As Editorial Director at Winepress Publishing
Carla Williams knew the power of words. As a Pastor's wife
and Christian she knew the spiritual implications of an ill-framed word.
The Bible teaches that God made us in His image and that He created the universe by the power of His Word. For this reason, Jesus warns everyone, including myself, that He will judge each of us for our careless words (Matthew 12:36).
How much greater that judgment when we use words to destroy and for our own agendas.
While the science confirms “that an acute and sudden psychological stress might influence MPBT [tumor] appearance,” most everyone understands that words can kill.
“The tongue has the power of life and death...” (Proverbs 18:21)
With great sharpness, careful aim, and deadly skill the fatal hissy fit has been thrown.
They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows. (Psalm 64:3)
In short, the slanderous words
of the past year have mortally wounded Carla. She has been diagnosed with a level 4 cancerous brain tumor (Glioblastoma multiforme
All testify that Carla loves deeply in Jesus, making her vulnerable to the cruelty of sin. Her love was directly struck at and made to appear evil while betrayal was labored at on various levels. The careless words, deafening silence, and unholy toleration of Jezebels
have taken their toll.
Many watched Carla’s soul and body wrench as hardened sinners hurled deadly arrows of hate-filled words and destructive actions directly at her. None, yet, have denied that the actions were evil but many have applauded the destructive attempts while a lukewarm church looked on with token words of concern.
Doctors have made it perfectly clear that none of Carla’s past health issues contributed to this sudden, rapid brain tumor. The simple truth is that the bitter fruit of callous and malicious words will soon cause the death of my wife, Carla Williams, to whom I have been joyfully married for over 38 years.
Some would have wished it were under the rubble of a destroyed business and a wrecked church, leaving Carla without any worldly comforts...for her own good, of course. Such darkened souls
will have to content themselves with her death for now.
In typical abusive fashion, the perpetrators of this hatred range from self-righteous cops
and unethical prosecutors
, to unrepentant sinners who sit in pews and insult the forgiveness of Jesus. Remember, not all hypocrites attend church and each will pay for their degree of guilt from the hand of a holy God unless they repent (John 19:11).
Like the wife-beater who demands the bruised wife apologize for complaining about the pain, so too foolish sinners demand that, without repentance, Carla forgive her abusers for slapping her (2 Corinthians 11:20). That the world, and some in the church, prefer the criminal Barabbas to Jesus is to be expected, but woe to those who cast such a vote (John 18:40).
If anyone truly desires the forgiveness of God for their actions or for what an unholy toleration allowed others to do, then repentance is the only way to obtain it—at least according to Jesus Christ. Forgiveness and mercy belong to those who are crucified, die, are buried, and resurrected with Jesus—true repentance by the grace of God (2 Corinthians 7:11).
It is not a surprise Carla is dying because of wicked words, nor is it shocking that forgiveness can only be had by beginning with repentance. The same God who commanded the church to not even eat with a so-called "Christian" who is a swindler or false witness, is the same Jesus who said to only accept your brother's forgiveness if he or she repents. The rebuking has been done this past year; it is now each person’s turn to choose their road.
So watch yourselves. "If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. (Luke 17:3)
If fact, Jesus went further stating that if they will not repent to treat them like pagans or tax collectors.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. (Matthew 18:17)
I personally want to thank all of you who actively stood by Carla and showed her the love of Jesus. Such is the fire of God; it causes the dross to be removed as new found gold is treasured.
Carla welcomes all the prayers of the faithful in Jesus who obey unto His love (Acts 5:32). She eagerly desires to fellowship, as best her strength allows, with those who wish to do so in holiness. For now her tears are that she will not share in her grand-children growing up in the love of Jesus.
Carla with baby Silas, a week after her brain surgery.
Friends may contact Carla at thespiritualmom.com
A very small servant of the King of kings,
Matthew 24:12, 1 Corinthians 5:11-13, Revelation 2:20, Hebrews 12:14 and Isaiah 57:1