Gayle Rogers, Ph.D., ministers in conferences both nationally and
internationally with a strong prophetic anointing. She is founder and president
of L.I.F.E. Outreach Ministries International, an apostolic prophetic
deliverance ministry with a vision to see God's people completely out of
She teaches, trains, equips and disciples; helping to
establish purpose in lives of people; imparting insight, wisdom and revelation
knowledge and developing leaders to take the gospel throughout the nations.
Gayle and her husband have three daughters and six
OVERCOMING SEXUAL TRAUMA
Through Understanding The Essence of the Fullness of the Godhead
by Gayle Rogers Ph.D.
I have often heard it said that we are where we are in life
because that’s where we choose to be. Having come to love Christ as I
have, and getting just a glimpse of the depth and width of His love for me, I
have finally come to understand what that saying means. We can choose to
live mediocre mundane lives, like all the other 97% of the world simply just
getting by, or we can join the 3%-ers, becoming the greatest that God has
purposed us to become. (One to three % of the population is successful).
Just think for a moment. What if every single day of your life you strived
to become the greatest Christian, the best evangelist, pastor, prophet, teacher,
or apostle, fulfilling the will of God in everything you attempted to do?
Follow closely on a journey with me for a few moments.
Colossians 1:13 says our Father has delivered us from the power of darkness and
conveyed (transferred) us into the kingdom of the Son. This passage does
not say He will, or He can, or even that He might, but He has already
transferred us from the power of ignorance, rebellion, disobedience, depression,
affliction, poverty, past trauma of sexual abuse manifesting by shame, guilt,
rejection and spiritual blindness. Having already transferred us from this
power actually tells us He has given us power to overcome the plan of the enemy,
which as you know is to steal, kill and destroy. Now, journey on a bit
further to verse 19, which informs us our Father is pleased His fullness dwells
in His Son. Let’s evaluate what that fullness means to us as sons and
daughters of Christ. Verse 26 and 27 discuss hidden mysteries now revealed
to the saints of God that He is now making known the riches of the glory of this
mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you (and me), the hope of glory.
To bring this journey to a climax, the fullness of the Godhead is in Christ
(Col. 2:9-10); and if we are rooted like a tree, and built up like a building on
a strong foundation in the faith, then we are complete in Him.
How does all of this affect you and me? As we grasp the
essence of the fullness of the Godhead--the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, we
begin to comprehend the measure of His love, the width, length, depth and the
height, which passes knowledge, that we may be filled with the fullness of God
(Ephesians 3:18-19). Receiving the full import of this message, we no
longer need the false comfort and illusions that come with shame, fear and
rejection, or any other deception binding us from the love of Christ. You
see, it is really not about how much we love Christ, but more of how much He
loves us. That is why we have the power to choose our position in life
because of the depth of His love. Christ, having the fullness of the
Godhead, has given us the power to become three percent-ers. Deuteronomy
30:19 commands we choose life that both you and your descendants may live.
No matter what has happened in your past, it cannot compare to what will happen
in your future if you obey the commandment to choose life. We are all
entitled to live long, prosperous lives encompassing good health and vitality.
We cannot be healthy, prosperous, well, and vibrant if we continue to be
alienated and enemies in our own minds (Col 1:21).
You must make a decision to change your circumstances or
remain where you are. If you are ever going to accomplish the purposes of
God, you must not allow past events to dictate your position. For every
battle you encounter, there is a greater or comparable reward. Look for
the battle anxiously awaiting the greater reward. Do not concentrate on
the battle, but inquire of the Lord when should you fight and when should you
wait. Follow the lives of the Old Testament patriarchs, and see that every
single battle they fought after inquiring of the Lord brought rewards.
Examine what happened with David at Ziglag in 1 Samuel
30:1-2: “Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third
day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and
burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there,
from small to great . . . Verse 8 says that David inquired of the Lord, saying,
“Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered
him, “pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
When we inquire of the Lord, He will always give us instructions. When we
follow the instructions, we reap the reward. David followed his
instructions and pursued and recovered all that had been taken from him.
David recovered what the enemy had taken from him because he followed the timing
and instruction of God. God wants to do the same for you and me concerning
that which the enemy has stolen. He wants to restore your self-worth, give
you back your dignity, but you must listen and know when to go after it and when
to stand still allowing God to do it. Although you may not ever recover
your virginity as a result of rape or molestation, you can recover the virtue
that God meant for you to have. Having the examples of David, Jehoshaphat
(2 Chronicles, Chapter 20), Esther and others, coupled with the fullness of the
Godhead, how can you not accomplish the greatest things on earth? Freedom
and wholeness does not come until you have experienced the essence of the
fullness of the Godhead. You will never, ever want to be bound again.
If you would like further information on the subject of
overcoming sexual trauma, and the aftereffects that come with it, or would like
to have Dr. Gayle do a conference or workshop, please contact her at Box
390475, Snellville, GA 30039, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 678-344-8638.
Return to Sexual