Healed of Rheumatoid Arthritis

by Rita Erunse

In December 2009, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. At first, I was relieved to know what the problem was because I had excruciating pain for months without relief. Then I got angry at the devil, remembering that:1 John 3:8 “The reason the Son of God appeared (manifested) was to destroy the devil’s work.” 2 Timothy 2:26 “and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.”

I started battling with it in prayer and stood on many promises from the Word, especially Isaiah 49:25-26 (New King James Version): But thus says the LORD: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, And the prey of the terrible be delivered; For I will contend with him who contends with you, And I will save your children. I will feed those who oppress you with their own flesh, And they shall be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. All flesh shall know That I, the LORD, am your Savior, And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” I soon realized this was a tenacious, vicious spirit attacking my body and needed vigorous strategic bombarding of God’s Word and some Holy Spirit tenacity.

I kept fighting and declaring what God’s Word said over me: Isaiah 53 was a favorite and Psalm 18: “The strangers shall run out of their hiding places.” I soon discovered, however, that it would leave and wait for an opportune time to attack again, so it became a cycle… I soon learned that this was a demonic arrow from hell through witchcraft – so I dealt with it as such and broke its power by standing, declaring, and commanding the evil spirit to return to its sender, and doing things I could not do because of pain on purpose. The result: Healing and Restoration –which has become a lifestyle for me. It has been more than a year now, and when symptoms try to come back, I remind the devil that I AM ALREADY HEALED. Too late!! PRAISE GOD!