SISTERS, WISE UP AND RISE UP! By Pam Sheppard
The Women in Ministry Workshop is to reach out to women who have been bamboozled, hoodwinked, tricked into a set up by the enemy. You have been lied to, made to believe that your ‘assignment’ by GOD is to do the ‘work of God’ by the ‘man of God’s’ side. You have felt ‘a pull, a connection, a link to the man of God and you have believed it was God that told you you would be the first lady of your church.
In order to understand what goes on in the mind of a woman who is under this deception or delusion, you have to understand the CULTURE, the ENVIRONMENT, that she is raised in.MOST of these women are raised up in church. In VERY religious settings. All or most of the families are preachers, so it is EXPECTED for the little girls to grow up and marry a preacher.
These little girls are groomed almost from birth by mothers, aunts and grandmothers-not to mention by proud dads, granddads and uncles-to be a first lady. Most of these religious settings do NOT accept that a woman can be called to preach and teach the gospel (as well as I know that some of you don’t believe it either).
So because the women are ‘sat down’ and ‘silenced’ in these religious settings, the next best thing for them to be are first ladies. Their church will accept that. Their families will accept that. But absolutely under NO circumstances can a woman EVER be called to preach. It is ‘her place’ to be in the first lady’s seat, dressed to kill, loved, adored and sometimes even worshipped by the congregation.
It is in her role as the ‘first lady’ that it is acceptable for her to teach or preach, but then only to the females of the church. She would serve as a spiritual ‘mother’ of the church, a role model for all the ladies to follow.
She is called to stand by the man of God’s side, no matter WHAT goes on behind closed doors. He can preach the house down behind the pulpit, be gay or on the DL, be a FLAGRANT adulterer, a pedophile, stealing from the people, he can be beating the living daylights out of her and the kids, ruling his house with an iron fist….
But as long as the ‘man of God’ is happy, preaching the folks happy, putting on a good show, making the people feel good about themselves, then all is good. The money will start rolling in, and pretty soon pastor can get ‘first lady’ ANYTHING her heart desires! No longer a fledging, struggling ministry, the church will finance and take care of ANY venture the first family presents. They are guaranteed a home, a car, nice clothes, a pension, vacations…the kids will be able to go to private schools.
Even if the first lady KNOWS that what’s going on financially behind the scenes is wrong, she won’t divulge. She will play along, sometimes out of fear of being harmed by the pastor, or out of fear of being the broke, disgusted and busted ministry team and family they were when they first started out in ministry.
Sometimes the ‘first lady’ really is unaware of what’s REALLY going on, in her marriage, in the ministry, in her family. She has been literally brainwashed and whipped by the man of God so that she cannot see the forest from the trees. She got her head up so far in the clouds she couldn’t see what was going on down here on earth if she plunged 1000s of miles deep within its core…poor deceived woman!
Whatever her mindset, the woman plays along with a fantasy., sometimes for YEARS. She plays this religious game of ‘I feel like something is wrong, but Im not gonna do anything about it’ or ‘That is just the enemy trying to break up our marriage and the ministry..’ Both straight up LIES from the DEVIL that he convinces her of so that she will continue to play along in HIS plot-and NOT God’s plan-to deceive a whole flock of people. And thus further negatively affect the REAL church, the Ekklesia.
Women who are not first ladies often turn to the web “to teach. Some have been rejected by the Institutional Church while others have felt led to leave Her by God. “Unfortunately, much too much that women are “teaching” and “preaching” on the web is not only NOT helpful, but in some cases, it is harmful.
I have found that it is really not necessary to know a lot to teach. The issue is that what ya know— ya KNOW!— bottom-line is that what you teach should be without error.
