Skip to comments.Men, Woman Say They Were Cured by Faith Healings [Part 2 in Cleveland news report]
Posted on 02/22/2005 3:09:03 PM PST by Diago
Ted Henry is sharing the stories of many Clevelanders who say theyve been healed as a result of healing miracles.
Those healed include friends, neighbors, prominent doctors, relatives, media personalities and even people from other states.
What they have in common is that each of them has received some sort of physical transformation through the power of prayer.
Liz Simmons finally saw one of the healers after more than 20 years of multiple sclerosis.
"So I saw him the following week, and that week I was healed of the MS. I do not have MS anymore," Simmons said.
Lizs story is not unusual. For more than a decade now, a band of healers including a priest, nun and a lay couple come together to pray for the purpose of restoring sick people back to good health, Henry reported. The healings usually take place in catholic churches, but people of all faiths are welcome.
Randy Zinn said what happens here is amazing.
"I had a ruptured disc in my neck and I had been scheduled for surgery at the hospital," Zinn said.
He never needed his surgery. According to Henry, Zinn was healed spiritually by Dr. Issam Nemeh, one of the members of the healing team.
"He said, 'Do you believe in God'? I said, 'I do.' He said, 'Do you believe that God could heal you'? I said, 'I could save you some time here, I believe in a God that could put man on earth, that allows the birds in the sky and who allows the grass to grow. Yes, I believe that all things are possible.' And he said, 'Well, this wont take very long,'" Zinn said.
In minutes, Zinn was healed, Henry said. These healers travel from church to church. No money is ever accepted. No one is ever refused.
How do doctors view the subject of miraculous healing?
Doctors are taking a new look at the power of Prayer, Henry said. Some report spiritual healings of their own. Dr. Michael Hudec, of Parma, once had cancer.
"But something powerful happened. I always heard of laying on of hands and falling in the spirit and I was a naysayer," Hudec said. "You know in science, as a doctor, you always kind of question stuff like that, until you experience it first hand."
Hudec believes he was cured of testicular cancer by Sister Monica of the healing team. As proof, he points to children he was never suppose to have, and he thanks the nun.
"She doesnt know it. You know I dont know her personally, but she is a miracle worker," Hudec said.
And another person who benefited by the miracle workers was Jill Mierau, who was dying in the final stages of cancer.
"By the time I came here, my cancer had so progressed, the lungs were infected, I was on oxygen and you know the pain was really bad. I was on an extreme amount of narcotics for pain relief," Mierau said.
Mieraus cancer doctor said there was nothing more to do. She gave her two months to live.
"She said, get your house in order. I planned the funeral, bought the grave, did the whole shabang. By May of last year, I was suppose to be dead," Mierau said.
But after coming to the healers, Mierau weaned herself away from most of her medications. Her great pain is gone. She no longer needs oxygen and the sole focus of her attention now is her 10-year-old daughter, Ashley, who gave her a necklace.
"So that represents my daughter, if that means anything. My daughter says to me, 'Mom, what more do you need? You always tell me you need Jesus. So thats what you need then,' Mierau said.
She was helped both at the healing church services and at Nemeh's office. Mierau has come a long way since last year. Now, she wants to bring her out-of-town aunt who has fourth stage cancer to the services. And Mierau wants others to know that she is still alive.
"I wish I could tell everybody, because its such a wonderful feeling to still be here to know that my life has meaning again," Mierau said. "I am not done yet. You know, I am not done. I have a lot to do yet. I have a 10-year-old girl that I know just needs me."
Henry said that Mierau is an amazing woman, and like many others who said theyve been healed, she continues to attend the healing services for the purpose of being spiritually supportive of others.
You can share your experienced with Ted by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get the list of healing service, here.
On Tuesday, Find out why a doctor has chosen to become a faith healer.
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I thought God died with the apostles. (/sarc)
I do not believe in the modern Charismatic gifts being genuine gifts from God, those ended long ago.
I would like to see someone I KNOW or someone who has a documented broken bone get healed, and then x-rayed to see if it actually happened.
Otherwise, it is either a sham or a demonic phony.
I do believe God can heal, I just dont believe He is doing it through miracle slike this today, it is totally against Chruch history and Bible doctrine.
I think you won't have to look to far to hear stories of real, documented miracles. I personally know several people who have been healed.
Since you specifically mentioned it - in one case (a good friend) I have seen the before and after X-rays. His doctors and surgeons -the best in their field- said they had no explanation, that there was no way he could have spontaneously healed, and even they conceded it must be a miracle.
I believe cessationism is a denial of the awesome power of God and of great delight to Satan.
For those who have chosen to believe that God does not perform miracles today, no "proof" will be sufficient.
All in all, I'd suggest to anyone that he/she go straight to God in prayer and ask Him.
Proof is easy to find, we can go drag someone out of a hpospital emergency room right now.
And that is my point, if these people had the genuine Holy Spirit gift of healing, they would not be holding meetings, they would be in Emergency rooms and hospices.
Good point! Isn't that so simple =-)?
I did just that when I too wondered why those folks of faith didn't waltz into nursing homes and hospitals. To state such would cause a slight depression in the economy might be an understatement.
Then, would the people of the world rush to the so-called faith healers to be healed? More like, "We'll watch your God heal up those lion bites all over your bodies."
You must be a Baptist.
I always wondered about that. If I was given divine healing powers, I'd hang out where there were a lot of injured people, such as an emergency room, rather than trying to make money in faith healing meetings.
I'm always wondering what the charismatics are going to dig up next and throw in the well.
By that logic, ministers and preachers should be in the bars and strip clubs, in the divorce courts and opium dens. You know, I mean, if God is able to actually SAVE someone nowadays. If it's just happening in the churches, and offerings are being taken, then salvation today is phony, just a bunch of emotional shamaanism.
I'm just trying for consistency here...
What about Jesus? As God, He had the ability to heal everyone. But He didn't. Reading through the gospels, you'll see that the faith of the healed was a critical factor. God invites each of us into a relationship with Him. He wants us to come of our own free will.
The healing gift is not a magic wand. We don't get to pick and choose who will be healed. Only God can heal. We are sometimes privileged to have Him work through us that we might partner in His divine plan -- and that plan is to see people come to Him. If God chooses to heal, it is because He is a merciful God, and because He most of all desires people to come into relationship with Him. The afflictions of this world are temporary, but separation from God is eternal.
Think of it this way: If I had a healing gift, and went to the emergency room, and everyone I prayed for was healed, what would be the outcome?
Would everyone come to Christ? No. Those who don't want to believe would explain it away.
The key to all of this is that people must come to Christ of their own free will.
To me, baptists are liberals. :)
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