Do you believe women can make a sound into the earth for Jesus and His Kingdom? How about into the Church?
If you’re a woman who’s got a sound on your life to make for Jesus and His Kingdom, you’ve got to be confident in making that sound. With so much debate in the church today around whether women are “allowed” to teach or preach, finding your confidence can be a little tricky. So, what does the Bible have to say about women making a sound for God? And what happens when we don’t know the truth but keep trying to make a sound anyway? Spoiler Alert: It isn’t good!
On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast we’re taking a quick tour of some general passages of scripture that pertain to women sharing the gospel and making a sound for Jesus, and then we dig a bit deeper into Ezekiel 13 to examine what it looks like when you go “off message” as you make your sound. There’s lots to cover here, so grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE: Hey, Sis! Grab your ticket for the upcoming REVIVE Woman Conference happening on May 13 & 14. We have both in-person and online digital experiences available for you. Head to revivewoman.org/conference for more information and to register.
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
Proverbs 4:23 —
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 —
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God[b] may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Colossians 1:15 —
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
John 1:14 —
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 20:17 —
Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
Mark 16:14 —
Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.
1 Timothy 2:12 —
I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.
1 Corinthians 14:34 —
The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says.
Ephesians 5:22 —
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
Ezekiel 13:17-23 —
“And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophesy against them and say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls! Will you hunt down souls belonging to my people and keep your own souls alive? You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, putting to death souls who should not die and keeping alive souls who should not live, by your lying to my people, who listen to lies.
“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against your magic bands with which you hunt the souls like birds, and I will tear them from your arms, and I will let the souls whom you hunt go free, the souls like birds. Your veils also I will tear off and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand as prey, and you shall know that I am the Lord. Because you have disheartened the righteous falsely, although I have not grieved him, and you have encouraged the wicked, that he should not turn from his evil way to save his life, therefore you shall no more see false visions nor practice divination. I will deliver my people out of your hand. And you shall know that I am the Lord.”
Proverbs 18:21 —
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Matthew 7:15-20 —
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
The tenth annual REVIVE Woman Conference is happening this May 13th and 14th, and we’ve got both in-person and virtual experiences available at revivewoman.org/conference.
If you’re in or near the Tampa, Florida area, grab your ticket right now for REVIVE Woman Conference and secure your seat. This event is happening May 13 and 14 and, Sis, we want you to be in the room!
If you’ve been feeling stuck or apathetic, if you are in a place where you know you need something from God but you just can’t seem to slow down and get still long enough to receive it, if it’s feeling just beyond your grasp and you know you need to intentionally get into the presence of God where the atmosphere is absolutely saturated with faith and expectation for what He can do, head over to revivewoman.org/conference and grab your seat for this transformational event.
Maybe you’ve been looking for a place where you can get a top-up of the Holy Spirit, where you can stand with like-hearted women in worship and prayer and declaration as you see God move mightily. This is your place, Girl! Seriously, get in the room. God has been so faithful to our collective of women throughout the years, and this year will be no different. Head to revivewoman.org/conference and jump in!
We’ve got an online option for you if you can’t make it in person this year. I’m excited about it because it’s got an incredible bonus attached to it that’s worth the entire price of the ticket. Your Digital Ticket Conference Experience includes —
Lifetime access to the 4-module Breakthrough Study that was written by Erica which includes the replays of four live teaching sessions on the Biblical principles of breakthrough, along with a 66-page activation workbook journal so you can really get the most out of this study.
Combined with your Digital Experience Conference Ticket, this bundle is a life-changer, so make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to jump in. God is so good to meet us and pour out when we intentionally position ourselves before Him with expectation, so go to revivewoman.org/conference and grab your Digital Experience Conference Bundle today for just $29! Yep, it’s a crazy price, so grab it here right now.
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.