Brain Tumor healed

I would like to give a real-life testimony of what the Lord has done for me recently. I am so excited about it and would like to share it with other people.

In February of 2007, I woke up with double-vision. I was not too concerned about it at the time and thought it might be a sinus-infection or something. After visiting the doctor, he advised that I have my eyes tested at the Pretoria Eye Institute. After examination they referred me for a MRI scan.
The MR scan revealed that I had a growth in the midbrain which was pressing on an optical nerve causing double-vision and pressure in the brain because the growth was obstructing normal flow of water from the brain. I was shocked and petrified with fear to say the least.

I had also been suffering from a lot of headaches, and this diagnosis explained why I had so much headaches.

My wife and I went to see a Neurologist at the Unitas hospital nearby. He said that it looked like a tumour and referred me to a neurosurgeon at
Eugene Marais hospital.

The neurosurgeon advised us that he had to install a VP shunt so that pressure could be relieved from the brain. At the same time he told us that he would treat me for a possible parasite in the brain, as he thought that a biopsy was far to risky and could lead to other complications because of the
location of the growth. I started to drink Zentel in overdose to try and kill any possible parasites.

I went for the VP shunt operation and the doctor extracted some brain fluid to send to the labs to test for parasite infection. The test for parasites came out negative, and the neurosurgeon advised me that the growth was a tumour, and that it could not be removed without causing possible damage to other functions controlled in the midbrain.

At this stage I realised that medical science and man could not help me. My wife was 8 months pregnant with our 2nd child at the time, and things were looking darker than ever. I turned to God. I remembered a scripture from the

Bible in Psalms. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

And Prov 3:5,8 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding … Healing shall be to your navel and marrow to your bones.”

Is 53: 5 “By His wounds, we are healed.”

I thank God for a father and mother who are very devoted to His ways. They prayed for me daily. I went to a healing service, and they prayed for me. I had no choice but to put all my faith in Jesus for a miracle.

My wife suggested that I look into the possibility of radiotherapy, but I decided to keep trusting the Lord for an outcome.

I went for a 2nd MR scan in March 2007 which still showed the tumour taking up contrast. There was no change.

Six months down the line, I went for a 3rd MR scan …

Our God is GREAT ! His power and love is beyond understanding. I have no words to describe His glory. Our God that created the heavens and the earth, paused and touched my life, and healed me. Not because of who I am, but
because of who He is. I am not worthy of His love, but still He does. Praise Jesus who paid the price for us !

The 3rd scan showed that the tumour was dying. It did not take up contrast and now looks like a vague blur on the scan.

I went to visit the neurosurgeon to show him the latest scans. He confirmed that it looks like the tumour was indeed not active anymore and that it was in fact dying. On asking him why a tumour would just die all of a sudden without any treatment, he replied that he could not explain it. I told him
that we prayed for healing. He smiled and told me that he also believed that prayer had to be the only explanation.

All thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ ! Thanks for giving me more time on earth to see my children grow up, and to give me time to testify Your amazing grace. God is good !

Thank you

Riaan van Jaarsveld


South Africa

What do YOU think?



  1. That’s God!!!He wants us to get to a level where we realise that nothing else can work, except him. We get to a point where we desperately need him because there is no other solution. At that point, God starts to teach us about who is, and begin to mature in him. Praise God that he never fails, and he remains true to his word.

    • Timothy Luke says:

      Amen Sepiso!

      I have found in working with people over the years that it is we who start to learn what he taught all through the ages in His Word. We need to be desperate to shed our old identity and die to everything we thought was “me”. We come to the place Jesus spoke of, “he who loses his life for my sake, shall find it.” Sometimes it takes an act of desperation to embolden us to let go and let God!

      Blessings and thanks for sharing your excitement!!

      • its all good and fine to trust the Lord when times are Good but can you give him controll when things go sour….

  2. Gods sunflower says:

    How great is our God, I cannot express the feelings that went through me reading this testimony haleluyah.

  3. This is great news ! Wonderful and giving power and faith to other people. God is love, God is love, God is love! Our marvelous, wonderful God!

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