We decided to have a team outreach at the Fall Foliage Festival in Port Jervis, NY, right over the border from New Jersey.
I have never seen so many people needing healing all gathered in one place. It looked like an invalid ward and as if someone had planned a special outing for people with disabilities. The fields were literally “white already to harvest” as it says in John 4:35. I usually keep a log of people prayed for but there was no time to take any notes at all. The minute you were done praying for one person, another captive soul needing deliverance stood in front of you with a cane, crutches or in a wheelchair. We really had a field day!
Here are just a few of our encounters:
One lady got very scared. She walked with a cane and her foot was hurting her. She very nonchalantly accepted my offer to pray for her. “Sure you can pray for me.” she said with an attitude like, what could that possibly do for me? The minute I bent down, laid my hand on her foot and commanded the pain to go, I looked up and her casual demeanor and smiling face had suddenly disappeared and was replaced by an expression of horror. As she backed away from she exclaimed: “What are you? You are scaring me!” I assured her that it wasn’t me but Jesus who had just instantly healed her to prove to her that He loves her by setting her free of her pain. She turned around and walked away quickly, quite confused and quite without using her cane! Continue reading Festival Of Healings
I bumped into Paul at the grocery store while out shopping with my wife. He was a senior gentleman with a slight beard sitting in his wheelchair and just standing still in front of an aisle.
“Excuse me sir, I noticed your wheelchair. I’m a minister and I pray for people and God heals them. Can I pray for you, sir?” I offered him.
“You want to pray for me?” he asked surprised and continued a bit cynical, “You mean that there are still people in this world who actually care?” “Of course!” I replied. “Jesus loves you and He cares about you. What can I pray for for you?” Continue reading It Feels Really Good In Here
It is very unusual these days that I go anywhere and not find someone who is in need of prayer for healing. Canes, wheelchairs, crutches…they’re everywhere!
However, this was not the case on this particular day when I was shopping at BJ’s, a local wholesale club here in New Jersey. I asked the Lord, is there really no one here that You want me to pray for? Oh well, if You want me to minister to someone, I know You that will make it happen.
So I thought nothing of it any further and gathered the things I needed to pick up on my list and headed towards the cash register. I stood on the less than 10 items line when a lady queued up behind me with a flatbed with the biggest flat screen TV I had ever seen. Wow, that is a huge TV, I commented. However, my prayer was answered when, as I turned to look behind me, there he was, the man who needed ministering. Continue reading The High Holy Days Gift
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. Continue reading 4 Healings At The Mission
My daughter, Jamie, started a conversation with a Muslim mother and daughter we met at a flea market. She tried to share Jesus with both of them but the conversation was not going anywhere. Debating just led to them digging their heels in deeper and they were not willing to give an inch. I joined in the conversation.
“Do you believe that all the prophets in the Qur’an speak the truth?”
“Yes, of course.”
“Do you believe that Jesus was a prophet?”
“Yes, we do.”
“So then you believe that everything Jesus said was the truth?”
“Yes, we do.”
“Well, Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father but through me.” Do you believe that?”
“It does not say that in the Qur’an.”
Ugh! Etc, etc, etc. Continue reading Muslims Meet Jesus Up Close And Personal
We were out on the streets in New York City with our team and bumped into a group of Empire State Building Observatory Ticket Sellers.
We approached Ramone who said he had pain in his back. He was already a believer in Jesus but had been suffering from severe back pain for the last 4 months. When he was prayed for by Josh and John, he was instantly healed and set free. He was so thrilled and was excited to share his testimony on video (see below).
He also prayed with us and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. He said he could feel it in his stomach. This was the rivers of living waters flowing from his belly as Jesus talks about in John 7:38.
