On the way to church this evening, my friend Alvaro, the pastor, told me that the church had been through a tough, hard, and sad time, and that they needed their faith lifting…. when I spoke, I shared that many who are ‘Kingdom’ people are under attack intensely right now, and that the enemy doesn’t need to make us ‘bad’ people, just discourage/hurt/ damage, cause us to look back at what was, and he’s won….
So I spoke from Ephesians 3:16-21, and really felt that God wanted to encourage them that what’s past isn’t in our present or future ‘itineraries’ (Romans 8:38), and I’d asked him especially to do some wonderful miracles and healings to bless them into the future.
Sylvia, age unknown(!), had damaged discs and vertebra which caused her immense pain in her pelvis and hips, and arthritic knees (yeah, I know!!): she walked with a walking stick, and looked in pain, drawn and tense. God healed everything….. and she was up and walking incredibly steadily and fast without her stick….
Edith (pronounced ‘Edit’) had been diagnosed with lifelong kidney problems, and that she had Tuberculosis…. bless her, she’s a Doctor, but she was up rapidly for prayer…. I didn’t know she was a doctor until I’d told her that we can ‘suffer’ and live with the diseases of wrong diadgnoses and prognoses….! Cut her free from those, and the curse of TB, and her pain levels were markedly reduced – she was up for the loo at least 10 times a night, and I really felt to ‘prophesy’ that she wouldn’t be tonight, and that with the rest would come the remainder of her healing.
Bereniece had quite bad myopia: couldn’t see anything at any distance. Instantly, after I’d asked her if she could see, she could – she could see her husband, sitting halfway back in the church, Alvaro Jr, the son of Alvaro and Vicky the Pastors….Alvaro and Bereneice have only been married 3 months, so a nice first Valentine’s day for them!
Blanca had an accident some years back, in which she split her tibia in half at the lower end… that was healed, then she fell again… split it again, and then a third time, and the doctors have said she’ll ‘just have to live with it’….a lot of pain, and especially when it’s cold (don’t forget, that 18C is cold here!!). I got Edith as a Doctor to pray with me, and the pain went, Blanca and Edith both felt the bone move as God did his stuff… others will know in the morning, I’m convinced, of their healing tonight…. what a lovely way to go into the weekend!!