Healed of Hyperthyroid and High Blood Pressure (Testimony)

Lighthouse Evanglism conducts miracle services every Saturday, and the following testimony was published in the church’s weekly newsletter (please click here for the full testimony; a summarised version is reproduced below):

When Michelle Ong was 18 years old, she was diagnosed with two serious sicknesses, hyperthyroid and high blood pressure. The doctor told her, “There’s no medical cure for your conditions. You’ve to take medication for life.” She did not feel good about taking her medicine. She felt as if she was a drug addict and something was controlling her. Whenever she did not take her medicine, she would experience headaches, feel lousy and become sleepy. On top of these, she was unable to focus or concentrate on her studies.

Michelle stopped taking her medication after three years. As a result, she had frequent headaches and mood swings. She became irritable and lost her temper easily. Doctor warned her of the long-term effects and possible consequences if she stopped taking her medication. She might even suffer throat cancer, stroke or blindness. When she heard the gloomy prognosis, she became fearful. But she still decided to lay off her medication because she did not want to experience the side effects.

Five years later in 2000, Michelle suffered acute migraine headaches frequently. By then, she was already working. Whenever a migraine struck her, it would be a terrible experience for her. Her nerves would be numb and she would see zigzag lines. Besides, she would also experience acute pain which lasted a whole week. She had to switch off the light and hide herself in a pitch-dark environment.

Other symptoms came into the picture. Due to her hyperthyroid condition, she had irregular menses (only three to four times a year), bulging, bloodshot eyes, rapid hair loss and tremors. She also experienced stiffness on the right side of her body, indicative of an impending stroke. She was fearful and had low self-esteem. She was so fearful that she dared not confide her problems to her loved ones. She also did not want to go through a complete medical examination because she feared death.

In desperation, Michelle decided to trust God more fully. However, along the way, she wavered in her faith. Nevertheless, she still kept faith with God, no matter how discouraging her condition was.

In 2008, she plucked up enough courage to see a doctor. He suspected that she had throat cancer and diabetes. Fear gripped her and she felt hopeless. She began to think what would happen to her if she were to contract cancer. She lost faith in God and sought natural or herbal remedies to cure herself. She also became a workaholic so that she would not have the time to think about the eventuality of being crippled by her sicknesses.

In January 2014, God spoke to Michelle that it was time for her to move on and led her to Lighthouse Evangelism. God also told her to go to the Miracle Service. Although she was a little fearful, He told her to be faithful and just be there.

When she was listening to the testimonies at the Miracle Service, she said to God, “I want to be on the stage to testify that You’re the One Who heals me, sets me free and restores me to wholeness.” At that moment, her eyes welled with tears because the presence of God was so strong and she was so touched by His love. She could not comprehend why God loved her so much.

Michelle kept coming to the Miracle Service week after week without fail and decided one day that 20 years of torment was enough. She put her whole faith in God, came to the Miracle Service faithfully and prayed to God in her own private time. From then on, although she was not healed immediately, many wonderful things happened to her progressively.

Michelle came to the point where she wanted to go for a full body checkup. August 5, 2015 is the date she will remember for the rest of her life. The doctor gave her a full body checkup as requested, but the test for hyperthyroid was not included. She requested her doctor for it, but he said to her, “Why? You don’t have bulging eyes, your neck is not swollen and you’re not trembling. Neither do you’ve high blood pressure. So why waste your money?”

Michelle pleaded with her doctor, “Never mind, Doctor. I just want to have peace of mind. Please check me for hyperthyroid.”

She went through the test and obtained the result on August 11. The result clearly confirmed that she had no hyperthyroid. On top of this great news, she also confirmed that all the other symptoms she experienced – irregular menses, rapid hair loss, tremors, stiffness on the right side of her body and migraine headaches – were gone. Besides this, she is no longer a workaholic and her fear and low self-esteem are gone for good.

