Tuesday, September 26, 2023

False Prophets Claim Second Coming of Messiah in April 2024!

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, August 2002-2023

Beware of false prophets are who are claiming that the Great Tribulation already began on December 14, 2020 (when the jabs rolled out), and that our Messiah will be returning at the Great American Eclipse on April 8th, 2024. 

The first thing that I want to point out, is that our Messiah will snatch away his bride to the heavenly wedding chuppah on the Feast of Trumpets, AFTER the 1,260 days of tribulation is finished! 

Ten days later, Messiah will land his feet on the Mount of Olives on Yom Kippur, bringing his glorified/resurrected bride with him as his army! See Revelation 19:7-19; Ezekiel 37:10; Proverbs 31:10 & Genesis 2:18 in Hebrew.

This means that we must count backwards from Yom Kippur on the biblical calendar of 360 days. 

Yom Kippur is on the 10th day of the 7th Hebrew month of Ethaniym (Tishri), which means it is day #190 on the Biblical Calendar: 

The 190th day (Day of Atonement) minus 10 days = 180th day (Feast of Trumpets). 

The 180th day (Feast of Trumpets) minus 180 days (6 months or a half a year) = Rosh Hashanah, the 1st of Abib, the Biblical New Year, which is 14 days before Passover. 

This means that the ministry of the Corporate Two Witnesses must begin on the 1st Abib, which was also the birthday of Yahuwchanon  the Immerser (John the Baptist). 

The Corporate Two Witnesses will be a repeat of John the Baptist in the earth on a CORPORATE LEVEL! 

6 months (180 days) + 3 years = 3.5 years, or 1,260 days. 

Our Messiah was born on the Feast of Trumpets, exactly 180 days after his cousin John, who was born on the 1st of Abib. 

See my blogs about the birth of Messiah:

When Was the Messiah of Israel Born?

When Was the Real Messiah Born & Why Does it Matter?

Therefore, the Great Tribulation, spoken of by our Messiah in Matthew 24:15-21, will probably begin on the 1st of Abib at sometime soon in the future! I will expound further on this later.

If we count the days between December 14th, 2020, until April 8th, 2024, it amounts to 1,211 days, which is 49 days shy of 1,260 days. 

If we add 49 more days, it brings us to May 27th, 2024, which is NOT a prophetic Feast Day! 

The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) in 2024 is going to be on May 19th, which is 8 days earlier. 

The prophets have told us that Messiah’s return will be on a future Yom Kippur, which is also called “The Day of Vengeance”

See the following Scriptures: Isaiah 34:8; Isaiah 61:2; Isaiah 63:4 Jeremiah 46:10; Luke 21:22; Revelation 19:2.

Therefore, for Messiahs Second Coming to land in a Jubilee Year on Yom Kippur, the Great Tribulation must begin exactly 1,270 earlier, which would be 14 days before Passover on the 1st of Abib!

There is a certain woman on Facebook, who claims that Messiah will return next year in 2024. I will give her a fictitious name “Deluded.” 

Deluded wrote:

#1). The abomination of desolation in the temple is happening. Corruption of Yahuah’s creation. DNA change. Just like in the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37). 

My response to Deluded: 

To understand what the Abomination of Desolation will be in the future, we must employ a rule of interpretation called “The Law of First Mention.” 

This means that whenever a concept was first presented to us in Scripture, it carries the same meaning later-on in history, when it appears again.

The first mention of “The Abomination of Desolation” is first mentioned in Daniel 8:11; 11:31; 12:11, and then repeated by our Messiah in Matthew 24:15-21.

This prophecy, (when it was first given to Daniel) was pertaining to a Greek Syrian Dictator named Antiochus Epiphanies who erected an image of Zeus in the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem. To learn more about this event, I recommend reading the Book of Maccabees.

Those living in the Kingdom of Yahuwdah (Judah) at that time, were forced (under penalty of death) to worship the image, and many were slaughtered under this decree. 

The same thing will be repeated in the future, as  seen in Revelation 13: 

Revelation 13:14 And deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that THEY SHOULD MAKE AN IMAGE TO THE BEAST, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 


The dictionary defines the word “CLONE” as “AN EXACT IMAGE, COPY, A FACSIMILE.” 

See my blog: Will the “Image of the Beast” be a “Clone of Jesus?”

