Wednesday, November 14, 2007

God lessons with confirmation

Early on in my Christian walk, I read every Christian book I could get my hands on. But, after about two years, I could not read anything except the Word of God.

Those first two years I grew up fast in my walk with Christ. My giftings became very apparent, but, I had very few mentors to tell me what was happening to me.

I had been hired on at my church to do counseling. It was going well. I built it on the leading of the Holy Spirit, no method except the Lord's guiding. One day I got a call from one of the hospitals in town. They wanted to release a patient from the psy. ward but, needed her to be assigned to a counselor before she left. I took on that job. It was my first introduction to the woman I wrote about in my post "Again Deception". She had always avoided me before this, but, now she needed me. So, she used me to get out of the hospital. To leave the hospital she had to make and keep an appointment with me. So, our long battle together began.

The day she was to see me, she called and said a very nice thing to me. "If it is alright, I'm bringing someone with me who knows what she is doing. Someone with better credentials." Oh, the intimidation. Truly, from the beginning, that thing inside of her knew me and tried to control everything. I allowed the visitor she was bringing. Thought it could be interesting.

The woman she brought became a very close friend of mine. She is a prophetess and a very good one. This of course did intimidate me at the time. I didn't know anything about the prophetic then and felt she must have great insight into everything I thought.

She began to work with me in Inner Healings and deliverance. God used us mightily in that vain of work. She became my mentor on many levels. She did, however, allow God to work in me without challenging me nor second guessing what was happening. A great woman of God.

But, back to, I couldn't read Christian books any longer. My relationship with God had grown immensely during this time. I, now knew His voice, felt that He was taking me into His confidence and He had shown me great unknown things. After I had work with this woman of God for about a year, she gave me a book for my birthday. I was grateful, but, figured I'd put in on a shelf & forget about it.

I was in my office waiting for a client, who never showed, and I picked up this book. Opened it and began to read. I kept reading surprised that I could. Everything that was written in that book had been told to me by God in that previous year. Truly, a God led writer & written through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I sat there and read the entire book.

The Book, "The Three Battlegrounds" by Francis Frangipane. He talks about spiritual warfare. About the fight we Christians fight in the mind, church, and in the spirit realm. I recommend it to everyone. Mr. Fragipane did not write this book, the Spirit of God did. It was great affirmation, for me, that God was talking to me. This book is God's plan for warring against the enemy.

I could read whatever I wanted after reading "The Three Battlegrounds." No book ever meant quit as much to me, except , of course the Bible. In fact, I think I'll read it again. Refresher course in dealing with the unknown.


Anonymous said...

You know, it's posts like this that keep me coming back.

I want to know more about the history of your relationship with the hospitalized lady and perhaps, your reading history as it sounds like it evolves!

Given55 said...

Daily Spirit. I wrote some about her in the post "Again Deception." Will consider writing more. The thing about that demon in her....I hadn't heard from her in over a year... I start to write about her & she calls. The air waves in the spirit world are amazing.