Child of God to Man of God

Child of God to Man of God

“I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.”
Psalm 118:17 (KJV)

            I know that my Redeemer lives. I have been blessed with four distinct intentions (or miracles) in my life. Each came at a time of personal powerlessness.

            The first happened thirty-seven years ago when the Lord saved me from the slow doom of alcoholism. He put people in my life to show me a new direction while instantly taking away the deadly compulsion to drink.

            I had long since abandoned the Catholic faith in which I was raised, and had been adrift. This moment began my slow, but I see now, inevitable return to God.

            Years passed as I grew in faith. Then in 2008, I was diagnosed with stage four tongue cancer. Good doctors entered the picture with their chemo and radiation. After treatment, I attended a healing mission of Nigel Mumford at St. Mary’s in Bonita Springs. I received the laying on of hands and prayers by members of the Order of St. Luke the Physician. Later surgery showed that the suspicious cells remaining after treatment were dead. That was the direct result of their prayers.

            Two years ago, I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. More chemo and radiation. Joan Hunter, during her visit to St. John’s, prayed with me and that cancer was cured too.

            I finished treatment in January of last year (2018), but nine months later, during a follow up exam for the esophageal cancer, a tumor was discovered on my pancreas. More chemo and radiation, but the cure occurred during our most recent visit by Judith McNutt.

            She prayed with me and I collapsed from the power and intensity of her prayers. When I recovered, I knew at once that I was cancer-free. Later scans confirmed that fact for others, but I already expected the good results.

            I am a Man of God. Judith called me that during her prayers. A first for me! We are often referred to as Children of God, but as a Man of God, I have a different challenge, an anointing if you will, to declare God’s love to others. I am a member of the order of St. Luke now and each day I lay myself in God’s hands and ask only that He put people in my life that I can help and give me the strength to do it.

            I surrendered to the love and direction of Jesus, and that has made all the difference. If you want to know more, just ask me. I love to talk.  Jim Bongard