Friday, February 20, 2015

Woman Preachers


A Famous Woman Preacher Won Many to Christ Jesus
 
Recently I visited a certain church and as I reached for an offering envelope I found one written on by a young girl with a message to the Pastor. 
 
Apparently the Pastor's wife is co-pastor and often gives an exhortation.  This girl must have come from a background that forbid women to preach. Her note was judgmental. I kept the envelope and wrote up the following essay.

From the beginning of time, there have been woman who lead, prophesy, and even preach. (lecture, moralize, discourse, orate, talk, lecture.)  The picture is clear that woman do have a voice.  In the Old Testament, one example is Deborah  a judge. The leader of the army refused to go to battle unless she went with them.

Let us consider; Today we do NOT have a High Priest on earth making animal sacrifices for the sins of the people.

Jesus Christ became our Heavenly High Priest and he makes intercession for us.  Today Jesus is also asking the Holy Spirit to send forth Laborers who have a willing and obedient heart, into the field to reap the harvest. 

Hebrew 8:1-2  Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum:
     We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.  Hebrews 9:11- 12  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Think back with me when Jesus first rose from the dead and women came to the grave.  What were the words the Angel of the Lord told the women?

The words to the women were:  “GO AND TELL”

On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out on both men and women and they all spoke the wonderful works of God.

Peter addressed the crowd and mentioned that the Old Testament proclaimed that your sons AND daughters shall prophesy. (Another word for preach or share the good news.)

Jesus is our High Priest and HE is calling both men and women in these last days to preach and teach. 

Galatians 3:28. Paul said that IN Christ there is "Neither Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female."

The Holy Spirit is searching for a Born again, Pure of heart, Willing and Obedient vessel to use and often He calls a woman.   (Some have jokingly said, first he called a man who refused to go, so God called a woman and she went.) 

Realize that both men and women preachers are NOT perfect.  All preachers should NOT be proud, boastful, or lovers of money, but should be full of the Holy Spirit and only speak what the Holy Spirit tells them.

God has blessed and ANOINTED many woman preachers and used them mightily.  Early church history reveals this is a true fact with salvations, healing and deliverance. 

Today there are many women who preach and teach the Good News and they are reaping a harvest.   Some are pastors but most are evangelists, teachers and prophets.

To view an Interesting article of Women Ministers in History by Richard M. Riss
CLICK HERE

Do view the above article by Richard M. Riss.

Two of my favorite Lady preacher of today - - -

Joyce Meyer Evangelist and Author

Beth Jones - co-Pastors with Jeff Jones
She is a mighty Woman of God

 

3 comments:

  1. This is a topic that we have been discussing in great depth in our church at the moment and I am sorry but I do not agree with you. I have never wanted to get into any type of argument or disagreement about any topics on the internet but this is one that is close to my heart. I agree that we were made equal and that a man is not better than a woman but our roles are different. It says in 1 Timothy 2:11-15 Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
    Scripture doesn't every contradict itself and I don't believe this scripture allows women to be pastors. I mean no judgement or offence, this is just our opinion. Blessings

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  2. Amen, Hazel...I agree with you wholeheartedly! Great post and have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Good to know that God can use us too:)

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