When You Give, Let it Go!

GIVING

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” Colossians 3:17

When we give, God says it’s to be with NO STRINGS ATTACHED! – “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:” (Matthew 6:3) The idiom “let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth” speaks of true humility and brokenness in our giving – and it’s “more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
It’s witchcraft to use your giving against someone you gave to. This is an inner evil, an iniquity that must be repented of and denounced. If you are going to give – just let it go! It’s wasn’t yours in the first place. You own nothing – it’s all God’s. “all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.” (1 Chronicles 29:14) ….

Of Matthew 6:3 William MacDonald writes:

“When the follower of Christ does a charitable deed, it is to be done in secret. It should be so secret that Jesus told His disciples ‘let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:’ Jesus uses this graphic figure of speech to show that our charitable deed should be for the Father, and not to gain notoriety for the giver. This passage should not be pressed to prohibit any gift that might be seen by others, since it is virtually impossible to make all one’s contributions strictly anonymous. It simply condemns the blatant display of giving.” William MacDonald, Believer’s Bible Commentary, p. 1223

Here’s a wider view of the passage:

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“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Mat 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Mat 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
Mat 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.” Matthew 6:1-4

Sources:http://safeguardyoursoul.com/when-you-give-let-it-go/

 

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Flood of Noah is a Type of Baptism

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Flood of Noah is a Type of Baptism. 1 Pet 3:18-22

“Baptism” means “overwhelmed with calamity.” Satan is always the active agent in every calamity, each type of baptism, whether in fire as in Dan 3 or in water as in Gen 6-8 and Exodus 14.

The word “baptism” is also symbolic of our participation with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. See Rom 6:3-5. Satan kills and God raises the dead. God never kills and Satan can’t raise the dead.

In Gen 6:3, we see that God is striving to RESTRAIN the evil of mankind on earth.

Noah, his family and his creatures entered the ark thru a door in its side. The ark had three levels symbolizing tripartite man as the incarnate Christ. As a True Christians, we enter Christ thru the wound in His side, in His death. It is thru our death with Christ, the sharing of His sacred wounds, that we come to be in Him. Rom 6:3-5

In Gen 7:11, God STOPS RESTRAINING Satan. The heavenly and earthly flood gates are opened for Satan’s chaotic waters to be released and rush forth with destruction. Satan is always the one who has the power of death (Heb 2:14) and who steals, kills and destroys. John 10:10. Death is the enemy of God. 1 Cor 15:26. God allows death and takes the blame for it and also lets the Bible record, “I (The Lord) will destroy man . . .” Gen 6:7.

The flood destroys “the mighty men” who are the offspring of evil angels but raises, lifts up and saves the people and animals who entered the ark and takes them to the top of Mt Ararat. The cross destroys unbelieving mighty men as did the fiery furnace destroy “the mighty men” in Daniel 3:22. The cross and resurrection save and lift believers to the top of heaven and seats them there with Christ in heavenly places. Eph 2:6.

God STARTS AGAIN TO RESTRAIN Satan and his flood in Gen 8:2.

The ark rests on Ararat just as the believer finds rest thru his death with Christ. Resurrection rest means we no longer have to furnish the power to please God or get thru life. God furnishes the power while we rest!

The earth, thru this baptism in the flood waters of Genesis, has been purified and can now again be replenished just as it was in the beginning. See Gen 1 and 2. This is another example of the aikido-like self-destruction of evil. Satan’s flood destroyed Satan’s people and the people of God were saved, purified and raised up by it.

He who letteth (RESTRAINS) will let (RESTRAIN) until He be taken out of the way. 2 Thes 2:6-8. This is the principle of the cross and redemptive withdrawal all thru the Bible.

God’s judgments are always done in this way thru the principle of the cross. His wrath and anger is to let the angry ones, Satan and his minions, destroy evil and themselves! Satan casts out Satan. His house is thereby divided and so must fall. Mark 3.

This revelation of the flood comes from reading the Bible thru the lens of the cross-understanding. God does not kill or destroy. Satan steals, kills and destroys. God does allow Satan to do it but always with a redemptive and good purpose! God is good, not just sometime, but ALL the time!

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. Rev 12:15-16.

Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear this truth, the God did not cause the flood of Noah but Satan did? It cannot be perceived thru human logic or intellect. God is love. His only way of killing and destroying is thru the principle of the cross and redemptive withdrawal.

Sources:http://safeguardyoursoul.com/flood-of-noah-is-a-type-of-baptism/

Why Christians Shouldn’t Yoga

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Todd Tomasella: “Yoga means to yoke. Yoking with demons! We take His yoke, it’s easy. His burden is light. Thanks brother!” Angela Alatorre

YOGA is a cheap substitute for the real thing. Yoga can’t forgive your sins or remove the anguish, grief, and shame associated with sin. Jesus is the Prince of peace and without Him there is no peace. Only Jesus can do that! Only Jesus saves. Only Jesus redeems. Only Jesus heals. Only Jesus forgives. Only Jesus cleanses the conscience and grants eternal life!

You are a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness.

God made our bodies to breath automatically. There’s no need not learn how to breathe better. In fact, you may be breathing in demons and becoming demon possessed. The need is for repentance for the forgiveness of sins and to prepare to meet our Maker.

What is Yoga?

Simply put: Yoga means yoking. Yoga is the bringing in of evil spirits from the enemy of all souls via exercise. Exercise is the catch. The Bible tells us that “bodily exercise profiteth little.” There is a “little” profiting to “bodily exercise.” Since most of us don’t get much exercise during our work day, we utilize gyms etc., to get that exercise. In doing so, Satan is capitalizing on this phenomenon – he’s crept in unawares to beguile and possess as many as possible.

Douglas R. Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary and a respected specialist on the New Age Movement, warns Christians that yoga is not merely about physical exercise or health. “All forms of yoga involve occult assumptions,” he warns, “even hatha yoga, which is often presented as a merely physical discipline.” While most adherents of yoga avoid the more exotic forms of ritualized sex that are associated with tantric yoga, virtually all forms of yoga involve an emphasis on channeling sexual energy throughout the body as a means of spiritual enlightenment.

Deceitfully Crouched in Innocence

Yoga is just another typical age old deception repackaged.

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” Genesis 3:6

Yoga is like what is called “whidevilste magic” or “good witches.” No such thing as good or godly magic or witches. They are all from the dark side and therefore in opposition to the light of Jesus Christ who is the light of the world (John 8:12). Such deceptive terms are used by “seducing spirits (demons)” to cloak their evil agenda in order to ensnare the gullible.

“The word yoga is problematic. Yoga means ‘to yoke.’ … using the word begs the question, ‘Yoked to whom?’ …the postures and techniques of yoga were designed to be offerings to the millions of Hindu gods. But ultimately, yoga was intended to yoke a person to the so-called ‘Lord of Yoga’ – Sheva, the destroyer. …these realities make yoga, regardless of how it’s packaged, incompatible with Christianity.”

“Yes…Amen! He (Jesus) is our Peace. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you….” (John 14:27)” Eliset Igat

“AMEN A MILLION TIMES, NO YOGA, PIYO, HOROSCOPE, ENERGIES, MEDITATION, NONE OF THIS…. AMEN AND AMEN.” Paula Brinson

“I meditate on God’s Word and not sitting like that— it looks demonic.” Valencia Hargrave

“So, what you are saying is that a huge portion of those saying they are saved are going to church on Sunday and are like swinging half-dressed from the rafters during the week! And they call that the narrow road!!! Just like the world, in their mind there is no such thing as an abomination because if it fits their fancy it has to be okay. HOWEVER, THE LORD SAYS AND WILL TREAT YOGA, BREATH PRAYERS, CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER, ALL OF IT AS AN ABOMINATION! His thoughts are not our thoughts, His are much higher. We are not to take on the practices of eastern religion—or any other for that matter. Why? Because it is all Satan’s power, not the Lord’s. Every other religion was begun under the influence of Satan himself to draw men away from Christ, the only one who could save them and give them eternal life. And he, Satan, provides them with all kinds of practices and experiences to keep them on his line— away from the true and living God, the one and only God, the only way to Heaven.” Karen Graves

Originally Posted : http://safeguardyoursoul.com/can-a-christian-practice-yoga/

Beware of the Scripture Twisting Jezebels

Todd tomasella | SAINTS, beware of those who attempt to change God’s Word to fit their own false doctrines and desires (Mark 7:6-10; 2 Timothy 4:2-4). Here’s a perfect example …… Regrettably, there are females who insist they are called by God to lead men. This is complete heresy and the subversive spirit of antichrist at work. Unthinkably, these rebels seek to ignorantly and arrogantly say the LORD missed it in translation in the King James Bible. This would be laughable if it were not so pitiful.

