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Onething 2011…

This morning Stephen Venable and Wes Martin Spoke… and it was good that I could intertwine what they were saying and some of the things that I believe together in one! ūüôā

1st Cor. 3: 9-13… it talks about how we live our life and what we build it upon… Gold, silver, wood, hay or stubble… not about the rich and their stuff and the poor… It’s about how we live according to what God has called us to live! For Gold… Being Holy and righteous, being stewards of everything: our time, money, words!… and it goes down from there… Hay… well it’s just being a regualr “Christian” in this world… not doing the things God has called him or her… and well… we all know that hay burns up really fast! Gold is refined in the fire! I want my life to be based on GOLD! I want God to come and say well done! and not shock me when I get to heaven about how I lived my life! I want him to shock me now! Tell me what He wants me to change! And let me live a life Holy unto him! For there is only ONE foundation to live our lofe upon! And that is Jesus! Our LORD! our Savior!

It’s not easy on your flesh to bless your enemies, It’s not easy on your flesh to give you time and money to people… but It’s rewarding when you do it! It’s rewarding when you obey God and do what He has called you to do!

For me! I’m looking for the opinion of ONE! Not the opinion of many! Godliness is this… Restraining your speech and being Godly with your time! In other words… Turn the other cheek when someone persecutes you… Give them time in prayer and bless them. God is raising up a Holy generation that doesn’t look like any other generations before them, and that’s good! We need radical Lovers of God! We need the witnesses to preach the ONE true gospel of Jesus Christ… “Christianity today” will give you 900 gospels of who Jesus is… that aren’t biblical. Acts 2:36- Both Lord and Christ!

Also… just to let you know! -I’m learning all of this! I’m not saying I’m perfect right yet… still working it out daily. I still have my fleshly moments of wanting to say something back or be rude… but God is working in me to bless those and forgive those who come against me and persectue me. We are living in an age where we can’t afford to be offended with God or anyone b/c it can ruin our relationship with God and hold back the blessings God has in store for us! Just take heed! Take heed what you say and do!

Remember: God is a judge! and He will avenge you! ūüôā Psalm 63… vs 4! God is saying: “For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year if my redeemed has come!

I can hear Shelley Hundley (speaker at Onething and a leader in the House of Prayer) ¬†and myself acting a play out to God!! “Who will avenge me??” I would say…

And God (me talking for him) saying: “It is I who will avenge you!” hahaha!!

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Father…

I was watching the Onething Conference tonight… Misty Edwards was leading worship… Dec. 28th 2011… ¬†and she was singing one of my favorite songs of hers…

” I knew what I was getting into when I called you, I knew what I was getting into when I said your name…

I am not shocked by your failures or even by your sin… Only I can see the end of the beginning…”

(there’s more in b/w all that…)

“Just don’t give up, don’t give in, if you don’t quit, you’ll win, you’ll win! ¬† Cause everything is in my hands, it’s gonna be alright, it’s gonna be ok…. ”

And then she just goes off singing about this! (She’s singing God’s heart! God is giving her the words to sing)

“I’m (God) not like your father- b/c even the best of them are broken brothers. For all men are broken and broken men break their children- who grow up to be broken men- But I’m (God) bigger than that! Come to me! I’m bigger than that!

Some of you have been so afraid to make the same mistakes.. etc…- but I have the power to rearrange everything and to break every chain!

(Misty says) We are all in this together and there is only ONE GOOD FATHER! and all He says… is Everything is in my hands, it’s gonna be alright, gonna be ok!

(God saying) For your babies are my babies and I will be your FATHER! I’m gonna turn it all around just wait and see. Gonna make everything beautiful just in time… it’s a matter of time!

I know that she was hearing the voice of the Lord! There are so many broken fathers in this world and broken children! God is saying that He can be your Father if you let him and He can restore all things! And He will take care of you!

My heart is for the children! The children of broken fathers and families! I want to see them restored! God is creating an atmosphere, to turn the hearts of the Father’s back to the Children. And the Children back to the Fathers!

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#19graceandforgiveness

It is necessary to forgive sins and to cleanse the unrighteousness caused by them. For gender reconciliation to happen we need to learn how to forgive not once but millions of times. We must do this not for a day or a season but for a lifetime. -Ed Silivoso-Women God’s Secret Weapon pg 127 par 4.

Forgiveness… God has really been bringing this up a lot lately in my life!! Guess it’s time I start forgiving and forgetting like He does!! But at the same time it’s sooo hard to really forgive people when they hurt you, especially ones that are the closest to your heart. I’ve come a long way with people. I used to be the person who would shove away every person that hurt me. I would go my own way, stay in my room, and not have a lot of friends. It wasn’t good for me either. I became suicidal at one point, thinking it would be the greater way out of this messed up world… but it wasn’t! God delivered me! He made me new and He helped me to forgive! And as soon as that happened… someone else did something to hurt me again… It’s a process. God always brings me through though! When God’s in your life, you better yet believe that the enemy (satan) will try his best to pull you away from God! And with some people, it works, with others, they realize the situation and defeat the enemy.

The most painful hurts are inflicted by people we cannot erase from our lives, such as relatives, associates, and (partners) spouses. Furthermore, no matter how old the hurt ; it’s as if it is repeated every day b/c of the constant replay mechanism built into our heart. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 133 par 1.

Lately there have been a lot of people in my life who have gotten offended at me or my husband over the stupidist reasons… well at least I think they are stupid! But at the same time, there is a root to the problem. There always is a root to offense! We have to get rid of those offenses and make things right, even with the ones that we love. I was writing a dear friend of mine telling her about some of my problems and she said to me:¬†¬†I reeeaaaallly wish you didn’t carry any hurt feelings about anybody in your life…. But I understand it must be hard….. sometimes it doesn’t depend only on us….. right? But one thing that really helps me to love someone who I don’t like is to pray for the person and bless him/her. Jesus knew that there is such power in our words to change how we feel and that’s why HE told us to bless who talk bad about us, to pray for those who do us wrong….. when we do that, something shifts in our hearts and we start to have God’s feelings about that person instead of ours. Try it! You will see how this has such a power to free us and frustrate the plans of the enemy. -It’s sooooo true! We have to ask for the heart of God for the people in our lives that persecute us, that talk bad about us, who try and erase us from their lives… (And I’m also speaking to myself!). We need to get revelation of JESUS! Yes! And when we do! Things in our life will be sooo different!

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” 2nd Cor 5:17 NKJV

What actually happens at the moment of conversion is that the grace of God enters our life and goes all the way back to the moment of conception, turning every old thing into a new one. This is possible b/c God makes all things work together for good. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 134 par 6

You see… God forgave us. He sent His only son down to earth to give us grace! He made a way for us to enter into His LOVE through His son! And God wants us to stay in that LOVE! He really does! God’s LOVE is the only true LOVE! And if we have that gift, then we actually have the gift to LOVE just as God does. I am working my way towards that gift, towards Jesus! I was saved at a very young age of 5, but I’m still learning how to walk out my salvation every day. It’s called grace!

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#18thekey

If doing ministry as a couple is superb, it gets even better when children are incorporated into the staff. The devil wants us to perceive children as weak so that our energies and resources become absorbed in caring for them rather than enlisting them to help us “subdue the earth.” (Gen 1:28) ¬†-Ed Silivoso- Women:God’s Secret Weapon pg 122 par 4

I have an 11 month old little boy. He is soooo precious and amazing! And I know that one day I want him to be the man of God that he’s been created to be, but in order for him to be; I have to do my part. My husband and I both. The paragraph above isn’t saying not to take care of your child, it’s saying that children are a lot smarter than we as parents think they are.

To subdue the earth means to take over the earth. The enemy won the earth over when he tempted Eve into eating the fruit. And he is still winning today! With Children, there are so many people out there that just place them to the side until they are old enough to “know better.” But what if children were the ones out there praying and prophesying? What if children were learning more about God than their parents? What if children were healing the sick and raising the dead? What if??? I can tell you what would happen: REVIVAL! Children are a key role in this world, that’s why they are called a gift from the Lord! A heritage! They are the ones that are going to carry the torch to the next generation!

In Psalm 127 vs 3 God says: “Behold Children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.”

