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From Broken to Blessed

Todd Guthrie
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Todd Guthrie

Orthopedic Surgeon, Mt. Shasta, California



  • November 1, 2014
    7:30 PM


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father in heaven I pray that you will speak tonight that your spirit will move upon our hearts for your words will be given and received we pray in Jesus name amen left up your eyes to the heavens and look on the earth beneath for the heavens will vanish away like smoke the earth will grow a lot all like a garment and those who dwell in it will die in like manner there is a morbidity and mortality getting old though we do that we die but my salvation will be what forever in my righteousness will not be broken to our first case is a case of hip pain the fifty three -year-old Caucasian female with onset of left lateral cocaine gradual onset over several months or weeks or months with severe pain and countenance painful gates are walking developing over the last few days to tenderness over the proximal lateral femur pain with weight bearing and range of motion and if you look carefully this x-ray those of you who look at x-rays you see in the error list for the pain is it's nice when the pain is labeled on an x-ray I wish they could design an MRI with and actually a red flag to shut up where the pain was after this issue if you look carefully there you see a little fluffy calcium maybe what is that the next to the bone now the reading was no osseous abnormality soft tissue calcium the reason for concern yes this was concerned was painful and represent vascular calcifications myositis ossification or other soft tissue lesion consider MRI for further evaluation ultimately a CT may also be required for complete violation of radiologist more and more tests but if you have pain you want to know what the cause of the pain is yes you do if you have extra calcium there and it could represent a other soft tissue lesion with Abbey of concern to you well of course it was so here's the MRI what you see is even on instead of darker than you see in the muscle this is coming white area some concern when the radiologist have to say about this abnormal edema and enhancement of the insertion of the vastus lateralis with disrupted tendon fibers and associated cortical abnormalities differential diagnosis and needs what could this be included in a motion injury however a soft tissue mass is not entirely excluded why when she was excluded certainly the patient which was excluded and you can see on the CT scan that was recommended you still have the same kind of findings is calcification there next the bonding to see that much of the pointer on this works for your focus off of a personal button alert is okay so you can see the calcification low cortical erosion but what's wrong with a little cortical erosion tiny regional left posterior frontal cortex disruption with amorphous calcium in the adjacent muscles differential diagnosis there's that word again includes a cortical lesion in the region of concern as well as benign and malignant cortical and soft tissue lesions lesions well it ever been faced with a diagnostic dilemma what is this what will I do with this how aggressive should I be with this how should I treat this problem at what you do about this should get a biopsy of even the ethologists and put on the microscope they are these malignant or benign cells right that's one thing you if it's something benign it is watching latency of the pain goes away as it gets better as you what which you would you want to litter later would you want to know what's going on with you what a good diagnosis while you can research the expansive others has anyone run into something that looks like this maybe someone else's obtained images of the patient that have similar pain and figured the so how is the consummate a biopsy and the federal government 's argument is that this is probably what would you do in it and patients often as he was told you this is your mother or what would you do this where your family members and that's a good question reality think about your family well what would you give his or your family members over this turns out this was one of my family members and my wife and she sitting here so you know the story doesn't into Bentley but sound the story really got me thinking in fact when I took the presence even on a hell of a worry because I listened to Mark Ramsey story last year a reader that I was a memorable story so I thought okay what's coming and that when this happened I thought oh boy it's here because for twenty four hours or so I didn't know what this was I thought this might be something life-threatening and I was envisioning a reconstruction of the proximal femur hip replacement you know all of these things and will get back to this case will later well our next case is a madcap mass casualty case now if you are faced with a mass casualty like there's something above large proportions anybody who wants to tackle this case anybody medical doctor that year there's been aquatic casualties there is anybody that can step in and help this you might say this was a biblical proportions because that's actually were you come from Ezekiel was taken by the hand of the Lord says that Hannah Lord came upon me and brought me out in the spirit of the Lord has set me down in the midst of the valley and was full of bones then he caused me to pacify them all around and behold there were very many in the open valley and indeed they were very dry and he said to be sent a man can these bones live so I answered oh Lord