God Heals ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

WebMD says, “no treatment slows or halts the progression of ALS” and a doctor reporting for CNN claims, “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder that causes muscle weakness. It is incurable and eventually fatal.”

However, God’s Word says: That by the stripes (by the wounds) of Jesus Christ “you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24).

In fact, ministers of Christ all over the world already understand that God Wants You Well and that healing is already a “done deal” in Christ.

Healing is already an accomplished work. First Peter 2:24 says, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” Jesus isn’t healing people today—healing was given 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem when He took those stripes on His back. He hasn’t, and won’t, receive any more stripes. People today only receive through faith what has already been accomplished by Jesus thousands of years ago.
 ~Andrew Wommack

The following medically-documented testimony backs the fact that believers in Christ are able to receive miracle healing (right now) today by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Danny R. Cox was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in 1994 and was healed by Jesus Christ. Danny’s testimony, including medical diagnosis documentation is published in the book “HIGH on a LIE.” Danny is still living today (in 2016) by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

How did Danny receive his healing?

Some of the practical answers to this question are summarized below from the testimony that appears in Danny's book (ref. pages 174 - 232).  The spiritual answers may be reserved for God and God alone.  However, in Matthew chapter seven, Jesus instructs his disciples (his learning followers) to ask.
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."~ Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:7)
What are some of the practical things that Danny did leading up to his receipt of healing from God?
  • He received healing prayer from other believers (including the laying on of hands).
  • He believed the Word of God.
In his book on page 208, Danny explains: "I stood on God's Word in 1 Peter 2:24 that by the stripes of Jesus I was healed.  I confessed this hundreds of times daily according to Mark 11:23."
  • He resisted the devil (that came in various forms of doubts and temptations).
He allowed his faith to be strengthened by reading about the healing Word of God and receiving the testimony of another who had already been healed of ALS.  Danny writes on page 207: "The books by Norvel Hayes [How to Live and Not Die] and Kathryn Kuhlman [I Believe in Miracles] had brought my faith to a feverish pitch.  All I talked about was being healed."
  • He memorized and confessed God’s Word until he knew that he had received his healing.
The moment that Danny received his healing is described on pages 208 and 209.
     "One day in March 1995, I was showing off for my Father in Heaven.  I was walking the floor in my private one-man cell quoting Scripture and praising the name of the Lord.  I knew that I was glorifying God by repeating His words.  I was like a small child showing off and asking my Heavenly Father to listen to me.

     As I was quoting Scripture, like a bolt of lightning, my faith met my understanding, and I was given a revelation by God.  This was where the rubber finally met the road.  In a millisecond the Lord revealed to me that I was healed!  In a split second the Lord filled my mind and spirit with the gift of faith and healing at the same time."
~ Danny R. Cox
After he knew it, that his healing was received, the struggle was almost over. He still had to battle doubts as he began to act on his faith and exercise to recondition his weakened body.  He did so, battled doubts, as described on page 210.
     "I kept walking and told the devil that he was a liar (John 8:44), that by the stripes of Jesus I was healed (1 Peter 2:24) and that he [the devil] no longer had any jurisdiction over me because Christ had redeemed me from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13)."
~ Danny R. Cox
As a result, ALS was crushed by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. 
~ Paul the Apostle (Ephesians 2:8-9)
It may be important for some to know that the original Greek word “saved” that appears in Ephesians 2:8-9 is “sozo” which means the following: Strong's #4982: sozo (pronounced sode'-zo): To save, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively), heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

It also may be important for some to note that Danny Cox is not an isolated incident. More testimonies of God healing ALS are listed below:
JJ LaCarter was miraculously healed of ALS in 2009.

A link to JJ's story appears HERE.

Ron White, a retired major in the U.S. Army and Vietnam combat veteran was healed of ALS in the early 1980’s.

A link to Ron's story appears HERE.

Doris Hoffmeier was healed of ALS in the 1950’s during a Kathryn Kulhman meeting in St. Louis. This healing is documented in the book “I believe in Miracles” and was a great source of faith for Danny R. Cox during his ordeal. Doris Hoffmeier’s grandson was interviewed in 1995. He confirmed Doris’s healing testimony as “absolutely true and that God had indeed healed Doris from the incurable disease (ALS).” Reference the book “HIGH on a LIE” pg. 205.

Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14:6) and His word shows the way for God’s people to think and live.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – put these things into practice, and the God of peace will be with you.” 
~ Paul the Apostle (Philippians 4:8-9 MOUNCE) 
The instruction here is to “let your mind dwell on these things” and to “put these things into practice.”

The reward for following this instruction is that “the God of peace will be with you.”

The Word of God stands contrary to popular opinion. In fact, in light of the information above, the initial reports in this article would be more accurate if written as follows: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is sometimes described as a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder that causes muscle weakness. Some believe it is incurable and eventually fatal. Those beliefs are false. There is one treatment known to halt the progression of ALS. That treatment is faith in Jesus Christ.

The Word of God, the blood of The Lamb, and the word of the believer’s testimony stand as proof that “nothing is impossible with God.” (Ref. Matthew 19:26 and Revelation 12:11)
“What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” 
~ Paul the Apostle (Romans 8:31 MOUNCE) 
Author’s Note -

It is my hope and sincere prayer that everyone shall receive the fullness of salvation through Christ Jesus.

The Lord is not willing that anyone should perish. (Ref. 2 Peter 3:9)

God loves you. God loves me. God wants us all to be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

That is why God sent His Son Jesus – for you, for me, for the world to be saved.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.” 
~ Jesus of Nazareth (John 3:17) 
To be “saved” (Strong's #4982: sozo) means to be delivered and protected (literally or figuratively), to be healed, to be preserved, to do well, and to be made whole.

God bless you.

Beautiful Music of Praise, Peace, and Intercession

... in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ.

The following book of scripture goes well with the music.   Click the link below to view or download the book for study and prayer.

Scripture Promises & Prayers - A Manual For Intercession 

"For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive."
~ The Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 15:22)

The music in the video is from the album "Home" by Laura Woodley Osman.  Click HERE to view the album in the iTunes store or HERE to view her web site "Spirit Soul Body."

God bless you!

The "I AM" List

The enemy of mankind, satan, is constantly at odds with the children of God and is continually trying to convince us that we cannot carry out the plans that God has ordained for us. The only way we can rise to the task, is to have a Word mentality, allowing it to become who we are. Don't ever lose sight of what the precious Blood of Jesus has purchased for you!

The Word of God is great treasure. It is riches beyond our comprehension. It is life to all who find it as such. Set your experiences aside, and simply begin to believe what it says about you.

One of satan's greatest strategies against the church is too try and convince us that we are failures and that we are alone and defeated. To accomplish this task, he needs us to agree with his lie, and if we do agree we defeat ourselves. But the stark reality is that nothing could be further from the truth, through Jesus Christ we are already winners, we are more than conquerors!

Do not fall prey to the lies of the enemy. Keep yourself refreshed with the truths of God's Word and what it reveals about you and your inheritance.

If you have confessed Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then all of these covenant promises from the Word of God belong to you. I would encourage you to look each Scripture up and then agree with God. Print these out and speak them out over yourself daily, especially in the face of adversity, and they will become a part of you. As you do and as you become convinced of them you will witness your life taking a turn for the best!

You are what God says you are.  You can do what the Lord says you can do!

I AM - A Child of God (Romans 8:16)

I AM - Redeemed from the Hand of the Enemy (Psalm 107:2)

I AM - Forgiven (Colossians 1:13,14)

I AM - Saved by Grace through Faith (Ephesians 2:8)

I AM - Justified (Romans 5:1)

I AM - Sanctified (I Corinthians 6:11)

I AM - A New Creature (II Corinthians 5:17)

I AM - Partaker of His Divine Nature (II Peter 1:4)

I AM - Redeemed from the Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)

I AM - Delivered from the Powers of Darkness (Colossians 1:13)

I AM - Led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)

I AM - Free From All Bondage (John 8:36)

I AM - Kept in Safety Wherever I Go (Psalm 91:11)

I AM - Getting All My Needs Met by Jesus (Philippians 4:19)

I AM - Casting All My Cares on Jesus (I Peter 5:7)

