Should women wear make-up?

For years now my personal preference has been to not wear make-up. For me, I saw it as a mask hiding who Yahuah created me to be. At one time I even considered it a lie, because it was not what I really looked like. I was enhancing my appearance. In the past I did wear make-up, but only to ‘special’ occasions or for work. Recently, I made a statement to someone in which I said, paraphrasing, that I didn’t think Scripture said one way or the other about make-up. Yahuah, in His infinite wisdom and compassion, immediately set me straight and blessed me with His Word on the subject of make-up. For my quickly spoken words I ask His forgiveness and hereby set the matter straight.

Following is the study He gave me and I would like to share it with you.

2 Melakim 9:30-37And Yehu came to Yizre'el, and Izebel heard of it. And she put paint (6320) on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked through a window. 31 And as Yehu came to the gate, she said, “Is it peace, Zimri, slayer of your master?” 32 And he lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is with me? Who?” And two, three eunuchs looked down to him. 33 And he said, “Throw her down.” And they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, and he trampled her under foot. 34 And he went in, and he ate and drank, and said, “Go now, see to this cursed one, and bury her, for she was a sovereign’s daughter.” 35 So they went to bury her, but all they found of her was the skull and the feet and the palms of the hands. 36 And they came back and informed him. And he said, “This is the word of YAHUAH, which He spoke by His servant Eliyahu the Tishbite, saying, ‘In the portion of Yizre'el dogs are going to eat the flesh of Izebel, 37 and the corpse of Izebel shall be as dung on the surface of the field, in the portion of Yizre'el, so that they do not say, “This is Izebel.” Hmmm, I wonder if Izebel put on make-up for a special occasion?

YirmeYahu 4:30-31 26 I looked, and saw the garden land was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down at the presence of YAHUAH, by His burning displeasure. 27 For thus said YAHUAH, “All the earth shall be a ruin, but I shall not make a complete end. 28 “On account of this, let the earth mourn and the heavens above be dark, because I have spoken, because I have purposed and shall not relent, nor do I turn back from it.” 29 All the city is fleeing from the noise of the horsemen and bowmen. They shall go into bushes and climb up on the rocks. All the city is forsaken, and no one is dwelling in it. 30 And when you are ravaged, what would you do? Though you put on crimson, though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, though you enlarge your eyes with paint (6320), you adorn yourself in vain. Your lovers despise you, they seek your life. 31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in labour, the distress as of her who brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Tsiyon! She bewails herself, she spreads out her hands, saying, “Woe to me, for my being faints because of murderers!” Hmmmm, I wonder if they put on make-up to enhance their appearance?

Strongs #6320
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  1. antimony, stibium, black paint
      eye cosmetic

According to Wikipedia:

Antimony was recognized in antiquity (3000 BC or earlier) in various compounds, and it was prized for its fine casting qualities.

A black antimony-based powder soluble in water known as stibium was the ancient version of mascara during roman times. It was used to darken the brows and lashes, or to draw a line around the perimeter of the eye.

Antimony and many of its compounds are toxic. Clinically, antimony poisoning is very similar to arsenic poisoning. In small doses, antimony causes headache, dizziness, and depression.

The relationship between antimony's modern name and its symbol is complex; the Coptic name for the cosmetic powder antimony sulfide was borrowed by the Greeks, which was in turn borrowed by Latin, resulting in stibium. The chemical pioneer Jöns Jakob Berzelius used an abbreviation of this name for antimony in his writings, and his usage became the standard symbol.

Strangely enough, it appears that no one knows for sure why this symbol was used to identify antimony. It does; however, look very familiar. If one were to invert it, you would see the symbol used to identify woman. And where, I wonder did that symbol come from. Let's find out, shall we?

Again, according to Wikipedia:

The symbol for the planet Venus is the sign also used in biology for the female gender once a male gender exists in the animal species being described (males do not exist in early animal forms, where all reproduction is female generation of more females, exclusively): a stylized representation of the goddess Venus's hand mirror or an abstract symbol for the goddess: a circle with a small equilateral cross underneath. The Venus symbol also represented femininity, and in ancient alchemy stood for copper. Alchemists constructed the symbol from a circle (representing spirit) above an equilateral cross (representing matter).

