Voices
October 23, 2014 Issue

LETTERS


Washington on women prophets and heeding God’s word

Dear Editor:

Greetings to all, Sinners, Hypocrites, Saints, Teachers, Preachers, Pastors, and Servants of God Our Father!

A prophetess is simply a female prophet. Just like a prophet, a prophetess is a person called by God. A prophet, male or female, is the mouthpiece for the one who sends him or her; the prophet speaks on behalf of the sender. God gave and is still giving certain women divine approval and authority to speak to his people.

 

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There are many great examples of strong women in the Bible to learn from. The Bible speaks of them in the Old and New Testament.

Miriam is given the title of prophetess Exodus 15:20-21.

Deborah a prophetess and a judge 4:4.

Huldah a prophetess 2 Kings 22:14 and 2 Chronicles 34:22.

Anna a prophetess Luke 2:36.

The four daughters of Phillip Acts 21:9.

Joel 2:28 reads that when the Holy Spirit would be poured out “your sons and daughters shall prophesy.” Acts 2:17 reaffirms Joel’s Old Testament prophesy.

The Bible warns us in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. Women are not harmful and do not want to take over, please don’t treat us like we are vicious wolves. We are submissive women want to be a help mate. We have so many good things to say.”

There are some Spiritual, Strong Courageous women of God. In Paul’s time women held low standing in the eyes of men, therefore Paul said some things that he later went back and corrected. Paul said in 2 Corinthians 3:6, “The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”

God doesn’t discriminate. He caused a donkey to speak, Numbers 22:28, “Women of God please don’t let no one cause you to doubt what God has destined you to do.”

I have family members who said that they are supposed to be speaking, but sadly will never get that opportunity being under the leadership that they are. Please pastors you do not want that blood on your hand. Please do what James said in James 1:5, “If any man lacks wisdom let him ask of God.”

Let us focus on being righteous and pleasing the all mighty God. We are all servants of God whether male or female. God is not a respecter of person, Romans 2:11, Acts 10:34.

Let us act like we are the temple of God and the spirit of God dwells in us, 1 Corinthians 3:16.

Let us submit to God, James 4:7.

There’re so many other matters to concentrate on, children sex prostitution, children being molested, raped, teenage pregnancy, cancer, suicide, drug abuse, other abuse, crimes, Ebola outbreak, numerous diseases, etc. Christians are being persecuted in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other nations.

We need to stop fighting against each other, and start working together, we need each other.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing 1 Thessalonians 5:11 said that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful, but the people in the world are so wicked and evil.

People are voting, protesting and the courts are making decisions on things that God has already stated. We are worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. Genesis 19:24-25.

God is speaking and withholding his wrath, He is giving us time to repent from our sinful ways, to a life that is pleasing to Him.

The early part of this year we had an ice storm and an earthquake.

We need to love more and come together, pray, and cry out to God! We need to make sure that God has saved our souls so that Heaven will be our eternal home!

Mary Washington




Whitehead prepares to turn 100 years old

There are times when a lady doesn’t mind being asked her age and this is one of them.

This is the story of a very amazing woman who is about to turn 100 years old on Nov. 16, 2014.

Ms. Lou Estell Dunham Dye Whitehead was born on Nov. 16, 1914 in Merriweather, Georgia. Her parents were Mrs. Clyde Tucker Dunham and Mr. Ira Dunham. Ms. Whitehead had three sisters, two brothers.

Granny Whitehead grew up and went to church and school in a very small farming town called Gibson, Georgia (Glascock County) while there she met Mr. Frank Dye. They got married and had two children. Years later she married Mr. Lee Whitehead and they had three children (five children in total). Ms. Whitehead has 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 16 great great grandchildren.

She now lives in Warrenton at Warrenton Health and Rehab, where she has lived since Feb. 19, 2007.

Quote by Granny Whitehead: “Growing up was not always the easiest because we were not as fortunate to have the luxuries of life like some others. My mother always taught us what responsibility and hard work was and my father would often say if you want something bad enough you have to fight for it.”

Can you just imagine the stories that this remarkable and amazing woman can tell?

Historical events that happened during her life time: World War I, in 1920 women earned the right to vote, in 1932 Amelia Earhart was the first woman to complete a solo in an airplane, in 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, in 1956 Elvis Presley became famous, she witnessed the start of the Vietnam War, in 1963 the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in 1969 the Apollo 11 moon landing, in 2001 the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, in 2008 the election of the U.S.’s first African-American president, in 2010 the death of Bin Laden and in 2014 the Isis invasion in the middle east.

May I say what a pleasure it will be to share this important day with Granny Whitehead and how wonderful that she has had the privilege of living through (100) one hundred years. It is a remarkable milestone in her life. May you have a day filled with pleasure and joy as you celebrate your long life with family and friends, Granny Whitehead, We all love you


Happy 100th Birthday.

My husband is Granny Whitehead’s grandson. His name is Anthony English. Our daughter is her great granddaughter. Her name is Stefanie Singletary and her son is Granny Whiteheads great-great grandson and his name is Leland McCook.

Sincerely,



Lynn English

















 


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