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“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” 1 Timothy 2:11-12

To the rebel, it’s all about THEM and not Christ and the protection of His body. In Revelation 2, Jesus solemnly warned us of the destruction that comes when a jezebel is allowed to function outside of the order God ordained for women.

“…to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.” Revelation 2:20-21

Feminists are simply rebels, following the steps of Jezebel and are miserable, self-centered, self-serving people, without exception. They are wounded and taking their anger out on men instead of examining their own hearts. Jezebel is equivalent to Judas who betrayed the Son of God. Women are to be virtuous help mate/wives to their husbands and “keepers at home” and bear children, and teach the younger WOMEN …. etc See Titus 2:1-5 and 1 Timothy 2:9-15 and 1 Peter 3:1-7. Truly God fearing women are the only truly happy women on the earth and fulfilling what the LORD created them to do. They humbly follow Him order. Judgment day is on the way.

They attempt to use Galatians 3:28 to justify this rebellion. Let’s take a look.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

We are “all one” in equality and in justification and yet God created males and females with different roles. Men and women do not have the same roles. Nature reveals that. God made men and women to fulfill unique roles in the family and the church.

Equality in Christ is what Galatians 3:28 is speaking of, NOT the specific roles our Maker designated for men and women – in the FAMILY and in the CHURCH … “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

Men and women are equivalent in salvation – neither male nor female – and yet, God designed men and women with different and unique ROLES. Women are not to lead men – the church, period. We must obey God’s order – do things HIS way and not our own. If we don’t, we will unleash hell’s Jezebellian fury on the church as we see in the church at Thyatira where “the depths of Satan” is associated with this allowance of Jezebel to function (Rev. 2:20-23).

Women are seen doing much ministry in the New Testament but not leading. Did Jesus choose even one female as His twelve? No. God gave us specific instructions concerning the role of men and women. His Word is final authority.

The problem is not abusive men or controlling women – the source of our problems is rooted in our own sin and refusal to die to self, deny self, take up the cross and follow Christ as He clearly and repeatedly prescribed. When we do we will gladly follow the divine order given to us by God in His blessed Word.

EQUALITY in salvation, not ROLES (Gal. 3:28) …. has anyone every pointed you to what Jesus warned us about in Rev. 2:20-24? Do you know what the Son of God calls “the depths of Satan”? Allowing women to function outside the role God ordained her to function in is rebellion, brings great destruction, and is the very “depths of Satan” himself …. Anyone violating God’s order will be judged and this is precisely why He judged Thyatira (Revelation 2:20-23). Of Jezebel and all who allow, enable, and participate in such perversion of the roles of men and women, Jesus says He is going to “kill her children with death.” (Revelation 2:20-24) Anybody want to argue with the Son of God?

The kingdom of God is not about high and mighty you or me.

Anyone violating God’s order will be judged and this is precisely why He judged Thyatira (Revelation 2:20-24). Of Jezebel and all who allow, enable, and participate in such perversion of the roles of men and women, Jesus says He is going to “kill her children with death.” (Revelation 2:20-24) Anybody want to argue with the Son of God?
This is NOT at all a matter of EQUALITY but rather a matter of roles … God is no fool – He didn’t make men and women for the same purposes … Have you noticed that men and women are different? Think there was a reason for this? WHY O WHY then would He have bothered to create that first beautiful lady if there were not a specific, unique purpose in His plan for her to fulfill????? And what does God’s Word tell us about the woman’s purpose? Is it to rise up and be in control, to be boisterous, yelling at the enemy, wearing armor and fighting? Is she a man or the “weaker vessel” to be submitted to God and therefore His order which is Christ as the Head over the man and the man as head over the woman? (to protect her) 1 Peter 3:7

“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3

Originally Posted: http://safeguardyoursoul.com/beware-of-the-scripture-twisting-jezebels/

Two Lines Running Thru the Bible

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Todd Tomasella: There are two lines running down thru the Bible from beginning to end.  We will here examine a few.

