Suffering is a catalyst, it’s the test-tube-time to see whether you already have the grace to take it by faith, or if it can turn you to grace and cause you to call upon God.
Suffering always does one of these three things: It purifies and humbles and cleanses the saved and draws us even closer to God; it turns some of the unsaved to God and brings them to repentance and Salvation as in their suffering they cry unto the Lord; and then, finally, it causes some to curse God all the more and therefore be all the more deserving of His judgements.
The Lord allows the Enemy to test people and often the Devil brings suffering on people hoping they will blame it all on God and turn against Him. The Enemy tries to point an accusing finger at the Love of God, hoping they will “curse God and die” as Job’s wife advised him to do. But the Lord is hoping that they will endure in faith and trust Him anyway, and say with Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him!” (Job 13:15).
Lord, help us to let our sorrows and sufferings bring out the best in us! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Tribulations, persecutions and sufferings of God’s children have been going on throughout the world ever since the world began, and they couldn’t have suffered any more than they have suffered.–But they survived!
For a thousand years of the Dark Ages the true Church had to go underground while the whorish System of Babylon reigned supreme! But all of that time, tiny bands of true Christians, united only in love, the Spirit and the Word, managed to survive by the Grace of God throughout the world despite every attempt to stamp them out, every effort to burn their Bibles and destroy their numbers through torture, intimidation and martyrdom. They had no central leadership but the ever-present prophets of God; no formal organization but the unity of the Spirit; no common bond but His Love; and no doctrine but His Word. And yet they have survived until this day despite every effort to crush them and liquidate them, and completely exterminate them!
Millions of Christians have suffered and been persecuted and been slaughtered for their faith, and yet there are more millions of people with faith in God today than ever, in fact billions!–And always have been and always will be!–Praise God?–Hallelujah!
eDaily News OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)
Father Atallah Hanna, Archbishop of the Palestinian Orthodox Church in Occupied Jerusalem, was exposed last Tuesday evening to a spitting and verbal attack by Jewish students in the Old City of Occupied Jerusalem. A statement has been released on his official Facebook page deploring the assault and settlers’ ongoing offensive and aggressive practices against the Christian clergy in Jerusalem.
Father Hanna was assaulted after he left the Church of the Flagellation in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City on his way to the Patriarchate, according to the statement. He was spit on and verbally attacked by male and female students of a Jewish religious school in the Old City.
“They were more than 20 people, and they started spitting first and then cursing. They shouted vulgar remarks at the Reverend Archbishop and insulted the Holy Cross and the Christian faith,” the statement said.
“Some Palestinian young men in the area provided protection for the Archbishop and prevented the fanatics from physically assaulting him,” the statement added.
For his part, Father Hanna on Wednesday denounced what had happened with him in the Old City, stressing that “no power in the world can uproot the Palestinians from their holy land.”
“Such blind extremism and hatred will only increase our ties with our holy city, which is our spiritual and national capital and an incubator for our most important holy sites,” he said.
God sometimes has to destroy us or what we think we are or what we think we’re supposed to be in order to make us what He wants us to be. God only uses those who have been humbled, broken, melted, remolded and remade–vessels which were marred in the hands of the Potter and broken, that He may make of them better vessels. That’s the story of everyone who is any good at all for God’s Work!
But some of us want to be used just like we are. We don’t want to be broken. That’s one of the most tragic pictures in all human life: The picture of the man who says with “Invictus”–“I am Captain of my fate, I am the Master of my soul! My head is bloody but unbowed!” If the clay is soft and malleable it can be molded into a beautiful vessel. But if it hardens and becomes brittle, it can only break and become crushed in the hands of the Potter.
God only uses humble and broken people. “Humble thyself therefore in the mighty hand of God and in due time He shall highly exalt thee” (1Pe.5:6).
Sometimes we say, “Why hast thou made us thus?” But you see, the point is, if you give Him a chance, He will remake you!
“If there is an all-powerful God behind the scenes,” people often ask, “why would He allow such horrible wars? Why doesn’t He put a stop to all that if He’s in control?”
Although God hates war and its blood-thirsty perpetrators and is soon going to intervene and set things right when He “destroys them that destroy the Earth” (Rev.11:18), He hasn’t yet because in so doing, He would have had to put a stop to the main idea of His whole Great Design–Man’s Choice!