On December 25, 2020 a website called “CHRISTIANS FOR CLONING JESUS” made an audacious claim that the Vatican had extracted the blood samples from “The Shroud of Turin” (which I believe is fake), and they claimed to have CLONED JESUS CHRIST! 

The website claimed that by December 25th, 2030, the clone will be 30 years old, which would make him eligible to serve as the High Priest in the Temple. 

In reality, I believe that the clone they made was taken from the exhumed remains of Nimrod, which was discovered by Sadam Hussein during the Iraqi War. These remains of Nimrod are said to be his Nephilim DNA! 

If Antiochus Epiphanes used “AN IMAGE OF ZEUS” on DECEMBER 25TH in 167 B.C. as the “ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,” the same pattern will be repeated! 


This will take place at an undisclosed date in the near future! 

Yes, the “Jabs” are an Abomination to the Human Temple, but they are not the ultimate fulfillment of the Abomination of Desolation! 

See my blog: Does the Name “Jesus” Mean “Hail Zeus?”

The Abomination of Desolation is spoken of in the following places in Scripture, (Daniel 8:11, 11:31, 12:31, Matthew 24:15-21, 2nd Thessalonians 2:4-12; Revelation 11:1-2). 

In each of these citations, the Temple is a BRICK & MORTAR TEMPLE, and it has not been built yet!

Some have cited that there is an underground Synagogue already in Jerusalem, but this is not the Solomon’s Temple that the Political Zionists have been waiting for!

See the following video: 

Deluded wrote: 

#2.) Euphrates River has dried up (Revelation 16:12). 

My answer to Deluded:

This is a false claim. The Euphrates River is indeed drying up, but it has not completely dried up yet! 

See this article for proof:

At the current rate at which it is drying up, it will take until 2040 for it to completely dry up.

However, in Revelation 16:12 the Euphrates River dries up immediately, the moment that the angel pours out his vial of wrath onto it! 

But we know this has not taken place yet, because the Great Tribulation has not even begun yet! 

The Ten Days of Awe leading up to the Second Coming of Messiah on Yom Kippur will begin the moment that the Corporate Two Witnesses are taken up into heaven. 

And for the subsequent ten days, the vials of wrath are poured out up on the earth in rapid succession.

We know this, because we have seen the same pattern with Noah and his family, because they were instructed to enter the Ark, and then YaHuWaH shut them in (Genesis 7:4 & 16). 

Then they were instructed to wait “FOR SEVEN DAYS.” 

After the seven-day waiting period, the “WRATH” was poured out upon the earth in the form of rain, and flooding! 

The same thing will take place again, when those who typify the Congregation of Philadelphia & the Wise Virgins are “TAKEN UP” to the heavenly chuppah! (see Psalm 19:4; Joel 2:16).

The bride will have “SEVEN DAYS” in heaven with the bridegroom, and then the “WRATH” will be poured out upon the earth in the form of CLEANSING FIRE: 

2nd Peter 3:10 But the day of YHWH will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 

2nd Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of Elohiym, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 

See my other blog, where I explain that we are currently in what our Messiah called “The Beginning of Birth Pains.” 

Deluded wrote: 

#3). The peace treaty has happened in Israel. The Abraham Accords (Daniel 9:27). 

My response to Deluded: 

Deluded shows that she doesn’t understand Daniel’s 70th Week, because it is our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa who “CONFIRMS THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR ONE WEEK!” 

Our Messiah was “CUT OFF IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK,” (Daniel 9:25-26), leaving the final 3.5 years to be finished by the CORPORATE TWO WITNESSES, WHICH HAS NOT EVEN BEGUN YET! 

See my blogs, where I prove that Daniel 9:27 is NOT about an Antichrist, but about the REAL MESSIAH! 

Who Confirms the Covenant of Daniel’s 70th Week?

Daniel’s 70th Week Divided in Half at the Conclusion of Messiah’s Earthly Ministry:

The Abraham Accords are a fulfillment of Isaiah 28:15, called “A COVENANT WITH DEATH!”

The Abraham Accords are also a fulfillment of Daniel 7:24 & Daniel 8:25. 

The Little Horn shall “DESTROY MANY BY PEACE” (Daniel 8:25). 

The Little Horn shall “SUBDUE THREE KINGS” (Daniel 7:24).

See my blogs:

The Little Horn Arises Out of America:

The Four Notable Horns of Daniel:

Daniel’s Little Horn Fulfilled in President Trump:

Deluded wrote: 

#4). The daily sacrifice has stopped (in the bodies of those who took the shot (Daniel 11:31). 

