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Take Up Your Cross August 20th 2015

Are you resisting the natural order God has established?

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. (1 Corinthians 11:3 KJV)

God does everything decently and in order.  This includes having an order, pattern, or hierarchy set in place for all mankind divided into roles for both man and woman.  God specifically sets at the very top of this spiritual pyramid in the Godhead, followed by man, and rounded out by woman.

There are specific reasons God chose to have this particular relationship order: to establish an order of creation, an order of leadership, an order of accountability, and an order of rebuke and reproof as necessary, working together to establish a firm foundation both physically and spiritually.  You were not just created as a minute particle of a big blast, or to take up space, or for your own pleasure.  God created you with a precise purpose and the only Way you can live out that purpose is to be successful in His intended order, otherwise you are operating in spiritual dysfunction, or living apart from the holiness of God.

If you are a man God created you to be in submission to Him.  If you are a woman God created you to be in submission to both God and man.  This order is designed to be included in your whole life; including the church, the home, and the spiritual realm.  This “spiritual pecking order” flows downhill or downstream from top to bottom with God always occupying the driver seat and man (father, husband, head of the house) occupying the space directly underneath Him, with woman looking up to man (father, husband, God) for direction and purpose in her life.

There are many men and women who are operating in this world out of this order which God intended for their life.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearPerfect spiritual proportions: man is aligned with God’s will for his life and the woman aligns herself to both God and man.  If man is out of order than the woman operating underneath him is naturally out of spiritual sync unless God is ultimately directing her path.

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