Regarding the Role of Women in The Church by Ayo Fabiyi
I received this email today and thought it was good and right on, even though this subject is still fraught with concern for me. I read your article on the website about what it means to ‘prophesy’ several weeks ago – I need to revisit it so I can make sure I’m not trying to ‘teach men’ on the sly by saying I’m prophesying. I sure hope you write some more about this again (women’s place in the church). I know you have already written about this in a couple of places but the more ways I can read of people’s (correct) insights on this subject, the better. I still seek to find some other godly women (through your ministry?) who feel this way so I can ask questions about wifely/womanly things.
Please email me back when you get a chance and let me know your thoughts on this article.
Thank you, S____
Good day to you S____,
I am Ayo Fabiyi. I have looked at the articles you attached and his associate’s messages about the same issue of women. While it is of utmost importance to compete according to the rules, I have to say they have not taken into account the sum of God’s word in the roles of women in the church of God, and the acts of the apostles.
Psa 119:160 The sum of thy word is truth; And every one of thy righteous ordinances endureth for ever.(ASV)
The “sum of” the Truth in interpreting these scriptures from Paul’s mouth is often neglected and Paul’s relationship, fellowship, greetings with the women of His Church is rarely highlighted, but only the following verses;
1Co 14:34 Let your women be silent in the churches; for it is not permitted to them to speak, but to be in subjection, as the Law also says.
1Co 14:35 And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for a woman to speak in a church.
I cannot rewrite the Paper “The Head of Christ is God“, but it gives greater insight/depth to the meaning and practical application of living the verses above. I kindly ask you to study it again at a convenient time for you. It is a case of going to the extreme and “thinking above what is written” in the word of God in teaching that under no circumstance can women speak in the presence of men or post a question, seek the Truth of God when an unbelieving husband has not been given the desire or sight for it, or cannot even witness to a man! The mind of ‘men’ even take it as far as to have visible warning signs, and cautionary notices to tell women to stop speaking as soon as any man (irregardless of their faith in God) enters their presence, and even forbids a woman from asking questions on internet forums, chats, or newsgroups where men are present. This is an example of the inability to handle “the Sum of the Truth” in interpreting Paul’s words. I quote these two examples from the mind of such men. My emphasis is in Bold.
“Ladies if you feel that God is holding out on you because your husband doesn’t know the answers to your questions and you decide to seek out the matter [whether Truth or Error] for yourself….STOP IT! Men, if you are allowing your women to engage in such behavior….[of seeking out the matter of Truth or Error] STOP IT!”
“So, let’s read some of what is written about proper conduct in the household of God, a context that includes behavior both within and without the assembly.
“To establish the context within which a woman is not to speak, we must know what an assembly is. I believe a valid description is that such an assembly is a gathering for the purpose of fellowship where praying, audible speaking with tongues and interpretation of tongues, prophecy or teaching might be brought forth where at least one man is present. Since woman may instruct other women and also children, and she must speak to do so, there are kinds of assemblies of the saints where women are permitted to speak. The prohibition applies when an adult male is present. An assembly may be a local physical gathering or it may be some other forum such as a conference call, online forum or chat group or a news group. There are even implications for static Web sites. The same principles apply to these modern virtual communities as to a local assembly. Where there is a man present, it is improper for a woman to speak, or, in an inaudible medium, to present her view in the assembly as though she were addressing the assembly. Such speaking is an exercise of authority granted to men according to the will of the One who has all authority in heaven and earth.”
“Women, if in the fear of God you desire to conform to the Lord’s will in this matter, you will not speak publicly in the assembly. If you desire to learn, and so you should, you may ask your own husband at home, which is in private. You may not post questions to a newsgroup, chat or forum of any kind on the Internet that is known to be frequented by men. An acceptable forum for women is one where there is an appropriate cautionary notice for men at every entrance point to the forum. Such a notice should declare that the forum is strictly for women and children only and give the scriptural reference and an email contact for a responsible male. Men who disregard such by participating in the forum should be corrected by the men responsible in authority over the elder women of the forum and not by the participating women and children themselves. A woman may have a teaching Web site, but such a notice as I just described must be prominently displayed at the top of each entrance point to the site, bearing in mind that unless there is a login authentication procedure, direct access may be to any and every page.
A woman may be a silent participant in any of the public assemblies, but this is not the case for a man. Since a woman is not permitted to teach a man, a man is therefore by implication not to be taught of a woman. This means, for you men who in the fear of God desire to conform to His will, you will not participate in any forum designated as for women, and neither will you seek to receive biblical or spiritual teaching from women in any other context. If it is not permitted for a woman to teach a man, it is most certainly not proper for a man to willfully submit himself to a woman’s teaching.”
