1 Corinthians 11:8-10: “For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. for this reason and because of the angels, the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.” (NIV)

“For this reason” follows creational order. Likewise, the phrase “and because of the angels” also has something to do with creational order, because “and” is a conjunction.

In the book of Jude, verse 6 (Amplified version): “And the angels who did not keep [care for, guard, and hold to] their positions of authority [own first place of power] but abandoned their own home [proper dwellings] these he has kept in darkness – bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”

The veil is necessary in 1 Corinthians 11:10 because woman is under man… but a woman needs a sign of authority because the angels did not keep their first place of “authority,” but abandoned their proper dwelling place.

Where is the woman’s first place or position of authority and power? After man (Genesis 2:22-25).

Where is the proper dwelling place for the wife? In the home under man (Titus 2:4-5).

Thus, the wearing of a veil is a “sign” to all that a woman has accepted her proper position of power and authority under [her] man, Christ, and God. It is also a “sign” because of the fallen angels that she has not abandoned her home, her dwelling. Obviously, there were angels that abandoned or did not keep their position and fell. Out of proper position, they abandoned their proper dwellings and so are being kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

Women need to understand more fully what abandoning their husbands, children and homes is in the eyes of God and His word. Christian women who refuse to accept their first position of power in the home under their husbands are living in darkness and will receive God’s judgment. They ultimately have abandoned their homes for church leadership, careers, and worldviews as they pass on the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil to their children. Women who truly understand and accept their creational role of authority and power in the home should be more than ready, willing and blessed to put on the “sign” for all – in this world and the spiritual world – to see. May we be challenged “because of the angels” to be obedient and wholehearted in standing firm where God is feeding us the fruit of everlasting life.

– Julie Almanrode

This quote is a part of an ebook I found while surfing the web yesterday. The book is called The Biblical Headcovering: Scarf of Hidden Power. I found this quote to be of particular interest to me. I find it difficult to wrap my head around this concept, and yet, something inside of me wonders, “What if?”

I have permission to copy this text.

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