Letters From God

Dove

Julie Andrews

 

My Testimony                 

This is my spiritual history; what I have experienced in the Kingdom of God which is present in this time if not revealed yet.

I can't remember a time when I didn't believe in God. I embarrassed a friend who I only knew between 4-6 years old by saying "do you believe in God?, I do"

I gave my heart to Jesus at a youth camp at 14 and received a real touch and a sense of His presence. It was wonderful.

But I was constantly aware that there was something more. I kept searching always feeling I needed to rededicate myself to the Lord again and again. I went to church but didn't have any real connection with the fellowships.

The Lord chose my husband for me, as I knew he would. (It came as an understanding/word of knowledge in the middle of the school playground when I was about 12). We met in our last year of school, married after university at 21 and after a year moved to another town away from our families.

When I heard that a friend who I had grown up with and knew had had a life changing experience, was moving to our town I very much wanted to meet her again. She was moving to begin a new church fellowship and wanted to meet me and my husband (who she knew also). So it was a mutual wish.

She shared her testimony but what really spoke to me was the little tact "what must I do to be saved?" When I read the scripture John 3.5 it was as though the words were spoken by Jesus into my spirit and I knew it was what I must do. Fortunately for me my husband agreed too.

On June 1st 1983 we were baptised by water into the body of Christ as believers: I finally had found my answer to my searching and knew that I had pleased God. Within 4-6 weeks Jesus had set his seal on us by all the signs and wonders of Mark 16.17-18 We spoke with tongues in a new prayer language of the Holy Spirit. I and two others laid hands on our baby daughter, who had blue hands and feet, and she was healed. A demon who walked into the kitchen at night and attacked me was cast out. And I was saved from my own stupidity, from a gas explosion that should have blown our house sky high. Praise God!

It was a very exciting time as we experienced a revival and the power of God was manifest in signs and wonders. But unfortunately it only lasted about 18 month before the controlling influence of man stopped it. 

I realise now that I had a prophetic gift as the words of God just seem to roll off my tongue whenever I spoke and thought about Him. I was in Love and He was on my heart all the time. But I was told by the Pastor that they (prophetic words) were only for the meeting times. There was an understanding of the 3 Meeting gifts, (Tongues, Interpretation & Prophecy) but the rest of the gifts, eg word of knowledge, wisdom were not taught, understood or acknowledged.

We remained there for 5 years before we moved to another town.

Behold, what manner of love the Father has given unto us that we should be called the Sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew not him  1John3.1

 John 3.5 Jesus answered "Verily, verily I say unto you, Expect a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God"