This is taking a few verses and trying to establish it as the “wholesome… sum of” the Truth of God’s Word. Truth is never established by a few verses any more than a few organs, or a few body parts equals the whole man/person. The “wholesome… sum of” God’s words is the entire word of God, which when diligently sought after, will reveal to us the many roles of a godly woman in her daily walk, and how to conduct herself when she comes together in one place with the rest of like minded believers.
2Pe 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private [Greek: own] interpretation.
1Ti 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
So “no prophecy of scripture is to be interpreted outside the whole of scripture, and “wholesome words”, are “the sum of thy word”.
Paul certainly told us the time for women to be silent in the churches and be under subjection, but the Sum of God’s word also reveals that there is a time to speak.
Ecc 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, ….. and a time to speak;
Christ is the “hidden man of the heart” in a godly woman, and has a time to be silent, and most definitely when and where to speak. Christ in a woman has many roles in His Church including taking His word to those to whom it is presently dead, whether it be physical men or women, under the prescribed circumstance as being labourers with the overseers of the flock.
1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
There are several scriptural examples of women speaking to men on behalf of Christ. In one instance in Scripture, we have women being sent by Christ, to witness to men, (to a church) that will later become the foundation of the New Testament Church. The woman witnessed, but in no way was she deluded to now think she is better placed to usurp authority because of the faithless men to whom she has just witnessed.
1) Godly women outside of a congregation/a gathering of many like-minded believers – the church.
Mat 28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre…
Mat 28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; [a woman given the Truth and commissioned by Christ to bear witness to that Truth] and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you…
Mat 28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren [be a witness of my resurrection that I am alive] that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Mar 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
Mar 16:10 And she went and told them that had been with him, [the eleven disciples and all the rest – Luk 24:9] as they mourned and wept.
Mar 16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, [by the witness of Mary…typifying all godly women of today] and had been seen of her, believed not. [typifying an unbelieving husband/wife]
2) A woman outside of the church witnessing to men:
Joh 4:16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
Joh 4:25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
Joh 4:26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
Joh 4:27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? [Why, Lord, are you talking, having conversation, fellowship with a woman??]
Joh 4:28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
Joh 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
The woman talked with Christ, the church, and then became a witness for Christ directing other men to Christ without seeking fame and congregations. She simply witnessed for Christ, pointing others to Christ to consider, ‘Is this not the Christ?’ Women can certainly point ‘men’ to (the body of) Christ to come and see the deeper Truth of God.
3) Believing wives who “sanctify” their unbelieving husbands.
1Co 7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
1Co 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
Peter adds this:
1Pe 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word [“without the word” being crammed down their unwilling throats by a nagging wife..] be won by the conversation [behaviour, conduct] of the wives;
Can a believing wife really sanctify her husband without speaking and talking/fellowshipping with her husband?
Talking and fellowshipping and sharing the truth, witnessing for Christ is NOT an indication that the woman is now the Biblical authority, or a Bishop over “the church of God”. Yet these Scriptures are examples of an important role for woman in the Gospel of Christ.
Coming together in ONE place, a congregation/a gathering of many like minded believers – the church:
Ecc 3:7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
As I said before, Paul saying women should be “silent” in the church is not saying women should be completely mute/dumb without having any fellowship with the like-minded believers in the church. Being “silent” is not a literal word which Paul is speaking, anymore than literal “covering…of heads” of women. These are hidden parabolic wisdom. The letter kills the understanding of the many called, so here also, it is no more literal than plucking out one’s eye, or cutting off one’s hand. The same literal approach is taken by many women of the world who are taught by the same ‘men’ of God that they literally have to wear a physical covering for their physical head, and men under any circumstance must not have their physical hair covered, otherwise they are both in rebellion to God’s way. That is the letter trapping and killing the understanding of many.
1Co 11:4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
1Co 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
1Co 11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
This is all in the same epistle to the Corinthians. Both being “silent”,”quiet”, covering of head of women and men’s head not being covered has far more to do with establishing an order for “when you come together” and a true Christian’s life in not continuing in Babylonish disorder. A man is still the overseer of the Church and takes care of the flock of God. Peter was still a leader of the Church even though just a few days earlier he was shown his own unbelief. There were women gathered together, and notice they also spoke and were subject to Peter’s directions, significantly with one accord, and were not just completely mute/dumb as the natural man understands the meaning of the word.
Act 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
Act 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred andtwenty,)
Women are together great labourers/helpers “with” the Men in the gospel, and Paul is not silent in telling us what great help and labourers they were with him. In the same book of Corinthians, we have Paul telling us of the church in Priscilla’s house, a woman with her husband, Aquila. Would it not be foolish to say Priscilla kept literally silent all the time in her own house with her husband? Would it not be wiser to say at no time did she usurp authority over her husband, nor took over the teachings and leading of the church in her house.
