Almost 12 years ago I was hit with degenerative arthritis in both of my hips. For 5 years, I literally suffered 24/7 with such excruciating pain that even after I had taken 6 extra-strength vicoden and 6 synthetic narcotics (on a daily basis), I still suffered. Seven years ago I had double hip replacement surgery, and have not had to take a painkiller since. I marvel and thank God repeatedly.
There was however, a physical side effect to having walked improperly for so long. The vertebrate would slip out of place at any given time, and honestly, after 7 years of this I began to grow weary of simply toughing it out.
We had a healing service at Life Christian Church. I told my wife, I would be going forward to be prayed for. Pastor Marie’s message not only confirmed what I knew to be true about healing, but it also gave me the confidence that tonight God WAS going to heal me! You see, for almost a year I’d been claiming the Lord’s promise to “Straighten the crooked places” (Isaiah 45:2).
I knew God was present, and He called my attention to a scripture verse. “I have come down now” (Genesis 18). When I went up to the front I was asked to raise my hands, which to me was an act of surrender. The Pastor spoke, “The glory of God will come upon you.” It has been a week now since I was touched by faith. I received the Holy Spirit’s quickening of my mortal flesh. For you see, I have lived pain free for this week. I thank the pastors for their belief in healing ministry. I especially thank and praise my Lord, Jesus the living Christ, for having secured my healing in his obedience to the cross, for “by His stripes I am healed.” And yes, my back even feels straighter.
God has done some awesome work through this prayer group! We had a new teacher join us this school year. Her son is also a cancer survivor, (He was born with cancer and underwent treatment as a newborn! He’s now 19 years old!). Nancy requested prayer for her brother-in-law, who is diagnosed with diabetes. Although his very poor circulation has been treated for over 4 years, nothing has worked, and the doctor was planning to amputate both of his legs. After we prayed, within about 2 weeks, John went to the doctor again, and SUDDENLY his tissue had started to regenerate and to heal. There was simply no explanation. When John’s wife (Nancy’s sister) called her, Nancy told her about our prayer. We have continued to pray, and John has continued to progress and heal!
John grew up with a very poor childhood. His parents gave him up for adoption, then his adopted parents both died. There was a problem with his guardians, and he basically had no home or family. He had spent years angry at God, and not believing in prayer or God’s goodness. His heart has changed and softened, and turned to God now, as he rejoices over his healing! Praise God!
I was on my way to church near 14 mile road & 75. I saw a beige Lincoln cut off last minute to get off the exit ramp at 14 mile road. The Lincoln flew over last minute and cut off cars. As soon as I saw what was happening, I called out to Jesus and started praying for help. A small black truck and the Lincoln connected and the black truck rolled over three times across all lanes on 75 to the left shoulder and spun facing oncoming traffic. The Lincoln ended up on the left side of the shoulder also. We all were able to safely stop without hitting each other and pull over after witnessing the accident. It was surreal and seemed to happen in very slow motion. I continued to pray as I made my way to the black truck. The people in the Lincoln were fine and sitting in their car. Quite shocked, they never left their car. The other witnesses in front of me were already out of their cars and near the truck. I said who was in the truck and a man, said I was. He was ok. I hugged him and thanked Jesus. He walked out of the truck and had no scratches or injuries. His truck was pretty banged up. There were no other injuries, no other cars were hit. Someone else said to the man, God was watching over you.
God protected all of us and his angels were there protecting each and every one of us that were behind these 2 cars. There were at least 5 or 6 cars that pulled over. The girl in the front of me was also on her way to church. We were so relieved that everything turned out so well. As I was leaving, I asked the driver of the black truck how he was and he said his back was sore. I asked if I could pray for him and he said yes. I laid hands on him and prayed to Jesus that this man would have no complications in his back or body from this accident and that all would be restored to him. I want to thank God for Psalm 91 over me and all that were near me at that very moment.
I want to testify that God is true to His Word. I have been coming to Life Christian Church for 3-4 years and I graduated last year from LBI, but my heart was still like stone for a long time.
I even began to wonder if I would ever see positive changes in my life or if I would just stay miserable forever. I prayed for God to change my heart and for me to start living like a Christian. The other pastors have talked repeatedly about tithing as written in God’s Word. Malachi 3:10 in the bible says “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
I decided that tithing might be the key to the beginning of my transformation, so about a year ago, my husband and I started tithing on a regular basis. Just like God’s Word says, the blessings did start pouring in. Listed below are just some of the multiple blessings we have received. We paid a reduced amount to move our trailer into a new mobile home park and we received a coupon in the mail for $100 off of one month’s rent; my husband paid off an outstanding credit card debt for about ½ of the amount owed; we will be able to get an additional parking spot poured for us in the spring for only $100 when the normal cost is $500-$600. We are blessed and highly favored because we have been obedient in tithing according to God’s Word!! We love God and we love Life Christian Church where we have truly received “new life.”
I wanted to share my market place testimony as Pastor Marie had encouraged us to minister out in the stores!
The owner of the dry cleaners that I do business at was going into the hospital for tests on her throat.
I asked if I could pray for her. She leaned toward me over the cash register counter and I laid hands and prayed on her for healing. Two weeks went by and I went to pick up my dry cleaning and she said to me, “you prayed over me, my doctor said the lump is gone!” Praise the Lord! Lay hands on the sick and they shall recover…even in the market place while picking up your dry cleaning!
The confession that Pastor Marie has us confess became even more real to me that day after hearing that praise report! We are the extension of the Lord Jesus Christ to take dominion on earth that the glory of God will fill the earth. We speak on His behalf, We heal on His behalf and we do great miracles on His behalf.