God would not tell Adam and Eve to move on to multiply (children) in order to subdue the whole earth unless children are a plus instead of a minus. Nor would God imply in this psalm that children are meant to edify the home and guard the city if they are not. This is where we need to change paradigms. Children are a phenomenal addition that definitely tips the balance in our favor, “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” This connection is the key. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 123 par 2

Children are designed to function in ministry, especially in spiritual warfare. It is about time to release them! Just look at what Jesus said when He prayed for children: 

Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it (Luke 18:16,17) ¬†Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 124 par 1.

My heart is always gripped when I see parents push their children aside and act like the children are just helpless and don’t know anything, or at the same time., the parents just ignore the child. I know that it’s frustrating sometimes when you have a child pulling on you when you are trying to do something, or they won’t listen to you when you say something; but that doesn’t mean that you have to ignore them, or “getaway” as some people would say. It means: PAY ATTENTION! Not just to the child, but to what God is saying through the child! When my son is wanting my attention b/c I’m on the computer or cooking, it’s not b/c he wants me to stop being me; he just wants me to play with him or spend my time with him. Just like God wants with us!

Children are not the problem. People make them the problem. And that’s exactly what the enemy wants us to do, b/c he doesn’t want to be defeated. He doesn’t want anyone to know how significant children are! And to be a parent really means to lay your life down for another. It means LOVE! And that’s why I stay home with my child. I want my child to know that he is important enough to be in the house of God ministering and praying. I want him to know that he isn’t my problem, he is my solution.

But also, in order for us to really see the full glimpse of the promises of God, we all need to be restored to our rightful glory. We need to be able to understand that we are God’s chosen vessels! We are able to be in Unity with him. And when this happens, men, women, and children will be restored to their rightful places in God and the enemy will be defeated!

To release children into ministry we need to see the image of God restored in men and women, since both genders have been entrusted with equal roles. Husbands and wives need to experience a powerful visitation of God for restoration to occur. Out of this awakening will come the empowering of children when God “will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers,” so that the curse will be removed from our land. (Mal 4:6) -Ed Silivoso-Women: God’s Secret Weapon pf 124 par 2

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#17theway

Gen 1:28,29 ¬†Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth… I have given you every plant… and every tree which has fruit… It shall be food for you.¬†

God’s instructions reflect 3 concentric circles. With in the 1st circle, the very center, are the couple and their offspring. The next circle outward is what they are to rule over, which is every form of animal life. The comes the outermost circle, which contains God’s provision for them as well as for all that they rule over. ¬†-Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 119 par 1

As I look at the scripture I see the family, the place they live and the place they work. God made sure that the family came first… as he always does in the scripture. Family was first before he told them to rule over the earth and to work in the earth. “Be fruitful and multiply” doesn’t mean lets get a job and make money… it means for Man and Woman to be together in unity and have children!
I can’t think of how many arguments I’ve gotten into with people about family and jobs. It’s funny to me how people can twist the scriptures in order for them to believe them.

My husband and I have seriously found that putting family first has its own rewards! As soon as we got married things started falling into place. God used family and friends to give us the things that we needed and in time… when we got pregnant… the same thing happened. We aren’t thankful to men for blessing us b/c it’s only by God that men have wealth! (Deuteronomy 8:18 And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant… ) So we thank God!! For all that he has given us and is continuing to give us!! Which is sooo much more!

So getting back… It is important to notice the central role assigned to the couple and subsequently to the family. Adam and Eve were to minister together and, when children came, to do this as a family. Nowadays we have dichotomized (regard¬†or¬†represent as divided¬†or¬†opposed) ministry and family. This plays straight into the hands of the devil, who wants to keep man and women as well as parents and children serparated in order to eliminate the synergism their combinatin produces.¬†
¬† ¬†To correct this, the New Testament overflows with teaching regarding the restoration of women, the sanctity of marriage and the partnership between parents and children. Ministry, like in the Garden, is to be a family affair, not a serperate and at times competeting profession. When we dichotomize (regard¬†or¬†represent¬†as¬†divided or¬†opposed) family and ministry, the 2 become adversaries and eventually enemies. In the end, they devour intimacy in marriage and ultimately the children’s destiny. ¬†-Ed Silivoso -Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg. 120-121 par 2-3

It’s hard these days to be in unity with family. We have so many different belief systems and people in this earth who have twisted the truth in the Bible to believe something that it doesn’t say. And also… There are so many people out there that take the truth out people’s ministries and in turn make it into lies. For Example: With the House of Prayer Leader Mike Bickle… people come against him all the time b/c he stands for what God believes in! And that’s family! A family who will rule and reign with Jesus for all eternity and he teaches it straight from the book of ¬†Revelation in the BIBLE!… The funny thing to me, though, is the ignorance that people have not to search things out for themself and see what God sees in a minstry. Instead they read something that someone else has written and it forces their opinion to believe what the liar has put out there… yes… the real liar: SATAN! He does use people.

