A Prisoner Of The Lord: What I learned while under house arrest
Tonight’s post dives into the price I asked of the Lord to pay to know him in his sufferings. Before this time, I forgot I asked the Lord to pay such a price. Before this time, I continually asked the Lord to draw me closer to him. I knew that he could do it, however, I didn’t know just how he was going to do it. Let it be known that I declare before men, woman girl, and boy that I will gladly pay any price to serve the cause of Christ.
Philippians 3:10King James Version (KJV)
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Sometimes The Holy Spirit will take the flesh on a journey where self-doesn’t want to go. Please understand I am just a man, I never wanted to go under house arrest as a man. However, as a child of God and soldier of the cross, I will walk the valleys because I know without a doubt that God will there. If he is not there, then I don’t want to go down into a valley without the Lord As a man, I was confused, angry and devasted that I was put under house arrest for six months.
Revelation 2:10King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
It wasn’t until the last two months before I got released that I completely understood why I was put under house arrest. In this community housing unit, I was living under a roof with people that had and have serve mental and physical illness. Some people in the house also had various criminal records… What was my crime? I was reading the Bible and partaking in service time with my church in the U .S.
Hebrews 10:25King James Version (KJV)
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
The reason it became a problem for some simply is that my family didn’t want me to do my study time in the house. Instead of taking my study outside. The reason I didn’t at the time is during the time and moments of February. In Canada during the time of February, it is very, very harsh and cold winter.
Winter time in Canada can be rather harsh. However please allow me to explain to my readers just why I was sent to prison and how the paperwork came about. Certain family members if not all believed that when I became a Christian I became brainwashed because I didn’t do the same things I once did. I did not watch the same movies or television shows. I didn’t read the same books and yes God even changed the kind of music I would listen to. My parents and various people within my family were gravely concerned because of all the time I would yield to God studying his word. I didn’t want anything of the world. I just simply wanted to know about Jesus.
Ephesians 4:22King James Version (KJV)
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Getting to know Jesus was far better than eating at the table around unbelievers. I wanted to know God, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. I want to even state a fact. When I asked God save me that night on the gurney that night as I was losing my battle with carbon monoxide poisoning God took me up on the offer. Due to the fact that he took me up on the offer and I got a miracle that night and was able to walk out of the hospital that night under my own strength, God accepted my request. He raised me up, once he did, I knew that I entered into a spiritual contract with him. When I asked Jesus to come into my heart, again I signed a contract with Jesus. Furthermore, when I was baptized in the Holy Ghost I entered one more contract with God.
John 15:19King James Version (KJV)
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Most people and so-called Christians have no idea what this contract is simply because in Canada and America churches are false, and these same churches don’t preach true blood salvation or even coming into the knowledge of what it means to put on the new man.
Hebrews 9:22King James Version (KJV)
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Which is sad and because of that most churches today at best they only have a form. Their own form based on flesh’s theories and opinions. When Anthony became new, he changed the way he dressed, he changed the way he looked, especially in the face. He changed the kind of music he used to listen to. He became new because he got a real dose of “Old time religion.”
2 Corinthians 5:17King James Version (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
When I entered into a physical and spiritual contract, I told the Lord God, I would pay with my head if it brought souls to the Lord. God knows I mean every bit of that as well. In return after mentioning to God that I would pay any price to walk like Joseph, Enoch, Noah, Paul, and others. I only asked God one thing in return. “The strength to endure the price. After he said yes, I told him I will bear my cross and climb for Jesus. Once I began to bare my cross, I became hated by those in my family. Once I bore my cross for Christ, food never tasted the same again.
I often ate more at the Lord’s table than the dinner table. I did that because I was willing to pay such a price.
