~~ Weighed in the balances ~~
Daniel 5:27. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
To weigh a thing in a balance, there must be another ‘weight’ by which it proves if the things are EQUAL or not. If one weighs more than the other, then the balance will tilt and one side will go down and the other side will go up. If they are equal, then the balance will not tilt, but will both be level with each other.
God ‘weighs’ us with his Word as the weight which is in the other pan by which we are weighed. God’s entire kingdom is built upon one principal, which is EQUALITY. Equality is the weight by which God weighs the earthly ones whom he places into the balances.
Equality is the very essence of God’s nature and of love. Jesus said Love your neighbor as yourself, thus this brings them into equality with each other. He said do unto others as you would have them to do you, again bringing them into equality with each other.
Jesus told his disciples they were not to rule over each other. He said the Gentiles exercise lordship over others, but with YOU, (his disciples or people), it shall NOT be so. The Word of God also says to break every YOKE. If anyone is under a yoke, then they are in BONDAGE. If anyone is being ruled over by another, then that one being ruled over is in bondage or slavery to the other one. God’s kingdom is built on love; equality. This is also his requirement for the human kingdom.
Mic 6:11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
Ho 12: 7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
We know that Adam/Satan, is known for being a merchant. This is his mark, merchandizing. Jesus told us not to make his Father’s house a house of merchandise. Adam is the one who brought about the unjust weights, or ruling over others. He brought Eve into this bondage and brought destruction upon his kingdom. He deceived her and brought her into sin. Deceiving is his method of dealing with everyone. Satan has deceived the whole world. The whole world thinks women are to be ruled over. It is the unjust weight by which they are weighed. He loveth to oppress. When one rules over another, they are oppressing that person. Almost all women are oppressed since the beginning. Even though Jesus set us free and brought again equality, men went right back to this oppression and unjust weights and balances.
Amos 8:5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
Here again, it proves that these people did not wish to obey God’s way, but wanted to be in merchandizing and falsifying the balances by deceit. When anyone rules over others, they are falsifying the balances. It takes equality to bring the balances into the right position, that of being level on both sides. Thus when priests/pastors, and husbands rule over others, they are practicing deceit and falsifying the balances, choosing their own way instead of obeying God’s way.
When men still insist on holding women in bondage or silence, cutting them out of the work of God, as God brought them into it, then they have the wicked, deceitful balances and deceitful weights. This is why Babylon was destroyed, they were found wanting. All who hold to this unjust practice are also found wanting. It is a total lack of love to hold another person in bondage. It is disobedience and rebellion to the work of Jesus Christ. It is doing despite to the Spirit of GRACE. Grace is love, equality.
See that the men who brought the WOMAN to Jesus, for adultery to be stoned to death, did not bring the man. They had deceitful weights. They let the man go but wanted to condemn and destroy the woman for the same sin. Jesus did not let it stand. They were weighted in the balances and found wanting. She was set free and forgiven. Praise our Lord Jesus for his great love and just balances.
Le 19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.
Eze 45:10 Ye shall have just balances, and a just ephah, and a just bath.
Gen 6:12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
All flesh had corrupted God’s way upon the earth. This led to much violence and wickedness before the flood. This is primarily what led to God becoming sorry that he had made man upon the earth and bringing upon them that flood of destruction. So what was God’s way upon earth? The same as it is in heaven = EQUALITY, which is LOVE, no bondage, all being one or equal.
Almost everyone thinks that God made Eve to be ruled over by Adam. But this is simply not true. Why do they overlook the fact that this was punishment for their sin? Why do they overlook the fact that it was LAW which brought them into this bondage? So Adam had taken them into law, so that he could gain rulership over Eve and the others. He had lifted himself up as God and lifted himself up in pride, (Eze 28). God himself did not bring Eve into this bondage. He merely told her what the consequences of her sin was.
But see that it was punishment to BOTH of them. Of course this is what Adam wanted, to be a god = to be honored, obeyed, worshiped. This is exactly why men today still refuse to obey Jesus and set the women FREE and bring them into the original EQUALITY which God created. They have the unjust weights in the balances.
We will all be judged, or weighed, by the Word of God. Our lives will be in the one side of the balances and God’s word in the other side. If it is not equal, we will be found ‘wanting’ and thus be destroyed. So what will be in the other side of the balances? EQUALITY. Yes, believe it or not, equality is the measuring rod by which we will be judged or weighed. So it is very easy to see how very few will balance out in those scales of God.
So how then is this disobeying and dishonoring God? Luke 1:52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
This tells us that Jesus put down the mighty ones from their seats. So who was this? What does the ‘seat’ show? ‘Seat’ is the place of authority or rulership, where a ‘king’ sits. So who were these mighty ones that Jesus put down? Of course it was ADAM, = MEN. They are the ones who rule over others. They are the ones who brought their wives, women, into low degree of being ruled over.
So then if Jesus exalted, or lifted up those of low degree, he brought the woman up high. If he brought the men down and lifted up the women, what is this showing? It is showing that Jesus restored God’s way of EQUALITY again on this earth…no more ruling over others, as he had said to his disciples. No more one above another. That way they are equal in the balances.
This proves without a doubt that God was never pleased with one ruling over another. It was punishment for their sin. Grace forgives sin. Grace is love, equality. So then if the men refuse to obey, as Adam refused to obey, and they hold the woman, their wife, still in this bondage, they are in the same sin as Adam was and found wanting.
They are in rebellion to the work of Jesus to bring again God’s way upon earth. God’s way is equality or freedom for everyone. Men chose their own way which brought death. Men have always chosen their own way above the way of God. The truth shall set you free. The truth does not bring one member of the family into bondage. Truth sets them all FREE or on equal grounds. Then if the man refuses to live in freedom for their wives, they are using the unjust weights which God condemned all the way from the OT through the NT. They are again in the sin which brought about the violence and thus, destruction.
When God weighs one in the balances and they are found ‘wanting’ then it brings their destruction. Being ‘weighed’ means being brought to judgment. When God calls judgment on anyone and they are found ruling over someone else, they are found wanting because they are in rebellion against the work of Jesus to bring again equality, and they are then brought to destruction. There is no other judgment for being found wanting other than destruction.
So if you hold a person in bondage or rule over them, you yourself are also in the same bondage. You are using unjust weights, so it tilts the scales and you are found wanting.
Now you might think that the balances is only an OT thing. But no. Rev 6:5 And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
This proves that God will yet weigh everyone in the balances. Everyone comes to judgment, which is what being ‘weighed’ in the ‘balances’ means. You are judged by the Word of God. The Word of God says truth shall set everyone free. Jesus said, break every yoke. This means set everyone free. It is the jubilee. If you refuse to obey this, you will be destroyed. So all of you men who still hold your wife in bondage, are headed to destruction. You preachers/pastors, priests, who wish to rule over others are headed to destruction. When man say that the woman must be in silence and not speak the word of God, on equal grounds with men, they are holding them in bondage and refusing to set them free. God will condemn them for this. Unless you can see every member of the Body of Christ as EQUALS, you are weighted in the balances and found wanting.
By: Jo Smith ~~~ October 14, 2009