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1 TIMOTHY CHAPTER 2

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1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,

 

1Tim 2,1-4

(248d) Priorities >> God’s priorities >> The will of God >> The will of God is acceptable to Him

1Tim 2,1-3

(10e) Responsibility >> Keeping order in the Church >> Decrees of the Church – Paul said, “I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet” (v 12). We Christians also are not to exercise our rights as American citizens, but to remain quiet; we are not to get involved in government affairs. The True Church understands that we are sinners, but the world doesn’t; the True Church has received forgiveness of sins, but the world hasn’t; the True Church is going to heaven, but the world isn’t. Therefore, since we know we are sinners, just like Eve sinned, we should remain quiet and submissive to the authority of our government, so that we do not become accountable for the things they do. When other nations look at America and its government and military that did evil in the sight of God, they will also notice that the Church stayed with the teachings of Christ, and they will respect us for it, but American Christianity is backing the military and thus endorsing everything it does. We are not listening to the gospel that Jesus taught. Instead, we are listening to the gospel that we have taught ourselves, and it is the same gospel that the Catholics taught themselves back in the dark ages. They would send their missionaries to proselytize villages, and if they rejected their message, they would send in their military and slaughter them and take over their land and resources. That is exactly what America is doing today; we are utterly imperialistic, and the Church is behind them. If we lived a godly life, we would have influenced them so the evil they did would not be as great, and we would have pricked their conscience. It is quite possible the world would not have the insurmountable problems it has today had the Church lived according to its precepts nd not gotten involved in worldly affairs.

(29e) Gift of God >> God is our advocate >> Delivered from wicked rulers – It appears there is an ulterior motive in praying for our leaders, not for their sakes but for our own sake, “in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life.” God wants all men to be saved, so were not just praying for our leaders to leave us alone; we’re praying for them that they may be saved, and for that reason to leave us alone. So, it is good that our leaders leave us alone, and better if they are saved. Should we pray for our leaders to protect us from foreign armies or from our fellow citizens, or should we pray for protection from our government? It is most likely the latter. Paul is saying, ‘pray for them that we do not fall prey to their tyranny.’ The ideal manner in which this prayer should be answered is that our leaders be saved and serve the Lord themselves so they understand the truth and the concept of righteous judgment.

(41i) Judgment >> Satan destroyed >> Be like Jesus >> Be godly in all your behavior -- These verses go with verses 9&10. Paul wants women to make a claim to godliness (vs 9,10); that should be our relationship to our government and the world too. Instead, the Church appeals to the world with political issues. This has nothing to do with godliness whatsoever. In fact, people in the name of Christ actually bomb abortion clinics. How far from Christianity must we wander before the truth finally lights the way to realizing just how far we have drifted from the truth? When it says, “A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness;” that is how the Church should behave toward the government. 1Pet 2,13-15 says, “Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men.”

(70k) Authority >> Believer’s authority >> We are the salt of the earth (Preservative) -- These verses go with verses 9-15. If we get politically involved, we will become responsible for the things the government does along with its military. People will say, ‘I never even joined the military. The fact remains, the Church supports the military, and every nation knows this, so whatever the military does the Church will be partially made accountable. This is why we need to leave the world alone and let them do what they want. We should instead influence them with prayer in conjunction with the gospel of Christ in terms of being the salt of the earth and the light of the world, and not as political activists. We need to approach the world as Paul taught about women, that we should receive instruction with entire submissiveness. That does not mean we should submit to the world’s ideologies and belief systems; rather, we must cling to the teachings and mindsets of the gospel of Christ, which will lead us to understand that we are not of the world even as He was not of the world (Jn 15-19).

