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Friday, December 26, 2014

Pain GO! - In Jesus - 12-26-2014

I left to go for a walk tonight, and on my way to the car I met Bev. I first drive to the park then walk. I wasn't just going for a walking to the car, haha! She was at the bus stop outside of my apartment. She had a cane in her right hand and she had just finished drawing in the snow "Happy Holidays" with it. I approached her and asked her why she had the cane, if she had pain in her hips or legs or back or something. She said it was her legs. I explained that I pray for people and Jesus heals them, and asked if I could do that for her. She welcomed the idea very openly. I asked her the pain level with her just standing there and she said it was a 9 out of 10, 10 being the worst ever. She said her right knee was the worst though. I explained what the bible says about believers laying hands on the sick, them recovering, and asked if it was ok for me to place my hand on her shoulder to do that for her. She was ok with that. I put my right hand on her left shoulder then spoke to the pain and commanded it to leave her knees in the name of Jesus and her knees to be healed, then took my hand off her shoulder and had her check it out by having her move her legs. The pain was now a 6 out of 10. I then asked if I could put my hand on her knee. She was ok with that too. This time it dropped to a 2 out of 10. Two more times praying very short quick commanding prayers, she was able to walk without the cane but the pain was still a little there. I told her that I believed it would completely go away and she would no longer need that cane at all. Her bus was there by this time so I thanked her, she thanked me, and we parted ways. She was a believer and was very grateful.

I went to Walmart after the walk and after picking up a few things I was at the check out and asked the woman helping me if she had pain in her feet or back, as I know if you stand on your feet all day that can be the case. She said yes, in her upper shoulders. I asked to place my finger on her right shoulder and she let me. I said "Pain go, leave this woman's shoulders now in Jesus' name." She said "Amen, in Jesus' name!" haha! I asked if the pain was gone and she said it was. She was a believer too and also grateful.

Thank You Jesus! You love your people well!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Get Up and Go - In Jesus - 12-09-2014

Just wanted to share tonight's testimonies. Glory to KING JESUS!

I was sitting at home feeling restless and felt the desire to go out and minister to people. I decided to get my butt off the couch and go. I had asked the Lord to direct me to those with a need. I wondered were should I head to, to the mall? which mall? hmm, maybe I'll just go and get me some chocolate! I love dark chocolate and the last few times I went to Walmart they were out. I had the thought they would have some today so I headed that way. And of course I know there are always people there who know their need who are usually open to receiving healing.

I got to the store and headed to grabbed my chocolate. Sure enough, they had it! Thank You Jesus! haha. Then I walked around a bit. A man walked past me and he seemed to turn his head kind of stiff like, so I followed him assuming he had back problems. I followed him a bit then yelled out, "Excuse me." and he stopped and turned around, "Do you have any back pain, or back problems?" He informed me that he had, and that he was dealing with arthritis. I then explained I pray for people and Jesus heals them and asked if I could do that for him. He thought for a moment and said "Ok." I asked him if he could gauge it on a scale of 0/10 with 0 being nothing, and 10 as worst pain ever. He said it was a 7/10. I then said, "Do you think it would be ok for me to film it? I like to share testimonies of what God does. Or would that be too uncomfortable for you?" He said it would be too uncomfortable. I said "That's ok. I understand." I'm going to put more effort into getting these on camera. I asked if I could place my hand on his shoulder and pray, and he obliged. I told him my name and found out he was called Wilfred. I place my hand on his right shoulder and spoke to the pain and commanded it to leave, "Pain go, leave Wilfred now." also commanding a spirit of pain and arthritis to leave him in Jesus' name. I took my hand away and asked him how it felt. He moved around ever so slightly, looked like he was thinking about something, then said, "It's numb." haha! I asked if he had ever had anything like that happen to him before. He said he had not. I shared the gospel with him and encouraged him to give his life to the Lord again after finding out he had one time when he was younger but was doing his own thing now. He asked me to pray for finances for him and I did. He said his lower back right side was a little stiff, not painful, just stiff as he mentioned that he was dealing with that pain for 10 years. We prayed a couple more times and he said it was good now. I love You Jesus!

I then walked past a tall, handsome native man (haha!), and my left foot got hot all of the sudden. I turned to follow him and asked him about pain in his left foot. He had none, but I found out he had pain in his back and hands. He didn't want me to pray though. I shared about Wilfred but he just said, "No, I'm ok partner. Thank you for the offer though." I said, "Ok, well, have a good day." and carried on.

I then met a man named Leonard who was rolling toward me in one of Walmart's motorized chairs. He had a friend who was following him behind with a cart. Asking Leonard why he was in the chair, he said he was dealing with pain from a back surgery 2 years ago and it hasn't healed. It was an 8/10 just sitting there. I explained the same to him as I did to Wilfred and he said ok. I placed my hand on his right shoulder, commanded the pain to go and back to be healed in Jesus' name, and he reported it was now a 5/10. He let me pray again and he reported that it was now good. I asked if it was completely gone and he said "Pretty much, yup." Haha! His friend didn't seem to like it so much and started on his own way before we were finished talking. Leonard knew the Lord and also had never had anything like that happen to him. Glory to JESUS!!!

I then proceeded to the check out and paid for my items. The girl who helped me said she deals with pain in her knees sometimes. I spoke to them while she counted out my 16 dollar coins and 16 quarters, I use them for laundry. I commanded her knees to be healed and pointed at them from the opposite side of the check out stand. I then asked if she felt anything and she said "Yes." with a smile on her face. I asked if she felt heat. She did. I just said, "See, that's Jesus. Thank you for letting me pray." She told me before that she did know Him (Jesus) too.

I then left and met Shirley at the front doors. She had a cane and was waiting there for someone. I introduced myself and explained what I do. She really liked that idea and welcomed it. She had a stroke and her right side was unable to move. I prayed commanding the effects of the stoke out and any infirmity and spirits to go and she started to smile. She thanked me and said she could fell something going on in her arm. I asked her to move it but she hardly could. I prayed one more time and she thanked me again saying she had felt some discomfort before and that was now gone. Her husband and son came at this point to get her and took her off giving me strange looks, haha. She was grinning and thanking me though. I told her that I believe she will recover fully and let them go. Oh ya, that tall handsome native man, he walked by as I was praying for Shirley and heard me saying that I believe you will fully recover too. Seeds planted, either way.

Oh God, You are so GOOD!!! Be encouraged and consider He will use you too!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Christ in me - In Jesus - 12-03-2014

Hello :) I just wanted to share one testimony from today as I haven't updated this blog for a while.

Today while walking at lunch time, as I was already on my way back to work, I saw ahead of me two men with dogs talking briefly with each other then continuing on their different ways. The one man walking away from me but in the same direction I was going proceeded to grab a seat at a bench up ahead. I thought *perfect, I am going to ask him if he has any back problems and grow out his leg*.

I got up to the teary eyed man, I assume from the chilled wind in his face, smiled at him, greeted his dog and asked "Hi there. Do you get back pain? Lower back pain?" He said right away "Yes I do." I said "Can I show you something really cool?" He responded "Why, are you a doctor or something?" I said "Well, sorta... Here, I'll show you. It's pretty cool. Can I get you to sit all the way back with your butt against the back of the bench?" He proceeded to do so. Then I asked his name (Pierre), told him mine (Chris), and got down in front of him in a crouched position and asked to have his legs. He gave them to me, lifting them slightly, I grabbed them by the heels and lifted them up about a foot and a half or so off the ground so his legs were pretty much level with his hips, then brought the heels together and made the tops of his feet, his toes, to point out to the sides so he could see that in fact his right heel was about 3/4 of an inch shorter in length than the left. I made sure he looked and watched saying, "Ok, you can see that your right foot is shorter than the left, right? Watch this." I then commanded the right leg to grow by simply saying "Right leg grow out now, in the name of Jesus Christ, come out right now. All the way. Come out now." I did that for about 15 - 20 seconds and we watch the right leg came out slowly, then at the end, shoot out in one quick jolt, about 1/4 of an inch. He said "Wow! How did you do that?" I said "Pretty crazy, eh? Can you stand up now and look for the pain." He stood up and made the comment "Well, it is usually in the hip, but shoots up into the back." I asked "Can you feel any pain? Any of it at all?" He said "No." I explained "The reason I could do that was because of Jesus." and asked "Do you believed in Him?" He said "Yes, I do, because I am Roman Catholic." I asked "So you believe Jesus lives inside of you? He's your Lord and Savior?" And he said "Yes."

We started to walk the same direction back toward my work and he asked how I knew he had back pain. I explained that I simply saw him having a seat at the bench and just wanted to ask while thinking that it would probably be so. I explained how I believe it is just like Paul said in that it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me (Galatians 2:20) and about how the Lord has prepared works for us to do (Ephesians 2:10) and He does them through us as we walk with Him and are obedient to Him. I also explained a little bit more about what it means to be a disciple or son of God and about how he could do the same. He said, "That makes sense. Sort of."

