David Jay Jordan's

Twelve Women Apostles of Jesus

"Of all the daring things which Jesus did, the most amazing
was his sudden announcement on the evening of January 16:
"On the morrow we will set apart ten women for the ministering
work of the  kingdom." At the beginning of the two weeks'
period during which the apostles and the evangelists were to
be absent from Bethsaida on their furlough, Jesus requested
David to summon his parents back to their home and to dispatch messengers calling to Bethsaida ten devout women who
had served in the administration of the former encampment and the tented infirmary. These women had all listened to
the instruction given the young evangelists, but it had never occurred to either themselves or their teachers that Jesus
would dare to commission women to teach the gospel of the kingdom and minister to the sick.

These ten women selected and commissioned by Jesus were: Susanna, the daughter of the former chazan of the
Nazareth synagogue; Joanna, the wife of Chuza, the steward of Herod Antipas; Elizabeth, the daughter of a wealthy Jew
of Tiberias and Sepphoris; Martha, the elder sister of Andrew and Peter; Rachel, the sister-in-law of Jude, the Master's
brother in the flesh; Nasanta, the daughter of Elman, the Syrian physician; Milcha, a cousin of the Apostle Thomas;
Ruth, the eldest daughter of Matthew Levi; Celta, the daughter of a Roman centurion; and Agaman, a widow of
Damascus. Subsequently, Jesus added two other women to this group -- Mary Magdalene and Rebecca, the daughter of
Joseph of Arimathea.

Jesus authorized these women to effect their own organization and directed Judas to provide funds for their equipment
and for pack animals. The ten elected Susanna as their chief and Joanna as their treasurer. From this time on they
furnished their own funds; never again did they draw upon Judas for support. It was most astounding in that day, when
women were not even allowed on the main floor of the synagogue (being confined to the women's gallery), to behold
them being recognized as authorized teachers of the new gospel of the kingdom. The charge which Jesus gave these ten
women as he set them apart for gospel teaching and ministry was the emancipation proclamation which set free all
women and for all time; no more was man to look upon woman as his spiritual inferior. This was a decided shock to even
the twelve apostles.

Notwithstanding they had many times heard the Master say that "in the kingdom of heaven there is neither rich nor
poor, free nor bond, male nor female, all are equally the sons and daughters of God," they were literally stunned when
he proposed formally to commission these ten women as religious teachers and even to permit their traveling about with
them. The whole country was stirred up by this proceeding, the enemies of Jesus making great capital out of this move,
but everywhere the women believers in the good news stood stanchly behind their chosen sisters and voiced no uncertain
approval of this tardy acknowledgment of   woman's place in religious work. And this liberation of women, giving them
due recognition, was practiced by the apostles immediately after the Master's departure, albeit they fell back to the olden
customs in subsequent generations. Throughout the early days of the Christian church women teachers and ministers
were called deaconesses and were accorded general recognition. But Paul, despite the fact that he conceded all this in
theory, never really incorporated it into his own attitude and personally found it difficult to carry out in practice."


The above was taken from an esoteric book, but seeing  a few parts like this one, ring TRUE,  I have reposted it. because
we do know  that te church Patriarchy tried to hide the freedom and equality that Jesus taught and lived concerning
women. (SEE
Equality not Patriarchy). For as He said to all, "For if ye (male and female) continue in my WORD, then
are ye my disciples indeed and the truth shall set you FREE." (John 8; 31-32)

This excerpt is easy to understand ... and agrees totally with the principles of the Lord and so in my opinion. it is true
History and is needed to be told to our women in the Lord to give them faith that they were loved by the Lord just like the
men, and that they are needed for His Service just like the men, and they are totally equal to the men in their service.
Our women do NOT have to take a subservient stance to men, or their worldly husbands, if they have the spiritual
qualities needed for whatever the Lord wants them to do and are called by the Lord, their spiritual Bridegroom.  All
positions of responsibility have to be available to them if they are qualified, and by the Grace of God, they shall be
because the Lord is not a sexist...... and they shall dream dreams and prophesy in the Latter Days  (SEE
Prophetesses in the End Time)

For we absolutely need them to carry on where their foremothers of the past left off. For notice from the listing above
that Mary Magdalene, the 11th woman ordained by the Lord, (who probably won the 12th woman apostle, Rebecca, the
daughter of Joseph of Arimathia)  went together with Joseph and established the first missionary outpost in Glastonbury
England. And it was thru them that much of the world was evangelized for the Lord via England's conversion and many of
Ten Missing Tribes of Israel --  that had fled in there after their fleeing from the Babylonian advance in Jeremiah's
time. (SEE
Church History, King Arthur and the Templars). So did we need our women... YES, and do we need them in
the Latter Days  YES  !!!  For there is neither male nor female in Christ Jesus. And so we better believe it. God bless the
first 12 women apostles of the Lord !!!

In My Opinion
David Jay Jordan
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