Comments for Gateway Winnipeg https://gatewaywinnipeg.com Gateway Winnipeg Sun, 10 May 2020 03:26:36 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Comment on Signs for the Times by Robert Weiss https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/signs-for-the-times/#comment-342 Sun, 10 May 2020 03:26:36 +0000 https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/?p=6361#comment-342 On November 22, 2012, when being wheeled into the operating theatre at St. Boniface Hospital for heart surgery on an aortic aneurysm, I noticed the time: – 2:40 PM – and spontaneously prayed, “Lord, don’t let me die until I’ve fulfilled Your purpose in my generation”. 8 hours later, around 11 PM, I woke up.

Nine months later, to the day – August 22, 2013 – unsuspectingly,I fell about 40 feet out of a huge elm tree, Thankfully, I took a son to work that day, who had seen me get into the tree, then spied me on the ground from across a field, and put two and two together. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital and another 3 at home in a wheelchair, with 2 pelvic fractures, a shattered radial cap bone in my elbow and 3 fractured ribs. But for a second time, God had answered my prayer from 9 months previous.

There is a Christian author who has written a book about setting boundaries, in which she claims that we ought not to choose suffering voluntarily, because Jesus didn’t always allow Himself to suffer, but avoided it sometimes (Matt. 12:8-15, Mark 3:5-7, Luke 4:28-30). A more likely interpretation of those moments is that Jesus was not going to allow Himself to die outside of the context and timing that His Father had ordained. Likewise, what is true of David, who died only after he had fulfilled the purpose of God in his generation (Acts 13:36), is also true of us: it is APPOINTED for us once to die (Heb. 9:27), which means that, despite whatever ostensible accidents occur, God is in charge.

No man has authority over the day of death (Eccles. 8:8), and neither does random chance. What a message for people today (who are terrified, having been schooled in the randomness of the universe for generations) – the good news that our times are in His hands, that He is good, and is totally in control!

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Comment on C.S. Lewis on the Coronavirus by Dawn White https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/c-s-lewis-on-the-coronavirus/#comment-175 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 19:30:36 +0000 https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/?p=6168#comment-175 Love the wisdom of C S Lewis!

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Comment on Whose prisoner are you? by DAVID I FATIMEHIN https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/whose-prisoner-are-you/#comment-12 Wed, 30 Oct 2019 03:47:42 +0000 http://gatewaywinnipeg.com/?p=5856#comment-12 Thank you for this message

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Comment on A Saviour who waited in line by Charis Nyhan https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/a-saviour-who-waited-in-line/#comment-10 Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:08:27 +0000 http://gatewaywinnipeg.com/?p=5507#comment-10 very interesting subject , outstanding post.

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Comment on Comforted by Greatness by reactions https://gatewaywinnipeg.com/comforted-by-greatness/#comment-2 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:52:55 +0000 http://gatewaywinnipeg.com/?p=5499#comment-2 Tһere іs definately a lot to know about
this issue. I love all the points you’ve made.

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