I had my first acupuncture appointment on Monday, August 31, 2020. I always schedule as the last patient because it affords me adequate time to discuss my concerns without physicians rushing to see other patients. Now, with our Lord and Savior, there is no need to schedule last appointments to spend additional time with God. He is available to hear all our concerns, simultaneously, in prayer through Jesus, the only mediator between Him and mankind. (I Timothy 2:5)
Before the doctor logged into his computer to review my electronic medical history, we talked briefly about my numerous medical conditions, and what he deemed as the best solution. After an in-depth study of my record, he gave me two options after explaining and showing the differences between traditional and battlefield acupuncture. I agreed on battlefield acupuncture. Why? This doctor has years of experience and still serves as a military officer and flight surgeon treating soldiers on battlefields with battlefield acupuncture. As we know, soldiers cannot complete their mission and honor the allegiance to their country when experiencing chronic pain.
The enemies look for the weakest soldiers to overtake opposing military troops just like the devil looks for the weakest Christians. When these troops are experiencing pain, they cannot focus and give their full attention to their commanding officer, nor are they able to focus on the directions of bullets coming to destroy their camps. As a Christian, I am extremely thankful to God for allowing medical specialists to acquire the knowledge to care for the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
Later in the day, I thought about our conversation, and realized as a soldier in the Army of the Lord, my mind, too, is a battlefield fighting daily against rulers and the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil. The needles from battlefield acupuncture penetrated my ears to relieve my physical pain. But it takes our ears to hear the Word of God to penetrate minds, bodies, souls and heal everlasting pain in Heaven. Spiritual acupuncture, the Gospel of Jesus, transforms our minds to prevent us from being overtaken by the devil and his troops. Satan directs his evil bullets at us from all directions, in an effort, to overtake us by sending his demonic troops to entice us in betraying our Commanding Officer, God.
My battlefield acupuncture consists of ten small gold-plated needles placed in my ears (five in each ear) to reduce physical pain, and they will fall out on their own. It never occurred to me that the entire body is represented through our ears. Perhaps, that is God’s reasoning for giving us two ears and one mouth to listen twice as much to the Word of God, and do less talking about things and people who cannot get us from earth to glory. There is also the possibility that we would speak more about God if ears were penetrated by the Gospel of Jesus. Perhaps, instead of laborers being few, laborers would be plentiful, to deliver the Gospel to all nations baptizing people in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (James 1:19 & Matthew 28:19-20)
Unfortunately, we fall out with God and falsely charge Him when He does not intervene in the midst of our storms. If He intervenes, or not, we should still trust in Him with all our heart, and lean not on our own understanding. Instead of falling out with God, the Holy Spirit should be acknowledged, and allowed, to lead and keep us on the straight path.” (Proverbs 3:4-6 & Proverbs 28:26) When we remain steadfast during storms, perhaps He would stay the hands of our storms and put a hedge around us, when, and, if, He deems to do so. Regardless, let us be mindful that we must suffer the consequences of our decisions that had nothing to do with God. We do not want to even attempt fighting a spiritual battlefield without the Lord.
Christians soldiers need to be alert, with sober minds, while fighting a spiritual battle to prevent enemies from invading our camps and infiltrating wickedness into our minds. We must not be unaware of the devil’s clever schemes as soldiers in the Army of the Lord. Our protection requires the whole armor of God to neutralize Satan’s troops. It is imperative that we are rooted and grounded in the Word of God, and allow the Holy Spirit to activate our spiritual warfare tactics to resist and overpower demonic troops. For me, I pledge my allegiance to God and look forward to my citizenship in Heaven.
Soldiers in the Army of the Lord should always stand in attention and fight demonic forces. With God at the realm, we will not lose our spiritual war. It requires dressing our souls with every Word that proceeds out of His mouth written in scriptures to not succumb to the devil’s schemes. Every Word of God is flawless and He is our shield unless we are disobedient to His Word only without adding, or taking away from it. If we do so, He will rebuke and reveal us as liars.” (Proverbs 30:5-6, Revelation 22:18-19; Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32 and Matthew 22:28-29; Mark 7:12-13; Matthew 24:24)
Hell is real, and mastering and overcoming sin are crucial on this spiritual journey. I know some people do not believe Hell exists, but for my soul’s sake, I believe God’s Word, over the words of mankind, who too must stand before God to be judged. Following are some scriptures proving that Hell indeed exists (Revelation 21:8; Matthew 10:28; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:10; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:41; Matthew 5:22; Revelation 14:11; I Thessalonians 1:9; Matthew 13:50; II Peter 2:4; Jude 1:7; Revelation 20:14; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; Luke 16:19-31; Mark 9:43; John 3:16; Daniel 12:2; Acts 2:27)
Coming to an end, my right ear was itching so bad this evening I decided to soothe it by rubbing around that specific needle. However, I realized that was a mistake when I heard the needle hit the floor, and I felt warm blood dripping in my ear, face and down my neck. I jumped up, and immediately ran to get peroxide and alcohol wipes, to sanitize the area while praying it does not get infected. By the way, the battlefield acupuncture stopped my pain and my follow-up appointment is in four weeks.
Sadly, when Jesus felt His warm blood dripping down His body, and saw it dripping down the Cross, He could not jump off to stop the bleeding and care for His wounds. Why? He loved us too much to be selfish and He chose to be obedient to the will of His Father. Are we anchored in the Lord in obedience?
“The Lord takes pleasure in His people and crowns us with love, humbleness and the opportunity for eternal salvation. Let us, holy ones, rejoice in honor.” (Psalm 149:4-5) I leave you with “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:6-8)
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