Brothers and sisters, here is the the long awaited interview with gubernatorial candidate from the great state of Oklahoma. This precious brother in the Lord, Dan Fisher, took time out of his busy schedule on the campaign trail to do this on the behalf of our son.
Gov. Abbott granted Jeremiah Thomas (16) his dying wish. He called Jeremiah yesterday and promised to help abolish abortion in Texas.
The Governor was gracious with his time. He listened to Jeremiah’s testimony and encouraged him in his faith. Jeremiah said that the Governor was “compassionate and receptive.”
Jeremiah shared his heart regarding abortion. He appealed to the Governor to protect preborn babies by completely abolishing abortion by treating it as murder and penalized it by law in the great state of Texas.
Prior to the call, the Governors wife, Cecilia, reached out to Jeremiah through Facebook. She sent prayers and hugs. They both demonstrated genuine Christian love and concern for the plight of our son.
Gov. Abbott granted Jeremiah Thomas (16) his dying wish. He called Jeremiah yesterday and promised to help abolish abortion in Texas.The Governor was gracious with his time. He listened to Jeremiah's testimony and encouraged him in his faith. Jeremiah said that the Governor was "compassionate and receptive."Jeremiah shared his heart regarding abortion. He appealed to the Governor to protect preborn babies by completely abolishing abortion by treating it as murder and penalizing it by law in the great state of Texas. Prior to the call, the Governors wife, Cecilia, reached out to Jeremiah through Facebook. She sent prayers and hugs. They both demonstrated genuine Christian love and concern for the plight of our son.#Godsgotthis#AbolishAbortionTX#GovernorAbbott#MakeAWishwww.operationsaveamerica.org
Posted by Rusty Thomas on Monday, June 18, 2018
“I don’t deserve Your healing, but Lord You will always deserve my praise. Through death or life, may Your great name be lifted up and everything that is of me fall to the wayside. Oh Lord, strengthen me that I may fight the battle with a courage Satan cannot tamper with. If You take me home or leave me here to fight a little longer, may it be Your breath in my lungs and Your song on my tongue. Lord, I consecrate myself to the full advancement of the Kingdom of God! Lord, I love You and I can’t wait to see You face to face. Amen.”
Jeremiah Thomas has been in the fight of his life against cancer since March of this year. He has resolved to use this battle to glorify Christ and advance His Kingdom whether he lives or dies. He has been an incredible example and inspiration to thousands of people in the last several months.
As you can imagine, fighting this battle is taking resources his family doesn’t have. Your love, prayers, and support are greatly appreciated.
If you’ve enjoyed this song, whoever you are, then please, PLEASE stop what you are doing and donate $5 right now to help his family pay his medical bills (https://www.gofundme.com/ccu35y-help-with-financial-burdens). They are astronomical for one family, but if we as a community come around them this need can be met. You can support them at their Gofundme Page and hear more about Jeremiah’s story here: https://www.gofundme.com/ccu35y-help-with-financial-burdens
After you donate, please like and share this video so that more people hear about Jeremiah and come support his family.
This is a song I wrote to him when he was told by his doctors that he has only a couple months to live. He is living like a man who is dying, and we can all learn from his example.
When your voice is at its weakest
It can be heard around the world
When your body’s sick and dying
You can be the one who heals
When your insides won’t stop bleeding
You can still stop the crimson guilt
And rise up to defend the weak
When your legs won’t lift you from your chair
You can walk the narrow road
When your flesh and bones are torn apart
You can mend a broken world
When your veins are full of poison
You can still cure the great disease
You can still be the remedy
Hold on, be strong
When you see the face of death
I know you will rise and live again
The deepest breath you take
Will be your last
When this flesh has finally failed you
And your heartbeats are all gone
When at last your race is won
You will be strong
You will be strong
When you lose your life
Then you will live
When you serve with every breath
Your lungs can give
When your very chest is bursting
With the power of your love
Do not fear, hold on
You are strong
When you lose your life
Then you will live
When you build the coming Kingdom
Like today will be your end
When your very chest is bursting
With the song that’s on your tongue
Do not fear, hold on
You are strong
You are strong
Jeremiah will not be in Indianapolis in body, but certainly in spirit. He knows what happened to him and the youth of OSA last year in Louisville, KY For Such A Time As This was special. God visited our young and empowered them to take their place in the battle for the souls of men, the lives of children, and the future of our nation.
In this brief video, Jeremiah calls upon young people to Christian up and invites them to participate in this year’s OSA national event in Indianapolis, IN to Lead Justice to Victory. He sees the need to build upon what happened by the Spirit of God last year.
Jeremiah is fighting the battle for his life in Houston. He desires others to rise up and fight the battle to save the lives of the preborn. Will you join with him in this great Kingdom venture to end the American holocaust in Jesus’ name? Make plans to come to Indianapolis from July 14-21st, 2018
Here is our Facebook Event page for more info. Keep pressing on to the high call and prize!
Another sleepless night in Houston. My weary mind wrestling with God. I just talked with my bride and my ailing son, Jeremiah. I’ve made a painful, but I believe right decision before God.
I’ve been placed between a rock and a hard place here in Houston. I’m typically not a man that does not know what to do or lack direction in my life or the life of our family. Lately, my fierce desire to see my son healed has collided with genuine principles of God that have served me so well in times past.
One of them is to not go to the government to meet any of our needs. MD Anderson has pretty much forced me to jump through incredible hoops to maintain the care and treatment of my son. To the point that now my conscience has been violated. I cannot and will not do it no longer.
