Jacob Bain was a born again believer long before his friend introduced him to Andrew’s ministry, but it was through Andrew’s teaching that Jacob found the true freedom and fullness of his salvation. No longer preoccupied with every little mistake he made, Jacob was free to receive all that Jesus had accomplished on his behalf.
It was in 2011 that Jacob’s friend, Mark Hicks, shared Andrew’s ministry with him. The first teaching Jacob listened to was Killing Sacred Cows, and boy, did it mess with Jacob’s heart. He said, “I immediately felt challenged. Almost everything I had been taught was being attacked—but in a good way. I needed to hear some strong truth to bring me out of my religious thinking.”
Early on, Jacob’s religious mindset hindered him from openly embracing portions of Andrew’s revelation, but he continued to listen simply because Andrew backed up his religion-crushing statements with scripture. The way Andrew puts the Word in its context allowed Jacob to truly understand the Bible, and after listening to the teaching several times, Jacob was able to see past his religious veil.
Free from his old mindset, Jacob began to mine through the free resources on the ministry’s website, devouring archived audio teachings on his MP3 player and reading many articles. Jacob even wore his headphones while at work, so he could continue listening and receiving more revelation of God’s amazing goodness. There is no doubt in Jacob’s mind that Andrew’s teachings changed his entire view ofthe Father. “I love Him more and more each day, and I don’t know if I would have, if it wasn’t for those teachings,” he said.
After Jacob got a hold of Andrew’s message,You’ve Already Got It, he realized he possessed the authority to receive his own physical healing. This was great news for Jacob because he had been struggling with migraine headaches for some time. Jacob said, “I understood that everything was provided for me on the cross, and all I had to do was receive it. For the first time in my life I knew that God wanted me well.”
Jacob’s battle with migraines had become such a regular occurence that he often lost his motivation for the day as soon as he woke up in the morning with headache pain. Looking for a way to dull the pain, he had turned to self medicating. When over-the-counter meds didn’t help, he sought the assistance of a sinus specialist and a neurologist, but he was discouraged by their treatment options—more pills and injections. Before listening to Andrew, Jacob had submitted to the thinking that suffering with headache pain was just his lot in life. After listening to You’ve Already Got It, Jacob knew better.
Sometimes there is a difference between knowing better and seeing results. Jacob’s healing did not manifest instantaneously, but came progressively. His feelings of uncertainty with regard to his choice of words, and his self-consciousness when it came to speaking out loud to his symptoms were hurdles that Jacob had to clear in his mind.
“I finally said, ‘Headache leave in Jesus’ name. This is my body, and I command you to leave!’ I said those things over and over,” Jacob shared. Even though the pain was still there, and he was becoming desperate, he kept speaking healing over his body. Every time his head would begin to hurt, he would utter the same words. He said, “It was a little frustrating in the beginning because the pain did not want to leave right away.”
Jacob’s friend Mark agreed with him in prayer and told Jacob that he felt, in his heart, that Jacob was healed. Over time, the pain levels began to subside and eventually Jacob would go a day or two without any pain. Today, Jacob is completely healed and he is pain free.
Aside from enjoying a general sense of relief from the pain that had plagued him, Jacob enjoyed the realization that it is God’s will for people to be healed. “The manifestation of my healing affected my beliefs. Before, I was not sure if it was God’s will for all people to be well, but I now know personally, that it is God’s will for all to be healthy. It’s an amazing thing to witness God’s power working through you. I just want to tell other people about the goodness of God now.”
Jacob has not had so much as a cold in over a year, and he attributes his health to using his authority and to speaking good things over himself. “This whole experience of God’s goodness has changed my life forever. I now know that sickness can’t reign in my body because Jesus reigns in me. Everything is paid for, one hundred percent!” Jacob said enthusiastically.