Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The truth about "Silly Women"

2 Timothy 3:1-9 (Kings James Version)


“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.”

In this particular message I will be focusing on a subject which has come up during recent times of prayer as well as in a few conversations with some of my spiritual sisters.  I first heard of  the term "Silly Women" in the early 1990’s when the women's group at a former ministry I attended did a study on how not to become a woman who is led away from God by participating in malicious and ungodly talk about others. During this time the ministry had recently severed the cords of religious tradition and had begun to open their hearts to embrace the bible and its full teaching on the operation of the Holy Spirit. My family and many of the young to middle aged men & women embraced with a hunger and thirst what the pastor had introduced to our parched spirits. Because we each had a desire for more of God, we were able to receive what was being taught in purity because our spiritual man bore witness to God’s holy truth.

Interesting to note is the fact that even with God doing such a great new thing in our midst there were some who were sitting under the same anointed word who did not want to accept the truth that was being presented. So in an attempt to stop the truth of God from flowing, a “silly woman” revolt of sorts was staged. Using their tongues as the weapon of choice, this group began to come against anyone who had accepted to walk in the truth of God’s word. In the end, God’s truth prevailed because HIS truth always trumps that which is false.

In this passage of scripture the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy describing how this would become a huge issue within the Body of Christ in the last days because men would become lovers of themselves and would not be open to being held accountable to the truth of God.  In addition we also see in this passage that many of the people who would be caught up in all of this godlessness are actually professing Christians. 

The term "silly women" originates in the King James Version of the bible and is seen translated as “weak-willed” women in later translations. Being a “silly” or “weak-willed” woman is someone who will fall for anything false and accepts it as being truth. When God's truth is made available many will resist truth because it causes people to not only hear and accept truth but it also provokes them to become accountable as well. When accountability to truth is activated in the person accepting the responsibility, they are freed from the bondage associated with doing things outside the established truth of God.

When hearing truth, what is your normal response? Do you accept or reject it based on how you are feeling or what you have previously heard?  Or do you take some time to analyze it before you can truly walk in it? No matter what your response may be in the end when your ears first hear truth, the spirit of God down on the inside of you will help to bear witness with the truth being presented. Additionally, a life of prayer, consistent study and meditation of the word of God also serves as a litmus test for you when God’s truth is first presented.

This is the season of truth as it has already been made known by many appointed men and women of God. Truth must be revealed so we as the Body of Christ can live and operate as true representatives of God in the earth. Truth must be revealed so the established plans and purposes of God can manifest. Truth must be revealed so that the captives of all things false can be set free from the hold of darkness. There is an old song I love from the late Rev. Timothy Wright called, “Whose on the Lord’s side.” When the truth of God is revealed in the earth the best place to be is always on the side of the Lord.


Blessings & Love,

Arnita L. Fields

A Scribe of the Lord, a Scribe for the Lord



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4 comments:

  1. Great word Arnita. There is a cost that we must pay when we purpose to leave traditional behaviors in the church. But the reward is so great.

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  2. Pastor Boulton,

    Yes, this is so true.

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