Joni Eareckson Tada ● I’d Rather Be In This Wheelchair Knowing Him


67 Comments

  1. Mrs H

    March 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Such an amazing testimony.

  2. NewBirth Hannah05

    May 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    It's a privilege and honor that the Lord allow me to give to this ministry, Thank you Jesus!!!

  3. Thelma Villita

    May 15, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    EN ESPAÑOL O SUBTITULADA COMO EL MENSAJE DE UNA SANACION MAS PROFUNDA.. POR FAVOR.. BENDICIONES

  4. g MaytaR

    June 4, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    HAIR IS AMAZING.

  5. g MaytaR

    June 4, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Her Husband is a amazing MAN. The PATIENCE AND LOYALTY WOW. GOD GIVE U PEACE.

  6. Mlove

    June 10, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I love this lady. God bless you Joni.

  7. Rachel A.

    October 14, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Thank you, Joni! For everything!

  8. Sherre Mullins

    December 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Reading her story has brought me here. I love you Joni. You are a true inspiration and so honest. I so admire your love for the Lord.

  9. Soteriology101

    January 11, 2018 at 5:32 am

    If I were the devil I might go to God making this accusation & bet on this.   "God I bet that lady  Joni loves the attention she's getting in that wheelchair.  I bet if you would heal her and restore to her and her husband all the years that the cankerworm, caterpillar and moth have eaten that the spiritual life you have given her would fail miserably.  I bet she cannot live anything approaching a "normal" whole life with its many diverse normal temptations and trials of life with any degree of  what You count as  success & would forget You if she were made whole & completely restored.  I think she loves that wheelchair and all the attention she is getting more than You. I bet she loves her suffering much more than the suffering Your son bore.  I bet if you restore her and prosper both her and her husband that she would forget You & fall away because the spiritual life You provide her cannot deal with prosperity as equal as adversity.  I bet she would forget all that she has gone through to get here and become ineffective cold fruitless and deny you.  Yeah I know Paul said he knew how to abound and be abased alike but it just would not work for her. I bet she & her husband are both afraid to live a normal life or a prosperous life &  could not do it if you made it possible. I bet her love & her husband's love  for You would grow cold & dry up like the morning dew.  I bet she could not live a normal whole life with any success. She would not only forget You she would forget all that are that are so handicapped today.  & so would her husband"   I mean why does not the Devil ever make THIS SORT OF ACCUSATION instead of the one cripple them for life & I bet they deny you?   I think God has a defective devil.  Any thinking Christian who knows the first thing about theology could probably do a better job of accusing than Satan does.

  10. Karl Priest

    March 12, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Thank you, Joni.

  11. Rue Watson

    March 24, 2018 at 12:47 am

    U are a great inspiration to me

  12. socksumi

    May 9, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Stephen Hawkings the famous physicist couldn't move a muscle in his body was a life long atheist. His incredible mind forging new pathways into the workings of the universe works is what sustained him. He didn't need the security blanket of religious faith. Now that is bravery.

  13. Nelson De Los Santos

    May 30, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Joni. My wife is also a quad for the last 17 years. I’m in Florida and I really would appreciate if I would get some assistance. God bless you!!

  14. Daniela Yeager

    July 1, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    God bless you joni

  15. BLACK.LIKE. ME

    August 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    That is how I feel sometimes… like a guinea pig in this war between good and evil… But, for the grace of God!
    I know, without any doubt that God IS real, He does love us, Jesus did die, rose again, and there is much more after this world has passed away. So, like Joni, I choose to let Christ use me to show the world His love!❤

  16. BLACK.LIKE. ME

    August 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I have a disability in my marriage… it is called 'our past.' But I have learned that I have to lay down my life for the other person, in obedience to God.

  17. BLACK.LIKE. ME

    August 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Looking at this (28:00), I thought I'd rather have a spouse in a wheel chair and know that it would be easier to care for and love them… then it dawn on me that my spouse is 'disabled', emotionally and spiritually, therefore I must still love and care as if that person was in a wheel chair.

  18. rhianna loft

    August 19, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Sending you love from Australia 💜

  19. Shar Roon

    January 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Joni's tone deaf mom singing made my day.

