Mashiach's First Letter through the Shliach Rav Sha'ul to the Assembly at Kórinthos

Korínthios Alef Chapter 11

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Theme: Cover our own glory but let Adonay's glory shine forth.

Elohim's ordained order role of  distinguish

First Ordinance Head cover for women

She is given a sign of submission

11:1 Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Mashiach.

11:2 Now I commend you, Achim, that you remember me in all things and keep the ordinances, just as I delivered them to you.

11:3 But I would you to understand, that

the head of every man is Mashiach; and

the head of a wife (gunaikos) is her husband; and

the head of Mashiach is Elohim (אלהים).

11:4 Every man who prays or speaks forth a nevu'ah (prophesies) with his head veiled (kata), dishonors his head.

11:5 But every wife (gunaikos) who prays or speaks forth a nevu'ah (prophesies) with her head unveiled (akatakaluptos), dishonours her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

11:6 For if a wife (gunaikos) will not veils (katakalupto) her head, then she should cut her hair short: But since it is disgraceful for a wife (gunaikos) to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her head be veiled (katakalupto).

11:7 For a man indeed ought not to veil (katakalupto) his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of Elohim (אלהים): but the woman (gune) is the glory of the man. Shemot 34:34

11:8 For the man is not of the woman (gune); but the woman (gune) of the man.

11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman (gune); but the woman (gune) for the man.

11:10 Therefore a wife (gunaikos)  ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the messengers (aggelos).

11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man independent of the woman (gune), neither the woman (gune) independent of the man, in Adonay.

11:12 For as the woman (gune) was made from the man (at creation), even so man is now born through woman (gune), but all things are from Elohim (אלהים).

11:13 Judge in yourselves:
Is it proper for a wife (gunaikos) to pray to Elohim (אלהים) with her head unveiled (akatakaluptos)?

11:14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him,

But if a woman (gune) she should have long hair,[a glory to her is it] For the hair (kome) of head instead of a mantle (peribolaion) is given to her is given her.

11:16 But if any man is inclined to be quarrelsome, we have no such practice, nor do the assemblies of Elohim (אלהים).

The remembrance Feast

Second Ordinance is the breaking of bread

11:17 But in the following instructions I do not praise you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse.,

Sectarianism - Split parties

11:18 For first of all, when  you come together as an Assembly, I hear that there are divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

11:19 For there must be sects (hairesis) among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.

11:20 Therefore when you are gathered together into one place, not to eat the feast meal (deipnon) of Adonay.

11:21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk.

11:22 What? have you not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise you the assembly of Elohim (אלהים), and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not.

11:23 For I have received of Adonay that which also I delivered to you:

That Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע) the [same] night in which he was betrayed took lechem:

11:24 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."

11:25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he had supped, saying:

"This cup is the New Covenant in My blood: this do you, as often as you drink [it], in remembrance of Me".

11:26 For as often as you eat this lechem, and drink this cup, you do shew Adonay's death till he come.

Additional instruction teaching the Non-Jews not found in Luke 22:8-22

Table Fellowship  - Covenant of Shabbat

11:27 Therefore whoever eats this lechem, and drinks this cup of Adonay, irreverently, will be guilty of the body and blood of Adonay.

11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] lechem, and drink of [that] cup .

11:29 For he that eats and drinks irreverently, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning Adonay's body.

11:30 For this cause many [are] weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of Adonay, that we should not be condemned with the olam hazeh.

11:33 Wherefore, my achim, when you come together to eat, tarry one for another.

11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together to condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

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The word Ordinance mean Paradosis in Greek paravdosi

Matthew  - traditions - 3
Mark - traditions - 5
1 Corinthians - only instance word ordinance is use in KJV  -1

Galatians - traditions - 1
Colossians  - 1
2 Thessalonians - 2

Paradosis has two main meaning the scripture refer Paradosis 12 times as traditions in a negative sense  "tradition of men" observance that is not stated in the scriptures with the only exception for 1 Corinthians 11 as objectively positive, that which is delivered, the substance of a teaching. Paul use the next word keep... deliver mean is a form of teaching -- keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.

