Updated: May 18
This past month, the Lord spoke to me as I we were nearing Mother’s Day. I had been watching with a discerning eye the attacks that the enemy has been waging against women, children, and the function and identity of men and women. The enemy’s tactic is to destroy the kingdom partnership between men and women by bringing confusion in their functions. As I was praying about this, God spoke to me and said, “I am raising up Matriarchs that will bring alignment to the body of Christ in this hour.”
Throughout history the enemy has worked overtime to put women and mothers in a box. In cultures around the world, women have been oppressed, held back, and hindered, and it is still that way in some countries and some cultures. Let me tell you why that is.
The tactic of the enemy is that if he can’t oppress and silence women, he will steal their identity and what makes us unique. Why does the enemy have such a vendetta against women?
Genesis (3:15) God says to the serpent who tricked Eve, I will put enmity (hostility and hatred) between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
This is the first prophecy of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Through Mary’s obedience, Eve’s disobedience was undone, and the savior came into the world. Jesus, the offspring of a woman, crushed the head of the serpent, destroying his kingdom forever and humiliating him.
Now there is a hatred that Satan holds for womankind, and he desires to silence and humiliate women because he knows that there is a unique kind of surrender to God that women carry that is capable of shifting nations.
I was reading about lions and the way the pride works, and the males lions are the protectors of the pride, but the lionesses are the hunters.
See, there is a maternal instinct that women have to hunt down every enemy that is coming against their family, household, and calling… There is an aggressive spirit that rises up in a woman that says “I am not letting go until I see the promise manifest!”
Women are by definition, wombed men, they’re birthers. When you begin to see God raise up matriarchs, you will know that a new season is being birthed.
The Women of Jerusalem
Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech…
15 - Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
The Prophet Isaiah is calling on a company of women who are asleep and complacent, to rise up into their destinies and functions because there is an assignment to bring forth something new. When women lose sight of their assignment, there is a sleep that falls which allows evil to flourish. See, even though the kingdom has been given to us, we have to birth that into manifestation through prayer, intercession, and fasting, and ACTION.
When God wants to usher in a new season, he always raises up a matriarch mantle, because there’s a birthing that needs to take place. Smith Wigglesworth accredited his entire ministry to his wife. In fact, she was the one who birthed the ministry, doing the majority of the preaching in the early years of their ministry.
Smith Wigglesworth said, “All that I am today I owe, under God, to my precious wife.”
A survey revealed that an average American congregation is roughly 61% female and 39% male.
However it was revealed that families are 90% more likely to attend church if the man of the household attends.
If the men and women are not in alignment, we will lose our families, and if we lose the families, what ensues is chaos, complacency, and misalignment.
On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song:
“When the princes in Israel take the lead,
when the people willingly offer themselves—
praise the Lord!
“Hear this, you kings! Listen, you rulers!
I, even I, will sing to[a] the Lord;
I will praise the Lord, the God of Israel, in song.
“When you, Lord, went out from Seir,
when you marched from the land of Edom,
the earth shook, the heavens poured,
the clouds poured down water.
The mountains quaked before the Lord, the One of Sinai,
before the Lord, the God of Israel.
“In the days of Shamgar son of Anath,
in the days of Jael, the highways were abandoned;
travelers took to winding paths.
Villagers (in some translations, the warriors) in Israel would not fight;
they held back until I, Deborah, arose,
until I arose, a mother in Israel.
God chose new leaders
when war came to the city gates,
but not a shield or spear was seen
among forty thousand in Israel.
My heart is with Israel’s princes,
with the willing volunteers among the people.
Praise the Lord!
The word arose in the Hebrew means to rise up against, to decree, to stand up, to stir up, to strengthen, to establish.
At a time when there was no fight left in the people, and the men had forsaken their positions, God raised up Deborah as a Matriarch, and she influenced the men to take to their rightful positions. Matriarchs are raised up to bring alignment and to strengthen the partnership between men and women.
Psalm 68:11 “The Lord gives the command [to take Canaan]; The women who proclaim the good news are a great host (army)”
Women are called to proclaim, to decree, to set forth the will of the Lord, as an army, as a great company, as birthers, as matriarchs who are put in position for such a time as this to birth a new move, to bring alignment, and to make way for men to get into their positions, and to walk side by side in each function as matriarchs and patriarchs of the kingdom of God.
There is an anti-woman, anti-christ, anti-kingdom spirit in this country, disguising itself as feminism that says we can give up our femininity and our masculinity for a falsehood, believing a lie. The enemy is attempting to pit men and women against one another and to blur the lines of gender, function, and kingdom appointment, because he knows that a house divided against itself cannot stand. Satan knows that if he can corrupt the assignment and identity of women, he can destroy the kingdom mantle that births the new.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus travailed as he faced death. This is because he was birthing something new; a kingdom family. All of his disciples fled, but the women, the birthers stayed by his side. A woman, anointed the body of Jesus, it was women who stayed by Jesus’ side d