The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit Presentation #11 - Why Your Story Doesn't Belong to You but to the World
What makes us all unique?
Some argue our fingerprints, our eyes, our hair, or our shape.
I argue that it's our stories.
Yet, despite our uniqueness, our experiences often connect us with people of similar backgrounds.
It's in moments like these we discover that while we may be different, something always connects us, even spiritually.
During The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit and Ministry Class, my guest speaker, Danyelle Scroggins, will teach you why your story is really not your own.
The experiences we read in the Bible, for example, are used as an admonition to us today.
In like manner, your story has the power to resonate with someone who needs deliverance and healing.
Now, enjoy today's teaching from our ministry class coach, Danyelle.
The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit Presentation #12 - How to See Yourself and Others through the Eyes of the Spirit
Sexual assault, molestation, and the like...
These are often common occurrences among girls and women today; yet it seems too few are willing to call it out and address them for what they truly are:
A manifestation of demonic influence.
Most often, when women are treated as such, we tend to internalize our abuse. We feel guilty for what's happened. We question our sanity and whether we did something to initiate it.
Once we fall into that trap of self-inflicted oppression, we struggle to thrive in life because we worry if such a thing will happen again.
But then there are those of us who learned to conquer the shame and guilt. We reclaim our minds and discover our identity in Yeshua. We then become filled with His Spirit, and soon realize we are not victims but rather daughters of the King.
Seeing ourselves through new lens gives us hope for the future; and before long, our experiences become a platform for us to help empower others like us.
This is a message my guest speaker, Betty Short-Sams, will deliver in The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit and Ministry Class. If you think your story is rough, wait until you hear (and read) her testimony.
The Holy Ghost and You Virtual Summit Presentation #13 - Understanding the Ministry of Reconciliation and How It Prepares You for Your Ministry
Some of the greatest lessons I've learned have come from people who didn't like me or my work.
Back in 2017, I signed a coaching contract to work with a group of women in Sacramento who wanted to create a ministry around an anthology they wanted to publish.
I was truly excited about this project, because it was the first major one that I felt could catapult my business in the region. I wanted other ministry leaders to witness the impact of my teaching on Christian Writerpreneurship and book publishing; and I knew this contract would be the one to open the doors.
Prior to this new assignment, I had received a word from the Lord regarding my need to fulfill my vow. The Holy Spirit shared with a fellow prophet that I was called to empower women publicly, and that I needed to begin working on that message soon.
Little did I know this specific message would come only after experiencing another major setback.
During one of my group coaching sessions with the women, the gifts of the Spirit were in full operation. I began "reading the women's mail" and ministering to them based on the word of wisdom and knowledge I received.
That meeting was supposed to last for three hours; but it quickly turned into a six-hour "camp meeting."
The women were thoroughly impressed, not by my works but by the ministry that went forth. And as can be expected, whenever the Spirit of the Lord is moving, the enemy will come to snatch that word and that experience.
Days after the meeting, the woman spearheading the project called me. She wanted to talk to me about something one of the other women found on the Internet about me. In other words, she wanted to talk to me about my criminal caseand to find out if the story was true.
Now, at the time, I hadn't thought much about the matter. I was so focused on building my business that the last thing I wanted to address was that issue. But I obliged as much as a I could, and told her that no, those stories were not accurate; and while I was arrested, the charges against me were dropped.
Apparently, that wasn't enough information for her and some of the women; and they practically demanded I give them more details or risk losing the contract. For the first time in years, I could feel that old "oppressive" spirit trying to control me again. It was that same spirit that said, "If you don't do what I want, I will hurt you." That's essentially I how I felt when this new contract began to turn.
Rather than wasting my time going through the mental anguish that I had spent years overcoming, I decided to cancel the contract and move on. Many of the women were distraught about my decision; but I basically told them if they can't learn to see me through the eyes of the Spirit and to assess my character based on the information I've already supplied, then I'm not the coach for them.
Ironically, it was through this interaction that The Holy Ghost and You Ministry emerged. It was through this encounter that I learned the true meaning of the ministry of reconciliation and why it is so important to master before anyone ever considers becoming a minister of the faith.
During this next presentation, my guest speaker, Sherise Smith, will show you how to employ reconciliation with your ministry. Sharing her testimony of triumph, you will learn why now's the time to exercise this gifts, especially as we engage in this end-time revival and national reformation.
I can't tell you the number of times I wanted to quit this work...
Back in 2016 when the Holy Spirit asked me to devote my full-time towards FKMinistries and our virtual work, I initially resisted the prodding.
"I'll go broke doing ministry," I contended. "And I don't like being broke. Plus, Your people are hard to deal with." (Of course, the Holy Spirit reassured me I wouldn't go broke, and in fact, He gave me creative ideas for generating wealth.)
Before 2010, I spent a large portion of my life serving in ministry. I was a leader in our youth group, I was on the praise team, I led a ministry dance team.
I gave so much towards the work; and when my "7-year tribulation" emerged, I wanted nothing to do with the ministry. (It's something about the attacks that gave me a bad taste for "laboring in God's vineyard.")
Quite often, when we position ourselves as leaders in a movement, we become a target for ridicule, persecution, and the like. We inevitably set ourselves up to receive public criticism, and for most people, this is a major turnoff.
I'm sure you may have felt the same way, especially as you contemplated moving forward in your ministry. Maybe you're questioning if this is something you want to venture given all the troubles that arise; and if so, this teaching is just for you.
Ladies, I am so pleased to introduce my guest speaker, Lady "Di" Lovelace, who will teach you about the power of perseverance.
Felecia Killings is the Founder and Executive Director of The Felecia Killings Foundation, an educational platform that teaches women about building economic empires using their stories.