Our God is an Awesome God! I had been going through a challenge with severe pain in the upper left side of my chest for about 2 weeks. The manifestation was so great that if I moved quickly I would cry out in pain. I was not able to take deep breaths, movement without holding the site was difficult as a result of the pain, and my husband was urging me to go to the doctor. At the onset, I began to speak the word over my body and declare audibly my healing and took authority over the thoughts since the area was sensitive to the touch as well as the mental attacks (fiery darts of suggestions from the enemy) that were constantly trying to bombard me.
“I got single-minded and began a consistent, steady, diet of Word-only prayer; meaning my prayer was scripture only.” Reminding God of what He said in His word, I began with healing scriptures like: Father in Isaiah 53: 4, you said surely Jesus bore my sickness and weakness and carried my pain and with His stripes I am healed and made whole. In Psalm 107:20 Father You said in Your Word that You sent Your Word and healed them, so I thank You that by and through Your Word I am healed in Jesus name. 2 Corinthians 4:10 I thank You, Father that the life of Jesus is manifested in my flesh and heals me.
From healing scripture to marriage confessions, provision, protection, victory and guidance … my prayers have been all Word confessions out of my mouth, not just reading them, saying them out loud.
On the third Sunday, February 11, 2007, I was standing in church and Pastor Breedlove gave his usual altar call and he asked for special needs; the Holy Spirit said go. Well of course, I wanted to reason with Him, saying I’ve been praying and standing and before I could complete the statement, the Holy Spirit said in a loud stern voice… Go Now. I immediately got out of my seat and went (John 10:3; The Lord knows me by name and I hear and know His voice). I told Pastor what the situation was and he began to pray, he heard a Word from the Holy Spirit that said change hands the anointing is in your other hand, and he obeyed as well. Immediately I felt a burning sensation going up my back, neck and head, like a prickly burning sensation and the pain was completely gone. I flexed, moved around, took deep breaths and the pain is completely gone, I am healed in Jesus mighty name.
–Sister Patricia Stovall James