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What does it mean to be a "Woman of Presence"? It means being a person who will be in the place of God's delight, Jesus Christ, while He "builds" you. Building is a process.

 

The model for the building of woman goes back to Genesis 2:22: "And He built the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, into a woman and brought her to the man." Woman was formed from "specific substance" taken from man's side. Woman wasn't created in the same way that God created the universe, nor was she made in the same way the man was made. She was "built."

 

Here's what's important to remember: The Church is a Woman. And Jesus states that He will build Her. This Woman is made of all believers, male and female, and each believer who is part of Her must individually and personally be built into a "living stone" by Him in His Presence in order for the Church to be fully alive.

Matthew 16:18 (Amplified Translation):

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros (masculine)—a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra (feminine)—a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it]. (emphasis added)

Life-substance of blood and water flowed from Jesus' side when He was pierced. Interestingly, these are the same elements that flow from woman when she gives birth. It is within these substances that new life is formed.

 

My hope is that you will find blood-and-water substance for life in the resources that are offered here.