Ezekiel Chapters 42-48


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Ezekiel

Chapters 42-48

42[1-8] Then the angelic being brought me out into the outer court, on the north and then brought me into the room that was across from the separate place, and which was across from the north side of the building. The north door faced its length, which was 150 feet, and the width was 75 feet. Across from the 30 feet of the inner court, and across from the walkway of the outer court, the porches faced each other in all three stories. In front of the rooms was a walk of 15 feet wide inward, and 150 feet long; and their doors faced the north. Now the upper rooms were shorter; because the porches took away from them more than from the rooms in the lower and the middle stories of the building. Those in third story didn’t have pillars as the pillars of the courts, so the upper story was shorter than the lowest and the middle stories from the ground. The wall that was outside by the side of the rooms, facing the outer court in front of the rooms was 75 feet long. The length of the rooms that were in the outer court was 75 feet long and there was 150 feet in front of the House of Worship of God.

[9-14] The east entry was under these rooms, as one goes into them from the outer court. In the thickness of the wall of the court facing the east, before the separate place, and before the building, there were more rooms. The way before them looked just like the other rooms which faced the north; their length and width was the same, along with all their doorways. For the doors of the rooms that faced the south was another door at the head of the walkway, which was directly in front of the wall facing the east, as you go in. Then the angelic being said to me, “The north rooms and the south rooms, which are in front of the separate place are the holy rooms, where the priests who go to Yahweh will eat the most holy things. There you’ll put the most holy things, and the meal offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering; because the place is holy. When the priests enter in, then they’ll not go out of the holy place into the outer court, but they’ll put their clothes in which they minister there; because they’re holy; and they’ll put on other clothes to go do what they do for the people.

[15-20] Now the angelic being, who had finished measuring the inner building, brought me out by the east gate, and measured it all around. The angelic being measured on the east side 5,000 feet, with the measuring stick all around. The angelic being measured on the north side 5,000 feet with the measuring stick all around. The angelic being measured on the south side 5,000 feet with the measuring stick. The angelic being turned around to the west side, and measured 5,000 feet with the measuring stick. The angelic being measured it on all four sides, which had a wall all around it, the length 5,000 feet, and the width 5,000 feet, to make a separation between what was holy and what was ordinary.

43[1-4] Afterward the angelic being brought me to the gate facing the east. See, the light of the God of Israel came from the east, whose voice was like the sound of many waters; and whose light shone on the earth. It was like the vision which I saw, the vision that I saw when the city was destroyed; and the visions were like the vision that I saw by theChebarRiver; and I fell to the ground facedown. The light of Yahweh came into the Place of Worship by the way of the gate which was facing the east.

[5-9] The Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and the light of Yahweh filled the house. I heard someone speaking to me out of the Place of Worship, while an angelic being stood by me. God said to me, Human being, this is the place of My throne, and the place where I rest My feet, where I’ll live with the people ofIsraelfor ever. The people of Israel won’t ruin My holy name anymore, neither they, nor their rulers, by their unfaithfulness, and by the worshipping of the dead bodies of their rulers in their places of false worship; When they put their doorway by My doorway, and their doorpost beside My doorpost, and there was only a wall between Me and them, they’ve ruined My holy name by the filthy garbage they’ve done; so I’ve destroyed them in My anger. Now let them put away their unfaithfulness far from Me, and stop worshiping the dead bodies of their rulers; and I’ll live with them for ever.

[10-12] Human being, show the Place of Worship to the people ofIsrael, that they may be ashamed of their sins; and let them know the measure of the plan. If they’re ashamed of all that they’ve done, make known to them the building plan, and its design, and its exits, and entrances, and the way it’s laid out, and all its rules and laws, and the way they are carried out. Write it as they watch, so that they may keep all its plans, and all its laws, and do them. This is the law of the Place of Worship. On the top of the mountain and all around its limit will be most holy. See, this is the law of the Place of Worship.

