TO THE GLORY
Testimony Book No. 10
"Everyone therefore who shall confess Me before men, I will also confess him Before My Father Who is in Heaven."
Matthew 10:32 NASB
We at 'Hosanna' Churches know that God will bless you as you read the Testimonies of those who have received the Miraculous, in Christ Jesus' Wonderful Name.
They know that Jesus has touched them with God's Love, as they are healed and delivered by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
'Hosanna Spirit & Truth' Produce Music Cassettes, CDs, Backing Tapes and Music Books of the spiritual songs written in this book.
In the Name of Jesus, miracles happen today by the demonstrated power of God, by the Holy Spirit.
There are many disbelievers who do not believe that God Almighty, Who created them by His Living Word, can perform miracles today by His Living Word, Jesus Christ, Who came in the flesh. His Name is above every cancer, every disease, every blindness. All one has to do is to believe that the Holy, Living Word is already established in heaven to be done here on earth, for by the stripes of Jesus, we are already healed. All we have to do is to believe the Holy Word of God and the Holy Spirit of Truth.
To God, ALL things are possible and nothing is impossible.
Jesus Christ is the Anointed One, Who Is the Law of the Spirit of Life of the Holy, Living Word of God, come in the flesh.
Satan cannot create or give life. Satan's law is the law of sin and death.
Satan rages, when the Pure in heart in Christ Jesus, God's Chosen, earthen vessels, filled with the Resurrected Power of God, RAISE THE DEAD and DO MIRACLES IN THE NAME OF JESUS! He rages as his demonic realm is cast out of people's lives and bodies, the same as he raged through the religious order of the Pharisees - he rages today to know that he is defeated in the Name of Jesus.
Only those of God's Divine Choosing, having faith in the Name of Jesus and hearing the Holy Spirit of God, have the power to raise the dead, to do miracles and to cast out demons.
Dearly Beloved of God
"Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him."
1 Corinthians 2:9
I have been instructed by the Holy Spirit to place in this tenth Testimony Book, my own, personal testimony along with others.
I am to warn those who have received from Almighty God of His Healing and Miracle Power, that the moment the Joy of the Testimony dies, you have turned back and fallen from God's Glory.
Apostasy has crouched at your door.
The denial is not against the one who was the vessel used to evidence God's Glory here on earth, but Almighty God Himself and the Blood of Jesus.
You have trampled asunder and you have insulted the Holy Spirit of Grace, and your judgement is assured of fury of fire, which will consume God's adversaries, awaiting you.
I pray that the Holy Spirit will encourage and edify your spirit, and encourage your faith to receive all of the promises of God, given unto all who believe in His Name, for His Name, Jesus, is above every other name.
"And looking upon them Jesus said to them,'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.' "
Praise the Lord! Glory to God! He is the God of the impossible and He overcomes and heals today in the Name of Jesus, as He did yesterday, today and will forever!
The works of the Father evidenced in the Power and Demonstration of God are Miracles, far above the natural, for they are Supernatural!
Eleven years ago, I had a growth appear on my shoulder. It started out probably about 2 cm, and then it grew into a huge growth of 10 cm diameter.
It was the strangest looking growth you have ever seen - it drew its energy from my body and there were large, red welts flowing right down my body from where it was drawing.
One night at a 'Hosanna' meeting at the Latvian Hall, I asked Pastor Lorraine to pray for me as I was going to Queensland. As she prayed, I went down under the Holy Spirit's Anointing, and I distinctly knew that the growth on my shoulder was going to be removed in a Supernatural, Miraculous way, according to God's timing.
Then, approximately six months later, on a Tuesday morning after the 'Hosanna' Worship and Praise meeting, Pastor Lorraine asked me to come into the office to have ministry. During the time of ministry, I was delivered of a demonic power that had kept me bound in grief and sorrow.
It left my body with a loud shriek and Pastor Lorraine then knew that the growth was going to be dealt with by God within ten days.
The demonic grief and sorrow that I had been released from was for my husband, who had held my believing in Christ Jesus to ransom, always seeking to mock and scoff the words of the Lord that I was speaking. God set me free!
Then the Holy Spirit took over completely and the growth was removed in an instant on the tenth day, and the amazing, beautiful, Supernatural evidence was made seen for, as it was removed, the base of it which was approximately 8 cm, was covered with new skin.
Isn't God wonderful! He takes care of everything when our faith is fully reliant upon the Victory that has been won for us on the cross of Calvary by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Yes! God never leaves us nor forsakes us when we trust Him with all our hearts!
