“But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for Himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto Him” (Psalm 4:3).

  1. A WOMAN OF GODLY JEALOUSY IS A SHARING WOMAN: WOMAN OF SAMARIA- The classic example is the woman of Samaria who shared about Jesus to the people of her city with Godly jealousy. “The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?” (John 4:28,29). In the above verse, we can see her Godly jealousy in the phrase, “The woman then left her water pot.” After she got saved through the living waters offered by Jesus, she had a burden to share about Christ to the people. So, she left her water pot and went into the city and invited them to come to Christ. We read that the Samaritans believed on Jesus. She became a soul winner on the very same day she accepted Christ. Do you have the same Godly jealousy for your community? If you are really jealous for God, then He shall use you in this New year to deliver souls from destruction. You will become soul winners of Christ in the vineyard of the Lord. “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Hebrews 12:28).
  1. A WOMAN OF GODLY JEALOUSY IS A PRAYING WOMAN: ESTHER- Esther was a woman who converted her burdens into prayer. “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:16). We can see her Godly jealousy in the phrase, “If I perish, I perish.”  When she heard about the destruction of the Jews, she had the Godly jealousy for  the deliverance of the Jews. With that Godly jealousy, she converted her burden into supplication. For this, she resorted to fast and pray. Esther through her fasting prayer obtained favour from the king by entering into his presence uninvited. When Esther rose to the occasion with Godly jealousy, she received the dual reward – 1. Deliverance of the Jews.  2. Destruction of the enemy.  Dear sister, can you give yourself to the ministry of prayer in this New year? Be filled  with the spirit of prayer in order to destroy the works of the enemy. “For this shall every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him” (Psalm 32:6).
  1. A WOMAN OF GODLY JEALOUSY IS A DARING WOMAN: JAEL – Jael had a Godly jealousy to kill Sisera, the enemy of the Israelites. “Then Jael Heber’s wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died” (Judges 4:21). Jabin, the king of Canaan came against the children of Israel. Sisera, the captain of the host who had nine hundred chariots of iron, oppressed the children of Israel. When Jael saw the oppression, she could not remain silent in her tent. So, she took a nail and a hammer, smote the nail into Sisera’s temples and he died. Jael wanted to destroy the enemy completely to deliver the Israelites. She was such a  courageous woman to kill the enemy in her tent just with the help of a nail and a hammer. As we stand on the threshold of this New year, let us be bold like Jael. Let us rise up with Godly jealousy to put to death all the works of the flesh which represent the evil Sisera.