In 1960, I was 5 years old, and my Dad was following God’s call to start a church in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. Back then, there were no Home Mission programs, no organized Bible Study charts and materials, and very few “atta boys” given out – Just pure raw faith in God. The community was 99.9% Catholic and they did not want another faith in their town – period. That will have to be another story =)
We pulled into town with an 8×36 trailer that held all our possessions, and parked in a little park on the edge of what was called “Devil’s Swamp.” We were the last trailer next to the swamp. Man, those mosquitoes were terrible – really TERRIBLE! I guess my mom had got bitten a few times, and boils broke out all over her body. She was in such terrible pain. She awoke in the night weeping and awakened dad crying, saying she just couldn’t bear the pain any longer. We had no doctor to treat her, and no money to pay one. Dad got out the anointing oil.
Jas 5:14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
Jas 5:15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up;
This where real Faith is exercised – you either believe it, or you don’t. Well, Dad and Mom believed it!
Dad anointed every boil on her body – she was covered in boils! Then, my dad prayed the prayer of faith! My mom went off to sleep and the next morning, when she awoke, something had taken place in night that removed EVERY boil on her body; no scabs, no redness, no evidence that there had ever been boils on her! She was clean! She was HEALED! God had once again delivered according to His Word!
I know some of you may read and say, “I don’t believe it!” Well I can tell you this one thing -It Happened!!! Just like His Word said it would!