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Jul082010

'Moore' Faith in God's Word

Alan and Debbie Moore prioritized studying and discussing the Scriptures together. (Click to enlarge)Alan and Debbie Moore determined early in their relationship that good communication is important for the development of a strong and healthy marriage. With that in mind, the Moores prioritized studying and discussing the Scriptures together, and put special emphasis on being of the same mind and expectation of the goodness of God.

The Moores were introduced to Andrew’s teaching four years ago when he visited their church in Decatur, Texas. After their introduction, the Moores spent many hours studying Andrew's teachings called Christian Survival Kit and Harnessing Your Emotions. Andrew and Jamie with the Moores
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Although neither knew it at the time, those teachings planted the seeds for a miracle they would see manifest in their lives.

On July 15, 2009, Alan and Debbie returned home after working their ten-hour shifts at Kenneth Copeland Ministries, where they both serve as prayer ministers. Although it was a steamy 104 degrees outdoors, Alan felt it would be okay if he did some yard work. Not long after Alan went outside, Debbie felt prompted by the Holy Spirit to go outside as well. She exited the house only to find Alan on the ground at the end of their driveway. Debbie spoke to him, but Alan didn’t respond, and his eyes were fluttering rapidly. She raised her voice and shouted, “You are not going to leave me!”

Alan was air lifted to the hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. (Click to enlarge)Debbie began speaking the Word over him, and praying in the spirit as she ran to call 911. Alan was quickly transported to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where it was determined that he had suffered a major stroke in his right cerebral hemisphere.

“Because of the many hours Alan and I listened to Andrew’s teaching on Harnessing Your Emotions and Christian Survival, I found it was really not a struggle to keep my emotions in check. I was amazed at the change that had taken place from the way I used to handle problems. I was so peaceful,” Debbie recalls.

Dr. Chuduri points to the MRA image indicating where the massive stroke occurred.
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As Debbie sat in the waiting room of the Intensive Care Unit that first night, she made the decision to agree with Romans 8:6, “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” Debbie set her mind on the Spirit and never looked back.

The next morning Debbie called her sister, Denise, in Pennsylvania to let her know what was going on, and she offered to come to Texas to be with Debbie. Upon arriving at the hospital, Denise asked Debbie what the doctors were saying, but Debbie refused to repeat their diagnosis.

Alan's MRI image shows his severely damaged brain tissue. (Click to enlarge)“I told her I did not know, because it was not the report I was focusing on. My report was 1 Peter 2:24, by the stripes of Jesus Alan was already healed and made whole,” Debbie said.

Doctors continued to deliver the grim news of their observations to Debbie, sharing that Alan was paralyzed on the left side of his body, he could not swallow or speak, and that he had lost his peripheral vision. However Debbie was not shaken. In fact, Alan's neurologist, Dr. Chunduri was worried that she wasn’t taking him seriously. “She didn’t flinch—she didn’t seem to understand,” he said.

Dr. Chunduri and Alan stand together after Alan's miraculous recovery. (Click to enlarge)The nurses and doctors were surprised over the next few days as Alan began to show rapid improvement. Two days after the stroke, Alan’s left arm spontaneously flew up over his head. The medical staff kindly reminded Debbie that the left side of his body was paralyzed. “Not anymore!” Debbie said.

Three days after having the stroke, a nurse came to test Alan’s vision. She asked him to follow a small light, using only his eyes. To her surprise, he was able to follow the light perfectly, even in his peripheral. Alan’s speech also began to improve and became clearer and clearer as Debbie and her sister forced him to read, aloud, the cards he was receiving.

Alan at work as a prayer minister for Kenneth Copeland Ministries. (Click to enlarge)On day four, after his many visitors had left his room, Alan decided he needed to use the restroom. Taking no notice of the tubes connected to him, he simply got out of bed. As his feeding tube, catheter, intravenous tubes and heart monitor fell off, warning bells began to sound and nurses rushed into the room. They wanted to know how Alan had gotten to the bathroom. “I walked here,” Alan explained. Quite taken aback, the nurses felt obligated to inform Alan that he couldn’t walk— this was news to Alan.

On Friday, July 24, just nine days after Alan suffered a major stoke, he was discharged from the stroke center. On August 1, he returned to his job. Although his supervisor, Sam Galloway, didn’t want him to work his full ten-hour shift, Alan was determined to walk out his healing. He has been working full-time since his return.

Alan and Debbie (Click to enlarge)Dr. Chunduri was so confounded by Alan’s recovery that he wanted to perform another MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and another MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) to be sure his initial diagnosis had been correct. The second set of tests revealed that indeed Alan had suffered a major stroke, and this further solidified that Alan is a walking miracle. To this day Dr. Chunduri doesn’t understand Alan's recovery. “He made a miraculous recovery, and I can’t explain that,” Dr. Chunduri said.

Alan said of his miracle, “I’m going to work hard and I’m going to work strong and I’m going to do it in the Lord’s strength. God is a good God.”

Amen.

Reader Comments (8)

It strikes me as funny people think that this is a miracle? No this is our lord and savior doing what he said he would, all we have to do is be faithful.

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean

We have the power to heal. Jesus lives in us.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Jesus is God manifested in flesh to carry all our sins (past, present and future), sickness, poverty etc.. (You can name all problems). By His stripes we were healed. Already healed. To receive it, first we have to Born-again then believe to bring out all the healings from sprit to the flesh. It is simple. We have to live by this.


Jesus is Love

September 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjebakumar

Thank you for your story and testimony. I am 55 and had a stroke 2 months ago. Alan's story touched my heart and helped me realize that with God all things are possible. I am a Christian, but I needed to hear how God healed Alan. I pray that I can have The faith that he can bring me back to serve him in whatever way he chooses.

September 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJay Cobb

Hey, Jay Cobb.

I'm standing with you. God can do it!

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercletus

Hey Jay Cobb,

First thing is cut off all the negative ones (bad people, stories, news, diagnosis, etc.). Now, it heals. You tell what you want. You will have it. So it will be 0% news, utter-nonsense, diagnoses, people feeling sorry, etc., and 100% health

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterYoshitha

We have a God who loves us deeply who wants us whole mind emotions and body.. Our healing was won on the cross. Just like the Moors we have to focus on God and what his word says not on what man says to bring into the physical world what is already a reality in the spiritual world. The other thing I have learnt from their story is get God's word into your life when things are going smoothly so you have it at your fingertips when things happen. Just like the Moores our focus should be on God and his word because we are not of this world but part of God's kingdom.

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCreative AJ

Yes, this is so encouraging! Mu husband and I are standing on 1 Peter 2:24 as well as other scriptures, for his own healing. It's difficult at times because our two sons are struggling with their own faith in this. BUT! We are declaring the truth in this situation and trusting that the revelation and wisdom of the knowledge of Him will be revealed to them - Ephesians 1:17-19.

September 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

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