And all of this affects the Children. God made the comment to be fruitful and multiply first b/c he knew what the world would come to… He knew the enemies schemes against him. So, in order for us as God’s people to be like God ordained it to be, we have to be in Unity and fight the good fight against the enemy and his schemes. ¬†“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities , against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Eph 6:12 ¬†We cannot get caught up in lies and deceit from the enemy. We have to obtain what God has placed in our lives through intimacy with God and prayer! We can’t just keep living our lives going to church on Sunday and living the rest of the week lying and cheating people out of relationships. God ordained family, then work, then money.

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#16headship

What is headship? The term elicits unpleasant images of wives being told to submit to nonsensical husbands. It evokes visions of husbands being granted a license to abuse wives and scar children with the hot iron of unreasonableness. … -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 114 par 6

There are so many men out there that believe in a “headship” as they are the controller of the house, the wife, the kids… And yes… there’s a right context of what it’s supposed to be… but in this world it’s not used rightly. I know a lot of people who have grown up or escaped livelyhoods of a man who was abusive and thought he had to control everything. It’s horrible to hear about the things that women and children deal with when it comes to men like this! All I can say is that I am so thankful of the father that God gave me!

“Headship” does not appear in the Bible. It is, however, a doctrine drawn from several passages. The roots go back to the order of creation. Adam was created first, and with that came certain priveleges and responsibilities… Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 115 par. 1

In 1st Cor. 11- Paul holds an extensive discussion on male/female roles and positions…

“But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man [husband], and the man is the head of a woman [wife], and God is the head of Christ.” 1st Cor. 11:3

It seems that women are held in an inferior postion. Is that what Paul was really saying?? 

Before we jump to any conclusions, let us back up a moment and apply the same logic to the statement, “and God is the head of Christ.” If we are thinking about a hierarchy, we run into a serious theological problem. God the Father is not superior to Christ the Son, nor does the Son rank higher that the Spirit. We know that there are no heirarchies inside the Trinity. ¬† – The Greek word for “head” is kephale, which can mean either ruler/leader or source/origin. ¬†-Ed Silivoso-Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 116 par 1-3

So we see that when it comes to the passage… instead of saying head… we can place the word soucre… God was the source of Christ… but Christ was also God! So, if we look back to ceration… we can see that Eve was a source of Adam… God made Eve from Adam… who was the leader and the source.

To emphasize the absolute interdependence between men and women, Paul brought it back to the issue or origins when he said, “For as the woman originates from the man, so also the man has his birth through the woman; and all things originate from God.” 1st Cor 11:12 There is no room for male superiority here, since men and women cannot exist without each other. -Ed Silivoso-Women: God’s Secret Weapon pf 115 par 5

Wow… Men and women cannot exist without each other… that is a powerful statement! Especially in this day and time. There are so many things in this world that are coming against Men and Women existing together! God made man and from him he made a woman and through a woman comes a man… there’s a never ending cycle. This absolutely places man under woman. Women are the ones that stay home and raise the children. They raise little boys to be a man, in order for that to happen, the woman has to be “head” of the man. So when it comes to “headship” we can see that man created it… not God!

Adam was created first and given the role as the “protector” and Eve was created second because man alone wasn’t good. And when God created Eve, he gave them the means to rule together, as one. She ruled alongside her husband. Gen 2:18.

Man and woman were placed on this earth to rule together. They complete each other in so many ways. And it’s been a huge deal for Satan to break up the means of marriage, sexuality, and unity. Satan has come to this earth to steal, kill, and destroy all that God has intended for His righteousness. God meant for man and woman to be together in marriage, in holy matrimony. But Satan has placed division and “headship” b/w men and women, and is corrupting this world using “good.” If men and women could understand the value of needing each other and helping each other fulfill their places here on earth instead of making it about “headship;” then God could have already come back and restored everything to it’s former glory before the fall! We have to be in unity, all crying out to God! Come Lord Jesus Come! Man and Woman together, ruling and reigning the earth the way that God intened it to be when He created Adam and Eve!

