At a young age, I accepted the Lord as my personal savior. I knew Him as a way maker, a heart fixer and a mind regulator. I knew Him as a doctor in the sick room and a lawyer in the courtroom. I knew Him as a bridge over troubled waters, but I did not know Him in His power of death and resurrection.
June 2001, I was visiting a church in Columbus, Ohio. The Pastor of that church asked, "What do you want from the Lord”? My reply was, "I want to know Jesus, I mean really know Him for real". The Pastor replied, "Do you know what you are asking"? I immediately said "yes.” He further asked, "Are you willing to die"? I answered, "Yes I am willing to die or do whatever it take to know God as I have never known Him before.” The Pastor prayed for me - I was slain in the spirit by the power of the Holy Ghost. Philippians 3:10 says, "That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death";
November 16, 2001, five months after my experience in Ohio (five is the number of grace) I was asked to speak at a women’s conference at Wells of Living Waters Church in Stockton, California. Before I left home to attend the conference, I sense God was up to something beyond anything I could ask or think. I did not want to miss it; therefore I took a video camera with me so I could capture the Mighty move of God.
Little did I know God would use me to be a part of His Great Plan? When I arrived at the Church I felt an urgency to share the word of God that He had placed in my belly. When I was call to the podium to share the spoken word, I announced the Title of the message: “The Last Watch.”
I begin to speak about the love of Jesus and how important it is to stay connected in the spirit. Where there is unity there is strength.
Suddenly, as I looked out over the audience, I saw darkness roll into the room from the rear of the church. I asked the Pastor’s wife (Linda Parker) for a sip of water. I looked again into the audience, this time everything was black. The last words I remembered saying was, "The devil is a liar, Pray, Pray Pray.” (Pray one for the Father, Pray two for the Son and Pray three for the Holy Ghost). I inhaled in this world and exhaled in Glory. I knew in my spirit this was the last breath I would take in this life. "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain". (Philippians 1: 21 NIV) Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!
The Bible says, "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord" (II Corinthians 5: 8). I did not have time to panic, to ask for forgiveness, to get things right or repent. I was in a place of peace and pure bliss. A peace that surpasses all understanding. My spirit was in a resting place, I had fallen asleep in the arms of Jesus. John 11:11 declares “Our friend Lazarus is fallen ASLEEP; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep" Thank God, I was in Paradise. Hallelujah!
My niece (Adriene Farley) was sitting on the front pew of the Church. She moved quickly, caught my body and laid me in a chair. I was pronounced dead, however the WODIOTF, Pastor and Sister Parker did not give up on me, they bombarded heaven with prayers and shook the portals of hell. They prayed relentlessly in faith, they were determined to pray until God brought me back from the dead.
The enemy had counted me out, but the Lord brought me back for my Glory"! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! It was through the faith, and perseverance of the saints (the sovereignty of God) that God brought me back from the dead. I now have a New life and a New beginning Hallelujah! This is the air that I breathe - To God Be the Glory for the Things He has done!
I know without a doubt, “There is nothing too hard for my God to do"! On November 16, 2001, I experienced the Mighty Power of God through death and resurrection. God answered my prayers and granted my request according to Philippians 3:10 -"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death";
Since my awesome experience with God, He has opened doors for me and GOD’s Team Gatekeepers International Ministries, Inc., to travel to various cities and States and share this testimony of God's Amazing Grace.
I have experienced the mighty hand of God as He moved in a miraculous way in healing the sick, saving souls, delivering souls from demonic spirits and setting the captives free. To God Be the Glory for the things He has done. This is the air that I breathe!
If you are faced with a situation that seems impossible, hopeless or dead, I would like to recommend you to someone who can change the course of your life.
Has the enemy told you to give up because nothing good is coming out of this bad situation? God brought me back from the dead to tell you, "Hold on, do not give up, help is on the way". God will take that dead situation and suddenly resurrect it back to life. He did it for me and I know he will do it for you. Those dry bones in your life will live again. I speak it; I declare and decree it by the power and the Authority of the Almighty God.
He loves you and he wants the very best for you and your family. I know a man from Galilee who is in the healing business. Christ Jesus of Nazareth will heal your body and He will heal your sin sick soul. Whatever you need, God has it. AMEN! TRUST IN THE LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Every morning, since God granted me new life, I quote Psalm 118: 24, “This is the day which the Lord hath made I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Even my email address, “Alive4HisGlory” is a testament to God's Amazing Love.
I Timothy 1:12, speaks the sentiments of my heart, “I know whom I have believed and I am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day.” The song, "this is the air I breathe", also speaks volumes of God’s faithfulness to His miracle working power.
My prayers are with you and your family. . Be Blessed and fruitful in the Lord. I love you with the Love of Christ. Remember we serve a Mighty God. Today grab a hold to your miracle.
Be healed, be delivered and be set free in the Matchless name of Jesus.
I Live Because of Him,
Committed Bondservant & Friend