(73d) Authority >> Respect Positions Of Authority >> In the Church

(78g) Thy kingdom come >> Sincerity >> Embracing your first love >> Simplicity of faith

(82c) Thy kingdom come >> Three elements of prayer >> Direction (Attitude) >> Who to pray for

(82i) Thy kingdom come >> Prayer >> Thankfulness >> Giving thanks for His blessings

(89a) Thy kingdom come >> Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom >> Being sensible is always appropriate -- These verses go with verses 9-15. Paul is commanding us to pray for our leaders, to avoid making trouble for ourselves by not getting politically involved, so we can worship God in peace. This is sensible. He is telling us to lead a simple life and keep to ourselves. If we succeeded in influencing people on a political level, the gospel would still be unheard. How are we supposed to preach the gospel after we have spent everybody’s patience venting our political venues on them? Paul wants us to pray for our leaders, not to advance our political agendas, so the Church can “lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” We are to pray for our leaders because we hold the position of a priest to them. We don't want the government mad at us, because they have authority to invoke persecution on us. They control the mindsets of the world and can disseminate attitudes and values that people readily accept. If we upset the government, the people might upset us, and in Paul’s day that usually meant death and imprisonment, and in other countries it still means that.

(165g) Works of the devil >> Manifestations of the devil >> Do not partake of the world >> Be in the world but not of the world – the Church today has the attitude that we should be politically active, that we should have a say-so in what happens in the world. However, what the Church seems to have forgotten is that we are not part of this world since we got saved. Jn 17-16 says, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” We belong to the Kingdom of God now, which stands opposed to the kingdoms of this world. God commanded us to be separate from the world (2Cor 6-17). However, Christians today want to get involved in government affairs and influence legislatures and promote passing laws to protect the Church. That sounds good at a glance, but when we look further into the ramifications of the Church getting politically involved, we see that we are trying to influence a kingdom that does not belong to us. There is nothing wrong with voting, but we should use our energy and resources to influence the Kingdom of God and do what we can to enhance the Church, and while we are at it, doing what we can to make for peace (Rom 14-19). Right now the world’s favor on the Church is lacking, because we have been seeking ascendancy in their world, telling people how to live and how they should feel about us. How then are we supposed to preach the gospel to them? When we tell them they need to get saved, they respond as though we have already told them what we believe in our political interests, and in fact we have. We should reserve whatever preaching we do for the gospel of Christ.

(239d) Kingdom of God >> Pursuing the knowledge of the kingdom >> Teachers >> Teachable students >> The teachable submit to the word  -- These verses go with verses 11-15

1Tim 2-1,2

(11c) Servant >> Standard for a servant >> Freedom

(32j) Gift of God >> Father will honor your devotion to Him >> Honor your prayers

1Tim 2-1

(248j) Priorities >> God’ s preeminence >> Values >> The Highest Values >> Top Priority

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2-4 for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

 

1Tim 2-2

(75b) Thy kingdom come >> Motives of the heart >> Motives for doing the will of God

1Tim 2-3,4

(210d) Salvation >> The salvation of God >> Jesus is our savior >> Jesus is the savior of the world – God is not interested in sending anyone to hell, but desires that the world be preserved through the saving knowledge of Christ, proving once for all that God is not some kind of ogre. Those who believe and know the truth will always be in the minority in this world, but their numbers must remain high in order for this world to be saved from tyranny and the perversity of wickedness, which always replaces the truth.

1Tim 2-3

(104g) Thy kingdom come >> Pure in heart shall see God >> Shall see the Father >> God can see us – we are in His sight

(253h) Trinity >> Relationship between Father and Son >> Father and Son glorify each other >> Father and Son represent each other – Although we know Jesus is our savior, Paul says that God is our savior, equating Jesus with God. It’s a small case for the trinity, but it’s relevant.

