"Someone Needs to Hear
Your Story - Tell It!"
I never tire of telling my story
– as someone may need to hear it and lest I forget. Here are some highlights:
On April 25th I will be 72 years old, yet still 25 inside, for I have eternity in my heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
And if they found a fountain of youth
I wouldn't drink a drop and that's the truth
Funny how it feels I'm just getting to my best years yet
Older I Get" by Alan Jackson)
So far, I have survived a brain tumor at age 7, when it disappeared on the last x-ray before surgery, and a blood clot in the artery of my heart, with a 50/50 chance of living
when I was age 54. 3 days later, my heart stopped on the table during a heart catheterization, and they jumped it back to beat again. And recently, a heart murmur became a false report. The doctors tell me I'm a lucky man. I love doctors, but I've learned
to never allow them to number my days. Our times are in God's hands.
I will never forget what God spoke to me when my life was hanging in the balance: "Son, if the enemy can attack you, I can outdo him."
I know now that I'm being "attacked" by God through His healing and that healing now runs in my family because of those stripes across His back. Never fear sickness or disease that runs/ran in your parents' and grandparents' lives. As a Believer, royal Blood
rushes through your veins and has taken care of that.
Healing Started on My Mother's Side
I believe that when Mom was contending for her healings
and miracles, she was fighting to pass them on to us children. She found the key to a long life. Twice cancer couldn't kill her. The first time cancer spread through her body, the doctors gave her 5 years to live. That was 45 years ago. At 87 the second cancer
died through surgery. They got it all with no chemo needed. Years ago doctors witnessed a tumor disappear on her thyroid before taking a biopsy.
10 years ago, doctors wanted to amputate her foot. She told
them, "Whenever I go to Heaven, I'm taking my foot with me!" Later they changed their minds. She kept her foot and walked fine. Most doctors who told her she wouldn't live long are gone. She kept outliving them. Her famous prayer when she got attacked was
this: "Lord, if I get weak and sick, how am I going to help anybody and reach the lost?" That's it! Then healing would come upon her.
Be Careful Who You Hang Out With
After receiving a 5-year death sentence with cancer, mom felt led to visit a different church in town. She went with my Aunt Sophie. Aunt Sophie has been healed so many times, people thought she was crazy (be careful who you hang out with). They
arrived early and sat near the front of the church before others arrived. As soon as Mom sat down, she felt a hand touch her shoulder, shooting a bolt of electricity down through her body that burnt the hairs off of her arms. "I just knew God healed me of
that cancer!" she said. They found out later that this church didn't believe in healing. I think that's why God healed her before the service started.
Mom lived to be 90 years old and loved to tell
people about her healings and miracles. Then she would stop and say, "But you gotta repent!" as conviction fell on them.
Where the devil tries to take you out is where the Lord will often send you back
with bragging rights saying, "I'm back!"
Whispers from my darkest nights:
• All my past scars are releasing a sweet anointing.
• When I am afraid, I have learned to say, "I'm excited!"
• [God said]: "Son, when your heart stopped on that hospital table, I put some stuff in you, because you were out of the way."
By Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministry
528 Ellsworth St. SW