Join us on part 6 of 8 in this series of Jesus not only supernaturally healed me from a horrific assault at the age of 20, but then gave me an encounter with Him Personally at the Parole Hearing for the assailant.
In part 6 we talk about the challenges of participating in hearings for cases about crimes against women. How even with faith and the power of the Holy Spirit, it is challenging to revisit the details of the case in order to give an ‘impact statement.’ How MOST women do NOT participate in hearings, making it easier for dangerous criminals to be released. Even after I agree to participate in the hearing, there was no way to seemingly patch into the hearing that was 1500 miles away. It had to be done through a law agency, and everyone turned me down.
Finally, the Holy Spirit opened a supernatural door in our hometown for me to use the DA’s equipment and staff. Be encouraged that just because you are following the Lord, you may have to weather a few ‘no’s’ and ‘closed doors’ as I did. KEEP GOING! The Lord will open up a way through if you do not give up! A few days before the hearing, I started to get cold feet. I was battling being taken over by all the rage and anger and bitterness the assault had brought into my life before Jesus had healed me. I did not want to lose my healing!!! What was I going to do???? That is when Jesus Himself stepped into the situation and told me that HE had set up the hearing. HE was working through the BAD early release law California had passed to bring the gospel to this assailant and use me as a witness to the parole board of HIS ability to heal the impossible!
Jesus showed me that He had been training me in jail ministry for the past 7 years just for this moment, and that just like when I preached in the jails, He would go with me to the hearing and lead me, guide me and do the supernatural.
Jesus made the hearing about HIM!
He said the hearing was for me to spotlight HIM, and not put the focus on either myself or the assailant. I was only to speak generally about the crime and its impact, and let Him do the rest.
Do YOU have something that God is asking you to do? Something that is IMPOSSIBLE without Him?
Do YOU have something so painful in your past like I did, or Joseph did that unless God helps you, you will not get through?
Take heart! This episode is for YOU! You and I do not need perfect lives in order to be blessed, joyfully, peaceful and filled with love and purpose and destiny. Faith doesn’t always make things easy, sometimes, they are still CHALLENGING at times, and that is OK!!! God is GOOD! He is faithful and HE will make a way through for you!
Join us for the last two episodes as well as we recount the Parole Hearing and how Jesus Himself showed up to that hearing and gave me a supernatural encounter with Him! He is an awesome God! He loves YOU! And Has great power to Heal YOU of anything that is IMPOSSIBLE!
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