Many modern translation using the word traditions, in fact its not tradition that can be ignore it is precept, ordinances, instruction, teaching and commandment not to taken lightly.

Notice there are two ordinances in 1 Corinthians 11
First is the head covering for women
Second in the breaking of bread in the same chapter.

Women’s hair was a common object of lust in antiquity erotic, sensous, and in much of the eastern Mediterranean women were expected to cover their hair. To fail to cover their hair was thought to provoke male lust as a bathing suit is thought to provoke it in some cultures today.

It is important practice that Jewish passover and Shabbat Jewish woman had to have their head covered and the breaking of bread is the type of passover

Vs 10 "because of the angels"  

By creating Man first Elohim intended him to be the head, the one who would exercise direction and authority.  The failure of Eve was that she took matter in her own hand. She should have gone to Adam and put the matter before him. Instead of allowing herself to be deceived by satan, fell into transgression and bring about destruction the whole human race. As the redemption work of Yehoshua has restored the broke fellowship of Elohim and Man at the Garden of Eden. The women's head covering covers man's glory just the glorious glow of Moshe on the face when he got a gleam of Adonay had to  be covered. Her willingness of head covering is a sign of submission thus the angels in heaven longing to witness this redemptive testimonies.

Another Jewish persective is with reference to the event in Genesis chapter 6 concerning the fallen angelic beings lusted after the daughters of mortal men.

Other verses about Women learn the lesson of meekness

1Ti 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
1Ti 2:12 I do not think it seemly for a woman to debate publicly or otherwise usurp the authority of men but should be silent.
1Ti 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
1Ti 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and
she transgressed the Torah.

Why Jewish men cover their heads with Tallit or kipa? Its a Rabbinical tradition, not a commandment.
The reason is this:
We wear a Kipa/Yarmukel out of reverence for Hashem who is above us.
The Kipa is a sign of submission under His authority, and it makes the following statement: "From my toes to my head is all I am. Hashem is above me in all respects, forever."

Women's Spiritual Status in Holy Scriptures

Set Apart Communion Breaking of bread

Yehoshua taught it to the Jews first in Luke 22:8-22

Then breaking of bread here is teaching to the Non-Jews by Rav Shaul in 1 st Cor 11. New additional instruction were given vs 21 -22; 27-34  one should examine themselves, Not to take this meal like any other traditional meal and not take it unworthily or else bring condemation upon themselves.

in Luke 22:8-22 Yehoshua did not mention about what spoken in 1 Cor 11:27-34 because the Jews understood the Torah principles

How many times should I take Set apart Communion?
In accordance to 1st Korinthos 11:23-26 it declares in v. 26 that "as often" as you eat of the bread and drink of this cup, you proclaim the Master's death till He come.

No matter if it is  once a week, once a month or New Moon Rosh Hodesh, once a year, or when Believer gather in Yeshua Name on Shabbat, or Passover or Biblical feast as long as it is observed then we are keeping the commandment of our Master to do it until He comes again.  

Who can partake in Set apart Communion?
A person who is geniune believer in Yeshua, repentance of sin, For in Romaios 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Mashiach Yeshua, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." these are those who has indwelting Ruach HaKodesh, born again believer  who has publicly testify his or her belief through immersion as a outward sign of his or her faith and conversion.

What elements are used for the Set apart Communion? 

Matzah during Passover while other  as long it is unleavened bread and grape juice are used to represent the body and blood of Yeshua haMashiach in accordance with the scriptures it was a pre-seder on Passover Loukas 22:7-8 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.  And He sent Kefa and Yochanan, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.".  

How should I approach the Communion service?

Each believer should approach the communion service and meal with humility, joy, reverence, examine ourselves conscience clear and a heart of repentance. When we partake the unleavened bread on seeing the burnt marks, stripes, unleavened with out sin. We remember  Yeshua's body suffered bruise for our sins and that we are to careful not take irreverently treating the meal of Messiah as a common meal without attributing to it and its elements their proper value. The cup symbolise  Yeshua blood shed as atone sacrifice for our sins.

Remembrance Feast - Fruit of Vine and Bread