Queens' Monthly Mentoring
Godly Feminism in the Kingdom
This month we will look at the hot button topic of feminism.
We will look at what it is as defined by the world and what God's perspective is based on the Word. We must stop modeling the world's perspective and begin to operate and look at who we are from God's perspective.
What is godly feminism?
The historical definition of feminism in the world has been:
1. “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.”
2. “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.” -Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary -Random House Webster’s College Dictionary -Webster’s New World Dictionary
Godly feminism is the act of women fulfilling their Kingdom assignment as a female. Our assignment is the manifestation of God’s heavenly Kingdom here on earth.
Matthew 6:10 BSB
“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
There’s no greater place than the Kingdom of God for women to realize their calling and purpose.
Luke 18:27 BSB
“But Jesus said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.
Job 42:2 NLT
“I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.”
Romans 8:31b BSB
“If God is for us, who can be against us?"
We must understand that being a female physically does not stop us from fulfilling our Kingdom assignment.
Galatians 3:27-28 BSB
“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Our focus must be our assignment, not the fact that we are female.
Acts 10:34 CEV
“Peter then said: Now I am certain that God treats all people alike.”
God’s Word is the final authority.
Genesis 1:26-28 NKJV
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God does everything on purpose in order to fulfill purpose.
God created a male and a female on purpose. Each were created to fulfill His purpose. What God spoke from the beginning establishes what He said. There are two things that were established when God spoke the two different sexes. In order to fulfill the first part of His Kingdom mandate of being fruitful and multiplying, God brought together the man who produced seed and the woman who produced a body. Both are needed to fulfill God’s Kingdom mandate. We cannot change what God established. His Word has to be our final authority regardless of what the world thinks.
The second part of God’s Kingdom mandate is filling the earth and subduing it.
Our filling and subduing means we are to bring the earth to a place where it reflects what is in Heaven. We want to bring the culture of Heaven everywhere throughout the earth.
What does a godly female look like?
I know that the world is pushing all types of ideas and images of what a female is, but instead of focusing on the negative that is taking place in the world, let’s look at what God says a woman should be like.
Proverbs 31:10-31 AMP (READ OUT OF YOUR BIBLE)
There are many examples of women throughout the Bible who were fulfilling their Kingdom assignment.
Luke 8:3 BSB
“Joanna the wife of Herod’s household manager Chuza, Susanna, and many others. These women were ministering to them out of their own means.”
Acts 9:36 BSB
“Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.”
Romans 16:1-4 NLT
“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a deacon in the church in Cenchrea. Welcome her in the Lord as one who is worthy of honor among God’s people. Help her in whatever she needs, for she has been helpful to many, and especially to me. Give my greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in the ministry of Christ Jesus. In fact, they once risked their lives for me. I am thankful to them, and so are all the Gentile churches.”
Philemon 1:2 BSB
"to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets at your house:"
Romans 16:12 NIV
"Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord."