One of the biggest things that I have learned by way of the Word of God taught in this ministry is that I am a son of God NOW and that I can walk without any sense of sin, guilt, or condemnation.
I grew up in a denominational church where I was taught that God was both a loving God and a wrathful God, Who judged you by your works. You had to maintain good works—both to earn your way to heaven, and to stand righteous before Him every day. That’s what my church taught, that’s what my parents had taught me, so that must be the way to worship and stand approved before God. If you didn’t maintain these good works, not only would you not go to heaven, but in the here and now God would either punish you by allowing bad things to happen in your life, or simply withhold His goodness and not answer your prayers.
This denomination didn’t teach the Bible, and I was always very unclear on the standards of behavior I was supposed to adhere to, besides going to church every Sunday and doing my best to keep the ten commandments. I was encased in the fear that I was not good enough for heaven and probably never would be. I also felt that as “good” as I endeavored to be, I would never be quite good enough to please God. But, I didn’t know what else to do since I didn’t know of any other way to love or worship God.
What an eye- and heart-opening time it was in my first fellowship. I heard of a God Who is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all. I heard of a standard for truth, the Bible, that doesn’t have just commandments, but over nine hundred promises! I learned that God wants me to prosper, to be in health, to be more than a conqueror. Truth versus tradition—what a contrast I saw! I had never heard the things of God taught so clearly, so logically, so powerfully before.
I received great mental deliverance when I took the Foundational Class. I learned that because I had confessed the savior from sin, Jesus Christ, that I am a son of God now (I John 3:1,2). I learned that I could know that I know that I know that I have eternal life because I can speak in tongues. I learned that I don’t have to walk in fear, guilt, or condemnation, because I am redeemed, justified, sanctified, and made righteous NOW.
I am ever grateful for the freedom from mental bondage I received by way of the Word of Truth taught by this ministry. Now I can walk as a son of God with power, coming boldly before His throne of grace, manifesting the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation, and sharing His Word and His love with others.