The Deliverer

Many of us parents, grandparents, other relatives, and friends agonize, have sleepless nights, and worry and search for answers over the fact that some of our loved ones have been caught up in addictions, homelessness, depression, and other desolations. We struggle to assist them in whatever ways we can, and using all our human forces and strength, and our prayers, that they would get off the addictions that they are caught up into. It could be sexual, drugs, alcohol, anything that our loved ones are caught up in and cannot find deliverance, healing and freedom from all these shackles that torture their minds and bodies. We genuinely pray (as we should and it is good) as we bring all our efforts towards getting rid of these problems for them, and we do everything we possibly can for them, sacrifice, spending our human efforts, money, support, detox, yet we can find nothing seems to work. It is not that it is wrong what we do for them, it is that they have not yet met the true Deliverer face to face! Well, the answer is in this story about a very, very troubled man in Mark 5. Jesus appeared to him, and He revealed Himself. The man met Jesus face to face and the Deliverer was revealed to him!

 

Here we see what happened to one person who no human could help – but Jesus did…

 

Mark 5: They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him. 7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!” 8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?”
“My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.” 10 And he begged Jesus again and again not to send them out of the area.
11 A large herd of pigs was feeding on the nearby hillside. 12 The demons begged Jesus, “Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them.” 13 He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank into the lake and were drowned.
14 Those tending the pigs ran off and reported this in the town and countryside, and the people went out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. 16 Those who had seen it told the people what had happened to the demon-possessed man—and told about the pigs as well. 17 Then the people began to plead with Jesus to leave their region.
18 As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed.

 

I believe that the most important thing we have to do as loved ones is TRUST the Deliverer. While we trust, we can rest, and have hope. I read somewhere that while we sleep, God works, but while we work, He sleeps! That is to say that we can trust Him and be at peace with Him. After all, He is the Prince of Peace. And the scripture also says that He brings us the Peace that passes ALL understanding.

 

So today, as Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts, let Him in! Trust Him and enjoy Him. He will accomplish what He promises!

 

We love you and God loves you very, very much!

 

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A Special Day!

