( 3-10-17) Before I share the following I'm going to ask two things from all who read this;
1. Please pray for me after you read it.
2. Please only speak the victory and not the problem.
Last October my husband and I went to NY. We were staying at Long Island so the beach was within walking distance from where we were at. One day I decided to walk to the ocean. It was about a three mile walk and a little cold and windy but I love to walk so I put my hat and jacket on but didn't have any gloves with me.
I enjoyed the ocean's edge so much that day. I probably spent an hour after I got there, just walking along the shore and praying. When I decided I needed to head back I discovered I had gotten so cold that I could literally not bend my fingers.
After the three mile walk back to the house I was feeling pretty cold and getting into a hot bath sounded like the perfect idea. Or so I thought.
I got into that hot bath to my regret. I had no idea there were consequences to being cold and warming up too quickly - until after that day. I was soon to learn, when your body heats up too quickly it can cause a disorder within the blood vessels. The side effects can cause a disorder called Urticaria (of which - medically speaking, there is no known cure for). It's kind of like being in a constant state of a full blown allergic reaction non-stop, with hives all over the body. So I have been battling this since October. I'm not going to go into allot of details other than to say it can sometimes be rough as it's not a normal itch. The best way I can describe it is, it's like having about a thousand mosquitoes all biting you at the same time.
A couple of nights ago, all through the night every time I'd momentarily wake up I'd hear the word "Selenium". In every dream (and I had allot of dreams that night) someone was talking to me about Selenium. I was even shown how to spell it. I'd say I heard the word spoken to me a minimum of twenty times. I had never heard of it so, in the morning I asked my husband, Steve, "what's selenium?". He didn't know either. Later that morning, I searched it on the internet and the first article that popped up said, "Selenium, The Magic Cure for Urticaria". I was overcome with awe for the Lord and broken to tears. I found out, sometimes people contract Urticaria because they have a "selenium" deficiency!!!!
Also, I want to add the power of our words and what they can do. For the past week I decided I'd had enough of the torment and I simply was not tolerating it anymore. I began to take consistent authority over my body and confessed the truth is "by His stripes I'm already healed therefore Urticaria is a lie and does not exist". The result? For the past week...the hives were still visibly on me but I had not been itching and I slept every night - all night and peacefully. Please understand, I was sleep deprived as I would wake up many times throughout the night engulfed in extreme itching which was impossible to sleep through or to get back to sleep very quickly.
By the way, the only way to know if you have a selenium deficiency is by having a fingernail or toenail biopsy done. Or, God tells you in the middle of the night! He's AMAZING!
(3-13-17) Testimony #1:
Two weeks ago the urticaria hives had gotten so bad they were from the top of my neck down to my ankles - even inside my ears. That was the point at which I couldn't take it anymore and decided to speak with the authority I know we've been given - declaring my healing and urticaria to be a lie that I wouldn't accept anymore.
Through this journey since October, getting into a bath was a double edged sword for me. I had discovered that soaking in a bath of Tea Tree oil was the only solution that gave me temporary relief from the severe itching. The catch was, when water touched my skin for about the first 10 minutes or so the flare up was exaggerated and initiated the greatest time of torment each and every time until the Tea Tree oil kicked in. But, for me it was worth it because the end result of soaking in the oil gave me a few hours of relief afterwards.
As I stated earlier, the Lord spoke the word Selenium to me while I slept and I discovered it's been called 'the magic cure for urticaria'. After three days of taking Selenium, for the first time since last October, last night I took a wonderful bath that caused absolutely no reaction to my skin other than relaxation! Not one teeny tiny of an itch happened and this morning after five months I am completely hive-free!!!!! I'm crying as I type this out but believe me, these are ecstatically happy tears of gratitude to the Lord, not to mention abundant joy and relief!!!
I'm sharing this all with you to hopefully help encourage you through your own trials and to tell you of His faithfulness in providing for us. Praise Him....GOD IS GOOD!!!!!
(3-17-17) It's now been one week with no urticaria symptoms and I am so very grateful to God. This experience has given me new eyes to see through. Or maybe 'new' isn't the correct word, rather a new level of depth in what was already there in some form. I feel as if I understand much better how we can rejoice in going through our trials, knowing they will mature us all the more. I found that even in the course of this small trial, I began to anticipate what God would do within it and how He surely was turning it into an opportunity for Him to shine.
I also have found that I can see many 'common and everyday' things as blessings now rather than overlooking them as the 'norm'. For instance, I now get into the shower or bathtub and praise God for this wonderful blessing. For five months the task of bathing was extremely unpleasant and now it's an experience of praise each time!
For five months my skin became thick and bumpy, and felt almost like plastic. With joy and gratitude, I can say my skin is soft and smooth once again!
God is good! ALWAYS!
I am reminded of a prophetic word the Lord gave me awhile back. Here is the portion of it that keeps stirring within me in connection to my recent experience;
"The gates to a fresh season for the Body of Christ have just been opened to us. We have literally just passed from one spiritual season to the next. What an incredible season it is, and will be! This is one we have been foreseeing and foretelling about coming into existence for awhile now, with excitement and possibly a little impatience in the wait as well. I believe the Holy Spirit is establishing a witness within many, and maybe even within most, as to this foretold season being here and NOW being the time.
As you slumber in the rest of the Lord AND, as you slumber in the resting and sleep for your physical body, you will be filled and receive throughout your entire body the manifest presence of healing to such a degree you at one time thought to be unimaginable. Not anymore! You have dared to believe into a new level and because you believed, even against all the skeptic's verdicts and negative proclamations, you will receive, not ten, not twenty, rather, a one-hundred fold return. This is your inheritance. This is your due return.
You will see blind eyes opened, veins and arteries rebuilt and made anew without loss of function, tongues loosed to speak for the first time, financial miracles and surprise inheritances."
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