Going public with issues affecting me personally isn’t my normal modus operandi. I’ve seen pastors over the years display their vulnerabilities from the pulpit and certainly admired that. It shows to the church the pastor is human just like everyone else. That exposure can actually be a great encouragement to others. All well and good, but not for me. Right? Wrong.
As you’ll see in my Prayer Request below, I’ve been experiencing a physical affliction. Despite my better fleshly judgment, the Lord urged me to share this with several people who I know are prayerful believers. From that “advice” I sent out an email, with Geri being one of the recipients. That prompted her to suggest I share my Prayer Request here on her blog. As you can imagine, I was a little leery of that.
Later in the day, as a result of a comment one of Geri’s faithful blog readers made to one of my other recent posts, I felt the Lord leading me to share my Prayer Request with her. I did so. In her email response she interrupted the flow of her message with a Word from the Lord to me. Frankly, I couldn’t have been more surprised or blessed by it.
One of the strong beliefs I’ve acquired over the last year and a half of COVID and the various responses to it, is that this is a time of shaking. God is allowing all that we’re seeing and experiencing because He wants everyone to make a choice: Do they belong to Him or to the world? This includes all those in the church. Will we truly turn to Him and place our trust in Him alone, or will we fear and seek solutions from the world?
You can see the position below that I’ve taken. Can I hold fast to it? Can I really trust God to completely care for me?
The message that Geri’s friend – and now my friend – gave me is that God is pleased with my decision to wholly trust in Him. He wants me to hold fast, and He will bless that believing loyalty. Interestingly, the message included my wife in this reassurance.
Overwhelmed as I was by this unexpected Word, I came away from it with the understanding that determination of this sort to rely on only Jesus Christ needs to go far beyond me. This is why I’m sharing in this forum. It’s a message of hope for all who read this. When we determine to lean on God alone for all our needs, it’s a great blessing to Him. As our Father in heaven, He wants us to hold fast to His promises, just as any earthly father does for his children. If we do that, we bless God and He wants to reward us for that faithfulness. In fact, it’s through our obedience to Him that He then showers us with favor. Our victory in persisting through faith in Him regardless of what we face in this world is actually His victory. And you know how to the victor belong the spoils!
Having said all this, here is my Prayer Request. Remember: God wants each of us to make the difficult choices that result in our total dependence on Him. This isn’t only about me; it’s about all of us.
I wasn’t going to communicate this so as not to bother anyone, but the Lord convinced me that I was being rather prideful by keeping it to myself.
God has been extremely gracious to Dalia and me by keeping us very healthy. I can’t begin to tell you how marvelous this has been as we see others advancing in age having all sorts of afflictions.
As some of you are aware, there is a particular aspect of the COVID vaccines that is quite troubling. In the past, recipients of vaccine shots would potentially shed the virus to others, who would actually get the illness that the vaccine prevented in the original recipient.
The COVID “vaccines” take this to another level. Because of how they are bioengineered, they have the ability to transmit something – some think it’s the spike protein – to others for some period of time after a person has received the shot. This has resulted in not only an exponential increase in COVID within various populations, it has also caused numerous people to experience a wide variety of strange afflictions, such as heavy menstrual bleeding in women, and many other nasty phenomena in adults and children alike.
As most of you know, I have zero use for the COVID jabs. I probably had the illness back late 2020 (although I joke that it was the flu – in fact, the last known case of the flu on the planet – since COVID apparently wiped it out as far as all medical reporting is concerned).
Because of the good health God has granted me, any aberration that affects my health is unusual. I work out and have always had good lung capacity. Well, it’s probably been several months ago now, I started experiencing intermittent breathing difficulties. I can be fine for hours, then a certain heaviness seems to enter my lungs. I continue to take full lungfuls of air, but I’m short of breath. I’ve never had asthma, but it seems very similar to what I know of that. Particularly at night lying down, I may experience some wheezing just like an asthmatic. It’s rather uncomfortable, as you can imagine.
I believe that this condition was caused by exposure to someone who had the “vaccine” and was a source of transmission to me.
Because of how the medical profession has proven itself completely untrustworthy regarding COVID, I have absolutely no faith in doctors or hospitals any longer. My go-to, and my only go-to, is God. I’m taking the position of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who told King Nebuchadnezzar (to paraphrase): “We know our God will deliver us, but even if He doesn’t, we will bow down only to Him.” That’s my stand. I know the Lord Jesus will heal me, but even if He doesn’t, I will not place my trust in man and the corrupt medical system.
I know all of you are prayerful believers. To that end, I would appreciate if you would add your prayers to mine for the Lord to heal me of this condition. It’s not debilitating or anything like that, but not real pleasant. God has got it. He is fully capable as my creator, and as the Great Physician, of healing me. However, I don’t want pride to get in my way of asking for your prayers.
Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate and covet the many times you may remember me in the coming days to bring a quick end to this.
In the meantime, I’ll continue to pray for all of you as we eagerly anticipate the soon return of our Lord!
In Jesus’ Name…