My response to Deluded:

This is ridiculous, because the daily sacrifices have not even begun yet, so how can they have stopped? 

What does it look like to have “evening and morning sacrifices” taking place inside of a human body? 

First of all, those who took the jabs would not have been offering up evening and morning prayers (sacrifices) to YaHuWaH (prior to taking the shot); because if they had been doing that, they would have had enough discernment not to take the poison into their veins!

Since when are people having animals slain inside their bodies on a daily basis? 

And what about those who are Vegans or Vegetarians? 

People were not having animals slaughtered inside their bodies each morning and evening, so the very suggestion that the daily sacrifices have begun, and subsequently have been halted by the False Messiah inside of peoples bodies is preposterous! 

Deluded wrote: 

#5). Production of Nephilim offspring is taking place (mom’s giving birth to babies who took the shots. DNA changed. (Genesis 6:4). 

My response to Deluded: 

Many of us already know about the “Iron & Clay” prophecy in Genesis 6:4 & Daniel 2:40-44. I have been warning about Nephilim DNA being mingled with the seed of humans for over 20 years.

However, even though the “mingled seed” is a sign of the end-times, there is no specific time-line surrounding the corruption of human DNA with Nephilim. 

Therefore, we cannot use the mingled seed prophecy as some kind of “harbinger” to determine that we are supposedly in the Great Tribulation. 

Deluded wrote: 

#6). The first five seals have/and are happening (Revelation 5). 

My response to Deluded:

There is no evidence in Scripture that the Messiah returns at the 5th seal, or that the Great Tribulation ends with the 5th seal. 

By the time the ministry of the Two Witnesses begins, all seven seals will have been finished. The first “WOE” begins in Revelation 9:12 and the second “WOE” ends with their ministry of 1,260 days (Revelation 11:14).

Deluded wrote: 

#7). The Antichrist has been revealed. Caused the abomination of desolation in the temple/body. WARp SpEED. Enmity with the woman (Genesis 3:15). 

My answer to Deluded: 

I agree that the “Man of Sin, the Little Horn” (Donald Trump) has been revealed to many of us, since he first became POTUS in 2016. 

On March 21st 2020, YaHuWaH spoke to me and said that Trump is “The Rider on the White Horse,” and I was told 9 months before he rolled out the “snake bites” that he would be the one to develop the “Toxons---poisonous bow and arrows!” 

However, none of this is a “harbinger” of when the Great Tribulation actually begins! 

There is only one harbinger for when the Great Tribulation begins, and our Messiah told us precisely when:

Matthew 24:15-21 “…When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place…. FOR THEN SHALL BE GREAT TRIBULATION, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” 

Deluded wrote: 

#7). Transhumanism is taking place. 

My answer to Deluded: 

Okay, but so what? This is not a harbinger for when the “Great Tribulation” begins! 

No place in Scripture do we read “For the moment that we see Transhumanism beginning, for then shall be GREAT TRIBULATION!” 

To be accurate, Transhumanism began with biologist Julian Huxley, who is regarded as the founder of transhumanism after using the term for the title of an influential 1957 article. The term itself, however, derives from an earlier 1940 paper by the Canadian philosopher W. D. Lighthall. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transhumanism

Deluded wrote:

#8). No rapture: Tares being taken/removed by shots.

My answer to Deluded: 

This is utterly FALSE! 

Yes, we all know that the Latin translation “Rapturo” is not found in our English Bibles.

However, the Greek word “Harpazo,” is defined in Scripture as an event when the Bride (Two Witnesses) will be CAUGHT UP TO HEAVEN & TO THE THRONE” after their ministry of 1,260 days is finished! See Revelation 11:12-15, 12:5; Hebrews 12:18-25.


*Note: The bride being taken to heaven to the wedding chuppah with the groom is seen in Song of Solomon 1:4, Psalm 19:4 & Joel 2:16, and John 14:1-2.

The word “gather” doesn’t even have the same meaning as “taken or left!” 

In the Parable of the “Wheat & Tares,” both are “gathered” to different places. 

In the Parable of the “Wise & Foolish Virgins,” the wise are “TAKEN” INTO THE HEAVENLY WEDDING CHUPPAH (CHAMBER), while the foolish are “LEFT OUT!” 


Yes, there will be a POST-TRIBULATION HARPAZO for the bride to heaven on the FEAST OF TRUMPETS! 

