Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Where Do You Stand in Faith when Tragedy Strikes Close to Home

Update on Health

Slow Recovery - Long Battle Won (God's glory alone!)
Since the last radio program, I was once more in the hospital for an allergic reaction to the medicine the doctor had prescribed.  My face broke out into a weeping rash and my body swelled like an elephant.

Further scans and x-rays were done and medicine injected to counter the reaction.  The doctor gave a further 'bad news' report, which I refuse to receive. This was approximately a week ago.  The rash scabbed over, so my face (from the eyebrows to mouth) looked like I had scraped it over concrete and cement.

Over the past week, prayer continued.  The rash dried and flaked off, leaving a red mark in its place, which has almost disappeared.  The swelling has gone down considerably.  For the past week, the pain in my left side is decreasing and I am claiming my healing - not as the 'name it and claim it' crowd, but by what the Word of God declares and the Holy Spirit confirms.

As mentioned on a previous radio broadcast, there were demonic forces involved (witchcraft).  Remember the second dream I had in July, 2013 with three words: Satan's militant soldiers - all part of the test of endurance, which has been mentioned on programs and in newsletters. The Lord forewarned all of us.

All during the month of illness, from the flu to other maladies, there was much going on in other areas too.  Since it involves others, I will not elaborate on the details at this time.  However, be assured the attacks of the enemy, which came in the most unexpected ways was not 'drama', but the realities of a 'bloody' war.

Please read all of Ephesians 6.  Here are clues to make clear the point of urging true believers to read the suggested chapter in Ephesians.

 Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  [Eph 6:11-13]
Do not underestimate the very real war we are in, but remember Jesus the Christ (my Y'shua the Messiah) who defeated Satan at the cross. It's a real battle and it is not for the faint-hearted.  Eternity with Christ is worth the war, but keep in mind that the Lord equipped us for every battle - every single battle in this bloody war.  Glory to the Lamb!
So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.  [Is 59:19]

 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  [Rom 8:37]

I am speaking victory, as every battle ends.  The war is on until that which is in Holy Scriptures is fulfilled, but praise God for the victory in battles, as He is the LORD of the battle(s).  All is to His glory alone!

TONIGHT BTR - Warriors of Endurance broadcast

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 7:00 pm EST (6:00 pm Central - 4:00 pm Pacific)

Do You Stand in Faith when Tragedy Strikes Close to Home?

Gene Kiepura, a retired railroad machinist, came face to face with the reality of where he stood in his faith when his 14 year old son, Jacob (Jake) was killed on a missions trip to Mexico.  As if the death of his son (who was killed along with five others) was not enough to contend with, Eugene also had to deal with corrupt and greedy local authorities and US Embassy staff.
Yet, his greatest challenge of all was his faith in God. Believers, who expected him to be a pillar of great strength and a prime example seemed to undermine or even shorten the grieving process.  Gene, along with his wife (41 years of marriage to his highschool sweetheart) Jan, struggled through the tragedy together, along with their other children.

Gene's transparency about his faith and his struggles will cause one to stand back and look hard at their own faith.  Listen to how God intervened, strengthening Gene in such unexpected and amazing ways that only God alone is glorified!

Plan to listen in - it is guaranteed that you will be blessed by Gene Kiepura's testimony and may well cause all of us to do self-assessment.  The Lord shall be glorified.

for His glory
Bonita                         dovesofthevalleys4@gmail.com

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