I wanted to share with you notes from my church, Calvary Revival Church... http://www.crcglobal.org. Bishop Courtney McBath. These are from his sermon.
If you would like to actually hear the sermon, here is the link
Pt 4: Don't Just Be A Woman...Be A Kingdom Woman
Notes taken from Joshua 2: 1-13
Bishops starts out by addressing the common view that is placed upon woman, "basically based on preference and opinion, not on truth and principle." What does that mean to me? It makes me think that others view woman as somewhat shallow, and superficial. Bishop McBath explains this further by stating " Too frequently the discussion of woman, is based on the lines of hair, dress, personality, and mannerisms." Jesus never view woman as having these qualities, in fact, he went on to talk about the value, redemption and faith of kingdom woman.
It doesn't surprise us that Rahab the harlot was the original kingdom woman in spite of or possibly because of her influential profession.
What are the characteristic of a Kingdom Woman?
1. Kingdom woman know how to pick a winner!
You change the way you pick your friends.
You change the way you pick who you love.
You change the way you choose a church.
2. Kingdom women know how to negotiate.
When you put God first, expect a blessing! MT. 6.33
When you connect with His Kingdom it saves your life.
She wasn't religious, she was desperate to save her family!
Negotiate for more than just you- family!
Don't Just be a woman... Be a Kingdom Woman.
Hebrew 11:30-31. By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace.
3. Kingdom women know what to say and when to say it. (verses 3, 4)
She was at war for her life with her enemy!
It doesn't need to be justified what she did- God put her on the roll call of Faith! Sarah, Moses's mother and women in general were applauded.
She used her words to turn her enemy around.
When you speak the word of faith, you turn the enemy around. You say what you believe, not what you see.
Kingdom women know how to protect the vision- words!
4. Kingdom women know how to get what they need from God! James 2:25-26
Verse 25 states, "In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26. For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
Kingdom women know how to stay connected to God! Mt. 15.26
No man ever came to Jesus after being called a dog!
Rahab became a Jewish proselyte because the God who saved her life deserved her allegiance!
Kingdom women will talk to him about what they don't understand. Jn. 4.7
No man ever argued with Jesus one on one!
Kingdom women put actions with their talk! Mt. 9.20
No man ever crawled to Jesus!
"18, unless, when we come into the land, you tie this cord of scarlet thread in the window through which you let us down, and gather to yourself into the house your father and your mother and your brothers and all your father's household." NASU
Notes prepared by Bishop Courtney McBath
Calvary Revival Church
written with permission
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