DISCLAIMER: This is not the typical, tell-all story; it is an uncompromising expose! Emotionally and sexually abused by religious leaders, God has anointed me in the area of my affliction to purely expose the devices of Satan and challenge the Body of Christ to raise the standard of holiness, purity, and integrity. As I am willing to become transparent in this three-part series (From Mistress to Ministry), my testimony capitalizes on scriptural references and information, in conjunction with past experiences, to present a biblical reformation that will promote genuine holiness in a wayward church. The principle of spiritual warfare is that we must be called to order, before we can advance to the next level of victory. My objective is three-fold: to nurture damaged spirits, to foster a healing process for victims of abuse, and to present the deliverance that repentance brings to those who are trapped in sexual sins.
Pastors, can God count on you to avoid the damaging effects of committing spiritual incest? Husbands, can your wives trust you to shun the immoral acts of adultery/fornication? Fathers, can your daughters lean on you to steer clear of raping them of their innocence? Teachers, can our children expect you to be mentors, and not molesters? Executives, can your subordinates rely on you to refrain from sexual-harassment violations? Political officials, can your citizens depend on you to protect us against economic hardship? President of the United States, can God trust you to call this nation back to Him and snatch us out of the hand of the enemy? More than mere members of an organization or a population, we are your sons and daughters. Powerful ambassadors of God, will you cover us in our imperfections and not continue to exploit our vulnerabilities?
“For the time is come that judgment [deliverance through investigation or examination] must begin at the house of God”…When the Kingdom of God does not influence the nation through truth and righteousness, the leadership of the nation is not equipped to positively affect its citizens.However, the nation cannot be healed until the church has been cleansed.Thus, we can not afford to remain complacent to the issues of clergy misconduct and the abuse and misuse of spiritual power. Secret issues can only be eradicated by exposing old wounds; otherwise, hidden infection will inevitably spread throughout the Body. In presenting this 21st-century exposition of the consequences of making ungodly decisions, I minister based on where I am, after I have judged myself – based on where I was. “Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the Word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscious in the sight of God”(II Cor. 4:1-2).
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A “P.M.S.” SURVIVOR
Having endured many major and minor surgeries, lived through “P.M.S.” (thePastor’s Mistress Stronghold)for 15 years in an emotionally-abusive relationship, encountered sexual harassment violations in the workplace, experienced racial discrimination professionally, and filed multiple bankruptcies, KAREN D. REID is definitely a survivor.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Memphis (formerly known as MemphisStateUniversity), and most recently graduated from WebsterUniversity, with a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership. Chronicled in the leading, biographical reference publisher of the highest achievers and contributors from across the country and around the world, Ms. Reid’s profile is often recognized in the International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
God-employed as a full-time author and ministry gift to the Body of Christ, Ms. Reid is a 10-year employee of a Regional Airlines, where she was the recipient of the 1st Annual, Recognition Award – Employee of the Year, for professionalism in Customer Service.While pursuing additional writing ventures, immediate aspirations involve purchasing a group-home for homeless/disabled Veterans and a Ministers’ Retreat/Vacation Home, in Orlando, Florida.Additional plans include launching a multi-ministry Empowerment and ConferenceCenter and establishing a KDR Daughters of Destiny Safe-Haven to provide residential placement and educational assistance for disconnected youth in their transition to adulthood.She serves locally as a Ghost Writer, Media and Editorial Specialist, and Ministry Consultant.Having found her forte as a committed author and entrepreneur, she has a definite passion for traveling.
Will Ms. Reid base her existence around the fact that she ends up companionless, physically fruitless, homeless at one point, and finally – motherless?Or will death be the final exam that births her into a new dimension?The three-part series, “From Mistress To Ministry,” is the sum total of a working project in progress – life after death. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat falls into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it dies, it bringeth forth much fruit” (John ).A survivor at first, Ms. Reid ultimately becomes “more than a conqueror.”