  20. Jennifer Lovato

    February 6, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Joni you were the one who caused me to accept Jesus in a stonger more personal way as an adult you are amazing — leaning on the arms of Jesus

  21. Juli Herron

    February 7, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Joni, it is so great to see you again. Your grown even more beautiful. What a strong woman you have become. 50 year you have faithfully been God handmaiden . I will be continue in prayer for you and you husband. 🤗🤗🤗

  22. mamadiana1

    February 8, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    christmas 1979 my sister and I sent off to get a little postcard of one of your drawings for our mom. she kept that little drawing till she passed in 1989. you never know what the smallest of things you do impact others. thankyou for that card

  23. Dbky Here

    February 9, 2019 at 5:29 am

    Thank you Joni! Your a miracle on Earth! Praise God!🙏🥰❤️

  24. Keirah Johnston

    February 9, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    I guess your suffering is much more greater than what Jesus bore ! ! ? ? I sympathize with what you have to go through….but it was NOT God Who allowed this for you. Praise God that you gave your life to the Lord. Focus on Jesus and the work that HE did on the Cross ! BELIEVE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE…KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST AND RIGHTEOUSNESS ! Shalom dear.

  25. Leslie Harris

    February 9, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    My hero

  26. Sharon Crawford

    February 9, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    What an inspiration. God had a plan. Would all of this ministry have been done if not for this awful accident? God knows

  27. Susan Carpenter

    February 9, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    When I landed in a wheel chair at the age of 48 (10 years ago) I had already begun to beg God to rid me of bitterness and give me "whatever you gave my Grandmother after age 80" … with a caveat: please dear Lord don't make me wait that long! He was faithful, as He always is when it is within His will, and I was saved in 2015. It only occurred to me last week that perhaps that was what He had done that changed my Grandmother from a bitter, angry, independent woman into a gracious, loving, hospitable lovely person to visit. Maybe, just maybe, He saved her too! It's so helpful to see you Joni. I'm sure you've heard it thousands of times: but seeing you helps me be less invisible!

  28. Pat Baldwin

    February 10, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    you are such a Blessing. Thank you

  29. Kymberlee Reid

    February 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Many times, I also find myself seeking a warm embrace of love from our heavenly Father.
    Sometimes this world and all its chaos can get to me. I'll feel so alone and wonder where are all the God fearing brothers and sisters who are to help out through the 'down times'. I find it sad and sometimes disheartening. But I know that there is so much I do not understand and can't or won't ever understand on this side of the world. Only GOD knows the big 'picture' and I refocus myself on that thought.

  30. raymond schmidt

    February 10, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    AMEN PASS ON THE BLESSING .

  31. Deb Peterson

    February 11, 2019 at 1:10 am

    joni is so beautiful-inside and out

  32. Mae M

    February 11, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    ♿📅} " This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. "
    Psalm 118:24 {📅♿

  33. Mae M

    February 11, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    ♿📅} " Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. " Hebrews 13:8 {📅♿

  34. Mae M

    February 11, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    🌏🌎🌍" O LORD, our LORD, how excellent is Your name in all the earth. " Psalm 8:9 🌍🌎🌏

  35. Mae M

    February 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    💓💒💓" Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. " Romans 15:13 💓💒💓

  36. rosemaryalderson Alderson

    February 11, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Joni I listen to you slot on BBN,and I love you.When I get to heaven .I want to run with you.You are beautiful

  37. Connie Murphy

    February 12, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    what an awsome message thank you JONI 🙂

  38. Carmen Munoz

    February 13, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Praise the Lord Joni, just Praise the Lord! God said that He would never leave us NOR forsake us, NOR FORSAKE US, Praise the Lord!

  39. Bianca Hotca

    February 14, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Yes but she can be healed by Jesus, def. and she can also know HIm out of a wheelchair. I was disappointed to have seen her at the strange fire conf. I feel like she still needs to mature in this aspect.

  40. polly jetix

    February 15, 2019 at 2:00 am

    As if there must be a choice between being healed, and knowing Him.
    God isn't like that.
    It was JESUS who said, "According to your faith, be it done unto you!"
    And when the disciples asked why they couldn't perform a certain miracle, Jesus said "because of your unbelief."
    These are very offensive words to many Christians. Why? Because they don't think it's kind, to say such things.
    That it's blaming the one who is trying to have faith. It's blaming the ministers who don't operate in healing miracles.
    These say everything is up to God. That if someone asks for healing, but doesn't get healed, that it must not have been God's will to heal.
    That God must have wanted that person to stay sick, because the illness or disability brought God more glory than the healing.

