Man unable to speak or walk for 8 years healed by Jesus


By Mark Ellis –

An Ethiopian man who suffered great torment for eight years found healing in Jesus, according to a church planter affiliated with New Covenant Missions.

“Tesfaye had been possessed by an evil Spirit and been unable to speak or walk for eight whole years,” Wolde, the church planter recounted.

Wolde and another believer were invited into the man’s home by his wife. She requested prayer for her husband, even though they were not Christians.

When Wolde and his team member entered the home, they were shocked by what they saw.

“We found her husband sitting motionlessly in a dark room and unable to speak,” he recounts. “We could see this poor man was in great pain and torment.”

They brought Tesfaye out of the darkness and began to lay hands on him. “We started praying fervently to the Lord Jesus to heal him from whatever was oppressing him.”

They called on Jesus to set the man free.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed…(John 4:18)

Then something remarkable happened. God’s mighty power broke through! “Just then the evil spirit that possessed Tesfaye shouted very loudly and went out of him in the name and power of the Lord Jesus Christ!” Wolde reported.

“Then we explained to the couple about the Lord Jesus and His love for them. We also explained to them about Satan who wants to destroy us, rob us of our joy and health and that he is the enemy of our souls.

“We told them Jesus has crushed the power of Satan by living a sinless life and dying for our sins on the cross then rising from the grave.”

The two men asked the couple if they wanted to receive Jesus Christ into their hearts.

“Right then both husband and the wife stood up asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. Immediately Tesfaye began to speak and to walk!”

Wolde is praising God for the great miracle of healing and salvation that came to a couple that had been living in darkness.

“They are now worshiping and fellowshipping with us in our church!”


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  1. The quotation of the Scripture is from Luke 4:18 (not John 4:18), and Jesus is reading from Isaiah 61:1-2.

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