Why would I want to attend a SOZO session at Bethel Redding, California?
Sozo is not a counseling session but a time of interacting with Father, Son and Holy Spirit for wholeness and pursuing of your destiny. http://www.ibethel.org/sozo-overview
SOZO is the Greek word translated “saved, healed, delivered.” Sozo ministry is a unique inner healing and deliverance ministry aimed to get to the root of things hindering your personal connection with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. With a healed connection, you can walk in the destiny to which you have been called.
My daughter Judie, encouraged me to come with her to
and apply for a Sozo time. Each of us
would have a ministry person to assist us individually from 1 to 2 hours. Redding
The following is a brief outline of my meeting and it is edited.
The lady asked how does God speak to you? Is it a voice, pictures, or dreams?
I told her I have never heard an audible voice, but God speaks to my spirit, as I pointed to my chest. Of course He speaks to me through His word.
Why are you here and what are you asking Jesus to reveal to you?
Briefly I shared how a door of ministry had been shut for me and that I was seeking direction for making new decisions for 2015.
I explained that my roots are Pentecostal/Charismatic but I have been attending a formal Denominational church for 5 years. Similar to Episcopal, Catholic, Lutheran.
Why did you leave your Pentecostal roots?
I explained how God revealed to me there was a misuse of funds, and the Pastor and I had a disagreement. He told me to leave and not come back. I admit I was angry and decided to find an established church that was NOT Charismatic and take a rest.
Why do you now want to leave the formal church?
Each service has a time to express “Joys and Concerns,” so each month (for 5 years) I have been sharing a short devotional at the “Joy time.” My last sharing was considered too long and unknown to me a meeting of the council was held as some had complained to the Pastor that they did not like me sharing. Pastor wrote me a letter explaining their feelings and stating from now on, we are requesting that you NOT share verbally, but you can print out your story or sermon and leave it on the table in the fellowship hall.
How did that make you feel?
Actually there has been a stirring in my spirit and the letter was a sign, that the door of ministry has been shut for me in this church. I love them and pray God’s best for them.
The lady led me in a prayer of forgiveness for the Charismatic Pastor and a release and cutting of all ties to him and that church.
Then she led me in a prayer of forgiveness for those who have criticized my sharing, and a cutting of all soul ties to the Denomination church.
She suggested that I take all that is mine, and leave all that is theirs and sever the church relationship.
She suggested I find a “closet” or special place to daily pray and seek God’s guidance.
She prayed and asked Jesus to show me what He wants me to do next.
She asked if Jesus was telling me anything at this time.
|Be Still and Know that I am God|
I told her no, but I feel at peace.
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