1Co 16:19 The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla [Husband and wife] salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
We see Priscilla as a woman also being a great helper with her husband in bringing Apollos to a more perfect understanding of the Word of God.
Act 18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
Act 18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Act 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscillahad heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Notice they took Apollos aside to themselves, probably out of the synagogue away from the sight of others. It will not be the sum of the truth to say that Priscilla as a woman was banned from speaking or helping her husband, who is the covering of her head (1Co 11:5-13). This is a place where two or three were gathered – a small church, but under no circumstance are we shown that Priscilla began to dominate/usurp authority over Apollos and her husband Aquila. She was being “in silence”, in “quietness”, by being subjected to, and by being a great labourer with her husband, which Paul rightly acknowledges to us. Neither did they use their understanding to take over Apollos’s old church, but once again, Priscilla and many other women are/were instrumental in being a witness and labourer for Jesus Christ. We cannot use those words while literally thinking they could not speak to any man under any circumstance within or without the church.
Rom 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
Rom 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Rom 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well beloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
Rom 16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
Rom 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
From a presumed compound of G4862 and the base of G2041; a co-laborer, that is, coadjutor: – companion in labour, (fellow-) helper (-labourer, -worker), labourer together with, workfellow.
Rom 16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
Rom 16:2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
Paul is not contradicting himself by referring to Phebe as “servant of the church”, “a succourer (helper) of many”, while telling us that women should be literally physically “silent” in the churches. God has set some women like Phebe for this specific purpose in His Church, to be a helper for many and serve many, which gives a “wholesome… sum of Thy Word”, meaning to what being “silent” or “quiet” means.
1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, [..like Phebe] governments, diversities of tongues.
Just like any word of Paul, He is a minister of the Spirit, not physical letters, and each word has a far deeper revelation than just the literal dictionary definition.
2Co 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
You and I become ‘quiet’ and ‘silent’ in the church of God by being subjected to the authority set by God, when we are told that it is a godly man who can rule his own house. Very few has even seen there is also a time in the church for a man to be silent, even as the woman!
1Co 14:26 Then how is it, brothers? When you come together, [as in a church..] each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be for building up.
1Co 14:27 If one speaks in a language, let it be by two, or at the most three, and in succession. And let one interpret.
1Co 14:28 But if there is no interpreter, let him be silent in a church; and let him speak to himself and to God.
1Co 14:29 And if there are two or three prophets, let them speak, and let the others judge.
1Co 14:30 If a revelation is revealed to another sitting by, let the first be silent. [Modern KJV]
This illustrates perfectly the Sum of God’s Truth:
Ecc 3:7 a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
There is a pouring out of gratitude from Paul towards the women who have bestowed much labour in the gospel with him. Even in the same book of Corinthians where Paul sets the order for an orderly church, we are informed where one of the churches is based, that is, in the house of one of the women, Chloe.
1Co 1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
2Ti 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.
Contrast this with the spirit of ‘men’ who see Paul’s words of ‘silent’ ONLY in the letters, and cannot see beyond what is in the Acts of the apostles and in the sum of God’s Word. We cannot conclude that Paul can make so many allusions about women, such as Timothy’s mother Eunice, if the women were not even allowed to ask him questions, fellowship with others, do tasks for him on behalf of the church, labour with other men to open the eyes and understanding of other ‘men’ such as Apollos, and even have a church/gathering in their household. Paul cannot greatly endorse the faith of Timothy’s grandmother and mother if they never spoke to him in the fellowship of the gospel, labouring for the Lord and being helpers to other believers. Whether men or women, there is only one way we can know each other, and “try the spirits” whether the woman or man is of God or not. Such discerning of spirits cannot be done if every woman were literal dumb/mute in the church of God where men happen to be present. Fellowship “one with another” is without sexual discrimination in the church of the Living God, the ground of Truth.
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
There is, however, an order set by God when believers “come together in one place”, whether it be wives, deacons, bishops, or elders, and these things are written so we may all know, men and women, how we ought to conduct/behave ourselves in the house of God.
1Ti 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
1Ti 3:15 But if I should delay, that you may know how you ought to behave in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. [Modern KJV]
It is written for our edification and not to have a gathering together of disorder and confusion where the divine nature of God is nowhere to be seen. Having the true Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His relationship with our God the Father, is the means by which we will all escape the disorder and corruption in this present church world and become partakers of the divine nature of God.
