Last Sunday, I had the privilege of speaking at a church I’ve been in close relationship with for well over 30 years. Not a big church – to be honest, I love smaller churches, always have – in Addlestone, Surrey. I had a couple of friends with me, as I knew they’d both have things to contribute to the meeting – and they did: Thanney was over from Northern Ireland to stay with me, and do any ‘decorating repairs to the flat/apartment as you can’t even leave a nail hole where you’ve put a picture up! – and another great friend who is prophetic has words of knowledge, is very discerning… It was truly a lovely time!
Thanney spoke early in my ‘slot’ about miracles he’d seen in Cali, Colombia – on his first visit which was primarily to build (he’s a builder, strangely enough!!) – and wanted to SEE a miracle and ended up seeing God use him to do many! Him telling his own stories is so much more effective than me telling someone else’s testimonies – and it raised faith a lot! The elderly blind lady (born blind) with top-to-toe osteoarthritis getting her sight and complete freedom from her pain, a lovely young couple who’d not been able to have children for many years finding they were expecting almost immediately…. We prayed for a good number of people, and God wonderfully healed the arthritic shoulders of a lovely Sri Lankan bother, Pinto: a growing and painful hernia for a young man Josh, an avid and excellent competiton swimmer, for whom the hernia was very painful – the pain went, and the hernia shrank almost totally: a number of others healed too, but perhaps the most exciting was for a young mum (I’ll withhold her name) whose home was afflicted and tormented by occultic spirits, causing a lot of fear in her children, abnormally fearful nightmares for them, and general negative disruption to the whole family. Richard, the pastor, suggested that the kids write Psalm 4:8 out and stick it beside their beds (they’re like 3 and 4 years old 🙂 ) – and they slept unbroken nights and they kept speaking it out until they went to sleep…. one of the kids is going to be dedicated, and mum said the whole atmosphere in the home had changed. The kids were even up and dressed and ready for school on Monday which never happens.
It’s so wonderful when God changes the atmosphere, and especially brings peace to kids…. I’m sure there’ll be more positive stories from that one as the days go by!
From the same meeting, I had this email from a lovely Nigerian brother, James:
- Hi Paul,
Greetings. Just wanted to say hi and to appreciate what I believe is a God-ordained contact between my family and you plus your team partners ‘Ron’ (my apology if I got the name wrong)(Thanney!) today at the Kings Church.
Thanks for blessing our hearts with the wonderful and inspiring testimonies that Jesus, the same yesterday, today and forevermore.
May the Lord continue to prosper His good work through your ministry.
Kind regards ,
THANK YOU, JESUS!!!