There is the one line of the life, love, faith and the grace of God.  And there is the other line of law, human effort, and performance-based acceptance thru works of the law.

Here are examples of the two lines:

The Tree of Life vs the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  Gen 2-4.  The first tree represents the Life of Christ, a tree which God returns us to and gives us access to again thru the cross, our death with Christ.  Rom 6:3-5; Gal 2:20; Col 3:4. The other Tree is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which teaches us that law is the way to God and a way to know the difference between good and evil so we can try hard to do good and avoid evil, thereby gaining God’s acceptance.  It is the TREE OF LAW which leads to sin and finally death.  1 Cor 15:56; 2 Cor 3:6-end of chapter 3; Rom 7:5, 10.

Next we have the FIRST ADAM who ate from the tree of law and fell into sin and death, which sin we inherit from Adam as it is passed down to us through the DNA of our earthly father.  But the first Adam is then contrasted with a second line who is the SECOND ADAM, Jesus Christ, who died for us and provided the way back into the garden of the life of God.  Eternal life is not a period of time as much as it is a Person, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:14-21.

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Then we have Abel vs Cain. Abel represents the correct line or way to approach God which is to access God thru the cross by faith. Cain represents the false way to approach God, by human effort to perform works of law, or by our performance rather than by Christ’s performance at Calvary. Abel approached God in the only acceptable way, thru death as represented by the sacrificial death of his livestock. Gen 4:4. Killed animals are a foreshadowing of Christ’s sacrificial death for us. This way of death, our death with Christ, is the only prescribed way to approach God, only thru the death of His Son and our being “crucified with Christ.”  Gal 2:19-21. Cain’s presentation to God represented the Tree of Law, his toil in the earth to produce fruit, a false way of SELF-effort to gain God’s acceptance by our own good works and not by faith in the work of Christ at Calvary.  God did not accept Cain’s offering and this made Cain very angry at Abel kind of like the elder son got angry at his father and brother in Luke 15 when his father did not honor elder son’s good works but rather showed grace to the prodigal son.  The elder son is the Cain of the prodigal story.  The fatted slaughtered calf symbolizes the crucified Christ.  The failed younger son was glad to get to eat at the table of the Father.  The elder son was so angry he would not come to the feast.  Luke 15.

Cain’s anger is also demonstrated by these same two lines during the days of Jesus.  The legalistic Pharisees and High Priests (in line of Cain) hated Jesus.  Jesus lived the lifestyle of the cross then died on the cross.  The legalists wanted to kill him because He continued to violate their law: including the law of the Sabbath, He would not agree to stone the woman caught by them in adultery, He healed the lepers by direct touch, He spoke parable after parable which made the legalists the butt of most of His stories and the grace person the hero.  These legalists were the Cains of Jesus’ day.  Jesus represented the Tree of the Life of God.  Col 3:4.  The legalistic Pharisees were in the line of the Tree of Law and Cain.  Jesus was in the line of Abel.

Saul, later Paul, was at first one of the legalists in line of Cain.  He was a Pharisee who, under the law was considered blameless.  Phili 3.  He accused, condemned, bound, carried off to incarcerate and killed Christians.  See Acts 7,8 and 9.  But on Damascus road he changed lines after being blinded and knocked off his high horse.  He thereafter became a gospel teacher of the cross, crucifixion with Christ, agape love and the great Apostle of grace, no longer law.  Acts 7,8 and 9; Rom 6:14.  The two contrasting lines are then seen in Paul vs the legalistic Judaizers who followed Paul around everywhere and tried to pervert or reverse his gospel and his grace converts back to the law.  Gal 1:4-10.  To go back to Law will sever one from Christ and cause him to fall from grace.  This is a fearful thing that could happen to a grace convert who turns back to living under law.  Gal 5:4.

