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Survival testimonial of a lieutenant.

Miracles are a very conspicuous feature of the Holy Bible. There are many miracles of Jesus recorded in the Holy Bible - all of which are manifestations of the creative power of God. However, not all miracles are from God. Jesus said that false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect. (Matthew 24:24)

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Today, there are hundreds of miraculous stories attributed to God. Many testimonials have been told and retold all these years.

Let me share with you an amazing and unbelievable "survival" testimonial of divine protection and safety. Here goes:

"When a Pennsylvania lieutenant was accidentally discovered by the enemy while attempting to carry out a very important overseas mission, he immediately placed himself in the hands of God, but all he could get out of his mouth was, 'Lord, it's up to You now.' Before he had a chance to defend himself, the enemy shot point-blank, striking him in the chest and knocking him flat on his back. Thinking he was dead, his buddy grabbed the carbine out of his hands, paired it up with his own, and began blasting away with both guns. When his friend finished, not one enemy was left. Later, the lieutenant's sister in Pennsylvania got a letter relating this amazing story. The force of that bullet in the chest had only stunned her brother. Without thinking, he reached for the wound, but instead he felt his Bible in his pocket. Pulling it out, he found an ugly hole in the cover. The Bible he carried had shielded his heart. The bullet had ripped through Genesis, Exodus... and had kept going through book after book, stopping in the middle of the Ninety-first Psalm, pointing like a finger at verse 7: 'A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you' (NKJV). The lieutenant exclaimed, 'I did not know such a verse was in the Bible, but precious God, I thank You for it.' He did not realize this protection psalm even existed until the Lord supernaturally revealed it to him." (Source: Real Life Stories of God's Shield of Protection by Peggy Joyce Ruth and Angelia Ruth Schum)

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Psalm 91 of the Holy Bible referred to in the true-to-life story of an army lieutenant capsulizes all of God's promises found in the Holy Bible. Psalm 91 articulates in a powerful manner God's promises that He provides, He saves, He protects, and He comforts. My dear readers, we must have unwaivering faith in our Almighty God that He can do all these for us.

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Finally, let me refresh your minds with the complete text of Psalm 91: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation." (King James Version)

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This column continues to give out copies of the Holy Bible for free to those who cannot afford to buy their own copies. If interested, please send your letter-request to Ms. Nelly Favis-Villafuerte, 5233 Fahrenheit St., Palanan, Makati City. Kindly mention if it is the Tagalog, English, Cebuano, or Ilocano Bible that is preferred.

Be joyful and forgiving! (Comments may be sent to Ms. Villafuerte's e-mail:

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Title Annotation:Faith
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Feb 1, 2014
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