Walking through The Valley of The Shadow of Death

I was running on a path where the road was being cut off. 
rapidly from me. It seemed, the faster I ran…. The road 
was getting shorter. Then the unthinkable happened. I was 
locked in a box….in there was terrible! With zeal and  
determination, I climbed up out of there into an unknown 
place, where I saw many people walking in through a gate. 
Heading for the gate, I was stopped by a man, but before 
he could say anything to me. A message rang out loud and 
distinctly….” Tell her it is not time for her to come in 
here yet. ” I awakened; it was all a dream. Yet the pain was 
real. The doctors had done all they could do…. I was scheduled 
for another major surgery which I did not want to have…. 
Having been to the theater so many times before. I actually 
cringed at having to go in there again. The comfort of the 
word rang out from Psalm 34:19 ” Many are the afflictions of 
the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. ”  
At that very moment I was reminded of a trip to the Holy Land. 
life changing it was until the tour guide said to the group, 
” We are now going to ride through the actual place David, the 
Psalmist spoke of in Psalm twenty-three…. The valley of the  
shadow of death.” Looking at this place…. I was completely 
horrified….it looked so dangerous, and the road was very  
narrow…. seemed like there was not enough road for the bus to ride on. 
I spoke up…. STOP the bus, let me off! The thing is I may 
have been the only one who got off the bus. Now reality was setting 
in, walking through the valley of the shadow of death is not a particular 
place…. Itt is what you must walk through, and while 
the doctors may have done all that they can do. Even going as 
far as telling you, you only have extraordinarily little time left here on  
earth. I stopped by to ask you this question. Whose report will 
you believe? I am a living witness; my prognosis was not good. 
Remarkably close relatives were dreaming dreams about me. They said… 
” You do not have much time left. ” I grew worse, yet my faith remained 
strong; and one morning I awakened during the wee hours…. did not 
have enough strength….so much pain! The tugging from within 
was urgent, causing me to crawl to the secret place. I heard a whisper 
” Turned to Psalm 119:17 read it…. immediately my spirit within got 
a hold of that word. ” You shall not die but live to declare the works 
of the Lord. ” I was instructed to put this word on the wall of my 
bedroom and in my bathroom. Two weeks later, I felt myself slipping 
away before the scheduled surgery. I cried to the Lord….said my last 
prayer, was interrupted by these words…” Turn your face to the wall… 
read the word written there. ” Now verbalize it…” You shall not die, 
but live to declare the works of the Lord. ” Instantly, the Word became 
Spirit and the Word became life! Instantly I was healed…. I jumped up 
out of the bed, ran int the bathroom…. there was the Word again…”You 
shall not die but live to declare the works of the Lord. ” Still went 
in for the scheduled surgery…. There the doctors discovered a miraculous  
healing…. his happened to me about twelve years ago. 
Walking through the valley of the shadow of death, you do not have to die.. 
In fact, many times Yahweh (God) will show Himself mightily if you and I 
would only believe! On a tour of the Holy Land, you can tell the bus driver 
to stop the bus and you can get off the bus like I did; but when you are 
walking through the valley of the shadow of death situations….You cannot 
back up, you’ve got to walk through whatever you are faced with. The comfort 
in this is your faith shall make you whole…your faith and obedience will 
bring you out of the valley of the shadow of death, being made whole in 
strength, provision, and blessings to bring glory and honour to HIS name ! 
The WORD is ringing like a bell…. Can you hear it? Read what it says…. 
Psalm 23:4 ” Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they 
comfort me. ” Jehovah Rohi is the LORD your Shepherd…He is walking with 
you as you walk through what may seem like walking through the valley of the 
shadow of death…. Come on, give Him PRAISE!

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