Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Are you watching what is happening on television lately? Almost all of the news anchor people are women. And most of them are blonds! Too, when interviewing a family about some issue, the ones spoken to most often are mothers, not the fathers! Women are doing everything! Men are expendable. There is an agenda afoot! And it is destroying the influence of men in our culture.

   Recently, at the national meeting of the liberal Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) held in Minneapolis, women dominated the discussions that pushed through the additional placing of lesbian pastors, homosexuals, and women bishops in the denomination. On key committees, the rule is that there must be 50% of women on the various boards. On one pastoral committee there was only one male pastor represented. 

   One cannot simply blame the women. The men in their foolishness opened the door for such change. One of the great faults of men is: that if the women will take charge, the men will let them do so! The Bible is no longer held up as the authoritative guide in spiritual matters. Thus, male leadership is put on the shelf.

   This is a guaranteed promise—there will be no reversal of what is taking place without some sort of catastrophe in our culture and society. We are facing a final judgment like never before!

   The Major prophets write about the destruction of both Israel and Judah as God's judgment coming over the horizon on these two nations. Women began to take the leadership, both in the family, and in religious worship. This brought about a strong judgment of God.

   With the national disintegration of Jerusalem and Judah, because of gross wickedness, God pronounced terrible destruction that would fall upon the people. The Lord said: "O My people! Their oppressors are children. And women rule over them. ... Those who guide you astray, and confuse the direction of your paths" (Isa. 3:12). In the future, when the Branch, the Messiah reigns, Isaiah prophesied that "seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, 'We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach'" (4:1). Women will suffer during the tribulation and long for the men to come forward in order to save them!

   Toward the end of the tribulation, just before the Lord returns, the protected cities will be isolated, the homes forsaken, and tree branches that could have produced food will be cut down (27:10). Foolish women, without "discernment" will dry broken limbs for firewood. The "women will make fires with the dried limbs, ... and their Maker [the Lord] will not have compassion on them" (v. 11). He "will not be gracious to them."

   Before the Kingdom begins with the Messiah reigning, the women will be lazy and foolish, they will not be listening to the Lord (32:9-16). "They will be at ease, complacent, and also troubled. They will tremble and will put on mourning sackcloth. ... the land will have thorns and briars, 'Until the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fertile field. ... Then justice will dwell in the wilderness.'"

   In the first message of Jeremiah to apostate Judah, the women are judged. "The wicked women will have taught their ways" [to others] (Jer. 2:33). Their skirts will be smeared with blood, and the people will cry out, "We are innocent!" (v. 35). "Surely God will turn away His anger" (v. 35b). They will foolishly argue: "We have not sinned" (v. 35c).

   Just before Jerusalem was judged by the coming of the Babylonians, sin, even death, had entered into the homes ("by way of the windows") (9:21). The women mourned and wailed because of how they had wrongly influenced the men and the children (v. 17-18). "How we are ruined ... our dwellings ("our houses") are thrown down" (v. 19). Because of sin their daughters needed to learn how to wail and cry (v. 20). Because of their sin, their children who played in the streets will die, and the young men will perish (v. 21).

   The husbands are not innocent. Like in our present day, they are allowing or even encouraging their wives to sin religiously. Some husbands even seem to be promoting feminism! We read: "Then all the men who were aware that their wives were burning sacrifices to other gods, along with all the women who were standing by, as a large assembly, [rebelled against Jeremiah, saying], 'We are not going to listen to you!'" (44:15-16). Instead, the women would continue to burn sacrifices TO THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN and pour out libations to her, just as "our forefathers had done." The women then added: "When we were burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven, ... was it without our husbands that we made for her sacrificial cakes in her image and poured out libations to her?" (v. 19). Jeremiah answered: "The Lord was no longer able to endure your abominations which you have committed" (v. 22). "You have sinned against the Lord!" (v. 23).

   In Ezekiel, the people said "The Lord does not see our sins" (Ezek. 9:12). The women sit and weep for the god Tammuz," the god of vegetation (v. 14). "Woe to the women who sew magic bands on all wrists" as good luck charms (13:18). The women see false visions and practice divination. But God will someday deliver the people out of the hands of these evil women. "Thus you will know that I am the Lord" (v. 23).

   The evil people in Ezekiel's day caused their sons to pass through the fires as a sign of worship to their false gods (23:36-37). They profaned the temple and the Sabbaths by killing their children for sacrifices (vv. 38-39). The women sent for foreigners to have sex with (vv. 40-41). They "bathed, painted their eyes, and decorated themselves with ornaments" (v. 40). They sat on "splendid couches and burned incense" (v. 41). The women apparently had sex with many and became drunk, put on bracelets and beautiful crowns (v. 42). The men went into the women as harlots, as lewd women (v. 44). The women "shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood was on their hands" (v. 45).

   As judgment fell on Israel in the OT, the men became soft and acted like women. And as well, they gave in to the women to allow them to rule. God would bring judgment: "The gates of your land will be opened wide to your enemies, and fire will consume the bars of your gates (Nahum 3:13b), because "Behold, your people are [become like] women in your midst" (v. 13a). FEMINISM reigned and ruled, bringing judgment upon the nation of Israel!
– Dr. Mal Couch
(September 2009)