In a church tonight, Wednesday, ‘Lugar de Salvacion’ (Place of Salvation), quite a long way north in the city, pastored by the couple who were at Daniel & Paty’s church on Sunday, David & Carla. Carla testified to her church tonight of her healing on Sunday from a long-term gut/colon/intestinal problem, in a great deal of pain, which went instantly on Sunday night. A good way to start a preach in a new church! The place was absolutely packed, Benny reckoned about 150 there, which is a big turnout for a midweek meeting.
So many people responded to the appeal for prayer for healing – about 90% Benny reckoned. We prayed for quite a number, before realising that we were never going to get through them all before morning! So we got everyone to lay hands on each other. Some lovely things happened before that though, one lady in great pain in her legs was healed, a man with back and hip issues was healed, a lady with a severe headache healed….. then we did the communal bit, I prayed, and they all repeated the prayer out loud….
Then we got people to respond to say if they were healed. The first to respond was a guy, I guess in his thirties, who spoke very loud and clear…. he knew he was healed of a major blood circulation problem: then went on to say that he knew it was instant, as it related to…er… erectile dysfunction. Benny tried to politely draw him back to the ‘circulation’ stage, and leave it at that, but he was having none of it, carried on saying his piece, all the time looking down to where his – previous – circulation had been! Apparently, though Benny and I fortunately had our line of sight blocked by other people, it had been….instantly evident….a whole new meaning to standing up for Jesus, I suppose, but to him, it was a wonderful miracle!
Lots of others testified to pain going, but there was one particular lady who had such bent and gnarled fingers with arthritis, she had it pretty much from head to foot – yes, including knees! – and was totally freed from pain, and her fingers straightened: I know, as I was holding her hands!
Of course, not everything is instant: sometimes, the ones you want to be instant aren’t: one, tonight, was a 16 year old young lady in a wheelchair, I think her name was Camilla, but Benny thinks it was Liliana, but whoever she is, there was nothing evident that occurred. She’d been massively brain damaged at birth, apparently the left and right sides of her brain hadn’t connected, and instead of the ‘usual’ brain shape, hers was just a smooth dome. Her mum has great faith for her healing following a clear picture she’d had from God 3 years back. I had a ‘prophetic’ sense of regeneration beginning, but as Camilla was so small, about the size of an 8 year old – a miracle in itself, as, at 11 years old, she only weighed 16 kilos, less than 3 stone…. I SO longed to see God do what he’s done over the years with wheelchair folk, but it didn’t happen. It will, maybe it just needs me out of the way now to let God get on with the miracle….
Had some more time with Danny, who’s off to Singapore tomorrow, and had some words from the Lord for him….he’s one who just needed to hear that God’s call on HIS life is to be a successful design engineer, just to know that God’s call isn’t ALWAYS to ministry – in fact, it’s more often to something ‘outside’ of ministry, but most people don’t se it as God’s favour and blessing.
So after church, for tacos! Got back home at 0040 am….!