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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:21 AM

I had asked for prayer for my Pastor and his family from the deeper life forum on Jul 10th. I didn't know about this specific part of the forums until today.

Please continue to pray for my Pastor. He is home from the hosptal and looks good healthwise. He came to the church yesterday to met with staff members but does not really know who they are. It was told to me that he is really fearful, and this is a man that before the accident was the most fearless man other than the Apostle Paul that I have ever known. He still does not know his wife.

Please pray for complete healing, and that God would take his fear and replace it with the fiery faith he had before the accident. Please pray that his memory would return. Please pray for his family to be comforted and keep the faith. Please pray that his reconstructive surgery will be a success.
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:37 PM

I cannot imagine how difficult this situation must be for all concerned. I will keep praying in agreement with you. Thanks for the update!
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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:29 PM

Radar,
I prayed when I saw this on the other topic and will keep praying as Julie put it perfectly - in agreement! How awful. What would that be like? Keep us posted!
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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:55 AM

Praying!
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In The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer writes, "Jesus taught that He wrought His works by always keeping His inward eyes upon His Father. His power lay in His continuous look at God (John 5:19-21)."

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:56 AM

May the God of all comfort minister to the pastor, his family and friends. And may His healing virtue be manifested for His glory.
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Posted 20 July 2013 - 08:55 PM

Hi Radar,

I was in prayer this evening and began to pray for your pastor - to restore his memory.
Then, the LORD just put it in my mind - does your pastor remember the LORD? Does he have mind-knowledge of the LORD and KNOW the LORD?? I had to stop prayer and send this to you as I'm going to pray specifically for this VERY SPECIAL work of the LORD in your pastor....

Hoping and hoping in Christ,
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 07:26 AM

Hi Candice

I do know that he is reading his bible. He still does not remember people, nor that he was the preacher. He always told us the mind cannot be saved, that is the battleground of the devil. Bur deep in his soul we believe he is saved and has a sweet gentle spirit about him. This is significant because the first two days he remembered his former days as an Outlaw motorcycle member before his conversion. That is gone Praise God! It is like he is walking around in a coma. He is to have an operation tomorrow. Please pray that it will go well. Thank you for your prayers in this matter. God Bless!

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

Hi Radar
Praising God for your pastor reading the Bible praising God for the WORD Jesus. God sets boundaries that the devil can not cross. Going to soak in Psalm

First thing that came to mind is Psalm 139:1-6 with TSK.

139.1-6 with Treasury of David. Just made an mp3 of it. it is 10 minutes 30 seconds long. Would send it but don't now how or how long it would take to download. Posting and pray this is appropriate.

God bless and all HIS best.

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Psalms 139:1-6
1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.

Psalms 139:1
“O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.” He invokes in adoration Jehovah the all-knowing God, and he proceeds to adore him by proclaiming one of his peculiar attributes. If we would praise God aright we must draw the matter of our praise from himself - “O Jehovah, thou hast.” No pretended god knows aught of us; but the true God, Jehovah, understands us, and is most intimately acquainted with our persons, nature, and character. How well it is for us to know the God who knows us! The divine knowledge is extremely thorough and searching; it is as if he had searched us, as officers search a man for contraband goods, or as pillagers ransack a house for plunder. Yet we must not let the figure run upon all fours, and lead us further than it is meant to do, the Lord knows all things naturally and as a matter of course, and not by any effort on his part. Searching ordinarily implies a measure of ignorance which is removed by observation; of course this is not the case with the Lord; but the meaning of the Psalmist is, that the Lord knows us as thoroughly as if he had examined us minutely, and had pried into the most secret corners of our being. This infallible knowledge has always existed - “Thou hast searched me”: and it continues unto this day, since God cannot forget that which he has once known. There never was a time in which we were unknown to God, and there never will be a moment in which we shall be beyond his observation. Note how the Psalmist makes his doctrine personal, he saith not, “O God, thou knowest all things”; but, “thou hast known me.” It is ever our wisdom to lay truth home to ourselves. How wonderful the contrast between the observer and the observed! Jehovah and me! Yet this most intimate connection exists, and therein lies our hope. Let the reader sit still a while and try to realize the two poles of this statement, - the Lord and poor puny man - and he will see much to admire and wonder at.

