A God of Great Deliverance!

God has helped my family and me to see victories in many situations throughout the years because of the Word of God we have learned in The Way Ministry!

When my husband was mowing a sixteen-acre lot of grass on a tractor, his keys fell from his pocket. After he told me what happened, I purposefully determined to pray to God that we find these keys. Every time I thought of the keys I spoke in tongues abundantly, thanking God that we would find them. These keys were very important and necessary for him to have, especially to lock his shop door where he stored many valuable tools.

Through the Word taught, I knew that it was available to believe God to find the lost keys. I recalled the record in the Word in II Kings 6:1-7 where Elisha had believed God to find the lost borrowed ax head that had fallen into the water while one of the sons of the prophets was felling wood for a new dwelling. So surely God would help us find these keys! I did not become anxious. I kept lifting it to God. My husband and I did all we knew to do, such as raking the leaves all around our house as well as moving things and looking under them to try and locate the keys. On the second day in the early afternoon, having this on my mind, I climbed up on the tractor which was parked by our driveway and sat there on the seat quietly speaking in tongues. As I sat there quietly, Father showed me a picture of the blue fifty-five gallon drum, which was in the yard, and the still small voice said, “Go look under that drum.”

Of course, that is exactly what I did. I got up off the tractor and walked over to the fifty-five gallon drum, turned it over, and lo and behold, the keys were laying as “pretty as you please” right under the drum! I knew this was of God! Not only were the keys there, but I knew that my husband and I had just turned that plastic drum over the day before and raked underneath it and found nothing! Yet, here were the keys! God Almighty can do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask or think! This was Ephesians 3:20 in living color! My husband wasn’t at home at the time, so I couldn’t tell him yet. I was so excited that I ran over to my mother-in-law’s house, which was just down the driveway, and reported to her what God had done! God cares about every detail of our lives no matter how big or small! Our God is a God of great deliverance!

This has been a victory which I have recalled on occasion to remind myself, my children, and even others what God will do for us when we believe. Revelation is God’s prerogative of course, and we don’t rely on experiences, but the basic principles of believing coupled with the knowledge of how to pray and operating the manifestations of holy spirit are things that anyone can learn. And certainly they are among some of the greatest things I have learned from this ministry, which have enabled me to see victory after victory for which I am very thankful.

We Have So Much Power!

My time at Advanced Class 2018 was such a blessing. We learn a lot at a class like this because we are there for two weeks. What stood out for me was the truth of how much power we have as born-again believers. For example, in the Foundational Class we were taught that we could pray perfectly—that is pretty powerful! In the Intermediate Class we were taught that we could bring forth a message directly from God to edify the body of believers. That is also powerful! In the Advanced Class we are taught how to operate the other six manifestations. So, we learn about three manifestations in two classes and then six manifestations in one class. These all teach us how much power we really have.

We were not only taught in the Advanced Class how much power we have, but also that we have the authority to use the name of Jesus Christ. In one segment we learned about our power of attorney, which is the authority to act on behalf of another person in legal or financial matters. In the class we learned about the power of attorney that God has given us, which is: Since Jesus Christ is no longer on earth to carry on his business, he has executed a general power of attorney, authorizing us, the born-again believers, as his agents to use his name and carry on his business for him. We take the place of Jesus Christ on earth; we are in his stead. A great verse that shows this is John 14:12. This verse shows the immense power that we have and the authority we have to use the name of Jesus Christ. This was huge for me to understand. I did not even think about it before I took this class. After learning this, I began to think about all the power that I have as an individual.

The class also teaches us about the power of the household. We were shown how the power of the individual believer is maximized as we stand together as a household. In team athletics, the individual greatness is realized in the context of a team effort. We are spiritual athletes, and blessings that result from our individual efforts to live and speak the Word and operate the manifestations are maximized when we stand together. None of us is as strong as all of us.

As I was taking this class and learning about all the power that we have, some questions came to my mind. What do I want to do with all this power? Who do I want to be for God? While I do not have the full answer to these questions yet, this class helped me have parts of them answered. For example, I know that I want to do the Way Disciple program. Not only would this be a blessing because of all the Word I would speak, I would also get to prove God as my sufficiency. I believe the Way Disciple program would also help me find a more complete answer to the question: “Who do I want to be for God?”

Since returning from the Advanced Class, I’ve been determined to apply the Word that I’ve learned. For example, I’m taking action on the Keys to Walking by the Spirit, specifically by studying the Word much. A benefit I’ve experienced from studying the Word daily has been its availability when I’ve needed it during my day. Recently, my workplace was downsizing, and many of my coworkers were let go. I could have easily worried in this situation, but because I had been reading the book Joy and Peace in Believing, verses like John 16:33 were fresh in my mind.

