Amidst Death - The Battle is Won
There are many facets to this story. Consider this Part I of a glorious story of God's faithfulness.
The day dawned bright and clear, of which my sister Jayne, a type II diabetic has no recollection.
By early afternoon, she had slipped into a state of delirium, pulling at her own hair. As family waited for the ambulance to arrive, her sugar soared to over 900 while her body temperature plummeted to 88 degrees and a diabetic coma ensued. With all appearing hopeless, veins collapsing, renal failure and four infections running rampant, the Emergency Room doctors finally breathed a sigh of relief, shocked that they were able to save her. God had brought her through a battle against an untimely death, on August 31, 2012.
Four evenings later, while in ICU, our mother and aunt slept soundly in her room while a battle of powers and principalities took place a second time. Jayne woke to a very heavy feeling, pressing in on her chest. As she lay there, one of Satan’s emissaries, taunted her saying, “You are unworthy. You are useless, of no good. God does not want you. You need to come over to the other side.” All the while the heaviness resting on her chest, suffocating her with lies. Attempting to proclaim her status in Jesus Christ, she had no need, for at that moment, she caught a flutter of movement off to the side. The Holy Spirit descended next to her speaking truth, defending and doing battle for her again. With great authority, the Holy Spirit proclaimed, “She is a child of God, covered in the blood of Jesus Christ. She is his daughter and she is worthy. Leave, leave now and never come back.” Instantly, the heaviness left and in its place a joy and peace filled her, which Jayne states, “no words can describe."
As we share her story, many others have come forward to share similar experiences. Satan is a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. He has no shame in coming at our weakest moment and using lies to advance his cause to kill, steal and destroy. Ready yourself for battle with TRUTH.
This is not the first time battle has been done for her, for you or me. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6. Leaving the portals of heaven, he entered a dark and sinful world, so that he could be our Savior, our Redeemer, to give us victory over sin, death and the grave so that we may have the hope of eternal life.