(Pastor) Kaye Wenzel
991. THE TRUMPET CALLS
THE TRUMPET CALLS, THE SOUND ERUPTS
UPON THE HEARTS OF THE HOLY,
CHOSEN TRUE OF GOD.
THE TRUMPET BLASTS,
THE SOUND IS HEARD
BY THE EARS OF THOSE IMMERSED IN TRUTH.
HERALDING THE COMING OF OUR LORD,
ALL WHO ARE DEAD, COME ALIVE TO CHRIST
AND MARCH IN THE ARMY
OF THE RISEN LORD.
AWAKE TO THE TRUMPET CALL.
"And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double,and could not straighten up at all. And when Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, 'Woman, you are freed from your sickness.'
And He laid His hands upon her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God."
One day in the 'Hosanna' Shoppe, I was pushing out a large bed, when the bed collapsed and I went down flat to the ground.
I could hardly move on the ground, let alone get up, but somehow I managed it.
My son was there in the shop with me and we prayed together, and I felt a little bit better, but the pain was absolutely excruciating.
Just to do one small movement sent pains right throughout my body.
Then Pastor Lorraine came, sent by the Lord, and she prayed and immediately my whole back was healed and there was no pain!
Isn't it wonderful to be able to be healed in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ INSTANTLY! Amen.
44. I CRY TO THEE
I CRY TO THEE IN MY HEART,
I CRY TO THEE WITH MY SOUL,
I CRY TO THEE, YOU ANSWER ME,
I RISE UP, REFRESHED IN YOUR LOVE,
"And they said, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household.' "
I went to the 'Hosanna' Healing meeting at the Latvian Hall, and asked Pastor Lorraine to pray for a friend's two week old baby girl in New Zealand.
When she was born, the doctors diagnosed her as having Downs Syndrome and heart defects and the family, who are not Christians, was devastated.
Pastor Lorraine prayed in the Name of Jesus, taking authority over the heart defects and the Downs Syndrome, and prayed that the baby will live a normal, healthy life.
Last week, the baby was taken to a heart specialist, and there were no signs of any heart defects at all!
Also, the Downs Syndrome symptoms are lessening as time goes by, and the baby is really blossoming.
Her family is amazed and rejoicing!
Praise the Lord!
Distance is no barrier to God's Healing and Miracle Power in the Name of Jesus!
693. PROPHESY AND SAY
PROPHESY AND SAY THAT CHRIST IS KING.
SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE TO EVERYONE,
THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT COMES TO DWELL
IN THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
LAY YOUR HANDS UPON THE LAME AND SICK,
SPEAK THE NAME, MOST WONDROUS, JESUS
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT HEALS ALL THOSE,
THOSE WHO BELIEVE.
ONLY BELIEVE. ONLY BELIEVE,
THIS IS ALL GOD ASKS OF YOU.
ONLY BELIEVE. ONLY BELIEVE,
THAT JESUS CHRIST IS KING.
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I fear no evil; For Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
In September 1998, my boss called me into his office for a meeting and told me that several of the positions in the office, including mine, were becoming redundant over the next couple of months.
One new position would be created and filled by two part time girls. I had previously known this could happen, but still went into shock.
The next night I went to the 'Hosanna' meeting at the Latvian Hall.
After the meeting, I received prayer from Pastor Lorraine, who prayed for the shock to release from me, and also broke me free from the words of the Jezebel prophecy.
Immediately I was released from the shock and turmoil which had come upon me.
Pastor Lorraine also prayed that I would receive a new job with more pay, and I knew that I had to keep trusting in the Lord and remain in faith.
Five months later, my boss called me in for another meeting and this time told me that the two part time girls had decided to take retrenchment packages, and the new position, with a pay increase, was mine if I wanted it!
I joyfully accepted the new job. Praise the Lord!
The prayer of faith had been answered - I had received a new job with more pay. The Lord has our lives in His hands!
898. THE LORD IS IN HIS TEMPLE
THE LORD IS IN HIS TEMPLE.
THE LORD IS ON HIS THRONE.
THE LORD HAS MY LIFE IN HIS HANDS.
THE LORD LOVES ME,
FOR I BEHOLD HIS FACE FOREVER,
AND I AM HIS RIGHTEOUS SEED.
THE LORD MOST HOLY LOVES ME.
O LORD YOU'RE IN YOUR TEMPLE.
O LORD YOU'RE ON YOUR THRONE.
O LORD YOU HAVE MY LIFE IN YOUR HANDS.
O LORD YOU LOVE ME,
FOR I BEHOLD YOUR FACE FOREVER,
AND I AM YOUR RIGHTEOUS SEED.
