Social conditioning is such a demon! I was just thinking “was the movie ‘The Matrix’ a piece of fiction or is it a reality in disguise?” It’s amazing how so many women and men refuse to think for themselves. God gave each of us the capacity to think, use our minds, and decide accordingly.

Unfortunately for some women who desire to exercise their spiritual gifts; some men in church leadership tell women what they can and cannot do. They expect women to listen, accept without question whatever is being preached or taught. We are knee-deep and neck high in mansplained doctrine. In many denominations, women still are not in leadership positions. Scripture says, “Let your women keep silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive, as the law also says.” (1Co 14:34 NKJV) Men in leadership use the scriptures for oppressing women. For instance, “If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.” (1Co 14:35 NIV)  

Know what from what

This scripture is suspect. The church is a New Testament phenomenon and the ‘Law’ is an Old Testament mandate. The fact of the matter is that the church did not exist when the law was in effect. You could call the Apostle Paul a flip-flopper. Paul says one thing to one church and says another thing to a different church. “For sin shall no longer be your master because you are not under the law, but under grace.” (Rom 6:14 NIV) Does ‘Grace’ apply to men only and the ‘Law’ to women? Inquiring minds need to know.

Mother Holy Spirit is the giver of spiritual gifts

Who does the man think he is, to deny the woman her right to exercise her God-given spiritual gifts? “God also testified to it by signs, wonders, and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.” (Heb 2:4 NIV) Mother Holy Spirit distributes Her gifts to men and women alike. Why do men think they can deny the woman from using them? When a woman is held back from using her gift from Mother Holy Spirit, she is most miserable.

Women too are free indeed

If the woman is anointed by Mother Holy Spirit to preach, teach, pastor, evangelize or prophesy, men ought to move out of the way. Their arms (the men) are too short to box with God, our Holy Mother anyway. True enough there are many scriptures in the Bible that contradict what our Lord and Savior have hung, bled, died and rose again for. God does not have favorites. “Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36 NKJV) To God’s women everywhere, you are free, free indeed! The bottom line is that Jesus Christ is the ultimate authority, not Paul or Peter, Jesus! As for all other men, the apostles of old, and men of today, obviously, they didn’t get the memo. 

Rev. Dr. Aminata Njeri, author of “Hear She Is, On Earth As She Is In Heaven – Mother Holy Spirit. Publication expected the end of 2019.

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  1. “The male is by nature superior and the female inferior…the one rules and the other is ruled.” Aristotle

    As we all know, New Testament was translated from Hebrew to Greek. And since this ‘rulership’ and ‘domination’ of women was the mindset of Ancient Greek men, I cannot help but think that this was adapted into what we know as the New Testament. Jesus didn’t discriminate against women. He healed and taught both. Even though no women were named as disciples, He didn’t ask Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus to leave while he taught and had discussion with the men. He even admonished Martha for her worry and distraction and praised Mary for her choice. He could’ve appeared to His disciples after His resurrection, but he appeared to Mary Magdelene—a woman! So, this leads me to believe that during translation, male domination was woven into the Bible to oppress women and hide Mother Holy Spirit. Lift up the hood and investigate the cover up!

    1. you said, “Lift up the hood and investigate the cover.” That is exactly what the book is all about, investigating why Mother Holy Spirit was covered up in scripture. As we read the Gospels, we see that Jesus never showed any bias against women. If anything, it was just the opposite. We must study the Gospels to see what was Jesus’ attitude concerning women and learn from it. Next, we ought to compare that with the writings of the early apostles. As I see it, the writings of Paul and Peter regarding women contradicts the actions that Jesus displayed toward women. True enough early Christianity was absorbed by the Ancient Greek culture, but shouldn’t we know better today?

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