Dr. Roy E. Richmond | Oklahoma city, Oklahoma | USA
This is not a book about "how to be" or "how to find" a good wife.
In our Study of the Virtuous Woman, and of many women in the Old Testament and New Testament, we discovered that many of them were pictured to be less than Virtuous, and the Truth is, they were one hundred percent Virtuous in the truest sense of the Word.
VIRTUOUS: Righteous, Worthy, Honorable, Upright, Honest – OT. 4377 of Value and a Daughter in Marriage (Union – One not two)
Chapter 1 Introduction – the Virtuous Woman Experience
Chapter 2 The Renewing Mind
Chapter 3 Jezebel - residence, habitation, to enclose, to reside & dwell in
Chapter 4 Mary Magdalene
Chapter 5 Rizpah – live coal, thunder bolt, on fire, a pavement, arrow & glowing
Chapter 6 The Queen of Sheba
Chapter 7 She Gives Her Portions to Her Maidens
Chapter 8 She Buys the Entire Field
Chapter 9 She Girds her Loins with Strength
Chapter 10 Her Candle Goes Not Out
Bible Versions: RERichmond Most Holy Place Version ® and a few King James Authorized Version - Greek and Hebrew references, P. C. Bible Study BibleSoft.COM
Living Out of the Virtuous Woman Experience and Beyond
There are some awesome things in Proverbs thirty-one. I know the desire for most people is to get right into the heart of the book. Most people do not like to read the introduction. Let me begin this series by saying that there are at least three ways to look at Scripture. To explain what I am talking about, we will go back over thirty-five hundred years to the Tabernacle of Moses. The Bible teaches in Hebrews, chapter three and in chapter nine, that the O.T. dwelling places were pictures of the dwelling place of Spirit/Father, which we are. In other words, the O.T. physical buildings, the Tabernacle of Moses, the Tabernacle of David, the Temple of Solomon, all of those physical dwelling places of Spirit/Father in the O.T., were physical pictures of the spiritual house of God that we are. Today, Father God does not live in buildings made with hands. He lives in people. His life is inside of everyone for the reason that we are the (naos), which is the Most Holy Place dwelling of God – abode/temple. The temple is not a natural thing; it is a spiritual thing. All people are the Spiritual house of God; however, many do not know that fact. Thus the reason all must come to an infinite awareness of Spirit/Father and their union with Spirit/Father.
We are looking back at the O.T. pictures to understand more about that dwelling place that we are, since it is a spiritual thing. It is not something that you can see with your physical eye. We are given the O.T. pictures of who we are in these physical buildings. Each one of them points to the one house (body of Christ) that we all are. There are different views and different important principles brought out by this study. All point to the spiritual house we are, however, all of them have different views of that one house. There are many ways to climb a mountain, but there are different views depending upon which trail you take.
Father gives us at least four views of who we are in Him, through these Tabernacles, temples, or dwelling places. Moses' Tabernacle gives us a powerful picture of the three stages of individual Spiritual growth that make up the house of God. We call these pictures learning to live out of one’s inChristed Life, or spiritual resources. They picture levels of understanding that brings an awareness of the new birth that took place for all, in Jesus’ perfect work of Redemption. The result is we enter into perfect rest, which brings about great maturity.
When a person learns of Jesus’ great salvation work, and embraces what He has done, the spirit of Father in them draws them to seek more knowledge of their relationship with Him. That is just the beginning of this great journey. There is also available for that person as they study with the help of Father’s Spirit, the experience that the Bible refers to as gifts of the Spirit, and each gift is given to help in the maturity process. Our understanding of being inChristed or possessing Father’s Life, gets us on the road to maturity. We are to mature so that Father can live His life through us. We then discover that we are One in spirit, soul and body. “The Lord our God is One,” so we are One. Nothing needs to “get saved” in our being, however, we must wake up to that fact that Jesus, as all, was that man that was born again and all mankind in him.
In Moses' Tabernacle, there were three rooms, the Outer Court, Holy Place, and Most Holy Place. It is interesting that there are also three stages of Spiritual growth in a person maturing into the knowledge of the Operation of God, and who they are as Christ being their life. There were three individual rooms in this dwelling place of God called Moses' Tabernacle. The reason for sharing this is so each of us understands there are different dimensions of light in each of those rooms. It is just like a person who finally wakes to righteousness, and begins to live, of Christ, his or her life. He or she receives some light, yet not all of the light (knowledge and understanding) that is required to mature to his or her fullness, in the image of Father God.
One begins to see things differently after he or she understands that all are born again in and of Him. Outside of believing what is true of us, there is total darkness. In Christ, there is light. Jesus was the Light of the world in His earth walk, and He came to quickened or light up His Life and Light in all men. Now because of what He did, all are the True Light of the World. Just as the Outer Court in Moses' Tabernacle had a more specific kind of light, so also, the person who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord by receiving Him as his personal Savior has some enlightenment. The problem is that the Outer Court had only natural light. Since there was no roof on the Outer Court, the sun was the only kind of light one received in that part. There was natural light and darkness. You need to realize that it was just natural light. It is true of all believers that understand they are born again in Him. That is not putting anyone down, because we thank God for any kind of light. A believer sees things in a dimension of light that is just simply natural.
We look at the Bible as a book of natural principles and natural guidelines, do this, and do that. Those are not bad, they are good, but it is just one dimension, rather than the highest kind of light. When a person knows they are born again through the cross they become aware of the Spirit within them, it is like going from a forty-watt bulb to a hundred-watt bulb.
Again, I am not putting people down if they have not experienced the infilling as of yet. I am just saying that there is more light available. More light means a higher understanding of spiritual things.
One can read of the vision of Peter on the rooftop, when Father God brought this vision of the unclean creatures down in a spiritual vision Peter was in, and he or she will likely think that this picture tells us that we should not eat unclean things. It can be looked at as a picture of what we should or should not eat, thinking that it has something to do with the natural man. When one “views”, what Peter saw, with his or her spirit eyes wide open, he or she realizes what Father was revealing to Peter that He has cleaned up all of humanity! He said, "Don’t you ever call something unclean that I have called clean." We realize in a more mature level of understanding that Father God, through the person and work of Jesus Christ, has made everyone righteous. He has taken care of the force that kept man living AS human. What one must do is, like Peter, go to Cornelius' house and preach the Truth of the Gospel to every creature. It is the same story but you have another kind of light or understanding of the all-inclusiveness of the Operation of God.
Everything we understand today in the Word has always been there. Before we understood salvation, our salvation was already a present possession of every man, woman, boy and girl. We did not have light on how far reaching it was in the outer court understanding, and even in the Holy Place realm, until we allowed Spirit/Father to teach us. Our problem is that when we finally see something, we think we are the ones who discovered it, or think the reason we have knowledge of it, is because we are a special spiritual giant. This is not so. It was already there. We finally got to the place where we could see it by leaning to our spirit and not “to our own understanding.”
When we moved from the Outer Court in Moses' Tabernacle, into the Holy Place, there was a roof on that place and there was a light in that particular dimension of the Tabernacles of Moses called the Golden Candlestick; that light never went out. The Golden Candlestick had sixty-six ornaments on it, each one representing every book in your Bible. It had seven lamps and these lamps were burning with oil. Seven is the number of completion, perfection, and maturity. That lamp in that dimension, speaks of brand new enlightenment, and it pictures the Christ-Life in every one. Nevertheless, there is another room in the tabernacle, called the Most Holy Place. It is the highest realm of maturity, for the reason that when a person boldly enters into the understanding that they are the Most Holy Place dwelling of Father/Spirit, then they truly are at rest with Father/Spirit and all men; being the place all are being drawn to. However, far too many people are not ready to come. The reason being is they have been taught the Great Lie. What most know about Father/Spirit has come from what their various religions have taught them. I often write the following statement, and I believe it to be true, “A person is in great error if the majority of what he or she knows about Father/God comes from what someone else taught them.” In that third room, there is even a greater dimension of enlightenment than in the Holy Place realm, of learning of Jesus’ Redemptive work; it is what Dr. Kay Fairchild and I call, living out of an Infinite Awareness, or the Is-ness of Father/Spirit, in perfect Oneness or better said, as the plural of Father/Spirit. There was great illumination behind the veil. Behind the veil, there is the Shekinah Glory of God. It is His very presence, glory, light, splendor, and weightiness – Christ Life in you. (Colossians 1:27)
The reason I started this book out with the aforementioned explanation of the Temples and the various rooms is for the reason we are going to look at the Virtuous Woman from the dimension that we believe is the Most Holy Place dimension. There are three ways to look at the Virtuous Woman. You can study it from the aspect of just finding the right wife. That is a very valid and important way to look it. From the Outer Court, you look at that and say, "This is the kind of woman I want for a wife; a virtuous woman." The Bible gives us a great number of negative things that will happen to a man who does not wait for a Virtuous Woman. I thank God for my Virtuous Woman.
When you move into the Holy Place realm, or the realm of being taught by your Holy Spirit within and Most Holy Place Messenger-Pastor-Teachers, it does not do away with the fact that there needs to be a Virtuous Wife. It adds to that by revealing what Jesus made His bride (Sons of God – no gender implied) Virtuous. The Bride of Christ is the Virtuous Woman. Father/Spirit is waking up, the already Virtuous Woman, from those who will listen to and seek Him. This story is told repeatedly, in the Old Testament, with hundreds of examples. We could teach the same thing out of Esther, Ruth, Rebecca, and many other women in the Old Testament who picture the Bride,
The word "Virtuous" means "strength and integrity." When I think of the words “strength and integrity,” I think about a people who function in wisdom and knowledge, and that produces great integrity in everything they teach, say and do.
The fact is every virtue we will study in the verses of Proverbs thirty-one, speaking of the Virtuous Woman, everyone already possess. We believe, eventually all people of this planet will grow up into Him, in all things. Some may have to experience their body not being able to hold them, before they become aware. Nevertheless, there will be a day when there are a people who are “alive to the things of Jesus’ redemptive work, and they will live out of the heavenly realm, and remain in body.” “The coming of the Lord recorded in First Thessalonians 4:17, refers to the Christ Life within, coming upon people in a way that the only thing that is seen is Father/Spirit/Life in and upon that person – Living as the Plural of Father/Spirit. You can go back to the nation of Israel and see a picture of the three stages of maturity. All of Israel would be called the children of God, but out of that nation, there is a city called Jerusalem and Jerusalem is a highly favored city. The word "Jerusalem" means habitation of peace; not everyone has found that place of peace as of yet. Therefore, there is Israel and there is Jerusalem. Then, in Jerusalem, there is a little mountain called Zion. There is Israel, Jerusalem, and Zion. There are always three stages, and Zion is the goal to arise to in ones awareness.
The people, who experience the highest awareness of being inChristed or another way of saying it is the highest spiritual awareness, are those who come to the understanding that it is not something you do; it is something you grow up to or awaken to. The people who rise up to Zion then call for the remainder of the Church to come up higher. It was always the plan. When any generation woke up to a spiritual gifting it was because people began to seek for more awareness of what belonged to them as inChristed Sons of God. Then they learn about the various gifting and they tell others and those people embrace the particular gift and we see a mighty flowing in that gifting. Those people who are hungry come to where the Truth of higher realm living is being taught. Father God calls out a people and takes them higher. Then He says, "Go tell them how you got here." It has always been the plan. The Bride of Christ should be the Most Holy Place realm understanding, and in fact be the Most Holy Place Temple/Dwelling of Father/Spirit.
