November, 1968. A car hit me on the street in Benin ontop of a motorcycle, lifted me and threw me to the other side and I had broken bones in 10 places. They carried me to the hospital and the doctor look at me and said to me, “are you not the miracle worker, BENSON IDAHOSA? I said “yes”
He said “what are you doing here?”
I said, “I came to see you”
He said, “do you know your bones is broken in 10 places?”
I said, “No, his bone was not broken”
He said am talking of you not he.. I said, “yes, that’s what am telling you, my Bible tells me his bone was not broken”
He said “you are going to be in this hospital for atleast 4months”
I said, “I am leaving tomorrow”
He said how are you going to do it? You are already here!
I said, “that’s why I’m here, you touch it, God touch it, I get up”
They took me to the ward, put a big cast and people were rushing to the hospital to see, whether the miracle worker was really laying down. And he(doctor) wrote them the day I will be discharged. Suddenly, on the bed, in less than 30minutes they finished the cast with the date, I heard, “you are heal” that was what I heard. I got up, and they ask, “where are you going?”
I said, “show me where the bathroom is”
I got there, took the hospital dress away and put on my clothes. I called a taxi, and I entered. People who heard I was in the hospital laying down, met my bed empty. When I got home, the pain was still there but I heard, “you are heal” when it was 5 0’clock, service time, I carried my Bible and began to preach in church. People who left the church to come and see me in the hospital because they heard I was in the hospital laying down, were told I’m preaching in the church.
They came back to the church seeing me preaching. They said, we were told you had broken bones in 10 places, I said yes, I have been healed. Many people did not believe I had broken bones in 10 places. 30years later am still standing.
What is the truth, did you have broken bones or not?
I said, “I had but I don’t have now”
Was the doctor correct that your bones were broken?
I said, “yes”
Did you believe it?
I said, “yes” but what did God say, “you are heal”
It is not a lie when you are well, and you say you are well. It is not also a lie when you are sick, and you say I’m heal… For by his stripes we are healed!