As the Lord led me to write in last week’s post, the aspiring great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ is possible only because she is first a Christian--His follower!1 A bona fide Christian is one that has repented of all their biblically defined sins, believed the Gospel that Christ died on the cross for those sins, was buried and rose again on the third day after (1 Corinthians 15:1-4). If this is true of such a one, then, they are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and born again; that is, brought to divine eternal, spiritual life by His indwelling (John 3:1-8, 14:16-17). The Bible gives no exceptions to this sequence of spiritual events that is typically followed by water baptism (Acts 2:36-39, 19:1-7).2
The Bible gives no exception either to the Lord’s will that newly minted disciples of Christ be taught His commanded instruction directly spoken in the Gospels and relayed by His eyewitness apostles and epistle writers in the rest of the New Testament (Matthew 28:19-20). Experiencing God’s love, the disciples by faith endure even tribulation submitting to the Father’s work to accomplish His predetermined will for them in nature, character and demeanor to be “conformed to the image of His Son” and no longer to the world system they just came out of; being transformed by the renewing of their minds through the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:1-5, 8:29, 12:1-2, NKJV)!
From the foregoing alone the Lord would have me stress neither I nor any other authentic preacher of His is in the business of attempting to change the world. This present world system ruled by Satan is a lost cause and cannot be changed for the better long-term because that goes against his purpose to destroy mankind (John 10:10, 14:30; 1 John 5:19). Only the Holy Spirit has restrained him until now (2 Thessalonians 2:3-7)! But we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that souls in darkness as well as under divine condemnation and wrath like we once were, might be saved out of this world already “passing away” as foretold (John 3:16-21, 36; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 2:15-17, NLKV).3
For this reason too, not the world's sake, but those being and already saved does this Ministry teach to restore men, their families and communities that even for a season before the end comes, they might enjoy God’s regenerating work for the good and triumphant joy of living in accord with His will, way and Word as it is written! Thus, worldly feminism as a demonic stronghold manifested in many churches over the past generation is not settled social policy for us. With the authority of Christ we war against it in the truth of God’s Word and Holy Spirit’s power to liberate willing captives in His Body and cast it down (John 8:31-32; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6)!4
In the truth of God’s Word as He leads, I teach His will for females in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics and now, the just released Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study.5 Beyond salvation, the order of mankind, roles and responsibilities, His will includes the nature, character and demeanor of Christ the aspiring great woman of God is to develop in and display. The nature of Christ is divine and plainly not of this world! The character and demeanor of Christ are a combination of His eternal divine Person and that which He learned as a Man during His mortal sojourn (Hebrews 5:7-9). Though He is strong as a Lion, He is also gentle as a Lamb!
God constructs the character of His Son equally in both Christian men and women. However, as our awesome Designer-Creator, God emphasizes certain of Christ’s character traits in each respectively to enable effectiveness in their gender roles and responsibilities as well as relational complement and harmony in marriage for this mortal life. For example, among the character traits God accentuates in His aspiring great women is submission, empathy, consoling and generosity. These character traits of Christ and more are readily seen in the aspiring great woman of God presented as a “virtuous wife” in Proverbs 31:10-31 (NKJV).6 When God is finished conforming Christians to the image of Christ, they will eternally possess all of His character traits in fullness!
Developing in the biblically taught character of Christ precludes rebelling against Him at the same time. Professed Christian females that possess the rebellious character of worldly feminism while still mouthing faith in Christ are deceived by Satan. The Lord calls the guilty to repentance since He will not be mocked (2 Corinthians 5:9-11; Galatians 6:7-8)!7 Indeed, it is sad, but fitting that among the last death spasms of its existence and things never to occur again, the world under Satan marching to Armageddon should again have women rebelling against God (Genesis 3:6; Psalm 2:1-5; Joel 3:9-16; Matthew 24:15-21; 1 Timothy 2:14; Revelation 16:12-21, 19:11-21). But his end is foretold and certain; Christ has already won the victory (John 12:31-32; Revelation 12:7-10, 20:7-10)!
