Is Heaven Real?

Caught between science and faith, Social Studies Professor Portia Soriano conceded to reasoning in answering her students’ questions and even her own. She reached a point where she questioned if heaven is real.

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While watching television in 1999, Portia chanced upon The 700 Club Asia. She recalled the episode when host Coney Reyes encouraged the viewers to find a church where they can grow in faith and enjoy fellowship with each other.

However, Portia’s spiritual life did not flourish. Her family and friends did not embrace her new beliefs, making it a lot harder for her to firmly grip on her newfound faith.

“I’m in the Social Science discipline and sometimes, reason just overpowers you. I tended to extend that belief to my students. I used to think that heaven and hell – they don’t exist,” shared Portia.

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Nevertheless, God did not let go of her hand. He used some of Portia’s students to invite her to attend a church again. She began to deeply understand and bask in the goodness and love of the Lord not just to her, but to His every child.

Likewise, the Lord continues to touch the hearts of Portia’s loved ones and they became more open and understanding of her beliefs.

Once again, Portia’s faith was tested when one day, she woke up with extreme stomach pain. She also started to bleed profusely. She found out that she has Adenomyoma, Myoma, and Ovarian Cyst.

“The doctor advised me to have a total hysterectomy. But my first response was to pray. I asked God to direct me to the right decision but in my heart, I told God that I would like to get healed naturally,”

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In her trials, CBN Asia’s Prayer Center became one of her companions, “They would always reply instantly to whatever concerns I have. And this time, they asked if I could call them so that they can pray for me. So I called them, I was a bit desperate, for it has been 8 days since my heavy bleeding started.”

Portia did not have to wait long for her prayers to be answered. The next day, her bleeding miraculously stopped. Partnering her prayers with the right diet, her health improved.

“Praise God! My adenomyoma was gone, my ovarian cyst was gone. My myoma was reduced in size. I am so amazed by what The 700 Club Asia is doing; I want to thank them because they can touch many lives. I came to know God through The 700 Club Asia.

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Through uncertainty, sickness, and fear, God held her together. For He loves Portia so much, He allowed her to experience a piece of heaven through ground-breaking miracles. He pursued her relentlessly – like what He did to David as said in Psalm 23:6, “Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”

Just like Portia, God is very much willing to pursue you. But the question is, are you willing to accept Him in your life?

Your season of restoration is here! If you need someone to pray for you, don’t hesitate to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would be delighted to join you in prayer.

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