1 - DON GOSSETT
God Is Bigger
If there’s one truth you need to keep in mind, it is this: God is bigger than any disease—even cancer!
God answers prayer, first of all, because He loves us. However, He also does so to build our faith, as well as the faith of others who hear our miraculous reports. Remember Jesus’ instructions: “Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee” (Mark 5:19).
I am reminded of a wonderful miracle that took place in the Australian outback. I had been invited to minister in the Aborigine village of Fitzroy Crossing by some missionaries there. People had traveled there from all around the outback.
Each morning, we had unforgettable prayer meetings at 5:00 a.m. on the riverbank. Also in attendance was the local crocodile population! These services were like a page out of the book of Acts. Great numbers of people were saved, healed, and delivered from demons in the name of Jesus.
One precious Aborigine lady came forward in the prayer line, and the missionary interpreted that this woman had been given up to die with a cancerous breast, as well as another large tumor in her abdomen. As I looked at this woman, compassion poured through me, and a verse came to my spirit: “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13).
I didn’t pray powerless words over her cancer. In Jesus’ name, I boldly commanded the cancers to die at their roots and declared that the woman was delivered and made whole!
A week later, I had gone on to minister in another village when the missionary from Fitzroy Crossing came with a glorious report. The woman had declared to the missionary, “That man’s prayer beat the cancer! Prayer more powerful than cancer!”
These supernatural experiences of answered prayer bring people closer to God Himself. Simply stated, a miracle is the supernatural intervention of God.
A wonderful praise report inspires others to have faith in God, whether it is for salvation, healing, or any other need.
They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage.
If you are stricken with cancer or any other disease, you may be wondering, Lord, where is my miracle? I can prescribe for you the most powerful therapeutic treatment available: the healing power of prayer.
Another miracle story that is a witness to God’s love for sick and suffering people occurred in Madras, India, while I was ministering in an open-air crusade with an estimated seventy-five thousand people in attendance. Just before I went to the platform, one of the ushers came to me and said, “Brother Gossett, there’s a lady here who must meet you now. She’s standing next to the steps with her daughter and granddaughter.”
As I greeted them, the woman said, “Mr. Gossett, I’ve been waiting eight years for this moment to meet you again. That is when I was diagnosed with a critical heart disease and given no hope of survival. I was bedridden and couldn’t even feed myself. The doctors declared that there was nothing they could do. Then, they heard about your crusade and asked my family to take me