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#15agift

Your spouse is the only personal gift God will ever give to you. He has given and will continie to give you many gifts; however, of those gifts, only your spouse is uniquely and exclusivly designed for your personal enjoyment. Your salvation is the most precious present, but millions of people have it. Your job is another gift, but eventually someone else will pick up where you leave off. Your children have been entrusted to you for a season, but sooner or later they will leave the family nest. — However, when it comes to your spouse, God has created a person exclusivley for you to enjoy in the context of marriage. He or she belongs to you and no one else until death do you part. He or she is a gift for life. No one else is entitiled to that person but you. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 113-114 ¬†par 1&2

I sometimes don’t even see that my husband is a gift to me. We think of our children being gifts and all the other things God gives us as gifts… but do we really cherish our spouses as a gift from God?? I do when my husband buys me flowers, makes me feel special, or just cuddles up with me; but when I”m mad at him… I only see why I’m mad at him. My husband always tells me that I’m his and no one elses. I guess he sees it more than I do sometimes.- which is a very good thing, especially for me!!! ūüôā

Your spouse deserves the best from you because no one can make you as happy as he or she can. Your spouse can give you sexual pleasure without guilt, understanding without patronizing, companionship without a price, children without shame.

Every time we love our spouses, God smiles on us. As a husband and wife lovingly embrace each other, the mystery of marriage with all its beauty adds another light to this dark planet! -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 114 par 3&4

I’ve heard so many stories of women who can’t trust men, and of women who have children and are ashamed b/c they aren’t with the birth father. I believe that the reasons behind these stories are b/c women are offering themselves to men before marriage ¬†and as they do that, they lose trust in man. Women have so many emotions that men don’t understand, and deep down, some women even don’t understand their own feelings. When a woman gives herself to a man before marriage, something is lost: her dignity. As a woman gives herself, she isn’t just looking for someone to have sex with, she is looking to trust someone with her life, and in this cold world, that doesn’t happen very often. ¬†Even in continual sexual relationships; from what I’ve seen and know of, there is still a lack of trust and so many relationship issues.

All we have to do is wait! Yes, it’s hard! I waited 23 years of my life before I met the man that I wanted to marry and start a life with! It was hard, especially in this world of “love,” lust, and sexual perversion; but waiting will make ¬†a whole world of difference in your life. And there won’t be any guilt or shame. But for those that haven’t waited, it’s never too late to start waiting. Maybe then, if you haven’t found “Mr. Right,” and you are focused on God, he will bring you the man you desire to trust with your life. God does forgive and he does forget! He will renew who you are, and he will make all things right. It’s never to late to wait for a gift that God has preserved only for you!

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#14MARRIAGE

Intimacy in Marriage, the closest relationship between genders, is vital. Without this closeness the image of God continues to be distorted here on Earth, since both man and woman have been equally entrusted to maintain intimacy in their relationship. In addition, lack of intimacy opens the door to the enemy by rendering a key flank (¬†the¬†side¬†of¬†a¬†person’s¬†or¬†animal’s¬†body¬†between¬†the¬†ribs¬†and¬†the¬†hip)¬†vulnerable. -Ed Silivoso- Women:God’s Secret Weapon pg 108 par 2.

When it comes to it, the enemy will do anything to make separation b/w a man and woman in marriage possible. I was watching a movie last night and it was about the “family” and Christmas… but the movie had a gay couple… 2 men who were supposed to like each other… I was digusted! The enemy is taking holiness out of marriage. He is using women in the world to provoke men to lust and he’s possesing men and women to like their own sex…

-We have seen the aspect of Adam and Eve, where Adam blamed Eve for separation, which in turn it was their fault together. But in the case of Noah… It was Noah’s fault. He disobeyed the Lord. The Lord told him in 8:16…

“Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives.” Look closely at how God placed Noah’s wife next to him and ahead of the children. Sequential order is important in biblical narratives, especially when God is the one enunciating it…. unfortunately, Noah did not follow God’s instructions. The narrative in Genesis tells us, “Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives.” Gen. 8:18. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 107 par 4 & 5.