    I challenge you to find that idea ANYWHERE in the Bible!
    Every person who came to Jesus for healing, it was His will to heal.
    NEVER did Jesus turn someone away, telling them it was God's will for them to glorify Him by staying sweet through sickness and pain! Never.

    And Paul doesn't qualify. Because the Bible does not SAY Paul had a disability.
    That is nothing but a powerless religious tradition, interpreting the verses about "My grace is sufficient for thee, for my strength is made perfect in weakness" to make room for unbelief.

    According to your faith be it unto you.
    If you have faith that God wants you disabled… guess what? You'll stay that way.

  41. Barby Lee

    February 17, 2019 at 1:11 am

    I have always dreamed of a Godly man like ken…love these people

  42. Debbie Brown

    February 18, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Thank you!!!!!

  43. Debbie Brown

    February 18, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Yes to God and No to fear and complaining! AMEN SISTA!!!

  44. Pearl Couchman

    March 22, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Nnpj

  45. Connie Gomez

    April 20, 2019 at 1:35 am

    have loved this lady for years….She is such a Blessings!!!! Will spend Eternity with her!!! A Christian I know accused Joni of having "strongholds" in her life, preventing her from being healed! Ridiculous. Look what our Father has done using Joni as she is, because she lets Him use her!!!

  46. Regal Rodents

    May 25, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I am simply in awe. Thank you GOD FOR LOVING ME AND SAVING ME AND FORGIVING ME.

  47. Fransz Broker

    May 28, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Ken, Eareckson, I have send your Mother  the good news to come

  48. Lucille Ang

    June 3, 2019 at 12:39 am

    Joni and Ken, you are an amazingly blessed couple! In turn, God has blessed so many through your example as two people of faith. Continue to lean on each other as you are leaning in the everlasting arms of God! God bless! – Lucille

  49. Adam Heyes

    June 13, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    SHE IS A REAL HERO AND I BELIEVE GOD USES HER AS A MESSANGER. I AM SO GREATFUL FOR HER COURAGE GIVEN BY GOD TO SPREAD HER MESSAGE OR HIS MESSAGE THROU HER AND FOR HER SISTER WHO GOD USED TO SAVE HER.

    I STRONGLY BELIEVE THEY WILL BOTH TOGETHER WITH TBEIR FAMILY BE BLESSED AND TAKEN UP WITH JESUS IN THE FIRST RAPTURE SO THEIR DAYS OF TRIBULATION WILL BE SHORTEN THAT THEY MAY NOT EXPERIENCE ALL THE SUFFERING, AND TRIALS OF THE TRIBULUTION SOON TO COME AND THE ABOMINATION RULINGS DURING THIS TIME.

    THANK YOU JONI AND THANK YOU TO YOUR SISTER YET ANOTHER HERO.

    YOUR HUSBAMD IS BLESSED TO HAVE YOU AS A WIFE.

    GOD CONTINUES BLESSINGS WILL ALWAYS NE WITH YOU AMD YOUR LOVED ONES. HING IN THERE, WE ARE LIVING THE LAST WEEK (7 YRS) OF DANIELS PRPHECIES AFTER WHICH GOD WILL DECIDE WHEN TO SEND US JESUS.

    THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO WHICH HELPS PEOPLE BECOME STRONGER AMD FAITHFUL TO THE ONE THAT HOLDS ALL THE ANSWERS, ALL THE CURES AND THE REAL POWER TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE. JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF.

    I AM SO HAPPY YOU HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM. YOU WILL SEE HIM SOON.

  50. Iara e Yasmin Silva

    July 7, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Deus abençoe você Joni daqui do Brasil 🇧🇷

  51. Peter Foster

    July 20, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Anybody who can survive the Stryker frame, must truly have loads, and loads of patience given to them by God. Jonie had all of that, and then some, and then some more. I loooove to listen to her books, over, and over again!!!!c

  52. Get IT J

    July 21, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Great story! I wanted 2 see more!

  53. Digital Domain

    July 28, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Inspirational!

