No Time For Silence
Women in the Ministry at the turn of the 20th Century
Greetings to all you ladies and I hope you enjoyed our last two hubs. In this Hub I will continue to encourage women to step out in faith and follow Jesus Christ. There is no doubt that Jesus is a woman's best friend. Do you know him? You should because He gave his life for you nearly 2,000 years ago.
Although many women have been called to be part of His priesthood of all believers there are still many men who object to your calling to serve our loving Savior, 1 Peter 2:4-10. He is alive and well and needs you ladies to help spread the Gospel into all the world. What I will be writing to you about is the awesome examples of women called to serve near the end of the nineteenth century, all through the twentieth century and right up into this twenty-first century. I will be using Janette Hassey's well written book filled with examples of the many women called to serve for the Holy Spirit in the past, today and for the future. The title of her book is "No Time For Silence" - Evangelical Women in Public Ministry Around the Turn of the Century. Please feel free to comment and let me know if you would like to serve Jesus Christ. I will steer you to Christians for Biblical Equality, http://www.cbeinternational.org .
As this nation and all nations struggle for survival of the human race, women are still very special in that they have their own unique way of spreading the gospel. It is a known fact that without women it is impossible to get this job done. One of the main reasons it is not being done effectively by men is that just to many men are still following the doctrines of men, Matthew 15:7-9. Men are their own worst enemies in that many have continued to oppress the ministry of women. However, not all men oppose women, there are those that have actually trained women for the ministry. These men were God fearing and did not go along with the institutional patriarchcal churches of their day. I have already discribed the 'why's and why nots' of male opposition in my last two Hubs and will instead move on and give you the many examples of women called to preach for Jesus Christ.
A good place to find more information on what women are accomplishing today is to check out our link to Christians for Biblical Equality. Here you will find the most updated ministry of women ready to serve you and set you on your way to a new and better way of serving God and Christ. Women are on the move and Christ encourages you to join with us and give the needed witness before and during the time of the Great Tribulation, Matthew 24:21-22. You too can become part of that elect group of people called to serve and preach the Gospel, Revelation 3:7-13.
For all you ladies that have fled the Chistian churches because you have become fed up with male abuse and put down of women and have become New Age, Wicca, goddess worshippers or just plain atheistic and radical. I have some good news for you. Did you know there was a young women named Johanna van Warmelo (1875- 1964). She married a Dutch Reformed Church minister, the Rev. L.E. Brandt. It was her contribution message that may have caused many ladies to flee to the New Age Movement for freedom from abuse. Many men laughed at her teaching but it is very true and one of the greatest revelations to the church in the twentieth century and for humans today. Still many have ignored her message from Christ in those that claim to be His churches.
Johanna had a vision at the death bed of her mother in which the Messenger anoited her with the gift of prophecy. After the decease of her mother, she had four visions concerning events in the future and had them published in a book entitled "Millenium.' she also published a book, "The Paraclete" - or Coming World Mother, a book which announced the coming of the God the Mother (Ruach HaKadosh- Momma) in this new era just before Christ returns. The out pouring of the Spirit of Grace will first be on women and later on the other generations and genders so that the finer quaities of intuition, imagination and gifts of the Spirit will be able to develope. She believed in the Fatherhood of God, the Motherhood of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Christ as their Son and our Elder Brother, the representatives of the heavenly home.
The Mother will teach humanity to do the will of the Father and this will transform conditions on earth, John 14:16-17;15:26;16:13. Humanity will then have the right to claim its status of being sons and daughters of the most High, 2 Corinthians 6:17-18. This is why God has called us to preach the gospel as a Christian witness . Sadly, Johanna's witness in our day ended up in the New Age Movement, because most men rejected her witness. So ladies you see your calling now is the time to move forward. Draw near to God and God will draw near to you, resist the Devil and he will flee from you, James 4:7-9. Time is growing shorter by the day and hour as the New World Order brings on the new dark age of Satan the Devil.
