Steve Lyston, Contributor
Without a doubt, in the midst of the global problems that exist, many are giving up hope. If women understand the role God wants them to play in the family, church and nation, and rise to the occasion, there can be major changes.
Women have been blessed with the capacity to bear burdens, not just physically, but spiritually also. God placed a womb within them, not just for biological reasons, but as a symbol spiritually that they have the capacity to birth ideas also that can bring change within a nation. The successes of many nations were as a result of the firm stand women took to enhance family values and economic stability.
When the women line up, rise up and take their rightful positions, we will see major change. Women have been distracted over the years by various issues designed to pull them away from their true roles and purposes.
Truth be told, it was women in the Bible that were the greatest supporters of Jesus' ministry. (Luke 8) Even today, they are the greatest supporters of and givers to ministry, and the most faithful and loyal beings you can find. It is sad that most churches would reject women as a part of their top leadership, but embrace them as managers, politicians, doctors and pilots.
Women and Nations
The struggles that many nations are experiencing are the result of the women either being forced to or that they decidedly take a back seat within their nation. When the men and the priests fail within a nation, it is the women that God uses to bring back that nation to Him. They carry out the reformation (II Kings 22; II Chronicles 24:22-28).
What nations today need for change are some women like Huldah, who have the quickness of mind, and the ability to swiftly and rightly discern the things of God with tenacity to purpose. We need more women as arbitrators, negotiators, counsellors, judges and as ambassadors for global change. Furthermore, women are some of the best intelligence gatherers and we need more of them in that area.
Women And The Economy
The global economy is in a state of chaos, and God wants to use the women to help bring it back.
Isaiah 32:9-11 says, "Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech. In a year and some days you will be troubled, you complacent women; for the vintage will fail, the gathering will not come. Tremble, you women who are at ease; be troubled, you complacent ones; strip yourselves, make yourselves bare, and gird sackcloth on your waists."
This scripture simply means that the economy was headed for more trouble, so it is for the women to cry out and rise up for God to pour out the blessing and intervene. It was not the time for women to be comfortable or settled in the circumstances that existed, but, instead, to let their voices be heard and their presence felt within the nation.
Today, the same is true. There are moral and ethical issues as well as economic problems that exist and the women can make a significant impact to bring change.
There needs to be more concession on vehicles and major discounts for women in business. Single women who own a small business or are involved in humanitarian work should be afforded more concessions and lower interest rates. Those women who are involved in agriculture should also be given greater benefits. Single mothers with multiple children attending the same school should be afforded lower fees per child. There needs to be a greater public awareness of high-risk pregnancies, and women who have such an issue should be afforded the proper assistance they need to see such pregnancies come to full maturity and to birth.
There are many now, who are storing up wealth so they can be safe in the event of an economic recession and they have no mercy on the poor, nor any sympathy for those who are struggling; but there is quite an awakening coming. Women, get in position and get ready for the great things God is about to do through you individually and collectively!
Steve Lyston is a biblical economics consultant and author of several books, including 'End Time Finance' and 'The New Millionaire'.