I had known Jesus as my Savior since I was a teenager, I
realize now that I had never known Him as Lord. For thirty
years I had been a member of a denominational church and held
many church offices, but my involvement was with the business
of the church -- never with ministry.
During the course of my cancer,
I was very lukewarm spiritually and certainly had never
experienced what I would now call being born again. However,
all this changed dramatically. In June, 1977, shortly after I
realized my so-called remission was over, I attended my first Full
Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship meeting at the invitation
of a member, John Kemble. The emotionalism I observed turned
me off, in spite of my desperation. However, I had been having
a chronic back problem, and was at the time experiencing pain.
I decided to "lay a fleece before the Lord." I
quietly prayed, "if this is what you want me to get
involved in, Lord, show me by healing my back."
Immediately, it was as if a brace had been placed on my back
and the pain ceased. This led to the events described above.
In October, 1995, I discovered two large lumps above my
right collar bone. An examination by an oncologist confirmed
that, after eighteen years, the lymphoma had returned. I was
told there was no non-toxic treatment for this disease nor
could it be healed. I told the doctor about my previous
experience with divine healing and declined treatment. For the
next six months, the tumors grew in size and increased in
number. I had prayed for healing, and then turned it over to
the Lord, but my faith was faltering. While in prayer one
night, the Lord clearly impressed on my mind the words,
"I thought you had turned it over to me." With that
thought, I lost all my fear. For two months the number and
size of the tumors remained unchanged. The Lord then promised
they would be gone in three months -- and they were. I have
had no recurrence since.
At present we are holding a weekly prayer and healing
class in which we are training others to lay hands on the sick
and see them recover. (Mark 16:15-20)
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