Today we turn our attention to the ladies. Did you know the Bible contains women prophets or, as some like to call them, prophetess? The Bible contains several Scriptures regarding women prophets (prophetess). Let’s look at some of them today. You may recognize them from your Bible reading.
I should mention there were good and bad female prophets (prophetess).
Miriam – Exodus 15:20-21
“Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with tambourines and dancing. 21 And Miriam sang to them:
“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously;
the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.”
Deborah – Judges 4:4-5
“Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. 5 She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.”
Huldah – 2 Kings 22:12-20
“So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asaiah went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe (now she lived in Jerusalem in the Second Quarter), and they talked with her. 15 And she said to them, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: ‘Tell the man who sent you to me, 16 Thus says the Lord, Behold, I will bring disaster upon this place and upon its inhabitants, all the words of the book that the king of Judah has read.“
Isaiah’s wife – Isaiah 8:1-3
“Then the Lord said to me, “Take a large tablet and write on it in common characters,[a] ‘Belonging to Maher-shalal-hash-baz.’[b] 2 And I will get reliable witnesses, Uriah the priest and Zechariah the son of Jeberechiah, to attest for me.” 3 And I went to the prophetess, and she conceived and bore a son. Then the Lord said to me, “Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz;”
Anna – Luke 2:36
“And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin,”
Prophecy concerning women – Joel 2:28
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”
Women of Judah – Ezekiel 13:17
“And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophesy against them”
Noadiah – Nehemiah 6:14
“Remember Tobiah and Sanballat, O my God, according to these things that they did, and also the prophetess Noadiah and the rest of the prophets who wanted to make me afraid.”
Jezebel – Revelation 2:20
“But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants to practice sexual immorality and to eat food sacrificed to idols.”
Surprised? I was when I first realized years ago that women prophesied too. The same holds true for them – a prophetess must be inspired by the Holy Spirit, hear from God, and not add or delete any words they hear from the Lord.
Next up on our prophecy journey? The guys.
Until then, blessings to you and your family!
The Teaching Lady