Do Wives Really Have to Submit?

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Hi S____,

The main question you pose in the subject of this e- mail is…

… and the answer is, yes, if you are granted the grace to “tremble at God’s Word”.

Isa 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

… which “Word” plainly states”

Eph 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

“Submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord”. So if it doesn’t matter whether Christ is the head, then it wouldn’t matter if wives were in charge of their homes and the church which is Christ’s body. But it does matter whether Christ is in charge of you and me and His body, and it also matters whether wives tremble at these our Lord’s inspired words.
This subject is an important part of knowing who God and His son are. It is very important that we think as they think and act as they act in all of our ways. Here is just how important that is:

Joh 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

When we are granted to know God and His Son, then we will no longer be confused about a woman’s place in the home and in the body of Christ.

1Co 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

There is a reason why you did not like to see your mother dominating your father. One reason is that a domineering personality is no good in either a man or a woman. Another reason is that “the head of Christ is God” and that spiritual reality should scripturally be reflected within our homes and within “the body which is His church”.

Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

I will point out that the apostle Paul reminds us that he is speaking spiritually about Christ and the church as it relates to the marriage of a man and a woman. Then, after reminding us he is speaking primarily of spiritual matters, he concludes with this very revealing statement:

Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

I have an in- depth article on this very subject which has just recently been recorded for those who prefer audio over text. It was posted this very day, apparently just for you. 🙂
The name of that article is The Head of Christ Is God. Here is the notice that came to me just minutes ago informing me that this audio had just been posted:

“The audios for these studies of Mike’s can be found at this website http:// anthocul. wordpress. com/ under the menu heading ‘Articles and Studies (Audio)'”

We hope in the near future to have all the articles also transferred to audio. If you prefer text, here is the URL for this article on the iswasandwill be web site:
http:// iswasandwillbe. com/ The_ Head_ Of_ Christ_ Is_ God. php
Please take the time to read that paper and come to understand what and how women can and should ‘prophesy’, and if after reading that paper, you still have questions please feel free to get back to me.
You are right about women teaching other women, being where women are intended to teach, and we have many exemplary women within our fellowship who know the mind of God as revealed in the scriptures on this subject.
You are in my prayers that the Lord will give you His mind on this vital subject.
Your brother in Christ, whose head is God.


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