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Delivered from Drugs—And Hepatitis Too

Eddie became a Christian as a young man, but bad choices led to addiction issues. After struggling to get clean he had lingering health issues, but a revelation opened the door to healing. Read Transcript

NARRATOR: When Eddie [INAUDIBLE] was in his 20s,

he struggled with drug addiction.

Then a friend invited him to church.

As soon as I walked in there, I

felt like something was helping me.

It was an experience that I cannot tell you,

but all I can tell you, it was God.

And that night I got saved.

NARRATOR: Eddie tried rehab, but it

was unsuccessful, and returned to using heroin and cocaine.

I backslid.

And I was empty.

Really, I was empty.

I was confused, I couldn't make decisions, I couldn't think,

I couldn't sleep.

So I said, you know what?

I'm going to go back.

I want to go back.

I want to ask God to take me back.

I'm going to beg Him to take me back.

NARRATOR: In 1996 Eddie went to church

and rededicated his life to Christ.

They laid hands on me, they prayed

for me returning to the Lord.

NARRATOR: Eddie also went to rehab and overcame addictions.

He lived clean and sober for five years,

and things were looking up, when Eddie began

experiencing abdominal pain.

The years of IV drug use had caught up with him.

So that's when I went to the doctor.

And the doctor told me that I had liver disease

and I had hepatitis C. And I said, well, I'm going to die.

NARRATOR: With medication, Eddie lived with the disease

for over 15 years.

Then one day he had a revelation while watching

one of his favorite shows-- "The 700 Club."

Something into my mind I said, look.

--and be made whole.

I belong to the Lord.

I'm your son.

Anybody who came to you, you heal.

There's not one person in your Word

that says they didn't get healed.

You healed them and you forgive their sins.

Now, I'm your son.

I want you to do the same for me.

NARRATOR: Eddie began praying and called the prayer center

at CBN.

I talked to a very nice lady.

And when I was talking to her I began to cry.

I said, it's because of my sin that I'm like that.

She said, Look, Jesus didn't come to this world to save you

and then to kill you from hepatitis

or whatever disease you've got.

She prayed for me and again I felt at peace.

I felt like God said, don't worry about it.

I was already claiming victory.

NARRATOR: Eddie continued to pray for healing.

After that, once in a while I'll feel some sharp pains.

But I say, you know what, Lord?

I trust you, Jesus.

I trust you.

This is the enemy trying to contradict

your blessing and your miracle, trying to tell me

that you are not completely healed.

But I am healed, because if you heal me,

I'm going to stay healed.

NARRATOR: One evening, Eddie attended a healing service

at his church.

Whoever prayed for me, he said,

I want to declare this man healed.

I never told him about my hepatitis.

He just brought it home and said,

from the top of his head to the bottom of his heels,

he is completely healed.

And when he told me, when he said

that, I felt some peace and happy, and I said, thank God.

NARRATOR: A few weeks later, Eddie

went to his doctor to get the results of some blood work.

So I go back, he said, Eddie, I got good news and bad news.

I said, give me the bad news.

He said, well, the bad news is that I'm going to miss you.

You won't be coming back to see me again, and you're a nice guy

and I'm going to miss you.

Now the good news is that it is true-- you're clean.

Clean, you're just like me.

You're clean.

NARRATOR: Eddie shows no signs of hepatitis or liver disease.

Today he is active in his local church and ministers

to the homeless and to prisoners around Austin.

When God blesses something, he finishes it.

Until the day that I leave this earth

until the day I go meet Him, I'm going to be healed.

I'm so happy, I want to tell everybody.

As long as I live I'm going to glorify His name.

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