By: Tanya Staton, Prophetess
On January 9th, my husband had a heart attack. We were told the next day that he needed five by-passes. I felt at peace about the surgery, yet I had mixed emotions. He came through the surgery with flying colors. All seemed to be well, but under the surface an enemy was brewing. Within two days they were putting my husband on life support. His lungs were shutting down. The very breath that he breathed was now being force in an out by a machine. He was put into a coma so he would not fight the tubes running down his nose and throat. His blood gases were low which meant oxygen was not getting to his organs. “CRITICAL” that’s what the doctors said. For 14 days he was unconscious. On the 15th day they put a trach in and hooked life support to the trach. This would help prevent infection and give him a better chance of coming off the vent.
After 3 months of being in the hospital, he is now home. Only because of a loving and merciful God. To tell his whole story would take too long. But what happened to my husband made me think about some things. First of all, I realized just how helpless I was. I could not save him. I could not heal him. I could not cause his lungs to oxidate the oxygen in his blood. It was not by my might or strength, but by Gods power only that my husband is alive today.
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. (Zechariah 4:6)
God has put the breath of life in us and he alone sustains it. Even a ventilator is a temporary fix. But God is our permanent fix. Oxygen must be carried in our blood to keep our vital organs functioning. The Bible say” Life is in the blood”, without oxygen flowing in the blood then we will die. Without the blood of Jesus being poured out for us, we would of died in our sin. There is nothing we could have ever done that would of released this abundant life He has given us. The shedding of His blood redeemed us once and for all and it is by His stripes we are healed. The doctors always seemed to be giving us a bad report. But there was one doctor who never spoke negative. That doctor never changed his diagnosis or His opinion. Every time we would inquire of Him, He would always say “by my stripes he is healed”
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
Who’s report will we believe. The word says “Let God be true and every man a liar” (Romans 3:4) so if I believe the wrong report, then the enemy is just under the surface waiting to bring about death in our life. Satan came to steal, kill and destroy. Christ came to give us life, and life more abundantly (John 10:10). So no matter what we face in life. No matter what storm is raging. REMEMBER ” If God is for you, then who can be against you (Romans 8:31) Remember when David faced Goliath? David said ” Who does this Philistine think he is that he should rise against God. It took 3 stones to destroy the enemy in the Old Testament. In the New Testament it took 3 words to let the enemy know he is defeated forever. What are those 3 words? Well I’m glad you asked. Jesus himself said them. He said “IT IS FINISHED ” Now who can argue with that.