What God has done for one, He will do again for another!
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds [curing their pains and their sorrows]" Ps. 146:3 Amplified
Testimony from the Spiritual Hunger Conference, September, 2009
I've suffered from a heart condition called PSVT since 1985. My heart rate was 208 beats per minute. My heart has an extra pathway that allows electrical impulses to flow through its conduction system at a very fast rate. It comes on for no apparent reason. My condition is treatable with medication to control the heart rate or by having an ablation done, which destroys the pathway causing the arrhythmia. I've preferred to manage it myself, but the problem is getting worse as I get older. The symptoms are more severe and the usual methods of ending it no longer work. I've been able to manage the last three episodes myself at work with an IV. In the last year I became convinced that God wants to heal us of our medical problems. So I began to ask Him to heal my heart.
I attended the Spiritual Hunger Conference in Spokane this September. On Friday the 25th, a man was giving his testimony about the faithfulness of God in blessing him after he gave extravagantly of his finances. While he was speaking, God began to tell me to give a large donation tonight. I saw a vision of a credit card and silver and gold coins. I asked about a specific amount but God didn't give me a number. As my wife and I talked about the amount, an episode of PSVT began. This time I wasn't at work - there was no way I could fix it myself.
I tried coughing and holding my breath but it wasn't working. Denise and some friends began to pray for me. The pounding in my chest became very uncomfortable. A volunteer asked if I wanted them to call 911. I sensed God was trying to do something and the last thing I wanted was a visit to the ER. I told her no. About 20 minutes went by and nothing had changed. I began to hear God speak to me again about making a large donation. I sensed my healing was hovering over me and it would come when I took a step of faith. I told Denise to stop praying for me and put our credit card number on the donation envelope then write in a large amount. I was watching her write and as soon as she filled in the dollar amount, the episode of PSVT ended. We all breathed a sigh of relief and gave a shout of praise to God. I had a feeling as though I was healed permanently of my condition. But there's more to the story.
After my heart rate slowed down, I noticed that my pulse was irregular. I told God I never had an irregular pulse before and wanted to know what was going on. His reply sounded something like this; "Are you telling me your old heart never had an irregular heartbeat? Maybe your heartbeat is different now because you have a new heart." I was full of joy and wonder the rest of the evening. I knew I was healed and I believed it was permanent. When I awoke in the morning my pulse was normal again. I believe the irregularity of my pulse for several hours was a sign to let me know something in my heart had been permanently changed.
I'd like to state that I don't believe we can 'buy' healing from God. No amount of money or good works can secure divine healing; it's an act of grace. I also know that God rewards faithfulness and obedience - sometimes in unexpected ways. God asked me to make a donation and I responded. To my surprise, He healed my heart. Another surprise was waiting for me when I got home from the conference. I received an unexpected refund check from the state. It was for twice the amount Denise donated the night I was healed. God is faithful in all things. - Dave Hayes