Super meeting last night, a ‘small group’ meeting from a church I’ve not been involved with before, and guess I was the oldest, comfortably, by 25 years! I’ve really found that God’s taking me down a path where I feel it is so, so vital to not only preach/tell stories, but to use the Scriptures that contain promises of what we ALL have inherited from God, through Jesus.
The room was packed, a bunch of friends that Rob & I have got to know over the past year or so, led the evening. It was a faith raiser, some of the stories do genuinely seem to leave people quite speechless(!), and because of that, I threw it open for questions. That is a wonderfully challenging time – for me! – but the first guy, Chris, whose experience of missions hadn’t quite been all that he hoped (another!) as he’d longed to see healings and miracles. There were a few, Chris included, who wanted prayer for impartation – so then Rob & I chipped in here and there, but let those guys get on with the praying. No one was raised from the dea, but there didn’t appear to be too many dead people there 🙂 – but some lovely healings happened – ligament damage in a hand, 8 months long-term pretty strong neck pain went…. a couple of sets of eyes – for different reasons – began the process of being healed: short sighted-ness became somewhat longer sighted, a lazy eye tingle, then vibrated, others whom I knew/know will have woken this morning with their need met…..
So wonderful to cut other people loose to do this stuff – it’s in all of us anyway, if we know Jesus.. ‘you have everything you need for life and Godliness’ said Peter, ‘As the Father sent me, I send you’ said Jesus. Fear of it NOT working is what has crippled Christendom for so many generation, and fear very quickly becomes unbelief without realising it. That’s why so many churches won’t go ‘hugh profile’ on healing – ‘What if it doesn’t work?’
Well, then, you keep going until the enemy gets so flipping fed up with you hammering away that he gives up…..So, when they left, some of those lovely young people went away knowing that God does heal, and does it through them…. result!!!!