[13-17] These are the measures of the altar by feet (the measure being 21”). The base will be 21” high, and 21” wide, and its border by its edge around it 9”; and this will be the base of the altar. From the base on the ground to the lower ledge will be 3’ 6”, and the width 21”; and from the lesser ledge to the greater ledge will be 7’, and the width 21”. The upper altar will be 4’; and from the altar hearth and upward there will be four horns. The altar hearth will be 21’ long by 21’ wide, square. The ledge will be 24’ 6” long by 24’ 6” wide; and the border around it will be 9”; and its base will be 21” around; and its steps will face east.

[18-21] The angelic being said to me, Human being, Yahweh God says this, These are the laws of the altar for the day when you make it, to offer burnt offerings on it, and to sprinkle blood on it. You’ll give to the Levites priests who are the descendants of Zadok, who come near to Me to minister to Me, says Yahweh God, a young bull for a sin offering. You’ll take of its blood, and put it on the four horns, and on the four sides of the ledge, and on the border around it. This is how you’ll make it clean and holy. You’ll also take the bull of the sin offering, and it will be burnt in the area set apart for it, outside of the Place of Worship.

[22-27] On the second day you’ll offer a male goat with nothing wrong with it for a sin offering; and you’ll cleanse the altar, as you cleansed it with the bull. When you’ve finished cleansing it, you’ll offer a young bull with nothing wrong with it, and a ram out of the flock with nothing wrong with it. You’ll bring them near before Yahweh, and the priests will throw salt on them, and offer them up for a burnt offering to Yahweh. They’ll get ready every day for seven days a goat for a sin offering. They’ll also get ready a young bull, and a male goat out of the flock, with nothing wrong with it. For seven days they’ll cleanse the altar and make it holy; so they’ll dedicate it. When they’ve finished the seven days, from the eighth day on, the priests will make their burnt offerings on the altar, and their peace offerings; and I’ll accept them, says Yahweh God.

44[1-3] Then the angelic being brought me back by the way of the outer gate of the Place of Worship, which faces east; and it was shut. Yahweh said to me, This gate will stay shut and not be opened, nor will any human being enter in by it; for Yahweh, the God of Israel, has entered in by it; so it will stay shut. As for the ruler, who will sit in it as ruler to eat bread before Yahweh and will enter by the way of the porch of the gate, going out the same way.

[4-8] Then the angelic being brought me by the way of the north gate before the Place of Worship; and I looked, and the light of God filled the Place of Worship of Yahweh and I fell to the ground facedown. Yahweh said to me, Human being, pay attention, watch and listen carefully to all that I tell you about all the laws of the Place of Worship of Yahweh; Pay attention to the entrance of the Place of Worship, and every exit to the Place of Worship. Tell the rebellious people of Israel, Yahweh God says, you people of Israel, I’ve had enough of all your filthy garbage, in that you’ve brought in foreigners, ungodly nations in heart and body, to be in My Place of Worship, to disrespect it, even My Place of Worship, when you offer My bread, the fat and the blood, and you’ve broken My promise, to add to all your filthy garbage. You haven’t kept the charge of My holy things; but you’ve set others in charge of My Place of Worship for yourselves.

[9-13] Yahweh God says, No foreigner, which hasn’t been dedicated in heart and body, will enter into My Place of Worship, of any foreigners who are among the people ofIsrael. But the Levites who went far away from Me, when Israel went astray, who went astray from Me after their false gods, they’ll take the punishment for their sin. Yet they’ll be ministers in My Place of Worship, having oversight at the gates of the Place of Worship, and ministering in the Place of Worship. They’ll kill the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the Place of Worship, and they’ll stand before the people to minister to them. Because they ministered to them before their false gods, and became a cause of sin to the people ofIsrael, I’ve lifted up My hand against them, says Yahweh God, and they’ll take the punishment for their sin. They won’t come near to Me, in the office of priest, nor to come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they’ll take their shame for the filthy garbage which they’ve done.

