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Can Women Be Used Of God

Do you believe a female believer can receive revelation knowledge of the Scriptures as readily as a male believer? Do you believe a woman's spiritual calling is as important as a male's spiritual calling? Does God use males and females equally in His plans and purposes?

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Men, women, boys & girls are all subjects of God. All have the potential as conduits of His gifts. Some women & men believe they are above the scriptures & have free reign with all spiritual things. I believe we can only do God's will by staying within His Word. Having revelation of His Word doesn't mean we can bypass His church order. It means we can fellowship, worship, witness, prophesy, & more. But we should not have authority over men unless we are male,have one wife & are called of God to minister.
---mikefl on 4/5/08


Why does these types of questions keep popping up? Why does it bother Satan so much, us females, that God has chosen to be used by Him? Now that is an excellent question.
---catherine on 5/6/07


Yes God can use women as much as He does men. In the New Testament Jesus had lots of friends who were monan and He prepared them for special tasks. We are also created in the image of God. 1 Sam.25, Esth.4, 1 Sam., Is. 49, Ezek.16. Phoebe, Junia was some. Read Pauls books. Theres a lot of woman who took up leadership roles.
---Junia on 5/6/07


Yes God can use women as much as He does men. In the New Testament Jesus had lots of friends who were women and He prepared them for special tasks. We are also created in the image of God. 1 Sam.25, Esth.4, 1 Sam., Is. 49, Ezek.16. Phoebe, Junia was some. Read Pauls books. Theres a lot of woman who took up leadership roles.
---Junia on 5/6/07


Apphia, Euodia, Syntyche, Lydia, Mary, Persis, Phoebe, Priscilla, Rufus's mother, Tryphena and Tryphosa were all leaders in New Testament.
---Junia on 5/6/07




lol demons dont fear god and neither do i i am gonna leave a note in ym room that if "god" smites me then sum 1 will write back and tell me ure right
however god will not smite me because he dosent interfere lets face it it has been 2000 years why am i soooo special he is gonna break a habit just to tecch me a lesson lol ;)
---simon on 5/5/07


Catherine, would you please not use capital letters in a pattern? A string of capitals, a string of lower case. It's very hard to read. Thank you.
---Cindy on 1/18/07


THE ANSWERS ARE====YES,YES,YES, AND YES. YOU HAVE TO BE WILLING. GOD, TODAY is looking for some good people. JESUS SAID,"FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS is what makes each of you equal with each other". YOU MAY READ THE REST IN GAL.C. 3
---CATHERINE on 1/18/07


The wife as the weaker vessel is in reference to the church being the bride of Christ. She (the church) will never be equal nor have the say in spiritual matters. That is the reason for the husband/wife relationship. Manifesting what we believe at the throne of God for Him to see and judge. Not carnal "who's bad" foolishness or to keep women under a man's thumb. The Lord can use any part (male/female) of his bride as he chooses. Women can lead when men won't.
Frank
---Frank on 1/17/07


Today I watched as a women security Guard wrestled with a thief in a gang of five while several men stood watching. My point she took the job for what ever reason necessary to provide for her family but understand what she had to do. 1. Put her life at risk
2. Apprehend the Man
3. Protect the entire store

While these poor excuses watched.
---Carla5754 on 1/17/07




She retrieved the stolen drink so he was possibly drunk only as the Manager so happen to mentioned to the thief that he was on camera then he returned with the goods after the guard pursued him outside the store and pinned herself between him and his friends. These are the position that women are forced into because of the lack of responsibilities of Men. Many of the men looking were tall strong men. Yet none offered to help her so it is in the church Many excuses but no Responsibility.
---Carla5754 on 1/17/07


My beloved it takes a womb and a seed to produce greatness. Without Mary we would not have the Son of God. God will us anything and anyone whom avails him or her self to Him. He used a Donkey to tell a man in the bible take another road. It's not a man thing or a woman thing. Delight yourself in the lord and He shall give you the desires in your heart. amen...
---Towanna on 1/17/07


