The role of the Church Mothers in ministry holds distinction, honor and authority. God gives the Mothers vision, insight and hindsight into the church body. The Mothers’ Board should function as a team, understanding that not everyone is called to do the same things. Some Mothers need a Rizpah spirit that will protect and refuse to let souls be taken. Mothers with a Naomi spirit know how to help young ladies with guidance and nurture them into provision; and a Hannah spirit prepares sons to be used by the Lord. Every house needs a mother to help it grow.
Mothers are the nurturers. There are not enough strong and mature saints because they have not been nurtured. People may come in with bruises and infections. The Mothers’ eagle-eye spirit is needed to perceive what is going on with any one child. No matter how high the praise and worship, Mothers need to be checking for the one with the bruises because when something goes wrong or someone is hurt, somebody needs to fix it. It’s one thing to preach to them, but people need care; someone to teach them how to walk, live, pray …. Pastors feed the flock, Mothers train them. Mothers need to nurture and prepare them to be equipped by the fathers.
God wants His house in order, which brings correction and chastisement. People, who don’t know how to act and need correction, are constantly coming into the body of Christ. Some biological mothers don’t have spirits of authority and need help. Church Mothers ought to catch the mischievous things that go on and nip it in the bud, in love. However, when there is a personality or chemistry clash, the issue or person should be handled by another Mother.
Mothers need to spread out occasionally to key places, so they can operate in their authority and stop the distractions they see going on. If Mothers see it and do nothing, then they are guilty. At some point they have to handle it and not leave it for the pastor to address from the pulpit. It’s not about popularity, but about boldness to stand in their authority and speak, whether or not the people like it; and the ability to stay around until the people get it right with correction and discipline.
It’s time to put back in action what’s missing in the church. God has called the Mothers to be the checkpoint and thermostat to keep the atmosphere right. Don’t be afraid to use your authority. Consecration is saying you are ready to die some more in order to gain more power for the next move of God. Don’t let anyone contaminate the body. If you have power, handle it!