What is the Most Holy Place view of the Virtuous Woman? It is the redemption of man’s entire being. We know that Father/Spirit is One, and as we are in Union with Him, then we are One, which includes us being spirit, manifested as thoughts, understanding, intellect and as a body. The fact is, man’s body is redeemed and what we have called soul (being mind, will and emotions) is already redeemed. The whole objective for us, as an individual is to live out of our inChristed Mind of Christ / Spirit / New Nature. By that we mean to let what is in you, be birthed upon and out of you. In other words, let what is your very Life Source, be seen on the outside. Allow your spiritual resource to be the force that regulates your entire being. Father/Spirit said, "Work out your own salvation." That does not mean, find your own way to get saved. It means you have something in you and you need to work it out upon you. Paul said it like this, "My little children of whom I travail in birth until Christ is formed in you." The word ‘formed’ infers an “adjustment of shape and nature.” We already have been made new and have already been given a new nature. However, one must allow the New Life and New Nature to come forth. Quit living the false life that does not represent what is true in your inChristed being. We do that by seeking to know Father/Spirit in a great awareness, and agree with what Father/Spirit has done on our Oneness with Him. We are heavenly or spiritual beings, not just humans or just flesh.
Everyone that Paul was talking to, were already redeemed, and inChristed, including everyone else who was considered “non-Christians”. However, their new Life had to be made aware to them so they would live out of their True nature and Life.
Man is Spirit/Light/Life/Glory/Christ, and he or she manifests through the Mind and body. This is the principle that we have failed to see in the Church. We command people to do right. We preach, "Do right, and do what is right". We have in the past, given many do's and don’ts and we have not taught people the process the Bible gives us, to allow us to just live the Christ Life. We should have been teaching people who they are now. We were never fed what the Feasts of Unleavened Bread pictured, nor the rest of the Feasts, which brings a great awareness to what Jesus really did in His Redemptive Work; I call it the Real Truth and Nothing but the Truth, of the Gospel.
When Jesus rose from the dead, all that Adam had released had been drawn into Him, and He destroyed it all – death, hell and the grave of living AS human. All are born again as new creation beings in Christ. The Apostle Paul explains that fact in all of His epistles (books). Then in the book of Romans, Paul instructs that Church to no longer live AS human, but now be transformed on the outside by leaning to the spirit mind, rather than leaning to the false beliefs and thoughts that were and are still prevalent in man’s mind. He wrote, “… be ye transformed by the renewing mind,” not the renewing “of the” mind. The King James writers want to make it to be labor of work, and Father/Spirit instructed Paul to write, “By the renewing mind,” meaning to listen to your inChristed spirit or what we call the mind of Christ. How do we cast down vain, lying thoughts and imaginations? He or she does it by feeding on the Truth, and then speaking the Truths to those lies, just as Jesus did to those tempting thoughts that He experienced. He did not debate with His thoughts He only spoke the Truth. “Are you really who Father says you are,” then He spoke the Truth of the Scripture to all those testing thoughts that came to His mind. “Are you really here to die, why do you not just take over now, and rule people; it all belongs to you already?” Jesus did not allow any of those temptations to be considered, He cast them down by speaking the Truth of the Word because He knew the Truth. Man’s problem today, is when wrong thoughts, beliefs and desires arise in his or her mind; they do not know the Truth of the Word to speak or use to cast those vain imaginations down, so they go like sheep to the slaughter, by giving in to the false thoughts and beliefs.
I wish there was a way that we could get all the frustrated people together and tie them down and say, "Listen to what we are about to teach you.” Some who read this may be frustrated about various aspects of life, and I pray that you can hear what Father/Spirit will speak to you in this book. There are many people who have left their Church fellowships, and are just out there enjoying this planet. However, they will never enjoy life and life abundantly until they hear the Truth and allow Father/Spirit to flow through them as a blessing to everyone in their sphere of influence.
