I really can go on and on about this subject. But to add a very important key is we all have to remember who God is...
We all are created in his image and likeness. The only thing that separates us from God is SIN. In order for God to correct the sinful desires of Man is to appoint, select, send, mandate, or whatever word you choose to use, for that purpose.
God said in Joel and in Acts that he is pouring out his spirit among all flesh...old men shall dream dreams, young men shall see visions...AND HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS SHALL PROPHESY.......This also extended to the manservants and MAIDSERVANTS. In fact, How many people were in the upper room when the Holy Spirit fell? It wasn't just the apostles. There were hundreds. Men and women were present. The Holy Spirit fell as a result of the sermon being preached by Apostle Peter on the very same subject in the 3rd chapter of Acts. Joel mentioned the same because it was prophecy. Acts was prophecy fulfilled.
Now the Lord just revealed something else to me just now as I type. He said the gospel of Jesus Christ has to be preached among the Greeks, the Jews, and the Gentiles. Who is going to preach to them? A bunch of men....NOOOOO!!! Not just men, but whomever God seeks to appoint. Remember he can use a donkey to get his point across.
Back to what the Lord revealed to me....Gentiles are you and I who are non Jewish. By us accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are joint heirs to the kingdom with Isreal by adoption into the fellowship and Christ's Family. We get to partake in the very same promises that Abraham received by God. Heaven belongs to us as well. The least we can do to express our gratitude is preach the word of God rather male or female......
I read all of the comments in this section and the most rediculous phrase was made by oscwrms " No where in the Bible will you find God giving rulership of the women over the man. A prophitess is not a ruler over men nor is she exercising authority over men."
You really need go back to the Bible and learn. Let me ask you this question?
How did Prophetess Deborah become a judge over Israel?
I'll tell you how and it clearly says this in the Bible.
Judges 4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
Why didn't her husband judge?
Because if you read the previous chapters, you'll find that the men were in disobedience and war was everpresent. Because of this, Deborah was the closest to being the purest to judge Israel. Lapidoth was too weak spiritually to perform such task. God chose Deborah because he couldn't find a man worthy enough to judge. STUDY MY FRIEND.