Great day in Londonderry again yesterday – not a mass of people seen as in other days, but every one seen was more than significant. It was great to have Grace Uitterdijk with Davy and me, too – Grace was in Cali with me 2 years ago. She’s a great pray-er, and saw loads of miracles in Colombia.
The couple we saw first, James and Deborah, were both hugely impacted. Deborah has had scoliosis, ankellosing spondylitis ( a long-term chronic condition in which the spine becomes inflamed), herniated discs, ruptured vertebrae, and osteoarthritis in much of her body, especially her left knee…. to say she was in extreme pain 100% of the time would be an understatement. And not old, either, younger than me! There was much she couldn’t do – bend, crouch, kneel, squat, even sit or stand for more than a few minutes at a time.
We sat and talked for a little time, as I like to, to build a bridge with people I don’t know: and to tell a few testimonies, which act as spur to faith. It seems that, even in that time, before being prayed for, Deborah’s pain started to reduce. One of the lovely things about establishing a bit of a relationship, and raising faith through testimonies, is that praying for healing becomes much simpler, and much more immediate. Deborah was pain free in a few minutes: her face showed it, both in the ‘pained’ look that faces invariably carry, but also with the total shock, after more than 20 years of chronic pain.
About 3 hours after we’d left their house, James sent Davy a text message:
- “Davy, thanks for today, Deborah is feeling brilliant. It was a real miracle that happened today, and you are all welcome to call, anytime. Thanks, James.”
James had pain in his left hip, also the beginning of osteoarthritis, suffered from lifelong psoriasis, and early hair loss – he’d been losing it unnaturally for years – alopecia. The inflammation in his skin immediately began to fade, on his arms, and his side and stomach, and the pain in his hip disappeared completely. I’d love to tell you that his hair grew instantly, too, in Screaming Lord Sutch proportions(! remember him??!), but I reckon that might take a few days! Amazing for both Deborah and James, thank you, Lord. You’re so good….
Then to see Emma, the young mum who had the dramatic encounter with Jesus and a trip to heaven, just 10 days ago… she looked fantastic, transformed – her voice strong (if you remember, it had almost been ‘stolen’ from her when the last brain tumour was surgically removed last September, along with her sight), fully of determination, vision – and about to assault the doctor to get her off of steroids as quickly as possible. She’s been out and about in the past few days, including to a night club on Saturday, for the launch of the CD of a friend of hers and Tim (aka Harry!). She’s doing amazingly….
A lady who received a lot of healing a couple of months ago, Irene, was next: she’s doing great from what she’d been ‘afflicted’ by previously, but for some weeks, had been in excruciating pain from a trapped sciatic nerve. She couldn’t walk, only with difficulty on crutches. Her face, too, was a picture, as the pain instantly subsided: she was up, walking around, bending, crouching… instant relief. Thank you, Jesus!
Then to Davy’s mums home, to pray for a few from his family. God blessed – and blitzed – them all – with various reports of ‘intense heat’ inside as they were prayed for, and transformation took place….a great day, with God doing what only God can do!