Saturday, October 04, 2014

He lives through us - In Jesus - 10-04-2014

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20

I had already left the apartment to go for a walk at the park and found that it was quite cold and rainy out. I was on my way there in my vehicle when I decided to turn back and grab my gloves, a hat and an umbrella. I drove by a gas station and figured I'd fill up my tire which has a slow leak and headed back home. Once home I parked my vehicle just outside the front door as i figured I'd just run in and grab my things and go. I got them and ran back out.

I noticed a car had pulled up in front of the block on the opposite side of the road. I hopped in my car and looked in the drivers side mirror to see who it was as he was just getting out of his vehicle at that time. It was a pizza delivery guy. As I looked through the drivers side mirror I thought I saw a bandage on one of his hands. I hopped back out and approached him.

He was facing away from me with his hand hidden now, so I said "Hey there. What happened?", while trying to look around him at his hand. As he started to turn after hearing me, I found he didn't have a bandage on it at all. I wondered what I had seen. Asking further, "Did you have a bandage on your hand?" He turned further and held out his hand toward me saying "No no." Smiling at me. It was just a sticker with a barcode on it from something I assume he had purchased. Haha.

I explained why I asked him saying that I pray for people and Jesus heals them and I was going to offer to pray for him. He was very thankful and smiled again saying "Thank you very much" and reached out to shake my hand. I figured that this was too much of a coincidence, so I asked him if he was dealing with any sickness or pain in his body. He said that a few days ago he started to get a headache and there was now also pain up and down his right arm. I asked if he could feel the pain right now. He said he could. I asked to pray for him and he said that would be ok. I stepped beside him and asked if it was ok to put my hands on him as well. He was ok with that. I reached out and put both my hands on his right arm and commanded the pain to leave in the name of Jesus, declaring "Jesus is Lord."

After about 5 seconds I let go and asked him how it was. To his surprise the pain was all gone. He was grinning ear to ear. I asked him if he had ever had anything like that happen to him before. He said no. I shared the gospel with him explaining that Jesus healed him to show him that he was real, and that He is the Son of God, one with the Father and one with the Holy Spirit, and that he could be forgiven for his sins and know God and have a relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ because Jesus had died on a cross for our sins, and rose from the grave. And that if we believe in Him and follow Him, He takes our sins on Himself and then His righteousness is given to us. I also explained that he was coming back one day soon for those who believe in Him and follow Him. He listened intently and nodded his head saying "Yes." after pretty much every sentence.

After sharing the gospel with him he remarked "Thank you so much. That was truly a miracle." We shook hands again and I drove off and he continued to deliver the pizza to the apartment block.

Bless God!!

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

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