Evelyn - Bournemouth, England
my name is Evelyn, and I live in Bournemouth in England. Some months ago, I started having severe pains on the left side of my face. At first I thought it was a bad tooth, but the pain was indescribable. It ran from a point on my forehead down to my front teeth. I was not able to sleep properly, or concentrate at work. I couldn't laugh, or even talk! Whenever the pain came I quoted PSALM 23 which I learnt by heart, and cried to God for help. I lived in fear of the next wave of pain. This went on for over a month!
During this difficult time my husband (who is a doctor) and I searched medical books to find out the cause and cure for this immense pain. We found out that it was “trigeminal neuralgia”, which is caused by a nerve in the face. Nothing can be done to cure it; treating the symptoms is the only option and this requires powerful psychiatric medicine which can only reduce the pain a bit. My husband also said that he knew of a case at his hospital, and the lady affected would scream with pain for several hours.
I also wanted to scream sometimes, but instead I cried to God and studied the Bible, searching for scriptures on healing. One day as I was reading my Bible, a scripture was revealed to me from MATTHEW 17:21 which says ""Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting"". I said “That's it, that's it!” I was so happy, because straight away I just knew that this was the answer to my prayers!
I started to fast straight away, collected scriptures on fasting and also reading an article called “Prayer and Fasting, the Atomic Power of God” based on the book by Franklin Hall.
I was astonished when the pain reduced dramatically on the very first day of fasting! However, I was determined to keep fasting, even up to forty days, like Jesus. On the second day of the fasting the pain was nearly gone, and by the third day there was no pain whatsoever. That day we had some guests coming to visit, and my husband said I should stop fasting so that we could all enjoy a meal together. In my mind, I started panicking, as I believed that only a long fast would defeat the pain and the spirit that was causing it. I did not want to stop yet!
My husband told me that I was healed and that I should come and eat with the guests. As soon as I did, the pain came back, stronger then ever and I left the room. I couldn't move my face, which felt like it was paralysed. My husband told me to rejoin our guests, smile and talk with them because I was healed, and that Satan was trying to trick me out of my healing. I didn't think I could do it, but I did it anyway: I went into the room, started talking and laughing, and suddenly the pain was completely gone and never came back!
It is still amazing to me what an incredible tool FASTING and PRAYER is. God has given it to us so that we can fight evil and win, and I am so grateful to the Lord for it!
In Jesus' Love,