God you know now is interesting that there's this Valley abounds in the Lord did not call a physician but it did bring to show the problem of profit right administered to a minister the gospel I think it may be significant so we see the portions of the problem and then we see what what happens next again he said to me prophesied of these bones and say to them all dry bones hear the word of the Lord thus says the Lord God to these bones surely I will cause breath to enter into and you shall live I will put sinews on you and bring flash up on you cover you with skin and put breath in you and you shall live then you shall know that I am the Lord so what we see here was a promise right we see the power of God we see what he's planning to do so I prophesied as I was commanded and as I prophesied there was annoyance and suddenly a rattling and the bones came together bone to bone indeed as I locked the sinews in the flesh came upon them and the skin cover them over but there was no breath in them also he said to me prophesy to the breath prophesy 's the man and say to the breath the says the Lord God comes from the four winds O breath and breathe on these slain that they may live so what do we see here we see the pouring out the spirit so I prophesied as he commanded me and the breath came into them in a lab and stone upon their feet an exceedingly great army then he said to be Son of Man these bones are the whole house of Israel they indeed say our bones or dryer hope is lost we ourselves are therefore prophesy and say to them thus says the Lord God behold a my people I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves and bring you into the land of Israel then you shall know that I'm the Lord will open your graves my people and brought you up from your graves I will but my spirit in you and you shall live and I will place you in your own land then you shall know that either the Lord have spoken and performed it says the Lord we find the story in Ezekiel chapter thirty seven versus one fourteen other orthopedic surgeon so I like to buy bonds and connections and ligaments things like that we see this prophetic panorama in Ezekiel thirty seven we see the proportions of the problem a lot of people are dead you might say this is a corporate problem all of Israel as a right the whole of Israel is just spiritually of course this is a metaphor laid waste we see the power of the spoken word a miraculous joining together happens what's the title of our conference fillets joined together we want to see this happen we see the pouring out of the spirit we see God breathed spiritual life breathed into what needs to happen was coming alive we see the promise of God being fulfilled performed by God and not man on man can say is large you know how this is can happen in one thing I find very interesting this the word for bone in the in Hebrews at some of its own essence or very substance taken this idea that the very substance of humanity is just laid completely winced we don't have the connections we need we don't have the life we need were just doubles but then God promises to send his presence through the Spirit and to make the connections to bring his very essence into play as a word from Ellen White it is not a human agent that is to inspire with life the Lord God of Israel will do that part quickening the lifeless spiritual nature and activity the breath of the Lord of host must enter into the lifeless bodies in the judgment when all secrets are laid bare it will be known that the voice of God spoke through the human agent and arouse the corporate conscience and stir the lifeless faculties and move sinners to repentance and conversion and for sinking of sins whose job is evangelism it's ours yes but who's to speak whose voices are to be missed to be the Lord 's voice his work it will then be clearly seen that through the human agent faith in Jesus Christ was imparted to the soul and spiritual life from heaven was agreed upon one who is dead in trespasses and sins and he was quick and spiritual life so as we look at this case history if you will this mass casualty we see how God addresses the problem he addresses advice be his word and by breathing spiritual life and we see welcome to the world before submitting the people around us this problem but let's bring it closer to home not only does this simile of the dry bones applied to the world but also to those who have been blessed with great light for they also are like the skeletons of the Valley in the form of men the framework of the body but they have not spiritualized but the parable does not leave the dry bones merely knit together in the forms of men it is not enough that there is symmetry of Lynn and featured we don't want to be Christians and for right we want to be Christians truly the breath of life must notify the bodies that they may stand upright and spring an activity is a man an organization of activity we certainly wanted to be we want to go for broke into blessed with God 's blessing these bones represent the house of Israel the Church of God in the hope of the church is the magnifying influence of the Holy Spirit when we call that as evidence the lettering the Lord must breathe upon the dry bones that they may live the spirit of God with his indemnifying power must be in every human agent that every spiritual muscle and sinew maybe an exercise without the Holy Spirit without the breath of God is turbidity of conscience loss of spiritual life many who are without spiritual life have their names on the church records but they are not written in the Lamb 's book of life and the value that makes me think his name they may be joined