½Just before Christmas, I spoke at a couple of Full Gospel Christian Businessmen’s Fellowship meetings (Christmas Dinner included!!) – one in Craigavon, the other at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast. Quite a few people wanted prayer for – primarily – healing, and some had to leave before I had chance to pray for them.
One was a lovely man, Paul, who contacted me within a few days to ask if we could meet up for him to receive prayer. Costa Coffee is fast becoming a ‘holy slot’ – there’s a good ‘feel’ about the Costa very close to my home – not quite the ‘open heaven’ of Cali(!) – but God’s healed a few people there. Yesterday evening, Paul and I met up there for our third time together. He’s had a ‘tough’ life, suffers a lot of anxiety and depression, and for many months, has had a pretty drastic blood pressure – 185/190 0ver 110/115. He has been on medication for a long time, but when his BP rose to those ‘danger’ numbers. his doctor put him on some real heavy-duty pills, that almost zombified him, without reducing the numbers….
We had a lovely time together yesterday – 2½ hours – a very real sense of Jesus sitting with us drinking his latte with vanilla :). Paul has been to his doctor this morning and has just called me. The excitement in his voice said a lot! His blood pressure this morning is 140/80 – as my medical knowledge is concerned, just at the ‘top’ of a normal range….. it’ll have such a huge effect on his body – energy, breathing, sleeping, on many of his organs…..
The prayer against the anxiety, depression, stress began an immediate change in his emotions and appearance…. how does Jesus do it? It’s just incredible how HIS blood has such mind-blowing impact on our bodies…. Thank you, Jesus, for what you’ve done – and what you’ll continue to do in Paul through today, and over the next few days. I’d said to Paul before we prayed that what had affected him for maybe 40 years, Jesus would ‘jettison’ it at such a speed. It seems he’s answering that, too…..