"...The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
This September 25th is the four-year anniversary of the day I walked, or should I say hobbled, into New
Bethel Church with a friend who had invited me to come as her guest. I had a knee brace on and had
been bed-ridden for two weeks as I could not put any weight on my knee after a bad fall on a brick
walkway. Pastor Marcus said, “We're so glad you're here! We've been praying for people to come who
need healing.” He laid his hands on my knee and prayed not once but twice that morning. In that
prophetic prayer, he prayed about things that had been spoken over me for years. The next day, I left
the doctor's office with a good report and no need for surgery, which is what I was sure would be the
outcome. I felt the love of Jesus very strongly and after meeting with some of the leadership of New
Bethel and sharing my story, I was invited to meet with them for “Breakthrough Prayer”.
A breakthrough was what I needed. I had recently lost my job three months prior, which was a crushing
blow because I was trying to recover from an incredible season of loss. After the economic downturn
in 2009, as well as a divorce, I lost our family's home that I custom built and lived in for fifteen years. I
also experienced what could have been a fatal car accident, when a man ran a red light going forty-five
miles per hour and t-boned me on the driver's side of my Prius, totaling my car and sending me to the
hospital where I had to have rotator cuff surgery. After this, I had no car for two years and lived with my
son while he helped me recover. I had lost everything but my life, my family and my dog. Pastor
Marcus told me, “You are not alone.” For years, he faithfully stood with me in prayer, pushed me,
coached me and kept believing with me for the restoration of everything. His faith, not mine, kept me
going because I had lost all hope for my future and had given up completely.
Since that time, God has done so many miracles of provision for me, it would take volumes to recount.
Two years ago in November, I was contacted by a recruiter and given a wonderful position in my field,
after seeing my resume on Indeed. I have been restored, healed, encouraged and blessed through Jesus
and this ministry. Even though I enjoy giving, there were years when all I could give to New Bethel
were a few coins similar to the “widow's mite” and times when I wasn't even sure where my next meal
was coming from but God is faithful and I never went without. I count it a privilege and an honor to
invest in New Bethel Church. It is truly “good ground”. It is bringing life and the Kingdom of God to this
Region through faithful Prayer Warriors. Any investment at New Bethel is an investment in loving
people who are hurting, which will reap heavenly dividends for eternity.-posted September 2020
Power of Corporate Fasting
We were one week into our corporate fast and I was praying for my mother’s healing as she has been battling several health issues over the last six months. The Holy Spirit reminded me to once again attempt to pray with her to repent and break any curses from generational involvement in Free Masonry. I had attempted this several times before but was always met with resistance. In a conversation with my mother that same day, she made a comment that was a perfect lead-in to my request. This time she accepted with no resistance and we were able to meet and pray through some repentance and curse breaking prayers. My father joined us as I found out his grandfather was also involved with the Masons. I believe this breakthrough of a long-standing family issue was the result of God’s faithfulness and the power of corporate fasting. As a result, I believe we will also see sustained healing for my mother.-January 2020
Healing and New Church Home
Having moved to Cary a little over two years ago, my husband and I were searching for a church that felt like home, where the teaching was solid and faith was ever present. We wanted to find a church where the Word was spoken, declared and believed. In my search for that church, I had a symptom of chest pain (or heart issues) that tried to come back upon me that my Father had delivered me from many years ago. I called Curry Blake's ministry in search of the prayer of agreement, and Marcus Plating, the senior pastor, called me as a prayer minister for that ministry. After prayer and sharing, I knew that I knew that God had answered my prayers and that we were suppose to attend New Bethel Church. Marcus stood with me in faith until every symptom of pain in my chest was completely gone. When we agreed in prayer, that settled the issue and Jehovah Rapha, did what only He can do and set me free again from the lying symptoms of the enemy. The enemy tried to attack my thyroid with symptoms of disease, and again, my senior pastor stood with me and every test has come back including the ultrasound I had, that my thyroid is normal. I credit my Father in heaven and Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit for leading me to New Bethel, where there are people and pastors of God who actually believe the Bible and try to walk it out. This is not an ordinary church, this is a remnant church of true believers, and a family in Christ Jesus who adore and worship and glorify Him, and actually believe the Word of God, not to play at it, but to live it. I praise God every day for introducing me to Marcus Plating and the other pastors who edify, encourage and stand by faith with the body of believers there. -Tina, August 2020
Diabetes Is Clearing Up
In 2011, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. The doctor prescribed oral medication. Every three months, the doctor measured my blood sugar level by a test called A1C. The level over the years has always been 6.5-7. My medications continued to be increased to manage my blood sugar level.
Earlier this year(2019), the doctor observed my levels dropping to just under 6. In August, I went for my three month check up and the level was 5.2! The doctor said,
“It looks like your diabetes is clearing up!” I was completely surprised by this statement. My meds have been drastically cut this year. The report from the doctor was a boost to my hope.
I have received much prayer over the years for healing. Over the last couple of years, New Bethel Church has focused on consistently making personal scripture declarations. Also, our leadership completed the Divine Healing Technician Training by Curry Blake. I believe with these two powerful tools we will see many more healings at New Bethel Church. I am so thankful to God for healing me and I fully expect to be free of all diabetes meds and symptoms of diabetes. Thank you Jesus!-posted 11/04/19
My life has truly changed.
Kidney Stone-No Pain
A few weeks ago, I woke up one morning with severe stomach pain. The pain got worse and was up to an 8 on a 10-point scale so I decided to go to the ER. My mom asked our church family to start praying and they did. At the hospital, they ran tests and determined that I had a kidney stone that needed to pass. The pain got a little better at the hospital and I was sent home. The severe pain never returned. A few days later, I still had not passed the stone. I attended the Friday Night Fire prayer event at New Bethel Church. One of my brothers in Christ prayed for my healing and for the stone to pass quickly and painlessly. The next morning, I woke up and passed the stone first thing in the morning without pain! I am thankful to God for this miracle. -posted 09/21/18
Six weeks ago I fell and injured my right hand and index finger. While laying on the ground I ask Jesus for help and declared, "no broken bones!" Three days later I was able to get to urgent care for x-rays. They were not able to see any broken bones and told me to take care and see a doctor if it continued to get worse. After three weeks of caring for grandchildren, I saw an orthopedic doctor who said it was fractured. While looking at the x-ray the doctor said that I was growing new bones and had no arthritis! Therapy was scheduled instead of surgery! Hallelujah! The doctor's intern acknowledged that faith and prayer are effective tools that help to heal. I was told that
my injury would likely require six to twelve therapy sessions. I used the painful sessions to share about my faith, prayers and decrees over my hand. In just two days the therapist was surprised at the great progress my hand had made. Again, I shared how God was healing my hand. Last Sunday Pastor Barnabas from India prayed for my hand and I began to experience more ability to use my hand. Again, Friday night at church I agreed with him in prayer for no limitations and complete healing. Today though I have some pain, I am experiencing no limitations. I can use my hand in any way that I need to! Praise God! -posted 08/27/18
Spiritually, Donald and I have grown exponentially both individually and as a couple during our time at New Bethel Church. This has come about by taking advantage of five spiritual growth challenges given to us by Pastor Marcus: fasting corporately, joining the morning prayer call over the last two years, praying more in tongues, attending inner healing bible studies and taking communion daily.
Donald and I love going to church and enjoy serving there often. We have developed a strong sense of family as we daily fellowship with our brothers and sisters at New Bethel Church. Pastor Marcus and Vida Plating know us intimately and care about what is going on in our immediate family.