  54. Misty Henry

    August 8, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Joni, I have followed your story for so long! This spring, I had my own experience: I had a left frontal lobe stroke, double pneumonia, and a perforated bowel. He blessed me, and I only spent 17 days in the hospital, and back home. But I am trying to adjust to life with a rollator, more medicines, balance issues, not able to work or ride my bike anymore. It IS a whole different world. I am learning pottery and the guitar, and I am a soundboard operator for my church now. It would not be natural for me to do nothing! And, of course, I still sing. I am still having some trouble adjusting to not working anymore, but I am not arguing with the Lord!

  55. Phyllis Lindeboom

    October 27, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Happy Birthday Joni!

  56. Joan McGilton

    November 3, 2019 at 4:39 am

    I have not been able to walk for a few years. I have tumors in my spine and scoliosis,osteoporosis I had femur fractures and had rods and screws put in. I recently got a pain pump put in and I won’t have no medicine in it for a month. I live with chronic pain 24/7 . I believe in Jesus and I know god would never do nothing to hurt us.

  57. John K

    November 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    She shows the true love of Jesus Christ.

  58. Dina

    November 10, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I am so inspired by Joni EarecksonTada! What wonderful things Jesus our Lord and Savior wants to do through us, if we will believe in Jesus and that through his strength, not our own, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to help us in all things! Jesus showed the importance of getting alone with the Heavenly Father, although Jesus was surrounded with needy people, Jesus needed to spend time with Father God, to go back to help and teach. After all Jesus was in the flesh, he didn’t begin his work he came to do until he was baptized, which is when God the Father sent the Holy Spirit onto Jesus. It’s the Holy Spirit that Jesus sends us to do the things we can’t do on our own! We stay filled up with the Holy Spirit, when we seek our Heavenly Father in Jesus name! We are more than conquerors, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

  59. Marilyn Tape

    November 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I absolutely loved Joni’s book from years ago and the movie about her life 😃💜🇦🇺

  60. Patricia Fleming

    November 12, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for this glimpse into a beautiful and grateful mind. Thank you for sharing some of the layers of a wise heart. Baruch HaShem!

  61. Steve Rosberg

    November 13, 2019 at 9:33 am

    I heard Joni is a Calvinist. What a shame if that is true.

  62. JJ HAWK

    November 13, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Pass on the blessing. What an inspiration! I will complain no more.

