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Healed from “Suicide Disease”


Healed from “Suicide Disease” with a Touch and a Prayer

Brandice Hudson – 700 Club Producer

“Out of nowhere I just had this lightning bolt of piercing, burning pain.  It was the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt in my life, come into the upper part of my left cheek and just pierce straight through my face,” said Chris Carlson. 

It was 1997, when 25-year-old Chris Carlson started having the attacks. At first they lasted a few seconds but every day they returned, more painful, and more often.  

“Chris would have one of the shocks, the pain in her face.  I could see it instantly.  Her eye would close up, her face would kind of scrunch up,” said Chris’ husband, Dave.

“My face would swell up with the pain and so literally my face would constrict,” said Chris. 

Doctors couldn’t find the cause, and the faintest touch on her face or exposure to light would trigger an episode.  The pain from her sensitivity to light became so debilitating, she had to leave her job as an engineer and isolate herself from friends. 

“Our house was becoming darker and darker and darker.  I mean a light bulb would go out and we wouldn’t replace it.  And so literally it was dark and emotionally it was dark,” she said.

Finally after six years, doctors discovered Chris had a rare, chronic pain condition called TN or Trigeminal Neuralgia.  It affects the trigeminal nerve that carries sensation to the face and brain.  It’s also known as the Suicide Disease.  “Because people just can’t get out of the pain.  And so they will eventually take their own life,” Chris explained. 

“It was very stressful.  It controlled everything about our lives.  Every decision that was made was controlled by the pain,” said Dave. 

For the next nine years, doctors treated Chris with medications, injections, and surgeries but they provided only temporary relief.  Chris and Dave say during this time they prayed for everything – except healing. 

“We prayed to get the right doctor who would know what was going on. We prayed to get the right procedure, but never did we know to just pray to take it away,” Chris said.

So with all her options exhausted, Chris asked God to help her cope with the pain.

“You have to help me.  I can’t do this…. A lot of just looking for strength.  I was understanding I was going to have to live with this.  ‘Well if I have to live with it God, you have to help me to live with it!  I can’t do it all by myself so you’re going to have to step in and help me.’”

In August 2012, Dave encouraged her to attend a healing service hosted by a local pastor, Tim McCarthy. 

suicidediseaseThe guest speaker was Marlene Klepees, a woman healed of Cerebral Palsy.  Pastor Tim introduced her by showing her story that once aired on The 700 Club

Chris said, “Afterwards Pastor Tim said, ‘Marlene will pray for people if you’d like prayer.’  So I look at Dave and I’m like, ‘Okay let’s go. Time to go home.’  He’s like, ‘Are you kidding?  You are going up for prayer.’” 

Reluctantly she went forward.  “I said, ‘Look, I don’t believe in this whole healing business.’ And she looked and she says ‘Okay.’”

Marlene remembers, “I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll believe for you.  That’s not a hard task.’ Then I remember feeling that it was very important to touch the side of her face.”

“Nobody ever touched my face because it would just elicit extreme pain.  So she puts her hand on my face and says just a simple prayer.  She’s getting very bouncy and joyous and she’s like, ‘Oh, I didn’t expect that.  There it is!’  And of course I don’t say ‘Yes, I’m feeling heat in the back of my neck.’  She finishes the prayer and says ‘Okay.’ Then I say, ‘Thank you very much.  Have safe travels home.’”

As the couple headed home a tingling sensation spread throughout the left side of Chris’ face. 

For 25 minutes I had that.  And then I had nothing.  My face just opened up.  My eye opened and I had no pain.  We were both just confused.  Where’s the pain?  It had been 15 years! It was gone.”

17022315_1867722066842236_1488910348571738507_nChris was in awe of what God had done.  “In that moment I was quiet. The pain was gone but there was no reason for me to be healed.  I wasn’t in the Word all the time.  I wasn’t actively asking for healing.  And I was healed, only because He loves me.”

Chris and Dave say the miracle made them reevaluate their priorities.  They quit their jobs and sold their belongings. Today they travel as missionaries and spread the word about God’s healing power. 

“Because He’s absolutely incredible – that I could go from being so sick, to this.  It’s just amazing and we have the most blessed life,” said Chris.


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Marlene Klepees Healing Ministry


Marlene Klepees Will Be Sharing Her Testimony and Ministering To the Sick for 2 Services Sunday March 12th at 9 am and 6 pm bring and invite your friends and family to hear her Testimony and receive ministry.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, orphaned before the age of two, raised by great-grandparents, the first two years of Marlene’s life set the pace for the next several years. Because of the Cerebral Palsy, her vision, speech and motor skills were greatly affected. At the age of five, Marlene was finally able to walk with the aid of braces and a walker.

17022315_1867722066842236_1488910348571738507_nIn December of 1980, Marlene had seizures that lasted for two days. She had  apparently hit her head, causing additional brain stem injuries. At 18, Marlene was a quadriplegic, in a fetal position, barely able to communicate. A total care nursing home was the only option for her life. She was taken to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where doctors assessed the damage of the latest brain injury. While there, God gave her a vision that He was going to heal her on March 29, 1981. THREE WEEKS AWAY! During an interesting and at times funny series of events, the Lord was able to bring everything into line so that the miraculous could happen … exactly as seen in Marlene’s vision.

