Megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long says God has healed him

Bishop Eddie Long (Photo Source: Used by permission of Leonardo Blair of Christian Post Magazine)
Bishop Eddie Long (Photo Source: Used by permission of Leonardo Blair of Christian Post Magazine)

A recent video recorded earlier this month and uploaded to YouTube shows Atlanta megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long appearing at an event. The video was recorded during a church anniversary event at New Birth Missionary Baptist church, one of metro Atlanta’s largest churches.

Long states in the video, “I’ve been on a journey and just recalibrating myself … And like I said, I had some health issues and God has healed me. The manifestation is coming through and we stand in that.”

Long did not clarify whether he was speaking of a spiritual healing or a physical healing. During the service, Long called on parishioners who were undergoing personal issues to come forward to the altar. He then anointed those people with oil and began a healing service.

In September, Long was undergoing a health crisis; pictures of him showed him visibly thin and weakened. He later issued a statement that read:

“I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing , as part of a holistic approach to good health. At this time, my family and I are requesting that you respect our privacy. I truly appreciate your prayers and support for me, my loved ones and my beloved New Birth Church Family.”

Earlier in the year he explained his weight loss in a video stating:

“I’m on the medicine that God gave you to feed your immune system to build you up.  You know what, if you really want to move through this world and have influence, you gotta be spiritual and you have to walk by his commandments and you have to be healthy.”

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has issued no statements about Long’s current heath.

Mo Barnes
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Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.





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