I have wanted to share this testimony for some time. It’s a testimony of the goodness and faithfulness of God. He alone deserves all the glory and honor for what I’m about to tell you.
On March 1st of 2015, my 13-year old, Liam, son woke up with his right eye swollen shut. It looked hideous and because it was a Sunday morning, we allowed him to stay home from church. We prayed over him and gave him some antihistamines because we thought it was an allergic reaction of some sort. But after a week of antihistamines having no effect, we took him to the doctor.
They ran a series of tests, including a CT scan and an MRI, but couldn’t determine what exactly had caused the problem. Finally, we were sent to see an oculofacial surgeon. He diagnosed it as lymphangioma.
The surgeon prescribed a course of steroids for my son, but was doubtful that they would help. He told us that he believed surgery, even multiple surgeries, would be required to completely remove the tumor, and even then, it could possibly come back.
As you can imagine, this freaked my son out. He definitely did not want to have to undergo one surgery, let alone multiple ones. We moved forward with the steroid regimen, but to no avail. The tumor only got bigger.
My husband was traveling to Burma to minister, so the boys, my mom, and I decided to go to Tulsa to visit my daughter who’s attending college there. While there, we asked our former pastor to pray over Liam and join his faith with ours for the complete healing of his eye.
Around the same time, I felt impressed to research essential oils that might help with this particular problem. I found out that frankincense was an excellent oil to support healthy cell function in his body during this season, as well as supplying a variety of other health benefits. I’d been using essential oils for about a year, but I knew if my child was going to be rubbing frankincense on his body, I wanted to make sure it was the finest quality oil available.
For this reason, I chose Young Living Essential Oils. They have a fabulous “seed to seal” promise that gave me true peace of mind. I ordered the starter kit, and Liam began faithfully applying frankincense to his feet each night.
I was reminded of this scripture in James:
James 5:14-15 NIV Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well.
Our pastor in Tulsa prayed over Liam, agreeing with us for healing. Then Liam began “anointing” his feet with oil each night. We also encouraged him to read and speak healing scriptures over his body.
Within six months, his eye was completely healed of the tumor! (The picture above right is from a couple of months ago.) His eye is totally perfect now.
Did our pastor heal him? No.
Did the frankincense heal him? No.
The Lord healed him. And we give all glory and praise to Him!
Exodus 15:26 (NKJ) says, I am the LORD who heals you.
And Isaiah 53:4-5 (HCSB) Yet He (Jesus) Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains… He was pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.
But we also believe the Lord used the frankincense to restore Liam’s eye back to health more quickly.
We believe God created plants for the service of man: Psalm 104:14 says, He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for the service of man… And these essential oils, which come directly from the essence of plants, can help restore and promote continued health and wellness in our bodies.
Are you or a family member in need of healing today? I encourage you to download this free printable of healing scriptures. They will help you understand that it is the Lord’s will for you to be healed. You can speak and pray these scriptures over your body on a regular basis. Remember, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17). So, build your faith up in His Word.
If you need someone to stand in faith with you for healing, I’d love to pray for you. Please contact me here.
I also encourage you to explore the world of essential oils as an alternative wellness regimen.