Nothing to Fear
Today, we're wrapping up the month with two beautiful anointing-related testimonies.
Submitted by Sister Rosanne Champine
In 2011, I discovered — and my doctor confirmed — a large tumor in my body. I was facing further tests, which caused me great concern. On a Sunday morning, I went before the ministry of the branch to be anointed. That day, a sister shared the following vision:
After the brother placed the oil on your head and before the ministry placed their hands on your head to pray, in that very short amount of time, I saw what I perceived as a single drop of oil falling out of nowhere onto your head. It was a very large drop!
Then, as the brother was praying on you and my eyes were closed in prayer, a beautiful scene appeared in my mind's eye. I saw you dressed in a glowing and most beautiful white gown of sorts. You were wearing a crown of white roses, and you were smiling so sweetly. There was no darkness in this scene, not even a dark background, just your dark hair!
I wondered what this could mean, and then the understanding came to me. White is pure and clean, just like your body, pure and clean of any illness. I know I didn't just imagine this in my mind because I could never create anything so beautiful.
This experience brought me great comfort and peace. I knew the Lord was with me, and, no matter what I would be dealing with, I had nothing to fear.
Within the week, tests confirmed there was no need for further concern. The Lord had taken care of me as He has all my life. I can never thank Him enough for His love and mercy. Praise God!
Submitted by Brother Kevin Murphy
It was cleaning night at the little Tampa mission many years ago. My wife was making some coffee, as most of us were coffee lovers. Our youngest son, Elijah, was 2 years old at the time, and he walked up to the counter as Stacy was passing a cup of joe to one of the group.
Elijah reached up, grabbed a cup that was sitting there, and turned it up like you would to take a sip. The coffee was steaming hot as he poured it over his face and upper body.
The scream that followed was deafening!
We quickly removed his shirt to see that his face and chest were bright pink from the burn. We all knelt, and a drop of holy oil was placed on his chest. Then, the saints were blessed to see the power of the God we serve.
As the prayer was offered, all the redness was absorbed into the spot where the oil was applied. Elijah calmed down and ran off to play like nothing happened.
What a wonderful God! He sees each and every need we have.
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