Into the Light
by Matthew West
Revelation 12:11 (NKJV)
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
2 Samuel 22:29 (NKJV)
29 For You are my lamp, O Lord; The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.
Psalm 18:28 (NKJV)
28 For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
My testimony is how the Lord delivered me out of the darkness of Multiple Chemical Sensitivies, Environmental Illness (MCS/EI) and many other diseases, syndromes and led me into His marvelous light. I owe all my healings to the Lord and I give Him all the glory!
Let me give you a brief description of what MCS/EI was for me. In 2009 I could only orally consume the same 3 foods every day without having painful reactions. The reactions consisted of rashes, tightening of the torso (it was like taking a wet rag in your hands and twisting it in two different directions to ring it out) it felt like I was being strangled and my feet would turn blue. I could only wear certain cotton clothes. I had trouble breathing the air around me, so I wore a mask all the time. I stayed isolated in my home away from everyone and everything, because all fragrances and chemicals caused serious reactions.
EI would cause some of the same reactions that MCS did along with neurological problems. I had to stay away from electromagnetic fields and from lights, so no lights were on in my home. I lived in total darkness and had to stay away from all of today's modern technology, appliances and telephones.
A lot of the health problems complied over a 25 year span. I can't tell you how many hours I had spent in doctors offices (conventional and alternative), in medical labs, having tests, blood draws, treatments, surgeries, and then recovering from surgeries. The money we spent on all this care is more than I care to think about. Yes, some was necessary due to a traumatic natural child birthing experience. But things just seemed to get worse from that point on. Food and chemical allergies started to plague me to the point of total isolation and avoidance of foods and chemicals as I will discuss in this testimony.
In December of 2009 I spent 3 weeks at the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, Texas and spent thousands of dollars on tests and allergy injections. I only became sicker and in more fear after being poked and prodder with allergy injections and being told that this food and that chemical would only make me sicker. By the end of each day my arms were all black and blue from the allergy injections. This was a very painful process that I did for 3 weeks.
In February of 2010 I went to a healing service at a church in my home town and heard the Lord tell me that He wanted to heal me. The Bible verse that spoke to me was Mark 5:34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” I went up for an alter call and two women and my husband prayed over me. I felt a hot sensation in my lower back where my husbands hand was and I felt supernatural things happening inside me and around me. I knew in that moment God was working within me.
A few weeks after the healing service 3 women from that church came to my home and prayed with me. As they were leaving one of the women named Heide gave me a book to read, but because of my MCS I could not read it, I was still reacting to the chemicals in ink and paper. So I had to put it to the side and wait.
During this time I was going to doctors 3 days a week; I was down to 81 pounds and had a pick line in my arm to receive IV therapy twice a week for hydration. At this point in my journey even drinking water caused reactions. I was isolated and homebound with a visiting nurse. She would come and change my pick line bandages and draw blood for testing.
The tests showed that I was in liver and kidney failure. By this time I was giving up hope and was getting impatient waiting for my healing from the Lord and wanted to see and say “good-bye” to my son who lived in New Mexico. My husband and I decided to through all caution to the wind and take a leap of faith and travel to New Mexico in May of 2010. My son worked during the day and we spent hours talking together in the evenings. My son encouraged me to hang on and not give up. This was huge for me to hear him say those words, because I thought he didn’t care about me anymore because he moved so far away. My heart was broken and those words he spoke to me made all the difference in the world to me and I wanted to hang on and fight for my life.
While we were in New Mexico my husband started reading the book that Heide gave me, called Out of Many Waters by Anita Hill. In that book Anita Hill had Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Environmental Illness among many other serious health problems. She ended up traveling from California to Pleasant Valley Church in Florida in 1992 to work on her healing with Pastor Henry Wright. She is alive and well today and serving the Lord at Be in Health in Thomaston, Georgia.
While we were reading Anita Hill's book, my husbands mother called and said "she was reading a book called A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright and there were similarities in the book in regards to my medical problems". When we got back home from New Mexico my husband read that book to me and I started letting spiritually rooted issues go and giving them to the Lord. Blessings started coming my way and I began to eat foods that the "Experts" had told me I could never eat. Praise God Almighty!
Also, during this same time we heard of a woman in Michigan named Shirley that was healed of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Environmental Illnesses after attending the For My Life program at Be in Health in Thomaston, GA. We contacted her and she and her husband drove an hour to visit with us and give us their testimony. Restoring others is so important. This was a turning point for me. Praise God for her healing, testimony and encouragement!
In July 2010 we attended the For My Life program at Be in Health in Thomaston, GA. The bases of this teaching are that many of us need to address Spiritual Roots to Disease before we receive healing and 80% of all diseases are spiritually rooted. These Spiritual Roots include: fear (as in stress and anxiety), self pity, bitterness, unforgiveness, jealousy, envy and so on.
For nine months (from December 2009--August 2010) my colon had stopped working. I was too weak and mal-nourished for a surgery to have all or part of my colon removed, because the experts said my colon was dead. (the surgery was recommended by a doctor at a University Hospital and a local surgeon). I had to do enema therapy for all those months. After months of being faithful to God and waiting on Him to heal me, I listened to a Be in Health Teleconference called "The Father’s Love" on August 24, 2010. There was a woman on this teleconference with similar spiritually rooted issues, in regards to her father and step-mom, so I did the repentance and deliverance prayer with them and then hung up the phone. It was 9:00 at night so I went into the bathroom to get ready for bed and had my first bowel movement on my own and I have been going on my own ever since. Praise the Lord my colon wasn't dead!