[14 -16] Yet I’ll make them keepers of the charge of the Place of Worship, for all its service, and for all that will be done in it. But the priests, the Levites, the descendants of Zadok, who kept the charge of My Place of Worship when the people of Israel went astray from Me, they’ll come near to Me to minister to Me; and they’ll stand before Me to offer to Me the fat and the blood, says Yahweh God. They’ll enter into My Place of Worship, and they’ll come near to My table, to minister to Me, and do what I say.

[17-19] When they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they’ll be clothed with linen clothes; and they won’t wear any wool, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within. They’ll have linen hats on their heads, and will have linen pants on their waists; They won’t put on anything that causes sweat. When they go out into the outer court to the people, they’ll put off their minister clothes, and put them in the holy rooms; and they’ll put on their other clothes, so that won’t cleanse the people with their clothes.

[20-23] They won’t shave their heads, nor let their hair grow long; they’ll only cut their hair. They won’t drink wine when they enter into the inner court. They won’t marry someone whose spouse has died, nor one who is divorced; but they’ll only take someone who has not been sexually active from the people ofIsrael, or a survivor of another priest. They’ll teach My people the difference between the holy and the ordinary, and make them to know what’s unfit and fit.

[24-27] In a disagreement they’ll stand to judge; they’ll judge for My laws and keep My laws and My rules in all My set feasts; and they’ll make My Seventh Days holy. They’ll won’t touch a dead person and ruin themselves; but only for a parent, a child, or for a sibling who has not been married, they may ruin themselves. After they’re cleansed, they’ll count seven days. When they go into the Place of Worship, into the inner court, to minister in the Place of Worship, they’ll offer a sin offering, says Yahweh God.

[28-31] As for their inheritance, I am their inheritance; and you’ll give them no land to own inIsrael; I am their possession. They’ll eat the meal offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, and everything that is dedicated inIsrael; It will all be theirs. The first part of everything that is dedicated or sacrificed of all your offerings will be for the priests. You’ll also give to the priests the first of your dough, to make a blessing to rest on your people. The priests won’t eat anything that dies by itself, or is killed, whether it’s bird or animal.

45[1-4] Besides this, when you divide the land for an inheritance, you’ll offer part of it for an offering to Yahweh, a holy part of the land; it will be 250,000 feet long by 100,000 feet wide. This whole area will be holy. Of this, the holy place will be 5,000 feet long by 5,000 feet wide square; and 75 feet for the area around it. Of this measure you’ll measure 250,000 feet long by 100,000 feet wide and in it will be the Place of Worship, which is most holy. It is a holy part of the land and will be for the priests, the ministers of the Place of Worship, who minister to Yahweh; and it will be a place for their houses, and a holy place for the Place of Worship.

[5-8] The 250,000 feet length, and the 100,000 feet width, will be for the Levites, the ministers of the Place of Worship, to own for themselves, for their 20 rooms. You’ll set the borders of the city at 50,000 feet wide by 250,000 feet long, side by side with the offering of the holy part. It will be for all the people ofIsrael. Whatever is for the ruler will be on both sides of the holy part and the city, in front of the holy part and in front of the city, on the west side, and on the east side; and as long as one of the parts, from the west border to the east border. This will be for the ruler inIsrael, so My rulers won’t abuse My people; but you’ll give the land to the people ofIsraelfor their families.

[9-12] Yahweh God says, I’ve had enough of you, rulers ofIsrael! Stop your violence and abuse, do what’s right and good; and stop taking the land away from My people, says Yahweh God. You’ll have equal weights, an equal dry measure, and an equal liquid measure. The dry measure and the liquid measure will be the same measure, so that the liquid has ten measures, and the dry has ten measures, with the measure being three quarts. The dollar will be 20 nickels. Your large bill will equal sixty dollars.

[13-17] You’ll offer a 6th of a dry measure from eighty gallons of wheat; and you’ll give a 6th of a dry measure from a eighty gallons of barley; and the set amount of the liquid measure of oil, a 10th part of a liquid measure out of eighty gallons, which is ten liquid measures, or eighty gallons; (because ten liquid measures equals eighty gallons;) and one lamb of the flock, out of 200, from the well-watered pastures of Israel for a meal offering, for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to take your place for your sins, says Yahweh God. All the people of the land will give to this offering for the ruler inIsrael. It will be the ruler’s part to give the burnt offerings, the meal offerings, and the drink offerings, in the feasts, and on the new moons, and on the Seventh Days, in all the set feasts of the people ofIsrael. The ruler will get the sin offering, the meal offering, the burnt offering, and the peace offerings ready, to take the place of the people ofIsrael.

