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March 9 2011 4 09 /03 /March /2011 14:56

 

  There is a war of unprecedented proportions that has raged down through the ages, with more casualties than all the physical wars put together. It is a "Civil War" within the church, and it is fought much like the "cold wars", with words, politics and innuendos.  It is a war for the freedom which Christ purchased for all, but which only given to a select few. Those who wage it are mostly unaware that they are doing so. I dare to say that if they could see the reality they would fall down in mourning and be there for some time. And those who are casualties are told that they are "suffering for Christ's sake", when the sad truth is that the thing they enable by their painful "subjection" is more akin to the anti-Christ in its very nature!


 

We are advised, in Ephesians, chapter six, after suiting up in full armor, "...to stand", having done all that is necessary to stand. However, in order to take a stand one must first have legs to stand on, and strength to stand, and be prepared to enter into conflict with those who would see you fall, and finally, one must establish one's position!

 

This war I have spoken of is the war against the freedom of women in the church. I am not advocating that we need to lead the men! (Though, after all I have endured that may be better than some things that could happen, just kidding) But rather, I am advocating that we all find out what the Word of God really wants in these relationships and do that. This false doctrine, which is being pedaled as "submission to authority", but which is truly at its roots, a thinly veiled "male supremacy" doctrine is an ungodly poison, which has done more damage to the Kingdom of God than has the spirit of offense. In fact it is the guardian that holds the door open for it!

 

 

If are to take a stand against it we should establish our positions. Here are the options, as I see it, as far as we women are concerned:

1. Do we allow ourselves to be subjected to all manner of disrespect, disregard, and injustice, assuming that “this is God's will for us in this entire dispensation”, and that He will “bring it all to rights one day”? You know, that familiar “pie in the sky in the sweet by and by, though all good pass us by” bit?

- OR -

2. Do we revolt against ungodly oppression and wield the Word on our own behalf, firmly establishing and defending boundaries, that have been overgrown with weeds for so long that no one really knows where they go, much as did Nehemiah in his day?

-OR-

3. Do we merely cry out to God, trusting that this is His will for us for now, tolerating the abuse, but not embracing it? If so then, do we dare ask for or expect deliverance? Based on what, then, exactly? What do the Scriptures really say concerning us and our position? Can we believe what we have been taught? Dare we believe it? Is there more?

- OR -

4. Is it perhaps some combination of these things?

 

I know that in the cases of Joseph, Abraham, Hannah, Naomi, and countless others their callings, dreams, and expectations were delayed, but they were not altogether denied! Their faith did eventually become sight! That being true, then, when do we begin to suspect, or admit, that something is awry? That perhaps we, in our limited understanding, have missed something vital? When will be able or willing to realize that we perhaps are not operating this business of relationships, as God intended, that the correct order has not been discovered, perceived or acted upon? This is both food for thought and fuel for prayer.

 

There is more, much more, but I do not want to be in leagues with the devil to wear out the saints! So, due to the length of this writing, I am going to break it down and print it as a series of writings. As I develop these thoughts I want all of you who can "see through a glass darkly" where I am going, to be praying for clarity for all of us, if any of you are seeing this clearly, please let me know what you are seeing. If you disagree, I most likely have heard it already, please spare me! I am WELL VERSED in the opposing views! lol

 

But as Lincoln in the midst of his civil war, and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the midst of his civil rights revolt, the object of this war is ultimately unity! The way of peace is rarely, due to the nature of humans, a lack of conflict. Hold on to your hats, folks, this is going to be a bumpy ride!

 

~ Selah, and Shalom!

 

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