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I Was Healed By God Of A Lung Disease
A Token of God's Power Above Medicine: A hope where no hope was

by Greg DesVoignes
December 20, 2021

“Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him."  Luke 8:39

43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
  Luke 18:43

"I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images."  Isaiah 42:8

"Your Lungs Are Toast", I Was Told - But God...

praising God

In the world of Covid we do not seem to see anyone on the media, government, or churches even mention to turn to God as the solution, but only to man and his folly filled science of medicine to stop this man made disease.    We are told there are two main elements that will stop it: depending on what side of the political and science fence you are on.  (1) A vaccine that can be deadly, or (2) medicines such as hydroxychloroquine, of which also has a lot of potentially bad side effects as ALL of man made medicine has.  In the realm of religion, there is the view of combining both man's science, and God, as the solution.  However what we do not see spoken of as the only real option, is the power of God alone in which there are no side effects and in which only he can be praised for.

To illustrate this I am sharing God's token, his manifestation of this truth, in that I have been healed of an unknown disease that attacked my lungs at the beginning of this year.  There were no medicines involved; only a hope in God that came to be, prayers that were answered.  I was told, "Your lungs are toast".  According to man, yes they were;  BUT God showed his glory instead...  And, He wants this to be shared.


If you have read my article, "Is Our Healthcare System of God, Or Something Else?", then you know that in 2019 I had kidney failure, heart failure, a quadruple by-pass, and was diagnosed with a bone cancer; all in the same week.  I was told that if I did not start cancer treatment "now", I would not be around in the spring.  All that happened a couple of weeks after I had completed a few years of research on the health / medical system from secular, pagan, and Biblical writings on its source and its issues.  That article is a progressive story that has an open end because it is a story yet to be finished.  This article can be considered an "Update" to that article.  Back then I believed that God had allowed all these medical issues and that he had placed me in the health system to experience first hand many of the things I wrote about.  Today I still believe that is God's purpose.  It has not been pleasant for me or my family, but I felt God wanted to show me things about the ways of man's health system / medicine, in comparison to God's ways of provision for his people which has been forgotten and even looked upon as "fringe"

The Journey

Since that mid February 2019 when I was thrust into the world of medicine (where I never wanted to go), it has been difficult to recover from these medical issues (especially the cancer).  Why?  Because the medicines given me to lower "side effects" of the chemo have their own "side effects" and those "risks" put me back in the hospital a few times and made me feel like dying was better.  Yes, the medicine made me feel like dying.  What kind of medicine do we have?  (Ah yes! science's "Risk" vs "Benefit" kind).  With a couple of these medications, the steroids in particular, damage was done to other parts of my body.  I didn't know about another hidden risk until recently which I will show later.

Since the combination of two chemo pills I was on were not compatible with my body (they are poison), I was put on infusions of "immunotherapy" around February of 2020 in place of one chemo pill.  After the "numbers" went down into "remission", I came off the chemo pill in the fall of 2020 and stopped the immunotherapy infusions in February of this year, 2021.  I was initially told in that I would have to be on this immunotherapy forever as a "maintenance" to control the cancer.  As of this writing I am still in "remission", but still effected by treatment "side effects".

The New Attack

I am going to be detailed about this for reasons you will see in the end.

In March of this year, a few weeks after stopping the immunotherapy, I started having symptoms of having a sinus infection and either bronchitis or pneumonia.  Long story short, after a trip to an urgent care facility I was given antibiotics, but they did nothing.  A week later I was coughing a lot and having problems with breathing right (Covid?)   So went to a hospital Emergency room to get something for this and to ask for an oxygen prescription.  Well, I got a Covid test and it was negative, but the x-ray showed some lung issues that they initially thought was pneumonia.  Aside from the thought of pneumonia, they also told me that insurance would not pay for oxygen unless I spent a night in the hospital.  I was there for eight days.  I am still in God's school of experiencing and learning the system first hand, and about me, and more about God.

At that admission time, you could not have visitors in hospitals so I was there by myself; except....  God has been merciful to me in my stays at this hospital and this time was no exception.  The hospital was full and had no rooms so I was put in a room in the Emergency Room section. About 8 hrs later (about 11:00 pm) one double room opened.  One of my daughters has a friend who is a nurse at this large hospital and my wife and I also know her.  This only open room just happened to be on her floor (one of 9 floors) and was one of her rooms. (How about this God intervention!)  Again, I do not like any of these things, but God was still there.  Perhaps another thing I was to learn?

