was born with a heart irregularity and in my latter teen years, was
prescribed medication in order to control the symptoms.
night in 1987, I was at church and we had a guest speaker and he spoke
on the topic of healing. After he was finished he said if there is anyone
here who would like to be prayed for, I will be available up in the
front of the sanctuary. Well, almost everyone stood up to go forward
and before you knew it, we had another service on our hands. I for one
was afraid and had no idea what was about to happen, even though I was
apprehensive, I got up and stood in line just like everybody else.
was not going by fast and the more I thought about it the more reason
I had to become fearful of the situation. At one point, I stepped out
of line as if I were going to return to my seat and this gracious brother
from behind put his hand on my shoulder and gently lead me back into
the line. I turned to him and looked, not knowing what to say.
line was dwindling down and I was getting closer to the front growing
more and more anxious by the minute. Finally, it was my turn and the
man said to me... "son what's the problem?" Out of my nervousness
all I could find to say was... "I have heart symptoms" and
then he said... "that's all they are!". Well, he took me closer
to himself and put his hand on my chest and then began to pray. Still
being fairly new in the Lord, I didn't know what to think or what would
happen after having gone through all of this but something good would
come out of it.
went home that night and went to bed, the next day I woke up as usual
and nothing to my knowledge had changed. In fact, I had forgotten about
the night before! So I got ready for work and just before I left, I
opened the cupboard where my medication had been and went to reach for
it and could not touch it. I thought, how strange... but I didn't give
it much thought because for that moment, it was as if I had entered
into another realm, a realm in which I had no control over. I remember
how it felt when I went to grab my medicine, it felt just like when
you try to touch two large magnets together and the magnetic force won't
allow you too. They sway back and forth, side to side and that's exactly
how it felt for me when I had reached into the cupboard.
would not have written any experience off that quickly but I had been
able to let it go as I shut the cupboard door. About a month had passed
and strangely enough, my wife had been cleaning out the cupboards and
I came into the kitchen, she then turned around not knowing the experience
I had had, then asked... "do you want this medicine anymore? I'm
just going to throw it away." I said no and then I watched her
take it out of the cupboard and throw it right into the garbage. Thank
you can?" said Jesus. Everything is possible for him who believes.