Leader of Heavy Metal Band Offered His Sold to the Devil. Then God Stepped in (VIDEO TESTIMONY)

As the leader of a heavy metal band, Kirk Martin loved the adulation, the awe of being worshiped by his fans. He projected a wild, angry image on stage – his anger perhaps fueled from being victimised sexually as a child.

In an attempt to take his music career even further, Martin offered his soul to the devil. Within days, a record company contacted him to offer him a contract.

However, God stepped in miraculously, and Martin eventually never signed the contract. Learn about his amazing story in the video below.

Testimony of Ex-MediaCorp Celebrity Jacelyn Tay 郑秀珍

Jacelyn Tay was an unbeliever when she decided to challenge a pastor from Kampong Kapor Methodist Church on his Christian beliefs.

The pastor was the father of a chiropractor whom she had been receiving treatment from, who welcomed her to speak to his father after Sunday church services.

So, Tay attended the church service on 19 February 2006, sitting at back of the church, armed with a defiant attitude and looking forward for the service to end so that she could question the pastor.

She was, however, casually flipping through a bible that had been placed on the pew in front of her, when she chanced upon the twelfth chapter of the book of Revelation.

What she read shocked her, as it fitted to a tee recurring vivid dreams she had had three years earlier.

Eventually, instead of challenging the pastor on his beliefs, she ended up walking towards the altar to commit her life to Jesus Christ.

For Tay’s complete testimony, please watch the Youtube box below.

Testimony of Ex-MediaCorp Actor Peter Yu and His Wife Brenda Leow

This is the amazing testimony of ex-Media Corp actor Peter Yu and his wife, Brenda Leow. However, the video is in Chinese and there are no English subtitles.

Individually, Yu and Leow attended church when they were young, but their foundations in Christ were not firmly rooted and they drifted deeply into the world.

When Yu divorced his first wife, T.V. star Quan Yifeng, in 2008, he tried to numb the pain of a broken marriage through gambling and clubbing. He met Leow at a club he had patronised, and subsequently, Yu and Leow moved in together.

The lowest point in their lives occurred when Leow attempted suicide after a serious altercation with her mother. It was at this point, when both Yu and Leow yielded their lives over to God, and it was also at this point, when the Holy Spirit could begin an amazing work of transformation in their lives.

Step-by-step, the Lord renewed them. Shortly after Leow’s suicide attempt, the couple started re-attending church. Later, they attended their church’s inner healing and deliverance classes, during which they were taught to confess all their sins. In so doing, they were baptized with the Holy Spirit, as evidenced by the speaking in tongues. The couple was so deeply impacted by the experience that they after that individually spent much time in prayer and worship.

Yu and Leow married in 2011 and they have a young son. Yu now works as a taxi driver, and although he earns far less than what he used to earn as an actor, Yu says that he is content, and indeed, as he shares his testimony, one perceives a great peace in his heart.

Peter Yu’s story was also featured on national television, on the programme 星期二特写:

If God is Good, Why Do Some Christians Suffer from Terminal Cancer — The True Testimony of the Late Singaporean Aesthetics Doctor, Dr Richard Teo Keng Seng

God is good. But some might scoff, “If God is good, why do some Christians suffer from terminal cancer?”

There are no easy answers to this question, and if you are a believer who does suffer from terminal cancer, you might take some comfort from the true story of the late Dr Richard Teo Keng Seng.

Dr Teo had everything that most Singaporeans could aspire to by the time he was in his 30s — wealth measured in millions of dollars, a thriving aesthetics practice, and sports cars, including a Ferrari 430.

“I’m a typical product of today’s society,” said Dr Teo in a speech in November 2011.

“From young, I’ve always been under the influence and impression that to be happy is to be successful. And to be successful, is to be wealthy. So I led my life according to this motto.”

Despite being born into a poor family, Dr Teo excelled in his studies and was accepted in medical school.

