him and then he wasn't the second time. When he was four hears old, he had
failed he pre-school hearing exam, and medical people said that he would need a
hearing aid. This really bothered me. So I prayed over him and said basically
"In the name of Jesus, Chad's hearing being healed." About an hour later, he
came out of the bathroom and said "Daddy, when I flushed the toilet, it sounded
real loud like an airplane taking off." With my lightening quick mind, I thought
to myself, well now that's kind of strange. Then it dawned on me that God had
healed him. Then about three years later, he had to have tubes put in this
ears due to frequent ear infections. I prayed for him and he wasn't
healed. Why was he healed the first time and not the second? Sound familiar. God showed me during this seven year period. The first time I prayed for Chad, it was done in a simple,
child-like faith on my part. I just put it on the back burner and forgot about it. The second time, I thought about it, stressed about it, and it didn't work. The first time there was no unbelief present, the second time there was. Unbelief is the main culprit that blocks healing, and keeps our mustard seed(child-like faith) from working. Matthew 17:20 says So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." (NKJV)
So how did I first test these principles. I was laying and bed one night and my wife Ginelle was asleep. She was very congested. So I just spoke to her congestion and said "Peace be still." I am not sure if I thought she was in storm. Why I used those words, but God interpreted them. I think I just thought "she needed peace in her breathing." It worked and she began breathing clearly. Later, her congestion came back and so I did
it again and it worked.
The next thing, I tried was a cyst. I had this large cyst on my chest. It was benign. I had my doctor check it. So my first thoughts were these when it came to the cyst. Do it look at it, do I not look at it. Do I keep speaking to it? What if it doesn’t happen? Maybe I should pray again. So I just spoke to it and commanded it to explode and it did in the shower right after that. I moved on from there. I struggled back and forth. About two weeks later I noticed that it was gone. I moved on to other physical needs in my body.
Then I just kept working on other things. If Jesus could do it, I could do it. I would rebuke storms just to see if it worked-and it did- time after time.
I told the Lord I don’t want to hurt anyone-how can I practice this-who can I practice on? –Guess who he told me to practice on? I practiced on myself-hundreds and hundred of times started with a cyst; then headaches, pain, muscles, joints, etc.
How do you learn to walk or be healed or do anything- you take baby steps and when you fall down, you get back up and learn how to walk!
Every young minister and in fact, probably every Christian, has asked themselves this question. Could the book of Acts happen today? I figured that I have come this far and I might as well go the rest of the way. What did I have to lose? That's when the last year and a half took place. At a certain point, I asked God to open the book of Acts to me. The Lord told me you have asked a difficult thing. It would be like taking a lifelong D student and saying can you make me into an A student.
God's kingdom is built on laws and principle. He does not move on whims. God is not
fickle; he is the same, yesterday, today and forever. I learned about balancing grace and faith-how they can work together to see miracles take place -If we are New Testament believers, shouldn’t we be able to do the same things they did in the New Testament? In
John 14:12 Jesus said we could!-What is the only currency that spends in heaven? Hebrews 11: 6 tells us it is faith. Faith pleases God. So you say, but I don't have enough faith. That's not true. God has given each man THE measure of faith. We all have the same
amount of faith. But we don’t always develop and use what we have! -If Jesus needed
miracles to validate his ministry don't we? This is not a dress rehearsal. We must learn to get this right. We have one shot at it. The sad thing is I think many have given up on the Book of Acts ever being a reality. I think what happens after people see no results or
mixed results; they get confused and disillusioned and begin to fall into unbelief and that
can be very subtle. Then they come up with beliefs/doctrines that fit their results. Then this gets passed down a few generations.
So why did we lost our house? I don't want anyone here to think that I got healthy because I got out from underneath the house payments: this is a natural assumption. We were current on our house payments both times when I became sick.