1 See the October 4, 2020 post, The Great Woman Of God, under the category, The Cause.
2 Water baptism is a testimonial act of obedience that is commanded for one that is physically able to comply. Otherwise, the Lord Himself first gave the exception He
permits for being saved, but not baptized when He declared the thief dying on a cross next to His would join Him in “Paradise” (Luke 23:39-43, NKJV).
3 Preaching the Gospel among the nations has been from the beginning a rescue mission of God’s grace and mercy and will be to the end (Matthew 24:14)!
4 Read the three-part post, In God’s Revival Men Are Restored, under the category, The Cause that begins on January 8, 2017.
5 The book, published by the Publishing Division of Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. with fresh editing in 2019 for greater clarity and updated web addresses in
the footnotes, is available as is The Women’s Group Study at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and ChristianBooks.com. These book sellers
with Apple also have the digital download of the book. Type the titles into their search engines if necessary. You can also purchase the book and all Strong Man Of God
Brand Group Study Print Resources in the Strong Man Store!
6 This does not mean Christian men or non-Christians of either gender are not capable of displaying these traits. It only means God is at work on purpose forming these
character traits of Christ in His willing and teachable aspiring great women as a matter of His will.
7 Read the April 8, 2018 post, The Second Adam Rules And Judges, under the categories Call To Repent and Bible Prophecy. As well, read What Will It Profit A Woman?
It posted on September 27, 2020 under the category, The Cause.
In spite of demonically hateful feminist ideology that despises her; the Bible’s woman, the aspiring great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ alone enjoys His full favor and blessing now, as well as promise of eternal glory! Who is she? Why is she called “great?” What is her purpose and assignments from God in this present age? What is her reward besides being called “great?” I rejoice the Lord blessed me to answer those questions in two chapters of my previously published book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics.1 Now, from and expanding on those chapters, The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study will be released this October 8, 2020.2
As I wrote in this year’s Mother’s Day post,3 “in my book...and The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study I endeavor as the Lord leads to restore the biblical worldview of womanhood for Christians and churches that have lost their way in the feminist rebellion underway near the end of this present mortal age (Psalm 2:1-3). The Lord Jesus has led me to call women that in His image passionately seek to please God and do His will great! For just as man is no freak accident of the cosmos, neither is woman; purposely, tenderly built by God from a rib He ‘had taken from man’ and brought to him in the first marriage (Genesis 2:21-25, NKJV).”
From the Bible as the Lord leads, I define Christian males that would be strong men of God in the image of Jesus Christ as those who live to please Him and do His will. As the perfect counterpart, this is also the definition of Christian females that would be great women of God in the Lord’s image! Strong and great as terms do not replace defining what a Christian is in basic form as one that has repented of their sins and believed on Christ for salvation and eternal life. The terms speak to what God in His Word repeatedly lays out as His will for the kind of person in nature, character and demeanor after the image of Christ He desires to be displayed and constructs in man (Romans 8:29).
Though they start split apart like a wishbone on two ends of the same bone (called man) by purposeful divine design of gender (Genesis 1:27, 2:21-23, 5:1-2), spiritually, God has the Christian male and female coming together at the point on the other end that is the image of Christ! Thus, for Christian males to aspire to be strong is Christ; for Christian females to aspire to be great is Christ as each respectively arrives at the end of God’s purposeful regeneration and character building work (Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 1:3-6; Hebrews 12:3-11). Each though, must be willing to voluntarily submit to God’s purposeful work in them which not all professed Christians are.
Joyful willingness to submit to God’s purpose for her as a female in pleasing and obeying Him in all of the related assignments to do His will during this mortal life as Christ, is the heart of the Christian female aspiring to be great in His sight (Philippians 2:5-8).4 Indeed, woman as female was created by God for the express purpose of being a lifelong companion in marriage to and helper of man as her male husband. Her foremost help to him in obedience to God is procreation (Genesis 1:28, 2:18-20, 24, 3:20). God uniquely designed female bodies to produce seed, receive male seed, conceive, carry in a womb, bear and nourish offspring. There is no denying these female body facts.