My "room mate"  a severe mental, was obnoxious, loud, and a real high maintenance pain for the nurses.  He yelled all night.  He threatened them and they eventually had to have Security come and tie him down.  I did not know how they could maintain their patience with him, but they did.  I heard their kind voices to him all night.

The floor nurse came in about midnight and apologized to me and assured me they were going to get me a private room as soon as possible.  The next morning my daughter's friend told me that a room was being prepared for me, and she moved me out of that room into a small exam room until the room was prepared.  This nurse stayed with me almost three hours after her shift and helped the other nurses get me set up in the room, which was a single and real quiet.  This nurse is not a Christian but has this extreme kindness and compassion about her.  A very special person. Her shift would end at 8:00 am, but she came in every morning I was there after she got off work and spent an hour talking with me.  She was "my family" up there and kept the family up to date on me. It was an opportunity to share my faith with her too.  She did more than there is time for here.

So in those eight days I was given five different antibiotics, cat scan and different tests, including more Covid tests and a lung scope.  They wanted to do a biopsy but I told them no and told them why. I literally felt the last surgery I had in 2019 (broken vertebrae) when they had to pull the anesthetic because my blood pressure dropped.  God allowed some very excruciating pain and I yelled for the surgeon to stop.  He didn't.  But to me this was a message I did not think should be ignored; another lesson on man's medicine.  Why else would God allow it?  It was scary and devastating that he allowed such pain. No more.

But now there was this current issue and I was not getting better, and they did not know what I had so they had no treatment.  On day six or seven, I told the doctor it was time for me to go home.  He agreed and so I was released.  I went home with two large electric oxygen converters and 12 portable tanks, with instructions to set the converter to 6 liters of flow (one at 4, the other at 2).  So I had 50 feet of double hoses attached to my nose to walk around the house with.  At that time I could not walk from our front room to the front door nor our bedroom without the oxygen and slept with it too.  I got a prescription for one of those small battery operated oxygen converter but our local oxygen provider said they were on back order.  But they were available from a company I found on line but this company did not bother to check for alternatives.  After 9 months I still never got it.  ???  Each tank weighs about 12 lbs and only lasts about a hour.  The portable is only 5 lbs and has rechargeable batteries that can last up to ten hours.  So they really limited any activity away from the house.

It was discouraging because I was now back to square one on getting my strength back from the cancer treatments.  But this time I was not sure my strength would be back.  I told my wife that unless God intervened, to expect a total life-style change because of what was now going to be a seemingly endless mobility disability.  Right then I was not sure where God was taking this.

But, we prayed as did others.  I told God I thought I had seen enough of this system I believed he had placed me in back in 2019, and asked (no, begged) to be delivered from all of it and the medicines.  I was wearied of it all.  It became a daily prayer.  I asked God, "What are you wanting to show me about me?"  I get the medicine, but what else?  I have believed in your word: why have you forsaken me?

The Bad News

On my first post hospital visit to a pulmonary doctor, his PA showed us the hospital cat scans of my lungs.  He said I had emphysema and had it for a long time.  He was surprised when I told him I had no idea about that and I could walk six miles prior to 2019 without any problems (I'm 72).  Then he pointed out the mess of white splotches and crisscrossed lines on the lower part of my lungs that was referred to as "honeycombing".  This was the new "unknown" disease that I had.  Emphysema on the top, the new disease on the bottom.   He told my that my lungs were like "tissue paper" and that they were "toast".   This was not a good thing; especially for my wife to hear, nor a way to be told.  The implication was, I am toast (in the eyes of man and science).

In April I had another cat scan and and a breath test followed up by an appointment with the pulmonary doctor.  He showed us my lungs again and basically said that if I wanted to continue breathing that I needed to be on Prednisone; a nasty steroid.  He said my lungs would only get worse.  It was like the end of the world diagnosis and prognosis.  But the way I felt, it seemed plausible.  But on the other hand, it did not make sense to me because what I saw in God's word about the promises to his people as I have shown in past articles, and what I thought God was speaking to me in this and what he had shown me about medicine.  But, I thought, "Oh well"; guess what appeared to be the way it was going to go via God, as I believed, may not be the case.  There were many days of discouragement and even a sense of oppression from Satan at times.

But to me it still did not fit God.  It did not matter how I felt or what the doctors said; what mattered is what God's word says and what I believed he was showing me.  I thought, "Would God bring me and my family through two years of going through all this evil stuff and misery just to let me die now without God being glorified in what His word says He would do?  It was like Israel complaining to God that he delivered them from Egypt only to kill them in the wilderness; and I did not want to say this to him, nor even want to begin to think that way.

