May 11, 2021
MOTHER’S DAY: Timeless Expression of Godly Motherhood
…7 Prominent Biblical Mothers
Rosie Ramsey: Podcaster, author and mum-of-two Rosie Ramsey
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Posted by Ambassador T.Brikins
We all have mothers.
Male and female. We all have mothers. The mother who is a mother to a son or a daughter was herself a daughter to a mother. But there was a man who did not have a mother. Infact, a man without genealogy. This man without a mother is Melchizedeck otherwise called the king of righteousness.
’’ For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. ‘’ Hebrew 7:1-3
Motherhood is a grant from God. God bid it in a blessing at the creation of man. ‘’ And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,…’’. Genesis 1:28
This Edenic Covenant, the first of the eight great covenants of scripture which fashion life and salvation, has seven elements. The man and woman in Eden were responsible first and foremost to replenish the earth with a new order-man.
‘’ And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,
And said unto me, Behold, I will make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, and I will make of thee a multitude of people; and will give this land to thy seed after thee for an everlasting possession. ‘’ Genesis 48:3, 4.
‘’ ‘’ Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body,’’ Deuteronomy 28:4
So as the capacity for motherhood was bestowed or given to Eve so every other mother. This article focuses on the mother in its natural relationship context like in Mathew 1:18, ‘’ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost’’, and the lessons we can learn from the lives of seven prominent mothers in scripture. Mother is all embracing of grandmother,’’ Then I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, ‘’. 2Timothy 1:5; step mother, ‘’and he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, what is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth? ‘’. Genesis 37:10; a female ancestress,’’ And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living’ ’Genesis 3:20 or a benefactress,’’ The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.’’. Judges 5:7
‘Motherhood was considered the chief blessing for women all through scripture. From the first events following the creation of Eve, the admonition to be fruitful and multiply, along with the designation of Eve as the ‘’mother of all living’’, woman’s ability to conceive and bear was considered her most powerful quality’. Beyond this capability, the purpose of scripture has more to offer about motherhood.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. ‘’ 2Timothy 3:15-17
Scripture also admonishes that we should be followers of them who obtained the promise by faith. Upon this foundation, we are looking at lessons from the motherhood of Rebekah, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, Esther, Bathsheba, and Jezebel.
1. Rebekah (Genesis 22:23) 19th Century B.C.
Be kind to strangers, they may be God’s messengers.
‘’ Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares’’. Hebrews 13:10
Favouring one child over another often causes problems among the children
Deception is never justified, leads to trouble, and God never blesses it.
Do not try to manipulate others to get your own way.
2. Rahab (Joshua 2:1) 12th Century B.C.
Walk by faith and not by sight.’’ (For we walk by faith, not by sight :)’’ 2 Corinthians 5:7
Believe in the power of God shown throughout the Bible
Don’t think only of yourself being saved, pray for your entire family to be saved
If a common harlot of Canaan could become an uncommon saint of faith and courage and receive the privilege of motherhood in the line of Jesus Christ, then surely nothing is impossible with God.
‘’ For with God nothing shall be impossible’’. Luke 1:37
God can take the blackest life and make it white as snow.
By receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, His blood redeems us, sanctifies us, and continually cleanses us from all sin.
‘’ Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. ‘’ Hebrew 13:12
‘’ Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20 who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, ‘’ 1Peter 1:18-20
‘’ But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. ‘’. 1 John 1:7
‘’ And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, ‘’ Revelation 1:5
3. Deborah (Judges 4:4) 12th Century B.C.
If God has a work for us and we turn it down, He will find someone else to do it
No matter how strange and different it may seem to others, always do the right and proper thing
If God gives you words to say to another person, and you’re certain they were from God, say them, whether the other person accept them or not.
God’s work done God’s way is always triumphant.
4. Ruth (Ruth 1:4) 12th Century B.C.
The value of others
The need to understand one another
No matter how bad things may be, goodness can exist, if we are willing to make the effort
5. Esther (Esther 2:7) 5th Century B.C.
When we need help we cannot go it alone, God is more than willing to help us if we will ask him
Faith and courage will often bring to us the thing that we need
6. Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:3) 10th Century B.C.
Even though we may be truly sorry for our sins and repent, there may still be consequences because of them- we can be forgiven for breaking the window, but we still have to sweep up the broken glass and repair the window
Where there is sin, there are consequences, but where there is God’s grace, there is restoration and healing.
God never brings us to condemnation and chastisement without offering us grace and healing
7. Jezebel. Timeless lessons from a godless mother (1 Kings 16:31) 9th Century B.C.
Those who live evil lives always want others around them who also live evil lives
God has told us to come out and be separate from the world, from sinners, because they may drag us back down into our old ways.
‘’ Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, ‘’ 2 Corinthians 6:17
Often a husband or wife who is not a Christian will try to turn their spouse away from Christ
Flee from sexual immorality, love of money and power, and idolatry.
1 Corinthians 10-14
‘’ But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness’’ 1 Timothy 6:11
‘’ Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ‘’ 2 Timothy 2:22
Though evil may seem to prosper for a time, God will always punish evil in His way and in His time
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Prayer against murderers motherhood
Unless they repent may the law(natural spiritual ) catch up with murderers of mothers.
"For...but the law (is made) for the lawless & disobedient (unruly)...and murderers of murders (1 Timothy 1:9)