I Want to Live
By Rick L King
April 14, 2013
Thirty-five years ago I met Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I was getting ready to commit suicide as I had lost my wife, job, home, and finances. I could find nothing to live for when Jesus decided to find me. I say He found me as I was not looking for Him. I neither believed that a prayer could change my life nor really even wanted to consider living for God. Sometimes what we really need we just are not aware of. This was true in my case. The Lord coming into my life was the best thing that ever happened to me. I recently had an experience that I want to share about.
A few weeks ago I accidently poked my hand with a screwdriver while working on something. I had a pretty nice hole in my hand between my thumb and index finger. I ended up going to the doctor as it had really swollen my hand and I was concerned about infection. The doctor gave me an anti-biotic as a precaution against infection. I thought all was well but then I reacted to the medicine. I had trouble breathing and thought that I was having a heart attack. I ended up in the emergency room not sure what was happening. To my surprise the doctors found nothing wrong with my heart. It was normal and fine. They told me that even though my heart was alright that I could still have a clot causing the trouble. I was to reschedule with my doctor and see a specialist. I went home and as I tried to sleep, the pain was intense and I still had trouble breathing as I was gasping for air.
All the sudden I had either a vision or just a knowing in my spirit. It was like I saw a demon spirit that was pinching my artery. I found myself saying out loud, Devil in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I command you to loose your hold from my artery. I then had many pictures to come into my mind of zombie like creatures that were very unhappy with me. I then fell asleep. The next morning I woke up in no pain and could breath normally. I thought this was quite a revelation as I did have a clot or restriction but not from anything that I would have considered. Later that day the Holy Spirit reminded me of something that had happened a few days prior to my wounding my hand. I was lying in bed and found myself saying, “I want to live”. That was a real shocker to me as I have really never wanted to be on this earth. I never could see a good reason to be here other than Jesus. The Holy Spirit showed me that once I was able to want to live that the legal ground that the enemy had been given was now gone. This was why that He was able to show me that spirit pinching my artery. It now had no right to come after me and had to let go.
Remember this scripture?
Mathew 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
I had a physical problem yet the cause of it was a demon spirit. Jesus still deals with spirits to bring about our healing. He had me go to the ER so that I would know that there was no natural cause or reason for what was happening to me. He then was able to reveal the spirit behind the problem that set me free. Jesus is still setting people free. Praise God that I want to live!
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