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!


  1. I wish I had someone to pray for me I would gladly receive a healing for my sickness in Jesus's name. I have been really ill with SIBO Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and I have had it 10 years now and I have fibromyalgia now because of it. My husband thought it would be a good thing to get rid of our insurance because it would coast us 900 dollars a month so I'm left to suffer. If God does not heal me or if I don't get some insurance the bacteria could go into cancer or other disease's. I'm up at 400 am because I'm so ill and have insomnia because I'm so sick and can not sleep I can not take suffering anymore the devil wants me dead and I'm a christian please pray for me before I get a bad disease please.

  2. I command the devil and his works to leave you now. Bacteria die, fibromyalgia go, all sickness and disease leave you, Jamie be healed right now in the name of Jesus Christ.

  3. Anonymous19/3/15 17:40

    Thanks for sharing this story Chris. I trust and believe that you have sown into good soil even if the harvest takes a while with this man. It is so good to know that the word does not return void.

  4. Anonymous19/3/15 17:43

    I am the anonymous bod who commented above Chris - Ashley Bailey!

  5. I guess in many case we will truly only know when we are in Heaven, or the New Heaven and the New Earth. We see Jesus speaking about the parable of the sower in Matthew 13:3-9, and Matthew 13:18-23. I always keep that in mind when sharing the gospel. Some may hear, not understand, and then the wicked one snatches away what was sown in their heart. Some may hear and receive it with gladness but, because of no roots, fall away right away when tribulation or persecution comes because of the word. Some may hear but never produce any fruit because the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word in their lives. Then there is the good soil, where the word takes root in the hearers heart, the Lord waters it, and they produce 30, 60 or 100 fold fruit. Bless you sister Anonymous (Ashley, haha)