IS CANCER BEYOND GOD’S HEALING POWER?
WHY DOES IT SEEM LIKE THERE ARE SOME SICKNESSES THAT ARE BEYOND GOD?
Why do Christians hear about cancer and quiver? Why do we hear about cancer and start to mourn or resign our fate then start counting down?
Is cancer a sickness beyond God just because it’s a major challenge to science?
Few years ago, I was ill and doctors could not get to the root of the sickness until I consulted an hematologist who sent me for what he referred to as a “final test”. Meaning, this test will confirm if I have cancer or not. I went for the test and was asked to wait for one week for the result to come out.
I waited for a week before the result came out, as the sample had to be taken out of the country for the test. That one week was like a year in hell. Before this time, I had done some other dreadful tests like HIV, Hepatitis etc. And the few hours I had to wait for those results were hell. They all came out negative.
I was dying of fear this time, not the cancer.
The fear was so intense that a man appeared to me in my dream and said “don’t you know that God loves you more than anything in this world?” I said to him, if he loves me, tell him to heal me. He was still holding my hand when I asked him to leave me, that I was about to wake up.
That is probably the first time I was in a dream and knew that it was a dream, while still in the dream.
When the result eventually came out, I received the email and it was positive. This means that I have cancer.
I took the result to show the hematologist. As expected, he started giving me hope. I was breathing heavily out of panic. He told me to take it easy as the fear could lead to another thing. He said he had seen people with cancer who survived with the right attitude.
He further tried to encourage me by saying that this kind of cancer is a good type. He said all I have to do is to donate blood regularly. My family doctor had told me that earlier. Doctors have a way of trying to make you feel comfortable.
I checked Google and realized that the best case in Canada and America is 7years life span. And I was in Nigeria. So I gave myself 2years as the best scenario.
At that time I had just one kid. My greatest pain was that I won’t be able to tell him about the little lessons I had learnt in life, so he won’t have to start learning from scratch.
I opened an e-mail for him and started advising his teenage self. I said to myself that when my time gets closer, I will give my wife the password so she could give my son when he becomes a teenager. I advised him in the e-mail to pursue God above all.
Then I decided to visit my pastor, Pastor Nixon Oniwon. My pastor prayed silently for a few seconds and said to me “the Lord says that result is not yours”.
I didn’t expect such a statement.
Then he said, “if you are in doubt, do another test after two weeks”.
Number 12:6 “And the Lord said to them, “Now listen to what I say: “If there were prophets among you, I, the Lord, would reveal myself in visions. I would speak to them in dreams.”
If he had said “God will heal you” or if he had prayed for me and said “you are healed”, it would have been a different issue. The consultant hematologist said that the diagnostic center was his most trusted in Lagos and my family doctor corroborated the view.
But I decided to believe my pastor based on precedence. So, I did not go to the hospital after that.
Exactly two weeks after that result came out, I received an email from the same diagnostic center which said that the previous result was an error. They apologized profusely in the mail. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was filled with joy.
I said to myself that I would have sued for the trauma I went through, but I knew better to give thanks to God.
I believe God allowed me to go through that experience for a reason. I became closer to God.
GOD TOLD ME I HAD CANCER
Now, my relationship with God has become conversational. I now hear from God regularly as he wants all his children to.
Few months ago, the Lord told me in a dream that I had cancer. He said it was already spreading. When I woke up from that revelation, I was devastated. I have a close relationship with God and so was not in doubt about who spoke to me. I just did not know where to start.
I called my pastor, Pastor Nixon Oniwon. I told him what God told me. He asked me when God spoke to me and I told him it was the previous day. He said God showed him a week ago and he had prayed about it. He said he believed God just wanted me to know what he had done. He advised me to prepare communion and pray.
I learnt from this that sometimes when God reveals something about a person to you, you may need to inform the person so he or she could sit up. Probably the person has gone astray and could not pick signals at that time and that is why God passed the message through you. God expects us to pray about the revelation and depending on the person’s maturity, we may need to also inform them with wisdom.
I was not satisfied. Since I heard God clearly. So, I begged God, I cried. I did not want to go through such an ordeal. I knew I won’t die because God will not allow me to die. But I was scared of the experience. To make my matter worse, a celebrity just died of cancer during that period. So, thoughts started flying. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 “4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”
I called my closest friend who is far closer to God than I am. I begged him to help me beg God. He is the type that discusses issues with God. He promised to take the matter to God that night and revert the next day.
He got back to me the following day. He said God confirmed that it was true that I have cancer and it was my final year exam. Now, this is deep and a lot of people will not get it. God takes us through exams before we are promoted. If we are part of his army. I have gone through issues of life that even God cannot tell me that he is fake. This is what a personal relationship with God does for a Christian.
A soldier can be allowed to face some battles for the sake of experience. Hebrews 5:8 “Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.”
There is also a level of compassion that can only be generated from the place of personal experience. This is why God allows us to go through life issues.
Colossians 3:12 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
You cannot bear the above fruits except you have gone through brokenness.
So, God confirmed my friend’s inquiry and said I had cancer and it was my final exam. My friend, Pastor Osahon Samuel Osazuwa, begged God for mercy. And God agreed and asked him to tell me not to take it for granted because the cancer did not stay for long and did not manifest. He thanked God on my behalf.
Psalm 106:23 Therefore he said he would destroy them— had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.
When he told me, I was very happy. But the devil did not allow me to rest. He came with doubts. I thought to myself that God told me personally that I had cancer. I needed him to also tell me that he had healed me. So I asked him for confirmation.
Subsequently, God revealed to me in a dream that he had removed it. He said to me that the worst had happened and nothing else would happen to me. I was so happy and of course, the devil cannot argue personal revelation with someone who knows the voice of God.
That was how God healed me from cancer before it even manifested.
Why did I share this testimony?
1 Corinthians 2:1 “And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God.”
This takes us back to my question, is cancer beyond God?
Cancer is as trivial in the eyes of God as headache.
Cancer has dumbfounded medicine for many years and that is why we think it is an issue for God.
Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?
The Holy Spirit in us, sees any sickness that afflicts us even before the best of technology can pick it.
All we need is a personal relationship with God so he can inform us and direct us on what to do.
If you do not have a personal relationship with God, your life is at risk. You can start with these easy steps
May the mercy of God abide in us all. Thank you for your patience.
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