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The Minions of Hell Tremble

Sunrise on the Glasgow Farm

Sunrise on the Glasgow Farm

TODAY is monumental. After 40 LONG days- Dale’s kidney stone finally left his body!

Why in the world did it take so long? Thousands of people prayed for him.  Some even fasted while praying.  He was anointed with oil by our elders.  We had great faith.  We believe nothing is impossible with God.  We’ve seen Him work miracles many times… Why did it take so long?

Job was a righteous man who loved God and lost everything.  In his desperation, he too wanted to know why. Why God? (Job 6:26-27).

David was crowned king and immediately had to run for his life- for YEARS.  In his desperation, he too wanted to know why. Why God? (Psalm 44:23-24).

Jeremiah was an amazing prophet of the Lord.  No other prophet quoted the words of previous prophets any more than him.  He was tortured and ridiculed.  In his desperation, he too wanted to know, why. Why God?  (Jeremiah 20:2, 38:6).

When Job, David, Jeremiah and Dale were desperate- they all did the same thing.  They sought God with all their heart.  And it was there that they encountered God in a way that they couldn’t have before. Sometimes the purposes of our desperation are to usher us into the secret place of God’s heart.  When Dale was at his highest level of pain, his spirit was so drawn to Jesus- that he couldn’t not keep his gaze on Him.  He encountered Jesus on a level that he had never experienced.  He said he wouldn’t take the last 40 days back for anything.  Job, David and Jeremiah said the same thing.

When God makes you desperate for Him and you have beheld His Glory in the secret place… everything in life changes.  You are changed.

One night when Dale was in his worst pain, intermittently he would talk about Jesus and the pain He endured for us.  At 2:00 in the morning, while Dale was in writhing pain, we took the Lord’s Supper together (I’ll never forget that night).  It was a terrible night and a glorious night. Our eyes were fully on Him and we beheld His glory in middle of the pain.  Desperate circumstances brought us into another level of glory that was unspeakable!

Dale said he’s a different man than he was before.  His glory changes us.

Jacob said, “I will not let You go unless you bless me.”  (Genesis 32:26).  What that says is, “I’m going to come after Jesus.  I’m going to chase after Him with everything that is within me and I’m not going to give up—ever.  I’m going to hold on to the promise.  I’m going to stay in His face.  I’m going to seek His resurrection power in this circumstance that isn’t resolving.  I don’t understand why this hasn’t been answered but I’m not giving up until it is.  As long as I have breath in my carcass, I’m coming after Jesus with every ounce of strength I’ve got.  I must gain Christ!

“That’s the unrelenting determination of the saint who is embracing the Job crucible properly.  This kind of tenacity makes for what is called a dangerous Christian.  This is the kind of saint that causes the minions of hell to tremble in fear and trepidation- for they are beholding another Job.  They are beholding a man or woman determined to persevere in the face of God until He completes His purposes in their life.”    Bob Sorge

Once a saint emerges from the crucible, an unstoppable warrior rises from the ashes.  Oh my goodness…  God is our shield and there is no fear.  In our desperation, we find the entrance into the secret place of God’s heart.  (Psalm 91).  The shaking and pruning seem torturous but without it, we rarely find that entry way to the most secret place of the Most High.

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body.  So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12

Have you had a circumstance lately that you’ve asked God, why? Leave a one word comment below- we’ll pray for you! He Gives His Angels Charge Over You

 

Comments

  1. Brittanny says:

    loss

  2. Becky J says:

    fear

  3. Home

  4. Barbara says:

    Granddaughter

  5. Kellie says:

    Sorrow

  6. Healing

  7. Lori Price says:

    Cancer

  8. brenda says:

    Son

  9. Vickie says:

    Timing

  10. Heather Marcotte says:

    Healing

  11. Anonymous says:

    Loss

  12. Charlotte Askew says:

    what

  13. Luhida says:

    my sons autism report … and i say the same as Jacob Genesis 32:26 i will not let you go unless you bless me Lord .

  14. Renae says:

    Divorce

  15. Chris says:

    Sons

  16. surrender

  17. Rejection

  18. Connie Thomas says:

    Husband’s drinking

  19. Jackie says:

    Determined

  20. Kathy Espinoza says:

    Dad

  21. Carin says:

    Anxiety

  22. family

  23. Trust

  24. Susan says:

    Son

  25. Susan says:

    Justin

  26. Brianna says:

    Faith

  27. Fear

  28. Marisha says:

    healing for me, my mom, and aunt…and a situation with grandma.
    Thanks very much for prayer! 🙂

  29. Kristi says:

    This Battle

  30. Dawn Obremski says:

    Fear

  31. Karen says:

    Son

  32. Donna G says:

    Suicide

  33. sickness

  34. daughter

  35. Donna M says:

    Sons

  36. Stillbirth

  37. health

  38. Heather says:

    children

  39. Kristin Perez says:

    Addiction

  40. all sorts of things but the most important we would like to move from where we are to a place of our own. We have been married for 10 years but have never been alone in our own place. We live with an unbeliever and have tried to witness but we need to be alone with us and make our own home.

