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Heart Restored - Pacemaker Not Needed!

Pastor Gary Hooper - October 15, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I think on a Wednesday night, I was laying in bed in the middle of the night, and something started going on in my body and it alarmed me. Like, if some unseen hand starts massaging your heart it’s a weird feeling. I wouldn’t call it ‘scary’…actually I would definitely call it scary. Very unexpected, and it went on for 15-20 minutes I just laid there and I shook, Pastor Nancy said she was holding onto my leg and my whole body was vibrating. At the time I didn’t know that I was having an operation, I had no idea what was going on. But what I have discovered over years of serving Him is that God will heal you many ways over the course of your life. Sometimes He’ll use a doctor, sometimes He’ll do something supernatural like He did there, but the cool thing is, He always heals.

Friday (October 13) I had to go to the doctor’s office and I assumed it was for a stress test; I do the equivalent of a stress test in my workout 3 times a week at the gym, so it wasn’t anything I was concerned about, I just went. When I got there they took me into where all the equipment is, where they test your heart, the pacemaker that they’d given me back in February, and things like that.

I was talking to the girl, making a little bit of light talk, I was still trying to get over Thursday night. See Thursday night if you weren’t here, Ephesians 5:18 says, “Don’t be drunk with wine that’s the counterfeit”—we had the real deal!

So I’m sitting in there and I’m trying to let her know that I understand why the pacemaker’s in there, because you have upper valves and lower valves and they divorce each other, so there’s a constant conflict, they’re both trying to push the same way at the same time. The little electrical impulse that you have in your heart keeps them from doing that, mine wasn’t working. It was totally blocked they said, so they put the pacemaker in.

While I’m telling her that I understand all this, she turned on the machine and said, “Well, you’re even talking to your kids now” and I’m thinking “what is she talking about now?” It was the analogy of the husband and wife thing. She said, “Your heart is functioning perfectly,” and I’m assuming she’s meaning cooperating with the pacemaker, I wasn’t expecting anything else, so she said “Yeah it’s functioning perfectly.” She left the room and came back with a cardiologist and said, “This guy had a total blockage back in February, and look at this now.” He said, “Well we’ll shut this function off and we’ll shut that function off, but we should have him come back in about 6 months just to make sure.” Then he said, “By the way are you on any special meds or anything?”

God’s not dead!! My heart is functioning perfectly without the use of a pacemaker! People ask what part did I have to play in it, I said, “Well, we have a very awesome prayer team at the church, and there’s healing scriptures that we quote over our bodies every day." When you pump the Word of God inside you every day, in the words of Pastor Ben Priest, “You could live without a heart if you have enough Word in you.”