Another terrific meeting last night, in Seymour Hill, St Hilda’s Church of Ireland. It’s been so good to see numbers increase each evening: often, in a (near) week of meetings, numbers decline, especially on a national holiday day like Good Friday.
Thanney Pyper went with me, and shared really well about his own story of God taking him by surprise in Colombia last October/November, and telling of some of the miracles that not only had he seen, but that God had used him to do….he’ll have been a real challenge to the many men who ‘fill pews’ every Sunday, and do nothing for the Lord!
Lovely, long time friend Elizabeth and her husband, Eric, are part of the leadership team at the church, and involved in the healing ministry themselves. Last night, Elizabeth was very blessed by Jesus: Eric had told me she was in a lot of pain, especially her hips, and she hardly slept. Elizabeth has had major problems, and a great deal of pain, with her hips for as long as I’ve known them. There was nothing doctors could do for her, not even cortisone injections, as she had some issues with her heart, too. This morning, I had a text message from her, to say that she was completely pain-free! And in the night, she woke, with the feeling that her arms and legs were being pulled, stretched – I can only imagine it was God readjusting her body! So as Jesus never half healed anyone, I’m sure that he was rectifying her heart, too….
Something similar happened on my way in as happened the eveing before: on Thursday, I’d prayed for a lady who had a terrible lung condition, breathng was extremely hard for her, her lungs, already damaged for years, had been further damaged with lesions as a result of a major pulmonary embolism 18 months ago. She needed oxygen at night, which she hated as it affected her sleep. She suffered, too, with sleep apnoea.
She wasn’t at the meeting, but her sister was. She told me that her sister had had an appointment with her consultant concerning her lungs, which, she’d been told, would only get siginficantly worse, and deteriorate quite quickly. The doctor didn’t make her wait for the results of the scans/x-rays, he told her what they were, as he couldn’t believe it…. her lungs were completely clear, no scarring from the embolisms, and the blood tests (from which she told me they determine sleep apnoea) and her blood was completely clear.
She’d had a day of breathing easily, sleeping well, and with more energy than she’d had for years….. Thank you, Jesus!!
Lots of people responded for prayer, it was another late evening, but people were freed from pain, osteoarthritic knees and backs were healed, failing eyesight was reversed and sight became clearer…