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Title: Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Dennis Vogel on November 05, 2008, 11:28:21 AM

Dear Forum and Elect of God:

As many have shown an interest and deep concern for my health and well-being at this time, I will try and up-date you on how I am fairing.  I am just beginning to type a few emails, although my right hand is yet far from being fully functional.  It is now over three months since I was diagnosed with terminal stage four cancer with massive metastasizing of cancer cells throughout my arms, legs, entire spinal cord, hips, ribs, shoulders, jaw, and skull.  And it is nearly three months since Dr. Steger put me on a ponderous regimen of nutrition and therapy to fight this advanced cancer which statistically has a clinical survival rate of zero.
 
The last two months were much worse than the first month.  I have had great pain in my right wrist and elbow for four to five weeks.  Sleep has not been good.  As my hand improved I was troubled by a serious of four or more simultaneous areas of semi-severe pain in places like my right hip, then left hip, lower back, shoulder blades, rib cage, knees, leg and arm bones, jaw, etc.  Thank God as new pains would emerge, the older ones would dissipate, and right now most of them are nearly gone.  I am beginning to ride my exercise bike again, and do a little yard work.  Overall, I feel pretty good right now.  I know that many of you (as well as old friends of mine) are praying for me, and it is effectively working.  There is no doubt that God is hearing our prayers.
 
As we read in Scripture, numerous people prayed for by Jesus Himself "began to heal or mend" from a certain day of hour--they were not all instantaneously healed.  I can honestly say that I have had not one anxious day about my condition after those three initial days of emotional turmoil when first presented with the raw facts concerning my dire prognostication at the cancer center back in July.
 
One of the greatest encouragements has come from those who sacrificed financially to help offset the high cost of my treatments.  I now take 60 supplements and nutrients daily, along with weekly therapy at Dr. Steger's office. For the last month I have been undergoing a weekly procedure for removing, lead, mercy, copper, and other  heavy metals from my body.  Although Dr. Steger's services are not at all considered expensive or excessive, because of the sheer volume of services I am engaged in, the cost is more than my total monthly income.  So without so many pitching in to help, I would be in some financial difficulty now.  Thank God for all your generosity!
 
Presently, I have lost over 60 pounds, and am now at a close to normal weight for the first time in eight years.  Good thing I saved several boxes of my old jeans.
 
I have saved right at 1000 of the emails I have received in recent months and will try to begin answer some of them in the months ahead, however, my priority is to write more articles for bible-truths.com. I suppose there are many who are discouraged over the law of new material being posted on our site recently. God willing, this will change in the months ahead as I am able and inspired.  I have already a list of subjects that I want to cover, as well as to continue with the "Lake of Fire" series.
 
Till next time:  Take courage and fight the good fight of faith!
 
God be with you all,

Ray
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: mharrell08 on November 05, 2008, 11:51:45 AM
Thanks for the update Dennis...glad to know Ray is doing better as God does answer prayers.  :)

First uplifting news I heard all day...  ;D

Marques


Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Vangie on November 05, 2008, 11:57:15 AM
Another great day in the works now!  So glad to read this message.

Love in Christ,
Vangie
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: aqrinc on November 05, 2008, 01:12:28 PM

Hi Ray,

Thanks be to God and Our Saviour Jesus Christ, for your Recovery and Healing. It is inspiring to see how
God Takes care of each one of us as individuals. With the Grace Of God Through His Faith in us we will be
right where He wants us to be daily.

Love and Faith; in Christ Jesus,

george.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: aqrinc on November 05, 2008, 01:17:04 PM

Hi Marques,

God is Still On The Throne; (of your heart) and Prayer (In His Will) Changes Things.

Hope this second piece of Good News cheers you up Brother.  ;D

Jesus Christ Reigns,

george.


Thanks for the update Dennis...glad to know Ray is doing better as God does answer prayers.  :)

First uplifting news I heard all day...  ;D

Marques



Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: mharrell08 on November 05, 2008, 01:49:54 PM

Hi Marques,

God is Still On The Throne; (of your heart) and Prayer (In His Will) Changes Things.

Hope this second piece of Good News cheers you up Brother.  ;D

Jesus Christ Reigns,

george.


