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Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans
Dr. Lilian B. Yeomans was a doctor who practiced medicine and surgery many years ago in one of New York City’s largest hospitals. She began to take small amounts of dope to steady her nerves and help her sleep when she felt exhausted form overwork. Eventually she became so dependent on drugs especially morphine that she became an addict. She daily took fifty times the normal dose of morphine normally prescribed for an adult male plus other drugs.

Although Dr. Yeomans took all the celebrated cures of her day and desperately tried to stop taking drugs, she steadily grew worse. A nurse described her as “a skeleton with a devil inside.” Her friends considered her case hopeless.

Dr. Yeomans had been saved as a young woman, but had backslid. When she found herself at death’s door, she immersed herself in her long neglected Bible, got back into fellowship with God, and was healed in 1898 of the terrible drug habit that had almost claimed her life. After receiving this healing, Dr.Yeomans preached the Gospel for forty some years. When she and her sister inherited some property, they turned it into a “faith home” taking people beyond medical help who were seeking healing for their bodies.

Dr. Yeomans said they got nearly all of these people healed by working with them until they got enough faith built up in their hearts (spirits) to receive healing from God. In one of her books she gave the following example of building faith in a patient. One day a woman in the last stages of tuberculosis was brought to the home. Doctors had given her up as beyond medical aid. When the ambulance brought the woman in, Dr. Yeomans knew she was dying. Had she still been practicing medicine, Dr. Yeomans would have begun to administer strong drugs immediately.

Instead the woman was carried to an upstairs room, and Dr. Yeomans began reading the Bible to her. She spent about two hours reading scriptures concerning divine healing; especially from Deuteronomy 28 and Galatians 3:13.

Then she instructed the dying woman to repeat to herself every waking moment, “According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption (or tuberculosis) is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis.”

The next morning, Dr. Yeomans asked the woman if she had been repeating what she’s instructed her to say. She answered that it seemed as if she’d said it 10,000 times, but she couldn’t understand what it meant

Dr. Yeomans read more scriptures to her and asked her to continue repeating the same words. The next day the story was the same. On the third morning, the woman still did not understand. Dr. Yeomans had not even prayed with her yet, even though she’d been in her “faith home” three nights. (I think sometimes we pray for people too quickly. We should instruct them more in the Word first.)

On the afternoon of the third day, Dr. Yeomans and her sister were helping prepare the evening meal when they heard a commotion upstairs. Their new patient came rushing down the stairs, shouting at the top of her voice. “Sister Yeomans, did you know? Christ has redeemed me, and I no longer have tuberculosis! It’s gone now!”

You see, Dr. Yeomans realized that the way into the heart is through the mind. She knew if the woman would say to herself often enough, “According to Deuteronomy 28:22, consumption is a curse of the law. But according to Galatians 3:13, Christ hath redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I no longer have tuberculosis,” the truth eventually would register on her heart.

I challenge you to take those scriptures and insert in place of consumption the name of any disease you or a love one desire to be healed from, because Deuteronomy 28:61 says every sickness is a curse of the Law. It will work for you, too.

Just before her death, Dr. Yeomans published a book of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs called Gold of Ophir. These were the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Col. 3:16) the Spirit of God gave to her sister.

Dr. Yeomans said that when she and her sister prayed, her sister would sing songs or psalms in tongues and then sing the interpretation. Sometimes she would sing them out of prophecy. Dr. Yeomans wrote them down and collected them into this book. One of those spiritual songs given by the Spirit of God to Dr. Yeomans sister was based on Galatians 3:13:

     Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law,
     As He hung on that shameful tree,

     And all that is worse is
     contained in the curse,

     And Jesus has set me free.

     Not under the curse, not
     under the curse,

     Jesus has set me free;

     For sickness I’ve got health, for poverty - wealth,
     Since Jesus has ransomed me.

Source: Redeemed From Poverty, Sickness, and Spiritual Death by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications

Author Biography

Kenneth E. Hagin
Web site: RHEMA
Rev. Hagin served in Christian ministry for nearly 70 years and was known as the "father of the modern faith movement." His teachings and books are filled with vivid stories that show God's power and truth working in his life and the lives of others.

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