In medical school, he chose the quick way to big bucks — by switching from opthalmology to aesthetics.

The move paid handsomely for him, and in the first year, his cosmetic surgery clinic ‘was raking in millions’.

Dr Teo’s newly-made wealth opened the door to high-society life. He loved dinning at Michelin-rated restaurants and rubbing shoulders with celebrities.

Dr Teo also loved life in the fast lane and, at the pinnacle of his life, owned sports cars like the Honda S2000, Subaru WRX, Nissan GTR and a Ferrari 430

On how he would spend his weekends, Dr Teo said, “Typically, I’d have car club gatherings. I’d take out my track car and go up to Sepang in Malaysia for car racing. It was my life.”

Dr Teo had no time for God although he had been baptised many years earlier. When his friends experienced a personal revival, they advised Dr Teo to return to church with them, but their advice fell on stony ground.

“In my arrogance, I told them, “You know what? You go tell your pastor to change his sermon to 2pm and I will consider coming to church,” said Dr Teo.

In his arrogance, Dr Teo also uttered the following statement to his friends, “If God really wanted me to come back to church, He will give me a sign.”

It was a statement which he later said he would live to rue, because by the end of 3 weeks, he would — without first being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer — find himself back in church.

Said Dr Teo, “My whole world just turned upside down. I couldn’t accept it. I have a hundred relatives on both sides — my mom’s and my dad’s — and not a single one has cancer. To my mind, I have good genes, I’m not supposed to be having this! Some of my relatives are heavy chain smokers. Why am I having lung cancer? I was in denial.”

Dr Teo also fell into deep depression. He searched for answers. There weren’t any… until he heard an “inner voice”.

Said Dr Teo, “There I was lying on the operating table, staring blankly at the ceiling in a cold, quiet operating theatre. Suddenly, I heard an inner voice; it was not coming from the outside; it was inside. This small inner voice was one that I had never felt before. And it said very specifically: “This has to happen to you, at your prime, because it’s the only way you can understand.””

“I said, “Woah, where did that come from?” You know, when you speak to yourself, you’d say [something like] ‘what time should I leave this place?’ [or] ‘where shall I have dinner after this?’. You’d speak from a first person point of view…whereas the voice that came spoke as a third party. It said, “This has to happen to YOU, at YOUR prime, because this is the only way YOU can understand.” At that time, my emotions just overflowed and I broke down and cried alone there.”

Dr Teo did later understand why the ‘small inner voice’ had told him that this was the ‘only way’ he could be made to understand. Explained Dr Teo, “I was just so full of myself that there was no other way I could have turned back to God.”

God continued speaking to him.

Said Dr Teo, “I was in bed one afternoon, struggling and asking God, “Why? Why do I have to go through this suffering? Why do I have to endure this hardship, this struggle? Why me?”

“As I fell asleep, in my dreamy state, a vision came and said ‘Hebrews 12:7-8’.”

“Now, mind you, at this time, I had not read the bible [and] had no clue what’s Hebrews. I don’t even know how many chapters there are. Totally clueless.”

“But it (the vision) said ‘Hebrews 12:7-8’, very specifically.”

“I didn’t think too much of it [and] continued sleeping. After I woke up, and I said [to myself], “What’s there to lose? I’d check it out.” Danny (Dr Teo’s close friend, who had previously advised him to return to church) had bought me a bible; it’s still quite new… So I flipped to the Old Testament. Hebrews to me sounds like something ancient, so it should be in the Old Testament right? So I flipped through the Old Testament. No Hebrews there. I was so disappointed.”

“Then I said, “Maybe [it’s in the] New Testament; let’s have a look!”. WOW — New Testament; there’s Hebrew’s!! [And turning to] Hebrews 12:7-8, it said, “Endure hardship as discipline as God is treating you as His children.””

