by Talley Hess
I awoke one morning and could not get out of bed. My lower back was in excruciating pain and I could barely move! Slowly I was able to roll myself out of the bed to the floor, but I could not stand up. I had to crawl to the wall and cautiously inch my way up the wall until l could stand, all the while in debilitating pain. I didn’t know what had happen to my back as I had retired to bed the night before feeling healthy with no presenting back issues. All day, I was in intense pain and while I could slowly walk, I could not or would not sit down as I couldn’t bare the pain when bending over.
The following day was a Sunday and I didn’t know how I was going to get to church as just the thought of getting in and out of the car seemed impossible. However, I knew church was exactly where I needed to be…in a corporate atmosphere of praise, worship, expectancy and God’s presence!
I made it to service and I sat the entire time as I could not stand up without making a scene. When service was over my husband Glenn accompanied to the front for healing prayer ministry. Ken Grenfell, prayed for me along with my husband Glenn. After a few minutes, the prayer was over and instantly I was healed. I lifted one leg – no pain, I bent forward – no pain, the next thing I knew I screamed out “I am healed, God Healed me”. It was such a natural exclamation of joy and thanksgiving, much like the response of the lame man in scripture when Peter said: “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. Acts 3:6-8
Later that evening, I felt a slight nagging, soreness start to return. I rebuked the pain and declared that the pain had been defeated and God had fully healed me. I commanded the pain to leave in Jesus name and praise God…it left me!
When Jesus was crucified, he bore the stripes for us and he made the payment for our healing. The work of healing has been accomplished; our posture is to receive his provision and to rejoice, be glad and to testify to his goodness so others may freely receive.
Praise God for his all sufficient love toward his children, full of salvation, healing, deliverance, compassion and mercy…he is my good, loving Father!