Supernatural Weight Loss
Roseanna Bartolotta – Deltona, Florida
Dear Pastor Eddie and Pastor Becky.
I thank you with all my heart for praying for me! Your ministry is a blessing and I am thankful to God for the anointing on both your lives.
Always in my prayers,
Love In Jesus, Roseanna Bartolotta
This testimony was written in:
Everyday Testimonies, Augusts 1997 Issue
Help Lord, the Devil wants me fat! God know that’s how I felt. No matter how hard I tried it just didn’t work. Every diet there ever was I tried. I even went to the doctor and he gave me a balanced diet and told me I’d lost weight. Well, I might have lost 5 or 10 pounds but after I gained it back again. I was told to drink water so I drank water until I felt like I would drown in it. I was told walk, so I started walking and talking to the fat–“Be gone in Jesus name.” It seemed to help–but then I didn’t have time to walk anymore. This became an everyday battle and struggle. Anyone who has had weight problems knows what I’m talking about.
Being an Italian background, I loved pasta and meatballs, pizza and all the good food that is really good in the calories department. So I wondered why could not God have put all the calories in the things I don’t like. I tried to meditate on Scriptures–for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things (Psalms 107:9). That’s what I needed to have good things to eat! I thought when I couldn’t win this battle, man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeded
out of the mouth of God. So I fasted for 10 days reading a diet book. I did exactly what the book said and lost 15 pounds. Once I came off the fast the weight came back fast. I gained 20 pounds back. Now what Lord! So I thought I had to live with it. Until I began to search my heart to find out why I was eating! Times I wasn’t even hungry.
I’ll briefly tell you that I took care of my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease and my father who had lung cancer in which they both lived with me. The pain, hurt and stress was so deep that when I thought about how much I loved them and couldn’t change their diagnosis, I got so sad and would eat thinking it was easing the pain. Instead I was getting fatter and fatter and the pain remained. The Lord took them to be with Him, within two years apart. First my father in 1993, and my mother in 1995. Now they were both with Jesus. I continued eating because I missed them and had a hard time with the fact that both of my parents were gone and were so much part of my life. I remember my mother always saying in Italian, “Mangia, Mangia” which means Eat, Eat. So that’s what I did.
Then on a Sunday night June 1, 1997 my miracle happened. I was attending my church, Trinity Assembly of God. We were having revival and had anointed speakers Eddie and Becky Cain, who made an altar call to come forward if you were struggling with something in your life. At first I thought of my financial situation and then knew in my heart the weight problem was more important. So I went to the altar by faith; they prayed for me. The power of God fell and I was slain in the spirit. While I rested in the Lord, I released all the hurting pain from the loss of my parents and this battle of my weight problem and I heard the Lord speak to me.
“Have you really trusted me in this? Do you not know what power I have to help you? Trust Me and you will see the pounds melt off of you. Your body will come into divine order, the way I intended it to be. No more diets, books or people, only Me. For I will do what is in your heart that you desire. Release everything now to Me, all the hurt and pain and I will set you FREE. You will
never be the same. Follow My divine guidance and I will give you full knowledge to attain the required result you want. Walk with Me in this way, act under divine control and I will strengthen you by My divine power. Do not be led by the world’s standard. My standard is for you.” Just trust!
God’s power manifested in my heart and I felt someone reach into my heart and begin to remove past hurts and pains. One by one I felt burdens lift. Then I felt a hand over my stomach which seemed to remain the entire time this took place (I later asked my husband if the speaker had his hands on my stomach and he said, “No. They prayed for you and then went to pray for
someone else.” So it truly was the hand of God!).
I began to feel lighter and a peace came upon me and the Lord said, “Listen this has not happened easily for you. I has been achieved by years of weariness and heartache battled against and overcome by your desire to conquer self and to do My will. Live what I will teach you. Arise and Shine for the light has come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Ask what you will and it shall be done unto you and unto those for whom you pray. Live in my presence, keep close to Me and you will see wonders unfolding.
” When I came to, I was not the same. A song was being sung which said, Suddenly a touch from heaven, my Jesus came and rescued me and He’ll rescue you. Suddenly a touch from heaven, my Jesus came and set me Free. And I knew that was confirmation. I was touched from heaven and I was set free.
After the service, my husband knew I was touched and wanted to know what the Lord said. I told him I’d tell him later because I was still feeling the awesome presence of the Lord. On the way home I had a burden for this friend of mine, Evelynn, who was not in church that night. so I asked my husband if I could go by her house to see why she didn’t come.
When I got out of the car she came to the door. We talked and prayed and when I got back in the car my husband said, “I saw a vision of you as you were talking to her. I saw you standing sideways and you were so skinny! I had to look again and you were still skinny!” Well, I got real excited and praised God. My husband hadn’t known what had happened earlier. So I knew God was confirming and reassuring me that this was it, I would be skinny.
As I write this I have lost 29 pounds to the glory of God. He guided and taught me how to eat healthy and I now wake up at 5:30 in the morning (which is a miracle in itself). My husband and I pray and walk for 30 minutes with Jesus everyday. As I’m walking, I’m singing, “He’s under my feet. Satan is under my feet and fat be gone”. This time it won’t come back because God gave me victory. O give thanks to the Lord.
Call on His name and make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praise to Him, tell of all His wonderful works (Psalm 105:2).
To God be the Glory for all He has done!
I want to also thank Margaret Weller for giving me this opportunity to tell my testimony through this magazine. I pray this testimony and all others in this magazine will touch your lives as God is truly being glorified through Everyday Testimonies. God bless you, Amen!