  63. PooleSilly

    November 13, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    God right now I lift up everyone who is reading this and lord I pray in Jesus Name that if there is anyone who doesn’t know you or is troubled about their souls reading this then by all means please allow this comment to enlighten their path to draw them to yourself and gloriously be saved from that horrible eternal place called Hell lord that’s my prayer and that’s my hope! I pray that Satan will be completely banned from this comment right now in Jesus Name and Satan only by the authority of Jesus Christ and his word which I stand upon you are completely banned from this comment! I don’t care whether you like it or not I am praying for the lost to get saved and am seeking to completely set fire to your harvest Mr.! you are nothing but a Liar with a capital L the father of Lies!!!!! A cheater! A deceiver! A joker! A murderer! A thief! A stalker! A depressant! And most of all a father of lies low down yellow dog loooooooser! And there's absolutely nothing you're going to say or do that's going to change your future whatsoever! you are going to be cast into the lake of fire where you're going to burn forever and ever and whether you like it or not we are all gods children and praise be to God we won't be joining you……… So in Jesus name I demand and insist that you back away from us entirely leave us all alone get thee behind Jesus and don't come back you hear me? Don't come back ever and in Jesus name be gone forever your father of lies loser! Because you're going to hell! Repeat you're going to hell! And your time is short! Lord again please just reach out to the lost folks that read this comment! Lord if anyone is troubled about their souls then please I beg you may they waste no time commenting back to me so I can show them how to come to know the precious sweet savior Jesus who made it possible to escape the wrath to come! God time is running out and ppl need to respond to the Gospel quickly before it is too late! If Jesus would forsake the 99 sheep go outta his way to still try to save the one remaining lost lamb then can you please use me to reach out to the remaining lost lambs! Also please be with Ray Comfort Kirk Cameron and all those street preaching and sharing your word and the gospel during these darkening days lord I want nothing more than to see your wonderful precious and holy name most high and glorified whatever that takes! Lord as your children everyday I ask that you please fill our hearts with much patience grace wisdom strength and obedience to accomplish your perfect will and as we as your children through these dark days seek the bright light of your face May we daily much exalt magnify and glorify high and lift up the king of kings and the Lord of lords much to the fullest extent in all we say and do lord that's my prayer and that's my hope! Please lord again use us and strengthen us to win the lost to you! As always God in the good times you are worthy to be praised and we're going to give you all the glory with thanksgiving in our hearts for you giving us all things to enjoy and in the bad times we're still going to do just the same lord because you are Jehovah Jireh our provider Jehovah Nissi our banner Jehovah Ropheka our healer and the perfect physician Dr. Jesus Christ Jehovah Shalom our wonderful and blessed prince of peace! And the God who comforts us in all of our afflictions! You are the alpha the omega the beginning and the end! The first and the last are you! The absolute timeless God the eternal God the infinite God the Holy God the righteous God the beautiful God the Rose of Sharon the buckler the captain of our soul the dayspring from on high the daystar the bright and morning star the lily of the valley the light of the world! Lord thank you so much for your death on the cross for our sins! Romans 5:8 says God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. And also John 3:16-17 says For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life! For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Yes lord you are worthy of all our praise worship and adoration! Thank you for your unfailing love toward us and for saving our souls from the pits of Hell! And Lord no matter how fiery our trials can become lord just giving you all the praise and thanksgiving will cause us to become overcomers and more than conquerors! And as always no matter how painful or even unbearable our temporary sufferings can become still Romans 8:18 paints just the perfect picture of just how small and temporary our troubles are compared to eternity as it states that our present sufferings are not worthy to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us! And I also know that 1st Thessalonians 4:16-18 day is coming For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Also 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 tells us that Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. And also Revelation 21:4 day is near and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more crying death sorrow neither shall there be any more pain for all the former things have passed away and all things are new! What a day that will be! When my Jesus I shall see! When I look upon his face! The one who saved me by his grace! When he takes me by the hand and leads me to the promised land! What a day! Glorious day! That will be! Just a few more weary days and then I'll fly away! To that place where Joy shall never end! I'll fly away! I'll fly away oh glory! I'll fly away in the morning! When I die hallelujah by and by! I'll fly away! By and by when the morning comes! When the saints of God are gathered home we will tell the story of how we've overcome! And we'll understand it better by and by! Sing the wondrous love of Jesus! Sing his mercy and his grace! In the mansions bright and blessed! He'll prepare for us a place! When we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be! When we all see Jesus! We'll sing and shout the victory! O victory in Jesus! My savior forever! He sought me! And bought me! With his redeeming blood! He loved me ere I knew him! And all my love is due him! He plunged me to victory! Beneath the cleansing flood! And as Titus 2:13 puts it we are waiting for that blessed hope of the glorious appearing of our lord and savior Jesus Christ! I'm kinda homesick for a country to which I've never been before! No sad good byes will there be spoken! And time won't matter anymore! Beluah Land I'm longing for you and someday on thee I'll stand where my home shall be eternal! Beluah Land Sweet Beluah Land!!!! Yes lord what a wonderful beautiful glorious and victorious morning that still lies ahead for all of us who belong to you and are called according to your purpose! Forever all our pain will be forever forgotten ousted and vanished in the presence of our lord and savior Jesus Christ! Yes lord please use these reminders to set all of our minds on things above and not things down here! and finally when all is said and done please just multiply and pour out all on our days ahead with much smiles satisfaction and laughter unimaginable sunshiny happy days and Joy unspeakable! Also please fill each of our cup till it overflows! Finally please just remind us we as brothers and sisters Will be in much prayer for each other love one another dearly and will never give up on one another as long as it takes and I pray all this in his precious and holy name amen…….:-)