Thanks George...just making a little humor though your comments are appreciated.  :)

Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: joyful1 on November 05, 2008, 02:45:19 PM
What a brave soldier....
I wish I had something to offer financially, but I just can't help at all right now...I know that Ray would understand. But I still feel bad.
Perhaps my part is to learn from what he is going through....to pass on his insights to others.....and to offer up my prayers of hope and healing.
Sincerely,
Joyce
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Samson on November 05, 2008, 02:45:52 PM
Thankyou Dennis,

                         Uplifting and wonderfull news indeed, Glad to hear that our teacher is doing
                         much better than earlier(July) predictions.

                         I was wondering, regarding Rays difficulty in typing responses to Emails and
                         any future articles: Is it possible that someone could do his typing for him, at
                         least temporarily. Perhaps this was already considered, if needed, I would be
                         more than happy to volunteer. My work schedule is good for such a task.


                                            Anyway, All Great News about Ray.

                                                     Kind Regards, Samson.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Rene on November 05, 2008, 03:15:48 PM
Dennis,

Please give Ray our sincere thanks for this update.  I am so excited to hear that he has a list of subjects he hopes to cover, as well as the continuation of the LOF Series.

I am truly encouraged! :)

René

 
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: iris on November 05, 2008, 04:01:21 PM
Thanks for the update!

I wish I could help financially, but I can't even help myself right now, with all the medication I have to take since having the heart attack.

The only thing I can do is pray for Ray's health to improve.


Iris
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Patrick on November 05, 2008, 05:33:22 PM
We serve a WONDERFUL God, and He has EVERYTHING under control.

Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Robin on November 05, 2008, 07:29:48 PM
My prayers continue for Ray.

I'm so thankful that he still has peace through all he is going through.

Quote
Take courage and fight the good fight of faith!

Amen.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: rk12201960 on November 05, 2008, 08:13:01 PM
Its Gods will, sorry Ray you have way to much work to do, you don't have time to die.
you can rest later.
Gods Speed to you my Brother.
In Gods will.
Randy
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: musicman on November 05, 2008, 09:47:18 PM
I'm very glad to hear this news.  I've been praying for Ray, also.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Linny on November 05, 2008, 10:04:23 PM
Such encouraging news Ray! I am thrilled to hear it. Healing does always seem to take you to the worst
possible place before you begin to come back up! :-\
Just hearing that your pain levels have decreased is such a blessing.

I am with Samson. If Ray could dictate his articles he is wanting to write, I would also be happy to
volunteer to do some typing for him!

Lin
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Marlene on November 06, 2008, 02:27:49 AM
Ray, I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. I will continue to pray for you. I am fairly new to your website, but I can tell you I will never be the same. I cannot even express in words how the truth has set me free.

In His Love,
Marlene
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: cjwood on November 06, 2008, 03:39:43 AM
dear ray,
you are such an inspiration to me. your life was one which God foreknew was going to be one of His chosen vessels to bring forth His mystery for the gentiles. i will be forever indebted to you for your obedience and faithfulness. your physical condition and your courage and strength cause me to realize that i have nothing to complain about. i pray for you without ceasing, and for your manuela. i too am encouraged to read that you have some new subjects, as well as continuing with the lof series. God surely has more work for you to do.

i encourage you to also continue the good fight of faith.

sincerely,
claudia
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: cherokee on November 06, 2008, 08:39:10 AM
Ray,
It is so good to hear you are doing better and encouraging to hear our prayers are being heard and answered.

A student in Christ,
Suzie
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: firefly77 on November 06, 2008, 01:05:38 PM
Ray wrote: ...I have already a list of subjects that I want to cover, as well as to continue with the "Lake of Fire" series....
This alone is a remarkable statement and I am so happy and elated that Ray is thinking about the "future". Having gone through some periods of severe physical pain myself at certain times in my life, it is the hardest thing to even think about "tomorrow" because of the hopelessness that creeps in. Having God's Peace in the midst of the storm is most certainly one of the greatest gift He can give to us while physical healing is taking place.
I will continue to keep Ray in my prayers.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Susan on November 06, 2008, 07:51:28 PM
Ray,

I greatly enjoyed your Nashville studies, it's so good to hear that you are improving, prayers continue for your health. I look forward to your future studies.

Thank you,
Susan
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: pylady on November 06, 2008, 10:56:08 PM
All thanks and praise and prayers to our great and merciful God for your continued healing, Ray. 

