Epilepsy Awareness Month-November

What is epilepsy?

Epilepsy is known as a medical condition in the nervous system which produces seizures; also known as convulsions.

Medical term for Seizures

Seizures are known as Uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain, which may produce a physical convulsion, minor physical signs, thought disturbances, or a combination of symptoms.  The type of symptoms and seizures depend on where the abnormal electrical activity takes place in the brain, what its cause is, and such factors as the patient’s age and general state of health.  Seizures can be caused by head injuries, brain tumors, lead poisoning, wrong ddevelopment of the brain, genetic and infectious illnesses, and fevers. In fully half of the patients with seizures, no cause can yet be found. There are several type of seizures such as grandmal, tonic colonic, absence and more.

The spiritual scene behind the seizure

I, (Linda) used to have seizures of all sort. I tried all combinations of medication and none worked. Neurologists placed the “Ketogenic diet” as an option and the Canola Oil as well. Nothing worked. One day, I came to Christ and after 5 years of getting to know the Lord, I came across this passage in the scripture. (Mark 9:14-29) and was so amazed.

And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit; And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.  And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

Mathew 9: 17-29 KJV

I couldn’t believe what I was reading because it was so precise. I had heard people say that epileptics were possessed by the devil and other nonsense. Though the scripture mentions a spirit named “Dumb death” or “Mute deaf” depending on the version one reads. Though it does mention this in the book of Mark pertaining seizures, it does not mean it  pertains to each single epileptic. He who says you cannot do things because you may be possessed is wrong! Let the light of the Lord be glorified through you!

I am alive till this day because the Lord protected me. As I type, I realize that my book should be written and published. There are so many people with seizures out there who feel like nobody understands them, But I want you to know I understand you both as a minor and as an adult. As a teen and also lost many friends because of it. I too soaked my eyes in tears feeling that no man would love me and accept me because of it. I was wrong. That fear brought many issues my way. I feared not bearing children, but God told me it would all be ok. There is so much to my story which I would love for you all to read but for now, I just continue to type in this blog by sharing the gospel with you all because seriously, if it weren’t for Him, I don’t know where I would be.

The supernatural scene known as the unseen

I was at a school’s cafeteria and began seeing a small clear bubble grow and grow captivating a 4 year old boy in front of me. The boy was inside the bubble; so I began to pray.  Hence, the bubble was coming toward me as it tried to get me as well but failed because I fought in prayer towards spirit and principalities. Not even a second later, the little 4 year old boy began to convulse. The bubble was the spirit. We live in a spiritual world and it is supernatural; goes beyond our eyes. Yes, one may think I and many others are crazy, but that’s not the case. Many people believe that “one has  to see it to believe it” Therefore, let them witness!

Linda Monserrat~

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5 thoughts on “Epilepsy Awareness Month-November

  1. it is fitting that you have posted this article for the many people that suffer from epilepsy and the parents and loved ones that suffer right with those afflicted. There is help out there and it lies within us through the power the He grants to us when we become a believer.

    I have witnessed healing before using that power and the key I believe is having faith in God and the power that you have been granted. You are definitely tapping into it for good, and I am happy that you are able to and that you can help others with that power.

    Epilepsy is something that often defies any explanation or diagnosis, and it is likely that some may be possessed with an evil spirit. There are things that are out there that we cannot perceive fully, and it is through the grace of God and his love that we can deal with anything, to include those things we cannot see.  

  2. Wow! That is a lot of information you’re providing in regards to seizures. Wonderful that you found a Scripture that is helped you to overcome the hardships you have suffered.

    I too read scriptures every day which helps me to keep moving forward with my life. I find that each day is a struggle if I don’t meditate a scripture in the morning.

    My favorite Scripture is Psalm 139:13. I know in my mind that whatever he’s put together is perfect. Glad that you found your safe space in that one Scripture.

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  3. I accept your submission that the world is beyond the physical and unless God helps, nothing can be done for any man. Epilepsy nonetheless is a very disgraceful sickness that tends to push people away from one. I had a church sister who suffered from epilepsy at some time and most times, the convulsions do happen at church or during Evangelism. But later on during an anointing service, she got delivered and she hasn’t convulsed since then.

  4. Epilepsy is such a terrible thing to live with, for sure. I had a childhood friend with epilepsy and saw her have countless seizures over the years. The first time I saw that, I was maybe 8 years old. I didn’t know what was going on and was afraid she was dying. I’m glad you’re putting this out there, because there are lots of people out there who haven’t got a clue about epilepsy. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I am proud that you turned to God for understanding and found faith as aid with this terrible burden. Remember all challenges in life are by God’s design to make us stronger. To test our faith, to bend our will and see if our faith is truly strong or if we need more work at being good Christians. I love your blog and have bookmarked it to come back when I have more time and read a lot more.

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