SPF 130: Part 2: Uncovering Deceit & God's Names (Are Women Oppressed by Biblical Principles? )

How do we know what is false? We have to know what is true. In this episode I follow up about deception concerning women’s biblical roles with the Truth of God being Adonai which means Lord, and Jehovah El Emeth which means The Lord God of Truth.

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Uncovering Deception

Genesis 3 - Satan is called “more crafty” than any other creature (clever at achieving one's aims by indirect or deceitful methods)

Things can start to sound right and then we filter our lives through a distorted worldview

Satan is a deceiver, he’s a roaring lion looking to devour, he comes to steal, kill, and destroy, and He is the Father of Lies.

John 8

So how do we recognize deceit? How do we identify the lies of the enemy?

Knowing Truth

God wants us to live in the truth because the Truth is freedom.

Women can be women and embrace the yes’s and no’s God has laid out in Scripture. That is living in Truth and the light. That is exactly opposite of oppression. That is freedom.

Morning and Evening By Charles Spurgeon

"But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."
Luke 2:19

There was an exercise, on the part of this blessed woman, of three powers of her being: her memory - she kept all these things; her affections - she kept them in her heart; her intellect - she pondered them; so that memory, affection, and understanding, were all exercised about the things which she had heard. Beloved, remember what you have heard of your Lord Jesus, and what he has done for you; make your heart the golden pot of manna to preserve the memorial of the heavenly bread whereon you have fed in days gone by. Let your memory treasure up everything about Christ which you have either felt, or known, or believed, and then let your fond affections hold him fast for evermore. Love the person of your Lord! Bring forth the alabaster box of your heart, even though it be broken, and let all the precious ointment of your affection come streaming on his pierced feet. Let your intellect be exercised concerning the Lord Jesus. Meditate upon what you read: stop not at the surface; dive into the depths. Be not as the swallow which toucheth the brook with her wing, but as the fish which penetrates the lowest wave. Abide with your Lord: let him not be to you as a wayfaring man, that tarrieth for a night, but constrain him, saying, "Abide with us, for the day is far spent." Hold him, and do not let him go. The word "ponder," means to weigh. Make ready the balances of judgment. Oh, but where are the scales that can weigh the Lord Christ? "He taketh up the isles as a very little thing:"-who shall take him up? "He weigheth the mountains in scales"- in what scales shall we weigh him? Be it so, if your understanding cannot comprehend, let your affections apprehend; and if your spirit cannot compass the Lord Jesus in the grasp of understanding, let it embrace him in the arms of affection.

Names of God

Jehovah El Emeth

  • God is who He says He is, HE will do what He said will do, and He is truthful in all that He says.

  • He the ultimate source of reality. Everything that relates to Him is true and is real.

  • Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God proves True, he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

Adonai

  • Adonai means Lord

  • Lord means that God is the Master and we are his servants.

  • “Woe to him who strives with him who formed him,
    a pot among earthen pots!
    Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
    or ‘Your work has no handles’? Isaiah 45:9

  • Mary - Luke 1:58

  • Simon Peter - Luke 5:5

Because God is Jehovah El Emeth, the Lord God of Truth and Because he is Adonai, Lord, that means we can trust in Him to show us the truthful way and to believe the things he’s called women to do and be are good.

Resources

(Amazon links are affiliate links)

Dr. McKissic and Dr. Ascol debate can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEeSsmKrcw

Let Me Be a Woman
By Elisabeth Elliot