Impacted by God’s Power to Heal

February 19, 2024

Impacted by God’s Power to Heal

Thank God for the glorious light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that shone on my path early in life! I grew up in a home where my parents did not know God. My first knowledge of Him came during my early primary school years when one of the teachers taught us about God being the Creator of the world. This started a yearning for God in my young life and I began going to church. I grew to love the church activities and took part in them all through my teenage years. Unfortunately, all this activity was without me having any actual knowledge of what it meant to be truly born again.

In February 1980, a friend of mine was involved in a traffic accident and had resulting spinal problems. He was invited to the Apostolic Faith Church and was anointed and prayed over, and God healed him. I had heard that Jesus healed people during Bible times, but that was the first time I saw someone actually experience such a thing. It made such an impact on me that when this man invited me to church, I agreed to go along with him one Sunday. This was the turning point in my life.

The first time I went to the Apostolic Faith Church, the people of God welcomed me and the Word preached appealed to me, but I did not respond. However, on a following Sunday, a sermon taken from Mark 5 touched my heart. Through it, God revealed a lot to me about my past life. I gave my life to God that day, and He saved me. Peace came to my heart—peace like I had never known before. All the turmoil and unrest inside me were gone.

I am glad that the Lord has kept me ever since. I have had trials and tests, and at times the burden has not been easy, but God has always been there to sustain and help me. In 1981, I had jaundice, and for two weeks I continued to work. A doctor friend saw me and advised me to go to the hospital. I declined, telling him that God would heal me. My boss resented my presence at work because she thought the condition was contagious. One day, I closed myself in the office pantry and prayed. As I consecrated, I felt as if cold water was poured over me, and I was healed instantly.

In 1990, my wife had pulmonary tuberculosis. Oh, how God drew near to us during that difficult time! Prayer requests were sent to the people of God both locally and abroad. While I was praying and consecrating to the Lord, God gave me the assurance that my wife would be healed. One of the consecrations I made was to stand in the gap and serve God faithfully in my life. I wish to confirm that God can heal all manner of diseases, for He healed my wife.

I am grateful to God for the privileges He has accorded me to serve in different capacities in the church. On May 9, 1992, I was asked to take over the duties of overseer after the late Reverend Robinson Sanana passed away. I was so overwhelmed that I wished the ground could open and swallow me up. I felt unworthy to take over such a responsibility, but immediately God reminded me of the consecration I made during my wife’s illness. I had no alternative but to submit to the leading of God. It is my earnest desire that the will of God be paramount as I attempt to discharge these duties for His honor and glory. I realize that without God I can do nothing.

Jesus is my Savior, Healer, Counselor, and Keeper in every situation that comes my way. Praise be to Him! Words cannot suffice to thank God for His grace He has extended. My earnest desire is to serve the Lord faithfully until He comes or calls me home to Heaven.

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