god of war (the beast) who is seduced by the goddess of love (the beauty). The story is demon inspired. It is as old as Satan who portrays himself as both good and evil. The story of good and evil portrayed in fairy tales is not the same as the truth as told by the Bible. Rats are not attractive creatures to hug and kiss. Owls are not wise. And ducks are not comedians. Superman is not a hero. He is the epitome of the "mighty heroes of old," one of the antediluvian gods. Who is Santa Claus (St. Nicholas), who flies through the air in a chariot pulled by reindeer? He's no saint. Saints don't fly through the air. He's just another demon with his elf demons, who was probably invented to attack the story of Elijah and the chariots of fire. The red costume symbolizes Satan as the god of fire (i.e. Baal).
The argument will surely be made: "But nobody really believes in fairies." Then why do people court children with them? The answer is because the adults themselves are under the power of the demons. They became Satan's slaves when they sinned and failed to Rebound. "Doctrines of demons" (1 Timothy 4:1) are easily communicated to anyone in the Cosmic System.
"Doctrines of demons" such as fairy tales, the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the arrogant style of life are sucked into the mind from the Cosmic System as shown in the illustration. When the woman rejects the authority of God and her Right Man, she enters the Cosmic System where she is enslaved by Satan. The woman who has rejected her Right Man becomes a cosmic evangelist to do the devil's bidding. She becomes the bait of Satan's trap to lure men into the Cosmic System also. The man who denies the love of his own Right Woman in the Intimacy Room of his soul will accumulate garbage in the subconscious. He will first go into denial, but the garbage in the subconscious will create pressure and eventually come out. One way the garbage can come out is in projection where the man in denial tries to make the wrong woman into the Right Woman. In projection the man lusts for the wrong woman and tries to make her into the Right Woman. Pressure in the subconscious is drawn to the vacuum on the cerebral cortex from the Cosmic System. The heart (right lobe) will break down with lust and the mind (left lobe) will be darkened and confused. The outward projection invites the Cosmic System inward. The absence of truth on the cerebral cortex along with the pressure in the subconscious will eventually allow the Cosmic System to enter the soul through the cerebral cortex and to go into the subconscious, through the hypothalamus, and into the emotion and the body.
In summary the process of being trapped in the Cosmic
The devil and demons do not have to attack the Christian. They simply set the traps and wait for Christians to take the bait. It is like opening up a house of prostitution and waiting for business. As soon as the Christian takes the bait, the trap springs shut. When the devil hooks a stray Right Man or Right Woman in the Cosmic System, the gateway of communication of doctrines of demons are opened up just like the connection to a server on the Internet. The demons influence the thinking with the power of lies just as many of the servers on the Internet are pumping out lies. Satan and his demons are only a click or a thought away. The sinner has opened a direct channel of communication with demons whether the person knows it or not. Just because demons can't be seen doesn't mean they are not fully operational. The demons that attack marriage are so subtle that most people never suspect demonism. The demons attract, arouse the lust pattern in pseudo love or pseudo happiness, and cater to the desires of the flesh. The victims ride the tide of emotion and surf the waves of sexuality in the name of beauty and feel good. Like their demons counterparts, they lie; they cheat; and they steal.
THE TEETER TOTTER
The Right Woman and Right Man were made for each other. They are inseparably related from birth as if they were on a teeter totter together (reference the Teeter Totter Model). God's Grace Support System is designed to fully support Right Man and Right Woman in this relationship. No matter what happens in this life Right Man and Right Woman are inseparably related. If either one is unfaithful to that relationship, which can only be fulfilled by obeying God, the justice of God will severely judge the couple. The one that is violation will receive divine discipline from the Supreme Court of Heaven and the other one will receive suffering. For better or worse the Right Man and Right Woman are in the boat together; and as long as they are alive on this earth, they cannot escape divine design. Those who reject this teaching will be ensnared by demons.
At this point, Paul was shouting so loudly that he left out the verbs to make strong statements. The woman in Garden came from man (Adam), but now man is born by the woman. The man that is born by the woman is someone's Right Man. However, "all things come from God." This defines the entire system of the Angelic Conflict. The system is composed of:
THE RELATIONSHIP OF HAIR TO AUTHORITY
Now, Paul realizes that he has digressed, and he needs to answer the original question. So, he restates the question in verse 13, "Is it proper for an unveiled woman to pray to God?" However, before giving the final answer, he makes two points about the symbolism of the hair of the male and female in verses 14 and 15.
The head is the symbol of authority and the hair is the symbol of relationship to authority. First, Paul points out the obvious: Even nature teaches that a man who wears his hair long is dishonorable. Males and females have different roles in nature. Rational thinkers understand this. Since the male has authority, his hair should be short to reveal his head, which is the symbol of authority. The Roman men of Paul's day wore their hair short.
There is an exception regarding long hair in the Bible. Men who took the Nazirite vow were allowed to have long hair. However, they kept it neatly tied so that it wasn't bushy. By the way, Jesus was a Nazarene (from Nazareth) (Matthew 2:23) - not a Nazirite (Numbers 6:1-21). So Jesus had short hair.
Now, in verse 15: A woman's long hair is her glory. Long hair on the woman symbolizes submission to authority whereby she reflects the glory of her Right Man. The woman's hair has been "given to her instead of a covering (or a veil)." The word for "a covering, or veil" in this verse is different. It is the Greek peribovlaion (peribolaion), from peri (around) and ballo (cast), which means a covering, or veil. After all the talk about veils of which there have been many styles among women in history, Paul points out that the woman's hair is the real symbol - not the stupid veil. Contrary to the women of Islam and others throughout the world who are enslaved by legalism, the woman doesn't need to wear a veil because her hair is better than a veil. Her hair demonstrates her thinking about authority.
Women who have problems with authority (God's and Right Man's) demonstrate it with their hair. The pony tail indicates arrogance like a horse, which is a symbol of phallic reversionism. The self-righteous snob wears her hair in a ball on top of her head. The vain female combs it to one side. Plaiting usually represents human good, but the Romans made all kinds of high fashion designs with plaiting.
Paul's reprimand was strong and ended like the triple fortissimo of a symphony. There were undoubtedly some long-haired Greek males and some short haired females who would hear the epistle and began to react. Others may have fallen for the absurdity arguments about cutting off the woman's hair. That is the reason for closing with a punch line: "But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no such custom; neither have the churches of God." The context from verse 13 means contentious over a woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered. "We" refers to the Corinthian church. The Corinthian congregation has no custom of requiring a woman's head to be covered while praying or prophesying, neither do the other churches of God.. Thus, verse 16 must be kept in the context and not broken out as an independent verse. If it weren't for the punch line, some might fall for the absurd arguments that Paul used along the way to prove the correct answer.