There are countless of [Christian] women, those of godly character who are not men, don’t want to be a man, and who don’t usurp authority over a man. They are not disobedient. Neither do they have or are influenced by Jezebel’s spirit. Moreover, these women are not rebellious, out of order, out of line or disrespectful. Just because they don’t agree with a man on certain issues be it pertaining to education, religion, child(ren) rearing, finances, sex, politics, social constitutions, business or spiritual matters, it doesn’t make them scornful, wrong, unsubmissive or odious!
To the ignorant accuser or church legalist, women are important to God. They are strong and necessary to the church, the Body of Christ (family and society). Notably, the very Life of Father God was first placed in the womb of a woman..Mary! And this pleased our Lord! These type of women love God, in spirit, and in truth! They are the apple of His eye. And for those who think otherwise, male or female, I suggest that you check yourself (Psalm 139:23,24), examine your relationship with the Lord, and study the word of God!
In the bible for example, we take into account these women: a) The adulterous woman – Jesus rose to the defense of this woman caught in adultery. He became her attorney and saved her life b) Then there’s the woman who searched for, and found her lost coin that Jesus talked about. What about Esther’s defense and protection of the Jews and, in the end Haman was impaled?! Jesus also spoke of the woman who was unrelenting in the presence of the unjust judge who honored her for her persistence c) And what about our Lord who spoke to the widow who dropped all the money she had into the temple’s treasury and praised her for doing so. And don’t forget about the Women in Luke 23:55, Luke 24:10, and Acts 1:14. They were the Lord’s disciples also—the female counterpart to the Twelve. These Women followed the Lord wherever He went, and they tended to or ministered to His needs. They even followed Him to Calvary, the cross! Last but not certainly not least, what about the woman with the alabaster box, the one who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears and dried them with her hair?!
You who have ears, hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying…every unlearned man, every man of little understanding, every intimidating or berating man; every controlling male who came against those women, using the Mosiac Law as a cloak of their self-righteousness, the Lord of Hosts protected! And He’s doing the same today! Watch out brothers, you might get rebuked!
As a faithful wife, honored mother and grandmother, asset to the Body of Christ, advocate, caretaker, a prophetic minister, and a professional science behaviorist, I stand strong in my beliefs! More important, I stand strong in my convictions of the word of God, and His Promises. To that end, I encourage the women [of God] to stand confident. Be bold! You too have rights in, as well as outside of the church. You have a position in the Church and Body of Christ, take it. Maximize! Take your high place in Christ! Rise, Rise, Rise! Why? This is the Lord God’s view of you, Rise!
Father God and Risen King,
Thank You for Your loving kindness and faithfulness! We pray that Your will for Your sons and daughters continue to be done according to Your truth. We especially pray for sensitivity, honor, and agreement concerning the role and ministry of women. We ask for a special anointing of “Rise,” upon these life givers, even as You are the Resurrection and the Life! ~Selah And that they be received and celebrated in every live giving aspect; and every Kingdom aspect that You have hand carved and purposed it to be. For Your glory and good pleasure, in Jesus name, Amen.