|Sonship for Women||| Print ||
|Written by Dr. Kluane|
|Sunday, 30 November 2008 11:40|
Dr. Cindye Coates
Sonship in scripture always speaks of covenant and inheritance.
The third day Church must walk in the Spirit and understand the eternal meaning of such concepts. Many have been hindered by the generic implication of the word, "sonship."
In Numbers 27, we are introduced to the first women who go from the wilderness into their inheritance:
Then came the daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manessah, from the families of Manessah son of Joseph. The names his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.
Zelophehad was a Hebrew slave in Egypt. When he was led out of Egypt, he entered the wilderness just like everyone else. Somewhere in the wilderness he died because he lost his faith in God's promise to lead them into the land flowing with milk and honey (honey is a type of revelation).
I've often wondered if Zelophehad lost his faith in possessing the Promise Land because he kept passing out "pink cigars," hoping that eventually his wife would bear a son instead. Could it be that he lacked understanding in the Spirit and therefore lacked hope in the future?
(1 Chronicles 5:1-2) Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel ( was the firstborn but when he defiled his father's marriage bed, his rights as first born were given to the son's of Joseph the son of Israel; so that he is not enrolled in the birthright. Though Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came the leader, yet the birthright belonged to Joseph )…
(1 Samuel 16:7) The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
(Galatians 3: 26-29) You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise.
Jer 8:20-2220 "The harvest is past, The summer is ended, And we are not saved!"
21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people I am hurt.
I am mourning;
Astonishment has taken hold of me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead,
Is there no physician there?
Why then is there no recovery
For the health of the daughter of my people?
What a wonderful Father we all have to give us all the Spirit of His Son. The time is now that women of God embrace sonship lest they die in the wilderness. Jesus never oppressed women. He is God and God said, "Give them their inheritance!" BALM
Contracted from balsam, a word formed by the Greeks from Hebrew Ba`al shemen, "lord of oil" That of Gilead was famed as among Canaan's best fruits as early as Jacob's time, and was exported by Ishmaelite caravans to Egypt (Gen 37:25; 43:11), also to Tyre (Ezek 27:17). Used to heal wounds (Jer 8:22; 46:11; 51:8). It was cultivated near Jericho and the Dead Sea, in Josephus" time. Burckhardt says: "it still grows in gardens near Tiberius."
Hebrew tsoriy, from tsaarah "to split." A balsamic oil, the modern "balsam of Jericho," is extracted from the kernels of the zuckum thorn bush, a kind of elaeagnus, in the region about the Dead Sea; but this cannot be the tree. The queen of Sheba, according to Josephus, brought "the root of the balsam" as a present to Solomon (Ant. 8:6 section 6); but it was in Gilead ages before her. The fragrant resin known as "the balsam of Mecca" is from the Amyris Gileadensis, or opobalsamum. The height is about 14 ft., the trunk 9 in. in diameter. Incisions in the bark yield three or four drops a day from each, and left to stand the balsam becomes of a golden color and pellucid as a gem.
The balm was so scarce, the Jericho gardens yielding but six or seven gallons yearly, that it was worth twice its weight in silver. Pompey exhibited it in Rome as one of the spoils of the newly conquered province, 65 BC One of the far famed trees graced Vespasian's triumph, A.D. 79. Titus had to fight two battles near the Jericho balsam groves, to prevent the Jews destroying them in despair. Then they were put under the care of an imperial guard. The Pistacia lentiscus (mastick) has its Arabic name dseri answering to the Hebrew tsoriy, which seems to favor its claim to being the balm of Gilead. (from Fausset's Bible Dictionary, Electronic Database Copyright (c)1998 by Biblesoft)
The mountains of Gilead, 2,000 or 3,000 ft. high, appear still more elevated from the W. owing to the depression of the Jordan valley 1,000 ft., and resemble a massive wall along the horizon; but when ascended they present a" wide table land tossed about in wild confusion of undulating downs, clothed with rich grass and magnificent forests, and broken by three deep defiles, those of the Jarmuk, Jabbok, and Arnon" (Stanley, Sinai and Palestine) The high Arabian plateau makes them look low from the E. Pasturage abounds in Gilead more than in western Palestine, from whence Reuben and Gad chose it for their numerous flocks and herds (Num 32).
Chedorlaomer attacked the giant Zuzim in Ham, i.e. probably Gilead; having first attacked the Rephaim in Ashteroth Karnaim, now the Hauran, afterward the Emim in Shaveh Kiriathaim, the country subsequently of Moab. In Gilead Saul's son at Mahanaim tried to gain his father's throne (2 Sam 2:8-9). Here David found shelter and hospitality while fleeing from Absalom (2 Sam 17:22,27-29).
Elijah the Tishbite was of Gilead, and in garb, abruptness, and active energy reflected his country's characteristics. Being a border land, it was exposed to the marauding tribes of the desert (Josh 17:1), and RAMOTH GILEAD (which see) was thought the eastern key of Palestine (1 Kings 22:3-6). Twice our Lord withdrew to the trans-jordanic hills: after His baptism; again just before His last stay at Jerusalem (John 10:39-40). At Pella in the same region the disciples found the refuge from the siege of Jerusalem which their Lord had told them of beforehand; Cestius Gallus having providentially retired, and so given them the opportunity of fleeing (Matt 24:15-16). (from Fausset's Bible Dictionary, Electronic Database Copyright (c)1998 by Biblesoft)
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