The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host: Kings of armies flee, they flee. And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!” (Psalm 68:11-12 NASB)
The above verse from Psalm has a tremendous application for this hour. Women will be a great host proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ right here in America—from their own houses––thus, bringing in a harvest of souls.
Psalm 68:11-12 tells us there will be a battle that women will win. They will collect and divide the spoil among themselves when they have gathered together in their own homes or other meeting places.
Why does this verse emphasize women? [NIV and KJV translations use the word company, so do not fret men]. What is the battle? What is the spoil they so greatly desire from the fight? And, how are they going to get it?
Why Women and What Battle for Spoil?
Ed Silvoso and Frances Frangipane, plant good seed in the hearts of women through their writing. Silvoso, president of Harvest Evangelism, Inc., has four daughters and six granddaughters. He is qualified to write about women. He believes there has to be a rematch between the devil and the woman before Jesus’ return.
After all, the first deception was between the serpent and the woman Eve before the man was influenced. In his book, Women: God’s Secret Weapon: God’s Inspiring Message to Women of Power, Purpose and Destiny, he writes, “I call it a rematch because it will involve the original contenders: human beings and the devil himself. Just like their predecessor in the Garden, women will play a central role, except that this time, as God has predicted, Eve’s daughters will win” (Regal, 2001, Ventura, CA, P. 74-75).
Author and teacher, Francis Frangipane writes, “Yes, indeed, there is a battle; there still exists ‘enmity between (the serpent) and the woman’ (Gen.3:15). Satan especially hates you because it was your seed that bruised the serpent’s head. It is amazing to me that God chose to bring His Son into the world, not through the heavens nor even through a woman impregnated by man, but through a woman made pregnant by God! God Himself came to earth through the woman’s power to give birth!” (A Word to Women of God––You Were Created to Birth Breakthrough on the Earth,” accessed Sept. 10, 2007).
God chose a woman, Mary, to give birth to His Son, Jesus. More still, it was women who were among the first to proclaim the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection! And now, women who are faithful “Marys” are birthing battle plans to win souls and disciple them.
What Is the Spoil the Faithful Mary-Women Desire?
We are at war in a spiritual battle in America and our world like never before. The spoil from physical wars are lands, cities, gold, silver, and weapons. But Jesus says, “I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, that you may become rich . . . .” (Rev. 3:18 NASB).
The LORD’S gold is what a faithful “Mary” so greatly desires.
Allow me to illustrate what the “spoil of gold” include by telling you about only a few of the “Marys” I know. Their stories are divided by the specific blessings of El Shaddai––our One True Almighty God:
Increase of the Kingdom of God:
Sarah M. requested prayer for her long-time friend. Sarah then gave her a copy of the workbook she was studying in a home Bible study. Her friend found Jesus not long afterward.
Sarah M. chose to lead the same Bible study in her mother Sharon’s home. She invited eight of her friends and relatives. During the study, Sarah’s sister-in-law led her neighbor to the Lord who then joined the study!
Deliverance from Bondage:
Linnie M., who struggled with anxiety and bi-polar issues, drove all by herself to her first Bible study––in a home group setting. God miraculously answered her prayer by providing money for her son to pay court fees to avoid going back to prison. This prodigal son and his whole family returned to God and the Church family.
As Denise learned about God’s character by studying His Hebrew names, she discovered who she was––highly valued and loved. After looking for many years only to doctors and medicine to heal her panic attacks, depression and severe digestive problems, she chose to look only to Jesus and realized perfect healing of body, mind, and spirit. She became the mother of three children––one by adoption, two natural.
Two boys and a little girl from Russia found their home with Mark and Amanda G.
A little girl from China gained parents and Willa C, as her grandmother.
The gold spoil of Michelle and Ken H.’s long battle with barrenness was three children––Joshua Caleb, whom they adopted, and then twin girls born naturally.
Through prayer and fasting, Davi and Kurt M. were blessed with a baby boy after ten years of marriage.
Promise of a Homeland, Purpose and Heaven:
Kim C.’s long, involved story of deliverance from Satanic oppression linked to childhood verbal abuse, rape and the occult, had a happy ending with all her family finding Jesus, which was the only request she made of God. Her mother and sister both died, but Kim had assurance through dreams that both made it to heaven.
Linda B. and Sally J. each prayed early one morning, as usual. Linda’s children walked away from their van that rolled three times that day––which usually is fatal. Sally’s five-year-old grandson was backed over by a car. When his mother turned to thank the man who prayed for him at the scene, he was gone. Four days later the child was playing in the yard.
Spoil is defined as plunder taken from an enemy in war or from a victim in robbery. We know it is Satan who comes to steal, kill and destroy. Like these ladies, you just read about, it is time for all of us to stand up and take back what he has stolen from us. It is hard work. It is war, and it is God’s battle!
What is the Strategy for Women to Take Back the Spoil?
Psalm 68:11 begins by saying, “The Lord gives the command.” The Hebrew noun, ômer, for ‘command’ means a purpose, a plan. The word ‘armies’ is the Hebrew word tsâbâ which is also translated as ‘host’ or ‘company’, as in a host of soldiers, angels or in reference to all of creation.
Who is giving this command? Jehovah-Sabaoth [The Lord of hosts], Supreme Commander of the Universe. He is carrying out a strategy to win His Bride for His Son, and He is doing it––with a purpose and a plan––just as He had a purpose and plan for the children of Israel.
After the children of Israel left Egypt and arrived in the Promised Land, and they were about to fight for the land, Joshua saw a man with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua asked him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?”
And he said, “No, rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
And the captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy” (Josh. 5:13-15). And Joshua did so.
The captain of the LORD’S host is none other than Jehovah Sabaoth [The LORD of hosts]. With His drawn sword in hand, it’s like He was saying to Joshua and now to us, “Fear not, I will take it from here. I see you; I hear you, and I am here. Just trust me; know me; seek me; believe Me and keep confessing My Word and act on it!”
This re-matched victory against the serpent Satan will come about through the influence of the woman. But, a woman cannot do it alone, no more than she can have a child on her own––we trust the Lord of hosts to fight for us.
God chose Mary to give birth to His Son; thus, bringing Him into the world the first time. God has chosen you and me as end-time Marys, with Josephs by our side, to give birth to the harvest of souls before the second coming of His Son, Jesus Christ.
All the details of the real, ordinary people’s stories above (and many more) are from my workbook, GOD Who Are You? AND Who Am I? Knowing and Experiencing God by His Hebrew Names. You can add your victory testimony to those above by going through this workbook. Check it out further at the ‘Get the Book’ button below: