I FEAR GOD by Ngozi Anyaora in epub and mobi
But his wife looked back from behind him and she became a pillar of salt. (Genesis 19:26)
God took me to Holy Ghost school in 2003 and there He opened my eyes wonderfully to begin to know Him in a closer, more intimate and powerful way. My relationship with Him became so steady and sweet that He gave me some messages by revelation, and asked me to publish them. That was how I wrote my first book; “The Journey Into The Wealthy Place”.
After I had written that book, I sincerely thought that I had actually “arrived!” But little did I know that it was only the beginning of the journey for me. Which journey? The journey to the place of peace, joy and spiritual rest in Christ, in this life.The journey to the perfect will of God; the journey to the place of abundant life which Christ promised us; the journey to the realms of Christlikeness and life in the Spirit. And so, I thought I had arrived, not knowing that I had only started! I did not know that I had an over value of myself. My spiritual life was still very far from what God had intended it to be, yet I knew it not. I was therefore operating in pride, for high-thought of oneself is pride.
I was in this state of pride, ignorance and self-praise until the next thing happened which nearly took my life and the life of my daughter. The Lord visited me suddenly, dramatically and nearly consumed me, like a hungry lion would consume a prey! (Hosea 5:14-15). He visited me to take me into the next stage of my journey with Him. And what was the next stage? “Submission!” “submission to my own husband!”
Yes, He came to personally take me into this one thing that I hated so much, which was submission to my husband. The Lord knew that this was one topic I hated so much and which no man or woman could bring me into. He knew I wasn’t willing to give it a second thought any day. Yet He knew that was the next thing I must get, else He would drop me from His end-time army! And so He came to personally take me through it.
Sincerely speaking, I had never known how serious the issue of submission to husband is to God until He visited me in 2005. I had been a ‘pastor’ and a woman leader, and had interacted with men and women of God at high levels, yet never had I got the least impression that God could indeed even kill a wife today, in this modern time, for not submitting to her husband! Yes, I knew the story of Lot’s wife and I knew that Jesus warned us to “remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32), but then, it never really dawned on me that God can do it in our time. I never knew it can be as serious today as it was in those days of Lot!
And so the lion came to eat me up because of my lack of submission to my husband, but His mercy finally saved me.
Hosea 5:14-15 says:
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear and go away. I will take away, and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me early.
That was my experience in the hand of the Almighty God as he came down to personally teach me submission to my own husband, in accordance with His word.