Thursday, October 13, 2011

Jesus grows out a leg and heals a back

Walking through the park yesterday, ahead in the distance, approached a man who I could visibly see had a waddle in his step and bowed legs. I thought I heard the Holy Spirit saying, Jesus did as He saw the Father doing (John 5:19), and the word says Jesus healed ALL (Ps. 103:3, Isaiah 53:4-5, Matt. 4:23-25, Matt. 8:16-17, Matt. 9:35, Mark 1:33-34, 1 Peter 2:24, etc.). I fully believe it is ALWAYS God's will to heal. However, I am in the process of getting my mind fully renewed to this fact and walking it out. Sometimes I will walk past people who I feel the Lord wanting to touch (Which really is everyone!) and not do anything about it. I hate when I do this. I have been stepping out more and more and even starting to do so when others are around and listening, without caring. Even at work. What is stopping me from really walking as Jesus walked (1 John 2:6) everywhere, everytime? I think it is the lack of right thinking, obedience, boldness to overcome the fears, or more correctly, faith in who Jesus really is and what He really did. I've been asking the Lord to help me with all this. He is so faithful and is doing so!
Praise God! Anyway, in actuality, it isn't myself doing it right? It is God in me doing. Christ who is living through me (Gal. 2:20) as long as I am partnering with Him and not outright opposing Him.

To continue... as I got closer to this gentleman, Holy Spirit pointed out that I would soon intersect with him close to one of the park benches. I agreed and determined that I would ask him about his back and grow out his leg and the bench would serve it's purpose for the glory of God, haha! I walked up to this gentleman and it went something like this:

Me: "Hello sir, how are you doing today?"
Him: "Hi there. What is that?"
I guess he didn't hear me or was sort of confused why I would stop him and ask.

Me: "How are you doing?"
I said again

Him: "Oh, I'm ok."

I figured I would just get to the point.
Me: "Do you get pain in your back, your lower back?"
Him: "Yes, sometimes."
Me: "Do you know why that is? It is because you have one leg shorter than the other"
Him: "Oh yes, I know that, it is this one.
He pointed to his left leg. And truthfully, I thought it was that one too.
Him: "I also have new knees."
Me: "Oh? Are they ceramic or?"
Him: "No, they are metal."
Me: "Ok, well, can I show you something?"
Him: "What's that?"
Me: "I want to show you that we can fix that."
I pointed to the bench near us.

Him: "How will you do that? What are you going to do?"
Me: "Here, let me show you"
Him: "Oh, I see the doctors and they said there's nothing..."
I sort of cut him off...
Me: "That's ok. Just let me show you, come here with me"
I walked toward the bench and then looked back to see him following me.

I had him sit down and put his back straight against the bench. Kneeling down in front of him, I asked him to give me his legs and held them up. Strange, it was actually his right leg that was shorter, not the left as we had both thought. We made sure his back was right against the back of the bench, and I pressed hard against both feet and checked again. Yep, it was his right leg. It was short by about half an inch. I showed him by holding his feet together at the heels and splitting apart the tops of his feet so he could see the level of the heels to each other. I said:

Me: "OK, watch this. Right leg, grow out now, in Jesus' name. Come out now in the name of Jesus Christ. Leg, be level with the other, now..."
I had to speak to them a few times but finally the right leg came out in two jerking motions and was now level with the other.

I looked at him and he had this sort of confused but happy look on his face, haha! I said:

Me: "Do you know what just happened there? Jesus just grew out your leg."
Him: "Ya, it just grew out. Wow."
Me: "You see, He did that because He loves you."
Him: "Oh, I know, I go to church all the time."
Me: "Do you know Him?"
Him: "Oh yes."
Me: "Isn't He good? Why don't you get up and see how it feels. Try and walk, you will notice a difference and I bet the pain will be gone too."

He stood up and tried out his stance and noticed a difference. I asked him about the bowed legs and if I could pray for them too. I remembered his replacement knees and said I would pray for them. He said, "but they are metal." As if to say that nothing could be done. I assured him "That is OK, Jesus can remove or dissolve that metal and restore those knees as good as new." I had him sit down and commanded his legs to be unbowed in Jesus' name, commanded the metal to be removed and restored to bone, and then had him stand up again and asked him to test them out by walking. He walked a little on the grass and said it felt better but he would really need to test it out on the road where he was planning on walking. He shook my hand with gratitude and a big smile and I proceeded to tell him that he could do the same thing. I explained that Jesus gave us as Christians all authority in Him to heal the sick, to cast out devils, to raise the dead, etc. He said something like "You mean you don't have to be someones special?" I said, "Nope, when you become a born again believer, your spirit becames one with the Spirit of God and you then have authority and ability to do the same as Jesus did. Jesus said to go make disciples of the nations, teaching them to observe all that I have shown you. And He taught the disciples to heal the sick..." I had also noticed a crooked middle finger on his right hand when we shook, so I asked to pray for that too. He let me. We didn't see it healed right there, but I believe it will be straightened later. We departed ways, and as I walked away I yelled out, "State-houzen! (his name, spelled wrong I am sure) So how is it? You are good?" Smiling back at me, he gave me a thumbs up.

As I walked away I thought to myself for some reason that I should have put my hand on his back as well. I continued on but thought that I would run into him again. Turning a corner in the distance a few minutes later was my new friend! I asked him again how it was and he said how amazed at how much faster he walks now but that he felt some pain in the lower right side of his back. I prayed again, commanding the pain to go and the back be loosed and spine straightened as I could feel it out of alignment. He tested it out by bending over once and I could see the back still a little crooked and the lower right side was sticking out a little further than the left. He felt a difference though. He handed me his jacket and bent over all the way this time and touched his toes. I could see the back was straighter this time and the bottom right side no longer stuck out!! He was amazed! He had mentioned that it was so much better than before and the pain gone. Haha!! We shook hands again and he said he hoped to meet me again.

Christian, child of God, this is for you. This is the children's bread. This is the lifestyle for every believer, the kingdom lifestyle. You live in a kingdom where the King is king and has authority over everything (Matt. 28:18-20) and you have been put in charge of where you reside. That kingdom is within you and it is at hand (Matt. 10:7-8, Luke 17:21). The King loves those in His kingdom without any preconditions (2 Cor. 5:17-21). He wants you to let them know, to set them free, to give them life, to bring them to Him! Trust Him to help you, ask Him to, He will.

Love you all! Peace!

Thank you Jesus!!!! hahaha!!!

Since I didn't have my camera with me and couldn't share that way, I figured I'd share an encouraging video from friends and family in Christ to wow you at the goodness of God and to encourage you to do likewise!!

In the below video is Pete Cabrera Jr (this video on his youtube), Jaren and Assiya Barnes, Thomas Fischer (website, youtube) and Troy Ruffin A.K.A Brotha Ruff, youtube), Robert Taylor, and others in the UK spreading the gospel of the kingdom and setting the captives free.

Oh, and a book I highly recommend! E.W. Kenyon Two Kinds of Righteousness. It has a way of making truth so easy to digest!