Thursday, March 15, 2007

Healed Before Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

This afternoon a friend shared with me something that he saw and later learned even more about...and it's miraculous. He was invited to a healing service about 30 miles from where I live on a recent Wednesday evening. A rather conservative Baptist woman from the community was invited by a friend to come as well. While everyone was gathered together, the healing minister worked his way past several people to get to her. He told her that she had a demon of fear in her and insisted that he pray over her. She layed on the floor and he prayed over her, with others joining in. He commanded in the name of Jesus that the demon of fear leave her. At that moment she coughed. When it was over she wept and told the minister that she had been having nightmares that her husband was going to ask for a divorce. He told her she was healed, and her physical condition would be healed as well. She didn't know what to make about that statement as she wasn't feeling like anything was physically wrong.

A few days later she began experiencing severe headaches and went to the doctor's office. After a battery of tests she was informed that she was nearly deaf in one ear, but worse, she needed to get her "affairs in order" as she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that had no hope of being successfully removed. She was devastated.

Upon hearing this news, this woman went to the friend who had invited her to the healing service and shared what the doctors told her. At that, her friend put her hand on the side of her head and said: "Remember, your physical problems are healed; don't worry about that, but you need to be healed in your relationship with Christ...that's the most important healing you need." A few days later she was hearing and feeling much better and returned to the doctor for an examination...and the tumor was gone! All praise be to God!

This woman is now busy sharing her testimony and the person who told me about it did so with his eyes aglaze, jaw open, and trembling sincerity. Can't you just feel what it must have been like 2000 years ago and people were telling about the miracles of the disciples, spreading the word about Jesus? And with the gift of the Holy Spirit here today, it should be obvious to anyone with eyes to see or ears to hear that God is not out of the miracle business!

1 comment:

John Wesley said...

I should not dare to interrupt your more weighty affairs with a letter of mine, did I not hold you to be a disciple of Him who would not have the smoking flax quenched nor the bruised reed broken. But since I am entirely convinced of this, I beg of you that in your prayers and the prayers of the Church that sojourns with you, I may be commended to God, to be instructed in true poverty of spirit, in gentleness, in faith, and love of God and my neighbor. And, whenever you have a little leisure, do not disdain to offer to God this short prayer, which I have heard frequently offered by your brethren at Savannah (would they were mine also!):

Then the dauntless mind
Which, to Jesus joined,
Neither life nor treasure prizes,
And all fleshly lusts despises,
Grant him, Highest Good,
Through Thy precious blood.

God's most humble servant, I remain,
John Wesley