1 Timothy 6:12
Romans 4: 19-22 (The Faith of Abraham)
Healed of Cancer
Malignancy the sentence of death.
The doctor said, “Pastor, your wife has metastatic cancer of the liver. With or without chemotherapy, she has only a few weeks to live. We can treat her, but it will only slightly prolong her life. We cannot find the primary tumor,” he said. “We don’t know where it is. In fact, it has us really baffled. Usually a primary tumor signifies the beginning of cancer and then it spreads to the liver or kidneys or someplace else. But we cannot find one.”
My faith had to take over now.
While I was in the hospital, I was so weak, and my senses were so dulled by medication, that I depended heavily on other peoples prayers and faith.
I received phone calls from Oral Roberts and Kenneth Hagin. I had calls from Kenneth Copeland and the Osborne’s. Daisy Osborn came to visit me in the hospital. Most of all I depended on my husband. I was married 44 years to a great teacher of the word of God, and he constantly encouraged me and spoke the word to me. I also relied on the people of Lakewood church who were also praying in fasting for me. Other peoples prayers had to carry me during this time.
After I came home I realized that Faith, for my healing was a personal matter between me and Jesus.
One night, in the early hours of the morning, God spoke to my heart: “it is not your husband‘s faith; it’s not oral Roberts faith; it is not Kenneth Hagin‘s faith; it is your faith that you must go on now“. I knew it was between me and Jesus from that time on.
The fight of Faith.
Once I arrived home, I never did go to bed to be careful by others. I felt that if I did, it would demonstrate a lack of faith and undermine my faith. I went to bed only at night during normal sleeping hours. I wouldn’t even take a nap, because I knew if I did, I would stay there, before I felt so sick.
My first home I got up, bathed, and put on a dress that now swallowed my 89 pound frame. I was not going to act sick.
I had the confidence in God‘s word that I was healed. But my body did not completely line up with that truth. I still had symptoms, and I still felt ill – but in my heart, I knew I was healed!
It took a long time for the symptoms to go.
Many times I felt like saying, “Jesus, it would be so much easier to give the fight and go on to be with you.“
In the middle of the night, she would talk to the Lord. She would say her case.
“Jesus, I don’t want to die. I am too young to die. You said that we can choose life or death, and I don’t choose to die. I will not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord“, psalms, 118:17.
I reminded the Lord that my husband needed me, my children needed me, my flock needed me, my mother and daddy needed me, and HE needed me!!
*(She wrote letters to people she may have offended, or that she needed to forgive. She even wrote letters to people that she may have offended because she was so irritable after she found out she was sick.)
I did everything I knew to do that would help me have a positive hopeful attitude. I placed a picture of me and my wedding dress by the bed. I put a picture of me riding a horse when we were vacationing at a ranch. She kept identifying with how she felt physically in those pictures.
Another thing that was good for me was going out and praying for others. James 5:16 says, pray for one another that you may be healed. When you are fighting a battle, if you will give out of your need, God will cause your answer to come quicker. Luke 6:38 says, give and it will be given to you. When you get your mind so much on yourself and your own need, you begin to weaken.
I was so sick I didn’t feel like going out. When I was in the house, alone, I thought about myself, the pain, sickness, and symptoms, and I would get weary in full of pity. But when I force myself to go out and pray for someone else, my health begin to come back to me.
I remember one time I drove across town along way from our house to pray for somebody in the hospital. After visiting that person, got impressed me to go buy another home where the man have been sick a long time. I was so tired! I did not feel like going at all, but I went. I almost dropped from exhaustion. The point is that I felt in my own heart I’ve been obedient to God.
The word became my life.
Day by day I gained hope and encouragement from the precious promises, that God revealed to me through his word. I clung to my Bible, and it’s healing promises. The word became my life. I read and confess the scriptures daily.
Some days I felt like I was wavering. I asked my husband about it. John said, “Dodie, are you wavering in your heart?“ I said, “no. I know God‘s word wouldn’t lie to me. It’s true.
John said, “then where are you wavering?”
I answered, “in my head!”
John said, “don’t you see? That’s the difference. You’re not wavering in your heart, because you know, God‘s word is true. There is no need for you to be condemned. Your heart is established. Resist the thoughts from the devil, and he will flee from you!”
Don’t let the devil condemn you!
Two years later, we went to see Dr. Cherry!!
The test results confirmed that God had performed a miracle! The blood work was normal. And seven liver function test were completely normal. No cancer! Glory to God!
* please note that we have heard that Reverend Dodie still gets up at 4 AM and confesses her scriptures! We also heard that she’s so vibrant. She actually signs a card for everyone that sends an offering into the ministry. Truly, they just live by Faith. She’s living by Faith and you can too!
*ALL MINISTERS ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR TIME INCREMENTS TO BE MET. ALL PREACHING MUST BE COMPLETED BY TWENTY MINUTES BEFORE THE TOP OF THE HOUR TO ALLOW FOR THE WORKING OF THE WORD.
**IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT BEFORE YOU PREACH YOU SPEND 30 MINUTES – SITTING IN A CHAIR – SAYING THE FOLLOWING – OUT LOUD:
*I THANK YOU LORD – ACCORDING TO 1 JOHN 2:27 – I HAVE AN UNCTION TO SPEAK. ACCORDING TO MARK 16:17-18, “WHEN I LAY HANDS ON THE SICK THEY RECOVER.” *I HAVE HEALINGS, MIRACLES, SIGNS, WONDERS, WORKING OF MIRACLES, WORD OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE GIFT OF FAITH MANIFEST THROUGH ME.
*ACCORDING TO JOHN 14:16 THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HELPING ME TO MINISTER. I DO NOT DO IT IN MY OWN STRENGTH.