" I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord."
February 2000, I was awakened in the middle of the night. I was experiencing extreme pain in my side and after it subsided, my wife and I agreed I should go and see a doctor. I visited Dr. Gargi the next day, and she ordered a CAT scan and blood work done immediately.
We waited anxiously for several days, before my wife received the call. Liver cancer was the diagnosis. I was informed that most liver cancer patients only live a few months. The CAT scan revealed a mass in my liver.
During these very distressing weeks, my wife spent much time in prayer on my behalf. I had never given my heart entirely over to God and I knew I was not ready to meet Him. We both knew I needed a miracle. She called her family and asked the church to pray as well.
One beautiful Sunday, a week before my scheduled biopsy, God gloriously filled me with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Arriving home, my wife called her parents to tell share the wonderful news. My mother-in-law told her she felt I had been healed the minute I received the Holy Spirit.
A few days later I went in for my liver biopsy. With a big smile on my face, I was wheeled back out 20 minutes later. The technician could not find any sign of the mass in my liver. I told the doctors and nurses that many people had be in prayer on my behalf and that my God had healed me. The technician told us I would need to have another CAT scan to make sure no mistake had been made.
An x-ray was ordered and when the technician came out of the room, he asked my wife, "What God do you people pray to?" They were baffled at the miraculous change of events. My liver was completely normal; the mass COULD NOT BE FOUND!
Through many tears, my wife told the technician, that we prayed to the ONE TRUE GOD! She explained that prayer is a powerful thing; more powerful than some can imagine.
God has not only healed me but has allowed me to spend the rest of my days working for the Kingdom. He has blessed me with a wonderful wife and step-daughter Casondra and a church I now call my home.
Without doubt, it is “by His stripes, we are healed.”
-- Ron Rojas