God wanted Noah and his wife to make ammends for Adam and Eve, but Noah didn’t follow God’s orders and in turn made women once again the lower end of the spectrum.¬†-this in turn is still happening today… the structure of marriage is still under attack!

God has always intended for Man and Woman to be in intimacy… ONE! That’s why he fashioned a woman from a man, because of the unity that it expresses. God could have made woman from the dust, just like he did man; but He didn’t.

God is the one who created Marriage. In fact, He likes marriage so much that He opened the Bible with a marriage and closed it with another one. He performed the first marriage in the Garden and He will preside over the wedding of Christ and the Church as the close of the ages. Jesus Himself performed what is believed to be His first miracle at a wedding. Several times afterward He used the imagery of marriage to teach the noblest truths. …. Yes, God loves marriage, and He Definately stands behind it. -Ed Silivoso -Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 110 par 2 and 3

I’m so happy to say that God stands behind my Marriage! My husband and I try to be in Unity in everything that we do or say. We can’t stand to be separated from each other. We know that once we start something that isn’t Unity in our marriage, then it will stay that way… and we don’t want to make being apart a habit that the enemy can use. My parents have always been the image of marriage that I want in my life. Even though so many people don’t understand untiy, God has placed His untiy in my heart. I see so many marriages that are falling apart just b/c people don’t make time to be together, or they stay apart so they don’t have to face the consequences of their mistakes. People would rather stay comfortable than to “die to self” and be married. Marriage is hard, it takes work… but a glorified marriage takes will and effort to be together in Unity, everyday, all day, same place, same time, same BED!

The most natural and intimate prayer pairing of people comes in marriage. If a husband and wife who share the same house, a bed, a table and a family, exercise this power consistently, the kingdom of darkness will suffer terrible damage. Jesus told us that everything we asked in such context of unity will be done by His Father in Heaven. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 111 par 1.

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#13men

If men were to study the contour of a woman’s soul with the same interest with which they scrutinize the shape of her body, there would be little misunderstanding b/w the sexes. Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 97 par3.

This is so true. Every where I go now-a-days, I see men looking at women b/c of their outward appearance. They ooh and ahh over how big the woman’s boobs or butt are. And it’s terrible! It really is! But the thing about it is… b/c of women’s ignorance of what they are and who the could be, they give men the option to look. If Men would reconsider their ways toward women and ¬†get to know them more… there would be a different way that women are portrayed in this society. And best of all… Women would be taken seriously!

Women are fascinating, intriguing, perplexing and at times confusing books. Every time men get to the last page and feel they have learned everything there is to learn, an entire new volume is added overnight! -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg 98 par 1.

After countless attempts to refashion women, men discover that women cannot be changed. instead of accepting women as God has fashioned them, men become frustrated and hopeless. Men should consider another possibility: that women are different b/c they have not been created to serve men but to serve with them in a complimentary capacity. -Ed Silivoso- Women: God’s Secret Weapon pg98 par3.¬†

I hear so many stories of how men use the head of this household to rule over women, but in fact… the issue of head of the household is different. Whatever is acquired under a man is what He is responible for. That’s what head of the household is about. Yes. Wives must submit to their husbands, but husbands should love their wives as Christ loves the church… Ephesians 5 tells us all about that! A man is head of his household… he protects his family and should be honored in that way; but it doesn’t mean that the wife has to “obey” him in certain ways! She needs to be right there beside him in making decisions and honoring him as the main decision maker… not be afraid of him or afraid of what he may do if she speaks! It’s hard for men and women to understand the things of God, b/c we are human and have fallen short of the glory. But if we can ask God for revelation on how to treat each other and how to restore each other to our full capacity… then the whole “head of the household” would work out the way God intended it to be- a Holy matter!

Men and women both have to realize that they aren’t supposed to be in competition with each other or even pointing fingers at one another… saying “she ate the apple…;” they are to be ONE with one another as Jesus is ONE with the Father! In Unity! And when that happens! Man and God will crush Satan’s head! and the restoration of men and women will be established… and oh what a great day that will be! ūüôā

Just remember: God made women the way they are to keep life interesting.