The symbol for woman (set up by humans, not Yahuah) is actually the symbol for a 'goddess'. This symbol for a goddess turned 90º is the symbol for antimony, which was make-up for the ancients. So what is driving us to put on make-up? A spirit of Jezebel or a spirit of Venus? How does the commercial from Gillette for their womens' razors go?: "Reveal the goddess in you" and the lyrics from their jingle: "She's got it Yeah, baby, she's got it I'm your Venus, I'm your fire At your desire." hasatan has always mixed truth in with lies to beguile the women into sin. He did it from the beginning. If we do not remain under the authority of our headship, (husband or Yahusha), we will fall for hasatans tricks. Whether we like it or not, we are the weaker vessel. If that statement bothers you, perhaps you should test the spirits and see where that is coming from. I'm telling you the truth:

1 Kepha 3:7 In the same way, husbands, live understandingly together, giving respect to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the favour of life, so that your prayers are not hindered.

Bereshith 3:13 And YAHUAH Elohim said to the woman,“What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Let us not be deceived! This woman was not stupid nor was she ignorant. She walked WITH Elohim along side her husband! She was not a neandrathal being drug around by her hair. But yet, she was deceived. Had she harkened to the voice of her husband she would not have been beguiled. Ladies think about it -- Do you wear make-up because it's what you think your husbands want? Do you wear make-up because you think that it makes you look prettier? What does the Word say to us?

MattithYahu 23:25-28 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are filled with plunder and unrighteousness. 26 “Blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and dish, so that the outside of them becomes clean too. 27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you are like whitewashed tombs which outwardly indeed look well, but inside are filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 “So you too outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.

Luke 11:39-41 39 And the Master said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is filled with greed and wickedness. 40 “Mindless ones! Did not He who made the outside make the inside also? 41 “But give in kindness of that which is within, and see, all are clean to you.

How are women any different than the Pharisees that make the outside of the body beautiful by make-up and dress and yet leave the inside in ruin by the sins of pride, vanity, and whorings! And lest you think I come with an accusation allow me to tell you the truth, for the Word equates make-up with that very spirit:

Yehezqel 23:36-44 36 And YAHUAH said to me, “Son of man, judge Oholah and Oholibah! And declare to them their abominations. 37 “For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands. And they have committed adultery with their idols, and even offered their sons whom they bore to Me, passing them through the fire, to devour. 38 “They also did this to Me: They have defiled My set-apart place on the same day, and they have profaned My Sabbaths. 39 “For when they had slain their children for their idols, on the same day they came into My set-apart place to profane it. And see, that is what they did in the midst of My House. 40 “And they even sent for men to come from afar, to whom a messenger was sent. And see, they came – for whom you washed yourself, painted your eyes, and adorned yourself with ornaments. 41 “And you sat on a splendid couch, with a table prepared before it, on which you had set My incense and My oil. 42 “And the sound of a crowd at ease was with her, and drunkards were brought from the wilderness with men of the commonest sort. And they put bracelets on their wrists and pretty crowns on their heads. 43 “Then I said concerning the one worn out in adulteries, ‘Now let them commit her whorings, even hers!’ 44“And they went in to her, as men go in to a woman who is a whore. Thus they went in to Oholah and Oholibah, the wicked women."

Our loving, compassionate, kind, and wonderful Heavenly Father had His servants, Sha'ul and Kepha, tell us what kind of women to be:

1 Timothy 4:9-10 9 Likewise, that the women dress themselves becomingly, with decency and sensibleness, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly garments, 10 but with tov works, which is becoming for women undertaking worship of Elohim.

1 Kepha 3:3-5 3 Your adornment should not be outward – arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on dresses – 4 but the hidden Man of the heart, with the incorruptible ornament of a meek and peaceable spirit, which is of great value before Elohim. 5 For in this way, in former times, the setapart women who trusted in Elohim also adorned themselves, being subject to their own husbands,

Please note that each witness tells us to dress nice and without costly array and to work on the INSIDE. The exact same thing that Yahusha told the Pharisees, albeit in a much softer tone. I put both types of witness here because I don't know who will read it and what witness is needed. One thing is true; however, Yahuah knows. He knows my heart and he knows yours. May we all desire to serve Him.