THE BLOOD OF JESUS CLEANSES YOU FROM ALL SIN AND GUILT (1 JOHN 1:7).
JESUS IS THE DELIVERER!!
(PRIDE - EGO - VANITY)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
4. Hoary Head
3. FREEDOM OF CHOICE
4. JESUS CHRIST
8. INHERITED CURSES
10. PRIDE, EGO AND VANITY
11. FEARS AND INSECURITIES
13. BEARDS AND BALDNESS
14. TRYING TO LOOK YOUNG
19. ASK YOURSELVES SOME QUESTIONS
20. PERSONAL PREFERENCE
Lev. 21:5Priests shall not make baldness on their heads.
Deut. 14:1God's children are not to disfigure themselves in mourning.
2 Ki. 2:23-24Bears destroy the children that mocked Elisha.
Isa. 3:24The judgments which shall be for the pride of the women.
15:2 The lamentable state of Moab.
Jer. 16:6 Do not make yourself bald for the dead that are punished.
47:5 The destruction of the Philistines.
48:37 Moabites shall be bald with beards clipped.
Eze. 7:18The mournful repentance of them that escape.
27:31 And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee.
Amos 8:10I will bring baldness upon every head.
Mic. 1:16Micah exhorteth to mourning.
Lev. 19:27A repetition of sundry laws.
2 Sam. 19:24Mephibosheth had not trimmed his beard for mourning.
Ezra 9:3Ezra mourneth for the affinity of the people with strangers.
Isa. 7:20Ahaz is judged.
Lev. 14:8The rites and sacrifices in cleansing of the leper.
Num. 6:5The law of the Nazarites.
1 Ki. 1:52There shall not an hair of him fall to the earth.
Job 4:15Job's hair stood up at the nearness of God.
Isa. 50:6 They plucked out the beard of Jesus.
Jer. 7:29Jeremiah exhorteth to mourn for their abominations in Tophet.
Eze. 16:7God's extraordinary love towards Jerusalem.
Matt. 5:36What it is to swear.
Luke 21:18God can protect every hair.
Acts 27:34All came safe to land.
1 Cor. 11:14Long hair is a shame to a man.
1 Cor. 11:15Woman's hair is her glory.
1 Tim. 2:9How women should be attired.
Lev. 19:32Honor the elderly and God.
Prov. 16:31If it be found in the way of righteousness.
Either I coined a term for us or the Lord spoke into my spirit, God's Little Trouble Makers. I took the Dale Carnegie Course which teaches you how to win friends and influence people. Then the Lord gave us a ministry which is unpopular and controversial; exactly the opposite of winning friends and influencing people. We stir people up to help them. We have caused many Christians consternation because of their lack of belief in deliverance and how they interpret the Bible. This lesson will touch the lives of many people because of their vanity and weaknesses. Most preachers want to give you the good news of what God is going to do for you. We tell you what will happen if you do not follow the Bible. Sin will reap its harvest. I have not fully researched this lesson but you can see that the ramifications are far reaching in the ways that our lives are affected. Think about why people treat their hair the way they do, why people dress the way they do and why people act they way they do. Think about this lesson in the spiritual, mental, physical and material realms.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE
God gives us a freewill to choose our course in life. As such, we must give others a freewill to do as they please in things such as dress and hair styles. It doesn't matter whether it is our personal preference; it is not our life. Even if it is contrary to the Bible, the person still has a right to choose between the world and the Word of God. They will reap the good or evil from their actions.
Isa. 50:6: Jesus Christ looked like the other people of his day and probably had long hair and a beard. We don't have any pictures of Him but we have the customs of His day retained in history. They did have razors in those days and it was probably easier to shave than to trim their long hair.
If a person can not accept themselves as God made them and as they grow older, their problems probably are rooted in rejection. Many times the roots start with their parents. Most of women's rejection can be traced to how they have been treated by men in their lives: grandfathers, fathers, brothers, husbands and sons. The fathers have the strongest influence on their daughters' lives.
If a person has become rejected, they will tend to become bitter against those who rejected them. When a person becomes bitter, they will tend to become rebellious against those who rejected them or against society.
A common sight nowadays is a boy or man with long hair like a woman. Sometimes this is a sign of vain glory. Most times it is a sign of rebellion. Many times you can recognize why the person has long hair. If the person is in rebellion, check to see if they were rejected, became bitter and then entered into rebellion.
Baldness can be a curse that has been handed down through the generations. Some people say that baldness comes through the mother. If you see a family that has generations of men with premature baldness at an early age, that family probably is cursed by the sins of their ancestors. Check for familiar spirits if there is no disease and treatment such as cancer with radiation treatment which causes a loss of hair.
