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Topic: The Critique/Review (for writers) (05/06/10)
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I swallowed the last capsule of my ten-day regime of antibiotic therapy and felt the wrongness of it immediately. My insides felt as if I had just been thrust into a raging inferno and my skin itched from the inside, out. I realized the urgency for an antihistamine and took a Benadryl. This was my last one, not enough for such a severe reaction, so I sent my husband out to get more.
As time trickled away I could feel my life exuding like a leaky pipe. I saw before me my life review; my Lifetime movie was now showing at Eternity Cinema. I clung to scripture, saying out loud every verse I had ever committed to memory. I knew that if I were to live I would have to contend for my life. The unseen bulwarks were not imagined; I could sense them all in the spirit realm. One scripture resonated and became my driving force, my sword of the spirit that I would use to fight my way out of the clutches of death. “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven, suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matt. 11:12 KJV. Now was the time for me to rise up and take my stand, it was time for “Combat Faith.”
Fear was never present, I knew that God was with me, and I had refused to die. When I could no longer stand, I crawled, when I no longer could speak out loud, I prayed in the spirit. Time was jerked out from under me like a scatter rug and I was left suspended, hanging between life and death.
I prayed to remain conscious, but I was never sure if that were true or not. I do not remember my husband’s return, nor the rescue squad that came…I do remember being in the ambulance and I do remember the ER physician saying that my initial dose of Benadryl was what saved me…I voiced to myself, it was more than a Benadryl, much more. …”and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10:29 KJV
My life review was one of all of the joys that God had given me throughout my life, there was no sadness, just quick still frames of what comprised my life. There have been other scrimmages since that Friday in May of 1995. When the battle is raging around me I remind myself that the battle has already been won at the cross when Jesus said, “it is finished.”
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