Healed of Arthritis in the Knee
By David Stewart, PH.D., R.A.
Originally Posted May 2005
I injured my right knee severely back around 1967 and it hurt for ten years, but the pain finally went away.
Everything was okay for about 25 years and then I crossed the threshold of age 60. My right knee began to develop osteo arthritis and started deteriorating fast. It hurt with every step. I developed a limp. At night it ached and kept me awake. I was losing sleep. I tried hot packs, cold packs, condritin, glucosamine, and bendroitin, which offered some relief, but it kept getting worse. I could not run or jump any more without the knee swelling up and hurting even more.
I went to a doctor who said the only thing to do was a knee replacement. He said I would have to give up walking for exercise. That was a shocking statement for me to hear. I did not want to give up walking and hiking for exercise. Neither did I want a metal pin in my knee. That would not be healing. That would maime me for life. I wanted my good knee back, the way it was when I was a young man. Complete and whole, like God made it.
It is funny how you can have the answers to your problem at hand and not realize it. That is when I suddenly woke up and realized that I had the cure already. The answer had to be with the oils.
I had been using essential oils for less than a year at that time. I then prayed to God. I said, God you have given me tools to heal myself. Please tell me how to use them. I receive a clear answer: Use wintergreen and cypress oils. So I did.
Morning and evening I put about three drops of each in my left hand, mixed them together, and then applied them to my right knee, praying as I rubbed (anointed) my knee. I also did vitaflex on the knee since that amplifies the therapeutic power of the oils.
It started getting better right away and gradually, after two months, it was completely healed. I can now run and jump. There is no pain. My knee is as good as new.
The New Testament mentions healing by Jesus and his disciples 73 times. We normally assume these healings were always instantaneous or miraculous. However, this is not so. In 30 of the 73 instances, we find that the Greek word from which the English word, heal, has been translated is iaomai, which does mean instant or miraculous. But that is less than half of the New Testament healings. In 40 cases, the Greek word is therapeuo, which means healing gradually over time with care from others. It is the same Greek word from which we get our word, therapy. Hence, most of the early Christian healings mentioned in the Bible were gradual.
I have experienced iaomai, the instant kind of healing. But my knee was healed after the manner of therapeuo, gradually over a two month period of time. So far as I am concerned, it was a miracle. It just was not instantaneous. That was back in February of 2000, more than five years ago. I have not had to use the oils on my knee ever since.
Essential oils are not like pharmaceutical drugs that never heal but make you dependent on them for the rest of your life. Through God’s creation of his essential oils, applied in prayer and with human touch, as taught by Jesus to his disciples, you can find total healing. Once healed, you don’t need the oils any more for that particular problem.
When you apply essential oils for healing, it is important to realize that healing is not always instant. It was not always so for Jesus and his disciples. So if you are not seeing the healing you want right away, just keep applying the oil and blessing yourself and/or the person seeking the healing. Some things take
time. Persistence in one’s faith is the key.
One should not conclude from my experience that applying winter green and cypress oils would cure an arthritic knee in every case. People are different and different oils act differently on Different people. The way you determine what oils to use is to ask God, the first aromatherapist, the creator of the oils. He knows Everything and is just waiting for you to ask for his advice. In The book of James, Chapter 5, it says that we receive not because We ask not. It took me a while to ask God about what to do for my Knee, but when I did, I got the information I needed and was Healed, but not instantly.
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