But back to the pulmonary doctor.

So I asked the doctor if it was true that Prednisone could cause heart issues.  He said, yes, that it could.  I was told also by a cardiologist that this disease not only had attacked my lungs, but also my heart or gave me a cardiovascular disease.  So knowing these things I told the doctor, "Why would I want to take a dangerous medicine that "might" help me breath, but also give me more heart issues?  (I already had detrimental side effects from other steroids).  He seemed to think it was a logical way to think, but not good for living now in his view (Risk vs Benefit).   But, I declined the drug and another suggestion of a biopsy.  His answers to me made my decision easier.  For me, it was time for God's way as I had gone the other route with man.  He then asked if I would be willing to be referred to a university hospital where they had "experts" who would know what disease I had.  I granted this and I was to initially have a virtual Zoom appointment due to the long distance from where I live from the U.

The local doctor's diagnosis, the bad prognosis, how bad I felt, and my declining this bad medication (only medical hope) was hard for my wife and daughters.  But, I believed God had been showing me things for a long time and this is the way I was supposed to go (I hoped).  The health system's way did not offer me any quality of life; just existence. God had shown me that while the health system has some caring people in it and some Christians too, the system itself contains much harmful evil, and I was a recipient of it.  It is much like, while Babylon was evil, God had placed His people (Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego) in it for his purposes.  Like that system, this evil health system has people placed by God in it too, like the nurse I spoke about.  Some of our relatives and other friends work in it.  Some do not know God, some do.

None the less, since things did not look good for me so we went to a cemetery to start a planning process for the unknown future, and my wife asked our pastor to come over to talk with us and our daughters.  We were going into uncharted territory and I know it was scary and hard for them when I said, "no more medicines". But I felt that I needed to follow what I believed God had been showing me in his word about trusting in Him and not in man.  I did feel a peace about this and wanted to choose his way, not being really sure anymore what his way was.  I just knew the health system with its detrimental drugs was out.  There was no doubt in my mind this medicine was not of God and I had enough of it (I hoped!)

The U Doctor

So it was that in April this year the local doctor was to send my file and tests to the U doctor.  By either sometime in July or August I still had heard nothing from the U.  Then a nurse from the U called me and said they have tried twice to have the local doctor send them the cat scans and the pulmonary breathing tests results, but the local doctor never responded back.  She asked me to contact them.  We did and that day (3 months from the time I had the tests) they finally sent the tests to the U.  Well actually, I could have been dead in this time according the prognosis.  And by the time the U received them, they were most likely obsolete from any current condition.  While it really did not bother me because I was still hoping in God, it did not help my view of the system.  Actually, by this time I had removed myself off the oxygen and was able to do more walking.

So it was not until August we (wife and I) had the first virtual appointment with the U pulmonary doctor.  Nice man.  For an hour he asked questions about me and my family's health history in an attempt to possibly find something that would indicate a genetic thing, or an allergy thing I may have been exposed to.  Apparently whatever disease I had may have fit into this allergy category.  The doctor said that he also did not know what disease I had, but said it had the appearance of being 1 of 102 choices.  He said he wanted to do a biopsy, which I also declined.  He, like the local pulmonary doctor, thought that the immunotherapy could have caused both the lung and heart issues.  My cancer doctor denied this possibility.  But I researched this and saw it was plausible.

I told the U doctor that over the months I had weaned off of the oxygen and was able to do some limited things I could not do a few months earlier; like short hikes, cut the grass, etc.  He then suggested another cat scan and pulmonary breathing test to see if there were indeed any changes.  To me this was like Jesus telling the lepers he healed to, "go show yourself to the priests".  The priests would declare if the person was healed or not in accordance with Mosaic Law.  Since my lungs were not visible, I thought this would be the way to actually show the doctors if my body's increased breathing ability would match the new tests.  So, in September I had another cat scan and pulmonary breathing test.

But again, after a long time of not hearing anything from the U, I contacted them.  They said they did not know I had done the tests and said I was supposed to have notified them.  I told them that I was not told this and figured it was supposed to have been done by the local doctor who the U doctor went through to order the new tests.  So it was not until this month on December 3rd, that I had my second virtual appointment.  None of this helped my view of the system.  Honestly I was just going along with this while waiting to see what God was doing and if God was going to help and because I felt he still had me in this for a reason.

