| Please remember me in your prayers|
Brothers & Sisters,
Recently I was told by a doctor that I have hypertension (High Blood pressure)-something that did run on my Mother's side of the family. I am asking that you remember me in your prayers for healing, and restoration from hypertension, and also that I have the will & discipline to carry out the neccessary tasks that the doctor recommends me to do for treatment. Treatment is fairly easy, but we all know how the flesh is and can be. My treatment consists of:
1. Lose about 8 pounds
2. Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes
3. Reduce salt intake
4. Take pill prescribed to me by Doctor.
Number 3 & 4 are quite easy for me, it is number 1& 2 that I humbly solicit your prayers for in strength.
Blessings and thanks to all.
PS: Does anyone have any testimonies of people being healed, restored, or delievered from High Blood Pressure-I would truly love to hear them as to they would encourage my soul.
| 2009/6/18 9:43||Profile|
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Personally I would skip the pill. From what I have seen they "solve" (mask) one problem and create two more - which means you will soon be taking two more pills - which will lead to ?. God did not create "pills" and the fact that they are "easy" and expensive is a sign of what is behind them - similar to street drugs. God's way of healing is free, but it requires faith. I am often amazed how much faith people have in Doctors, and how little faith they have in God. For some reason they just don't seem to value that which is free.
Pray and ask the Lord to show you what things need to be changed - for only He knows what is right for you. Believe Him when He shows you what they are, and then ask Him to help you to make the change.
I will be praying for you.
You must choose whom you will believe. Doctor's only practice medicine. Our Lord is the great healer. He can heal anything, even a broken heart.
| 2009/6/18 11:39||Profile|
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Actually I don't take the pill all the time-but I can say that since I have been taking it, my pressure has been down from what it normally would be-but I do agree with everything you said and believe it. I actually do utilize herbs, God's natural way of health and healing-along side his supernatural divine healing hand.
Actually, I can get off of the pil by accomplishing the first two treatments-and also by adding the appropriate amount of Omega 3,6, 9 fatty acid to my diet, along with at least 8oz of Pomagranate juice per day.
Thank you replying, and thank you for your advice, practicality, and willingness to pray for me. :-)
| 2009/6/18 11:59||Profile|
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I concur with HeartSong's advice. Of course the medical profession has a vested interest in you, they make their living 'caring' for you.
My parents are living the American Dream in a Retirement Village. Their life consists of visits to the alter of medicine. There are almost daily tests and procedures to attend. These are (well I say these, they managed to finally kill of my step-father 2 months ago) a couple of people close to 90 years old. They may have lived longer than their parents but their quality of life is not anything I desire.
My blood pressure tends to run on the high side. During the National Election it was painfully high. I did take some of those pills then, but once it came back to a more normal level, I stopped them.
Slow breathing exercises are a big help in lowering blood pressure. If you Google for it you will find many articles. They even sell a device to help you train yourself to do it but that is just a gimick. Lay down and start counting as you inhale (do it from your stomach), count slowly. Aim for 10 seconds to draw in the full breath and 10 seconds to let it out. If you can, hold at the peak of inhale for a second or two. If you do this several times a day it helps. Of course, it is God who does the healing and to Jesus goes all the glory.
| 2009/6/18 12:06||Profile|
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I will certainly be praying for you. It is difficult to lose weight via exercise...because it is hard on the knees and feet when you are overweight. I would suggest that you find a recumbent bicycle.
A recumbent bike is an exercise bike that has a seat (with a backrest) and the peddles are in front of you (rather than below). It is more comfortable on the back, knees and feet. I purchased one at Wal-Mart for about $125 a couple of years ago for someone. That person would listen to sermons on CD or read a book while exercising...and quickly lost about 40 pounds (within a month -- a loss which this person has maintained ever since). The only other thing that this person did was cut off the drinking of sugary sodas (like Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper)...and replaced them with water and the occasional diet soda.
As far as medicine: I would continue to take the medicine UNTIL the Lord heals you. We can entertain the complaints about medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, but medicine is merely a temporary solution (hopefully) for conditions in which our bodies aren't functioning properly (often, when we are the cause). I have known at least two people DIE because they believed that the Lord would heal them and stopped taking their medication. We shouldn't approach medicine as if it were "voodoo." Everything that appears in legitimate medicine comes from natural substances...that assist the body in performing the way that it should. Remember: It was "medicine" and "vaccines" that all but eradicated many of the deadly plagues, viruses and diseases of the past.
If I remember correctly, Isaiah used a manmade oinment to cure Hezekiah's boil (although it was God who allowed him to live).
My father-in-law was diagnosed with high blood pressure a couple of months ago. He went to the doctor because he was feeling faint. The doctor diagnosed him and gave him some medicine and suggested lifestyle alterations. First of all, we all prayed for him. He also began taking his medication. He did change his lifestyle a little (less salt...and he stopped eating lard-based flour tortillas). He ate more vegetables (rather than french fries). He also took some brisk walks (difficult, however, in the hot Texas sun). He lost about ten pounds. Within two months, his blood pressure was normal. He is going to take his medicine for a couple more months, but discontinue it if all is well (as the doctor advised).