Christian woman, becoming a woman of influence

Christian women to start making a difference in our world. By this I mean your home, your community, your Church, and your place of work because these are the places where you can exercise the greatest amount of influence

She is only one, but she can influence her world
---Juanita on 1/16/07


yes,women can be used by god they can be through his scriptures and his word
---angela on 1/11/07


greetings.The spirit of truth has broken the chains of monopoly that man has over woman.Consider the angels ,are they pictured as female like(passive) or male(agressive)?All who enter the kingdom labor for the honor and glory of God.
---earl on 1/11/07


Yes, women can be used of God in His own way not ours..they can receive revelation knowlege of scriptures, just as men would but not to usurp mens position. women n mens spiritual calling are both important and of cause they both are in God's plans only differently. men have their talents n women theirs.
---mam on 1/11/07


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If you don't know what you are not to be, how can you not be it? Could you be it and be unaware?

Again, Biblically speaking,

What does usurping look like?
What does not leading look like?

Sure would be cool to see both men and women reply to both questions.

Kinda get the impression we are so different, maybe we are or maybe we are not.
---TDG on 1/10/07


#1 I believe women can receive knowledge of the Scripture by revelation given by the Holy Ghost as easily as men. Spiritually speaking, there is no difference between men and women because there is no gender to the New Creation life that lives within us. When we become born again, we are no longer who we are in the flesh, but who Christ is in us. When God looks on us, He sees Christ. Whether it be male or female, if they walk in the Spirit, God does not see their gender.
---Debbie on 1/10/07


#2 However, if they are not walking in the Spirit, but fulfilling the lusts of the flesh, it is not Christ that is being seen. They are then operating out of the fleshly realm rather than the spiritual. In that case, God has placed women in subjection to men and if she is married, the man will have to answer to God for her bahavior. Man or woman, when walking in the Spirit which is in obedience to God, will not usurp authority from anyone.
---Debbie on 1/10/07


EMCEE on 1/9/07 #1: I do have some answers. Didn't want to post just yet. Once I do, there is no need for anyone else to bother. :)

previous was a joke.

What does a man not leading look like?
1.) Afraid to make a decision because of the unknown. Ps 23:4
2.) He does not walk by faith, but by sight. He must have total evidence before trusting God. Hab 2:4
3.) He's afraid of not being popular. Some decision is God directed to the man, but will not be popular. Pr 29:25
---TDG on 1/10/07


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EMCEE on 1/9/07 #2:
4.) He cannot admit mistakes and/or correct them. Hab 2:4
5.) He's a yes to everything to advoid conflict. Pr 29:25
6.) He run from, instead of dealing with conflict. Hab 2:4
7.) He cannot not articulate the plan of God for his life and if he is marriage, God's plan for his family. Pr 16:3
8.) Doesn't know where he's going or where he want to go. Ps 23:3
9.) If he does know God's plan, he is afraid to do it. Hab 2:4

This is a few. Please add yours to the list.
---TDG on 1/10/07


what do you think debbie...you must know the answer or are you seeking to rile up everyone over this issue. answer it yourself
---mimi on 1/9/07


Its your question why can't you answer it,You are a man its your household but by the same token if you are incapable then by all means your wife is your helpmate.There have been many Great women & Men. God does not chose to creat confusion in a household that is what satan does.
---EMCEE on 1/9/07


Have a few questions.

Woman Question:
What are the signs/actions/attitude of a woman who is usurping? What does usurping look like?

Man Quesions:
What are the signs/actions/attitude of a man who is not leading? What does not leading look like?

Last Question:
If I'm guilty of usurping or not leading, why is their no repenting?