Don't be discouraged Christ loves you all and has confidence in you to lead your churches (House Churches filled with the Holy Spirit) to victory. Some of you may be very radical and want to get even with all the male chauvanist but don't. The best way is to become part of Jesus Christ's servant leadership and be tolerant with the way men act. After all they are deceived by Satan the Devil too, Revelation 12:9. You need to produce the fruits of the Spirit which are those wonderful female attributes that are easier for your to produce then men, Galatians 5:22-23- love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control against such there is no law because the Spirit of the Law (Ruach HaKadosh- Mother) will be living in you, Romans 8;1-2, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Proverbs 1:8.
Things began to change for women near the end of the 1800's. Up until till this time women where not offered the opportunities for universal education on a secondary level of education. Women were confronted with the barrier of exclusion from many schools and most seminaries because of gender. Men once again barred the way to women seeking to serve Jesus Christ. The Southern Baptist Seminary in 1906 admitted thirty five women for overseas missionary work. But these women were barred from taking examinations or earning degrees. These women could attend class but not ask questions or participate in classroom discussions. However, women at the University of Chicago Divinity School, though admitted to classes along with men, were encouraged for the foriegn field and "pagan pastorates," not home ministry.
This was to change thanks to such evangelistic men like D.L. Moody, in Chicago; Albert B. Simpson in New York, A.J. Gordon in Boston, W.B. Riley in Minneapolis, R.A. Torrey in Los Angeles, and C.I. Scofield in Philadelphia. These nationally prominent Evangelical leaders established or administered the six major American Bible institutes which dominated the movement and provided educational models for the others. The impact of their views on women set the parameters for women's acceptable forms of public ministry at each Bible Institute.
Albert B. Simpson (1843-1919) established North America's first Bible Institute in 1883. Simpson who was inspiried by Dr. Grattan Guiness's East London Institute in England, made plans for his school. Within two years, his fledgling school opened, while using Evangelical leaders such as A.T. Pierson and A.J. Gordon to lecture. By 1887 Simpson relocated the school to Nyack, New York and formally organized the Christian Alliance. This Society merged with his Evangelical Missionary Alliance in 1897 to form the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA).
Simpson's theology of the Holy Spirit may have influenced his view of woman. In 1911 he wrote a series of meditations in "When the Comforter Came". One article- "Our Mother God" - expressed Simpson's unusual approach. Listen to what he wrote: The heart of Christ is not only the heart of a man but has in it also the tenderness and gentleness of a woman. Jesus was not a man in the rigid sense of manhood as distinct from womanhood, but, as the Son of Man, the complete Head (source) of Humanity , He combined in Himself the nature both of man and woman.... in the Old Testament we find God revealing Himself under the sweet figure of motherhood.... And the aspect of His blessed character finds its perfect manifestation in the Holy Spirit, Our Mother God. See - Genesis 1:2, Proverb 1:18-23, Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 66:7-13. Find men that think this way and you will have winners who are like Jesus Christ
A. B. Simpson gave women a prominent place in the church ministry, encouraging women's participation and leadership in virtually every phase of early C&MA life. In celerating its golden anniversary, the C&MA proudly recalled in the early days of the alliance, there was a host of Spirit-filled women who labored as evangelist and Bible teachers with great effectiveness. Simpson included women on the executive board committee, employed them as Bible professors and supported female evangelists and branch officers or local ministers. Half of all C&MA vice- presidents in 1887 were women.
Simpson also vigorously recruited women for overseas missions which affected the Home front by opening doors for women at every level of school and church ministry. It was required of women to practice preaching in chapel along with men. In fact, in may 1888 the graduation prize for excellence in "Homiletic Exercises" went to a woman. This man, Albert B. Simpson, had the mind and heart for Jesus the Christ 's egalitarian leadership. Many more men like him are still needed.
You can find many men like Albert B. Simpson working with Christians for Biblical Equality today, www.cbeinternational.org . There are still some really good men that love women! Men who love sharing equally, with these special female manifestations of the Holy Spirit - women, are a blessing. If you read my last Hub, "Are Only Men Allowed to Be Like God," I hope you remember J.Lee Grady's book - "10 Lies The Church Tells Women." Mr. Grady is one of those special men called to serve women in Christ's priesthood of all believers, 1 Peter 2:4-10. Now as this world spins on to its future destiny it is time for you ladies to step out and be on the move to serve Christ in preaching the gospel. Let the Holy Spirit - Ruach HaKadosh lead you! Christ will return and save us even if need be we die for him, Romans 8:36-39, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Will you be ready, Matthew 25:1-13?
Another important male who helped bring women to ministry at the turn of the 20th Century was, A. J. Gordon (1836-95). He explicitly stated his scriptural understanding of the women's role in the church, publishing a major treatise in 1894 called, "The Ministry of Woman." His article summarized how Gordon, using New Testament exegesis, supported women's preaching. A graduate of Newton Theological Seminary and an active abolitionist, Gordon served as pastor of the Clarendon Street Baptist Chuch in Boston the Last twenty four years of his life.
Gordon zealously advocated the deeper spiritual life, missions, and temperance. He claimed that a sanctified, Holy Spirit- filed life , not gender, qualified one for the church ministry, Galatians 3:28-29. Gordon contacted increasing numbers of uneducated laity, especially women, Spirit led to foriegn missionary service. To prepare those people previously excluded from the mission field, Gordon- with D.L. Moody's financial encouragement opened the Boston Missionary Training School in 1889.
Gordon's impact have had a great effect on the missionary field in that it prepared women to "answer the call of the Holy Spirit." The early Gordon Bible College , Yearbooks clearly documented the wide ministry of alumnae serving as preachers, pastors, and Bible teachers. Graduate Iona Haynes, for example, reminised in 1927 that when the Still, Small Voice called me for definite Christian service eight years ago. I did not dream of the wonder of the way which stretced before me.... I have done most kinds of church work from keeping correct addresses to preaching.
Maria T. Gordon equally shared her husband's advocacy of women's public ministry and embodied those principles in her own life. She taught at the training school and led in the temperance fight as president of the Massachusetts Women's Temperance Union and Boston area chair. In her defense of women's evangelistic work, "Women As Evangelists," Gordon argued that predjudice and false interpretation of biblical text had kept women silent in the past. It was time, however, for the real business of women's lives- prophesying- to take precedence over housekeeping.
For Maria Gordon, Scripture's testimony and example plus the Holy Spirit's blessing on female evangelists gave women their credentials to minister. She explained the woman's special suitability for public speaking in her manuscript "Women and the Temperance Movement."---- Two women of the Lord, Deborah with the Spirit of the God in her heart and Jael with a hammer and nail in her hand- these were the instruments by whom the Most High turned back his enemies--- and is it not possible that the Lord has prophetesses and warriors among the daughters of the 19th century? There's a reason why woman can do a work in the temperance reform that none other can hope to effect, she is the greatest sufferer.... There's a great power and persuasion in woman's speech. men may say that she is not logical-- but it's not logic that prevails in personal importunity.... If logic does stirs some men mightily, it does so because it has been set on fire by love.... So these men who constantly oppose woman's public speaking on the ground as we have heard a hundred times that she "lacks the theological faculty" might as well remember that it shows a great lack of logical faculty in them to put forth such an argument.... But above all, I applaud the woman's movement because it belongs strictly in the category of moral suasions. The religious movements must be of this kind. In our capacity as citizens, we may vote for stringent liquor laws, but our efforts as Christians, we must leave law for grace and resort to strictly moral measures.