I gave him a little booklet from Sid Roth called Eyewitness the Final Day on Earth of which I received a few of them for free and it's pretty good so I'm handing them out. We parted ways at one point and I continued on my way back to work after thanking him for letting me pray for him.

Thank You Lord! More kingdom, more glory for You, more souls, more disciples!

I share these testimonies in the way that I do to try to paint a picture in your mind about how to go about doing this for yourselves. If you follow Jesus then He will make you a fisher of men. His heart is that we reach out and not be silent. He said that we are salt to the earth and light to the world, so let your light so shine! (Matthew 5:13-16). He wants you to share your faith with others. He wants to work through you. And He will use you as you step out in faith. He will give you the grace and comfort needed when you step out of your comfort zone to speak to others and love on them. Share the gospel. Just pray and ask Him to use you and be watchful for those opportunities. They are everywhere. I make this a part of my everyday life, it is not an event for me, I just step out wherever I see the opportunity. I believe that is what He wants for each of us. Be encouraged!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

WHAT FAITH IN GOD IS - By Reinhard Bonnke

WHAT FAITH IN GOD IS
by Reinhard Bonnke (http://reinhardbonnke.com/)

Faith is believing God. I don’t believe in miracles but I believe God FOR miracles. Not believing in “things” so that miracles will happen. That would be faith in the power of faith, which is not Bible faith. It is part psychology, part superstition, part worldly-wisdom. It is mind over matter, Positive Thinking, and self-reliance. That kind of faith has nothing whatsoever to do with what Jesus meant when He said “Fear not. Only believe” (Mark 5:36). His message was “You believe in God. Believe also in me.” (John 14:1).

The assurance of faith is like the assurance of swimming – you must act! If you want faith, put God’s Word into action.

Faith is only a wiring system. It has no power. We don’t have faith in the power of faith, but it links us with the power generators of Calvary and the Resurrection. Growth in faith is like a flashlight, which one can focus. First it picks out one promise, spotlights it, but we can widen the beam until it covers a larger and larger area of the promises of God. Faith does not increase, but its coverage does.

No task is bigger than another when measured by faith. A fence, a house, a hill or a mountain makes no difference to a bird flying over them, or to faith. By faith ‘we mount up on wings as eagles’ (Isaiah 40:31). Soaring, not snoring. Spread your wings of faith today.

With God FAITH is the qualifying factor. He places His resources at our disposal. God did not honor the famous characters in Scripture because of their own natural greatness…nor for their moral greatness. The life-style of most of them would shock us today. Saul was more moral than David, but God chose David, because David was a faith-activist. It isn’t even “great” faith He wants, just simple “every-day-faith”. Jesus called his disciples “Little-Faiths”, but He chose them and made them the most effectual figures of history. Compared to the resources open to us in God our natural abilities are a drop in the ocean. But our own limitations mean nothing to Him. When we have faith, gifted or not, we stand at the threshold of great usefulness.

Faith is the link with God—not aesthetics! Faith does not end in faith but blessing. Faith is the end of fantasy. Some accuse us of “preaching an emotional gospel”. It cannot be avoided! If the Gospel is not emotional then nothing ever was. “Sensational Gospel”? GOD made it sensational. When the preacher appeals to “believe in Him who raises the dead and calls those things which are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17) …surely it is a sensation.

Never comfort anyone in their unbelief. God does not anoint ‘honest doubt’.

Faith is not the absence of fear; it is its conquest.

The absolute ABC of faith is that as we act God acts. We respond to Him by faith and He responds to us for faith. Paul found that faith operated like the blood flowing through his veins. ‘I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me. The life that I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God’ (Galatians 2:20). An example from Philippians 2:13 ‘…for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure’. This has a play on words. ‘God is in you to will to do His goodwill’. He puts the desire in us to do His desire. That is what being ‘led of the Spirit’ means.

Faith is not presumption but assumption. You rightly assume that God will never let you down—and thus “enter into rest”.

Faith is a kind of immune system filtering out fears that otherwise would paralyze all activity. When it fails we develop all kinds of phobias and compulsions. It is a nervous breakdown. Jesus said not to have phobia but faith (Luke 8:50).

True faith is not faith in faith. We are never asked to believe in what faith can do but what God can do. Faith in faith is really faith in yourself – your own inner force of faith. Preaching that kind of faith is tough work, for very few have such dynamic self-confidence.

Faith is a torch. Switch it on and darkness is no problem! That is my recommendation to all! Need more light? Put your trust in Jesus Christ.

Faith is the eye to see the unseen. Physical optics are not the instruments to see God. He is a Spirit. Human eyes are too weak to discern “the invisible God, the King eternal, immortal, invisible” (Col 1:15; 1 Tim 1:17). We have to deal with Him as He is. “He who comes to God must believe that He is…” (Hebrews 11:6). Trust Him.

Faith is not a talent that some people possess and some do not. Nor is it merely a feeling. Faith is action and decision available to all of us. The Bible makes that clear. “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent” – namely, Jesus. You decide to believe. Each person must do it for themselves. If you do that now, the Lord will not delay. He will not investigate your suitability, your worthiness, or your past. No matter who or where you are, in the nick of time as you repent and believe, the parachute of salvation opens with a bang, and you are absolutely safe – for real.

Some say that the Christian faith is out of touch with reality. But the life and death of Jesus show this simply is not true. Nothing is more in touch with reality. A real Jesus was pinned with real nails to real wood and shed real blood. The cross was a bitter, bloody execution. It was more sober and practical than any other event in human history. For Christ’s real sacrifice provides real salvation from sin and destruction – for YOU. How? “Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Faith is like strength – you get more by using it. Stop walking and soon your legs would be crippled. Never use your arms and you would become paralyzed. Never do any believing and you’ll be a cynic crippled in spirit. Begin trusting God and you’ll find He’s there.

Faith is not built on reason or even on one’s own personal experience of healing or the lack of it, but on looking to Jesus. A thousand years before Christ’s incarnation a Psalmist wrote, “It is time for you to act, O Lord” (Psalm 119:126). Two thousand years after Christ’s incarnation that same Jesus is still “acting”, working, as he did when he walked this earth. It is time for us to acknowledge it. “Take up your bed and walk,” Jesus said.

Faith is not one particular religious act. It is the transfer of responsibility for one’s life to God in total when our own resources are inadequate. It is spiritual fusion, making us one with Christ. It seems such a simple attitude – and it is.

Faith is a personal relationship, not a mathematical relationship between numbers. We know what God did yesterday, but we have to trust Him for tomorrow. Faith is similar to love. It is a heart matter. We do not decide to fall in love after weighing all the pros and cons. Couples get married on trust, not on scientific evidence or conclusive logic. “O how I love Jesus, because He first loved me.”

Faith obeys the word of God. James gave us the blueprint of what faith is and what it does. Its characteristics are unmistakable. It removes discrimination from our hearts, proves itself by works, controls the tongue, generates wisdom, exalts humility, and overwhelmingly produces a deep dependence on God. In conjunction, faith triumphs when we pray for the afflicted and even when we confront the errors of our brother. “Brethren,” James wrote, “if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins” (5:19–20).

Faith is just a common human faculty, ordinary everyday trustfulness. Faith has no mystique, nothing esoteric or rare. It is as good among humble people as among spiritual geniuses, religious giants or mighty Samsons of the church. A theological doctorate is not usually any help. The mixt crowd ‘only believed’ and the woman with an issue of blood ‘only believed’, and their faith put their feet into the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom which is where Jesus Christ is. He is the miracle-worker.

FAITH is the only currency accepted in the Kingdom of God. The church has often courted the wealthy and powerful but in God’s kingdom the truly great are those “poor in the eyes of the world (but) rich in faith” (James 2:5). They are God’s somebodies. He has big business to transact but only with believers. His purposes are rather greater than those of politicians. When God wrote a roll of honor He never mentioned one king or an emperor. Every golden name was a man or woman made famous by faith. (Hebrews 11). Believers are God’s begotten children. The natural abilities of these men and women were not the qualities of greatness. They were ordinary people. Only faith made them extraordinary. “By faith the elders received a good report” – nothing else. Faith is the new notation from which they composed songs of triumph no one else could sing…. Jesus said “only believe”.

For more on the ministry of Reinhard Bonnke check out this short YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71MOoD8sbUg


This article was posted here http://ambassadorsappeal.com/2014/10/faith-god/ on OCTOBER 28, 2014 by DAN ARNOLD

Monday, October 27, 2014

Headache Leaves - In Jesus - 10-26-2014

I stopped at 7/11 today after church on my way to the park for a walk. As I was mixing my pumpkin spice latte with some coffee I noticed a girl asking one of the store clerks where their Aspirin was located. I tried to hurry up and finish to see if I could get to her before she paid for the pain pills but I didn't make it in time. I quickly paid for my drink and on my way out I caught her in the parking lot just before she drove out in her vehicle. I walked up to her car door and made motion for her to roll down her window. She did and I explained that I overheard her asking for the aspirin and I wanted to know if I could pray for her headache. She said sure. I thought it was funny because I wasn't even sure she had a headache but said that right off. I then confirmed with her if she did have a headache and she did. I found out from her that the headache was at a pain level of 6 out of 10. She allowed me to put my hand on her shoulder to pray, so I commanded the headache to leave her in Jesus' name. She was a little surprised and said it was almost completely gone. I asked to pray one more time and she obliged. This time I placed my hand on her head and commanded it to go. She said it was completely gone now. Even the dark circles under her eyes were disappearing. I thought that was cool! I then found out that she was raised catholic but she was not born again. I shared the gospel with her and then encouraged her to seriously consider giving over her life to Jesus to follow Him and be restored to Him and forgiven of her sins. She thanked me for praying for her and wished me a happy sunday.

