It is always a blessing to see the men coming forward at the Goodwill Rescue Mission to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Every time we go we have a harvest!
When the service was over, I noticed a man with one leg shorter than the other talking to one of the ministers. It was quite noticeable as he wore a special platform shoe to compensate for the difference. He said his name was Charles and that he was born that way. I asked if I could pray for him and after he accepted, I sat him down on a chair, lifted his legs up and commanded his right leg to grown out in the name of Jesus and match up to his left leg. “I can feel it stretching!” he exclaimed. His leg came out quite a bit but not all the way. “Now that it started growing, it is going to grow all the way.” I assured him. He was very grateful.
As I packed up my music gear and headed towards the door, I noticed a man sitting in a chair by the door with a cane. “What’s the cane for?” I inquired. “O, it’s my ankle.” he replied. His name was Juan and he accepted my offer to pray for him and his ankle was instantly healed. “You won’t need that cane anymore!” I chided him.
Well, since I was on a roll — actually Jesus was the One on a roll — I just couldn’t stop yet. So I went to the back of the room where the rest of the men were standing and said “Juan over here just got healed by Jesus! Does anybody else here have any pain or need any healing? Two men responded.
The first one was Kim who had a hernia three times, as he explained it. I wasn’t sure if he had three hernias or if this was his third time having a hernia. Well, it didn’t matter either way because he was going to get healed anyway! You know when the answer is always the same, it doesn’t really matter what the problem is. Jesus fixes it all! You just want to make sure that you are applying the remedy to the problem.
So I asked Kim where it hurt and he pointed to his abdomen. I placed my hand there and commanded the pain to go and for his abdomen to be healed in Jesus name. “Check it out! Try to find the pain.” I instructed him. After feeling around, pressing his hand all over his abdomen, he said “I can’t find it. It’s gone!” I told him “That’s because Jesus just healed you.” “Thank you.” He responded. “No. Thank Jesus!” I corrected him. “Yes. Thank you, Lord Jesus!” he agreed.
The next man was Kevin. He was very serious and said quite grave “I have this pain in my shoulders and I have a problem with my eye. See, I have a lazy eye.” “Is there anything too difficult for Jesus?” I asked him. “No.” he said. So I laid my hands on both his shoulders and commanded all the pain to go in Jesus name and for his shoulders to be healed. “Now check it out. Move your shoulders around and try to find the pain.” I instructed him. His grave face suddenly lighted up and with a big smile he said “I can’t feel it anymore! It’s gone”. “OK. Now let’s do your eye.” I said as I laid my hand on his eye and commanded it to be healed and to function as it should. “Now check it out. Do what you could not do before.” I coached him again. “It’s better.” he said. “All the way better?” I asked. He blinked a few times looking around and said “Yes, all the way.” “Praise Jesus!” I exclaimed excitedly.
But he just looked into my eyes and I could tell he was very unsettled. I have seen this before. It can be quite overwhelming to some people to realize that the living God has actually reached out to them and performed a miracle in their body. I put both my hands on his now healed shoulders and looked him in his eyes and tried to comfort him. “Jesus loves you and He just proved it to you by touching you and setting you free. You know that He loves you, don’t you?” I assured him. With tears welling up his eyes he said “Yes, I know.” I hugged him and encouraged him as we parted.
Now tell me, what better way is there than having the privilege to destroy the works of the devil and to set the captives free? What could be better than representing the Father’s love to his creation, through the operation of His Holy Spirit in the name of his beloved Son Jesus?
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Franciscus M. Dartee
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