Ephesians 5:19, 20 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Why would I want to attend a
SOZO session at Bethel Redding, California?
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 Redding
and apply for a Sozo time.Each of us
would have a ministry person to assist us individually from 1 to 2 hours.
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,
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.