GN vol. 19, no. 6, 1 June 1928
ANOINTED HANDKERCHIEFS OR PAPERS.
Friends often send for handkerchiefs to lay on parts affected by sickness. These we gladly anoint and pray over (Acts 19: 12), but holy hands are always laid upon the "Good News" before they are posted, with the prayer that God will heal the sick on whom they are laid or even heal them as they read its inspiring pages.
Mrs. Jarrett, Nobley, states:—During last year I used to get an attack that resulted in retching and painful illness which returned every fortnight. We are subscribers to the "Good News." I was bad when we received the August number, 1926, of the "Good News." I read in it that it was prayed over and hands laid on before being sent out. I laid the "Good News" upon me, and was perfectly healed; have never had a recurrence of this malady since.—Lillian T. Jarrett.
Perth, W.A., April, 1928. To the Editor, "Good News." I would like to add my testimony to many others who have been healed by the power of God. Reading in the "Good News" that hands had been laid on them and they had been blessed before being sent out, I took the little paper and laid it over the part of my body where I suffered the pain, and prayed for God to heal me; the pain instantly left me. I have not felt it since, and that is over three months ago. For years I had suffered with an internal pain, and was afraid to see a doctor for fear he would tell me it was a cancer; now I am in better health, and have more strength than I have had for years. Praying God will bless you in your work for Him.—Yours in Christ,
The last Saturday Brother Van Eyk was holding a meeting in the hall I was a bit late, and, stepping rather hurriedly up to the kerbstone, my foot slipped, and I fell, scratching my left hand; my knee caught the edge of the kerb, and was knocked very badly, and a big lump rose upon it. I got in at the hall door, and a sister anointed the wounds on my hands, and bound them up. Just then Brother Russell came in, and he and Brother Tom Warburton, who was acting as doorkeeper, came and laid hands upon me, and anointed me in the name of the Lord, and I was immediately delivered. To-night I have been prayed for because I had a cold, which was very tight on my chest. I don't feel the tightness since prayed for; it has all gone. Hallelujah!
A few years ago I suffered much with corns—could hardly ever wear shoes without pain, unless they were old ones.
One night my "feet were so sore that I asked Sister Maggie to pray for them; after that, they grew worse than ever. I did not understand that my faith was being tested, so got some corn cure, with the result that the corns increased in number, and I couldn't walk without I first cut holes in my shoes. Eventually I threw the corn cure away, and came again to the Lord for deliverance. The corns disappeared, and I can now walk and wear my shoes without any pain. I praise the Lord for His love and goodness. Even if our faith fails, He remains faithful. —Mary Self.
Dear Brother,—I praise and thank the dear Lord, for, after Evang. Van Eyk prayed for my hearing, I heard him speak to me in a low voice—on my way home I could feel my eardrums getting clearer. I praise and thank the Lord they are improving every day after being deaf for fourteen years and having been to several doctors and specialists.—Your Sister in Christ Jesus,
--M. G. RUMBLE, Geelong.
 GN vol. 19, no. 6, 1 June 1928
EXTRACT FROM LETTER TO SISTER VAN EYK.
Do you know, clear, my throat, which you so kindly asked our Heavenly Father in Jesu's mighty name to heal, was healed. Praise His holy name! Since then I have never as much as worn my eyeglasses, and neither have I taken any drugs.—Evelyn Scott.
A REAL MIRACLE.
On July 28 last our native evangelist, William Chisamba, of Zululand, was on his way to Empangeni. He had been arrested by order of a native chief for preaching the full Gospel, and healing the people in the chief's territory. In the long grass he trod on a snake—a mamba, 6 feet long—which bit him on the leg, just above the ankle. He was accompanied by five native police, and two believers. They at once went down before God, and asked for his healing. After prayer he walked on to town, a distance of about eight miles, suffering no pain. Two days afterwards I saw him, when he requested prayer, as there was a slight stiffness in the leg and foot. The mark of the bite was plainly visible, and also a slight swelling. It is generally known that the mamba. is the most poisonous snake in existence in Africa, and people practically never recover from its bite. Our God is mighty. Hallelujah! "They shall take up serpents" (Mark 16: 18).
