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A safe place for Xers to share their stories and heal.

A place to learn what it's really like in the ntcc founded by Rodger Wilson Davis;
and run by his son-in-law, Michael Craig Kekel,
the father of the one vasectomy-rule-exception kid in ntcc, Grant Davison Kekel.

He Loves A House More Than God: Bonco Mansions of kekel (l) and davis (r)

He Loves A House More Than God:  Bonco Mansions of kekel (l) and davis (r)
"He loves a house more than God:" *Bonco* Mansions of kekel (l) and davis (r). Meanwhile, on the mission field: ntcc Missionaries to the Philippines "Rev. and Sis. Mackert ... found a place, 9 feet by 14 feet [9'x14'] and one bathroom. It is on the 6th floor and there is no elevator. The last place they had stayed, they had to share a common bathroom with the other tenants! Yikes! This place has their very own private bathroom, although the Rev. shared there is no seat on the throne, and no way to attach one…." from The Devonshire Files Sunday, May 28, 2006 Visit from the Mackerts (5/06). ** Should you know where the money ($$$$$) goes? **

Jesus In The Temple

Matt 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, Matt 21:13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Gal. 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Skip To Blue Letter Bible Search Tool

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Divine Healing Doesn't Have to be a Spectacle

Jesus guides the surgeon's hand.
 Jesus guiding the Surgeon's hand. 

This morning I was blogging about the Glock Pistol over on Chief's blog knowing that I had a surgical appointment later this morning for a surgical procedure called a Mediastinoscopy.  Back in early April, I slipped on some ice and took a spill while getting out of my big rig, and suffered a rare injury which basically was diagnosed as a Sterno-Clavicular Sprain. Basically my collar bone was almost or slightly dislocated from the joint where it attaches to the breast bone.  It's quite a ways down from the top step and I landed on my shoulder with all my weight.  The injury was painful but it could have been much worse.  Even when it happened I was marveling that I hadn't hit my head on the curb. Thank God.  Also, thankfully, I had a benefit called Accidental Occupational insurance.  This insurance covered every penny of my medical expenses, including a trip to urgent care, x-rays, Cat-Scan, follow up visits, Physical Therapy visits, prescription meds and a nice pay check every week to help me get by until I'm able to go back to work.


Image of Don recovering nicely at home in one of many Denver Broncos T-shirts.
Recovering Nicely at Home

When I got my Cat-Scan the diagnosis was that I strained some tendons and muscles in the joint where my Collar bone attaches to my sternum.  Thankfully, the Cat-Scan was in just the right location to detect another problem that I was unaware of.  They found some enlarged lymph nodes hiding between my heart and lungs that needed to be removed ASAP.  The doctor said I was very fortunate to have found this problem, because if it were left undetected it could have fatal ramifications.  They sent me back for a Cat-Scan of my chest and it revealed that those lymph-nodes were indeed very large, so they scheduled me for surgery which took place earlier today (4/14/15). They had to make an incision just below my Adam's Apple and follow my windpipe down to the affected area.  In addition to removing the Lymph nodes a camera was deployed to the same area to perform an expedition that would search for traces of cancer or lymphoma.  Biopsies were taken and sent to the lab.  All this took the better part of 5 hours and I'm now at home feeling a little loopy from the Anesthesia but amazingly hardly any pain.

I could have gone to someone like Ashmore and made a spectacle out of things, but I just said a few prayers and went about my business.  I personally feel that life itself is a blessing from God; and we live and breathe because God cares enough about each one of us to allow it.  I also feel that God has answered my prayer; and I'm grateful that the outcome has been very favorable.  The Surgeon said everything looked really good and went very well.  I do have to wait for the results of the Biopsy before I know if there is to be any further treatment needed.

Preop Surgical Ink - My First Tatoo
In conclusion, God has been very good to me.  While I consider this to be divine healing, I do not lay claim to any of the glory; nor do I want credit for having faith to be healed.  I believe that God loves His people and that I am one of those people.  I don't think that a trip to your nearest faith healing apostle is necessary for healing.  I can say with a degree of certainty that if I would have went to an ntcc minister that this healing would have a tithe mandate attached to it.  I probably would have been told by Ashmore or Kekel in either one of their ministries that I would have to repent of the things that we have shared on this blog before God would even consider healing me.  I would have never known that God would heal me because he loved me, not because a big spectacle was made.

Image of Mediastinoscopy incision held shut with a medical form of Crazy Glue.
Surgical Incision-no
Stitches just
Crazy Glue
I remember when I was attending church at the Servicemen's home in Fort Bragg, I had surgery to remove two wisdom teeth.  I was given "Quarters" (mandatory bed rest) by the Doctor; and because I lived in the Servicemen's Home was allowed to stay there during my recovery which was 48 hours.  I had to explain to my pastor, which I believe was Medrano, that I was not allowed to go soul winning because I was on Quarters; and if I was seen breaking those orders from the Doctor, I could get in trouble.  I was still expected to attend church since it was in the house.  I don't remember anyone ever praying for divine healing for me in those days, just felt uncomfortable having to explain why I couldn't go soul winning.

Do yourself a favor and find yourself a church that doesn't treat you like a slave.  Those kind of ministers and people always have strings attached and hoops to jump through and they are not worth associating with.   Find yourself a church that doesn't capitalize on your gullibility.  If you have to pay a church, or they expect you to give to their programs and conform to their rules as a requirement to receive God's blessings, you don't need them as much as they need you.  You are better off without a church then you are if you let others capitalize on your suffering.  Don't let a bunch of religious Shylocks make merchandise of you.  If someone you trust with your spiritual welfare is getting rich while their congregants are struggling to get by, then shake the dust off your feet and find God for yourself without a bunch of religious nuts dictating God's conditions to you.

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