Thank you for teaching us, not only thru your written words, but by your example, the power of prayer and trust in the One Who is able to deliver us from every trial.

Thank you, Dennis for this wonderful day brightener.  Ray is improving and plans on writing new material for bts!  WOW!

May God continue to bless you.

             Cindy


Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: kweli on November 07, 2008, 08:04:11 AM
Better news than those in the Good News.  :(

May HE keep you in HIS will Mr Smith.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Heidi on November 08, 2008, 06:48:04 AM
What an awesome God we serve.....keep on keeping on Ray and may God bless and protect you.

Love
Heidi
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: TeacherLady on November 08, 2008, 02:08:44 PM
So glad to hear from you Bro. Ray and even more glad to know that you are doing better.  I'm happy that God is hearing our prayers.  Your courage throughout this ordeal is very inspiring.  When I came to the Conference in September (it was my 1st time) I had no idea of your condition.  It took a lot of sacrifice to go on with the Conference though you weren't feeling the greatest.  I believe God will reward you for your sacrifice and concern for God's people to have a proper understanding of His word.

If you have any difficulty in typing your next papers to be posted, perhaps you can record them and then have someone transcribe them for you.  I'd be more than willing to help with that and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one.   Please don't hesitate to let me know.

Love & Peace to you and your family!

Dorothy Marie
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: snaggle on November 09, 2008, 05:15:27 AM
Dennis,

I am sure Ray is getting all the help he needs but just wanted to mention DCA (Dichloroacetate), as there has been some impressive results from cancer sufferers taking DCA . See www.thedcasite.com for more info. Best of all DCA can be self prepared.

Cheers,
Mike.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Daddysgirl on November 10, 2008, 05:01:43 AM
I am indebted to you in ways that words cannot explain. I know that God had it all set up and yet i humbly just want to thank you for your obedience. May God's grace continue to rest upon your life.

Love,
Matty
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: zander on November 13, 2008, 11:13:03 AM
I often come to this site but i have posted only about 3 times in over 2 years.

So this is one of those times my post can be made.

All the best Ray.  You are an inspirational figure that God has used to give comfort to so many.

Bless ya man!
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: David on November 19, 2008, 07:09:26 AM
Great to hear Ray is feeling better, and encouraging that our prayers for Ray are being answered.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: winner08 on November 22, 2008, 10:57:25 PM
I can only express what others have said. I feel just as they do. You, Ray have touch and changed my life in so many deep meaning ways I cant even start to count. I Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the tip of my toes. God has you exactly where you should be and with His mercy and Glory you will come through this a better and wiser man. I will be praying for you as I have been doing ever night upon hearing the news of your illness. May God bless you and your family. I'm sure all of us will be praying for a healthy recover and we are looking forward to your new papers on BT. I for one can not wait to see what you what you come up with next.

Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: hebrewroots98 on November 23, 2008, 11:05:05 AM
Hello Ray!!  

What a blessing and miracle it is to hear that you are doing better and that God has been answering our prayers about you!  I am so thankful that HE knows our concerns for you to where He is allowing us more time with you; HE knows that we need you and that you need us.  I am thrilled that the procedure that Carol and I had recommended to you is helping you to heal, I am a believer in it and have used it myself!  

Also, if it helps, I know that they just came out recently with a computer program called 'DRAGON'; it comes with a headset and it simply records what you say and then it types it up for you as say it...maybe this would help you with writing what you want on BT's???  (I got mine at Best Buy on sale for $100, originally $200 though...surely they will be on sale this holiday season!)  Let me know

 I used to work on the cancer unit for a long time and I understand the word METASTICIZE. and this IS a HUGE miracle that you are experiencing with your health Ray.  (PRAISE GOD and everyone keep on praying diligently, b/c it is certainly working!.)   Our precious big brother, we love you more than you will ever know and we appreciate all that you have done for our spiritual growth more than we say!   I will keep you in my prayers, it is the least that I can do!  I sure wish that I were at point to where I could help you financially (I just racked up $15,000.00 in medical bills since my truck crash 2 wks ago...It's amazing to me that how in just a few seconds/moments one can make such a staggering medical bill, ugh!)

blessings to your and your wife!
MUCH LOVE,
IN HIM,
Susan

Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Deborah-Leigh on November 23, 2008, 11:11:37 AM
Hey Susan

Wonderful to see you again! Your post also speaks for me as I believe it does for others here who value and appreciate the gift we have in Ray as our Teacher and expounder of the Wisdom and Understanding of God.

Arc
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: gmik on November 23, 2008, 01:29:56 PM
Hi Susan.  I didn't know about your crash!  Hope everyone was OK. Hope all is well w/ your homeschooling etcetc....I miss the good ole days when you, Arc, and Paula and maybe others were writing posts all the time.  Ah well, can't look back.  The newbies are great, I just don't post as often.

Thank God for our teacher Ray and Manuela.  God Bless them.
Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: hebrewroots98 on November 23, 2008, 02:26:10 PM
AHHHHH, MY LOVELY SISTERS....(WHERE IS THE HUG ICON???)   WELL TAKE A BIG OLE HOLY KISS FROM ME TO YOU TWO  :-* :-* :-*!!!  IT IS SO GOOD TO COME BACK HOME AFTER BEING AWAY FOR SO LONG (GOD'S WILL, not mine)....I MISS THOSE GOOD OLE' DAYS TOO GENA AND YOU ALL TOO! ;D

Daniel and I will be alright, thanks Lord, there is so much to glean from having had the crash...it's I just can't use my knees or right leg very well right now as wel...plus it's hardl keeping a 10 yr old BOY still after having a head trauma...(thankfully, his black eyes are all that is left from the 5 inch wide and one inch thick hematoma on his forehead from his head hitting the back of the front seat head rest (at what felt like 80 MPH to both of us  (b/c my 40 mph and her 40 mph =80 mph at a near head on collision!!;)   I'm a bit behind on homeschooling (doing make up as we speak... ::))

love you all!!
Susan

Title: Re: New Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: Deborah-Leigh on November 27, 2008, 04:47:21 PM
Hi Gran G.

I can always trust you to put in the fine example of what I miss out regarding any comment about Susan's crash and her precious Danial.... ;D It is good to see you posting again and I hope the twins are doing fine.

Arc

Title: Re: Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: jeetkunejimi on November 27, 2008, 08:49:05 PM
Thanks Dennis,
                    the update is most encouraging, my family and I as well as a couple of close friends who also have been called out of Babylon and guided to Ray's site several years ago are pleased Ray can write again. We all agree that new insightful articles are what count the most about the site, as Ray has been given to teach the deeper things of the Spirit and in turn inspire Christ's true body. The Nashville conference video clips have been a true God send to our small group over the pond here in Nottingham, England and has cleared up many unanswered questions that I'm sure have always bugged many of God's elect. The content of the conference is so blatently obvious you wonder why you ever struggled with it, I guess indoctrination is a hard thing to shake of, praise God for shaking us all.Lol.

God's will be done as always, and lets hope God wills that Ray has many a sunrise to awake to yet and many a paper to write, until our Lord returns.Amen.

And God bless Sensei Steger.
Title: Re: Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: jack84 on November 29, 2008, 01:23:42 PM
Hi Ray;
I am glad to hear that you are feeling better !! As I'M sure that you know God is healing you .. It will take a little time  for that process to work in you,  however God always answers the prayers of thoughts who care about others, And from what I see there are many that God has moved in there hearts to care and pray for you. Besides we have a lot more to learn yet !

May God Speed;
jack84
Title: Re: Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: judith collier on December 09, 2008, 05:22:09 AM
Dear Ray, I am new but my heart goes out to you and yours. My heartffelt prayers are surely doing that for which they were intended. You appear by the responses to be much loved and I can see why. I, too have cancer, leukemia. Doctors keep telling me to keep up the good attitude. I trust God knows all these gray hairs on my head and thus knows my circumstances. I trust His plan is being worked out. And that plan is ALWAYS for our good. We were made to struggle against death, how God hates the death of His Elect. I pray total and all encompassing life surround you, vaporize all pain, and that the Lord Himself manifest His eternal life in you to the point of exceedingly healing every part to the marrow of your bones. I pray that your life be extended for as long as you need to be satisfied. "I will satisfy you with long life" says the Lord.
Title: Re: Message from Ray about his Health
Post by: tinknocker on December 10, 2008, 04:10:00 AM
Great news - our GOD is awesome. Thank you for the update.