The Truth concerning "Submission and Love" as revealed in The Vision i received would be:
Love IS! yet only in Submission can Love be received and experienced.......
i had been in search of what i then called the ecclesia (church) for a number of years prior to my receiving the vision that i will now share with you. In that "search" i heard many preach and speak of the need for "husbands to love their wives".
Ephesians 5:25 was the prime reference for such preaching. "Husbands, love your wives, even as The Messiah also loved the ecclesia (church), and gave Himself for it."
First it is important to realize that "love" is not a husband and wife sharing their natural affection and desire for one another. Such is referred to as "coming together again" in I Corinthians 7:5.
As for Ephesians 5:25, such was preached and preached, again and again, and i wondered? "Why is it no one preaches a message concerning those verses just prior to Ephesians 5:25", and "why is it that the exhortation of Ephesians 5:25 was recorded after and not before Ephesians 5:22"?
Ephesians 5:22-25 - "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Master(Lord). For the husband is the head of the wife, even as The Messiah is the Head of the ecclesia (church), and He is the savior of the body. Therefore, as the ecclesia is subject unto The Messiah, so let the wives be subject unto their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as The Messiah also loved the ecclesia (church), and gave Himself for it."
The question of "why no one preaches about the verses just prior to Ephesians 5:25" was readily answered as i began to experience and recognize the man-ipulative processes used by women who desired to dominate the men folk within their own particular ecclesia (church). And yes, that domination begins at the "home". However, the question of verse order, "why verses 5:22-24 prior to verse 5:25?" was one thing i still could not fully comprehend.
And today i yet remain thankful to "Our FATHER and GOD" that i could not comprehend the verse order, because that caused me to cry unto HIM for understanding, and HE provided such understanding in a vision, a Revelation!
In the vision there were two hands, a right hand and a left hand. And there was a person running about, to and fro in the left hand, and it was revealed unto me that the left hand in the vision was mine and the one running about, to and fro, in the left hand was me back in the days that were thankfully long since gone.
Days when "I" was "doing my own thing" seeking my own way and self-willed indeed and truth! The "I(id,ego,self,pride)" in me was leading me along that "broad way to destruction" as i sought naught but those temporal comforts that satisfied and were pleasing to my fleshly mind and body. And "I" evermore sought the "money" needful to fulfill that "MY will be done" mentality.......
And the right hand in the vision?
It was revealed unto me that the Right Hand in the vision represented The Hand of GOD!
And it was then revealed that in times past, times when "I" was seeking to "do my own thing", "I" did not know that GOD loved me. "I" did not know GOD, for the "I" in me was my 'god'.......
Yet then, by the Grace of GOD, the time came when HE revealed HIMSELF unto me! A Miraculous time when i received "a love of The Truth"! (II Thessalonians 2:10)
And then GOD led me to HIS Son! (John 6:44)
And HIS Son The Messiah, then led me back to The ONE i had known only as "GOD". However, the ONE i had known only as "GOD", i then REALized was "my FATHER"! (John 14:6)
The FATHER and GOD of The Messiah was now my FATHER and GOD as well! "Our FATHER and GOD" indeed and TRUTH! (John 20:17)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto "Our FATHER and GOD"!
Then it was revealed unto me that when i submitted unto "Our FATHER and GOD" and was delivered from my own hand while seeking my own will, into HIS Hand desiring HIS Will; it was at that moment i REALized HE Loved me.
Yes! "Our FATHER and GOD" had always Loved me, even in those times when "I" was not submitted unto HIM for HE had given me the breath of life! Yet "I" could not receive and experience HIS Love, nor could "I" believe HE Loved me until "I" submitted unto HIM! HIS Will! HIS Way!
And ultimately the vision revealed unto me that it is the same with a husband and wife.
When a wife submits unto her husband, only then will she REALize that her husband truly loves her. Oh, her husband loved her all the time....... But she could not believe, receive, or experience the love her husband had received to give unto her, until she submitted unto him.
And so the simplicity of, and the need for the "verse order" of Ephesians 5:22-25, was revealed unto me!
For apart from submission, Love can not be received, GOD to Messiah; Messiah to man; and man to woman. (I Corinthians 11:3)
Love IS! Yet only in submission can Love be received and experienced.......
Men and women are not the "same" and Thanks be unto Our FATHER and GOD for the difference.
And "Our FATHER and GOD", HE has HIS Order! "HE is The HEAD of The Messiah; The Messiah is the Head of the man; and man is the head of the woman". (I Corinthians 11:3)
So why is it that so many question and disregard The Order of "The ONE and ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD(SPIRIT) and FATHER(CREATOR) of ALL (Messiah inclusive)"?
For apart from The SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD (The SPIRIT of TRUTH), women rule over men....... And as they seek and desire to man-ipulate and dominate they scream, "you don't love me, you don't love me"! (Isaiah 3:12)
For until a wife submits unto her husband she can not receive nor experience the Love her husband was given, to give unto her.
Most certainly Love IS, for "GOD IS LOVE", yet only in submission can Love be received and experienced!
And Thankfully! While breath is, HOPE IS!
For TRUTH IS! Miracles do happen.......
Hope is there will be those who experience The Miracle that is receiving "love of The Truth" for they will "see" that The One and Only True GOD is a GOD of Order, not dis-order. (II Thessalonians 2:10, John 17:3)
And that The Life is only REALized by those who submit too, and abide in, HIS Order....... (I Corinthians 11:3)
Thankfully Our FATHER and GOD, HE IS ALIVE! And HE still communes with HIS children, and is yet able to reveal all that is needful unto those who have REALized how "poor and needy" they truly are! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13)
And so it is we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"....... (Luke 18:7)
Evermore sounding and resounding The Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Peace IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) and dis-order that is of this evil world and/or religion's way, for "the WHOLE world (not just a portion) is under the control of the evil one" indeed and Truth....... (John 7:7, 1 John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)
And Thankfully TRUTH IS! a lie is not.......
Abide in Truth....... francis