1 Corinthians 11
1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
"followers" Greek word # 3402 μιμητής mimētḗs, mim-ay-tace'; from G3401; [an imitator]. Paul lets us know how to behave, Christian means Christ like.
2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.
Follow those things of Christ in His traditions, not humans.
3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
This is talking about marriage. We are devoted one to another just as Christians are to Christ. He is our focus and devotion. Our obedience is to Him.
4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
Who is your devotion to? Who is over you? Our Spiritual veil, The One that covers us is Christ Jesus. He is our veil. He covered our sins on the cross.
5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
Remember, Spiritual veil. It has nothing to do with a cloth or hair that's over you, but Christ being over you. Without Him, your naked to the elements of evil. Your mind will become corrupt.
6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
Men and women without Christ over them shouldn't be teaching about Christ. Yes, women teach just as we should know, we are in the days spoken of in Joel 2:28-29 28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [teach], your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see vision: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My spirit.
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
God gave the women to the man and in marriage and our groom in Christ Jesus. God gave Himself that we can be at peace in an evil world. That we may have life forever. He is our provider, protector our love.
8 For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
God created man first then saw the man needed a women.
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
Without her the world wouldn't exist with people. Without her he wouldn't know love. They became one. Not one above the other, but equal. There's but One above all, YHVH.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.
It's a bit deep, but I wish for you to read all this anyway. Study it to come to a better conclusion. Without studying it, you lack a way to determine a definitive conclusion. We see in this verse it speaks to us of the last generation. Women should have Christ over them because if not, they will do just as the women before Noe's time. The purpose of the flood was to destroy those hybrids the angels made when they took to them wives of the daughters of men. Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. The day fast approaches when these angels are cast down to earth and this verse 1 Cor. 11:10 applies for us all. Without Christ over you, you will fall into their deceptive traps. Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Lets also look at Genesis 6:1-2 1 And it came to pass, when the men began to multiply one the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. The "sons of God" in the Old Testament is always known as the angels. In context here they're "Nephilim" or "fallen angels" and why we are given a numbered - yearly life span. Genesis 6:3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Genesis 6:4 There were giants [hybrid offspring] in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came [had sex] in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same become mighty men which were of old, men of renown. You can clearly see four different subjects of beings here. 1- giants, 2- angels, 3- daughter and 4- men. "Giants" = Hebreew word נְפִיל nᵉphîyl, nef-eel'; or נְפִל nᵉphil; from H5307; properly, a feller. נָפַל nâphal, naw-fal'; a primitive root; to fall, in a great variety of applications (intransitive or causative, literal or figurative):—be accepted, cast. They're from the fallen ones.
11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
Both are to stay covered in The Lord. Without Him above all else, to fill your daily lives, something else will come to fill the void.
12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
Men and women are equal in the plan of God. Without them both, nether would continue to exist. Everything He created is His.
13 Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
Becoming or unbecoming? Without Christ all is vain.
14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
"Shame" because of the fact when needed for battle, your hair would get in the way.
15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
"It is a glory to her" because she takes real good care of it. A sign of her beauty.
16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
This goes back to women prophesying or teaching. Paul's saying they don't argue over women being teachers of The Word of God.
17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
It's time to come together and leave behind those things that separated you. Traditions of humans have created the divisions of the church. It's time to get back in The Word, The Whole Word.
18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
The church has a problem with those that refuse to follow God, but make their own ways, traditions with bad attitudes. Repentance and a change is needed at this point.
20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.
There is a time for everything and just because you're getting together for dinner, it isn't the time for The Lord's supper.
21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
Their focus isn't on The Lord during their supper, it's on stuffing their faces or getting drunk.
22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
Paul is dissatisfied with their behavior. If they want to act the way they do, they should stay home and do it rather than come to The House of God.
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
Paul is about to tell the Corinth's about The Passover Communion service taught to him through The Holy Spirit. It's our time of remembrance of the sacrifice of our Lord. Look what the churches have done with it today. They've made it "easter service" and twisted it to the point of bringing a sex god into their churches. Yes, if you call it "easter" you've brought the easter or ishtar god in. You have brought devils to His table polluting the whole of it. 1 Cor. 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
We are to take that Communion in remembrance of Christ Jesus, not to put others in bondage or to fill our bellies. Did you know some "churches" say you must be baptized before you can partake of Communion? That's one sure way to cause another to fall.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
The blood he shed for us. Always remember what He has done was so that you may live. How are you living folks? Do you carry your sins or have you given them to Him? Are you stressed about the fleshly world or at peace in an evil world? He gave us The Way, we have free will to take the cup.
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
Don't take it lightly. Remember everything that He went through, from this table, till the beatings, the attempts to humiliate, the spikes driven into His body, the gambling of His clothes, His death and resurrection and His returning on that 7th trump, The Trump of God. So.... 1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
The condition is belief. If you don't believe in the Lord, you shouldn't eat this bread, nor drink of this cup of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
It's up to that individual and God as to if you're worthy to partake in The Passover Communion, but don't make it a dinner, nor a ritual. Many churches do it every time they meet. It will loose it's meaning when you make it a weekly tradition. It's for our healing, our repentance, our remembrance of Him. Let's not lose the meaning.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
If you make it a weekly tradition, you turn it into a dinner. We run the risk of the purpose being lost. When you feel lost, sick, depressed, sad, confused, knowing you want to repent of your sinning or just want to show your love to Him, that's when you should have Communion. It is the respect of His sacrifice for us all †
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
They're weak in spirit, sick because of the ways of the world, asleep because they are spiritually dead and by His stripes we are healed. By His sacrifice, we are made new.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
We aren't capable of judging ourselves correctly. We will always make an excuse for something. We are sinners and always will sin, this is why we have Christ.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
We have a loving Father and those in Christ are able to be corrected, making themselves new daily and our Father sees to it we learn one way or another. Christians are very different than the rest of the world. We are can do people, because we have Christ Jesus with us.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.
If you're going to have dinner, serve one another, but if you're going to have Communion, make sure all of you are there for the remembrance of Christ Jesus, not the food.
34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
If you come to the Communion table to eat, stay at home! Paul is telling this to the Corinthians, he'll talk about the other things upon his arrival.