In the meantime we got a bill from the U for over $800.00 for the first appointment in which nothing was really done.  It reminded me of Isaiah 55:1-2 in which God makes a statement and asks a question.  He says,

Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.

Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

God tells us to come to him and his drink and bread, his ways, come without spending money or anything of ourselves.  What spoke to me is, "Why do you spend money for what is not bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy?  $800 for what? It certainly was not the "bread" that God speaks of.  The whole issue reminded me of the woman with the 12 year issue of blood who spent all her money on physicians and she only got worse.  Maybe they meant well, but it was not of God so she did not benefit from all she spent.  But it was her going to the "waters" and eating of the words of Jesus, the bread of life, that did satisfy and she was healed without the agency of man nor cost which she had tried but realized that was not going to work (Luke 8:43-48).

But I still was in this outwardly seemingly to man; hopeless state.  I had prayed for others to be healed and for myself for decades, but without being answered in the positive.  I just never gave up, though many times I wanted to.


I like those words and they are used frequently by a pastor I watch to show that God can do things when all seems lost.  There are many examples of this in the Bible and this pastor will sometimes share current stories where God has acted in hopeless situations as He did many times as examples of His power over Satan and impossible-to-man situations.

So this past December 3rd we had the second and final virtual appointment with the U doctor.  He started out by asking how I felt now as compared to my cat scan and breathing from last April on a percentage scale.  He was leading up to something.  I told him that back in April my lungs felt they were only about 50% and now they felt like they were about 80%.  .  He then told me that my pulmonary breathing test in April showed I was indeed at 50% of lung function back then.  However as of the September test (2 months ago from December 3rd appointment), the test showed I was at 77% lung function and that 80% was normal on their scale.  He also said that some other test showed I was at 66% and that 80% was normal.

Lung results
Excerpt from Radiologist's "Final Report" on my lung cat scan
Then this doctor told us the final "BUT GOD" news that was contrary to the original prognosis.  He said that all those things which they called "opaque" glass like splotches and the "honeycombing" from the April cat scan were now GONE!  He put both his thumbs up and said "I can't explain it".  I could!  BUT GOD!!!!  No medicine or other treatments. The doctor said that he was finished with any further appointments as there was nothing more to do.  He said they still did not know what the disease was and that a biopsy now could be detrimental to my lungs. (that is why I did not want it anyway).  So what looked like it was going to be a final thing was intervened by God, even before it was confirmed by the doctors with the tests.

But here is the thing; 

Anytime God did something he said he going to, it was to show the people, as God said,  "Then they will know that I am the Lord" (Isaiah 48:1-11).  While I still had, and have, some other medical issues and the emphysema still remains (but apparently improving),  God pinpointed that particular disease in which no one could attribute this healing to anyone or any pharmaceutical, not me, nor anything but him.  Some would try to take away from this as a supernatural intervention by saying how God put in man a great system to self heal.  I have a compromised immune system and my age says things are not going to work like a young person.  So that did not work either.

This was something that no man, no health system, no pharmaceutical, nor procedure, nor anything I did, could take credit for this.  Like God said an number of times in the verse at the beginning of this article, God will not give credit to man for anything; not even the "carved images" and the modern symbols of the carved images of  "gods of medicine" (photo; Apollo, Asclepius, Hermes, Hygeia) that represent the various sources and parts of the health system and its medicine. Just his mercy and by his power; alone.  So I still pray that God will deliver me from all the medicine and anything to do with the medical system again.  In my my mind, I have truly seen and experienced enough.  I hope that is God's plan too??  But...

But in this situation and particular disease, God alone has healed me.  It was not as dramatic as the healing Jesus gave the demoniac in Luke 8 when he removed thousands of demons from man, or the public healing of the blind man in Luke 18, but to me, it is a "great thing" that God has done for me.  And I have to, and want to tell about it to show we need to put our hope in God and his "great things"  and not in any deceitful science that has shown it's true colors and source by deceitfully making the population dependant on it (Revelation 18:23) only to turn against the people to control our bodies and enslave our lives in the spirit of the anti-Christ. 

