Women, We Are Powerful and Free! What will you do with it?

Sheri Silk

Proverbs 28:1 tells us that “…the righteous are bold as a lion. “

On the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit invaded the earth, one of the most remarkable evidences of the infilling of the Spirit was boldness. The Church as a whole is at least 50% lioness’ and it is time for the lionesses to be powerful and free. It is time for us to expect no limitations and no gender biases. It is time for us to have a plan for how to respond to the walls of limitation that we most certainly will run into.

Ladies, we are 100% a new a creation and we are one 100% filled with the Holy Spirit. That means we have the same newness and the same fullness as men. So this question remains: “What are we going to do with ourselves?”

Now that we know who we are and what we are destined for, we cannot simply sit back and do nothing. We must be who we are called to be. Like the apostles Peter and John, we must declare, “Whethere it is right in the sight of God to listen to you ( the Pharisees, the defenders of tradition) more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:19-20 We are compelled to enter into the freedom that Jesus purchased for us.

The decision to become powerful women in the Church requires great courage and great commitment to the big picture because we will be the first wave on the shore. Some of us, like the great liberators of history, may suffer for our stance. Yet we have the hope of liberation, not only for ourselves, but also for our daughters. We have the hope that men and women will step into the unity that Jesus prophesied and together establish the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without warning, for He who promised is faithful” Heb. 10:23

Hope is a courageous choice- let’s chose to never stop hoping.

KYLO,

 

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  1. Yes! But then, other things come along and hold you back … your family breaks up, you work through trauma and abuse, you get a new partner but don’t marry him (still too much trauma attached to the act of marrying anyone) – bam, you’re out again. I can’t live holy enough right now. Working on it, but far from there, yet.

  2. If you feel conviction enough to post here that you’re not holy enough, then you are listening to the enemy on that subject. You are holy enough right now! God uses whom He pleases. You are not ever righteous enough within yourself, but through Jesus!

    1. I guess you are replying to my comment? It’s not that I feel that way, it’s my church feeling that way. How can I serve when all I am allowed to do is sit in the pew and tell those people who keep asking me that no, I won’t be allowed to do xyz … well, there sure are ways, but not there. Not much in terms of alternatives around here, either (churchwise).

      1. ….so often these blogs present POWERFUL opportunities for discussion n prayer…among trusted n safe peers…or counsellors…Don’t you just wish we could have a "roundtable" and a few hugs! Keep on pressing in…HE’S GOT US! We are WONDERFULLY, COMPLETELY and IRREVOCABLY LOVED by this beautiful, awesome …3-in-One God!!
        —psst…I bet if we asked Sheri…she’d let us borrow a bit of that courage …until we found our own in "Daddy Lion"… Cheerin you on from Canada! (Inner Healing Prayer Minister…
        Cheering you all on from Canada…Shelley-inner healing prayer counsellor

  3. Can you speak to us women who have been married for 30 years and our husbands have a harder time accepting that we are equal when it comes to prophesying and position in Christ? I shared this new way of thinking with my husband and he has a hard time letting go of control I think. The old way of thinking is still a strong one.
    For now I just step out and gently go ahead and speak up at home on matters, praying for a renewed mind for my husband.

  4. Sherri look behind you and see the long line of females following you because you have had the courage to step out and take hold of all God has for you Thank you

  5. I love this! God has been moving and showing me women’s true roles and identity in Christ. I understand the suffering women face and the desire to be set free to be All God has created us to be!!!!!!!Thank you for this article! Our women’s conference very year is called "ROAR!" So let’s keep on!

  6. Sheri, this is an awesome blog. I feel though that women may take this affirmation in such a way that they usurp the position that God intended for men. In 1 Cor 11:23 it says that man is the head if the household, the first level of fellowship of those called out, as Christ is the head of the church (those who are called out). I have seen many instances where where women have taken headship. If we carry this reversal through the entire verse then we would get: woman is the head of the house like the church is the head of Christ and Christ is the head of God. I believers think it is alright to change one, it is the foothold for Satan to make one think there rest is acceptable also. I am in no way condoning authoritarian control as this is not showing the agape love of God. When we are filled with the "hegeous pneuma" (the Greek translated to Holy Spirit) which could also be called the "sacred breath" of God we no longer have selfish desires but seek to serve, first our families then those around us. As a head of household I am accountable to God for the direction my family is going in being doers of The Word.

    My family is now broken because teaching by a Christian woman made my wife fearful of being abused. She was abused as a child and judged everything as abusive. Even situations that are normal were a trigger for past memories of abuse and the emotional responses to them. Her counselor had also told her to be the head of the household and undermine me with the children. She is absolutely convinced by this counselling and affirmations at a women’s shelter that tearing apart our family is God’s will. I pray daily for her and that the Father’s will and what is beat for the children will come into focus soon. I should point out that just 3.5 months after leaving, I have 50/50 custody of the children and Children’s Aid is totally satisfied with my parenting. (This CAS, like most believe that men are abusers)

    Sorry for the ramble. May God bless all who strive in the agape love of the Kingdom of Heaven

  7. Great word Sheri – I so agree that we are responsible to take hold of our own freedom. And as we do that, I am encouraged by the words of Jesus to Mary and Martha "Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her." This parable is not about worshiping vs serving or violating tradition roles for the sake of it – but about stepping into destiny with boldness. As mothers and grandmothers (in my case!) we need to model this boldness to our daughters – blessings, Jill Lawton (South Africa)

  8. Hi Sheri.
    It always makes me glad, when Christians support ladies to be as valuable as men.
    My beautiful wife is so great and courageous. This grandma is still working as a nurse and is a blessing for the people she is helping, both as a nurse en as someone who values them.
    I’m proud.
    Grandpa

  9. Thank you, Sheri, for this word. I totally agree with the stance; and with humility step up to the plate to take my place in the body of Christ. Something has changed in the body of Christ and there seems to be more acceptance of women leaders, who are pastors, teachers, evangelists, prophets and apostles. We all are co-heirs with Christ and together we take kingdom for Him. Blessings to you. Melanie from Salmon Arm, BC Canada

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