I was saved in a conservative denomination in 1972 and was taught and raised up in a conservative denomination. Thus my thinking was developed conservatively; whatever “conservative” really means.
My wife Dianne and I always had our devotions and time alone with God in separate rooms of the house. For almost a month, the Holy Spirit had been speaking to my spirit in regard to understanding God’s Word than ever before. His word was jumping off the page. I was having a hard time sleeping all the way through the night with my new way of understanding. One morning after praying, I heard a soft voice in my ear; “Mel, it’s time to pull down your strongholds and man’s traditions. It’s time to focus on the truth. I will give you wisdom in understanding”. I imagined that He was telling me at this point in my spiritual life to turn in a different direction of understanding; to take the “red pill” [the Matrix movie] and go down the rabbit hole, or, I could take the “blue pill”. I chose the “red pill” and I can’t go back even if I wanted to and I don’t!
Right after my experience, I went into to where my wife was finishing her prayer time that morning and told her about my experience of swallowing the “red pill”. Her response was, “God has been working on a new thing in my spiritual life too!” God had been working on both of us at the same time, in different rooms and in a different language, because of our different personalities. The taking of the “red pill” would have made no sense to her. So what was next?
The next week, I gave notice to a pastor in our church, what had happened to both of us. I was expecting his mouth to drop on the floor, but it didn’t. He said he would be sorry to have us both gone from the “conservative church”, but since it was God’s leading, he understood. After searching for a new fellowship with our new thinking in 2005, we started a new adventure in God’s grace in a charismatic fellowship. We have learned and experienced new things in Christ Jesus, that we would have never experienced if we both had not been faithful to God’s leading with His word.
Today, I continue to seek what God has in store for me in the ministry. Some amazing results have already been revealed and I will continue to be a “truth seeker” – The Word Detective, in sharing with you what the Holy Spirit has been whispering in my ear for each blog that I write.