Regardless, I will continue to pray for you. Don't fear, brother. The Lord is indeed our healer. Sometimes, we go through such things because there are things that we should change in our lifestyles. Our bodies aren't meant to be overweight, but society is conducive for people to grow overweight or [i]physically[/i] lazy (which is different than pure laziness...because our bodies can be lazy even if we stay busy). Please don't be afraid or concerned -- because God is watching over you. Keep us updated in this.
| 2009/6/18 13:28||Profile|
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I would suggest that you find a recumbent bicycle. A recumbent bike is an exercise bike that has a seat (with a backrest) and the peddles are in front of you (rather than below). It is more comfortable on the back, knees and feet. I purchased one at Wal-Mart for about $125 a couple of years ago for someone. That person would listen to sermons on CD or read a book while exercising...and quickly lost about 40 pounds (within a month -- a loss which this person has maintained ever since). The only other thing that this person did was cut off the drinking of sugary sodas (like Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper)...and replaced them with water and the occasional diet soda.
I just lost around 25 lbs. at the end of 2008. My blood pressure went from 145/95...sometimes higher...to around 110/75. I love my recumbent. It has provided me with much prayer and sermon/lecture time. I feel like a new person.
All glory be to God! It was by His grace this was accomplished.
Praying for you.
| 2009/6/18 14:07||Profile|
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I will be praying for you. I am friends with a young man who was told last year to loose weight. He was 250 pounds and there was other weight health issue concerns involved. He did not have a lot of money to join a gym, or to buy exercise equipment, so he got a WII. He uses it for exercise with the WII fit board, with WII fit. He lost 112 pounds in 8 months time. He also gave up all soda and sweetened drinks. He eats fruits and vegetables and limits his deserts.He said the WII fit worked really well for him because it actually allowed him to monitor his weight lose and calories burned. He also said it was nice because it was not expensive and he was able to use it through out the winter months as well. That was how he dealt with the physical side of things, for the spiritual side he really got in his Word and just began praying about his over eating and stuff. He spent time repenting and learned to just really trust in the Lord. Its been a full year now and he is healthy and has kept the weight off. He still uses the WII fit for exercise if he can not get out to ride his bike.
| 2009/6/18 16:24||Profile|
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"I believe that it is possible for God to sweep a company right into the glory before the Rapture just as well as at the Rapture. It is possible for you to be taken if others are left. May God grant unto us a very keen inward discerning of our heart's purity. We want to go. It is far better for us to go. But is is far better for the church that we stay.
If you comprehend the truth of this word which Paul realized was true, 'It is far better for me to go' (See 1 Corinthians 9:15), you will never take a pill nor use a plaster. You would never do anything to save you from going if you believed it was better to go. There is a definite, inward motion of the power of God for the human life to so change it till we would not lift a finger, believing it was far better to go.
Then there is another side to it. Believing that God has us for the proclamation of the Gospel, for the building of the church, we would say, 'Lord, for the purpose of being a blessing further for Thy sake, and for the sake of the Church, just keep us full of life to stay.'
We would not be full of disease, but we would be full of life.
So the Lord grant unto us this morning a living faith to believe."
- Smith Wigglesworth
| 2009/6/20 18:32||Profile|
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Blazed, I second the natural medicine advice. There are plenty of alternative, natural therapies an diets out there that could help you. I wouldn't recommend a pill. Our bodies were not designed to be on chemical drugs all our lives. That's why God created fruits, vegetables, nuts, sunlight, etc. that would give us the nutrients we need to stay healthy. I would suggest you research on alternative solutions to hypertension. If you want I can give you some links for you to investigate.
May God bless you and heal you.
| 2009/6/20 21:27||Profile|
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As far as this statement:
Everything that appears in legitimate medicine comes from natural substances...that assist the body in performing the way that it should.
This is only partly true. While many pharmaceutical medicines might come from "natural" sources, all have been altered and modified in laboratories, and many are simply synthetic copies of the real thing. Man attempting to duplicate God's creation.
Most pharmaceutical medicine is only good for masking the symptoms. But it doesn't get to the root of the problem, it doesn't cure you of the disease. And in many cases, the side-effects of the remedies are in fact worse than the disease themselves. You suffer from an ailment, take a pill that gives you temporary relief from the ailment but causes harmful side-effects, and you end up having to take other pills just to treat the side-effects! It's an ongoing cycle and in the end you don't feel better. I won't get into any "conspiracy theories" but I will say this: we live in a sinful world full of avarice. As beneficial as capitalism has been, it only fuels fallen man's greed; and in the end you get multi-million dollar industries like "Big Pharma" who really don't have your best interests at heart, but thrive on people being sick and having to continuously come back for more drugs. Sad, but true.
It was "medicine" and "vaccines" that all but eradicated many of the deadly plagues, viruses and diseases of the past.
Yes, most certainly, through mankind's history we find people being cured by natural means. The Egyptian civilization, Alexandria, the Incas, Oriental medicine...even in the Bible where God gave the people of Israel instructions on hygene, etc. However, it wasn't until the 20th century that pharmaceutical medicine became popular. As far as vaccines go, that's debatable, and not suitable, I would think, for these forums. I personally don't take vaccines because of the amount of mercury and other toxic substances like aluminum that are needlessly placed in them, which can cause serious complications to the brain and body.
| 2009/6/20 21:30||Profile|