in the church but they are not united to the Lord they may be diligent in the performance of a certain set of duties and may be regarded as living man but many are among those who have a name the violinist in her debt unless there is a jet one version of the solvent God unless the final wrath of God quickens the result of spiritual life unless the professors of truth are actuated by heavenward principal they are not born of the incorruptible seed with limited abide forever and that unless they trust in what the righteousness of Christ as their only security unless they copy his character labor in his spirit they are naked and they are not on the road with his righteousness what's the first thing we need we need to trust the righteousness of Christ is our only security the dad are often made the past for the living for those who are working out what they term salvation after their own ideas have not gotten working in them to will and to do of his good pleasure this class is well represented by the valley of dry bones Ezekiel saw been how does God actually was the basic science behind that's what I was not actually carry out this transformation the first stem cell transplant was out of a job for he took Adam says the Lord caused a great sleeping sleep to call following out of any slap a type one of his ribs and closed up the flesh of his place in the red which the Lord God had taken from man he made into a woman and he brought her to the man I do think Adam felt about this new companion what he say is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flash she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man what was was easy in a order that come from a from Adam Wright that's how intimate that was Reverend genetics well when I was there was there because God just but out of the sleep of God is not only an orthopedic surgeon is an anesthesiologist is a forensic pathologist to diagnose problems the locality apostle Paul takes this end and the talks about something that God has done for each of us for we are members of his body of his flesh and of his bones and he goes on to say for this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined unto his wife and they two shall be one flash that we quote that it marriages right but one who is what is Paul applying this to be says this is a great mystery but I speak concerning Christ and the church Ephesians five thirty to thirty two you know Adam had an anesthesiologist it really didn't hurt him at all to have a rib taken and have been for the stem cell processing of the God I Scripture accelerated all the culturing and all the connections that needed to happen she's God we can actually just beginning for some reason it in a different free it didn't just speak there was this connection and Paul tells us that this intimate connection was based primarily primarily to teach something concerning Christ and the church are Christ humanity you know Christ himself if you will has given us a stem cell transplant humanity is injected a new reality and humanity he became man he became human you talk our sin upon him he worked out righteousness and he died the death of sin to graph is perfect brightness of perfect draft hundred percent take it be taken as a hundred percent fusion but in creating this craft causing many name the result of hastening or hindering the gospel we think of it we think of if at all in relation to ourselves into the world few think of its relation to God to give thought to the suffering that sin has caused our Creator all haven't suffered in Christ's agony but that suffering did not begin or end with his manifestation in humanity the cross is a risk of Earth Revelation to our dull senses of the payment sent from its very inception is brought to the heart of God is whole process is done exceedingly painful to God as the whole creation groans and travails together and pain part of the infinite father is pained in sympathy our world is a vast lazar house the scene of misery the note and picture of misery that we dare not even allow even our thoughts to dwell upon it we realize it as it is the burden would be too terrible we never melted yet God feels it all in order to destroy sin and it's written in his results he gave his best beloved and he has put it in his power power power by cooperation with him to bring this scene of misery to an end this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness in all nations and then shall the end come that's how I see the righteousness of Christ is like the skeletal framework for a body we have the language this morning at the morning devotional this this picture and revelation of the filler one teller holding up the entire temple in the pillar is his righteousness the Lamb slain the righteousness that stands firm apart from him we are hopelessly good as life-and-death secured life for all men in it even has the son has the life that's eternal life God has given that all men in Christ he was motivated by love and live by faith so when we get his wrath we get his stem cell what happens when we look at other people how do we see them we see him like them like he saw them what a second Corinthians tells we judged us because one died for all then all were dead or all died and now we don't see anyone according the flesh anymore that means we see them I got season has faith and love are what give us life us and we cannot connect or flesh out our ministry either individually or in a man without his personal presence we needed indwelling us how are we to be joined together what is the joy the Christian it is the result of the consciousness of what the presence of Christ what is the