MY RECENT EXPERIENCE
In January 2012, when I sat to rest on a seat in the shopping centre, the family continued to check out the shops. After they had gone for a few minutes, I began to feel very, thirsty and discovered the water battle was with them. Immediately I became desperately thirsty and kept looking around to see who I could get to buy me a bottle of water. At the side of me was a lady with two small children feeding them and a voice said, “why don’t you ask her for a drink of water?” but I did not want to trouble her. Then I saw young people with water bottles passing by and this voice said, “why don’t you ask them to buy you a bottle of water” but I was reluctant to do that. Just 8 months ago the doctor said I was diabetic and put me on 2 tablets to take daily.
Then the voice said, “you are diabetic, and you need water to drink.” Then another voice firmly answered, “ I AM NOT DIABETIC FOR JESUS CHRIST BORE DIABETES FOR ME” But the feeling of thirst was very real, and I kept looking around to see how I could get a bottle of water, as these were new surroundings for me. At that time, some elderly ladies were passing by and the voice said, “you could ask them” but I could not do that. Then a worker in the shopping centre in his uniform came and stood nearby and the voice said, ”you could trust him to buy you a bottle of water. You are diabetic and you may faint.” Then the other voice firmly said, “I AM NOT DIABETIC FOR I HAVE BEEN HEALED BY HIS STRIPES AND I HAVE GOD’S WORD ON THIS.” 1 Peter 2: 24 After this there was silence and that desperate feeling of thirst disappeared.
Then I began to realize what was going on – those two voices were my thoughts in my head and it was my spirit-man responding based on the authority of God’s Word to the carnal-spirit (my sense knowledge and my feelings). This was so real to me and when the family came back, I was no longer thirsty!
I praise God for His kind and gracious way of making the Word of God more real than my sense knowledge & feelings that were ruling me. Now, whenever such thoughts or feelings arise, I declare with confidence I AM NOT DIABETIC FOR I HAVE BEEN HEALED BY HIS STRIPES AND I HAVE GOD’S WORD FOR IT. 1 Peter 2: 24 . HALLELUJAH!! I AM NOW SET FREE!
Our thoughts and our feelings (our emotions) play a very important role in life’s decisions but as we learn to trust or line up with God’s Word we will enjoy the reality of His Word!