From July 2010 to October 2010 I had not been to any doctor or had any IV treatments, bloodwork, etc. Towards the end of 2010, I went back to my family doctor for a wellness physical and he was very shocked and pleased to see the progress I had made and how good my blood work looked. Back in June 2010 I was in kidney and liver failure and my doctor was going to put me in the hospital for intervenes feeding, but I walked away and gave it all to the Lord. I am healthy now and my kidneys and liver are doing great!
God healed me of the following: Multiple Chemical Sensitivies, Environmental Illness, Food Allergies, Severely Compromised Immune System, Liver and Kidney Failure, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Leaky Gut, Malasorption, Malnurishment, Chronic inflammation, Adrenal Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, Very Low Blood Pressure and Body Temperature and a Paralyzed Colon. Praise God that He saved me just in the nick of time!
As of 2018 I have gained 59 pounds, I am driving my car again, eating a very wide range of foods. I was working 32 hours a week, but now retired. I travel all over the US and out of the country and can sleep any place I want. I have taught a children's Bible study at a friend's day care and the list goes on. Praise the Lord!
God is so good and faithful! And He is no respecter of persons. He did it for me and He will do it for you. I give God all the glory for these healings!
Acts 10:34-35 (KJV) 34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.
I highly recommend reading the book A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright and/or going to Be in Health in Thomaston, GA for the For My Life program. It changed my life and my relationship with the Lord is awesome!
Be in Health reports that 80% of all diseases have a spiritual root, that's right. So the disease that you have needs to be taken care of spiritually and medically. The spiritual roots should be dealt with so the disease doesn't reoccur or start at all. In my case the doctors could not do anything for me because the spiritual roots were holding the diseases in place. Healing could not begin until the spiritual roots were gone. So if you find yourself at the end of your rope with doctoring than it is time to look at the spiritual roots to disease, blocks to healing, doorpoints and 8 R's to freedom. Be sanctified and be made whole and healthy again.
I have been a Christian for 30+ years and had never received this kind of teaching or training that there are spiritual roots to disease and how they can affect our immune system through the spirit, soul and body connection. I have met and heard of many people with diseases and syndromes that have been healed through this teaching. See more testimonies of people who went through the For My Life program and were healed at http://www.beinhealth.com/testimonies/.
Giving God all the glory!
Thank You to the following:
The Lord for healing me and giving me my life back so that I can help other people in their walk to freedom. He is the ultimate healer and I give Him all the glory!
Pastor Henry and Donna Wright and staff--thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge that the Lord has revealed to you so that I and others could be healed. Praise the Lord!
Pastor Lee Cummings and Radiant Church—God bless you all for helping and supporting me here in my home town. Your sermons, music and kindness are awesome! I am so blessed to have you all in my life.
Bill and Diane C.--thank you for your ministry and for letting me give my testimony at your conferences. I appreciate your support over the years and I am so grateful for you both.
Denise D.--thank you for telling my mother-in-law about the book A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright and giving her a copy to read. Thank you for connecting me with Shirley and John so I could be further encouraged by their testimony.
Lois and Don D.--thank you for sharing the book A More Excellent Way by Henry Wright with me and for all of your prayers, love and support. I am so blessed to have in-laws like you. God bless you both!
My husband, Jeff—thank you for loving me back to health. Your support was crucial to my healing. Thank you for taking me to the beach and reading me the A More Excellent Way book so my healing could begin. I love you!
My son, Brock—thank you for loving and encouraging me. My visit to see you in New Mexico in May 2009 was a turning point for me. All those evenings we talked and all the encouragement you gave me was a pivotal moment for me. I was given the strength and the will to keep moving forward and to not give up. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for helping me get my website off the ground and running. You are awesome!
My Mom and Dad--thank you for your unconditional love and support. Words can not describe how much I appreciated you both dropping every thing for me when I needed you. I love you both so very much!
All my family—thank you for showing me so much love and respect and giving me so much encouragement through out the years. You all have such loving and kind hearts. I am so blessed to have you all in my life. I love and appreciate you all so much!
Shirley and John—thank you for coming to see me when I was so sick. Your encouragement was a turning point for me. Praise the Lord for Shirley’s healing and her powerful testimony. It encouraged me to surrender to the Lord and choose blessings. God bless you both for everything you have done for me and for encouraging me to go forward with my website. I appreciate your love and support!
Sandy and Matt and family—thank you for inviting me into your home to teach Bible study to your daycare children. It has been such a blessing to me to be able to share God’s love with the children. Thank you for loving and supporting me over the years. I had so many victories at your home, too many to count. Thank you for helping me get my life back. I love you all so very much!
Jennifer M.--thank you for all your love and support during my healing process. Your written testimony and walkout was instrumental in helping me keep my eyes on God. Thank you for building such lovely cottages for those to stay in while they visit Be in Health. You and your family have been a blessing to me!
Heide and Roger--thank you for being so obedient to the Lord by buying the book Out of Many Waters and then giving it to me to read right when He told you to do so. You both hold a special place in my heart. I thank God for you both and for your obedience. My healing process began when I was reading that book. I feel so blessed to have met you both. May God bless you abundantly for all the love and kindness you have shone me over the years.
Jan V.--thank you for all the times you drove an hour or more to come and visit me week after week. Our times together were so precious and encouraging to me. Thank you for all that you did for me. You are a blessing to me!
All my friends—I want to thank you all who shared their testimonies and their resources and their time with me. All of these blessings were so healing to my soul. God bless you for sharing and inspiring me to do the same for others.
God has truly blessed me with so many incredible people that I want you all to know how much I love and appreciate you for all that you have done for me. You all are very special gifts from God and I love you all so very much!
Love and blessings,