1Tim 2-4,5

(83h) Thy kingdom come >> Jesus intercedes for us >> He represents us before the Father

1Tim 2-4

(109f) Thy kingdom come >> Faith >> Revelation of God >> Revelation of God's word is true knowledge

(219g) Sovereignty >> God overrides the will of man >> The elect >> God chooses us as we choose ourselves >> God chooses us as we fulfill His calling – This statement seems diametrically opposed to the doctrine of predestination that says God knows everyone who will get saved and who won’t, and there is no guesswork in the matter. He knows the end from the beginning; He knows the future like He knows the present and the past. So what is this statement mean, speaking as it were in passive voice? Is this an exception to the rule, and if it is, what do we do with it? It suggests that God is not controlling who gets saved; they are controlling their own destiny. None of this contradicts the true understanding of predestination, though it makes God sound no different from us, as though He doesn’t know the future, as though He only hopes everybody will get saved. That is not at all the popular understanding of predestination. It sounds like God chooses to deal with us on our level, not taking His foreknowledge into account, but approaches us in the same way that we approach our own circumstances with very little understanding of the future. It also indicates that God is not actually choosing them, but they come to Christ on their own volition, which again contradicts the popular rendition of predestination. That is, it opens the idea that God chooses us as we choose ourselves. God’s choice is not the only one that is involved in salvation; we have a choice too, and this is the thing that staunch Calvinists completely dismiss. They don’t understand the power of man’s choice; they dismiss their own will. Actually, The Calvinists are right in that God knows the future as well as the present and the past, but they are wrong in that He chooses not to work with us in that regard. It would be useless for God to deal with us in the mode of infinite knowledge, because He would know beforehand that whatever He is calling us to do we will either obey or disobey, so what is the use of working with people if He previously knew how they would respond. Again, how could God judge them if He didn’t work with them? He only had to look into the future and see that all His labor was in vain of those who ultimately reject Him, yet He works with people just the same, striving to lead them to salvation. Note that these are two separate steps in a single process: man being saved and coming to the knowledge of truth. Salvation refers to the moment we give our heart to Jesus, and coming to the knowledge of the truth is the lifelong process of coming to know God.

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5&6 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 

 

1Tim 2-5,6

(37d) Judgment >> Judgment of God on His Son >> Jesus’ humanity >> He was a man

1Tim 2-5

(125b) Thy kingdom come >> Manifestations of faith >> Faith and love

(173b) Works of the devil >> The religion of witchcraft >> Catholicism >> Scripture that contradicts the Catholic faith >> Relationship between Jesus and His mother >> Jesus is our mediator, not Mary (or the apostles)

(255h) Trinity >> Father, Son and Holy Spirit >> Three in one >> There is only one God – The Bible claims there is only one God. Monotheism is unique to Christianity. Historically, things people didn’t understand about their world (which was most everything) their religions attributed to a god, the sun god, the moon god, etc. They used their beliefs as an explanation to fill in the gaps of their lack of knowledge. The fascinating part is why anyone took them seriously. Christianity came along and proclaimed there is one God and savior, who is responsible for everything, who exists in three persons. Jesus is our mediator, who sent the Holy Spirit in His place when He ascended to the Father, who is the final authority on all things. The cross remains the mediator between God and man’s sin, whereas the Holy Spirit is the mediator between God and man’s redemption. Man wouldn’t have invented a religion that stated we were sinful, and that God would have to come and redeem us from our sin through His own blood. Tribal leaders in ancient times sacrificed their loyal subjects (of course the leaders would never offer themselves), rarely to redeem the people from a sinful nature, but perhaps from bad luck or a long drought. The rule is, if you are going to invent a religion, don’t invent one that would incriminate you, but that is exactly what Christianity has done; it has implicated mankind as having a terminal disease called sin. Man would never invent a religion like this.

1Tim 2-6

(35a) Gift of God >> God is willing to Give >> He is generous with the flesh of His Son

(37b) Judgment >> The cross >> Father slays His son

(209i) Salvation >> The salvation of God >> Jesus is our sacrifice >> Jesus paid the price for us >> Jesus paid our ransom with His own blood

