Mask rules impose a humiliation on human expression and personality, and in the Word of God are associated with whoredom, deceit and capital punishment.
The scriptures make much of face to face encounters, and depict the covering of the human face a mark of judgment.
The face covering rules decreed in many places around the world are a form of subjugation of the people by their masters — whether they be elected representatives or dictators and governors. The masking rules have become “the new norm” as of March 1 from President Trump and are an overthrow of constitutional liberty and government.
Whores cover their faces
The covering of the face is connected with whoredom and shame. Tamar, in Genesis 38, teases her father-in-law Judah into fornication because she was denied seed and a promised husband. She elects to trap the old man.
So she took off her widow’s garments, covered herself with a veil and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place which was on the way to Timnah; for she saw that Shelah was grown, and she was not given to him as a wife.
When Judah saw her, he thought she was a harlot, because she had covered her face.
Then he turned to her by the way, and said, “Please let me come in to you”; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law. So she said, “What will you give me, that you may come in to me?” (Gen. 38:14-16)
As murderers skulk in the dark, adulterers hide their visages.
There are those who rebel against the light; They do not know its ways Nor abide in its paths.
The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy; And in the night he is like a thief.
The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, ‘No eye will see me’; And he disguises his face. (Job 24:13-15)
Before execution, a face covered
In Esther, the trap laid by the queen against the wicked Haman is sprung, and when it is clear that the official who’d plotted the destruction of the Israelites is finished, he begs for his life, “for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king.”
When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?” As the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.
Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.” Then the king said, “Hang him on it!” (Esther 7:8, 9)
When the Lord Jesus is tried, and condemned, his face is covered.
Then some began to spit on Him, and to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, and to say to Him, “Prophesy!” And the officers struck Him with the palms of their hands.(Mark 14:65)
In Chattanooga and across the state and country, the people are subjugated under administrative decrees in disregard of their honor and integrity and their defense under the constitution. One could say it is similar to the degradation that Americans imposed on chattel slaves from the 1600s to 1865.
God forbids anyone scraping the faces of the poor into the dirt. But that is what mask decrees do. It is a judgment, which doesn’t keep it from being a sin of the judges doing the pressing.
The Lord will enter into judgment With the elders of His people And His princes: “For you have eaten up the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the faces of the poor?” Says the Lord God of hosts. (Isaiah 3:14, 15)
Trials are to be face to face, so are friendships
The concept of the jury trial arises from the gospel, with a totally personal God ordaining that when wrongs or crimes are committed, they be judged locally and personally. Accused and accuser were to meet nose to nose. When a jury trial makes inquiry into a wrong, the accused and the accuser are understood to be fully visible, in every part of their person, with nothing obscured. Regarding accusations against Paul —
To them I answered, “It is not the custom of the Romans to deliver any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has opportunity to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.” (Acts 25:16)
Amity, among beloved friends, is always without any obstacle to see another person’s visage.
[B]ut I hope to see you shortly, and we shall speak face to face. Peace to you. Our friends greet you. Greet the friends by name. (3 John 14)
In openness and liberty God and Moses deal with each other without any covering, and Moses is honored in the biblical record for having had such an intimate connection with God the Father..
So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle. Exodus 33:11
But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. (Deuteronomy 34:10)