Spider Bite Healed

The Culprits

Black Widow Spider
Black Widow Spider

It happened a few years ago. We were living in Penticton, British Columbia, an area famous for nasty spiders. Both the brown recluse and the black widow are quite common there. We do not know what spider bit her. My daughter Sophia, who was 4 years old at the time, was bitten on the leg by a spider. I found out the next day.

The Bite

I measured the bite marks. The bite had a large red swollen area about 3 inches in diameter. There was a white center about one inch in diameter. And in the middle were two bright red, diamond shaped, fang marks about a quarter inch apart. That is one HUGE spider. At her age it took up the width of her leg. It was a very ugly and scary picture to see such a wound on a small child, especially when you know the damage is caused by a venom.

The Solution

Following the directions in James chapter 5 in the Bible, we prayed for her in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as I anointed her with oil. Twenty minutes later there was no sign of the bite; it was completely gone.

Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory, is the same yesterday today and forever. He does not change. He is not a respecter of persons. As such, if you come to  him according to his word as we did, then by his grace he will vindicate that word to you. Only believe, all things are possible, only believe.

Healing from a Systemic Blood Infection

Here is an example of the Power of the Almighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

It happened just over seven years ago now. My mother in law got a blood infection while she was at work. By the evening of the same day, she was in the hospital in intensive care, in a coma. We were called and drove to Edmonton.

When we got there a couple of days later, she was swollen up. Her arms and legs were black like a car tire, as was most of her face. All her internal organs had shut down and she was on life support machines. The doctor told us she had a 2% chance of living the week and if she did they would have to amputate her arms, legs and most of her face because the flesh was already dead and beginning to slough. A horrible sight indeed.

We waited until everyone left. My wife and I were alone with her in the room. It was 11:30 pm. I opened the Bible to James and read.

James 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 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

We prayed as I anointed her with oil. Then we left and went to Denise’s sister’s house where we were staying. At 6:30 am the next morning we got a phone call from the hospital that she was awake. The charge nurse said that her blood infection went from lethal to non-detectable between two consecutive tests. Within two days they had turned off all the machines because all her organs had restarted. Her flesh began to restore over the next few weeks. She walked out of that hospital.

Now we know that God is no respecter of persons. If he will answer my prayer according to his word, then he MUST also answer yours under that same conditions, or he is unjust. If you take him at his word as we did, he will vindicate that word.