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In summary, most preachers today are in the line of Cain preaching pure law or at least mixing law with grace.  Only a very few preach the pure grace, life, unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness, and goodness of God.  The grace preachers are in the line of Abel and teach the only acceptable approach to God which is to “present your body as a living sacrifice,” the only true form of “worship.”  Rom 12:1.  Mixing law with grace is like putting a little arsenic in someone’s sweet tea.  It will kill them just as Cain killed Abel, the Pharisees killed Jesus, and the Judaizers called for Paul to be executed which he was.

Which line are you in, the angry line of legalism, human self-effort and the performance-based works of the law (Deut 28) to gain acceptance from God OR the line of Abel, Jesus, and Paul, grace, faith, love and willingness to die with Christ to gain access to God (Gal 2:16) and to go deeper and higher in Him?

There is a great abyss between these two lines.   Jesus bridged the gap.

Originally Posted : http://safeguardyoursoul.com/two-lines-running-thru-the-bible/

A Fresh Start With God

“Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?” Ezekiel 18:31

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“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.” Ezekiel 36:26-27

New Creatures in Christ

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18

Fresh Forgiveness

“Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamenations 3:19-26

Fresh Oil

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” Psalms 92:10

Are you in need of a fresh beginning? Are you genuinely open to and ready to hear and obey the truth in order to be blessed with a new beginning? If so, keep reading, open your whole heart, and get ready to be blessed.

1. Schedule God into your very waking moments for prayer communion and the study of His Word (Ps. 5:3; 63:1; Mk. 1:35). He is the Cornerstone of your day and life.

2. Study God’s Word diligently: Get blank index cards and get ready to begin capturing God’s Word and memorizing it (Prov. 4:4, 21; Jn. 5:39; 2 Tim. 2:15). Carry those Scriptures on index cards where ever you go and read, meditate and memorize them. Feed on God’s Word (1 Pet. 2:2).

3. Get a King James Bible and discard all artificial, supposedly “easy to understand” counterfeit, corrupt Bible versions. See “Bible Versions” page at http://www.SafeGuardYourSoul.com

4. Confess, repent of, and forsake all known sins before the LORD, beginning with the sin of not placing the LORD first in your life (Exod. 20:3-4; Prov. 28:13; 1 Jn. 1:9).

5. Be resolved in the truth that you have been granted a whole new life and that you are not your own but the LORD’s who bought you with His precious blood (Acts 20:28; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 5:17-18).

6. Daily expect persecution, suffering, testings, and trials for the Word’s sake (Mk. 4:17; 2 Tim. 3:12; James 1:2-4; 1 Pet. 4:12).

7. Communicate the Gospel of Jesus to others in everyway that you possible can. Number your short days on this earth and redeem or buy back for lost time (Ps. 90:12; Eph. 5:16). Ask the LORD to make you fruitful in His eternal kingdom and that your fruit will remain (Ps. 2:8; Jn. 15:16).

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10

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Why Aren’t Women to Lead or Pastor in the Church?

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Why aren’t women to lead, head, or pastor a church? Because Eve was deceived. A woman, by design and necessity, lives typically more from her heart (vital for mothering), but the heart is prone to deception (Jeremiah 17:9). Therefore, the HEART does not make a good HEAD when it comes to guarding the flock in the House of God.

“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” ~Genesis 3:16

IN OUR MODERN, POLITICALLY CORRECT AGE, MANY WILL TRY AND REASON THIS AWAY, THROUGH LONG, TORTURED ARGUMENTS AND/OR VIA TAKING OBSCURE VERSES OUT OF CONTEXT TO JUSTIFY THE REBELLIOUS DESIRES OF THE HEART AND FLESH. BUT GOD’S WORD IS GOD’S WORD, AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE DESIRES OF MAN TO NULLIFY AND REVERT THE DIVINE ORDINANCES OF GOD, AS ESTABLISHED FOR THE GOOD OF OUR OWN WELL-BEING.

After all, what was the FIRST thing God rebuked Adam for? For hearkening unto the voice of his wife.

“And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” ~Genesis 3:17

We modern day Christians may not take this seriously, but apparently, God most certainly does, whose ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts.

“Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” ~1 Timothy 2:11-14

Sources:http://safeguardyoursoul.com/why-arent-women-to-lead-or-pastor-in-the-church/