I am alive today because of the truth I was taught in the Foundational Class in The Way Ministry. Perhaps many families are like this: certain expectations are passed down from generation to generation. In my family, what I had seen in my parent’s generation and in my generation was that someone dies prematurely. The family I was brought up in had a deep love for God, and they were faithful to worship God. However, some thought it might be good to suffer for God. Their beliefs were based on tradition and wrong teaching rather than truth.
In my first Foundational Class I heard the truth taught.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
A light went off in my head. I grabbed on to this promise which was explained to me. The word “precious” means “costly.”
My aunt had died at an early age with three small children to raise. I had known her and loved her. Everyone said I looked just like her. We even had the same name. All my life, it bothered me that maybe the same thing would happen to me. When I heard the truth about this verse in my early twenties, my thinking and believing began to change as I studied the truth.
I Peter 2:24:
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
I learned that the Word of God had integrity and that I could claim and elevate it above what I had seen growing up. I began to understand all that Jesus Christ had accomplished for me. I began to trust my sonship rights. I learned that I had been redeemed and sanctified and justified. I learned that I was righteous. With these truths so lovingly supplied, I was no longer in bondage; I now had something to do! I had the ministry of reconciliation. So, while being set free, I found one of the sweetest jobs of my life—my lifetime “something to do” for God.
II Corinthians 5:20:
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
I am set free and fulfilled at the same time. My service career is lived for God and in the ministry that taught me these life-changing truths. I am forever thankful.