So wonderfully put by Maria T. Gordon. It is to be with the Holy Spirit , Ruach HaKadosh in you that you have the ability to be as Deborah and Jael to step out on faith and get the job done. There are men that love you and will stay with you to see that Christ's witness is given to this dying world. Help give one more big push for Christ and God the Father through Ruach HaKadosh our Holy Spirit Mother, Isaiah 66:7-13 > "Before She was in labor, she gave birth; before Her pain came, She delivered a male Child (Revelation 12:1-5). Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one "Day," Revelation 20:4? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion (Ruach HaKadosh) was in Labor , She gave birth to Her Children (Romans 8:9-17). Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?" says the Lord. "Shall I who cause delivery shutup the womb?" says your God. Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad with Her, all you who love Her; Rejoice for joy with her, all you who mourn for her; that you may feed and be satisfied with the consolation of Her bosom. That you may drink deeply and be delighted with the abundance of Her glory." For thus says the Lord: "Behold. I will extend peace to Her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles (Romans 8:25) like a flowing stream (John 7:38). Then you shall feed; on Her sides you shall be carried, and be dandled on Her knees. As one who his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and so you will be comforted in Jerusalem," Galatians 4:26, Isaiah 54:1-8, Psalm 131:1-3.
There have been other inspiried men who saw the need for women to preach and evangelize for Christ. Along with A. J. Gordon and A.B.Simpson you will find men like D.L. Moody, William Bell Riley who founded institutes to train women and men for preaching the Gospel. Of course there were also those men that tried to hinder the work of Christ and the Holy Spirit by trying to use scripture that they thought excluded women from any kind of preaching and prophesying. Those that did and still do will have to give account to Christ for their foolishness. Just like the enemies of Christ in Paul's day they are forever playing into the hands of the evil one Satan the devil.
Did you know that Dwight L. Moody owes a lot of graditude to Emma Dryer. Who was Emma Dryer? She was the inspired lady that set up Moody's Bible Institute. Many have forgotten about her but she was the "God link" that made the name Moody a household name among Christian Institutes. Moody was opposed to Emma Dryers doctrine of Divine healing and was afraid it would take away form his Evangelism. What lack of faith from Moody. If anything else was needed, it was a ministry of divine healing, to make the work of God work really successful. They parted company in 1889. However for over a hundred years MBI trained women for the ministry and became known as the paradox of "Fundamentalist Feminism."
Now as the age of human mistakes draw to a close more women are needed then ever to complete the witness as a warning to those that resist the work of Christ. The apostle Peter warned us of minister who would betray the work of Christ and cease to protect the Lost Sheep of Israel. Peter even reminds us that there would be those that twist Paul's sayings in 1Timonthy 2:11-15 and 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 to try and keep women out of the ministry. That those that do so would only twist the apostles words to their own destruction as they do other Scriptures, 2 Peter 3:15-16. I thank God that there are both men and women scholars at Christians for Biblical Equality who know their Bibles and can discern the truth and make it clear what is required of all those being raised up to preach the gospel. In the end it will be women fired up to spread the Gospel just as in ages past. There will be many Deborah's , Jael's, Mary's, Martha's, Junia's , Prisca's, Esther's to carry the brunt of preaching in these last days.
Now is the time for women to step out like the Berean women of Peter and Paul's day and get the job done, Acts 17:10-12. Its time to quit prograstinating and get rid of being timid. The Devil will kill you no matter if you do or don't step out. There are evil men like the Rosicurcians and Luciferians that only want and elect of 500,000,000 humans left alive. This means that over 6 billion human are to be exterminated whether you like it or not. The positive side is they will not succeed. Christ will return to bring world peace at last. Satan and his armies of demons and evil humans will fail, Revelation 19:19-21. Then will begin the real new age of the Kingdom of God on earth. No more war, dying and death. No more suffering of every known disease known to humans. All will be healed and resurrected to peace and eternal life that will be offered to everyone. Choose life! Are you ready!