(215c) Sovereignty >> God controls time >> God’s timing >> Fulfillment of God’s time >> The moment we have all been waiting for – When Jesus came and gave Himself a ransom for all, there was timing involved. He didn’t just show up as though busy doing something else, and came when He could. Rather, the timing was perfect for Jesus to have come when He did. A book could be written about the implications of this, but the point here is that there may have been a better time for the Jews, such as during the days of King David or his son Solomon in that David would have surely led Israel to receive their messiah, but Jesus came instead to Israel at a time when His people would not receive Him. To God that was the proper time. This would seem confusing to the natural mind, but of course God has a plan for mankind, that the gentiles should have their moment under the Son, and fail as miserably as the Jews at performing God’s mandate. For example, the two biggest wars in recorded history (World War I and World War II) were fought under the gentile’s “age of grace,” not too graceful, and they have for the most part dropped the ball in the administration of the gospel. 300 years after the original apostles (God’s watch dogs) fell asleep the gospel fell under the tyrannical control of the Catholic Church, who sullied the purity of the gospel by injecting their malignant doctrines into the process of Christianity, thereby touching off the apostasy under which we suffer to this day. So, the gentiles were no better than the Jews in obeying the Lord. What God obviously wants to communicate is that no one has it in his heart to serve the Lord while he lives in a body with evil desires coursing through his veins contrary to God’s will. Man will generally obey his flesh as his god over God almighty, regardless of his race, creed or ethnic background. God has another reason for His inconvenient timing. Instead of setting up His kingdom and reigning among His people, He should allow mankind to exercise their faith after Jesus shed His blood for the sins of mankind. This way God can extract faith from His people, so we might become the children God. There is no other way to establish the connection and to relate to God except through faith, by reason that faith is the very substance of God! While He’s physically reigning among His people during the millennium, there will be no faith needed to believe in Him, but in our case, where Jesus has gone back to heaven and sent His Holy Spirit, we must obey Him through faith. This pleases God like nothing else.

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7&8 For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying ) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.

 

1Tim 2-7

(43c) Judgment >> Satan destroyed >> Transformation process >> Conform to the character of Christ >> Conform to His image – Paul said this as though it were hard even for him to believe that he had committed his life to the gentiles, because of his former manner of life as a Pharisee and religious zealot; his whole process of thinking was now contra wise. The Jews had no dealings with gentiles; they considered them dogs, until he met Jesus on the road to Damascus and changed his life. The very people he once tried to kill he was now trying to save. He experienced a 180 degree conversion. There was hardly a thing that remained the same after meeting Christ, and that should be true with everyone who is born of God. Paul's transformation was severe, having met the Lord as a murderer and violent aggressor of the Church with an opposing knowledge of the truth in Judaism. For some of us there are things we believe that we can keep, but many things, if we are going to believe in Jesus, must dispose in the form of bondage to various sins in order to take on a whole new perspective and develop a whole new belief system. This is all because of our sinful nature. If we didn’t have a sinful nature, we would completely understand God, and we would not have been deceived, but it is the sinful nature that has led us astray; and when we get saved, we realize just how far we have drifted. So a person who supposedly gets saved but never changes, we should have questions about him.

(71g) Authority >> Ordained by God >> Ordained by His sovereign will >> God chooses you

(78b) Thy kingdom come >> Sincerity of heart >> Being honest >> Telling the truth – The subject matter that Paul wrote about the most was faith in the truth. With faith we also have love, which seems to be a larger subject matter, only because faith is so ethereal. Everything about love can be seen with the naked eye, but before love manifested it was faith. Love is dependent on faith, and faith is dependent on truth. Everybody believes something, but not everybody has faith; the one who has faith believes in the truth. Truth is like a lock & key; there is one lock and many keys; no key fits the lock but one, and that key is the truth. All the other keys are belief systems that do not embrace the truth, and so they cannot produce faith. There are two aspects of truth: the truth of Scripture that we read in the Bible, and the Spirit of Truth. Put these together through prayer and the Spirit of God will reveal to us the truth of Scripture, and this is the Truth that God wants us to understand.

