Matthew 13:58 (Jesus could do no mighty miracle there because of their unbelief. A family that has a member believing God for healing would do well to stir themselves up so as to BELIEVE WITH THE INDIVIDUAL.
Healed Of Cancer
How family members can help those believing for healing.
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.
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.
We return to Miss Dodie’s words.
One thing did upset me, however. Our son, Paul, now, a medical, intern, happen to be doing surgery at Hermann Hospital in Houston, just down the street from the hospital where I was. Jon called him and said, “son come over to the hospital. Mother needs you.“ He ran all the way!
Soon I heard this tremendous sobbing outside in the hallway. I didn’t know who it was at first. Then I recognized that it was my “little boy” Paul.
Paul had watched me during the first weeks of my sickness, and he was very concerned. Being a medical doctor, he knew the prognosis of a person diagnosed with liver cancer, and it tore him up. Paul knew God could heal, but he had been trained medically to know that a person dies with cancer of the liver. there is usually not much hope.
When Paul came into my room, I said, “son, we have a battle on our hands. You are going to have to be a fighter with me now.“
He said, “OK mother“. he regained his composure, and he was strong with me throughout the battle.
All my family was supportive and optimistic. I am an only child, and my parents, even though they are elderly, never panicked. They stood strong, like the pillars of strength they have always been. When they heard I was being released from the hospital they were there at the house, ready to care for me and the family.
My family treated me as if I were well.
My children treated me as if I were a normal, healthy mother. From the time, John and I prayed, they believe that I was healed. Sometimes there were things in the house that needed to be done, which I would ask them to do.
But… Because they believed I was healed… They insisted that I could do them.
It is a good thing they treated me as if I were healed; otherwise, many times I would’ve been tempted to have pity parties. They would not allow me to feel sorry for myself. They reminded me of the word of God and of the prayer faith we had prayed.
One time I wanted a piece of furniture moved to another place in the room. It was a small article that I normally could’ve moved. When I asked for help, one of them said, “mother, you are healed. You can do it.“ And I could!!!!
It was difficult, but it made me use my faith. This irritated me back then. But, to my children, I was healed.
I thank God they have been grounded in the word of God.
Don’t sit around and feel sorry for yourself when you’re fighting the battle for your healing. Pity never wins! I overcame my pity parties by speaking to my body and commanding it to come in line with the word of God. And it did!
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.
* What a beautiful testimony of a family. Many times in the name of sympathy. Families will cry and cling to the individual and fear. I hate to say, but this is really more about the family member than even the person that is sick. Oh, for faith, filled selfless families of the future! That will walk in robust faith that their relatives will live. Such robust faith will even give family member strength to come alongside with joy and encouragement, and even to provoke the individual to go on living as well! Praise God! I believe with a family like this, the entire family will know Jesus even more, and what the devil meant for evil will be but another scar on his wretched reputation.
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.