Good Day,
TDG
---TDG on 1/8/07


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Eloy, I believe as a woman that I have an important role spreading the gospel in any way I can, However I do not think myself above that which God has annointed to step in front of the congregation and put myself up before the Man Of God to prove I of myself can step into a position not designed for me. However some women do not understand the word SELF and will argue with the word because they cannot accept what is written because it dents their ego. Many will be dissapointed on the day of Judgement.
---Carla on 1/6/07


Debbie, I do believe that God gave man the leadership in the family and also in the church. That said, I believe that God has a purpose for each, man and women. A different purpose because we are different in many ways. Both do not receive the same calling, or gifted with the same purpose in mind. Yet, it is just as important as man's but God does not use both equally. They are different ways He uses woman then with man. And everyone, as a child of God, receives revelation knowledge of Scripture.
---lisa on 1/6/07


2. From the beginning of Genesis all through Scripture man has been the one that God has communicate as authority. Adam over Eve, was an example and all through Scripture God speaks to man more then woman. That the system of God does not show working is only because of the failure of man to take the position. In a marriage it is given to man to be head yet he has failed time and again in doing his job, since many times he is not submissive to God. When that happens everything goes the wrong way.
---lisa on 1/6/07


3. For the very first time I agree with Eloy. Why it fails in that man doesn't submit to God as he should. If he was submissive to the Lord, God's system of things would work perfect. Just think, when a man loves God with all of his heart, his wife would see this love and do the most she could to be submissive to him. But what God installed for us is not carried out as He wanted. So woman many times take charge which is not her calling, but does because no one else will.
---lisa on 1/6/07


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4. Eloy is right in his last statement but I don't agree with some of the reasons he gave. He misapplies some things when explaining but his last one I do believe he is correct. In His life, he was responsible for his marriage, in my life my husband was. Many fail marriages are because of the husband's lack of understanding Scripture and following God as he should.
---lisa on 1/6/07


Women can be used by Yah, there is a order in the home, in the church. Men are the head of the woman. so much rebellion to this teaching, women, just say, no man will rule over me. Karen
---Karen on 1/5/07


.darlene, Woman was made for man, but man was never ever made for woman. God did not give leadership of the church to woman, but to the man which he made first in his image. Any woman who assumes leadership in church is not following neither submitting to the authority and order of God, but instead they are following their own desires.
---Eloy on 1/5/07


Some forget JESUS rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. HE is still the head of the church here on earth.The sin of the garden of eden was not a male female thing but both disobeyed GOD. The HOLY GHOST is given to those who obey.LEARN to obey JESUSand be led by the HOLY GHOST AND DON'T worry about what men say you can and cannot do.HE who the SON Sets free is free indeed.david7744
---david on 1/5/07


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It is my belief that God can use woman just as he uses men. A woman I listen to, pastor Melissa Scott, is very good, I can understand her when she interpets the original Hebrew/Greek Bible and she is really helping me.
---sue on 1/5/07


God can use woman just as he uses men. There is an excellent person by the name of pastor Melissa Scott that I listen to every night or as much as I can.She seems to be very intellegent in regards to interpeting the Original (or as close as can be)Hebrew/Greek into something I can understand, and that is good. And, she is a woman!
---sue on 1/5/07


Do you believe a female believer can receive revelation knowledge of the Scriptures? YES, Eph 1:16-20 Paul's prayer that you might want to start praying for yourself. Do you believe a woman's spiritual calling is as important? YES, any calling that God has placed on your life is important & God does place callings on women's lives. Does God use females equally in His plans and purposes? YES, as a female I believe I need to be under the authority of my pastor and that I am in the will of God.
---Yvonne on 1/5/07


I believe that we are all carriers of Godlyseed. We as women of God do have a purpose and a destiny to fulfill.
If you read Proverbs 10:31 if a man finds a wife he finds a good thing.
I believe that we are women of power women of strength. Just think about it we were so special to God that everything had to be in place before He created us. So yes we do not want to take over,we know what our covering is. And we honour God for making us the head and not the tail.
---cecilia on 1/5/07


