Tuesday, 21 June 2016

My Testimony My life story!

Where is the young Glenda now? Where will the old one be in 10 years or maybe tomorrow?

The forever me. The new creation. As God sees me through Jesus.

The only reason I am allowed to go back into my past is to use it, to stand on it (not let it press down on me) so that I can testify of God’s grace.

I was blamed for the severe drought in SA at some point.

Dirk de Villiers made a movie on my life. There were two versions. It is very embarrassing when the ‘overseas’ version finds its way to our DSTV.  Believe me the past will always find you. I thank God that it does not matter what people think, but it does matter what He thinks. And as for God, he says “What movie?”

The reason I wrote the book is to show the ‘butterfly’ or ‘bronze snake’ because another international movie is in the making. This movie will only be on the past, as interpreted by the world.

This book was written with Jesus sitting as close to me as my fingertips on the keyboard. Every single item of the past was placed in His hands. The best shrink ever!  How different to go back into your life with Jesus standing by your side.

Plead with couples: Embrace God through Jesus! Imagine if my mom and dad had Jesus sitting at our dinner table! Not spirituality or New Age – but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who died and rose and who says “I am the way the truth and the life. No one come to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6
Here the wheels came off the bus. My mother runs off with another man and the kids are scattered. The stepfather wanted only me… until after the abuse and then off to the orphanage to meet up with my sister Joan.

I was number 16 on arrival in the orphanage. The saddest day when my mother, little new brother and stepfather came to visit and I was not allowed to go with them. I scratched deep grooves into my face as I turned into pain. If only I had known God then, I would have known that His plans are good plans.
Happy day: I was born in 1949 and I was number 16 in the orphanage: Isaiah 49:16 tells me that my name is written on the palms of God’s hands. Amen. The grace followed me all the days of my life.

A vision at Easter that set me free. Jesus was on the cross. Jesus beckoned  me to leave my seat and join Him on the cross. I walked forward in the spirit. I climbed up. I turned and sunk into his body, hanging there with him. I saw the crowd below. Screaming insults and disgust in their faces. They were a sad mob. I felt the love of my Lord for them. Then I saw him in the crowd! My stepfather. The one who sexually abused me. I saw him. Jesus saw him. Jesus spoke. Forgive them for they know not what they are doing. My heart became love. The blood of Jesus was like a light covering my stepfather. I cried for him. I loved him. I forgave him. I was free. The tomb was empty. The bandages were removed.

My very first work: I danced at a discotheque in Hillbrow and was offered a job as a go-go dancer. Blame it on my little brother. He collected snakes. (Want to know what happened to my very first snake?  My spine crushed the spineless creature. I was mortified. Never loved snake but it sure worked for business. My last snake was left in London. I don’t know if it ended up as a handbag or continued to dance along other ladies. My act did not need it anymore; my boss said my dancing outshined Oupa.  I never could drive a car up to the age of 32. The pram was my practical transport when running to work 3 blocks away from where I lived. The basket was home to my very first snake. Later I needed a sleeping bag to pull it around.

America! It was a brothel! I washed the oil out of my hair all night long so as not to go and mix with customers. God protected me. The owner took pity on me and let me off the hook. He sent me home. It could have been the end of me.
At home I did up to 5 shows a night. One organiser fetched me from the previous show and the last show had to take me home. Never did any one touch me, always treated with respect. Answer to prayers of my foster parents.
Skeleton outfit: I was ordered thrown in jail for the night for public indecency when stripping to the ‘bone’ in the ultra violet light. The police were really losing the plot. Of course the case had to be thrown out.

How very painful is a divorce! If only I had been back with God! God said we cannot be unequally yoked. (2 Cor. 6:14.)
“Eating the bitter fruit of living their own way” (Proverbs 1:31)
“People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry with the LORD” (Proverbs 1:31)

God knows individuals. God knows me. When my child went off the track; I knew God. I remembered the creator. My love was going nowhere, I wanted power from above.  This child is my blessing. She is now a speech therapist in a school for autistic children in London. God’s mercy is new every morning. Kimmie loves Jesus too. What more can a mother ask for.
Started going to Bible study. Met Eliza. Hungry for God!!!!

Tent Life truly begun when that ‘pole’ that held my Lord was holding my sins.  Do you see that tent? I was thrown out of there. The devil was very angry about the plans God had for me. I was praying for some teens and the organizer said he knows who I was and his ‘body guards’ threw me out. Well pushed me to my car. I was shocked. But Jesus said if they hate Him they will hate us.
Eliza and me working for Jesus. Puppet shows, concerts, delivering salvation pamphlets. Whatever God was putting in our hearts.

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

IMAGINE IF I HAD BEEN STONED TO DEATH WHILE I WAS YET A STRIPPER? People, Put Down those Stones! (The Orlando killing comes to mind.)

This morning as I was reading John 8:1-11  (Please note, this is my very private quite time in the Word of God. This is how God and I talk to each other. He is very real to me.)


(The black writing is from the Bible. The blue writing is me talking to Jesus.)



A Woman Caught in Adultery

1 Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, 2but early the next morning He was back again at the Temple.

Jesus, you loved the mountains to meet with Father God.

A crowd soon gathered, and He sat down and taught them.

Coming from that mountain experience with Father, You must have been overflowing with that living water. I know, on Sundays when I went to teach the children, You overflowed me; You love them so much. And me too, You love me so much. Thank You Jesus, Thank You Father, Thank You Holy Spirit.


3As He was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery.

They put her in front of the crowd.

“You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s” (Matthew 16:23).


4”Teacher”, they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5The law of Moses says to stone her.