The bride will be in heaven with the bridegroom for “SEVEN DAYS,” (inside the Ten Days of Awe). This is just like Noah and his family, who were in the ark for “SEVEN DAYS,” before the Wrath began! 

Similarly, the bride will return with Messiah (to the Mount of Olives), as his ARMY on YOM KIPPUR! 

See my other blogs for a more thorough explanation of when the bride being taken to heaven with the bridegroom:

See my blog: Remember Lot’s Wife: Taken or Left?

Deluded wrote: 

#9). Temple building has already been built. See comments for video. 

She is referring to this Synagogue that I have known about since 2017, when it was first opened. See the following links:

This underground Synagogue is NOT Solomon’s Temple! 

The Zionists & Illuminati are in the process of building a replica of Solomon’s Temple: 

The Great Tribulation cannot begin until we SEE the Abomination of Desolation standing in the holy place, as our Messiah already warned us in Matthew 24:15-21. 

And please don’t try and tell me that he was speaking about the human body, because even though I agree that the human body is the Temple of the Ruwach ha’Qodesh (Holy Spirit), we know that our Messiah was speaking of a brick and mortar temple, because Revelation 11:1-2 tells us that the angel measures three separate things:

1.) The Temple itself.
2.) The Altar.
3.) The people inside the Temple who are worshiping.

Additionally, the angel is told not to measure the outer court, because it is given to the gentiles to be trampled underfoot for 42 months.

This is clearly not describing 6 billion human bodies who have bene jabbed!

Friday, September 22, 2023

Was Paul Forbidding “All Women” Everywhere, and “For All Time” to Teach?

By Maria Merola 

© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, October 2007

If there is one thing that I have learned over the years, is that we cannot build doctrine around one single verse of Scripture. Our Messiah Yahuwshuwa, showed us the pattern for which we should establish doctrine, and it is based upon “two or three witnesses.”

What are these witnesses?

Luqas (Luke) 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the Towrah (law) of Mosheh (Moses), and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

As you can see, there are two or three witnesses in Scripture that must be consulted before we can establish any kind of biblical doctrine. In Hebrew, there is an acronym called TaNaKTowrah, Nabiym, Ketuwbiym. In other words, Law, Prophets & Writings (Psalms).

Within Christendom, there seems to be a common error that is taught, whereby people will often use the letters and epistles of the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) in the wrong context, in order to override what the prophets and our Messiah taught. 

The same problem seems to exist in reverse within the Hebraic Roots Community, where some have discounted Sha’uwl (Paul) as a false apostle, because they think he is teaching against the Towrah (Mosaic Law).

My aim in this study is to bring harmony to the entire counsel of scripture, with regard to the subject of women teaching in the assembly.

This topic has been a subject of much controversy within the body of Messiah for centuries, as many have used only one or two passages out of Sha’uwl’s letters as a means of silencing women who are called of YaHuWaH to preach the good news.

I am often asked about this subject since I have been called as a female to be a “Watchman to the House of Yisra’el” in these last days. The mandate that YaHuWaH has given me is to warn the body of Messiah about false pagan mixture that has crept into the Christian Church and within Judaism. 

I am called to teach about the Hebraic Roots of our faith in Messiah, to those who have “ears to hear” what the Spirit of YaHuWaH is saying. The message that YaHuWaH has given me to preach is without gender, as both males and females alike find themselves hearing what the Ruwach (Spirit) of YaHuWaH is saying in these last days:

Maaseh Shlichiym (Acts) 2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

In the above passage, the outpouring of the Ruwach (Spirit) of YaHuWaH was not only intended for the male gender, but for females also. And what is the purpose of these women having the Ruwach (Spirit) poured out upon them? As you can see, they were meant to “prophesy,” and this word is defined in the Greek Strong’s Concordance as follows:

#4395. prophēteuō: to prophesy, to be a prophet, speak forth by divine inspirations, to predict, to utter forth, declare, a thing which can only be known by divine revelation, to break forth under sudden impulse in lofty discourse or praise of the divine counsels, under like prompting, to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others, to act as a prophet, discharge the prophetic office.

As you can see, the Scriptures expressly state that the Spirit of YaHuWaH would be poured out upon “all flesh” in the latter days, to include females. The Greek word for “prophesy” is much broader than the English word, for it encompasses all forms of speaking under inspiration---even teaching!