2Pe 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
That “divine nature” is shown to us by the things which are made, as we are told by the apostle Paul and in his letters concerning the role of men and women in the Body of Christ, the Church.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him [the divine nature] from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [nature] even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
The false doctrine of the ‘Trinity’ distorts and despises the Truth which the scriptures reveal concerning the whole Godhead and the relationship of the Father and His only begotten son, and likewise the popular, worldly movement of women ruling and usurping authority over men in “the church of God”. The balanced order God gave us in His word is not given to us so we can continue the confusion and disorder that has engulfed the whole world of orthodox Christianity. Neither is it given to us so ‘men’ who think they are spiritual can continue to falsely teach that under no circumstance can a woman speak, fellowship in the church or witness to a man. Such false doctrines amount to being driven back into bondage. It is true that “in Christ Jesus”, there is no male and female:
Gal 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29 And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
But this liberating verse of God’s word, “ye are all one in Christ Jesus”, has been greatly violated and perverted by the churches in the wilderness to mean there is absolutely noorder anymore, you can compete according to your own rules or interpretation of Scripture, and liberty is supposed to mean everyone can do what is right in their own eyes. Nothing could be further from the Truth because we are specifically instructed that we are not to so much as “think above what has been written”.
1Co 4:6 And, brothers, I transferred these things to myself and Apollos because of you, that in us you may learn not to think above what has been written, that you not be puffed up one over the other. (LITV)
The natural progression of this lawlessness is that the wife can be head of her husband, a bishop can be the wife of one husband, same sex marriage is fine, and justified by “ye are all one in Christ Jesus”!
The sum of the Truth is that we are yet in these earthen vessels, and we have this promise, (being in Christ and Christ in us) in the “earnest”, ‘down payment’, UNTIL we are given “the purchased possession” and God is all in all. Until that time when we are all full spiritual beings possessing celestial bodies, there are still physical examples which God has set of his “divine nature” in His Body, the Church, in which examples we are commanded to walk.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
2Co 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnestof the Spirit.
2Co 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
1Pe 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Christ’s example is that He sent Mary, a woman, to witness to men, to His own apostles, that He was risen from the dead.
It is understandable that the things of the Spirit can at first be “fraught with concern” for all of us. If it were not, then “counting the cost”, “narrow and difficult way”, “through much tribulation” would be vain words. They are not vain words! Dying to our flesh as women and men, dying to “the pride of this life” of wanting dominion/authority and ruling over men in the New Testament church will leave all the women taken by such spirits ‘suffering’ a deadly wound’. This deadly wound will be just as great to the pride of men who see absolutely no fellowship between men and women, and who do not see the importance of women in the body of Christ. All their pride will be wounded by the sword of the Spirit, the obedience to God’s word. This grievous wound to their flesh will be by being humbled and subjected to the rules of the one and only Husband, Christ Jesus. It is great reward and abundance of joy to the holy women who are subjected to their own husbands at home and in the many-membered church. Even of those whose husbands at this time are not subject to the law of Christ, we are told their husbands can be won over “without a word”, which is by the woman’s manner of life, behaviour, not by taking on a new vocation and self-anointing of being a bishop of one husband. Neither are we saying that the woman should become a literal, physical ‘mute’ to the husband, anymore than being “silent” is by literal cutting off of the physical tongue.
1Pe 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation [behaviour, conduct] of the wives;
1Pe 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
1Pe 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
1Pe 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, [true divine nature of Christ in that woman] in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1Pe 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:
“Holy women of old” who were adorned with “the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit” still spoke with and communicated with their husbands, when God inspired them to do so:
Gen 21:12 And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Being called a “weaker vessel” is in the same sense we are all weak and of total dependence on our Husband, Jesus Christ. It is not by being literally dumb and mute. But only very few have spiritual sight to see that women will be “heirs together” through their submission and obedience of the divine order God instituted from the beginning.
1Pe 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
1Co 12:22 But much rather the members of the body seeming to be weaker [“weaker vessel”] are necessary.
1Co 12:23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we put more abundant honor around them. And our unpresentable members have more abundant propriety. [MKJV]
Women are loved and cherished in the New Testament church, and we only have to look at the sum of God’s word and greetings by Paul to understand how much abundant honor and cherishing he gives to “the weaker vessel”, as the Lord our Husband loves the Church.
Eph 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
Eph 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord does not negate nor contradict being content with the role the Lord has placed us in His Body, as men and women, to witness to others, to fellowship in His Word, to have an order in the church/our gatherings where a man appointed of God (who can take care of his own spiritual house) can also take care of the church of God.
Here is one final example of where a woman spoke in public, in Christ’s presence, and the holy spirit has seen fit to preserve this event for us for our admonition, as an example of a woman praising Christ in public, who still demonstrates “a meek and quiet spirit”.
Luk 11:27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.
Luk 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
I am glad you are seeking other godly women in whom Christ is manifesting the divine nature of God. As you might know already, they are a few and scattered bunch. I will let Mike put you in touch when he is given more time to contact other women who can assist you in fellowshipping and clarifying wife/womanly things.
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