LORD, LET JOSEPH DREAM

 

One of the challenges faced by married women, when called by God to ministry, is the acceptance, cooperation and support of their husbands. Many married women have rejected the call of God, or struggled to fulfil it, because of the confusion, problems and challenges they face with their husbands, within their marriages.

These are not unbelieving husbands; these are believing, God-fearing and faithful men, who love the Lord. However, I have come to realise that it takes a very brave man to accept and support the call of God on his wife’s life; a man who possesses the inner strength and fortitude to surmount the cultural obstacles and stereotypical challenges he would face in accepting and supporting such a call.

Indeed, there are people who think a woman cannot or should not start her own ministry or make a personal commitment to serving God, if she is married. There are also those who cannot even begin to imagine God commissioning a woman to start something, anything, (on her own) if she is married. There are yet others who believe that God must first consult with the husband and seek his consent, before speaking to his wife.

Well, it appears the Sovereign God had not read the memo when He sent an angel to young Mary, who was betrothed to Joseph. In those days a betrothal was more than a modern engagement; it meant the bride price had been paid and a binding contract made between the two families. The couple were considered married, even though the actual marriage ceremony had not been performed.

Undoubtedly, the greatest assignment God could ever give a human being is to carry and birth the Messiah. It is astonishing, therefore, that God chose Mary, a young betrothed teenage woman, and approached and discussed the details of this ultimate divine assignment with her, without first speaking to or seeking the approval of Joseph, the man to whom she was betrothed! (Luke 1:26-33)

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“Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?””

What I find more amazing is that Mary’s immediate concern was not what Joseph would think, but rather, how she could possibly fulfil the divine assignment without the involvement of a man! When the angel had assured her of the presence, power and provision of the Holy Spirit to enable her to fulfil the divine assignment, Mary’s immediate response was to surrender to the Lord…

Luke 1:38
“Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.” 

When I responded to the call of the Lord on my life, I had already been married for several years. However, like Mary, after the Lord had assured me of His continued presence, provision and protection, I said “Yes,” way before I told my husband and young children. Actually, it did not even occur to me that I needed my husband’s approval or permission before surrendering to the Lord. Jesus was (and still is) first in my life and I would do anything for Him. Thankfully, my husband is one of those very brave men described earlier, and he embraced God’s plans and purposes for my life.

Unfortunately for Mary, however, though Joseph was a righteous man, he could not handle the fact that she had accepted the call and was with “Child of the Holy Spirit.” Joseph could not handle the thought that what Mary carried did not come from his own loins. His manhood was greatly challenged and undermined. After all, as her betrothed and head, he should have had an input or been given some form of control over the whole situation? Joseph could not handle the nagging from family members or the admonishment of friends, or the ridiculing and taunting of the neighbours. Joseph could not handle the whispering behind his back and the shame that caused him!

This is often the biggest challenge faced by men whose wives respond to the call to serve the Lord. I have listened to countless stories from women who genuinely love the Lord and have heard His call and are willing to serve Him, but are hindered because their husbands are not in agreement. You only have to scratch the surface of the problem to find the same cultural and stereotypical arguments rearing their heads.

The Solution

How do we resolve this, and what could be the solution? I have found that there are two things a wife could do:

1. Surrender to the Lord

The first thing to do is to say “yes” to the Lord and surrender your life and will to Him. Ask Him to prepare you, as He shows you what He wants to do with you. If you’ve already said “Yes,” ask Him to prepare you.

Either way, cultivate a relationship with the Holy Spirit by spending more time in prayer and in the word. Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare you, to teach you, to lead and guide you. Write down all that He tells or shows you.

Unless the Lord specifically tells you otherwise, or gives you specific instructions about what to do, just wait on the Lord. This will show your submission to your husband.

Ultimately, you will learn humility and obedience through this experience and time of waiting.

2. Pray for Your Husband

The second thing to do is to pray for your husband. Pray earnestly that God would cause your husband to dream, like Joseph

Matthew 1:20
“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.”” 

It is only by revelation that a husband would recognise that what his wife carries is of God. Therefore pray earnestly that God, by divine means, would reveal His plans and purposes for your life to your husband. If, indeed, he is a righteous man, your husband will acknowledge God and embrace those plans and purposes, and together you will serve God through the ministry.

As soon as Joseph dreamt, he took ownership of what Mary carried. And from that day, God did not speak to Mary about the Child again, but conveyed all instructions through Joseph. (Matthew 2:13-14, 19, 22).

God often talks to my husband, Pastor Cobby, about the things that would impact me and the ministry before speaking to me about it. In this way, my husband is able to encourage, advised and support me. I have shared this ‘secret’ with many women, and it has worked for them, as they’ve surrendered to the Lord and prayed for their husbands.

God’s call is not to divide your marriage. Deborah was still described as the wife of Lapidoth, even though God raised her up as a judge and warrior in Israel (Judges 4:4). If God has called you, it is His responsibility to bring understanding to your husband, AND HE WILL, as you pray.

By Apostle Jennifer Abigail Lawson-Wallace
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QUIVER Newsletter – December 2013 Issue

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Please Click on link below to read this month’s issue of QUIVER NEWSLETTER – Birthing Revival

QUIVER Newsletter – December 2013 Issue

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FREE TO SERVE

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FREE TO SERVE

Free, free, free, at last,
Free from the bondage of ages past.
Unto the ground my chain I cast,
Rejoicing in God’s grace, oh so vast.

I looked down to see,
As I rose up from my knee,
Perhaps I might find the key,
To unlock the box that held me

But wait, not only are the fetters broken,
The prison doors are also open.
The chains of bondage are now only a token,
Of my liberty once stolen.

Tradition is no longer a snare,
Culture has been laid bare.
In the light of God’s word, so clear,
Religion and Prejudice would no longer dare.

