Around June of 2016, I was leaving my local Walmart and ran into my Uncle Virgil. He told me my Aunt Kathy was at home, about 20 minutes away. She had been laid up in bed for two weeks with two slipped discs and damage to one of her sciatic nerves. The pain had been affecting her for a couple of months.
As I left Walmart, I immediately tried calling Aunt Kathy several times. I knew God wanted to heal her, but no one picked up the phone.
The following week, I was off work. I called her home again, and one of my other aunts (Yvonne) answered the phone. I learned that Aunt Kathy was still in bed and in chronic pain. I asked if I could come out and lay hands on her for healing, Aunt Yvonne invited me to come on over.
When I arrived, there were several other family members in the living room. I went back to the bedroom where Aunt Kathy and Aunt Yvonne were. Aunt Kathy was laying flat of her back. She was in so much pain she literally had tears running down her cheeks.
I began to question her about her pain level on a scale of 1 to 10. I wanted to have a way to assess whether anything was changing as we ministered.
She said the pain was over 10. I put my hand on her side, close to her lower
back, and began to thank the Lord for her and for His love for her. I thanked God for not wanting her to suffer like this. And I thanked the Lord for what I knew He was fixing to do.
I then commanded the discs, nerves, muscles, vertebra and sciatic nerve to be healed and to come back into alignment in Jesus’ name. I told the pain to “leave her body right now in Jesus’ name.” I only held my hand there for about 10 or 15 seconds to allow the Holy Spirit to do His healing work on her back.
I then asked her again what her pain level was. She reported that it had dropped to about a 6.
I laid my hand back on her side again, thanked the Father for bringing it down to a 6, and then began commanding the back to be completely healed and all pain to go in Jesus’ name.
I asked her again about her pain level, and it had dropped to about a 2. I could see a sense of relief on her face. She felt so much better that she asked me and my Aunt Yvonne to prop her up in the bed with a couple pillows behind her back.
We were all thanking the Lord and praising Him for a few minutes. Then Aunt Yvonne went to the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. After 1 or 2 minutes I walked to the kitchen as well.
Once there, though, I realized I had left my drink in the bedroom. So I walked back down the hall, and as I entered the bedroom, my Aunt Kathy was already out of the bed and had her house coat on with a big smile on her face.
She went to the kitchen, sat at the table, and drank coffee with us. She told us that all the pain was gone. We sat and talked about our beloved Savior Jesus for a while before I left.
About two weeks later, my Aunt Kathy and Aunt Yvonne went on vacation to the beach. To this day, she has had no more problems with her back. Some people go into situations like this expecting that they’ll have to persevere. To use the word “persevere sounds like having faith that God will heal someone later or “in God’s own time.”
In the Bible, Jesus and His disciples never prayed for days or months. The healings took place either immediately, within the hour, or as they walked away. Be encouraged by that example and expect the same thing whenever you minister to anyone. Jesus wants to do the same through you.