Women’s Rights or Purpose?
Women’s Rights is an important issue to consider, especially this month. January 21st is the first anniversary of the mass Women’s Marches of last year. Collectively, these were said to be the largest coordinated women’s protest in US history. Women gathered in cities across America and demonstrations were also held in other nations. The organizers said their aim was “to make a stand for a more equitable, tolerant, just and safe world”.
Now, on January 21, 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada is gearing up for another mass Women’s March. This time the organizers aim to take things a step further. They plan to launch a voter registration initiative to advocate for policies and candidates that reflect ‘progressive values’.
So How Should Godly Women React?
Firstly, in order to comprehend the true rights of all women, we must disregard religion and look to God’s Word. Secondly, God has divinely authored the rights of all women. They are evident in God-given purpose. In this age of sexual liberation and exploitation, the true identity and purpose of women have become marred. We must return to creation’s blueprint to reset the bar.
A tectonic shift toward righteousness is taking place worldwide but unfortunately, many women across the world are fiercely contesting this Heavenly Mandate. We’ve seen millions of women who’ve risen up in demonstration and protest, fighting for ‘women’s rights.’ Sadly this often translates into a fight for the right to do with their bodies as they wish. Tragically the result is growing numbers of terminated pregnancies, even some that are full term.
The Truth About Women’s Rights
Sadly religion has stripped many women of their voice, authority, and power so they cannot fulfill all God created them to be. In fact, the rules and regulations of faiths that do not center on Christ often completely sever women from the purpose of God’s original intent. Moreover, some religions have condemned women to invisibility, silence, and powerlessness, which have fuelled the feminist agenda.
God’s creative blueprint contains every right every woman ever needs to possess.
We have to respond with the truth of God’s Word. In John 8:32 we read that “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free”. The truth is that when God breathed the breath of life into the first woman He set the rights of every woman, in every generation, nation and time, that would ever be born. God created Eve on purpose, for a purpose. God’s creative blueprint contains every right every woman ever needs to possess!
The Book of Genesis sheds light on the difference between the true rights of all women and the demands of the spirit of this age. It brings truth that silences the cries of the millions of women who have been denied the fullness of creation’s plan. We have to discern that which is the heart cry of the Father. We need to understand God’s gender-specific purposes.
- “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth’.” (Genesis 1:28)
- “And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Genesis 2:18)
God’s Blueprint for Women
These blueprint passages reveal the thought processes behind the creation of woman. It was not influenced by Adam’s desire for sexual union for she was to be more than a sexual being. It was not influenced by an intent to make a superior and inferior being either. Women are made in the image of God and are comparable to men.
The answer to women’s rights must come through these truths for righteousness to prevail. God’s women should, therefore, be more concerned about fulfilling their God-given purpose than fighting for women’s rights.
Jennet Elisa is the founder of Chosen Ministries. She is a missionary, visionary, teacher and mother. Jennet worked on the staff at Kensington Temple, London establishing an evangelism leadership training school with oversight on new church planting outreaches. She has also served as a missionary in Malaysia, Borneo and Nepal.