Daniel Blakeman - 02/09/2011
On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, I was shoveling snow on my back deck. I turned around and fell down my back stairs and landed on my arm, against the stairs. Immediately, I knew I broke my forearm, as I could barely lift it up.
I called into the house to my wife and asked her to pray for me, and ask The Lord to manifest healing in my arm. At that point, I received my blessing as a gift from God and rejoiced in my spirit, and purposed by the grace of God to walk in this faith until The Lord manifested this healing, which He has promised to me in His Word that He would do (Mark 11:24; 2 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalm 103:1-5; Proverbs 4:20-23; etc.).
My wife and I are raising our five children and I work a physical job, so I knew I had an opportunity to walk this trial out and that The Lord would bring this to pass quickly. I finished shoveling and snowblowing my driveway by the hardest, making every effort to use the broken arm as much I could because I asked and received by faith this healing because of his precious grace.
When I came in the house, I took my sweatshirt off and looked at my forearm and we could see the bone popped up under my flesh about 3/4 of an inch, and could actually feel the bone separation by running our fingers over the "bump".
That evening was difficult, however, as I tried to bring a laundry basket downstairs and bathed my one- and two-yearold children, and had to rely heavily on my left arm, as a very sharp pain ran through my right arm every time I attempted to use it, even to pick up something as light as a dinner plate. Nevertheless, I continued by faith to use it, praising and thanking God every time I used it, regardless of the pain that I felt because I had a promise from God, and through encouragement from the saints and strength through their testimonies, I knew I had a reason to rejoice.
Later that evening, I called the BenYsraels and asked them to agree in faith with me regarding this matter, and I also had Brother Frank Thornton and Brother Rob Stanley agree in faith for this healing, along with the brethren. The next day at work, I purposely opted to do the majority of the heavy work and this is when The Lord really blessed me.
My healing had come forth about 50% immediately that morning while doing the shoveling at work and the more I used my arm in faith, the more usage The Lord gave me. By the time the third day had come, I had about 85% usage back, The only thing I had trouble doing at this point was flipping my hand over so my palm was up and picking something up that way.
Well, because I still felt a slight pain when I lifted things like that, I began to pick things up that way more. By the seventh day (Tuesday, February 8th), my healing was completely manifested. I asked The Lord to allow the bruise to remain for a short time so that I could show people what The Lord had done for me, considering that the Lord gave me much grace not to disfigure my face before men to show any sign of pain while walking this trial out, and the Lord honored that request, as I do have a large bruise from the top of my wrist all the way to my elbow. I do trust that The Lord will completely remove this bruise as well.
I praise The Father through my Lord Jesus Christ for this miracle and greatly give thanks to Him for such undeserved grace bestowed upon me. We are a VERY blessed people in the earth and have a great reason to rejoice, especially in our trials, because that is where we overcome the devil and allow God to bring forth the precious fruit of Jesus Christ unto His glory.
"And they overcame him BECAUSE of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death" Revelation 12:11.
"For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yea and nay, but in him is yea. For how many so ever be the promises of God, in him is the yea: wherefore also through him is the Amen, unto the glory of God through us". 2 Corinthians 1:19-20
ALL of the praise and glory goes to The Lord for this wonderful testimony; I am truly blessed of God to have been able to endure this trial to see the end of my faith, which God has dealt to every one of us as a gift of grace. Amen.