The Power Of Jesus Christ's Strength Demonstrated

Jesus Did It!

By: Oliver John Calvert


It was back in the summer of 2012.  After four years of unemployment due to nerve damage [residual from the accident on the aircraft and subsequent surgeries], this is what happened:

Although the State Office of the Attorney General had been carbon copied, every scrap of evidence that I had provided the court regarding why I could not make back-child support payments, they still petitioned the court to have me arrested.

The warrant had been issued a whole year prior unbeknownst to me and I stumbled into it when I walked into the local police department to ask why my squirrel gun purchase was being held up.

They took me into custody and I began to fast.  This was a total fast of all food that lasted 22 days.  After two weeks of being denied enough fluids (punishment for fasting) they found me unconscious on the floor of my cell.  Acute tubular necrosis - complete kidney failure.  I was in the hospital, chained to a bed for 10 days.  But the armed guards were a captive audience and I could not say enough about my precious LORD.

The demons came out in force and I suffered a brutal and painful forced catheterization which resulted in an excruciating infection that was so bad they began to hang back-to-back I.V. Rocephin bags.  I thought I was going back home to see my JESUS.

At that point everybody in town was demanding that I eat.  My response was, "My GOD will heal me and take me out of here - I am His child and this treatment is not right."

The day I was released from the hospital and returned to the jail, the LORD spoke to me and said, "I want you to eat.  You need strength.  You're traveling tomorrow."

The next day I saw the judge.  The judge reduced the child-support payment greatly which was only right, and ordered my release.

I look back on that time as precious because when I told the unbelieving guards, "You think I'm in chains and you're free, but the real truth is -- I'm free and you're in chains."  They knew it was the absolute truth and I could see it in their eyes.  His strength in my weakness was proof of a power they did not possess.  But I made sure they were told how they could possess it and Him.

So yes, brother, I still fully believe in the power of prayer and fasting because I believe in the power of my JESUS who is all man and all GOD.

GOTTAGO,

HE'S COMING!

JESUS DID IT!  - or -  JESUS DID IT!

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Editor's Note: This precious brother was writing this testimony to me personally as encouragement at the time, and I thank God eternally for sending it to me and granting me permission to publish his testimony (He wouldn't have unless the Father and Jesus and The Holy Spirit would have allowed Him to; not a doubt in my mind) ... to help encourage ME and help equip other saints in their trials and testings, temptations - demonic battles  ... and to bring our Lord Jesus Christ MORE glory.

In addition, I feel to add a little more for younger Christians, because Satan wants so much to keep Christians blinded to the power of fasting with prayer as the powerfully effective spiritual weapon against Satan and our flesh that God determines it is.  And let me give you "a sobering word" from the Lord:  He DETERMINES.

Elementary: Fasting is to be used when the Holy Spirit impresses Christians to use it, like any other spiritual weapon.  Remember -  each of us function on a spiritual level different than any other, though we as born again Christians are in Christ, and it always was and always will be by the grace of God the Father extended to us that we can function at all in Jesus Christ - we each must hear individually from our heavenly Father for ourselves about choices we make.

Bottom line:  Satan doesn't want believers tapping into the weapon of fasting. Got it?

There have been a few folks ridiculously disagreeing regarding whether prayer should be added when we fast, or can we please God when we fast without prayer.  The kind of praying and the length of our praying depends on the nature of the fast God is calling or leading a Christian to - always.  Seriously - as the above writing indicates, sometimes there is nothing ELSE wiser we can do but humble ourselves quickly through fasting to tap into our mighty God's power due to the nature and intensity of the trial. 

A few more issues I feel to address, though by no means is this "Editor's Note" to be an exhaustive teaching on fasting. I too am learning more about fasting by hearing and doing.  Just a few important "sound bites."  Don't let anyone try to convince you that you must follow some "generic formula" nor tell you that you have to water fast only before God will honor your fast.  God honors quality juicing just as much as when a person is led to fast on water only, (or combine the two as God usually leads me to do) and in this day and age, maybe more so for most people, because God may be calling a Christian to fast mostly to have their body cleansed (not just physiologically, but usually spiritually as well) so their "immune system" can operate again at peak efficiency.  Computer tech nutritional experts know full well that if you don't have adequate "virus and other protective software," your "hard drive" is subject to being drastically compromised.  Same applies to our immune system. The cleansing of our temple of toxins and providing adequate nutrition to get the immune system working again at peak efficiency and keeping it working at peak efficiency all needs to be taken into account for motivation to fast. 

Fasting is not easy, though juice fasting can become quite easy if one has availability to it I realize (abstaining from some foods and liquids for a season that are more than likely compromising your "heart drive"), but neither is being an equipped soldier in combat.  If you're going to walk in spiritual victory over the trials (which certainly include health issues much of the time) that are allowed by the Father in this walk with Jesus, you have to know what weapon/s to use to win your battle at any given time.  So many Christians talk themselves out of fasting so easily these days because they have no insight (do to lack of seeking wise knowledge about adding quality juicing protection to their "computer.") into the great possibility that to get at root causes of their "computer health issues", they need to learn how to take better care of their immune systems (computer heart drive and other core functions to keep one's computer operating at peak efficiency). 

Furthermore, stay in tune with the Holy Spirit about whether you should cut back on certain foods and drinks as part of your fast.  Just because some other Christian you know or have heard of fasts a certain way for them doesn't mean at all that it is the right way for you.  Just stay open to what God impresses you to do.  You don't need a thundering vision from Him nor a divine visitation from an angel giving you instructions.  Just listen to the Holy Spirit deep in your heart.  He'll impress you to do what He knows is right for you at any given time.  Same applies to medications.  Listen to the medical professionals you submit yourselves to, but still let Dr. Jesus be your final authority on what you allow going into your body when you fast.

Also always remember, when you execute the weapon of fasting, you are fasting to God to show your desire to glorify Him all the more.  Battling the devil is secondary. Make CERTAIN you are purposing to glorify the RIGHT God, by the way. If it's any God but Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ isn't obligated to work in your situation. Keep your motive PURE. Otherwise it will all be in vain in eternity when Jesus grants rewards for our desire to glorify Him in this life.

Another thought regarding fasting and prayer. I speak from some personal experience that if the pain gets intense enough in your trial, you'll having nothing else - nor anyone else - but conversation to God and with God to sustain you until your trial passes when you are fasting.  

Finally, be very wise about listening to people trying to convince you that they know what you need to do. If you let yourself be constantly bombarded with what people think is good for you in your trial ... making judgment calls that are no more inspired of the Holy Spirit than the conversations going on in demonic hell ... Satan will play you like a helpless puppet.

Satan does NOT want you hearing from God for yourself these days.  He wants to fully persuade you that every other voice but the still, quiet Holy Spirit's voice deep in your heart is what you need to listen to and obey. This spiritual battle is very sophisticated, my friend.  We are not battling a stupid adversary, but in Christ's strength operating in and through us, faith says that God can turn every trial Satan is allowed to throw at us into a positive learning experience if we're patiently willing to trust our Lord to reveal it to us.

I'm in God's school of learning, just like you, until my time is done here on this evil planet I'm just passing through on, while purposing to let God use me to touch others though I often feel I need more help than others' do, which gets very challenging I admit.   My real heavenly home is looking so much better as each day passes, because the trials God allows to come my way doesn't make me enjoy them any more than you do, but I realize escaping them is not an option when God decides they are good for me.  Jesus is da' boss - the author and finisher of my faith in Him and my journey to Him to experience for eternity a greater comprehension and appreciation of Him.  - Norm Rasmussen


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