Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pain Goes and Starts to Go From Two Elderly Folks - In Jesus - 03-19-2015

I was walking at lunch out of my work building and noticed a elderly woman who had a cane up ahead. I approached her and asked if she was in pain. She said she was in her feet as she just had surgery. I told her that I pray for people and Jesus heals them. She said "Oh I know!" So I asked if I could pray for her. She said she must go now as she had to catch a bus. I assured her it would only be a few seconds and had to convince her a couple times. She gave in and said "Ok." I placed my hand on her shoulder and commanded her feet to be pain free and healed in Jesus' name. She said thank you and started to walk away from me. I yelled out to her, "Do you feel different? Is it better?" She said "Yes, thank you." And kept going without looking back. haha!

A little further on my walk I saw an elderly gentleman walking toward a commemorative plaque next to a Gandhi statue. He was walking in a way that made me think he had pain. I approached him while he was reading the plaque and said "They say he was a man of peace." And he replied, "Supposedly." I said, "Are you in pain?" He responded, "Yes, how did you know?" I explained "I saw you walking and thought you walked as if you had pain. I am a man of peace too, and I have the Prince of peace, Jesus, living inside me. I pray for people and He heals them." asking if he would like to be healed of the pain. He said "Well, I don't know if it will do you any good, but it won't hurt, so go ahead." I found out he had pain in his knee (recent surgery) and shoulder at a level of about a 3 or 4 out of 10. I put my hand on him and commanded healing in Jesus' name. He reported it being better but still a little sore and he would only know about the knee if he walked for a while. I prayed one more time for the shoulder and then he said it was still a bit sore but noticeably better. I shared the gospel with him and explained why he noticed it getting better, in that it was a sign so that he might repent and believe. He said that if He (Jesus) heals him he may become more faithful. I trust he's pain free now as believers lay hands on the sick and they recover.

And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." Mark 16:15-18

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

8 Out of 10 Pain Healed. Response: "I Don't Believe That." - In Jesus - 03-18-2015

At lunch today I was walking and reading the e-book 'The Knowledge of the Holy' by A.W. Tozer (If you haven't read it, you MUST get it! It is also free to read online here.) and I looked up, and ahead of me in front of the Cathedral that I always walk by, I saw a man sitting in what I thought was a wheel chair. I proceeded toward him while I continued to read my book.

Once I got closer to him he started to talk to me in French, "Bonjour Monsieur. Comment allez-vous aujourd'hui?". I responded in kind "Bonjour." But that is virtually all I know so I tried to say that I can only speak English but ended up saying "No hable Englais." haha! He spoke English too, so we continued in that language. By this time I could see that this man was actually sitting in a child stroller. He was a North American Indian man and I could noticeably tell that he was inebriated on something and he smelt of Listerine.

He had a neck brace around his neck so I proceeded to ask him why he had that, asking if he had hurt himself. He said that it was a hit and run. I asked him about the level of pain he was in 10 being worst ever and 0 being nothing. He said it was an 8 out of 10 just sitting there. I explained that the reason I asked was because I pray for people and Jesus heals them and asked if he would like to receive healing for that. In his drunken happy state he gladly obliged and reached for my hands. I found that his name was Samuel. He jokingly said, "Samuel, king of the bible." I laughed and he said, "You should know that." haha! I told him my name and proceeded to command healing into him saying "In the name of Jesus Christ, I command all pain go, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, all be healed right now."

At the same time his friend came out of the Cathedral and was putting something back into a back pack they had on the ground next to Samuel. I then asked Samuel how he was doing, how the pain was. He let go of my hands, moved around his neck and back while still sitting in the child stroller and said "It's... it's... you know what? Never mind." I said "What? The pain is gone, isn't it?" He said "Yes."

I asked him if he knew why that happened and he asked why. I proceeded to tell him that Jesus healed him because when He died on the cross for sins, He also took on Himself sickness, diseases and pains, and that He did that so that he might believe. That if he would repent from his sins and turn to God, he would be forgiven and not have to answer for his sins in the judgment. Explaining that when we die, we will all face God and answer for the things done in the body on the earth, whether good or bad. And that if we accept Him as Lord and follow Him, we would be restored to Him and wouldn't have to answer for our sins.

He cut me off and said "You know what? I don't believe that." I said "Well, what do you mean? The pain in you is gone. Where did it go? He did that to show you He is real." His friend spoke up and said "I believe." And then Samuel said "I don't believe because who has ever seen Him?" I said that I have seen Him. And explained to him that I had seen a vision of Jesus. He said "Not him. God." I said "Yes, God. He is God. He's the second person of God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit." His friend was nodding and said again how he believed. At that, Samuel got up and said "You listen to him." and proceeded to walk away from us into the Cathedral asking his friend if he said it was open.

I continued to talk with his friend for a bit asking him about his spiritual state. His friend believed he was saved and that he had been born again. I told him he was my brother then, and went to shake his hand and give him a hug. He smelt of Listerine too, so I asked him if he drinks too. He did. I explained that God wants to set him free from that also. That He doesn't want him drinking that stuff. I offered to pray for him to set him free but he said not while he was drinking. He clearly wasn't ready to repent. I encouraged him to do so and then said goodbye as I needed to get back to work.

It amazes me that someone can get healed and in the next breath say that they do not believe in the gospel message that is given to them. I guess they just love darkness rather than light. That has happened to me before. May they repent and be saved, Lord.

He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." John 3:18-21

If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. John 15:24

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!