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Darlene expresses it best. I just wanted to add another comment: If God can use a donkey, he sure can use a woman. I don't mean that as a put down to women, by NO means, so please hear that statement with your spiritual ears.
---Donna9759 on 1/5/07


Galatians 3:28 whole chapter is confirming that all who have received Christ,are baptised into Christ are all the same in God's eyes,in Kingdom they have "put on Christ" as shown in Gal 3:27. To say women aren't equal in the sight of God is to call the Word of God a lie and say we aren't all the same to God. God gives all the same salvation. He has made access to the Baptism of HG and Gifts of the Spirit the same for male and female. Why would He give leadership gifts to people He wouldn't use?
---Darlene_1 on 1/5/07


Galatians 3:28. I have never been able to see how people would get gender neutral from this verse; especially since the context is inheritance and promise. But people use this in almost ever place where there is a distinction in gender roles, function, position...

Sound like presuppositionalism.

I guess the best way to call this is "snippet hermeneutics".
---TDG on 1/5/07


You contiue to believe that Paul is outdated and I will continue to believe evey word being inspired of God including his Gospel according to Paul/ Christ Jesus. Either we accept the word or a lie. The church is breaking down In the understanding of prophecies related to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and interpretated to fortune telling, failed healing is down to the person having no FAITH. Doctines of devils are preceived as the word. As for me and my house we will believe THE WORD OF GOD.
---Carla5754 on 1/5/07


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God is no respector of person He will use anybody to get the Gospel out to the world. Instead of us all wanting to know whether God uses women why dont we get out the and help GOD'S word to prevail. Right now all over the world people are perishing because of lack of knowledge let us all help with the gospel and get people saved
---Ella on 1/4/07


since God is always masculine, as the Father; and the King of kings; and the Lord of lords; and also Jesus has a beard; thus the Holy Spirit referred to as He, or the breath of God proceeding from him is likewise masculine, just as my spirit and my breath and your spirit and breath is also matching our body and not gender neutral.
---Eloy on 1/4/07


Unlearned people misapply Galatians 3:28 professing falsehood. This verse refers to God's grace and inheritance being for all flesh without respect to any one race or gender or condition in life (ref: Galatians 2:11-14; 3:7-9,29); and it is Not referring to all things being equal, which is a false gospel; for there most certainly is a distinction between male and female in Christ, else Christ and also his word would be a lie when he commands against same genders being intimate with each other.
---Eloy on 1/4/07


Woman was taken from man's rib; but nevertheless the woman is not man, and the man is not woman. Anyone who wrongly thinks that both genders are equal, need only to try going into the opposite restroom to relieve themself and they will know they are different.
---Eloy on 1/4/07


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tonne, do you mean to tell me that when Christ returns and resurrects us, we will no longer be men and women? Does that mean Christ was no longer a man when he was resurrected and glorified? Was the Bible wrong when it said our bodies will be fashioned like Christs (Phil. 3:21)? He was in a glorified male body that resembled himself, why shouldnt we expect the same?
---tofurabby on 1/4/07


"The woman usually plays the part of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity"

Wow! Is this ever the most false statement I have ever seen on these blogs.
---Susie on 1/4/07


Do you believe a female believer can receive revelation knowledge of the Scriptures as readily as a male believer?
If revelation knowledge is simply saying understanding, then yes.

Do you believe a woman's spiritual calling is as important as a male's spiritual calling? Yes

Does God use males and females equally in His plans and purposes? Generally speaking yes. You will need to be careful when it comes to specifics. After all, there was no way Joseph could have Jesus.
---TDG on 1/4/07


I'm with you on this one, Susie! I know no men who treat their wives as the "weaker vessel." Most men expect their wives to cook all the meals, clean the house alone, and completely care for the kids. However, these big, strong guys also expect their wives to work OUTSIDE the home too and help THEM support the family. I say, you can't have it both ways!!! They certainly aren't willing to do both! Now, who is weaker?
---Crystal on 1/4/07


