Daniel Blakeman - 12/25/2007
Praise and glory to Almighty God, the Father of us all who are sanctified and cleansed by the precious blood of Christ, enriched through the faith of Him Who hath called us out of darkness, into his marvelous light! Glory to our precious Father in Jesus' Name for His mighty works which He does in the sight of men! His Word declares in 2 Chron 16:9: "For the eyes of The Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him". The Lord is faithful to His Word Who will not be mocked (Gal 6:7) and will not put those to shame who trust in Christ and speak His Word mixed with faith (Heb 4:2).
To give a quick background on how this awesome testimony came about, I had a dream about a year and a half ago while I was at my current employer (at that time I had worked there for almost 3 1/2 years which is interesting) that showed me that The Lord was going to begin a work there that would end up with many people rejoicing in The Lord and celebrating in His salvation. At the time, I didn't understand how The Lord was going to bring that to pass considering my then current situation, but it's been a year and a half since then and it is becoming clear and quite miraculous how He is doing it.
(Please read this other testimony in full entitled The Lord's Work at my Work.)
In March of 2007, we hired a man named Jonathan Galuppo, who in turn took a great liking from the very first day to me and to my fellow Brother in Christ Eliyahu BenYsrael. The Lord began to open up doors to us and to use us as vessels to witness the Gospel to him, and show him some of the hidden mysteries inside the scriptures that The Lord had shown us.
Jon became very impressed with the Word but still reserved. Slowly, our relationship began to transform from a professional relationship to a friendship that The Lord wanted to be glorified in, just as Jesus when He sat at meat with publicans and sinners (Matthew 9:10-13 / 1Cor 9:21-22). We began to invite he and his wife, Niccole, over to our house for dinners as they also did with us, that would at times end up in discussion about testimonies that my wife Deanna and I have had in The Lord.
On one particular day, my wife Deanna shared our testimony of how The Lord healed her womb that had a fixed ovary that was attached to the side of her uterus, which in turn pinched off her fallopian tube, causing her eggs not to be released into the uterus; and also of a large cyst which was on her other ovary.
Niccole told my wife, "I just got chills, and it isn't from the air conditioning". At that time, Jon and Niccole were trying to conceive, but because of how long she was on birth control, they were having a difficult time doing so. Later that day Deanna told me that she felt like The Lord was going to do something miraculous for them too, although I really didn't think anything of it. As we continued to pray for their salvation (which hasn't manifested yet), we also prayed for Niccole to get pregnant. On November 26, 2007 Jon called me at night and told me that they just took a pregnancy test and that it showed positive! The next day at work, he told me that she had a follow-up appointment on Thursday with the doctor to make sure everything was ok. Thursday morning came (11/29/07) and as our custom is, Eliyahu and I held a quick prayer out on the dock before he and our other driver Jim departed for the day. I prayed that morning a prayer from the Holy Spirit that asked The Lord for Niccole to have a healthy pregnancy, free from any complications, and that this child would be delivered healthy and strong in Jesus' Name. We all agreed, ending the prayer with an AMEN -- so be it.
Later that morning Niccole headed off to the doctor's office, only to call her husband Jon with a bad report The fertilized egg was stuck in the fallopian tube (tubal pregnancy) and they needed to schedule an abortion ASAP. So the doctor scheduled a sonogram that evening and an appointment the next day to schedule the abortion. Jon and Niccole were devastated. After Jon hung up the phone, he came over to me and told me the bad news. At that time the Spirit of the Lord filled me with a boldness and I declared to him that I did not accept that in the name of Jesus. I told him that we had already agreed in prayer that morning for Niccole to have a healthy pregnancy FREE FROM COMPLICATIONS, and that the child would be delivered healthy and strong. I told him that The word of God states in Mark 11:24 that "All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye received them, and ye shall have them" and I also told him that I had been trained in Christ not to receive the bad report as Philippians 4:8 states: "Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things".
I then proclaimed that, "I command that egg to drop from the fallopian tubes into the uterus in the name of Jesus", and then turned to him and told him that Jesus Christ just did this for them. With a little hesitation, he said, "I hope so". He then went home for lunch to be with his wife, and I prayed to the Lord that I was standing in the gap for his faith (Ezekiel 22:30). I called Eliyahu on our two-way phone and he agreed with me that this was done. (Matthew 18:19: "Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven".)
We began to rejoice and thank The Lord for this awesome work that he had done. I called a few more saints and told them the situation, and just told them to thank The Lord for this miraculous work that He had done, and they agreed. The next day, 11/30/07, Jon came into work, awaiting the appointment that they had scheduled with the doctor to schedule the abortion, and he told me that last night before the sonogram appointment which was at 6:30 PM, he had an "indescribable" peace that came over him at around 5:30 that washed away his fear and doubt, and he told me that my words that I spoke to him earlier that day echoed in his ears and he believed me! He turned to his wife and said that everything was going to be ok and they went to the sonogram appointment. They hadn't told anybody that she was pregnant other than myself, Eliyahu and a few people at work.
Jon, a man who is not born again yet (but I believe he and his wife are both chosen vessels unto The Lord), decided that they were going to tell their parents that she was pregnant, a HUGE act of faith considering the report they were given from man, and knowing that the doctor wanted to schedule an abortion the next day. As he told me this, I told him that he experienced the Holy Spirit, and I read to him Hebrews 4:2-3: "For indeed we have had good tidings preached unto us, even as also they: but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not united by faith with them that heard. 3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest".
It was also brought to my memory of when I told The Lord that I was standing in the gap for his faith.
Praise The living God in Jesus' Name! Directly after that, Eliyahu shared he and his wife Elizabeth's testimony of their son Jadon, and how he was given a bad report from the doctors, and how The Lord brought forth a miracle (please see their incredible testimony). Jon and Niccole ventured off to their appointment at 9:45 AM on Friday, 11/30/07, and when he returned he asked me if we could take a quick walk. He put his arm around me as we walked to the back of the warehouse and told me that the doctor had CANCELLED THE ABORTION!!! The Doctor said the he didn't know how or why, but the fertilized egg moved from the fallopian tube into the uterus, and the fetus was healthy and four weeks along; and Niccole, the mother, was healthy!
I then just blurted out with tears in my eyes, "HALLELUJAH! Praise you Father in Jesus' Name! Thank you so much!!!"
I told him that my God hath shown Himself to him and Niccole and to all who knew of this situation, and he began to rejoice with me. He turned to me and said, "Dan, you were right. Your God is God. Today is a new beginning for me". (Which I know will manifest into a born-again lifestyle.) He began to publish it to everyone there that God had answered our prayer and placed the egg into Niccole's uterus; and I had the opportunity to witness to many people that day, including my manager who is an atheist and who knew of their situation. To whom I declared an awesome saying I heard a wise man in The Lord, Dave, speak: "A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument. There is a God Who is sovereign and all powerful, and He came to save us through His Son Jesus Christ!"
The pregnancy is healthy and well unto this day! Praise our God in Jesus' Name for His faithfulness to His Word.
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 "And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God".
Be encouraged today, saints, in The Lord. He Loves you and desires to show Himself strong on the behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards Him. The Scripture says, "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall SEE GOD".
God bless all of you precious brothers and sisters in Christ I love you all in Jesus' Name. May His grace, mercy and strength uplift and carry you into the Love of Christ and precious faith in all of his promises which are yea and amen.