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With His Stripes
Backstory: when I was a kid, I had eye surgery for detached retina (which is often identified by noticing “floaters” or “flashing light” in your vision). In recent years, I’ve seen an increase, so a little over a year ago, I went to an ophthalmologist to get it checked out, and all was well.
The Issue: This year, at my annual check up, they spotted an “eye freckle” on my eye and became concerned enough to refer me to a retina specialist. The reason is that eye freckles are an accumulation of melanin, just like skin freckles, which could be cancerous (melanoma), and eye cancer can easily lead to death if it metastasizes, or the need for eye removal because it is such a difficult area to treat. And I’ve been waiting over a month for this follow up appointment.
Fears: Of course I’ve had some scary thoughts, from losing my eye to death. Since then every eye flash or floater has been nerve-wracking. It seems like as I’ve gotten closer to the appointment date, I’m suddenly seeing a lot of things online about will and estate planning, and life insurance, as well as material about blindness. Randomly, I see a story about Tiny Lister (R.I.P.) and how he had a glass eye. And lastly, the negative imaginations/thoughts, have been increasing.
But God: Thankfully, God is good! I’ve been constantly challenging those thoughts because the Word says to cast down and capture them into the obedience of Christ (2 Cor 10:5). I’ve been constantly speaking the Word over the situation, that with His stripes I am healed (Isaiah 53:5) and no weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17), and declaring healing over and over – and even with that the fearful thoughts kept coming, an ongoing fight for faith while walking through this valley of the SHADOW of death. I also had family strong in faith praying as well.
With the good repost from the doctor of no cancer found, I am very thankful. It is not by my action or might though, but because God is good! And, the blood of the savior, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach, has paid the price. The blessing of healing is to the glory of God, and may His holy name be praised.
New Video – Don’t Look Back
One of the big mistakes that believers, and people in general, make is trying to hold on to things (people, places, events) that God has delivered them from. There is a time and a season for everything. When those seasons are over, they are meant to remain that way.
When God gets you out of a bad relationship or situation, it is not merited for you to reopen it or go back to you. The woman who looked back at Sodom and Gomorrah was turned into a pillar of salt for being disobedient and looking back.
That doesn’t mean that you must forget anything. It also doesn’t take anything away from the legacy. You only open the risk to tarnish your memories or the legacy of what was once great, when you try to keep using or returning to it after it is meant to be over.
Listen to the message below to hear the blessed Word of God concerning not looking back to situations, or reopening doors, that are already or should be closed.