Please Pray For My Neck Pain

By David J. Stewart | October 2012

RIGHT: Photo by NASA 1995, Hubble telescope. This photo was only made possible by leaving the camera shutter open for 100 hours. The section displayed represents a size of sky about the size of a single grain of sand. Isn't that incredible? God is truly amazing! Some galaxies have billions, even trillions of stars (suns). The world is very curious and excited about the images that the new James Webb telescope will send back in 2018 when it's launched. The telescope will orbit a million miles from the earth. God's greatness is truly unsearchable as Psalms 145:3 proclaims!

I wanted to start my article off on a positive note, praising the Lord, because my pain gets me down. I cannot express in words just how much pain I have in my neck. My cheek bones are hurting in pain from my neck. It's absolutely horrible as I type. The pain radiates into my facial area. My gums are sore and my eyes. My entire face is sore. My ears hurt. I am suffering in much pain. The pain radiates everywhere in my head, but it's mostly noticeable in the facial area. The pain is dull, constant and agonizing.

I love all my web visitors and pray for you each and every day. I've been in much pain this week. Only God knows how horrible my pain is today. My neck hurts unbearably. I'm talking 120 mg of Oxycontin and 40 mg of oxycodone daily for pain, but it doesn't work sometimes because my body builds up a tolerance. When the medications work they work fairly well, but on days like today it's like I didn't even take them at all. The pain feels like the worst toothache imaginable, but where the bone is located in back of my neck. I ask for your continued prayers, please. I had laid down for a couple hours, listening to the book of Isaiah read by Alexander Scourby. I love the King James Bible on DVD. It's a technological blessing. The Bible on tape requires 43 cassettes. That too much cassette changing for me. Instead I have the entire Old Testament on a single DVD. That's great! I play it in my computer.

Practical Truths From The Book Of Isaiah

The following Scripture spoke to my heart, proclaiming that the nations are a drop of a bucket to God...

Isaiah 40:15, “Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.”

We have read much in the news over the past few years about possible war in the Middle East. Increasingly it appears that something is going to happen. By moving ships and troops around it costs a lot of money. I'm sure all the saber-rattling about war is very profitable for the globalists. The Scriptures say that everything's all right in our Father's house. God is still on His throne! World leaders think they're so powerful, but God says they're a drop of a bucket compared to Him omnipotence (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipresence (all-present). World leaders are as dust.

I was absolutely amazed this week to learn that an average sized tree has the equivalent atomic power to supply America's electrical power for 10 years! Wow! I can't even fathom that. A single grain of salt could power a home for several months. One 200 pound man has the equivalent atomic power as 157,307 Hiroshima type nuclear bombs. Mankind hasn't even begun to discover the greatness of the universe! Mankind hasn't even begin to tap into the world's power! I really enjoyed watching the GOD OF WONDERS VIDEO (an awesome film! God's greatness is unsearchable, Psalm 145:3).

I consider these mind-boggling scientific facts, and then I consider the wonderful gift of Jesus Christ to the world, and I consider the precious Word of God that provides so much vital and practical information to mankind, and my heart breaks in love for my great God, Creator and Redeemer. What an awesome God. Aren't you glad that the God of the universe is a forgiving Being? Aren't you glad that God loves us more than we could ever love Him? Isn't it awesome that the highest power in this universe is morally good, upright, honest and is not a respecter of persons! Could you imagine how terrifying it would be if God were a selfish thug? That's what Shakira calls Him, but she has absolutely no idea what she's talking about. Shakira is a total fool!

I just heard this beautiful Scripture below (I'm listening to Isaiah while I'm working on this article)...

Isaiah 61:10, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.”