For the bars of the cage of fear have been bent,
And our enemy’s strength spent.
In vicious anger his garments rent,
To see this mighty army of women sent.

The stones have been rolled away,
The caves can no longer make us stay.
Jesus, I heard someone say,
Has settled the debt only He could repay.

Women, multitudes of women arising,
All around me is much rejoicing.
Onward, forward, all are marching,
Singing and praising, praying and preaching.

Free, free, at last to serve,
An integral part of God’s reserve
The dying souls of mankind to preserve,
Indeed, their very souls from hell to swerve

I lifted my head and saw,
A vast field of women, free and at war
Praying and fasting, a harvest to draw,
Finally to settle the Saviour’s score

By Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace
Copyright 2006

Extraordinary Ordinary Women

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Several years ago, the Lord showed me something very encouraging and empowering from the Book of Judges. As women we sometimes, or very often, see ourselves as inadequate and lacking the skill, ability and potential needed to be effectively used by God. We fail to realise that within each and every woman lies great power and potential to serve God, and all that is required is for us is to release ourselves to Him and grab the opportunities that come our way. May I share the lessons God taught me from the Book of Judges with you, perhaps, it might inspire you as you rise up to touch, change, affect and impact the lives of the people around you?

A Dark Time

The history of Israel is recorded honestly with no attempt to cover the repeated failure of God’s people. The Book of Judges, therefore, records one of the darkest periods in Israel’s history. People did what was right in their own sight (Judges 17:6, 21:25), which sounds quite like these times, when there is so much rebellion and people choose to ignore and disobey God’s laws and commandments or seek to change them?

After Joshua’s death, an adulterous generation of Israelites grew up who failed to know, love and obey God and His laws. They reaped the consequences of their actions by coming into bondage and oppression to other nations. Yet God was faithful, and whenever they cried out to Him for help, He provided courageous leaders and people for their deliverance.

It is in this regard that the Book of Judges records the acts of three faithful women who were used by God to deliver His people. They were ORDINARY WOMEN WHO BECAME INSTRUMENTS IN GOD’S HANDS for the deliverance of His people. Let’s take a look at these women and what they did to affect their generations.

DEBORAH – Judges 4:1-16; Judges 5

Deborah was a homemaker. She was the wife of Lapidoth and described herself as “a mother in Israel”. She was a counsellor/prophetess who sat under a palm tree near her home to discuss people’s problems and give directions/solutions to them. Deborah was an ordinary woman, just like you and me, who saw a problem and need, and was burdened enough to do something about it.

Through her faithfulness and diligence, Deborah rose to become a Judge and finally a Deliverer of her people in a time of war. She demonstrated boldness and strength when she summoned Barak (from the tribe of Naphtali) and ordered him to recruit an army from his own tribe and the tribe of Zebulun. (Who said women cannot lead men, if God so determines?) Deborah’s boldness and strength flowed from her knowledge of God’s will. Her initial words to Barak were “Has not the Lord of Israel commanded, go…?” She was obviously a woman in tune with the voice of God. Deborah joined the drive to raise the army when Barak wavered and insisted she came along. She also suggested the strategy for war and together with Barak led the army to victory. God came to Deborah’s help by sending a violent thunderstorm and the enemy’s ‘chariots of iron’ were destroyed.

Before Deborah became a leader and warrior, she was a homemaker (housewife) – a wife and mother in Israel. But she was moved with compassion when she saw the evil suffered by her people. She rose up to make herself available and was victorious, as she trusted God and then inspired others to trust Him. The Song of Deborah in Judges 5:1-31 tells us about the victory won. As a result of Deborah’s courage and boldness, the land of Israel had rest for forty years.

JAEL – Judges 4:17-24; 5:24-27

Jael was another woman in the book of Judges whose actions changed the destiny of God’s people and sealed the fate of Israel’s enemies. Jael was the wife of Heber the Kenite. The Kenites were descendant of Moses’ father-in-law and were farmers and metalworkers. Jael’s name means, “ally”, and she decided to be an ally of Israel instead of Canaan. This was significant because her husband, Heber, was a friend of Sisera and had allied himself with the Canaanites. Jael’s decision, therefore, suggests that she placed her commitment to God above her own husband, especially since he had chosen to stand with the enemy. This reminds me of Abigail, Nabal’s wife, whose story can be found in 1 Samuel 25. Abigail also demonstrated that our commitment and loyalty, as women, must always first be to God and His righteousness, above all else.

Jael was commitment to God and probably influenced by Deborah’s actions. Taking initiative, and perhaps thinking, “If another woman can do it, so can I,” Jael called out to Sisera, Israel’s enemy and offered him refuge. He asked for water and she applied wisdom by giving him goat’s milk instead, which lulled him to sleep. Then using her own working tools, a peg and a hammer which she used to erect her tent, she killed her guest, an enemy of Israel and Yahweh.

The interesting thing about this story is that Sisera was fearfully running from the mighty warriors who pursued him, yet, without fear he trusted himself for shelter in the hands of a humble woman. Sisera, obviously, underestimated the power of woman and suffered the ultimate humiliation men in those days feared, by “dying at the hands of a woman.” I believe the enemy is also in for a big surprise, because when ‘ordinary’ women in Christ rise up against him, he will not know what hit him. Woman in Christ, never underestimate the power that lies within you! Ask God to give you wisdom to use that power appropriately.

A CERTAIN WOMAN – Judges 9:50-54

The third woman in the Book of Judges did not even have a name; at least we are not told what her name was, and the bible only refers to her as “a certain woman!” However, this unnamed woman found herself in a desperate situation. Abimelech, the personification of evil, had already burned 1000 men and women to death in the Tower of Shechem and intended doing the same to this woman and her people, who were hiding in the Tower of Thebez.