  41. Heather W. says:

    betrayed

  42. Wendy says:

    Money

  43. Sarah says:

    Health

  44. Kathy Morris says:

    DESPERATE!

  45. Dianne Eure says:

    Holding on.

  46. Denise says:

    Healing

  47. Rhonda says:

    China

  48. Karyn says:

    health

  49. Halona says:

    Healing

  50. Renee says:

    Husband’s job

  51. Denise Bussiere says:

    Resting in Him!

  52. Audrey Thibodeaux says:

    alcoholism

  53. carla says:

    Green card

  54. Cynthia says:

    busyness

  55. Marie says:

    Son

  56. Donna says:

    crucible

  57. julie says:

    family

  58. Darla Miller says:

    Addiction

  59. Latosha says:

    Truth!

  60. That I would surrender and allow God to work out the storms raging in my heart right now

  61. Cathie says:

    Unemployment

  62. discernment

  63. Jen L. says:

    Depression

  64. finances

  65. Faith says:

    Finances

  66. Wow this really spoke to me we too have lots of bills due to medical issues and car breakdowns. My husband is having a hard time working and I don’t have a job. Thanks for your words of encouragement

  67. Sue Jeffords says:

    anxiety

  68. Debbie says:

    Faith/trust – Just moved back home and in with my sister over a month ago. Am looking for work and a place of my own. Your post spoke volumes to me because I actually read the story of Jesus calming the storm yesterday and it didn’t register with me that it is the same in my life. I know God wanted me to move home, now I just have to trust Him through the storms. Thank you so much…

  69. Lindsay says:

    Faith

  70. Cancer

  71. Sharon says:

    Spiritual maturity in every way. Also to be able to leave a loveless marriage and be able to take care of my kids, having abundance to do that and more. Sorry, it couldn’t have been said in one word Sharon. 🙁

  72. Marriage

  73. Kathy D. says:

    Perserverance

  74. Glorified!

  75. Pam L R says:

    Trust

  76. joy

  77. Emotional healing

  78. Sharon says:

    Granddaughter

  79. Amy Raftery says:

    Autism

  80. family

  81. Kathi Whittamore says:

    STAND!

  82. Kathleen says:

    Despair

  83. Karen Milton says:

    HOPE

  84. Kerry Ann says:

    Children!

  85. Jennifer says:

    Daughter

  86. Brandi King says:

    Empty

  87. Donna Maggart says:

    Health

  88. Heather says:

    Husband

  89. Lauren says:

    Friendship

  90. Jennifer says:

    Loss

  91. Healing

  92. Love????

  93. Sister in law

  94. JOY

  95. Kathy says:

    Loneliness.

  96. Medical bills

  97. Stacey Smith says:

    LIFE

  98. Julie B says:

    Health
    Panic Attacks

  99. Nancy says:

    pain

  100. Missy says:

    Please lift my daughter up in prayer who has been fighting a battle first with bronchitis, then the antibiotics reeked havoc on her body, and now we have found out that she has excessive protein in her urine. She has been out of school for about a month.

  101. Ann V says:

    Sons

  102. Focus

  103. Complete turnaround

  104. Mary-Margaret says:

    Cancer

  105. Peace

  106. Joanna M says:

    Cancer

  107. Peace and trust.

  108. Janice says:

    SON!!

  109. Melanie says:

    Stronghold that food has in my life.

  110. Lynn Cox says:

    death of my father

  111. Son

  112. Spiritual warfare

  113. Never ending

  114. Onslaught!!

  115. Jobless

  116. Bombardment

  117. Trust, faith to trust in every situation

  118. Faith Ford says:

    Faith!

  119. Rhonda says:

    Blended Family

  120. Brenda S. says:

    Trials

  121. Julie H says:

    Future

  122. Dorothy says:

    back pain

  123. LEXIN

  124. faith

  125. Alzheimer’s

  126. Evalyn Elliott says:

    marital separation

  127. Anonymous says:

    Trust

  128. Family

  129. Amber M. says:

    exhusband

  130. restoration

  131. find a cure.

  132. broken

  133. Vonnie Kronk says:

    Another change!

  134. Cindy Pang says:

    divorce

  135. Angela Smith says:

    loss

  136. Angela Smith says:

    broken

  137. Christina Hanson says:

    Shattered!

  138. Marriage

  139. Brooke Niarchos says:

    Mom

  140. False Teaching

  141. Marriage

  142. Mary Lou says:

    daughters

  143. Rachiel says:

    Lonely

  144. ramie says:

    Son

  145. Caroline McGinnis says:

    $UNEMPLOYED$

  146. Angel says:

    Love

  147. Nsncy Fitts says:

    Healing

  148. Sandy McBride says:

    Loneliness

  149. Jess Phillips says:

    Moving

  150. Sustained financial hardships & multiple losses of family members x 4 years.

  151. Kristine says:

    Fear and anxiety

  152. Elizabeth says:

    daughter
    I am fervently praying for my daughter – to be seizure free and fully capable of learning.

