My experiences with trusting physicians and pastors have been ineffectual and could have cost me everything, including my life. In future posts I will give my testimonies, with one being how trusting in a pastor, someone who had been my pastor since I was three years old, turned out to be a warlock in the pulpit who at every turn tried to push me into the hands of the Enemy. In my ignorance and in trusting him to guide me in a godly manner to that path that would lead to my healing and salvation, instead led to my so-called pastor referring me to a so-called evangelist, who then invited me to a “secret” prayer meeting after which she referred me to someone she regarded as “having more power” than she did. Something did not register right in my spirit, but rather than praying and trusting the Holy Spirit to lead me into all truth, I called on my pastor who told me he had used them before and that it was fine. Long story short, I went to the “secret” prayer meeting where church members who have known me and my family for generations were in attendance. Unfortunately, I have come to realize that that was some satanic ritual ceremony where I was to be the sacrifice. The day afterward, I had a “spiritual” bath, by the same woman who laid hands on me during the prayer meeting, who I now understand was a witch. I will provide more detail about that experience at a later date, but I wanted to first provide my testimony about my use of physicians and about how me trusting in them would have led to my demise. You will find in all of my past experiences how my ignorance greatly contributed to much of what I experienced. All praises be to the Father, that it is through Him imparting wisdom, knowledge and understanding, that I have been delivered.
“My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6).
Therefore my people are gone into captivity (spiritual and physical), because they have no knowledge…” (Isaiah 5:13).
“… but through knowledge will the just be delivered” (Proverbs 11:9).
Stop Trusting in the System
I don’t know if any of you have noticed the up-tick in drug advertisements, but it saddens me that I cannot turn on the television without being bombarded with commercials advertising the newest drugs being unleashed on the market, which physicians can now prescribe to an uninformed, willing public. The masses are so loyal and dependent on physicians and these drugs, that they do not realize the consequences involved. They place their complete trust in these people wearing lab coats and believe that they are somehow justified because the scriptures say to do so, not realizing that the pill pushers of today are not and will never be the people of The Book. The side effects of these medications are often worse than the so-called dis-ease, but of course the so-called benefits are what is propped up while the side-effects are downplayed. A prime example would be you running to the doctor for a stomach ache and your physician prescribing you something that could cause you to have side effects such as suicidal thoughts, ulcers, depression, heartaches, etc. Then you end up running back to the physician so that he/she can prescribe you something else to treat the side-effects until before you know it, you are a walking medicine cabinet, but you are sold out to the system. I don’t know about you, but I would say “thanks, but no thanks” as I run, not walk out the door. People need to stop trusting in the system that is set up to kill them slowly and start trusting in The Most High, which is where true healing comes from. His healing doesn’t add side-effects to the mix, so people have been bamboozled.
“The blessing of the Most High, it makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it” (Proverbs 10:22).
“Thus says The Most High: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from The Most High. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusts in The Most High, and whose hope is The Most High. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit” (Jeremiah 17: 5-8).
Trysting Physicians– My Testimony
I can remember back in 2006 battling something that had been attacking my lungs for some time, making it very difficult to breathe. It was so bad, that I would get shortness of breath and winded just sitting on my sofa watching television. I had just moved away from my hometown for the second time in 2005, with the first time being 10 years prior when I was discharged from the military. I was approaching 31 years old and my quality of life was getting progressively worse. I had no idea what was happening to me physically, but trust I had been made aware spiritually about a month after being discharged from the military, that what was occurring had a spiritual root or origin. I decided to make a doctor’s appointment which then led to x-rays of my lungs. When the results came back, the physician was stumped. Had no clue what he was looking at, but immediately prescribed prednisone to eliminate the bi-lateral inflammation that had completely filled both of my lungs. After the first round of prednisone was completed and no improvement was shown or felt, a lung biopsy was then ordered. After having the biopsy in January 2007, the physician and pulmonologist still had no idea what was happening (though they ruled out cancer), but put me on prednisone once again. At that time, I trusted in the physician and believed that everything would be fine because I was in great hands and that it would be just a matter of time before I would have my breakthrough.
“I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal declares The Most High” (Jeremiah 30:17).
“Then they cried to The Most High in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; he sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction. Let them thank The Most High for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind” (Psalms 107:19-21).
“O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me” (Psalm 30:2)
Slight Improvement Visibly, But Not Felt
By 2008 and several rounds of steroids my doctor took me off the medication, which had been responsible for enormous weight gain, because it appeared as though slight improvement was visible in my x-rays. Physically I felt no improvement and it was still a struggle to just get around and to be mobile. A few months later, after having another x-ray/CT-Scan, I received a phone call at work from my primary physician informing me that my lungs were showing worsening and that I would have to be placed on prednisone once again. After hanging up the phone, I broke down and cried. It was so hard, the struggle was a huge burden and I felt like no one could understand how I was feeling. Then suddenly, my co-worker, officemate and good friend, who was also a pastor’s wife, was moved to pray and laid hands on me. While she was praying for me, she noticed that she got really heated. That afternoon, while going about my normal routine of walking to the train station and walking up a steep incline to get to my car, I noticed that I navigated that walk and climb effortlessly. No shortness of breath, no wheezing and no pain down the middle of my back as I struggled to breathe. When I arrived at my car I said, “Is that it!” I cannot adequately describe the feeling I felt at that very moment but it was like I had two new lungs and a new lease on life. Little did I know that it would be short-lived.
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