James’ Health Update—Surgery Slated
I am scheduled for surgery a week from today. I had the consultation with the surgeon yesterday mid-afternoon. He was not an arrogant, white-coated, I’m-in-charge-of-you-type that so many physicians are.
In fact, he was wearing scrubs, and was a good listener as well as a thorough teacher. I liked him and felt comfortable with him. He sat next to me as he showed me on his laptop the CAT scan image.
Recalling that the ER doctor had told me Sunday night that it was “fairly large,” I was astonished to see the size of that stone. From three-quarters of an inch to possibly an inch in diameter! Not quite as big as a golf ball, but mercy sakes!
There is no way that “olive oil and apple juice” (as a metaphor for any natural remedies) are going to help me “pass” that anytime soon—and it could rip things up on the way out. To make matters worse, it is located right at the neck/throat of the gall bladder effectively blocking the bile from moving out to do its job.
He then explained how the laparoscopic surgery that he was proposing would work. I had also consulted in a one-hour conversation on the phone the night before with a dear friend about the pros and cons.
He himself had undergone the same surgery (when it was brand new), and he himself is an expert in the medical field, having been for decades a professor teaching doctors at a medical university.
Another dear friend has asked my permission for her to have delivered to me by the end of today a bottle of Stone Breaker herbs. She said it worked for her in 24 hours.
So, while I will follow her advice diligently and with gratitude and prayer (and follow some of the advice from others of you readers, thank you), I must confess I have my doubts if they will be effective.
But one thing I do not doubt is our heavenly Father’s ability to dissolve the stone instantly. I woke up this morning after a reasonably good night’s sleep (but too short, as I was up till about midnight).
While I lay there awake, I was praying and pondering what the spiritual significance of my situation might be. These thoughts occurred to me:
Here I am, the founder of Stone Kingdom Ministries, and we have examined in great detail the significance of the name in our long series of studies called, Mystery Babylon and the Stone Kingdom. The name Stone Kingdom is taken from Daniel chapter 2. Those studies are still available: 69 lectures on CDs, split into albums of almost always 4 CDs per album. Click here for more information.
As our long-time fellow students know, Daniel interpreted the ancient Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar’s, dream of an enormous image (statue), which had a head of gold, arms and chest of silver, belly and thighs of brass (or bronze), legs of iron, and feet of iron mixed with clay. (See Daniel 2:31-45)
That statue represents the system of empires which would afflict God’s Israel people (us) all down through the centuries until… a stone cut out of the mountain without hands strikes the image on its feet. This striking by the stone causes the entire statue to be turned into dust so fine that it is blown away like chaff, never to be seen again.
Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain [kingdom], and filled the whole earth.
In the corporate temple which is the mystical Body of Christ, the builders rejected Jesus Christ as the chief cornerstone and Head of the Body. We are all members of His Body and temple. At the same time, our physical bodies are individual temples.
And yet, here I lay, beset with a very irritating and large stone, stuck in a place called the gall bladder, which is causing my body to malfunction. We, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, are the builders of our own individual temple as a fit habitation for the Holy Spirit.
We understand that in the works of witchcraft by the denizens of Mystery Babylon, they love the principle of reversal. Everything good and holy, they love to pervert to evil, in every area of life, including symbolism (e.g., the upside down cross)
It has occurred to me (many times) that I, as the founder and the (human) head of Stone Kingdom Ministries, might be a target of spiritual attacks by the denizens of darkness.
This seems to be a reversal situation, where instead of the real-life, now in progress, stone striking the Babylonian empire structure, I in my person am being attacked with a stone in my temple/body, a stone which is intended for evil.
If that is the case, or even if it is not a spiritual attack, the thought occurred to me that I should pray to the Father that He would dissolve this stone very quickly so that it breaks into fine dust, like the “chaff of the summer threshingfloor” so that it will be carried away by the wind of the Holy Spirit, out of the gall bladder and quickly (within a day or two) out of my body/temple.
So I lay there and visualized that process happening for a few minutes of highly focused concentration. Today, I am requesting that those of you who can agree with me in that request that you likewise take a minute or whatever time you wish to do likewise.
Visualize the infinite power of the Father “zapping” this gall stone (gently) so that every microscopic piece of it exits my body/His temple without damage anywhere on the way out. Thank you, my brothers and sisters!