(210k) Salvation >> Jews and gentiles are being saved >> Gentiles included >> Fellow heirs with Israel (Spiritual Jew) >> Ministry to the Gentiles

(239i) Kingdom of God >> Pursuing the kingdom >> Pursuing the knowledge of the kingdom >> Teachers >> The gift of teaching >> Teachers are a gift to the body

1Tim 2-8

(3k) Responsibility >> To the Family >> God addresses both genders >> Good men

(24l) Sin >> Poverty (Forms of fear) >> Unrighteous anger

(82g) Thy kingdom come >> Three elements of prayer >> Where to pray

(130b) Thy kingdom come >> Manifestations of faith >> Unity >> Being in one accord >> Having one voice

(133e) Temple >> Your body is the temple of God >> Holiness >> The body of Christ is holy >> The temple of God is holy

(134f) Temple >> Your body is the temple of God >> Composition of our bodies is from the earth >> Worship unlocks the spirit realm to us – There are some Christian denominations that do not allow the raising of hands in church, because it denotes emotion, and they shouldn’t allow their emotions to get involved in their faith for fear of steering them into false doctrine. I’ve got bad news for them; they went astray when they decided that emotions were a threat. The reason for their fear of emotion stems from their lack of knowledge; they don’t understand the Scriptures. Then, there are other churches that not only allow the raising of hands, but also allow running through the isles, jumping and twirling like a bunch of wild animals, and they attribute their behavior to the Holy Spirit, suggesting the more they dance and twirl the more spiritual they are. A lot of false doctrine has emerged from this form of manic worship. Some believe they are exercising the demons or performing spiritual warfare by their many gyrations, pulling a handful of Bible verses out of context to make their point, when in fact it may be the demons that are causing them to act like fools. Isn’t there balance somewhere? As Paul said, raising hands in church is not a bad thing, but raising holy hands is a good thing. There is nowhere in the New Testament that refers to dancing and twirling and acting like a manic in church, but Paul does discuss the need for order within the assembly (1 Corinthians chapters 11,12,14). They get their ideas to act like a manic from the Old Testament. When they recovered the Ark of the Covenant that their enemies had taken, King David danced and twirled as they were returning it to its rightful place (2Sam 6,16-23). They take from the story that the more they humiliate themselves the more God will honor them, but this is all lunacy. Satan wants to make a mockery of worshipping God because it is a good thing, and so is raising holy hands. 

(158c) Works of the devil >> Essential characteristics >> Divide and conquer >> Strife >> Contentions

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9 Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments,

 

1Tim 2,9-15

(3h) Responsibility >> To the Family >> God addresses both genders >> Instruction about women – According to the Bible, women are more willing to believe a lie than men. Therefore, God requires men to be ultimately responsible for what happens in the family and in the world.

(10b) Responsibility >> Bringing order to the Church >> Issues between men and women – Instead of putting on fancy clothes and jewelry and requiring expensive things, which can put a strain on any marriage, she should put on good works. Paul is saying that a woman’s good works makes her far more desirable than costly garments and pearls and diamonds, especially in God’s eyes. If she were to busy herself with these things, and let the man manage the teachings and doctrines of the home, the family and the Church, things would run more smoothly. She should focus on being an example of good works, not only to her husband but also to those in attendance at church of what it is to be a servant of the living God. She would be much further ahead this way than getting a chip on her shoulder and becoming defiant and striving to have the things that belong to the man. If she busies herself with the ministry by which she was called as a woman, she will discover the true meaning of Christianity, and at the same time demonstrate faith and love to all who know her. These things will flourish in the Church, and she will become a leader by example, which is actually a better and more noble position than managing the doctrines of the Church. May every person find his and her place in the Church as has been allotted to them according to the will of God. This will shut the enemy’s mouth and keep darkness and jealousy and petty rivalry at bay.

(32h) Gift of God >> Father will honor you if you die to self >> Your obedience

(70k) Authority >> Believer’s authority >> We are the salt of the earth (Preservative) -- These verses go with verses 1-3. Paul says, ‘clothe yourself with good works, making a claim to godliness, instead of costly garments.’ Men could use a bit of that too; they could put on good works and make a claim to godliness, so why is he only addressing women here? Is it really more important for women to make a claim to godliness than for men? In some ways it is! Throughout the ages the role of women have been the salt of the earth. They have preserved mankind throughout the millennia and buffered the human race from destroying himself long ago. Paul knew that men need to see godliness in their women and say, ‘wow, I’m a jerk, and my woman is putting me to shame.’ Meanwhile, she is raising her children in a godly manner for the next generation, so they have a head start in the appreciation of godliness. Women are the preservatives of this world, but in the last days women will abandon their place, and the world will consequently implode, being one reason the antichrist is depicted in Revelation as a harlot.

