He's lying in his hospital bed, but pastor Julian Malone is still preaching peace in a video filmed before surgery.
"Shalom," he begins, greeting his New Testament Church family, as well as saints all over the world. The pastor was diagnosed with an aggressive, inoperable form of cancer, according to Fox 6 Now. Rather than wallow in sorrow, though, Malone counted it all joy.
"God has given me grace to practice Isaiah 43:1-2," Malone says in the video. "And James, chapter one, verses two and three, 'When, not if, when you fall into various trials, count it all joy.
"There are some things in which God wants to take us for His glory and for our good."
The prayers of the saints were heard. A few days after the surgery, the church received word their pastor was free of cancer.
Cancer and its treatment are violent, but Malone was spared some of the more threatening side effects of treatment. According to Fox, Malone never felt nauseated or lost his hair, and Malone believes it's because he professed God's name through all of treatment.
Watch the video below to see how God uses this man through his trials.
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