One Person Alone Following God Is Like An Army

Once again she asked me with whom I was affiliated. I told her that one person following God is like an army. Again she had no response....
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by NTEB Feature Story Contributor Geri Ungurean

Being salt and light to a lost and dying world

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Matthew 5:13,14

Since I was born-again in 1983, I have been a Christian activist. It certainly wasn’t something I aspired to be. But as time went on, it became evident that God had planned to use me in this way.

It began with writing letters to the editor on moral issues. I had a wonderful mentor, an older brother in Christ whom I had met at church. He had been writing letters to the editor for years and took me under his wing. He is now with our Lord Jesus.

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I told her that one person following God is like an army.

I wrote a lot about the horrors of abortion. I wrote about God being taken out of schools. One day, my mentor showed me his home town newspaper and on the front page was a story about Wicca. It spoke of Wicca in a way that seemed to glorify it. I called the editor of that paper and told him that I was disappointed that a small town paper would print such a thing. I told him that I was a Christian, and asked if he would ever publish a similar story about being Christian.

The editor said that if I wished to write a rebuttal to the piece on Wicca, that he would publish it on the Op/Ed section of the paper – not as a letter to the editor, but as a stand-alone article along with my picture. I agreed and he sent out his photographer.

I prayed for the Lord to help me write this article. I wrote that Wicca promotes worship of the earth.I said that born-again Christians worship the Creator of the earth and that we have a relationship with Him.

I wrote that worshiping the earth was like going into an art museum and seeing a magnificent painting, only to praise the piece itself, never seeking out the artist who painted it. Not only do Christians know who created the earth, but we love and worship Him, and know Him because of His Word in the Bible which He left for us. Needless to say, that article caused a firestorm of rebuttals, condemning Christianity and exalting Wicca.

One night at choir practice, my writing mentor dropped a magazine in my lap. He said, “You’ll know what to do.” When I got home, I read through the magazine and was horrified. The name of the magazine was Sassy. I read that this magazine was marketed to girls ages 12-15. Being a Christian woman, I cannot write here what I read in Sassy. I will say that it was pornographic and so very disgusting.

I received James Dobson’s Focus on the Family magazine, and was surprised to read that there were Christian women in various parts of the country, actively exposing Sassy as pornography for our young girls. I realized that in my part of the country, no one was doing this—not yet!

I prayed that God would show me what to do. First I found out where Sassy was being sold. Then I typed up a cover letter to each of these stores, and made copies of the most offensive pornographic material to send with the letter. The letter read:

Dear Marketing Manager,
I want you to be aware of a magazine that is being sold in your stores. I am quite certain that you are unaware of the pornographic content in this magazine, which is marketed to girls ages 12-15. If you had known, surely you would have rejected Sassy magazine.

I did a mass mailing out to the stores. After about a week, I received a phone call from Sassy magazine in New York. I was very surprised that they had my name. The woman told me that they had lost distribution in most of the larger retailers in our area. She said that Sassy was told that I had done this. She asked me if I was affiliated with Jerry Falwell. I told her I was not, but that I was affiliated with God.

She went on to say that they were getting push back in many parts of the country. I asked her why that should surprise her. She had no answer. Sassy originated in Australia, and did not receive such criticism in that country. I told her that she was in America, not Australia, and that her magazine was smut. Once again she asked me with whom I was affiliated. I told her that one person following God is like an army. Again she had no response.

About a week later, she called once again. This time she told me that she and the owners of Sassy realized that the format of their magazine had to change. She said that they had compiled the first new edition and wondered if I would look through it and give them my feedback. I told her that would be fine. In a few days it came in the mail.

I read all the way through it. It was vastly different – more like Seventeen magazine. I didn’t love that magazine either, but it was in no way pornographic.I received another call from the lady from Sassy, asking if I received the new and improved Sassy, and what did I think of it. I told her that it was acceptable to me; still not wholesome, but certainly not smut.

