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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Recovery of Headcovering Practice (1 Cor 11) Uplifts And Furthers Complementarianism

 

 
I am your fellow complementarian and I deeply appreciate the efforts which our fellow brethren have done over the years, in order to recover biblical manhood and womanhood.

Today, I'd like to testify to my dear complementarian friends that the practice of fabric headcovering which is written in the 1 Corinthians 11 has deepen my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is so wonderful. And I came to be convicted more and more that the recovery of Headcovering practice uplifts and even furthers our complementarianism itself. Our fellow headcovering sisters also testify that this practice really encourage them to seek biblical womanhood with all their hearts.

We can discern whether one teaching is from the Lord or not, by their fruits. And indeed, regarding the headcovering teaching, we have seen and tasted the wonderful fruits so far. After covering their heads, many wives have become much more obedient and tender toward their husbands. Many young sisters who used to wear immodest clothes started to wear modest dress after they practiced headcoverings. Through simply obeying this biblical command, the symbol has come to be alive in the depths of our soul and it penetrates both our inner and outer spheres. It is too wonderful to explain in words!  

Oh, how blessed we are to be able to obey this biblical command of headcovering freely and joyously! It is the way of spiritual blessings and recovery. It is the way that we sisters find the beauty of biblical womanhood in a deeper level. Dear friends, I encourage you to watch the following short message made by Brother Jeremy Gardiner. I am sure it inspires you, too! May our Lord bless you and your family abundantly.
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. How I wish I could grow my hair long. Many years ago I had a long hair. But I lost half of my hair in the past 5 or so years. Doctors cannot determine the case. So I have to keep it fairly short in order to cover bald spots.
    God bless you,
    Irina

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  2. Dear Irina, thank you for your comment. Actually, I've lost some hairs, too and found out that there are many chemical elements in the normal shampoo which we buy at the store. For the past two years, I am using a special shampoo from pharmacy and it helps! with love, Kinuko

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  3. Dear Kinuko
    I have been following your blog for a while and would like to thank you for your wonderful witness for the Lord. I have been trying to discern whether to start head covering fulltime. I have covered my head in church many times but have been wondering for a long time whether it should be more permanent. Could you please pray for me as I try to discern this matter. I would like to be a better witness for the Lord but am a coward! Thank you and God bless you.
    Lydia

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    1. Dear Lydia, thank you so much for your comment. I am very happy! Lydia, I wrote down your name on my prayer-notebook and in my heart. I can understand your heart and desire for full-time covering,,,it springs from somewhere deep in our soul. May our Lord guide you tenderly to the place where your soul finds rest and peace. Yes, I will start to pray for you! Kinuko

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  4. Dear Kinuko,I have not known about egalitarian/feminist theology since I read your blog.Maybe because I have been taught about creation order in my church. Without understanding/accepting this order,we cannot choose christian headcovering,I think. In other words,if members of one church believe in eagalitarism,it maybe not easy for them to accept headcovering ladies .

    I hope that headcovering ladies be more accepted,understood, loved by their church members.
    May God bless you all,who hope to go this way.

    Sanae

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  5. Yes, you are right, Sanae. Without accepting His creation order, it must be extremely difficult to accept what He wants us (sisters) to cover our heads while praying and prophesying.Oh, we wish our dear brothers and sisters would find divine peace in their soul in His creation order! Let us continue to pray for all of our brethren across the globe! In Christ, Kinuko
    p.s. Thank you so much for writing the article about "the recovery of male leadership and Christian head covering" on my Japanese blog. It was excellent!

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  6. Dear Kinuko,
    It's been about a month since I read this post, and I just read it again. I'm so impressed with the depth of your observations. You might sometimes be worried that your English is not as fluent as you would like it to be, because you are concerned about matters such as spelling and grammar. But REAL English ability is gauged by how well you communicate IDEAS, and you express THESE beautifully! Even better than some of us native English speakers, I might add! In this post, you explained things so succinctly, that I actually felt a sense of awe, and I wished that I could express myself as well as you!

    For example, I was really impressed when you said this: "...the recovery of Headcovering practice uplifts and even furthers our complementarianism itself. Our fellow headcovering sisters also testify that this practice really encourage them to seek biblical womanhood with all their hearts.

    We can discern whether one teaching is from the Lord or not, by their fruits. And indeed, regarding the headcovering teaching, we have seen and tasted the wonderful fruits so far. After covering their heads, many wives have become much more obedient and tender toward their husbands. Many young sisters who used to wear immodest clothes started to wear modest dress after they practiced headcoverings. Through simply obeying this biblical command, the symbol has come to be alive in the depths of our soul and it penetrates both our inner and outer spheres. It is too wonderful to explain in words! "

    THE SYMBOL HAS COME TO BE ALIVE. What profound words--and I agree with you completely! Practicing the symbol has transformative power in our inner being. It isn't just a cloth. It's a tool in the hands of God for changing our hearts!

    Thank you for reminding us of this, and for encouraging us, Kinuko!
    Jessica

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    1. Dear Jessica,

      How can I express my gratitude to you? Your words uplifted my spirit. Thank you for saying that you can understand what I want to deliver in my limited English. Since I've never lived in English-speaking countries and plus there is nobody to correct my English here, sometimes, I am overwhelmed by the sense of shame. I don't know what makes me so bold to write in my second language. The Spirit in me has urged me to testify to the world that the ordinance of headcovering is a timeless, trans-cultural biblical truth. This passion, yes, only this passion, overcame my shyness and timidity as a typical Japanese woman and drives me to do something which is beyond human understanding.

      Today, I read Mr.Benjamin L. Merkle (The Gospel Coalition) "Should Women Wear Head Coverings?" http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/should-women-wear-head-coverings

      and Brother Dominic's critics regarding Mr.Benjamin's argument. http://bnonn.com/should-women-wear-head-coverings/
      (Brother Dominic is advocating headcovering practice.)

      It is so encouraging to see there are courageous complementarian brothers who are defending this timeless biblical truth. After reading these articles, I decided to write a letter to Japanese complementarian pastors again, pleading them to re-consider their cultural views. I think that the issue of headcovering is going to be a "cornerstone" among conservative complementarians from now on and great things are at stake.

      If the cultural arguments prevail, then, Evangelical feminism will conquer our churches more and more. I believe, however, that God is going to rise up brave defenders of the truth like brother Jeremy and other brethren at this crisis time. Let us continue to pray for this. God bless you, Jessica. from your friend, Kinuko

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