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The woman usually plays the part of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity. Yes, she can and is used by God for his purpose. There is no male or female in Christ
---tonne on 1/4/07


I love it when I hear that term "weaker vessel" as it is so funny. I've seen a lot of women who are serving the Lord who I would never consider to be "weak vessels."
---Susie on 1/4/07


God is not an anarchist, but a God of order. Godly woman accept the fact that they were made by God to be man's helpernmate and to bear him company; and the weaker vessels are truly blessed when they obey his Commandments and submit to his divine way as commanded in the scripture and as the masculine and feminine nature witnesses wonderfully, rather than be selfish and disrespectful to both man and God.
---Eloy on 1/3/07


Yes to all your questions.
---lynet on 1/3/07


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A women of God's choosing can serve in any capacity that God desires her to serve. That includes any secular or ecclesiastical position.
---Phil_the_Elder on 1/3/07


Yes, I believe God uses all believers as he has used me. When I told the Lord that I was his 100% years ago, he started using me in His service. He used the woman at the well to take the gospel to an entire town.
---Susie on 1/3/07


Debbie, Yes, Yes and Yes. "Who so ever will, let him come." Those who diligently seek Him will find him. If you search for Him with all of your heart, you will find Him. God sees us women searching after His heart and He knows we want to know Him, men do too, but the men I've met want me to teach them all I know about the word, they don't want to go search it out for themselves.
---Donna9759 on 1/3/07


rosemary, you have a very strange understanding of the word of God. The New Covenant is already fulfilled. Christ died for us all and the Old Covenant is passed away at the cross..the ordinances, sacrificial animals..JESUS became the Lamb of God that was sacrificed...HE IS the Scripture..HE IS THE WORD..JOHN 1;1,2, and His Word never fades away..not one jot nor tittle shall pass..it never goes old as you so say...
---mam on 1/2/07


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God will use a women to preach, heal the sick and raise the Dead, if she has the word of God in her and Jesus in her heart by the Holy Ghost.
If you are in a place they don't believe this you are in the wrong Church, and they will destroy you with their false doctrine, not allowing you to minister. We must overcome these false doctrines, Overcomer's share in Christ's glory.
---exzucuh on 1/2/07


rosem4839, Why do you believe it is outdated? Does your opinion mean that Peter is wrong when he said ALL of Paul's epistles contained the wisdom, given to him, whereby we may be found of Christ in peace, without spot, and blameless? Is it really ALL his epistles except for 1 Timothy 2:11-14?

Sorry, it is not outdated. Paul wrote with 100% relevence. Peter tells us that those who dont understand this will wrest these and all other scripture. Which has been demonstrated.
---tofurabby on 1/2/07


There is a passage we do read in I Timothy 2:12- I suffer not a woman to teach,nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence; In this present Age,there are many female evangelists who have changed that passage and have been ordained to God's Higher calling.Both Men and Women have a certain Duty to fulfill in Christ.That New Testament passage is outdated,because Christ had yet to fulfill the Scripture.We receive a New Covenant at the Resurrection.
---rosem4839 on 1/2/07


...even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness."
---tofurabby on 1/2/07


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Why do people choose to ignore what the scriptures say? 1 Timothy 2:11-14 is pretty clear. Also, Gen. 2:18; 3:16; Eph. 5:22-33; Col. 3:18; 1 Cor. 11:3; Tit. 2:4,5; 1 Pet. 3:1-7; 1 Cor. 14:34

I hear so many excuses to ignore what is written. That's not really what is meant (then why write it?), It was only meant for that day, only for that city, etc. (cont.)
---tofurabby on 1/2/07


-2- 2 Peter 3:13-18 "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation;... cont.
---tofurabby on 1/2/07


i do believe female believers can receive revelation of scriptures same as male and no females have not the same calling and God has already commanded what women are to do and what men are to do...women should not assume men's positions such as preaching.
---lily on 1/2/07


