Mothers and Wives: More Precious Than Rubies
Watch Battle Ready Ministries’ Special Mother’s Day Video! It Will Inspire You!
By Troy Anderson
On this Mother’s Day, the recent passing of Christian Broadcast Network Founder Pat Robertson’s beloved wife, Adelia "Dede" Robertson, 94, and a touching program on her life on CBN, brings to mind just how precious and key mothers and wives are to success in God’s calling on all our lives.
My beautiful and beloved wife, Irene Anderson, who has played such an instrumental role in the success of our bestselling books and various ministries and endeavors—Battle Ready Ministries, Prophecy Investigators and our newly-launched Inspire Literary Group—was moved by the show on “Dede.”
“She’s such a phenomenal woman,” Irene says, remarking on the significant role that “Dede” played not only in the success of The 700 Club and CBN, but the wives of other faith leaders, such as Ruth Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, along with members of Battle Ready Ministries—Esther Giammona, wife of President and CEO Col. David Giammona and others on the board.
“We don’t know how many people (these faith leaders) helped bring to God as they were working to fulfill the Great Commission and better the world, so women are precious,” Irene says. “Proverbs 31:10-12 says: ‘A wife of noble character, who can find? She is far more precious than rubies. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he lacks nothing of value. She brings him good and not harm all the days of her life.”
Jerry Moses, a Board Advisor to Battle Ready Ministries, was previously the Assistant to the President at CBN, Pat Robertson, and knew both “Dede” and Robertson well.
“‘Dede’ was just like (Movieguide) Founder Dr. Ted Baehr’s wife,” says Moses, Assistant to the President at Movieguide. “She was a standout. (‘Dede’) and Pat were a great team. I was very close to their family so I sat many times with ‘Dede’ at the dinner table, breakfast or lunch table and observed her and saw that she was just like Ted’s wife—a very, very outstanding teacher, but very submissive to her husband, yet counseled her husband on what she thought he should do or say. Ted and Pat have wonderful wives. That is how both of them had the ministries they have is because of their wives.”
On this Mother’s Day, let us remember these Bible verses:
· Proverbs 31:28–29: “Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.'"
· Proverbs 31:31: “Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
· Proverbs 31:25: "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come."
So, we dedicate this Mother’s Day to all the noble mothers and wives who are supporting their husbands in the work God has given them to do.
As a boy growing up, I was blessed to have a great, noble, and loving mother, Janet Anderson, and today I’m blessed to have a great, noble and loving wife, Irene.
Without the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and Irene’s obedience to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, our bestselling books—The Babylon Code, Trumpocalypse and The Military Guide to Armageddon, as well as our upcoming book The Military Guide to Disarming Deception, along with Battle Ready Ministries, Prophecy Investigators, and the Inspire Literary Group—wouldn’t exist.
So, today, we encourage all the great wives and mothers to continue supporting your husbands and sons, so they can call fulfill the mission God has ordained for them.
We also encourage couples and small groups to get The Military Guide to Armageddon: Battle-Tested Strategies to Prepare Your Life and Soul for the End Times, and our just-released study and leaders’ guides for the book—The Military Guide to Armageddon: Basic Training Manual (study guide) and The Military Guide to Armageddon Basic Training Manual Leader’s Guide. Find out more at www.battle-ready.org, www.davidjgiammona.com and www.troyanderson.us.
As a couple or a small group, you can use the book and study guide for Bible studies together. It will help you grow spiritually, grow closer together as a couple, and help you discover the incredible plan and ministry that God has for your lives.
Troy Anderson is the Vice President and COO of Battle Ready Ministries, Founder and President of the Inspire Literary Group, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Prophecy Investigators, and Executive Editor of The Return International. He is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative journalist and #1 bestselling FaithWords/Hachette and Chosen Books author of The Babylon Code, Trumpocalypse and The Military Guide to Armageddon. His latest book, The Military Guide to Disarming Deception, will be released August 9. He is the former executive editor of Charisma magazine and Charisma Media and reporter at the Los Angeles Daily News and other newspaper. He lives with his family in Irvine, California. Find out more at www.troyanderson.us, www.battle-ready.org, www.inspireliterary.com, https://prophecyinvestigators.org, and www.thereturn.org.
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