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If anyone had reason to scream, “Life is not fair, and it is cruel!” …Trish Margadona was fully qualified to scream it. You only have to listen to about five minutes of Part 1 of her testimony to find out WHY. Having two abusive fathers who went out of their way to make her life a living hell would seem to be an understatement.
Almost every alcoholic or drug addict can tell you of their history of pain, if they wanted to. Most just would rather not talk about it, because even talking about it just brings up that pain that they’ve tried to smother out a long time back.
Here is a fact that most people don’t want to believe. It is impossible to get rid of mental pain by trying to smother it with chemical substances. In fact, the chemical substances people take in their attempt to calm their mental pain almost always is adding NEW LAYERS of pain … like stacking bricks upon bricks. They literally are building a house of pain, yet are in complete denial to it about 99% of the time, simply because once an addiction gets hold of a person, that addiction takes on a life all of its own.
The substance/s one takes to feed that addiction screams out: “Give me MORE of my drug of choice, or I will torment you worse than what you can imagine!” Thus the mind of a chronic addict becomes a slave to their drug, because instant gratification seems to be the need at the moment: not a lasting solution to silence the voice of that drug doing all the screaming.
That voice that does the thinking of an addict is also very cleaver at reminding it’s victim that "God could have stopped all the pain that person has experienced in the first place, if there IS even a God … or at least a God that even CARES."
Trish experienced that phenomenon. She had gone to Catholic school for a short while; she had some Christian input, so it wasn’t like she didn’t have an opportunity to pursue God more. But that still small voice deep inside her kept reminding her that it served no purpose whatsoever to try to get to know a God who would allow a little girl to be tormented by two evil fathers in the first place the way she had been tormented and abused!
What Trish didn’t know, like so many others, (and this is not a putdown whatsoever), is that she was born into a world where evil spirits in the unseen realm are in an intense battle for the souls of mankind. Evil spirits are allowed to operate like stealth aircraft behind enemy lines, slipping in and slipping out without being detected … yet being able to make their human slave victims do the evil they end up doing.
Of course, the most lethal two drugs of all … those being DOUBT and UNBELIEF … they convince their victims to scoff at all this. They read in the New Testament Bible what God clearly states in Ephesians 6:10-18 about these evil spirit beings, and slam the Bible closed and call it all a bunch of religious nonsense, and turn back to the devil’s solution to their pain by looking for something that will bring them a little high – a little temporary peace from their pain. One more high ... one more fix ... that is all that truly matters. It makes no difference what it takes to get that high - get that fix - just GET it!
After much, much suffering … beyond what most humans would hold up under … Trish came to a very sobering conclusion. There ARE evil spirit beings that nearly trapped her into destroying her very soul. These evil spirits know how effective drugs are in their bag of tricks to make people become their slaves.
So WHY then did God allow Trish to go through so much torment before she came to the realization that the devil was relentlessly working to take her soul to hell? Trish will not have full revelation from God allowing it until she gets to heaven, and neither will you or I. WHY God hasn’t stopped the devil and the evil spirits that serve him on this planet by now is the question EVERY Christian would like an answer to, but come to realize God has kept that to Himself. Oh - the Bible promises that a time IS COMING when God is going to do that; but in God's timing and in God's ways.
This much we DO know about God and life, however. God tells us clearly in the Bible that there is a heaven and there is a hell. It tells us that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins by dying a painful death on the Cross, so we can go to heaven. The Bible tells us that we need the Holy Spirit operating inside of us to combat evil spirits; that we don’t have the power or means within ourselves to deal with them. The Bible tells us that once we become born again Christians, evil spirits are NOT going to stop looking for ways to attack them. Rather, it promises the demonic attacks most likely will only INTENSIFY. However, God has given Christians spiritual weapons to USE to combat evil powers … but if they don’t know to use them, what good are those weapons, REALLY? (If you want to know more about this, you can click here: http://www.precious-testimonies.com/Exhortations/a-e/armor.htm).
Evil powers have spiritual weapons also, and the most lethal weapon they have at their disposal other than the two Nuclear Warhead equivalents, which is DOUBT and UNBELIEF (with FEAR being a close third), is the weapons of ANGER and HATE.
The devil may full well have known the plans that God ultimately had for Trish even at her birth. Knowing those plans, he did everything he could to try to destroy Trish before she would enter into God’s plan for her. Have YOU ever considered the possibility that God has a plan for YOU as WELL, but the devil also knows what that plan is, or at least has made a few educated guesses what it might be, and rather than just let you easily enter into God’s plan, he is keeping you enslaved in one way or another from you treasuring and pursuing God’s plan for your life?
See – God has also clearly stated in the Bible that the plan God has for our life will be something He will reward us for all eternity, if we enter His plan, and stay engaged in it. If you get to heaven, do you not want to receive maximized blessings – maximized rewards from God? Of course you do! Who wouldn’t?!
Yet if you don’t allow the Lord to work in your life, you will never know all the rewards you COULD have had in eternity. Our prayer is that you allow God to use Trish’s testimony to minister to you in such a way as to step out of the plan the devil has you engaged in, which will only lead to eternal death, and walk into the plan God has for your life, which is the pathway to eternal life.
For anyone wanting some insight about what ANGER and HATE can do to a person, we encourage you to read this writing:
Trish's video testimony:
Dear Reader - are you at peace with God?
If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can
have the assurance from the Holy Spirit that heaven will be your home, if
you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for yours sins, or He
didn't (He did!). Are you
prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't
need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to cover your sins? We
plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake. To be at peace with God; to make certain heaven will be your home for
eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now
click here to
help understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about
being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity,
precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important
decision you'll ever make in this life.
Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from the Holy Spirit that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for yours sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to cover your sins? We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.
To be at peace with God; to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life.
TRISH MARGADONA: WHAT THIS VIDEO TESTIMONY IS ABOUT
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