The Holy Spirit only speaks to those who listen to Him
The following is a testimony of how a pastor's life was touched after reading the book The Gold and the Altar:
"This book simply stripped me down, turned me inside out, twisted my entire being and I discovered all the evil I had inside. I am ashamed of myself and embarrassed; I'm shattered…
After reading and meditating on this book, I’m so deeply hurt that I wanted to renounce the almost 20 years of ministry because I considered myself completely unworthy to serve the MOST HIGH on His Altar.
No apparent sin, but impurities in the soul that were hidden to my own eyes. I prayed, and cried a lot…
It was necessary to make a decision. From reading this book, I discovered that I wasn’t who I really thought I was; I was disappointed with myself.
What the HOLY SPIRIT said to me isn’t even written in this book:
For if anyone thinks himself to be something (to be a certain kind of person), when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load. Galatians 6.3-5
I decided to be a different man, a different servant, and a different husband. I am ready to live the best years of my life in my marriage and service to my LORD on His Altar. To my GOD, I am grateful every day."