As a woman who is called to teach and preach to the body of Messiah, I am under apostolic authority as I answer to other men who are also ministry leaders. Now that I have cleared that up, let me get to the meat of this message concerning the role of women in ministry. 

In order to properly understand what the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) was referring to in 1st Timothy 2:12 (concerning women teaching men), we must take into account, the context, history, and culture surrounding his letter to Timothy. We must also read the other Epistles of Paul, where he specifically names certain women who were helping him preach the gospel of Messiah. To learn more about Paul's message to women, see my other blogs here:

The Male & Female Relationship in Marriage

In Paul’s letter to Timothy, he was obviously addressing the marriage relationship (specifically), as he was instructing women not to usurp the authority of their own husbands. When you look up the original Greek word in 1st Timothy 2:12 for “woman” the word specifically means “wife.”

The Greek word is “gune” which literally means “wife.” 

#1135. gune: goo-nay’ probably from the base of 1096; a woman; specially, a wife:--wife, woman. 

There is a more generic word for woman in Greek which means “female” and that word is “thelus.”

#2338. thelus: thay’-loos from the same as 2337; female:--femalewoman

The original Greek word in 1st Timothy 2:12 in the Strong’s Concordance here for “man” is “aner” which literally means “husband.”

#435. aner: an’-ayr a primary word (compare 444); a man (properly as an individual male):--fellow, husbandman, sir. 

Some would try and argue the fact that the Greek word “aner” is sometimes used to describe “a man” (in general), and that this word is not necessarily always referring to a husband. But in the Greek language, there is no word for “husband” that is not also used to describe “man.” 

Here is a case-in-point:

Ephsiym (Ephesians) 5:25 “....husbands (aner) love your wives (gune) ....”

The reason why the word “aner” (husband) is used in Ephesians 5:22, is because the word “aner” is more specifically used to for “husband,” and not the male gender. 

The English translators properly translated the Greek word as “husband” in Ephesians 5:25, yet in 1st Timothy 2:12, they erroneously translated the word “aner” as “man,” thereby misleading the reader to believe that he was prohibiting females from teaching males.

Sha’uwl (Paul) used “aner” because that is the only word in Greek that applies to both husband and man. There is no Greek word that is used for “husband” only. Hence, in 1st Timothy 2:12 Sha’uwl was not making a case against the female gender being allowed to teach the male gender.

The word for “male” in Greek pertaining more specifically to the male gender is as follows:

#730. arsen: male (as stronger for lifting); male, man.

In Galatians 3:28 Sha’uwl (Paul) is expressly stating that there is no difference between male & female because the genders are “one in Messiah:”

Galatiym (Galatians) 3:28 There is neither Yahuwdiy (Jew) nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male (arsen) nor female (thelus): for you are all one in Messiah Yahuwshuwa.

If Paul was making a ruling against females teaching males, he would’ve used the words “thelus” and “arsen” in 1st Timothy 2:12. He would’ve stated “I do not permit a female to teach a male.” 

But he was obviously not making a ruling for all women, in every situation, and for all time. Paul was addressing the chain of command with regard to the marriage relationship. This is the reason why he went on to explain that Adam came first and then Eve. Paul was showing us that Yah had set up the proper order in marriages from the beginning. 

Here is another case-in-point:

Romiym (Romans) 1:26 For this cause Elohiym gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women (thelus, female) did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Romiym (Romans) 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, (thelus, female) burned in their lust one toward another; men (arsen, male) with men (arsen, male) working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

As you can see by the above passages, Paul used the Greek word “thelus” (female), even though the English translators used the more generic term “woman.” 

He also used the Greek word for “male” (arsen) even though the English translators used the word “men.” 

This tells us that Paul was being “gender specific” in this passage, whereas in 1st Timothy 2:12, he was speaking to the role of husbands and wives---not to the issue of gender.

Now that I have laid the foundation for properly understanding the context of his letter to Timothy, we can read it with more clarity:

1st Timotiyos (Timothy) 2:

12 But I suffer not a woman (gune, wife) to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man (aner, husband), but to be in silence.

13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.

14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

You will notice that Sha’uwl (Paul) is addressing the marriage relationship (specifically), because he goes on to describe the marriage relationship between Adam and Eve. Paul is explaining that Eve was redeemed from her naïve ways, when she suffered and gave birth. Suffering has a way of teaching us that we are not in control of our own lives, but that we must at every moment depend on our Creator.

