SISTERS, WISE UP AND RISE UP! By Pam Sheppard
I must admit that in the first 5 decades of my life, I did not particularly like women because in my world space, there were just too many meely mouthed, back stabbin female crabs in a barrel. And even though I had my issues with men as well, I liked them better and preferred their company and friendship to that of my own gender. In fact, when I was in my twenties and thirties, my best friends were gay. We could shop and do the hair, nails and dress up thing, but when I was pulled into a cat fight, their masculine strength would rescue me in a New York minute.
Now that I have been saved 34 years, with 30 years in ministry under my belt, I have really grown to love my sistahs and my sisters. Don’t know what I would do with out my crew. Yet, online, I have run into a wild, unruly bunch of professing Christian women who are like bulls or heifers in a China shop. I call them, “Holy Phony Silly Women!” They are constantly posting teaching material, yet claiming “oh, I am merely about Christian fellowship and I am not a teacher.I am simply “sharing.”
Holy Phony Silly women are those who think they can step out on the Internet—on Facebook, in chat rooms, by email, Skype, YouTube, you name it, they are out there from all over the world, buttin heads with Christian folk like wild heifers. The freedom of the world-wide web has mesmerized them to forget Pauls words—not to use liberty as a license to rebellion. Paul said it like this. “All things are expedient to me but all things are not lawful or helpful.”
Much too much that women are “teaching” and “preaching” on the web is not only NOT helpful, but it is harmful.
The bible also tells us to avoid silly women and unfortunately, in spite of my affection and concern for them, I have to turn away. It is not necessary to know a lot to teach. The issue is that what ya know— ya KNOW!— bottom-line is that what you teach should be without error.
One who teaches needs to be able to discern fact from truth, a hypothesis from a finding, a supposition from a conclusion. Yet women are on video clips and writing Facebook notes and tweeting about spiritual growth and end time matters. when they have not a clue. Then, when they are confronted, they angrily justify and defend themselves with,
“Oh, I am just a housewife. I am not teaching. I am just “spending quality time with my online friends. I am not as bold as YOU Pam, to say that I am a teacher. Oh no. I am not a teacher. I am just “having conversation.” For after all, I am too humble to appoint myself, as YOU have done. I have the fear of the Lord because I know that a woman is not supposed to teach. And I know that teachers receive the greater judgment and condemnation for teaching error!”
This is that same ole slippery way that women deal with their husbands. You’ve played your manipulative games with him for so long,–letting him believe that he is running your home when you KNOW the truth is that YOU are!!! Consequently, you rationalize that you can also manipulate God and pretend that “you are not teaching YOUR interpretation of the word of God.
Let’s get real, Sisters. This is Holy Phoniness to the max. It stinks in my spiritual nostrils. You not only quote scripture, but you declare to people how they ought to worship and “get in the presence of the Lord,” whether or not to fast, how to fast and pray, —and even deeper–that there is no rapture, that Jesus is not literally coming back but that it is a “spiritual” return, that people should not prepare themselves for end times, that those who speak in tongues are going to hell, that Pentecostals are all unsaved heathens. That various folk are false prophets—I’ve heard a woman call them lunatics. And on and on it goes, day after day.
But this is not “teaching” you see! It is that great ole euphemism called “sweet fellowship with the saints and harmless, idle conversation” Oh, no. YOU not a teacher. Yeh!
To that, I say this. Consider the “technical virgins” of today. They believe themselves to be righteous because they have never experienced coitus by vaginal penetration, yet they masturbate 4 times a day to online porn or they are having anal and oral sex on a regular basis. “Look yall, I’m still a virgin. Yeh!
So I say to Holy Phony Silly Women. don’t think that God cannot distinguish between a euphemism and the real thing. He can tell the difference between Christian fellowship and teaching. You are TEACHING!
After 30 years in ministry, if I don’t know my calling BY NOW and if I am not bold enough to stand in it, then I am as Holy Phony as the rest of them..
Yes, I am a teacher. But I am also a pastor, an evangelist, a prophet and if I knew what an Apostle is today, I might be one of them too. I am not ashamed of my calling simply because I am a woman. Man did not call me. God did! Man has to live with what God has already done!
So “either teach, as WOMEN OF GOD, OR GET OFF THE POT, Sister!
If you decide to teach, I can train you in 3-6 months. You don’t have to affiliate with me and no one has to know that I am the one who “undeceived you” and you can go about your merry way. It won’t matter to me. My concern is for those who are following you that some of you are feeding error every day, yet taking no responsibility for your error for fear that God will condemn you for teaching.
He will condemn you for being a hypocrite. You are teaching because the Lord has called you to teach anf you are pretending not to be a teacher because you are a woman. Sounds like a Catch 22 to me.
Time is runnin out, Gurl! Humble yourself right now, Gurl, to the fact that you are teaching without proper training! Time is too short to be narrow-minded and petty. You need to get your act together, like yesterday! ASAP! WOMEN, YOU MUST NOT KEEP SILENT FOR YOU MUST TEACH. EITHER STAND UP AND TEACH BUT GET TRAINED FIRST.REBELLION IS A,S THE SIN OF WITCHCRAFT.
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