by Diane Horan
My healing began back in April of 1999. I had been diagnosed with Lupus, an autoimmune deficiency disease that, in my case, affected my joints. The Lupus left me in constant pain all over my body, and on occasion, I would have swollen, fluid-filled joints that would need to be drained. There were days that I could hardly walk, and when I would relax, my hands would curl up like they were beginning to atrophy. My Rheumatologist told me there was no cure and that I would most likely raise my children from a wheelchair. His advice to me was to stop fighting the disease and accept it. I was 37 years old and my children were 3, 7 and 9.
We moved to Pennsylvania in August '98 to be closer to our family since we did not know the future. That is where I met Rhonda, who began to teach me about healing. She said that God wanted me well and that the Lupus was not from God. My response was the typical "church" response from 2 Corinthians 12:7, referring to Paul's thorn in the flesh. I informed her that God said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." I told Rhonda that God wanted me to have Lupus to teach me His strength. She began to teach me the truth of God's Word, gently showing me where I was confused. She began giving me books and tapes on healing.
I devoured everything in my quest to discover the truth and maybe even get healed. I would go for prayer, again and again, and not feel anything -- no hot flashes, no tingling sensations, nothing — no healing was received either. I went home feeling defeated every time. I was under the impression that I would receive my healing immediately. It wasn't until I studied "Spirit, Soul, Body" that I understood that the spiritual realm happens immediately. Still, sometimes the physical realm is slower in its response. I decided to go for prayer one last time. This time, as usual, there was no "special feeling," but the difference was that this time I decided I was healed in the Spiritual realm because God said I was.
I believed the healing would eventually be manifested in the physical realm. I set my mind on that truth and decided not to go for prayer again. There was no need to since I already received my healing. I believed it was just a matter of time before I would begin to see and feel the manifestation in the physical realm. I stopped all of my medications, to the chagrin of my Rheumatologist, and began telling family and friends that I was already healed of Lupus. My symptoms got worse! No matter what happened, I would not lose faith in my healing. For six weeks, I was horrible, but my healing began to manifest slowly. My symptoms started to leave, one by one. The swelling left, the pain left, and the only thing hanging on was a pain in my left shoulder. That took about a year before it was gone entirely. For about four years after my healing, the shoulder pain would sometimes return. At first, I would feel panic, as though the Lupus was coming back and I was not fully healed. But as the years went by, I realized the enemy was trying to rob me of that miraculous healing that Jesus provided me when he said, "believe and be saved." Saved is the Greek word Sozo, which means, amongst other things," healed" and "made whole." Because of Jesus, I am entirely "made whole." I have been healed since 1999, many years ago. God wants you well too! Don't be influenced by others' theology. I encourage you to study the Scriptures for yourself. Discover God's truth and receive YOUR healing in Jesus' Name!