We are confident of healing being for everyone as Exodus 15:26 says that God is ‘the Lord who heals us’. Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17 and 1 Peter 2:24 tell us that Jesus, on the Cross, bore our sicknesses and carried our pains, in order to remove them from us. ‘By His stripes we have been healed’.
We know that Jesus has purchased full healing for each individual as much as He has provided forgiveness for every sin.
The church has the great privilege and commission to release this finished work of the Cross and the healings that we are seeing are testament to that.
We bring five important elements together to create a space to optimise healing – worship, the bringing of the Word of God on healing, faith, intercessory prayer and a wonderful, unified team who are anointed in the areas in which they serve, and all of these fully focussed on Jesus.
Apart from the usual array of healings of back pain, frozen shoulders, knees, hips, ankles and skin conditions that we see on a regular basis, the following are just some examples of healings we have seen recently:
A couple of gentleman were healed from bladder cancer, another from pancreatic cancer and a lady from the early stages of cervical cancer – all verified by medical scans. Another lady had a melanoma near her eye be healed.
One gentleman lost his hearing for the higher sound range. Being a sound engineer, he knew his hearing was fully restored when he got his full range of hearing back. Another lady, a visitor had only 10% hearing in her ear due to a tumour- she felt her ear ‘pop’ and her hearing was fully restored.
A lady who was legally blind and came to the service with a walking cane received her eyesight back. She was able to read from a small print Bible without glasses. She also had her hearing restored and was able to remove her hearing aids. A lady, due to have surgery for uncontrolled glaucoma had her eye pressures reduced and no surgery was required.
A lady due to have an operation to have ten pins placed in her feet due to crippling arthritis, had all swelling, pain and disfigurement leave her fingers and toes. Another lady was healed from osteoarthritis of the spine. Another, who had severe scoliosis and associated pain in her neck, was healed completely. A scan showed the scoliosis to be gone.
A gentleman with severe liver disease of two years duration was healed, confirmed by follow up tests. A young lady had a ruptured stomach ulcer healed. Another was quickly healed from anaemia following prayer. A young lady, who had kidney damage secondary to meningitis and its treatment, was fully healed. Another was healed from uterine polyps.
We’re believing to see more healings and to see more people receive Jesus as they experience His goodness to them. We hope to train up more people in ministering healing and to expand these services across all locations so that healing is easily accessible to all.
Kate Forsyth and her husband Richard have been on the Pastoral Team at C3 Church Oxford Falls since 1997. Richard is the Pastoral Manager and together they oversee the monthly Healing Service and C3 College‘s Healing Course. Kate has been teaching on healing since 1995, and from her past experience of healing, has written a book called ‘A Picture of Health‘ on how to receive and minister healing.