Then she asked me a question that I did not expect. She had the audacity to ask if I could write to the stores from where I had Sassy removed, and ask them to please reinstate it.

I’m sure that she did not expect my response to her as well. I told her that she and her staff had gotten themselves into this mess, and they would have to figure out how to market Sassy again without my help.

Sassy folded in 1994. Now if that isn’t a testimony to how one person can change things, I don’t know what is.

There is not room to write about all the other things that God helped me to get changed; perhaps another article.

I wrote this piece to encourage other Christians to SPEAK UP!

We are children of Almighty God. We are aware from God’s Word that in these last days evil will get much worse. But as long as we are still on this earth, shouldn’t we be defending that which is good and right and godly?

One child of God can bring change!

Maranatha!

Born into a Jewish family in Maryland, I was always searching for the truth about Jesus. I knew that He had to be someone so very special. My dad would say "He was a good man, but not who he said he was." So a good man would lie? At the age of 31, I finally met Yeshua, and He became my Lord and Savior. I am a Jew who has been made complete in Him. I am now anxiously awaiting His Glorious return to rapture His church! Maranatha!
    • Marc

      Wow, that was a powerful story! I hope and pray that many Christians will take the sword of the spirit (The Word of God) and defend what is right and Godly no matter how discouraging circumstances may look, fearing not to rebuke and expose evil.
      Thank you for sharing.

      • Ken Koichi Smith

        What a powerful testimony! Praise the Lord! Amen

      • Dear Anonymous,

        The Lord will make all things right in the new heaven and the new earth. People souls are SO much more important than the tales which our government are spinning. Preach salvation through Jesus Christ alone and make sure that YOU are born-again in Him!

        ~Geri

    • DB

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      ” “What amazed me most of all was how one man’s effort
      could achieve what whole armies could not.”

      Vladimir Putin

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      • DB

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        Putin has all that power… but he hasn’t banned
        nation-destroying miscegenation, abortion or sodomy.

        Speaking of miscegenation, if Obama really wanted to
        stir things up in his last days… he could decree a
        few more interesting executive orders.

        .

    • DB

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      ” What amazed me most of all was how one man’s effort
      could achieve what whole armies could not.”

      Vladimir Putin

      .

    • Blessings to you! Thank you for sharing this. It seems that I am writing an email or letter to someone, somewhere about stuff like this, all.the.time. While I am not certain that I am making any sort of impact, I cannot stop. Sometimes I feel like I’m reading too much, which gets me all fired-up, which leads me to write when I can. I do know that the things I say, or post on FB has sifted away a lot of friends and even family. But I am confident in what I say because I follow an almighty Lord, Jesus. I pray that all souls hear the Good News before their opportunity passes.

      • Seems that you and I are so alike! When I know that the Lord wants me to do something, I CANNOT stop! He is an AWESOME God!!

    • toddrudy

      Yeah, when I worked 3rd shift in a factory with all those wiccans and witches, satanic priest, years ago. I didn’t tell them I was a christian, they knew I was! They told me who I was in Christ, and told me that as a christian we have power over every demonic force. They hated having me working on their lines all I had to do was walk by and touch the machines and they would quit working! Most of the machines had some wicca spell on it. One night was to work with this one wiccan, I secretly went around one line with anointing oil and anointed all the machines on my line, as soon as touched the machine it stopped and he would walk up to the machines and reach out to touch it but couldn’t. He knew I did something to cancell him out! I restarted the machine and he refused to work on that line with me. I ran it by myself alone at night and another christian ran it on daytime shift & that line made our product at high quality, above rate, even set some records. I stood along with another christian who ran it for the other shift watching our line run above perfect for over a week! All we did was watch it run and feed the machines parts and supplies to produce our product.