Man brings all this evil upon himself through his own sins, his own hand, literally dying by his own hand because of his refusal to receive the Lord, follow God or obey His Word! But if the people would just turn to the Lord and repent of their sins and ask for His forgiveness, He would lift the curse, and remove the whole thing, but they won’t! So He has to let the wars come and all the horrors that man brings upon himself, to show what a mess mankind is without the Lord!
Are you a person of peace?–Or a wager of war! “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God!” (Mat.5:9). Join the peacemakers and help bring peace to the hearts and minds and souls of men!
Pain is a touch of Hell, healing is a touch of Heaven! Healing is a sample of everlasting life, renewal of the body, cure of disease. It’s a touch of resurrection!
When we experience Salvation, we get a little sample of what eternal Salvation and Heaven are going to be like. We have “tasted of the Heavenly gift and the powers of the World to come,” as His Word says (Heb.6:4,5). Likewise, when we get healed we have a little sample of what God is going to do one of these days. We don’t have the full resurrection yet but we can have a little TOUCH once in awhile! We already have His healing power manifest in our bodies through the Lord’s healing, but it will not be really complete until we receive our eternal supernatural indestructible bodies on which death no longer has any power or claim whatsoever!
One of these days when Jesus finally heals us of our old bodies, we’ll get NEW bodies, better than the old! That’s the best healing of all! When we die, that’s the final healing! Then we don’t have any more diseases, or sickness, or pain! That’s permanent healing, final resurrection! Hallelujah!
By Jerry A. Marzinsky, M.Ed. C.P.C.
The following story is one of many stories that will be included in the book Jerry Marzinsky is writing. This story is a stand-alone piece for a taste of Jerry’s work on the front lines as a licensed mental health practitioner, specializing in psychiatric care. The patient’s name in this story has been changed to Lilly.
There is something I do not know, the knowing of which could change everything.” — Werner Erhard.
Prelude: The story you are about to read is a true accounting that took place while working as a psychiatric crisis evaluator in the emergency room of the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. This story provides a rare insight into the psychotic mind and what drives schizophrenia as well as a unique perspective into the human condition and the unseen forces that affect us all.
As I entered the psych ward, its heavy steel door slammed shut behind me with a metallic bang. I headed for the psychiatric evaluators’ office to begin my shift. Within the cramped work space, surrounded by thick sheets of clear shatter proof Plexiglas, two of my colleagues stared at computers. To my right, a sudden movement in the annex snagged my attention. Any quick movement in this place signaled trouble. In the middle of the annex floor surrounded by other psych patients who watched from their beds, an attractive Caucasian female, like a drunken Kung Fu artist, flailed at the air. Was she burning off nervous energy or fighting some invisible demon? Sue, the psych nurse tapped my shoulder.
Continue reading “Black Toads – [How to get rid of demons]”
Radical Muslim girl once full of hate and desire to kill others, receives Jesus and changes into a loving girl disciple of Jesus Christ!
The second video on the list documents hundreds of people being healed and baptised in South Africa! This is a video list of many videos. Enjoy! We do not condone hate for Muslims. Jesus said to love your enemies, and many Muslims are NOT enemies of Christians, but even beleive many of the same things. They believe in the soon return of Christ and that Jesus (Isa) was the son of the virgin Mary (Miriam) and that he was the healer and was generated and represented the Spirit of God (Ruh Allah)! The only thing they are stuck on is that they put God in a box. They have a hard time believeing that God can do ANYTHING, that God can even come down into His own Creation as a Man! And when He did part of Him was on Earth and most of Him still outside the Universe. So He called his Man being the Son of God and His eternal being outside of this universe, the Father! As Isaiah prophesied, “To whom is the ARM of the Lord revealed?” JESUS was the Arm of the LORD! See below for the entire chapter!
An amazing testimony of an Atheist Russian Jew supernatural encounter with Jesus Christ.He now uses his testimony to bring other Russian speaking Jews to Jesus Christ. He is so funny and cute.. he really made me laugh. You’ll love it! Hey atheist Jews! Listen to your lovely Ashkenazi brother! HA!
Deep Jewish girl saved by Jesus: Her Testimony.
“This is my personal testimony on how Jesus saved me. From being born and brought up Jewish to agnosticism, witchcraft, atheism, and demonic encounters. If Jesus reached out and saved me, he will do the same for you :0). All glory be to Yahweh!”