By Sister Debbie
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Praise the Lord and hallelujah. Jesus Christ is the Lord and He can do anything. What seems impossible to man, GOD CAN DO IT!Psalm 107:15, Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Praise Him. Thank you, Jesus. He is a miracle-workin' God to the sodomite, the whoremonger, the fake religious person, the self-satisfied, the criminal, the most profane man, the most intellectual man, the adult and the child. He saves rich (don't see this much for rich people foolishly trust in their money pretending they have no need--Mark 10:24-25) and poor, beautiful and not so beautiful. He saves those with a good job and those with no job. Those in good health and those handicapped with the most debilitating disease. Those that live in a large place and those that live in a garbage dump (there is a huge garbage dump in South America that has a whole community of people living in it. Terrible conditions and sin and pain are rampant. We need the beautiful feet in these places.). I mean Jesus is for EVERYBODY. And EVERYBODY who has been taught of Him has equal access to Him. Yet though He is omnipresent dwelling INSIDE of His people, He is such a PERSONAL LORD. He is an exceeding GOOD MASTER AND HUSBAND. His glory fills the temple.
I recently sent out an email to the www.Jesus-is-Lord.com mailing list entitled, "Sodomite Shame Month". In response to it, I received a thrilling email from Sister Debbie. Please find her correspondence in chronological order.
Email #1: "Changed and Transformed by the Power Of The Living God"My Name is Debbie, I am one of those Changed and Transformed by the Power Of The Living God Ex-Transgendered Lesbian. I appreciate your article and your entire ministry. In the past I was affiliated with an ex-gay Ministry until I found out that most of them were therapists and into the Vineyard Movement style of healing ministries. However when I found out the real truth that is all I needed to change me, knowing that it was sin and God hates sin. I was willing to put away anything that my Savior abhorred. He made me free to live right. The Lord has called me into full-time Ministry doing Evangelistic work, (confrontational soul-winning and door-knocking), refuting cults and "isms", trying to get folks saved, changed and transformed.
To HIM be the Glory,
In response to this thrilling testimony, I asked Sister Debbie if she would be willing to share it with others that they may be edified...
Email #2: "I will."Give me a couple of days and I will send you my testimony. Just to add something, my brother WAS also homosexual and now he is married with 3 kids and preaching at our church, drug and alcohol ministry night and in 2 different prisons. It's hard to dispute the idea of Not being able to change, Amen?
Amen, sister! Upon receiving this email I told Sis. Debbie that I would like to have her brother's testimony too.
Email #3: "My Testimony."Here is my Testimony you had asked me for, if people respond to this I would be happy to answer questions for them regarding the ability to change. My brother is working on something for you also, he will get it to me shortly and I'll send it on to you...
To God Be The Glory Through
the Blood of Jesus Christ
The Story of a Trans-gendered Lesbian Changed by the Gospel
I am thrilled to be able to say that there is hope in Jesus Christ. I can truly say that the Gospel is just as powerful today as yesterday. My life has been one of many other lives today, feelings of loneliness, alienation from others, feeling different from everyone else around me. I was adopted at 3 months old, raised in a fair environment, my mother saw that my brother and I were in church on Sundays, but my dad was not a Christian. Early in my life I knew there was something quite different about me, now I look at my life and see that God made me to be unique, and not a freak. I thought that I was a little boy trapped in a girl's body, for a time I was told that I actually thought I was a boy. This can be tragic in a kid's world. My parents just called me their little tom-boy and let me do whatever I felt. I loved sports and radical games. I loved hunting, shooting guns, motorcycles, and anything competitive. Most of these activities would be OK in themselves, but being deeply rooted in my mind is that I was, and intended on being like the male gender -- in my actions, dress, hairstyles, and even how I interacted with the opposite sex. I even had crushes on girls my age and female teachers at school, but never did I say anything, that behavior was definitely not tolerated back then, thank the Lord. One thing that I am very thankful for today, even though I was extremely attracted to the same-sex, I did not get wrapped up in a lot of relationships (sexually) with women, if it were this day and age I would have, no doubt. I tried to live out my life normally, by getting married, I went through two marriages and divorces, my sad attempt at the normal married life failed miserably. I had a bad history of drug abuse throughout my early teens into adulthood. I sought many activities to absorb myself into to find a place that I could belong -- dirt car racing, martial arts, work, etc.
It was a special day on May 18th, 1994, about a year after my brother had gotten saved (I had seen how that God had changed his life, being that he was a practicing homosexual, and that the Lord had done miracles in his life, giving him a wife, and three beautiful kids, and he preaches the Gospel at church, and in the local prisons), I was ready to give up on everything, quit my job and give up on me. Then a girl I worked with spoke to me about the Lord and wanted to know if I wanted to pray with her, so I did. That was the beginning of a great healing in my life.
After years of hating anything at all that had to do with the female gender, I now proudly have long hair (well longer, I'm working on it), and walk into church wearing nice dresses, and I am free and not afraid of having relationships with other ladies in my church. It has not been the easiest thing to do for the roots were deep, but Jesus goes there. I believe that many people give up too soon, or their Gospel is too watered down, or weak to do anything about their situation, seeing that even in my hometown people send the so-called hard cases to our church (I guess it's hard to help a drunk when you believe in social drinking). God showed me in the Scriptures why we are bent toward inordinate relationships, just read Romans Ch.1.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my story and I'm sorry if it bothers some folks but I will not apologize for it. I will not settle for the excuse, "I cannot change, I can't help how God made me."
I then asked Sister Debbie how her life has changed since she got saved. For the unsaved who read this, she was saved from hell and born again into the family of God. There are only two kingdoms in this universe. The kingdom of God and the kingdom of the devil. In eternity, the devil's family will be with him in the lake of fire. Sister Debbie was "saved" from that. In eternity, God's family will be with Him in the New Jerusalem. She was "born again" into God's family. How has her life changed?....
Email #4: "What has happened in my life is a miracle."Hi Sis.,
Apparently what has happened in my life is a miracle, some may want to call it a sort of "evolution" if you will. I had a thing about "girl" stuff, clothes, hair styles, shoes, way of acting, and interacting. I hated the whole female gender and everything feminine, it's called misogyny, usually men of other cultures have these characteristics and considering women to be 2nd class and not worth much, ie. Asians (older), Hispanics, etc... but also women who have rejected every aspect of their femininity. I use to call that the "F" word. I was particularly very attracted to women very much the same as men would be, I even developed a powerful crush on a friend who tried to help me, she is a good Christian and safe for me to be around, she said if I hit on her she would smack me good. You see Sis. that's why homosexuals need the Lord BAD!!!! They are predators, seeking prey, to recruit frends to be with. It was quite a long struggle for me, not because of sexual behavior, that was easy to refrain from, it was the relational and gender issues I had to leave at the cross. Get this, I had very short hair, nearly always mistaken for a guy, I was a groundskeeper-gardener and dressed just how I liked to, in men's clothes, and acted how I wanted, like men.
Wow, when I got saved I thought I was visiting mars, in our church was men dressed in nice shirts. slacks and ties, ladies were all in dresses?????? What's this I thought??? Ain't there no middle ground here????? Well it took me several months to come close to wearing a skirt, no one knew about my sexual problems but my gender problems were quite apparent, but they accepted me like I was. Slowly my Pastor worked with me, after I told him my problems. His answer to my question - "I am really attracted to girls, what do I do?" He said, "Sis., do the same thing I do, when the devil tempts me with some loose dressed harlot I show him, I purposely look the other way!"
Well from there since he accepted me and was willing to work with me instead of kicking me out of the church, which I thought he may, I stayed and we worked through it, what was the greatest event in turning this thing around is that I got extreemly saved, not just a little saved, and served in the church started helping everyone in site doing everything possible for me to do, fell in love with the Lord and found out where God wants to use me at and got started, I love God and His work so much and am so thankful that He would use someone like me, that I am willing to do whatever it takes to be used of Him. Now my hair is longer I'm not scared of it, I wear girls shoes, and clothes, and even shops for my own clothes in the girls department, (may seem silly to some) but any how my Pastor was not afraid of making me mad or standing up for what thus saith the Scriptures, Deut. 22:5, was the answer to my question, "What's wrong with the way I dress?"
- Now I have my own Ministry to gays and lesbians, and sexually abused, etc...."Door of Hope" with an advertised 24hr phone line.
- Have been involved with drug and alcohol counseling......our "S.A.V.E.D." meetings that are court ordered.
- Most of all with what God has called me to do..... our door-knocking and soul-winning ministry, going door to door, witnessing and giving folks the truth, dealing with cults right at their doors, JW's, Mormon Missionaries, Oneness Pentecostals, Catholics, etc....and I am the writer of our tract ministry, I am disabled now, (to the worlds eyes, but enabled for full-time ministry in the Lord's eyes, I have Lupus), so I sit at home most of the time researching, compiling, writing, and making tracts, or ammo, for our door-knocker's and soul-winners. I am trying to learn how to build our website right now, but I have a long way to go.
Jesus Christ is the Lord and there is no other Saviour.Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
For those who are hellbound, the words of Jesus,
Repent ye, and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15