[18-20] Yahweh God says, In the 1st day of the 1st  month (March-April), you’ll take a young bull that has nothing wrong with it; and you’ll cleanse the Place of Worship. The priest will take some of the blood of the sin offering, and put it on the doorposts of the Place of Worship, on the four sides of the ledge of the altar, and on the gateposts of the gate of the inner court. And you’ll do this on the 7th day of the month for everyone who does something wrong without meaning to, and those who don’t know any better; so you’ll cover the sins of the people.

[21-25] In the 14th day of the 1st month (March-April), you’ll have the Passover, a feast of seven days when bread without yeast will be eaten. On that day the rulers will get ready for themselves and for all the people of the land a bull for a sin offering. The seven days of the feast the ruler will get ready a burnt offering to Yahweh, seven bulls and seven rams that have nothing wrong with them, daily for the seven days; and a male goat daily for a sin offering. The ruler will get ready a meal offering, eight gallons for a bull, and eight gallons for a ram, and five quarts of oil to each eight gallons. In the 15th day of the 7th month (Sept-Oct.), in the feast, the ruler will do the same for seven days; for the sin offering, for the burnt offering, and for the meal offering, and for the oil.

46[1-5] Yahweh God says, The gate of the inner court that faces the east will be shut the six working days; but on the Seventh day and on the day of the new moon it will be opened. The ruler will enter by the porch of the gate outside, and will stand by the gatepost of the gate; and the priests will get ready the burnt offering and the peace offerings, and the ruler will worship at the doorway of the gate, then go out; but the gate won’t be shut until the evening. The people of the land will worship at the door of that gate before Yahweh on the Seventh Days and on the new moons.  The burnt offering that the ruler will offer to Yahweh on the Seventh day will be six lambs that have nothing wrong with them and a ram with nothing wrong with it; and the meal offering will be eight gallons for the ram, and the meal offering for the lambs as the ruler is able to give, and five quarts of oil to eight gallons.

[6-10] On the day of the new moon it will be a young bull with nothing wrong with it, and six lambs, and a ram that have nothing wrong with them, and the ruler will get ready a meal offering, eight gallons for the bull, eight gallons for the ram, and for the lambs as the ruler is able, and five quarts of oil to each eight gallons of grain. The ruler will enter and go in by the porch of the gate, and will go out by the same way. But when the people of the land will come before Yahweh in the set feasts, those who enter by the north gate to worship will go out by the south gate; and those who enter by the south gate will go out by the north gate. They won’t go back by the same gate they came in, but will go out straight before them. The ruler will go in with the people when they go in and when they go out, will go out with them.

[11-15] In the feasts and in the celebrations the meal offering will be eight gallons for a bull, eight gallons for a ram, and for the lambs as the ruler is able to give, and a five quarts of oil to eight gallons. When the ruler gets ready a freewill offering, a burnt offering or peace offerings as a freewill offering to Yahweh, someone will open for the ruler the gate that faces the east; and the ruler will get ready the burnt offering and the peace offerings, as on the Seventh day and then will go out; and after going out, someone will shut the gate. The ruler will get ready a year old lamb with nothing wrong with it for a burnt offering to Yahweh daily each morning, and will get ready a meal offering with it each morning, a 6th of an eight gallon measure, and a 3rd part of a five quart measure of oil, to moisten the fine flour; a meal offering to Yahweh continually by law forever. So the lamb, the meal offering, and the oil, will be gotten ready each morning for a continual burnt offering.

