One week after checking in to an Orange County, California, medical center for atrial fibrillation, best-selling author and evangelist Benny Hinn was released Friday.
Upon leaving the medical center he publicly expressed deep gratitude, not only for the care he received from one of the world's leading cardiologists and medical teams, but also for the prayers of friends and family, well-known leaders, partners and ministry staff members from around the world.
"I've seen the hand of God at work, both through prayer and the physicians," Hinn said. "God is faithful. My heart is strong. I have no heart damage. My arteries are not blocked. There is no arterial damage. The AFib is being treated effectively, and my rapid heart rate has reduced considerably. I'm feeling stronger every day. The prognosis is good for a speedy and complete recuperation, and I am so glad to be heading home.
"I've been literally overwhelmed with all the outpouring of love from around the globe. People around the world began praying very quickly after I was admitted to the hospital. Shortly after I arrived at the center, dear friends such as Reinhard Bonnke and Kenneth Copeland flew here to pray over me. During my short stay at the hospital, leaders like Dr. Pat Robertson, Morris Cerullo, Tommy Barnett, Jack Hayford, Jan Crouch, Rod Parsley, Pastors Dennis and Eunice John, and Steve Munsey sent and phoned such warm greetings and kind words. Dr. Paul Dhinakaran from India, who has prayer centers around the world, called to let us know that all of his people were interceding for me. There are so many more than I can't name them all. I appreciate their love and prayer."
A spokesman for Benny Hinn Ministries reports thousands of leaders and ministers have sent well wishes.
"What has happened is truly a wonderful outpouring of love and support for a trusted leader and Bible teacher who has impacted the world in a tremendous way. It has been a literal flood of tributes, well wishes and expressions of love for a man who has traveled around the globe non-stop for over 40 years. Pastor Benny Hinn will continue his vital work and thanks all of you for your prayer, love and friendship."
Hinn is recognized worldwide as a noted evangelist, teacher and the author of best-selling books including Good Morning, Holy Spirit; Prayer That Gets Results; Blood in the Sand and Lamb of God. His television program This Is Your Day is among the world's most-watched Christian programs and is seen daily in 200 countries.
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