Paul used his letter to Timothy as an opportunity to teach us that the woman’s deceptive nature is purged from her when she goes through the tribulation and suffering of giving labor. In Philippians 3:10, we are shown that suffering brings us closer to Messiah as we “know him” through being acquainted with what he has suffered for us sinners. Similarly, a woman becomes more like Messiah, when she suffers to bring forth her children.

Both Genders Created in the Image of YaHuWaH

I have heard a few misogynistic men argue that only the male gender was created in the image of Elohiym, whereas the female gender was created in the image of the male (but not in the image of Elohiym). Let
’s examine this passage to find out if there is any truth to this faulty line of reasoning.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:26 And Elohiym said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: 

The Hebrew word for “man” in this verse is as follows:

#120. Adam: human beingmankindperson, individual.

This word “adam” is not limited to the male gender, for it is describing the human race, in other words, all of mankind or humanity. 

This is where the Greek word “anthropos” for “mankind” comes from. This word “anthropos” is the Greek counterpart for the Hebrew word “Adam:”

#444. anthropos: anth’-ro-pos from 435 and ops (the countenance; from 3700); man-faced, i.e. a human being:--certain, man. 

Therefore, Elohiym made mankind (to include the female gender) in his image. The Hebrew word “adam” is therefore describing the human race, whereas the Hebrew words for male & female are defined as follows:

Strong’s Concordance #2145 – zakar: adjective, masculine noun; male (of humans and animals). 

Strong’s Concordance #5347 – nĕqebah: female, woman, female child, female animal.

Now, let
’s take a look at how these two Hebrew words are used elsewhere:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:27 So Elohiym created man (adam, human beings) in his own image, in the image of Elohiym created he him; male (zakar) and female (neqebah) created he them.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 5:2 Male (zakar) and female (neqebah) created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Awdawm (Adam), in the day when they were created.

The first thing I want to point out, is that YaHuWaH 

Now, these verses are made much clearer, as we can see that when YaHuWaH created mankind (humanity) in his image, he included both genders (male and female). Thus, the word “Adam” (man) is describing both male and female genders collectively.

Often-times whenever the subject of women teaching comes up, I will hear people quote the following verse, as if it is telling us that the male gender shall rule over the female gender:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:16 Unto the woman (ishshah) he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband (iysh), and he shall rule over you.

As you can see by the above verse, Elohiym is telling the “wife” (ishahah) that her husband (iysh) shall rule over her. He did not tell her that the zakar (male) would rule over the nĕqebah (female).

Do you see the difference? While the Hebrew word “ishshah” can mean “woman or female,” it is the only word that is used to describe “wife” in Hebrew. However, the word “neqebah” is more specific to the female gender. If YaHuWaH was telling all females that all males on the planet would rule over them, he would have said the following:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:16 Unto the females (neqebah) he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your males (zakar), and he shall rule over you.

Obviously, YaHuWaH is not telling all males to rule over all females. He is speaking specifically to the marriage relationship. 

Now, let’s take a look at the Hebrew words for “woman” and “husband” in Genesis 3:16:

Strong’s Concordance #802: ‘ishshah: woman, wife, female, woman (opposite of man); wife (woman married to a man); female (of animals); each, every (pronoun).

Strong’s Concordance #376: ‘iysh: man, male (in contrast to woman, female); husbandhuman being, person (in contrast to God); mankind; champion; great man; whosoever; each (adjective).

Therefore, whenever the TaNaKh (Hebrew Old Testament) is specifically speaking to the marriage relationship, it will always use the word “ishshah” for wife and the word “iysh” for husband. In the Greek New Testament, the word that is always used to describe wife is “gune” and the word that is always used to describe husband is “aner.” 

Now that I have made a distinction between male and female in scripture, (versus husband and wife), we can move on to the other evidences, showing that Paul was not forbidding females to teach males. In his letter to Timothy, he was specifically addressing the Congregation at Ephesus, who were known for worshipping Diana Artemis. 

This congregation had a unique situation, which would necessitate that Paul write to them concerning the proper role and function of a husband and a wife in marriage. This is why he outlined in Ephesians 5, the role of the husband and the wife as it relates to Messiah and his assembly.

The Female Dominance Cult in Ephesus

In order to understand Sha’uwl’s (Paul’s) letter to Timothy when he commanded wives (gune) not to usurp the authority of their husbands, we must first become aware of the historical background of this congregation that he was writing to in Ephesus. 

