Diagnosed with throat cancer in 1964, I faced a crisis in my life. I found myself constantly praying the same thing: "O God, I know You can heal, because of all the evidence of Your Word, as well as the other miracles which I have seen with my own eyes. But ... the problem is ... You can ... if You want to ... Is it Your will to heal me? All I am asking for is a positive yes or no." I picked up my Bible and read from Romans 8 verse 26, "We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us ... according to the will of God." That was it! It came with certainty to me that God had said yes. I would be healed by a miracle.
‘Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law (Psalm 119.18, NIV). One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the gift of sight. When Jesus saw the man born blind in John 9, He was moved with compassion. This man had never seen the blue sky or the beauty of flowers. His life was spent in darkness. But that day Jesus restored his sight.
Jesus, the Son of God, was a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief, rejected by men; yet He had so much power, not just power in heaven, but power on earth. Why did God sent His Son alone into a world which would kill Him? To demonstrate two things: firstly, that He had power on earth to heal the sick, and secondly, that He could forgive sin. This is why He could say to the paralytic, “Be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you: arise, take up your bed and walk!”
In March 2013, Anton, who had experienced a dramatic miracle ten years prior in Perm, Russia, stood on the platform with David Hathaway in Israel and gave his amazing testimony: how when he was living in Russia he was dying in hospital from gangrene in his leg and hepatitis; how his grandmother insisted David prayed with him; how David visited him in the hospital and told him not to allow the doctors to cut his leg off - although this would mean certain death. Yet, Anton believed God and the healing came.
I know Jesus is alive, I talked with Him this morning. The reality of our relationship with Christ is in knowing Him. I talk to Him, He talks to me. Receiving my healing from throat cancer many years ago led me into a more positive experience in my Christian life: the realisation that if God says it in His Word then He will always do it!
The Scripture teaches that Jesus healed all who came to Him. Jesus is not only able to heal you, but He also has the desire to heal you. He wants you to be well and live a healthy life. In 2003, I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer, and God worked a miracle; this is my testimony and encouragement for you.
I want to declare the glory of Jesus. Put your faith in Him. He has power to heal, deliver and set you free. As you turn to Jesus, He’ll fill you with unspeakable joy. When Peter healed the lame man outside the temple in Acts 3, the man was so full of joy, he began leaping and praising God: God can do the same for you.