I had a beautiful day yesterday with my family doing Christmas. We always do the big meal at home and watch movies together. I enjoyed getting to know my quilling present my son got me. It’s something I’ve been wanting to try my hand at for well over a year and now I am having a hard time putting it down. I love Christmas time and the real meaning we celebrate as I am very thankful God sent His son to us the most perfect gift to all mankind.
As the day was drawing to an end, I felt very tired and sleepy, I suppose from being up the night before cooking and getting the finishing touches taken care of. I laid down at 9:00 and fell asleep with no problems. Around 3 in the morning I was awakened with chest pains as it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I could not breathe and I felt a burning sensation in my throat it was almost as if someone was choking the life out of me.
If you know me, you know I have mitra-valve prolapse which is a condition with my heart. I was diagnosed with it when I was 18 and I also have issues with high blood pressure and the first thing that came to mind was, I am having a heart attack. I felt somewhat paralyzed and could not move and in my mind I began to talk to God. Rather than reminding Him of what He already knows about me, I just talked and thanked Him for His blessings, but He quickly reminded me of my devotion I had Christmas morning which was about healing and how Christ took those beatings and stripes for each of our ailments, then He reminded me that I am to command my body to be aligned with the word of God.
God has given us a measure of faith most of us don’t even know how to use or activate it and then we complain and question God when we don’t understand why we aren’t healed. I’m guilty myself but Jesus did teach that if we had faith the size of a mustard seed that we could move mountains. Now, in my opinion we should go back and study the mustard seed and realize it’s a very tiny seed and it has been said, it’s the tiniest seed around and if that be true, that’s not much to compare to and if faith is compared to a grain of mustard seed that’s not a big faith at all. So, why are we not being healed? Let me continue with my story.
After God reminded me that I was to command my body to aligned with the truth inside the Bible, I did just that. I turned my prayer into commands directed to what was going on inside me and demanded my heart and blood pressure align with God’s truths. I did not deny my sickness but it occurred to me we do deny those sicknesses have rights to be there. Sickness has no authority in me therefore I remember that my tiny mustard seed faith can move the sickness from my body and by taking that same faith and appropriating it with God’s word I demand my illness to respond to those truths God has given us and so I did! Immediately, the pain left and I felt God’s presence in such a way it was liberating and everything wrong in my body suddenly felt right. Today, I have so much energy and I feel like a brand new person inside.
I have always heard that at 3:00 the morning is the devil’s hour or witching hour and what Satan had tried to put on me came back to bite him in the behind because around 4:00, Jesus showed up and showed out! He touched that cord of faith and it resonated throughout my body and I commanded the devil to leave and commanded my illness to align with scriptures below that I have in my healing journal. Prayer is key to everything, but you have to take the initiative given you, the power and authority given you by God himself and use it. Stop telling everyone else to pray for you when you can’t even pray for yourself. Don’t take this the wrong way and twist it, I do believe in asking for prayer and I do sometimes, but my revelation of using my power and God-given authority on myself is priceless and it’s obeying what God commands us to do.
I do not know much about a witching hour or that it is the time of night when the supernatural is awakened, but I do know God’s supernatural showed up afterwards and He brought healing with Him. It’s time that we who have Christ in our hearts start doing what He said we would do. We have the power and authority of Jesus Christ why not put it to use? When Satan comes knocking, God comes blocking and when we resist the evil one he has to flee. I am forever grateful for my 4:00 visitation from God. He is the ONLY almighty Sovereign God and there is none that compares to Him! Call me a fanatic, a bible thumping nerd, a crazy off her rocker christian girl, a Jesus freak, one of those holy rollers, I don’t care for if you charge me of such crimes, then I plead guilty…
Exodus 15:26 “If you will diligently listen to the word of the Lord your God, and do what is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
Isaiah 58:8 ” Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”
Jeremiah 30:17 ” For I will restore you to health, and your wounds I will heal.”
An the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another that you may be healed.”
Psalm 103:2-3 ” Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.
1 Peter 2:4 ” He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”