Some diseases can cause loss of hair on the head. If a person has a disease in this category, take the person through deliverance and then pray for healing of the disease and baldness. God is known to do creative miracles and may completely restore the body and hair.
PRIDE, EGO AND VANITY
Prov. 6:16-19: The driving force behind many of the actions of men and women is self or pride, ego and vanity for self. God hates pride because it causes so much trouble for the human race. It interferes with our relationship with God because we want to be gods or to have our own way. Earline said that we should call this lesson Vanity.
FEARS AND INSECURITIES
For god hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7). Repeat this verse three times; it will make you feel stronger. God gave us spirits of power, love and sound mind. All fear comes from Satan.
Many people in the ministry and in public life are driven by fears of different types. Fears of ministers mainly deal with retaining their positions or ministries. Fears of the congregation mainly deal with retaining their jobs in their companies. Psychiatrists have cataloged at least 210 phobias which are fears.
Insecurities are found in many areas such as inferiority, self pity, loneliness, timidity, shyness, inadequacy, ineptness, etc. When we are insecure, we are looking for something to make us feel allright in that area of weakness.
There are emotional demons that cooperate with each other to whipsaw the person from one extreme to another. For instance, take pride and insecurity. The demon of insecurity will drive the person to do some act to be prideful. Then the demon of pride will cause the person to feel insecure. The whipsaw goes back and forth and the person is never allowed to fell allright for long.
BEARDS AND BALDNESS
Many men have beards because they are going bald. They think this helps to make up for lack of hair on the top of the head. This probably indicates insecurity or vanity brought about by feelings of not fully accepting themselves or trying to impress others by being something that they aren't. If the Holy Spirit wanted all men to grow beards, there would probably be a general impression to that effect at least in the Christian community.
TRYING TO LOOK YOUNG
Another one of my objections is that the men preachers have to look young and act young to maintain their positions of leadership. Women have to follow suit to maintain their husbands and their respect. There is much pressure in the world of advertising for looking and acting young. This is ridiculous before God and in the Christian community.
Lev. 19:27 and Prov. 16:31: I believe that the Bible honors the grey-haired man who has wisdom and understanding to impart to the members of his congregation and is living a righteous life. Therefore, I don't believe in dying the hair to hide the gray strands to look young.
Deliverance brings you into the ultimate reality of God's truth. God is total truth and there is no fantasy in God. One of the problems we have in charismatic circles is Christian fantasy which is really lies in the guise of Christianity. I would like to paraphrase Jack Harris, Sheep in wolves clothing; watch their tracks.
I object to anything that is false such as playacting, put on, theatrics, affectation, pretension, sophistication, etc. When you try to change your body and be something that you aren't, then you are entering into some degree of falseness.
One of the problems that women have is trying to be super spiritual so that they will be accepted and feel good about themselves. Women tend to have problems with accepting themselves as women because they think that the men have a better life. This can lead to fleshly prophesy out-of-the-mind, wanting to lead, mouthing spiritual sayings that are not Biblical, etc. to be noticed and to be seen.
We have had some experiences with women who have done a lot of prophesying in the church and to people. A friend of mine got into a position where she had words for people. At one point, she told her husband that he would die before the year was out. He did not die but was in good health. When her words began to fail, she asked me what should she do. I told her to come up to Lake Hamilton Bible Camp and we would all stone her. That was the prescription for making a false prophecy in the Bible. In the Old Testament they were told to stone a prophet if his words did not come to pass and also not to fear them. If we thought about the serious responsibility a prophet has, we would not say anything in prophecy unless we had no doubt God said it. God does not like falseness.
Why do women think they are not as good as men? When we go back to Genesis, we find that the woman took and ate. When she gave to her husband, he took and ate, and then all the bad stuff happened. Adam blamed it on Eve. If you take notice, the bad stuff happened only after he ate. In I Tim. 2:14, we see that Eve was deceived but not Adam. This means Eve was sure she was making the right decision. Adam knew the true state of their action and chose to do wrong. From there until today, women have been the brunt of men's jokes. This is still so strong in some countries today that if people have a girl child and they don't want it, they let it die or kill it. We have come from a long line of rejection so we are conditioned to reject ourselves. When you find yourself doing things a little out of line, give some thought to what your motive is and what are you hoping to gain.
Some men preachers sound, look and smell like women; this turns me off. In the Bible, the man and woman clearly have different roles and should look like different sexes. Men should be masculine and women should be feminine. The pressure of humanism and the new world movement is turning men into women and women into men.
