If this message is not displaying properly, click here to launch your browser.
Fire in My Bones
Sign Up | Share This Newsletter | Get Our App | Like Us Charisma News Online Mobile App
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
When Christians Die of Cancer
Sickness doesn’t win when the suffering person is a Christian.

Doctors confirmed only 10 months ago that my friend Benny Benson had a malignant tumor in his spine. He underwent treatment, but in the end more tumors appeared. Nothing could stop the spread of the disease—not radiation, chemotherapy or surgery. He died on Jan. 31, and I spoke at his memorial service in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.

I still can’t believe Benny is gone.

More than 500 people attended his funeral. Many of them were college students who had been discipled through Benny’s campus outreach, which he carried out with his wife, Cindy. Like so many of Benny’s other friends and family members, these students had prayed for Benny to be miraculously healed of the cancer.

But in the end, Benny got the ultimate healing—by stepping into eternity.

Whenever loved ones are taken from us we ask hard questions. Why does God allow cancer to ravage people’s bodies? Why doesn’t He always heal when we pray? Why would He let a guy like Benny, who was only 58, get sick with cancer when he was seeing amazing results in his campus ministry?

Those of us who wear the charismatic label don’t do well when people die of sickness. We’ve been taught that God “always” heals, especially if we pray according to the latest 1-2-3 formula, if we break every generational curse, and if we bind every demonic power that might be lurking behind the surface.

Miraculous healings do happen sometimes. read more
Prophetic Insight
Could Bonnke’s Prophetic Declaration Spark a Great Awakening?
You’ve surely heard the growing body of prophecies declaring the impending judgment of God on America.
8:00AM EST 2/12/2013
advertisement
Culture
Why Beyonce Is Not a Role Model for Today's Youth
For many girls, the Super Bowl performances on Sunday were a celebration of femininity and girl power.
Prophecy
Jonathan Cahn's Unapologetic Prophetic Message to America Goes Viral
Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn's keynote address at the January Presidential Inaugural Breakfast went viral on YouTube shortly after its posting.
10:45AM EST 2/7/2013
2:27PM EST 2/6/2013
Church & Ministry
Drunken Worship Leaders and Mercenary Musicians
If there’s anyone in the body of Christ who should be an example of purity of heart and purity of life, it is the  worship 
advertisement
11:25AM EST 2/11/2013
FROM CHARISMANEWS.COM
U.S.
Eddie Long Sued by Former Church Members Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme
Bill Allowing 'Guns in Trunks' Advances in Tennessee
Kirk Cameron Tells Students to 'Perform for Audience of One'
R. Lamar Vest Moves to Next Phase of Ministry
Dr. Carson Prayer Breakfast Speech Generates Buzz
NY Hospital Ends Forced Abortion-Participation Policy
MORE
WORLD
'Herod the Great' Show in Israel Angers Palestinians
Christian Bed and Breakfast Punished for 'Discriminating' Against Gays
Pope Asks for Support After Decision to Resign, Says Strength Diminishing
UN Urged to Call on Iran to Free American Pastor
Liberals, Women Priest Advocates Urge Change After Benedict
French Lower House Backs Gay Marriage Bill
MORE
OPINION
A Tribute to Richard Twiss: Challenging Us to Justice and Reconciliation
Pope Benedict’s American Fan Club Full of Evangelicals
Are Gay Rights Activists Threatening to Expose Boy Scouts Improprieties?
Calling Homosexuality a Sin Is Truth, Not Hatred or Bigotry
Could Bonnke’s Prophetic Declaration Spark a Great Awakening?
Should Women Be in Ministry or Not?
MORE
POLITICS
Obama Urges Congress to Make Government Work for 'the Many'
Obama's State of the Union Speech
US Evangelicals Demonstrate Support for Immigration Reform
Obama Nominates Openly Gay Lawyer for Patent Appeals Court
Obama Loses White House Faith-Based Office Leader
Illinois Starts Push to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage by Valentine's Day
MORE
Charisma Media

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a Fire in My Bones subscriber.
© Copyright 2013 Charisma Media, All Rights Reserved  | 600 Rinehart Road, Lake Mary, FL | 407-333-0600