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Wed, Feb 22 2012 - 11:43 AM



                                     A MIND CAN IT BE LOST?


A little over ten years ago my mother was taken by Alzheimer’s. The last few years of her life were very difficult and hard to understand because she tried hard to live a strong life for the Lord. The problem grew greater with each passing day in her last years.


She couldn’t recall much and quite often didn’t recall me or my family at all.


We put her in a special care facility because the family just didn’t know how to cope with it.


I know without a doubt where she is today because just as sure as she lived she lives in heaven today with an acquaintance-Vestal Goodman. She and some of the Goodman’s went to the same singing school in Alabama. I said that to say this even when the was little memory left when you put a recording of gospel music on her memory came back and even to the last day she was able to maintain her love for the Lord in the music.


The doctors have said I am in the process of dementia an early state of Alzheimer’s and I don’t know why I felt so strongly to write this other than to give some one a point of faith because what you might be going through. You need to know that the word of God is true and has an answer for you.




   The first thing I can say about this is the extreme fear that it generates. I have gone off to the store on several occasions and couldn’t remember where I lived to get home.


A passage of scripture stayed in mind even at this point from


Isaiah 26; 3, 4


Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:


I knew during this that no matter what mind disturbance came, I had to keep peace and that peace is centered in the Lord.


Remember the root definition of Jehovah is to be what you need in the moment of your need. In the moments of fear I have been through I would strive to bring my thought process back to the Lord and the passage of scripture in the Phil.


“LET THIS MIND BE IN YOU WHICH WAS IN CHRIST” I have learned my healing in my mental process is secure in Jesus and I must keep it there.


In my life I have never made it a practice to memorize scripture but when a particular verse stays with me I might read the passage and the chapter 10 to 12 times and it stays as if I memorized it


Isaiah 55; 11 tells us his word can’t return void or empty and fruitless and it will return with the task it was sent to accomplished


I have finally realized that if I am taken the enemy can attempt to attack my family whole sale because the head is not there.


I have heard people say to reject the doctors and stand on faith and in most instances I won’t but in this I do because there is no medical answer but to keep you in drugs for this problem. Eventually the drugs will compound the problem because beyond a certain point they destroy the mind process themselves.


The most marked symptoms about this are the fear, loss of memory and some pain. At some point you will forget how to eat, how to drink and control your body functions and after that death usually follows. 


Sin begins in the mind when your thought process goes away from the Word of God and you know the devil is really stupid in this because for a Christian the last coherent thought you have is from the word and he can’t steal it.


Another verse that many don’t realize and stresses the importance of the Holy Spirit in your life is again in Isaiah 28; 11-12


For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.


To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.


Notice the rest, I am telling you the healing is first in the word and then presence of the Spirit of God to anoint it and make it live.


As part of your study go deeply into John chapters 14,15and 16 and you will see w the Spirit of god was sent.







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revsuz - 7 years ago

Pastor Jim,

You are a very special man and a great friend to many. Your family is blessed to be led by you. My prayer is for the total reversal of this illness.

May God rewire your mind to remember and recall, "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26).

May He remove all fear from you and give you peace, "For God has not given us (YOU) the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a SOUND mind" (II Timothy 1:7).

May He heal and strengthen you to fight the good fight until Jesus comes, (Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses" (I Timothy 6:12).

Lord, by the power and authority given us in Chris Jesus, we rebuke this devourer of the mind off Pastor's mind and command him to leave, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. We pray for a sound and wholly holy mind for Pastor Jim, in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

I don't know you in the flesh, but I know you in the spirit, and I love you, Brother.

praizeop2 - 7 years ago

Jim, this is a precious, precious blog. Thank you for being so transparent. Blessings ~ Sarah