Oh, Jesus, imagine if they had stoned me when I was a stripper. Oh, Jesus, they did not see the plans You had for me. Oh my Lord and my God, my heart breaks for the gay people who died in Orlando. Oh my Daddy, implant Yourself in the hearts of those who live. Thank You for saving them. O my Daddy, comfort the families with Your truth and love, and bring them into Your fold. You are a God of mercy and restoration. Show the world what good You bring out of a terrible situation.


And the killer, Father? Stand before him. Write in the sand, my Jesus. Oh Father, You know where this man comes from. Use what You use to get through to every sinner.  Give this man Jesus! Oh, Lord, set him free. I pray in Jesus name.


“Does not my word burn like fire?

Says the LORD

Is it not like a mighty hammer

That smashes a rock to pieces?”  ( Jeremiah 23:29)


What do you say?”

What does Jesus say? Nothing!

6They were trying to trap Him into saying something they could use against Him,

So what does Jesus do? but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with His finger.


Jesus writing the word in the dust. The word like fire and a hammer?

“God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 1:17). 

“Go and sin no more.”   “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”

Repent and turn… forgive 70x7  … turn the other cheek… love your enemy …


7They kept demanding an answer, so He stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who had never sinned throw the first stone!”

Let the one who had never sinned throw the first stone!


8Then He stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

Jesus, Genesis 2:7 says “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life: and man became a living soul.”    Write Your word in my heart. Let all that I do and say and pray be a testimony to Your glory and grace and love.

9When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman.

It is between You, Jesus, and the sinner. This is where I want to bring people through my prayers - just You and the individual. Don’t let me judge anyone, but let me put them at your feet where you can love them into your perfect will.

10Then Jesus stood up again

Jesus was stooping down, kneeling before the woman who was to be stoned.

“The greatest among you will be your servant” (Matthew 23:11).

Jesus interceding for us by the Father.


and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

“The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” Hebrews 13:6


11”No Lord,” she said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”


This is TAKE TWO of John 8:1-11  , Take one was when I had read it two years ago. See how the Word of God is always new every time you read it.

TAKE ONE: http://glendakempharper.blogspot.co.za/2014/05/i-want-to-share-with-somebody-my-quiet.html




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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

There are some big churches doing the strangest things and behaving like worldly clubs?

Copied from Joy magazine June 2016 “Ask Val” Pg. 56

There are some big churches doing the strangest things and behaving like worldly clubs? Is it right to feel uneasy, or should I just accept that God leads different churches in different ways?

ANSWER  by Val Waldeck (Joy magazine June 2016).
Many things have happened in the history of the Church throughout its generations that have confused people. Some have been good and some have been bad, and people have always had difficulty assessing them at the time.
That is why Jesus told the parable of the tares (weeds).  The servant in the parable was told not to attempt to separate the wheat from the weeds “lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them”- Matthew 13:24-30.
We have a limited understanding at best and it must be left to the Lord to be the Judge. The only time we can be sure is if a movement or its proponents fail the “fruit test”- read Matthew 7:15-23 carefully in this connection. Do their lives glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and give Him pre-eminence (first place) in “all things”? (Colossians 1:18)
Gamaliel, a member of the Jewish Council, in Peter’s day, said: “Keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God.” – Acts 5;38,39.

 (See my post dated 3 June 2016 "So Loud, I Missed the Message." Glenda.)


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Friday, 3 June 2016

So Loud, I Missed the Message.

So loud, I missed the message.  (1 Samuel 30)

For those who know me, I find God in the ‘still small voice’. Today I was a visitor among those who find him in ‘Thunder and lightning’. For those who know me, My Fathers grace is new every morning and I gulp up the manna from the word and indulge in His love. For those who know me, you will know my utter surprise when a lady pulled me out of the congregation and with her arm around my waist, pulled me forward to be in line with those who are making their first commitment to accept Christ as their saviour. I tried to tell her I was totally sold out to my Lord, but the band was too loud to hear anything. I looked down the line of new committers and there in the centre stood one of the homeless, addicted bush dwellers I had ministered to in the past. (Police line-up came to mind.)  This is the part where you wake up in a dream.  I did not wake up. “Lord, what are you trying to tell me?” We were ushered out of the big tent into a smaller tent to receive our first instructions. The atmosphere was very sombre and no one was smiling. I stepped out of line, over a barrier and straight to my car. Obscurity at last; that was the reason I was there … to be obscure. (See ‘small print’ at end of page,)

End of story? Not!
Mistaken emphasis.  The plot thickens.
I did not hear God’s word in the ‘thunder and lightning’ so God gave it to me in a ‘still small voice’.
That night I opened a sermon on youtube which was laid heavily on a friend’s heart for me.  To my total amazement, it was the same message I received at the noisy church. This time it was spoken without screaming or bouncing and my grateful heart met with a loving God that double checked that I heard 1 Samuel 30.
David relied on God alone when he was in ‘deep water’. God encouraged him, God advised him and God is all he had and all he needed. God went ahead and God followed. Al prepared for the victory.
God is faithful.
If God has a word for you, no plan to distract you will drown it out.
Isaiah 14:27 “For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? And His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” Isaiah 14:27
Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) “No weapon Formed against you shall prosper, …”  Isaiah 54:17

(Small print: I did not visit my own church because I have to be where there are no hugs and kisses and closeness. My husband is undergoing cancer treatment and the severe chemo dosage has demolished his immune system. As his ‘carer’ I have to avoid any situation that opened me up to any viruses or germs.)

1 Samuel 30:6 But David found strength in the LORD his God.

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