(87k) Thy kingdom come >> Obedience >> Obey authorities – Women are to be an example of godliness to men in quiet fashion, submitted to his authority. These words are like sand in the eyes to women. Men are to be the authority figure in church and within the home. That’s the order of things. Someone must be in charge, and for women to take authority away from men must have an ulterior motive, no different from the garden, where the devil took authority away from man through the woman. To want authority without it given to you, to lust for it and take it away is evil, no matter how you cut it.

(89a) Thy kingdom come >> Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom >> Being sensible is always appropriate -- These verses go with verses 1-3

(95h) Thy kingdom come >> Attitude >> Having an obedient attitude >> Ready to do God’s will

 

1Tim 2-9,10

(2g) Responsibility >> Avoid offending God >> Keep your commitments with those who are committed to you – In the real world there is very little cross gender concern about dressing and behaving in a way that curbs lust for the opposite sex. If you ask the Bible what you should wear, God will tell you to put on good works and godliness, which are the primary combatants against lust. The prettiest girl or the burliest guy can turn off the most lustful of souls by conducting themselves in a godly manner, because godliness is like smoke in the eyes of sexual lust. When a lady is with a gentleman who loves God and wants to treat her with dignity and respect, the best thing she could do to help him is to be considerate of his weakness toward sex and dress appropriately.

(11a) Servant >> Standard for a servant >> A changed lifestyle

(41i) Judgment >> Satan destroyed >> Be like Jesus >> Be godly in all your behavior -- These verses go with verses 1-3

(113c) Thy kingdom come >> Faith >> The anointing >> Heaven’s clothes >> Clothe yourself with good works

(127k) Thy kingdom come >> Manifestations of faith >> Goodness >> Rewards for doing good >> Doing good hides your shame

(150d) Witness >> Validity of Jesus Christ >> Works of the Church bear witness to Jesus >> Confessing the salvation of Christ >> Confessing Jesus because you are saved

(168a) Works of the devil >> Manifestations of the devil >> Do not conform to the world >> Do not let the world’s approval form you to itself

(171f) Works of the devil >> Manifestations of the devil >> Outward appearance >> Decorating the outside to simulate the inside >> Playing the part to be accepted by men – Paul talks about women for the rest of the chapter. People in the feminist movement and those in the ERA are most likely appalled by these verses. Many of them probably don’t want anything to do with God or the Bible because of these and a few other similar passages in the Bible. They use them as an excuse to reject God, because they refuse to consider what Paul meant. It is possible that Paul was bias toward women, but it is not possible that bias could dominate the Bible, because it is the word of God, and so is 1 Timothy, so whether Paul was bias or not, he was speaking the word of God. Paul commanded that women dress modestly and discretely, so what do they do? They go to church in their best clothes, why? Perhaps they do it to resist these verses. They say they get gussied up out of respect for God, but some women are having a fashion show in church. Paul didn’t ask men to be modest, because most don’t care how they look, but women like clothes and like to look pretty, and men like women to look pretty too, but in church Paul says, ‘let’s keep it modest.’

1Tim 2-9

(108g) Thy kingdom come >> Faith >> Balance >> Do all things in moderation – We do all things in moderation because of faith. To adorn ourselves with costly materials is making a claim to worldliness, when in fact God has called us godliness (v10). Paul often used the word “godliness” in his letters to Timothy and Titus. We do all things in moderation even if we have the money to live luxuriously; still we live modestly so as not to shame the poor. John said that this world is dying, and also its lusts, but the word of God abides forever (1Jn 2-17); similarly Paul said in 1Cor 7-31 not to make full use of the world, because it is passing away. If we appear worldly but claim to be Christian, our appearance broadcasts our value system, whereas the only time anyone knows we’re Christian is when we say it. The moment we make a claim to godliness, if someone doesn’t happen to be there at the time and hear us say it, then they wouldn’t know it, but they do know how we look every minute of the day. We want our appearance to broadcast our faith, and moderation says it better than anything. Those who are poor don’t appear that God is taking care of them, and those who are rich don’t appear to know God either. For this reason and for many other reasons we are to take care of the poor, so people know that God takes care of His own, and sometimes He uses us to do it.

