Ok, this one is fabulous! I want you to watch the video below where my favorite character Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) shares a special message with all the women of the world. Before you listen, take a moment to consider a few things:
1. The word “God” in Hebrew is plural:
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” —Genesis 1:26-27 (NKJV, bold added)
The translated word “God” (in Hebrew ʾĕlôhîym) is grammatically plural—Gods. This plurality explains the use of “Us” and “Our” as Elohim is speaking to Their plural selves. “The God(s)” is a correct term in reference to Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
2. Imagine the person speaking to you is not Lagertha but the Holy Spirit (not unlike the picture given to us of the Spirit in Revelation 12).
3. BOLDNESS TO SPEAK is a fruit of the Spirit, and without the boldness of the Spirit the gospel cannot reach the whole world. Boldness overcomes a threatening environment:
And now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” When they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with boldness. –Acts 4:29–31 (NRSV)
Now turn up your volume and be ready to hear what the Spirit is saying to women everywhere…
“The Gods Have Bigger Plans for Women”
— #Vikings (@HistoryVikings) March 1, 2018