O LORD MOST HOLY YOU LOVE ME.
"We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us.By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
1 John 4:6
I am so blessed by your ministry. I get quite a few sermons and Bible studies through my email. There are so many wonderful Christians on the internet.
But ... EVERY TIME I receive anything from Pastor Lorraine or your ministry, the Holy Spirit surrounds me.
The second I started reading your last correspondence, the Holy Spirit immediately came upon me, before I even knew who it was from.
Your ministry is Anointed ... The words in your email are even Anointed.
I do not have this happen with any other ministry I receive email from. So believe me, I pay attention!
God bless you for praying,
In Jesus' Name,
449. WHEREVER THE HOLY SPIRIT
WHEREVER THE HOLY SPIRIT IS CALLING,
WHEREVER THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HEALING,
OUR COMFORTER OF LOVE
IS IN THE MIDST OF US.
WHEREVER THE HOLY SPIRIT'S ANOINTING,
O COME YOU BROKEN-HEARTED.
O COME YOU LAME AND SICK.
COME TO THE ONE WHO GIVETH LIFE,
COME TO THE KING OF KINGS.
"And he said to me, 'Write,`Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'
And he said to me, 'These are true words of God.' "
I had arrived home from Yankalilla about 11:00pm one Sunday night, and then it struck - a toothache that defied description.
The pain was so bad, I went into a panic. It was too late to call out doctors or go to chemists, so I battled through the night in pain.
I asked God to help me and He told me to take some old anti-inflammatories that I had forgotten about.
The pain eased slightly on Monday and Tuesday, and I was swallowing pain killers. I made an appointment at the Emergency Dental Hospital for Wednesday morning, and I arrived still in pain.
The dentist took an x-ray of the offending tooth and said that the nerve was severely inflamed and that he could either take the tooth out, or it would require root canal surgery, costing about $1,800, but if I wanted it done for free, there was a three year waiting list!
Oh, great! I left the hospital and went and sat in my car and wept.
Then the Holy Spirit touched me and told me to go to 'Hosanna' at Parkside, where Pastor Lorraine would be waiting.
I rushed over to the Church and asked Pastor Lorraine for prayer. She prayed in the Name of Jesus and took authority over the inflamed nerve.
By the time I arrived home, I was able to eat something for the first time in two days! Praise the Lord! All discomfort left and, by Wednesday evening, everything was back to normal.
How awful it must be for people who don't know God - there is no-one else to turn to.
But how blessed are we to have a loving, Heavenly Father Who hears us when we cry out and answers us!
Bless You, Jesus and bless Pastor Lorraine.
307. BLESSED ARE YOU
BLESSED ARE YOU WHO ARE INVITED
TO THE WEDDING FEAST OF THE LAMB,
WHOSE GARMENTS ARE WHITE,
WHOSE HEAD WEARS HIS CROWN,
WHOSE SALVATION IS FROM GOD.
YOU'LL FALL DOWN AT HIS FEET
AND WORSHIP HIM.
ON HIS FOREHEAD IS THE HOLY NAME.
HIS GARMENTS ARE DIPPED
IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
AND HIS TITLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.
LAMB OF GLORY, HALLELUJAH!
WE WORSHIP YOU, HALLELUJAH!
PRAISE YOUR NAME, HALLELUJAH!
KING OF KINGS, JESUS CHRIST,
WORD OF GOD.
"And there shall no longer be any curse;and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it,and His bond-servants shall serve Him;and they shall see His face,and His name shall be on their foreheads."
Even in my mother's womb, I was destined to be dedicated unto Almighty God.
My coming forth into this world was being held up. All sorts of complications were taking place. It looked as though I was going to be born feet first, for I refused to be turned in my mother's womb. My mother called out, 'God, I give this baby to You!'
The next thing, I was born without human help, and the first sight my mother saw of me was me smiling up at her from between her knees, sucking my thumb.
My parents thought Almighty God was only in the Anglican Church, and that in Heaven there would only be Anglicans.
I was christened at St Clement's Anglican Church on the Main North Road at Enfield, obviously to be an Anglican.
As a young girl, we shifted from Prospect to Woodville North, where there was no Anglican Church - God had another purpose in mind - He alone was going to lead me to the fulfillment of His purpose and plan for my life.
I attended the Salvation Army Church on Hanson Road, Woodville North, for approximately four years, and even sang in the United Congress of the Salvation Army.
I believe the Lord allowed this time in my life for me to freely worship Him, without the restraint of the traditions of man.Then, St Augustine's was established at Woodville North and, being an Anglican from my mother's womb, I had no choice but to attend. I was confirmed to the Anglican faith.
Within me came a hunger to know God, not about Him, but personally, and God fulfilled the desire of my heart in His time.
As a teenager, I was involved in physical culture and we had our lessons within the Finsbury Park Baptist Church. We were encouraged to attend the Church at least once a month.
I can remember it quite well, desiring to become a missionary for Jesus Christ after hearing a missionary speak, but I still did not know Him personally.
At the Baptist Church, I went through the waters of Baptism, still without a relationship with the Living God.
I met my first husband, Raymond, who was also an Anglican, and we were married in St Cuthbert's Church on Prospect Road.
The ceremony was very unusual, as Reverend Thrush called us to have Holy Communion at the altar. A friend of mine remarked afterwards that it was the longest wedding ceremony she had ever been to.
Isn't God wonderful! He never forgets the desires of our heart. Of course, we were blessed with children - two natural and one adopted, and that is another story.
They were all christened to the Anglican Church, as we regularly attended St George's Anglican Church on Port Road at Cheltenham.
God's purpose in our lives comes to pass at His timing. We may seek our timing, but He knows His timing for our lives.
In 1969, my eldest brother died suddenly, with kidney failure.
It was then I knew I had no answers to comfort his children with, for I virtually had no understanding about God, even though I had attended Church dutifully all my life, up till then.
My son, Robert, became ill. I took him to the doctor and it was found that he had growths in his groin and they would have to operate.
I took a terrified, little boy into the hospital to be operated on.
Afterwards, I collected my other children from the school crossing, rather despondent and despairing in heart.
There was a girl there, who saw my despair and she asked if she could come and pray with me after I had shared the situation with her.
She came to my home, full of joy, and we sat down together to pray. She prayed knowing God - I prayed knowing about God.
Her prayer was beautiful - it was alive - she was alive in a full relationship with the Living God. All I could do was quote the Lord's Prayer and the Catechism.
When she left, I was really hungry within my heart to have what she had, and I know now the hunger was to know my Living Saviour, Jesus Christ as Lord.
My son went through the operation and the growths were benign.
The doctor had said that they could have been malignant or benign, so I did not give any thanksgiving unto God, as I should have.
I just took it that the growths were benign all along, but God did not forget me - He knew the desire in my heart, and He had a design in store to lead me unto Himself.
I was in a full career as a professional singer and was very much in demand, and the Christmas period was the busiest time of the year for me.
I was getting very tired. My body wasn't regulated as it should have been. Sharp pains would come and leave me perspiring and doubled over, and this went on for several months.
The girl who had prayed with me knocked on my door one day and asked me if my daughter, Katrina, would like to come to aChristmas dress-up party at the Church she attended.
I dressed Katrina, to my horror now, in a black leotard and made a black hat with stars on it, and she wore black net stockings - in fact I sent her to a Christian party dressed as a witch.
When she came home, she was so excited. Everybody had loved her and was so nice to her, and this man had thrown her into the air and caught her - she was overwhelmed at the spontaneity of these people at the party.
One day we were travelling down Grand Junction Road and she said, 'Mummy! Look, that's where the man threw me in the air!' I said, 'That looks a nice Church, dear,' not realising that one day it would be my Holy Body of Christ Church.
On Sunday 1st March, 1971, a day I will never forget, we had arranged with friends to go blackberrying on a property in the Adelaide Hills.
It was a beautiful afternoon - we had the esky filled with food and beer, and we were going to have a great time.
I was in the middle of a blackberry bush, when my life was changed forever.
I reached out for a blackberry, and I looked at my hand and I thought to myself, 'I'm only flesh and blood. When I die, I don't know where I'm going for all eternity.'
A 'cone' came over me of the Presence of God. I could no longer hear the bees or the birds - I was so caught into God and He spoke to me and gently said, 'Come and learn of Me, Lorraine.'
I did not answer Him - I could not - I was overwhelmed with His Holy Presence. I stumbled out of the blackberry bush and my friend,
Colleen, said, 'What's wrong?'
I said to her, 'Would you believe me? I think God spoke to me in the blackberry bush.'
She said, 'What did He say?'
I replied, 'Come and learn of Me, Lorraine ... What would you do?'
She said, 'I'd do what He said, if I were you.'
I went to Raymond, my husband, and said, 'We've got to go home.'
He said, 'Why? We've just got here?'
I said, 'I've got to go to Church!'
'What for?' he said.
'I don't know,' I said, 'I just know I've got to go.'
We bundled all the children into the station wagon, together with the esky and uneaten food and the beer, minus two bottles that we had already drunk.
