Summary: The Book of Mark speaks of Mary Magdala as a devoted Disciple of Christ. This sermon details her ministry to Him even after death and the resurrection!
THE MINISTRY OF S.A.R.A.H.
Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks
Heavenly Father, Thank You for an opportunity to share your Holy Word with the world once again. Thank you for giving me the vision to realize that Your Word should not be locked up in the mind’s of your anointed ones, but should be released for the good of all mankind.
Lord bless the readers of Your Word and bless the doers of Your Word. In the name of Jesus, I pray . Amen
It is an honor to share with you the life of Evangelist Mary Magdalene as it was recounted in the Book of Mark. I speak to your hearts and to your minds at this point, not as myself, but as Mary Magdalene herself.......
"At one point in my life, I was afflicted with something that no common man could heal! I was lied on, talked about, cheated and mistreated. Called a prostitute and everything but a child of God, perhaps simply because I came from a corrupt city called Magdala!
But I ask you this? Is that any worse than any of you coming from a corrupt city? Does that make you a bad person??? Nvertheless, like some of you today who are full of the devil, I DID have some problems in my life too!!!!
I was possessed and full of demons! I was full of false pride, confusion, jealousy, anger, carnal temptation, had a quick tongue and was in denial. (How many of you know what denial means?) Didn’t Even Know That I Was Lying!! (to myself) Seven (7) demons to be exact!! But, oh, how I thank God for Jesus!!! I was helpless in my sufferings, but I’d heard about the miracle working power of Christ and I had to go and find Him for myself......
.......the day I met Jesus and asked Him to deliver me from my infirmities, He called me by my name-Mary! I know you are afflicted, but I command that you be set free of the evil that binds you! Woman thou art loosed!
Hallejuah, Thank You Jesus!.....through my faith in His almighty power, Christ cast those seven devils out from me and my heart became filled and overjoyed with thanksgiving and pure love for my Divine Healer! And, Saints, I’ve been dedicated and devoted to Jesus every since I was converted.
My entire life was changed, and I, along with other women who followed Christ, supported His ministry and met many people who have been touched by Him. As a matter-of-fact, that is how I met the other disciples. We would often meet at the House of Mary of Jerusalem for prayer. This Mary is John Mark’s mother (Acts 12:12), but you have now come to know him simply as Mark, the first (1st) Gospel Writer. And although Mark was not one of the original 12 Disciples, he was definitely qualified to give an account of Jesus’ life as a Servant-King!!
Mark was very close to Peter, his cousin was Barnabas, a colleague of the Apostle Paul and Mark had the challenge and the privilege to travel with Paul and Barnabas for a time on one of their missionary journeys. As a matter of fact, during Paul’s last letters, he specifically asked for Mark to come because he knew that Mark could be of help to him during his last days.