EDITOR’S NOTE: Evangelist Delmelodia Tipton was inspired to write this epistle in the form of a teaching manual with faith declarations, prophetic utterances and work study for the empowerment of the household of faith in Christ Jesus.
On Wednesday morning, Delmelodia Tipton went on and on about her passion and fond adoration for ministry.
Without hesitation, she wasted little time getting her vital point across.
“I have a love for people,” Tipton, a longtime licensed and ordained evangelist told news reporter Andre Johnson.
Given her immense track record, coupled with her steadfast ability to live on the larger side of God, it is abundantly obvious why isn’t hard-pressed for many to recognize just how much of a pillar and asset Tipton is to the Body of Christ.
Having found her niche and identity in ministry some 12 years ago or, as she tells it, having been rooted in ministry “with my hands to the plow for 12 years,” Tipton also is a rising author, one who recently assembled and released a book that, to her credit, could very well impact hundreds of thousands throughout the modern-day church and the world.
Her latest project, entitled “In the Midst Of The Storm There Is Purpose,” is a 220-page soft cover book that includes a bookmark and CD of her enchanting, thought-provoking, life-enhancing message, one that undoubtedly has changed the overall landscape of her life.
“Many of us have either been in, entering in, coming out of or in the midst of trials and tribulations in the form of a storm crisis,” Tipton said while explaining the theme and purpose of her book. ‘”In the Midst of the Storm’ was the first message that I preached under the unction of the Spirit of the Living God in March 2006. In 1996, after five years of building a bond and foundation, my husband and I decided it was time to start our family.”
Unfortunately, during the early stages of her pregnancy, Tipton began to encounter an array of physical challenges. Nevertheless, because of her devout faith walk with Almighty God, she sensed that having an abortion was not an option.
As she recalled, in fact, her firstborn was diagnosed with Wolf Hirsh II Syndrome, a rare condition that is characterized by learning difficulties, epilepsy, growth delay and craniofacial digenesis, which customarily happens in one out of every 100,000 individuals.
According to PatientInfo.com, patients also experience a severe general learning disability, severe limitation of comprehension and speech, seizures, ataxic gait, hypotonic, and muscle hypertrophy.
After the death and bury their baby, angry with God, Delmelodia would write letters to God because in her mind she thought God had forsaken her. However, God did not speak or reveal Himself to her in pity, but power and told her to write a book. Eighteen years later it has come to pass; the Holy Spirit spoke the prophetic word through Apostle Larry Pratcher, Jr. and she knew and acted without any hesitations to the voice of the Lord.In writing her first book the Holy Spirit revealed a second book.
“The Mission is to silence the kingdom of darkness in works against believers as believers come into the knowledge, power, obedience, faithful, revelation and wisdom of God in Christ Jesus and to prophetically speak life,” Tipton said.
Evangelist Tipton is the Founder, Host & Producer of AMBASSADORS 4 CHRIST APOSTOLIC BROADCAST MINISTRY, airs every Thursday @1:00PM CST, Comcast Channel 17.
“I had all kind of genetic testing and amniocentesis,” Tipton explained.
All of which ultimately gave way to her harboring mixed emotions, of sorts, pertaining to her faith.
“During the time as a salon business owner and cosmetologist,” Tipton said. “I worked half of a year, lost client, income, clients and during the same season husband job was closing its doors to relocate. We had all kinds of neonatal facts and genetic expertise given to us. In spite of all that was told to us we prayed and believed God was going to bring in through and restore his health. After he was born which was a miracle, because the circumstances said the opposite; however, we were hopeful.
“Things turned for the worst after some days after arrived home,” continued Tipton, alluding to after she had given birth to her firstborn. “I saw with my very own eyes my baby die. Now men and women handle emotions totally different. I took it extremely to heart, yet torn ripped and emotionally devastated. I almost gave up on God. As a believer in Christ, I was severely put on trial and my faith was tested. God blocked what the devil meant for her destruction; the sucidal thoughts from becoming reality, God blocked the giving up on her life her marriage, her business and all the he had bless her to accomplish thus far. Every door every thought that was meant for evil God blocked it, shut it down and worked it all out for her greater good.”
Or as Tipton specifically recalled, “The Lord intervened on my behalf, not because I was and still is saved,” she said, “but because He is faithful to those that will call upon His Name out of a sincere heart. Even though the pain was there, the confusion and emotional breakdown looked like it was taking over. But the Lord prevailed against the gates of hell.”
Today, unlike never before, Tipton thought it necessary to recall — and share — arguably her life’s grandest encounter in her debut book.
On Saturday, she is will host an official book signing from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Panera Bread at 4530 Poplar Avenue (April 30). In addition, T-shirts will be available for purchase as well as the CD that depicts her message with regards to “In the Midst Of The Storm There Is Purpose.”
Tipton’s book can also be purchased online at: www.ambassaduer4christ.net.
By and large, Tipton emphasized that she remains hopeful and prayerful that her book will impact lives not just amongst believers but, above all, those who have yet to make peace with God.
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but The Lord delivers us out of them all,” she said. “Crisis that we face are stages set for the opportunity for Yahweh God to show us His Glory.
“When the storms of life rumble, all types of winds blow and beat against us, whether it’s divorce, health, finances, job, family friendly, children or other turbulences,” added Tipton, who also owns Studio of Styles Salon Spa at 5134 Millbranch Road, Suite 100, in the Whitehaven area. “Know that there is no power, no devil, and no crisis bigger or greater than the power of God, Who is still performing miracles.”
In a nutshell, understand, Tipton reiterated, “I am a miracle and so are you.”
“The Lord often use the suffering and pain…I use to bring out the gold, the purification, the greatness and the purpose within the believers soul,” Tipton continued. “The storm came to usher in the Supernatural development that has been or is still asleep in many believers. He desires to exalt you to greater, but it comes through the fire. Many of us say we know Him, say we trust Him, and many of us even say we love Him, which is good. However, beloved, some things He will allow shaping and shifting the paradigm and thoughts. God wants to get us to the place, a place whereby nothing will shake us, the redeem, off of the true Rock of Salvation. Therefore we just don’t go to church as usual, talk or behave as usual, but we Rise in the Spirit to our birthright position in Christ and Live! Take the leap of Faith at All cost. The gift of faith which is God in us makes us whole; spirit, mind, heart, soul and body. The renovation is necessary for the infusion of the Kingdom of God to Rise within your soul empowering us to overcome every crisis and every devastation! Faith Abounds! Its the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in my eyes.”
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