The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

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POINTS FOR REFLECTION

This hospital episode was the catalyst that changed my life remarkably as I eventually surrender my life to Jesus Christ. At this point in my story the battle had only just begun however. It took a great deal more pain and suffering before I sought the protection that only God can provide. As you will find out, the path that God has led me down is quite remarkable and you will hear the rest of this story in time as I deliver my future postings.

Because I am a Christian, I believe that it is important to examine the events I have already reported to you in the context of the Bible. If you would like to go back and review these postings you will find hyperlinks to them here:

The-Initial-Attack

The-Intensive-Care-Unit-and-the-Initial-Prognosis

Entering-the-Spiritual-Realm-of-Death

A-Journey-to-Golgotha

Inside-the-Lake-of-Fire-the-Second-death

Confronting-Satan-in-Hell

Judgment-Day

Reliving-my-sins-before-the-Judgment-Seat-of-Christ

Gods-Question-on-Judgment-Day

Opening-the-Books-on-Judgment-Day

Repentance-Brings-Salvation-Even-on-Judgment-Day

By looking at these experiences from a Biblical perspective we will find that what was perceived as just a very bad dream was not a dream at all because it is substantiated in the Bible, as proclaimed by God’s prophets. As we proceed, I will reflect on my experience and contrast it to scripture. In doing this I believe that the scriptures will bring to light fundamental messages that God has communicated to His people over the course of thousands of years.

CORRELATION WITH PSALM 30

As you know, on November 7, 1986 I entered the emergency room of a major hospital thinking that all would be well soon, unaware that death was knocking on my door. A similar correlation is found in Psalm 30 which is one of the Psalms of David. This Psalm gives thanks to God for delivering David from his foe, for healing him, delivering him from the grave, and saving him from being cast into the pit.

David and Goliath

I believe that God did all of these things for me as well. Therein lays the correlation. Let’s start by reading a portion of Psalm 30:

I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and you healed me. O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Let us praise God for His great mercy and love! Obviously, I totally relate to the message of this Psalm of David. In fact, I modified it to become my personal prayer of thanksgiving to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I present it here, so please read along with me in prayer and praise:

I will extol You, Oh Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my enemy the devil, rejoice in victory over me. Oh Lord my God, I have cried out to You, and You have healed me from a great affliction of which there was seemingly no hope. Oh Lord, You have lifted my soul up from the grave of death and saved me from an eternal damnation I deserved. You have kept me alive, so that I would not be cast down into the lake of fire and brimstone, left to suffer the everlasting torture and agony of the second death. Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks to the remembrance of His holy Name; His name is JESUS, THE CHRIST OF NAZARETH.For His anger is but for a moment. But His favor is for life forevermore; oh, weeping and sorrow may endure for a night, but joy everlasting comes in the morning and a new life begins. Amen.

Please know that this is the exact salvation that Jesus has won for those who believe in Him. Seek Him and you will find salvation in Him. Steadfastly seek Him knowing that those who continue to knock will have His door opened to them. This life is a battle ground that test your conviction in the Lord Jesus. Those who fight to the death will live again with Him in His glory forever. Seek Him with all of you heart, with all of your strength, with your whole mind and with all that you are and He will find you and be the rock of your salvation.

In our next posting we will look at how the Book of Revelation correlates to my spiritual and physical experiences previously posted.

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