—P.L.R., Johannesburg, in "The Comforter."
Mrs. B. was lifting a basket of clothes when she felt something tear across her neck, and was in terrible pain and unable to do her work. She saw the doctor, and he said that the muscles of the back had torn away and advised her to paint it with iodine, and rest herself, but she determined to look to the Lord— was prayed for by Evang. Van Eyk on Feb. 20-, and received immediate deliverance, and has been able to do all her work with ease.
March 17, 1927.
Miss Jackson said: I have been suffering with chronic indigestion since two months old, which developed subsequently into dyspepsia, from which I have been suffering all my life. I was prayed for during campaign, am now perfectly healed, and can't vjat enough; I am always hungry. For 14 years I wore glasses on account of weak eyes; my eyes also are now perfectly healed, and I have discarded my glasses, as I have no further use for them.
(2 Cor. 1:8)
Pressed—Into the image of Jesus,
Into His likeness divine But why should I shrink from the pressure,
Why should I weep and repine?
Pressed - Into meekest submission,
Loving the staff and the rod; But why should I shrink from the process
That conforms to the image of God?
Pressed—By the wounds from our loved ones,
Like His, "in the house of his friends;"
Pressed by the conflicts and burdens,
Till our anguish with His anguish blends.
Pressed—Do we question the chastening
That comes from the scourge and the rod?
Soul, give thy cheek to the smiters
And "be still" in the hand of thy God.
—Nina L. Soules,
Canst thou send forth lightnings that they may go and SAY unto thee, "Here we are." Job. 38: 35.
Elisha the prophet heard the words the King of Syria spoke in his bedchamber (2 Kings, 6: 8-13) and God in heaven hears the words we speak in our bedchambers. "There is nothing new under the sun."
There is another invention which is able to pick up the sounds of the past. A message a month old has been picked up, and it may be possible soon to pick up sounds that are years and centuries old. "For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. (Luke 12: 2-3.) But now we may adjust our "ear sets" or why not turn on the "loud speaker" and "listen in!" Why not let the world listen in with us—their hearts are hungry for a sound—for a voice from heaven!
The mark of the beast foreshadowed.
Every tradesman (and none can trade without a Government license) must publicly affix his prices (and they are frequently controlled prices) to all articles, and is liable to have his license cancelled at any moment "when sufficient moral and economic guarantees" are not forthcoming. Signor Mussolini himself described the Labor Bill as "the most hazardous, audacious, and, therefore, the most revolutionary" reform which the Fascist Government had introduced in its then 40 months of power.
The world is surely being rapidly prepared for the day when no man may buy or sell save he that has the mark of the beast. (Rev. 13: 17.)
GIANT AIR SHIPS.
It is stated on good authority that early in June passenger air ships will run regularly between New York and Liverpool. They will be 709 feet long and 133 feet wide, and will carry 100 passengers, a crew of 40, and at least 150 sacks of mail. They will travel from 85 to 90 miles an hour, and make the trip in 36 hours.
Imagine a fleet of these air ships in war-time, carrying bombs weighing 4000 pounds and more, and dropping the same over cities like New York and Chicago. No wonder the Lord spoke of men's heartt; failing them for fear. The only person who will be really safe during the next war is the one who is in Christ.
A Baptist Church in Naples, Italy, was recently to be dedicated. It had been furnished admirably, and provided with a splendid organ by Italian Baptists in the United States. In broad daylight Fascisti bands attacked. this church, soaked it with benzine, and burned it to the ground. The police were called on to prevent the outrage, but refused to lift a finger.
Similar reports are coming from Spain. We are told by the London "Times" that the Government is now punishing men for singing hymns in their own homes and for distributing religious leaflets. Speakers have been forbidden to mention the Bible in their addresses, and evangelical papers are forced to delete all references to evangelical work in Spain. No doubt this is the prologue to more thorough-going persecution, for one of the provincial Governors has recently said, "I have always made difficult, and will make difficult, all propaganda against our religion, the only true religion."