Since that miraculous day Marlene has told her story on TBN, the 700 Club, The Sid Roth show, as well as on other television and radio shows and at many conferences and churches. She has held healing seminars and has a burning desire to share the message that God’s healing power is for everyone. You don’t need a vision to experience it; it’s a promise to those who believe. Mark 16: 17-18.

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God’s Revelation of Himself as a Healer

Thermal pool, Taupo, New Zealand.In the book of Exodus chapter fifteen we encounter The revelation of God at Marah. It has only been a short while after their exodus from Egypt. It’s in this simple narrative that God reveals Himself as a healer. 

22Then Moses led the people of Israel away from the Red Sea, and they moved out into the Shur Desert. They traveled in this desert for three days without water. 23When they came to Marah, they finally found water. But the people couldn’t drink it because it was bitter. (That is why the place was called Marah, which means “bitter.”) 24Then the people turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. 25So Moses cried out to the LORD for help, and the LORD showed him a branch. Moses took the branch and threw it into the water. This made the water good to drink. It was there at Marah that the LORD laid before them the following conditions to test their faithfulness to him: 26″If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and laws, then I will not make you suffer the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the LORD who heals you.” (Exodus 15:22-26)

This is where God showed Himself to both a deliverer and a physical healer.  The revelation at Marah came to give substance and promise to the Israelites experience in coming out of Egypt. If you recall in the ten plagues of Egypt demonstrated God’s power and supremacy over the gods of the Egyptians. Here in the wilderness He was showing His nature, character, strength, and power! They were developing a history in God for themselves. They were moving from only believing the stories of encounter from the generations before—Joseph, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham to experiencing their own encounters with Yaweh. 

In the Exodus God manifested Himself in Power and at Marah He revealed a facet of His eternal nature to His children. In giving the name of Jehovah “Rapha” Israel realized God was covenanting Himself to them forever. 

The tree is a picture of the cross, theologically known as a “type and shadow.” Many references in the New Testament refer to the cross as a tree. This picture reveals the source of Healing Power—The Atonement of the Lamb of God! It is clearly a type of the Cross of Christ. (See Acts 5:30, Acts 10:39, Galatians 3:13) Another type and shadow in the Old Testament pointing towards Christ and the Cross is found in Numbers 21, the story of the fiery serpents.

The tree being cast into the bitter waters and making the waters sweet (potable) is a picture of the Cross being cast into the bitterness of man’s sinful existence. Moses throws the tree in the waters and the waters were healed. In a moment we see God declaring His eternal name—Jehovah Rapha and shows how His provision is made possible through the precious blood of the Lamb, the atoning death of His Son. 

Beloved, are there bitter waters in your life? The bitterness of poverty? The bitterness of physical weakness? The bitterness of abuse and wounding of the heart? The bitterness of accidents and tragedy? The bitterness of betrayal and abandonment in relationships? There is no bitterness that Jesus can not heal! There is no loss, pain, or suffering that He can’t redeem in your life. He heals broken hearts as easily as He heals broken bodies. 


Immediately after this revelation, God leads them to “Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.” God doesn’t simply long to heal your wounds He longs to lead you to fullness and find yourself at rest in the Oasis of His presence. 

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Incredible Miracles of JESUS, Why Did He Do Them?

Luke 7: 11Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd. 12Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her. 13When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!”15The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited His people!” 17This report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.

ImageThis wasn’t Jesus’ first funeral, so why here and why now? Was her grief lounder? Was her love deeper? Did she have more faith? Nothing in the text would indicate that this Mama did anything differently from any other widow who buried her only son. No, I believe it speaks of the motivation for every healing or miracle of Jesus. He seems to always be moved with compassion and love whenever He performs a sign and a wonder! I also wonder if Jesus wasn’t looking ahead to that day when his own mother would lose her son. Certainly the plight of the widow has a place in the Father’s heart!

Death where is thy sting? Grave where is thy victory? Jesus holds the keys! I am trying to imagine the shock of the Pallbearers. The difference between fear and the “fear of the LORD” is that the fruit of the “fear of the LORD” is worship, glory, and honor to God.

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Does God Still Heal? Does God Cause Sickness?

Question: “Does God ever cause sickness? What about verses in the Old Testament?”

The Old Testament is filled with questions that the cross has answered.  Who did Jesus not heal when they came to Him for healing? When did He ever say that the Father had given them a sickness so they would become more holy or humble? Never. A question cannot cancel a revelation, which means that any question I may have has no power to cancel what God has shown me. Jesus is the perfect revelation of the Father. As such, Jesus Christ is perfect theology.

People ask, “What about Job?”  I tell them, “I’m not a disciple of Job; I’m a disciple of Jesus.” Job was the question; Jesus is the answer. If I read Job and it doesn’t lead me to Jesus, then I never understood the question. All the law and the prophets were to create an awareness of need. That awareness prepared Israel for a savior. To return to the standards of the law and the prophets at the expense of ignoring the perfect revelation of the Father given to us in the person of Jesus Christ is to fall to the ultimate expression of arrogance. It puts us back in the place of control where we do what is humanly possible—and call it ministry.

The life that Jesus led was not an aberration or a temporary statement of God’s solution for humanity. He started something that we are to complete.  Jesus said, “As the Father sent Me, I send you” (John 20:21). It’s not complicated; it’s just expensive. It costs us everything.

It is now up to us to follow His example without excuses, rejecting all distractions. This is our destiny. Bill Johnson

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