Jacob Prasch Moriel Ministries: The gagging of the sisters!

This Article was written by Treena Gisborn who’s blog site is “Wolves in Sheep’s clothing: False Prophets and teachers in the last days.” It is a good read and I find her to be accurate.  A very Good Article by her

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ….. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

As before, I shall quote Jacob Prasch verbatim in order to avoid any accusation of quoting him out of context.

Jacob Prasch: “Did God use Deborah to bring victory to Israel? Yes, He did. But her head was covered by Barak…..”  https://www.moriel.org/component/k2/item/1822-daughters-of-zion.html

Hebrews 11:32 names four judges, it does not name Deborah. The judge that was named in the New Testament was Barak.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHAiwIE5EVI

“Women must have their head covered…. Can God use women without their head covered? No – things are going to go wrong. The serpent beguiled the woman and the serpent still beguiles the woman.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP6x2hhAzEI

Things are not quite so cut and dried as Jacob Prasch would have us believe. An unbalanced view of the scriptures is always very dangerous as I am sure he well knows.

Was Deborah’s head “covered” by Barak?

The Canaanites were defeated under the prophetic leadership of Deborah and the military leadership of Barak.. but make no mistake about it, Deborah was calling the shots. Deborah summoned Barak, the son of Abinoam, from his home at Kedesh in Naphtali, and ordered him, in the name of Yahweh, to take ten thousand men to Mount Tabor. He agreed, on condition that Deborah accompanied him (Judges 4:4-10).

Deborah was judging Israel in her own right without any reference to a man.. the people of Israel came up to her for judgement (Judges 4:4-5). Barak was the next judge of Israel AFTER Deborah and he preceded Gideon. The scriptures make very clear that Barak would not get the honour for the victory over the Canaanites led by Sisera: …..the honor will not be yours, for the LORD will deliver Sisera into the hands of a woman.” (Judges 4:9). In fact the honour did not go to Deborah either, it went to Jael (Judges 5:24).

A few examples of judges prophets and kings are given in Hebrews 11:32, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—  but we should not read more into this than we ought to. It is true that Barak got the military victory over the Canaanites, but this was before he actually became judge, and it was under the prophetic ministry of Deborah. However unpalatable JP finds it, Deborah was acting directly under God without a human male “covering”. Technically of course Deborah’s “covering” should have been her husband and not Barak, but he is hardly mentioned. It is very interesting that Deborah’s role as “a prophetess” is put before her role as a wife!

Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. (Judges 4:4)

Deborah may have been an exception to the rule, but nevertheless, there she is, as large as life acting without a male “covering”. How very inconvenient!

Examples of “prophetess” as an identifier secondary to familial connections:

Isaiah referred to his wife as “the prophetess”: And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the LORD said to me, “Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz; (Isaiah 8:3)

So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter), and they talked with her. And she said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, Thus says the Lord, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the words of the book that the king of Judah has read…..'” (2 Kings 22:14-20 cf. 2 Chronicles 34:22)

Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. (Exodus 15:20)

And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher….. And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. (Luke 2:36)
 

It appears from the above verses that the role of “prophetess” takes precedence above male family members. This of course contradicts JP’s insistence that every woman needs a Mordecai and be subject to various male family members or church elders.{1} In my own experience, male elders will attempt to crush such a gift rather than offering their support, JP being a case in point. Whilst it is true that Eve was deceived, Adam was not deceived and transgressed (Romans 5:17). All of this nonsese about women having long antennae and men having short antennae is unbiblical. If women are more easily deceived, then men are more likely to wilfully disobey. Even the apostles rejected the message of Mary Magdalene and the women who had seen Jesus after he had risen from the dead. This perhaps demonstrates the male trait of dishonouring women and denying them a voice. 

She (Mary Magdalene) went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. (Mark 16:10-11)


Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. (Luke 24:10-11)
 
If God so wishes, He can speak through a donkey! (Numbers 22:28-30)

I am not suggesting that we swing to the other end of the spectrum and give women authority over men. What I am saying, is that scripturally, women should not be denied a voice under the pretext that they are “easily deceived”. Many men are also deceived as we daily witness in the apostate church!

Some questions on this subject were put to Jacob Prasch in a very respectful way by Pat Rogers some weeks ago. JP has refused to answer her questions point blank, and he refuses to even enter into a discussion! He dismisses her questions as “feminism coming into the church”.  Some red flags should be going up here ladies! Mike Rogers has a blog called Closingstages where all this is recorded in detail.{2} Pat Rogers goes into the technicalities of “covering” and “headship” and asks some very pertinent questions, for instance:

“…..Jacob pointed out women can prophesy, again the question remains; who are they prophesying to?”  {2} 

As M’Kayla Kelly aptly points out: “…..don’t insist we wear the spiritual burqa, as I for one, will not. There is too much at stake.” {3} 

I have recently been focusing upon JP’s faulty eschatology and I have given clear examples of his scripture twisting concerning the Restrainer (doctrine of the Holy Spirit) which is linked to his Seven Year Tribulation invention.{4} Beware of this man, some of his teachings are very damaging to the Body of Christ. 

{1} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHAiwIE5EVI
{2} https://closingstages.net/
{3} https://mkayla.wordpress.com/
{4} http://bewareofthewolves.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/jacob-prasch-rapture-holy-spirit-and.html

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2 thoughts on “Jacob Prasch Moriel Ministries: The gagging of the sisters!

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