When we got home, I got the children dressed very quickly, and we drove towards St George's Anglican Church and instinctively within me was a big 'NO,' as we went to park the car. I just couldn't get out of that car.
Then, I remembered the Church where our little girl was thrown into the air.
So we headed down towards Grand Junction Road and excitement rose in my heart - I was going to where the Lord wanted me to go.
The Church was called the Rosewater Christian Revival Crusade. We entered quietly as people were singing choruses.
No-one greeted us, and all I could see was the legs of the chairs. My eyes were cast down. I now understand I was burdened with sin.
I don't think I heard anything until the end when the Pastor said, 'The Lord has brought you here to receive Him and to know Him as your Lord and Saviour.'
I was out the front in a shot and I was truly born again, as I confessed my sin with true repentance and received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour!
I knew I was washed clean by the Blood of Jesus and that I was a New Creation immediately! I had come into a Living relationship with my Living God - He was One with me! Hallelujah!
I looked up. The Pastor that led me through the Salvation prayer was Pastor Barry Chant, one of the young men I had flirted with at the Finsbury Park Baptist Church, though my eyes were mainly for his brother, Ken.
Pastor Barry Chant was my only Pastor and teacher who enlightened me by the power of the Holy Spirit to the Living Truth of my Living God. I honour him to this day, and even if he was to crucify me I would still honour him.
Behold! God used him to bring to me the Revelation of God's Truth that he had received from Heaven, and so I was taught by the Holy Spirit.
How wonderful to know that my name was written in the Lamb's Book of Life, from the foundation of the earth. I was predestined, known and kept by Almighty God to come forth as a Son of God, glorified in the image of Christ.
God would look after me and, even though I would go through the floods and the flames, He would never forsake me - He would always accomplish His purpose and plan for my life.
It was done!
God had fulfilled the desire of my heart, the greatest Gift He had given me in all my life - Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour!
God loved me, even yet when I was a sinner. He loved the way I dressed - He loved my personality - He loved my character - even yet as a sinner, He loved me.
The Church, of course, had difficulty with what God loved.
I can remember going to Church in an orange mini coat, with black, platform shoes with big gold buckles and people would, 'Tut' at me, even then - they couldn't love me.
Behold! God was going to use Christ in me to confound the wisdom of the wise.
No-one at the Church spoke to me about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and, of course, I desired above all things to take Communion the moment that I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. No-one even encouraged me to come to a Communion service at that time.
It became obvious to me later that, unless you spoke in tongues, you did not partake at the Communion table, but I went anyway.
The moment I heard speaking in tongues, the evidence of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, I knew this gift came from God, and another desire sprang within my heart to have the Heavenly Gift of the Holy Comforter, the Holy Spirit of Truth within the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit within a short while.
One day at home, as I went to pick up the salt and pepper shakers, the Holy Spirit impulsed me to read the Bible and I opened at the book of Acts.
My mother had given me a book called, 'Prayers for Pagans,' written by Lance Shilton, and I also had that open, so I would read one passage from 'Prayers for Pagans,' and one passage from the Bible.
Then it was like I had an open Heaven above me and I was immersed in the Holy Spirit, baptised with the Baptism of Fire, and I started to speak in tongues and then to sing in tongues - it was so wonderful!
Next door to us was a couple who attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and they had come home for lunch to behold me singing and praising God in an unknown language, which must have gone on for hours, but only seemed like a few minutes to me.
Every night, I read the Bible. It was so wonderful! Once I couldn't even understand it, and now it was the Living Word of God to me - Christ Jesus, Who is the Living Word of God come in the flesh.
I still had not been baptised as a True believer, with full immersion water baptism, as no-one had encouraged me to do so.
The last week in April, I attended my local doctor because I was haemorrhaging from the bowel, with a nasty discharge as well.
The pain that I had been experiencing had intensified until it was absolutely excruciating, like a knife stabbing and twisting in my stomach.
This pain left me absolutely drained of all human strength and I would be overcome with weakness.
The doctor then sent me to a specialist gynaecologist. He examined me and, without any further delay, made an appointment the very next day for me to attend an oncologist.
I went to the appointment rather naively, where I was examined. I then had barium meal test and was x-rayed.
Once more, without any concern, I awaited the results and when they came all I could think of was that it was not happening to me.
The doctor explained that I would have to have a hysterectomy and a colostomy as I had cancer in the cervix, the womb and the bowel, and I had nodes in the liver. I was so shocked. It was as if someone had poured cold glue all over me. Seeing me so shocked, the doctor said, 'Oh, we do wonders with plastic these days.'
