Your Thoughts . . .

29 Aug

“And Deborah, a prophetess ( Neviah ), the wife of Lappidoth, judged Israel at that time.”
(ruled, governed, acted as law-giver ) Judges 4:4

Hilkiah the Priest and those of the king (Josiah) went to speak to the prophetess Huldah, who was the wife of Shallum son of Tikvah, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe. She lived in Jerusalem, in the Second District. 2 Chronicles 34:22

“And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.1 She did not depart from the temple, serving with fasting and prayers night and day.” Luke 2:36

“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon (diakonos m/f) of the church at Cenchreae;”
Romans 16:1

“Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor {25 Or with fervor in the Spirit} and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. “ Acts 18:24
( most translations list Priscilla first or refer to ‘them’ )

“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man independent of woman;” 1 Corinthians 11:11

“For as woman came from man, so also man is born of woman. And everything comes from God.” +1 Corinthians 11:12

So, if Father God can appoint the woman, Deborah, to be the governing voice and ‘law-giver’ over ALL Israel ( including the men), and HE cannot and will not violate His own Word and principles;
And if Father God appointed the woman Huldah to give an authoritative word to the king ( who was a man) and all Israel;
And if Anna served in the Temple day and night without leaving;
And if Phoebe is recognized in Paul’s day by Paul as a deacon in the congregation;
And if Priscilla and Aquila ‘team taught’ Apollos ( ‘them’, not ‘him’ );
And if Paul ( as well as Yeshua ) did not come to start a new religion;
Then could it be that Paul’s statements about women were addressing specific issues in two specific congregations, and no more than that ?  Why do men ( and some women) have a problem with God using women?   Blessings – Jerry


Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Your Thoughts . . .


    September 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Yes, I agree that Paul’s statements did address specific issues. The rest of Scripture doesn’t support anything but that. That was always one of those”contradictory” teachings that I couldn’t quite get past and was always unsettled in my innards. Usually when I don’t get what Paul means in an area, but what “they” say he means doesn’t line up with the rest of the Scriptures, then I just know that Paul means something else and I just don’t know what it is! It is that simple! Abigail is another woman in Scripture who walked in righteousness in obedience towards David the King, as opposed to “submitting” to the foolishness of her wicked husband. If she had submitted to foolishness she and the rest of her family would have had the same fate as her husband—-death from the King. Instead, her obedience caused death to the foolishness and she was married to the King! That is contrary to the “submit in all matters” teachings! I am so thankful the my Abba has taught me and all of us who have this testimony: to follow His Word, His Teachings instead of measly ol’ man’s! Thank you, shalom, Melody Sent using Hushma

  2. prodigal101

    September 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Amen . . .


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