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Contributed by a cancer survivor, Mrs Winnie Kwang living in Singapore.

Note : "This is my story of how God has mercifully cured me of breast cancer and has mercifully kept me healed. Hope it encourages others and help them find divine strength and if God willing, divine healing. " - Winnie Kwang

God has mercifully cured me of breast cancer

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept 1998. My kids were then only four and nine years old. I was the breadwinner as my husband had lost his general manager job two years earlier and had not been too successful in his career then.

It was a huge blow to me. I returned home from the doctor's office and I knew that the only person who could heal me and save me was God Himself.

I became a Christian when I was 11. But went away from our Lord by the time I left the university. Drawn by the world and joined the world.

In all these years, God had been very kind to me. He gave me a good education, a good job, then husband and then children. But I did not think of God and did not thank Him for His goodness nor glorify His name.

With the diagnosis of cancer, I knew in my heart that it was God's chastisement. "For whom the Lord loves He chastens.." Hebrews 12:6. I suddenly began to turn to God, my Heavenly Father, once more.

I knelt down in my room, and I prayed. I asked God to have mercy on me and my children. I asked that He do not allow my family history to repeat itself on my children. You see, I was an orphan at 14. I asked Him for forgiveness and to give me a chance to raise my children for Him.

The word "mercy" was so difficult for my mouth to form. You see, years of success had put me in positions to dispense mercy to others and I never thought I needed God's mercy myself!. Anyway, mouthing that word "mercy' was really humbling to my soul.

Then I took out my Bible which I had put under my pillows for two decades but never read. I knew I must find God and asked Him personally for forgiveness and for help and cure.

I said: "Lord, when I was not terminally ill, I could not get through the Bible. Your words were so difficult to absorb. Now that I am in this mess, can I understand your words?"

To my surprise, God opened a smooth path for my reading His Word. I started with Genesis chapter1 verse 1 " In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" "...And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light ; and there was light." verse 2,3. And I saw the Light of Truth and hence Hope in the Bible of the Living God.

I chased God in the Bible. He was very kind. I need not read far. When I came to the second book in the Bible, I found Him in Exodus 15:26 "..If you diligently heed the voice fo the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you."

FOR I AM THE LORD WHO HEALS YOU! - wow, there You are Lord. I found YOU. Grabbed hold of HIM in my heart. I knelt down, "God, Father, I'm sorry I have run away from You. Please heal me for my kids' sake.:" I felt totally at peace after that.

The next day, I went into the operating theatre. Doctor said the tumour did not spread. Did only a lumpectomy. I had to go through radiotherapy though, just to ensure that all the tumour is zapped.

Initially after the surgery, I was afraid that the tumour might come back. For prevention, I took to eating barley green, Lingzhi (shitake mushroom pills) and other health food recommended by friends who claimed that these worked or helped. But they were very expensive and was a time consuming regime. It cost me about S$400 per month just to feed on these supplements. Even vegetable, I got to buy organic vegetable which was troublesome to get and pricey.

In all this search for prevention of a recurrence, I continued reading my Bible. Then God showed me that His Words are alive and can heal. "My son, give attention to my words:...For they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life." - Proverbs 4 :20, 22-23.

God's Words are life and health to those who find them! Wow, what a promise! I told God that I claimed it. I asked for His Word to heal me, and please keep me healed.

Then in Psalm 107: 19 and 20 He said: ":Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions."

He confirmed that He would keep me healed with this: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name!...Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle's." Psalm 103:1,3-5 Amen.

I dunked the health food regime after about six months on it. I went back to normal food and normal living. Two and half years later, I even dunked the tamoxifen when I heard the Lord telling me - "I have healed you already. You can get off that drug." You see, tamoxifen may cause side effects too.

Five years have already passed. I praise God for His mercy and His healing words. I am completely healed. And I have been sharing Jesus Christ with anybody who is willing to listen to my cancer-cure story. God took me to China with my husband and children. My husband was posted there for three years. There our Lord saved more than a dozen Chinese with my testimony of Jehovah Rophe -The God who heals. (Two dozens, actually).

One was a doctor who himself is a cancer researcher in a cancer institute in Tokyo. He contracted 4th stage nose cancer but God healed him after he accepted the Lord in China (he's a Chinese and went back to China to seek treatment after Tokyo doctors gave up on him), repented and got baptized. I last heard from his family that he is doing very well in Japan, and the cancer is in remission. All Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus.

God had used this illness to draw me back to Him. I am grateful. He not only give me eternal life but abundant life here right now, in the land of the living! My whole family is now in the Lord, all believers in God and the salvation brought by His only begotten son, Jesus Christ that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life - John 3:16. God is real, and His Promises are real. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for delivering all these saving grace and for bringing me into the Truth.

May my story about my rediscovery of God the Almighty and my journey with Him encourages you to seek Him. Cast your burden on Him and He will so very gladly take over your load. Trust in Him. Rest in Him. "For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the Lord our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?" - Deuteronomy 4:7.

What He has done for me, He can do for you too. The choice is yours. Whether or not you want His love and mercy. And not just His healing of your body but your soul too. And to give you abundant life and eternal life.

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