to be a teacher and to open up the Book of Acts to me. He showed me how anyone could overcome addictions. He taught me about the amazing power of speaking in
tongues and how it can transform your life. He is showing me now the final pieces of discipleship evangelism. The main area he told me to focus in on was helping others to understand divine healing, and then to learn to walk in
Recently, I got overcome by sickness and had to go to the doctor and get an antibiotic. I was very troubled by this. Now I want everyone to understand what I am saying so
let me explain. I always encourage people to go to the doctor. I have a disclaimer on my website and give them these instructions in person. I am just talking about myself. I thought I had nailed this thing down and would never have to be sick again. I still believe that is possible and that I was doing that and will strive to do that. I know that the promises of God are consistent, but sometimes we are not; in this case me. In other words, there is always a reason why things don’t work. God’s kingdom and his principles are orderly and always work. I think sometimes today people look at them at mysterious almost like “you never know what God’s gonna do when we pray.” I used to think like that; now I know better and I’ve got seven years of living proof to validate God’s Word in my life when it comes to divine
Remember, I had fifteen to twenty things wrong with me for seven years. I was attacked by strong demonic forces on two separate occasions: the final encounter with them
lasted three months non-stop. I had learned how to fight and win, and for this I give God all the glory. I was a wimp who had to learn to be strong and look around the wind and the waves and pull out the LIVING WORD in order to survive
and eventually overcome. I wanted to be a good example for others in this area; that is all. It is not to show off or just being prideful. I have been to the doctor countless times in my life. If I preach that divine healing and walking in divine health is possible, then I must live it out first myself.
So, about two weeks ago, I could tell I was getting very sick; a major respiratory infection with some other things going on, also. I had overcome two of the three
enemies soundly, and the last one I thought I had, but I am still walking this out and fine-tuning. The first enemy was just unbelief; not believing that the promises in the Word of God would work in every situation. The first five and half years of my trial by fire were about this. The second enemy was standing against the devil. This was fairly easy when it was just for me and things were going ok. But when my health was taken down to nothing and then I began to
believe to help others, I was met by what seemed like insurmountable forces. That is what the last year and one half was about. By the grace of God, I was able to stand on both of these issues and eventually overcome. The third area, which you think would be the easiest, is actually, at least for me, is the most challenging. This area is self.
I have always struggled with knowing when to take a step back and rest for awhile. I just go, go, go.! I guess we all have weak areas in our lives that we must continue to work on. This is one of mine. God is showing me and teaching me in this area. I was sleeping fine and eating right and exercising and was in the Word and prayer, but I began to realize as I had before, that I was giving out way to much and pushing it way to hard in way too many areas at one time, and that my mind and body were becoming exhausted. The Holy Spirit was nudging me to slow down and enjoy the process and his presence. I seem to have the uncanny ability to take something that is so joyful and if I am not careful to overdo it and turn it into drudgery and eventually become overwhelmed and then it hits my body.
At first, I was ready to just quit. I thought I had let everyone down. Remember, I take this ministry very seriously. I realize that is could be a game changer in someone’s life that was very sick. Then I realized the only one I had really let down was me. Then I thought about this. I remember hearing a football player say when their team had a long winning streak and they finally lost a game. It was almost like a burden of perfection was lifted off them and they could relax. And by the way they went on to win the super bowl. I kind of felt that way. I now understood what I had done wrong to cause me to get sick. I know how to approach it differently next time. I will keep making course corrections on my journey. The winning streak may be over, but I still plan on winning the super bowl. I want to do it as a coach not a player. Thanks for your prayers and understanding.