So He replied to them, Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the good news (the Gospel) preached to them.
As Christians and children of God, that is also our great privilege to grow in faith, believe, and do the same works (and greater) of Jesus just as He proclaimed. Our team has been consistently stepping out seeing greater and greater miracles. Two years ago the miracles were sporadic for me personally but we just kept pressing in for more, and today we are seeing regular miracles weekly.
Last month (Jan 2015), we met a man in a mall on New Years Eve. We asked if he had pain but he said no – however I knew something wasn’t right. So I said, there is something you are not telling us. He said, “I have been waiting a long time for my miracle.” “Oh yah”, I said “what’s that?” He said he was born deaf in his left ear. I said, “Oh, that’s an easy one, let us pray” (I’m not sure why I was so confident since I had only seen us pray for one other person who got hearing back!) But one quick command/blessing and he got 50% of his hearing back, 3 more quick blessings and it all came back! Jesus is Lord!
If that wasn’t enough, we asked him if he ever heard of the baptism of the Holy Spirit? – he had not, but he asked us to pray for it after explaining the benefits and he received it, and it was evidenced by the gift of tongues. He received his private prayer language of tongues, right in the mall! You can’t make this stuff up..people are getting set free from sickness and bondage everywhere we go! The baptism of the Holy Spirit is becoming a regular occurrence on the streets, in malls, and in homes as we step out in faith, God is pouring out His Spirit in these days, in many such ways….and there’s nothing special about us, such gifts of faith are for all of us, I promise! Just believe! …the Kingdom of Heaven truly is near!
Well, that raised our faith so much that 3 weeks later my wife Laury and I prayed for one women with double hearing aids in Walmart who got all her hearing back (she happened to be a lovely Nun full of life), and then two hours later we met a sweet elderly couple 91 years old. The man’s knees got healed, and as they were walking away we noticed they had hearing aids in both ears. We ran back over to them and prayed for the man first and he got all his hearing back and was astonished and grateful. Then his wife asked if we could pray for her ears and as her hearing become significantly better, and her sweet husband was so moved that his eyes filed with tears of joy. What a beautiful couple we encountered who were married for 70 years, full of love for each other and full of light! And what a privilege to follow Jesus and see such joy when someone gets healed by Him.
I believe this is the Christian life we are called to live, full of signs and wonders! Week after week we now see dozens of backs, hips, knees, feet, stomachs, shoulders, wrists, and arms healed and we are so delighted, but we also expect to see greater. We expect cancer, MS, MD, lung disease, heart disease, CP, Autism, and any other so called incurable diseases to bow down to the name of Jesus. It’s already starting to happen and getting stronger…. don’t miss the call. Step out in faith and simply start believing in what Jesus did, believe in what He said we would do, believe in what He accomplished for us, then proclaim it and the miracles will follow. Don’t give up, don’t give in, and don’t be discouraged – keep at it and signs will follow those who believe – that’s a promise from God Himself.
Friends I believe that Faith is rising in the body, and God wants us “all in”! So come on and ride the wave….just step out and pray for someone today and watch Jesus meet you in the middle!