This woman was a woman of strength whose only desire was the preservation of her life and her people’s. For her to survive, she had to think and act fast. Realizing she had no special weapons with which to fight and defend herself and her people, she reached out for whatever was handy – her millstone (a round stone with a hole in it which she used for grinding corn). The millstone was the tool of her housework or trade, and that was all she had available, but she did not let that hinder her. This seemingly innocent household tool became a lethal weapon in this woman’s hands as she crushed the head of Abimelech with it. In those days women were considered as feeble and inferior, and so it was a huge disgrace for a man to die at the hands of a woman, so as Abimelech lay dying, he asked his armour bearer to draw his sword and kill him, lest it be said of him, “a woman killed him!” Yes, even in death, he was prejudiced

It Could Be You!

These were ordinary women who did extraordinary things for God. The truth is that God uses the ordinary, poor, weak, lowly, foolish and inferior to do extraordinary things and make and change history. God used Deborah, an Israelite and God used Jael, a Kenite. God also used “a certain woman” with no specific identity apart from her gender. This means that that woman could be anybody! That woman could be you! Yes, God could use you!

Woman of virtue, you and I no longer have an excuse to remain idle, passive or silent. Like it was in the Book of Judges, there is so much evil on the earth and all around us people are doing what is pleasing and right in their own sight. God’s word and commandments have become irrelevant to most and many ignore them. Even Christians now interpret scripture to please themselves or support whatever lifestyle they choose.

However, I believe it is time for us to arise and take our position in the land. It is time for us to fight! If you have ever seen women fighting, you will know that women always fight with everything they’ve got or anything they can lay hands on, especially their shoes and handbags. God also always uses what you’ve got. When Moses had the ‘burning bush’ experience and doubted his capability and suitability to approach Pharaoh as commanded by God, the Lord asked him “What do you have in your hand?” He replied, “A rod” (Exodus 4:1-5). Moses trusted God and went on to do many miracles with that rod.

Use What You’ve Got!

Every one of us has got something we can work and fight with. How do you know what you’ve got? You have a career, don’t you? Use it. If you have a profession, use it! If you have a talent or gift, use it! If you have a hobby or pastime, use it! If you have strength and/or ability in a particular area, use it! If you have a qualification, use it! If you have a voice, use it! If you have money, use it! Remember the story of Esther? She was an orphan who had very little going for her, except her beauty. Yet, when she was made part of a beauty pageant and became queen, she used both her physical and inner beauty and her position to bring deliverance to her people. The list of things we can use is endless. To put it simply, if you have a life, use it!!!

In Genesis 3:15, God made a threat to the enemy that He would put enmity between him and the woman. That promise is being fulfilled, even now!!! I believe the time has come for us to rise up from obscurity and mediocrity and take our place in the army of God. It will be an awesome picture of women with different shapes, of different sizes, from different backgrounds and races, with different ‘tools and weapons’ of all sorts, marching forth together with men, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and advancing His Kingdom on earth! Hallelujah!!

“The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host. The kings of the enemies’ armies, they flee, they flee! She who tarries at home divides the spoil [left behind].” – Psalm 68:11-12  (Amplified Bible)

AMEN!!!

By Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace

ARISE AND BUILD!

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“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.” – Isaiah 61:1-4

This prophecy was fulfilled in Luke 4:14-21, when Jesus walked into the synagogue, opened the book of Isaiah, read out the prophecy and declared, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”  Today many of us have come or are coming into the liberty and restoration that has been made available in Jesus Christ. Today the scripture, which was fulfilled in Him, is being manifested in our lives. Women are rising up and shining in His Light. Hallelujah!

Isaiah’s Prophecy

A careful look at Isaiah’s prophecy, however, reveals more than we care to acknowledge. The prophecy seems to be in two parts, and does not only concern Christ, but also, those whose lives have been impacted and transformed by Him.

Praise God, Jesus Christ fulfilled His part! Right from the moment He read those words in the synagogue, to the minute He died on the Cross and rose from the dead, until the day He ascended back to heaven, Jesus committed His life to fulfilling His part. Through His compressive work, we have been set free and are being restored. Indeed, a new day has dawned upon us!

However, Isaiah also predicted a particular response from us, which can be found in the latter part of verse 3 and verse 4.

“…That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.”

Our automatic response to the freedom and restoration we receive in Christ, therefore, must be:

1. To grow in stature and mature as trees (oaks) of righteousness, planted and nurtured by the Lord through His Word and Spirit. This will bring glory to God.

2. To rise up and build and rebuild the ruins, desolations and devastation around us.

Unfortunately, many of us are not doing our part yet; many are not even aware of this. We are neither growing nor rising up to build. Actually, this is one of the reason why many women are frustrated, bored, and feel like they are on a treadmill going nowhere, or in a vicious cycle, experiencing fear, low self esteem, depression, etc, over and over again.

The Need To Arise And Build

God is requiring of us to grow in the fullness and stature attained for us by Christ Jesus, as oaks of righteousness. (Ephesians 4:13-14) God is requiring of us to rise up and work, to build and rebuild. This is not a suggestion, it must be the automatic response to our restoration. When Peter’s mother-in-law was healed by Jesus, the scripture says, she rose up immediately to serve them (Luke 4:38-39). God requires us to arise and build

The Ancient Ruins

Spiritually, the United Kingdom (a nation of nations) is in ruins.

First of all, the souls of men lie in ruins as man rejects God, walks in rebellion, rejects God’s word and rule. As it was in the Garden of Eden, man continues to seek independence from God and self- governance. And as it was in the Book of Judges, “everyone does what is right in his on eyes.”

Needless to say, an unholy and rebellious soul is like a city that is broken down, and has no walls, like a house in ruins. Such is the state of many in this nation

Secondly, the spiritual heritage of the fathers of this land lies in waste and ruin. The fathers fought and worked hard to establish Christianity and build the kingdom of God in this nation, as described concerning England in William Blake’s poem, Jerusalem,

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England’s green and pleasant Land

Unfortunately, we have abandoned and forgotten the God who made Britain great. Everything has been affected – church, government, the laws of the land, marriage and family, education, economy and commerce, etc. Not only have we abandoned and neglected what the Fathers built and achieved, sadly, we have removed or lowered many of the standards they set for us to continue to build by!

Oh, this nation knows well how to preserve the heritage of past generations! The many listed buildings all over the country, museums, etc, prove that we are well able to preserve the past. So, why have we abandoned the Christian heritage and left the souls of men, families and homes in ruin?

…Churches for sale (always to the highest bidder, irrespective of their faith) …Prayer and bible reading out of our schools …Sunday trading …Redefining marriage …just to name a few! Many “ancient landmarks” have been removed and our children have very few or none left to lead them back home to the ways of God.

Sin has done much damage to the spiritual, moral and social fibre of the nation. Immorality, sexual perversions, idolatry, witchcraft, drunkenness and debauchery are now commonly practised and accepted. People live solely to gratify the flesh – greediness, selfishness, wickedness and godlessness. Indeed, we have become a godless nation. The result is that many are lost and live without hope. We have broken homes and families, which undermines the very foundation of our society. Many live in fear, depression, dejection, brokenness and hopelessness. People are turning to alcohol, drugs and all kinds of ‘spiritual’ meditations, looking for a cure or some sense of meaning to life. Yes, the ruins, desolations and devastations are right before our eyes; they live in our homes, on our streets, we work with them, we meet them everyday…!

The Lord’s Comfort

Despite the current situation, God has every intention of fulfilling His promises to the fathers of the land. God wants to repair and rebuild the people and nation. This is why God wants us to arise, pray and work. This is why the Church must rise up, pray and work, like Nehemiah did.

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” Isaiah 40:3-5

God speaks comfort to us today and brings us hope. The Lord assures us that His glory will be revealed again in the lives of the people and nation. His glory will be revealed again in our marriages, homes, families; in our schools, work places and communities; in government, legislature; in economics, media and arts; in our villages, towns, cities and nations – “and all flesh shall see it together!”

Jesus Christ, the Glory of God, shall be seen in this land again

However, we, the Church, have a part to play, and God is particularly calling on us women to rise up for this venture. (Ref: Isaiah 32)

Build Up A Highway

What is required of us? What does God require us to build, and how? God wants us to prepare a way for Jesus Christ in the lives of people and in the land. We are to build in this spiritual desert, a highway for our Lord. (Isaiah 40:3-4). However, to build this highway, we must:

1. Fill and exalt the valleys – deal with the things(mindsets) that overwhelm people and bring them down, causing and preventing them from seeing God, e.g. doubt, unbelief, ignorance, fear, hopelessness, depression, etc.
2. Level the mountains – deal with the things (mindsets) that are elevated above God in the lives of people and causes them to think they do not need Him, e.g. pride, arrogance, self, flesh, money, worldliness, power, love of riches, etc. We must contend with ideologies, philosophies and arguments that work against the knowledge of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).10:4-6).
3. Straighten the crooked – deal with the ways of people which are contrary to the scriptures (Word of God), and therefore, crooked.
4. Make the rough smooth – a continuous restoration bringing all things into perfection as transformation takes place on all levels.

This must first be done in our own lives and in the Church, before we can go on and to do so in others. We need the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God in our lives to be able to do this. However, we have an assurance, hope and expectation that as we build this ‘highway,’ the glory of God, Jesus Christ, will be revealed and all the people will see Him.

Go Through The Gate

Isaiah 62:10 also instructs us to, “Go through, go through the gates! prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples!”

The gates represents all the areas of influence in the lives of people. We must particularly deal with the gates of culture, which include language, marriage and family, education, socio-economics, government, law and order, religion, and arts and media. We must lift Jesus high, as a banner, in all these areas.

What Can You Do Practically?

“And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and the violent take it by force.”Matthew 11:12 (AMP)

1. Pray and ask God to show you what He wants you to do.
2. Pray for a personal revival – ask for a fresh revelation of Jesus through the Holy Spirit and the scriptures. Begin to read and live the scriptures, growing in maturity. Live as a Christian and let your life be a testimony and witness to Jesus
3. Pray for revival in the church – a fresh out-pouring of the Holy Spirit to bring a fresh revelation of Jesus Christ through His word. Pray for the Church leadership, for unity, boldness and the power of God to stand for Jesus Christ and declare Him, and to teach others to live like Him. (Acts 4:23-31)
4. Pray and intercede for the people of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (both Northern and Republic). Ask God to show mercy and visit this land again and cause us to return to His word.
5. Take responsibility for your family, work colleagues, people who live on your street and in your your community and begin to pray for them. Speak to them about Jesus when you have the opportunity.
6. Begin to do spiritual warfare. Walk the streets, praying and claiming back the people and the land to Jesus. God has promised that wherever the soles of our feet shall tread, we shall possess. Pray against the mindsets and everything that works against the knowledge of God.
7. Begin to share the full gospel of Jesus Christ. Lead as many as believe to Christ and disciple them when they come to the Lord.
8. Take responsibility for the political, economic and social climates of our cities and nation, and intercede for righteousness to prevail. Also, take action through letters, emails, etc to Members of Parliament, etc, as led by the Holy Spirit.
9. Pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in this nation as it is in heaven!” Pray for righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17). Pray and intercede for those in government and in authority on all levels.
10. Take responsibility for the next generation, praying for them, reaching out to them, and instilling in then the fear of God and the standard of His word.
11. Show and share the love of God in Christ Jesus through acts of kindness and mercy. You may set up a ministry for this like Dorcas and others did in the bible.
12. You may join QUIVER and form or join a group. You can find out more about QUIVER at http://www.quiverprayermovement.org/

…Finally, pray and do whatever the Holy Spirit leads you to do.

Our Equipment

God has already equipped us for service, and even now is equipping us. He has restored us and even now is restoring us. He is changing our garments and giving us the tools and offices to enable us to work. (Zechariah 3)

1. We have an identity and position in Christ – we’ve been made sons of God and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus. (John 1:12-13; Rom 8:14-17; Gal 3:26-29)
2. We have the Holy Spirit in us, to empower and enable, lead and guide us. (Acts 1:8)
3. We have access to God through prayer and can boldly enter to find grace to help at this crucial time. (Hebrews 4:14-16)
4. The Lord is restoring the five-fold ministry to equip the Church to do the work of ministry – (Ephesians 4:11-13)
5. God is stirring up and restoring the Gifts of the Spirit in us. – Word of knowledge, word of wisdom, discernment of spirits, faith, working of miracles, healings, tongues and interpretation of tongues, prophecy. (1 Corinthians 12)
6. The Lord is calling and releasing to us diverse gifts of service. (Romans 12:6-8)
7. We have been given the whole armour of God and spiritual weapons with which to contend with. We have the Word of God, the Blood of Jesus, the Name of Jesus, etc. (Ephesians 6:10-18; 2 Corinthians 10:4-6)
8. We have innumerable angels assigned to minister to/with us. (Hebrews 1:14)
9. Above all, we have God on our side!

God’s Promise

Finally, God’s promise, as we arise and build, is sure

“…You will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: “Here am I.” If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.” – Isaiah 58:9-12

May He grant us the grace, strength, tenacity, focus, power and all the resources we need to arise and build! In Jesus’ Name! Amen!

By Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace

This was the message I shared at Women In Tune UK’s Women on the Frontline 2013 Conference on Saturday 9 March 2013. Theme: ARISE AND BUILD! Even though the message was to women in the UK, it is still relevant to women in every nation. So, woman arise and build!

The Status of Women: In Church or In Christ? (Part 1)


Status of Women

“Jesus always showed the greatest esteem and the greatest respect for woman, for every woman, and in particular He was sensitive to female suffering. Going beyond the religious and social barriers of the time, Jesus re-established woman in her full dignity as a human person before God and before men.” ~ Pope John Paul II

For centuries, the debate has gone on concerning women’s role and status in church. Woman’s identity, status, position and authority has constantly been questioned and argued about for ages, especially concerning women in leadership. While the secular world is making room for women, giving them the right to vote, education, equal opportunities in employment, etc, the Church of Jesus Christ continues to struggle and sometimes fight over the ‘women issue!’

Many Christian leaders find the issue uncomfortable to deal with and would do anything to avoid it. Women who rise up to address the subject and to advocate for change are often described as Christian feminist. Thus Christian women who are using their qualifications, gifts, talents and abilities effectively and efficiently in the secular world, find themselves in church just warming the pews. Many have no desire or ambition to serve the Lord, apart from the ‘usual’ tasks often assigned to women, e.g., hospitality, stewarding/ushering, Sunday School and crèche. It is a real challenge to get women to rise up beyond those assigned tasks, to engage more effectively in true service to Christ. Those who, indeed, rise up are challenged by the limitations imposed on them or the level of control they encounter.

A Typical Experience

The leadership of the women’s department of a particular church approached me to support them in developing their ministry. For so long, the ministry had confined themselves to cooking, baking, knitting, pampering, etc. Even their retreats had given more priority to some of these things than spiritual growth and development. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with women incorporating these activities in their agenda. There is everything wrong, when these activities are constantly or deliberately given priority over spiritual growth and development!

Anyway, I explained to the leaders who approached me, that as a ministry their focus should extend beyond themselves and the walls of their church. I challenged them to help the women grow in the things of God and to stir up a desire in them to know and serve Him better. Of course, they were very pleased and excited and came up with a quarterly agenda that included spiritual growth, evangelism/outreach (targeting the area around the church) and fun (including pampering, massages, etc). We all thought it was a great plan and the women’s leadership team began to work to bring it to fruition.

Unfortunately, the Church leadership, which consisted only of men, felt very ‘uncomfortable’ with the agenda and decided to scrap it. To them the women were getting out of line and working outside the remit of the women’s ministry! Eventually that particular women’s ministry leadership team was removed from office, and replaced by a more ‘comfortable’ one.

The sad truth is that there are still leaders out there who would rather control and make every effort to keep women ‘in their place,’ than disciple, empower and release them to serve the Lord. This has resulted in many women being self and church focused rather than God’s kingdom focused and bearing very little fruit for the kingdom.

Again, the sad truth is that by limiting and under-utilizing the gifts and talents of women, the Church has operated under-capacity and not been fully effective. Unfortunately, this is one of the major setbacks to the Church’s fulfilment of Christ’s Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20). For far too long, more than half of God’s workforce has been made redundant, whilst the other half has struggled to get the work done. This too IS NOT GOOD…!!!

Two Types of Women in Church

The above incident is not an isolated one. Wherever I go, I meet two types of women in church:

  1. Those who have settled and cannot see beyond the walls of their churches. Some are indifferent, apathetic and self-focused. Many come because of a need they hope will be met by the church. Some of these women come to church on Sundays as part as their social life. There are others who, like the biblical Martha, get very busy in church, but are very religious and have no real personal experience of Jesus Christ and no revelation of His kingdom and their place in it!
  2. Then there are those who are hungry and want more from God. There is a frustration in their hearts, as the feel there must be much more for them to do for the Lord. These women are often labelled as rebellious or troublemakers.

The Issue at Stake

However, a careful look at the issue at stake highlights a fundamental problem in the definition of our status as Christian women. The debate that has raged for centuries and has hindered many women has been about women’s status in Church. However, upon closer scrutiny it is very obvious that the issue is not just about the status of women in church. Underlining this debate must be a far higher and more crucial concern, that is, the status and identity of women in Christ.

