We Can Overcome!
The Word of God says that we overcome by the blood of the lamb and by the Word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11). Maureen shared this testimony with us about how she was healed of thyroid cancer and delivered from the generational iniquities that caused it. This is such an inspiring testimony of God's love and faithfulness to His daughter and of how He used the body of Christ to come alongside her and to recover her from the snare of the enemy.
I was going about my daily life when I noticed an annoying swelling had formed in my neck region. My lymph nodes must be struggling to overcome some kind of infection, I thought. So I prayed for healing, but the swelling persisted. Carefully I looked for any possible sin issues that could be hindering healing. Still no change. After a few uncomfortable weeks, I decided to go to the doctor. My hope was to get these lymph nodes some antibiotics to help knock out invading “bugs.” Instead, an ultrasound was ordered to figure out what was going on.
I had worked with Be in Health's® Spiritual Lifeline® phone ministry in the past and decided to call again for a spiritual 'check-up.' Even though I had looked at some possible spiritual roots and blocks to healing on my own, the phone minister discussed walking in forgiveness as well as releasing forgiveness to myself and others.
Uprooting Generational Iniquity
Bitterness is an iniquity that runs deep in my generations; one that I had given place to in the past. Even though I hate bitterness with a passion, it would sneak back in from time to time. The Team Member at Spiritual Lifeline®, guided by the Holy Spirit, was helpful in exposing the enemy's covert activity so that I could recover myself from his snare.
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Timothy 2:24-26 KJV
I also recalled Mark 11:26;
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. Mark 11:26 KJV
Harboring unforgiveness will block God's forgiveness which can result in an open door to illness. He is the God who forgives all my sin and heals all my diseases – Psalm 103. That's exactly what I needed Him to do.
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases. Psalm 103:3 KJV
The first set of results came in…
The ultrasound results revealed that my thyroid gland was in trouble. According to research, 95% of all ultrasound results that looked like mine turned out to be cancer. Upon receiving this news, the account of the three Hebrews threatened with a fiery furnace flashed into my mind. I recalled their response and decided to do likewise. I reminded myself: My God is well able to deliver me. But even if He doesn’t, I’m not bowing my knee to the ‘pharaoh of fear'. A biopsy was scheduled.
Another layer is revealed
The biopsy results weren’t in yet when I called Spiritual Lifeline® again for another phone appointment. The minister helped me recognize a possible open door of the enemy: guilt for not living up to self-imposed, un-realistic, performance standards. So I got to repent! Any way of thinking, speaking and acting that doesn’t reflect God’s ways is sin. I also realized I had unknowingly set myself up as a 'god' unto myself. That was idolatry. Idolatry was a sin punishable by death in the Old Testament. Thank God for siblings in Christ to minister and help me recognize so I can repent – what a gift!
Standing on faith
I decided I wasn’t going to agree with any cancer diagnosis. Cancer no longer had any right to my body. I had dealt with my sin. I made a quality decision to live out repentance and resist the sins of bitterness, false guilt and self-idolatry. Jesus took the penalty of the curse of the law for me so I could receive the blessings of God through faith in Him.
At the results appointment, the doctor said cancer cells had been identified and half of my thyroid needed to be removed. I said 'I don’t like the idea of having half my thyroid removed. Why don’t you just go in and scoop out the unwanted cells and leave my thyroid alone?”
“It’s not that easy.” he said. So I requested to be referred to the Mayo Clinic of Minnesota for a second opinion. Fear was knocking at my door, but I took my peace.
I thought back to when I first recognized that “pharaoh of fear” in my life; it was at For My Life® in Georgia about 10 years ago. Since then, several remarkable things happened. I no longer had chronic sinus infections, which I had suffered through 4 times each year for 30 years. No longer was I plagued with allergies to mold and dust that required antihistamines and decongestants to manage. In addition, I not longer had the fibromyalgia symptoms that required pain medication in order to sleep at night… Now, whatever was ahead of me, I chose to take my peace – NO MATTER WHAT! Peace is my birthright as a daughter of God by faith.
The thyroid specialist at Mayo Clinic said, “This is thyroid cancer. Removing only the cancer cells is not an option. You will have to have the left side of your thyroid removed.' To proceed, she needed the original biopsy results or to perform another one. I chose to have another biopsy and I took my peace.
In the hours between appointments I thought about the friends who were faithfully standing with me; those who could be counted on to stand in faith and against fear.
The time came for the second biopsy. The pre-op nurse asked while he was prepping me, 'Have you ever had this procedure before?' I said 'Yes, just a couple of weeks ago. They found cancer.' He grumbled, 'No matter where a biopsy is done if it’s cancer the first time, it’s always cancer the second time.” Lying on the surgical table, I decided to take my peace.
Taking my peace
Later that day, as I waited for the pre-surgical consultation, which would be my last appointment before they removed my thyroid, I recalled my pastor's prayers of faith for me and I once again took my peace. I chose to believe that my God is well able to deliver me. But even if He doesn't, I'm not bowing my knee to the 'pharaoh of fear.’
The doctor walked in without the surgeon, sat down, smiled and said, 'I have good news. The biopsy revealed no trace of cancer. There are some abnormal cells, but they are not multiplying, they are dying. This can be rechecked in a few years.'
I was healed from thyroid cancer!
The victory that manifested is a testimony to the grace and power of God, as well as the importance of the body of Christ ministering to one another. What a delight to honor the Lord by sharing what He has done!
– Maureen D., Iowa
Healed of Thyroid Cancer
If you or a loved one are walking through a cancer diagnosis, there is hope for you too!
We have a number of resources that may be helpful to you:
Insights into Cancer – A teaching by Dr. Henry W. Wright
Why Do We Get Sick? – A teaching by Dr. Henry W. Wright
The True Cure for Cancer – A blog post
A More Excellent Way:
If you are new to our ministry, Dr. Henry W. Wright's book, A More Excellent Way is a great place to start. It supplies profound knowledge about the secrets of healing and the prevention of disease. Using sound scripture and scientific observation, Dr. Henry Wright leads the reader on a journey of personal responsibility, identifying root causes to specific diseases and offering pathways of healing and wholeness that were never meant to remain dormant in the body of Christ. Here, you will understand why mankind has disease, identify specific blocks to healing, and discover spiritual pathways to health.
Resources and For My Life®:
In addition to reading materials and teachings, Be in Health® offers the For My Life® Retreat. This is a one-week getaway where participants can come and receive the insights and instruction that they need in order to be recovered in their spirit, soul, and body. The fruits of this retreat have been profound; tens of thousands of people have experienced healing not only in their bodies and hearts but also in their relationships. Our team members are excited to come alongside you in this overcoming journey to discovering God's true heart and plans for your life and for your health.
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