by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
“The Real Liberated Woman”
Ephesians 5:22-24

The real liberated woman is the woman who knows Jesus Christ as her personal Savior; who knows Jesus as the Lord of her life, and who is willing to be submissive to Christ as Lord, and to her husband, if she’s married, as head of her household. That is today’s liberated woman.

Now, we live in a time when “submission” has become an ugly word; when “authority” has become an ugly word. Yet, despite the reaction to those two beautiful words, and to great principles, we have found that what we have substituted for submission and authority has come up short. All that we have today is a tragedy of heartache, frustration, disappointment and lives that are short-circuited spiritually because of not following the principles of God’s Word.

When the Lord Jesus, through the apostles Paul and Peter, spoke the word of submission, He did not speak it as a male chauvinist. He spoke it as a way of life in order that we might live life to the fullest and to the abundance God has for all of us. A woman does not have to feel that she is unequal. The Word says that He created man and woman and He created them equal. That has been established. So a woman need not fear that. In God’s sight the woman is man’s equal, spiritually. But in order for the universe and society to move properly, God has established guidelines. When they are followed there is happiness and harmony. When they’re disobeyed, there is difficulty, and I believe that the real liberated woman is the woman who has followed God’s command to be submissive to her husband as to the Lord. I want to present God’s case:

Number one. It is a command for the woman to be submissive to her husband; Ephesians 5:22, “Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord.” Now there is an article there in the original which says, “the wife,” meaning all wives, not just a few, but every wife. That is an imperative tense, meaning that it is a command to submit. The ...

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