The Lord has a word for women who have struggled to find their place alongside men in the Body of Christ. There is a supernatural GRACE that is available that will break down the walls of separation and overturn the enemy’s sentence against women in this hour.
Through the ages, the role of women has been suppressed and subverted to demean and disqualify them from the role they have been called to since the beginning of time. “God blessed THEM and said to THEM, “Be fruitful and increase in number; FILL the earth and SUBDUE it. RULE over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground (Genesis 1:28).”
The Father’s intent and purpose has always been for men and women to walk, work, and minister alongside each other AS ONE. No one is above the other and no one is below the other. Though each has their role, gift, and unique purpose, they were created to work together AS ONE. Women were called to walk ALONGSIDE MEN – NOT BEHIND. However, the enemy continues to HARASS women with lies and accusations that have caused many women to feel like second-class citizens forever sentenced to a role of servitude instead of joyful partnership. It is a twisted version of mutual submission and has formed a GENERATIONAL ROOT that has built walls of defense and self-protection. The Lord is revealing this root of bitterness which has placed WALLS between the genders, even walls in marriages and ministries.
“See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many (Hebrews 12:15).” Because of these generational WALLS OF BITTERNESS, WOMEN ARE MISSING THE GRACE OF GOD which can supernaturally enable and empower them to BREAK FREE of these ungodly systems and mindsets. It is unseen and yet, many women have felt the inner battle in trying to find a place where they are properly celebrated and embraced as change agents, leaders, and movers in the Kingdom. The dysfunctional religious systems of the past continue to reverberate and haunt us. Whether conscious or not, the enemy is taking advantage of the situation and it’s time to stop him.
Here is the promise: As we renounce those BITTER ROOTS and ask the Holy Spirit to break down the walls of self-defense and hurt, God will REPLACE THOSE WALLS WITH BOUNDARIES OF HIS GRACE. “LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance (Psalm 16:5-6).” HE is the One who has uniquely created us, designed us, and called us to a place of prominence and favor. He is the One who will determine our “lot (portion/retribution)” and it will bring us DELIGHT and an abundant INHERITANCE!
We can shift this thing by repenting of our own bitterness towards “men” and the religious systems that have tried to enslave us, recognizing that it is not MEN that we battle against, but THE ADVERSARY OF OUR SOULS – THE DEVIL! As women yield themselves to their heavenly Father and completely surrender to HIS protection and oversight, HE will pour out His GRACE, enabling women to love, cherish, and come alongside men in order to fulfill the creation mandate. Those WALLS OF SELF-DEFENSE AND SEPARATION WILL BE REPLACED BY BOUNDARIES OF HIS GRACE!
We cannot do this on our own. We cannot argue, defend, preach, demonstrate, cry, manipulate, or cajole. It is ONLY by His GRACE that we can find this place of DELIGHT. It is His pleasure to defend us, promote us, and celebrate our gender, our role, our gifts, and our calling. But, we must lay down our fight – emotionally, theologically, relationally. It will be by His GRACE that we will come together as men and women to demonstrate true unity of the Spirit, deferring to one another out of mutual love and delight.
Women, don’t’ allow the enemy of your soul to keep you in bondage to fear. There is freedom as you repent for your forefathers and uproot those lies and strongholds of the past. Renounce any agreement with the enemy in holding men or “the Church” hostage to your disappointment. Let go of the hurts and frustrations and allow your Shield and Defender to take over. Rejoice in the GRACE to be poured out upon you, thus enabling you to do what you can’t do on your own. Look for the Father to bring fresh revelation and truth to your heart. Expect for emotions to be transformed and renewed in His love and joy in serving others for the sake of the Kingdom.
The boundaries of His Grace will keep you, protect you, SECURE YOU in your future and your purpose. It is His delight to do this as men and women rediscover the Father’s original blueprint. We were created to walk together, fully empowered, fully alive, and fully engaged in expanding the kingdom for generations to come.