January 25, 2014
Please Note: We will be sharing testimony and minister God’s healing love during our monthly Eastgate House of Glory Fellowship meetings. The next one is scheduled for Febuary 9th at Hills Mansion in August aMaine. There is no need to register nor are any fees charged. For more information about our monthly Eastgate House of Glory meetings, click here.
A Testimony of God’s Healing Power
God’s love overcame and His love breaks every chain. He is invading people’s lives to heal them by the power of His love. Recently the Lord shared that I would receive a healing. And I did! The means the Lord used to break a stronghold in my life was through a dream. In the dream He removed the root cause of irrational fear – fear itself. God not only heals through the prayer of faith, the laying on of hands but also through prophecy, vision and dreams. Great is the power of God’s love. This is as testimony of God’s healing power in my life.
Before I tell you the dream, I would like to set the stage. Over the course of my life I have experienced unusual high levels of stress and have been involved in many life and death situations. At the age of 17, at 4:00 am in the morning I awoke just in time to escape a blazing inferno that consumed the farmhouse where I lived. Because my father died at the age of 33 in a house fire when I was eleven, I embraced a subtle fear that I too may die at an early age.
After High School I enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent to Viet Nam where I walked point for 9 months. Thankfully, I was not physically harmed but I was exposed to Agent Orange. After my military tour I migrated to California where I lived on an Indian Reservation for two years. Certain sounds often triggered a “fear base” reaction. I was walking near a trailer when one of the tires blew and I found myself stopping from a dead run 30 yards away. For a moment, I thought I was back in Viet Nam under a mortar attack. Later, I was in a motorcycle accident that seriously injured the ligaments of my left leg. Searching for destiny I left the Reservation and enrolled in college and obtained my flight ratings as a pilot and became employed as a flight instructor. Flying has been described as hours of peace punctuated by moments of sheer terror.
At the age of 27 I became employed in the electrical field where I worked for 20 years in close proximity to high voltage electrical equipment. Often I have found myself assisting car victims as a first responder and in one case; a person that suffered with burns over 60 percent of their body. Due to PTSD, I have recovered from depression on two separate occasions. In time, I began to experience irrational fear such as a sense of an impending car accident or an imaginary event where my life was in danger. Although subtle in nature, these feelings were still disturbing.
You can add to this the stress of relational issues from being raised without a nurturing love of a mother and the destructive behavior of an alcoholic father and the tyranny of an abusive stepfather. As a Christian that operates in the prophetic, I have experienced high-level spiritual attacks launched by warlocks. I have faced betrayal, rejection, misunderstandings and opposition by well meaning Christians as well as three Jezebel spirits, an Absalom spirit and a political spirit.
Praise God, since my salvation at the age of 27, the Lord has healed me of PTSD related to Viet Nam, and the associated depression and anxiety attacks as well as the effects of Agent Orange. He healed my left leg of a limp that developed from the motorcycle accident. I especially love the numerous times He has healed my heart by the infilling of His liquid love.
I have been healed by His presence during worship, prayer and especially, through prophecy, visions and dreams. As a new man in Christ, today I often minister from the transformational work of the Spirit that has the power to minister the healing grace of God to others.
At the golden age of 64, my wife and I enjoy a wonderful life. I play basketball twice a week with youth half my age. As the founder of Destiny Eastgate Ministries, we have the mandate to equip Christians with the Fathers heart for the work of ministry. My joy is the awesome daily Kingdom life in Christ that comes from abiding in His presence, the secret place of the most high where I am sheltered by the Father’s eternal love. Our motto in ministry is “His love never fails!”
Now For The Healing Dream
In this recent dream I was in a field. There was no imminent danger, only a vacant field full of peace. I knew by this that God had removed the remaining fear-based strongholds that robbed my life of complete wholeness. It was a field of truth that imparted healing to my soul – a field where hope, faith and love prevailed. Since the liberating dream, I have felt within a greater prevailing peace.
