So, I have been meaning to sit down and talk one more time about make up before moving onto another topic all week. Hopefully I will be able to gather my ideas and share them before any more craziness erupts in my household, ha! Being a mother is never boring, and it also is an incredible blessing!
I shared a few thoughts on make up use last week, and I would love to expound just a bit more. As a disciple of the Most High, I love to find secondary sources that could possibly deepen my understanding of Scripture. The Book of Enoch is one of these sources. I first took a look at Enoch once I realize that Judah (Jude) called Enoch a prophet in Judah (Jude) 1:14. “It was also about these people that Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, ‘Behold, the Lord came with myriads of His saints, to execute judgment against all. He will convict all the ungodly for all their ungodly deeds that they have done in an ungodly way, and for all of the harsh things ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
This quote is from the Book of Enoch. And so, while I do not regard the Book of Enoch as sacred Scripture, I do look at it as a way to learn more about Biblical events.
Enoch talks about the fallen angels, or “Watchers” who come down to earth and took wives among the daughters of men and created “Nephilim”. These events are briefly mentioned in Genesis 6:1-4. Enoch teaches that Azazel was one of the demons who lead this charge. The works attributed to Azazel are found below:
And Azazel taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. ~Enoch 8:1-2
Now, this might not be absolute truth. At the same time, in the above passage the creation of make up is attributed to a fallen angel. For those who are wondering what antimony is, the ancient Egyptians used antimony, in the form of “stibnite,” for black eye make up.
Could make up be a doctrine of demons? I by no means plan to begin a discussion about demons on my blog, but feel free to look up information about this topic on your own.
Just like warfare and the making of swords, knives, and shields, wearing make up is a step away from God’s perfect standard. He desires peace, love, humility, and holiness for us.
I hope this short article has given you something to consider. I promise next time I will be back with a more uplifting topic. Blessings, sisters.
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