I AM - Strong in the Lord and in the Power of His Might (Ephesians 6:10)

I AM - Doing All Things through Christ Who Strengthens Me (Philippians 4:13)

I AM - An Heir of God and a Joint Heir with Jesus (Romans 8:17)

I AM - Heir to the Blessings of Abraham (Galatians 3:13, 14)

I AM - Observing and Doing the Lord's Commandments (Deuteronomy 28:12)

I AM - Blessed Coming in and Blessed Going out (Deuteronomy 28:6)

I AM - An Heir of Eternal Life (I John 5:11, 12)

I AM - Blessed with All Spiritual Blessings (Ephesians 1:3)

I AM - Healed by His Stripes (I Peter 2:24)

I AM - Exercising My Authority over the Enemy (Luke 10:19)

I AM - Above Only and Not Beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13)

I AM - More than a Conqueror (Romans 8:37)

I AM - Establishing God's Word Here on Earth (Matthew 16:19)

I AM - An Overcomer by the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of My Testimony (Revelation 12:11)

I AM - Daily overcoming the Devil (I John 4:4)

I AM - Not Moved by What I See (II Corinthians 4:18)

I AM - Walking by Faith and Not by Sight (II Corinthians 5:7)

I AM - Casting Down Vain Imaginations (II Corinthians 10:4, 5)

I AM - Bringing Every Thought into Captivity (II Corinthians 10:5)

I AM - Being Transformed by Renewing My Mind (Romans 12:1, 2)

I AM - Reigning in Life Through Christ Jesus (Romans 5:17)

I AM - The Righteousness of God in Christ (II Corinthians 5:21)

I AM - An Imitator of Jesus (Ephesians 5:1)

I AM - The Light of the World (Matthew 5:14)

I AM - Blessing the Lord at All Times and Continually Praising the Lord with My Mouth (Psalm 34:1)

Let Faith Arise - The Healing of Delia Knox

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life" 
(Proverbs 13:12).

August 27th, 2010 - After more than 22 years in a wheelchair, Gospel Singer Delia Knox gets healed at a revival in Mobile, Alabama.

October 21st, 2010 - Delia Visits Her Parents After 22 and a half years bound in her wheelchair from a car accident in 1987, Delia was healed in a revival service in her current home town of Mobile AL. Spending much of her life in Buffalo, NY, where her parents still live, this video shows her first time back to Buffalo and first time walking up the stairs to her parents house. It was a magnificent moment!

Delia Knox gives her 30 minute testimony with her husband at the Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival in Mobile Alabama.. Part 1 of 3.

2nd Part of Delia Knox's testimony.

Delia Knox's testimony... Part 3.  She talks about the process of her healing (the things she went through in the days following her initial healing).  Praise Jesus!  We have much to learn.  Jesus is willing to teach us - if we are willing to listen.

The whole town gathered at the door to watch. So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. (Mark 1:33-34)

Delia's Sister, Enid McGinnis testifies about what life was like as a result of her injuries caused by a drunk driver nearly 23 years ago. Enid tells of Delia having her 1st dance with her husband (includes news clips documenting the event of Delia's healing).

One of them, when he saw that he was healed, came back to Jesus, shouting, "Praise God!" (Luke 17:15).

Delia Knox was bound to a wheelchair for 22 years of her life after a car accident in 1987. Her and her husband went to visit Evangelist Nathan Morris of Shake the Nations Ministries to receive prayer and was miraculously healed. Be amazed as you watch this awesome healing caught on tape!! Filmed on location at "The Bay of the Holy Spirit Revival" on July 23 2010. Don't ever doubt the Power of God for YOU and let faith arise in Jesus name!