Moreover, God wired females naturally as mothers to nurture their children and as excellent multi-tasking managers of the home. In God’s order of mankind, the male husband is the head of the family and his wife submits to his leadership. In that context, they both have assigned responsibilities the Bible spells out.5 Interestingly, educated feminist icon, Betty Friedan, understood all of this. However, in the pride of her education, she found being a wife and mother alone dissatisfying and wanted something more; something more that men (white male in predominance) seemed to have in meaningful career choices and opportunities that also gave them the rewards of recognition, success and status. Her quest for liberation from barriers to these was born of her dissatisfaction and envy.6
Conversely, the aspiring great woman of God in the image of Christ like her examples in the Bible, is able to live in this fallen world with satisfaction because she does not derive it from the world, but God with whom she enjoys relationship (1 Samuel 1-2:11; John 20:1-18). He issues the invitation to come to Him “everyone who thirsts” from lack of satisfaction with the things of this world to include careers and rewards as many men and women have painfully experienced over the past generation (Isaiah 55:1-3; John 7:37-39, NKJV).7 Truly, Jesus Christ Himself is His follower’s “exceedingly great reward,” (Genesis 15:1; Luke 10:38-42, NKJV)! There is no need to envy if one is already content inwardly as the aspiring great woman of God is (Proverbs 23:17-18; Isaiah 26:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:6-8).
The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study arrives during a time of tremendous social upheaval, turmoil, disorder and contention in the world. New Christians especially need to be properly introduced to the faith and along with Christian females reaching puberty, purposely taught the biblical worldview of womanhood to live out God’s design, purposes and assignments for them. Maturing female believers need sound, biblical instruction to challenge the worldly feminist notions of womanhood that have entered many churches over the past generation. This group study the Lord has led me to write is perfect for fathers as the family teacher, mothers their daughter’s first spiritual mother-mentor, pastors, women’s ministry leaders and teachers in the churches during these times.
1 A print copy or digital download of the book published by the Publishing Division of Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. with fresh editing in 2019 for greater clarity
and updated web addresses in the footnotes is available at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBooks.com and Apple (digital only).
You can also purchase a print copy in the Strong Man Store.
2 Learn more about this new Strong Man Of God Brand Resource here.
3 See the May 10, 2020 post, Great In The Image Of Christ, under the category, The Cause.
4 Great In The Image Of Christ.
5 The Lord leads me in my book along with the men’s and women’s group studies to recover, present and explain their roles and responsibilities from His Word.
6 This is not to say women do not have righteous ground to stand on insisting that employment opportunities not exclusively ordained for men should be denied them.
Neither should they be paid less than a man when hired to do the same job. However, women working, competing against and displacing men just because they should
be able to out of a newly constructed definition of equality or boredom for example, has not only challenged God’s ancient instructions on human social order and organi-
zation in the Bible, but predictably brought forth the unforeseen consequences of family and societal dysfunction and fracture. Also, Friedan’s rebellion a generation later
has seen what is deemed “reproductive freedom” in the murder of their unborn added to the agenda of the Women’s Rights Movement. Rebel allies have also been
spawned in related movements such as those advocating for gay, lesbian and transgender rights. This is precisely why feminism in rebellion against and at war with God
is completely incompatible with biblical Christianity. No professed Christian should be part of, supporting or endorsing it in any measure lest they also impossibly at the
same time as claiming to love the Lord, be found fighting in rebellion against Him (Matthew 6:24; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22)!
7 While more men than women commit suicide and it is true many factors go into why anyone does so, life and career satisfaction are prominently among them as the re-
cent suicides of some high profile successful personalities would seem to indicate. See the January 2020 CDC Report and be sure to examine the two tables that display
the suicide rates by occupational groupings and gender.
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