Jael the Conquer By Bishop Donald Downing Through Biblical research, visions, and inspiration from the Holy Spirit, Bishop Downing brings to life Judges 4 & 5, the tale of a female warrior, a little-known heroine of the Bible: Jael the Conqueror. Like her counterpart David, who slew the giant Goliath, Jael was a black Kenite maiden chosen by God to fulfill her destiny, to slay the giant Sisera and deliver the children of Israel from bondage to Jabin, the wicked king. Deborah the prophetess, a judge over Israel, prophesied that the Lord would sell Sisera into the hands of a woman. As Sisera came running into her tent, fleeing from Barak, Jael knew her life was in danger. She learned how to use her inner weapons of faith and wisdom, as God gave her strength to use milk, a hammer and a nail. As she placed the nail against Sisera's head, she felt the anointing power of God as never before. The Bible states in Judges 4:21, the nail went completely through Sisera's forehead and fastened itself deep into the ground. Jael professed her faith in the true and living God and chose to worship with the Israelites, despite her ancestral lineage. She never allowed her battles to be greater than her worship, prayers and praises to her God. Bishop Donald Downing gives a richly imaginative look into the possible life of Jael the Conqueror, from her childhood to adulthood, as she fought for the rights and protection of all women. He is of the opinion that we should not judge the battles of others if we are not willing to help them to fight their wars.