And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord after Ehud died. And the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-hagoyim. Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help, for he had 900 chariots of iron and he oppressed the people of Israel cruelly for twenty years. Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.
In Biblical times, when men have failed to lead God has called on women to step up, including Deborah and Jael (Judges 4), and the women who went all the way with Jesus to the cross while all the apostles but John ran.
Unfortunately we may be in a similar time where there is a desperate need for leadership. I’ve seen it in the 30 Days of Prayer; more often than not it is the women who are going to the leadership of their church and asking them to get involved. We see it in our ministry to the sexually broken; it’s usually the wives who’ve stepped up and started prayer groups or tried to get a conference going.
This isn’t meant to man-bash (these are our brothers we’re talking about), but it’s what we see often here from the stories God’s people tell us and our encounters with church leadership. Tragically, it’s the male leadership in the church that often shuts down the idea of talking openly about sexual issues, having a conference, etc. Why is that?
Please watch the video for more. Ladies, you have a significant role to play in this battle.
Please get others involved in the 30 days of prayer.
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