Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Jesus 06-27-2012

Tonight on my walk home:

First, I met Evelyn. She was drunk and sitting on a bench when she yelled out to me, asking me if I could flag down a cab for her. I told her I would go tell them to come get her as I knew where they usually sat and then asked if she knew about Jesus. She seemed to know but didn't want to talk about it. I asked her if she wanted to be free from the addictions and she did. She asked me to pray for her. After commanding the addictions to leave and speaking peace over her, she said "I feel free! My heart feels better. I feel clean!" I explained that was God, that he makes us new in our heart when he comes to live inside us. I shared with her what her part was now, and that was to trust in Jesus and call on Him for His help in not giving into the temptations that the devil will bring, to talk to Him and walk with Him. She had tears in her eyes and wanted to gave me a hug before I left. I let her and she kissed my ear at the same time. Such a sweet lady.

A little further on my way, I met Leaf who turned out to be a fellow brother in Christ who was putting out some seeds for the squirrels or chipmunks, I forget which. We shook hands as we found out we were family and I asked him about pain in his body to see if I could bless him. He said he had an injury in his right shoulder blade that would keep giving him aching pain but it wasn't there at the moment. I asked if I could pray for it to not come back and he turned slightly and said "Here, lay hands on it" I commanded it to be well and pain not to return in Jesus' name, then carried on my way.

I was just about home when I noticed a free parking spot in front of my apartment block. I parked my car a few blocks away a few nights ago so I went to go grab it. After parking the car, I overheard a man proclaiming in a loud voice, "There is no God, if there was a God my Mom wouldn't have suffered like she did. I don't believe there is a God anymore." I knew I had to go over and share the truth and love of Jesus.

It was Alex, Eric, and Katherine, sitting outside having some beers and hanging out. You could tell they were feeling it already. I approached and interjected in mid conversation as Alex was proclaiming his, now, unbelief in a God because of seeing what he saw his Mom go through. He had just finished saying "I don't believe there is a God, if there is a God, come strike me down now, mother(expletive)!" when I greeted them and began by saying that I overheard what he was saying and wanted to share the truth, that I believe in God and wanted to show them why.

Alex wanted to talk first and share why he felt the way he did. He talked for 15 or 20 minutes about how his Mother suffered from cancer and died from it, and that it was the first time he saw his Dad cry. It was heart breaking to say the least. Eric kept thanking me for my time as Alex continued and Katherine watched and listened also trying to get Alex to allow me to share what I came to do, hehe.

After listening to Alex, I was able to share the truth about Satan as the enemy, as well as the fallen nature of man and our separation from God and that the way to the God who loved him was Jesus. I explained that God also loved his Mother and did not have that plan for her. Alex wanted to talk again so I listened for a bit more and then I explained that I know God is real because he talks to me and heals people through me and then asked if I could prove that He was real to him. He said ok.

I had him sit down without knowing whether one of his legs was short or not. I figured if it wasn't I was going to command one to grow out and command it to go back in Jesus' name anyway. But sure enough, his right leg was short by about 3/4 of an inch. He was wearing flip flops which we took off so it was just his bare feet. Both Eric and Katherine got to verify and I told them to watch. I again reassured Alex, as I looked in his eyes, that God did not plan that for his Mom, and that one of the reasons that she suffered was that God's people did not step up and do what they were supposed to, what Jesus commanded us to do, to heal the sick. I apologized to him for that and told him to watch also.

I began to command his right leg to come out in Jesus' name. It took longer than any leg I've prayed for, a few minutes at least. We also talked a bit while it was coming out as I continued to hold them up. They were all noticing the gap decreasing and were becoming more and more silent. Eric was saying that he could not believe this was happening. I told them it usually is much quicker. I could have sworn it almost seemed as though Alex was trying to stop it from happening though, as I noticed he kept adjusting his right leg by bending his right knee a little bit and correcting his feet trying to make it go back to where it was. I kept commanding. Then Alex spoke up and said that maybe it wasn't coming out because of his own fault, saying "I guess I really must be an atheist". I told him it was my fault and apologized that my faith wasn't at that place it needed to be yet. The leg shot out the last 1/4 inch after that. I proclaimed what Jesus said to do, that the kingdom of heaven was at hand and the way into it was through faith in Him, that He was who He said He was, that He died and rose from the grave to set us free and restore us to God.

I then turned to Katherine and she let me pray for pain in her upper spine which she always has. She had a big scar back there. After commanding the pain to leave and her spine to be healed, I asked if she felt better and she nodded yes and said she felt a peace and a lightness come over her. I explained that Jesus is known as the Prince of peace and what she was experiencing was the presence of God on her. That He loves her and wants her to know Him and walk with Him. I told her I believed the pain would not return, she was very thankful and shook my hand.

I talked with Eric some and he said he was an atheist. I asked him how he could explain Alex's leg growing out and he said "What about it?", I said, "Well, it just grew out, that can't happen on its own". He said "No it didn't". I shared what I thought was going on with him by explaining the part of the parable of the sower where the devil takes away the seed that was sown, and that he was trying to do that very thing with him. I told him that God was good and that He would not force Himself on him. He would allow him to believe and choose as he chose to. He said that it was very admirable what I did in coming over to share what I felt was the truth but that he believed in science and that whatever someone believed, if it helped them, then all power to them. He said he respected me and my beliefs, either way. I blessed him and told him I loved him and respect him too. I gave him a side hug but he pulled away. I then said good bye to the other, and told them I loved them too. Alex replied "love you man" and Katherine replied "Good bye sweetie".

It was a good walk home. Thank you Jesus!!!

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