I was told by a friend why she wore a head covering a good year before I started wearing one of my own.  I was ignoring the calling to do so.  I was being disobedient.  Then one day I shared the scripture with my husband.  This is what I did:  I turned to the correct passage and just handed it to him to read.  While he read it I walked away.  After he had finished I asked him what he thought.  He looked at me and said "By this you should being wearing a head covering during worship services."  So I have been wearing one ever since.  I told my friend about it and she was so excited.  I want to be obedient to the Lord and submissive to His authority and to my husband's.  I am not saying that it is always easy to wear one because there are only two of us in my whole church that wears one.  But what a blessing it is to know that you have submitted to God and to your husband in such a way to humble yourself in their prescence.  God will bless you for being obedient.  God bless!

Martha Christlieb

I pray that I can be a blessing to someone by my testimoney.  I was baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost in 1985 and I wore the veil out of obedience to my Pastor.  I did not have the revelation of the veil at that time.  One afternoon as I was laying in my bed, the Lord spoke to me and said "if the hair is the covering, then the men would have to shave their heads, because it is a dishonor to them to pray with there head covered".  I felt in my heart that this was a divine revelation from God and I was so thankful that He had spoken to me in such a personal way.  But that's not all, there's more......As I began to long for a deeper relationship with the Lord, God started dealing with me in a lot of areas in my life and one area was "HOLINESS".  He began to deal with me about my hair, so I made a covenant with God that I would never cut, trim or alternate my hair in anyway.  About three 3 months later  I was called to a home missions church that did not teach about the "veil" so I stopped wearing it.  And of course I was a bit confused because I know that God himself had spoken to me  when I was a new convert.  I started seeking God for an answer and again He spoke to me in a personal way.  He told me "Because your hair is UNCUT, your hair is your covering" and again I was blessed because He had given me another revelation about the covering.  There is much revelation that awaits any women who seeks the plan of God on the hair.  We have been granted power with our covering!

I pray that my testimony is a blessing to all that reads it. 
I recommend this book written by Sister Ruth Rieder called "Power Before The Throne"

The Titus 2 Wife Testimony



I would like to include the following testimony in hopes it may encourage
someone to follow the Lord's leading.  May He receive all the praise and
glory for everything written !!

My first questions about the headcovering came some 8 years ago.  I had
asked a pastor's wife about 1 Corinthians 11.  She explained it away as
cultural.  I was fairly insistent about it, and I was wondering how did
she know this?  How could she discern what Scriptures were "cultural" and
which were applicable for today?  I was not satisfied with the answer,
but I could not find anybody else near me who did know the answer.
Eventually, I just thought I was not good enough to know these "spiritual
secrets" that everyone else did.  Maybe I did not pray enough, study
enough,or have enough faith.  I left it alone for several years, but all
the while the Lord was just under the surface calling me to obedience.

Fast forward several years....I was recovering from cancer , and after
staring my own mortality in the face, I decided that whatever time I had
left on this earth was NOT going to be spent being a closet Christian. I
was going to get serious about what the Bible said.  I started with
modest dressing.  Of course, I went down kicking and screaming !!  I
loved my jeans, my shorts, and my bathing suit.  I had to die so much to
my own desires, I sometimes expected a hearse to drive up at any moment!!

Then came submission to my husband.  He was so skeptical at first, but in
time he has come to enjoy having a helpmeet around instead of the
competition!!  It has helped his own walk with the Lord, and I regret all
the years I have stood in the way of God's leading for him.  How much
time I wasted trying to be the boss, the leader, and in charge.  God, in
His wisdom, has a unique and special place for His daughters, and He has
designed us to serve Him best in this way.  Then, we can win our husbands
over without a word, and sanctify our households for the Kingdom. How
blessed we are to be in this vital position, sisters!

More housekeeping in my heart and life...

  Then, the issue at hand...the headcovering. I approached my husband
about it and asked his interpretation of 1 Cor. 11.  He read it and said
the covering it spoke of was the hair.  I said okay, but my spirit would
not rest.  I spent the next year researching, studying, reading, and
praying.  I read commentaries, articles, and books.  I joined a
headcovering loop for a while, and asked more questions.  They were all
so patient with me, and helped me in my understanding even more.  About a
year later, I shared with him all my research. He read the verses again
in different translations even, and said the covering mentioned was the

Now, I was at a crisis of belief.  Was I going to submit to my husband's
interpretation?  Was I supposed to just take all the information I had
gathered, and just toss it?  I prayed so much for guidance.  How could I
not submit to my husband on this?   I had been taught to submit, and I
was sharing with others on submission. 