  64. PooleSilly

    November 13, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I am grateful to say that I am a born again Christian and have been since I was 19…….I am thankful for men women and all ppl who are sold out to Jesus like Joni Eareckson in this video! we need them! if God can use the most disabled of ppl then he can use anyone!!!!!! to God Be All The Glory!!!!!!! and indeed folks these days are getting darker and Christ is coming quickly! if you don’t know Christ as your savior then it burdens my soul to think that you are headed for a terrible place called Hell where the Bible says the fire is never quenched and the worm dies not! Folks you are not promised tomorrow! If you want to know how to be saved from this horrible reality then please by all means don’t hesitate to comment right back so I can lead you to the savior! 2 Corinthians 6:2 clearly states “now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation!” And Hebrews 3:15 clearly states, “Today if you hear his voice don’t harden your hearts! It is not me but the Holy Spirit that I pray reveals to you the truth of his precious gospel……John 3:16 says for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes on him will not perish but have everlasting life! V 17 says then V 18 says whoever believes on the son is not condemned but whoever does not believe on the son is condemned already because he has not believed on the son whom God has sent! Also Acts 16:30-31 what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house I am not threatening anyone but just warning them what will happen if they reject this precious gift of eternal life! Christ died a horrible criminals death! He was beaten brutally mocked spit upon and endured countless hours of torture pain for all of our sins! Ppl go to hell because they reject that pardon for their sins! And Jesus is saying to them in Matthew 25:41 depart from me you cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels! Hell was only prepared for Satan and his angels! It is not God who threatens anyone it is the craziness of rejecting the free pardon of salvation! It’s like if you’re in court you’ve committed a crime say you murdered someone! Now if you say to that Judge hey I know I’ve done a terrible thing of murdering that person but I hear you’re a good judge and so I know you’ll be fair to me…… the judge is going to reply well yes you’re right about one thing I am a good judge and because I’m a good judge I’m going to see to it that you’re punished and that justice is served! Well then all of a sudden someone you don’t even know comes forward and says you know what I know he’s committed the crime he’s committed and he deserves to go to jail but I really don’t want to see him go to prison so I’ll just go to prison for him so he can go free! So if you accepted that offer you’d be free to leave the courtroom but if you didn’t well you’d be crazy and go to prison yourself! Well that’s exactly how it was 2,000 years ago! He is God in human flesh and he came to this earth lived a perfect sinless life and even though he knew that we had sinned and because of our sins deserved to die miserably but he said no I don’t want to see them suffer so I will go and take their punishment for them! Even though he did absolutely nothing wrong still he chose to take the punishment for our sins so we can be set free from the power bondages and consequences of our disobedience to God! Romans 5:8 says For God commends his love toward us that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us! 1 John 2:2 says he was made to be the propitiation for our sins! And not just for our sins but the sins of the whole world! 2 Corinthians 5:21 He who knew no sin became Sin for us that we would be made his righteousness! The truth is if you had to get to Heaven by your own effort then you cannot do it! Because Romans 3:10 says there is not one that does good! No Not One! Romans 3:23 says For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God! Romans 6:23 says For the wages of sin is death! But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our lord! But the good news is Romans 10:9 If we confess with our mouth and believes in our hearts that Christ died for our sins then was raised from the dead we will be saved! V 10 For it’s with the heart we believe and it’s with the mouth confession is made unto salvation! God gave us 10 commandments to follow and we’ve broken every one of them! And because God is a good God he cannot allow our disobedience to him to go unpunished! Well then like I just mentioned above his son Jesus stepped forward and said no I don’t want to see them punished so I will take their punishment for them! And also like I said he died a terrible substitute criminal’s death for us on a cross so now all we have to do is accept that payment for our sins and we can escape the terrible wrath of God that is to fall on them who do not accept this atonement that was sacrificed for our sins! Praise the lord Romans 10:13 says Whoever calls on the name of the lord shall be saved! And 1 Peter 1:4 you’re an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you! Christ clearly said in John 14:6 I am the way the truth and the life and no one comes to the father but through me! Acts 4:12 clearly states that there is no other name given unto Heaven or earth by which we must be saved as there is salvation in no other! Jesus clearly states that there is clearly only one way to Salvation and it’s him that’s it! There is no other way! God Bless everyone who reads!

  65. Deb Strunk

    November 14, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Joni you are so articulate and such an anointed communicator and gifted Christ follower filled to the brim of the Holy Spirit ❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘❤️😘

  66. Noble King

    November 16, 2019 at 3:51 am

    I saw Joni's story in high school, imagine getting that powerful message into a highschool now?!! Wouldn't happen, probably not even a Christian school. It made me frightened to pray "use me" as she said she had prayed a short time before she was physically broken, but I still have.

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