For Erik's Healing
Vengeance is retaliation for an injury or offense. It springs from the natural and universal urge to get even with someone whom we believe has harmed us. (In some cultures, vengeance may be seen as a family duty. The family takes vengeance when a member's honor has been offended. This is true for some African, Oriental, and Latin American groups.)
Matthew 5: 38-40: The law of Moses says, "If a man gouges out another's eye, he must pay with his own eye. If a tooth gets knocked, knock out the tooth of the one who did it." But I say: Don't resist violence! If you are slapped on one cheek, turn the other too. If you are ordered to court, and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat too. In the Old Testament the "eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" principle was not a ticket for revenge but a legal limit to prevent people from taking further vengeance. The New Testament stresses that Christian, who have experienced the unmerited forgiveness and love of God, should not see vengeance. Evil is to be overcome with good, forgiveness is to heal broken relationships, and enemies are to be loved. Such compassionate behavior follows the pattern of Christ and demonstrates to the world and the newness of life in Christ. Read, "The Renewed Mind" by Larry Christenson.
All glory and honor belongs to God! I thank God for Apostle Tracy Foreman and A New Woman Ministries. I am so grateful for what the LORD has done! I consider myself blessed and privileged to be used to bring glory to His Name. I thank God for A New Woman Ministries for praying with and for me for divine healing and breakthrough within my life. Now on to the testimony, three years ago I had a total thyroidectomy. Before having this procedure, I had been praying to God about it knowing that He could heal me without me having to walk through the process of this evasive procedure. The doctors told me that I would lose my voice. Well, the surgery went well. I had little to no bleeding. I woke up in recovery talking. I was also sent home several hours after the surgery when I was supposed to stay overnight.
I was told that I would be on Synthroid for the rest of my life, because I didn’t have a thyroid anymore. Since the surgery, I have had been experiencing a hard time getting balanced on the Synthroid hormone. The doctors were not able to find the right balance for me. I have suffered from the inability to gain weight, hair loss, extreme emotions, and the inability to focus or concentrate. Even in the midst of this, I kept saying “Lord, I trust You!” I knew that God was going to get the glory, even if it was just from me having my voice. I have been in and out of the hospital since this surgery, and recently was admitted in the hospital. The doctors told me that I would have to be in the hospital for 1-2 weeks, but I was released 3 days! Again, God moving and doing only what He can do. So, I kept pressing! Apostle Tracy Foreman and A New Woman Ministries have been praying for me for healing in all areas of my life during this time.
I went in for a doctor’s appointment 2 weeks after my hospitalization. The doctor reports that my thyroid is growing back and producing thyroid hormone on its own, I have gained weight, I am hyperthyroid and need to decrease the synthetic thyroid hormone, and I will eventually be weaned off of the synthetic thyroid hormone as my body starts producing at an efficient level of its own! Remember, the doctors said before that I would be on this medication for the rest of my life, they said that I wouldn’t be able to talk, and that I would not be able to gain weight. God has turned this thing around. It is very rare for anyone to re-grow a thyroid. Most people that experience Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism) and have to have it removed never experience this miracle.
I also want to testify God’s goodness of divine healing within my family. God is doing a miraculous thing within my family as of now. The enemy tried to destroy my family, but God!!! I am just beginning to see the miracles of God within my life for THIS season. I want to encourage you all that for a miracle to occur there must be trouble or something seemingly impossible. Remember, that with God all things are Possible! Thank you so much for your love and prayers Apostle Tracy Foreman and A New Woman Ministries! Signs, Miracles, and Wonders follows those who believe! Glory to God!
Apostle Theresa Buckner
December 23, 2013