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  • Writer's pictureStaci Sweet

Oil for Your Word-Level

ISSUE: “I know my word-level is low but I don’t know what to do!”


‘And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ Matthew 25:8

In our last issue we discussed how to identify when your word-level is low. But I wanted to be sure you knew exactly what to study because when I first gave my life to Christ, I was all over the place. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, so when I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and started speaking in tongues, I had no idea what to do or what was happening to me – but I knew it was right. One spiritual mentor or really the only person I knew at the time, who spoke in tongues or had any relationship with God, told me two things; tongues was of God and to keep my television and radio on TBN or Christian programming at all times.

Well I did just that and for years I got more and more confused. Let me explain why. I was so hungry for God and I really wanted ‘a word’ from Him. So I’d watch one show and they’d tell me that I needed to be broken – so I asked God to break me. I watched another program and she said that in order for God to use you greatly and to have a worldwide ministry, you were going to have to go through some terrible times. I didn’t know about the terribleness, I just wanted to be used and have a worldwide ministry – so I inadvertently prayed to go through terrible times.

This type of spiritual rollercoaster went on for eleven (11) years. Yes, for eleven years I had no spiritual stability in my life which meant my personal life was in turmoil as well. Though I went to a few churches and submitted myself to the Pastor, there was still something missing in my life. As I stated in the last issue, it’s not just reading the Word, going to church, or watching TBN night and day that gives you victory - its reading and studying the Word specifically about what you’re experiencing.