WOMEN MUST PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST… (TO WOMEN IN THE CHURCH OF CHRIST)
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.’’ Galations3; 26-28
The same Holy Spirit who worked in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour is still the same Holy Spirit who works in all of us, and each person who comes to Christ Jesus drinks of the same spirit and becomes the spiritual temple of God through his Spirit
Dear brethren in Christ Jesus who are called by the grace of God through Christ Jesus unto the gift of salvation given to us by God the father peace be with your spirit as we understand this topic of Women must preach.
Recently I have encountered many false teachers who are not connected to the Head( that is to Our Lord Jesus Christ misleading the flock of God and also discouraging the Women from preaching the word and yet also have been called unto the same of Salvation to preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. so many illusional preachers,evengelists have been falsely telling women that are not supposed to preach or be on pulpit and teach the word of God and this is not true and I am here to make clarity to all the women in the world who have been called and been clothed with Jesus Christ, that you are supposed to preach the gospel and you are also called like any other person.
I thank the Holy Spirit who has enabled me to find out the hidden mystery of Jesus Christ and his Death to make sure that his people are guided according to their callings and gifts that were given before creation of the world. In recent preachers I have met encountered here on social media and in many churches women are not given chances to minister as in preaching, teaching the word of God, but this is all misleading the people of God and many women have folded their hands and are not performing their duties in the churches, yet some are called to Pastors, Prophets, teachers, intercessors, evangelists, some false evangelists who have been misguided have been doing that on internet telling people that the bible forbids women from preaching and this has been happening because the same people have mis understood or misapprehended the holy scriptures that are stipulated in the bible, the reason is that these people are under fallen pastors either, or they are not connected to the Holy Spirit and therefore they mis interpreted the bible by using their own conscience.Whenever they are forbidding women from preaching they tend to quote this scripture;
Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. 1Corrinthians14; 34-35.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, let’s look at the scripture and see what Paul was referring to for the church that was at Corinthians. First of all the Women from the beginning and in those days were not allowed to find education and were forbidden from studying, that they were supposed to be in submission at Home to take care of their families and submit to their husbands, and the order of the husband was final whenever he would speak, and they knew how to respond in submission, now when the gospel of Christ Jesus came the women also got the opportunity or the privilege to hear the word of God in the synanagues or the church of God, these women when they got a chance they realized they could bring all their issues at home with what their husbands do at home, so the home behavior was brought in the church, and Paul saw that church was in disorder that the women by that time had not known that things of home are supposed to be discussed within the church of God, by that time women would want to ask their husbands in front of the church pinning them how they do not cater for home needs and yet in Christ Jesus, men were supposed to be taking care of their families and also the needs, they carried a lot of issues of home and started bringing them in the church and therefore Paul saw it will bring confusion and he told women that if such issues are brought in the church it would bring confusion, it’s better to keep quiet and then tell your husband’s at home after you have learnt how they should behave, so telling women to keep silent in the church, Paul was very careful about the ministry, so he was not forbidding the women from preaching, there is a difference between talking and preaching, meaning the women at Corinthians had started bringing their issues and talking about them in the church which was very wrong, therefore they were not yet mature in the spirit, so they thought anything could be discussed within the church since they had got freedom in the church to speak.
Paul was guiding the church women how they should respond to their husbands not in the church but at their home it would be proper to ask them things that were not done. The Church of God must work in order and everybody should be quiet as they listen to the word of God, so that it may be effective in their lives and this would bring quality in the church and maturity but keeping quiet does not mean that you have been forbidden from reaching the word of God or the gospel of Christ to the people. Things of home were to be handled at home so Paul wanted the women to ask their husbands at home not in the church
Many false teachers, pastors have really mis-interpreted the word of God and have misled the generation of the youth and the problem is that most Christians have put their hopes in the pastors than the Holy Spirit to teach them in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore as we have seen from the above scripture, many have misinterpreted the scripture minus knowing the genesis to which Paul was concluding the matter, without the Holy Spirit you cannot understand that mystery, brethren things are not the same way you think they are, the things of the Spirit are understood by the Spirit of God.
