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Jesus Healed Me Of Enduring Pains – Ali Azeez Abiodun

For the first time ever, I knew how it felt to receive immediate healing. It was a little confusing, you know, to step into a certain location with pains you’d been experiencing for years and step out without it just because you prayed. This was my first ever personal experience of a very tangible reality of the life of God besides what happened when I got saved.

Today’s Most Intimate Moments with Jesus is a continuation of Ali Azeez’s Salvation Story which we shared last Monday. We hope it inspires you to seek and find Him.

Receiving Jesus into my life after being heavily convicted by the Holy Spirit was one thing. Coming to accept some of the experiences Christians claimed to have was another. I could spot the different landmarks in my walk with God. I knew when I was still a Muslim, I could tell when I came to the truth of Christ as my Saviour and Redeemer. I also could tell when I came to experience the miraculous in Him.

Confounded by Testimonies

I had struggled with doubts for an extended period. I found it difficult to believe the testimonies I heard people share in church. “Can this be true?” I’d often ask. Everyone seemed to be experiencing vivid miracles but I wasn’t, and it made me quite doubtful. And not just doubtful, it made me very thirsty for the same.

I came to believe that there was more to the Christian life than just believing in Jesus and being saved from sins. And the friends I had then did not make it any easier for me. They always had a word, a message from God whereas I never even knew what He sounded like.

This left me quite thirsty for His voice, until my fourth year in the university. That’s a whole three years. I just kept going to church, carrying out the normal church activities, joined a unit in church and even became a coordinator. But I still never experienced a living reality to the person of God – or so I thought.


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Remember I used to have stomach aches which started while I was in secondary school. These aches returned in my fifth year in the university, and as usual, when it came, the tears followed, I couldn’t take the pain it came with.

Encouraged by another’s Testimony

While attending church, I’d heard the story of a lady who got healed of asthma. Before her healing, every night, she’d always ask God to heal her. But rather than trust in the efficacy of her prayers and the ability and desire of God to heal her, she’d always place her inhaler under her pillow as a backup plan, in case she experienced the attacks.

She did this until the revelation of God’s word hit her. The next time she was to pray for her healing, she discarded her inhaler, prayed and said something in these lines, “I am trusting You to heal me. If You don’t and let me suffer and die, then so be it.”

That night she went to sleep and never again experienced the attack.

This testimony struck a deep chord in me and gave me enough faith to address these pains I felt. I found the time, and place to be alone with Him to pray. And although my prayer had no real order to it, I prayed that night like I had never prayed. I found myself quoting as many scriptures as I could, even those that had nothing to do with healing. I knew so little of this faith life but was intent on receiving from Him.

I can still remember how much I was sweating while praying that night. And it was not in vain.

Jesus Healed Me of Enduring pains

For the first time ever, I knew how it felt to receive immediate healing. It was a little confusing, you know, to step into a certain location with pains you’d been experiencing for years and step out without it just because you prayed. This was my first ever personal experience of a very tangible reality of the life of God besides what happened when I got saved.


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Eventually Hearing from God

Since this could happen, I approached one of my friends and church and asked to be taught how to hear from God like they did.

He suggested two books which I got. Both books focused on how to hear from God.

Halfway through the first, I realized I’d been hearing God all the while and only needed to be told.

At this point, I became more assured of my Christian faith, of my walk with Christ. It wasn’t a case of being told I was a Christian. No, I walked this God alone and I could relate so well to what was being spoken of in these books.

Knowing that God could heal me because I asked and that He had also been continuously speaking to me (even though I never really knew) profoundly affected my journey in and with Him. It brought a turnaround in my walk of faith which still bears influence until now.

– Ali Azeez Abiodun

This is the concluding part of Ali Azeez’s story which he shared with us on Wednesday, 16th May 2018. It’s our hope that this inspires you to seek and experience Him.

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