I welcome you once again fellow readers. Here I sit in the early morning hours pondering what is playing out in this body of mine. Mainly confined to my home and office space and I have risen after but three hours of sleep. The pain in my spinal column is getting to be quite excruciating and debilitating. It keeps me mostly home bound except for Church on Sunday morning and an appointment or two of destiny during the week in which someone assists and drives to and back home again. I now struggle to walk with the assistance of a cane. That is as far down as I am going. I’m still able to get to my feet and move. Sure it takes me a while and a lot of work, however I am still standing and moving. Every day I force myself to take another step beyond my comfort zone.
I get a few hours here and there of respite and relief from from high levels of pain in my back, legs and arms and these limbs grow weaker by the day. No pain killers will even begin to touch this. No medications really work either. Whereas I would be otherwise mainly confined to bed, I am able to be up at my desk part time through the use of a product that I believe God made available to me which comes in two forms which I take in pill form and the other in beverage. These have produced such amazing results not only in myself but in the lives of many others with issues similar to mine. This is so amazing and phenomenal that I have become a distributor of this product and have been telling everyone one I know about it. I have free samples to share which I have been offering, however few seem to take my testimony seriously enough yet to say yes to trying the products. This amazes me as I used to be very active and moved with a rapid gait until this illness gradually has overtaken my body to the extent which doctors can’t find evidence enough to diagnose me apparently. I have been a medical mystery. Consistent, continuing prayer please!
I’ve shared countless testimonies of many others who use these same products with amazing and similar results to that which I experience. I think perhaps that I am just seen as another guy trying to sell yet another product among many the marketing of others. This is not just some average product. It has phenomenal results. So I have the product available and the bodily testimony with a passion to help others. Yes, I love helping people whether compensated or not. If the illness isn’t enough trouble, my medical predicament placed my bank account into overdraft a week ago which is beyond anything I can do anything about for at least another week. So not much “circumstantially” moving yet in my life however “I” am still moving and will not stop and I refuse to give up. I fight to keep my life moving forward. Okay now that I’ve laid out the statistics of what I can physically see and feel, let us move into what God seems to be saying in the midst of it all and my testimonial to His grace in the midst of the storm.
I continue to declare and pray the promises over my body that God has given me from His Word and I do so without ceasing. He is my hiding place, always filling my heart with songs of deliverance and whenever I am afraid I will trust in Him fully and declare that His strength carries me in the midst of great weakness that seeks to hold me down.
Because Jesus came and what He gave and sacrificed on the cross for me, I fully declare and proclaim that by the wounds He bore for my sake and that by those stripes I am already fully healed and made whole. (Isaiah 53). My body is just not cooperating yet.
Jesus was the Word at the beginning, one with God, the Lord Most High, hidden glory, in creation, now revealed in Him our Christ; the name above all names, most beautiful. (Genesis 1 and John 1 ESV). He didn’t want heaven without us, He brought heaven down to us. My sin was great yet His love was greater so what could separate us now? What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written in Romans 8:36, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Death could not hold Him as He as He laid down his all for you and I. This rent the veil in two; the veil that once separated us from God. This silenced the sting and pain of sin and grave. The sting of your and my pain is hereby silenced in Jesus name!
The heavens are roaring with the praises of His glory as He risen to life with healing in His wings. You and I are raised in His likeness from the grip of sickness, infirmity, weakness,poverty, affliction, death, hell and the grave.
For You and I are raised to life again, because Jesus has no rival or equal and now and forever He reigns. The kingdom is His, the glory is His, and in Him, I am fully His; bought and paid for by and through His blood that was poured out and body that was broken in the ultimate of sacrifice. Therefore I cannot remain broken, shaken or scattered because He is the Great Shepherd; the bishop and keeper of my soul; yes, body, soul and spirit are one in Him.
“For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things, and in him are all things are held together in His body, which is the church, which consists of you and I and all He died for. He is the beginning; the Alpha, the Omega; the ending, the First and the Last, who is alive forever more.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am already victorious amidst a battle that rages in this body of mine. The war over my soul is already won in Jesus. At times it may not look like it and it may not always feel at times that it is so however I choose to live solely by the Word of God and all I have to do is “walk this out” by not buying into anything that is outside of the Word of God.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Luke 4:18,19) Jesus is in me and I am “in Him so this is what I choose to live and walk out. Jesus IS our prize; not a predictable future. Jesus being our prize makes our future already secure. My future is secure and my reason for being here, ever so clear! Amen? Most certainly and YES to every promise!
We can say we are free, and we are in Jesus, but do we live like it? Will we choose to start living like it? Freedom is the gift of Christ! It is the only gift that will release my and your future “when” we no longer seek to control and drive that future.
God gave me a dream. He has for me plans, for a hope and future. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
If you turn at my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you. (Proverbs 1:23 ESV) So as I choose to absolutely relinquish control of my future and destiny and turn at God’s loving rebuke (correction) which comes through what He “allows” to show up in my body and life, then I have His promise that I will have an everlasting flow of a river of Living water springing up out of me from the well of Infinite supply; the sweet matchless grace endued with the very presence of Jesus. Are you hearing what I just said?
“All of Him” is living “in me” (and in you) and now that is true freedom to be ALL that He has destined for me. All I have to do is walk it out.
Now and forever God You reign; Yours is the kingdom, Yours is the glory, Yours is the Name above all names! What a powerful Name it is. The Name of Jesus Christ my King. What a powerful Name it is! Nothing can stand against The Name of Jesus.
Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble and in the light of Your countenance, all must bow and surrender to Your domain. All darkness flee now, in Jesus mighty name! In His likeness transformed; I shall never be the same, and in Him remain!
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