but Jesus has come to give me abundant life
By Alice Lee
It was an ordinary day when I went to work as usual.
I was a real estate agent and was showing a client an apartment when suddenly he took out a knife to threaten me. He blindfolded me, tied me up and robbed me of all my possessions. Gripped with fear, I shook all over not knowing what he was going to do to me. After a seemingly interminable time I managed to free myself and later identified the man who was then arrested.
As with most post traumatic stress, the effect of this harrowing experience came days later when I fell ill with high fever and was hospitalised for a week. On the third day after being discharged from the hospital, I became sick again. It was then that the spirit of death came upon me. That night around 3 am, I felt that I could not breathe. I ran to the kitchen to have a drink. There I saw a bright light. At that moment I thought it was Jesus appearing to me. I still remember I had a very uneasy feeling as I did not feel any joy or peace. I then realised it was an evil spirit masquerading as the angel of light. As I was far from God during that time, I had lost God’s holy protection and guidance.
I did whatever people advised me in order to get well. It was then that I allowed a friend who believed in the Mahikari spirit to lay hands on me and release that spirit into me. That was actually the spirit of death who then attempted to take my life and soul. As a result I went into a daze, acting as if I was insane. My mother who was not a Christian then, consulted a medium and fortune teller who told her that I only had three percent life left. I remember feeling very old, weak and had no energy at all.
When my brother saw my terrible condition, he contacted Pastor Jean Lim for help.
My mother who had no faith in Jesus gave Pastor Jean an ultimatum, “if she is not healed in three days, I will take her back to the medium and fortune teller in Melaka.” Pastor Jean managed to convince my mother to put her trust and faith in Jesus. I was taken to Pastor Jean’s apartment in Sri Sentosa in Kuala Lumpur and for three days, she and her intercessors prayed for me.
Worshipping continuously they took authority over the evil forces. As I was still in a daze and talking nonsense, I was incapable of responding so my brother was asked to repent of the sins I had committed on my behalf. But for complete healing to take place, I had to repent on my own and ask God for forgiveness.
A long gruelling battle ensued.
I was told later that I was spinning on the floor, speaking fluent poetic Taiwanese which I have never learnt. It was definitely not me but the spirits because I remembered having visited a Taiwanese temple of the “Two Hundred Buddhas” and had brought home many miniature monk figures as souvenirs. I had unknowingly opened myself spiritually to other spirits.
During the three days and nights of deliverance, there were moments when I could hear Pastor Jean and her intercessors calling me to respond, but I was trapped in the valley of the shadow of death. I felt so old and was sure I would soon die. My brother was so concerned that he wanted to take me to the hospital but Pastor Jean did not give up and kept praying to claim victory through Christ Jesus.
As the Word of God was read to me, my tears began to roll down my face. The Lord began to deal with another deep hurt in my heart. I felt the agonizing pain of my anger, hurt, bitterness and unforgiveness which I carried in my heart for nine years against someone who had hurt me badly. They urged me to forgive this person and let go of these emotions but I could not. I did not want to forgive. Again they urged me, “Jesus loves you so much. He has forgiven your sins, you should also forgive even though you do not feel like doing it.” Finally the breakthrough came as my heart softened. Healing began to take place. One issue after another came to the surface, manifested by my vomiting all kinds of different coloured stuff – thirty bags full. God was doing a massive clean-up of all the evil things I had allowed into my life during those backslidden years. The next morning, I was able to praise God and give thanks to Him. But my deliverance did not end here.
After being healed, I went to the “Station of Life” bible school in Sabah to deepen my spiritual life.
A month after that, I decided to return to work. Even though I felt God’s calling to serve Him fulltime, I put it off. My lack of faith, past hurts, insecurity and my desire to make more money pulled me in the opposite direction and I gave in to them.
A year later, I was diagnosed with colon cancer.
I went through chemotherapy, suffered hair loss, nausea, loss of appetite and weight loss. The money that I made went into paying for more than RM $20,000 in medical expenses. I heard God say, “You have money but you do not have life. When you have Me, you have everything”.
On the advice of Pastor Jean to trust GOD for complete healing, I decided not to continue with the chemotherapy treatment much to the displeasure of the medical doctors. Pastor Jean showed me the Bible about King Asa: “And in the thirty ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and his malady was severe, yet in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but the physician. So Asa rested with his fathers; he died in the forty-first year of his reign”. 2 Chron.16:12,13. I felt the Holy Spirit impressing on me to trust the Lord completely and believe His promise: “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord” Psalms 18:17. It was a step of faith I took to trust the Great Physician rather than the medical treatment. My faith was further strengthened by Psalm 107:20 “God sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.” I continued to go the Prayer House and followed Pastor Jean in her ministry work, just believing that I was healed. Much later even though I did not think it was necessary, I was challenged to go for a medical check up.
It was confirmed that I was cleared of all cancer!
Twenty over years have passed since then and I am still serving and thanking my Great Physician who has restored my physical as well as spiritual life
God uses different methods to heal – medical technology or supernatural, divine means. Christians need to search the scriptures and seek God’s will for themselves specifically and also get the confirmation of other mature Christians. Alice whom we met in Melaka chose to put her trust entirely in The Great Physician and He did not disappoint. Alice is at present serving in Glory Place Prayer House in Melaka.
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