The Assembly at Ephesus was a group of former pagans who worshiped the Great Diana Artemis. This religion taught that Eve came before Adam and that she conceived Adam. This cult would emasculate men by making them eunuchs (removing their reproductive parts), and then the women would be dominant over the men, and they would sacrifice these men to this pagan goddess Diana. 

This is the reason why the Apostle Paul made reference to this: 

1st Timotiyos (Timothy) 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve

Why would the Sha’uwl (Paul) need to explain that Adam was formed first and then Eve? Don’t we know this already? Well obviously, the Assembly at Ephesus did not already know this because they had been taught the lie that Eve was the mother of Adam. This lie is much like the lie in the Catholic Church today where it is taught that “Mary, the mother of Jesus was born without original sin, hence it was her divinity which was passed on to Jesus…”

Since Catholicism teaches that Mary is the Holy Spirit, they conclude that “Mary is the author of Jesus,” just like the lie that the Ephesians were taught about Eve being the author of Adam.

Roman Catholicism is strikingly similar to this cult from ancient Babylon, which was adopted into other cultures, such as Ephesus. We can see how the deification of Mary/Miryam (the mother of our Messiah), was meant to assimilate him to Nimrod and his mother/wife, Semiramis aka “The Queen of Heaven.

To those who extrapolate 1st Timothy 2:12 as a message to “All women, everywhere, and for all time,” that would be like forbidding all males from being circumcised forevermore. In Galatians, Paul addressed a Cult in Galatia who were enforcing circumcision as a means to salvation. To learn more about this cult named “Works of the Law,” see my other blog: Who Has Bewitched You?

Here is an example of how many people take Paul’s letters out of context:

Galatians 5:2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised, Messiah shall profit you nothing. 

Galatians 5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.  

Galatians 5:4 Messiah is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace. 

*Explanation: If we were to take the above passages out of their intended context, we would be forced to believe that Paul was condemning all the patriarchs who were circumcised, such as Abraham, Moses & all 8-day-old Yisraelite males. 

When Paul wrote “To every man that is circumcised,” we would be tempted to think that Paul was addressing all males, in every situation, and for all time. However, the only way to properly understand Paul’s message, is to read the entire chapter of Galatians (from the beginning), to find out what he was objecting to.

Additionally, even further studying of the Towrah (from Genesis to Deuteronomy), is required to fully understand the purpose of circumcision. The intention of circumcision was to teach us the importance of having our hearts circumcised (Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4).

To fully understand what Paul was speaking out against, we must read his other letters (Romans, Acts & Corinthians), where we find out that he circumcised Timothy (Acts 16:1-5), but Titus was not compelled to be circumcised in the flesh (Galatians 2:3). 

In Genesis 17, YaHuWaH first commanded Abraham and his male descendants to be circumcised. This was for outward identification purposes---not a means to salvation. Paul explained that circumcision was an outward sign or a token of their covenant with Yah, but not a means to it.  

Romans 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

Outward circumcision in the flesh is is equivalent to Christians being water-baptized. While we are required to do it to be saved (Mark 16:16), there are death-bed conversions, where there is no time for the newly born-again person to be baptized in water. Therefore, when we repent of our sins, we are being baptized by the Living Water in heaven, who is Messiah (John 4:11; 7:38; Revelation 7:17).

Such was the case for the thief on the cross who repented, but our Messiah promised he would be with him that same day in Paradise (Luke 23:43). Water-baptism is meant to symbolize being washed in the blood of Messiah, and being cleansed by his word (Ephesians 5:26; Revelation 1:5 & 7:14). Once we understand the underlying principle behind what is being presented in Scripture, it opens up our understanding to the true message being conveyed.

Why the Rabbit Trail?

I went on a bunny trail about circumcision to illustrate that many of us dont fully understand Pauls letters, unless we are well-studied in the entire counsel of Scripture. 

When it comes to females being allowed to operate in ministry, the same principles of how to rightly divide the word applies. As with any other topic in Scripture, the full scope of understanding cannot be realized, unless we “Study to show ourselves approved of Elohiym(2nd Timothy 2:15).

Therefore, in the same way that Paul was not forbidding all men, everywhere, and in every situation from being circumcised, he was also not forbidding the entire female gender from being allowed to teach. 

Pauls letter to Timothy, was specifically directed to the wives in Ephesus, who were dominating their husbands, and they were out of order. In many of Pauls other letters, he ordained certain women to help him in his ministry of preaching the good news of Messiah.