I’m done changing our lives to fit in the government’s box to pay the astronomical dollars it will cost for Jeremiah’s treatment. I told my son this dilemma and he told me as long as I’ve known you Dad, you have been an honorable man and I trust your decision to honor God.
if something does not happen before Monday, I will let MD Anderson know that I refuse government assistance. If they kick us out, I will still owe them about 150,000, along with the 119.000 we owe Temple Texas, and the 112,000 we owe Rady Hospital in San Diego.
If we move to the Memphis area, there is a possibility St. Jude would take in Jeremiah and these murky, convoluted dilemmas would lessen in our lives. God save my son’s life and may our family always honor Him with truth in our innermost being. We trust him to make a way in Jesus’ name!
My daughter, Shekinah, beautifully nails our dilemma:
My Mom and Dad will probably go into more detail later, but just to clarify: My Dad was not refusing government help. He never wanted to go that route, but was willing to set that aside to do whatever it took to be able to keep Jeremiah at M.D Anderson.
As he was learning more and more from the hospital what it would take to be eligible for Medicaid, he was being asked to be dishonest about their current financial situation and as desperate as we are to keep him there, that would be a violation of conscience and it would not bring glory to God.
We are wanting to be transparent and above reproach in all things, because so many of you are donating to support my brother and family and even though we have a humongous mountain of debt to conquer, we know this is not the way to remove it.
We are trusting God to show us the next step and we will make sure Jeremiah is receiving quality care no matter what. It’s just looking like it won’t be in Houston. Blessings to you all!
Somehow Jeremiah’s plight and story continues to reach into the professional sport’s world. A former NBA coach and player overseas, Greg Hendricks, who pastors a church in San Diego called Jeremiah today. He also had on the line a former NFL wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Antwaan Randall El, and a Houston Rocket’s basketball player, Tarik Bernard Black. Mr. Black is currently in the playoffs against the Golden State Warriors. They all took plenty of time to minister God’s Word and pray fervently for Jeremiah. They were truly inspired by Jeremiah’s unfolding story.
My son was blown away that these busy, accomplished men took time out of their schedules to reach out to him and encourage him in the Lord at his hour of need.
Tomorrow will determine our future course in Jeremiah’s care and treatment. Half the hospital wants him to stay and get transferred to the Physical Therapy department to become more independent at home, while half the hospital wants him discharged due to being financially flagged.
MD Anderson will not accept our Christian Healthcare Ministries insurance, just like Rady Hospital in San Diego. They forced me to go to Medicaid against my wishes. Medicaid refused. They then forced me to go to Blue Cross, Blue Shield. They refused to cover MD Anderson and establish an individual plan for Jeremiah. I must also be an employee of a major corporation with an employee package to qualify for coverage.
I’ve jumped through all their hoops with no success. Tomorrow will determine whether or not, they will continue to treat him as an inpatient or as an out patient. We do not know what impact this will have on future chemo treatments and the necessary surgeries to give Jeremiah a chance to beat this dreaded disease.
We were hoping that MD Anderson would be our last hospital to care for Jeremiah. Depending on what happens tomorrow that may have to change. There may be a long shot to get to St. Jude in Memphis. We covet your prayers as we look to the Lord for guidance. He has brought us this far and we trust Him for Jeremiah’s future and hope. God bless you all in Jesus’ name!
Inevitably, when someone goes through a severe trial or disaster happens, the philosophical question arises, ‘Why does bad things happen to good people?”
I’ve learned in life if you ask the wrong question, you will never receive a correct answer. First, the premise of this question is riddled with a Biblical impossibility. One has to assume that there are good people upon the earth that do not deserve to go through a tough time or should escape every disaster known to man.
God’s Word reveals the human condition apart from God’s salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are conceived in sin. From the womb we go astray. Every man does what is right in their own eyes. We are bound by sin, walk in darkness, under the sway of the Evil One, and are hell bound.
Besides this spiritual diagnostic test from Scripture, God’s Word plainly states, “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not on”(Romans 3:11, 12).
Most unbelievers reject this Biblical perspective. They believe man is good, it is just his environment that is messed up. This is why leftist gravitate towards seats of power. They mistakenly believe they can perfect men and establish their secular utopia through their ‘laws” public policies, and bureaucratic red tape. True Christians reject that premise. Man can never be saved by keeping the law. Man is saved by grace through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is this same Jesus that pinpoints the source of man’s woe, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man” (Matthew 15:19). According to Jesus, the problem is within man, not outside of man.
How did Jesus deal with the concept of why bad things happen to good people? In Luke 13, God’s Word reveals His response. “There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:1-5)
Notice, Jesus rejects the premise. He gives it no credence. He, in essence, is telling these people, “You are asking the wrong question.” It is not why did the tower fall upon these people in this tragic accident or why Pilate murdered people and mingled their blood with his pagan sacrifices.
The true question is why do good things happen to bad people? Why did not that tower fall upon you? Why were you not captured, murdered, and your blood mingled with pagan sacrifices?
Jesus made it clear that those who suffered these things were not worse sinners than us. This is why He calls all of us to repent, lest we all likewise perish.
Please consider well these truths as you wonder why this is happening to our family and Jeremiah. We truly love the Lord and have given our lives to serve and obey Him. No, we have not done so perfectly, but have pursued this course nonetheless.
So, the question is not why this bad thing is happening to Jeremiah or our family. The real question is why this is not happening to the rest of us. Once you realize this, run to the mercy seat of God, repent of your sin, and receive the tender mercies of our Lord and His loving-kindness in Jesus’ name!