He was so excited that he called over his friend and fellow Ticket Seller, George who also had pain in his back, and told him to let me pray for him. However, when I started to pray for George, I suddenly realized that this would be a terrific opportunity to activate Ramone in the grace of healing (it is not really a special “gift” of healing but a “charisma” in Greek or “grace effect” of having and operating in the Holy Spirit given to every believer that will simply walk in it and exercise it by faith) and let him heal his friend George . Continue reading On Top Of The World
After a week at the JGLM Annual Conference, it was time to go home. I had arranged for a shuttle to pick me up at my hotel and take me to the airport. When the shuttle arrived, the driver greeted me with a big, friendly smile as he took my suitcase. I introduced myself and he told me his name was Tucker. He had a bit of an accent but he spoke good English. I quickly learned that he was from Liberia and that he and his wife wanted to move back there next year. Liberia, I looked it up, is a country about the size of the state of Maine on the west coast of Africa nestled between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.
He asked me what I did and I shared with him that I was a minister. I also explained that I was here in Dallas at a conference this past week to learn how to train people in healing. “So you can really heal people?” he questioned me. “Yes. Do you have any pain in your body?” I asked him. “Oh, yes! My back is really hurting right now.” he responded. “No problem.” I said, “Let me pray for you”. Continue reading Sending The Message To Liberia
David Hobday, one of our team members, was with us in New York City on one of our mission trips when he wanted to buy some nuts from a street vendor. As he was paying for the nuts, he casually asked her if she had any pain in her body. She said that she had pain in her back.
So Dave offered to pray for her back and she accepted. After he prayed and commanded the pain to go and her back to be healed, he told her to look for the pain. She politely ignored his instructions and thanked him. Like most people, she did not expect anything to happen. Continue reading Going Nuts – Lady Vendor Gets Instantly Healed
Most people go shopping for food or clothes or something else. I go shopping for healings.
My wife likes it that I volunteer to go shopping for her, even if it sometimes takes a lot longer than usual. That’s because I seek to find people in need of prayer so I can pray for them and set them free. And the best place to find people is to go where most people go…shopping! Continue reading Shopping For Healings
The biggest problem most homeless people face is identity theft. Think about it. In our complex society, you need a valid ID, a driver’s license or a passport to be able to buy an airplane ticket and to board an airplane. One of the requirements to obtain a valid ID is a birth certificate which, if you have no money or resources, is almost impossible to secure.
Homeless people are exposed all the time. We have witnessed the brazen theft of a cup of change from one homeless woman by another homeless thug in broad daylight right in front of our noses. She was so distraught that she started crying. However, we were able to bless her and many other people around her, who had also witnessed this atrocity, and who came rushing to her aid stretching forth their hands with $20 bills. She was so elated and comforted once again. Continue reading Homeless, Healed & Blessed
My wife and I were casually shopping at IKEA and decided to have lunch there. After we sat down at our table somewhere in the middle of the dining room, a man with a cane slowly mozied by our table and headed to a table in the back. When we finished, I said to her, “Why don’t you take the trays so I can go minister to that man back there?” She agreed and I went to go find him.
“How did you know I was here?” He asked amazed that I had even noticed him. I had introduced myself to him as a minister who prays for people and God heals them and asked if I could pray for him since I had noticed he was walking with a cane. His name was Laurence and he explained that his legs were crushed by the Japanese during the war. Continue reading Crushed Legs Instantly Healed
I can’t really remember when it started but it was about 22 years ago. It was a pain in my left shoulder and arm that went all the way down to my hand. It started gradually but got worse every day until I could not use my hand or move my arm at all without experiencing severe pain. It even hurt while I was sleeping and would wake me up if I turned in my bed.
It was most annoying, not to mention, most uncomfortable. One day my young son came running up to me and said “Hey, dad!” while he tapped on my hand. I almost went through the roof. “What’s wrong with your hand?” he asked. “Nothing.” I said. I did not want him to know or to worry that there was anything wrong. The closest thing I could describe it as would be rheumatoid arthritis although I don’t really know because I never went to a doctor to have it checked out. Partly because I did not want a doctor to establish a name for it but mostly because I wanted the Lord to heal it.
After much praying and reflection I firmly believed it to be a spiritual attack from the enemy. I played guitar in church and had pretty much devoted my life to only writing, playing and singing Christian music. I knew that the enemy did not like that and I was convinced that it was a demonic attack to prevent me from glorifying the Lord with my playing music. Continue reading Did You Believe That You Received?