love of the Christian it is a reflection of the love of Christ it is the effect of the operation of the Holy Spirit looking to the cross of Calvary we see Jesus die for the sins of the world in order that by his death life and immortality might be brought to light in behalf of the contrite soul Jesus is all in all and without him we can do nothing without Christ spiritual life would be impossible this principle is witnessed by the prophets if you just look at some of the metaphors the language that is used mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets all my bones shake because of the Lord and because of the words of his holiness hello the prophet David the King David make meeting her joy and gladness that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice sometimes God has the last out in the Valley of the bones could be examined and see where the pathology is and then the bones can rejoice because he can put things together interesting thing though Christ bones were ever broken right when they came to Jesus and saw that he was arty dad they did not break his legs for these things were done at the Scripture should be fulfilled not one of his bones shall be broken John nineteen thirty three and thirty six and then this text that I read it at the beginning I will read the whole thing again he says my righteousness will not be broken this is the framework we need in order for the body to move the body to stand if you didn't have a skeleton what would you be a blog you can move right we must have the proper framework in order to move into to have the leverage we need in that I would suggest is the righteousness of Christ this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is of me says the Lord and you're probably been there with this text in his days Judah will be saved and Israel will dwell safely now this is his name by which we call the Lord our righteousness were told that in this time the enzyme one subject will swallow up every other anyone know what that is Christ our righteousness the apostle Paul tells us that the new man is created after God righteousness and true holiness because we are members of his body of his flashy enough is bones in our desire of course is to be found in him along with the apostle Paul not having mine own righteousness which is of the law but that which is through the faith of Christ the righteousness which is of God by faith on his face comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God that word is in our hearts in our mouths the Spirit brings that witness and then God wants that word the word of his righteousness the word of his work in us to become like a fire Jeremiah the prophet says his word was in mine heart is a burning fire shut up in my bones are call to minister to others we been called to study Isaiah fifty eight that's the work of medical ministry that Sabbath keepers especially even understand in fact were told that we can be true Sabbath keepers unless we fulfill the first part of the last part two of course in Isaiah fifty eight if you extend yourself to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul then your light shall dawn of the darkness in your darkness shall be as the noonday appraise the Lord we can minister to people in her practices in our communities in these clinics and the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought and strengthen your bones you shall be like a watered garden like a spring of water whose waters do not fail one way to strengthen bones is to do what Bertini Finland Junior probably packing a long trip tomorrow she's probably not would mind if I said that she had osteoporosis by Sheik your her osteoporosis with essentially exercise we may have osteoporosis to and even though we receive righteousness from Christ 's righteousness is not a static gift that we just get and set up as an active principle like fire in our bones to living working thing my prayer is what Ellen White's prayer was for the people that were in a meeting that she was after the early eighteen nineties when you go from this place I'll be so full of the message that it is like fire shut up in your bones you cannot hold your peace is true then we'll say you're too excited you're making too much of this matter is not thick enough of the law now you must think more of the law don't be all the time reaching for this righteousness of Christ the buildup the law let the law take care of itself and I think we earlier last night that the law can take care of itself because you can break the law it will break you so we really have to take care of the law that says we have been at work on the law until we get as dry as the hills of the wall without due array let us trust in the merits of Jesus Christ of Nazareth May God help us that our eyes may be anointed with I said that we may see the languages that that's the message to the church of latency and God helping us we will draw nigh to him and he says he will draw nigh to us do we believe will become God 's appointed way May the Lord help us and enlighten us that we may go forth from this place as they went forth to proclaim the truth after the day of Pentecost there were souls converted and they could not resist the testimony is not the response we want to the message no resistance like fire through the stubble she said again I wish to meditate and pray that I might know in what manner we can work to present the subject of sin and atonement in the Bible like before these people there were greatly leaving this kind of instruction that they might give the lie to others and have a blessed privilege of being workers together with God and gathering in and