By: Mary Apple-of Gods-eye
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING WIDE AWAKE WHILE THE SURGEON CUTS YOU UP AND TEARS YOUR FLESH as though you were just an ordinary piece of dead meat?? That was my experience this morning (March 7, 2014)!!! The surgery had to be carried out that way. BUT the Lord Jesus Christ was there to take me through the experience psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. He filled me up with so much faith, love, joy, peace and strength to the amazement of the medical staff. It was an opportunity to also share the love of Jesus Christ with the doctor, nurse and with a patient who was waiting to be operated on by handing out gospel flyers and Christian magazines; and also sharing my numerous testimonies with the nurse.
The after-pain was excruciating but I called on the Lord to reduce it and He immediately did. I guess I needed to feel a tiny bit of the pain which our Lord Jesus must have felt on that cross when His flesh was ripped out and scattered all over the place so much that He was unrecognizable, yet He was without any form of sedation or pain-reliever. We will never in this lifetime be able to fully comprehend the physical, emotional and psychological pain which our Lord Jesus had to go through to bring us the precious gift of salvation. I was given pain-killers and the surgery site was locally numbed. I received love and care from the doctors and nurses and from my family. Moreso, the Lord Jesus was there to go through it all with me. But in His case, there was no form of sedation, pain-killer or emotional help; there was no one to show Him love or care. He bore the full pain of my sins, your sins, the sins of the whole world, and even the sins of His killers, YET HE Himself was innocent. CAN YOU EVER FULLY IMAGINE THE TRAUMA, EMOTIONAL PAIN, heartache, loneliness which our Lord and Creator had to suffer for us?????????? And every time we sin, He goes through the same ordeal which He went through on the cross (Heb. 6:4-6). After all Jesus went through, God will NOT take it lightly with anyone who dies without accepting Jesus or with anyone who dies in any form of sin.
I AM SOOOOOO GRATEFUL TO JESUS CHRIST FOR all HE went through just to save me from sin, death and hell. This lifetime will NEVER be sufficient to fully express my gratitude.
Dear Friend, the best you can ever do to say thank you to the Lord is to ensure you make it to Heaven by being born-again, and living in holiness, righteousness and truth till the very end. That's ALL He requires; That's the best you can ever give!!!!!!
THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR SAVING ME; and for loving me this way!!!!!!!!!!!
BELOW WAS CHRIST's ORDEAL AND THE PASSION OF CHRIST FOR YOU, FOR ME AND FOR ALL THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!
Isaiah 53:2-6 NLT
My servant grew up in the Lord ’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.
Isaiah 53:7-12 NLT
He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. Unjustly condemned, he was led away. No one cared that he died without descendants, that his life was cut short in midstream. But he was struck down for the rebellion of my people. He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he was put in a rich man’s grave. But it was the Lord ’s good plan to crush him and cause him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord ’s good plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of his experience, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins. I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.
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