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Want what I'm offering? - In Jesus - 10-11-2014

Earlier today I went to the mall as I wanted to see if I could exchange some defective shoe insoles that I had purchased a couple months ago and gladly I was able to exchanged them! Yay! The store was on the outer edge of the mall and I was going to just head on my way out the parking lot but then thought I should go back and walk around the mall to see if I could find anyone to pray for, at least one person. While in the mall I met James. A Christian man who was walking with one of those rollator walkers. I found out he had osteoarthritis in his knees and the pain was about a 5 out of 10. He let me pray the first time and when asked if there was any change he said there wasn't and how he thought it will all be in God's timing. So I shared some truth regarding God's healing with him about how He has already done the work to bring about healing for us by His wounds (1 Peter 2:24), we just have to appropriate it now in our bodies or those of others by faith. He let me pray again and it got a bit better. I forgot to ask what level on the scale this time though. I prayed one more time even though he seemed a bit reluctant as he seemed like he was in a little bit of a rush to get going. It got a bit better still, thank You Jesus for a bit better. He said that he was more so encouraged that I stopped to pray for him. He thought it was a nice gift for his birthday which was on Monday, the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. Some people just need someone to stop and talk with them and they are blessed. I also approached a man with a sling around his arm, but he, or more so his girlfriend, didn't want any of what I was offering. He seemed to need her approval.

I left the mall and in the parking lot I ran into a girl named Holly. She had sneezed a couple times and I yelled out bless you. So I approached her to see if she was sick or had allergies. She was just coming off of a bout with Mono. She said the symptoms weren't bad any longer, but just getting better. She let me pray. She didn't seem to experience a change but she let me lay hands on her shoulder so she will recover (Mark 16:18) Well, of course she would recover anyway, but I believe more so quickly. She seemed to appreciate that I stopped her to pray for her. I had the sense she didn't know Jesus though and I didn't get to share the gospel with her. She was in a rush too it seemed. But I believe she'll be free and have some thinking to do. Not every situation turns out as perfect as we'd like. I think sometimes they are just little seeds planted and not always with words.

I then went for a nice long walk at the park. Early on in the walk, I saw a man walking toward me and I thought I heard in my heart/spirit that he had back problems. I asked him once he got up to me, and he said "no, why?" I just said that "I just had the sense that you had back pain, that's all". He said "no, but I actually have pain from arthritis in my feet." I believe he said it was about a 4 out of 10. I didn't tell him why I was asking and had the sense not to. After he told me the level I just said, "Can I show you something? I'm just going to put my hands on them, ok?" He said "Ok, sure." I simply touched the first foot and then the next and then spoke very quietly under my breath commanding the pain to go in Jesus' name. I asked him how they were doing, if there was any pain. He said "I don't know if it's just my mind or what, but they do feel better. Why, what did you do?" I then explained "Well, I did that in the name of Jesus. I am a Christian and I believe that He will heal people and He does that to show you that He is real." He immediately said "Oh, Ok. Thank you." then shook my hand and high tailed it out of there. Haha. He didn't want to hear it, but God did a number on him I believe. Or maybe he'll just brush it off as me tricking his mind. The Lord only knows. More seeds. haha. Thank You Lord. I also approached another man who was walking but as soon as he heard "I pray for people..." He just turned to walk away and said thanks anyway.

I then stopped at Bulk Barn on the way to my parents place for dinner and got some almonds and green tea. I was informed that the store was closing in 5 minutes while going through the isles. So, while paying for my items I asked the girl at the cash register if she was happy the day was over for her. She was, emphatically. I then asked if she had pain in her feet. She said she sure did, with a lot of emphasis again. I asked if I could pray for them for the pain to go. She didn't hear me or maybe was surprised at my request, so I repeated and said she would love that. I said I'm just going to put my hand on your shoulder here and pray, then put my hand on her shoulder, and the two ladies she had just finished with, who were lingering around standing beside me, high tailed it out of the store. Some people get afraid of this stuff it seems. Then I spoke "Pain get out of this girls feet right now, in the name of Jesus." I asked her where the pain was and she said she doesn't know. She can't find it. Hehehe, I love that! She was quite amazed. I had the sense she knew Jesus and after asking I found that she did. So I shared with her about how she can do that too and it will bring glory to Jesus and help others to believe in Him. She was amazed and thankful. Thank You Lord! The store manager was holding the door to shoo us out. So I asked him if he had any health issues that he was dealing with but he said he didn't and really didn't seem interested in what I was offering.

Christian, disciple of Jesus, do you know that you can be used by God to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out demons, etc? He will use you. Just step out and love on someone. You will see. It will bless you and them and bring Jesus glory. :)

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Saturday, October 04, 2014

He lives through us - In Jesus - 10-04-2014

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20

I had already left the apartment to go for a walk at the park and found that it was quite cold and rainy out. I was on my way there in my vehicle when I decided to turn back and grab my gloves, a hat and an umbrella. I drove by a gas station and figured I'd fill up my tire which has a slow leak and headed back home. Once home I parked my vehicle just outside the front door as i figured I'd just run in and grab my things and go. I got them and ran back out.

I noticed a car had pulled up in front of the block on the opposite side of the road. I hopped in my car and looked in the drivers side mirror to see who it was as he was just getting out of his vehicle at that time. It was a pizza delivery guy. As I looked through the drivers side mirror I thought I saw a bandage on one of his hands. I hopped back out and approached him.

He was facing away from me with his hand hidden now, so I said "Hey there. What happened?", while trying to look around him at his hand. As he started to turn after hearing me, I found he didn't have a bandage on it at all. I wondered what I had seen. Asking further, "Did you have a bandage on your hand?" He turned further and held out his hand toward me saying "No no." Smiling at me. It was just a sticker with a barcode on it from something I assume he had purchased. Haha.

I explained why I asked him saying that I pray for people and Jesus heals them and I was going to offer to pray for him. He was very thankful and smiled again saying "Thank you very much" and reached out to shake my hand. I figured that this was too much of a coincidence, so I asked him if he was dealing with any sickness or pain in his body. He said that a few days ago he started to get a headache and there was now also pain up and down his right arm. I asked if he could feel the pain right now. He said he could. I asked to pray for him and he said that would be ok. I stepped beside him and asked if it was ok to put my hands on him as well. He was ok with that. I reached out and put both my hands on his right arm and commanded the pain to leave in the name of Jesus, declaring "Jesus is Lord."

After about 5 seconds I let go and asked him how it was. To his surprise the pain was all gone. He was grinning ear to ear. I asked him if he had ever had anything like that happen to him before. He said no. I shared the gospel with him explaining that Jesus healed him to show him that he was real, and that He is the Son of God, one with the Father and one with the Holy Spirit, and that he could be forgiven for his sins and know God and have a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ because Jesus had died on a cross for our sins, and rose from the grave. And that if we believe in Him and follow Him, He takes our sins on Himself and then His righteousness is given to us. I also explained that he was coming back one day soon for those who believe in Him and follow Him. He listened intently and nodded his head saying "Yes." after pretty much every sentence.

After sharing the gospel with him he remarked "Thank you so much. That was truly a miracle." We shook hands again and I drove off and he continued to deliver the pizza to the apartment block.

Bless God!!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Healing and Salvation - In Jesus - 09-25-2014

Today, Jimmy, a North American Indian man, who smelled of alcohol, received healing for pain in his chest after 4 times of laying hands on him and commanding the pain to go and healing to come in the name of Jesus.

I shared the gospel with him; the gospel about how Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is One with the Father and One with the Holy Spirit, how He came in the flesh of man, lived a perfect sinless life, then died a death on the cross and rose from the grave 3 days later, all to save us from our sins, to save us from death, and to save us from judgment for our sins and an eternity in hell. The gospel that says that if we would believe in Him and follow Him, our sin would be paid for by Himself, He could then forgive us, and then give us His righteousness as a gift, and restore us to God. We can then have a relationship with Him, and He can lead us in the way to walk and live by His Spirit. After hearing all that, he wanted to, and asked the Lord Jesus to be his Savior and Lord. He had a tear in his eye while I was praying for him. He seemed really impacted. After that I also prayed over him that he would receive the Holy Spirit. There was no manifestation of speaking in tongues though.

All this during a small walk on one of my afternoon breaks from work.

Jesus is LORD in Winnipeg!

