I still have trouble with women preachers. It seems all backwards from God’s created order. But I frankly would rather sit under a woman preacher who is filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking a true and living word from God, than sit under a male preacher who has taken control by his own authority and his own knowledge and ambitions, and refuses to allow the Holy Spirit to have control of His church. Did you notice the desire to dominate: that “female curse?” I would say to that man: “I do not allow a woman to teach. You ought to go and learn from your husband (Jesus Christ) at home!” The best preacher of all is the humble man who has really learned what it means to be a Bride of Christ.

And to the woman who is led by the Holy Spirit to speak out in church, I am delighted to hear from the Lord through you, and I submit to what He is saying and thank you for having the courage to speak it. Women (both male and female) should be ashamed to speak out in church, but women should be eager to allow the (male) Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ to speak through them. And all you women who are learning to be sons of God in His Kingdom; I exhort you to eagerly claim all those male-oriented verses, such as: “… Christ in you, the hope of glory. And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man [or woman] complete in Christ.” (Col. 1:27-28)

Thus God’s purpose in separating Adam into male and female bares fruit. We men can learn from our wives the subordinate characteristics of God’s nature, and you women can learn from us the dominant characteristics, and we all can grow and mature in our knowledge of God. As we learn to walk in the Kingdom, we must remember that we bear His image and His holy Name, and we are called to “… be imitators of God, as [His] beloved children.” (Eph. 5:1) And ultimately, as we “…grow up in all aspects into Him who is the Head, even Christ” (4:15), we will all, male and female, “attain to the unity of the faith, to a mature man [beyond gender], to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” (4:13)


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