Some of the greatest healings we have witnessed have been among the poor
people in the slums and villages. These people simply believe to such an extent
that after they are healed they think it is no big thing!
I had finished preaching at a house prayer meeting of the Revival Prayer
Fellowship, pastored by Bro.Moses in Chetpet, Madras. The meeting was on the
terrace (roof) of a house with just one dim bulb hanging near us. After giving
the gospel and praying with those who had committed their lives to the Lord, we
began to leave.
At the back of the meeting was a woman lying down in a heap. It was
difficult to make her out as a human being. She just seemed to be a pile of old
clothing on the floor. All I could see was her face which was white and ashen
and drained of all blood. I was told that she was dying of cancer and did not
have many days to live. She neither sat up nor moved from her position as I
laid hands on her and rebuked the spirit of cancer.
It was my custom in those days, the late eighties, to preach in that church
every 5 weeks or so. A few weeks after the house prayer meeting I had finished
preaching and asked the sick to come forward. A dark looking woman of medium
size and well built, came bounding up with a big smile on her face. I asked her
what she wanted. She replied, "Don't you recognize me?" I had not the faintest
recollection of having seen her.
She was the woman lying in a heap in the jaws of death at that rooftop
meeting. She told us her testimony of how Jesus had perfectly healed her and
that He was now her Lord and Saviour. She however was not permitted to have any
Christian fellowship by her Hindu family.
Some months later I asked Pastor Moses about that lady. To my shock, he
said, "Brother, she is dead now". I asked what had happened.
After her great healing from cancer, this woman had been slipping out to
church whenever she could. Soon her Christian affinities were the talk of that
community. Her family warned her to stop going to Church. They put the
pressure on her in various ways. Finally the family said that she would lose all
her inheritance and neither would her children get anything. Their small
ancestral house was being put up for sale. Not wanting to lose this benefit,
she succumbed to all the pressures. Soon she reverted back to her old religious
practices. Shortly thereafter, she died.
How true is the warning of Jesus who said, "Go and sin no more or a worse
thing will come on you!"