I had a real scare yesterday. I want to give you the testimony so God will get the Glory and hopefully you will learn something from it too.
This is why I should NOT self-diagnose…
I had laryngitis for a few days. I thought it was laryngitis because I didn’t have any other symptoms at the time. But I started getting a headache at the end of the third day and the pain increased over the next two days even hurting throughout the night.
By yesterday morning the pain from the headache was massive, I was nauseated and I was feeling a little light headed. I noticed that I was even having a little trouble with my vision while reading my Facebook page. I was a little achy and didn’t feel like myself at all. I attributed it to the virus my Grand-Bubbies had while I visited them last week. I must have contracted it and the hoarseness in my voice was surely the onset of it.
“No need to go to the Dr. They won’t do anything about a virus. They’ll tell me to let the virus run it’s course, I’ll just be sent back home to tough it out.” I thought.
Andy insisted I go to the Dr. so (being the obedient wife that I am wink, cough) I made the appointment and went in to the office.
Not what I came here for…
Per the usual routine I was weighed and the medical assistant took my blood pressure. Before I could even get my magazine open for the wait my Dr. rushed in the room (with her assistant) with a very worried look on her face. She shoved a pill in my mouth and started doing hand-eye coordination exercises with me that reminded me of some of the field sobriety tests the police do on drunk drivers. Seeing as I’m not a drinker I knew it wasn’t that kind of test.
As it turns out, my blood pressure was in the very high (and extremely dangerous) stroke range. The symptoms were not from a virus at all. These were symptoms of stroke.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” I thought to myself. ”I came in with a virus and I get a stroke? This is NOT what I came here for!”
Apparently I was so bad that they felt I was too unstable to transport to the hospital until they could get me stabilized. So they continued to take my BP, shoved pills down my throat and had me on “stroke watch.”
It was a whirlwind of sorts. I hadn’t even had time to pray. To be honest, I hadn’t even thought of praying yet. But at one point they left the room for a couple of minutes and that’s when the most amazing thing happened.
There’s more going on here than meets the eye…
It was very still in the room. It was freakishly still; almost like time was was on pause. I knew in my spirit that this had more to do with spiritual matters than medical things. This was a life and death situation. A physical and spiritual war.
All of a sudden something on the inside of me STOOD UP!!
“I’m not having this,” I said out loud.
I felt power…more like authority…come on me. I know the Word of God and at that moment I knew in a real way that I had been given the authority over these things and I (me, myself) was the only one who could exercise that authority ~OR~ the enemy would win this battle for my life.
Let’s get ready to rumble…satan you have no chance!
I began to speak the healing Word of God to my body and to the symptoms. I declared I would live and not die. I commanded my body and my vitals to line up to the word of God. I took authority over the enemy and declared this attack ineffective in Jesus’ name. And, I prayed in the spirit…just in case I had missed something.
A wolf in sheep’s clothing…
The thing that I want you to see about this story is how the enemy had deceived me to begin with. In hindsight, (it stands out to me clearly today) when Andy would tell me I needed to be checked out, like a recording I repeated over and over, “It’s only a virus. They won’t do anything about a virus. It has to just run it’s course.” I said this a dozen times like I was programmed to say it.
Looking back on yesterday, I realize that the plan implemented by the enemy was to wrap this severe BP issue in a neat little package that looked like a virus. He knew of the BP issue and if he could convince me that it was just a virus, I wouldn’t do anything about it. If I’m not treated, this extremely high BP would cripple me…or worse. It’s worse that he’s shooting for.
I want you to know that I’m not blaming this high BP on the enemy and I’m not in denial about the high BP. It was high, real high. I’ve not been taking care of myself and as a result I’ve opened the door (with my own hand) for the enemy to come in a wreak havoc in my health. The enemy didn’t cause this high BP, but he took full advantage of the situation and had I not been spiritually tuned-in this could have potentially been deadly. Deadly is what he is shooting for.
He’s called the enemy for a reason…
Don’t be fooled. The enemy knows the call of God on my life and he knows the call of God on your life too. He knows the power and authority you have been given by God. He hates you and he wants to kill you. Really it’s not so much about you as it is about the Word of God. He wants to steal the Word of God from your mouth. He wants to shut you up permanently so you won’t be effective for the Kingdom. He wants to discourage you so you won’t even make as much as a dent in the world’s darkness. He wants to stop you in your tracks before you tell people they can be saved, delivered, set-free, made whole, and live a prosperous life! He wants to take you out so noone else will discover what you know…that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
From this day forward…
In the days, weeks and months to come I want you to be spiritually tuned-in to what Holy Spirit is telling you. Look deeper into the things of the spirit than you ever have before. Clothe yourself each day with the armor of God. No need to fear the enemy…he’s already defeated. Just don’t let him trick you like he tried to trick me!
STAND UP in the spirit and take authority. You WILL complete your Godly assignment. You WILL walk in the fullness of your Destiny. You WILL make a difference in the world around and you WILL live and not die and declare the works of the Lord!!!
The next time the enemy tries to tell you that your situation is about to stroke-out or that the situation is already dead, no matter what that circumstance is, you just STAND UP on the inside and don’t allow fear or the lies of the enemy to move you! Exercise the authority given you and speak the Word of life over your situation.
Giving glory where glory is due…
I believe with all that is in me had I not listened to Andy and then the Holy Spirit, I would have had that stroke yesterday as the enemy planned. But I didn’t!!!
I want to thank Andy for being persistent…REAL persistent! And I give all Glory to God for 1.) Jesus who has already provided the healing in my body and for 2.) Holy Spirit who was with me in that room, giving me peace, STANDING UP on the inside of me, urging me not to give in to the symptoms, not to be swayed by the diagnosis, and to LIVE so I can be the Teacher of Righteousness and the Preacher of the Empowering Word of God He’s called me to be here and throughout the world!!
Diana Nuchols July 18, 2012