Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts; And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23 KJV)
GOD’S AMAZING GRACE
DALLAS — Even while being confined to a dark jail cell, Clarence Coakley knew he would eventually do it.
He sensed wholeheartedly he would ultimately be afforded the golden opportunity to share of his assortment of life-altering testimonies — approximately six years before his unprecedented and ceremonious prison release.
Never mind that, every now and then, Coakley was left negotiating with himself to some degree about such an awe-inspiring vision to which God introduced him in the first place.
“The Lord gave me the vision to write this book some time between 2005 and 2010,” Coakley, during an exclusive interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the memorable developments that led to his authorship debut. “I procrastinated writing, using my current situation as an excuse.”
All excuses aside, Coakley deemed it essential to exercise some proverbial bend-but-don’t-break faith in ways unimaginable. So much, in fact, that an emotionally-driven, spiritually-empowering book entitled, How to Be Healed by God’s Medicine: A Step By Step Guide To Healing, had finally come to fruition.
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A remarkably compelling written work that made its official release in 2019 and is available via e-Book, Coakley’s How to Be Healed by God’s Medicine: A Step By Step Guide To Healing depicts a slew of intriguing and life-altering encounters by this Houston-based author whom, as he specifically acknowledged, was destined to “prove the contents before I passed it on to someone else,” he told MHN.
Once Coakley had grabbed a firm hold of his God-manifested vision to compose How to Be Healed by God’s Medicine: A Step By Step Guide To Healing, he wasted little time assembling his personal tell-all story, all the while acquiring a much-anticipated new lease on life in the process.
“I finished the book last year,” a rather jubilant Coakley says without hesitation. “The Lord impressed it upon my heart that I should complete this assignment. So, I did.”
All things considered, these rash of developments surrounding Coakley having made his authorship debut have been rather astounding, to say the least.
In August 2016, then-President Barack Obama had reduced the sentences of 111 federal inmates in what was another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, according to various media reports.
The President, in fact, had long called for phasing out strict sentences for drug offenses, arguing that they lead to excessive punishment and incarceration rates unseen in other developed countries.
Conversely, then-White House Counsel Neil Eggleston said such commutations underscored the President’s commitment to using his clemency authority to give deserving individuals a second chance.
In essence, Eggleston cited that Obama had granted a total of 673 commutations, more than the previous 10 Presidents combined.
A native of Dermott — a rural Chicot County, Arkansas establishment that is comprised of roughly 2,316 residents, according to the 2010 census —- Coakley in December 1996 was sentenced in North Carolina to life, plus 360 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute cocaine and cocaine base, as well as sentenced to two counts of distribution of cocaine base.
SEASON OF THE REBIRTH
Consequently, President Obama had his sentence commuted to just 360 months, thus eventually leading to Coakley contemplating composing How to Be Healed by God’s Medicine: A Step By Step Guide To Healing.
“This book came to me while lying in bed,” Coakley explained. “It was given to me as five chapters. I knew (what would be) on the inside the entire book before I had written a single word. I knew it was from God.”
As for the pivotal message Coakley aspires to send to his reading audience, he was rather forthright and straight to the point, all the while being especially guilty to reverence The One Who had miraculously turned his disheartening — and unjustifiable — setback into arguably the biggest comeback of his life.
“The divine message that I am trying to send is that God’s Word is true,” said Coakley, announcing that other books are forthcoming, much sooner than later. “Jesus Christ is the Son of God with all power in His hands. If anyone will take time to seek Him through meditation and prayer, they will receive amazing results.”
If anyone can greatly attest to this notion, surely, Coakley can, as evidenced by his surprise commutation nearly four years ago.
“This is the purpose and plan that God has for me,” Coakley said. “He told me to, ‘Go ye therefore and teach all nations.’ I asked, ‘Teach what Lord?’ And He answered, ‘All power is given unto Me in heaven and earth.’”
A dark jail cell included.
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