John 16:33:
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Studying the Word daily has definitely given me peace when I needed it the most. Thank God for this class!

Philippians 2:13 Is Living and Real for Me

I took the Foundational Class in 1974 when I was eighteen years old. The most essential and valuable truth I have been taught in The Way Ministry, and the one I continue to claim in its greatness and importance to my life, is that of the Great Principle: God Who is Spirit teaches His creation in you which is now your spirit. Your spirit teaches your mind. Then it becomes manifested in the senses realm as you act or as you speak out.

I know that God and I have a unique relationship. It’s OUR relationship. He communicates with me according to my understanding. He knows me, and He knows how to get my attention. Over the years I have learned to pay close attention to His instruction and follow and act accordingly. I am blessed to say that Philippians 2:13 is living and real for me.

Philippians 2:13:
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Many times, taking the steps to reach the desired goal seems effortless, and other times it requires much more diligence. But I must say that through experience I have learned that the length of time the plan takes isn’t important, but following the plan is the important key.

My dad was not in good health, and my parents determined it was time for them to change their living situation so that they could have more help on a daily basis. They were going to sell their house and move in with my sister who lived an hour north of them; but first, construction needed to take place at my sister’s house. They asked me to get involved and to come up with a plan to accomplish this task. The first thing I did was pray in order to get clear and concerned about what needed to take place. Since I live over one thousand miles away from my parents, the plan needed to be sound, logical, affordable, and doable. As I went to God in prayer I could see the Great Principle in motion, and He made it absolutely clear to me that this was not a time for flexibility, but for a solid plan. So with that mind-set I listened and obeyed, and I knew exactly what had to be done and when. I informed my parents and others concerning the details: it started with the design and ordering materials, then the date to start construction, when to start packing, when to list their house on the market, and when to move out—whether their house was sold or not. The course of events covered about nine months.

My parents were agreeable to what I presented and were blessed to see the plan laid out for them. I kept in close contact with phone calls and visits, and everything moved along beautifully. A few weeks after putting their house on the market they received an offer on their house. One sibling said they should hold out for more money, but I strongly encouraged them to take the offer and move ahead with the plan. They accepted the offer and set a closing date.

Throughout the time we kept to the schedule I had given them, sticking to the dates I knew were key to the plan’s success, and we moved them to their new home on the set date. Three weeks later they closed on their house. A few weeks after that, Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and devastated the city of New Orleans—but my parents were no longer living there. The house I grew up in was under water, but by the grace of God, my parents were safe and sound.

I could have figured out a timeline on my own, but the importance of the timing was known only by God, and He made certain that I understood this. The Way Ministry taught me how to know and understand that God is a personal God and that He is able and willing to communicate with me according to my understanding and my believing. Because of what I have learned in this ministry, I am confident in His ability to supply whatever the need may be. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God was at work in me to make a plan that was solid and sure. I trusted Him to give me the detailed information I needed, and He did not hold back. God’s faithfulness to His children saved my family. In this I rejoice.

It Was God’s Power in Manifestation

The Way Ministry has taught me about God’s power and how to have it in my life. When I was a young girl, I was curious about power—who had it, who didn’t. I saw that the church I was raised in did not have it. The people didn’t have it and it wasn’t taught. In movies and some television shows, there was power displayed—a power that was evil and it had my attention. I knew the Devil had power, but I was also afraid of that power. I believed God was stronger, and yet I didn’t see God’s power manifested.

A year after I had taken the Foundational Class, I was on the ministry’s outreach program in New York. Several of us were traveling from New York to our ministry’s Headquarters in Ohio in February when the driver of the vehicle applied the brakes on a downhill grade and the car began to spin. I was sitting behind the driver and saw a semitruck coming straight at us. In my mind I said, “In the name of Jesus Christ stop.” The car came to a complete stop—no rocking and no jolt from the sudden stop. The truck whizzed by, and we just sat there for a minute letting what happened sink in. I didn’t tell anyone what I had done; I wasn’t sure if I believed that what I said really made the difference. When we arrived at Headquarters and I told my leadership what happened, she confirmed for me that yes, I made a difference. It was the power of God in manifestation. I had not been in the ministry for very long nor had that many classes, but I did believe what I had been taught.

In the forty-plus years since then, no matter where I have lived I have always known that God’s power was there with me and that God would always protect me as I walked with Him and listened to the “still, small voice” within.