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Bruce Woodford's Story
Dec 5, 2019 Latest post:
Jan 28, 2020
“The reason why I am certain that this cancer has already been conquered is because its root cause was freely, fully and utterly defeated over 2 millennia ago when the Lord Jesus died for the sins of the world (including mine!). Disease and death only entered into this world by sin and the only remedy for sin, disease and death was provided for all when the Lord Jesus shed his blood at Calvary and then rose triumphantly from the dead 3 days later! But, like any gift, that full and free provision did not benefit me or anyone else who does not believe and receive it!
I was raised in a home where Dad and Mom both knew and loved the Lord and where Bible reading and prayer were daily practices at our table. We attended church every time the church doors were open and we, children were not allowed to do many things that kids down the block were allowed to do. As a result, although I knew I was sinner, I foolishly believed that we Woodford kids were "just a bit better than others!! It was this wrong thinking, contrary to the truth of God's Word, "There is no difference for all have sinned" (Romans 3:22,23) that kept me from God's salvation!
It was not until I was almost 29 that I came to the stark realisation that my attempts at "good living", my Bible school training, my "ordination to the Gospel ministry", my "Reverend" title and my service as a pastor and missionary amounted to nothing before God but "filthy rags"! (Isaiah 64:6) But on the night of the 21st of November, 1981 I acknowledged before God that I was nothing but a guilty, lost and helpless sinner who deserved to be in hell. I also drank in the truth that it was for people just like me that the Lord Jesus died at Calvary! I had memorised Isaiah 53:6 as a child but now it became music to me ears! But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and with His stripes we are healed." Ever since that night I have known what a huge difference there is between simply "having religion" and KNOWING CHRIST!
That night, as I simply believed God's Word and His testimony concerning His Son, I passed from death unto life, escaped condemnation and became a possessor of eternal life! (John 5:24) It is for this very reason that I confidently affirm above that the colon cancer with which I was recently diagnosed is ALREADY CONQUERED! Whether or not I am physically declared "cancer free" (for which I am certainly trusting the Lord) I know that He has already made me victorious over death (I Cor.15:52-57) and more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)