If one is in any kind of trouble he wants someone who can help. If your car breaks down you call a mechanic. If you have a burst pipe in the house you call an expert, the plumber. If the electric wires are not working you call an electrician. You don’t call a plumber to fix the electrics. If you need a house built you call a builder. If you need to sell your house you call someone who can market your house. If you need legal advice you call a lawyer.
If one’s body is the trouble he calls the doctor. The doctors can help by diagnosing his disease. He will give his professional advice and prescribe drugs or advise surgery if necessary. It is marvellous the advances in medical care in the 21st century in the west and we get to benefit from it.
I discovered in my research, that people who have cancer in Russia do not have the expertise we can avail of here in the United Kingdom. What can they do?
God gives experts in the Church who have different gifts to help the people. Some people have the gift of healing. So if one is sick call the experts in healing. Call those who believe in God, who know how to pray, and help spiritually to bring healing to the mind and body.
Call people who believe God answers prayer, people who believe that God heals. People who already have experienced healing. One wants to be around those who have faith and who love and help one through the days of loneliness, fear, and sickness.
For one day I had the symptoms of sickness and wretching, side effects from having treatment from chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Wretching alone made me feel weak and fearful. My body and mind could not take any more pain. I passed out. During that morning two people rang me. One lady felt The Lord prompted her to ring me and pray for me.
Knowing God alerted someone who knew how to pray comforted me. She prayed for me and she brought me peace. My niece rang me and said God told her to ring me and pray for me. He told her to remind me it was God who taught me to pray. Again I was overwhelmed with God’s love for me. He sent help. I am so thankful God preserved me from pain, burning and sickness.
Fear of death can overwhelm the cancer sufferer. It can leave one with no courage to fight. So one lies down under the sickness and loses the will to live. I had been bleeding for three years from my colon but I thought it would go away. I thought the blood could be coming from heamoroids or colitis. I believed that God can heal and have prayed for others who have been healed. At no time did I think of cancer.
I eventually came to realise my condition was not improving, but getting worse, I told my husband. I needed others to help me. We went to the hospital. The doctor examined me and referred me on to the oncology specialist. It seemed I had cancer. I was numb and was relieved that my condition was discovered. I now knew the truth. I was too weak to care. I had no fight left. I was not in control any more. I was now dependant on the help of experts, the doctors to diagnose the condition and those who believe that God heals.
The news hit my husband and children hard. They were sad but not hopeless or overwhelmed. They loved Mum and didn’t want me to die. They believed God would come to our aid in my time of despair. They gathered around me the first night and prayed for my healing. My family arose as an army to fight fear, cancer and death. The war was on.
We were in a spiritual battle. When someone comes into your house to steal your property will you stand by and let them steal it? No you will put up a fight to put the robber out or call the police for help. So it was with my family. The devil was bringing cancer and death to their mum to steal her away from them. They believed God and spoke God’s promise over my life that I shall not die and by the stripes of Jesus I am healed
Scriptures say the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10 NIV)
Jesus was referring to the evil one, the Devil who comes to kill. The Devil is a spiritual being and one cannot fight him physically. But we can fight him and defeat him with Gods spiritual weapons of war. Jesus came on earth to destroy the works of the Devil. He preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God, for people to turn to God away from sin and He would forgive their sins and heal their diseases. He died on the cross and shed his Blood. If we accept his sacrifice we will be healed. By his stripes we are healed.
The weapons to defeat Satan are faith in God, speaking out the Name of Jesus, and saying the Blood of Jesus is against you Satan and walking in peace, forgiving others as Jesus has forgiven us our sins.
If I am in trouble I want to call someone who knows how to pray to God and get results. I needed prayer warriors who were not afraid of the enemy and had the right weapons and armour to win the battle. As news of my trouble spread people prayed for me.
After my family prayed for me, the bleeding stopped within a week. The battle was on and my family was winning. The healing from Cancer began.
God promises to be with us in trouble.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. (Psalm 91:14-15 NIV)