Luke 9:23King James Version (KJV)
23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
At this time well getting familiar with the story of Joseph my father was used by the devil himself in an attempt to shut me up. Instead of this happening God used the anointing in my life to stand firm in my faith for him and because he did. My God, the creator of heaven and earth shut the big lion’s mouth when I said I wouldn’t stop studying the Word of God. I wouldn’t stop ever. Well, then my father decided if he couldn’t stop me from reading that he was going to lock me up. He proceeded to get a contract from his lawyer asking me not to pray any further if I did than I would go to prison. Well, I wasn’t going to stop to listen to the Devil’s puke. So I went right on praying. Eventually, as I kept praying the police did come to remove me from the home for praying. The man formerly known as my Dad may have gotten a restraining order but I knew this was a plot to stop me from praying. However, rather than see myself being arrested and in handcuffs, my mom bargained with the police about a certain community housing unit I could go for a time. The police and I agreed to such an agreement and I was placed under house arrest six months.
Romans 5:3King James Version (KJV)
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Just so all my readers know that being under house arrest was the hardest thing emotionally that I went through. No one will know the many nights I cried before the Lord. No one will ever quite know the mind battles I endured. No one will quite know how much my flesh wanted to rise up.
1 Peter 4:12King James Version (KJV)
12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
However, even though I was innocent and placed in that house unjustly, even though I wasn’t fed much. Even though I lost about 25-30 pounds while I was in the community housing unit, it wasn’t until the last two months of my time did I realize why I was under house arrest. “I was a prisoner of the Lord.” Once the flesh had done all it’s crying, once my stomach stopped groaning for food. I craved to be with the Lord. In May I was shipped off to another community housing unit on May 15th, 2017. In this new house, I was longer fed bread and water daily for lunch.
2 Corinthians 11:27King James Version (KJV)
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Instead, I was given hamburgers, french fries, chicken vegetables, pizza and oh so much more. It wasn’t until I was brought to this new home that I finally realized that the reason I was in that place was that The Lord wanted more from me on a spiritual level. In the new house, I was able to be still and quiet before the Lord. Even more than that, I was able to meet some of the people in the most awful conditions… I met a girl that had a terrible illness. She battled anorexia. I remember meeting someone that had terrible anger issues and nightmares. I didn’t know it at the time but I was fighting for the souls and all I was doing was reading by the lake
Proverbs 1:33King James Version (KJV)
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
The more time I spent in study it seemed the more these same people needed the anointing I had displayed in my life to preserve them. Being in a house like that, allowed me to pray for those two people and their bondage. Before I began to pray for them, God would reveal things to me, regarding their life. I began praying for the young girl after seeing her hair falling out and just laying there as if she were a dog shedding her coat… It made me cry… Another situation God would reveal to me had to deal with my roommate. He explained to me that, he was deeply troubled, he said he often had night terrors. However, he said, when I bought there, his nightmares ceased… He was nightmare free. Anthony didn’t do anything, but God’s anointing did!
Isaiah 10:27King James Version (KJV)
27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
When I left the house on June 30th, 2017, I gave my roommate a book and told him to read the book every day if he didn’t want any nightmares…
Isaiah 26:3-5King James Version (KJV)
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:
5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
At the end of this journey that I went through I thank God for allowing me to suffer for his namesake. I also thank the Lord for the blessings he poured out towards me. Now, what about my family? Did God get all the anger out, all the hurt feelings…. In not so many words, I say yes!
Matthew 6:15King James Version (KJV)
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Although I was put under house arrest it wasn’t man’s doing. It was God’s doing. He was getting me ready to be a good soldier… Sure man and the devil thought they had won the victory over God’s chosen people but God got the victory because I am still here. Let me explain. With the paperwork that went through God was able to separate me apart from my family members that were hindering myself as well tying God’s hands for moving for me. God moved, God, moved God moved. It should be understood that the devil can only do what the Lord allows. So glory and praises go to the Lord!!!!
2 Corinthians 4:8King James Version (KJV)
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
THERE IS NO DEFEAT IN JESUS CHRIST!!!!