God has called you to spend your life ministering the gospel. Should you as a woman be in ministry? The question has been debated since the founding fathers laid the foundation for the nation of America. Many people have expressed convincing arguments on both sides of the question. The bible clearly states that God is no respecter of persons. I being a male, for one believe woman should be in full-time ministry. They are just as capable as men and God has given them the anointing and capability to function in the ministry just as effectively as he has anointed men to be ministers.
Ephesians 4:11” So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,” for the equipping of the saints and to bring every member of the Body of Christ into full spiritual maturity. The verse says Christ gave these offices to the church, not man. We do not choose who God will call or anoint to be in full- time service for His glory. He does this by his sovereign choice and he will choose a man or woman. He imparts the gifts of the offices to whom he chooses.
We find in the book of Judges that God chose a woman to be a prophetess and a judge over Israel. Those were two of the highest callings a person could receive in that era. Man not God said that women should not be in full-time ministry. Let us be reminded that Phillip the evangelist, in the book of Acts, had four daughters who prophesied. Joyce Meyer, a very successful woman, in ministry has been called to be a full-time teacher in the worldwide Body of Christ. She is one of the most anointed teachers in the church today. We need to open our minds and accept the fact that women are to be in full-time ministry to serve the risen Lord. They have just as much God given right to be ministers as men.
Well said Greg. Whenever I hear people say women can’t be in ministry I always think of Deborah from the OT, and Priscilla from the NT. Deborah was both a prophetess and a Judge. And of course we know Priscilla performed ministry with her husband Aquila, and was mentioned several times by the Apostle Paul. 🙂
Thanks Joel and what you say is so true