    • Great testimony, Geri.
      The world needs more of you. I have had similar experiences writing letters to the editor and getting all kinds of “persecution”, in print, for my stand on abortion, homosexuality etc. But that’s Ok, we expect it because Jesus said we would.
      I have read other of your posts and admire you for taking a strong stand and speaking our loudly on issues of importance in these last days.
      Even though the Lord has called me to a very special ministry over the past few years (see my website at http://www.ezracanada.org , I still cannot curb my desire to “go tell it on the mountain”.
      Merry Christmas and happy Chanukah.
      Baruch Ha Shem Adonai ……

      • Merry Christmas, dear brother…..and happy Chanukah!

    • Amanda

      Thank you so much for your article on how one person with God can make a difference.Do you have a blog or an ebook where one can learn how to do what you’re doing?

      I recently saw a movie called the letter writer and it really touched my heart and now this article.I read a lot of magazines and articles online and would like to respond to many of the articles written.

      Kind regards
      Amanda Hugo

      • Amanda,
        I don’t have a blog site. I would urge you to pray to the Lord when you see something that you know is not right – HE will help you!

        Much love in Yeshua,
        Geri

        • Amanda

          Thanks Geri.

          You’re right.I need Yeshua to direct me,but you did mention having a mentor.I’ve done a lot of business writing in the course of my work,but writing to the media especially in South Africa is difficult as everything gets filtered through a politically correct view.

          What I would like to know is if you have any tips on how to go about formulating your letter so that the issue is tackled and not the person.

          • Amanda,

            I should have said that in the last 10 years, newspapers have stayed away from me. I suppose they are trying hard to be politically correct. I’m overjoyed to have found how to circulate my thoughts online 🙂

            Love in Yeshua,
            Geri

    • carson

      Great testimony and removing stumbling blocks or snares from in front of kids is great work. Contend for the faith once delivered and as ambassadors of Christ representatives of what is good and right and more and don’t grow weary nor let love grow cold,..the Lord’s hasn’t! :))

    • randy

      Thank you Geri for sharing that it is a blessing to know how we in God’s strength are able to make a difference.There is a young couple who in the past i had the honor to share the Good News with to other people,they go under the website Frontlines Ministery,i think you could really find a lot of what they do a blessing.My hope is to become more involved in experiencing God and being that small vessel He leads me to be in the body of Christ i pray to continue in God’s will to share the Gospel with the lost as well.Lord i pray you continue to bless us as we continue to grow and become more like you.

      • Dear Randy,

        It’s always scary when I step out in faith, but I keep thinking to myself “Do I fear God or man?” That always gives me more courage to do the right thing!

        In Christ,
        Geri

    • AMEN Geri 😀

      Yeshua-Jesus Christ is the REASON for the SEASON, May Everyone have a SAFE CHRISTmas this end of year!!

      GOD’S LOVE is STRONGER than satans hate!!

      “Trust in the LORD ( Adonai Yeshua-Jesus Christ ) with all thine heart and lean Not on thine own Understanding, in all they ways Acknowledge HIM ( Yeshua-Jesus Christ ) and HE shall Direct They Paths” ( Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV Modified a tab bit by me )!!

      I am Kristi and I am NOTHING without my LORD / KING / MESSIAH / SAVIOR – Yeshua-Jesus Christ!!

      Love Always, and Shalom, YSIC \o/

      Kristi

    • Ann Hawkins

      Great article regarding ‘one with God is like an army.’ Any ability God has given us, be it writing, speaking, sewing, etc, needs to be actively used to stand for truth and seek to win souls for Jesus. Keep up the good words!
      Ann

    • Eric

      I hope I can follow this brave woman’s example which I know is what Jesus commanded us to do and I and most of the American Christians have not done to this point. May the Lord forgive us for our silence and tomorrow is another day which the Lord has given us to follow her example which is an example of someone properly following her Lord in my opinion, without regard for self or mans opinion and counting on the Lords presence of the Holy Spirit, using faith instead of fear of man or love of this evil world.

    • This is precisely why my Weblog exists, as is the case of ‘Now The End Begins.’ Thank you and Merry Christmas! http://zionsgate.wordpress.com/

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