Prayer Request

Jim Watt jmbetter at
Wed Apr 24 17:28:42 PDT 2013


*Jim & Marie Watt*

*Tel: 253-517-9195 - Email: jmbetter at*


April 24, 2013

 *2013-04-23 - A PRAYER REQUEST - Jim Watt*

 *My “Care doctor” at our local Federal Way clinic - felt I should see a
specialist at the Tacoma Group Health Hospital, which I did at the
beginning of this month. He discovered tumors in the bladder - quite
possibly cancerous, and has set up surgery for Thursday May 2nd.*

 *However - in the mid 1990’s, Marie and I had prayer meetings in our home
each Wednesday for 5 couples for 18 months. A Jewish husband of one of the
couples on one occasion asked prayer for his wife, who was scheduled for
surgery the following Monday for mastectomy. They felt the Lord wanted
first try at it, so we anointed her with oil and prayed for her, aware of
the presence of the Lord. That Monday the hospital took a pre-operative
x-ray, and discovered no cancer. They knew the x-ray was wrong, so took 10
more! They finally acknowledged that the first x-ray must have been
accurate, and had to discharge her without an operation!*

 *Marie and I have experienced this - many times in the past with our
family and loved ones. In 1944, just after the Lord revealed Himself to me,
I was swimming in one of the Vancouver Island lakes, and suddenly realized
I had lost my glasses in some 20-30 feet of water - somewhere along the
last mile of our swimming. When we arrived at our cabin, my pastor friend
prayed for me. I hadn’t sensed anything, so when back at my naval ship -
went to the hospital and had my glasses replaced. When I couldn’t see out
of them properly, they checked my eyes, and discovered I now had 20/20
vision, though I had been forced to wear glasses since I was 4 years old.*

 *Three years ago Marie experienced extremely severe headaches. Her
care-doctor at Group Health took down all her symptoms, and in 30 minutes
after feeding this information into the computer, came up with a diagnosis
of “Temporal Arteritis” - which is inflammation of the left side temple
artery. Prednisone is the only medication that controls this, and prevents
blindness. It has however a number of very severe side-effects. This
knocked Marie out of commission for over a year. But we put out a prayer
challenge to a number of friends and intercessors. God has so remarkably
answered prayer that she is off all these harmful medications - is swimming
3 days a week for just under an hour - is on a very healthy diet, and has
lost 60 pounds. Our son Jim and son-in-law Garl share this testimony with
amazement. Marie sustained similar severe attacks several decades ago, but
at that time 8 specialists were unable to perform the diagnosis that is
available today through computers.*

 *These are just two of the many times we have experienced God’s gracious
hand on us.*

 *Derek Prince from England, who died in 2003 at 88, experienced a
remarkable healing in Egypt as a World War II soldier. God gave him
proverbs 4:20-22, which he called “God’s Medicine Bottle.” Here’s the
passage: “My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21
Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 22 For
they are life to those who find them, and healing (medicine) to all their
flesh (body).” Here are 4 directives, plus 2 promises. 3 times a day after
meals Derek read the word and meditated upon it as his medicine, and after
over a year of serious foot problems that 4 hospitals were unable to help -
yet in a few months of God, he was discharged from hospital. We are using
God’s Medicine Bottle too, with many joining us.*

 *So as many of you will join us, this will give God His opportunity for
“The Exchanged Miracle at the Cross.” See Isaiah 53:5 - “He was wounded for
our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for
our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed.” Jesus was
wounded that
we might be healed. “Thank you, Jesus, for Your work on the cross. I
proclaim that for me to be thoroughly saved is to be perfectly healed and
that Jesus was wounded that I might be healed. Amen.”*

 *There were times that out of the 1000’s who were healed through Derek’s
ministry, yet there were also times when some worthy saints still went
through surgery. He could never explain this - but he felt we still should
always offer to all Christians the above “Cross Exchange”, and without any
condemnation or pressure, thank God for faithful surgeons who God also
provided. Marie and I have also experienced this latter, as well as the
former. Jesus also prayed for healing and demon deliverance for many who
were not yet believers. Some of these believed upon being healed and
delivered, some did not.*

 *Both Marie and I turn 90 this summer, so we are not “spring chickens!” We
are at perfect peace with the provision and faithfulness of God, and know
we can count on your concern and prayers.*

 *Your friends - Jim and Marie*

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