John 3: 16 – 19 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of the light because their deeds were evil.
According to my adoption records I was a sensitive child. I once had an elder of a church say he thought I was a spiritually sensitive person. I know it has been a blessing in my life. I know in this world, especially in our very wealthy, money oriented culture that is so in love with ourselves, money, possessions, and pleasure, we have a tendency to deny or neglect the spiritual aspects of our lives. We are truly spirits only temporarily connected to our physical shell.
I have had several supernatural experiences, and what I guess I’m trying to lead up to is I have had three encounters with demons, very dark creatures.
The first happened many years ago when I was going through a very dark time in my life but trying to draw closer to Christ and God and the Holy Spirit. I woke up one night and a dark mass felt like it was laying on my chest. I was afraid and all I could think to do was say “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” It immediately was gone, left.
The second encounter was when I was on my first round of chemotherapy for my breast cancer. I was sleeping in an old recliner and suddenly woke up. I looked down and this dark person was laying on top of me. It looked up at me, smiled a perverted smile and asked, “Susie, what are you trying to do with this book.” I naturally was frightened but again said, “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” Within a heartbeat, it was gone. I was at the time working on a novel which I have finished which was about the useless divisions within our Christian churches or denominations we have created.
The third experience came about a year ago. I am still suffering fatigue from all the cancer treatments. One night I was awake, and a very dark man was in the room with me suddenly. I said, “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” He said to me, “No, it doesn’t work that way.” I immediately yelled for a second time, “Oh yes, it does. In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, be gone.” And he disappeared instantaneously.
Praise you Lord Jesus for the beauty of your face, your great and loving heart and also for your wonderful power and authority over everything in creation. Bless you Lord!! Thank you for your salvation from all of Satan’s schemes against us.
Not Little He makes the Robin sing The honey bee buzz Old men cry And babies laugh Forces the sun’s Blaze with fire & sends the moon’s pale glow at night not one of these things is ever out of His hand or His sight! Knows every black hole And every giant star Every planet, every comet We are able to see Only from afar Holds a vast universe In one hand But we as tiny, So limited man Really see only this dirt, This earth! He Forces great nations To rise & then to fall But, from the Human heart Still hears the slightest, Smallest call For that is where It starts! Within the Human heart Life starts & Ends Not in the wind But in His breath His Spirit Living within! Knows your Every thought Every care, Every smile Every tear So never, ever Have a moment’s fear That your Living, breathing Powerful God is not always near! He is not small He is not little He will always Rush to hear About your life The pain, the strife You live in God is going to win Eternity belongs to Him And so do you If you will only choose!!!
Angel on Your Knees Angel, angel On your knees Are you always And ever seeking To Please? From your start, So close to His heart This God of ours Fills up the hours Of our lives With Himself Joy surpassing Ever glowing Always showing Perfection’s glory On display And so on this day We both will stay In our worship Of His radiance Reaching down To give each Of even the least A special glance Of Himself, Eternity on display!!!
Encounter (on a busy sidewalk) a busy city sidewalk crowded, elbow to elbow on every face is shown pressure mounting higher, higher streets full of cars jostling for position under each red light this caravan of busy reaching out of sight noisy cacophony of impatient horns But yet, into This man-made Mess of madness A sense of peace, True Destiny, Walks with us Side by side On each busy street & sidewalk Unseen, but not Unfelt He walks In His royal robe Searching, looking Passing by Among us Longing to touch Each heart Desiring to give Reveal, impart Himself A better life Temporarily out of Sight But sensed In that small breeze That touches Your skin Ruffles the edges Of your heart Look up New life begins At the edge of The old As your King Walks past In the crowd Let him win Without any doubt Yourself Without a sound Or shout He will give to you More than a busy Sidewalk’s chaos Let him come, refresh As only Christ can do & give to you A better life anew!
I dance in the rain
Under dark, cloudy skies
With arms, hands raised
I offer up my only gift
Of joyful praise
Upward in our God’s name!
Life’s rains on all Will fall But that only Sends out the call To love harder Dance even more As the painful rains Around us pour
Our God suffered the rains also To help us grow In grace, to become Closer to His face
This loving Christ
On man’s evil cross
Still offered to us
His Glorious & Eternal