When I arrived at Revival Fires I was suffering with a condition called Fibromyalgia (chronic pain and chronic fatigue) and had been for approximately 10 years. I had always tried to hide my symptoms and with my ex military mentality always “grinned and bear it.” However, over time this became more difficult. A small number of people knew about my condition, and would periodically ask me how I was coping. Which in itself became something that I dreaded, as I had to be honest, but did not want to give Fibromyalgia any oxygen in my life. Eventually I came to an agreement with Tom that we would adopt a don’t ask don’t tell policy.
I had always had faith to receive my healing, but if I am totally honest, I had almost given up on healing for myself but still believed that others could receive it. On Thursday 18th February 2010, I was in the coffee shop before the meeting and I prayed with a man for healing for his condition, then I went into the meeting and sat on the front row left hand side as normal, but that’s where the normal stopped!
During the worship I began to tingle all over, and actually thought I might have been having a heart attack! After about five minutes of tingling, I began to realise that I had no pain in my body – for the first time in many years! Eventually, I reached out and tugged at my wife’s arm and she sat and asked me if I was ok, to which I replied “Well actually, yes. I have NO pain!” Its was only after the meeting that as we began to ‘process’ what had happened that I realised that my tinnitus had also disappeared.
These events were even more profound for two reasons: 1) no one prayed for me, which made it all the more easy to ensure that ALL the glory went to God, and 2) when Trevor Baker did stand up to speak, he spoke about the man at the pool of Siloam who had given up on his healing just like I had.
Fast forward to today, I now pastor a church full-time, something that would be impossible when suffering with Fibromyalgia. I also truly believe that the healing anointing is transferable, which does not diminish my healing but allows others to receive healing from God as well.