I have fond memories of the Fraser Valley and our very supportive friends there. Our family lived in the Valley throughout the mid-80s through the 90s, where we met all these wonderful, helpful and supportive friends, and, out of those years there we got two great daughters-in-law, which resulted in 8 beautiful grandchildren! Last Saturday, two special couples from the Valley came with their Limousine Van to pick my wife and I up and took us for a feast of fish and chips at Trolls Fish House Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay. These friends love the Lord and have beautiful families. Our family had many good years with them in the Valley when we lived there. They have always been very kind and supportive.
There is a special heart-felt joy that I get when I see them. The reason being, when I was in St. Paul’s Hospital 10 years ago, they would come and visit me from Abbotsford. At that time, I had had my heart valve replacement, when everything went wrong. I became septic with a bad infection and I was not doing well. As a matter of fact, I was in the Special Care Unit when my own brother and sister were visiting me, and they pulled the doctor aside out of the room I was in and questioned him about my condition. Apparently the doctor told them it didn’t look very good at all and I would probably not make it. That is how bad that infection was.
Anyway, about these friends from Abbotsford: One of my friends, as she was reading her Bible in her morning devotions, asked the Lord for a word for me. And God gave her a word for me. And she came from Abbotsford over to Vancouver where I was in hospital and she gave me the word. I barely remember it because I was not well. But she wrote it down on a piece of paper and she gave it to me.
The word went like this: “This man shall not die, but he shall live to declare the goodness of the Lord.” (Psalm 118:17).
Many things happened after that day: I was in a wheelchair the first month, my kidneys completely shut down and was on dialysis for 3 months, on antibiotics for 3 months, and my my legs and kidneys had permanent damage and I now walk with a walker, but as I look back now, I came back from everything, and furthermore, God has given me opportunity on the internet to share His goodness and mercies… and when everybody believes you are finished, He is not done with you yet! In my case, He was starting something new!
I was thinking during my recovery in that time, okay that was a good word, but where will I share the goodness of the Lord? I used to walk around the mall or in the street and would talk or pray with individuals here and there if they would ask for it and needed it. But then one day the internet came to my mind! And then he pointed to me – Facebook! But right away I went and asked a person I know about that Facebook/internet situation which I didn’t know much about. He said “Henry, let me give you some advice. If you don’t know anything about it, I would advise you not to go on there. Because a lot of it is not very good! Much gossip and garbage, etc. is on there.”
So then after I got that information, I inquired again of the Lord, and He said to me “I am giving you this opportunity, because, remember this – When I walked upon the earth, I sat and ate with the needy, the prostitutes, pimps, thieves and religious people – everyone is included!! and God loves all and everyone needs me, the Savior of the world.” There was my answer!!
I actually enjoy putting a blog out every week when I can and I ask the Lord every time – I just don’t want to put my own ideas on there – I ask Him, what does He want to say today, and I share that!
So I hope that as you read some of my blogs, you enjoy it, as I do making them.
Every time I hear it and mention this word that my friend gave me, I tear up and choke up because it is so still real to me!! What an enjoyable blessing of a visit that was in Horseshoe Bay with some of my dear friends who had such good input for me in my recovery. God bless her for her faithfulness to bring me that word.
Remember that His word is alive. What He did for me he can do for you. He is a Healer, Provider, Caregiver, Protector, Savior, + Eternal Life with Him, and He loves us so much and cherishes us as His children.
We can easily miss Him, but remember that he is always: 1) Omnipotent, 2) Omnipresent and 3) Omniscient. That means He is 1) All-powerful, 2) Everywhere, and 3) He knows everything! You can be sure He won’t miss you!!!!
As Jesus knocks at the door of your heart, let Him in, and enjoy His presence!
God bless you, He loves you so much, and we love you.
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Un Jour Special!

Je garde de bons souvenirs de la vallée du Fraser et nos amis très favorables là-bas. Notre famille a vécu dans la vallée à travers le milieu des années 80 à travers les années 90, où nous avons rencontré tous ces merveilleux amis, utiles et de soutien, et, sur ces années là-bas nous avons eu deux grandes filles-frère, qui a abouti à 8 belles petits-enfants ! Samedi dernier, deux couples spéciaux de la vallée sont venus avec leur Limousine Van chercher ma femme et moi et nous ont emmenés pour un festin de poisson et frites à Trolls Fish House Restaurant à Horseshoe Bay. Ces amis aimer le Seigneur et avoir de belles familles. Notre famille a eu beaucoup de bonnes années avec eux dans la vallée quand nous avons vécu là-bas. Ils ont toujours été très gentil et de soutien.

 

Il y a une joie spéciale du fond du cœur que je reçois quand je les vois. La raison d’être, quand j’étais à l’hôpital St. Paul il y a 10 ans, ils venaient et me rendre visite d’Abbotsford. À ce moment-là, je l’avais eu mon remplacement de la valve cardiaque, quand tout est allé mal. Je suis devenu septique avec une mauvaise infection et je ne faisais pas bien. En fait, je suis dans l’unité de soins spéciaux quand mon propre frère et soeur ont été me rendre visite, et ils ont tiré le médecin de côté de la chambre a été et l’ai interrogé au sujet de mon état. Apparemment, le médecin leur a dit qu’il n’a pas l’air très bien du tout et je ne serait probablement pas le faire. Voilà comment mauvais que l’infection était.

 

Quoi qu’il en soit, sur ces amis de Abbotsford: Un de mes amis, comme elle lisait sa Bible dans ses prières du matin, a demandé au Seigneur pour un mot pour moi. Et Dieu lui a donné un mot pour moi. Et elle est venue d’Abbotsford vers Vancouver où je me trouvais à l’hôpital et elle m’a donné le mot. Je me souviens à peine parce que je ne suis pas bien. Mais elle l’a écrit sur un morceau de papier et elle me l’a donné.

