This morning I was praying outside at my favorite prayer spot. I heard the chickens making a big ruckus, but I kept praying. My cell phone rang. It was Dale. He said, “I need to you to come to the house right now.” Concerned, I asked if something was wrong. He said, “I need to you to come now.” I ran to the house as fast as I could.
Dale was holding his leg when I got inside the kitchen. He said, “A snake bit me. One of the chickens got out of the coop, so I was chasing after her to get her back in. The snake must have thought I was a threat and struck .” He was running, so the snake didn’t have the opportunity to release all its venom into a full bite. It was a strike. I could see a scratch and tiny hole.
Copperhead strikes still do have venom, and Dale was having intense numbness and pain. I prayed immediately and powerfully in the name of Jesus.
I anointed him with oil and quoted scriptures of healing.
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.”
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. “Psalm 103:1-5
“Is anyone among you suffering? Let hi pray. . . Is anyone among you sick? Let him. . .pray over him, anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise hi up. . . The fevent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:13-16
We continued to pray. There was some relief.
I cleaned the wound, applied lavender oil, and then poured fig leaf milk onto the site. Then I made a poultice of crushed fig to put on top.
He felt a little more relief. That’s where I’m at now, asking you to pray for Dale. He is doing better, but we want all symptoms to be gone and healed completely in Jesus’ name. Will you pray right now? Thank you friend!