Isn't that beautiful? God hath clothed us in His righteousness! God hath clothed us in the garments of salvation. The robe of righteousness is the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ (Romans 4:5-6). You need His Righteousness! We all need His righteousness. I say “YOU” because I already have Christ's righteousness by faith. I hope you do too my friend, for there is no other way to have eternal life and escape the fires of Hell. Our sins must be dealt with. Jesus paid our sins debt with His precious blood on the cross. Jesus was buried, and He rose up from the dead three days later. If you receive Christ's sacrifice as payment for your sins, then you are saved.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God (Hebrews 10:31). I tremble to think what will happen to Christ-haters like Sarah Silverman, Brian Johnson, Jesse Ventura (and his hero George Carlin)...

Psalms 50:22, “Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.”

Sadly, Rod Serling and Jackie Gleason found out the horrifying moment they passed into eternity that the Bible is true. God is good to everyone. If anyone dies in their sins and goes to Hell, they have no one to blame except them self (Romans 1:20). God gives everyone the opportunity to search for Him and do the right thing...

Isaiah 3:10-12, “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.”

Hell is nothing to trifle with. Hell is forever and ever. The music, partying and strength in numbers of the unbelieving wicked world, blinds them from the truth. The Bible is filled with warnings from God...

Isaiah 45:9, “Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?”

I wanted to share with you some of the Scriptures that spoke to my heart from Isaiah...

Isaiah 1:21, “How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.”

The above Bible verse is very interesting, because Revelation 17:1 speaks of The Great Whore. Revelation 17:5 calls the woman that rides the Beast... The Mother Of Harlots. Isaiah 1:21 evidences that Israel has historically played the harlot. Revelation 17:18 says the woman riding the Beast is the city of Jerusalem. Revelation 11:8 confirms this truth, identifying it as the city where the Lord was crucified. Isaiah asks, How is the faithful city become an harlot.

The following Scripture describes MOST people these days, who are wise IN THEIR OWN EYES. This is the DO YOUR OWN THING CROWD...

Isaiah 5:20-21, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes...”

The book of Isaiah sounds like America today. Our nation is so hypocritical. We speak of the value of life while killing millions of our own children. We've murdered over a million and a half Iraqis by war. We mind everyone else's business except our own. Our youth are out of control. Laws protect criminals more than law-abiding citizens. We claim to trust God while living in every sin under the sun. Americans are sinfully proud, hating and filing for divorce, living in adultery and gossiping continually. Our churches have become entertainment centers. Pastors have become psychologists instead of preachers. We're a bunch of hypocrites in the United States. The Bible says that everyone, even the fatherless and the widows, became evildoers and hypocrites...

Isaiah 9:17, “Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.”

America's prisons are filled. People look for someone to blame for America's problems, but sin is committed on an individual basis. As INDIVIDUALS we choose either to seek God or do our own thing instead. You don't have to go to church or attend seminary to serve God. Most of the people throughout the history of mankind, especially during the Dark Ages (when no one has a printed copy of the Bible), DIDN'T have a Bible-believing Church to attend.

Every person decides in their youth what kind of life they are going to live. Manasseh was one of the wickedest kings in Israel, reigning for 55 years. The righteous mourn when the wicked rule. Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” The righteous are mourning in America today. It is very sad that we have a pathological, habitual, career liar (President Obama) in The White House. President Obama has broken every campaign promise except one, which gives marriage rights to same-sex couples. And it appears that we may have a sex-perverted Mormon cult leader as our next commander in chief. God's curse is upon America! We have forsaken the God of the Bible, the living God Who created the universe.

Manasseh's son was Amon, and then Amon's his son was Josiah. Josiah’s grandpa was one of the worst kings in history, making idol worship a national pastime, defiling God’s name and God’s temple even as so many generations had before. So Grandpa dies, and Dad becomes king. He was a bigger loser than Grandpa. So pitiful was his reign that he was assassinated after only two years on the throne, and his son Josiah became king at the ripe old age of 8-years-old. Can you imagine being king at 8?

I love the book of Isaiah. It's an amazing book, which parallels the entire Bible. Isaiah is divided into 66 chapters, paralleling the division of the entire Bible into 66 books.

Psalms 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Here's another great passage of Scripture from Isaiah...

Isaiah 40:28-31, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Thank You For Visiting My Website Ministry Regularly

One of my favorite Scriptures in the Bible is Philippians 2:13, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” That is why this website is here, i.e., because God has done a work in my heart to will and to do of His good pleasure. I am grateful and blessed for this opportunity. I pray for my web visitors daily that God will work in your life, and that His will be done. I love you all, whoever you may be, with God's unconditional love.

The world is an insane place these days. If the Lord tarries His return, technology is going to turn the world into a tyrannical Police State like you couldn't imagine. Mind-boggling technologies will be coming out in the years and decades ahead if Christ doesn't return. It appears that the heathen leaders of this world are as eager for the coming of the Antichrist, as we are for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ at the Rapture. The prevalence of occult imagery all around the world evidences this fact.

I suffer every day of my life, trusting God to see me through to another day. I don't mention my sufferings online often, although I feel like saying something every single day. My body cries out... I'M IN HORRIBLE PAIN!!! It's just my lot in life and I have to endure it. I haven't even mentioned the radiating razor-blade-like pain in my fingers and legs (it's mostly the right side of my body. It's caused by trauma to my spinal cord in my neck). I manage to type with my ring finger on my right hand because the first two fingers hurt so much. I hardly play my guitar and it hurts when I do. My peripheral neuropathy makes my body feel like I'm burning alive from the inside out. All of the pain, drug side-effects, burning, tingling, arm puffiness, neck pain and my facial pain is overwhelming oftentimes. I've been hurting a lot this week.

I don't go out much anymore because it takes a lot of energy to hide my bodily afflictions in public. If I don't hide my afflictions, I would look absolutely miserable and depressed, rolling my head in agonizing neck pain, holding my head in my hands and crying often in pain and despair. The neck pain is right next to my head and it affects me big time, ruining my entire life. All medical options have been exhausted over the past 8 years. I've tried, and begged and pleaded for someone to help take away my afflictions, but only God can do that. The last surgery made me worse and gave me peripheral neuropathy (which I already had, but not near as bad as now). The neck pain has never changed, it's been absolutely horrible since March of 2004. It has cost my everything. I'm 100% worse after my last surgery. Another surgery will likely leave me even worse than I already am, so no doctor wants to touch my neck (which I've accepted). I often look at people who have it worse than me (and they're are plenty) to encourage myself. At least I'm still functional, and I tell God every day that I have no complaints. God is a good God!!!

I listened to Dr. Jack Hyles MP3 sermon two days ago titled DON'T RUN, and I cried as he taught from the book of Jeremiah 20:7-10 not to run from the INEVITABLES and UNCHANGEABLES in our life. I loved the sermon so much that I spent hours typing it out, here's how far I've got so far, but it's not done and I would like to finish it when my pain isn't so bad, Lord willing.

I have endured the Devil afflicting me ever since my ministry began to grow in 2004. I started the work in 2002. Only the Lord knows the depth of suffering that I've endured. Job didn't have it so bad. The book of Job reads like a biography of my life. My neck feels like it's being ripped out 24 hours a day, with chronic tension. It's not the muscles, it's something wrong with the spinal cord. After seeing 8 neurosurgeons and having two failed neck surgeries, they said I have to suffer with this the rest of my life. Thus, I have no life. Job 16:20-21, “...mine eye poureth out tears unto God. O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!” Job 10:1, “My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.” Job 19:19, “All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me.”

I never realized just how much Job and David suffered physically and emotionally. The books of Job and Psalms are saturated with the afflictions of both men. I long for the end of this earthly life, to be with the Lord and not have to suffer anymore. I have a faithful Savior in Heaven and that is my hope. Jesus is precious!

I ask for your earnest prayers for this ministry and me daily. This ministry is much bigger than me, it's about the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE (John 14:6)! HEAR YE HIM!

“Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).

I love you all in the Lord, whoever you may be!

Tomorrow's Guarantee of God's Provision

1st Thessalonians 5:25, “Brethren, pray for us.”

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