Imagine obeying Judas Iscariot simply because he was a man. Our response is not regulated by the gender of the individual. Is it possible that people could believe that a response and submission is required because a man is speaking or acting? In the order of God’s delegation, obedience, response and submission is demanded because of God’s anointing. In other words, God is acting. When Judas commented about the ointment put upon Jesus, and it involved Peter and the disciples’ response, who was to be submitted to? Judas or Jesus? Mary was the one with the Lord’s mind. Judas was not God’s man.
They should have honored the Spirit of God on the woman, who at that time became Jesus Christ’s initiator through the delegated love of the Father.
This is similar to the situation with Abraham and Sarah. Sarah said, “Cast out the bondwoman and her son.” Abraham said, “No, I love her and my son, Ishmael.” And God said, “Do what your wife says.” At that time Sarah was initiating the thoughts of God, so her initiation was in the order of God. Abraham had no right to initiate because he was outside the authority of divine initiation.
As we have seen, there is a definite order within God’s design in creation. How blessed we are to follow the Lord, so that the realization of His intended design and purpose is seen through the flow of divine life. Our eyes understand (Ephesians 1:18). The issue is life within the plan of God’s purpose.