Janice’s Testimony – Condensed KMY

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On February 8, 2002, at the age of 52, God was merciful to me. He delivered me and I was healed of fibromyalgia. I had never experienced or even seen deliverance before. My daughter also was delivered and healed at the same time. She was headed down the same road of sickness I had all my life.

That experience made my husband and I, and our daughter realize there is much more to living than just getting through each day, going to church faithfully, praying, reading our Bibles, while waiting to die and go to Heaven. There really might be something to the scripture that says, “Jesus came to give us life and life more abundant.” Up to that point in 2002 my life hadn’t been very abundant. As a young wife and mother of two young children, I was sick, depressed and in pain constantly. I had Fibromyalgia, an extremely painful syndrome, chronic bronchitis, chronic UTI along with hospitalizations, constant colds and various infections. I later developed an extreme case of Epstein Bar, Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen Sclerosis, and Hypoglycemia. In addition, I had Shingles twice, brain fog and memory issues.

After my second child was born, I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis Disease, which attacks the major organs of the body. At this same time I had clots in my legs because of a fall during pregnancy that put me on crutches for my last trimester. After my daughter’s birth I hemorrhaged; however, they couldn’t treat me because of the blood clots. I was on steroids for over a year and I became mentally ill with Depression and an Anxiety Disorder. I was a mother of this newborn and a 2 ½ year old boy and I couldn’t care for either of them. In fact, most of their care was by my mother in law and my husband. Guilt set in because I watched my little boy struggle with confusion and fear over what was happening to his mommy. I myself was so confused and fearful with all that was happening to me. I became angry that I couldn’t be the one to care for my children the way I always dreamed about. My life was being stolen from me.

I spent thousands on homeopathic remedies, chiropractic appointments, and massage therapy. The Fibromyalgia got so bad I thought I would end up in a wheelchair. I couldn’t lift my arms and I had to stop wearing certain shoes. Everything I tried helped some, but nothing healed me. As a believer, I asked for prayer and anointing with oil many times; when I wasn’t healed I would beat myself up spiritually because we had been told, “You need more faith”. Doctors told me I would have to learn to live with the pain. This only added to my fear and depression. I had no hope and I ended up on antidepressants, and I found myself seeing therapists.

With help from a friend, I began to seek God for healing. I searched the scriptures to build my faith, because I hadn’t seen much healing in the 30+ years I had been a believer. My heart was so hungry to know more about the God I thought I knew. My dear friend persisted with me for two years reminding me, “God wants to heal you.” Then, Christmas 2006, my daughter gave my husband and I the book A More Excellent Way by Henry W. Wright. This book opened our understanding of scripture. As we read it together our hearts were filled with hope, finally understanding the Bible which caused us to realize there might be a “missing link” for God’s people. Could it really be that God wants to forgive us of ALL our sins as well as heal us of ALL our diseases? God began to teach me of His great love for me and how important it is to love myself and others –Matthew 22:37.

At the age of 52 God healed me instantly of Fibromyalgia, but I was still dealing with other diseases and syndromes. We attended For My Life in 2007 and I learned about possible spiritual roots of disease, many of which I recognized I inherited. I was taking pain meds four times a day when I arrived at Be in Health; When I left I was on zero a day. I received healing in areas and I began the process of walking according to God’s Word based on knowledge. I learned through Be in Health that His perfect will is not to heal us, but that we do not get sick. God wants us well! He is for us and not against us. He is not out to kill us, but to give us life more abundant!

I now have no diseases, no syndromes, no depression; I have more energy, more clarity in my thinking, and I’m not on any medications. I’ve never felt better! My body is doing daily what God created it to do, to function properly as I apply His truth to my life.

As I look back at those years I wonder how I got through it. It’s clear now that Father God was with me all the way, teaching me by His grace until I came into truth. I thank Him for not giving up on me while I was looking everywhere else, but to Him first. I’m grateful to the medical field and those who practice alternative medicine, but the Great Physician has the answers for complete healing.

I am a 66 year old woman and healthier and more energetic than I was at age 30! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God whose blood was spilled for the forgiveness of all my sins and whose body was broken that I might be healed of all my diseases! God is no respecter of persons. What He has done for me, He can do for you. It’s never too late to believe that.

As a result of these wonderful truths of the scriptures we have embraced them with a heart of desire to help others overcome; God has called my husband and me into full-time ministry. We are both ordained ministers of the Word of God and have an independent church called New Song Church, established in March 2008 (an affiliate of Hope of the Generations Church of Thomaston, GA). We have witnessed healing in the people of our flock that God has given us to care for; It’s amazing to see the hand of God at work the way it should be in the church today. – Janice L., ME

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