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Nearly nine years ago, John Tesh was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and given a year and a half to live.

Today he is cancer free.

He says it was all about faith in God.

The Christian Post reports:

John Tesh believes “renewing your mind” is one of the most important biblical mandates — yet one of the most overlooked in modern society.

“I have found that many people don’t truly understand that there are dark forces, that the devil is after your mind,” the 71-year-old pianist, author and radio host told The Christian Post. “They don’t understand that. It’s hard to believe because there are so many movies about it and all that. Many people think that when a thought comes into their mind, it comes from them, and it’s not. It’s put there by some other force.”

“If you have so much unbelief and doubt in your heart, it’s like two pickup trucks that are chained together going in opposite directions, and you can’t get anywhere. A consistent prayer life is like a muscle; you have to work on it. And then, you’ll read a Scripture in the Bible and all of the sudden, you face a different challenge, and that Scripture comes alive in a different way.”

Tesh knows firsthand the power of prayer: In 2015, the Emmy Award-winning host was diagnosed with a rare form of prostate cancer and given just 18 months to live.

“I was told to get my affairs in order. I became a cancer patient,” he recalled. 

During this time, Tesh, with the encouragement of his wife, Connie, leaned into the power of prayer and explored what the Bible says about healing. Despite his upbringing in the Methodist Church and early exposure to Scripture, like many young adults, Tesh strayed from his faith during college, only to return to it later in life. 

His journey through cancer, he said, deepened his faith greatly. He credits a CD from preacher Andrew Wommack, which emphasized Mark 11:23, for providing a breakthrough moment.

“He said that the Bible says, ‘Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says,’ and ‘For whatever you ask when you pray, believe that you receive it, and you will have,’” he said. “I thought, ‘Wow, my mountain right now is cancer.’ My wife and I started digging deeper to understand the true nature of God.”

“I’ve read the Bible for years, but I never really truly landed on those Scriptures. And that really started a journey of dual-modality for me, science and doctors, and also, what does the Bible say about health and healing?”

Today, the Grammy-nominated composer and concert pianist is cancer-free — a miracle he attributes to his Christian faith, the support of his wife and the wisdom of doctors. 

What a blessing.

What a miracle.

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