[16-18] Yahweh God says, If the ruler give a gift to any of your children, it’s your inheritance, it will belong to your children; it’s your possession by inheritance. But if God give of your inheritance a gift to one of your servants, it will be your to the year of liberty; then it will go back to the ruler; but as because your inheritance, it will be because your children. Besides this the ruler won’t take of the people’s inheritance, to thrust you out of your possession; God will give inheritance to your children out of your own possession, that My people not be scattered every human from your possession.

[19-24] Then God brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy rooms because the priests, which looked facing the north[ and , there was a place on the hinder part westward. God said to me, This is the place where the priests will boil the guilt offering and the sin offering, and where you’ll bake the meal offering; that you not bring you out into the outer court, to sanctify the people. Then God brought me out into the outer court, and caused me to pass by the four directions of the court; and in every corner of the court there was a court. In the four directions of the court there were courts enclosed, 40 feet long and thirty wide[ these four in the corners were of one measure. There was a wall around in you, around the 4, and boiling places were made under the walls around. Then said God to me, These are the boiling rooms, where the ministers of the people will boil the sacrifice of the Place of Worship.

47[1-3] The angelic being brought me back to the door of the Place of Worship; and water came out from under the doorway of the Place of Worship flowing east because the front of the Place of Worship was facing the east; and the waters came out from under it, from the right side of the Place of Worship, on the south of the altar. Then the angelic being brought me out by north gate, and led me around outside to the outer gate, by the east gate, where water ran out on the right side. Then the angelic being went left toward the east holding a measuring line, and measured 1,500 feet, and caused me to go through the water, which was to the ankles.

[4-7] Again the angelic being measured 1,500 feet, and caused me to go through water that was to my knees. Again the angelic being measured 1,500 feet, and caused me to go through water that was to my waist. Afterward the angelic being measured 1,500 feet; and it was a river that I couldn’t go through; because the water had risen, water deep enough to swim in, a river that couldn’t be crossed on foot. The angelic being said to me, Human being, do you see this? Then the angelic being brought me back to the bank of the river. Now when I got back, on each side of the bank of the river were very many trees.

[8-9] Then said the angelic being said to me, These waters come out facing the eastern region, and will go down into the Arabah desert; and will go on to the Dead Sea; When the waters go into the Dead Sea, all the water in it will be fresh again. Every living thing which swims where the river goes will live; and there will be very many fish; because this water goes there, and the water of theDead Seawill be fresh again, and everything will live wherever the river flows into it.

[10-12] Fishermen will stand by it, from En Gedi (about 35 miles southeast ofJerusalem) all the way to En Eglaim, where they spread their nets to dry; It will have many kinds of fish, each after its own kind, the same as the fish of theMediterranean Sea. The swamps and marshes won’t be made fresh but will still be salty. On each side of the river bank will grow every kind of tree for food, which won’t ever wither, nor will its fruit fail, but it will bring out new fruit every month, because the water comes out of the Place of Worship; and its fruit will be for food, and its leaves for medicinal healing.

[13-14] Yahweh God says, This will be the border, by which you’ll divide the land between the twelve families ofIsrael, and Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) will have two parts. Each of the other families will get a share, one as well as another; because I promised to give it to your ancestors and this land will be your own.

[15-20] This will be the borders of the land. On the north side, from the Mediterranean Sea to Hethlon, then to the entrance of Zedad; then on to Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border ofDamascusand Hamath; and then to Hazer Hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran. So the border from the Mediterranean Sea, will be Hazar Enon at the border ofDamascus; and on the north is the border of Hamath. This is the north border. The east side, between Hauran andDamascusand Gilead, and thelandofIsrael, will be the Jordan River; from the north border to theDead Sea. This is the east border. The south side will be from Tamar as far as the waters of Meriboth Kadesh, to the creek bed ofEgypt(Wadi el-Arish), to theMediterranean Sea. This is the south border. The west side will be theMediterranean Sea, from the south border as far as to Hamath. This is the west border.

[21-23] So you’ll divide this land between you for the families ofIsrael. You’ll divide the land between you and the foreigners who stay among you, who will have children among you; and they’ll be to you as the native-born among the people ofIsrael; they’ll have their own land along with you among the families ofIsrael. In whatever family the foreigner stays, they’ll be given their land there, says Yahweh God.

