Christina Whittle

The Seed fell……… Yet not on good soil

I heard about Bro Johnson mid last year through one of his ministry members – Bro Stanley Francis who came to Melbourne last year. Bro Stanley and his brother Geoffery where God’s labourers sent to sow the seed . At that time(8 months ago), when The Word was shared, this was me Matt 13:18 -22 ” When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.”

 

Bro Stanley lit the spark, but I didn’t keep the fire burning. 2 Scriptures caught my attention. Isaiah 11:2 & Isaiah 41:10 These scriptures were in my heart, on my lips very often. I saw victory through these 2 scriptures, however I did not recognise the victory and the blessing. I was also given a CD of Bro Johnson by a friend, but I DID NOT listen to it. I knew in every word that Bro Stanely shared was TRUTH, I believed, but I took no action on what I believed.

 

The seed fell……on GOOD SOIL

May 2013 I heard of Bro Johnson coming to Melbourne – heard from various sources “it’s a must go, don’t miss, super like, spot on, bullet through your head, preaching”. Praise God, my feet and my four wheels made tracks to Bro Johnson’s sharing of The Word. I listened to every word, with eyes and ears open like never before, smiling from ear to ear, wondering why didn’t I know the TRUTH in THE WORD before. IT IS WRITTEN IN Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. I believed The Word went through my Spirit, Soul mind and body. And this time as IT IS WRITTEN IN Matt 13:23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” Yes I am confident God’s word is now on good soil and I am reaping the harvest in plenty. My Abba Father Himself is the Gardner, nurturing and protecting The Seed in me. Thank You Father. All Honour and Praise to my MOST HIGH GOD

 

My Healing – Spiritual

I experienced God’s love in 1995, The beautiful voice of God call me by name. I heard His deep, thundering voice say to me “I Love You”. I made choices in life which were mine and not God’s. Yet His Mercy was always upon me. I lost that connection of hearing His Voice down the track. God provided my every need in the physical realm, yet deep down within me I longed for: peace, happiness, a good night’s sleep, freedom from fear/guilt/shame. There were times I framed God as a punishing God. Even though I felt His presence in my life, I was spiritually dry. I lost my dad and my mum in a span of 3 years and I was wrecked with grief. I questioned God and wondered where He was ?

 

At OLCH, Bro Johnson shared about finding the place and How Jesus found The Place where it was written about Him in Isaiah 61 as He read the Scroll where IT IS WRITTEN inLuke 4: 18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour. The next morning I was having a chat to Jesus and I said, ‘Jesus You found Your place, Bro Johnson has found his place, where is my place ? ” Speak to me Jesus, show me my place and where its written about be in The Word. I found my place. The place is the very same place, that Jesus found about Himself, that Bro Johnson found about himself, Luke 4:18-19 My spiritual eyes were opened. If God sent His Son to fulfil this scripture of Isaiah 61, I am a child of God, just like Jesus is and I share the same purpose as Jesus. Glory Hallelujah… my understanding was opened. All my sadness, grief, spiritual dryness turned to instant Joy. The Joy that I lost, I found again. The Joy to know that I AM A CHILD OF GOD and EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING IN CHRIST JESUS IS MINE AS WELL, not just me, but you and you and you and you and you and you the whole world…… I found my joy, my peace, my happiness, my strength back in Our Most High God. I AM A NEW CREATION IN CHRIST JESUS.

 

My Healing – Physical  

Over the last 2 years I am been having bouts of stomach pain. Pain on the left side, just under ribs and over abdomen. It’s was an annoying pain. Pain killers didn’t work. The pain was as if someone was twisting your stomach inside. I saw doctors – Allopathy, Natruopathy, Ayurvedic medicine…. test after test, MRI’s, Xray’s, blood tests, breath test and eventually a gastroscopy. My results and tests all stated there was nothing, absolutely nothing wrong with me. Yet the pain stayed, excruciating pain, frustrating pain, anguishing pain – the state I was in was miserable. My spirits were so low, I didn’t want to come home, I didn’t want to go to work, I just wanted to disappear in thin air. I was hoping the tests will reveal something and I could get the problem treated accordingly. Every time the tests came back I wondered why the doctors couldn’t find anything. I was just so confused as to what was going on in my body. The tests I did were to check for stomach ulcers and H Pyroli Bacteria. Refer this link to know what H Pyroli Bacteria is in detail.

(http://www.helicobacterpyloritest.com/what-is-h-pylori-bacteria.html) In brief medical terms Helicobacter pylori, also known as H. pylori, is a bacterium that is commonly found in the stomach. It is present in approximately one-half of the world’s population. I can imagine how one-half of the world’s population feel like, carrying this goliath within them.

 

I attended Bro Johnson’s preaching at Our Lady Help of Christians, Narre Warren, Holy Family Doveton and at St. Kevin’s Hampton Park. In all those days that I attended my pain tagged along. But I gave the pain NO IMPORTANCE. I said, satan, you cannot stop me hearing The Word Of My Most High God. As I kept attending the services, listening to The Word of God and BELIEVING in The Word, I received my physical healing. Yes by the Bloody and Sweaty Death of Jesus and by ALL His wounds I am Healed.

 

My healing came about by changing my THINKING, I stopped wanting to know what was wrong with me. I stopped digging for answers from doctors about my tests, I started eating all the foods I was told to avoid. I believed and saw the Glory of God. I kept talking to my pain. All these years I’ve lived in the lies that satan put in my head, now I’ve given satan the royal boot. I told satan “listen devil, now don’t you think you can come and make yourself comfortable in my life, guess what devil, you know this and I’m telling you this again, your time is up, with all THE AUTHORITY THAT MY GOD HIMSELF HAS GIVEN ME IN LUKE 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm me, now off you go down into the bottomless pit, bound in the name of Jesus, never again, to steal, kill or destroy. I could literally hear/picture satan whine and run from me in Jesus name.

 

About a month after my healing, one day I was driving back from work and I felt the pain in my stomach again. I wish I could have captured the look on my face, my expressions where “oh ho, now why is this pain back again, shew shew shew go away, don’t trouble me” My God Himself at that very moment taught with His eye upon me to take the devil with the authority He has given me. I spoke to my pain, I said Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world, I am fearfully and wonderfully made, I am healed by the blood of Jesus, By His stripes I am healed, I said satan don’t you think you can separate me from the JOY of walking with me God.

 

I listen to the CD, I read The Word of God Loud and through all this listening and hearing The Word I have understood what it is to sow love and receive love, sow forgiveness and receive forgiveness…… The Shalom of God rests on me and my household and all whom I meet and greet. I’m enjoying being taught by the Holy Spirit, every step of the day. For IT IS WRITTEN I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. I’ve learned the value of God’s Word, His Time, His fruits He has bestowed on me, time, money, people. Every day I wake up and say Lord, who do you want me to reach out today, I say Jesus I can do all things through You who strengthens me. I am a child of God, My God’s Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path and I’m rejoicing night and day in my new found love Jesus Christ – my Most High God. Amen

 

John 21:25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.Jesus has done many other things for me as well apart from these 2 healings I’ve mentioned. Every Test has become a Testimony and every mess has become a message.

 

God bless you brothers and sisters remember: IT IS WRITTEN in Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

 

SHALOM

CHRISTina Whittle


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