How can we expect to ever come into unity and agreement with each other as long as any people are being denied their God intended rights, authority, honor and positions? How can we possibly get His work done, when a full half, if not more, of His workers are bound and gagged, and only “let out” long enough, or far enough, to serve that small percentage who are considered "authority", and are not allowed to serve or obey God directly, as He intended!
How this righteous revival, this Revolt for Jubilee, is to come into being I have no idea really. However, I doubt that the methods which have been used so far will work, being that they haven't so far! Our “progress” toward women being really free in the church is moving slower than the heart of the civil rights movement (both problems fermenting in the south east, and yes, they are connected by the same evil)! God help the minority in this nation, be it Native-, African- or other- American, but God be doubly enjoined if that one happens to be a Female-American, and even more-so if she is a professing Christian, or frankly, involved any other religion.
And my issue with that is that "Christianity", by its very nature, should be different! And I don't mean worse! It is no secret that other religions openly oppress their women! Does the fact that we disguise the oppression, in religiously pious platitudes, while playing diabolical political games, make it any better!? No!
And, the ones who bear His name, loudly and obnoxiously claiming to follow the Messiah, should be different! (The Messiah! He who came precisely to be the very One intent on liberating, championing and reconciling the world - not to enslave it! God forbid! And He did!) Shouldn't those who claim to preach His "Gospel of Love", begin by loving the one to whom they have publicly covenanted to love most?! Shouldn't he cherish the one who is given to him, as an equal part of a union for Godly service? Do we, the church, even know what marriage is about anymore?
I am becoming more and more aware of an anger that is burning in the hearts of Godly women. It is not “rebellion”, it is not the ever popular “Jezebel spirit”,( which is among the greatest leadership cop-out and cover-ups of all times)! No! It is revolt! It is righteous indignation against unrighteous oppression!Not that those do not occur! But it is misdiagnosedin the spiritual realm as often as "bad nerves" is in the medical realm!
And unfortunately, ironically, the biggest offender is the so-called "Godly Authority"! I say "so-called", because those operating in that capacity, and cooperating with that controlling spirit, are not obeying The Authority by which they claim to be called, and so their claim to authority is bogus! It is a lie based in deception. And please note, that these same people can be perfectly in line in other areas, but this one area doestend to inhibit and prevent proper growth, like a steel band around a growing tree warps its form eventually!
There are a few women who are being given all the responsibility they can handle (with just enough authority to keep them off the backs of the men who are actually in charge), and then there are a few women in real leadership, (who are blessed enough to have men in authority over them who hear God well enough, and have the courage, chutzpahand wholeness of self-esteem to get it right). Sadly, these women also frequently discourage their sisters who are seeking freedom, respect and their proper place of authority! And even, I am sad to say, rebuke or misdiagnose this issue, of "obedience" vs. a respect for individual rights, right along with the misguided men!
Perhaps it is just that they feel compelled to carry the "company line" set by their authority structure (this often a political move called "obedience to authority" a.k.a., in other circles, “butt-kissing”, and it is a deception), or they are just "brainwashed" by doctrine. Who can say what the problem is really? But if these misguided ones are actually "obeying" the authority set "over" them, and not just greedily guarding their own power structure and political position (which is the other possibility, logically speaking) then we are back to my first point, the whole system is doctrinally out of line! It misses the heart and intent of God in setting an orderof authority in the first place!
I don't mean to be harsh, or to sound judgmental, which I am sure I do to those who do not yet understand, but I have suffered so much abuse on this issue, and observed the suffering and intentional handicapping of so many others, that I can not be “nice” about it. This is the work of the devil, and it is high time the real Church of the living God, woke up and “put this dog out of the house”! It is way past the time when we should quit feeding the damned thing under the table and pretending it isn't there! Sadly, however, there are the hyper-religious sorts who will completely miss the gravity of the subject which I discuss, because I used a few slang words! Am I attempting to justify swearing? No. I simply am not as concerned about social aberrations as I am about spiritual tragedy! Denial won't help us! Spiritual faintheartedness, spineless cowardice, and religious priggishness based in pride need to be renounced! Unrighteous judgment, punishment and continued oppression will only make the fire burn ever hotter! What we need on this issue is a good dose of mercy and truth!
It is time we faced up to reality! Oh yes, we women are allowed to “run” anything - as long as we take our orders from the men, or those women whom the men graciously deem worthy to order the rest of us around! Yet how often our input, our very real spiritual discernment, our nearly frantic cries of, “something just isn't right about all this”, fall on deaf ears! Ears that are conditioned and calloused, by years of false doctrine, to hear only other males or "Proven Authority". Ears that are conditioned to ignore, or committed to control, that "help-meet" which God designed, and specifically gave them, to compensate for whatever it was that was removed when Eve was taken from Adam!
Then, to add insult to injury, our desperate reaction to being over-ridden, trodden under foot and taken for granted is rebuked as a “lack of faith”! As if we are "called by God" to love being trampled under boots, and should love it! Guys, heads up, it is the “devil” that belongs under your feet, not your women! And we would not "act like the devil" so often if you would kindly stop mixing that up! Wakey, wakey!
With that I conclude the second installment of my "Freedom Writings". Stay tuned. There is more. And I reiterate, that it is to ultimately achieve Peace and Unity, that I make this war. Let no one misconstrue my intentions.