That is when I prayed that pray, “God, whatever you have to do to change
me, just do it, give me a vision of heaven or hell, just spare my life.” I wanted a ten minute vision to snap me into action, what I got was seven years in hell.
This trial was like nothing words can even describe. I risked it all, and almost didn’t survive, but little by little, God changed my character, my heart, and taught me to walk in mountain moving faith. Now that was pretty amazing considering that I was a big wimp.
Now the trial is over. Thank you Jesus! I feel so blessed. I have eternal life in Christ. I have a beautiful wife, five great kids, six grandchildren, and an extended family and a wonderful church home.
I had always believed, my whole life, that the Book of Acts was for today, but I couldn’t get a cold healed. I thank my Dad, who drilled it into me, that if it’s in the Bible it’s for today and it will work. Many people have developed a sometimes God heals, sometimes he doesn’t attitude. I understand that. It’s based on life experiences-results. Even when someone gets healed, we are not sure why them and not the other that we prayed for. Only one problem with that, it doesn't line up with scripture.
When I was going through this trial, about half-way through it; I taught a Bible study for a few weeks. I told the person, whose home we were using, that I would have to quit. I had taught many things as a former minister, that I didn’t live or didn’t know how to get to work. I told my friend that I wouldn’t teach on a subject unless it was working in my life. I was just beginning to understand the subject, but didn’t want to be a hypocrite. I had promised God that I wouldn't be one again. The subject was divine healing.
Now, 3 ½ years later, 7 years total, I can say know I am ready to teach on the subject. I say that with confidence and humility and boldness. I am not full of presumption or pride. I had to work through those areas. If you read or listen to my testimony “7 years in Hell” you will understand where I am coming from.
In my testimony and on my website, I alluded to this illustration: Why did God pick me? I will share it again.
So why did God pick me? I think I might know why. I asked him and this is what came to me one day. “God searched for a qualified person and found none. Then he went to the unqualified list and worked his way down till he got to the bottom and he saw this old dog that had a hold of a bone for seven years and just wouldn’t let go no matter who tried to take it from him. I am that old dog, and that bone is divine healing for me and for others. He offered me the job and I took it.” It’s as simple as that.
Mostly, the old dog is just glad to be of use to his master!
So for the last seventeen years, I have been working at Dominos Pizza. Moses tended sheep and I tended pizza. I am not comparing myself to Moses, but the principle does apply. Moses, blew it and got a second chance, so did I. The last part of his life was the greatest. So will mine be. I am 55 yrs. young and get to help people receive
their healing; see them delivered from bondages, teach them how to meditate in the Word and combine it with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit to transform their life. Eventually, I will be teaching on how to witness (partner concept).
Now you know why I feel like the luckiest (actually the most blessed) man
in the world. Every day I thank Jesus, for a second chance!!!
P.S. On Friday, August 23rd, I will be sharing the principles I used hundreds of times to receive divine healing. They will be on my website.