A testimony: I am the Lord, that healeth thee (Exodus 15:26)
Healing from varicose veins, a testimony of God’s healing power by Tessa de Ruiter
Twenty-five years I have suffered from varicose veins in my right leg. First the leg became on many places blue, and later on the varicose veins appeared and got inflamed on several places. I got medical support stockings, but they did not really help me. After a number of years I went for special injections, but the inflammations returned again and again. At last an surgical operation was advised, it brought some relief and the leg looked much better. But After a while the misery started again: New varicose vains, tired legs, inflammations and pain, so much pain that I couldn’t sleep because of it.
A surgeon ordered a special examination of my leg and the findings were: “Very deep varicose vains, with some still left of the former operation. The valves in the vains didn’t function properly, and because of that the blood did not circulate sufficiently.” The surgeon said: “Madam, it does not look good at all, your leg is in a very bad state, I can really do nothing for you. I rather would not perform an operation on your leg, for the varicose vains are deep within your leg. It would have to be a very long and complicated operation. If the pain becomes worse, then you may come back.” So, there I was, with the pain, and it became worse…
A Dutch evangelist, Jan Zijlstra, which is used for healing by the Lord in a mighty way came to our church in June of this year. At the end of the service he asked everybody, who needed healing, to stand up. At that moment I had pain in my leg as if somebody pricked me with needles. While I stood there with my eyes closed, I suddenly felt a hand on my head, a voice commanded the sickness to go and I felt a power going through me.
That night I had no pain and it has never come back since that healing touch! I always wore supportstockings – even in summer. But, praise the Lord, I have walked this summer without those special stockings. Brother Zijlstra did not know why I stood for prayer, but Jesus knew. He used br. Zijlstra to heal me. You can understand how thankful I am for this healing touch of Jesus. He is able to do far above what we ask or think – please, believe it!
Leusden, The Netherlands, 23 November 1999