Missy Pollock - 10/12/2011
Back on January 24th, I emailed UBM for prayer for some relatively minor, non-life-threatening health issues. I immediately got an email back from one of the brothers. When I read the prayer, I started crying because I never read or even heard a prayer so full of faith before.
A month later at the most, my husband and I had a couple over for Bible study. We were trying to figure out what we wanted to get into and each of us were sharing different thoughts on what we believe the Lord has been showing us lately. There was a couple my husband has known for at least 20 years, but I for only three years. This brother two months previously had open heart surgery. Even though I knew this and felt that he wouldn't receive what I was going to say, I knew the Lord wanted me to share it anyway.
I was sharing how the Lord had been showing me that by His stripes we were healed. At one point, I said, "If we say that we are saved by faith and not works, why do we go to doctors?" Well, this brother didn't receive this at all and was very offended. Without going into details, he verbally attacked me. But the Lord was with me and I was not offended in return. I also shared how the Lord has been convicting me of my works of the flesh, like initiating getting life insurance for the family members, insisting my husband go to the doctor for some health issues that I noticed when we got married, trying to change (save) my husband and stepson. I also said that I feel like I have been newly saved by all that I have been realizing is part of what Christ did on the cross: deliverance, redemption from the curse of the law, healing, provision, taking away sin, protection, etc. I told this brother that I hoped that he would one day receive the faith to believe that by His stripes we were healed, but until then by all means go to the doctor because I didn't want him to die. This brother accepted what I said and calmed down. I confessed that the Lord has healed us by His stripes without even having seen any healing manifested yet for me personally.
One of the things I asked for prayer for was an overactive bladder from a bladder infection 2 1/2 years earlier. The day after making this confession of faith about healing, I went for my daily walk. For the first time since the bladder infection, I was able to take a 45-minute walk without making an urgent pit stop to the restroom before finishing my walk! I was thanking the Lord and praising Him for this. I didn't know I was healed for sure until the next few days when walking and I still didn't have the problem. I didn't realize until the Lord brought it to my attention about two weeks later that the Lord manifested the healing to me because of my confession of the Lord's Word. Confession with the mouth truly does save!
I thank the Lord so much for UBM. I have been greatly helped to just believe God's Word and not look at myself. Boy, when you see this you really know that it is Christ in you, the hope of glory. No condemnation! For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death! Praise the Lord!