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Women in the Body 01 – Must Women Keep Silent? Part 1

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February 13th, 2013 | Filed Under: Author, Mike Vinson, Mitch Kuhn, Topical Studies, Women0 Comments | Author:

Should women be silent or prophecy? This study gives a biblical answer.

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1Co 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
1Co 14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Act 21:8 …Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.
Act 21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

Psa 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, And all of Your righteous ordinances are eonian.”

Silent

1Ti 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
1Ti 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but
to be in silence.

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2Th 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ,
that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

G2271
ἡσυχία
hēsuchia
hay-soo-khee’-ah
Feminine of G2272; (as noun) stillness, that is, desistance from bustle or language: – quietness, silence.

Root word:

G2272
ἡσύχιος
hēsuchios
hay-soo’-khee-os
A prolonged form of a compound probably of a derivative of the base of G1476 and perhaps G2192; properly keeping one’s seat (sedentary), that is, (by implication) still (undisturbed, undisturbing): – peaceable, quiet.

1Ti 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

1Co 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Prophesy

1Co 11:5  But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
1Co 11:6  For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.

Act 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

Joh 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Joh 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

Mat 28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Women are encouraged to witness. With “THE CHRIST” as their cover they can give scriptures, ask questions, take part in the calls, and witness to what the LORD gives them on the body list.

Prophesy Includes

1)Singing
2)Playing Musical Instruments
3)Prayer
4)Relating dreams
5)Edification Exhortation and Comfort

So it is possible to prophesy without teaching, but you cannot teach without prophesying. Prophesying is a very broad brush while teaching is a very focused part of prophesying.

That is right! When we look into how this word is used in the Old Testament, we find that ‘prophesy’ is a word which is used to include much more than simply speaking as a teacher or a preacher. Let us read what the Holy Spirit inspired to be called ‘prophesy.’

1) Prophesying Includes Singing

The seventy elders who were to help Moses judge the people were all prophets:

Num 11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him [Moses], and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them,they prophesied, and did not cease.

Where were these leaders and elders when they were prophesying? Were they in the camp teaching the people? They could have been, but no, they were not:

Num 11:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
Num 11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

Num 11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

These seventy men were all standing with Moses at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. The only person in the group who was made aware of what was about to happen and who prophesied of the imminent arrival of flocks of quail which would fall upon the camp of Israel three feet deep a days journey on either side of the camp, was Moses. So what were these 70 men doing while “they prophesied, and did not cease?”

Let’s read on and see what others did when they too ‘prophesied,’ and maybe then we can get a feel for what was happening with these men at the tabernacle of the congregation:

2) Prophecy Includes Playing Musical Instruments

1Sa 10:5 After that thou [King Saul] shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
1Sa 10:6 And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.

1Sa 10:9 And it was so, that when he had turned his back to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.
1Sa 10:10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
1Sa 10:11 And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, [with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them;] then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?
1Sa 10:12 And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Saul also among the prophets?

How is it that King Saul prophesied with these prophets? Answer: “With a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them… they shall prophesy.”

King David appointed men to “prophesy with ” musical instruments:

1Ch 25:1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was:
1Ch 25:2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied [with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals] according to the order of the king.
1Ch 25:3 Of Jeduthun: the sons of Jeduthun; Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.

1Ch 25:6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king’s order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

“For song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God.
Of all of these men it is said: “Who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD.”
Even an evil spirit prophesied through King Saul as David played upon his instrument:

1Sa 18:10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.
1Sa 18:11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.

Is it not obvious that when King Saul “prophesied in the midst of the house” he was singing to David’s music just as He did at the very beginning of his reign when he ‘prophesied’ with the “company of prophets” with musical instruments:

1Sa 10:5 After that thou [King Saul] shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy.

1Sa 10:10 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.

Is this not the same thing that took place among the seventy elders at the tabernacle of the congregation?

Num 11:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
Num 11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

Num 11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

Is this not why Miriam, Moses sister is called a prophetess? Did not God speak through Miriam as she lead the women in song in celebrating the destruction of the Egyptian army in the depths of the Red Sea?

Exo 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

3) Prophecy Includes Prayers:

1Ki 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them [the prophets of Baal], and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
1Ki 18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
1Ki 18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

The prophets of Baal were praying and begging their God to come down and burn up their offering. And we are told “they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice…”

It should be very clear that prophesying has a much broader application than simply teaching in a congregation. It should by now be clear that Paul was referring to this much broader application when he made the statement that women could indeed prophesy with their heads covered and yet they are not permitted to teach “as also saith the law.”

4) Prophecy includes relating dreams.

Jer 23:25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Jer 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

Even our dreams must be tried “to see whether they be of God.” Any prophet who has progressed outside of God’s Word is a false prophet indeed. And there are many thousands of such prophets.

5) Prophesy Includes “Edification, Exhortation, and Comfort”

1Co 14:3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

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http://aionios.com/2013-02/must-women-keep-silent-q-a/

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