If you will just listen, the Spirit of God will wake you up to the knowledge and understanding that is within you already. He does that by speaking through Messengers Pastors/Teachers, and you study yourself to show yourself that He is already approved of you.
In this picture of the Virtuous Woman is a description of a person functioning out of his or her spirit/mind – inChristed mind – spiritual resources – mind of Christ. It is a description of the “whole man” functioning as redeemed.
If you are a believer, and are still governed by the Law, which is what the term “flesh” means or you are living out of carnal thoughts, desires and beliefs, then this is your key to growing up into all that you presently are. One must feed on the Truth of the Gospel, and allow the Truth to make him or her free to live as Spirit, as Sons of God in manifestation, as blessings (Stars, Cheribums, and Melicisedec Priests) on this planet.
We are going to look at Proverbs thirty-one by saying, "Who is going to find a Virtuous Woman?" In using this phrase, it is vital to understand what the word “find” implies. I studied some of the Hebrew words that explain the word “find,” and the following explain it very well. The first is OT: 4672 matsa' (maw-tsaw'). It means to properly come forth, to appear or exist and be present. Then we find the Hebrew OT 4161 mowtsa' (mo-tsaw'); or motsa' (mo-tsaw'), meaning a going forth, the source, specifically, dawn, the rising of the sun (the East), exportation to a gate, a fountain, a mine, a meadow (as producing grass):
Therefore, we could say, “Who is going to express their true Life/Character/Nature Mind of Christ. Who can come to that point? Everyone can! Every one of us need to ask, is there any place in my own existence where I can come to the point where my wrong beliefs, thoughts and desires will no longer hinder or traduce me? Who can find such an existence? The soul of man is your entire being, not just ones brain (mind) as we once taught.
Ones religious laws, thoughts and beliefs will be obeyed by a person because they are accustomed to obeying the dictates of the religious laws, thoughts, and beliefs. At the beginning of you waking up to the Truth (maturing), one is more in tune to the dictates of their religious thoughts and beliefs, than they are to what the Apostle Paul called “the renewing mind,” which is the mind of Christ or ones Spirit. In the age that we live in, very few people have any understanding about what Jesus really did in His redemptive work so, he or she just goes out there and tries to please Father/Spirit by trying to do good things and thinking good thoughts, because that is what the preachers tell them; that is all dead works. One should be living out of his or her New Nature, but it is hard because they have leaned more to the law, the carnal thoughts, desires, and beliefs. All that is more familiar to them so they lean to that voice rather than the Voice of the Renewing Mind. Therefore, we must change our thoughts (repent, change what you thought to be true) to know the Truth, believe the Truth and receive the Truth, which will make one free to live out of Spirit and as Spiritual beings.
I wish we had time to show you in Scripture, the little things we have taken out of context and brought condemnation to believers from day one. For instance, Romans says do not yield your members as instruments of unrighteousness. We preach that and say, "Just stop doing that.” However, Paul did not start his letter to the faithful in Rome by saying to quit yielding your members. He had something to say before he got to that place, but religious preachers do not go to what he said at first. They go to individual Scriptures and say, "Quit this stuff!"
When Paul wrote to the Galatians, he told them in the fifth chapter, "This I say also". That means he had something to say before he got to there. He wrote a whole letter to them. What he said before makes it possible to do what he is saying now. He does that in every single epistle. What we do, is skip over to the do not do's and the do do's. We have not, for the most part explained what helps us to not do the don’ts, and do the dos.
What we must do is remove from each other condemnation over failures because of trying to line up with the dictates of the Law (flesh). However, we do not want to put you in a place, where you feel comfortable in missing the mark in any giving area of your life, because Father/Spirit does not want you to live below the Life we share with Him. He wants us to live a Holy life, and He has given us power to live a Holy life and overcome that which hinders or traduces Life. What we are to overcome is a lack of knowledge; living in ignorance of what Jesus did, and who we are because of our perfect union with Father/Spirit. That is a fact, so we must have misunderstood some things, because we are still being bothered by missing the mark, and not living a Holy life in many areas. A Most Holy Life lacks nothing in every realm of life. Missing the mark is anything that is other than Christ – anti-Christ Life.