God's words rang in my spirit:  It is better to obey than to sacrifice (
1 Samuel 15:22 )...If you love me, keep my commandments ( John 14:15
)....let her be covered ( 1 Cor. 11: 6b)  I asked my husband's
permission, and he reluctantly agreed to a 2 week trial.  I was so

So, I officially began covering on April 2, 2000.  Was it easy?  No.  It
quite possibly was more difficult than chemotherapy!!  My husband was so
angry with me.  He was insulting to me, mocked me, and laughed at me.  He
hated the headcovering so much.  I was not prepared for his reaction.  He
would not walk with me in stores, and he stopped introducing me to his
peers.  He did everything he could to make me take it off.  He even
questioned our future together as husband and wife.  I was so
frightened!!  I desperately clung to the Lord during all this.  I was
constantly in prayer, in tears... being persecuted by my best friend.  My
other friends were not much better.  They could not understand why I
would purposely disrupt my happy home for a piece of cloth on my head. 

I was so ashamed.  Surely no other husband would be so cruel!  I found
out I was not alone.  Many sisters shared the same pain as me.
Eventually, my husband asked me to forgive for his angry outbursts.  He
said it was as if he was watching himself and hearing himself say these
hurtful things, but he was not doing it.  We both felt satan was up to
something there.

Later, my husband had lunch with a man that basically told him he did not
have a leg to stand on.  He taught him about the covering.  The Lord sent
this dear man on my behalf!!  He told my husband how fortunate he was to
have a wife who wanted to please the Lord in this way!!  My husband heard
and received this teaching.  He came home again, and gave me permission
to follow the Lord as He led me.  He said he felt he had no choice.
There was wisdom in his words.  I believe we must obey God over man (
Acts 5:29)

Now, my daughter and I are covered full time.  I am so overjoyed !  God
placed my heart's desire right in my lap.  All I could say to my dear
husband during the past weeks was that I was just wanting to obey the
Lord!!  He has done so much for me, and I want my life to be a sacrifice
for Him.  I want to be dressed as a daughter of the King of Kings!  I
want to cover my own glory so that His glory can shine through.  I want
to die of pride and vanity.  I want to look like a Christian inside and

I did spend one week straddling the fence after my husband gave his okay.
Now, it was just up to me.  I spent a few more miserable days out of
town making sure.  It was no turning back now, and I wanted to see
clearly the way of the Lord for me.  I wanted to double-check my heart,
my motives, and my direction.  It was just a lack of faith on my part,
though. The Lord was saying to me, "You understand Me on this..what else
is holding you back?"  When the Lord commands us to do something, He does
not need to convict us of it, He just expects us to obey.  He always
blesses our obedience, too.  I missed my headcovering, and when I got
back home, I placed it on my head to stay.

I have had lots of stares, giggles, and finger pointing.  Does it bother
me?  It could.  This headcovering has sometimes felt like a 100 lb.
flashing neon sign!!  I have had to get used to all the attention it
brings.  My reaction, however, is the key.  I am being mildly persecuted.
I am being mocked for my faith.  1Peter 4:16 says "if anyone suffers as
a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this
matter."  I smile a little on the inside when I think I am suffering for
Christ.  I am bringing Him face to face with others on a daily basis with
my headcovering.  Not to mention, the added protection of the angels.  I
can go to the Throne anytime on the behalf of anyone God calls to my mind
and pray for them.  It is a constant reminder of Who I represent in word
or deed.

My testimony is in the making.  I am living it everyday.  I have already
seen some of God's blessings because of my simple obedience to Him.  I
love Him more and more.  Luke 12: 47 says that the servant, which knew
his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his
will, shall be beaten with many stripes.  I do not want to " go there" if
you know what I mean!!

Jesus told us that He came to divide.  That is the cost of being a
disciple.  He said in Luke 14: 26, 27, 33, and 34 that we are not worthy
to be called His disciples who cannot persevere, who cannot , in the
sense of indifference to, or relative disregard for them in comparison
with his attitude toward God place anyone's wishes or desires above His

In a nutshell, we are to be willing to go against the wishes or approval
of our father, mother, wife, children, and even our own wishes to obey
God's commands.  That is quite a command, but nevertheless it's there,
sisters.  Christianity is not for the fainthearted!!

We are called to be separate, to be peculiar, and to be not conformed to
this world.  Modesty is out the window in this country, as well as any
dying to vanity or pride.  This why we who are covered stand out so much.
I would much rather suffer in OBEDIENCE to God now, than to suffer for
DISobedience later.  Count the cost, sisters, and take that step towards
God's will in this matter.  I can tell you that the blessing of obedience
will be yours for the taking.

Because of His love for me,

Susie Harris

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