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It is time for women to speak up for the word of God is to important to be held back.
Pastors and Elders of the church, wake up!
By Chaplain Jimmie W Warren
It is time for women to speak up for the word of God is to important to be held back!
My dearest Pastors and Elders and mighty women of the church, Jesus is in all (men and women) who love him and obeys His word. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit out as a gift to whoever believes and serves, Men and Women are called by God (John 3:16-18,21)
Everyone can serve God, right?.According to the Holy Spirit calling you or not?
Romans 3: 21-24 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit to us all who love Him and obey His Word, the Holy Spirit gives out gifts; some to preach, some to be Evangelist, teachers, some with the gift of tongues, are not these for women also?
Have you ever thought about the fact that our God made man and women in his own image?
Would not that mean that at least one in the God Head would be a woman? You see in the Hebrew and in the Greek traditions women were not counted as equals but second class therefore never in any class of leadership much less as a part of the God Head?
Scriptures showing Woman are called to Speak the Word of God I am writing this article to show that some old bias that is still prevalent in our churches today that keep women from preaching but, I believe women have the same rights to preach as men do.
The Spirit moves ALL to speak the word of the Lord. A lot of Bible passages are male-dominated because they were written in a sociality that is dominated by men. The woman of that time in the old and sometimes in the new testament were subjugated as servants to serve men and had no public life. I was raised by a Godly woman who preached and laid hands on people and they were healed before my own eyes. Amen!
This woman was my own grandmother who had the gift to interpret those who spoke in tongues and she also spoke in tongues so please read with an open bible and mind! Maybe where you will see new truth which is of the Holy Spirit.
Some ministers believe that (1 Tim.2: 12) gives them the right to keep women from their rightful place in the church today! These men need to wake up to the scriptural reading of the Bible which tells us that there is no difference to God who He uses to spread His word. Some churches use their religion to suppress their women and lose much of what the Holy Spirit is speaking to women to tell others’ what God is saying to them to teach us to hear?
(Romans.2: 11) God is no respecter of persons. (Acts 2:17) sons’ and daughters shall prophesy! ALL(does not this mean men and women) as the Lord calls?
Read it again (Acts 2:17-18)
" 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, our old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy!
Who are we to say whom God is calling?
Who was first to witness that the Lord had risen?
It was the two Mary’s that ran to tell the Disciples that Jesus had been raised from the tomb wasn’t it? That makes them the first to be prophets that Jesus came back from the dead, doesn’t it?
Some ministers use (1 Tim. 2:12) over and over to show women are not to be ministers, that is not what it states let’s see what it does says “ I do not allow women to have authority over men they must keep quiet.” This is Paul’s “personal option” and does not say preach the word which is not leading over men? Where Paul is telling Timothy what He (Paul) wanted Timothy to do until he returned to that Church in Ephesus is his statement and is not talking about women who are called to witness for Yeshua Messiah or Jesus the Christ, right?.
Now let’s take a look at other scriptures showing where Paul did use women in helping in the work. Where he told about women and the great jobs they were doing when prophecy was given to them?
First and far most a minister is nothing but a servant of God. There are some who need to remember this, Jesus, who is our spiritual leader, called Himself a servant. He even humbled himself and washed his disciple’s feet. Jesus then told them that they should be willing to do this for each other, to serve one another.
(John 13: 5) Jesus says to serve each other as he served them. Ministers’ are servants of the People of God, not rulers of God’s people. There are some men who think they are rulers by the way they act toward their congregations and especially to the women of their churches. I think they should take a better look at what the word of God really says and forget what their religion told them from years gone by.
(Act 10:34-35) God is NO Respecter of persons (men or women) (Vs. 35) goes on to say
“ those who worketh righteousness is accepted by Him. There have been many women who have served God in righteousness (1 Pet 3:1) talks of husbands being saved by their wives' conversion.
It absolutely amazes me to look around and see the stupidity of some men, who think God only works with them, and only them, or only other men, never women. All down throughout the ages many women where used by God to save others, women like Ester who was used to save a whole nation. How about RUTH a whole book of the bible is written about what she did?
(Acts 2:18) “ handmaidens were used by God to get His message out. The Lord Jesus Christ calls whom he wants to serve. (Acts 2:39) “All as the Lord calls” This includes women! After all, women are in all aren’t they. You see women of God in our time are being called and used to get people saved. There are many out there doing the job that God called them to do, some even better than other men preaching.
There have been great women used to call God’s people to Him, like Amy McPherson back in the 1940s or how about Joyce Meyers of today? How about Billy Graham’s wife, who goes all around the world preaching Jesus Christ or his daughter who does the same. Maybe you have heard of Kathy Deplantis from New Orleans, there are many more out there doing a great job for God, who are we to say they can’t do the job of being a minister (SERVANT) serving people?
Look in your Bible, in your own Bible, many females were used by God Almighty.
How any minister of God, could not know of these examples, I don’t understand their logic?
There are many scriptures where Paul used women to set examples of righteousness
(Acts 14:15) we see Lydia was saved and attended to what Paul says.
(Acts 17:12) speaks of honorable women. Vs.34 we see a woman named Demris a believer, (Acts 18:16) Priscilla “helped expound the way of God and taught Apollo’s on how to teach (preach) to people of God.
(Acts 21:10) four daughters which had prophesied
(1 Peter 4:10-11) “all men (this includes women doesn’t it) as they received the gift’s even of the ministry the same to another as good steward’s.”
(2 Peter 1:10)- talking to all brethren
(2 Peter 4:4) Men/women are God’s children, therefore, this pertains to all women also doesn’t it?
(Gal.3: 28) Neither male nor female or Jew or Gentile all one in Christ?
(Eph.4: 1-7) We read in Vs. 6 “one God in all and through all.”
Yes both men and women Vs.7 GIFT OF CHRIST
(Phil.4: 3) -women who labored with me in the gospel. Looks like women were not quite in the here! Again this time in (Col.3: 11) ‘Christ is in all” men are you telling us that all does not mean or include women
Does your minister want to impede these Gifts from God to women?
I say “do not impede the Holy Spirit.”
Do not limit these gifts for just men in your churches. When it is clear there are many women who already have these gifts and are using them better than a lot of men who claim to have them? Let the Lord use who He wants to use. Do not stop your women from speaking if they have the gift.
(1 Tim 2:12) does not say, “ let women not be ministers or prophets.” It is just talking about women being over men. Ministers are not over men but servants of men. Ministers of God are the servants of God over all his sheep or flock and as servants can’t there be any women who serve as good as any man?
Come on it is time to understand that a male-dominated world is over.
Jesus made NO difference between males and females when it comes to being saved!
So beloved, in closing let’s read (John 14:21) “whoever accepts my commandments and obeys them is the one who loves me. My Father will love him who loves me I too will love him and revile myself to him.” This is talking to all who will listen to both men and women. Yes, all mankind includes women of God who serve their, and our master -God the Father, We are all children of God in Heaven!.
In Jesus Name I say "let women be ministers as servants of God THE SAME AS ANY MEN".
Jesus said that He was a servant to his disciples and that WE should follow His example in everything He did. Ministers are to be servants for God's people, women, and men alike.
Let women serve their God as we do and have an open mind for Heaven SAKE it is the 21 first century is it not?
A humble servant of our Lord Jesus the Christ
Chaplain Jimmie Warren
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