Men and women are created in the glory of God. We are made in His image and after His likeness. All of us, no exceptions; so whether we feel like it or not, whether we believe in God or not, we are still created for His glory. Yet we don’t all live our lives for the purpose we were created for, do we? So many women throughout history have lived lives seeking selfish gain, and sought to bring glory and honor only to themselves. The carnage of our selfish lives is recorded in history. The power that women possess is unprecedented. Take a quick walk through the bible and see what I mean.
Through God’s power, Rachel birthed a child as an old woman with her husband Abraham. Her womb was barren and she was too old to have children, yet she birthed a nation. Rahab played a major role in helping the Israelites defeat Jericho in the land of Canaan. Ruth, who was a Moabite, was so faithful of a friend that though she was a foreigner to the Israelite people she actually became the great grandmother of King David. Esther became queen of Persia while her people were in captivity! She was so powerful that when a decree was made against the Jews that they should all be killed, Esther was able to empower them to defend themselves against their oppressors. It was through Mary that our Lord and Savior was birthed into the world from heaven. It was Mary of Magdalene that attended to Jesus needs, helped in ministry, and was the first to see Jesus after He rose from the grave. Women are powerful.
All of these women were regulators. They rose above the sin condition of their time and birthed, saved, delivered, established, and developed the nation of God’s people. They stood tall against the present darkness of the enemy’s rule and fought for the truth of God’s authority. So many countless others, recorded in the bible an untold, have regulated the agenda of hell and conquered the kingdoms of the devil to the glory of God. This is what we are called to be; Regulators.
It’s a shame that the world is currently a place of darkness. When Adam sinned, the enemy to up rulership over the world. Of course, God is still Lord of all but if you want to know why sin, crime, and destruction are so common among us it’s because we forfeited our position of power to the devil when we sinned. “In which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.” (Ephesians 2:2) The enemy took over through humanity’s sin and he established his kingdom upon the earth and that system is what we are still under.
Yet God has all power and has already taken the sting of death away from the devil and we now have the power to walk above this present darkness and worldly system through faith in Jesus Christ. This means that in Jesus we have the power to reject temptations, bad habits, lust in our flesh, compromise, and mental bondages. We can walk on top of the devil’s system and be conquerors over the enemy and the world in our life. When Jesus enters our life He fills us with light, life, and talents with which He wants us to use to glorify Him and win other people to Him.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-14, 16
God calls us to emulate our salvation through our very lifestyle. There should be something distinctively different about the lifestyle of the Christian than that of a non-believer. This is why it’s not good for Christians to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or consume other worldly pleasures simply because we can do it so long as we don’t over-indulge. Sure you may be able to have a casual drink and not get drunk, but that alcoholic who needs God will see you and see no difference between his lifestyle and yours. (Read Romans 14: 14-17) The world should see a difference in the homes of Christians. It hurts to know that the divorce rate is so high even among Christians. Non-believers can’t be inspired by Christians who don’t have peace, love, and joy in their homes.
We can’t get caught up into gossip, bound by addictions, or harbor bitterness within our hearts. We have to allow the power of God to work in and through us to live differently than other people. We have a higher calling and a holy mission as Christians. This has got to saturate everything from what we believe in our heart to the way we walk out our lives. When we operate in godly love we testify of God’s presence more than just protesting it. Giving a lonely person a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on shows godly love. Giving someone with a broken down car on the side of the road a helping hand shows God’s love. When people are rejected by society and we speak to them about the solution God gives to their problems we become a great witness.
Our light must shine through our works. Just like all of these women I mentioned to the godly women of today, Jesus wants to use you to combat hell and establish His kingdom in the earth.
This has to be your focus, your mission, and your motivation to get out of bed each morning. Jesus answered the present needs of people. When the crowd of 5,000 were hungry, He fed them before He spoke to them. Jesus healed people. This was significant because during the first century, sickness and disease was rampant. His healing ministry made Him extremely relevant to the present needs of the people. Yet still His greatest work was redeeming man back to God through the sinless death of the Son of God. He was birthed in obscurity yet changed the entire world past, present, and future. He was a regulator. Like a thermostat, He set the tone, He set the temperature, He set the pace for humanity to walk in. And He said that the works He did weren’t anything compared to the works we can do!
He said that we were the salt of the earth and the light of the world. The only reason the earth isn’t consumed in sin and totally self destructed is because of us. We are the only reason God doesn’t spew the world out of His mouth and send fire down on the whole earth. God told Abraham that if he could just find 50 righteous men in Sodom He would let the place survive. Abraham couldn’t and God burned the whole place down: men, women, and children. The women of God must represent God completely. Each one of you has a crucial role in the plan of God.
We have to commit the work of our hands to God, if you want to be world changers. We need more Christian business women, more Christian politicians, more Christian artists, and more Christian educators. The devil is working fiercely through non-believing professionals to expand his reach and influence. Look at all the garbage that comes out of Hollywood, the media, the school system, the government, and private groups. We all know of the present moves that people are making to eliminate God from everything, legalize gay/lesbian marriages, and demean human life through abortion.
This is war! Godly women can change public policies, kill the seductive spirit portrayed through music, movies, and advertisement, and defend the biblical definition of a holy marriage. Let the work of our hands testify to who we serve and what we believe. We don’t have to just say it or wear Jesus tee shirts, we can change the world if we just roll up our sleeves and start fighting the fight of faith. We must let God’s glory be seen through the integrity and excellence with which we do our business and serve in our vocation.
We Christians are called to be regulators. We must rule and subdue the earth. We have the authority to kill the works of the enemy through Jesus. We must bring kingdom order to a chaotic world. Defend the work of God. Hold true to His high standards in a world that has now morale, value, or righteousness. Wherever we go and whatever we do, we must be regulators. God’s trumpet has sounded, the curse of sin has been broken, the Angel of God sends out a war cry. Stand! We can’t get caught up into the things of the world but we must challenge the world’s system to rise to God’s standard by the way we live, work, and treat other people. We have to be about winning souls to Jesus. We should be about our Father’s business as a young Jesus said He was. We are the defenders of the faith. We are the fishers of men. We are the agents of God sent to change the world and tell the message of Jesus salvation. We can deliver a world of slaves like Moses did or establish God’s kingdom like David did. We have the power within us. We…are…Regulators!
Sister in Christ, you are regulators, and we men need your ministry. You see the effect of what great women did in the bible as well as the destruction that corrupt women did. You have the power to be a Regulator of this day.