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I feel for the sick, because I nearly died once.

Updated: Apr 17

I nearly died once, from a strangulated hernia. Rushed into a state hospital in the middle of the night, carried in my some ambulance men, because I could not get out the car, and then told by the lone attendant, that all doctors were in surgery and would only be back in three hours, that is when I knew I was in big trouble. The hernia strangulation was as hard as cricket ball. I had white stuff coming out of my mouth and dribbling down my tracksuit top, and I was freezing cold and in great pain. She could not help me and could to do more than confirm my scarily low blood pressure and temperature. I crawled onto the bed and knew there was only one hope. I began to call out loud on my God and saviour Jesus Christ to help me. He did. I walked out 20 minutes later, declaring I am a walking miracle to all whom I thought I had seen me come in.

With all the sickness and even death around, I have often asked the question:


After all

“God is not a man that he should lie”. And it is he who says:

Exodus 15:26

... "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."

My only logical conclusion is that we, who believe, are doing something wrong, which is putting God's people outside of the Covenant of promise and blessing, even if they are ultimately going to be saved by faith. After all the word also says:

Hosea 4:6

[My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Notice that in these versus and other's, the troubles of Israel are often clearly linked to ignoring his commands.


Nevertheless, to continue, to my mind, the biggest problem with the modern day church is that that they are preaching a gospel without repentance and the abolishment of the law, that Yeshua himself said he did not come to abolish and that Jeremiah prophesied would be written on our hearts in the new covenant. One may logically assume, that an Old Testament prophet speaking of the law in this way, is clearly referring to every one of the ten sayings or commandments, at very least, if not the entire Torah. It seems to me, as the end draws near, God is making sure the truth will get to us, even if over our dead bodies, or those of our brothers and sisters. For judgement begins with the house of God.

The solution is obvious. "Shema, Oh Israel". Hear and obey oh Israel.

Derek Prince seems to have come to a similar conclusion, many years back, being one of the greatest teachers in recent history.

Devotional by Derek Prince.

Hearing God's Voice - God’s medicine: listening to His voice

There was a time in my life when I was sick in hospital and doctors couldn’t heal, me. At that time, I had to seek God for how I could receive healing from Him. As I studied the Scriptures in that context, I discovered that almost every place where God speaks about being healed, the emphasis is on what we listen to, just as it is here. “If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, I will put none of these diseases upon thee.” I believe that’s true today. I believe that those of us who learn to listen to God with both ears, to listen to God’s voice and obey Him, can lead a life that’s free from sickness and many other plagues and problems.

A little further on in the Book of Exodus, in Exodus 19, when Israel came to the foot of Mount Sinai, Moses went up and the Lord spoke to him and gave him a message to the children of Israel.

Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagle’s wings, and brought you unto Myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is mine. And ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation (Exodus 19:3-6).

Notice again, the primary emphasis, the first condition: “If ye will obey My voice, then My will will be worked out for you; you’ll be a unique people, different from all other people, living on a higher level, living in an area of provision and blessing unknown to other people, but the primary requirement is, if ye will obey My voice.”

I’d like to point out just three phases of God’s dealings with Israel as revealed in that passage. First of all, God says that He brought Israel to Himself. That’s the primary purpose of redemption always: to come to God, personally. Secondly, God said, “I want you to obey My voice.” That’s what leads us into the provisions of God. Thirdly, He said, “If you’ll keep My covenant.” God’s covenant is the way He settles and finalizes His relationship with the people. And fourthly, He said, “You’ll be a kingdom of priests.” You’ll be a unique people, blessed above all other peoples, distinct from all other peoples. And that’s the order; brought to God, obeying His voice, keeping His covenant, and so becoming a kingdom of priests.

Father, thank You that I can come to You, through the Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ, very close, very personal, in Your presence. Help me to obey Your voice, to remain in Your grace, to offer You sacrifices of praise and worship. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

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Some will, of course, disagree strongly with the view I have presented here, but for others, this may be a ticket out of Hell. I myself have been close to death’s door once, with a strangulated hernia and no Doctors were available to help in emergency. Maybe it was just as well. All I could do was to cry out loud, unashamedly for God to save me. He came to my rescue pretty well instantly. God willing I will relate that miraculous event some other time.

I do realise that some things, we will perhaps never understand fully, this side of the grave and we cannot put God in a box, no matter how hard we try. So there are always exceptions, to what I have suggested broadly above. Job is a perfect example. And the story of the man born blind, perhaps speaks loudly into this dilemma, when he answered the desciplies:

John 9:3

3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him.

Please listen to my song below, and know that, if you are sick, God really wants to heal you. He healed Job and even the blind man. He is not asking for you to do anything, not to even Shema, first, in order to get that healing. He heals because you cry out to Him and heals you because you hope in the blood of Yeshua (Jesus). But, if you read His word, you may well hear him say to you what he said to this man and if you listen, surely you would also keep your healing:

John 5:14

[14] Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you."

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, the reading of Deuteronomy 28, and updates I will add on the comments below from time to time.


Forgive others or you will not be forgiven, and so prayers for healing will be wasted. Remember the first port of call is not to call a Doctor! It should always be, for believers, to call on the Father through the Son. The instruction we then have also, is to call on the elders to come and pray. If your group will not do that, find a new one. When they come and pray, it says: John5:15  And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

STAY HEALTHY HOW? Keep His commandments, by believing through his grace you can, and so practice righteousness, as the scripture instructs, walking in the light as He is in the light. (1 John) If you fail, you have advocate with the Father. Get up quickly, confess your sin and walk in the light again. For to walk in habitual sin (the breaking of commandments) is risking that something worse may happen to you, as John 5:14 clearly states. (see above)


Dr MK Strydom, has written a huge volume on sickness that should not be missed. It covers every category of sickness, it’s source and why no sickness is incurable. You can find her on YouTube also. If you are serious about overcoming illness and keeping healthy, follow up on this important lead.

You can watch a sample of her teachings here:

If you are on a desktop you can download this song from the album Spirit and Truth for free. Maybe you can take it and pay it to someone in hospital.

As always, I would love to hear from you, even if you would like to argue ;)

Bye for now

Gerald (Likeabirdinatree)

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