I'm Healed! It's a Miracle!

Northeast Ohio Man Healed of Incurable Lupus
A Personal Testimony

by Tom Docherty

Tom and Jane Docherty

Last June I was not feeling well and my body was sore all over; every joint in my body ached. I went to the doctor, and he decided to run some blood test to see what was going on. About a week later the doctor called me told me that I had tested positive for Lupus and that he had already scheduled an appointment with a specialist.

The following week I went to the specialist and he ran more blood tests. All of the blood tests came back positive for SLE Lupus of all the joints. The doctor explained to my wife and I that this was an incurable disease and he prescribed steroids and Plaquenil.

A month later, the doctor tested my blood again to see how I was responding to the medications. The results were not good, my blood levels were higher, I was getting worse. The doctor switched my medication to Methotrexate, which is a chemotherapy drug and sometimes helps lupus patience. More time passed, and I was still not getting better.

All through this time, my wife Jane and I had been praying and so were our friends and our church family.

I had heard through church that Frank Sizer was coming to Christ the King Church on Feb. 17, so Jane and I came to his service. During this healing service Frank mentioned several mental and physical issues that needed healing and for those people to come to the altar. Since Lupus was not mentioned, I remained seated. A man sitting behind Jane tapped her on the shoulder and told her to get me up there because he felt God had told him to do that. I went up to where Frank was making his way around and when he got to me he asked what was the problem. I told him about the Lupus, my open-heart surgery, four stints and my smoking. From that moment on, I felt as though I were having an out of body experience. I was slain in the spirit, knowing immediately a warm feeling was flowing through me. I was positive I was healed at that moment.

The next day I made an appointment with my doctor to repeat all the blood tests. It took about a week for the results to come back. The doctor called me and told me that all the Lupus was gone. He said he didn't know what happened but all of the tests came back negative. I told him the Lord had healed me. That was March 25th. I am feeling great, am free from Lupus and off all medication. To God be all the glory!

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