The following points will explain what I mean…

  1. The argument about a woman’s place and position in God’s kingdom has, so far, been determined by the status and identity of women in Church. This has been based on specific instructions, seemingly given by the Apostle Paul in 1 Timothy Chapter 2, regarding the behaviour of some women in church. It appears these instructions, and a few others, have been the determining factor in how far women can go in pursuing the work of the kingdom.
  2. For so long, women have been told “You can only come so far in church because you are a woman. You can only do so much because of your gender. God has set the protocol and status quo, and you have to accept that”. Many have been vigilant in enforcing, what to them, are God’s boundaries and limitations set for women within the Church.
  3. God-given gifts, abilities, talents, grace, callings and anointing are non-consequential. What matters is that women stay and remain in their ‘place’ in church.

 The question is this: must this continue to be the predominant factor in defining the role of women in the Body of Christ, whilst the Gospel remains hindered and un-preached and the world is perishing? I do not think so! I believe there is a far more vital and conclusive determining factor in the argument about women’s place and role, that is, THE STATUS AND IDENTITY OF WOMEN IN CHRIST!

You Must Remember You Are Baptist First

I had another experience which, though a bit funny, is still very sad. A few years ago, we travelled to a country in Africa to run our Free to Serve Discipleship Course. I will not tell you which country because this is not to expose them, but just to use the experience as reference. Over 200 women attended the training and we had a terrific week, looking at the things that hinder them as women, and teaching them about Jesus and the women of His time, how to overcome fear, submission, redemption, and the freedom Christ has given them to serve Him. Many of the women had travelled down from the villages and slept on the church floor all week in order to attend all the sessions. Many were delivered from strongholds, mindsets that had kept them bound and hindered. We all rejoiced and praised God for the freedom only Jesus gives.

On the last day of the conference, one of the leaders of the church was asked to come and give the closing remarks. He first asked me and my fellow ministers, “Which church do you attend?” He then turned to address the women and his next words shocked us!

“You see, none of these speakers are Baptist! I would like to caution you, whatever you have been taught this week, you MUST remember that you are Baptist first before anything else!”

As the bible says, SELAH!!!

To be continued

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By Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace

THIS ARTICLE CAN BE USED BY PERMISSION BUT WITH REFERENCE TO AUTHOR

The Uniqueness of Woman – Part 4

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“Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your judgments…” Zephaniah 3:14-15a

6. Different Judgement

Even in judgement, God differentiated between man and woman! Unfortunately, Adam and Eve rebelled against God by listening to the serpent, the devil, and God dealt with this by pronouncing judgement on all parties involved. Apart from the generic judgement of death and separation from God which was pronounced on both man and woman, each of them was given specific descriptions of the consequences of their sin.

To the woman, God said,

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children; your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” – Genesis 3:16

However, to the man, He said,

“Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field.In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and to dust you shall return.” – Genesis 3:17-19

The details God gave for the consequences of their sin were different, in accordance to their purpose and function. Thus this unfortunate situation revealed a further difference and uniqueness between man and woman.

7. The Serpent’s Judgement

One of the most defining, but most often ignored, evidences of woman’s uniqueness is found in God’s judgement to the serpent after Adam and Eve had sinned. In His sentence to the serpent, God outlined His redemptive and restoration plan for humanity, and provided a crucial indicator to the exceptional nature and essence of woman.

 “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”Genesis 3:15

God promised Satan, that the woman and her Seed would destroy him. Thus, God gave the woman an important role in the redemption, deliverance, and restoration of humanity. The woman and her Seed would be Satan’s worst enemies! The woman’s Seed would crush his head, destroying him forever. This promise has been fulfilled through Jesus Christ, the Seed of woman. Jesus, who’s human DNA carries only that of a woman, crushed the head of Satan when He defeated him on the Cross. Through Christ Jesus, the price of Sin has been paid, the enemy has been defeated, the power of death has been broke, redemption has been accomplished and humanity can be reconciled with God again! Hallelujah!

However, in that same judgement a promise was made to Satan specifically concerning the woman –

“…I will put enmity between you and the woman” – NKJV

“…I’m declaring war between you and the Woman” – The Message Bible

“…And I will cause hostility between you and the woman” – New Living Translation

There are questions to be asked:

“…Why would God say such a thing?

“…Why the woman and not the man, or both of them?”

“…What is so peculiar about woman that God would place such a responsibility upon her?”

The answer is that God created woman in His image with the inherent strength, ability and capacity to reproduce and nurture life by taking, multiplying and incubating ‘seed’, then labouring to birth the fruit of that seed. (We will talk me about this later). It is that strength which enabled Mary to respond positively to the angel Gabriel’s news that the Messiah would be birthed through her. “Be it done unto me according to your word,” she said! Mary bravely took the seed of the Word, knowing full well that her reputation, future and life may be damaged and changed forever. Mary carried, laboured and birthed our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!

However, since that faithful and painful day in the Garden of Eden, the enmity between woman and Satan has continued till date. There has been nonstop attempt to destroy woman, a battle that has raged through the centuries and which transcends time and culture – rape, abuse, violence, suppression, subordination, murder and destruction. (Revelation 12)

However, God is stirring and raising up women to fight against the works of the enemy. Women, blood-bought and washed, Spirit filled and on fire for Jesus, are rising up with a God-given anger against the works of evil!

So, even in judgement, God defined our uniqueness!

8. The Mother Of All Living

 Genesis 3:20

“The man called his wife’s name Eve [life spring], because she was the mother of all the living”

The final indication of woman’s uniqueness is shown after God had passed judgement. The scripture says that the man called the woman by the name, “Eve” {Hebrew ‘Chavvah’} meaning ‘Life-Spring’. In judgement the merciful God had declared hope. Through the woman and her Offspring, Jesus Christ, humanity shall live again and recover all that was lost.