Psalms 139:2
“Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising.” Me thou knowest, and all that comes of me. I am observed when I quietly sit down, and marked when I resolutely rise up. My most common and casual acts, my most needful and necessary movements, are noted by thee, and thou knowest the inward thoughts which regulate them. Whether I sink in lowly self-renunciation, or ascend in pride, thou seest the motions of my mind, as well as those of my body. This is a fact to be remembered every moment: sitting down to consider, or rising up to act, we are still seen, known, and read by Jehovah our Lord. “Thou understandest my thought afar off.” Before it is my own it is foreknown and comprehended by thee. Though my thought be invisible to the sight, though as yet I be not myself cognizant of the shape it is assuming, yet thou hast it under thy consideration, and thou perceivest its nature, its source, its drift, its result. Never dost thou misjudge or wrongly interpret me, my inmost thought is perfectly understood by thine impartial mind. Though thou shouldst give but a glance at my heart, and see me as one sees a passing meteor moving afar, yet thou wouldst by that g!impse sum up all the meanings of my soul, so transparent is everything to thy piercing glance.


Psalms 139:3
“Thou compassest my path and my lying down.” My path and my pallet, my running and my resting, are alike within the circle of thine observation. Thou dost surround me even as the air continually surrounds all creatures that live. I am shut up within the wall of thy being; I am encircled within the bounds of thy knowledge. Waking or sleeping I am still observed of thee. I may leave thy path, but thou never leavest mine. I may sleep and forget thee, but thou dost never slumber, nor fall into oblivion concerning thy creature. The original signifies not only surrounding, but winnowing and sifting. The Lord judges our active life and our quiet life; he discriminates our action and our repose, and marks that in them which is good and also that which is evil. There is chaff in all our wheat, and the Lord divides them with unerring precision. “And art acquainted with all my ways.” Thou art familiar with all I do; nothing is concealed from thee, nor surprising to thee, nor misunderstood by thee. Our paths may be habitual or accidental, open or secret, but with them all the Most Holy One is well acquainted. This should fill us with awe, so that we sin not; with courage, so that we fear not; with delight, so that we mourn not.

Psalms 139:4
“For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.” The unformed word, which lies within the tongue like a seed in the soft, is certainly and completely known to the Great Searcher of hearts. A negative expression is used to make the positive statement all the stronger: not a word is unknown is a forcible way of saying that every word is well known. Divine knowledge is perfect, since not a single word is unknown, nay, not even an unspoken word, and each one is “altogether” or wholly known. What hope of concealment can remain when the speech with which too many conceal their thoughts is itself transparent before the Lord? O Jehovah, how great art thou! If thine eye hath such power, what must be the united force of thine whole nature!

Psalms 139:5
“Thou hast beset me behind and before.” As though we were caught in an ambush, or besieged by an army which has wholly beleaguered the city walls, we are surrounded by the Lord. God has set us where we be, and beset us wherever we be. Behind us there is God recording our sins, or in grace blotting out the remembrance of them; and before us there is God foreknowing all our deeds, and providing for all our wants. We cannot turn back and so escape him, for he is behind; we cannot go forward and outmarch him, for he is before. He not only beholds us, but he besets us; and lest there should seem any chance of escape, or lest we should imagine that the surrounding presence is yet a distant one, it is added, - “And laid thine hand upon me.” The prisoner marches along surrounded by a guard, and gripped by an officer. God is very near; we are wholly in his power; from that power there is no escape. It is not said that God will thus beset us and arrest us, but it is done - “Thou hast beset me.” Shall we not alter the figure, and say that our heavenly Father has folded his arms around us, and caressed us with his hand? It is even so with those who are by faith the children of the Most High.

Psalms 139:6
“Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.” I cannot grasp it. I can hardly endure to think of it. The theme overwhelms me. I am amazed and astounded at it. Such knowledge not only surpasses my comprehension, but even my imagination. “It is high, I cannot attain unto it.” Mount as I may, this truth is too lofty for my mind. It seems to be always above me, even when I soar into the loftiest regions of spiritual thought. Is it not so with every attribute of God? Can we attain to any idea of his power, his wisdom, his holiness? Our mind has no line with which to measure the Infinite. Do we therefore question? Say, rather, that we therefore believe and adore. We are not surprised that the Most Glorious God should in his knowledge be high above all the knowledge to which we can attain: it must of necessity be so, since we are such poor limited beings; and when we stand a-tip-toe we cannot reach to the lowest step of the throne of the Eternal.



