By far the post on Being Rebekah that has received the most views was a post called Being Rahab. Over a third of the views for all of our posts combined are for this one post. I believe there is a divine reason for that. At the end of that post I asked our readers to pray for the young woman the post was written about. If only a tiny fraction of our readers whispered a prayer for her, there have still been hundreds of prayers that have gone up with her in mind. That is a miracle in and of itself. Today, I have an exciting update to share with you all. I believe the combined prayers of many people have had a hand in the mighty move of God that is occurring in her life. If you have not read the original post, I encourage you to read it here so that you can share in magnifying the Lord with me.
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to the country where this woman lives and got to spend some time with her. It was a very difficult meeting at first because of the history between us. A couple of years ago she hurt me very badly by getting in the middle of, and effectively ending, the relationship I had with someone I had assumed I would marry. During this meeting with her she shared some information with me that made me realize the guy I was with, although not completely innocent, had much less control over the situation than I thought. I already knew that he had been tricked and that he had fallen into a trap of the enemy, but I didn’t know that he had so little control over the events and that his attempts to stop it from happening were ignored.
I found myself crumpled on the bathroom floor crying afresh over everything that had happened. I was very angry with her and it was only after I called upon the Lord that He began to give me a new perspective on things. He helped me to see things from her point of view. He reminded me of the unbelievable pain and abuse she has suffered in her life. Those early years in her life clouded her judgment on everything and led her down a path of unbelievable degradation. While I cried on the bathroom floor, the Lord brought healing to my heart and renewed my compassion for her. I prayed that God would meet her there and that somehow she would be saved.
Afterwards we had an amazing conversation where I was able to tell her that I forgive her and to share with her the amazing forgiveness of the Lord. I even had an opportunity to pray for her. While she doesn’t know the Lord, I am sure that she must have felt His presence in the room while I prayed. She thanked me before I left.
Now for the really good news. On Sunday, for the first time ever, she went to church! She lives in a predominantly Buddhist/Taoist area of the world and has been deeply entrenched in that tradition. She has many idols in her home, but something in her is hungry for the One True God! She wants to be set free from the bondage she has been in all her life. She took a chance that Jesus Christ is real and despite all her fear, she went to a Christian church! God touched her there. She even went to the altar and cried out to the Lord, asking for His forgiveness and she prayed, “If you are the real God, please help me.” We serve a wonderfully loving and compassionate God so I know He will not ignore this sincere prayer.
I praise the Lord for His goodness!! He is a mighty God who is able to break the barriers of tradition, culture, language, past hurts, resentments, fear, abuses, and sin to reach a soul. His love never fails! He never stops reaching for the lost.
Please continue to pray with me that this woman will come to truly know the Lord for herself. Pray that she will be saved and that her life will be transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. He is able!In His Love, Rebekah L.
**There’s a Part III! Read the followup to this story at: The Faith of Rahab!!
May the Lord indeed hear the cry or her heart to be set free.
In the name of Jesus Christ and for your glory dear God, fill this woman with saving Spirit and birth in her New life and faith in you Jesus our Redeemer. Just as you said through the prophet Isaiah, you are the Lord God, and there is no Redeemer but you. So, God, be her Redeemer. Amen! May it be so.
Thank you so much for your prayer. I believe that God is answering it as she has now attended church three weeks in a row. We serve a mighty God!
Ok you and Jesus just amaze me yet again! You make one awesome team!
Haha. He’s pretty awesome 🙂
I will be in prayer. Wonderful testimony. Lord bless you.
Thank you for your prayers. The Lord is truly doing something special in her life!
The Lord is compassionate and faithful towards those who earnestly seek Him. I’m sure He will begin the restorative work in her life and will not stop until it is complete, until she has been perfected in His image.
Bless you for being forgiving and being a true Christian friend towards her.
Amen! I believe He will complete the work He has started in her. He is amazing!
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Wow, this is so incredible! Praise the LORD! May the LORD bring her to Himself and open her eyes to His free gift of salvation. I am rejoicing with you! 🙂
I know, He is so awesome! He never ceases to WOW me. I believe He will see her all the way through to salvation!!
Praise God! My heart swelled as I read this follow-up. It seems clear that God has sent you to minister to those who are trapped in empty religions. Any change of a follow-up on the Muslim woman you were praying with at work a while back?
Watching God move in her life is truly humbling and inspiring for me. As for the Muslim woman I was praying with in my office, she ended up moving out of state to the other side of the country. She still calls me every couple of weeks so I have hope that I can still be a Christian influence in her life. I believe God for her salvation!
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