Reversing the rheumatoid arthritis prognosis and realigning with God’s plan for the eradication of disease in your life
Many people suffer from chronic illness and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, with common symptoms such as joint pain and joint stiffness, joint inflammation, pain in the nerve endings, and a compromised immune system. When the immune system mistakenly attacks a person’s joints and connective tissues, the result is often severe pain, with very little relief found in physical therapy, prescription drugs, and lifestyle changes.
At Be in Health®, we have found that the Bible mentions physical conditions that can be caused by disobedience to God’s Word. We have made a connection to breakdowns in relationships with God, ourselves, and others—which can lead to disease. We call these the possible “Spiritual Roots of Disease.” By addressing these possible spiritual roots, we have seen thousands of people healed from allergies, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and other chronic pain conditions. (Learn more about spiritual roots of disease.)
Here is Camella’s story of healing from rheumatoid arthritis, hip pain, and thyroid issues.
An Upbringing that Set Up the Risk Factors for Disease
I grew up in a prominent family in our town, but in reality, my childhood consisted of abuse, dysfunction, and perfectionism behind closed doors. The chaos and disorder left me feeling unsafe, and the enemy used those open doors to introduce occultism (looking for solutions other than God’s solutions) and sickness into my life.
I believed in God and Jesus and that the Bible was God’s Word. But early on, I started developing severe mental issues (voices screaming in my head), along with chronic tonsillitis. Eventually, I had my tonsils removed, but that led to close to 30 years of struggling with chronic bronchitis and other lung issues.
Finding Ways to Manage Pain
As a child, I wondered what was my life’s purpose? And if Jesus died for me, why did I still have so many issues in my life?
Starting as a teenager, I read self-help books, did astrology charts, and took tests to discover my personality type. I needed to find out why God put me on this earth.
By the time I was in my 20s, I was abusing myself. I engaged in people-pleasing, ongoing weight gain/loss issues, immoral relationships, etc. The lowest points in my life were the three abortions I had in my 20s. I struggled with guilt, shame, and self-hatred because I knew that God hated the taking of unborn life.
Relationship Breakdown Triggered More Health Problems
I was saved in 1990, and that was the beginning of my journey with God. I met and married a very kind-hearted man, and we had two children together. I had problems with both pregnancies, but the children were born healthy despite a family history of miscarriages. I thought my life was starting to take on meaning, but trouble was brewing. My marriage was suffering because my husband and I had sin issues that we didn’t know how to deal with properly. We were simply told to repent.
When my second son was born, I was diagnosed with a slow thyroid condition. I would sleep for 12-13 hours a day. I started taking Synthroid, a prescription drug, which helped my thyroid. I lost some weight. However, our ongoing marriage issues continued, and we eventually divorced.
I spent about a decade being really, really mad at God. This wasn’t supposed to happen to me after I was born again, right? It was during these years that I turned toward occult practices. I knew that the spiritual realm was very real because I had experienced it growing up. I became a Reiki master, did astrology readings, and attended a very liberal church that held “Spirit Fairs” to fundraise for the church. I didn’t know that I was bringing more curses into my life.
Painful Joint and Swelling Problems Began
At this time, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in my knees. It was considered mild, and after changing my diet, I went through a brief remission. However, in 2016 while working on a complex, time-consuming multi-million-dollar litigation lawsuit, I had my hands swell up twice. In the fall of 2016, I started experiencing severe joint pain. I could barely move my neck in either direction. My fingers were in constant pain. When I was finally able to see my doctor in early 2018 for a physical exam, I was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Finding the Truth About the Spiritual Roots of Disease
In the midst all of this, God brought a wonderful man into my life. I could see his love for me in his eyes, and we have been happily married for six years now. I also met a woman who told me about Be in Health. I began to learn about the spiritual principles taught at Be in Health, and how to overcome the issues that had been dogging me my entire life. I also bought a book called A More Excellent Way by Dr. Henry Wright.
I didn’t jump right into the book. I had trust issues about anyone saying they knew the way toward healing. Was this a control thing like I had experienced in previous church experiences?
A Gradual Reversal of Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
It took time, but when I did start reading AMEW, I found information that completely described my childhood situation. I couldn’t believe it. As I read through the book and the scriptures included, a case was logically and thoroughly set forth, confirming a thought I had kept to myself that God could help people today—it was really possible!
I learned that illnesses usually come forth because of being separated in relationships on three levels: from God, myself, and others. I started to put into practice just the little bit that I was learning and started to feel better physically. In the fall of 2019, I started attending a Bible study that taught Be in Health principles and began to experience healing. When I would go to the RA appointments, my blood work numbers were coming down.
Removing Spiritual Blocks and Doorpoints
In 2020, the Holy Spirit convicted me that I needed to burn all my occult books and remove all the occult items in my house. My husband and I put them in our little fire pit, and as the books started to burn up, I felt something lift off of me. That year, I was also able to attend a Be in Health conference in Tulsa, OK. I was then convinced that I wanted to attend a For My Life Retreat®.
