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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Dave's Healing


Over the last year I had been taking an opiate drug called Subutex. On July 23rd 2005 I was involved in a high speed head on collision with a double decker bus which left me unable to surf, play the guitar and eventually led to the break up of my 5yr marriage! I ended up living in a shared house at 46 with a bunch of kids who did precious little in the running of the house, leaving me to do most of the washing up and dispose of all the rubbish EVERY week!!

It got me through a particularly hard time, but it began to affect my daily life towards the end of the year, that’s when I tried to stop but the withdrawal symptoms were too hard! You really do feel awful, with sweats, chills and a craving for the drug!!

I was praying to God for someone to rescue me from this difficult and frustrating period. That is when I made contact with a girl called Rhoda. We were both on a website called Christian Connections and one evening as I was on the site and instant chat message from Rhoda came through saying “hi Dave”, I said hi back and we started to email each other! It was clear from the start that we got on well and just as it happens Rhoda had been planning a family trip to Cornwall but had to cancel it due to her mother’s foot getting injured in a freak accident. So still having a week off work to fill, she decided to come to Newquay on a really cheap one way train fare and stay in a cheap B&B. As I was already planning to go to Leeds to visit my son and family in Leeds I was able to run her back home!

It was very clear over the week that there was a special bond between us and we had so much in common!

Over the course of the week she noticed the Subutex in my daily pill box and that is when it all came out that I was basically addicted to Heroin!! Rather than being judgemental Rhoda was keen to help me off the stuff! She came with me to visit my family in Leeds and then on my way back to Newquay I stayed at Rhoda’s over to weekend. I went to her church on the Sunday where a couple of people got up and gave prophetic words the first one saying that the Breaker Angel was in town so if you were looking for breakthrough here was the place to be, the second came from a lady who runs a place called Kickstart, helping people get free from drugs!! She shared a word from Nehemiah saying how they rebuilt the temple ignoring the rubble around! At the end of the mtg there was an opportunity to go forward for prayer so  I went out and was prayed for by Barry the Pastor of the church.  .I was touched deeply by God as a result of that encounter.

It was obvious it was time to let go of the crutch of Subutex and although I had tried coming off in Newquay the withdrawal symptoms were too much for me to handle, I decided in light of the words given I could think of no better place to go through the “rattle” than with Rhoda’s support.

I drove up to Sheffield with enough Subutex to keep me going for a week slowly trying to wean off to make the rattle easier to cope with. However one Friday night I ended up taking my last 6ml all at once!

That was it then, I was bracing myself for a pretty hard rattle! Usually this kicks in after 3-4 days. Day 3 came, no rattle! Day 4 came, still no rattle! I remember talking with Rhoda on day 5, she was pleased I wasn’t rattling but I replied it was only day 5 and I was expecting to start rattling hard the next day! With Rhoda praying for me every day, amazingly I suffered no withdrawal symptoms! Then About 2wks in I woke up one day feeling so good it was like I had taken Subutex! I shared this with Barry the pastor of Rhoda’s church and he replied “that’s God” and he encouraged me to write down my experience.

I am pretty much overwhelmed by how gracious God has dealt with me through the last 6wks and I hope this will be an encouragement to you all!

God bless,

Dave Williams.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Grace's healing testimony

My name is Grace Floyd, I am 22 years old, living in Albuquerque, NM, USA.
At age 14 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint swelling, pain, high fevers, fatigue, and skin rash. I had the severest case, with debilitating symptoms in all of my joints from my jaw down to my toes and every joint in between. Devistated by the news I sought help from my church which was pastored by my father. They gathered 'round and prayed and ministered to me. I received prophecies from The Lord that He would heal me. I never doubted this for the 8 almost 9 years that I had had this illness. I have been prayed for by many including Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, Shawn Bolz, Graham Cooke, and of course my home church and friends. I have recieved certain degrees of healing over the years but God would choose to complete this the weekend of New Life City's 10 year anniversary conference.
Monday before the conference I attended NLC's college group where Mr. Barry Manson was our guest speaker. I was eager and excited to see the Spirit fall on us and have some soaking time in Him. Barry told a story about a Polish man who had his hip healed when Barry prayed for him. Near the end of ministry time I felt The Lord impressing me to ask him for prayer. It had been a long time since I had directly asked for prayer. Hope deffered makes the heart sick. I asked him to pray for me and immediately the Holy Spirit fell on me. I experienced a great deal of healing that night. Friday and Saturday nights Barry and Linda prayed for me again. A tangable shift took place in the spirit realm and my body. My body felt 100% better and in my spirit I heard my Father say it was over, my healing had been completed. I am able to do things that were not possible previously. I know full restoration is on it's way. My muscles are regaining strength with new movements I have not performed for nearly 9 years. I believe The Lord will restore the damage done to my joints and spine so that there will be no evidence I had ever been sick! I small part of this has already begun. I have grown 1 1/4 inches in the past week! This is almost unheard of for a 22 almost 23 year old. My growth was stunted by corticosteroids early on...I have renewed faith that this is only the beginning in my healing process. More is to come in my body as it is coming in my spirit!

About Me

Barry Manson
Barry is the Pastor of Charis Church International in Sheffield in the UK. He obtained his ordination credentials in ministry from International Gospel Outreach www.igo.org.uk . He holds a Masters (with distinction) degree in Theology along with over thirty years ministry experience beginning with a missionary ministry in Holland and India before establishing his first church in UK in 1983.