Can Women Minister
CAN WOMEN MINISTER???
This is not an argument of theology, nor am I going there; it's just what is in the Book! I think women can hear from God and speak to men, with respect, too.
Can Women Minister? What does it say in the Book of the Lord? This same account can also be found in 2 Chronicles 34.
2 Kings 23:
8 And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the LORD. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
9 And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD.
10 And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king.
11 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes.
12 And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,
13 Go ye, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of the LORD that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
15 And she said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Tell the man that sent you to me,
16 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the words of the book which the king of Judah hath read:
17 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place, and shall not be quenched.
18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to inquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
23:1 And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.
2 And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.
3 And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the covenant.
- \\ Funny, that passage is not taught much! The king, the high priest, and the court looked for God's person and it was a woman! Obviously, her life showed trademarks of knowing the Lord. *
Psalm 68: 11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
- \\ A company of women is rising up today declaring the Word and Will of the Lord! It's not a competition. Not in God's House. Let us all march together in HIM!
Hear what the Lord is saying through Stephen Hanson, as posted on River of Revival Ministries: *
- \\ SURELY THERE ARE WOMEN WHO CAN LEAD
by Stephen Hanson ~ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GAL 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,  for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
"What has become of the women that are in the church? I tell you that a new wave is hitting the church. For too long women have been pushed aside. For too long a man has run the show. It is true that I have placed man to be the head of the house, but too many men have lorded this over with the women in their lives. This is a serious matter. It is true that I have called men to be the spiritual leaders in their home. I have called many women to stand side-by-side with the great leaders of men in the church. In Christ there is no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female. There is a certain gift and a certain trait that both male and female possess, and that is the ability to worship Me in spirit and in truth. But there is a false teaching in the church. This teaching says that a woman may not teach or lead over other men. This has been misunderstood. This has been misapplied. I want there to be women teachers. I want there to be women pastors. I want there to be women apostles and prophets, and evangelists. Look to your roots and tell me if there hasn't been any women leaders in the church? Tell Me that there was never a Deborah. Tell Me that there was never an Esther."
"I tell you that the church is not just man's building, but it is mine. Don't hold so tightly to your traditions that you won't see my spirit moving in this. I tell you that the applecart will be turned over; and you will see that I make no preferences. "
"Continue to be the leaders in your homes, men. Continue to do what I've called you to do. Continue to stand and fight and wage war against the enemy in your lives. But allow women to stand side-by-side with you in the battle. Continue to pastor your church. Continue to lead in whatever capacity I've called you to lead, but watch as I raise up women in leadership roles. Then surely, my church will come to fullness."*