Healing is Real

Over the last few years I have been acutely aware of physical illness among us. These vary from different kinds of cancer to problems with backs, knees, skin, lungs, joints and blood. Personally, I have had a couple of issues; so has my mother. The body of Christ is in need of healing now as never before.

Reading through the Gospels, the theme of healing comes alive at every turn of a page. Jesus confronts unbelief, hypocrisy and human suffering with powerful teachings that are punctuated with miracles of healing. As Christ ascends into heaven, the infant church is endowed with power and authority from above. Thousands come to the faith as healing miracles follow the apostolic company. Oh, for a day when we can replay these experiences in our daily walk.

So what has become of our modern day faith? It is true that we occasionally see a demonstration of God’s power as demons are cast out and healing takes place. But my heart cries for more.

In my case, I had a painful experience with a prostate biopsy in 2011. My PSA did not go down immediately, but I have seen God’s hand at work. Four years later, I am thankful for the slow but steady drop in PSA levels. Sometimes God heals instantly, and sometimes gradually. This one has taken a lot of discipline including prayer and different herbs — but I thank God there has been no need for an operation, or another biopsy. Whew!

In the case of my mother, over a year ago her kidneys were shutting down. We air-lifted her from Kitale to Nairobi, believing for a miracle. Again, we have seen God’s faithfulness in restoring her health. Today her kidneys are functioning again, while diabetes and high blood pressure are under control. (The remaining struggle is arthritis). Thanks be to God!

My prayer this year is to experience God so powerfully that we will see His hand at work. With the world focusing on terrorism, climate change and economic upheavals, wouldn’t it be just wonderful if God would revive us again!

~ Ibrahim

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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2 Responses to Healing is Real

  1. Donna Downes says:

    Praise God that he brings healing to you, your family and to so many others on a daily basis. Thank you for sharing your experience to encourage all of us to believe in and receive his healing.

  2. victorcheya says:

    Amen. I as well believe in healing following what my mum underwent a few years ago, and today she is as young as five years back.

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