... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)

27
February
2011

Revelation 12: a woman for real? Part 1 of 3 - Woman ruler?

Woman ruler?

15 be sure to appoint over you a king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.
Deuteronomy 17:15


Although this passage speak of a king, in absence of a male ruler, I believe it will also apply to a woman of God's choice meant for the task of leading Israel. Did Israel ever have a legitimate woman ruler in the past?  Yes, the only one in Israel was Deborah who sat under a tree in the hill country of Ephraim where the Israelites came to her to have their disputes decided. Judges chapter 4 and 5 tells us that she ruled as judge and prophetess (with Barak at her side).

4 Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading[a] Israel at that time. 5 She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided.
Judges 4:4-5 [a: traditionally: was judging]

Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel. Judges 5:7 (NIV)

Deborah was put in place by God almighty, for 40 years over ancient Israel, Judges 5:31 part of a prayer, a song of Deborah, says:
31 “ ...  But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Then the land had peace forty years.
If she ruled that long, she must have been a blessing for Israel. So this also happened before. Deborah is, alongside King David, one of my heroes in the bible. She is one of the first woman ruler ever recorded in history as a woman warrior.

There was also queen Esther. But in her case, she was an Israelite wedded to King Xerxes that in those days was ruler over Israel as part of his vast territory of 127 provinces. Her actions prevented the killing of all the people of Israel in her days as written in the book of Esther

So the possibility that, there is a point after all for this woman depicted in Revelation 12, to be a woman that will rule Israel for real.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Recommended