- Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018 21:00
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
God's Spirit is on me; he's chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the burdened and battered free, to announce, "This is God's year to act!"
Children of God, women and men, are first class citizens in God's Kingdom. One is not above the other, for in God's eyes He created them both to be coheirs with Him. Many women are held back and oppressed, but God sent His Son, Jesus to redeem women from that curse! He came to restore, renew, and revive the authority to rule with men. Jesus loves women, and He uses them to spread His amazing gospel throughout the world, He uses them to build armies and to defeat the enemy of our souls. He has chosen them and He has called them to be first class citizens in His Kingdom.
One of my favorite songs is "Ghost" by Mercy Me. It's about the Holy Spirit living inside of us. This Spirit is inside of women today and calms our fears. This Spirit gives women power to love, power to preach the Message of good news, power to announce pardon to prisoners, and power to recover the sight of the blind. This Holy ghost brings light to the burdened and sets them free, he leads through darkness and all the unknown. He does not choose to do this through men only, He chooses to work through those that listen.
Sisters in Christ, I am here to tell you that God wants to act through you! Just as he saved the Jews through Esther, won the battle through Deborah, and announced that He had risen through Mary. Sisters, rise up today and claim your citizenship!