THE FAITH OF WOMEN IN THE SCRIPTURES TOWARDS JESUS CHRIST TO PREACH
I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 2Timothy1; 3-5.
When you look closely at the above scripture Paul was reminding Timothy because he was an Apostle by Calling and he was young in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, but Timothy’s Faith was reminding him of his Mother Eunice, and his Grandmother Lois, what is Paul trying to refer to, he is saying that these women were preachers of the word of God and they had Faith of the gospel and this was seen in their grandson Timothy and now Paul was filled with joy because the two women had preached about our Lord Jesus Christ to demonstrate their gifts and their Faith in Jesus Christ by doing what was required of them, the same that was in Lois, Eunice, the Grandmother and the mother of Timothy was seen in Timothy and that is a gift of Faith, God remembered the Faith of the Women and he also called Timothy into their ministry they had carried throught their lives and how did Paul know this, it’s because he got a revelation from the Holy Spirit, he knew the Faith of the women from generation of Timothy had contributed to Timothy and it was a blessing, like wise God today will see in your lineage if there was any one at least who believed in him and served him and therefore it will work as foothold to your ministry call by the Lord Jesus Christ. In this case this demonstrates that women have gifts and sincere call by the Lord Jesus Christ and therefore should be given honor like the same because in Christ there are no women or men. (The Call of God and the Lord Jesus Christ).
Let’s look at other women preachers, who were in the bible testifying about the Lord Jesus Christ,
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 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. Acts18;24-26.
Another example of women preaching and teaching the word of God is here reflected in the scripture where Priscilla who was a wife to Aquila, as they were also in the synagogue, they met a certain man called the Apollos and he was taught in the word of God and had knowledge about the Lord Jesus Christ. However, he needed guidance so that he could know the way of God adequately, and in this we see Priscilla taking charge to invite Apollo’s to their home and guide him the way of God, Priscilla was also an Apostle by calling and she had taken much time with Paul and knew much so she would help Apollos to find the way of God adequately this also proves that women can know God more than Men, the Spiritual things do not have an expert say in men only, but too the women are called to teach the word of God. Anyone who undermines, or belittles the preaching of women doesn’t refuse women but Jesus Christ himself and he denies the freedom all we have in Christ Jesus.
THE CALL OF GOD TO ALL NOT ONLY MEN;
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says:
“When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”
(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. Ephesians4; 1-12
Prior to the fall of Adam and Eve, many things were lost and due to the submission the first man did by agreeing to the Devil’s lies, he exchanged his authority to the devil and therefore sin controlled the man and all the gifts were stolen by the devil due to the exchange of authority, God before creation of this world, he had given each person a gift and a call into the ministry but that would take right procedures to realize, but because the devil is a thief, he came and stole away what had been given to us freely and this included the gifts of God he bestowed on his people. One of the reasons died for us was also to bring back the gifts that God had made for his Church to be built up and this was everyone would come to Christ Jesus would realize his or her gift to the ministry of God so that the body of Christ would be built. In doing so Christ Jesus gave these above gifts we see in the scriptures and all these gifts are available to all gender, whether women or Men, this means that Women can be Pastors and Teachers, women can be Prophets, they can be Evangelists and also Apostles and as well as other ministries that are within the body of Christ, the scriptures are not segregating that Jesus Christ gave the gifts to men only, so if then. Therefore women should be able to take up responsibility as per their callings, but women or even men should never take up authority which is not given unto them, if you are not called to be a Pastor do not try to make up a Church because you can preach, because each gift has place where it works, you could be an Evangelist and the your gift should work out more in the world preaching the gospel not in the church. What am I saying? The women should and must be preachers of the gospel to the world and they can take up responsibility to realize their calls and build the body of Christ Jesus.
In the scriptures we saw that Women were the people who embraced Jesus Christ the more and with this we see that women first saw the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and they were the first to preach the good news of resurrection and by that they are gifted and are called by the Lord Jesus Christ, God should bless them (Knowing Your gifting).
Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary.”She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (Which means “Teacher”).Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ”
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. John20; 11-18.
From the above scriptures you see an encounter of Mary Magdalene and Jesus when he had just risen, of course her encounter showed that Jesus Christ had allowed women to preach the good news, for he said unto her, Go instead to my brothers and tell them, I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God. And Mary Magdalene went and conveyed the message or the good news of the resurrection to the disciples and surprisingly men who had walked with Jesus doubted her good news (Surprised by the Voice of the Word of God) and this shows that women are blessed too to preach about the gospel of Christ Jesus. So anyone belittling or undermining or forbidding women from preaching then he has denied the Faith of Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, if you hear anyone having that kind of doctrine of forbidding women to preach then run away for your life because such are the empty mist we see without rain them and are misleading you to find your soul in Hell. If the bible confirms the first woman to preach the good news to the apostles who were called then they are blessed and it was really a blessing, the women had more Faith than Men in that case, so they embraced Christ and cared for him than Men, so their gifts are irrevocable. (The gift of discernment).
JESUS CHRIST WITH A SAMARITAN DEMONSTRATES HE EMBRACES WOMEN
Jesus Christ encounter with the Samaritan woman also reveals how Jesus Christ also considers women much in his ministry of preaching about him and it demonstrates that Jesus Christ speaks to women as he speaks to men and it also shows that women were allowed to preach the good news and how effective they could be in building the body of Christ Jesus, after the encounter of the Samaritan went to her village and she preached about Jesus Christ and many people came to Jesus Christ because of her gospel, because they had been expecting the Messiah for a long time but they did not know where he was or who he was and she was the first in her village to meet with Jesus Christ at the well so interaction with Jesus Christ changed her belief and gained more Faith towards the Messiah, because she could not have imagined to speak with the son of God but Jesus Christ humbleness inspired the woman to go and preach about him in her two and many were added to the number and came to Jesus Christ. (Importance of Women in the Church.
And let’s look unto the scriptures;
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.
When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.)
The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.a )
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
He told her, “Go, call your husband and come back.”
“I have no husband,” she replied.
Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”
“Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” John4; 4-26.
From the above interaction of Jesus Christ and the woman from Samaritan, they are lot of lessons to learn because it shows also that Jesus Christ takes his time to speak to women like any other man and also it confirms that he has allowed women to preach his gospel, the woman declared her faith in Jesus Christ and went and preached the gospel about Jesus to her town and many believed. Women can be so much effective in bringing people of God to Christ.
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.” John4;28-30, 39-42.
The woman who met Jesus Christ went to the village and preached the gospel of Messiah and many came to Jesus and believed his words and this also shows that women were allowed to preach the gospel before Jesus Christ was crucified and also were allowed still after his resurrection and it confirms that Women are called to the different ministries Jesus Christ has given to his church.
So anyone who undermines and belittles the preaching of women, such is a liar and the truth is not in him and he has not understood what the mystery of Christ is all about.
In conclusion, Brethren beware of many false teachers who are out there, because you are not well built up in the word of God, these people will mislead you and fail to fulfill your ministry and at the Judgment day you will be asked of your work done, and therefore I urge you to live a life worthy of your calling from the Lord Jesus Christ, take note and study the word of God by listening the voice of the Holy Spirit and be taught in the word of God, this Bible is not a novel but its Sacred and it’s the word of God, therefore take time and read your bibles lest you find your way of destruction in Hell.
Do not put your Faith in men or sons of men because they can be misguided, try and find the narrow path that leads to life so that you may be saved, if you take your Faith in the Holy Spirit and trust him he will lead you to the narrow path. Many Christians are misguided in churches of the false prophets and false pastors simply because they cannot discern and that comes because of not reading the word of God by yourselves, if you are not well built in the word brethren you will be taken by every wind of doctrine and your end you will be Hell. It is by the Grace of God that we can understand this Bible using the power of the Holy Spirit to know much and declare the truth unto you, therefore take heed lest the devil will divert you from this truth of the gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I remain Asher Namanya the Bondservant of God the father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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