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Courageously Delivered – George Walker

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“Courageously Delivered”
By George Walker
Muskegon Correctional Facility, Muskegon, MI

Like a thief in the night, the Covid-19 virus has filled the world with fright. But equipping us with courage, the Bible reminds us in 1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.”

Undoubtedly there is a problem in the world today when people are losing family members to the pandemic. They are humbled by these horrifying happenings. But God, Hallelujah, He gives us the strength to stand and face any triad of trials, tribulations or trickery that the enemy selfishly throws our way. When we call on the name of Jesus, everything everywhere must bow down, submit or scamper off and try to hide because there is no greater name. In a flurry, you will witness healing, deliverance and restoration because this, too, meaning Covid-19, shall pass in the name of Jesus.

The Father calls to our remembrance Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

The Father reminds us of His orders to be powerful and exercise our favorable fortitude to be fearless instead of fearful. Faith without works is dead which means if we are not confessing God’s Word, (there shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling, Psalm 91:10), then what are we believing?

In conclusion, Daniel gives us an example of courage when he told king Nebuchadnezzar “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the fiery furnace,” Daniel proclaimed his faith in God to the king and to the fiery furnace and we have to proclaim ours to this pestilence. And just like God courageously delivered Daniel, He will do it for us as well.

Amen!

Be Liberated Through the Father God – Travis English

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“Be Liberated Through the Father God”
By Travis English
Carson City Correctional, Carson City, MI

I hope through my testimony every man and woman can understand the omnipotent power of God’s Holy Spirit and how it can work in all of our lives if we allow it. I also hope it gives hope to the recovering and suffering addict to be strong and look for refuge in Jesus the true king.

At the prison I was previously at for almost 4 years I was firmly rooted in NA and I enjoyed a long time of sobriety as well as spiritual growth taking many classes such as Leader Dogs for the Blind, Chance for Life, Food Tech, and many, many more. I was strong against desires to use drugs and drink. This was partly due to a strong prison fellowship and good friends who all looked out for one another.

After arriving at the new prison and a lowered security level, I was almost overwhelmingly introduced to new types of drugs and a steady source of alcohol (spud juice). I found myself indulging on a regular basis and my life had started to seem dim again. I had lost my sense of purpose, and my growth had become stagnant once more.

Until one late night it occurred to me how desperate and selfish I had become and how my life had lost purpose. I fell to my hands and knees and asked the Lord to help me once more. But I didn’t stop there. I knew from my past He was greater than anything and could work through me as a vessel of His will. So I believed and put faith in Him and I now have once again overcome the desire to use, but not because I did it by myself. It was because He worked through me and I allowed Him back into my life.

Next month I see the parole board and I am going in there with a clean conscience and sober mind and it’s all because God is good. God is great and through His ransom sacrifice on the cross I can be part of His governing leadership and all I have to do is believe in Him and He will lead the way. He can liberate us from any stronghold, even our fleshly desires. Isaiah 61:1.

Respectfully, a believer of God.