Carla Ginebra De Garcia receives Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition

God's Furnace

God’s Furnace

(Garment Rolled in Blood)

Written and designed by Ricardo Colon for Carla Ginebra de Garcia

As I was praying for you. I saw you bringing your armor to the altar where the fire was burning. Here is where warriors burn their battle garment after a great victory. This scripture came to mind: “Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.” Victory! Victory! Victory! Is what I heard the Lord say. But this came at a great price. When people see you they see a champion, some might even see you as an intelligent person, it was probably your great academics that got you where you are. I don’t have to tell you that there are also envious people that wish they had what you have. But if they only knew, only you and God know the great price one pays for such honor, yes I said honor. 

But it’s not over the daughter of the most high, nowhere in sight, great warrior. For you came to put your armor down to be consumed by the fire and to your surprise the Lord had a sword burning in the fire and it was held by His human hand not His spirit hand. Which means you can grab it and not get burned. It’s yours for the taking. We know the sword of the spirit, amen? 

But this sword is more than just the word of God. This sword was forged in the kingdom in God’s furnace. This sword is pure, no kinks, no impurities. Only one who is pure of heart can handle this sword. One who loves much, one who is willing to lay down their life for the sake of others. This sword can only go into another furnace to maintain the purity and holiness of this sword. Your heart is that furnace. Your passion burns for Christ, your passion disregards the mundane and looks ahead for what the father is doing. The Father will teach you how to use this sword, as He does so shall you. This sword once in your hands will catapult you to a whole new level of battle. Ready yourself, warrior, consecrate yourself totally for the Lord. For there will be some things that you will have to let go, even if it hurts. Blessings.

Trinity International University Carla’s Story

Trinity International University Carla’s Story


Church was not really important to Carla Ginebra de Garcia when she lived in the Dominican Republic. She recalls, “I was an altar girl at my church school, but I never had a real relationship with God.”

Carla’s family immigrated to the United States when she was a teenager. Despite not knowing English when she arrived in Florida, Carla graduated from high school, took ESL classes, and began a degree in criminology at a nearby college. When she was hired as a police officer, she dropped out of college. She wanted to finish her degree, but when her mother died, Carla again dropped out of college.