October 31, 2009

healings follow the release of words of knowledge

we are meeting with a group of about 20 who are hungry to grow in the supernatural as they reach out to the lost. testimonies were shared from this last week and many had God encounters and shared the Gospel with power to the lost.

yesterday the group waited on the Lord, He started to give words of knowledge (one for a right ear problem, another for a knee problem, and a third for a headache). the people who got the words prayed for the people with those particular conditions and each one was healed.

we also got to get an update from an Indian woman who we had prayed for last week with a neck brace - she was completely healed! one of the class members from Lebanon followed up with this woman (who had another back issue) and she was healed. This led to about 3 other healings as the woman whose neck and back had been healed took her to her friends!

October 29, 2009

going after blindness again - this time a Syrian muslim man

Desert Princess has been telling me for months that the man who sells ice cream near our house is blind. I finally met him a few weeks ago, but had no opportunity to pray (he was busy). Today my daughter and I stopped by (to get ice cream too of course) and I knew it was time to "swing the bat" at blindness again.

Before I continue the story, I have to say that I've had a love/hate relationship with praying for the blind. I prayed for a number of blind people before seeing two blind eyes open about 5 years ago. Since then, NOTHING. Believe me when I say it hasn't been for the lack of trying. The dilemma I have is this - God's Word says "the blind WILL see". It doesn't say they "might", or they "could", or "if it's God's will", or "when it's God's timing", etc. The WORD is clear. It is our experience that is lacking.

So there you have it - my dilemma, and I'm buying ice cream from a blind Syrian muslim man. So I grab his hand (in public) and begin to pray for God to heal his eyes. Then I think - "why don't I have my hands on his eyes?" So I let go of his hands and put my hand on his eyes and begin to pray in Jesus' Name. As far as I could tell, absolutely nothing happened. I told him I will come see him tomorrow to see if there is any change. You see there is another dilemma I am facing - I also believe that when a Spirit-filled, Kingdom messenger puts his/her hand on anybody in Jesus' Name something has to happen. How can it not?

Pray for my dilemmas!!!

October 28, 2009

muslim man confirms prophetic word as accurate

we had had a muslim visitor to our 'encounter meeting' in our home. he had been invited by one of our community. at one point, we asked if we could pray for him and prophesy over him. while praying, I got a word about an issue of betrayal (actually I really had sensed it was some type of abuse but of course didn't reveal that). The Lord gave me some more details too.

Just today I finally got the feedback from him. He confirmed that the word had been accurate. I think he'll be back!

syrian muslim woman's knee pain leaves after asking for prayer

a syrian muslim woman was visiting my house. she had had an operation and still had quite a bit of knee pain. she asked if I would pray for her healing (I had prayed for her mother before). she could feel 'tingling' and heat while I prayed. afterwards she tested it out and there was no more pain.

i followed up with today and there is still one thing she cannot do - she can't jump up and down on it. I guess we'll set up another prayer appointment. she had said before I even prayed that "you will pray UNTIL I am healed". I love it when muslims prophesy!

October 25, 2009

a spirit of sobriety

the Apostle Paul speaks of having a sober spirit in many different passages - 1 Thes 5:6 & 1 Peter 5:8, 1 Peter 4:7. In fact, of all the sermons I heard as when in high school, I can only remember 1 or 2 of the messages. One of them was 1 Peter 4:7 - speaking of having a 'sober spirit'. I probably had no idea at the time what that even meant, but every now and then you hear a message, that brings this very spirit over you. Everything becomes clear. What is really important comes into clear focus. This message from Allen Hood is one of those types of messages. Just make sure you carve out time to pray after listening. Friends, what he shares about our generation has happened ON OUR SHIFT! It has happened while we've been "on duty".