Chris Durso is pastor at Misfit NYC, the youth ministry of Christ Tabernacle in Queens, NY. Recently Chris was a guest on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s popular Praise the Lord ministry and talk show, where he related an amazing story about the healing of his son from a rare and deadly blood disease. And in telling his son’s story Chris emphasized that hearing the testimony of others — of healings, financial turnarounds, and other miracles — will spur our own faith to believe God.
“A few years ago my son Dylan got deathly sick,” Chris recalled. “He had these bruises all over his face and body, and we had no idea where they came from. We rushed him to the hospital to find out that he had a rare blood disease called ITP.”
Noting that a healthy person’s blood platelets are at 250,000 to 350,000, he said that Dylan’s were at 18,000, and over the course of the next two days they fell dramatically to just 3,000.
Doctors warned Chris and his wife that their son could have leukemia, and discussed a possible spinal tap and even removing their son’s spleen.
At that moment, said Chris, his church was praying and pleading the blood of Jesus over his son. “I got a call from a friend who put me on the phone with another pastor, who told me, ‘Chris, I want you to know that just a few months ago I was with a pastor dealing with the same situation, and when I prayed over his son, his son was healed the very next day. And I am praying and declaring that your son will be healed by 10 o’clock tomorrow morning.’”
Chris recalled that after the prayer he and his wife went to the hospital, where they stayed all night by their son’s side. “And we were awakened the next morning by the doctor screaming, ‘He’s healed! He’s healed!’”
He went on to recall that “our son’s platelets improved dramatically overnight, and it absolutely did not make sense. They even said, ‘It was whatever you did, because our medicine did not work.’”
Later Chris connected with the pastor who had prayed with him over the phone. “And when I thanked him for praying, I asked him why he had shared the story of the other boy who had been healed. And he told me, ‘Chris, we have to understand that the blessing of God resides on the ark of the testimony. In other words, because you heard that someone else got healed, it spurred your faith to believe for your son’s healing. So if God did it before you now believe that God can do it again.’”
Explained Chris: “So when you hear someone else’s testimony, that’s not just somebody’s celebration. That is the thing that is about to release your miracle.”
Watch this energizing and deeply inspirational video as Pastor Chris Durso explains how the testimonies of other people’s miracles are meant to be catalysts to increase your faith for God’s powerful move in your own need.