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God and Satan
By Rich Patriaco
Last edited: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010

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I know my faith is being tested.


In my previous article:The Fight Of My Life gave me time to think on how my life changed.August 15th I was fine I had a cramp in my leg before I went to bed.At the time I didn't think much of it I felt it was body aches and pains,when I woke up my leg was swollen and by the time I called an ambulance my left leg was blown up.I was in the hospital for six days and sometimes the pain was so bad they had to give me morphine.From there they transfered me to a rehab center.I had a wheel chair waiting for me along with my cane.I'm doing therapy and it is hard for me at times because of the blood clot in my leg but after breakfast I go right to physical therapy.The doctors have me on blood thinners and water pills to see if that helps.I also get two injections in my stomach everyday.I have seen so much sadness in the time I've been here and it gave me time to reflect on my life and my faith in God.Eight years ago I tore the tendons in my right shoulder as it is explained in my other article:When God Gave Me My Strength Back.After five months of pain God healed my shoulder and I was able to do things I never did before.There are times I can't sleep at night and lay in my bed and asked God why do you not restore my strength as you did eight years ago? Then it dawned on me:The story of Job in the bible about a man who was loyal to God and lost everything.Satan challenged God if Job lost everything would Job remain loyal? God see's everything on earth and so does Satan.In the past six years I have gone to many churches giving testimonies giving hope to people.But the main things I do is promote God's Ten Commandments for what they actually stand for and I also have a website against satanic cults who destroy peoples lives.I know I am being tested and even though I can't see this or hear it,I know in my heart that Satan must have said to God:Would your servant remain loyal to you if he doesn't have this strength again? I know I'm not there too hear what God and Satan say to each other.But I know God will not test me beyond my own strength and I feel confident God will give me my strength back.If Satan could speak too me he'd probably tell me walk away from God and worship me instead.Do this and I will give you your strength back and grant you anything you want.In his own twisted way Satan will take every soul on earth he can to keep people away from God.The hardest part now for me is waiting and feeling helpless as I felt today.I needed paperwork from home so the rehab center had a car bring me back to my apartment.I had to go up two flights of stairs with my cane to get in my apt and down two flights and my leg still hurts me.I was told I may be out of work 3 to 6 months to fully recover so meanwhile I can use the computer at the rehab center.I can get my strength back in 3 to 6 months or less time if God heals me.I know things do happen for a reason and my faith is being tested.So when the time is right my strength will be restored and I will continue to do God's work and do the best I can until the time is up for me.I also know that my fight will be harder than I thought ten days later after being taken away by ambulance I know I have my work cut out for me and not lose focus on God my father.





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Reviewed by Mary Tetrax 9/10/2010
hope you get better and be careful of the physical therapists. go with jesus and when you are feeling down remember to think of the good not the bad. i would like to view your website one day. oh and be careful of the drugs they give you, it could let satan into your body easier. I tell my doctor not to write any medication for me because it makes me week and funny inside when I take it and I get scared that satan can enter inside me and penetrate very easily. stay strong RP and dont give up, if satan talks to you just say a prayer and ignore it. even if it feels good you have to say no. my uncle told me satan was inside me once because i did not say no, and it made me a very naughty amd bad and it took a while to get him out. I hope he doesnt go inside you like he was in me, you may hurt even more even if it seems like pleasure. God is the only way, if it werenít for my Uncle Ted saving me I would still be on the path to satan. Just like you have plastic devices, my uncle gave me devices and plastic tools to help with fighting satan. It didnít feel good at first and it was very very hard but I managed to cope and get through with the grace of our Lord. you will too! I will pray for you tonight when i am lying in my bed and thinking of stuff. the devices i have are helpful to do this. I learned from my Uncle a special way to pray and I will pray for you! Stay well and speedy recovery.

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