Late last year, my sister Kelly Turner & I were listening to a lesson by Tera Carissa Hodges and one question that a woman asked Tera drew our attention. The gist of the question was this, “I’m a pastor and should I overstep my husband to do what I want do if God is telling me to something?” Tera responded with 1 Peter 3:1-6 and this will be the focus of this blogpost. She broke this verse down and after the lesson was over, Kelly & I had a discussion about it because it’s so prevalent today especially in ministry.
What Kelly & I have found (which Tera also explained to the woman who asked that question) is that many women have that tendency to overstep their boundaries just because they feel they can. 1 Peter 3 talks about how women can lead their husband via her conduct. Tera stated that women need to stay in prayer (if they got a word from the Lord about something they’re supposed to do) even though the husband can’t see what she sees at that moment in time; also, if the husband and wife are on one accord, it will be revealed to the husband in due time. This actually applies to men & women, we all seem at times to go ahead of God and the next thing you know, we’re out of order. When a man is more committed to his ministry over his wife, he’s out of order; when a woman tries to overstep her role in ministry to put down a man or be puffed up, she’s out of order. Humility is required and submission to God’s Word is required. Satan thrives on when we step outside of God’s will because then, we’re out of order!
Now I’m going to turn it over to Sister Kelly Turner.
REALLY! THAT'S THE SPIRIT OF CONTROL IN OPERATION which is A FORM OF WITCHCRAFT; one need not usurp authority unless protocol is given for one to proceed. But do with caution.
I know many won't like me after this; but I wasn't put on this earth to be liked; but to speak the TRUTH as GOD gives it to me. When it's all said and done, man DOES NOT have a Heaven or Hell to put you in....The ONE who has the keys to both....BUT GOD. You better STOP letting folks intimidate you; saying you can't do this and that. GOD has the final say. Learn to submit to the authority GOD has placed over you, whether spouse or not.
When reading the Word of God ask yourself which time and arena was it being said? Dissect the Word and Read. Not just one verse but the one before and after. Stop skipping verses so one can't get what GOD is saying.
The Word is something you can't afford to play with when dealing with sheep. I've heard so many people tell me they're scared to wear this and cut this or that....Here's the answer...2 Timothy 1:7 which says, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Philippians 2:5 says: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Many believers have been taught this from childhood without reading and dissecting the TRUTH of the WORD for themselves. They believed Momma & Poppa, but as my son said: “Who's your Daddy?” When individuals take the blinders off and start seeking GOD wholeheartedly asking HIM to remove barriers and man-made doctrine watch what happens. GOD is about to blow the top off that Religious Legalism spirit.