Hello World…Spiritual Depth C 4

A story was told to me by a beautiful woman who lived in a Dark Depth for 7 years believing it was Light at the time. As she related the story to me, my heart wept for her plight and I wanted to stop her and tell her, “You can be free.”  but I continued to listen. As I listened, I began to see a vision of her coming out of this dark depth into a new way and I knew that she was going to be delivered and her telling me this story was part of her  Seeing the Way she had not seen before.  and I continued to listen…

The man she had married was a religious man who smooth-talked her into situations that caused her guilt because she was ‘heads’ and alone.  She knew true life, but the aloneness drew her to this smooth-talking religious man who caused her to forget the One she truly loved and adored. Religious man knew she went to church and loved it. He knew her love of her children and care she gave to others. He knew she had a good job and worked hard for her money and was able to take care of herself. He knew a lot of things, and one was; he would have what he wanted over what she wanted  even if it cost her the loss of all she loved. For a time she was ‘happy’ with religious man; they went to church together, they said a blessing over foods together,  they went places and had fun together; but religion can only take you so far before it begins to let you experience murky inappropriate things that begin to eat at your Spirit.

You can be sure that using people or religion or things just for what you can get out of them  — the usual variation of idolatry – will get you no where and certainly no where near the kingdom of Christ, the kingdom of God. She did not realize that she was being taken in by religious smooth talk. God is not pleased with people who are full of religious sales talk but want nothing to do with growing in Him.  You should not even hang around with people like that. People who talk, but don’t walk what God tells them to do……  Darkness hides under the bushel basket, but light should thrust off the basket and let the LIGHT shine to all around.   The bright light of Christ makes your path plane so that you don’t continue to stumble around. The good, the right and the true –these are the actions appropriate for day-light time. Figure out what will please Christ and do it. 

She woke up from the darkness one day. She saw the light before her and called out to the Light. Now some will say, ‘Oh, one should never get a divorce from religious man, but if you are dying in the darkness of smooth-talking religious man and God speaks to you and says,  “Come my Child, Do what is best for you.”  Would you stand there in the darkness and die or would you walk out of the darkness into the Light and live?  What was going on in the darkness of her religious-married life, God shined the light-of-Christ  on  and told her she had to make the choice:   Live in darkness and die….religious-man did not believe there was more to life than what he offered…sex, food, and comfort. 

God said, ‘Wake up from your sleep, Climb out of your coffin, Christ will show you the Light.  Watch your step. Use your head. Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times. Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.

Wives, understand and support your husbands in ways that show your support for Christ.  Husbands provide leadership to your wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing …..and just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should submit to their husbands. This love relationship is exactly what Christ desires for His Church and His People.  Christ’s love makes the church whole, it is a love marked by giving, not getting. Everything Christ does or says is designed to bring the BEST out of her. His words evoke her beauty. Christ dresses His church with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, self-control and against such there is no law.

My mom had not seen this beautiful woman in a long time. In the middle of her seven-year tribulation (marriage) with religious-man, my mom had a chance meeting with her and she told me, “She use to be so beautiful and happy. I could not stay near her because I could feel her pain. What has happened to her?” At that time I had no answer. During the memorial service of my daughter, mom met her for the first time since she had divorced religious-man. My mom embraced her tightly and proclaimed to her, “You are just beautiful”. Yesterday, mom called me and said, “She is so beautiful. She looks 20 years younger and absolutely beautiful like she was many years ago…”

Yes, religion will kill you, but a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ will give you eternal life. Eternal life here and now as well as when the Spirit departs from this flesh you live in here on this earth. When He calls, He expects a response.  It is your choice to choose this day whom you will serve……



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jeri G. Langston
    May 21, 2012 @ 18:09:45

    Joyce what a great article and so true. I love your site, keep speaking truth!


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