I told you in my last blog that I met this man who was part of an organization that supported and helped anyone who related to being LGBT.
I had to do an event for work and when I walked in they happened to seat me next to this man. We made our introductions and told each other about the organizations that we were representing. My first thought was “Lord, help me”.
In these situations in the past, my heart would start to beat rapidly and my thought pattern was that they, were against God and my beliefs and that I needed to show them their sin and where it was taking them. I had to sit next to this man for the next 3 hours and didn’t know how I was going to deal with this situation.
But God took over and this man, named Michael, opened up conversation about God. Michael said that at the last event he was at, a conservative Christian man came up to him and started to say mean things. This man treated Michael like he was garbage. I told Michael that I was a Christian but that I loved everyone. This love opened the door to speaking about God for the next 2.5 hours.
Michael shared the horrible things that happened to him since childhood by the hands of men who should have loved him and protected him, not to mention the man who should have lead him spiritually.
It was clear that Michael hates men including himself for being created as one. He even relates to the Holy Spirit as being a woman named Sophia. I guess in the church that this organization is starting, they claim that the Holy Spirit is a woman named Sophia and this was lost in the translation of the Bible over the years. Sophia had relations with Mary to create Jesus, which I guess makes same sex relationship Godly. And it became clear through other parts of the conversation that Michael has a hard time thinking of God as a man.
I didn’t tell him that he was wrong nor did I say he was a sinner destined for Hell. But I was able to share my testimony, how I believed God and the Spirit were men and what kind of relationship I had with God. Michael seemed to really listen and ponder what I said. I believe this is because of my recent growth with God and the over whelming love I feel toward others. I am now able to completely separate person from sin.
If I would have acted like the last Christian he encountered (which I would have in the past) I believe his defenses would have been up, but they weren’t. Without going into detail (because it would make this blog too long) I know that God is drawing Michael. He had a revelation about how you can have an actual relationship with God and that God is not like the men he has encountered, right in front of my eyes.
As I was getting ready to leave he asked me to take this angel statue that he had with him. He said that it was very important to him because it was given to him by a woman that passed away and she had a relationship with God like I did. So I deserve it more than he did.
I was shocked because when we first started to talk, he was talking as if he had a relationship with God but had a different view of who God was than I did. So I said with shock “I thought you were saying that you had a relationship with God but different views than I did”? He said “NO, I don’t have a relationship with God, if anything I guess it’s with the goddess”. But he was no longer sure.
So I said “Well, I love to talk about God, here is my phone number, if you ever have questions or want to talk about Him, then call me”.
He gave me the angel and I gave him a hug. Then we parted ways.
I am asking for prayer for Michael to find Christ and His love. He is heavy on my heart. I prayed for him with my youth group after the message I gave, and I wept as I prayed (which I know was the Spirit).
I have thought about what to do with this angel. My initial thought was to use it as my connection to Michael and pray for him with my hands laid upon it, since it is our connection. Then I started worrying that it has demonic spirits attached to it and threw it out. Then as I wrote this I realized that it was attached to a woman who also witnessed to Michael, and he considered her a person like me, who loved God, and held it dear to his heart for years and chose to let go of it the moment he met me. So I took the angel out of the garbage, washed it off and prayed that anything attached to it is cast out of my home and off of Michael.
I will keep it to pray for Michael (not as an idol) until God tells me different.