Friday, June 24, 2011

This Supernatural Journey II

This evening during one of my breaks I went for a walk through an area of the city called The Forks, as I usually do. There is this walkway that goes through what they call The Peace Meeting site. The Prince of Peace showed up there today.

Number 42; The Prince of Peace meeting area.

As I went along this pathway, I walked past an older couple. The lady was very friendly and smiled at me. I smiled back. I continued on my way to the point where I usually walk up to, then turned around to head back to work. On the way back, I walked through The Peace Meeting site again and the same couple was now sitting in the chairs they have in that area. I thought I previously saw the woman having difficulty walking, so I figured I would ask her about it. As I spoke to her, she said, "Oh, I don't have any problems walking. He does" and she pointed to her husband. I explained that I pray for people and God heals them.

Broadway Prominade

I asked if He would like that. "Hmm, I don't think I would mind that." he said, as he shrugged his shoulders slightly and shuffled forward in his chair. I asked him what was wrong and why he had problems walking. He explained that he had Spinal Stenosis and that pain would usually go down his legs but today it was around his groin. I asked his name, if I could pray for him right now, and if I could lay my hand on him while I did so. He said "Sure." I put my hand on his shoulder and prayed. They both bowed their heads and prayed along with me, and ended it in agreement with an "Amen". I asked him to get up and test it out. He got up and walked around a bit. He seemed unsure at first but said it was a bit better. I walked to stand next to him and explained that I didn't believe that I could lay hands on him and pray and nothing would happen. I said "...they that believe shall... lay hands on the sick and they shall recover." That the Lord had begun the work of healing in him and that he was going to see that the pain was completely gone before they got home. I blessed them and went on my way back to work. I find it kind of funny that I thought I saw his wife having problems, when in actuality it was him. I guess that was a word of knowledge?

After work, I decided to go for a walk near the Assiniboine Park and was listening to some Trip Lee on my ipod. The song 'Let Em Know' was playing. As I was listening, the lyrics brought to mind how I hadn't shared the gospel in a while. The whole deal, from depravity to the restoration. How we are all born into sin (Romans 3:23) and that the wages of sin are death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus (Romans 6:23). How Jesus made the way for us to be restored to the Father (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). As I was pondering this, I saw in the distance a young couple heading toward me. I determined to approach them with what was on my mind. I started off by asking them "Had you guys ever thought about God? Thought or wondered if He was real? Did you guys know that He is, and that He loves you and wants to have a relationship with you?" They shook their heads and said not really and that they had never really heard that before. I continued to share about what Jesus did for us and how we are lost without Him. I shared that we are already forgiven and that He made the way to restore us to God. That all that is needed is to come to Him, believe in Him, that Jesus died and rose from the grave for our sins and to confess Him as Lord with their mouths (Romans 10:9). And basically to just receive it as a free gift, to just reach out and take it. I also shared some of my own testimony about how the Lord called me to Him, how He healed me of a pulmonary embolism last fall through Thomas Fischer on facebook. I shared how Jesus healed the older man earlier in the day. They were so kind to let me ramble on and on, haha. I could tell that they were genuinely grateful though. They had big smile on their faces after I finished. They nodded, I sensed, as if to say thank you, and told me to have a good night. I suggested that I've given them something to think about and if they wanted to know if God was real, that they could simply ask Him if He was and He would show them.

It was a lot of fun partnering with Jesus today. :) He is so good! I am excited for what lies ahead. Aren't you?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This Supernatural Journey I

This is my second blog entry since beginning this blog site and I have decided that I am going to start blogging some of my thoughts and/or experiences in walking out this supernatural kingdom journey that the Lord Jesus has laid upon us (Luke 22:29) who believe (Mark 16:16, Romans 10:8-10). They may be simple stories or detailed stories. They may be just thoughts, or experiences. Whatever, just stuff from me. More regularly, hopefully. haha!

Today as I was on my way back to work, after having lunch at home, I saw a woman walking toward me who had a brace on her left leg and a sling and brace on her left arm. Immediately I thought to ask her what happened and to see if I could pray for healing for her. In my thoughts, I quickly asked myself *Could I do this and still make it to work in time. Sure, I've seen many videos of others who have done so in just a quick word and touch. No reason it shouldn't work here too.*

So, I proceeded to ask her as I walked past her. "Wow, what happened to you?"
She replied "I got run over by a Semi."
"I was wondering, could I pray for healing for you?"
"I am a Christian, but I really have to go. I am in a rush."
"Oh, me too, I am actually on my way back to work. It will only take a moment."
"Ok, sure."
"What is your name?"
"A... T..."

Usually I will ask if it is alright to put my hand on the person, but for whatever reason, I didn't this time. I just reached out my hand and placed it on her left shoulder and proceeded to pray as she put down her head and closed her eyes.

Faith like a child"Father, I thank you for A... T... and how you love her. Jesus I thank you for taking all our sickness and all our diseases. In the name of Jesus Christ, I command A...'s bones to be mended. I command her muscles, ligaments, tendons and whatever needs fixing to be mended right now. In Jesus' name, be healed." (That's best I remember it. Actual words may be slightly different. Not that it matters. I've been told, there is no formula and it's not what we say, it is who says it.)

A... opened her eyes and lifted her head and said thank you. I acknowledged and we both started to depart from each other quickly. I yelled out to her, "Test it out now" and continued on my way. I never stuck around to see if she felt anything or if there was any improvement. I just believed, Jesus will do what He will do and she will be blessed (...they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.). I went back to work and made it on time. I would like to run into her again, maybe when we have more time. I am expecting that she will have a good testimony.

Thank you Jesus for the opportunity to partner with you in extending your kingdom in A...'s body.