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:29 AM

Hi Candice

I do know that he is reading his bible. He still does not remember people, nor that he was the preacher. He always told us the mind cannot be saved, that is the battleground of the devil. Bur deep in his soul we believe he is saved and has a sweet gentle spirit about him. This is significant because the first two days he remembered his former days as an Outlaw motorcycle member before his conversion. That is gone Praise God! It is like he is walking around in a coma. He is to have an operation tomorrow. Please pray that it will go well. Thank you for your prayers in this matter. God Bless!

Praise God htat he is reading his Bible! I don't know if I agree that the mind cannot be saved - it is my understanding from Scripture that Jesus came to redeem every area of our lives - body, soul, spirit, mind. There is a verse that seems to speak of the mind being redeemed: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2.

I am praying that the operation will be a success.
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

Ginger,

What a wonderful example of plunging into the depths of God through Scripture! It searches the mind and heart and creates a dance and poem between God and His worshiper. It makes my heart soar ... beautiful. Thanks for lifting Him high.
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In The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer writes, "Jesus taught that He wrought His works by always keeping His inward eyes upon His Father. His power lay in His continuous look at God (John 5:19-21)."

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:07 PM

Thank you Lorie. It amazes me to think of all of the authors of old seeing their works on computers. We are so blessed. The goodness of God is truly amazing......
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:09 AM

Thanks to everyone for all the uplifting posts! Julie, I looked at Romans 12:2. I have heard it taught to renew your mind daily. I can also see that once we are saved, and in obedience start reading God's word, our mind is transformed and renewed as the new creature we are in Christ. Thanks for sharing that!

I will update everyone as soon as I hear how the surgery went. My hope is that he wakes up and finds his memory healed. The devil is saying different but we know him to be a liar. While I was praying for healing I heard God say that my Preacher would have been dead, but he still has work to do. I never thought of it that way, and don't think that thought would come from the devil as he does not encourage us that way, only to sin!
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:56 PM

Update,

My Pastor came out of surgery successfully Praise God! He also remembers he is saved and the date he was saved! He is starting to remember more and more everyday. Hallelujah! Thanks for all your support and prayers!
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Posted 27 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

Hallelujah !!!!!!
In The Pursuit of God, A. W. Tozer writes, "Jesus taught that He wrought His works by always keeping His inward eyes upon His Father. His power lay in His continuous look at God (John 5:19-21)."

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:18 PM

Hallelujah !!!!!! Glory to God in the highest!!!!! Thank you for letting us know!!!!!

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:18 AM

Here is another update on Preacher Steve, It is the link to my town's local newspaper. Please keep praying and thank you for all your support!

http://www.hpe.com/n...BMftpc.facebook

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:22 AM

His Laboring Few Website

http://www.hislaboring.com/

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

Thank you Radar for sharing Preacher Steve's story with us. Father God, You had Your hand in his first birth and his Spiritual rebirth. Father I know Your hand is still firmly upon Preacher Steve and that You are still being glorified through his life. Please restore his memory Father, in Yeshua's Name I pray.
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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:30 PM

Radar, thank you so much for sharing Preacher Steve's story and posting the link.

Amen to healing prayers, agreeing in prayer with Lori and HLF fellowship for the Lord's glory in all that He has for Preacher Steve. Thanking the LORD for all He has done is doing and will do, believing and praising Him.

Went to the web site watched a couple of videos. Praying over the children is demonstrated and instructive...

Don't know who the man is who preached on the 31st July this sermon was about being tares and wheat helped a lot...

Watching/listening to Preacher Steve and the communion service is a blessed gift. The video of Pastor Steve preaching/teaching was about missing the mark with an illustration of throwing the darts... The mind of Christ and the Holy Spirit ministered the Word through His servant. What a fellowshipping experience the Lord provided via video!

Thanking God for fellowshipping with HLF via internet.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:24 AM

HI Radar,
Reading the article on your pastor, I love this quote: "Snippets of his memory have resurfaced — the date he got saved, the street he grew up on, a computer password, the words to “How Great Thou Art” — but such moments are rare."

Many of us don't remember the date we were saved! That's amazing! Praise God he's saved whether he remembers or not.