Doyin Okupe: How God healed me of prostate cancer
Foremost politician and spokesman of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr. Doyin Okupe has declared his intention to publish a book that will chronicle his experience with God and how God had delivered him from terminal diseases in the last 20 years.
Okupe who has been on the political scene of Nigeria since the second republic and who particularly played prominent role in the defunct National Republican Convention NRC as the party’s spokesman said he would publish the book in the coming year.
The book is titled, MY God and I. He said many Nigerians only know a part of him. He said many don’t know the God part of him and that he is a man who has found favour and received tremendous mercy from the Almighty God Jehovah.
In a Facebook post recently, the medical doctor cum politician stated, “11 years ago while on holiday with my wife and children, in Florida, during a routine medical examination it was discovered that I had cancer of the prostate. I was 56yrs old. I was shocked. I was stunned. I did so many things and considered various options.
“Eventually I went for Cyberknife treatment in India. My first post-surgical PSA was quite low 1.2. But 6months down the line it started climbing up and came up to 3.75 which is approaching upper limit of normal. I immediately went on my knees and told God this PSA in my blood serum must regress.
“I became quite scared and did not go for any test for about one year. When I eventually did, it had come down to a little over 2. I fasted and prayed again for months and told God that even though 2 was normal, but in order to prove to me that He is God He should remove all traces of cancer of the prostrate from my blood.
“The next test I did came with a result of 0.0!!! Today one year down the line and 11years after the initial diagnosis I just got another PSA result reading 0.0!!”
He said in the post that four years before he was diagnosed as having Cancer of the prostate, his libido had started decreasing alarmingly until suddenly he suffered erectile lucidity.
He writes further, “Please note, not erectile dysfunction. Total flat out. I was 52yrs thereabout. I was devastated. I searched the scriptures and came across Deut: 34:7. I called up and went to see a close friend Pastor Niyi Gbade of CAPRO ministries. I told him of my predicament.
“He summoned about 10 of his colleagues and I told them that I strongly believed in the word of God as contained in Duet 34 vs 7 and that if we all agree in prayer I will be healed. We prayed only that once. Till this very day I have never ever experienced the problem again.
He then narrated his ordeal with a disease called SINUS BRADYCARDIA. “It is a congenital heart condition where the heart is naturally slow. It is compatible with life if no complications ensue. However while working as Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, my heart rate dropped as low as 30 beats per minute instead of the average of 60 to 70.
“It was so bad I could not climb the stairs to the President’s office without stopping to rest. None of my colleagues noticed because I always carried some files with me which I will pretend to be reading while I rested. I met my friend Dr. Achililu a cardiologist who said I will need a pacemaker.
“I went to my room locked my door and wept on the altar in my room. I asked God that why He would bring me to this position only to disgrace me out because of poor health. Next day I went to work and did not stop to rest anywhere. In fact I never had the symptoms again till the end of that regime 7months later.”
While calling on his Facebook friends to join him in praising God, he wrote, “This is a fraction of the mercies I have received in my life.”
He then urged those who followed the story and who wanted God’s abundant Mercies to “go to your room or a private place and accept JESUS CHRIST as your Lord and Saviour. Say this short prayer loudly and sincerely.
“Lord Jesus, I confess I am a sinner, but I believe you came to this world and died for my sins. I proclaim you as my Lord, Master, saviour and deliverer. Please come into my life today and continue to lead me alright. On Sunday please go to any Bible believing church and share your experience with the pastor or elder in the church. God bless you as you do so.”