Today I’m happy to share an unusual list of an anointed women of God in the Bible.
The Bible has several examples of God-fearing women who God used to bring deliverance, stand in the gap, pray, and make a difference at some point in their life.
These women excelled in a male-dominated age, yet they showed that God uses women to fulfill His purposes just as He would use men.
For this reason, I am thrilled to share nine anointed women in the scriptures who stood out.
9 Anointed Women of God in the Bible
Some of the most anointed women in the Bible are Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Rahab, Ruth, Anna, Esther, Mary, and Priscilla. These women aren’t the only great women in the Bible, they are more, but these nine anointed women stood out because a few of them weren’t the most suitable candidates.
Sarah, although she was already in her early years, abandoned everything to live the rest of her life in tents. She always stood by her husband, Abraham, supporting him.
Sara believed in God, and at the age of 90, she saw her dream of having a child come true. God filled her heart with joy.
“Sarah then said, “God has made me laugh, and everyone who finds out that I have had a child will laugh with me.” (Genesis 21:6)
What stood out to me the most about Sarah is her support for her husband, Abraham. She supported him all the way, even when Abraham was almost 100 years, she keeps on supporting him and stood by his side.
Many persons may not think of Sarah as an anointed woman of God, but she was, she may not have been able to call fire from heaven, but she supported the first man that God called his friend.
Miriam was born and raised as a slave in Egypt. She took care of her brother Moses when he was a baby. That is the same Moses whom God used to deliver the people of Israel from slavery.
In addition to being a worship and praise leader, Miriam was an anointed prophetess and was highly respected by the Hebrew people.
“Miriam sang to them like this: Sing to the Lord, who has been crowned with triumph by throwing horses and riders into the sea.” (Exodus 15:21).
Being anointed is not all about breathing fire but it’s about being chosen by God to fill an office and then doing what you were called to do.
Rahab is one of the most unlikely anointed women in the Bible, she was a prostitute from Jericho who saved the lives of two Hebrew spies.
As a result, her family was saved when the Hebrews attacked Jericho.
Moreover, thanks to her faith, being a despised woman, she earned a name among the children of Israel, became one of Jesus’ ancestors, and gained a place among the heroes of the faith.
“By faith the prostitute Rahab did not die along with the disobedient, for she had received the spies in peace.” (Hebrews 11:31)
Deborah was a prophetess and judge who led Israel when there was no king. She summoned the army and encouraged the warriors to defeat the oppressors.
Under Deborah’s leadership, Israel had peace for 40 years.
“The warriors of Israel disappeared; they disappeared until I got up. I, Deborah, arose like a mother in Israel! “(Judges 5:7)
Ruth was not an Israelite, but she earned a place among God’s people by her dedication to God and her love for her mother-in-law.
She left her home and family to serve God. Ruth was hardworking and respectful. She conquered Boaz’s heart and was the great-grandmother of King David.
But Ruth answered, “Do not insist that I abandon you or separate me from you! Because I will go wherever you go, and I will live where you live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. (Ruth 1:16)
Anna could not have children, but she trusted God and prayed in faith for one. When God gave it to her, she dedicated it to him as a token of gratitude. Samuel was raised in the temple and became a great prophet.
“Anna raised this prayer: My heart rejoices in the Lord; in him lies my power. I can celebrate his salvation
and mock my enemies.” (1 Samuel 2:1)
Esther was an Israelite girl who won the most important beauty contest of her time and became the queen of Persia.
She was brave and risked her life to save her people from a great massacre.
God gave Beauty, Grace, and Intelligence to Esther so that she could protect Her people.
“The king liked Esther more than all other women, and she won his approval and sympathy more than all the other virgins. So, he attached the royal crown to her and proclaimed her queen instead of Vashti.” (Esther 2:17)
Mary was a simple young woman who was chosen for a great mission: to be the mother of Jesus.
She did not reject that mission but accepted it in faith.
With assurance and poise, Mary helped to nature Jesus and, years later, saw him resurrected in glory.
“Here you have the handmaid of the Lord,” Mary replied. Let him do with me as you have told me.” (Luke 1:38)
Priscilla is an example of teamwork. She worked with her husband, Aquila, spreading the word of God.
They were friends of Paul and founded a church in his house. Priscilla and Aquila also taught and prepared a man named Apollos for God’s work.
“Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. To save my life, they risked theirs. I and all the Churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.” (Romans 16:3-4)