I later ran into him again at the end of my shift on my way home and invited him to church. I also encouraged him to read his bible. He said he had 4 of them. I suggested to start in James, a book after his own name, explaining it was a small, good and easy to read book, with direction on how to live a godly life in Christ.

He said his pain was still gone and that he felt good. He thanked me and said a few times "My heart goes out to you." Hehe! Praise the Lord!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I know - In Jesus - 09-14-2014

I was on my way home after going for a late evening walk in the park and felt the desire for a chicken sandwich. I haven't purchased fast food in what seems like a very long time. I went to this one McDonald's that is sort of out of the way from being on the way home and after looking over the menu board decided to order a grilled chicken and bacon wrap.

I paid for my sandwich and as I waited for the wrap to be ready I noticed the other team member of the girl who served me inside the store and she had a tensor bandage around her right hand. I got excited and immediately started to ask the Lord to make her bring my sandwich over instead. Haha. Well, she didn't bring it, but once the girl who served me brought the sandwich I asked her "Hey does your team member have a sore hand why she has the bandage on it?" She said that she did. I said "Can you ask her if I can pray for it to be healed?" She was a little surprised at my request and asked me to repeat myself. I repeated myself and she said "Ok, sure."

She called the other girl over to the window and said, "This guy wants to pray for you for your hand to get better." The girl with the tensor bandage on said "No no, that's ok." while shaking her head no. I said "Come on. Please. It will be really quick. I'll just take your hand and it will be a few seconds." She conceded and proceeded to come closer to the drive thru window. I said, "Ok, so just give me your hand" and she did. I grabbed it with my left hand and then asked about how much pain there was. She said it really didn't hurt, but that she just put the bandage on to keep it all together. Whatever that meant? haha. She then told me about how she slammed it in a door, then pulled her hand away from mine and pointed with her left hand to the middle of her right hand between the thumb and index finger, then reached back to grab my hand again. I said "Oh ok, but you will feel it if you press on it, right? You can feel the pain then, right?" She said "Yes."

She then said, "Ok, go ahead." meaning for me to pray for her. I thought for a second then shook my head and said "Well, I believe it is already better. Press on it and see if you can tell if it is." She did so and then said, "You know, it actually is." I said, "I know. See, the Bible says believers lay hands on the sick and they recover. I am a believer in Jesus and He lives inside of me. Because I believe in Him and asked Him to be my Lord and Savior, He came to live inside of me. And He does that through believers. He came and died on a cross then rose from the grave so that you could be restored to God. So that if you believe in Him, He will come and live inside of you too."

She started giving me a little bit of a look where she didn't really seem to want to hear it, so I just said, "I don't know if that's what you believe or not, but that is the truth. He healed people when He was on the earth to show people that He was who He said He was, that He really came from the Father. And He does that through believers today, so that others will believe." She said, "Ok, well thank you for doing that for me. It really is better." I said, "I know." and drove off thanking the Lord for using me. Haha. I love it! JESUS!!!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Friday, September 12, 2014

...we stopped at this one point in the store... - In Jesus - 09-12-2014

I stopped at a grocery store on the way home after work tonight. I was finished in there and on my way out when I saw coming toward me a little elderly Filipino woman walking with a cane in her right hand and with who looked like her grand daughter on the same right side. I walked up to her and started walking backwards on her left to follow her going the opposite direction that I was originally heading. And as we walked together past the row of cash registers, I explained "I pray for people and Jesus heals them. I see you have a cane. Are you in pain? Can I pray for you?" Initially seeming a little timid at my approach, she seemed to open up after hearing my request, but didn't stop walking in the other direction and sort of made mention and motion with her arm that she was on her way somewhere. I just kept following and asking where the pain was and how bad. She said it was both her legs, but more so the left one and pointed to it. I tried to get a level of pain out of her. Like an x out of 10, but she seemed in a rush and not really able to give me one. I wondered if she understood so I guessed for her and said "Could it be like a 5 out of 10?" She said, "Yes, could be." At this point we stopped at this one point in the store and I assumed it was because she was going to let me pray. So I asked to put my hand on her shoulder as I was intent on speaking to the pain, commanding it to leave. She let me do so. Her grand daughter was so protective. I could tell she was nervous and a little worried about what I was going to do. As I was about to put my hand on her grand mother's shoulder she seemed to want to get between me and her. Or maybe she was just moving out of the way to let people pass by, haha. I wasn't too sure, as I was more so focused on getting this dear woman well. I placed my hand on her shoulder, commanded all pain to leave her in the name of Jesus and then looked in her face and said "How is it? Is it all gone? Is it better?" She processed it for a moment, seeming to try to feel the pain, then gave a big sigh of relief and looked at me and nodded yes and said "Thank you!" and started to walk around me and away from me. It was at this point that I realized where she was heading all along, why she was in a rush, and why she had stopped at this particular point in the store. She walked around me and headed into the woman's bathroom entrance which was directly behind me. Haha! I laughed afterwards. Here I was holding her up when she apparently had to badly get to the woman's bathroom. But hey, I'm pretty sure the pain was either gone, or in the least much better, judging by her reaction. Her grand daughter thanked me as well as they headed off into the bathroom and I continued on my way out of the store.

God is so good! I love being used by Him!

Love the one in front of you.

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Monday, September 08, 2014

"I don't really feel it anymore." - In Jesus - 09-08-2014

I was initially planning on doing a fast today when I went to work this morning so I didn't bring any food with me. Once arriving at work and finding that I had been placed in the coldest spot on the whole office floor (they sit us in different spots), and anyone who has fasted before knows how your body temperature drops when you do, I thought to myself *Oh dear, this is going to be a chilly day.* A few minutes into my shift I had the thought to reach my hand inside one of the pockets of my backpack. I wasn't even sure why or what I was looking for. As I unzipped it and slid my hand in, I felt half of a Bounty coconut chocolate bar, my favorite bar. Score! haha. I decided not to fast and eat the bar to bring up my body temperature so I wouldn't be so cold. Thank You Lord!

During my lunch break I decided to stop at the Forks Market to pick myself up a coffee and maybe a dainty or something. I ended up buying a coffee and a nanaimo bar. The nanaimo bar was so yummy. While I was walking out the back of the Forks Market, I was approached by 6 young adults and one of them was holding out an Apple iPhone toward me asking if I could take a picture of them all jumping up at the same time. I said sure. We tried 3 times and finally on the third time, I got an acceptable shot. The last time they jumped up, the one guy who had asked me to take the photo, had swung his arm back and accidentally swiped one of the girls on the nose. She was standing there holding it and mentioning about how it hurt.

I figured this was definitely a divine appointment so I decided to ask if any of them had any pain or sickness in their bodies. The girl who was hit said "My nose hurts." I walked up to her and asked what the pain level was at. I believe she said it was a 3 or 4 out of 10. I said "Watch this. Let me touch your nose for a second. Don't worry, I won't hurt you. Just watch." She was a little nervous but let me do it. The others just stood by and watched. I reached out my right finger and put it lightly on the tip of her nose and then said "Pain go. Leave this girl's nose, right now, in the name of Jesus." I stepped back and asked her how it felt. She giggled uncomfortably and said "I don't really feel it anymore."

I smiled and was about to say something then the young man who accidently hit her spoke up and said something along the lines of "I have pain in my foot right now. Can you do that for to me?" and he put his foot toward me. I asked him what the pain level was at and I think he gave me the level also at a 3 out of 10. I said "Ok, watch this", and bent over and put my hand on his right foot and then spoke to it and commanded all pain to leave in Jesus' name. I stepped back and said "How is it? Where's the pain? It's all gone, right?" He said "Ya." with a bit of a surprised look on his face and started to move it around. I said "Crazy hey? You see. That's Jesus, man. He's real. He really is the Son of God." As he was moving it around he found that he could still feel it slightly and mentioned so, so I bent over and laid my hand on it once again and commanded the pain to go one more time.

I stepped back and explained who Jesus was to them all, why He came and why they all needed Him as Lord and Savior. They all listened as I explained the gospel to them. Some more intently than the others. I quickly shared how they can go about asking Him to be their Lord and then the one who had his foot healed, the one who seemed to be more of the leader of the bunch, said "Well, we should really hurry up and get going. We are already late. But thank you for sharing with us and taking the picture and also for helping me." I let them go and thanked them for listening to me and for letting me pray for them.

Thank You Lord! Grant each one repentance to life, eternal life, and knowledge of You!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Friday, September 05, 2014

A Divine Interruption - In Jesus - 09-05-2014 [Video]

I decided to upload a video from a healing situation that happened on September 5, 2014 where I met Bonnie and Jesus took her pain away.


Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Ya! That's pretty crazy." - In Jesus - 08-21-2014

During my last break of the evening at work tonight I went for a walk out to the Esplanade Riel bridge. Which I do pretty much every day that I work. Tonight as I got to the bridge I met up with a Native American man who had a gauze bandage around his left wrist. He was coming toward me over the bridge and I noticed it just as he was beside. I blurted out, "Hey, what happened to your wrist? Why do you have the bandage on it? Did you hurt it?" He agreed and said he had burned it just a bit earlier this evening on a stove element. I told him right away that I pray for people for healing and asked if I could do that for him. He said "Sure." Asking him what level of pain he would say it was at, he said it was an 8 out of 10. I said, "Oh wow, that's pretty high." He said, "Ya it was pretty hot." Haha. I asked to place my hand lightly over his wrist and he let me. I spoke to the pain and commanded it to leave his wrist and commanded all the tissues to be healed in Jesus' name and declared, "Jesus is Lord!" I asked him how it was doing by saying, "How is it now? It's all gone right?" He said, "Ya! That's pretty crazy." I said, "See, that was Jesus. He is Lord and He is real." He asked me right away if I had any money and to his favor I actually grabbed a dollar and twenty five cents out of my laundry money today as I was craving a chocolate bar but never actually purchased it. I gave him the change. He was grateful and said, "Thank you." then started to walk away quickly. I tried to share the gospel with him more but he was in such a hurry to get out of there after that happened. I think he had a hard time processing it all. His name was Charles, I believe. Glory to Jesus!

After my shift tonight while walking out of the building I noticed one of my co-workers seated where I assume she was waiting for her ride. I had noticed in the past, as well as tonight, that she had a cane with her and never had the opportunity to approach her until this evening. I walked up to her asking why she had the cane. She informed me that she had injured her foot 10 years ago and it just never healed. I explained "I pray for people for healing and I wanted to know if you would like me to do that for you." She said she would like that with a smile on her face. After asking her name and sharing mine I found that she was only comfortable with me speaking over it, rather than touching her. I understand how some feel that way. She also informed me that it was at a constant 4 out of 10 pain level. I said "That's ok, I understand. I'll just pray over here." I stood about 5 feet from her and held out my right hand toward her foot, and while looking directly at it, I made slight waving motions with my hand as if to brush off the pain (Hehe!). I commanded all pain to leave her foot and for it to be healed in Jesus' name. She reported that it was now half better about a 2 out of 10. She let me pray one more time and she said it was much better but she could still feel it slightly there. I wanted to pray until it was gone but she said that was ok. I explained that even Jesus, the Son of God, had to pray 2 times for a blind man and explained that I thought He may have done that for our purpose to show us that we may have to persist in prayer sometimes, but she was still ok with it as it now was. I quickly shared with her that it was Jesus who healed her and that He was real and did that to show her that He was real and He wants her to know Him. That she could know Him by faith. I then asked her if she did know Him, but I think she was also having a difficult time processing what was going on. She just said she didn't want to talk religion, so I thanked her for letting me pray for her and headed on my way home. Seeds planted.

Thank You Jesus!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Hearing and obeying - In Jesus - August 19, 20, 2014

Yesterday morning, 19th of August, I awoke to a knock at my door. It was a contractor wanting access to my suite again. I was very tired and got up fairly grumpy. I didn't say much other than ok, sure, yep, and decided to leave my apartment without showering or going to the washroom. I was just in the flesh. I'm sure you all know what that's like. I got to the park and I decided to walk. I knew I had to go to the washroom at some point but wasn't sure how long I would make it on my walk. I thought I would be able to make it until I got back to the park. I go down a walking path that goes away from the park then back again. While on this path near the beginning of my walk, I had a very quick thought come into my mind about stopping in at this one school dorm building at a nearby university called CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) and I saw myself going in to find a washroom. I wondered briefly if that was from the Lord, and decided to kept that in mind.

As I got closer to the school I felt the need to visit the washroom coming on stronger. I passed by a porta-potty and it was as if the thought to use it was blocked from my thinking as I momentarily forgot about the CMU impression. After I passed the porta-potty I remembered the image of me going to CMU and knew it was there that I would have to stop. I was getting excited because I knew at this point God was going to do something. I past by a police station on my walk and could have easily went to the washroom there, but thought to myself, *no, I believe that was Holy Spirit telling me that I must go to CMU* so I passed that by. I crossed the street and entered the front door of the dorm. I was met by a young woman who worked there and I asked if there was a washroom. She said there were no public washrooms in this building but offered to take me to one in another building. I thought *Hmm, this must be for her* and I said "Ok." She led me to the washroom and before going in I asked if she had anything going on in her body like pain or sickness or disease. She said no. I asked "Are you sure? Nothing lingering or re-occurring?" as I knew God wanted me to pray for her. She kind of paused for a moment and asked why. I explained that I pray for people and Jesus heals them and told her He would take whatever it was she was dealing with away. I found out she was a Christian too and then asked again and she said "Well, there's always something." I assume it must have been very personal to her because she didn't want to tell me what it was specifically. I was ok with that. I said "It's ok. You don't have to tell me. God knows what it is and He will take it away." She let me lay my hand on her shoulder and pray. I commanded all infirmity and any works of the enemy to leave her, and her body to be fully healed in Jesus' name. I asked if she could feel any difference and she said "Well, there's always a lightness felt when someone prays for you." So she was familiar with that manifestation or sensation before and felt it then. I told her about how I had the impression of coming here and I think that God meant that all for her. She was encouraged. God is good!

Something I found to be funny and a real blessing from God... I went to the washroom and then noticed *Hey, there are showers in here!* haha! There were no towels though. I looked in a cupboard and found a small lonely soap bar and decided I was going to wash my hair and face and said, "Thank You Jesus!" then took off my shirt and washed my hair and face. I used paper towel to dry myself off. What a refreshment that was. It may seem silly or a small thing, but to me at that time, it was such a blessing that I believed was from the Lord. hehe. He really blesses me with the little things He does.

I continued on my walk and met up with an older gentleman named Sid and his wife S... something, I forget. She had a very strange name. I think they were from India, or possibly Pakistan. I first made note of him as he had one of those walkers with wheels and a seat. So I approached them. I found that Sid had 3 surgeries for his back and in the past there was sciatic nerve pain, but now it was just some lower back pain and his wife said pain in his gluteal muscle. I believe he said the pain was about a 3 or 4 out of 10. He let me pray and after the 3rd prayer I believe his words were "It is now better and no pain at this time." They let me share the gospel with them. They encouraged me to continue doing the good works. hehe. Jesus open their hearts and eyes to see you as Lord and the only way to life.

08-20-2014

Today the contractors entered my suite again. I was in a much more friendly mood though. I was going over some training materials and remembered the Lord telling me last week that He wanted me to share Him with them. So I asked the Lord in my heart what they or either one of them was dealing with. I immediately felt a pain in my right arm around my elbow. I thought it was for one of them in particular, but I waited until they were both in the same area of my suite as I was and asked "Do either of you have problems with your right arm around the elbow?" To my surprise, they both said yes at the same time. Haha! And both of them had tennis elbow that would flair up from time to time. They let me pray for them individually. One believed in Jesus and the other was a self proclaimed agnostic. I got to share the gospel with him and encourage the other about stepping out to do the same things Jesus did to bring Him glory and shared with him a video of Pete Cabrera Jr growing out a man's legs. Neither of them had pain before prayer, but I know they won't any longer, and they will know it was Jesus who did it. They both thanked me for praying for them.

I am learning to hear His voice and it is exciting!

I love You Lord!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

"I am amazed right now" - In Jesus - 08-17-2014

After church today I stopped in at Walmart to buy some food for the week and walked past the milk and yogurt isle fairly quickly. Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a girl with a cast or brace on one of her arms. I turned back to go down the isle and see, and met with Miranda (I think was her name). I stopped in front of her and said "Hey there. What happened to you?", pointing at her arm. Her mom rolled up behind her with a cart at this point and stood by us watching and listening. I nodded and smiled hello to her. After finding out what happened (I forget what she said to be honest, I think she said she broke it and how) I said something to the effect of "I pray for people and Jesus heals them, and wanted to know if you'd like me to pray for you." She was very open to the invitation and said sure. I asked what the pain level was at and found that it was a 6 out of 10. 10 being the worst. I asked to take her hand and she handed it to me. I spoke to her hand and commanded all pain to leave and for it to be healed in the name of Jesus. I asked her how it was doing. She was surprised and said that it was actually better and not throbbing any longer. She said it was probably about a 3 out of 10 now. I asked to pray again and took her hand once more. I thought to ask specifically where the break was and she informed me it was the metacarpals. I commanded all her metacarpals to be mended, and all pain to go once more. This time she said the pain was all gone and she could move her fingers freely. She looked at her mom with a surprised look on her face and repeated that she couldn't feel any pain any longer. Her mom seemed very indifferent. I started to share the gospel with her and her mother walked away. After my spiel, Miranda informed me that she was a believer already and was baptized. haha! She didn't stop me at all. Usually someone will nod yes to what I am saying or indicate somehow that they already know what I am saying or agree with me in some way. I found that funny. I then shared with her that she could do the same thing and why and how. She said she has heard of this kind of thing happening before but never witnessed it for herself. Her comment that I remember most was "I am amazed right now." I love seeing the Lord change someone's paradigm. Jesus You rock!

I continued through the store grabbing the rest of my items and then noticed a man up ahead with two canes and a mask on his face walking with his wife. Honestly, I was trying to avoid them because I had my hands full and wanted to get going. When I walked to the next side of the isle, they walked to the same side. haha! I gave in and asked him what was up. He said he had fibromyalgia and chemical sensitivities. I explained what I do and he welcomed the prayer right away. He let me lay hands on him and command all sickness and any spirits of infirmity to go from him in Jesus' name. He didn't see a difference at that time, but we both agreed it may be something he sees later. I shared with him how I have seen that before too. I got to talk with them in the quick lane check out line (whatever you call it). I shared with them how I had just prayed for Miranda and the Lord took her pain away. He informed me that he sees opportunities to minister to others who are dealing with the same things he is, so I prayed for him to receive the faith and grace to see others healed through his prayers. It was just before my cashier opened up so I didn't get to share too much.

Leaving the store walking through the doorway I met another man who had a brace on his wrist. After asking him what happened he said he had a fight with a trailer. I asked if I could pray for him real quick but he started to walk away from me quickly and said "Nope, I'm good."

You must know that there is so much joy in ministering to others and seeing the Lord use you to bring freedom and truth to others. I encourage you to step out and risk your own comfort. You will find that it's what you were created for.

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pain goes, leg grows, heart of God and truth revealed - In Jesus - 08-14-2014

This morning before I was to be leaving my apartment for the day, I thought that I heard the Holy Spirit saying to me, "I want you to share Me with them." Just before this, there was a contractor who came into the suite as he was just about ready to start the work they are doing here, then he had stepped out of the suite for a moment. That was when I felt the Lord speaking this to me. I hung around for just a little while longer and then decided it was time to go. I met with the contractor right outside my apartment door and he just happened to be leaving out the same back door of the building as I was. Imagine that! haha. I followed him out and as we were walking up the stairs to the back door I asked if he had any pain or sickness in his body. We reached the back door just then and he turned to say he had some pain in his leg from breaking it years ago. I asked him about what level he could gauge it at and found that it was at a level of 3 out of 10, with 10 being worst. I asked if I could show him something. With hesitation he said "Sure, but what are you going to do?" I said "I'll show you. Don't worry, I won't hurt you. I'm just going to put my hand here." I bent over to put my hand on his leg as he moved it closer toward me. With my hand on his leg, I spoke to the pain and said "In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all pain to leave this leg now. Tendons, muscles, bones and nerves be healed." then took my hand off his leg and stepped back. He mentioned "That's about the only thing I haven't tried, religion." I asked if there was any pain still. He said it was virtually gone. I got to share the gospel with him and explain how Jesus healed him to show that He was real and he needs to believe in Him to be saved. He seemed to be interested and said that if it comes back he'll come and see me again. His name was Alex.

During a half hour break at work today I walked out the back of the building and noticed a young Asian man sitting on a bench. I had the thought come to me about a young Asian man who I thought I knew that had committed suicide. I was about to walk past him but felt the need to go back and talk to him. I wondered if he had depression. I approached him and right off, out of habit more than anything I think, I asked if he had any pain or sickness in his body. He looked up at me and said what sounded to me like "Pain?" I said yes. He grabbed a pen from inside his backpack and handed it to me. I smiled and said "No no, pain. Like hurt, or something wrong in your body?" and made some hand gestures on my arm. He said he did not. I asked if he was healthy and he said he was. I asked him if he knew Jesus. He nodded yes. I asked "You know Him as Lord? Are you born again? Are you a Christian?" He said "Well my mother and my grandmother are. But I am not." I asked him if he knew why Jesus came to live and die on the cross then raise from the grave and he said he did not. So I shared the gospel message. He shared with me about how he didn't believe Jesus was God because he doesn't see Him. I said "Well, do you have a mind? or do you believe I have a mind?" He said "Yes." So I asked "How do you know? You can't see it, can you?" I explained further, "You know we have a mind because you see the result of that mind. You know that we think and then do things based on those thoughts. So you can tell the mind exists by the results of it being there. It's the same with Jesus. You can tell He exists by the results that He exists or by what He does. That is why I asked you about pain or sickness. If you had any, He would heal you right now and you would see that He was real." He said he had a question for me, "Do you believe in demons?" I said that I did and shared how I have even seen them before. He told me about how he believes he had seen them too. I sat there and we discussed where they came from and then I felt to ask him about if anyone ever told him that he had a shorter leg than the other. He said no. I asked him to let me check and he obliged. We found that his right leg was shorter than the left by about a quarter inch. I commanded it to grow out and it immediately shot out. He watched it all and could see that it was no longer shorter. He was quite amazed as was I. I then remembered the thought about the young Asian man who had committed suicide and asked him if he ever dealt with depression. He said that he did not initially, but then after talking a little more he admitted that he did have thoughts about killing himself and confessed that he thought life was very hard. I told him about how I had the thought about the young Asian man who had committed suicide as I walked up to him and explained that that was God speaking to me about him. Explaining that He knows him and wants him to know Him. I invited him to pray to Jesus with me for him to be forgiven, saved, born again, but he said he would do that on his own tonight when he was going to bed. He said "I must do that. I must know Him. It is time." I shared about how he might go about doing that and then he let me pray for him to command the lying spirits of depression and suicide to leave him. His name was different in Chinese but said that I could call him Larry. Glory to God!!!

On my way home from work I was approached by some Jehovah's Witnesses who had a stand setup and were sharing their 'truth'. I asked them about Isaiah 44:6 and how it is God who is saying He is the first and the last and then in Revelation 1 Jesus says to John that He is the first and the last too. They just referred me to see their web site. We got into a pretty intense discussion. They had even asked me to go, but I was able to convince them to continue with my sincerity to share the truth. Holy Spirit was all over it. I shared with them the testimony about growing out the leg and hearing from God for the young Asian man earlier in the day and asked "If those things past away with the Apostles, then why do I still hear from God and why does God still heal through me as a believer? And if you are a believer, then why aren't you doing those things?" They asked me about a number of different passages to see why I believed what I did as opposed to what they believed and almost all of them I had answers for and they couldn't say the answers were wrong. After a while, one of them stepped away and then shortly after the other two started to pack up their stand and leave. The real truth was shared today and I pray that Holy Spirit continues to breath on the words of spirit and life that flowed from my belly to their ears, because Holy Spirit lives in me and will never leave me! Glory! I left them with the question "Do you have that assurance within you that you are a child of God? or are you just following rules."

Oh ya! Don't forget SEPTEMBER 6TH, is the FREE Premiere of the new movie HOLY GHOST, by the makers of the awesome documentaries Finger of God, Furious Love and Father of Lights. It is going to be watched by 1 million people. Will you be one of them? Go here: godfilms.net/premiere and spread the word!!!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

100 Divine Healing Facts - T.L. Osborn

100 Divine Healing Facts from T.L. Osborn's book Healing the Sick, A Living Classic. Hope you enjoy.


100 Divine Healing Facts

by
T. L. Osborn

Acknowledgment

     In presenting these 100 Divine Healing Facts, we are indebted to the resourceful writings of F.F. Bosworth, from which many of the thoughts expressed have been gleaned.

     His faith literature has brought healing within the grasp of many thousands who could not have recovered without knowing the truths which it contains.

     By reading his book, Christ the Healer, you can get in just a few hours what took Rev. Bosworth thirty years of hard work in a healing ministry all over the United States and Canada to learn. I urge every Christian, pastor, teacher, and evangelist to obtain a copy of this masterpiece in faith building and read it repeatedly.
—T. L. Osborn

Introduction

     Many believe that God sometimes heals the sick, but they have no personal knowledge of Jesus as our indwelling healer. They know nothing of the many facts which prove that physical health is part of salvation.

     They see others healed, but they question whether healing is God's will for them. They are waiting for a special revelation of the will of God for them. In the meantime, they are doing all within the power of human skill to get well with the use of natural means, whether it is God's will for them to be healed or not.

     If it is not God's will for you to be well, it would be wrong for you to seek recovery even through natural means.

     If it is God's will for you to be well, then it is only logical that the best way of recovery is by divine means.

     The Bible reveals the will of God in regard to the healing of the body as clearly as it reveals the will of God in regard to regeneration of the spirit. God need not give any special revelation of His will when He has plainly given His revealed will in His word. He has definitely promised to heal you.

     God's promises to heal are as much a revelation of His will to heal as His promises to save reveal His will to save.

     A careful study of the scriptures by an unprejudiced person will clearly show that God is both the savior and the healer of His people - that it is always His will to save and to heal all those who believe on Him. In evidence of this, we call your attention to the following 100 facts.

100 Divine Healing Facts

1.     Sickness is no more natural than sin. God made all things very good (Gen. 1:31). Therefore, we should not look for the remedy of sin or sickness in the natural, but from God who created us happy, strong, healthy, and to fellowship with Him.

2.     Both sin and sickness came into the world through the fall of the human race. Therefore, we must look for the healing of both in the savior of the human race.

3.     When God called His children out of Egypt, He made a covenant of healing with them (Ex. 15:26, Ex. 23:25). Throughout their history, we find them in sickness and in pestilence, turning to God in repentance and confession; and, always, when their sins were forgiven, their sicknesses were healed.

