By Apostle Tonya
Quite a few years ago, while pastoring a church in my native, Brooklyn I was led by the Holy Spirit to ask my late armor-bearer and cousin, Evangelist Rose to preach her first sermon on Mother’s Day. My dearest cousin who was like a sister to me immediately began to faithfully prepare in prayer for her assignment. On Mother’s Day morning, Evangelist Rose stood on the pulpit with grace to teach. Rose taught the congregation about a mother’s love and sacrifice. I remember her standing with confidence as she preached on King Solomon who wisely judged between two women who both claimed to be the mother of a son. As you remember, this most profound passage demonstrating the love of a mother is written in the First Book of Kings, chapter three, verses 16 through 28.
It would be her last sermon.
The Blessed Holy Spirit is faithful to use women to birth His will with the miracle of childbirth as He did so through our Lord’s mother Mary, Hannah (the prophet Samuel’s mother), Jochebed (the mother of Moses) and many of our foremothers in the Bible.
It is written in the Book of Isaiah 66:28:
“Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.”
In the past two years, during fellowship with our Lord Jesus; He has spoken to me about my late mother’s intercession in her earthly life for her family. Our Risen Lord has also appeared to reveal to me the power of her prayers. One most glorious time while interceding with a sister-in-the-Lord, Jesus appeared in an open vision embracing my mother who was praying. A few years later, thy Lord revealed to me it was my mother’s sweet-aroma of prayers that birthed me into a new beginning of ministry.
Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2
Women of God, may thy Lord continue to grace you with His strength to birth His new breed of apostles, prophets and leaders. Amen.
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10
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