Belles Palsy? Demodex?
(Undiagnosed circa 1985?)
This condition was never identified or diagnosed by a physician, so I am only able to describe what was happening and leave the rest to God. I know I was healed by Jesus stripes. I know also by this time in my faith walk that there was more going on in my body than just the regular sicknesses and infirmities. I understood from the teachings we received during that time that I was likely dealing with a spirit of infirmity. Also, if you know your Bible you understand quickly that Satan can cause infirmities and plagues. One thing was healed and immediately I was afflicted with another sickness or infirmity.
I awoke one morning and noticed that the right side of my nose was itchy. This continued through to the following day. Then I noticed that the itching had traveled across my face to my ear. Then I noticed that my face seemed to be drooping on the right side. Then the itching traveled around to the side of my left nostril. Then I was concerned!
Time to take some offensive action. How I proceeded from here I do not have recorded in a journal, but I know there were definite steps I would have taken to get whatever it was out of my body. My husband sometimes prayed for me, so I would have had him lay hands on me and pray. (It was prophesied by the presbytery to him that he had a gift of healing, but he was reluctant to pray for people. Although he would pray for me if I asked him and I noticed that each time he did pray for me I was healed. He was a little stuck in pride, I think…what if they aren’t healed and I look like a fool? Wish he had pursued his gift further. Our gifts are without repentance. God gives us several gifts as He wills. In other words God doesn’t get mad at you for not fully understanding what He has given to you and punish you by taking the gift back. I think it saddens Him when we don’t embrace our gifts He has given to us by the Holy Spirit. These gifts are not for our boasting, but are given in order to strengthen the brethren and those God places in our path to help along the way.)
So, having clarified the healing gifting a bit further…. I likely asked my husband to lay hands on me and pray and I would also have gone forward in Church and have the elders lay hands on my and pray. I would also do my part in taking whatever authority I believed (faith) I had.
I have just researched Belles Palsy and Demodex and neither completely match the symptoms. When I shared with someone at the time what I was experiencing, especially when my face began to droop, they thought it might be mites, as they had heard of a similar condition in someone else. That is when we would go after any creeping thing that might be traveling through my face. Also, we would take authority over my body and command all necessary muscles, nerves and structures to function properly, in Jesus Name. I believe firmly that Jesus has given us authority over everything that creeps on the earth, under the earth and over the earth and that includes our bodies. If you can command your dog to sit and he obeys, then you can command your body to come into agreement with the Word of God and it must obey! Our body is just a host for our soul; it must come into subjection to the Word of God.
Jesus came to give us life and that more abundantly (John 10:10). The devil came to rob, kill and destroy our life. Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities (Isa 53:5), the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed. Amen! Remember…when I gave my life to Jesus, I committed to believe it al—or non of it. When I read the Word, I know I am encountering a living, breathing, power that was sent to give me life and that more abundant! Forget not all His benefits (Psa 103:1-5), who forgives all of our sins and heals ALL of our diseases. Amen! I could go on here and fill pages with what I have seen and heard of Jesus power and love and mercy to heal all who come to Him, believing He is. Just one more detail comes to mind that I think I should address…the subject of sin. If you have sinned, confess your sin. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleans us from all unrighteousness (1John 1:9). Done. No more arguing with God that you can’t be healed because you have sinned. And don’t allow others to put that on you. God does not lie!!! Ever!!! If He says it. That settles it. Confess your sins one to another and He will forgive you your sins! More in the next testimony….
In any case within days of watching my face droop a little more and a little more, I was completely healed! Any sin would have been confessed, my husband prayed over me, the elders prayed over me and I BELIEVED His Word. We would have taken authority over my body, the devil and any creeping thing that may have decided to use my body as a host. The itching was gone, my face returned to normal…except…
Something I have noticed about each of my healings…there is always a little reminder left in my body…I think this is the Lord’s way of reminding me of His works on my behalf. I never forget what He has done for me. One thing remained from the collapse of my face. The right nostril remains partly collapsed even today, causing me to pull up that side of my face at night in order to breath properly. I thank the Lord for His reminder of what could have resulted had He not healed me. Thank You, dear Lord Jesus.
Creeping things: This testimony that came from our pastor never left my remembrance. His father was a physician. He shared with his family that our immune system must give permission to whatever enters the body to use the body as a host to support its life. With this information in mind I have always taken authority over my immune system to detect and recognize any harmful, invading organism and destroy it. I actually see this image as I pray. In fact, I see most things in image form….part of the “seers” gift, I am told.
I think this testimony has brought a lot more clarity to why and how Jesus heals me so often. It has a lot to do with revelation knowledge of Him, His Word and how the measure of faith He has given to me fits into His scheme of things. He is my great Physician. Amen! (Believe it all or believe non of it!)
PS 47 years ago this week I encountered Jesus in the White Rock Library! Hallelujah! What a fantastic journey. Still learning, still believing, still loving to watch Him work around the world. He is coming soon. Do not let your faith fail. He knows your struggles. It is written in His Word. Hold on. Do not let go of what you know and what you have seen and heard in your walk with Jesus. No more tears, no more sickness, disease or infirmity. No more sorrow and sighing when you join with the multitude in Heaven and rejoice in His glorious presence. Amen! Amen! Amen!
HAPPY EASTER, everyone. Just a small glimpse of what you will see at His coming!!!