There have always been women of faith to carry out God's witness. Now in this end of the ages this will also be so. Not all men have fallen asleep but most seem more interested in their male hierarchies and federal tax exemption status then preaching the gospel. They seem more interesred in being part of the problem of hiding the truth from their flocks or churches than facing the reality that this nation and all nations are about to go through a severe time of testing called the "Great Tribulation," Matthew 24:21--22, Jeremiah 30:7-8. They do not take care to warn their churches of the dangers of the New World Order.
Just as it was at the turn of the twenteith century so women will have to fill in the gap of preaching the Gospel. Are you ready? You too can be inspired to witness for Christ! I'm sure there will be many women of faith, like Aimee Semple Mc Pherson, with gifts from the Holy Spirit. I'm sure there will be many "Uldine Utley's "around to preach the gospel in power. There has never been a man in this age that could match this lady's powerful witness. You all need to get a hold of this wonderful book by Janette Hassey, "No Time For Silence," and find out where you fit in. Go to Christians for Biblical Equality and find out how you can help spread the word of God one more time to this dying world, http://www.cbeinternational.org . Become like minded and become Egalitarians Christians. Wake up the men declare God's witness and get ready for Christ's second coming, Revelation 22:7,12-14. You see your calling, not many wise men seem to be listening. So what is needed now are women inspired by the the Holy Spirit Ruach HaKodesh, 1 Corinthians 1:9-10,18-21.
For you see your calling not many wise acccording to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of of the world to put to shame the things that are mighty and the base things of the world and the things that are dispised God has chosen, and the things that are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence, 1 Corinthians 1:23-31. It is time for women and men to to speak the wisdom of God that has been revealed to you through the Spirit of grace. Receive the Holy Spirit and spread the good news of Christ's second coming now, 1 Corinthians 2:9--16!
I appreciate the adds from the Nazarene Ladies and encourage more of them from all those Christian ladies working for Christ. It helps to hear from you all. For this is no time for silence as today's societies are rushing to create their own New World Order. An Order that despises the Laws of God and will try to replace them with the laws of men. To many men have fallen for the deceptions of Satan. To many men seem more interesred in pumping up their own ego's and maintaining their tax exempt status than warning the world and their congregations of the imminent danger of WEALTHY MEN TO RULE THE WORLD on their own greedy terms. They will fail but not before they destroy most of human kind. Its your turn ladies to get out there and preach the gospel. Christ is relying on you!
Christ is offering all you ladies the opprtunitiy to preach, teach and prophesy, so be committed to the imminent, premillenial return of Christ. This is your call to action and you will need to mobilize to spread the gospel because this is no time for one sex to remain silent. If men are asleep then wake them up! Don't let Satan use these sleepy men to discourage you, they will have to answer for themselves. Get started now because the victory will be yours through the Holy Spirit - Ruach HaKadosh and Christ, Revelation 22:12&17. The time is urgent there will never be another time like this one. Pay attention and take plenty of Oil and let you lights shine for Christ, Matthew 25:1-13, Matthew 5:14-18.
This is no time for silence! Now is the time to step out with Jesus Christ and do the work of God just as many other women have done before you. Who knows you maybe another Uldine Utley ? Who was she? Well, she was one of the greatest women preachers of all time. She lived back in the early 1900's and was Spirit led to preach and testify. She was converted by another famous woman of that era, Aimee Semple McPherson ministry in California. Uldine's subsequence experience of sanctification resulted in a deepening concern for the salvation of the lost. Her preaching ministry took her into the Christian and Missionary Alliance, United Brethren, Methodist, Baptist, and Presbyterian chuches. Eventually she was licensed as a preacher in the Methodist church.
Uldine Utley described her clear call to ministry in "Why I Am a Preacher," and so can you! She asserted, "I am compellled to preach because of the love of Christ. He called me to preach and I cannot fail to do what He ask." Neither can you ladies in this twenty-first century as this world rockets into the new darkages of human despotism just before Christ returns to save us all, Matthew 24:21-22. Christ promised us that we will do greater works than he did as you go about this endtime witness for Him, John 14:12. This includes many of you lovely ladies if you will just commit yourselves to Him and the Holy Spirit now!