“I said, “WAH!! Where did that come from?” I was getting goose pimples all over my body. I said, “This can’t be, right?” I mean, what’s the chance of somebody who has never read the bible to have a vision of a chapter [and] a specific verse that answers my question directly?”

“So at that point, I was sold [and] said [to God], “YOU WIN! YOU WIN!!””

“From that day onwards, I started believing in my God. And the last time I heard that inner voice was [at] the end of April. And that inner voice — same thing, in the afternoon, as I was sleeping. In a dreamy state, I just heard Him say, “Help others in hardship.””

“It was more like a command, rather than a statement. And that’s when I embarked on this journey [of] helping others in hardship.”

Dr Teo obeyed the command up to the day of his death.  He reached out to numerous individuals, including single mothers, insurance agents, medical students, cancer patients and church members.

Mrs Teo, Dr Teo’s wife, told The New Paper, “He wanted to inspire those facing hardships, that life has more to offer than to be filled with hatred and emptiness”.

Dr Teo was adamant in getting his message across even as he lay sick and dying. According to Mrs Teo, a day before her husband died, his laptop was filled with new sets of photos to be shown to his audience. He had also been working on a new speech.

Dr Teo’s inspiring testimony of God’s dealing with him can be watched in the Youtube link below.

Dr Richard Teo

Dr Richard Teo’s story was featured in the 28 October 2012 edition of The New Paper.

Dragged Into Hell by a Demon: The Near-Death Experience of Churchgoer and Ex U.S. Marine Shawn Weed, Who Warns Lukewarm Christians That They Risk Ending Up in Hell Unless They Repent

Shawn Weed is a U.S. Marines veteran, and years ago, when he was still in the Marines, he was horsing around with his buddies one day, when he accidentally suffocated himself with a noose.

For 8 long minutes, Shawn’s soul left his body, and he found himself in a place which the bible calls the “outer darkness” (Matthew 8:12), alone with a very strong and grotesque, 13-feet tall demon, that grabbed Shawn by his feet, and at great speed, raced towards the fiery regions of hell.

Fortunately, the demon was stopped by an angel (who referred to himself as Michael), and after releasing Shawn from the demon’s captivity, the angel told Shawn that his “time had not yet come” and that he (Shawn) needed to go.

Immediately, Shawn’s soul was reunited with his body, but it took Shawn a good 20 minutes before he Shawn regained full recovery.

Ironically, Shawn had been a church-goer, yet his soul could have so nearly remained in hell for good. In his amazing testimony, which can be watched in the Youtube channel below, Shawn warns lukewarm, churchgoing Christians that they risk ending up in hell (just like he nearly did) unless they repented and devoted the rest of their lives to God.

Said Shawn, “I’m not a bad guy. I’ve never murdered anyone. I’ve never molested any children. I’ve never raped any women or done anything drastic that you know would cause you to be placed in hell for sure.”

“For me, I was just an average person – sure, I drank a few beers and smoked a few cigarettes [but] I wasn’t into drugs.”

“I was just an average guy. I go to church every once in a while, you know, so I didn’t really pitch myself as bad, not bad enough to end up in hell.”

“But the one thing I understand now is that there are plenty of good people in there – a lot of people that used to call themselves Christian are there and it is because they didn’t really devote their life to God. They lived one foot in and one foot out, like I did.”

“You don’t have to be a bad person to go to hell. All you have to do is be “average”, and God doesn’t call us to be average, He calls us to be holy like He is.”

“What that really means is that you don’t have to be a bible-thumping Christian, but you should devote your life to God as much as you possible can.”

“[But] if that puts me in the category of bible-thumping Christians, then so be it. I’d rather be that than being in the “middle”, because I know where being in the middle gets you – it gets you in the same place as being fully against Him gets you.”

Reflecting on Revelations 3:16 (where Jesus had said “So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”), Shawn said, “I don’t want to be that (“average”, lukewarm Christian) again.”

“I don’t want to go back to hell. I know what is there.”