Saturday, October 05, 2013

Words of Knowledge - In Jesus - 10-05-2013

As I walked to leave the building for lunch I pondered the last few times I've prayed for some people for healing. Both were people I work with and whom I had prayed for while at work. I know both were not believers. We had not seen the manifestation of healing at those moments. I must continue to remind myself that I should never allow thoughts to come to the conclusion that nothing happened. I have stepped out in faith and laid hand on a person afflicted in some way and that in itself can have a great impact on someone. I do not see their hearts, know their thoughts, and what the result of those seeds planted ultimately will do once dropped. Will they land in good soil, so that the Lord may cause them to grow, and produce fruit to eternal life? Sometimes only eternity will tell. And as I have said before, I do not know what happened after I leave people after praying for them. Their healing or deliverance could have manifested later on. It may even be that they will only believe that it is truly from the Lord if it were to occur without what they might think as being the influence of suggestion and sovereignly God will do it then. Or it may be that I simply failed. As I pondered, I asked the Lord to help my unbelief and to continue to use me for His glory.

I continued walking, keeping my eyes and ears, both spiritual and natural, open in hopes to see someone who might need a touch from God, someone that the Lord had prepared beforehand (Ephesians 2:10) for me to minister to. I saw a number of different people. I past two couples, but didn't feel any leading or see anything visually, and simply decided not to approach either of them. I continued to walk on and my thoughts had begun to wondered off on something else. I'm not quite sure on what.

I suddenly felt a strange pain in my left ankle. I looked to my right and there was a woman taking photographs with her back toward me. I thought in my mind, *Maybe this was a word of knowledge for her?*. I walked around her to face her and said "Excuse me?" in a gentle voice. She had acted as if she didn't hear a word of it. I repeated, "Excuse me? This may sound weird, but do you have pain in your left foot or ankle?" This time she looked to me and nodded her head side to side with a slight look of confusion, then asked "Do you speak French?" I apologized and said that I did not. I asked her if she could understand me, and proceeded to explain that as I walked up to her, I felt a pain in my left ankle and that I am a Christian and pray for people for healing, asking if she knew Jesus, the Son of God? She seemed to have a bit of difficulty understanding me. I continued to explain that I felt that God was saying she had a problem with her left foot and He wanted to heal it. She understood me then, and had a smile on her face. She told me how she had an accident 10 years earlier and her left foot was completely crushed. She said they had to rebuild it using bone from elsewhere and that sometimes as she would walk, it would give her pain after she would make an abrupt stop. Also that she had some limited movement.

After getting permission, I knelt down at her side and place my hand on her ankle then commanded it to be healed and restored and all pain to go in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. As I prayed I could hear that she was using her camera to take pictures of me. I thought that was quite funny, haha. I got up and asked her a couple times to test it out, or to try something that would cause it to hurt. She said she would know if she walked on it. However, she didn't seem to want to do anything right there and then to test it out. I didn't press the issue. Smiling at me, she thanked me. I thanked her for letting me pray and assured her that I believed she would be well. We parted ways. I wish I could give you a good report after having had her test it, but I just let her go. In hind sight, I really wish I had pressed her on that, or at least tried to walk with her until she had enough opportunity to tell if there was improvement...

Later in the afternoon at my last break, I had what I thought was another word of knowledge. My big toe on my right foot started to feel like the tip of it was on fire. It continued as I walked past 3 people, 3 generations, I might say. A young mother, her child in a baby stroller, and what appeared to be the first generation female of the group. I continued past them and got about 10 feet away and the feeling of fire left. I turned back to approached them, and as I got closer, the fire returned. I asked if either of them had pain or a problems in that area. Both the mothers said they had not. I gave them the testimony about the woman from lunch time. They assured me it must not be for them. I asked if they had anything else going on, or if any family members did. They said they were very fortunate and all very healthy. I thanked them for stopping anyway and said "God bless you" to them. They said, you too and we parted ways, as they walked away I asked if they knew Jesus, but they ignored me. I walked away and the pain left my toe again... I wondered if it was for the baby in the stroller. I guess they will know sooner or later if it truly was. I walked back to work and the fire sensation returned every so slightly, but it was nothing like before. I prayed the Lord would continue to teach me and fine tune me for His glory in this area.

I don't very often receive words of knowledge. I am very thankful to the Lord for receiving them today! I guess I could be more purposeful in engaging the Lord for them.

Maybe you'd like to have a look at Jason Chin's ( teaching video on Words of Knowledge - Basic Training.

I'd also like to recommend that you check out his new book at I purchased it myself and am still in the process of reading it. It is very good so far!

But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14

Here I am, under cover of the night. :)

Grace, peace, and love in Jesus Christ!

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