  153. Finances

  154. Debt

  155. Debt.

  156. CarolAnne says:

    Thankfullness xo

  157. Sandee Saurman says:

    over

  158. sharon says:

    health

  159. Amanda says:

    Desperate for Healing……

  160. Lindsay says:

    Worry

  161. health

  162. Rebecca Burns says:

    family

  163. Margaret says:

    Praising God for his faithfulness. Trouble does come. Sometimes from every direction. We can always count on God to be with us through it all.

  164. I’ve had my share and still do!!!!
    So just to show I’ll name a few.
    Kidney stone, kids, cancer, finances, marital issues, church problems, depression, …….
    Keeping my eyes on the Word of God and the God of the Word! It works when I work it and I’m worth it!

  165. Jennifer says:

    Breakthrough

  166. Patty says:

    Understanding

  167. Free

  168. Debbie says:

    trust

  169. Ponja H. says:

    Trust

  170. Susan says:

    Rock

  171. Karey says:

    Sad

  172. Nancy says:

    Waiting

  173. paola says:

    loss

  174. Katie says:

    pain

  175. Kathy says:

    Healing

  176. Robin says:

    Deliverance!!

  177. marriage

  178. Melissa says:

    daughter

  179. Endurance!

  180. Marriage

  181. Opportunity

  182. Beverly says:

    Health

  183. Karen says:

    School

  184. Jeanne says:

    Daughters

  185. kristie says:

    Marriage/addiction/salvation
    debt

  186. Amma Bilson-Ogoe says:

    Waiting on God for a husband.

  187. I was going to use ‘loneliness’, but after reading many of the one word comments above, I realized (again) that I am not alone. I have already been through so many of what the other women commented (cancer – mine and several family members, death of a father, divorce, faith, hope…..) and God has been with me. He has even shown me how he has used some of these things to further his kingdom — I would not have become a Christ follower in the marriage I was in (divorce); My father saw my faith deepen as I went through my cancer and decided to start attending church (cancer), and as a result, I KNOW now that my earthly father is now with my heavenly father.
    My prayers go out to each and every one of these women.
    KEEP THE FAITH LADIES! THE LORD OUR GOD IS WITH YOU!

  188. Joanne says:

    Encouraging!

  189. Selina says:

    Forgiveness

  190. Cherie says:

    Depression

  191. Addiction

  192. FEAR

  193. Samara says:

    Health

  194. Livvie says:

    Rejection.

  195. Expendable

  196. Resurrection

  197. Anxiety

  198. Cancer

  199. uncertainty

  200. Broken

  201. Laura says:

    Laid off

  202. Ashley says:

    Disappointment

  203. daughters

  204. Desperation

  205. Jeannie says:

    Kids safety & guidance (1 is headed down a wrong road , one on deployment , one is starting back college n lookin for wrk), my health, finances, career, guidance , a broken heart that won’t heal , FAITH & GUIDENCE. Thank u have a blessed day !

  206. Jeannie says:

    Kids ( guidance , peace, education, &safety) healing in several different family members , myself FAiTh, gUIDENCE, FINANCIAL- thank u – have a blessed day !

  207. Christine says:

    Grieving-daughters death

  208. injustice

  209. heather says:

    path

  210. Rose dorantes says:

    45 years old and still have not been married. I ask for an active Christian, animal lover husband!

  211. Rose dorantes says:

    Guidance and clarity.

  212. Husband- healing

  213. Abandoned 🙁

  214. Anne Marie says:

    Wisdom

  215. I have read over all the prayer requests and lifted them before the Lord continually this past week and today! I continue tonight praying for each of you that the Lord will answer the prayer of your heart. I announce the winner of the drawing tomorrow. Stay tuned for the winner.
    Love and big hugs,
    Sharon

  216. Janet says:

    Sharon, the tears are streaming down my cheeks. Thank you for teaching me to have faith, no matter what! I praise God that Dale is healed. What a powerful testimony. May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family!

  217. Marsha says:

    Seperation

  218. Renette says:

    Why not me
    My son died 02/17/2014 unexpected waiting for autopsy
    I know God is Love Comfort and Strength. But why not me what am i more special than anyone else. Its hard but i have Peace that passes understanding. Glory to God.

    • Oh precious Renette, I’m so sorry. I can not imagine the pain and grief. My heart is broken for you. Lord God, we cry out to You, Why? We mourn over the loss of this dear son. Please comfort Renette as only You can. In Jesus’ name, amen. I will continue to pray for you Renette. I’m so sorry. Love and hugs, Sharon

  219. Rocio says:

    Depresión.

  220. Heartbroken

  221. Stacy Fortenberry says:

    Sick child

  222. Pamela North says:

    Son

  223. Debbie Fink says:

    Broken marriage

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