(170e) Works of the devil >> Manifestations of the devil >> Seeking the glory of man >> Greed and lust are the glory of man >> Woman is the glory of man

(197k) Denying Christ >> Man exercises his will against God >> Man withers when he is in control >> Unfaithfulness >> Unfaithful to the brethren

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10-15 but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness. 11 A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. 12 But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. 13 For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 15 But women will be preserved through the bearing of children if they continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint.

 

1Tim 2-10

(85h) Thy kingdom come >> Words that are spoken in faith >> Verbalize your faith

(233i) Kingdom of God >> Pursuing the kingdom >> Seeking the glory of God >> Seek His glory without wavering >> Seek His glory through obedience

1Tim 2,11-15

(72k) Authority >> Hierarchy of authority >> Authority makes you accountable >> You are accountable to the one who gave it to you

(73h) Authority >> Respect authority in the family >> Respect the institution of marriage

(76b) Thy kingdom come >> Motives >> Seeking authority for security >> Motives based on desire for power – Women are by far more rebellious in these last days than at any other time throughout the 2000-year age of grace, and look at the state of our country and the world; it is falling apart! Women are unwilling to take their place in the home, because they have lost their faith in God and think being a servant is subservient. They think they’re being placed on a lower rung, shoved down and deserted at the man’s feet. Part of the reason women have abandoned their place in the family is the result of how men have treated them, and they have become sick of it, and who can blame them? History is filled with mistreatment of women. Had the man respected the woman’s place as a servant and honored her, she would have been far more willing to remain there and continued serving the family, making the world a better place; instead, the man lost sight of his own role as head of the house. Jesus taught that His authority came from being a servant. Therefore, the man has only as much authority as he is a servant, and the fact that he should have more authority than the woman only means that he is a greater servant than her. This is what the Bible teaches is the orientation of God’s heavenly kingdom and describes the relationship that Christ has with the Church. The truth society has lost is that men are greater servants than women, giving them greater authority in the home. Since man has abandoned his role as a benevolent authority figure, women have abandoned their role as servants, so nobody is training the children; they are left to teach themselves right from wrong however they see fit. Hence, the world is producing generations of narcissistic reprobates, who quickly turn sociopathic to produce monsters more gruesome than Hollywood can imagine. Once we go down this road, there is no turning back. We cannot fix these people; instead, they mass-produce and the problem gets worse very quickly, and it is all because no one is minding the children of the next generation. This is evidenced by the many beginnings that God has initiated, such as Noah’s flood, the second being the armies of Israel commanded by God to destroy the Canaanites. Jesus came to give us a new beginning, and the end of the age is not the end of the world but a new age of Millennium.

(181a) Works of the devil >> Practicing witchcraft >> Rebellion >> Rebelling against God >> Rebelling against the authority of God – Women are more susceptible to deception, more easily beguiled, more willing to trust the wrong person. God told Adam not to eat from the one tree, so when he did, he wasn’t deceived but did it in total rebellion against God, whereas the woman was deceived into eating the forbidden fruit. Women have been deceived into abandoning their position as servant in the home, whereas the man simply rebelled against God by refusing to be a good husband and a gentle father to his children. Paul is saying, ‘Get back to your posts and bear the next generation and train the children as you should, so that the whole world will be preserved.’ He was saying that women will be preserved (along with the rest of mankind) because of her role as a servant.