We still cannot see much difference in the people involved in the world systems and those whom call themselves by religious names, who are still influenced by the systems of this age.
The following is the RERichmond MHPV of Colossians 3:1 Forasmuch as you have roused from death in/as Jesus therefore revivify in resemblance as anointed with Life; seek, enquire, require, desire, search after, and ascertain by inquiry of spirit (above realm), where the Christ Life remains in a position of rest. Drawing from your Life source, 2 Exercise your mind intensively, to interest oneself, with your only concern on rising higher in the spirit (above realm), and express an absolute denial on gaining rest from the lower realm (carnal). 3 Because all in the first man Adam no longer live as non-existent, even so your life source within is from and of God. 4 When Zoe (God Life) our life, renders very apparent to you, then shall ye also appear as Son of God, in all of Father’s glory.
This is just a great deal more than some Bible lesson today. If the student will pursue what I am going to lay before him or her in this book, he or she is going to find out what a real overcomer is.
The book of Revelation records, “To him who overcomes, will be given to eat of the Tree of Life." The “being transformed by the renewing mind,” is not memorizing Scripture and reading every book of the Bible, year after year. The “whole man”, in Proverbs thirty-one is explained to us by examining a Virtuous Woman.
Paul was jealous over them he taught, and was very concerned about others trying to teach anti-Christ doctrines. He stated in 2 Corinthians 11:3, But I fear that somehow, as the traducing thoughts and beliefs that duped Eve through her own self adroitness, cleverness, and competence, know-how and self-ability, apart from Father/Spirit, so your thoughts should be corrupted by false religious teaching with rules and regulations, and many dead works, from the simplicity of the Redemptive work of Jesus Christ. RERichmond MHPV
Everyone needs to know what the serpent was, OT:5175 nachash (naw-khawsh'); from OT:5172; a snake (from its hiss): KJV - serpent. 5172 nachash (naw-khash'); a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate: KJV - X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment, learn by experience, X indeed, diligently observe. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek-Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Ask yourself what whispers to you all day long, it is your thoughts and false beliefs. We let our thoughts tell us lies and deceive us as to who we are as inChristed Sons of God. If we believe a lie as if it is the truth, it will affect us as if it is the truth. Thinking less of our selves than what Father says of us, will affect us drastically – in fact, Paul wrote that many are weak, sick and dying needlessly, for the reason we do not dissect the Body. Most people have no idea who they really are, as inChristed Sons of God.
We believe Father/Holy Spirit is filling in the gaps here, and removing the false information that has been taught, and believed by everyone.
When you hear, see, touch, taste, or smell, your mind decides what to do with the information it is receiving. What controls your mind? Where we are going in all of this is that we are going to learn more about how to live AS spirit and not AS carnal. The truth is, Paul said, "I want your mind to be a virgin", free from all thoughts and beliefs that hinder the Christ Life.
We are not teaching about renewing the mind; we are talking about having a conversion, a real change in oneself as to how he or she looks at things.
What does this teaching do for anyone presently? Once one learns the Truth of the Gospel, he or she can change (repent) their mind (thinking) and turn his or her thoughts toward the higher realm thinking. I need peace, Pastor. Well, He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.
I want my thoughts, beliefs, desires, and intellect to be Virtuous, filled with virtue. Father has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. He has given us a sound mind. There is a sound mind waiting for each of us. Are you willing to search? The phrase “sound mind” is sophronismos (so-fron-is-mos’), which means discipline, self-control, and it comes from a root word that the student should be familiar with. Sozo, safe – made whole.
The discipline and self-control does not come from any dead works; it comes from leaning to the Spirit and allowing Spirit to be your life and driving force.
 John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. KJV 1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. KJV
 Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine inChristed Spirit; and lean not unto thine own understanding.