#1 Revelation knowledge is nothing more than God opening up Scripture and giving an understanding that wasn't there previously. Many times while studying the Scriptures, rightly dividing the Word, a certain Scripture has taken on a new deeper meaning than ever before, it quite suddenly ties in with other Scriptures and I sit in awe of God.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


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#2 I get so thrilled in my heart and I want to tell everyone I know, only to find that they have already seen what I just saw, or they don't get it at all. Either way, no one is as excited about what God has shown me as I am. Then I just rejoice with Jesus because He is just as thrilled as I am.
---Debbie on 1/1/07


Debbie, Yes, Yes, and a thousand times Yes! The most outstanding Saints are those no one has ever heard of. We will see them in Heaven. Those we think are our spiritual Giants here may not be there at all. Popularity has nothing to do with it. Large congregations...no. But someone who laid down his/her life for someone else..Yes. Revelation should lead to obedience. Obedience to what you know is 100%. "To solve all Mysterys but have not love...is nothing...nothing...nothing.
---kathr4453 on 1/1/07


There are many good women ministers out there spreading the word of God and they are blessed spritually just as any man.God is a respector of not one man,But loves all,Women can be used there too instead of man,For he loves all men and women.
---Joe on 1/1/07


God's word is what some people need to read and accept instead of dragging different scriptures into the arena to validate their lazy non gospel point. missing the real issue which is Women may very well have to Preach since Men have become lazy and no longer here from God and God may very well have to use women to teach were men sit down waiting to be fed.
---Carla5754 on 1/1/07


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Are we talking about salvation here Z which is free to all bound or free, wemon/men/children/Gentiles or Women Preaching to the Church( Period) Where Apostle Paul a man if you read gave his LIFE, HOME, FINE CLOTHES, RICHES he could have obtained, Peril, Shipwrecked, DEATH for the Gospel? Or am I to accept your feble answerwith no scriptual meaning to the subject!
---Carla5754 on 1/1/07


Are we talking about salvation here Z which is free to all bound or free, wemon/men/children/Gentiles or Women Preaching to the Church( Period) Where Apostle Paul a man if you read gave his LIFE, HOME, FINE CLOTHES, RICHES he could have obtained, Peril, Shipwrecked, DEATH for the Gospel? Or am I to accept your feble answerwith no scriptual meaning to the subject!
---Carla5754 on 1/1/07


Galatians 3:27-28 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

In the flesh there are differences and offices appointed by God but in the Spiritual none whatsoever.
---exzucuh on 1/1/07


Are you trying to RE-write the Gospels according to Debbie and Co. Be humble AND ACCEPT THE WRTTEN WORD it is there for learning, reproving,rebuking correction, and wisdom amongst many but most of all it is there to keep our souls from Sinning against God not Paul. Beware of this accursed trail, women do not need a license, name or reccognition to be able to preach to women childern and the unsaved, So why OH why do you need one to Preach to Gods HOUSE what will you possibly Gain from it?
---Carla5754 on 12/31/06


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I have always heard much discussion about this--This is my belief. The Bible says God will make that rocks and mountains cry unto him so He will be praised. If he can use a rock or a mountain--Why not a woman????
---Amand9339 on 12/31/06


part 2, debbie. people what to think that their doctrine is sent of God to them, thats why we have all the denominations we have today. personal revelation must line up with the word, but sadly today people seem to think that God has a specific word for them and they discern and distort andin general mangle Gods word to soot them.I live by 2 rules love God,(gods whole word and son)love my neighbor,(everybody)
---tom2 on 12/30/06


debbie, I believe as jack has stated about so called revelation. seeems people say this word as though thers is something new in Gods word. it aint so. the truth is the truth . now pesonal revelation of the word is what is really going on in our lives,but it,s no dofferent for you or me,or men or women, or blacks or whites,jews greeks anybody.Its the same word. why CAUSE GOD IS THE SAME same word same truth same revelation. just given to different people who distort it at times.
---tom2 on 12/30/06


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