Yes, the woman had been declared the life-spring of humanity, one who nurtures life, the MOTHER OF ALL THE LIVING. Nothing else in all of creation received this title, but the woman, indicating her uniqueness!

To be continued

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An excerpt from Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace’s soon to be published book, “SONS OF GOD – Our Ultimate Identity as Women in Christ” THIS ARTICLE CAN BE USED BY PERMISSION BUT WITH REFERENCE TO AUTHOR

The Uniqueness of Woman – Part 3

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“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are Your works, and that my soul knows well”– Psalm 139:14

Our search for clues in the scripture concerning our uniqueness as women continues. Today, we will look at some more indicators to the fact that women are truly unique beings. First on today’s list is the method by which the first woman was created.

[3] Built Up and Made

In my previous blog, I discussed that both man and woman were created as human beings, and different from the rest of creation. However, a careful study shows that the method of the creation of man (male) was different from that of woman (female). Even though both were created in God’s image, man and woman were created differently. The method of woman’s creation clearly distinguished her from man and the rest of creation.

Here’s what the scripture says about the creation of man (male):

“Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7

God took dust and formed man out of the dust, breathed life into him and man came alive. The Hebrew word for ‘formed’ is ‘yatsar’ {pronounced yaw-tsar} which means to form, fashion or frame. It also means to pre-ordain, pre-determine, plan or give purpose or intention of a situation. This gives the idea of an initial sketch, outline or drawing, similar to the initial sketch an artist makes before actually filling a painting with colour and detail, or the structure/frame a builder puts up before actually laying the bricks, pipes, etc. This implies that God created the man as a sort of ‘framework,’ with every intention of completing him, otherwise, he would be incomplete and bare. It also explains why God had said’ “It is not good that the man should be alone!” Man was an unfinished creation!

In the creation of woman, however, the process was totally different.

“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. And the rib or part of his side, which the Lord God had taken from the man, He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.” Genesis 2:21-22

First of all, God did not take put Adam to sleep. Whilst he was sleeping, God took out one of his ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Notice that God did not create woman from fresh dust, but took a rib out of Adam, thus making both man and woman from one source. With the rib He had taken out of man, God built up and made woman!

The Hebrew word used is ‘banah’ {pronounced baw-naw} which means to build, setup, establish and cause to continue. The word build suggests of the process involved in constructing a house, based on architectural design, giving attention to detail, plan and design. This indicates that whereas the creation of man was of a ‘temporary’ structural nature, the creation of woman brought permanence, stability and structure! WOW!

All great artists make a rough draft before they make a masterpiece. In creating humanity, our God, the Great Architect, first ‘drew’ a sketch of man, with every intention of completing him, by bringing woman alongside to add detail, structure, beauty and permanence, and thus build man up.

This explains how a young bachelor, struggling to make it on his own gets married and, suddenly, begins to look better, more confident, fulfilled and complete. The house he lived in is transformed into a home, as his new wife puts her special touch on everything around them. Her uniqueness permeates every area of their lives, bringing transformation, beauty and permanence!

No wonder Solomon said, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord”

Again, Solomon rightly asked, “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her worth is far above rubies?” No amount of money can purchase her because she is unique and priceless, and a gift from God.

Yes, woman is fearfully and wonderfully made…

[4] Alone With God

It is worth commenting on the time the woman spent alone with God whilst Adam slept, as it is another evidence of her uniqueness. Many claim or insist that a woman needs a man as priest between her and God. In fact, some religions, and even Christian denominations, sanction this to the point of separating the women from the men during prayer and worship. However, right at creation, God distinguished His relationship with woman by spending time alone with her whilst the man slept. God valued her individuality and endorsed it the same way in which He had endorsed man’s before woman was created. Whilst man slept, all of creation stood still and watched as God created and put value on woman as His unique creation!

Interestingly, the story of the birth of Jesus seems to also endorse this fact. The angel was sent to a woman named Mary, who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, to inform her of her role in the birth of our Saviour Jesus. Her husband, Joseph, was completely out of the picture on that occasion, as the angel discussed the details with her.  Mary, in response, made an independent decision to accept God’s plan for her life.

To the single woman, therefore, I would say this, never let the absence of a man in your life hinder you from getting close to and walking with God. Seize the day, and develop and enjoy your relationship and fellowship with Him.

To the married woman, never let being married take you away from your times alone with the Lord; take time apart to deepen your relationship and fellowship with Him.

Finally, access to God is by the finished work of the Cross and Blood of Jesus Christ, not by gender (Galatians 3:26-28). So, get to know, love, worship and serve God! This is what you were uniquely and specially created for.

[5] Adam’s Recognition

Another sign to woman’s uniqueness is how Adam instantly recognised and acknowledged her!

“And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis 2:23

With this declaration, Adam endorsed woman’s uniqueness!

Remember, God had given Adam a chance to search through all creation to see if he could find someone or something suitable, befitting and appropriate for him and the task God had given him to fulfil, but he had found nothing. There was nothing in the whole of creation that equalled him or could stand together with him, as his counterpart!

Then Adam woke up and, suddenly, there SHE was, everything he ever wanted or needed! With great joy he declared, “This is what I have been waiting for.” Adam immediately recognised and acknowledged Eve as his counterpart and co-equal, whereas before, he could find none.

To be continued

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An excerpt from Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace’s soon to be published book, “SONS OF GOD – Our Ultimate Identity as Women in Christ” THIS ARTICLE CAN BE USED BY PERMISSION BUT WITH REFERENCE TO AUTHOR

The Uniqueness of Woman – Part 2

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Woman – Unique, One of a Kind

The word ‘unique’ is defined as “being the only existing one of its type” or, more generally, “unusual or special in some way” To be unique, therefore, is to be distinct, exceptional, one of a kind and irreplaceable. To be unique is to be authentic, genuine, real and not a counterfeit – an original. Thus in our quest to find out our true identity and purpose as women, we need to discover what is unique – special, unusual and rare about our gender. What separates us from the rest of creation and makes us authentic and unique? Indeed, what makes woman an exceptional, distinctive, incomparable and irreplaceable creation of God?

Praise God, we do not have to travel far to find the answers to these questions. The Lord Jesus promised us, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (John 8:32). The bible gives several clear insights to the uniqueness of woman as exclusive, distinct, incomparable, one-of-a-kind being. God, in is His infinite wisdom, created women as unique beings and put clear indications of our uniqueness in the scriptures. It is our privilege and pleasure to discover them, and to do so, we must go back to the beginning – Genesis Chapters One to Three.

Come with me on this awesome journey of discovery and see what the scriptures reveal.

[1] Woman Is A Human Being

The first thing that differentiates woman from the rest of creation is that she was created as a human in God’s image. Together with man, woman was created as a human being. This clearly differentiates her from the rest of creation – the sun, moon, trees, plants, animals, birds, etc.

Now, you might think, “well everyone knows that?” Unfortunately, however, there many cultures, especially, ones I have come across in Africa, where women are not considered as full human beings. For instance, among certain tribes in Ghana, when a woman has a baby, the first question asked is, “Did she have a human being or a girl?” During our FREE TO SERVE Training in Kenya last year, we heard some absurd stories about how women are viewed among certain cultural groups in Kenya. Many of these cultural groups do not consider women as human beings and so, for instance, if you sent a child to the next house with a message and they met only women there, the child would not deliver the message but return to you saying they met no one at home!

Of course, this kind of cultural belief is very wrong and contradicts the scriptures, which tell us that on the sixth day of creation, God created Man in His own image as male and female.

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:26-27

Woman, therefore, is a human being created in God’s image and, together with man, reflects the image of God on earth. This is what differentiates both of them (woman and man) from the rest of creation and makes them both unique. This also provides evidence of woman’s equality with man, because right at creation, God made them equal in His likeness and image.

Woman, you are no less a human being than man! You have been created in the image of God and you are unique, different and special.

[2] The Vacuum

Another indication of woman’s uniqueness is the huge vacuum that existed before her creation. In fact, before woman was created, God declared that her non-existence was not good! Throughout the ‘process’ of creation, the bible constantly states, “And God saw that it was good.” Then suddenly, for the first time, God declared “It is not good…” SOMEONE very essential to God’s plans and purposes was still missing.

“And out of the ground the Lord God formed every [wild] beast and living creature of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name. And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.”Genesis 2:12-20

All of creation was in place – the sun, moon, galaxies, mountains, hills, trees, plants, animals, birds, etc, had all been created and assigned their place and purpose on the earth. Yet, man, with his important God-given assignment to take dominion over the earth and to multiply and replenish it, was alone and by himself. There was absolutely nothing in the whole of creation to substitute or replace that which was missing! God’s plans and purpose for creation stood at a crossroads! Something must be done urgently…!

Was this an error on God’s part? Did He forget or miss something? Many have said that woman was created as an afterthought, to rectify a problem with creation. This cannot be true as God is omniscient and knows the end of a matter from its beginning. He is also constant, the same yesterday, today and forever. With Him there is no shadow of turning, neither does He make mistakes!

However, this was an vital part of the divine plan, to show man the value of woman above all creation. The fact that there was a lack of an appropriate replacement for woman in all of creation is clear evidence of her uniqueness, essence and value.

The big vacuum and gaping hole in creation and man’s life spoke very loudly and clearly when God Himself said, “IT IS NOT GOOD!” There was nothing or no-one in all of creation, quite like her. It was only after both man and woman had been created and commissioned that God looked upon everything He had created, saw that it was ALL good, and then He rested.

Without woman in her rightful position besides man – on the earth, in our homes, families, communities, churches, marketplaces, etc – that gaping hole still exists, and IT IS STILL NOT GOOD. It does not serve God’s purpose for the earth! Just open your eyes and see – the evidence is all around you!

=To be continued next week

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An excerpt from Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace’s soon to be published book, “SONS OF GOD – Our Ultimate Identity as Women in Christ” THIS ARTICLE CAN BE USED BY PERMISSION BUT WITH REFERENCE TO AUTHOR

The Uniqueness of Woman – Part 1

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“Picture and think of a world without women; use your imagination, think beyond the box. Describe what the world would be like if women ceased to exist.”

This was an exercise I set for one of my mentoring classes. I was buzzing with excitement as they split into groups to discuss the points raised, thinking it would be an easy exercise for them to do. However, as I went from one group to the other to listen in on their discussions, I soon realised that the women were struggling to picture what life would be like in a world without women.

The purpose of the exercise was to empower the women to rediscover the identity and purpose of woman, who was created beautifully in God’s image. Thus, my excitement began to wane as I realised that many of the women in the class had never imagined the impact it would make on the world if women did not exist! With a bit of encouragement and prompting, they began to think and describe what, to them, the world would be like without women. Here are a few of the answers they gave as feedback:

“Men will be lonely and shabby.”
“There would be chaos”
“There will be no housework done”
“Men will be incomplete in all things.”
“There will be no homes because women create homes.” “They will be no children as men will not be able to give birth.” “Man’s friends will be the animals.”
“Jesus would not have been born” “Churches would shrink and not function” “There will be no development.”

These answers might make you smile or laugh, but, try the exercise and see if you can come up with your own answers. Pause for a few moments and think of what the world would be like if God had not created woman and women did not exist? Surely, it would make a great impact on the world if women ceased to exist! If that is true, then, what makes women unique and different from everything God ever created?

To be continued

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An excerpt from Apostle Jennifer Abigail Wallace’s soon to be published book, “SONS OF GOD – Our Ultimate Identity as Women in Christ” THIS ARTICLE CAN BE USED BY PERMISSION BUT WITH REFERENCE TO AUTHOR