The Watchman Nearly Dies "Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!"
THIS WEDNESDAY at 6pm PST/9pm EST on KTWR Internet Radio
Greetings saints of the Most High, in the name of our Lord and Savior, Yahushua.
As many of you know, our Father in Heaven has allowed me the honor and privilege to experience my very own personal thorn in the flesh over the past few months. What many of you are not aware of is that recently that 'thorn" nearly killed me a few days ago. I was only hours away from leaving this earth when a doctor came and visited me in my home. He came at the request of my friend in Mexico, Jesus (Hay-sus, not Jesus Christ . A doctor that makes house calls these days is truly a miracle!
Because I was always so positive, few of you knew how deathly ill I truly was, but when my affliction caused me to become bed-ridden and I could no longer do my mission a few weeks ago, it concerned my friend Jesus and he insisted I allow a doctor to at least look at what my thorn in the flesh was. I agreed, but I told him I would only accept a diagnosis, not any treatment, because I had placed my life in the hands of the Most High and His word to heal me of all of my diseases. My attitude and conviction was strong, I would rather die trusting in my Father's Word than to surrender to man's medical practices.
I had asked you all to keep me in your prayers for the past few months, but few of you did so, just as I have asked you to become more of a family of saints and begin participate in the discussions and comments on the site, which again, few of you did so.
Your fellow saints were asking for prayers and understanding in the forums for many months, pleading for fellowship with like minded believers, but few of you took the time to greet them, minister to them or even agree that you would pray for them.
In the eyes of the Most High, though we were granted many of the mysteries of the Kingdom and the meaning of life itself, we were failing miserably to be the kind of harvest He desired; a harvest of saints who truly cared for one another, lifted each other up in prayer or comforted the weak and afraid. We were selfish saints, only seeking answers for our own survival, yet we had not love for one another to care about what others were going through.
We lacked compassion and empathy for others, even though we all had gone through similar mental and spiritual turmoil upon the revelation of what was happening in our country and the world at large.
The Lord allowed a thorn-in-the-flesh to overtake me, a thorn that would have surely killed me if not prayed for by the corporate body of saints of this ministry, yet the conversations regarding the affliction I was going through were filled with carnal remedies, procedures, homeopathic techniques and medicines, however, the most powerful of all medicines and remedies was barely discussed or even entered into, and that remedy was a gathering of saints joining together in community prayer. Many of you knew something was grossly wrong because I never was able to complete the website due to this affliction.
No one took it upon themselves to reach out to others to gather together on Skype and hold a prayer vigil that God would bring healing to this servant, and because of this error, God's healing could not be manifested through a miraculous healing, but only through the hands of man's knowledge and medical techniques and procedures (more on that in a moment).
Though I was willing to die at the hands of this affliction, it is evident that God did not want me home just yet, but because of the lack of corporate prayer from the members of this ministry, the only way God could bring about healing was not through His miracle working power, but through man. He literally put it into the heart of a doctor to make a literal house call, the day before I would have succumbed to the affliction.
When the doctor took my blood pressure his eyes grew big as golf balls. I saw fear enter into him. He said that I had to go to the hospital immedi
I saw fear enter into him. He said that I had to go to the hospital immediately or I would probably not live through the night. In fact, he said he was surprised that I was even still alive. My blood pressure was near 240 over 140, my organs were shutting down. I was merely waiting for my spirit to leave my body!
I refused to go to the hospital, trusting my Father's word. It was already a miracle that I was even alive. The next day the doctor returned early in the morning (he could not rest) to take me to get tests, but after the tests, the doctors realized that if they allowed me to go home it would be a death sentence and treated me immediately on the spot, as an emergency. They placed a catheter through my private parts (ouch!) to relieve the cause of the affliction. The word pain cannot do the experience I felt through this procedure (without any anesthesia) justice. It was absolutely horrific. If there was such a thing as the pre-tribulation rapture - I would not be here to tell you this unbelievably painful experience.
I called out to God while in the midst of this procedure - NO, I screamed out to God in the pain and agony I was experiencing, asking why, why, why? Why are you allowing me to go through this torture and agony when I trusted you at your word that you would heal me? The answer came loud and clear, "This was the only way to bring about healing because of the lack of people's prayers in your behalf." Then He gave me this scripture that I would greater understand the rules of engagement in this spiritual war:
Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth (to be killed), the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.
- Acts 12:1-11
God is omnipotent, but the rules of engagement require that His people PRAY for His miracle working power or none shall be made available, and in this case, it required more than just Peter's prayers, but the corporate prayers of the saints.
If the saints would not have come together in corporate prayer (not just a brief, singular prayer) and prayed for the release of Peter, Peter also would have been killed even as James instead of rescued.
If we want access to God's miracle working power, as is promised us in the word, we must begin now to come together as saints and demonstrate that we are His saints by calling solemn assemblies to pray for those who are afflicted or even imprisoned, else we shall be systematically overcome in the coming days until there are too few left to pray for you in your time of need.
You may have been a lone-rogue-Christian when you discovered this ministry, but how long will you remain a lone, rogue? This is not pleasing to the Lord. We need to come together (fellowship) as a body of believers and be willing to share each others burdens, strengthen the weak, pray for the sick and afflicted else we are absolutely nothing in the sight of the Most High.
We are called the body of Christ for a reason because the body seeks to bring comfort to whatever part of the body is suffering and does not and will not ignore it.
So now, my beautiful, yet flawed, brothers and sisters, let us put aside the grand mysteries of the kingdom, and get back to the basics of what our Lord and Savior's instructions are to us, that we do not come face to face with Him in that day, knowing all the mysteries of the kingdom, yet have not the essence of His teachings, and that is - loving our fellow man as we love ourselves.
From henceforth, do not ignore the prayer requests and pleadings of your fellow saints. begin to participate as a family in the community areas of the site such as in the comments area and forums (which will soon be back online). Participate and be pl