Jim asked me if I would be willing to give a word at the Goodwill Rescue Mission. It is always a treat to minister to the men there. The room is usually filled with 50 to 70 men most of whom are part of the program. They all have a story to tell. Many are homeless, coming off of drugs, just out of jail or other distressed situations with many broken families.
So I decided to not just share “a” word but “The Word” in the form of a Gospel of John handout for each attendee. I even had some in Spanish which a handful of them raised their hand to receive. Continue reading Not In Word But In Power
Since my wife was out for dinner with one of her longtime friends, I decided to stop in to my favorite hot dog stand, Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, NJ, on the way home from ministering at the Goodwill Rescue Mission in Newark. I’m not really a big hot dog fan but their relish is out of this world!
This is an indoor stand with eating counters all around and two stand up eating tables in the middle. As I was thoroughly enjoying my meal at the one stand up table, I overheard two young guys speak Spanish at the next stand up table. They had finished their meal and were now finishing their beers. I was just about done and thought to myself I have two choices. One, I could just leave and all I would have had was a meal. Or, two, I could strike up a conversation with these guys and see what the Lord makes of it. I decided for the latter as it was a much more exciting prospect. Continue reading Hot Dog And A Healing
Realizing that it is physically impossible for us to be everywhere when there is a need for prayer for healing, and since we are not the Holy Spirit who can be omnipresent, we are teaching the body of Christ how to operate in the same power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus did when He ministered to us while He was here on the earth.
No true, born again believer can say that he or she cannot heal, be healed or that they were not given the gift of healing. Quite the opposite is true. In Jesus, and by His stripes, we were all given the gift and grace of healing for ourselves and to accomplish healing in others without any exceptions whatsoever. Continue reading Our Mission
About three months ago, David showed up to one of our training meetings on a night we had not scheduled one. He even brought his friend, Dennis. So we had a special meeting just for him and his friend. It was great.
In his spare time David is a Christian rapper and goes by the name FireJaws. He even has a website firejaws.com. He had a million questions and wondered why he did not see instant healings when he prayed for people. Continue reading The Activation of David Hobday
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. – James 5:16 KJV
Reading this quickly or for the first time, it would appear that you would need to confess your faults to one another before you may be healed. Confessing your faults is of course always a good thing to do and something one should do to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. However, this is not what the text says. Continue reading That Ye May Be Healed
When I was a young believer, my wife and I travelled to a business convention in Pennsylvania with our one year old baby boy. We stayed in a hotel across from a shopping mall. My wife and my son stayed at the hotel while I attended the conference.
The second day during the lunch break, I went back to our room. I opened the door only to be met with hysterical crying from our baby who apparently had an earache. My wife was frazzled and trying everything she could think of to try to calm him down. When she said that we had to take him to a doctor, it was my turn to become frazzled because we could not afford a doctor after all the money we had just spent on the convention and the hotel. Continue reading My Very First Healing
A woman in a red wheelchair was being pushed by her son on 42nd Street towards Times Square in New York City. She was accompanied by her husband walking next to her on her left and her daughter in law on her right.
I caught up to them and offered the son for me to pray for his mom. He just looked at me in a blank stare. So I asked him a second time. Still, just a blank stare. Maybe he doesn’t speak English, I thought? So I asked him if he spoke English. Continue reading Healing On 42nd Street
After my wife and I had spent 3 weeks in Holland visiting our families, I needed to return to New Jersey for business. For the next week or so I lived like a bachelor, working, eating and sleeping when I wanted without any regard to time of day.
One night I was standing at my bathroom counter reading my bible on my iPad. Since the counter is low, I was standing wide legged and without realizing it, must have been standing in that position for over an hour. When I noticed that it was past 2 AM, I decided I should go to bed. Continue reading According To Your Faith
When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
Has anyone ever wronged you? Have you forgiven them? If not, then you need to read this in its entirety. Your very life may depend on it!
Unforgiveness is a bitter poison. Left alone, it will eat at the very root of your heart and soul. And if you let it suppurate and fester, it can ultimately destroy your very spirit and terminate in eternal death. Continue reading Unforgiveness Is A Bitter Poison