Update on Gerald's Health - God's Grace Is MORE Than Sufficient
Friday July 30, 2010
Dearest and beloved brothers and sisters,
I prayerfully hope that this note finds each of you having a blessed and
glorious day in His service. Indeed I pray that if your day is even half
as blessed and glorious as mine is today, then you are each highly blessed
and favored men and women. All honor, praise, and glory belong to the LORD
most high, JESUS.
I wanted to take a moment today and send you this quick note to let you
know that I arrived in Dallas with my family early yesterday morning for a
visit with my neurosurgeon for my annual follow-up exam in the wake of my
brain surgery three years ago. During the visit, my surgeon (Dr Bruce
Mickey) found in the MRI scans of my head what he believes to be a tumor
growth that is in my right eye socket behind my eye growing into the eye
muscles. He is pretty sure that additional surgery and other treatment
will be required and he is going to have a special department conference
with his top surgeon team tomorrow (Friday) afternoon to go through my
case and discuss all of the scans to begin to develop a treatment
strategy. My wife Lynita and 5 year old son (Evan) were with me in the
doctor's office when he made this discovery and they are doing well
(nevertheless please pray for them and all of my close family and friends
for continued strength). She is a very special lady and she truly
Now, that having been said of the things in the natural, let me tell you
guys I have such a joyous spirit of praise that is about to explode to get
out of me today. You see, because of what I KNOW and where I STAND, I can
see this situation with clear vision for the obvious thing that it is... a
privileged opportunity to be used to glorify and magnify the God most
high, the Creator of the universe and the One who controls ALL things.
Over the last day immediately after the appointment and early this morning
when I sought Him, the LORD refreshed my soul and told me these things,
putting a song of praise and encouragement in my
heart. I run to and embrace this opportunity with great expectation that
just as God's word says in 1 Peter 4:12-13, this is such a huge honor and
through it the LORD's glory shall be revealed. So join me, lift your eyes,
each of you to the hills from where our help comes.
We are going to be here in Dallas until Sunday and we are staying at
Lynita's mother's house.
It is no small thing...
What a Glorious Day to be in the fellowship and service of the LORD Most
One last thing... this is the song that He has put on my heart... and
moved me to sing with passion last night at our Wednesday night church
service. Take a look and may God bless and keep each of you... In His
Aug 1st Update on Gerald's Health - God is Changing The World in The
Power of His Name
Jehovah Rophe - One of the names of God meaning "God our Healer"... Some
of His other names - Jehovah Jireh (our provider), Jehovah Shalom (our
peace), Jehovah Nissi (our banner), Jehovah Tsidkenu (our
righteousness)... What's in a name? He is the Great I AM (our ALL
SUFFICIENT SAVIOR)... He is all that we will ever really need.
Today my Jehovah Rophe told me emphatically that I am healed and confirmed
it to me in the mouths of three other strong men and women of God that He
sent to me to bear witness. These things are being done not for my sake
(although He does dearly love me) but for your sakes that you will see and
draw closer to Him and inquire of Him. SELAH. He has done this thing in
and through me as a demonstration of His power and so that His glory shall
be revealed... As with all miracles, His desire is not that you would
focus on the miracle (or on me), but instead on the source of the power
behind the miracle. He wants those who don't know Him to come and inquire
of Him and for that those who say they do know Him will come closer and
take Him seriously in their lives. He wants you to live, walk, and talk
like you know Him.
I am writing all of these things and making this public profession because
my LORD has told me and clearly shown me these things. I believe and trust
Him with all of my being and faith without action is dead.
Next steps: I have an appointment back up in Dallas with the lead surgeon
next Monday August 9 where they will start the process of evaluating me in
preparation for surgery to remove the tumor. I do not know how it will
happen, but somewhere during that process or beyond they will discover
that there is no longer a tumor where they once saw evidence... And the
Glory of God shall be revealed in us and though us.
This is God's word as revealed to me through His Holy Spirit and confirmed
by several witnesses. At the time on Sunday morning when the healing took
place, the LORD sent a messenger to me with a word from Isaiah 55:6-11
where He said among several things, this is my word and it will not return
unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall
prosper in the thing where unto I sent it.
Blessed be the name of the LORD in which there is All Power.