I had no idea what a colostomy was, but my mother had spoken to me about some friends who had bags instead of a bowel.
I was still so shocked and all I could ask was, 'If you are going to operate on me, then, as you cut, won't the cancer cells multiply?'
He said, 'Oh no, as we cut the cancer away, the knife seals.'
He asked his receptionist to immediately ring the hospital, and make an appointment for me to be admitted the next day for surgery.
I was still in a daze as I walked down North Terrace to catch the bus home.
The leaves of the trees made patterns on the pavement and all I could think of was that, if I didn't have this operation, I was going to die.
Then, out of my heart, came Joy unspeakable and full of glory. The Holy Spirit surged through me with His Anointed Love and Joy and washed away all fear and shock.
I got on the bus, quite excited as I remembered that Pastor Chant had preached that Jesus Christ heals today, as He did yesterday, and will forever.
I came home where my mother was minding the children and I told her the outcome of what had taken place that day, and also what Pastor Chant had preached. She said, 'Of course you've got to have the operation.'
I was in two minds. I now know I was in the Valley of Decision.
God was waiting for my faith move.
I could either go forward with Him or shrink back, and now I know He blesses faith, for faith pleases Him, and those that shrink back from faith, He takes no pleasure in.
I called Pastor Chant, and he came and shared with me that it WAS God's will to heal me, but it was my decision whether to go to the hospital and be operated on, or not.
I shared with him the joy that had filled my heart and he said, 'It could have been a Rhema Word, a Living Word from God, that He will heal you.'
I prayed unto God for His wisdom over the whole matter, and the Joy still remained. It would not be moved.
Behold! Christ Jesus was already the Lord Who had healed me, spiritually - all I had to do was wait for it physically.
I cancelled the appointment with the hospital and my husband and I decided to go on a holiday with the children, as it was the May school holidays. We packed a tent and took off.
Every night, I would lay in my sleeping bag reading my Bible, by the gaslight, and the Lord would comfort me every time with words of encouragement, such as Matthew 6:25-34,
"For this reason I say to you,
DO NOT BE ANXIOUS FOR YOUR LIFE, as to what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns,and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not worth much more than they?
And which of you BY BEING ANXIOUS can add a single cubit to his life's span?
And why are you anxious about clothing?
Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory did not clothe himself like one of these.
But if God so arrays the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace,will He not much more do so for you,
O men of little faith?
DO NOT BE ANXIOUS THEN ...
But seek first His Kingdom, and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
Therefore, DO NOT BE ANXIOUS FOR TOMORROW, for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I knew right there and then that I was anxious and here was a command of the
Lord - DO NOT BE ANXIOUS - for anxiousness hinders faith and anxiousness has fear, and fear has torment.
Behold! Fear belongs to the flesh and blood realm and has no part in one whose life is hid in Christ and is the Perfect Love of God.
When we arrived home from the holiday, I became progressively worse. Although people had prayed for me, I was no better, in fact I grew worse.
Every night the Bible and I could not be parted. I read it by the Spirit of God and the Holy Word became Living unto me.
I was so weak, haemorrhaging continually, unable to eat and I became like skin and bone. I couldn't even do my hair, so frail was I. All strength was going from me. To go to the toilet was sheer agony.
I will never forget the pain and the weakness that my body endured, and my heart goes out to all who suffer as I suffered, as the cancer had such a hold on my body.
My spirit was free, but my body was held captive to Satan.
One evening, my husband had gone to bed early, as he was on night shift.
I was in the living room reading the Bible and I read Luke 10:19,
"I give YOU authority to tread upon scorpions and snakes and over all the power of the enemy."
I was no longer reading it. The Holy Spirit was speaking to me. I was immersed in the Voice of the Great Shepherd - Jesus, my Lord was speaking unto me - 'I give YOU that Authority, Lorraine.'
I immediately started to justify myself as being unworthy to have His Authority, and I replied, 'Lord, you give that to ministers, to nuns, to priests, to pastors, to Sunday School leaders - You can't give that to me!'
And the Lord replied, 'I GIVE YOU, MY AUTHORITY.'
I was humbled before Him, my Mighty Lord. I had argued with my Living Lord. I had argued with the Mighty 'I Am.'
How we learn His ways are far higher than our ways, and we never argue with Him, for He is always Right and True and Faithful.
Behold! He wins every time, for there is no argument in the Holy Spirit of Truth, or the Holy Word of God.
I took Authority, using the Name of Jesus, over the cancer, over the growths, over the nodes, over the primaries, over the secondaries, AND I KNEW I WAS HEALED!
Life flowed through me - my strength returned! The weakness was gone!
