Friday, July 17, 2015

WOK, growing a leg, healing pains, and discipleship - In Jesus - 07-17-2015

This morning on my way to work I asked the Lord Jesus to glorify Himself in me and through me.

On my lunch walk today (I walk for all my lunches and breaks at work) I prayed for a beautiful young black girl who I thought I had a word of knowledge (WOK) for, for back pain and a shorter leg. Turns out her leg was shorter but she had no back pain. However she said her boyfriend did. It was her right leg that was shorter and it grew out about 1/3 of an inch to meet the left within about 3 seconds as I spoke to it, saying "In Jesus' name right leg grow out." She had those rubber slip-on shoes (Crocs) on initially but she took them off before I held her feet up off the ground in front of her to check her leg lengths. I simply knelt down in front of her as she was sitting on a bench and held her heals up, and together, so I could check and then show her, so she could watch it all happen. She thought that was pretty crazy, but she knew He (Holy Spirit) gives us power as she said "He gives us power." (Acts 1:8) when I asked her "Isn't that crazy?" I also prayed for her boyfriend and believe the Lord has removed his back pain as well. I encouraged her that she could do the same for others. I explained to her not to ask God to do it, but to command it to happen in His name, because Jesus already bore our sicknesses and carried our pains (Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:17) and commanded the disciples to do it, telling them to "heal the sick" and to speak to the problem (Matthew 10:8, Mark 11:22-24), rather than asking the Father to do it for them. I also said that we as His followers were given authority, just as the disciples were (Luke 10:19). She seemed very encouraged. I won't lie, it was kind of nice to minister to a beautiful girl too,. She had gorgeous eyes! :)

At afternoon break I was walking toward the bridge and saw an elderly white woman with a walker waling up ahead of me. As I saw her I felt a tinge and a pain in my right hip tendon and thought that was a word of knowledge for her. I rushed to catch up to her, as I turn back to work at a certain point on that bridge. I met her right where I usually turn back. Before I reached her though I yelled out "Excuse me, do you have pain in your right hip?" She stopped and turned and nodded her head yes. I told her that God just told me that. She either didn't hear me or didn't expect me to say that so she asked me what I said. I repeated. She let me pray and the pain went down to almost nothing the first time. I commanded the pain to leave in Jesus' name two more times and the last time was just a light tap to her hip with a quick "Pain GO!" She was already walking away and said "It is MUCH better!" She was a born again believer too and thanked me.

On my walk home I saw a Filipino man walking out of a building I walk past and noticed he had a tensor bandage around his right forearm. I approached him and asked about pain in his arm. He said he had tennis elbow. He let me pray and after a few commands in Jesus' name to be healed and telling the pain to go, he said the pain was all gone. He took the tensor bandage off and held my backpack and flexed his wrist up and down to test it out. I asked him if anything like that had ever happened to him. He said no, that was the first time ever. I asked him about faith in Jesus and he said he was born catholic and that they respect Jesus. I shared with him about a relationship with God, being born again, being baptised by submersion in water for the remission of sins, and about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He mentioned about how they pray for the Holy Spirit to come upon them when they pray. I told him about how Jesus said He will send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, and He will be with us forever (John 14:16) and that Jesus said He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and that He comes to live in us (Galatians 2:20) who believe and follow Him. He was encouraged and thanked me too.

Jesus is my LORD! And He lives inside me! And He answers prayers!

I find that I minister to the saints a lot when I am out and about. It just seems to be the way the LORD uses me (Hebrews 6:10) more so than to the lost.

Thank You LORD!!!

Is He your LORD too?

John 14:12-15, Mark 16:15-18, Matthew 10:7-8

Grace, peace and love in Jesus Christ!