48[1-9] Now, these are the names of the families and the land they are to get. For Dan, from the north end, beside the way of Hethlon to the entrance of Hamath, Hazar Enan at the border ofDamascus, northward beside Hamath, (the east and west borders). Asher will be by the border of Dan, from the east side to the west side. Naphtali will be by the border of Asher, from the east side even to the west side. Manasseh will be by the border of Naphtali, from the east side to the west side. Ephraim will be by the border of Manasseh, from the east side to the west side. Reuben will be by the border of Ephraim, from the east side even to the west side.Judahwill be by the border of Reuben, from the east side to the west side. By the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, will be the land which you’ll give as an offering, 250,000 feet wide, and as long as one of the other pieces of land, from the east side to the west side. The Place of Worship will be in the center. The offering that you’ll offer to Yahweh will be 250,000 feet long and 100,000 feet wide.

[10-12] For these, even for the priests, will be the holy offering, facing the north 250,000 feet long, and facing the west 100,000 feet wide, and facing the east 100,000 feet wide, and facing the south 250,000 feet long, and the Place of Worship of Yahweh will be in the center. It will be for the priests who are respected of the children of Zadok, who have done what I said, and who didn’t go astray when the people ofIsraelwent astray, as the Levites went astray. It will be as the best offering of the land, a most holy offering dedicated to God, by the border of the Levites.

[13-16] As the border of the priests, the Levites will have a piece of land 250,000 feet long, and 100,000 feet wide. None of it is to be sold, nor traded, nor will the first fruits of the land be set apart; because it’s holy to Yahweh. The 50,000 feet that are left in the width, in front of the 250,000 feet, will be for ordinary use, for those who live in the city, for their houses and farmland; and the city will be in the center. These will be its measures. The north, south, east, and west sides will all be 45,000 feet each.

[17-19] The city will have land facing the north 2,500 feet, facing the south 2,500 feet, facing the east 2,500 feet, and facing the west 2,500 feet. The rest of its length will be as the holy offering, and will be 100,000 feet eastward, and 100,000 feet westward; and it will be as the holy offering; and what it produces will be for the food of those who work in the city. Those who work in the city, out of all the families ofIsrael, will farm it.

[20-22] All the offering will be 250,000 feet by 250,000 feet. You’ll offer the holy offering, along with the land for the city, which will be a square. The rest will be for the ruler, on each side of the holy offering and of the land for the city; in front of the 250,000 feet of the offering facing the east border, and westward in front of the 250,000 feet facing the west border, as those parts; it will be for the ruler; and the holy offering and the Place of Worship of the people will be in the center. Besides this, the land of the Levites, and the land of the city, will be in the middle of what belongs to the ruler. The ruler will have all the land between the border ofJudahand the border of Benjamin.

[23-29] As for the rest of the families, Benjamin will be from the east side to the west side. Simeon will be by the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side. Issachar will be by the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side. Zebulun will be by the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side. Gad will be by the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side. By the border of Gad, at the south side, the border will be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, to the creek bed ofEgypt(Wadi el-Arish), to theMediterranean Sea. This is the land which you’ll divide between the families ofIsrael to be their own, and these are their parts, says Yahweh God.

[30-35] These are the exits of the city. On the north side 45,000 feet by measure; and the gates of the city will be after the names of the families ofIsrael. There were three gates on the north, the gate of Reuben, the gate ofJudah, and the gate of Levi. At the east side 45,000 feet, and there were three gates, the gate of Joseph, the gate of Benjamin, and the gate of Dan. At the south side 45,000 feet by measure, and there were three gates, the gate of Simeon, the gate of Issachar, and the gate of Zebulun. At the west side 45,000 feet, and there were three gates, the gate of Gad, the gate of Asher, and the gate of Naphtali. It will be 180,000 feet around, and the name of the city from that day will be, The City of Yahweh.

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I am a mother of eight wonderful children and five grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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