HIV 5 years on...

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Joined in 2005
May 27, 2007, 07:12

😯 opps.

What an insenstitive person I have become. God does heal, that much I do know… God can’t heal something because we made a mistake but God can turn our mistakes into something beautiful – if we let God.

I only hope that my comment or response hasn’t turned you off God.

Thank you Yowie for this was meant to be a congratulation and also that I’m inspired by your positive response to your situation. I too, look forward to your book and what you teach will have far reaching impact on lives.

Thank you.


Thank you Craig for the encouragement.

Joined in 2007
May 28, 2007, 00:20

Not a problem Yowie! One day we must meet and have a few drinks. Enjoy the lovely weather in Brissy! I used to live there for a number of years… I went to Gateway Baptist… when Brian Anderson was the senior pastor… I loved that guy, we was so real and I guess that’s why he was let go… gateway isn’t what it used to be…. just anothe Hillsong … sigh. Gone are the days when God meant something huh?

I met so many people in all walks of life. I have had 😆 good days and 😳 bad days. Brisbane was my magic place that enabled me to change and become stronger as a Christian. Brisbane is where I discovered my identity as a gay. 8) .. I knew I was different but I didnlt have a name for it… Brisbane introduced me to the name. Its nice to know.

Hey Yowie, keep doing what you do. Don’t give up. Perhaps one day i will be able to attend to your lecture/function!

😀 🙂 😀 😀


Joined in 2006
October 15, 2007, 16:03

Hey Yowee, hows everything going with your support group? It was awesome that you shared with us the last 5yrs update. D

Joined in 2007
November 7, 2007, 18:14


Two of the greatest people I ever knew were positive. They both died several years ago. As spirit-filled christians, they had the most beautiful spirits and their honesty and zeal for God put many of us to shame. I miss them terribly because they made such an impact on my life as a gay man and someone trying to return to the church.

God didn’t heal them. He could have. I think it was our fault. We were too busy having power struggles and wrangling for the front row seats in our growing gay spirit filled church. God took them to be with him and he left us empty places and blind hearts.

Stay strong and let God use you. You may even love Him more now than some of us do. Thanks for being here for us.


Andrew Jones
Joined in 2008
April 18, 2008, 14:44

Hi folks

Thought I would post a comment.

Being a spirit-filled believer (bonefide card carrying Pentecostal once upon a time, long long ago!) the traditional position of the Pentecostal church has been one of miracle healings by a loving and compassionate God. God is all-powerful and can heal any who call on his name. And yet we probably can all agree that God does not always heal. It is a real dilemma for the honest Pentecostal at the junction of faith, belief and reality.

Why does God heal some and not others?

All are calling on God but he seems to only reveal his healing power in limited doses.

Have we misread the Scripture about God’s healing power?

Has the Pentecostal church placed too much emphasis on healing and miracles?

Regarding the topic of HIV there is little understanding about this very important health issue within the church. So little time is discussed around the topic generally that most are ignorant to the challenges faced by those living with HIV. And then there are the other challenges faced by those that live and work with HIV

Joined in 2006
April 18, 2008, 17:33

Good questions Andrew and not those that can be answered in this life I reckon, it has always got me stumped and I have given up trying to understand and just wait to get any revelation if possible as to why. But God knows better than us so I just trust in that.

Joined in 2008
April 18, 2008, 18:31

Just wonder… that practitioner must be really out of his mind. I would not put my bread basket at risk, plus he/she opening a door for letigation.

Joined in 2008
April 19, 2008, 05:04

Ya know? Maybe the reason God heals some and not others is because he knows our future, our journey. There have been many times in my life that I have pleaded with God to “take something away”, perfect example, my sexuality. Oh how I wanted to be straight! I couldnt understand why God would not deliver me from such a “horible sickness”……. My, my, how wrong and uninformed I was! LOL.

Years later, I can look back and see how much I have grown, and it makes sense now why God didnt answer some of my prayers. Kind of like “Oh! Ok God, Now I see!”

Only God knows the end result of our journey. I guess its just learning to trust Him, placing our lives in His hands and believing that whatever the outcome, we played our part in the grander scheme of things. 😉

Joined in 2006
April 19, 2008, 09:09

How true is that John, I sometimes even though I get frustrated I am glad I havent received my full healing yet, I know I wouldve done some dum things and I wouldnt be in the great place I am now, God knows when I will be ready for the lot, I guess maybe when my thoughts arent like a TV sitcom at the best of times 😉

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