My name is Katherine Bell. I hail from the Raleigh area, spent a couple of years near Pensacola, and now live in Albemarle. I attend Christian meetings at F.I.R.E. church in Concord and School of the Prophets at http://www.wearetrainingtoreign.com on E. Main Street in town. Though I also have roots in evangelical Christianity through a full set of years in Bible Study Fellowship, I am solidly in the purest of apostolic-prophetic Christianity I can find. I chose the name bondslave freedom for my blog as I understood from my earliest years as a Christian that walking as a bondslave of Christ Jesus, the identity expressed in Romans 1:1 and explained in Romans 6:22, would result in ultimate freedom from my fallen human nature and the structures of the surrounding world. Bondslave freedom is about healing, deliverance, and discipleship. I help believers find the way to the overcoming life with a particular focus on the overcoming interior life. This entails schooling in absolute surrender to the indwelling Spirit’s love rule of the soul and body. I teach what is known as the inward way of finding fullness of life in the Lord. The Holy of Holies is now within the born-again person—within his or her inmost heart. But the veil of flesh must be rent to experience ongoing face-to-face intimacy with God. The subjective cross must be successfully embraced. Then, one follows as a bondslave. Communion and union with Christ of the highest order become possible. The recovery of the image of God in man results.
Romans 1:1 “a bondslave of Christ Jesus.”
Romans 6:22 “But now, having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you have your fruit unto sanctification, and the end, eternal life.”
My conversion story:
I graduated from Davidson College in 1983 and worked for York Properties, Inc. in Raleigh for 10 years before attending Duke Graduate School in 1992 and 1993. During my entire adult life, I read every kind of book on the market except the Bible looking for techniques, methods, and blueprints for the life of fulfillment. In the early 1990’s, when my problems multiplied, I had no ground under me on which to stand. With only a thread of faith that Jesus and the Bible were the revealed truth of all history, I asked Jesus Christ to be my Savior and Lord in May 1995. I experienced forgiveness, the presence of Christ suddenly inside me, and remarkable mental and emotional healing in the years that followed. The Lord also gave me a new career as a writer and directed me to pursue the riches of God further through Bible Study Fellowship, Raleigh Institute of Biblical Studies, and Christian Life School of Theology Global. I earned the Doctor of Ministry degree from CLST several years ago. Also, Wellspring Ministries out of Alaska was most instrumental to me in realizing greater levels of healing and deliverance. Ellel Ministries, Restoring the Foundations, and Leanne Payne’s Pastoral Care Ministries taught me important truths, too. And I am greatly indebted to the rich teachings I received under Mike Bickle and staff at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. The materials by Mark and Patti Virkler of Communion With God Ministries developed me much in the Lord. And key pastors in my life include Jerry Daley of Grace Church in Chapel Hill, NC and Eric Vernelson of Living Faith, Wilson, NC. Today the messages of both Keith Collins at F.I.R.E. church and Ron Horner of Lifespring International are developing me. Finally, I thank the Lord for the many, many excellent books He told me to read. Of course, the reading and study are ongoing. And the life of union and communion with Christ only grows deeper. For my list of some of the best deeper life/intimacy with Christ books, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have read over 1,000 books on the interior life with Christ, the deeper life in God, the Lord’s restoration of the soul, and the overcoming life.