 

Le mot est allé comme ceci: «Cet homme ne doit pas mourir, mais il vivra de déclarer la bonté du Seigneur.” (Psaume 118: 17).

 

Beaucoup de choses se sont passées après ce jour-là: Je suis dans un fauteuil roulant le premier mois, mes reins complètement fermés et était sous dialyse pendant 3 mois, sur les antibiotiques pendant 3 mois, et mes jambes et les reins ont subi des dommages permanents et je marche maintenant avec un marchette, mais comme je regarde en arrière maintenant, je suis revenue de tout, et de plus, Dieu m’a donné l’occasion sur l’Internet pour partager sa bonté et sa miséricorde … et quand tout le monde croit que vous avez terminé, il n’a pas encore été fait avec vous! Dans mon cas, il commençait quelque chose de nouveau!

 

Je pensais pendant mon rétablissement en ce moment-là, d’accord qui était un bon mot, mais où vais-je partager la bonté du Seigneur? Je l’habitude de marcher dans le centre commercial ou dans la rue et je parler ou prier avec des personnes ici et là, s’ils le demander et en avait besoin. Mais un jour, l’Internet est venu à mon esprit! Et puis il me désigna – Facebook! Mais tout de suite, je suis allé et a demandé une personne que je connais cette situation / internet Facebook que je ne connaissais pas grand-chose. Il a dit «Henry, permettez-moi de vous donner quelques conseils. Si vous ne savez pas quoi que ce soit à ce sujet, je vous conseille de ne pas aller là-bas. Parce que beaucoup de lui est pas très bon! Une grande partie des ragots et des ordures, etc. est là-bas “.

 

Alors après avoir obtenu cette information, je demandai à nouveau du Seigneur, et il m’a dit: «Je vous donne cette occasion, parce que, rappelez-vous ceci – Quand je suis sur la terre, je me suis assis et je mangeais avec les nécessiteux, les prostituées , les proxénètes, les voleurs et les religieux – tout le monde est inclus !! et Dieu aime tous et tout le monde a besoin de moi, le Sauveur du monde. “Il y avait ma réponse !!

 

J’aime vraiment mettre un blog chaque semaine quand je peux et je demande au Seigneur chaque fois – je ne veux pas mettre mes propres idées là-bas – je lui demande, que veut-il dire aujourd’hui, et je partage cette !

 

J’espère que vous avez lu certains de mes blogs, vous l’appréciez, car je ne les rend.

 

Chaque fois que je l’entends et mentionner ce mot que mon ami m’a donné, je déchire et étouffe parce qu’il l’est encore réel pour moi !! Quelle bénédiction agréable d’une visite qui était en Horseshoe Bay avec certains de mes chers amis qui ont eu cette bonne entrée pour moi dans mon rétablissement. Dieu la bénisse pour sa fidélité à me porter ce mot.

 

Rappelez-vous que sa parole est vivante. Qu’est-ce qu’il a fait pour moi, il peut faire pour vous. Il est un Guérisseur, fournisseur, Caregiver, Protector, Sauveur, + la vie éternelle avec Lui, et Il nous aime tellement et nous chérit comme ses enfants.

 

Nous pouvons facilement lui manquer, mais rappelez-vous qu’il est toujours: 1) Omnipotent, 2) Omniprésent et 3) Omniscient. Cela signifie Il est 1) Tout-puissant, 2) Partout, et 3) Il sait tout! Vous pouvez être sûr qu’il ne sera pas vous manquer !!!!

 

Comme Jésus frappe à la porte de votre cœur, laissez-le dans, et profiter de sa présence!

 

Que Dieu vous bénisse, Il vous aime tellement, et nous vous aimons.

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