“My dominant emotion was fear. The disease that was in my body was slowly killing me from the inside out, and there was nothing I could do about it.”
Every six months, Teresa Houghteling had to get her bloodwork checked to see if her organs were still functioning properly. She was suffering from the deadly and incurable Sjögren’s syndrome. After dealing with the disease for several years, it had become something she just had to live with. However, in 2007, Teresa had an encounter with God and rededicated herself to Him, beginning a new journey.
Unfortunately, Teresa’s body did not immediately line up with her inner transformation. In fact, her physical symptoms worsened.
“In 2011, I was diagnosed with lupus, degenerative disk disease in my back, a bulged disk, and carpal tunnel in my right arm,” shares Teresa. “The emotion that followed was pure confusion.”
It wasn’t long, though, before some friends gave her Andrew’s You’ve Already Got It! teaching. In 2012, Teresa’s husband, Patrick, started Charis Bible College; Teresa herself enrolled a year later.
Sitting under the Word of God, Teresa began to understand the importance of revelation knowledge and how words are powerless without it.
“I remember Andrew making the statement that one of the reasons we don’t get healed is because our physical bodies are more real to us than our spirit man.”
For Teresa, this transformation was well on its way and everything she had been meditating on for six months culminated at Healing School in March 2014.
“Somebody spoke a word from the stage, and immediately the dominoes of revelation I had received just fell. I got it. I began to speak to the diseases in my body and told them to get out. On my way home I heard God say, ‘So, if you’re healed, doesn’t that include your thyroid gland?’”
Fear tried to creep back in as Teresa thought about what would happen if she stopped her medication. However, she determined not to allow fear to dominate her life again!
Teresa’s journey brought her to a place of complete health and freedom. However, she will be the first one to tell you that it was not overnight. “It was a process for me. I had emotional healing that took place before the physical healing…. I became so focused on my relationship with God that I honestly couldn’t say when symptoms began to leave my body…. I know that no matter what comes my way, His Word is true, and no one will ever be able to take that away from me.”
The best is yet to come!