Uldine's eschatology (last judgement & death teachings) and prophetic interest as well as on the emphesis on the Holy Spirit contributed to new attitudes toward women's ministry. For many of us waiting now for Christ return as premillenialists, Joel's description of "Prophesying Daughters" in the last days takes on a vital significance and we see Psalm 68:11-12, and Isaiah 40:9-11 being fulfiled in our day. The Lord gives the command: the women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host. Since Christ's second coming will be prearched by a special outpouring of the Holy Spirit- Ruach HaKadosh - Mother, many interpreted this increase in women preachers as concrete evidence of the Spirit's outpouring. Come and join all the other ladies and men who have set themselves to preach for Christ at this end of the age.
This is an emergency situation and you ladies will make the difference. Women have been shut down to long from preaching the Gospel. To many men have been standing in your way but now it is time to draw near to God so that He will draw near to you and do the greatest witness ever. This is no time to be timid, your God awaits you to step out in grace and faith, James 4:6-10. Just as in the first Pentecost the "last days" prophecy continues down into our day. Who would dares to silence women full of the Spirit of God. Only a fool would dare to do so! For only a fool would say there is no Holy Spirit - Mother living in you and motivating you, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, as part of Her Church, Revelation 12:1-2, Psalm 14:1-7. The ministry of women is vital to God's work and you are chosen to be a part of it now!
The Bible does not teach that converted Christian women are not to teach and preach but when they are newly converted they should be quiet and listen just like me are to do and then when they have learned what the Gospel is about, women with men are to preach the Gospel into all the world, Acts 1:8, Galatians 3:28. John Roach Stratton who was trained at an Southern Baptist Seminary concluded that their was no probitation against women any more then their is one againt men. He proved conclusively that a commitment to biblical inerrancy and women's public church ministry was feasible. He also asserted, no one can hear Uldine Utley preach and deny she is Spirit led. Straton personally defended Utley's character and ministry and tried to get Uldine's preaching accepted everywhere at a real cost to himself. Stratton grounded his teachings on the Holy Spirit . He viewed Joel 2 and Acts 2 as "absolutely determinative" in connection with the question of women speaking in public. Who would dare to forbid a women to prophesy. Stratton argued, when Joel predicted it. Peter the apostle under inspiration declared it fulfilled, and she, a woman, Spirit fufilled is commanded by God to prophesy!
The only ones who would do such a thing would be men trained with Neo -Platonic and Gnostic and institutional teachings of men whether in First Day Churches or Seventh Day Churches. This has been the source since the early New Testament teachings that Jesus Christ preached against in Matthew 15:7-9, Revelation 2:6 &15 and the apostle Paul taught against in 1 Timothy 1:3-7, to the present so called "Christians" churches that do not subscribe to the egalitarian teachings of Jesus Christ.
There are related churches like the Friends Church, Methodist and Holiness Pentecostals that have led the way with women like Uldine Utley, Phoebe Palmer, Emma Dryer, Hannah White Smith, Frances Willard, Ellen G. White, Catherine Clark Kroeger, Gretetchen Gaebalein Hull, Alvira Michelson and many more women of high character and willingness to step out in faith for Christ. If anyone of you ladies needs help in finding your way into the Egalitarian Ministry of Jesus Christ, Christians for Biblical Equality is a good place to start, www.cbeinternational.org . Try starting you own CBE chapter or House Church. Where there is a will there is a "Way" that the Holy Spirit can lead you and give gifts to you, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.
Its never to late to start but you do need to get started. Uldine Utley started as a young girl and grew in her preaching abilities with Christian grace and faith as she was led by the Holy Spirit, and was given her gifts to do so John 16:13 and 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. So can you if you take action now, Revelation 3:7-13 > "Those that have ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.".
