Matt Sorger Ministries
Matt Sorger Ministries

Miracles & Testimonies

I am Free

Aug 14, 2012

Dear........ I sit, as you read this, in a 4'x18' cement and iron cell in Butte County Jail, California. You are my worship pastor and church. I was just in the middle of reading, "The Heavenly Man" the remarkable story of Chinese Brother Yun" when the wind of Love, the Holy Spirit prompted me to write and thank you for being here for me. Our God is using you in so so many ways that you will only begin to know when we are dancing in Heaven and bowing before the Majesty on High as " a city on our knees." Let me share the pages I was on when clearly prompted: (pg 198) "Because I'd been operating in my own strength for months. I was physically , emotionally and spiritually exhausted. My spiritual eyesight had grown dim and my hearing dull. Pride had sprung up in my heart like a choking weed. Instead of obeying God's voice, I reasoned with human logic and based my decisions on my own wisdom... ...ministry had become an idol. Working for God had taken the place of loving God I hid my condition from those who prayed for me and carried on in my own strength, until God decided to intervene in his mercy and love." As I read that it was like reading my own confession in print. I did not murder anyone, I did not kidnap anyone but I now sit looking at multiple life sentences with violent drug addicts saying I did. And here is our irrational, crazy, outrageously loving God's way: I am happier than I have ever been in my life! I am radically blessed! I am an ordained Southern Baptist Pastor who our God blessed to let me be part of starting over 38 churches. Unreal, mind blowing - ONLY GOD- stuff. Like Yun, ministry became my idol, I lost my "first love" and pride consumed my heart a the "expert" in ministry. After being totally dead inside one night sitting our living room, I reached for a philosophy book on my shelf of hundreds of books. Completely empty and hopeless I plopped the book down and prayed "God, if you are still real, make yourself real to me again. Then I cried tears in my darkness. Praise out tender, compassionate, merciful God! I am madly in love again...like never before. I have been baptized in His love- "liquid Love" as, Charles Finney, put it. I am drinking the Wine of Heaven everyday in my little cell I dance, sing, clap...I am a fool for Christ (II Sam 6:5, 14, 21-22) I am FREE! Thank you! I love you so dearly! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Please thank all those who give to the ministry, all the workers. People are coming to Jesus here. Men are renewing their faith who had lost their way. Miracles are happening regularly - and you are warriors of Love fighting this beautiful fight of love, arm and arm with me holding the Lamb of Love high for all to see. Thank you! The Object of His Mercy, Bill Breunle Jr. II Corinthians 1:9-11 "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this God's will for you in Christ Jesus." I Thessalonians 5:16-18