I had a rhema word (a rhema word is where God speaks to your heart something just for you to in order to reveal something). I asked God why we had to lose the house. On 10-29-12 he told me why? He allowed it. It was for public knowledge. So people would know. I could have hid all my past failures. There would be no doubt, that God was the one who
was empowering me. This way it was public knowledge. It definitely was a pride killer. Any pride I had left was gone; that is for sure. I admit we had fallen short in this area, but
we were turning things around until; I was attacked by the enemy. If it was just a failure,
only on our part, I believe I would be honest enough to admit that. I believe that he had to do it to fast track the progress in me. To get me ready, it’s like he had to amputate my
pride. He had to do a deeper work in me. It was not an easy path as you can well imagine! It just about killed me to see my family suffer through this as God was preparing me for
this ministry! One purpose that I believe God wanted to use this for was;
for it to serve as a counterbalance measure to me. If I ever start thinking of myself
more highly I am reminded of my failures and that I have nothing to boast about in myself and all glory must go to God!
I do believe God is going to prosper me and my family. It was headed that direction a year and a half ago, when I was believing God and sowing seed and beginning to prosper, and then the devil cut me off at the knees, and then I paid an even greater price.
Prayer line wouldn't go through. Let me explain. The first time I had been able to receive healing through the preparatory prayers of my pastor; Pastor Pete and a
prayer counselor from Andrew Wommack ministries. I had to believe, too This time God said I want you to believe me yourself! I chose to quit going to my massage therapist-Amber. She was using high-tech massage techniques and there was a little bit of relief and a small amount of cognitive improvement. Her machine broke down and had to be sent away for repairs. The machine was out of commission for some time. I had to make a tough decision, but I know I made the right one. I knew that God wanted me to have a divine healing ministry down the road. I didn’t want there to be any doubts in anyone’s minds who healed me and why I got better. Anyhow, back to Andrew Wommack's prayer line. I called dozens and dozens of time during that first five-and-a half period. During this period of time, just before I was healed, I would try to call and it wouldn't go through. I would try other numbers and when you pushed the number one it would go right to voice mail.
When I did this on the Prayer Ministry site nothing would happen. This is still true today. T
This is also when I dreamed I was at work and I was healthier and running for the first time in seven years, I dreamed healthy. Finally, the spirit of Popeye came over me. Remember popeye, from the cartoons. He would say after he had been bullied enough; "that's all I can stands and I can't stands no more." Just like the woman in Mark 5 with the issue of blood, she was gonna touch Jesus no matter what. I drew a line in the sand, and told God that I believed he had healed me! Then on November 20th, 2012, I was healed again. For me this was a war with battles in it with huge stakes.
On January 4th, 2013 God spoke this to me He said “Your seven lean years are over.” I turned on the radio a few minutes later and nearly word for word that's what speaker said to confirm this. I believe that meant financially, physically emotionally, and
I had to build up my strength and stamina again. It was like getting over the flu. The flu is gone, but I had to get my strength back. The second time was a lot harder. There was so much more to recover from. It took a period of time to get off the medications. I checked with my doctor. My body rebelled at first. It had to get used to living without drugs-like vicodin and several others. My body felt like shake, rattle and roll. The first time was easier although short lived. This time I had to trust God even more, because the devil would tell you all you're not gonna get any better you’ve maxed out. This is as good as it gets. I had
to stare these things down! All the damage that was done from my body being trashed for seven years: especially the last year and a half. Even though I was healed, I had to recover. There were weird looking skin colors and veins, etc. in my lower legs. So I just believed
God to reverse the damage. I just spoke to it everyday and little by little God reversed it. It just made me stronger and stronger and more determined! LET’S FACE IT AFTER 7 YEARS OF YOUR BODY AND MIND BEING ATTACKED AND TRASHED, IT TAKES A RECOVERY PERIOD. LAY HANDS ON THE SICK AND THEY SHALL RECOVER !!!
This is an excerpt from my testimony-"SEVEN YEARS IN HELL"