The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much James 5:16
Back in July our friends Mike and Karen asked us to pray for baby Collin. After some difficulties during child birth, Colin had just been born with severe complications. He was born with blood on his brain, and struggling to breath/survive. His life was in serious danger with talk of not making it or at a minimum, they said he would likely have brain damage.
We prayed one Saturday while on the streets with our prayer team including several other days with Laury and I individually declaring that the baby would recover fully with no side effects, in the mighty name of Jesus. In fact, there were a whole lot of people offering fervent prayer on behalf of baby Colin and his mother. . This was him in the beginning.
But almost immediately, prayers were answered and Collin started to quickly improve. Within a couple weeks he was feeding normal, and off the respirators and feeding tubes. The term kept coming up “miraculous” with the doctors and nurses and Collin was called the “miracle baby” when he was released with no ailments, no brain damage, and perfectly healthy on August 13th. To God be the Glory! Amen
God heals a baby’s heart through the love of God and the faith of her parents-Amazing!
This is one of our top posts added to the site in January of 2013 and worth re-posting for anyone who missed it. It’s an amazing story of faith. As Laury and I minister on the streets and in the marketplace each day, we are learning to stand on God’s truth with an unwavering faith that is compelled to believe God’s love is greater than any sickness, no matter what our eyes may witness. As a result we are becoming more bold in knowing God’s will to heal, stepping out further in faith, and Jesus responds with greater and greater miracles. The story below exemplifies the kind of faith that inspires us to believe. May we all grow in such a faith!
Jamie Scott remembers how her mother introduced her to Andrew’s teachings. Her mother had said, “He explains things so simply. The Bible really comes to life.” That was enough information to pique Jamie’s interest, and she went online to awmi.net and checked for herself. She was astounded at what she was able to read and learn on the website, and immediately ordered some books and teaching CDs
Jamie was raised in church, yet her understanding of God was limited; she had many unanswered questions about how to relate to God. One morning, Jamie sat down and began to read Andrew’s, True Nature of God. As she read, she realized that the scriptural teaching
in the book answered all of her questions. “My life changed. I was hooked,” Jamie said. From that point, Jamie began an on-going process of developing a deeper relationship with her Heavenly Father.
Three years ago, following a normal pregnancy, Jamie gave birth to her second child, Audrey. At first glance the baby appeared to be perfectly healthy, and she and her husband, Tom were excited to have a baby girl. The doctors however, were having a hard time keeping Audrey pink, so they took her to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There, the doctors determined that part of the baby’s heart was missing and that there were no major arteries flowing from the heart to the lungs. The baby was then moved to a different hospital in the city known for its outstanding cardiac care.
Jamie remembers an anger rising up on the inside of her and she felt the Holy Spirit remind her of what she had learned from Andrew’s teaching. At the next opportunity she had to see baby Audrey, she laid her hands on her and commanded Audrey’s heart to be there, and spoke 1 Peter 2:24 over her, “…By whose stripes you were healed.” Even though she was looking at her tiny, pale baby, wired from head to toe, Jamie felt a peace come over her as she prayed.
When she returned to her own hospital room that evening, Jamie heard the Holy Spirit say, “Watch me work.” Jamie knew her sense of peace was coming from her relationship with the Father—knowing Him, and what His word says. “I would have never known that if I had continued going to the church that I was attending prior to finding Andrew’s ministry, because they never taught that God wants you well.”
Once again prompted by the Holy Spirit, Jamie called the helpline at Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM) in order to have a prayer minister agree with her in prayer. Her faith was strengthened as she heard the authority with which the minister spoke healing and health over Audrey. Later that day, when the specialists delivered the grim news about the poor life expectancy of her baby girl, Jamie stood firmly on the truth, knowing her God did not create these problems, and that He had made Audrey whole.
The following morning, Jamie called the hospital to check on her baby and the nurse told her that things had changed. During the night, the cardiologist had given Audrey another echogram in preparation for an upcoming surgery.
When they did the echogram, they saw that Audrey’s heart was completely formed. Jamie got off the phone with tears running down her face and told Tom, “They see her heart.”
The Scott’s rejoiced, knowing that it wasn’t the doctors that had done anything for Audrey, but God. “I knew my God was there and His hand was in it, and He showed them [the nurses and doctors] that there is a higher power.”
When Jamie and Tom met with the doctors to discuss the new test results, they were told that there was still a “crinkle” in her aorta, and that a small surgery would take care of the issue. But once again, Jamie stood on God’s word as she thought to herself, “My God’s not going to do anything halfway,
He’ll complete the whole thing, and she will not need surgery.” Jamie was right, and it was during this experience that she realized that coming to know God, through the revelation she had received, was invaluable.
One week to the day after Jamie gave birth to Audrey, she walked through the door of her home with her beautiful, perfectly healthy baby girl in her arms. The phrase, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” had continually come into Jamie’s mind over the course
of the week she had spent in the hospital. “He does not do anything halfway. He is a good God and a faithful Father,” Jamie said. Today, Audrey is a healthy, vibrant three-year-old