In 1959, at the age of 53, Uncle Joe was given 60 days to live, but an angel was sent to him from God, and Uncle Joe lived in good health for another 37 years. He wrote the following message shortly after he was touched by God and delivered from the cancer that had been ravaging his body:
An Expression of God
by Joseph H. Murray
The healing that comes from God is not our own expression or confession, but it is a manifestation of His love and care for us. And for us to attest to its occurrence before it really happens is a false confession. Isaiah did prophesy, "by His stripes we are healed," but you do not really have that confession until God expresses it through you by a touch of His Spirit and power. When you feel that surge through your mortal being from head to toe, it brings with it those precious words of Isaiah: "by His stripes we are healed." When it is felt, then it is real, whether we say so or not. Healing is God in spirit acting out the words written aforetime by the prophets; it is not a mental thing to be claimed and put on display to satisfy the vanity of men.
If our healing is real, it will show itself in evidence more than we can ever tell with our tongues. There is nothing wrong in confessing we are healed if God has really done it. But it is radically wrong for us to say we are healed when God has not said we are healed. It’s the same as in the beginning when God said, "Let there be light, and there was light." When God says you are healed, then you are healed, and not before – no matter what you say – because for God to say a thing means that it is so – Amen! He is God, and no man nor condition can stay His hand.