Jesus Christ Himself healed me, today as He did the woman with the issue of blood, yesterday! Amen.
I awakened my husband and told him that God had healed me. I then went and showered, for I was perspiring and the stench of death that had left my body was still on my skin.
Within me, was the Life flow of the Divine Power of God healing me, and the enlightenment of His Joy flooded my soul.
Faith is assured that God's Holy Word is True, and has the conviction of things not seen. I did not LOOK healed, BUT I KNEW I WAS HEALED.
When I gave my Testimony in the Church, they asked me to go and have it confirmed by the doctor. I made the appointment and went and he said that the growths were still there.
I was once more in the Valley of Decision. I could believe what I knew was true of God, or believe what the doctor said.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Holy Word of God through the Revelation of the Holy Spirit.
I asked God why the doctor had said that the growths were still there, when I knew I was healed.
God says in His Holy Word - Ask of Me and I will share with you liberally. I asked of God, 'Why had the doctor said - the growths were still there?'
Immediately, He showed me by the Spirit, clumps of violets and His Sword, the Living Word of God, coming down and cutting the roots from one violet bush to another and the violets all shrivelling up and, as they died, they turned into a fine
dust and vanished!
I knew that I was out of the Valley of Decision!
Behold! I believed God and His Living Word, above the knowledge of man, for by His stripes - the stripes of Jesus - I was healed!
The evidence became seen as I fully recovered, and then I was baptised by full immersion in water.
I now place in this Testimony the Wisdom of God -
Once you receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, be baptised in water IMMEDIATELY, BY FULL IMMERSION, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT and, in doing so, you give no room for the enemy!
Water baptism separates you from the world spirit, which is at enmity with God.
That was 28 years ago. My God has been Faithful. Even though I could have been faithless, He would have remained Faithful.
Behold! He cannot deny Himself, or all of His promises which are 'Yea' and 'Amen.'
Jesus, His Son accomplished ALL for us who believe on Him and His finished work on the Cross of Calvary.
He gives us the choice. We can either accept His promises, or reject them but, if we deny Him, He has no alternative but to deny us.
I have been to the doctors only once in 28 years and that was to have a broken leg set, when I fell off a patio, after seeing the dead raised.
My leg was broken at a time when I was arguing once more with God - whether or not to tell my husband of the Testimony I had witnessed of seeing the dead raised!
Of course, we are told to publish and to testify to the Testimony that our eyes behold of the Mighty Ministry of Jesus Christ that is SEEN with our human eyes - being EVIDENCED IN REALITY HERE ON EARTH!
Behold! This is the Testimony SEEN, that JESUS IS KING OF THIS WORLD, NOW!
My leg was broken in three places, and I had no alternative, except to have it set in a plaster, as it had swollen overnight to such a proportion that others, whose faith was not to the level of mine, demanded that I have it attended to.
As the doctor placed the plaster on my leg, I noticed that it didn't seem to fit properly as my foot was slipping out the bottom of the plaster.
I asked how long my leg would be in plaster, and he replied, 'Approximately eight to ten weeks.'
This all occurred on a Thursday. On the Friday I was ministering in a Church and preaching that Jesus heals today.
As I bent down to pray for people to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the plaster rubbed on my skin as I stood up again.
I ministered for the full weekend and preached the Power of the Name of Jesus over all diseases, over all sicknesses, over all situations - even over broken bones, with my leg in plaster.
On the Wednesday following, six days after the leg was placed in plaster, my leg was so rubbed that the moisture was seeping into the plaster and my skin was sticking to the side of the plaster, and it was very, very uncomfortable as it
rubbed a rash on my leg.
I lay on the bed and the Lord spoke to me, and gave me a beautiful, spiritual, selective experience with the Living God - a Heavenly Vision.
In the Vision, Jesus was coming back for me, and He said that He was not coming back for knowledge or the wisdom and understanding according to man's reason about Him - He was coming back for His Bride, who had childlike trust in Him.
'Do you trust Me?' He asked gently.
I said, 'Yes, Lord, I do.'
And He said, 'Take the plaster off.'
I hobbled down to the kitchen and got out a bottle opener with a pointed end, and I went back to the bed and started to cut into the plaster, with the thoughts of the doctor's words plummeting through my mind - that if the plaster came off too
soon, the bones could pierce my skin and cause complications.
I had not wanted to have a plaster on my leg, because I believed God would heal me, but I was subject to my husband, until the Lord spoke, then I was subject to Him, the Highest Authority.
I cut the plaster down, inch by inch to my ankle and then I took the plaster off my foot.