This is true as seen in the Covid virus and man's risk filled solution for it and the control and tyranny that the health system brought with it.  Is it not a wonder that our "images", symbols of medicines are the demonic "planet" gods the "hosts of heaven" of the ancients: the sons and descendants of Zeus, Satan himself?   (See Zephaniah 1:4-6 on the dual worship by Judah and the child sacrifice god, Milcom)  But these anti-Christ images used to symbolize the health system have come to symbolize what we are told is a good thing over God, or in the case of Christianity, compatible with God?  And now we have allowed it to control us. So can we say that a "health system" is of God even though it sacrifices to Milcom (Molech) by killing over 73 million children every year according to the World Health Organization?  Their web page on abortion says,

"Comprehensive abortion care is included in the list of essential health care services published by WHO in 2020. Abortion is a simple health care intervention that can be effectively managed by a wide range of health workers using medication or a surgical procedure."

So according to our esteemed but now revealed tyrannical and controlling health system, killing children is an essential health intervention done by health care people and pharmaceuticals that kill. So how can we say such an evil system is of God!  It is beyond me to comprehend we think this!  And it is going to come back to bite us.  Actually, it is now.  God has given us what we asked for.

On the other side of this evil science are the false faith healers and prophets that are part of the New Apostolic Reformation, the Word-Faith movement.  These include the false signs and wonders of Bethel Church, Redding, CA, the Healing Rooms of John G. Lake fame and many others (By the way, Lake operated in Spokane, WA and Portland, Or during the 1918 Flu epidemic). Then there have been some cults which have naively refused medical treatment for their children and they died.

These false teachers and healers have maligned the word of God and have turned Christians off from God's ways, to follow and rely on the "science" of man and the demonic gods behind it.  It is like we have become afraid of even teaching on the "Gifts of the Spirit" that are provided to us, in favor of medicine.  Sad. God warned of these false things and commanded that his teachers teach the difference between true and the false (Ezekiel 44:23).  But this that I share has been my interaction with God and I am fortunate and blessed.  But I also know that most will stick with the health system as seen in Revelation 18 because this is what we have been raised up in and taught to be the way of those with "authority" and  "knowledge".  Like God said of Israel, they had forgotten his power and promises and went the way of the nations (see Psalms 106); so it seems we have too.

But for me, if I had given up hope in God's word for right now in this life, given in to the system, into the discouragement and the lies spoken to my mind, I would have not seen God's hand on me.  The Psalmist said,

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 lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  Psalms 103:1-5

So what can I say then in addition?  A new song!

Psalms 40

I waited patiently for the Lord; (not always and with discouragement at times, but also with hope)
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.

He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock, (and that Rock is Christ)
And established my steps.

He has put a new song in my mouth
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord. (the purpose of the healing and this article; how I pray this will be)

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You Yourself know.

10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me

I am joyful in the word of God; because it is true, and as I asked him many times to, even in my times of despair, that He would hold on to me so that I would not fall away, and that he would confirm His words.  I had and have; nothing else.  As one personality has said, I am "happy, happy, happy!".  So, I can't shut up so I praise the Lord for what he has done for me and have to share it with you and hope you will share it with others.


A Message To Those Who Don’t Know God and His Salvation

If you are not a believer, but you just might think that there is something to what you have read here, you may want to learn more.  God does not want anyone to perish eternally, nor to even go through the Tribulation which is seven years of Hell on Earth.  Here is a place to start to learn about the salvation that God has for you.  

The ABCs of Salvation

Some people think a personal relationship with God is something only theologians can comprehend. Actually, God’s plan of salvation is simple enough for everyone to understand. Here are the ABCs of salvation.


Admit to God that you are a sinner. All persons need salvation. Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin. Sin is a refusal to acknowledge God’s authority over our lives. Everyone who does not live a life of perfect obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). Since none of us is perfect, all of us are sinners (Rom. 3:10-18).The result of sin is spiritual death (Rom. 6:23). Spiritual death means eternal separation from God. By God’s perfect standard we are guilty of sin and therefore subject to the punishment for sin, which is separation from God. Admitting that you are a sinner and separated from God is the first step of repentance, which is turning from sin and self and turning toward God.


Believe in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and receive Jesus’ gift of forgiveness from sin. God loves each of us. God offers us salvation. Although we have done nothing to deserve His love and salvation, God wants to save us. In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of their sins and believe in Jesus. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).


Confess your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others. After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person. Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision.  If you do not go to church or have a pastor, ask God to lead you to a church that teaches truth and the gospel.  Following Christ’s example, ask for baptism by immersion in your church as a public expression of your faith. “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Rom. 10:9-10).

Then take the time to learn from, and of God.  Study the Bible.  Get a New King James, New American Standard, or a King James version to begin your study.  The first two are easier reading.  The King James has more word study materials with it but the old language may be a little harder to read.