I attended a meeting as a young Christian where a prophet ministered for the evening. He pointed to me and asked me to come up front during the service. There, he gave a glorious prophecy for my life.
After the meeting, a woman in her late sixties walked up to me. “I used to get prophecies just like yours,” she said.
“Oh, really?” I replied.
“Yes, I wrote them all down in a spiral notebook.”
“What happened to them?”
“Oh,” she said, “I still have them and am waiting for the Lord to bring them to pass.”
The lady died a couple of years later. And as far as I know, none of the prophecies ever happened in her life.
Now, assuming the prophecies were accurate ones, it’s easy to think what she should have done. Maybe prayed more, fasted more, studied more, fought spiritual warfare more, and done more of whatever she needed to do so that the prophecies would have come to pass in her life.
Yet, the truth is that her husband was unfaithful, which resulted in a bitter divorce. She and her whole family attended a Pentecostal holiness church in which men were in charge and women sat in submission and kept quiet. She had no encouragement from the male leadership and no place to minister. At best, she could have been a Sunday School teacher at the church.
To even think she could have left her church, turned her back on her family, friends, and teachings she learned over a lifetime is a tall mountain for a woman, especially a divorced one, to climb. Thus, the prophetic words for her life died with her.
Okay, we’re in a new day!
I believe the Lord is about to release a powerful move of the Holy Spirit to set His Annas, Loises, and Eunices free so that they can fulfill the callings on their lives. He has heard the cries of these older woman and has seen their lifetimes of spiritual bondage. Now, He will move on their behalves.
Fear, which has been the major roadblock for these fifty-five years and older women, will be canceled out by the Holy Spirit so that these women can make their decisions based on faith, rather than in fear. Female apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers will be released to equip and build up the body of Christ.
Some of these women will serve in their callings for only six months and others for one, two, three, five, ten, or more years, but all will know the satisfaction of serving Jesus at their highest levels before walking into heaven and hearing the Lord say to them, “Well done good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Master.“