4.     God healed those who were bitten by fiery serpents as they looked at a brazen serpent on a pole, which is a type of Calvary (Num. 21:8). If everyone who looked at the brazen serpent was heated then, it is logical that everyone who looks at Jesus now can be healed.

5.     Jesus said: As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so (for the same purpose) must the Son of man be lifted up (John 3:14-15, Num. 21:4-9).

6.     The people had sinned against God then. Humankind has sinned against God today.

7.     The poisonous serpent's bite resulted in death then. Sin results in death today (Romans 6:23).

8.     The people cried to God then, and He heard their cry and provided a remedy — the serpent lifted up. Those who cry to God today discover that God has heard their cry and has provided them a remedy — Christ lifted up.

9.     The remedy was for everyone that is bitten then. The remedy is for whoever believes today (John 3:16).

10.     In their remedy they received both forgiveness for their sins and healing for their bodies. In Christ, we receive both forgiveness for our sins and healing for our sick bodies.

11.     There were no exceptions then - their remedy was for everyone that is bitten. There are no exceptions today - our remedy is for whoever believes.

12.     Everyone was commanded to individually look at the remedy then. Everyone is commanded to individually believe on Christ today.

13.     They did not need to beg nor make an offering to God then. There was only one condition: When they look. We do not need to beg nor make an offering to Christ today. There is only one condition: Whoever believes.

14.     They were not told to look to Moses, but rather to the remedy then. We are not told to look to the preacher, but to Christ today.

15.     They were not to look to the symptoms of their snake bites then, but rather to their remedy. We are not to look to the symptoms of our sins and diseases today, but to our remedy, Christ.

16.     Everyone that is bitten, when he or she looks upon it, shall live was the promise to all then, without exception. Whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life is the promise to all today, without exception.

17.     Since their curse was removed by the lifting up of the "type" of Christ, our curse was certainly removed by Christ Himself (Gal. 3:13).

18.     The "type" of Christ could not mean more then to those Israelites, than Christ means to us today. Surely they, through only a "type" of Christ, could not receive more blessings which we cannot receive today through Christ Himself

19.     God promises protection for our bodies as well as for our spirits if we live in Him (Psalm 91). In the New Testament, John wishes above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2). Both scriptures show that God's will is that we be as healthy in our bodies as we are in our spirits. It is never God's will for our spirits to be sick. It is never God's will for our bodies to be sick.

20.     Asa died in his sickness because he sought not the Lord, but to the physicians; (2 Chr. 16) 'O while Hezekiah lived because he sought not to the physicians, but to the Lord (Isaiah 38).

21.     The removal of our diseases is included in Christ's redemptive work, along with the removal of our sins (Isaiah 53). The word bore implies substitution (suffering for), not sympathy (suffering with). If Christ has borne our sicknesses, why should we bear them?

22.     Christ fulfilled Isaiah's words: He healed all that were sick (Matt. 8:16-17).

23.     Sickness is revealed as coming directly from Satan (Job 2:7). So Satan went forth and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to his crown. Job maintained steadfast faith as he cried out to God for deliverance, and he was healed (Job 42:10,12).

24.     Christ declared that the infirm woman was bound by Satan and ought to be loosed. He cast out the spirit of infirmity, and she was healed (Luke 13:16).

25.     A devil which possessed a man was the cause of his being both blind and dumb. When the devil was cast out, he could both see and talk (Matt. 12:22).

26.     A demon was the cause of a boy being deaf and dumb and also the cause of his convulsions. When the demon was cast out, the boy was healed (Mark 9:17-27).

27.     It is written: Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil (Acts 10:38). This scripture shows that sickness is Satan's oppression.

28.     We are told: The Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). Sickness is part of Satan's works. Christ, in His earthly ministry, always treated sin, diseases, and devils the same. They were all hateful in His sight. He rebuked them all. He was manifested to destroy them all.

29.     He does not want the works of the devil to continue in our physical bodies. He was manifested to destroy them. He does not want a cancer, a plague, a curse, the works of the devil, to exist in His own members. Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ (1 Cor. 6:15)?

30.     Jesus said, The Son of man is not come to destroy human lives, but to save them (Luke 9:56). Sickness destroys; therefore, it is not from God. Christ came to save us (Greek: sozo, meaning to deliver us, to save and preserve us, to heal us, to give us life, to make us whole), but never to destroy us.

31.     Jesus said: The thief (speaking of Satan) comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).

32.     Satan is a killer; his diseases are the destroyers of life. His sicknesses are the thieves of happiness, health, money, time, and effort. Christ came to give us abundant life in our spirits and in our bodies.

33.     We are promised the life of Jesus in our mortal flesh (2 Cor. 4:10-11).

34.     We are taught that the Spirit's work is to quicken our mortal bodies in this life (Romans 8:11).

35.     Satan's work is to kill. Christ's work is to give life.

36.     Satan is bad. God is good. Bad things come from Satan. Good things come from God.

37.     Sickness is, therefore, from Satan. Health is, therefore, from God.

38.     All authority and power over all devils and diseases was given to every disciple of Christ (Matt. 10:1, Mark 16:17). Since Jesus said, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed (John 8:31), these scriptures apply to you today, that is, if you continue in (act on) His word.

39.     The right to pray and receive the answer is given to every believer (John 14:13-14). If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. This logically includes asking for healing, if we are sick.

40.     Everyone that asks receives (Matt. 7:7-11). That promise is for you. It includes everyone who is sick.

41.     The ministry of healing was given to the seventy, who represent the future workers of the church (Luke 10:1,9,19).

42.     It was given to all them that believe the gospel, them that act on the gospel, or the practicers or doers of the word (Mark 16:17).

43.     It is committed to the elders of the church (James 5:14).

44.     It is bestowed upon the whole church as one of its ministries and gifts, until Jesus comes (1 Cor. 12:9-10).

45.     Jesus never commissioned anyone to preach the gospel without including healing for the sick. He said, Whatever city you enter, heal the sick that are there (Luke 10:8-9). That command still applies to the ministry today.

46.     Jesus said that He would continue His same works through believers while He is with the Father. Verily, verily, I say to you, the person that believes on me, the works that I do shall he or she do also; and greater works than these shall they do; because I go to my father (John 14:12). This certainly includes healing the sick.

47.     In connection with the Lord's Supper, the cup is taken in remembrance of His blood which was shed for the remission of our sins (1 Cor. 11:25). The bread is eaten in remembrance of His body on which were laid our diseases and the stripes by which we are healed (1 Cor. 11:23-24).

48.     Jesus said that certain teachers were making the word of God of no effect through (their) tradition (Mark 7:13). Human ideas and theories have for centuries hindered the healing part of the gospel from being proclaimed and acted upon as it was by the early church.

49.     One tradition is that God wills some of His children to suffer sickness and that, therefore, many who are prayed for are not healed because it is not His will to heal them. When Jesus healed the demon possessed boy whom the disciples could not heal (Mark 9:18), He proved that it is God's will to heal even those who fail to receive healing; furthermore, He assigned the failure to the disciples to cure the boy, not to God's will, but to the disciples' unbelief (Matt. 17:19-20).

50.     The failure of many to be healed today when prayed for is never because it is not God's will to heal them.

51.     If sickness is the will of God, then every physician would be a law-breaker, every trained nurse a defier of the Almighty, and every hospital a house of rebellion instead of a house of mercy.

52.     Since Christ came to do the Father's will, the fact that He healed them all is proof that it is God's will that all be healed.

53.     If it is not God's will for all to be healed, how did everyone in the multitudes obtain from Christ what was not God's will for some of them to receive? The gospel says, He healed them all.

54.     If it is not God's will for all to be healed, why do the scriptures state: With his stripes, we are healed and by whose stripes, you were healed (Isaiah 53:5, 1 Peter 2:24)? How could we and you be declared heated, if it is God's will for some of us to be sick?

55.     Christ never refused those who sought His healing. Repeatedly, the gospels tell us that He healed them all. Christ the healer has never changed.

56.     Only one person in the entire Bible ever asked for healing by saying, If it be your will. That was the poor leper to whom Jesus immediately responded, I will; be clean (Mark 1:40-41).

57.     Another tradition is that we can glorify God more by being patient in our sickness than by being healed. If sickness glorifies God more than healing, then any attempt to get well by natural or divine means would be an effort to rob God of the glory that we should want Him to receive.

58.     If sickness glorifies God, then we should rather be sick than well.

59.     If sickness glorifies God, Jesus robbed His Father of all the glory that He possibly could by healing everyone (Luke 4:40), and the Holy Spirit continued doing the same throughout the Acts of the Apostles.

60.     Paul says, You are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's (1 Cor. 6:20).

61.      Our bodies and our spirits are bought with a price. We are to glorify God in both.

62.     We do not glorify God in our spirit by remaining in sin. We do not glorify God in our body by remaining sick.

63.     John's gospel is used to prove that sickness glorifies God (John 11:4); but God was not glorified in this case until Lazarus was raised up from the dead, the result of which was, Many of the Jews believed on him (John 11:45).