Don't forget to ask for a copy of "No Time For Silence" from: www.cbeinternational.org and see for yourself that God keeps His promises to those that are faithful to Him, Matthew 25:1-13. Don't delay to receive the Holy Spirit and be filled with the Oil of Salvation and become a new woman in Christ,
To become a new woman in Christ Jesus, Colossians 3:10-17- "and put on the new woman who is renewed in the knowledge according to the image of Him who created her (Genesis 1:26-27;2:20-24), where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all (both women and men). Therefore, as the elect of God holy and beloved, put on the tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Christ needs you ladies!
Come on lets follow Him, Matthew 10:40-42 > "He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent me, He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous "woman" or man in the name of a righteous "woman" or man shall receive a righteus "woman's" or man's reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, they shall by no means lose their rewards." Most that are called by God are really doing a prophets work with other gifts given to enhance the work of prophecy, 1 Corinthians 14:39,-40, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11. These gifts are done by the Holy Spirit, Ruah HaKadosh in us, Zechariah 4:5-6 > Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, "Do you not know what these are?" And I said, 'No my lord." So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power:but by my Spirit,"says the Lord of Hosts. We need to walk according to the Spirit, Romans 8:1-3.
God needs more laborers for the harvest of human souls for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Don't be shy ladies, God will be with you as Mother Ruach HaKodesh the Heavenly Mount Zion goes into labor, Isaiah 66:7-13, John 3:3-8, Galatians 4:26. The fields for harvest of human souls yearn to be born as the Sons and Daughters of God the Father, 2 Corinthians 6:17-18.
Your life is in Him who sent Jesus Christ, who says to you, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His "Work." Christ has called us now to finish that "Work." So do not hang back and think it is for still another time - "Do not say, there are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! And he or she who reaps receives wages and gathers fruit for eternal life, that they both who sow and they who reap, may rejoice together. For this saying is true: one sows and another reaps. I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored, and you have entered into their labors, John 4:34-38." Jesus encourages us to step out on faith because without faith it is impossible to please God, Hebrews 11:6. So step out, "Let your light so shine before men and women, That they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven, Matthew 5:16.
If you are in doubt about what you can do for God then ask for wisdom and the discernment to use it, James 1:5. God does not expect you to do your own thing but to be joined together with others with the same egalitarian attitudes of mutuality, harmony and equality mixed with the fruits of the Spirit : Love, joy, peace, longsuffering,, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness. temperance against such there is no law. Become peacemakers through Mother Wisdom, Proverbs 1:8,20,23,32-33 > verse 8 - My son or daughter, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your Mother: - verse 20 - Wisdom crieth without; she utters her voice in the streets:--- verse 23 - Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my "Spirit"(Ruach HaKadosh) unto you, I will make known my words to you....verse 32-33 - For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whosoever hearkeneth unto me ( Mother Wisdom - Ruach HaKadosh) shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Don't wavering in faith, James 1:6, but step out in the faith of Jesus Christ, James 2:1. This Wisdom is from above and comes to you from God the Father through our Mother Ruach HaKadosh... James 3:17-18 > But the Wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. and the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that take peace. Men and women must finish this work of Jesus Christ. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. For as the body without the Spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also, James 2:24,25. It take effort mixed with faith to make us righteous in God, Psalm 119:172 > My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness. Go preach the Gospel for Christ as the children of God and you will find peace and happiness with God forever, Matthew 5:9, 2 Corinthians 6:17-18. Check out Christians For Biblical Equality @ www.cbeinternational.org , you will find Mother Wisdom with these ladies and men and you can have part in Jesus Christ's Egalitarian Ministry to preach the Gospel unto everyone, Matthew 28:19-20.
Now is not the time for silence. Now is the time for action! Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ unto everyone, Matthew 28:19-20. Now is that time ladies of faith - Isaiah 40:9 > O woman(Zion is a woman) that publish good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up they voice with strength; lift it-up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah ( and Israel) behold your God ( literal Hebrew)! Amen.
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