Finding True Freedom
Hi, thanks for the magazine. It came this morning and I brought it into university with me to read during any spare time. I’ve just finished reading the trilogy by Dacia, Sheryl and Betty and I wanted to tell you I thought it was great. Each one had me crying a bit by the end-good crying, obviously! It is brilliant news that you are back Dacia!
Being away at school I often feel like I want to be "free" and go off away from God and do all the things that everyone else is doing, with drink and blokes
[alcohol and guys] etc. Reading Dacia’s testimony reminds me again that I would not be free and probably wouldn’t even enjoy it after a while.
I am thankful to know the truth that we do. Like Dacia said, God is really the only freedom! Love to everyone, hope you are all doing well!
Hull University, England
Turning on the Light
Recently I requested some back issues of your magazine and received them. Thank you. Several years ago I heard this word, but it has taken until I went to another meeting recently to turn on the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in me as me.
at a blessing! I spend my day delighting in the mind of Christ.
Be sure I am on your mailing list and please send me this year’s copies of your magazine and keep on preaching the Gospel of Christ only. You sure blessed me. Can’t wait to see others come to this mystery. Praise the Lord!
In Christ my hope of glory!
A Note of Thanks
To all you wonderful Christ-persons,
This is to thank you for The Intercessor and a special thanks for honoring and keeping the memory and works of Brother Grubb alive. He is my mentor in the Lord. May we all come to know the fullness of Paul’s Gal 1:15-16. All of His blessings on all of you.
In His precious name and Life,
Last September, my precious mother had the wonderful privilege of sharing the truth with me about Whose I am. What a gift and freedom this has brought to my life. My mother has a picture of herself with Norman Grubb which she gave to me. I’ll cherish this for now till eternity.
I’m praising my Father for Mr. Grubb and fellow sisters and brothers who continue to she the whole truth. I look at circumstances totally differently from before.
Vicky Arthur Twin Falls, ID
Speaking of Answered Prayer
To my new family,
Speaking of answered prayers, something really neat happened last night. I ran into a girlfriend, that I hadn’t seen in years. I tutored her in math two years ago. She was working through AA, but still living a crazy, insane lifestyle. I knew that then, so you know it must have been bad. But, I always had a tug in my heart for her, even before knowing what I know now. So, when I ran into her in the hall, we talked for a few minutes. I could tell she was trying to figure out what was different about me. I don’t think I told her about being saved; I think I just said I was working through a 12-step program. When we parted, she had my phone number, but I hadn’t gotten hers. Later, I was praying, "Oh, please God, let her call. I want to see her again. I want to tell her what I’ve learned." I had a deep desire to she with her what I have learned and how God has worked things out in my life.
God is so great, this is how He worked it out: I was at church, we had just finished ner and were on our way to the church library. Instead of taking the stairs or elevator as normal, I told my daughter that I wanted to get some fresh air, so we walked outside to get to the other building. Just as we were walking down the sidewalk, my friend was walking up! This was her first visit, and she looked very nervous. (I know that feeling.) I thought she had come with some-one or was meeting someone, but it turned out that she had just decided to come. And as God saw fit, she was meeting someone: His servant, me. at an honor!
Acting as hostess, I gave her a tour of the place, explained how the pastor had really taken me under his wing, and how although the church was huge, we had not fallen through the cracks. We sat together during the service, which was instead of regular prayer meeting, a children’s choir presentation. A good relaxing way to introduce Karen to the church. God knew what He was doing. All through the service, I kept saying to God, "Thank you, thank you, thank you." We parted company that night with an invitation for her to a single’s family picnic the following Saturday-and a promise of more interactions between the two of us.
I’m continuously amazed at how He, my Father, works things out for His purposes. My heart desires for her to come to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. That is it, period. As with my sister, the ultimate goal is to bring her to Christ. That is what this life is all about. Amen. Well, I am just in awe of His works-aren’t you? I didn’t mean for this message to be so long. I love you and I love Jesus!
Georgie Asbury Clarksville, TN
Attitude of Gratitude
The following is an excerpt from two letters explaining how the author is now dealing with long-time resentments about his family
…I’ve found that since the [British Easter] conference my attitude toward my family has been changing-I am turning much more quickly from a resentful attitude to gratitude that God is working in them for their salvation. Every time I start to feel resentful or angry or annoyed with them (which is quite a regular occurrence), I thank God that He is saving them, transforming their hearts, changing their desires and turning them towards Himself, and that He is giving them a true picture of themselves and what they are doing–a deep and lasting conviction of sin.
I am praying and believing that God is breaking Satan’s hold over them and blasting through the hardened blindness that Satan keeps them in. My faith is not yet at the point where I can say I believe this is a done deal, but I can and do believe that God is at work even though I see no visible evidence. Since feeling frustrated with them is a regular and continuous experience, I am beginning to understand what Paul meant when he said "pray without ceasing."
…I can already see a change in my own attitude. Yesterday I bought my sister-in-law a chrysanthemum plant that has pink flowers and a yellow center. This action does not come out of my soul feelings of affection for her, for I don’t have any of those. It was God’s love for her through me that made me stop at the market on the way to work and buy the flowers. It is a small thing, but I would not have done it before-I would not have cared, I am ashamed to say. More and more I am realizing that I have no capacity to love on my own. God has placed me in the perfect environment to learn this lesson. Surrounded by people whom I cannot love on a human level, I find that only God’s love through me can love my family….
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 13 No 3
- Our Cutting Edge
- Editor’s Note
- Moments with Meryl
- A Look at a Book
- Faith understands that God reigns…
- About Unconditional Love…
- From Chaos to Completion
- Bible Study: Ask…and Receive
- British Easter Conference
- Zerubbabel Focus–Rebuilding the Temple: The Business of Zerubbabel, 1997
- How It Really Works
- The Race
- Questions & Answers
- Tape Talk
- Area Fellowship News
- The Real Problem: Satan’s Lie
- The Mailbox
- Words to Live By…