bringing home the sheep of his phone what power must we have from God that icy hearts having only a legal religion should see the better things provided for them Christ and his righteousness a life-giving message was needed to give life to the dry bones and references of the name earlier in this conference to that era see this is looking back at Minneapolis there's a message there I encourage you to look at it study it to accept of the righteousness of Christ and his personal presence the right arm is a body the body 's right arm of the body is sick right arm will remain whether and if the right arm is whether even if the body is healthy of Edelson messages in hand may not respond so we need both to our last case of the three cases is that of a sixty plus -year-old wrestler so it's a sports medicine things he was born arrest in fact he was wrestling before he was born in his brother would have matches before they were born and see who could look to get out first because getting on first was important why was that it has to get the birth right now maybe there was some epigenetic effects here you know there was some struggles and things I think of the family tree things happen probably affected the third or fourth generation Bob Wright now you continued wrestling innovators lifetime training are irascible different things in different for people they continue to wrestle with his brother for the birthright and also had to wrestle with his uncle her father-in-law I should say his father-in-law for his wife or wives should I say and any kind of income and Russell he was an excellent strategist in you how to Russell Eddie and on his side because he had the head the vision of the Angels ascending and descending on the latter the latter represented what Chrysler righteousness so he had began what he needed and he was trusting God it was a leverage expert who knew how to leverage the advantages that God gave him to the best of in fact you know the Lehman kept changing the terms of the agreement and take it just kept getting blasted he would the mandrakes around the as far as he knew he was it was helping things really go in his favor fact when not when Lehman came after Raftery laughed he was quite quite emphatic as he taught the labeling saying luck I did all these things I watch these cheap you didn't lose anything I was awake at night it wasn't like a day time so that the doctor is working hard and it paid off said Les God blessed me beyond what you would I would have you wouldn't have anything to know her I wouldn't have anything God bless them with all of this but there was a problem that this wrestler had enough your wrestling you may be strong proceeded to beat your strength the city balance drive is you have to have the right leverage anybody wrestle here whatever Russell okay him have the right mindset right if you think you might lose what will happen to lose but he was paralyzed by the fear of losing weight and all the story in Genesis chapter thirty two and thirty three we won't turn there but you know the story he did all the planning but he sent all the gifts ahead of time there initially rebuffed by Esau divided the children women two groups sent them over that he stayed behind to what to do what to pray and cry all night without ceasing but the righteous thing to do is instead of ask God for what he needed so the divine sports medicine physician decided to come and help him an office visit when I call the first industry analysis Jacob met them in the field and tested his strength Jacob wasn't sure he was strong enough to go through this conflict to develop muscle testing then not only a sports medicine note position but one who is willing to do some minimally invasive surgery and I'm not sure exactly what God did ice you see the picture you see the paintings and you see Jacob leaning on his staff and I wonder well maybe and at this location as you read on it says that the children of Israel no longer need the muscle the shrink so what was the unthinking maybe it was a thermal shrinkage of the iliopsoas or of maybe there was a hip capsule on me I don't know but Jacob lost some stray for some leverage in his lower extremity in his body but the Lord had had something that would help him gain the victory over the struggle of the wrestling struggle and that wasn't upper extremity strengthening Jacob had to hang on for dear life with the zones and he did what he said I will let you go until you bless me so what we learned from the story that we can apply to our own personal experience and maybe the experience of a man by Corporal into our church at large can we win by losing is what we lose right lose confidence in our own strength our leverage our own ability we can be made stronger weakness like Jacob was the right hand and find its true strength is a grasps hold by faith on the author of faith in the name changer is a game changer that is the one who can give us the new name heard about Philadelphia earlier today we need a new name we need a name Christ our righteousness I hear the Lord desires his church to be a perfect body not all arms auto body without arms the body and arms together and I remember working as a part of the one grateful is the right arm is connected with the body so the health reform and medical missionary work is connected with the third Angels message is to work efficiently is the right arm for the defense of the body of truth for defensive what the body of truth so were not here just to do health ministry order to do it so we can defend the body of truth how does that work the medical missionary work is to be the work of the church is the right arm the body