“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
Let’s just stop condemning people because they mess up!! First of all, because of Jesus, God does not condemn us when WE mess up (Romans 8:1 ESV; Ephesians 1:7 AMP; Romans 4:8 AMP; Psalms 103:12 AMP)!! Therefore, who are we, to condemn anyone??
As Jesus told the scribes and Pharisees in John 8:7 AMP, when they brought to Him a woman, caught in the act of adultery, I say the same to us who are so quick to “stone” someone, when they mess up – “He who is without [any] sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”
Therefore, let us show people the same love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness, that God shows us!! Because if it wasn’t for God’s grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness for us, through Jesus, we would not be where we are, or who we are today!!
I know I wouldn’t!! God has brought me through, and out of some STUFF!!! I WAS a HOT MESS!!! If God would not have been with me through those messy times in my life, I would be either dead, and in hell, in a mental institution, or in prison for murder!!! STRAIGHT UP!!!
The enemy spoke to me about doing harm to the last abusive husband I had, who tried to kill me every chance he got!!! BUT GOD SAID, NOT SO TO BOTH OF THOSE THINGS – him harming me or me harming him!! One time that guy beat me so, choked me until I could hardly breathe – I was struggling to get him off me, so he would stop choking me. But after a while, I stopped struggling, and just gave up – I was ready to die!!! BUT GOD SAID NOT SO!!!
And it was GOD HIMSELF, Who SNATCHED that guy COMPLETELY out of my life!!!! PRAISE GOD!!! THANK YOU, FATHER!!! THANK YOU, JESUS!!! THANK YOU, HOLY SPIRIT!!!
I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR ME – WHERE HE BROUGHT ME FROM!!! NOR WILL I EVER FORGET WHAT GOD IS DOING IN MY LIFE NOW – GOD HIMSELF IS UPHOLDING ME AND RETAINING ME WITH HIS VICTORIOUS RIGHT HAND OF RIGHTNESS AND JUSTICE (ISAIAH 41:10 AMPC)!!! GOD QUICKENED THIS SCRIPTURE IN MY SPIRIT AS I WAS WRITING THIS MESSAGE!!! THANK YOU, FATHER!!!
This is what Isaiah 41:10 AMPC says, “Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.”
PRAISE YOU FATHER!!!
I am not telling my testimony for sympathy, but to show, GOD IS A GOOD, GOOD, GOOD FATHER, WHO LOVES US IN WHATEVER STATE WE ARE IN!! I was in a backslidden state at that time, but God would make His presence known to me and reassured me of His love for me!!
Therefore, why can’t we love people like God loves us? I don’t know about you, but I CHOOSE to love people, just like God loves me!! I don’t care what they do to me, I WILL, and DO forgive them!!! I WILL NOT RENDER EVIL FOR EVIL (1 Peter 3:9 AMP; Romans 12:17 AMP; Matthew 5:44 AMP; Luke 6:28 AMP)!! I recognize NOW, I am not fighting against flesh and blood!! I love that song by Jason Upton, “Fly” – I used to fight against people who fought me and did all kinds of hurtful things to me but NO MORE!! I now put them in God’s hand and keep it moving!! I don’t have time for foolishness – I am about my Father’s business!!
Ephesians 6:12 AMPC tells me, “For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.”
Thank GOD for opening my eyes, to HIS truths!!!
God’s BLESSINGS to you all and your families!!
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks
***NOTE: This is the end of the first part of this message. There are a total of three parts to this message. Since there are a lot of scriptures in the message, I wanted to give you all time to be able to study each scripture, before you go on to the rest of the scriptures. At the end, I will put the parts together, and have one document of the message. But still make the parts available to you all.***