This morning the NZ Herald published an article by Rachel Smalley titled:
I had a comment to give but only half would fit into the 1200 character space allowable… By the time it had been cut, sliced and diced down to the acceptable length the ‘debate had been closed.’ So instead the ‘full version’ of my 2 cents worth will find its outlet below. Continue reading
Jesus said in Matthew 16:18:……I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it”.
While many in the Western church are debating whether women are allowed to lead or not, God is using women all over the World to build his church. See https://vimeo.com/150380083
As J Lee Grady states in his article “This one (woman) oversees 2,000 churches, and this other one oversees 5,000 churches,” See http://godswordtowomen.org/grady2.htm
Why would God use women to plant and lead churches? It’s as if God and these women are on the same page, while some men still cling to their self-appointed authority. Yahveh is building his church….regardless!
Should we not all be part of what He is doing?
Lamb of God by Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664)
In Acts 8:32-35 we find a eunuch reading this passage of Scripture from Isaiah 53:7-8:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.”
The passage in Acts continues;
The eunuch asked Philip “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Yahshua.
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 1 John 2:16
lust -epithymia Gk1939 –From epithumeo means a longing (especially for what is forbidden) – concupiscence, desire, lust (after). (SEConcordance) (HELPS Word-studies: “passionate desire”–properly, passion built on strong feelings (urges) that can be positive or negative).
boastful pride –alazoneia Gk212 – From alazon; braggadocio, i.e. (by implication) self-confidence — boasting, pride. (SEConcordance) (alazon Gk213 – (a masculine noun) – properly, a wandering vagrant (vagabond), boasting to anyone who is foolish enough to take him seriously! This kind of person claims many things he can’t really do, so he must always keep moving on to new, naive listeners. [As a masculine noun, 213 (alazṓn) tends to focus on the source of the empty boasting, i.e. the sinful arrogance that drives it.] Helps Word-studies)
1 John 2:16 is often quoted as the New Testament’s parallel to the woman’s reasoning in Genesis 3:6. She ‘…saw that the tree was good for food (lust of the flesh), and that it was a delight to the eyes (lust of the eyes), and that the tree was desirable to make one wise (boastful pride of life)…’ as explanation for her fall… Continue reading