Dodie Olsteen's Testimony
In 1981 Dodie Olsteen was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She had been in hospital 20 days and on 10th December, 1981 the test revealed the terrible news. In that time she’d dropped to 89 pounds and was terribly jaundiced.
Dodie knew she had no hope except for the promises in the Word of God! God says in 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
The doctors said they could treat her with chemo, but ...
... they were not sure it was going to work. She was told that she only had a few weeks to live. She and her husband decided to go home, seek God and rest her body. The doctors said she needed to be back in hospital within 10 days, but she never went back.
That day she made a decision to try and live normally, even though she was horribly unwell. She got up the next morning and cooked breakfast. When her daughter told her she should be in bed Dodie declared “if I’m going to be healed I need to act like I’m healed.” When people would ask her how she was doing she would say“By the stripes of Jesus I’m healed.”
Her husband, John, as the head of the household, commanded that spirit of cancer to leave Dodie. Like Jesus commanded the fig tree to die John commanded the cancer to wither in die in Dodie. When they’d finished praying she felt immediately improved. She felt on the inside she’d been healed. She didn’t feel any physical change, but she accepted on 11th December, 1981 that she would be well. Every time the devil told her that she would die, she would declare, on 11th December when John, her husband, prayed she’d received healing in the name of Jesus.
Like Hezekiah Dodie asked Jesus to give her extra years. If God would do it for Hezekiah, He would do it for her. Hezekiah asked for another 15 years (2 Kings 20:1-6, NKJV, Isaiah 38:1-5, NKJV). Dodie asked for another 25/30 years (then after 25 years asked for another 15/20.) Hallelujah!
So be bold, proclaim the truth of God's promises over your life. God is for you, not against you. Romans 8:31, NIV
40 Healing Scriptures
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. (Psalms 103:2-3 NIV)