Alright, I have just gotten settled in. My mind is at rest and I am ready to share with you, yet another experience! I’m excited as I type this because I think back on all the wonderful things the Lord has blessed me to experience for His glory.
But before I began to explain to you what happened and how the Lord taught me during this particular time in my life. I noticed just about all the stories I have shared so far are from way back when I was first saved. I promise I have so much more to share with you, including recent testimonies nonetheless it is not me deciding on anything – I allow His Spirit to guide me as He wills.
At this time in my life I was a stay at home mother and wife, while attending college. Occupying my time other than the family and school was prayer and the Word of God. I read my bible for hours during the day and prayed just as much as I read. I also attended church on Tuesday night bible study and Sunday services; although, I was not active in any of the church ministries that didn’t stop me from spreading the Word of God. I would drive around by myself and preach on the street corners while passing out flyers I had made for Christ. I did this because of a promise I made to the Lord that I would preach His Word and bring as many souls as I could into the Kingdom.
I was on fire. My every thought and action was Him. This may seem a little strange to some, but the Lord gave me the ability to see angels and demons with my naked eyes. I still see them even today, just not as often as I use to. I was even able to see the anointing on the Lords people; it looked as though they had been sprinkled with fairy dust. To sum it all up – I walked in nothing but His Spirit; however, I was susceptible to certain things, namely the wrong teaching of the Word of God. This was so because I was a fairly new believer and still learning the elementary things of God, the foundational teachings. This leads me into this lesson from the Almighty Himself. Oh, did I mention our God is a teacher…well He is.
It was Tuesday night bible study; we had a visiting pastor from out of town speaking. He was also a prophet (he actually prophesied 2 things to me that came to pass within 2 days). This night as He preached, he made the statement that a woman could not preach. At this time I believed every word spoken by a pastor was correct and because I had a daily routine of preaching on the corner, I was in sin. I felt as though I had let the Lord down for being out of order and I asked for forgiveness in my mind. When I returned home, I went to my closet to pray – that was my prayer room at the time. During prayer I asked the Lord for forgiveness and told him I didn’t know a woman couldn’t preach. I only did it because of my promise to win souls for Him. Simultaneously, as I spoke those words asking for forgiveness, a picture of an opened bible appeared in my mind. In the margins of the bible read a bible verse, Galatians 3:28. I got up from prayer to get my bible. I opened to the passage and it read: ’There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus’.
Lesson learned. It is by His Spirit that we move. I titled this ‘Controversy’ because it is quite a controversial subject. I will not go into more detail because it would take me all night to make my point and I’m getting sleepy. But I would like to leave you with this, as I oftentimes say, when you trust God – YOU WILL NOT BE LEAD ASTRAY. Love you!
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. John 15:4-5