...all for the saving of many lives.
was birthed out of a 7 year "Sabbatical Rest." Little did she know that this "rest" would be work.
Melissa fully believed what Paul said; in that she also was certain that God who began the work within her will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:7) As Melissa continued to R E S P O N D to God's
R E V E A L I N G word, a battle waged deep within her. The life that she ran from wanting nothing to do with, wanting to hide it from everyone who entered into her life, was now the very thing God was asking her to return to with HIS TRUTH, and HIS LIFE. In surrendering her life to Jesus, He began T R A N S F O R M I N G her into a new person by changing the way she would think. She desired more than anything to know God's will for her life. (Romans 12:2)
During the T R A N S F O R M I N G of her mind and heart, Melissa
T E S T E D everything. For she had been raised to know to T E S T the spirits and not to believe everyone for there are many false prophets in the world, being taught "Christiandom" was the main one and to avoid at all cost! God R E V E A L E D that by the confession from her mouth and what she believed in her heart about Jesus Christ this spirit was from God and every spirit that confessed anything other than that was not from God. (1 John 4:1-2)
Being raised to believe that Jesus was God's son. Jesus was a good man. Jesus was a good Teacher. Jesus was Michael the Arc Angel.
Jesus was a lot of good things but most importantly taught to believe that Jesus was "NOT Lord." That would be the very thing she would T E S T and seek God for mostly day and night.
As Melissa grew in her knowledge of who God was and is and is to come, (Revelation 1:8) God began T R A N S F O R M I N G her heart to have compassion and a deep love for the people she was once bitter about, hurt by, condemened by, still shunned by, still rejected by, still avoided by at all cost. The people at one time she believed were nothing more than a "lost cause." Melissa's heart broke when God asked her; "Were you a lost cause? I saved you, I love you, I wanted you; that's how I feel about them. Go... love them, show them my love, tell them about my everlasting love." (Jeremiah 31:3)
The burden that God laid on Melissa's heart was to help all former Jehovah's Witnesses know the truth that God had shown her.
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so that through Him I could save the lives of many people."
~ G E N E S I S 5 0 : 2 0
R e s p o n d i n g . T r a n s f o r m i n g . R e v e a l i n g . T e s t i n g