That question has been heavy on me and I ask for reasons of the heart. Would He tell us to not go beyond what is written and then tell us by His Spirit to ignore His original Words?
When God calls men and they don't answer, what's a girl to do, when He calls them?Jackie Pullinger and many other women will tell you they just answered His call."Here I am Lord, send me".What is not of faith, is sin. Romans 14:23Good one Old_Joe.Pilgrim
I woke this morning feeling that love for all here that I feel when I think of His Church and desired to get back on here asap based upon that one emotion.
If I am reading this correctly, you are stating that what begins to happen in a "ordered" home via scripture creates either a passivity or domineering relationship between the man or women.
Emotion is not to be a driver for preaching,
Yes, Jesus did weep, but He did not base His preaching on emotion. Emotion is not a bad thing, but I would have to admit that people, as in us fallen humans, act so much more differently when we act emotionally. I know that I do.Crying and crying out for the saved and unsaved is a great thing. But to base preaching on emotion is an issue. We see this in the BH circles, the TB circles, the "prophetic" circles... What we usually see is that once the emotion wears off, so does the "annointing".Blessings.
A women who is "in Christ" is capable of having her emotions shored up and strengthened by the Holy Spirit as much as a man. The Fruit of the Spirit, self-control is for women as much as men just as the Spirit of God is as much for women as He is for men. We are talking about being "in Christ" here, not in the flesh. If Jesus is the one that gives strength to the mind, will and emotions, it cannot just be for men. In so many cases today, women are running households where men have become passive and dropped out of their responsibilities. They have no time for emotions when their flock needs them. Please, let's not turn this into gender competition. Jesus is the one that makes the difference in men or women. We risk legalism and falling into the flesh once again. Let's keep this on a spiritual plane. Old_Joe,I did like your comment:
ETA The reality is, if you truly believe women are biblically disqualified from teaching men, in an effort to be biblical would that not disqualify you from posting in an effort to teach men?.....just saying. When you stare that one down for a minute, it kind of hits right at the heart of the issue of preach what you believe, and believe what you preach.
But to base preaching on emotion is an issue.
I have to admit that roadsign is correct. More men are exploiting emotion than women, it seems. Being "in Christ" truly does change everything as Sarah indicated. Pilgrim
Exploiting emotion is bad. But when men are exploiting emotion, are they emotionally attached or just monetarily attached to their exploitation? Next who are they exploiting in the majority of cases, other men or women? It ain't other men. Emotion very rarely exploits another man. Job's wife was exploited by emotion, Job, no. Men are exploited by other things, but not by emotion. Ezekiel's wife died and was COMMANDED not to shed a tear, and didn't as he appeared to the people on behalf of the Lord. Pretty hard to be led by the Spirit while overcome with emotion. Like Job's wife, or Sarah in casting out Hagar, or others overcome with emotion. That is why emotion is a detriment to preaching. Same reason Jesus didn't preach when he wept, he preached later. Though possible to be raised up for difficult tasks, women are generally used of the Lord in quieter circumstances, but men are built for war. That is why it was Luther and not his Katie that had the constitution to stand against Rome.OJ