As famed Muslim-turned-Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi continues to battle stomach cancer he has revealed some of the remarkable stories of healing that he recently encountered.
In a new YouTube vlog, Qureshi specifically spoke about a recent conference he attended at Bethel Church in Redding, California, noting that he observed people there who said that they had their hearing restored, among other remarkable health triumphs.
But it was the story of a man named Rick that seemed to resonate most deeply with the evangelist, likely due to the fact that the man’s condition was similar to Qureshi’s own.
Qureshi recalled how Rick approached him at the conference and shared his own harrowing battle with terminal stomach cancer. Rick told him that doctors said back in 2009 that his prognosis was grim.
I do not say that I am a cancer patient. I have been diagnosed with cancer, but it's not who I am. I am a child of the living God.
— Nabeel Qureshi (@NAQureshi) April 23, 2017
“He wasn’t even a Christian and he had come to Redding, California, because he had been diagnosed with stage four stomach and esophageal cancer and his doctors said there was nothing he could do,” Qureshi said. “He flew to Redding to say goodbye to his grandchildren.”
But while Rick wasn’t a believer, his son — who is a Christian — encouraged his dad to go with him to church to receive prayer during that visit. And it was there that Rick ended up “encountering Jesus,” according to Qureshi.
“(Rick) said, ‘Jesus spoke to me and said that ‘I love you,'” Qureshi said, noting that Rick responded by telling Jesus, “I don’t love you.” It’s what happened next, though, that Rick believes was a true miracle, as he said Jesus responded to him as follows: “It’s okay. I love you and to show you how much I love you I’m going to heal you.”
Watch him discuss Rick’s story below:
Qureshi found the story remarkable, considering that Rick ended up being healed of the stomach and esophageal cancer.
“There are miracles happening,” Qureshi concluded after telling the story. “I think they’re happening all over the world.”
Qureshi said he doesn’t think his encounter with Rick and others at Bethel was random. Instead, he believes God was enriching him with encouragement ahead of important tests and scans he’ll undergo on Monday, May 1, in Houston, Texas.
I'm waiting to be called back for my scan – please pray for me! I'm praying for and expecting great news!
— Nabeel Qureshi (@NAQureshi) May 1, 2017
“This scan is going to determine whether the radiation worked,” he said. “It’s going to be the big one.”
In the end, Qureshi believes “the Lord maybe had it in the cards” for him to find encouragement from others who have faced similar battles and have found miraculous healing. Be sure to pray for Qureshi, and we’ll update you as he makes doctors’ determinations public.
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