(1 Kings 10-11, Luke 24:1-35)
Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. (Luke 24:22-23)
The first messengers of resurrection news were women! Jesus redeemed us from more than sin; He came to restore us to our original dignity and stature. The very same stature we had in the Garden, when we walked face to face with God. Jesus is alive and we are free!
Since the Fall of Adam and Eve, we have carried the weight of our separation from God and each other. But praise be to God, Jesus has broken the curse once and for all. For millennia, women carried the shame of Eve, disqualified from bearing testimony. But we have good news, Jesus came to restore all things! We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the power of our testimony.
If God has called you to preach, then preach! If He has called you to prophesy, prophesy! Jesus has redeemed all that was lost and stolen, and that includes the power of our testimony. Whether young or old, male or female, there will be a generation that receives an outpouring on all flesh. May we be that generation! If God has called you, then open your mouth! Don’t shrink back. Jesus has freed us from all sin and shame. He has qualified us. Lift up your voice! Sound the alarm!!