Here is a longer video of the event (43+ minutes):

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. (Mark 11:22-24)

The Lord's Bloody Visage

Testimony - Brother Ralph
Brother Ralph told of a time when he was a young man and saw a manifestation of Jesus Christ.  He said about six of his relatives were living in the same house.  He, his mother, and an uncle all saw the same manifestation at different times.  In an upper corner of the living room, next to the ceiling, they would see the face of Jesus as he looked on the cross.  Ralph declared he was shocked by the Lord's bloody visage.  His mother and uncle saw the same vision in the same place but at different times.  The Holy Spirit brought to remembrance the scripture, Isaiah 52:14.  Ralph said all three that saw this vision, received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit shortly thereafter.  --  Tom Reed
Isaiah 52:14
As many were astonied at thee;  his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
It's Dripping With Blood - An Old Gospel Song
It's dripping with blood, yes, it's dripping with blood,
This Holy Ghost Gospel, its dripping with blood,
The blood of disciples who died for the Truth,
This Holy Ghost Gospel is dripping with blood.
The first one to die for this Holy Ghost plan,
Was John the Baptist, but he died like a man;
Then came the Lord Jesus, they crucified Him,
He preached that the Spirit would save men from sin.
There was Peter and Paul, and John the divine,
They gave up their lives so this Gospel could shine;
They mingled their blood, like the prophets of old,
So the true Word of GOD would honest be told.
Then they stoned Stephen, he preached against sin,
He made them so angry, they dashed his head in;
But he died in the Spirit, he gave up the Ghost,
And went to join others, that life-giving host.
The souls under the alter, are crying, "How long?"
For the Lord to punish all that's done wrong;
But there's going to be more who will give up their life's blood,
For this Holy Ghost Gospel and its crimson flood.
It's dripping with blood, yes, its dripping with blood,
This Holy Ghost gospel, its dripping with blood,
The blood of disciples who died for the Truth,
This Holy Ghost Gospel is dripping with blood.
Hebrews 11:36-38
And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Revelation 6:9-11
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Psalm 22:14-19  //  Isaiah 50:5-7  //  Genesis 3:15  //  Psalm 129:3

What Does The Holy Spirit Do?

#1 The Holy Spirit helps us when we pray.
Romans 8:26
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
The Holy Spirit helps us to pray when we don’t know how to pray. He is a helper.

#2 The Holy Spirit guides us.
John 16:13
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
The Holy Spirit is our present day guide on this earth. Not only does He guide us in learning the truth of the scriptures but He guides us on the application of those truths in our journey.

#3 The Holy Spirit teaches us.
John 14:26
But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative – that is, the Holy Spirit – he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
It is one thing to hear the words of Jesus, it is another to know how to apply them. The Holy Spirit teaches us how to walk like Jesus walked.
1 John 2:27
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.

Only Christ Can Keep Us From Slacking

If you slack off on a day of distress,
    your strength is small indeed.
Yes, rescue those being dragged off to death —
    won’t you save those about to be killed?
If you say, “We knew nothing about it,”
    won’t he who weighs hearts discern it?
Yes, he who guards you will know it
    and repay each one as his deeds deserve.
Proverbs 24:10-12 CJB

Today is "a day of distress."  The only rescue for "those being dragged off to death" is faith in Jesus Christ.  He is the only one who can "save those about to be killed."

Those of us who know The Truth:  Do we not know this to be true?

"He who weighs hearts" can most certainly discern our understanding.

We can do nothing in our own strength.  We need the help of Christ.  Only The Holy Spirit can keep us from slacking on this day of distress.  Let us pray and receive His mighty help today.

"Who Cares?" is an illustration of General William Booth's vision depicting the apparent lack of concern over the fate of lost souls. Click the image to learn more.

PRAYER:  Father God, in the mighty name of Jesus.  Thank you for helping us to overcome our fleshly desires.  Thank you for searching our hearts, molding us per Your will, leading us, and emboldening us to be witnesses of The Truth in these days of distress.  Please let us not shy away from Your opportunities.  Please remove the distractions from our minds and keep us focused on Your perfect will - to lift up and live in the example of Your Son Christ Jesus in Your Word.  In every thing - in every way - we seek to serve You.  We are in need of understanding.  We need to understand Your will clearly.  Please God, help us to understand and serve You as You please.  Thank You for guarding us.  Please help us not to be slackers.  Our strength is small indeed.  But You are mighty.  Thank you for loving us and being patient with us.  Thank You for forgiving us and saving us.  Thank You for helping us lead as many as possible to their rescue in Christ Jesus.  Amen.

"Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:"  Isaiah 59:1

Thank you Father for your righteousness in Christ Jesus.

Image credit:  Missions Place.com.