A NOTE FROM TAMRYN
In the Gospel of Luke 1 v 46 – 55, we read how Mary rejoices in the knowledge that the Saviour of the world had been conceived in her womb. “For He who is mighty has done great things for me,” she cried, celebrating the goodness of God. At that moment in history, Jesus had not yet saved a single soul. No broken body had been healed by His touch, no demoniac delivered at the sound of His voice. His saving ability and redeeming power were bottled within a simple promise. And yet, Mary rejoiced as if that promise had already been fulfilled.
You see, Mary understood that a God-given promise about the future, may as well be cemented in the past. She rejoiced at the seed, before the harvest had even began to peep through the soil. She understood what many Christians today do not. How often are we sceptical at the promises we receive from heaven? Whether the promise is one that the Lord has made to believers in general, or whether the promise is of a more personal nature regarding a specific situation in our lives, we tend to be hesitant in our rejoicing until the promise manifests itself into our reality. Of course, this attitude has the power to cripple the promise, our faith sucked of its ability to pull the word into fulfilment. In addition thereto, such an attitude both robs us of our joy, as well as mocks the faithfulness of God. Let us guard against such a heart condition. Let us, as Mary did, rejoice at the seed with as much exuberance as we will when the harvest comes!
The story below is that of Zandile, a woman who was miraculous healed after an agonising seven months. I trust that her testimony fills you with hope. Surely, if God could intervene for Zandile, He can turn your situation around as well.
HEALED IN HER SEAT
A 45-year-old mother of three, Zandile had been suffering from an endless migraine for the past seven months. “My head felt like it was being torn in two,” she explained. “I really felt like I was going to die, I even dreamed of death.” The disabling pain and constant dizziness caused her to resign from her work at a local steel company. Even at home, she struggled to complete the most menial of domestic tasks. With a family to support, the flyer she was handed advertising the upcoming IN HIS NAME crusade brought a glimmer of hope to her dire situation. Desperate for healing, she attended the very first meeting.
Sitting among the crowd, Zandile listened as Tamryn preached on the power of the blood of Jesus. During the preaching itself – before the sick were even prayed for – she testifies to feeling fire in her body. “The pain disappeared!” she explains. “I was starting to doubt God because of my sickness. But, this crusade has re-affirmed that God is there and that He cares for me. I am so happy, thank you Jesus!”
Tamryn is the founder of In His Name Ministries, an evangelistic organisation dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout Africa and the world. Find her on Facebook under Tamryn Klintworth or visit the ministry website at: