THE LORD has a word for women, wives, and mothers, spoken on January 18, 2022.
Rise up, O women of God, and take your place. There is a battle raging in this hour over positioning. As the Lord saith, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” (Ge 2:18) And He made Adam to sleep and drew from HIS SIDE a new image of God.
“And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” (Genesis 2:21-22)
From God Most High came the characteristics of men and the strength and beauty of women. From Adam’s rib, from his side, yes, as an equal measure, but from his rib, from the very breath of God, came Eve. Not as lesser or weaker in the spirit, not as unimportant and superseded by society standards. Not as oppressed and beaten down and subjected to servanthood, but as STRENGTH, as the very image of the LOVE OF GOD projected into womankind.
As He is Adam, He is Eve.
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh,” (Ge 2:24) and this law of the Spirit let no man put asunder. (Mk 10:9) The enemy would divide. He would cause strife and foster debate. He would project unrighteous images of marriage into the world system, images which have leaked into the church.
But we are not of this world, and the church is not peripheral to this world, the world is peripheral to the church, (Eph 1:23 MSG) and the strength of a husband is still his wife. And the beauty of the wife is the adoration of her husband. He is the head, yes, as God hath ordained it, but her submission to his headship comes because he reflects Christ, the second Adam, who died for His bride and then in the strength of Resurrection power, rose again and filled her with His power.
“Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church—a love marked by giving, not getting. Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. And that is how husbands ought to love their wives.” (Ephesians 5:25-28 MSG)
Women of God, see this image. Christ hath made the church beautiful, spotless, and so does a husband cherish his bride, but see your strength drawn from him. Rise up, O women of God, and take a stand for a movement of God in your homes, for a movement of God in your children, for a turning, a shift of perspective from what has been, from lies and deception that you are weak, unimportant, inefficient, when in fact, you are the key to his strength.
“The kingdom suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force,” (Mt 11:12) and that force is faith, and faith moves the mountains in front of you right into the midst of the sea. (Mk 11:23) Women of faith, rise up and speak to these mountains, in the strength and authority of the Spirit cry “GRACE, GRACE” to them and see them level off into a bountiful plain. (Zec 4:7)
“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are BORN OF WOMEN there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:11-12)
THE LORD SAYS:
I will turn the hearts of the mothers to their offspring, the love of mothers to their unborn, and I will bring fathers home to their children as an example, as my father, both on earth and in heaven, set an example for me. I was a Carpenter’s son and the Son of Heaven and am now the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS because Almighty God, Father of all fatherhood, (Eph 3:15 AMPC) hath set me so. I am Son of God and God in the flesh. I am man, but I am Savior. I was dead, but now I live. I am Bridegroom, anticipating my bride. I am the lover of Solomon’s song. Meek and lowly and gentle of heart. (Mt 11:29) Lean in and listen, hear My heartbeat.
“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” (Song of Solomon 2:4)
Rise up, O women of God, and take your place, as women, as wives, as mothers, as daughters of the Most High, as equals, as strength of spirit. As the very breath of God. Upon this ROCK I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:13-19)
Suzanne D. Williams, Author