This morning, I read a short prophetic word written by a respected woman who carries a prophetic mantle. She spoke about a coming reformation among women. When I read her words I felt the Lord impress upon me how this reformation might take place.
Over the years, I have taught that when God begins a new work in a region He will use supernatural manifestations of the Spirit to open up unbelieving hearts to the message of the Gospel. This was the model employed in the Book of Acts and it is the same model used today where revival and cultural transformation is taking place. On the Day of Pentecost Peter said that God endorsed the ministry of Jesus through signs, wonders and miracles. When Jesus sent word back to John the Baptist saying He was the Christ He calmed John’s heart by sharing evidence of the miraculous as proof that He was the Coming One John had prophesied.
Our cities and some of our churches resemble a hearing impaired person. We teach year after year without a demonstration of what we preach. History and the biblical record reveal to us that we cannot teach a city into transformation. At some point our teaching must translate into the demonstration of what we teach. Some have settled for a ministry of good works without a demonstration of power. God has placed the church in culture not to replicate another form of community service, but along with needed good works to demonstrate the power of God. This demonstration is not complete without the full participation of women.
I believe we are in a moment in history when God is asking women to humbly and intentionally step over the barriers that have been placed in their path and walk forward into a supernatural demonstration of God’s power. This is not a time for women to wait for permission from stalled religious institutions. You are to no longer allow yourself to be chained to male-dominated leadership structures or to other women who live under this bondage. You will need to see some areas of the Church as an unreached people group – not unreached regarding salvation, but unreached about the potential of a Spirit-empowered woman. This insight will give you great compassion for those with whom you minister that still remained locked into a diminished view of women.
As the Lord continued speaking to me, I felt Him say that He is raising a band of women who will walk in signs, wonders and miracles. As this begins, guard your heart. You have nothing to prove. Avoid the voices that want you to be enslaved by the mentality of having to prove yourself. God has already released you and He is poised and waiting to empower your first step of faith and obedience. As you begin to step out and cooperate with the heart of God entire churches, church movements and cities will no longer be able to deny what you carry. The miracles performed by God through you will be too obvious to dismiss and as a result, your anointing will no longer be able to be dismissed.