Wednesday, September 26, 2012

In Jesus - 09-26-2012

Early this morning I got to pray for a man in a wheelchair who had been paralyzed in his left arm by a botched brain surgery. He said he could walk but it was difficult at times. He prayed with me as I commanded restoration to the brain and nerves and life to his arm and body. He did experience some warmth in his arm but still could not move it freely at that time. I encouraged Him that Jesus was our healer as well as our savior from sin, that 2000 years ago our healing was paid for, just as the payment for our sins was met in Jesus Christ, but we receive it now by faith and that I was going to stand on that fact for his healing. He was very blessed and thankful toward me for stopping to pray with him.

Later in the morning I got to meet and pray for an older gentleman named Oral who was sitting with his wife by the river. I noticed Oral as he had a cane, so I approached them. After briefly saying hi and asking them how they were doing, I explained that the reason I stopped is because I pray for people and God heals them, that I noticed the cane and wanted to ask if I could do that for him. He seemed leery at first but his wife was interested and said "Well, it couldn't hurt." He had some heart problems with a pacemaker and weakness in his body as a result, as well as pain in his shoulders from time to time, and also some problems with his legs. After commanding healing into his body in Jesus' name with my hand on his shoulder, he did not notice any difference. I had the thought that he would have a shorter leg, so I asked him about it and his wife confirmed that he did. He also mentioned he sometimes drags the left foot. He let me check and sure enough the right leg was short by 1/2 an inch or so. It took at least 5 minutes of commanding in Jesus' name for the right leg to grow out the same length as the left. I had him get up and see if he could feel the difference. He said he just feels weak. I prayed for his heart to receive the healing Jesus Christ already paid for 2000 years ago and for him to receive the life of God in all his body once again. He seemed very blessed and was very thankful afterwards. I asked them if they knew Jesus as Lord and his wife said "yes, we both do, as we were brought up in all of that.", and "We are catholic." Oral nodded his head 'no' though when I asked, in spite of what his wife had said. I explained to him what he would do to receive Jesus as Lord and how he could receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He listened intently. His wife seemed to be trying get them out of there though, so I said my good-byes. He heard the truth and I trust he will place his faith in the Lord Jesus and walk with him. I just wish I could have had more time to talk with him. Thinking about it now, I am not sure, but I think maybe his wife got a little freaked out after his leg grew out, why she wanted out of there all of the sudden. Or maybe it was just that it took a while. However, they were just sitting there leisurely when I approached, so I don't know.

I then met a man who recently had surgery on his torn ACL. He had two crutches with him, which is what attracted me to him initially. He let me pray but didn't report feeling any change and did not seem to want to try and test it out. Initially I shared a bit about why I do what I do and he seemed to know a bit of the word, but after prayer and asking him if he knew if he was born again, as I was going to encourage him that he could do the same, he said he is a follower of Jesus but believes a little differently than me. That he would be considered on the outer edges of Christianity and said he didn't want to argue with me so he didn't want to discuss it. I explained I didn't want to argue with him either. I declared that I believe he will noticed that the ligament is better and said good bye, wishing him a wonderful day.

Thank you Lord Jesus! Be glorified more and more, to, in and through me!

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Psalm 103:1-5

He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains -- he hath carried them, And we -- we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
And he is pierced for our transgressions, Bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace [is] on him, And by his bruise there is healing to us.
All of us like sheep have wandered, Each to his own way we have turned, And Jehovah hath caused to meet on him, The punishment of us all.
Isaiah 53:3-6 (YLT)

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
Matt. 8:16-17

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
“Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in His mouth”;
who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer[i] of your souls.
1 Peter 2:21-25

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