By Anthony James - 17 Aug 2012
I had the Holy Spirit come upon me and literally lift me up from my death bed. Having been filling my belly with prescription pills for almost 10 years after an accident-
I shouldn't have been taking them for that long. I made a bad decision
and before long the pills controlled me. And this is satanic in every way. I
allowed demons to lead me, and yes, I had many disappointments and thought I
was justified many times over. What I didn't realize is that I have no
rights or say as more a man. I am on earth with a death sentence upon my
name. Maybe some of us think that's just unacceptable and rebel.. but I
know, now, that the life in the flesh speaks very Highly of God's Mercy- In
Truth, this life we now have is a 'Gift of mortality' leading to the most
Gracious Gift of somehow by God's Love and Mercy being Restored to Eternal
Life. We do not deserve this, and yet we have this Gift to be what? To be
Jesus Loved you and me and all of us.. It is as if He said 'No Father, let me try to Save them. And God would then tell His Son "You will have to be willing to go "down there" "with them" and 'die for them'. Who would do this? What kind of Warrior of Love could or would do this? He is called a Lamb because He is Meek like a Lamb- He is called a Lion, because He is a Warrior in His Heart, Brave and Courageous.
They wept because no one could open the Seals to Save men. None would be willing or able to complete the mission. Until.. The Root of David- Until Jesus Christ- Before the foundation of the world- Jesus was Slain for sinners.
Yes this is a big deal. Because I was one whom He died for. And I know that He Knew me and Knows me, personally. How do I know this? Because in my having gotten lost in this world, with a broken heart and a life full of disappointments.. I always talked with Him, prayed to Him, and told Him that I loved Him.. through it all!
What is there about a 'fairytale god' that people say- When I am a man who had the Holy Spirit of Jesus come upon me and do what? He took away my sins, my shame, and my pride- Filled me with the Truth which was Pure Fear. The Truth of my death sentence- Forget about my thoughts that I am good and going to Heaven. I was dead in my bed of these drugs- and I was in Hell. Precisely where I belonged and where we all belong, in Truth and as is written.
But you know Jesus has the keys to death and hades- Now let me just say that before the Lord Delivered me from death and hell- I had little knowledge of the Word of God because, though, I had Faith and prayed to Jesus throughout my life- I was catholic and the catholic church does not promote the Word but only their mass which barely gives a crumb.. nor promotes its congregation to read the Word, nor does the catholic church even preach the True parts of the Bible regarding Salvation and Damnation and being Baptized of the Holy Spirit- Not just water.
I have been Baptized in the Holy Spirit. And I know what this is. And this is why I say that I am Saved. Because I am. And I know it.
John 17:3 This is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent.
"to know You"
I now know what "to know You" means.
1. Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals.
2. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”
3. But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
4. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.
5. Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the
tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the
scroll and its seven seals.”
6. Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders.
This Slain Lamb, before the foundation of the world, was Jesus.
Many do not comprehend this act of Love. It was manifest in this physical realm- You are in a Glorious World, my friend.. but it is a scary place because our Soul's Existence is in the balance. And Jesus is the only Way back to Life.