(203e) Denying Christ >> Dishonor God >> Stepping out of position – The women partook of the fruit first and then offered it to Adam, which forever defined their relationship. We live in a world where there is a lot of consternation between the genders. Men in the past have not used their authority to be a blessing, but held it over women, and over the years it put a bad taste in their mouths, and nowadays women refuse to accept the slightest hint of masculine authority over them and have become rebellious especially in regard to words like this. Paul is speaking very plainly here. He didn’t mince his words; he iterated the woman’s place. She was to submit to a man, not to all men, but to her husband, who is head of the family. He said that the reason for this goes all the way back to Adam and Eve. Roles in relationships between men and women were defined after the fall in the Garden of Eden, delving out blame and accountability to each. Although God charged the man for the sin, yet in review of the event, the woman first partook, who turned and offered the fruit it to Adam, tempting him, even as the serpent tempted Eve. Paul is saying, since the woman did this, she should learn her place and submit to her husband as she should have submitted to Adam.

(239d) Kingdom of God >> Pursuing the kingdom >> Pursuing the knowledge of the kingdom >> Teachers >> Teachable students >> The teachable submit to the word -- These verses go with verses 1-3 

1Tim 2-13,14

(16f) Sin >> Man’s willingness to be evil >> Using sin to achieve your goals

(182a) Works of the devil >> The origin of lawlessness >> Deception >> Self deception >> Believing the darkness within you is light – Paul reminds women that it was not Adam who was deceived, “but the woman being quite deceived, fell into transgression,” suggesting that women have a greater affinity to believe a lie than men. However, they have intuition as a defense. Therefore, if they don’t listen to their intuition, they are highly susceptible to deception. Ladies, listen to your inner voice; God gave it to you for a reason. 

(183e) Works of the devil >> The origin of lawlessness >> Spirit of Error (Anti-Christ / Anti-Semitism) >> Nursery for the spirit of error >> Selfish ambition >> Seeking to control the truth

(250hh) Priorities >> God’s prerequisites >> Sequence of priorities >> Believe the first message; all subsequent messages are meant to dissuade you – There is the order, Adam and then Eve. Adam is called man, and women perpetuates the order of man.

1Tim 2-14

(23b) Sin >> Pride can blind your eyes

(160j) Works of the devil >> Essential characteristics >> Satan’s attitude determines our direction >> Temptation to walk in unbelief >> Tempted to abandon your convictions

(161l) Works of the devil >> Essential characteristics >> Satan’s attitude determines our direction >> Carried Away >> Carried away by sin

(171d) Works of the devil >> Manifestations of the devil >> Outward appearance >> Vanity >> Vain experience >> Emptiness is where God isn’t

 

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(93a) Thy kingdom come >> The narrow way >> Keep yourself on the narrow way – What does the word “if” mean? If women don’t “continue in faith and love and sanctity with self-restraint,” then the entire human race will not continue. This is what is prophesied for the end of the age. The next generation is being produced for sure; there is no shortage on sex in the world, but no one is raising the children. All that is left is sex and reproduction, and each succeeding generation is devoid of Faith, love, sanctity and self-restraint. All these things have ceased, producing the conditions for the antichrist to rise to power. Good and righteous people would not allow endtime prophecy to be fulfilled. When man becomes corrupt, there is no one to stop sin, so it exponentially perpetuates. Once we let go of the reigns of sin and allow it to flourish like weeds in a garden, it takes over in a very short time. So yes, women are extremely important to the perpetuation and preservation of humanity. Paul said they have the role of angels (1Cor 11,7-10)! That seems like a high calling to me; what more matters of this life?

(125ba) Thy kingdom come >> Manifestations of faith >> Faith and love in equal measure

(135f) Temple >> Your body is the temple of God >> Sins of the body >> Abortion >> Consequences of abortion >> Abortion is the result of a selfish life-style

(191i) Die to self (Process of substitution) >> Result of putting off the old man >> Set apart >> Set apart from sin

(206d) Salvation >> God makes promises on His terms >> Conditions to promises >> Conditions to receiving in the natural >> Conditions to participating in the natural realm

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