I shared this testimony during the following Sunday Webinar and was surprised that others too have experienced healing through visions and dreams. One person was healed of a heart issue and another received an impartation of the Lords peace in a dream. As I reflect on my life, I have received healing many times by the ministry of the Spirit through prophecy, visions and dreams. We are the temple for the Spirit and it is God’s desire that our soul is in good health where His life and love abides,
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 2).
The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation
The apostle Paul’s prayer was for the Lord to grant the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation that our hearts may be enlightened in the knowledge of Christ (Eph. 1:17-18). To know Him is to experience Him. Too experience Him is to see His glory that enables us to partake of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). God wants to invade every area of our life with His presence. We thus thank God,
“Who has delivered from the power of darkness and has translated us into he Kingdom of His dear Son”(Col. 1:13).
As children of the Kingdom of heaven, where Christ is King of Kings, in His name I declare that you are totally set free from the power of darkness!
His Truth Sets You Free
Jesus said His sheep hear His voice and they follow Him (John 10:27). The Bible reveals the many ways that God communicates, including through prophecy, visions and dreams (Acts 2:16-17). I was struggling with something when in a brief vision, I saw the Lord embracing me in His arms.
I then heard, “Just as a natural father reveals his love to his children, should not your heavenly father embrace His own with unconditional love?” In that moment His love set me free from self-condemnation. Many times the Lord imparts a thought that breaks a stronghold of the heart. It is the truth Jesus said, that MAKES YOU FREE (John 8:32 & 36).
For instance, I was driving to work when the question was posed to me, “Do you feel that your mother abandoned you when you were young?” Now when God ask you a question, it’s not because He doesn’t know the answer. In response I acknowledged, “Yes Lord I do!” I wept as a fountain of pain swelled up from the depths of my heart. Another question followed, “And you feel that your father abandoned you as well?” I was eleven when he passed away. With deep sobs I responded, “Yes Lord.” His love then affirmed, “But I will never leave you or forsake you!”
In that moment, the knowledge of His eternal faithfulness cleansed and refreshed my entire being! Once again the Lord brought inner healing that touched the deepest core of my inner being. This has happened to me many times over the years. My life was once spared from certain death through a vision that enabled me to avert a situation that would have placed me in imminent danger.
Learn to discern the fleeting thoughts and the gentle feelings, such as peace, love or joy that come to you. God often speaks in such a gentle way that we mistake them as our own thoughts and feelings. When they come, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10). Simply ask the Lord to reveal His heart to you and be still to see what He has to say (See Habakkuk 2:1). God is a relational Father that loves to communicate His heart to His own creation (Whereby we cry “Abba Father”).
The Sun is Rising with Healing
The Sun of righteousness is rising to break the strongholds that hold people captive. His eye is to restore the fallen and to heal the broken hearted. I firmly believe God’s heart is to bring complete healing to His people. As the soul of God’s people move toward wholeness, the Church can walk in increasing victory. To empower us for the days ahead, the Lord is rising with healing in His wings,
But unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness rise with healing in His Wings (Malachi 4:2).
The future of the Church depends upon the inner prosperity of its members. Fear destroys peace, erodes confidence and creates identity issues. It attacks our sense of well-being and creates negative reactions that manifest as jealousy, anger and control. The root of a religious spirit is fear and fear leads to an impoverished soul and spiritual poverty. Fear is often masked as a cloak to protect oneself from deception or from being hurt. Many that are wounded hunger for love but fear intimacy. Fear in reality it is a destructive force to healthy relationships. Fear creates strife and division that is the counter power of love and forgiveness.
As believer’s move into inner wholeness, they will be used as the main catalyst to bring restoration, renewal and revival to the body of Christ. God seeks those who desire a life giving heart to heart relationship with Him. As He fathers their spirit into wholeness, they will become empowered by His love to develop and cultivate healthy “heart to heart” relationship with others. Soon we shall see the lKingdom of heaven manifest on earth as it is in heaven. A family where love rules in the midst of God’s people that are in relationship with God and with one another.
The results is Kingdom life that arises from the wholeness of a spiritual family that will impact communities with the transforming power of the Lord. People don’t need religion; they need to see the authentic life of the Kingdom. The testimony of restored and healed relationships will impact many for Christ. It will be through God’s love that will heal the wounded and restore the fallen and God will heal them through His people, every one! Get ready for an atomic infusion of His love!
