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Healed of Heart Disease: The Testimony of Bro. Rufo Zulueta

Bro. Rufo Zulueta testifying in the pulpit, February 10, 2013, Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, Phils.

Bro. Rufo Zulueta testifying in the pulpit, February 10, 2013, Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, Phils.

In 1993, Bro. Rufo suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the hospital He just had a heart attack. Later in the hospital when he regained consciousness, he was too weak and his breathing was difficult. He was given oxygen to aid his breathing and lots of medicines to help him, but days passed but his condition did not improve. He decided to just go home and rest.

At home, he could hardly walk. His breathing remained to be “inch by inch” as he describes it. When he tried to walk just a few feet, he would stop to catch his breath. He could no longer work. He continued to take his many medicines but every time he took them, he would feel worse. Weeks passed and he and his wife decided to see another specialist. After test results came out, it was found out that he didn’t only have heart disease, he now also had developed pneumonia. (He also began to suffer from chronic back pains, insomnia, and nervousness). His doctor referred him to the Philippine Heart Center. But Bro. Rufo refused to be brought to the Philippine Heart Center. He knew that he needed surgery and they didn’t have the money for it.

At home, he also began to give up the medicines which made him feel worse and weaker. Feeling hopeless, he fell to his knees and prayed and begged God to help him. After his prayer, he thought he heard a voice telling him to open the TV, and so he did. It opened to the TV program of JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY. He sat and concentrated to watch and listen to the testimonies of God’s miraculous healings. He was amazed. When the Beloved Asst. Pastor Lina C. Almeda stood to praise and worship God prior to her Bible Study, Bro. Rufo was in awe to behold the holiness displayed and exuded by her. All the time that he was watching, his tears were falling freely. He was so blessed watching the program that he instantly felt better and was filled with hope.

Bro. Rufo took note of the address of the venue of the Church’s regular worship services, and came Wednesday, he was so excited to go to the worship service. He was thankful that the venue was within their city (Marikina) and he didn’t have to travel far.

Though his breathing was labored and he needed to rest every after a few feet, he arrived in the worship service expectant. Though sick and weak, there was an extraordinary strength that was making him go on. He was the first one to reach the front during the altar call and the first one in the queue to receive water baptism in Jesus’ name. That night, Bro. Rufo received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior and Healer.

Walking on his way home, his steps had a spring to them that he could’t explain. He felt like he was floating on air. He so marvelled at this feeling that he had to look back to see if he left any footprints! He knew in himself that he had been healed by the Lord Jesus Christ!

After a few months and Bro. Rufo was sure that he was completely healed, he went back to the hospital for another round of tests. As he had expected, all his tests came out clear. He went to see the doctor who had previously referred him to the Philippine Heart Center and testified before him, how he had obtained healing through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ without the help of surgery and medicines, and showed him his latest test results proving that he was completely healed. The doctor was dumbfounded and couldn’t find the right words to describe the miracle that happened to Bro. Rufo.

Bro. Rufo continues to enjoy the healing he had received from the Lord and remains to be fervent in serving Him with his family to this day.

Halleluiah! To God be all the glory!

~ Sis. Rina R. Peru

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Suicide Miracle

Bro. Erwin Advincula testifying in the pulpit during Sunday worship service of JMCIM at Amoranto Stadium, 2011.

Brother Erwin Advincula sings in the Jesus Finest Generation Choir. His amazing testimony truly inspires me and strengthens my faith.

Before He surrendered his life to the Lord, Bro. Erwin had huge dreams in life. He wanted to be successful, so he set his heart to follow his dreams. He knew he had the intellect, good health and strength to see him through in realizing his dreams.  

But one day, he found himself afflicted with a terrible ailment – nervous breakdown. He began to lose sleep, and when he did sleep, he was hounded with nightmares. Indeed, Bro. Erwin lived in hellish nightmare even during the day.

He started to see a psychiatrist – one of the best in the field. But to Bro. Erwin’s great dismay, the psychiatrist was not able to help him. Distraught and hopeless, he desired to end his life.

One day, he took the pills that his doctor prescribed in a lethal dose, intending to kill himself. It was late when his mother discovered him. Fortunately, he was still breathing and so, his family rushed him to the hospital.

Upon checking him, the doctors declared that he didn’t stand a chance. The dose that he took was lethal and they didn’t have any medical remedy to purge it out. Although Bro. Erwin was in the throes of death, he was still conscious and he heard and understood the doctors’ words. He suddenly felt an overwhelming fear, an intense fear at the core of his being.

Then he remembered the piece of paper that he had put in his pocket. With a strength he didn’t know he still had, he fished it out, gave it to his mother, and barely whispered, “Mom, please call this number and ask for prayer. This is the number of the Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry that I have been watching.” When his mother left, Bro. Erwin was barely hanging on to life. He knew that it would only be a matter of minutes before he would breathe his last.

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It turned out that Bro. Erwin had been following the TV program of the JESUS MIRACLE CRUSADE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY (JMCIM). He even copied the telephone number displayed on-screen. But according to his testimony, he didn’t think of going to the worship service for he wasn’t ready to give his life to the Lord. He had big dreams for himself.

But he got himself to copy their contact number. Was Bro. Erwin thinking of calling them for help when the psychiatrist failed? The day that he attempted to commit suicide, that blessed piece of paper was in his pocket – was he holding on it while he pondered on killing himself? As it turned out, the enemy won at that time…

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When his mother returned, she told him that she was able to call the number and asked for urgent prayers. Upon hearing this, Bro. Erwin was instantly awashed with renewed strength, and he began to revive.

On that same day, he requested to be discharged from the hospital. While he waited near the nursing station, he overheard the nurses talking, and he learned that on that day, there were two of them with suicidal case that were admitted, and they all expected that the other patient would be the one to survive and Bro. Erwin would surely die. But by the wonderful workings of the awesome, merciful God, through the prayers and fasting of the beloved Honorable Pastor-Evangelist Wilde E. Almeda, Bro. Erwin lived.

Bro. Erwin attended the Luneta Crusade of JMCIM and there, he received the Lord Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was baptized in water in his name.

Bro. Erwin’s beloved younger sister, Sister Sarah Advincula, who also sings in the Jesus Finest Generation Choir, was also miraculously healed of stage 4 breast cancer in 2009.

Together, with the rest of their family, they continue to serve the Lord fervently and faithfully to this day.

If you’d like to listen to the testimony of Bro. Erwin Advincula, you may click on the audioplayer below. To my beloved brethren-in-Christ, I pray this has been a blessing to you and that you will share this testimony, and the other testimonies, to others as well.

[audio:http://ministerofmercy.blog.com/files/2011/09/01-Track-1.mp3|titles=01 Track 1]

Halleluiah! To God be the glory!

 

~ Sis. Rina Peru