Derek Axford and Harvey Katz – Healing of Interstitial Cystitis

On July 21st, 21019, Derek and Harvey share a testimony from Derek’s mother-in-law on her healing from interstitial cystitis.

“Audrey suffered for over 50 years with a condition called “Interstitial cystitus” Interstitial cystitis(IC)/bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is a chronic bladder health issue. It is a feeling of pain and pressure in the bladder area. Along with this pain are lower urinary tract symptoms which have lasted for more than 6 weeks, without having an infection or other clear causes. She had a chronic pain problem with periods of relief followed by bouts of pain and bleeding. She had suffered with this condition since she was around 8 years of age. Audrey is a Christian from a more traditional background that wouldn’t emphasize or talk about the gifts of the Spirit. She knew that our church believed in and prayed for healing of the sick. She had asked Derek if she could have prayer for healing. Derek and I had talked about it and decided to seek God in prayer.

Derek had come over one Thursday night in February and we prayed from 8pm to about 11pm. The first hour was like talking to the ceiling paint so we decided to focus on Jesus and just worship Him. At 9pm we both felt a breakthrough in the Spirit and I can’t describe what that felt like to looked like but we felt this heavy blanket come off of us and worship and praise flowed freely. We decided to ask God specific questions and write out our thoughts and impressions before the Lord on paper. We then committed it back to God and ask God to guide us through the circumstances and we found confirming scriptures such as Jesus healed on the Sabbath Day, so we planned to go up Saturday. Jesus healed the woman with an issue of blood which described Audrey’s condition. The scripture, “This kind comes out only by prayer and fasting” led us to fast on the Saturday before we went to see Audrey and her husband Ken. When Saturday came, it was beautiful but cold February morning. We drove up to their farm in Wingham area and on our way up the same old feelings of unbelief and the wall we felt previous greeted us. We chose to praise God and ignore the resistance. We were warmly welcomed by Audrey and Ken and decided to share some testimonies of God’s great grace first in order to prepare our hearts to pray. Afterward, I asked Derek to pray for his mother-in-law’s healing. He began to pray for God to heal her and nothing seemed to be happening. I whispered into his ear “Speak to the illness.” Derek spoke to the illness in the name of Jesus commanding healing. Audrey fell over backward and the presence of God was strong in the room. Audrey, Ken and Kendra all had visions of Red all at the same time. Audrey recovered within 30 days and was healed and relieved of 50 years of suffering.”

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