I HAVE IT, CANCER!
In July 1971, at the age of 58, I discovered a lump in my left groin about the size of a large olive. This was diagnosed to be a lymphoma or cancer of the lymphatic system. It was treated with cobalt for a period of 21 days. I continued to have periodic check-ups until early in 1975. As time went on I discovered several nodes in my neck and under my right arm that seemed to be growing. In August, 1977, at the age of 64, a large node was removed from my right armpit. It was diagnosed as a poorly differentiated nodular lymphoma. I was then referred to an oncologist for treatment. However, he agreed to defer any treatment on the basis of my belief that I had been healed. I was scheduled to return in three months. When I returned, he could find no evidence of the cancer. He said, “If I were examining you for the first time, I would have diagnosed you as not having the disease.” I continued having periodic check-ups until August, 1982, at age 69, at which time he transferred me back to my family doctor. I am now 87 years old.
I believe what I initially received was the manifestation of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Having always believed in prayer, I had been asking God to heal me all during the course of this disease. However, since I had not revealed my condition to more than a couple of friends, I had not received much — if any — general prayer. For several years, I did believe I had been healed and I did receive what the doctors called a marvelous remission. But with the recurrence and the diagnosis that the condition was now serious, I became deeply troubled. I now believe this was the deciding factor in my seeking the experience known in charismatic and Pentecostal circles as the baptism in the Holy Spirit. I received prayer for this at a Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship meeting on August 18, 1977, at the age of 64, which I had been attending for several weeks. Nothing seemed to happen at the time, but I was assured I had received this baptism and I thanked God for His gift. At about 10:30 the following Saturday evening, while in bed reading some charismatic testimonies and reflecting on them, my attention was drawn to a strange tingling sensation in my right arm. This subsided but shortly I noticed the same sensation on the side of my face. As I began to rub my face, I felt a sort of electrifying of my right arm. I remember exclaiming, “Lord, your hand is holding my hand.” At that point, waves of an almost indescribable power began to sweep through my entire body. I have had similar sensations since but never again with that intensity. Yet, for several days afterwards, the power of God was so strong on me that I finally had to ask God to “lead me beside the still waters.” I did then experience some abatement for a time of rest, but this was the beginning of a whole new way of life and the beginning of a new relationship with Jesus that I had never known before. At the time it was impressed on my mind that I had received three prizes. The third prize was the healing of cancer; the second prize was the deliverance from fear and doubt; and the first prize was going from knowing about Jesus to knowing Jesus as Lord. Although medical science classifies this a spontaneous remission, I claim it as a divine healing.
(For some reason the name of the person I lost, but you can probably find it on the site below which was the original source. It was used by permission here).
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