One who teaches needs to be able to discern fact from truth, a hypothesis from a finding, a supposition from a conclusion. Yet women are on video clips and writing Facebook notes and tweeting about spiritual growth and end time matters— when they have not a clue. Then, when they are confronted, they angrily justify and defend themselves with,
“Oh, I am just a housewife. I am not teaching. I am just “spending quality time with my online friends. I am not as bold as YOU Pam, to say that I am a teacher. Oh no. I am not a teacher. I am just “having conversation.” For after all, I am too humble to appoint myself, as YOU have done. I have the fear of the Lord because I know that a woman is not supposed to teach. And I know that teachers receive the greater judgment and condemnation for teaching error!”
I’ve been a woman for 68 years so after having 3 different husbands, I am familiar with the tricks of our trade. This is that same ole slippery way that we have historically controlled our husbands. Some of us have played manipulative games with our husbands for so long,–letting him believe that he is running our home when we KNOW the truth is that WE are!!! lol Consequently, we rationalize that we can also manipulate God and pretend that “we are not teaching OUR interpretation of the word of God.”
Let’s get real, Sisters. This is Holy Phoniness to the max. It stinks the nostrils of God when He has called us to teach!!!. We not only quote scripture, but we declare to people how they ought to worship and “get in the presence of the Lord,” whether or not to fast, how to fast and pray, —and even deeper–that there is no rapture, that Jesus is not literally coming back but that it is a “spiritual” return, that people should not prepare themselves for end times, that those who speak in tongues are going to hell, that Pentecostals are all unsaved heathens. That various folk are false prophets—I’ve heard a woman call them lunatics. And on and on it goes, day after day on Facebook, Youtube etc.
But this is not “teaching” you see! It is that great ole euphemism called “sweet fellowship with the saints and harmless, idle conversation”
Oh, no, Sis. YOU not a teacher. Yeh!
To that, I say this. Consider the “technical virgins” of today. They believe themselves to be righteous because they have never experienced coitus by vaginal penetration, yet they masturbate 4 times a day to online porn or they are having anal and oral sex on a regular basis. “Look yall, I’m still a virgin. Yeh!
So I say to Holy Phony Silly Women. Don’t think that God cannot distinguish between a euphemism and the real thing. He can tell the difference between Christian fellowship and teaching.
You are TEACHING!
After 30 years in ministry, if I don’t know my calling BY NOW and if I am not bold enough to stand in it, then I am as Holy Phony as the best of them..
Yes, I am a teacher. But I am also a pastor, an evangelist, a prophet and if I knew what an Apostle is today, I might be one of them too.
I am not ashamed of my calling simply because I am a woman. Man did not call me. God did! Man has to live with what God has already done!
So Gurlfriend, ”either teach, as WOMEN OF GOD, OR GET OFF THE POT, Sister!
If you decide to teach, I can train and or mentor you if you will have me. You don’t have to affiliate with me. so remain independent. I prefer not to have the responsibility for the oversite of thhe mistakes of others. I seek no liability as I hate courtrooms . Actually, I am retired and I am looking to lead NO ONE!.
My goal is to edify a cadre of women with my 30 years of ministry and professional experience as a licensed social worker for 38 years. I want to ensure that is for those who are following you, will not be led into error. The men have been ministering error for over 100 years or more. Women have been teaching on the QT, and like the men—taking no responsibility for our error for fear that God will condemn us for teaching.
The truth is that He will condemn us for being hypocrites. The reason some women are teaching is simple. You see, the Lord has actually called them to teach but they are pretending not to be teaches r because they are a women.
Sounds like a Catch 22 to me.
Time is runnin out, Gurl! Humble yourself right now, Gurl, to the fact that you are teaching without proper training! Time is too short to be narrow-minded and petty. We all need to get our act together, like yesterday! ASAP!
WOMEN, YOU MUST NOT KEEP SILENT FOR YOU MUST TEACH. STAND UP AND TEACH BUT GET TRAINED FIRST .REBELLION IS AS THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT. For a lack of training, too many women in ministry are unfortunately fitting the Jezebelian profile, set up by the enemy to be un-fruitful.
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