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On the subject of women preachers, or a woman Soul Winner — hopefully some actual feedback. I remember a young vain egotistical man 🙂 and taking the bus from college station to Houston. And walking into that huge auditorium as people filtered in to find a place to sit well before the service began. And a deep still voice permeated my being with the words, “stephen, I Love you.” Still brings tears to my eyes. One day we will see Him face to face.
From the book A glimpse Into Glory by Kathryn Kuhlman,
I share this as part 1 of a book review.
Title of Chapter was women in the Ministry, it could have been subtitled: I am glad I am a woman
This blog post is dedicated to God’s women, ALL of you.
And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,
And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
WOMEN IN THE MINISTRY
Women in the Ministry I sometimes wonder what it would have been like had I been a man. I really don’t know. For I am very much a woman. A lot of people seem to think that being a woman in the ministry means I have two strikes against me. I’ve never felt that way. I just lift my chin a little higher and act like I don’t hear the insults. I didn’t ask for this ministry. God knows I’d much rather be doing something else. But He put me in the ministry and those who don’t like having a woman preach should complain to God — not me. It’s just like that. I’ll tell you something very confidentially — the true conviction of my heart. I do not believe I was God’s first choice in this ministry, in the ministry He has chosen for these last days. It’s my firm conviction. You’ll never argue me out of this conviction . Never.
I’m not quite sure whether I was God’s second choice, or even His third choice. Because I really believe the job I am doing is a man’s job. I work hard. Few people know how hard I really work — sixteen, seventeen hours a day. I can outwork five men put together, and I’ll challenge you on this. Only those who know me best know how little sleep I get, the hours I put into the ministry. Those who attend our services know I am on the stage, behind the pulpit, three and a half to four and a half hours. I never sit down. I believe God’s first choice for this ministry was a man. His second choice, too. But no man was willing to pay the price. I was just naive enough to say, “Take nothing, and use it.” And He has been doing that ever since.
That is why I say to you, I know the power of the Holy Spirit is real. You can’t give without receiving. After all those hours, I can still leave the stage as strong as when I walked on. I have given myself completely to the Holy Spirit. I have given my body as an empty vessel to be used by the Holy Spirit, but as I give, I receive. Even more than I give. One day in Los Angeles a representative of women’s lib called to ask if I would appear on a television program for women’s lib. I laughed. “You won’t want to hear what I have to say!” You see, I’d give anything if I could just be a good housewife, a good cook. Oh, I’d like to be a good cook. I’d like to have about twelve children. Sometimes I feel like the mother of the world now. I’ve got so many spiritual children I don’t know what to do.
I worry about them. I mother them. I love them. I care for them. It would be so nice to have a man bring in the paycheck. I would just love to have a man boss me. It might not last long, but for a little while it would just be great! So when it comes to women’s lib, I’m still as old – fashioned as the Word of God. I still think that the husband should be the head of the family. I know how it was at our house. Papa was always the head of the family, and if Papa said it, it was just as though God had said it. We never had any women’s lib at our house, but we had a mighty happy family. Papa did the work, and Mama ran Papa without Papa knowing it. It was a beautiful situation. A woman’s place is where God puts her. For the housewife and mother, it is with her husband and children. For me it is in this ministry. This is my place, because God put me here. In 1 Timothy 2: 11 – 12, Paul says, “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.”
It looks like Paul didn’t believe in women’s lib either. Verse 12: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” Let me give you something very simply. I am quite certain that if it was contrary to the will of God to let women preach, Paul certainly would have reprimanded Philip, in whose home he visited. Philip, you remember, had four daughters who were preachers (Acts 21: 9) . Now that’s a houseful of preachers, I’ll tell you! Paul visited Philip and all four daughters were there. They wouldn’t have missed seeing Paul for anything in the world. But I cannot find a single Scripture that says that Paul forbade these four daughters to preach.
Peter quotes Joel in Acts 2: 17, saying in the closing hours of this dispensation, not only will your sons prophesy and preach, but your daughters shall also prophesy and preach. Powerful words. So what do we do about Paul’s command for women to keep silent in the church? Look at the situation. In the synagogues of that day, women would sit in the balcony. This is still done in some parts of the world today, such as India, where the women are on one side and the men on the other. The women would talk so loudly from their places in the balcony that the rest of the people could not hear the speaker. Women are just the same today as they were then. I can just hear John’s wife calling down and saying, “John, do you remember? Did I turn the stove off?” Or maybe they were doing a little voting, and Elizabeth would call down and say, “Abe, say no, say no, you know I don’t like him, don’t put him in office.”
They talked so loudly no one else could hear. They just couldn’t keep their mouths shut. So Paul said, “Let the women be quiet.” That did not mean that women were inferior. The Bible teaches that men and women each have their proper places. Each has God – given responsibilities. The man, for example, is the head of the woman. That doesn’t mean he is a tyrant, that he goes around with a big stick. Thank God there is a difference between men and women. But that does not mean that women are somehow lesser — just different. Some of the greatest leaders in Hebrew history were women.
I admire Golda Meir very much. She’s a strong personality, a strong leader. What Golda wants, Golda gets. I admire Deborah, a judge of early Israel. I admire Queen Esther. I admire Sarah. I admire Mary, the mother of Jesus. All strong women.
Down through the centuries, in every society, there have been some things men have naturally done and other things women have done. But it was Christianity that freed the woman from her subservient role. I have never understood how any woman could reject Christ, for it was Christ who gave dignity to women. Christians may have problems with women in ministry — but Christ never did. He elevated us. He set us free. I am glad I am a woman.