An Answer to Prayer and New Levels of Freedom
I started praying at the end of 2020 that I could go to Georgia. God met me in my request when we received extra stimulus funds around March 2021; it covered the cost of our hotel and registration. I started reading Unloving by Dr. Henry Wright, and received more insight into what had happened throughout my childhood. I finally understood that Satan’s plan was to bring me down before I even knew what was happening.
In October 2021, we attended a For My Life Retreat. On Monday, when I walked into the building, I started to cry as I felt such a strong presence of the Holy Spirit that I had not felt since the early days after I was baptized. During our stay there, I went to bed every night and slept soundly and without joint pain. I was so convicted after the Bitterness teaching that I went into the bathroom on the break and just sobbed and asked God for a miracle. The next morning, I awoke around 4:30 am, and I heard the Holy Spirit say, “You are healed.”
Healing from Joint Pain, Hip Pain, Thyroid Issues, and Rheumatoid Arthritis
That day I realized that I no longer had pain in my right hip! I had been suffering from a tightness in my right hip for over 25 years—my mother, all of my sisters, and my grandfather had the exact same issue. I had tried yoga and chiropractic adjustments to put my hip into alignment, but the pain always came back and was there every morning. Now it was gone! Through God’s great mercy and lovingkindness, He healed me.
At the end of the retreat, I recommitted my life to God and got re-baptized. Upon returning home from the retreat, I felt led by the Holy Spirit that I no longer needed my Synthroid prescription medication. In March of this year, the test results for rheumatoid arthritis show that the severe level reading in 2017 of over 1100 was now 0.9–a normal range is 0.00 through 0.8. The “acquired” thyroid issue that had started over 20 years ago with a reading of 29 is now down to 8.0, just outside of the normal range of 0.00 through 6.00.
The Overcomer’s Journey
I continue to walk out of agreement with unloving spirits. I know that God loves me. I am practicing separation and forgiving myself for the self-abuse that I am responsible for, and forgiveness toward others for abuse done to me. I am learning to be more obedient to God’s Word because I want to be a friend to God. My work is far from done, but every day I get up and thank God for his goodness and mercy.
I know that my purpose for being on this earth is to bring Him glory and honor and to help establish His Kingdom here on earth. I am here for His good pleasure. If my testimony can help one person break free of Satan’s grasp, then all of the things that have transpired in my life would have been worth it.
God has a More Excellent Way for You, too!
All I can say is stop trying to find your health and healing by what the world says. Go to the For My Life Retreat; God is faithful, and He will make a way! There is so much needless suffering in the world, and Jesus has already paid the price for all of us to be free. True freedom is through God and His Word and obedience to it. I praise God for his mercy and longsuffering that He extended to me throughout my life, and that He does work everything to the good of those who love Him and obey His commandments. There is a more excellent way!
Joint pain and arthritis symptoms don’t have to rule your life.
When someone has a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, prescription drugs and pain medications can only reduce pain to a certain extent. People often come to us with arthritis symptoms, and through the Biblical teachings we present, God begins to show them where they have struggled with their identity and not accepted themselves as they are. This is an open door to a spirit of infirmity!
Are you looking for healing from chronic arthritis pain without the use of prescription medications?
God wants to offer you arthritis pain relief and deliver you from the debilitating effects of autoimmune disease. He has a plan for your recovery and complete healing. Be in Health has over 30 years of experience leading God’s people back to God’s best for their lives. Tens of thousands of people have come to our For My Life Retreats with mental and physical health issues, spiritual strongholds in their lives, and relationship breakdowns, and they left with new hope, healing, and peace in God through Jesus Christ as they began their Overcomers’ Journey.
Many people are healed during the retreat just by realigning their thoughts with God’s ways. Yet often, healing can be a process of renewing the mind with the Word of God and learning how to walk in love and relationship with God, oneself, and others.
Are you ready to take the next step toward your healing and recovery from arthritis pain?
We invite you to join us for the For My Life Retreat. It’s available in person at the Be in Health/Hope of the Generations Church campus in Thomaston, Georgia. Or, if you are unable to travel at this time, we also have an online version of the For My Life Course.
Be in Health is a safe place to learn how to grow up as an overcomer and to discover God’s incredible love, grace, and mercy toward you.
The Be in Health Team
Would you like to read more articles related to this topic?
What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis – By Dr. Henry W. Wright – An in-depth look into the specific possible spiritual roots of RA and MS.
Spiritual Causes of Autoimmune Diseases – It’s You Against Yourself – Discover insights into the personal battleground that people struggle with that opens the door to autoimmune diseases and find real solutions to begin your overcomers’ journey and walk out of autoimmune disease.
Did this article bless you? Pin it to save it for later and share it with others.