As I put my foot onto the carpet, I believe I had an experience like Peter when he got out of the boat to walk on the water. The carpet touched my foot and I stood up, and I WAS HEALED as I took the step of faith! My leg was perfect!
God is so Faithful. Oh, why don't we trust Him more and put all our faith in Him.
God will never leave us, nor forsake us.
He always redeems us out of EVERY situation, as we believe in Him, the Name above every other name, 'JESUS.'
Another death threatening situation in my life came after my first husband went to be with the Lord.
The television at that time was inundated with commercials concerning breast cancer.
We are told in the Word of God to have our minds set in Christ, to bring down every lofty imagination and everything that stands against the True knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, for our ears and eyes can be openings for the devil to fill our minds with the lie against God's Holy Truth.
I started to examine my breasts and, sure enough, I found a lump - the right size and shape.
Years before, a friend who had been my childhood friend had started to go to a 'white' witch for consultation. She rang me one day and told me that this woman had said that her best friend (me) would die of breast cancer.
I immediately rejected the prophecy and rebuked it and brought it to null and void - not just the evil prophecy, but also the friendship.
And now, there was a lump in my breast and I started to pray - yes, I prayed fervently!
Generally, I would only have to pray once and take authority over any situation and immediately God would answer, for the fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much.
This time, however, it was not to be.
God had a Divine plan for my life to show me how much He loved me.
I received a phone call from a woman who belonged to a charismatic prayer group who would pray every Wednesday morning.
During that prayer morning, they had received, from the Lord, a name, and it was mine. So, she had rung around until she found someone who knew me to give her my phone number.
She then said that the Lord wanted the group to minister to me. Immediately. I replied, 'I'm Royal Priesthood! I don't need anyone to minister to me.'
The Lord knows our minds, our hearts, our everything and, sure enough, I had spiritual pride. I had been indoctrinated into it. We all need to be humble and to receive as little children, not with presumption, but with surrendered hearts.
After thanking her and refusing her offer, I went back to fasting and praying over the situation of the lump in my breast, and the Voice of the Holy Spirit within my heart was saying, 'Prove Me.'
I didn't know who was speaking and so rebuked the voice that was in my heart. I was actually rebuking the Holy Spirit and, sure enough, God doesn't give up on us - He still extends His mercy towards us before judgement.
The dear woman phoned again and her words to me were, before I could exclaim, 'I was Royal Priesthood,' she said, 'The Lord would have you to prove Him, for He wants to prove to you how much He loves you.'
My heart was humbled and I submitted myself to the ministry of these Anointed, Appointed Ministers of my Living God.
I went to a home to receive from them and they greeted me with such love.
They tenderly placed in my arms the most beautiful bunch of flowers. No-one had given me flowers when my husband, Raymond, went to be with the Lord. No-one had ministered to me in God's Love where I attended Church - love was not there, but now I was washed in God's Love.
I burst into tears - my healing had begun.
They prayed for me and God revealed that, in my heart, I had resentment because of the unlovingness of my professed brothers and sisters in Christ, who obviously never knew the greatest way of God is Love.
Resentment was taken out of my heart. I forgave those who had been so hard-hearted, and I was healed! The lump was gone!
How wonderful it is to be known by Almighty God in such a way that He always wants to prove to us how much He loves us. Amen.
The Testimony of God's Love for me in healing is as fresh today in Joy, as it was 28 years ago.
This Joy continues as I see so many receive from God, at the Name of Jesus.
I do not fret at the evil hearts who have, at some time, received a healing or miracle, etc., and then turn to snarl in their hearts, not against me, but against the Blood of Jesus thus profaning the covenant, and outraging the Holy Spirit of Grace.
This is not my concern as 'Vengeance is Mine - I will repay for I, the Lord, am Judge of every heart,' says the Lord.
As I have said, I have not been to a doctor in 28 years, except that once, and I'm in the prime of health.
God is so Good! Amen.
(Pastor) Lorraine Isbister
611. I AM MY BELOVED'S
I AM MY BELOVED'S
AND YOU ARE MY BRIDEGROOM,
I WAKE EVERY MORNING
TO BEHOLD YOUR FACE.
MY DAYS ARE FILLED
WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE,
FOR YOU'RE MY BRIDEGROOM
AND YOUR BANNER OVER ME IS LOVE.
O JESUS, MY HEART IS YOURS, ALONE.
O JESUS, MY LIFE BELONGS TO YOU.
I AM MY BELOVED'S
AND YOU ARE MY BRIDEGROOM,
I WAKE EVERY MORNING
TO BEHOLD YOUR FACE.
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