Isa. 3:16-24: The following is the Moody Paraphrase based on the experiences of deliverance ministers. The daughters of Zion are haughty. The Lord will smite with psoriasis. He will discover their secret parts with female diseases and burning. He will take away their bravery and give them fear. Instead of a sweet smell there shall be the stink of cancer and rotting flesh. Their clothes will be sackcloth and torn; their head shall be bald. See Isa. 3:24, 1 Cor. 11:15 " 1 Tim. 2:9.
I Cor. 11:3-15: Paul reproveth them, because in holy assemblies their men prayed with their heads covered, and women with their heads uncovered. The woman's hair is given as a covering. Some people believe that a woman should have a scarf or hat on her head when she is in church and especially when she is ministering to the congregation.
The covering in this passage is not the husband but an actual covering for the head. It is a covering to show that the woman has chosen to submit to her husband. You realize, of course, that the covering is not proof of proper submission, but proper submission is a choice of the heart and mind of the woman.
Pat Forman had this experience once when she was to speak with Reggie Foreman. She was in the shower getting ready to go when her head become frozen looking up at the ceiling. She asked in prayer what was going on and was impressed that she should wear something on her head as a sign of submission to her husband. They looked up these scriptures and decided she would wear a barrette in her hair as a sign that she was choosing to submit to his leadership.
1 Tim. 2:9-15: These passages discuss how women should be dressed and what manner they should conduct themselves. 1 Pet. 3:1-6: Peter teaches the duty of wives to their husbands. The Bible clearly teaches that it is not the outward part of woman that is important but the inward part of her soul and spirit that God sees. The same could also be said for the man.
Our daughter, Marie, worked as a waitress while she was in college to help pay for her education. She noticed that the women in business had problems with loosing their hair in baldness.
Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that you prayers be not hindered (1 Pet. 3:7). God made women weaker physically and spiritually than the men. The men are to be stronger and provide for the women.
When a woman tries to usurp the role of her husband or tries to act like a man, she opens herself up to masculinity problems and demons. She may begin to have problems of baldness which is common to man but not woman. She may begin to look, act, talk and have the mannerisms of a man. She may grow excessive hair on the face while losing hair on the top of the head.
Some women preachers try to act like the men preachers to gain acceptance. They begin to take on the characteristics of men preachers. It is readily apparent when a woman is masculine. The woman is not sure whether she really fits into the role of preacher in the predominately man's world. She tries to compensate and become one of the boys and get accepted into the men's club.
Many times the profession of the woman stems from trying to please her father who wanted a boy or having a husband that didn't properly provide for her or having other men mistreat her. A woman ends up in a man's profession frequently because she has not been properly treated as a girl and then as a woman.
Women need to be very careful and watchful over their motivations. God does not look at the outward show but He reads what is in the heart. You may sit in this congregation and do all the correct outward actions but God is not impressed unless the heart and mind are correct.
Women wearing make-up comes from the occult. The women in Egypt were expert in the use of make-up. It was a part of the life of the women at the time of the Tower of Babel. Today women make their eyes in the same manner as the Egyptians. The Hebrew women then did not use make-up; even today they are modest in it's use. Women usually wear make-up because they hope to gain some advantage, manipulate somebody or because they feel rejected.
I suffered from rejection for many years of my life. I was often manipulated into doing things I didn't want to do because I wanted someone somewhere to like and approve of me. If your purpose for your manner of dress is to attract followers, you are in witchcraft. This is true also for you fellows.
II Kings 9:30-35: Jezebel was a beautiful person on the outside and she must have kept herself very beautiful. She has suffered through the sentence placed on her husband and her children, and she is now alone in the castle. Jehu has been anointed to destroy her. She hears him coming, thinking she will just do her usual thing (seduce him). She paints her face, beautifies her head and looks out the window hoping to stop God's sentence against her.
Jehu was not impressed and carried out his instructions. She was thrown out the window, run over by horses and eaten by dogs. Once we had a young lady begin to scream, Stop the horses, stop the horses. She was holding her head in her hands and trying to protect herself. We thought this strange and looked this scripture up, II Kings 9:30-35.
Our motives will show up in our reasons for what we do and this is what God sees.
ASK YOURSELVES SOME QUESTIONS
Why do you need to hide the wrinkles? Why do you need to look better? Apparently, you feel like you look better (younger) and feel approval (about yourself). Earline and I have a tendency to examine everything. Was it the Holy Spirit or another spirit that talked to you?
I never have been impressed by long hair or beards on men. I prefer short hair which is easy to maintain. I don't like the beards which scratch and have to be cut periodically.