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As I was praying and pondering on the raid done just in time in Paris last Wednesday, I realized something profound, faith building and inspirational.  Now I am finally sharing about it. Interesting enough the raid took place in Saint Denis, Northern Part of Paris, where Saint Denis was martyred.
In the third century, he was Bishop of Paris. He was martyred, with his companions Rusticus and Eleutherius, in connection with the Decian persecution of Christians, shortly after 250 AD.
Denis is said to have picked his head up after being decapitated, walked ten kilometres (six miles), while preaching a sermon of repentance the entire way… .

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Now this testimony might be challenging to some, but nevertheless it is an amazing account of divine intervention. Even so Denis was martyred, the Lord was not done with him and he was given supernatural power to pick up his own head and walk 6 miles while preaching the Good News and repentance the entire way!  SELAH – Stop and think about it!

Every time I think about it, I picture the utter surprise of those who decapitated this man of God and thought they did their god a favor! Instead the enemy triumphing, he was made a spectacle and I can only imagine how many people bowed their knees to Jesus when they saw Saint Denis, who was the Bishop of Paris at the time walking and preaching while holding his head!!!  Hallelujah!

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

1 Corinthians 15:54-55 For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. 55 “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?”…

The blood of the Martyrs have a voice and their sacrifice has always  have been the seedbed for the Church. We can expect mighty manifestations of the power of God to draw the lost and to give them a hope and a future in Him.  We also know that the blood of Jesus Christ speaks a better word:

” to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” Hebrews 12:24

The blood of Jesus atones us and makes possible that Christ dwells in us and we in Him. It brings those who were far from God near to Him (Ephesians 2:13), It redeems us (Ephesians 1:7), and gives peace and reconciliation to God (Colossians 1:20) and so much more…


Arise and Shine for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you!

Abide in Him,

Gabriele Gilpin