“And in that day”…
you read the following verses in the chapter, you will see that this
chapter is set in the future (prophetic). Read on and we will demonstrate.
(Isa 4:1-6 [KJV])
And in that day seven women shall take hold
of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:
only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. 2 In
that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious,
the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are
escaped of Israel. 3
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in
Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall
be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in
Jerusalem: 4 When the Lord shall have washed away
the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of
Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the
spirit of burning. 5 And the LORD will create upon every
dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by
day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory
shall be a defence. 6 And
there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and
for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
the above verses are not past or present; they all speak to a glorious
future that is to come.
“seven women shall take hold of one
man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel:” ….
above speaks to polygamy. For those not in the know, polygamy was
sanctioned by God in the old testament; it was practiced during the New
Testament and during the early church years. The Roman Catholic institution
issued a law that banned the practice of polygamy in 1563. Even Roman
catholic priest had multiply concubines. The priests were told by the head
catholic to divorce all their wives and not to have anymore children. This
verse shows that the practice of polygamy would again be “in that day” coming once again. More on Polygamy
the below verses God said He gave David wives and if he (David) thought it
was too little, He (God) would have given him (David) more (moreover).
(2Sam 12:7-8 [KJV])
And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, I
anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of
Saul; 8 And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into
thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and
if that had been too little, I would moreover have given
unto thee such and such things.
“only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach”
would having a man’s name take away a woman’s shame? Let us look at what
makes it clear the head of the woman is the man. Not Christ and not God.
(1Cor 11:3 [KJV])
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
makes it clear that a man that covers his head dishonoureth his head
(1Cor 11:4 [KJV])
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered,
dishonoureth his head.
makes it clear that a woman that uncovers her head dishonoureth her
(1Cor 11:5 [KJV])
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.
describes here that it is a shame for a woman to have no covering on her
head (or shorn/shaven head); link Isa 4:1.
(1Cor 11:6 [KJV])
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.
also describes here that a man should not have his head covered.
(1Cor 11:7 [KJV])
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.
In the Kingdom of God there is divine order. Part
of this order is as follows, a woman’s head is her husband. Any woman that
goes before God to pray or prophesy with no head (covering represents her
head - the man) it is a shameful practice. In that day (Isa 4:1) women
would become aware of their shame and to correct/right there status they
will look for a man to take his name (usually a man finds the woman). It is
important to note that the ideal man would be one that knows God.
In God’s kingdom, when someone has a head, total and complete submission is
required by the follower (Jesus did not want the cup, but He submitted
and said, “not My will, but Your will be done). Christ submits to God (His
Head), Man submits to Christ (his Head) and a woman submits to a man (her
Head). If a woman does not submit to a man she has no head (no covering)
and this is her shame. For a man to become a woman’s head she has to have
his name and totally submit to him (man). Also, if a woman has to take a
man’s name he (the man) has to give it; this is why the women are asking
for it in Isa 4:1. When the man gives them his name, then are these women
able to go before God with their reproach/shame removed.
Just a further note, if a man goes before Christ praying or prophesying and
he is submitted to another, God sees this as a covering that represents
another (someone/something that the man has submitted to and made his
“alternate” head – eg another doctrine, religious organization or god). However,
with his (man) head uncovered before God, it represents total submission to
no other (but Christ).
Important: under the old covenant the law was written on
stones. Under the new covenant Jesus revealed that what was written on
tables is now written on our heart. What is TTGM saying? A woman with a
cover on her head is not enough; we are to be judged on the intention of
the heart and not just the action. So if a woman covers her head and her
heart is not right towards her man (she has taken his name but does not
fully submit to him) it is still a shame for her to approach God.
So ask yourself this, when a woman presents herself to her
head (man), does she go before him with her head covered or uncovered?
This can be a difficult subject to grasp, feel free to write Peter at
TTGM for further clrification - firstname.lastname@example.org