Healed of Internal Bleeding
After I finished studying chemistry in 1996, I worked as an assistant at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Braunschweig, Germany. I believed in evolution, and due to my scientific studies was quite familiar with the natural sciences, including medicine. During this time I developed some health problems and for a period of about nine months I noticed that there was a bit of blood every time I went to the toilet. I went to a doctor for a check-up, but he could not find any signs of haemorrhoids or anything else. He sent me to a specialist who could not find anything wrong either, so they decided to have a look at the inner parts of my intestines. The examination was to be on a Monday.
During this time of illness I met a guy called Markus and he told me interesting things about the Bible. He testified that God is alive, real, and can heal today. He then quoted the following scripture to me:
“And these signs shall follow them that believe… they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (MARK 16:17-18).
As a scientist I was, of course, sceptical and had all kinds of explanations in my mind for the healings. Markus then challenged me and told me that I have to do something to find out about God. He showed me the scripture:
“Jesus answered them, and said, my doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself” (JOHN 7:16-17).
I thought about this, and after praying about it I decided to at least give it a try. I asked the guys if I could receive prayer, and they laid hands on me and prayed that the bleeding would stop. On Saturday and Sunday I noticed immediately that there was no more bleeding!! On Monday I went to the doctor to cancel the examination and let him know that I was healed. I was very excited about my first personal miracle from the Lord and shortly afterwards I was baptized, received the Holy Spirit and witnessed many more miracles. I have experienced the signs described in MARK 16. They indeed follow them that believe!