the third angel goes forth proclaiming the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus the medical missionary work is to be the gospel in practice all lines of work are to be harmoniously blended and giving invitation for all things are now ready it when we look in people 's eyes and we see them for who they are in Christ not who they are in themselves who they are and Adam that does something to them that awakens faith in them because we have faith in them as God is have faith in us by sending Christ to save us and this is how ministers and doctors are working perfect union as the physician instructs the people in the principles of true temperance and as a guardian of souls gives advice to those were second mind and body to medical missionary work is the right arm of the body is doing its work countless are the opportunities which come to the position to warn the careless German Consulate in hopeless and wisely prescribed for the health of the suffering is to point his patients to the great physician who can heal both soul and body in different with this there's no division to be had between the medical missionary work of the gospel ministry both are to work in harmony then the salvation of the Lord will be revealed well we think of this analogy again what's our weakest point what's the body 's weakest point to have anything to do with Jacob story the Lord says because the SAS I'm rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked I counsel thee to buy me gold tried in the fire that obviously rich white raiment of them is because of the shame of my nakedness do not appear and anoint thine eyes with eye salve that thou miss seeing this is not a one time a one-off process this is a something that needs to happen how often have every advanced step heavenward we need to recognize individually and corporately whatever was an accomplished and we praise the Lord for what happens all our good works are dependent on the power outside of ourselves the continual reaching out of the heart after God a continual artist heartbreaking confession of sin in public the salt for him hanging on for dear life only by constant renunciation of self dependence on Christ can we walk safely we need to divide stem cell transplant we may be active we may do much work but without love such love is love in the heart of Christ we can never be numbered family of heaven you want a cold I do since my cancer in exotic calcium sitting outside the Vodafone 's righteousness have calcium outside it was supposed to be that's a good analogy for self righteousness is not in the righteousness of Christ is branching out to do something little more dramatic when I usually causes problems causes erosion of the righteousness of Christ effectiveness it causes pain to ourselves and others it makes us less effective we can't have a limp ever corporate length so back to our first case two main possibilities for that case one is osteosarcoma which is a cancer the other is what is less well-known but sometimes mistaken for osteosarcoma biopsies are done unnecessarily and that is also the tendinitis of the gluteus maximus tendon like rotator cuff tendinitis but in the ever see that before Intel this case but I believe the Lord gave it to us if you will offer some long immune appreciation for my wife I love her very much I spent the better part of today seeing patients all imagining what life would be like without her I think the Lord feels about his bride he wants his bride and he wanted to be healed several events and me inquiring if the message of justification by faith is the third Angels message and I've answered it is the third Angels message and parent the prophet declares after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven having great power in the earth was lightened with his glory brightness and glory and power are to be connected with the third Angels message and conviction will follow wherever is preached in the demonstration of the Spirit is see this got us spoken his word this is the promise the bonds will come together to be joined together the righteousness of Christ will be established in the spirit will be breeding in this message will be proclaim how do we move from broken the Blessed we need in our diagnosis of pathology we need to know the power of the word we need to know the ministry of the Spirit and experience the experience the ministry of the Spirit we need to wrestle with her weakness actually pray that the Lord were legal to us where self is still alive we need to accept and exercise the faith of Jesus we believe in us we do believe in others when we believe in others is a believe in us we go to them and we tell them that they are in Christ what the Spirit of prophecy says that they are to be in Christ we believe what they will become what have the right framework Christ and his righteousness to swallow up everything else is at your prayer for yourself and for a man for this raise your hand wonderful for father in heaven we praise your name for your the power of your work for the promise of comfort in your spirit for the divine stem cell grafts that gives us new life in Christ and we pray for amen that your vision of the future will be fulfilled in a healthy vibrant living body the gospel in practice expressed in the right arm the medical missionary work as souls we one for the kingdom and rejoice with them on the ceiling glass we pray this opinion was using my audio reverse brain Pentagon and was never like to learn more about Nina visit www. he-man and I thought you would like more free online sermon WW online universe are


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