29th July 2019

READ: Judges 4:1-24

“…the journey…shall not be for thine honour; for the lord shall sell sisera into the hand of a woman…”- Judges 4:9

In this story, a woman was given the opportunity to take the honour from a man. Instead of a man rising up to his God-given role of leadership, a woman had to take up the challenge and do his work.

This is what is happening in the church today. There are many men who have shirked their responsibilities as leaders and spiritual heads. I am happy to say that the women are doing these jobs very well. Every church which has found that there are Deborahs who are ready to take the honour have discovered that they can win battles and move mountains that were hitherto unmoveable.

I suggest to every pastor, to release the Deborahs into the harvest field. In my own experience, I have found that women are very good pastors and shepherds. When they get their hands to the plough, things really get moving. I found women to be more receptive to the anointing and more open to spiritual leadership.

Dear friend, the will of God is fixed, settled and unchangeable. God has decided to save this world. Jesus trained twelve disciples who were all men. I believe that the divine plan is that men should be used to lead the church into victory. However, the reality of men like Barak is all around us. There must be Deborahs who are going to fill in the vacuum created by unfruitful, fearful and indecisive men. I believe with all my heart that it is the turn of women to come to the front of the battle. Woman, it is your turn to be a leader!

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