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Hi, my name is Dean Smith and in this podcast, I want to share the remarkable healing of a three-month-old baby girl in Corpus Christi, Texas, reported by Shawn Akers for Charisma News.
Britany Garza’s took her daughter, Saveah to a local hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas after someone accidentally upended her daughter’s stroller. But when Saveah started having seizures, she was immediately transferred to the Dricoll Children’s Hospital, where scans revealed the seriousness of Saveah’s condition.
They not only found bleeding in Saveah’s brain, but she also had two broken ribs and a broken collar bone.
Britany turned to a friend who attended New Life Church in Corpus Christi pastored by Mike and Bonnie Fehlauer.
When Adrienne received Britany’s text, she was at a youth group meeting being led by Mario Carrete, the church’s youth pastor.
Adrienne asked Carrete if he would go with her to the hospital and pray for Saveah.
After arriving at the hospital, Carrete told Britany that he was “going to pray by the blood and stripes of Jesus” that her daughter would be healed.
Carrete said his church had seen instantaneous miracles in the past and added that he was believing for Saveah to “be discharged the next day.”
Almost prophetically, the next morning there was miraculous news. The doctors had decided to perform a second brain scan on Saveah but were surprised when they could not see the brain swelling or bleeding that had appeared on the scan the day earlier.
With that immediate danger gone, they decided to let Brittany take Saveah home with instructions to return in three days for a follow-up scan of her brain. The doctors also wanted to check on the broken collarbone and ribs in case they required additional medical intervention such as a cast.
Three days later, the doctors were baffled again when the follow-up scans not only revealed Saveah’s brain was fine but strangely the collarbone and ribs no longer showed any signs of being broken.
Either all three previous scans were wrong or Saveah had been miraculously healed.
When Pastor Carrete referred to Saveah receiving healing through Christ’s stripes, he was referring to Isaiah 53:5, where the prophet foresaw how physical healing would be available through the suffering of the Jewish Messiah:
“But he was pierced for our sins, crushed for our iniquity. He bore the punishment that makes us whole, by his wounds we were healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 NASV)
It was a prophetic picture of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross.
In this verse, we read that healing would come through the wounds that Jesus received during His crucifixion. Other versions, translate the Hebrew word as stripes, and it referred to the flogging and beating that Jesus received at the hands of the Roman guards, who used whips with shards of pottery or sharp stones attached at the end.
It was a merciless punishment that would rip open the flesh on a person’s back, and it was through this brutal beating that Christ brought healing to the world.
But the Apostle Peter brings an interesting twist to this verse from Isaiah when he tells believers this healing is available today:
“He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24 NASV)
But notice the tense, Peter says you have been healed. It is in the past tense.
In other words, our healing has already taken place.
It is a matter of perspective, we are not praying for healing, but rather to access what has already been provided through Christ’s death and available by faith.
And a strange thing happened with Saveah, and it is not the first time that I have heard of this happening.
Not only did this three-month-old baby get healed of a brain bleed, broken collar bone and two broken ribs, but it seems she was healed of something that Carrete didn’t even specifically pray for.
Britany said prior to the accident, Saveah was having metabolism problems and not gaining weight. In the three days following her accident which included a stay in the hospital, Saveah put on four pounds.
Because of what Christ suffered, we have received healing, past tense, now believe it.
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