The book of “The Revelation of Jesus Christ” spoke of those “who follow the lamb wherever he goes,” who “have not been defiled by women”.
The Scriptures as we see them today were translated by a masculine society. The English rendition of the scriptures is predominantly masculine. As a result, believers are referred to as him, rarely her. But Scripture must be interpreted as gender-neutral because God is equally male and female, for, “In the beginning God made man in His image and in His likeness made He them male and female.” These attributes originated from God.
2nd Corinthians 7 says to come out of her my people, be separate, do not touch what is unclean and you shall be my son’s and my daughters, showing that God does not prefer one gender over the other.
In the Book of Revelation refers to “those who are not defiled by women,” it is more appropriate to verbiage it as “those who have not committed spiritual adultery.”
The book of Hebrews defines spiritual adultery like this “ lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright”. Spiritual adultery is refusing to exchange temporary provisions of this world with invisible, eternal realities of things made new in Christ”. As 2 Corinthians 5 affirms, “old things have passed away, all things become new in Christ” in whom we reside.
Women are not intrinsically bad and men are not intrinsically good. Men do not have preference in God’s eyes over women, as though a women can defile a man.
There were 3 women named Mary that Christ was very close with showing His impartiality.
Now to those who follow the Lamb wherever He goes, who have not committed adultery or spiritual fornication. Adultery as spoken about throughout the Book of Revelation has nothing to do with male and female in human terms. There is a spiritual adultery that blinds you and keeps you from following the Lamb. As James says “he who is friends with the world is enmity against God”.
It is the interaction with the Mother of harlots, her daughters and there counterfeit provisions that qualifies one as an adulterer and one who commits spiritual fornication. This is a spiritual crime and a rejection of the things of God. It is this type of adultery that keeps you from following the Lamb, whether you are male or female. People adulterate God’s word. Both male and female can be adulterers of the things of God with a reliance on idols.
If God had meant undefilement to be in human terms as a disqualify-er to partake of Heavenly things, then Christ would not have offered salvation to the women at the well who had four husbands, and her current man was not her husband.
All of God’s provisions outlined in scripture for the completion of our salvation is offered universally without distinction to gender. Even as quoted from Galatians 3.28 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one (with equal access) in Christ Jesus.”
Spiritual adultery is turning your back from the provisions of God which are offered through the gospel and turning to the counterfeit provisions provided by the gods of out age, the current powers that be. This is the adultery meant in Scripture and the reason for the call to “come out of her my people, both male and female, lest you partake of her sins and receive of her plagues and her judgments. This is the “her” that is the woman that causes adultery, Mystery Babylon and not a physical lady for a human man. Both male and female can commit infidelity with God by seeking other means to complete themselves and make themselves whole. Salvation with God does.
To follow the Lamb, you must abstain from spiritual adultery and cleanse yourselves by appropriating and activating Gods promises found in His Word, to become cleansed and unadulterated and to distance yourself from the gods of this age and their counterfeit provisions that blind you from Gods. You can bet if they offer something to you free or a good deal, that it costs your soul dearly.
To repent and be forgiven is the way to start your spiritual fidelity by being washed by the blood of the Lamb. Every human is in opposition to God until they begin this journey.
Paul was speaking about the qualifications of becoming a minister and said, “They must be husbands of one wife.” not meaning they had no previous marriages, but that they were monogamous at that time. If previous marriages was a disqualify-er, then any other previous sin would disqualify us as well and nobody could qualify to minister.
This is a testimony to the forgiveness of sin by Christ, and our ability to be cleansed and purified from our old self and forgiving as described in the book of Titus,“According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.This is a faithful saying.” This is a saying that shows us the way to faithfulness, a place with no infidelity or adultery, our place “in Christ ” free from the adulteration’s that are in the world.
All humans are born with an Adamic predisposition for sin. No unbeliever has a clean slate. Even those without a criminal record still have guilty hearts, hence the Scripture, “If you even think your brother a fool in your heart, you are in judgment for hellfire”. You are defiled.
So then how do we follow the Lamb? To some it looks like we follow the sheep to the slaughter. But “He who seeks to save his life will lose it, and he who seeks to lose his life for Christ will save it.”
Romans 8.36 As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
He who said, “Follow me that where I am you may be also,” left us a path. He said, “Follow Me that where I am you may be also.” Some of us did that.
In this way “The Kingdom of God is at hand.” Don’t let the promise of another coming one fool you. 2 Thessalonians 2,9-12