For 25 years or more I have suffered from seasonal allergies in the summer.Â I donâ€™t have â€œHay Feverâ€ with sneezes and congestion.Â Instead my symptoms are a severe loss of energy and mental clarity.Â I believe I just donâ€™t get enough oxygen through my lungs because of the allergies.Â My typical summer is like this: I see the pretty flowers in May so I go out and buy some camera film.Â Suddenly itâ€™s October 1 and I notice the camera film lying right where I brought it into the house 4 or 5 months before.Â Other activities in my life are also lost during the summer.
Normally I take an allergy pill all year and a nasal inhaler in the spring, summer and fall.Â These have helped but they are not enough.
Just a few weeks ago I heard a Sunday Sermon by Pastor Mary Pat.Â It was just before the India mission trip.Â Â I would paraphrase what I heard as â€œThe Kingdom is here now, but only if you believe in it and step into it.â€Â Thatâ€™s a message I have both heard and even taught to other people in the 6 years since I was baptized in the Holy Spirit.Â But I could never quite get it to work.
It was time for me to go to my Doctor to get my summer prescriptions but I didnâ€™t want to do that.Â Several evenings later I felt the presence of Holy Spirit in my room.Â We communed for an hour or more about my various illnesses and the Fatherâ€™s healing.Â I felt that the Lord had brought me to a higher level of trust in Him.Â So I asked Him for healing and He did it!Â Â The next morning I discontinued my daily pill.Â Most days since then Iâ€™ve been completely clear of the allergic condition.
Recently, I have been working in a building that is very high in dust, mildew and nicotine.Â Before the healing, I was only able to work about 2 hours.Â Now Iâ€™m putting in 8 hour shifts in that building with no difficulty.Â And I come out of the building with more energy than when I went in!Â Thanks be to God!!!
– Dave Adams