64.     Another tradition is that while God heals some, it is not His will to heal all. But Jesus, who came to do the Father's will, did heal them all.

65.     If healing is not for all, why did Jesus bear our sicknesses, our pains, and our diseases? If God wanted some of His children to suffer, then Jesus relieved us from bearing something which God wanted us to bear. But since Jesus came to do the will of the Father, and since He has borne our diseases, it must be God's will for all to be well.

66.     If it is not God's will for all to be healed, then God's promises to heal are not for all. That would mean that faith does not come by hearing the word of God alone, but by getting a special revelation that God has favored you and wills to heal you.

67.     If God's promises to heal are not for all, then we could not know what God's will is by reading His word alone. That means we would have to pray until He speaks directly to us about each case in particular. We could not consider God's word as directed to us personally, but would have to close our Bibles and pray for a direct revelation from God to know if it is His will to heal each case.

68.     God's word is His will. God's promises reveal His will. When we read of what He promises to do, we then know what it is His will to do.

69.     Since it is written, Faith comes by hearing the word of God, then the best way to build faith in your heart that God is willing to heal you is for you to hear that part of God's word which promises you healing.

70.     Faith for spiritual healing comes by hearing the gospel: He bore our sins. Faith for physical healing comes by hearing the gospel: He bore our sicknesses.

71.     We are to preach the gospel (that He bore our sins) to every creature. We are to preach the gospel (that He bore our sicknesses) to every creature.

72.     Christ emphasized His promise, If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it, by repeating it twice (John 14:12-14). He did not exclude healing from this promise. Anything includes healing. This promise is for all.

73.     If healing is not for all, Christ should have qualified His promise when He said, Whatever you desire (except healing) when you pray, believe that you receive it, and you shall have it (Mark 11:24). But He did not. Healing, therefore, is included in the whatever. This promise is made to you.

74.     If it is not God's will to heal all, His promise would not be dependable where Christ said, If you live in me, and my words live in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you (John 15:7).

75.     James says: Is any sick among you? Call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise them up (James 5:14-15). This promise is for all, including you, if you are sick.

76.     If God today has abandoned healing in answer to prayer in favor of healing only by medical science, as modem theology speculates, that would mean that He requires us to use a less successful method during a better dispensation. He heated them all then, but today many diseases are incurable by medical science.

77.     Paul tells us that God would have us prepared to every good work (2 Tim. 2:21), thoroughly furnished to all good works (2 Tim. 3:17), that we may abound to every good work (2 Cor. 9:8). A sick person cannot measure up to these scriptures. These conditions would be impossible if healing is not for all. Either healing is for all, or these scriptures do not apply to all.

78.     Bodily healing in the New Testament was called a mercy, and it was God's mercy which always moved Him to heal all the sick. His promise is that He is plenteous in mercy to all that call on Him (Psalm 86:5). That includes you, today.

79.     The correct translation of Isaiah 53:4 is: Surely (or certainly) He has borne our sicknesses, and carried our pains. To prove that our sicknesses were carried away by Christ, just like our sins were carried away, the same Hebrew verb for borne and carried is used to describe both (Isaiah 53:4,11-12).

80.     Christ was made to be sin for us (2 Cor. 5:21) when He bore our sins (1 Peter 2:24). He was made a curse for us (Gal. 3:13) when He bore our sicknesses (Matt. 8:17).

81.     Since Christ bore our sins, how many is it God's will to forgive? Answer: Whoever believes. Since Christ bore our sicknesses, how many is it God's will to heal? Answer: He healed them all.

82.     Another tradition is that if we are righteous, we should expect sicknesses as a part of our life. They quote the scripture: Many are the afflictions of the righteous (Psalm 34:19), but this does not mean sicknesses as some would have us believe. It means trials, hardships, persecutions and temptations, but never sicknesses or physical disabilities.

83.     It would be a contradiction to say, "Christ has borne our sicknesses, and with His stripes we are healed," but then add, "Many are the sicknesses of the righteous, which He requires us to bear."

84.     To prove this tradition, theologians quote, But the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you (1 Peter 5:10). This suffering does not refer to suffering sickness, but to the many ways in which God's people have so often had to suffer for their testimony (Acts 5:41, 2 Cor. 12).

85.     Another tradition is that we are not to expect healing for certain afflictions.
People quote the scripture, Is any among you afflicted? let him or her pray (James 5:13). This again does not refer to sickness, but to the same things pointed out in number above.

86.     Another tradition is that God chastises His children with sickness. The scripture is quoted, a part of which says, Whom the Lord loves he chastens (Heb. 12:6-8). God does chasten those whom He loves, but it does not say that He makes them sick. The word chasten here means "to instruct, train, discipline, teach, or educate," like a teacher "instructs" a pupil, or like a parent "trains and teaches" a child.

87.     When a teacher "instructs" a student, various means of discipline may be employed, but never sickness. When a parent "trains" a child, there are many ways to chasten, but never by imposing a physical disease upon it. For our heavenly Father to chasten us does not require that He lay a disease upon us. Our diseases were laid upon Christ.
God could not require that we bear, as punishment, what Jesus has substantially borne for us. Christ's sacrifice freed us forever from the curse of sin and disease which He bore on our behalf.

88.     The most common tradition is the worn-out statement: The age of miracles is past. For this to be true, there would have to be a total absence of miracles. Even one miracle would prove that the age of miracles is not past.

89.     If the age of miracles is past, no one could be born again because the new birth is the greatest miracle a person can experience.

90.     If the age of miracles is past, as some claim, that would mean that all the technical evidence produced in hundreds of laboratories of the world, concerning innumerable cases of miraculous hearings, is false and that God's promises to do such things are not for today.

91.     Anyone who claims that the age of miracles is past denies the need, the privileges, and the benefits of prayer. For God to hear and answer prayer, whether the petition is for a postage stamp or for the healing of a paralytic, is a miracle. If prayer brings an answer, that answer is a miracle. If there are no miracles, there is no reason for faith. If there are no miracles, prayer is mockery and only ignorance would cause anyone to either pray or expect an answer. God cannot answer prayer without a miracle. If we pray at all, we should expect that prayer to be answered. If that prayer is answered, God has done it; and if God has answered prayer, He has performed something supernatural. That is a miracle. To deny miracles today is to make a mockery of prayer today.

92.     The age of miracles is not past because Jesus, the miracle-worker, has never changed: Jesus Christ the same yesterday and today and forever (Heb. 13:8).

93.     When Jesus sent His disciples to preach the gospel, He told them: These (supernatural) signs shall follow them that believe. This was for every creature, for all nations, until the end of the world. The end of the world has not yet come, so the age of miracles has not passed. Christ's commission has never been withdrawn or canceled.

94.     Christ's promise for the spirit - that it shall be saved - is in His commission and is for all. His promise for the body - that it shall recover - is in His commission and is for all. To deny that one part of His commission is for today is to deny that the other part is for today. As long as Jesus' commission is in effect, the unsaved can be healed spiritually and sick people can be healed physically by believing the gospel. Multiplied thousands of sincere people all over the world are receiving the benefits of both physical and spiritual healing through their simple faith in God's promises.

95.     Christ bore your sins so that you may be forgiven. Eternal life is yours. Claim this blessing and confess it by faith; God will make it good in your life.

96.     Christ bore your diseases so that you may be healed. Divine health is yours. Claim this blessing and confess it by faith; God will manifest it in your body.

97.     Like all of Christ's redemptive gifts, healing must be received by simple faith alone without natural means and, upon being received, must be consecrated for Christ's service and glory alone.

98.     God is as willing to heal believers as He is to forgive UNbelievers (Romans 8:32). That is to say, if when you were unsaved, God was willing to forgive you, now that you are His child, He is willing to heal you. If He was merciful enough to forgive you when you were UNconverted, He is merciful enough to heal you now that you are in His family.

99.     You must accept God's promise as true and believe that you are forgiven before you can experience the joy of spiritual healing. You must accept God's promise as true and believe that you are healed before you can experience the joy of physical healing.

100.     As many (sinners) as received him were born of God (John 1:12-13). As many (sick) as touched him were made whole (Mark 6:56).
     When we preach that it is always God's will to heal, the question is immediately raised: "How then could we ever die?"

     God's word says: You take away their breath, they die, and return to their dust (Psalm 104:29). The Bible says: You shall come to your grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn comes in its season (Job 5:26).

     For us to come to our full age and for God to take away our breath does not require the aid of a disease. God's will for your death as His child is that, after living a fruitful life, fulfilling the number of your days, you simply stop breathing and fall asleep in Christ to awaken on the other side and live with Him forever. So shall (you) ever be with the Lord (1 Thess. 4:17). Indeed, this is the blessed hope of the righteous.
     Because you have set your love upon me, God says, therefore will I deliver you: I will set you on high, because you have known my name. You shall call upon me, and I will answer you: I will be with you in trouble; I will deliver you, and honor you. With long life will I satisfy you, and show you my salvation (Psalm 91:14-16).