Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SATAN THE SNAKE

If I have learned one thing during this cancer journey, it is that disease and sickness are NOT of God. I have studied Scripture for months and it is clear that disease and sickness are straight from the devil. Disease did not exist before the fall of man in the garden of Eden. It is Satan's handiwork. And I am so grateful that we have a God who heals!


I must share with you an amazing story of God's goodness from last night. I woke at about 4 with labored breathing. Every breath felt like it was being pushed through sludge or water. I turned to my other side, my back, and my stomach, all with the same results. My innate response was fear (read: the tumor must be blocking my airway). I got up and went to the bathroom and when I returned to bed, it continued for about an hour. Just as I was about to wake Dick up to tell him, I was overcome with a feeling of certainty that this "glitch" in my breathing was not right and too sudden and acute to be a tumor-related issue. Convinced that Satan was working his hardest to haul me back to wavering faith, fear and despair, I said, "In the name of Jesus Christ, Satan, you take this sludge out of my lungs now. This is your doing. In Jesus's name, my lungs are restored."


It brings tears to my eyes to say this: Immediately my lungs cleared. Immediately. I turned to my left and right and stomach, and they were fine, any way I was laying. 


There is a devil, and he basks in the glow of sickness. But God is so much more powerful than he is. He knows he has to flee at the sound of the name of Jesus. It was such a blessing to experience that. I know my Redeemer lives.....


To God be the Glory!!!

3 comments:

Sam said...

Awesome story. God > Satan 10 times out of 10.

Cole said...

Mary, I don't even have words...only chills...and gratefulness that you didn't allow yourself to plunge into that wicked abyss. Our God is simply amazing...in every moment of my days, I continue to stand in awe of His power!

Pipsylou said...

WHOAH. Chills, Like Cole...seriously...tonight I hvae been struggling with horrible images...and yes, Satan is very VERY real and loves to give us images of death...claiming that this is "reality" and we must look it in the face. God says we must look at HOPE...but Satan does not want that for us...

Going to read this again.