A Year to Live: Cancer Met Jesus and Bowed Down

Note: This is the testimony of Ndanatswa-Maggie Maseko, a breast cancer survivor and powerful woman of God. I am thrilled to share her story with you all.

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent.Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

This is the verse that God placed on my heart the day I received a life-altering diagnosis. I remember sitting in my consultant’s office, not being able to stop the tears flowing down my face. At first, I found myself praying in tongues underneath my breath in rejection of this horrible news, but then God strengthened my resolve. In that moment God lead me to the decision that I was going to fight this horrible disease and conquer it.

I endured the trials of chemotherapy and radiotherapy only to be told that none of it was very effective, as the tumor had attached to my chest wall, leaving nothing further that could be done for me. I did not want to die, and I knew that there was no back-up plan other than putting my full and absolute trust in God the Father, God The Holy Spirit, and God Jesus Christ. I chose to cling to His promises because I knew that He would be faithful to see them through. Then He acted in a powerful way.

I was feeling the weight of being told that I only had a year to live, alongside the fact that I was living in the United Kingdom while my family was in Zimbabwe. I remember asking God, “who is challenging Your power?” Though I trusted in Him, I needed constant guidance through prayer. In this, The Holy Spirit led me in seeking wisdom from my consultant in regards to referring me to a specialized hospital. This conversation led to me being admitted to Royal Marsden, where God was about to follow-through in the biggest way imaginable.

The wonderful staff at Royal Marsden ran a multitude of tests to determine the best course of action. The results from those tests including the MRI showed only two extremely small patches. The surgeons were not even convinced that they contained active cancer. I rejoiced in God’s victory as the surgeon said to me, “it’s as if you never had cancer.” Those words echo in my heart to this day, reminding me of God’s power and faithfulness. God had miraculously healed me! The surgeons were then able to operate, and successfully remove the tumor that I was previously told was inoperable. Jehovah Rapha is a healer and is far more powerful than any disease. He showed this to me through the powerful healing that He brought to my life. God was indeed faithful to His promises, like He put on my heart through Numbers 23:19. He had answered my many prayers.

“It’s as if you never had cancer.” Those words echo in my heart to this day, reminding me of God’s power and faithfulness.

I want to encourage anyone who hears my story with Jesus’ words in Matthew 17:20 (NKJV): “ I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” God proved this to be true in my own life, and I believe without a shadow of a doubt that He can do it for you as well. I strongly believe that God healed me in order for me to spread the Gospel of Jesus, share with others how He healed me, and encourage others who are battling this disease through both my testimony and prayer. I found great encouragement from sermons on KICC, TBN, and Revelation TV, as well as from the ministries of Creflo Dollar, Christ Embassy, Jesse Duplantis, Sid Roth, Joyce Meyer Ministries, Daystar, Bill Winston Ministries and Joseph Prince.

If anyone battling cancer would like me to pray with them, please contact me at www.prettyscars.com. If you are interested in booking me for a speaking engagement to hear my full journey of how l battled breast cancer living alone and how l overcame this major obstacle in my life, please contact me using my contact information below. Thank you for reading my testimony and God bless you.



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