A refreshing move of God is here to renew the inner man with the life of His presence. The power of God’s love will awaken the hearts of many to become agents of Gods’ compassion and mercy. Those who experience this transformational work will become hope reformers with the ministry of the word of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:19). The restoration of wounded warriors and the fallen as well as the return of the prodigals will become a major part of the harvest.
God is love and those who abide in love abide in God and God in them. You cannot abide in God’s love without being healed. His love never fails and those filled with His love will become as He is – healing love with the power to reconcile the heart of others to our heavenly Father and with one another. This is known as the Elijah anointing where the hearts of the Fathers return to the children and the hearts of the Children return to their Fathers (See 1 John 4:16-17 and Malachi 4).
The Lord as our Shepherd is relentlessly moving to MAKE us lie down in green pastures where we are nourished by the life of His living Word. He is leading us to the place where we can safety drink from the streams of living water that restore our soul. A refreshing move of God is now at hand to give drink to the thirsty and by His healing grace, restore the soul of His people. As King David declared,
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He MAKES me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters. HE RETORES MY SOUL…(Ps. 23:1-3).
Break out into the NEW
The Spirit is moving to break us out of the confines of the past to move us into the new. Get ready for God to invade your life! Every weapon formed against you will NOT prosper. This is the day of healing, restoration and deliverance, for He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. As I shared with our Eastgate family, get ready for growth for the time of the expansion of His Kingdom is here,
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes”(Isaiah 54:2).
You can stretch out the curtains of your dwelling and lengthen the cords of your tent by the expansion of the Kingdom of heaven that Jesus said, shall be in you! As temples of the Holy Spirit, God is enlarging the place of His dwelling within His people. In order to do this, He is flushing out the old to make way for something that is much more glorious. As a new creation IN Christ, His Kingdom is to be revealed on earth as it is in heaven, which is “Christ in you the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). The Kingdom comes in Christ presence and with more of Christ in you, the greater the expansion of His Kingdom that takes place within you. We ask therefore “More Lord!”
This is the season that many will step into a newfound freedom because of his healing mercy where love rules. His perfect love cast our all fear. And by His love, they will in turn open prison doors to set those that are being held captive free. Just as the Sunlight dissipates the morning fog, the light of God’s Kingdom is melting away the fog that clouds our vision. As the light of Christ shines, new life will spring forth. Just as in the beginning when the earth was void, in darkness and without form, the Lord is once again moving to restore the light and life of His glory to His family – the household of faith.
God still speaks today and He is visiting His people to bring new life to situations that seem improbable, impossible, hopeless or even dead. Get ready for acceleration and for new doors to open as opportunities present themselves. It’s time to prepare for the Kingdom reign where Christ rules as King of Kings in His domain and it begins first in our own hearts. The Spirit is moving to bring restoration, renewal and redemption as well as much needed healing. This is a work of the Spirit that many are finding taking place in their lives through prophecy, vision and dreams.
A Prayer: The Lord can bring total healing in your life, not only through the laying on of hands, prayer or medical treatment, but as I have shared, through prophecy, visions and dreams. If your desire is to experience more of His healing grace, then pray this with me,
I receive your healing love that fills my entire being with the grace of your life giving presence. I ask that you bring me into complete wholeness that I may prosper in all things. I ask for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation to enlighten my heart in the knowledge of Christ that I may know Him and the riches of His glory that is our inheritance (Eph. 1:17-21).
I ask that you invade my life with healing and the truth that makes men free. I ask that you minister the living Word to me in prophecy, visions and dreams that gives testimony to your healing power and your resurrection life as the risen Christ.
I ask for the perfect love that cast out all fear and for the love of God to be shed abroad in my heart through the Holy Spirit (Ro. 5:5). My desire is for living waters to flow like a river from my inner most being with the faith and boldness to minster your healing love to touch the life of others with your Spirit.
In Jesus name I ask, Amen,
In His heart and love Roy Roden